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Town Notice: Smoke testing sewer lines

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The Town of Front Royal Water & Sewer Department will be smoke testing sanitary sewer lines and storm sewer lines August 17, 2020-October 9, 2020 (weather permitting) between 7 am-5 pm.

Door hangers will be hung weekly informing residents we will be in that area. The tests will be conducted using smoke. The smoke should not enter the premises unless a leak is present.

To minimize the chance of smoke entering your home, please pour water into all drains, including floor drains, prior to the date of the test.

The presence of smoke in your home should be reported immediately to Public Works at 540-635-7819, Monday-Friday 7 am-3:30 pm. If after-hours, call Non-Emergency Police Department at 540-635-2111.


Please avoid any unnecessary exposure to the smoke. While relatively harmless, it may cause irritation to nasal passages. Any irritation will be temporary and should quickly disappear after exposure has ceased. Persons with respiratory ailments should leave the home during the test. Be sure any house pets are provided proper ventilation or are removed from the home.

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Severe weather alert issued

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Warren County Emergency Services has announced a Hazardous Weather Outlook as of June 7th, 2021, at 9:15 AM:

  • Today and Tonight: A severe thunderstorm with damaging wind or large hail is possible late this afternoon and evening. There is an isolated threat for flooding as well.
  • Next six days: Isolated instances of flooding due to locally heavy rainfall are possible Wednesday and Thursday.
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Parking problems: Also includes trash trailers, boat trailers, camper trailers, semitrailers, etc.

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Front Royal Police Department is issuing a reminder to our citizens and community about the parking of certain vehicles and trailers in residential areas within the town limits per the Town of Front Royal’s Municipal Code.

This warning comes after the Front Royal Police Department has received a recent influx of complaints regarding improperly parked vehicles. The issues range from cars left on the side of the road with no visible license plates to RV’s and trailers parked in front of people’s property for months, to semi-tractor trailers parked in residential neighborhoods. Since January 1, 2021, Front Royal Police have responded to a total of 82 parking problems and notice of violation calls for service.

The Town of Front Royal has municipal codes that address these issues. The Town of Front Royal’s Municipal Code states the following in Chapter 158, Section 19.1: Residential Zoning Districts – It shall be unlawful to park trucks (in excess of 7,500 pounds), tractor trucks, trailers, or semitrailers upon the public streets and alleys of the Town of Front Royal located in any residential zoning district. All trailers, which include trash trailers, boat trailers, camper trailers, semitrailers, etc., are not to be parked on public streets.

Inoperable vehicles have been another frequent complaint that we are addressing. The Town of Front Royal Municipal Code, Chapter 175, Zoning, Section 110.1 INOPERATIVE MOTOR VEHICLES states that inoperative vehicles must be fully screened year-round from public view by plantings, fencing, or a professionally manufactured car cover. Any inoperative vehicle stored under a car cover shall not be maintained on the same lot for more than six months in a twelve-month period.


In no case shall any inoperative vehicles be stored in the required parking spaces for the use or in any required yard adjoining a public street. Examples of an inoperative vehicle is a vehicle without valid license plates nor a valid inspection decal, flat tires, no tires, partially or totally disassembled engine, or essential parts required for the operation of a vehicle.

The Front Royal Police Department will continue enforcing this code and will be issuing parking tickets for any violations reported. This code shall apply regardless of whether such vehicle is kept, parked or stored in the open or within an enclosed structure.

We invite our community to review the Town Municipal Code in its entirety at the following website: www.frontroyalva.com.

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Town Notice: No yard waste collection on May 19, 2021

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National Public Works Week is May 16-22, 2021. We would love to celebrate all the hard work of the approximately 75 Public Works Employees who work hard every day during their shift and while on call 24/7 for emergency situations and being taken away from family even during holidays.

The Town of Front Royal’s Solid Waste Crew will NOT be collecting yard waste on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, so all Public Works employees can enjoy a lunch to celebrate National Public Works Week.

The Public Works office will also be closed from (12:30-2:30) Collection will resume on May 26. Trash and Recycling WILL be collected on Wednesday, May 19, and must be placed curbside by 7:00 am the morning of the collection or after 7:00 pm the night before.

If you have any questions, please contact the Public Work’s Department at (540)635-7819, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.


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Town Notice: Pothole patching

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The Town of Front Royal Public Works Street Department will be conducting a two-week project going through each section of Town repairing potholes to improve the aging road infrastructure and preserve the road conditions. This project will take place May 11, 2021, through May 21, 2021, 7 am-3 pm (WEATHER PERMITTING) to allow crews to perform the necessary repairs needed in these areas.

Signs will be in place. Please be aware of crews working and use caution while traveling in these areas.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Public Works, 540-635-7819, Monday-Friday 7 am-3:30 pm.

 

 

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Main Street & Gazebo area closure on April 24th

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On Saturday, April 24th, 2021, the Town will authorize the closure of Main Street, a portion of Chester Street and the Village Commons (a.k.a., the Gazebo) beginning at 11:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The closure is to allow restaurants and merchants to serve their patrons outdoors on Town property. Main Street merchants may set up outdoor tables, chairs, or tents on Main Street and Kidd Lane as an extension of their property and merchants not located on Main Street may set up in the Gazebo parking lot.

Restaurants and merchants shall set up on one side of the street to allow emergency vehicles through. It is up to each merchant to follow all the applicable ABC regulations and the Governor’s COVID-19 Executive Orders, as amended.

The closure of Main Street and the Gazebo area protects pedestrians checking in at the Visitors Center & Gazebo area for the Empty Bowl “To Go” Event and while browsing for hand crafted ceramic bowls and soup from restaurants and merchants along Main Street.

The Empty Bowl Supper benefits the House of Hope for Homeless Men. House of Hope has a significant impact on the transformation for homeless men who are ready and committed to making a permanent change in their lives. A professional staff of case workers develops a proactive plan with each citizen to re-enter society as a productive citizen with stable housing. In the meantime, the non-denominational and non-discriminatory 24-Hour Emergency Intake service provides shelter, food, and guidance in obtaining needed services.


Empty Bowl Supper offers a “To Go” service in accordance with CDC guidelines. Tickets for bowls and soup are sold online, or at Explore Art & Clay (100 E 8th St. Front Royal, VA).

Passage Creek Rising and JWX: The Jarreau Williams Experience will be playing live at the Town Commons Gazebo.

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Town Notice: Yard waste and chipper collection

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The Town will collect yard waste Wednesdays, March 31, 2021 – January 26, 2022. The collection is every Wednesday EXCEPT any week that the Town offices are closed due to a holiday.

Please follow the guidelines.

 

 

 

 

 

Please do this.

  • Set yard waste out at curb prior to 7 am on Wednesdays
  • Use biodegradable or paper bags, or reusable containers (Rubbermaid type bin or cardboard box)
  • Brush shorter than 5 ft in length must be bundled with rope or heavy twine (in addition to containers or bags)
  • Maximum of 10 bags/32-gallon containers up to 50 lbs
  • Chipper will take limbs longer than 5 ft in length and 8 inches in diameter
  • Chipper limbs to be stacked and facing the same direction with the cut ends facing the road
  • Call to schedule chipper call Public Works at 540-635-7819

 

 

 

 

 

  • DO NOT use plastic bags or Town roll-out carts
  • DO NOT TIE bags
  • DO NOT mix trash, dirt, rocks, or other debris with yard waste
  • DO NOT exceed 10 bags/containers and no more than 50 lbs.
  • Bushes and hedges pulled out by their roots will not be collected
  • Rootballs, stumps, and firewood logs are not collected
  • Chipper cannot take vines, weeping willow branches, or bamboo

*The Town does not collect contractor work. All contractors must purchase a dump ticket at the Finance Office located at 102 E. Main Street to dispose of the items at the Manassas Avenue extended site.


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4:00 pm Messy Makers and Art Adventures ... @ microWave Project
Messy Makers and Art Adventures ... @ microWave Project
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Messy Makers and Art Adventures for Kids @ microWave Project
We are bringing back two of our most popular classes for the month of June, Messy Makers and Art Adventures! Messy Makers returns for the month of June on Wednesdays from 4-5 pm. With the warm weather[...]
6:30 pm Diamonds and Pearls Gala @ Holiday Inn & Suites
Diamonds and Pearls Gala @ Holiday Inn & Suites
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You’re invited to Reaching Out Now Leadership Program! Join us as we celebrate the resiliency of our girls. Our current girl leaders will continue to carry the torch, lighting the way for our future girl[...]
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7:00 pm Front Royal Cardinals Baseball Game @ Bing Crosby Stadium
Front Royal Cardinals Baseball Game @ Bing Crosby Stadium
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Front Royal Cardinals Baseball Game @ Bing Crosby Stadium
Front Royal Cardinals Baseball vs. Purceville Cannons Thursday, June 17th @ 7 PM Bing Crosby Stadium
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19
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6:00 pm Karaoke Sing-along @ Bushel Pub
Karaoke Sing-along @ Bushel Pub
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Karaoke Sing-along @ Bushel Pub
Come join the sing-along and karaoke fun at Bushel Pub (inside the Apple House) on June 19, 2021, from 6pm-9pm.
7:00 pm Front Royal Cardinals Baseball Game @ Bing Crosby Stadium
Front Royal Cardinals Baseball Game @ Bing Crosby Stadium
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Front Royal Cardinals Baseball Game @ Bing Crosby Stadium
Front Royal Cardinals Baseball vs. Woodstock River Bandits Saturday, June 19th @ 7 PM Bing Crosby Stadium
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20
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1:00 pm A Benefit for James @ Virginia Beer Museum
A Benefit for James @ Virginia Beer Museum
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Benefit for James @ Virginia Beer Museum
 
1:00 pm Meet the Beekeepers @ Sky Meadows State Park
Meet the Beekeepers @ Sky Meadows State Park
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Meet the Beekeepers @ Sky Meadows State Park
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9:00 am Stop Motion Animation @ Code Ninjas
Stop Motion Animation @ Code Ninjas
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