Augusta County

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5 days ago

Augusta County VA

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You just made a post. Does your well paid communications director need help?

It's working for me! Thanks for testing.

3 weeks ago

Augusta County VA

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Maybe it’s just as well. No good news to report as County engaged in another debacle. www.newsleader.com/story/news/2019/09/26/augusta-county-moves-forward-purchase-wharf-area-buildin...

4 weeks ago

Augusta County VA

Try Transit week is here - complete with FREE rides on Wednesday and, if you try #TryTransit, a chance to win a year of free service.Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation's Try Transit Week begins today through September 20th! Join DRPT, BRITE, and other transportation partners from across Virginia in celebrating Try Transit Week.
BRITE's celebration will include FREE rides on Wednesday, September 18th!
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Try Transit week is here - complete with FREE rides on Wednesday and, if you try #TryTransit, a chance to win a year of free service.

4 weeks ago

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1 month ago

Augusta County VA

Augusta County is representing at Riverheads High School. Augusta County Fire-Rescue Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District Augusta County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Donald L. Smith and the government center are glad to be at the career fair! ... See MoreSee Less

Augusta County is representing at Riverheads High School. Augusta County Fire-Rescue Headwaters Soil and Water Conservation District  Augusta County Sheriffs Office - Sheriff Donald L. Smith and the government center are glad to be at the career fair!

1 month ago

Augusta County VA

Let us know what kind of access you want along the South River. Your input is appreciated!Are you interested in more river access along the South River in Augusta County? Let us know! Here's your chance to provide your suggestions for existing and future access points on the South River. Survey will close September 23. Please share! bit.ly/RiverAccessSurvey2019 ... See MoreSee Less

Let us know what kind of access you want along the South River. Your input is appreciated!

1 month ago

Augusta County VA

In May, this young falcon fell from from its nest in Prince George County and lay in the road for 45 minutes until it could be transported to the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Tomorrow, it will be released in a public event [1315 Ruffin Road, Hopewell, VA 23860]. Join them!Join us for this young Peregrine Falcon's return to the wild next Tuesday, September 10! This free and open to the public release will be held at JamesCrest farm in Hopewell, Virginia at 12:00 noon. Click through to learn more, and to RSVP if you plan to attend: www.wildlifecenter.org/critter-corner/current-patients/peregrine-falcon-19-0940 ... See MoreSee Less

In May, this young falcon fell from from its nest in Prince George County and lay in the road for 45 minutes until it could be transported to the Wildlife Center of Virginia. Tomorrow, it will be released in a public event [1315 Ruffin Road, Hopewell, VA 23860]. Join them!

2 months ago

Augusta County VA

Thanks to Troop 52 from Fort Defiance for starting off the August 28 Board of Supervisors meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Rodney Alderfer, president of Bridgewater Retirement Community, shared information about the comprehensive Senior Community Needs Assessment that they are performing for Rockingham and Augusta Counties. They will share the data they collect at community meetings when the assessment is complete.

Chris McDonald, director of government relations at the
Virginia Association of Counties, presented an award to Augusta County for excellence and innovative work in the Trails at Mill Place project, a two-thirds of a mile paved walking trail complete with benches, picnic shelter and stormwater management pond that is open for catch-and-release fishing.

The Board approved the Valley Community Services Board performance contract renewal. VCBS is publicly funded and serves Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties with behavioral health, substance use and developmental services.

The Board approved a request from the Broadband Committee to increase matching funds to make County applications for the 2020 Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) Grant more competitive. VATI grants from the
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development provide last-mile services to unserved areas of the state. VATI helps supplement construction costs by private sector broadband service providers in partnership with local government.

The Board approved assisting the school board with an entry road to North River Elementary School. Funding will come from the North River infrastructure account in an amount not to exceed $22,000.

The Board began to form the solar and renewable energy comprehensive plan committee and appointed the following members (additional nominations will be made for Beverley Manor, North River, and a 2nd member from South River):
Middle River: Danny Shreckhise, Ed Long
Pastures: Jack Wilson, Eric Obaugh
Wayne: Mike Rose, Jeff Gentry
Riverheads: Bobby Eavers, Patsy Earhart
South River: Stan Sikorski
Mike Shull (Riverheads district) is the board liaison to the committee.
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Thanks to Troop 52 from Fort Defiance for starting off the August 28 Board of Supervisors meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Rodney Alderfer, president of Bridgewater Retirement Community, shared information about the comprehensive Senior Community Needs Assessment that they are performing for Rockingham and Augusta Counties. They will share the data they collect at community meetings when the assessment is complete. 

Chris McDonald, director of government relations at the 
Virginia Association of Counties, presented an award to Augusta County for excellence and innovative work in the Trails at Mill Place project, a two-thirds of a mile paved walking trail complete with benches, picnic shelter and stormwater management pond that is open for catch-and-release fishing.

The Board approved the Valley Community Services Board performance contract renewal. VCBS is publicly funded and serves Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta and Highland Counties with behavioral health, substance use and developmental services.

The Board approved a request from the Broadband Committee to increase matching funds to make County applications for the 2020 Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI) Grant more competitive. VATI grants from the 
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development  provide last-mile services to unserved areas of the state. VATI helps supplement construction costs by private sector broadband service providers in partnership with local government. 

The Board approved assisting the school board with an entry road to North River Elementary School. Funding will come from the North River infrastructure account in an amount not to exceed $22,000.

The Board began to form the solar and renewable energy comprehensive plan committee and appointed the following members (additional nominations will be made for Beverley Manor, North River, and a 2nd member from South River): 
Middle River: Danny Shreckhise, Ed Long
Pastures: Jack Wilson, Eric Obaugh
Wayne: Mike Rose, Jeff Gentry
Riverheads:  Bobby Eavers, Patsy Earhart
South River: Stan  Sikorski
Mike Shull (Riverheads district) is the board liaison to the committee.Image attachment

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Thank you for taking steps to keep the citizens better informed. I wonder, is there a plan to begin live streaming the BOS meetings?

Dear communications director. Transparency means providing a summary that covers the entire meeting. This post left out 1/2 the meeting.

Again there are transparency issues. The first 1 1/2 hours of the August 28 meeting consisted of citizens sharing significant concerns and complaints. Go to the eye on augusta county facebook page for the rest of the story. It is clear that the role of the communications director is to only report the "Good News". www.facebook.com/106198994076095/posts/119033142792680?sfns=mo

This report fails to report the controversial issues discussed and concerns of citizens expressed. Hire a communications director to put lipstick on a pig?

More “good news” from the county Check out this article from The News Leader: Friends of Seawright Springs files appeal against Flow, Augusta County www.newsleader.com/story/news/2019/08/30/friends-seawright-springs-files-appeal-against-flow-coun...

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR THE REST OF THE STORY: www.facebook.com/106198994076095/posts/119033142792680?sfns=mo

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2 months ago

Augusta County VA

Augusta County Fire-Rescue's new ambulance replaces a vehicle that is 15 years old. Updated features include a “liquid spring suspension system” that lowers the box of the ambulance to facilitate the loading of the stretcher. The system also automatically and instantaneously changes the individual wheels in response to road conditions.This helps to provide a smooth ride when the road or driving conditions are rough.Congratulations and Thank You to Augusta County Fire & Rescue of Virginia on the delivery of their new Ford F450 4x4 Classic Type l PL Custom Ambulance! ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago

Augusta County VA

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10 months ago

Augusta County VA

Due to inclement weather the Government Center will be opening at 12pm today. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

Augusta County VA

November 15, 2018 AT 10:00 PM

COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT HAS OPENED AN EMERGENCY SHELTER AT THE STUARTS DRAFT HIGH SCHOOL
ADDRESS OF 1028 AUGUSTA FARMS ROAD, STUART DRAFT, VA. DUE TO THE INCLEMENT WEATHER AND POWER OUTAGES.

CITIZENS THAT ARE CONSIDERING UTILIZING THE SHELTER WILL NEED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS: SLEEPING BAGS,
BLANKETS, PILLOWS, TOWELS, PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS, BABY FORMULA, DIAPERS, MEDICATIONS AND PHONE CHARGERS.
SLEEPING COTS ARE AVAILABLE THERE.

WEAPONS AND ALCOHOL ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE SHELTER.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO STAY TUNED TO YOUR LOCAL RADIO AND TELEVISION STATIONS FOR UPDATES ABOUT THE STORM
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11 months ago

Augusta County VA

Due to inclement weather the Government Center will be closing at 3 PM today. ... See MoreSee Less

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