Join the Warren County Parks and Recreation Department for the Front Royal Golf Club's Autumn Open House - Sunday, October 20th from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM. There will be corn hole, putting contests, and other fun, family games, and each participant will receive a complimentary Free Greens Fee valid through December 31, 2019.
For more information, contact the Front Royal Golf Club at (540) 636-9061. ... See MoreSee Less
Just a friendly reminder that all Warren County Government Offices will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 in observance of Columbus Day. Offices will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. All convenience sites will be open to accept trash and recycling materials. ... See MoreSee Less
Don’t miss the Safety Expo at Lowe’s today from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm!Bring the family and Stop by Front Royal Lowes today from 10-3pm for the Safety Expo. You will have the opportunity to meet members from the Fire Department, Animal Control, K-9, School Resource, and our Special Operations Team. ... See MoreSee Less
Taxing Authority Consulting Services (TACS) will be holding a public auction for delinquent real estate on Friday, October 25th beginning at 2:00 PM in the Government Center Board Room. For a list of properties up for auction and for more information regarding the auction, please visit:
While Warren County typically does not address social media postings, we would like to take a moment to clarify some of the concerns that have been raised recently about credit card usage by employees.
-Credit cards are used by multiple employees, not just by the person whose name is on the card. The codes written on the statements posted indicate which department used the card and to which budget line the expense was coded. Staff does not use the cards for personal transactions.
-Expenses shown for hotels are related to annual conferences for organizations such as the Virginia Association of Counties which is held at The Omni Homestead. The charges on the statement include ones for the County Attorney, County Administrator, and Board of Supervisors. The locations of the conferences are chosen by the organizers and the conferences typically include educational components, sessions with state representatives, and networking opportunities with local government workers from all across Virginia.
-When there is a work session before or after a meeting that requires the Board of Supervisors and/or staff to be present for a lengthy period of time, the County does occasionally provide a meal for everyone.
-Due to the fact that the County only processes checks once a month, staff does occasionally pay vendors using a credit card. This is typically done when the vendor is a smaller, local company that may be put in an adverse situation if they were to have to wait 45-60 days to receive payment.
-Each December the County provides a free turkey to all employees that want one. County staff compares pricing from local grocery stores such as Walmart and Martin’s and purchases them based on price and availability. The cost for the turkeys will appear on the County’s credit card around the holidays.
-The $1,499 charge to a local pharmacy in 2010 was related to a Workers’ Compensation claim that involved an employee who was exposed to a communicable disease. Due to the immediate need for the medication for the employee the County Administrator authorized the purchase of the medication locally so that the affected employee did not have to wait for the Workers’ Compensation claim to be processed. The County was later reimbursed for the expense by VACORP.
-The charge for $3,857 to Warren Memorial Hospital in 2010 was related to flu shots that are provided to employees each year.
-In 2011 the County held several events for the 175th Anniversary of Warren County. As part of the events the County obtained a banquet license from the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority for a Dancin’ in the Streets event that was held on Main Street and rented portable restrooms for citizens that attended the event.
-On December 9, 2015 the County held a retirement reception for Board of Supervisors’ member Richard Traczyk. Sponsorships were obtained to pay for the event and funding that was contributed by the sponsors was placed in the Public Officials Reception line item of the Warren County budget that was specifically set up for events such as this. The County Administrator purchased beverages from Costco for the event using his personal banking card and then requested reimbursement for the expense. The funding that was reimbursed to the County Administrator came from the sponsorship contributions. All revenues and expenditures were recorded under the line item and no County funding was used on the event.
We hope that this information is helpful in addressing some of the concerns raised by citizens and we thank you for taking the time to review it. ... See MoreSee Less
You all are obviously not spending government funds as you would your own money! Majority of health plans cover flu shots. Why were flu shots paid for when that’s a benefit already covered by another benefit being paid for by tax dollars? Why not just reimburse for any out of pocket expenses associated with said immunization? That would have lowered that cost substantially as most plans have zero copay on immunizations. That’s just a drop in the bucket I know but it’s little things like this where money is just thrown around instead of thinking of alternative ways to save.
As a long time state employee and administrator, I believe that many of these purchases represent deviation from fiscal best practices at best and are clear cut policy violations at worst. Discretionary and ad hoc deviations from policy are the hallmarks of poor management oversight. Each of that unusual situations needs a full accounting of whether they represent an irregular application of practice.
This is why you perform a bottom up budget instead of a top down budget like Warren County. Go going top down, the perks are always there and never evaluated. Bottom up makes you evaluate and question everything.
Alcohol at anytime or function should not be an allowable expenditure. Open bar, if there is going to be drink, would be the preferred choice, this way the responsibility rest on the one buying the drinks. I’ve worked with corporate cards and we were not even allowed to purchase a cocktail on the cards and by the way, we had to get cheap rooms not high end rooms; just saying! While your explaining can you explain the foreign transaction exchange fees?
Regarding the December 9, 2015 line item, it was recorded as Board of Supervisors, Public Officials Reception. Where are the donations that were received to pay for this event? Where are these sponsorships recorded? By WC providing the alcohol, was this a liability for the taxpayers? Was Warren County or the BOS a sponsor? The accounting department and coding in documents is horrible. WC Officials and Administration have been anything but transparent and public scrutiny is the price that has to be paid for such abuse of power.
So Doug Stanley answers about his credits card purchases in a “ county of warren post” but still refuses to answer ANY of the other toughest questions that has been asked. That’s pretty convenient
Why do your vendor have to wait 45 to 60 days to get paid? Can I start paying my bills to the county 45 to 60 days after I receive them
I have worked for many government agencies and not one has ever allowed alcohol to be purchased on a government credit card or account no matter what event it was for or used to pay for lunches unless it is on a business trip not home town lunch, also even though many employees can charge to an account each one has their own card with their name, only one person is authorized per card, it's done that way for something called accountability to prevent fraud and abuse
1st of all..most employees have insurance and that insurance cover preventative things such as flu shots....38,000 for conferences? Nope we cant afford that anymore. Turkeys at christmas ok fine..credit card usage should be restricted to a very few people. You expect the community to tighten our belts and swallow this loss and meanwhile the county is still paying for meals and flu shots and trips to a private venue for conferences..umm no. We cant afford it! It's our taxpayer money your spending. NO! You cant write a check on future promises. Transparency you claim-dont make me laugh
Thank you for posting this! The citizens need exactly this type of full transparency in order to restore trust.
Thank you for the explanation
I understand a larger restaurant purchase as supplying a meal for many people. I question a 14.95 charge that is one person's lunch being covered...... while you have answered the bulk of the questions, there are still transactions that look fishy.
I would be interested in learning a little more about the Workers' Compensation policy in the County. Does the County pay for prophylactic medication before a claim is filed and accepted?
Thank you for addressing these items. I appreciate the explanation and that you have nothing to hide. The social media machine is out of control in this community. Now we have more misinformation to deal with thanks to those spinning falsehoods and theories out of control. Are their intentions for the good of the community - or are their motives personal in nature? Make sure you research everything you read from multiple sources, and then form your own opinion, not an opinion someone else gives you. It’s your job as a citizen.
And the ignorant hysteria continues. Thank you for the explanation but I fear the mob will continue on. My prayers are with all county and town employees and officials.
Well said Shannon , same , this is why I make comments on fb ,
We the citizens don't believe you. A list of the conferences at the Omni that were attended for the $38,000 over 9 years is the only way to make us not think we've been robbed.
My biggest concern is how do we move forward when we have new elected officials. There seems to be no oversight. Who will teach the new officials how to conduct county and town business since it seems to be fly by your pants, make up your own rules, taxpayers will have to pay for it. I hope there can be a solution to our problem as trust is non-existent now.
The State Auditors need to be contacted about this fraud.
Warren County Govt as a whole has lost the public’s trust. Unfortunately the innocent, hard working county and town employees (especially the law enforcement officers) are suffering the consequences of elected and appointed officials. I commend the regular, hard working County and Town employees remaining professional under the enormous amount of backlash from the Community... to the County’s elected few who have tarnished the the name of our County, shame on you... your employees and citizens deserve better.
I say from here on out, maybe consider a gofund me account. Or better yet, try crowd sourcing. Taxpayers are tired of the nonsense.
Ins usually pays for flu shots, so dont understand that charge.
Sounds like some big heaping piles of BS are being circulated!
I think from here on out - Doug Stanley needs to pay for his own Christmas turkey - unless of course it's in a TO GO box - then fine. Bye Bye Doug Stanley! We had about enough of this nonsense!
Are the conferences pre-approved? I would think one conference per year would suffice.
Per the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Morgan Ford Road (Route 624) is scheduled to be closed between Howellsville Road and Fairground Road beginning Tuesday, October 8th. This road closure is necessitated due to extensive roadway work and improvements to the southern approach to the Morgan Ford Bridge.
For those who have expressed concerns, the repairs being completed to the Morgan Ford Bridge are being funded 100% by the Virginia Department of Transportation. No County funds are being used for these repairs.
Today is the 8th and it’s still open. When is it going to close? Notice would be great so we can adjust travel times since that bridge is our main in and out daily.
Wow six months is a little unreasonable! Yay to adding an extra 30-45mins to my commute! 🙄😡
Glad we moved out of Warren County.
VDOT awarded the contract back in August. Hopefully the whole job is done by mid December. I just spoke with the guys down there and they said 3 months. So we'll see..!
Sigh... Remember when the road was closed for like 2 years to replace the bridge, would have been pretty awesome to do that work then.
Are the tax payers expected to pay for this after they just finished this bridge project afew years ago ? There was suppose to be extensive studies of this replacement and this is what we got stuck with ?more fine planing of or representatives
If they would have rebuilt it correctly instead of going with the lowest builder who took 2 years to rebuild it, it would need repairs this soon!! It wasn't rebuilt high enough and has been flooded out many times since it was rebuilt!!
😂😂 "Job well done", said no WCO resident....
If it had been built the way it was originally proposed we would be done with the project. So disappointing and frustrating 😕
Waze has been updated to reflect the closure beginning Oct 8th.
This should have been done the right way first!!!!
Where did all the taxes go we already paid to do that bridge?
If only they had done it right the first time... 🤔
UPDATE: IT staff have successfully repaired the server, and email service has been restored. Thank you for your patience.
**Server Outage Notice**
Warren County offices, with the exception of the Sheriff's Office and the Fire and Rescue Department, have been experiencing an email outage through the server since 11:30 AM yesterday. IT staff is working diligently to restore this vital service to our employees by the end of the day.
If you have been attempting to contact an employee via an email ending in "@warrencountyva.net", please consider calling the department directly. We are sorry for this interruption and any inconvenience this may have caused. ... See MoreSee Less
Warren County Government Offices will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will reopen at their regular times on Tuesday, September 3rd. ... See MoreSee Less
The U.S. Census Bureau is currently accepting applications for individuals who wish to assist their community to help achieve an accurate count for the 2020 Census.
Decennial census data is used to determine a locality's representation in Congress, as well as how funds are spent for roads, schools, hospitals, and more. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the next decennial census.
Temporary positions for the 2020 Census feature flexible hours - a perfect fit if you are looking to earn a little extra money, even if you already have other commitments. Jobs for the 2020 Census offer competitive wages that are paid weekly. Authorized expenses, such as mileage, are reimbursed for employees doing fieldwork.
UPDATE - Phones in the Government Center are now operational. Thank you again for your patience.
The Warren County Government Center is experiencing building-wide telephone issues, which are part of a larger outage throughout the customer base. CenturyLink is aware of the issue and is working to correct it. Please check back to this post for updates regarding this outage. Thank you for your patience. ... See MoreSee Less
REGISTRATION REQUIRED SPOTS ARE LIMITED Join Heidi Anderson and Samuels Public Library staff for a fun cooking workshop designed to make even the pickiest eaters love healthy, plant-based cooking. In this workshop learn how to make vegan style pizza! Although this is an adult program, mature children accompanied by a responsible adult caregiver are always welcome. August 24th from 2-4 pm. ... See MoreSee Less
Help clear the Humane Society of Warren County tomorrow!Clear the shelters is TOMORROW!! Here are a few important details:
All animals are fee waived, EXCEPT puppies under 6 months. We will have 3 available tomorrow, and the adopter will need to pay the $115 neuter fee at the time of adoption.
If you plan to adopt tomorrow and haven't already submitted an application, please bring proof of rabies vaccine and proof of spay or neuter with you. We normally call your vet for these things, but they are often closed on Saturday.
If you are coming to adopt a dog, and you have other dogs in the home, a dog introduction will be required. You can either visit and then go home for your other dog(s) and come back for the introduction OR leave your dog(s) in the AIR CONDITIONED car while you walk through the kennels, and then do an introduction after you've chosen a dog.
If you have any questions please let us know! We hope to see you tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less
Have you thought about riding the commuter bus from Front Royal to the Pentagon, Rosslyn and DC? Here's your chance to ride for FREE!Have you thought about riding the commuter bus from Front Royal to the Pentagon, Rosslyn and DC? Here's your chance to ride for FREE! ... See MoreSee Less
From the National Weather Service, beginning today and extending through Sunday, July 20th, dangerous heat indices are expected, with the highest heat indices expected tomorrow, July 19th, into Sunday. Heat indices of 100 to 105 are likely along and east of I-81 on Friday with heat advisories likely.
The heat and humidity will peak Saturday into Sunday with maximum heat indices of 105 to 115 and minimum heat indices at night in the mid 80s. If the prolonged heat and humidity are realized, it will become a significant threat to anyone exposed to the heat for an extended period of time.
A cold front will start dropping into the area Monday afternoon bringing significant relief to the heat in the form of showers and thunderstorms along with cooler temperatures.
Please review the informational graphic from the National Weather Service, and remember to stay cool and stay hydrated! ... See MoreSee Less
What: World of Lego Why: Explore all the amazing things you can do with Legos. When: Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 A.M. Where: White Meeting Room B @ SPL. Who: For children ages 5 and up, and teens. Please register in advance. ... See MoreSee Less
As part of its ongoing effort to help meet the needs of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens, the Virginia Department of Social Services will again provide qualifying households with cooling assistance during the summer months. Applications are currently being accepted and can be submitted until Thursday, August 15, 2019.
For additional information and qualification criteria, please see below: ... See MoreSee Less
Per Norfolk Southern, Fairground Road is closed in Warren County at the railroad crossing east of Baugh Drive for the next few days, in order to repair the site on both sides of the tracks. Access to and from the affected area can be made from the north on Ashby Station Road and from the south on Rockland Road. Repairs are expected to be complete by this Thursday, July 11th (Friday, July 12th at the latest).
More information can be obtained by leaving a message with the Norfolk Southern Harrisburg office at (717) 541-2120 using Crossing ID 468 631W. ... See MoreSee Less
We just received notification from Norfolk Southern that the roadway should now be open.
This notification went out around 4pm.
I was on my way to work at 1:30p.
Why not notify the week before so You can plan.
Fairground is my daily commute.
We didn’t get any prior notice that I am aware of. I would have liked to have been prepared, especially on my way to work and coming home 🤔
Much needed repairs.
I hope they are done with the Happy Creek/ Morgan Ford section. It's worse now😡
Thank you for the early notice to us who live on Fairground!
Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for the Information 👍
Happy creek is also closed at the railroad
I hope they make it smooth like the crossings in Clark County.
and what's going on with the road closure at Dismal Hollow and Happy Creek crossing? Piss poor notification/signage. Drove all the way from Linden to find out I had to drive all the way back to Linden to catch Leach Run. Why? No consequence, that's why!
Once again the inland port and railroad show their stellar corporate citizenship. They have never given a damn about this community as they make money hand over fist and citizens’ lives are imperiled by their disregard for us as they block the only way in and out of several neighborhoods.
It's been closed all day!
Glad the dump trucks have stopped hauling down rockland
Will the repairs mean higher speed than coasting over the tracks ?
I slow down to a crawl and worry about some one rear ending me every time.
Do we know when this will be open now? It is still closed.
County of Warren, VA Is Happy Creek/Dismal Hollow crossing closed for the same length?
Maggie Smith Just an FYI for when you go do the pool
Warren County Government Offices will be closed tomorrow, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Offices will reopen at their regularly scheduled times on Monday, July 8th.
County convenience sites and the Transfer Station will operate under their normal business hours tomorrow.
Beginning Monday, June 17th and running through Thursday, July 18th, Warren County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Meals will be provided, on a first come, first serve basis MONDAYS through THURSDAYS (not on Fridays or July 4th) at E. Wilson Morrison Elementary School at 40 Crescent Street from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Bagged lunches for children will also be provided at the following mobile sites; just look for the Warren County Public Schools "Summer Meals for Kids" van!
--Ressie Jeffries Elementary School at 320 E. Criser Road from 11:00 am to 11:15 am --Royal Arms Apartments at 401 E. Criser Road from 11:20 am to 11:35 am --Royal Hill Apartments at 31 Royal Lane from 11:40 am to 11:55 am --Skyline Vista Apartments at 343 Kendrick Lane from 12:10 pm to 12:25 pm --Front Royal Church of the Nazarene at 1107 Monroe Avenue from 12:30 pm to 12:45 pm --Brinklow Road (near Hattie Street) from 1:00 pm to 1:15 pm
If you have any questions about this summer program, feel free to contact the Free & Reduced Price Meal Program Manager with Warren County Public Schools at (540) 631-0040, ext. 2 ... See MoreSee Less
Warren County is currently experiencing telephone issues at several of our offices in the Government Center. Staff is working to get the issues corrected as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience that this has caused. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
On June 7, 2016, the Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution in remembrance of Dr. Joseph Warren, the County's namesake, by flying the County flag at half-staff from June 11th (the day of his birth in 1741) until June 17th (the day of his death in 1775).
Yesterday morning, June 11th, representatives from the Sons of the American Revolution and County Administrator Doug Stanley lowered the County flag outside the Government Center to half-staff to honor the life of Dr. Joseph Warren, where it will remain until June 17th. ... See MoreSee Less
Fee Free next Saturday, June 15 in honor of Park Neighbor Day. Our Neighbor Appreciation Festival will be at Byrd Visitor Center at mile 51 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. See our website for details. ... See MoreSee Less
Did you know that June is "Move Over Awareness Month" in Virginia?
Established in 2002, Virginia’s Move Over law requires drivers to either move over a lane or, when unable to, to cautiously pass all emergency personnel stopped on the side of a road. ... See MoreSee Less
Just a friendly reminder that all Warren County Government Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Thank you to all of those that have served or are serving our nation! ... See MoreSee Less
Warren County tax bills will be mailed on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 and will be due June 21, 2019. The accounts can be viewed online at www.warrencountyva.net under the E-Services menu that is located in the top right of the home screen. If you have any questions please contact the Warren County Treasurer's Office at (540) 635-2215. ... See MoreSee Less
The Humane Society of Warren County is holding a Rabies Clinic. Rabies is deadly and the best way to prevent and keep your pets safe is by vaccinating. Warren County and Virginia Law requires all cats and dogs 4 months of age or older to be vaccinated for rabies. Please check and see if your pets are up to date on vaccines. ... See MoreSee Less
Join the Warren County Parks and Recreation Department for an Open House at the Front Royal Golf Club tomorrow evening, May 10th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Enjoy a festival-like atmosphere with games and food available from Apple House!Front Royal Golf Club - Open House: Friday, May 10, 2018 from 6pm - 8pm ... See MoreSee Less
Tomorrow, May 9th, is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day across the country. This day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and show that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development.
This year’s Awareness Day theme is "Suicide Prevention: Strategies That Work," and citizens are encouraged to use the hashtag #HeroesofHope when participating in the national event discussion on social media.
For additional information on mental health awareness in the community, contact the Northwestern Community Services Board: www.nwcsb.com/... See MoreSee Less
The Rotary Club of Front Royal will be sponsoring a Free Community Shred Day on Saturday, May 11th from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Front Royal Volunteer Fire Department on Commerce Avenue. Citizens can bring confidential documents with personal information, such as bank statements, or any other type of document and shred them for free!
For more information, contact Michelle Smeltzer, Warren County Community Liaison, at (540) 892-6108. ... See MoreSee Less
This Saturday, April 27th, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day put on by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The initiative provides two opportunities each year for citizens to safely and anonymously dispose of any unwanted, unused, or expired prescription medications in their homes.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Valley Health to collect prescription medications at Valley Health Rehabilitation Services, located at 120 N Commerce Avenue.
On Wednesday, April 24th, the Warren County Department of Social Services will be hosting a free special showing of the film "Instant Family" beginning at 6:10 PM at Royal Cinemas on Main Street in Front Royal.
The film stars Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who chooses to foster three siblings. Come on out and watch this heartwarming comedy about adoption! ... See MoreSee Less
It's breakfast time! Join us for all-you-can-eat pancakes with the Easter Bunny! We are serving buttermilk, blueberry, mixed berry, and chocolate chip pancakes until 11 AM. Come on down! ... See MoreSee Less
Please join Warren County Department of Social Services on April 13th for a fun and education FREE day of spreading awareness and preventing child abuse in the Community! Prizes, moon bounces, kids activities, and MORE! ... See MoreSee Less
Hope to get there in time for tug of war! Can make it around noon.
The irony that the county is hosting this days after letting a mother walk away without punishment for standing by and watching her children be abused to the point where one was killed..... gross.
Kids need courts and public servants willing to protect them and stand up for justice for them when they aren't saved.
EVERY CHILD MATTERS!!
Don't miss out on breakfast with the Easter Bunny tomorrow from 8:00 am to 11:00 am!Join us tomorrow for our delcious all-you-can-eat breakfast with the Easter Bunny! We will be whipping up stacks of buttermilk, chocolate chip, and blueberry pancakes from 8 AM to 11 AM. Cost is $5 per person. Children under 3 eat FREE! See you there! ... See MoreSee Less
The Chamber of Commerce of Front Royal-Warren County will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, April 16th, Noon – 3 p.m. at Samuels Public Library.
This no-cost event is open to the public! Job-seekers will have the opportunity to network with many regional employers looking to fill their open positions. Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally, bring plenty of resumes, and be prepared for on the spot interviews.
For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 540-635-3185. ... See MoreSee Less
Apple Mountain, the Easter Bunny is headed your way! Meet-and-greet schedule is as follows:
7:00pm - Arrive at bus stop on Apple Mountain Rd 7:15pm - Depart bus stop 7:30pm - Arrive at tennis courts/playground at the intersection of McIntosh Rd and Granny Smith Rd 7:45pm - Depart tennis courts 8:00pm - Arrive at Linden Park Playground off Dismal Hollow Rd (just before Oregon Hollow Rd) 8:15pm - Depart and return to the station ... See MoreSee Less
The Warren County Extension Office is taking applications for our 2019 Summer Internship Position.
Interested persons should respond no later than April 22nd at 5:00 pm. The Application can be found on the Warren County, VA website www.warrencountyva.net/ ,cover letter and resume with 3 references also required. Mail to: VCE Warren, Attn: Summer Internship 220 N Commerce Ave – Suite 500 ... See MoreSee Less
Professional Development Workshop opportunity for Educators of Students in Grades K-12!Project WILD and Aquatic WILD *Free* Professional Development Workshop For Educators of Students in Grades K-12 Date: Friday May 3, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Northern Virginia 4-H Center, Room 2-3, 600 4-H Center Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630 Facilitator: Sarah Percival Pre-registration required: Registration deadline is April 19, 2019. Please register here form.jotform.com/90914161513148 Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to receive training in this award winning, interdisciplinary nationally recognized program! It is one of the most widely-used conservation and environmental education programs among educators of students in kindergarten through high school. The program emphasizes terrestrial and aquatic wildlife because of their intrinsic, ecological value, as well as their role in teaching how ecosystems function. Through the use of balanced curriculum materials and professional training workshops, Project WILD accomplishes its goal of developing awareness, knowledge, skills and commitment.
Workshop participants will receive a copy of the newly revised guides and a certificate of completion! This hands-on workshop has applications for school teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, nature center staff, home educators, after care teachers, etc.
*Please bring a bag lunch *Wear clothes and shoes for indoor and outdoor activities *Space limited ... See MoreSee Less
Please SHARE so EVERYONE knows when & where to donate 😊 Got 1 hour? We’d love your family, friends, office, sports team or youth group to help us collect food items that will help feed local kids in our 10-week Summer Program. Sign up at www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49aaa828a4f49-2019 Thanks for your support! 🧡 ... See MoreSee Less
Join VDSS and #wearblue tomorrow in recognition of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month! Together, we can all play a role in promoting safe, nurturing environments for children and families to thrive. ... See MoreSee Less
Please join Warren County Department of Social Services on April 13th for a fun and education FREE day of spreading awareness and preventing child abuse in the Community! Prizes, moon bounces, kids activities, and MORE! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Warren County Board of Supervisors, through Chairman Dan Murray, has issued a press release responding to the allegations regarding the Economic Development Authority.
"On behalf of the Board of Supervisors and County staff, I wanted to express our thoughts on the allegations that have been made public regarding the operations of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority and its former Executive Director..."
Yes, thank you for this press release. However, to earn back my trust it would behoove you to have an outside, unbiased source, other than the County government to oversee the funds until this investigation is complete. Like it or not, there is just too much conflict of interest.
The whole board of supervisors should resign immediately and new elections should be held
How about letting the fbi do a 13 year audit? That would fill the jail quick. Emergency elections should take place immediately. Everyone is not guilty in this but the people in charge are held to the highest accountability and the captains go down with the ship. Drain the swamp.
The press release is misleading. The initial warnings about the EDA where hushed and ignored by then current majority on the board. This press release implies that board acted once they realised that something was up with EDA. This is not true.
Early vocalized concerns were ignored.
The board is responsible to level of negligence for sticking their heads in the sand about those warnings.
McDonald us responsible for the fraud but the board for letting it happen especially over the past two years since warnings were expressed.
If the EDA had a sole purpose to support Warren county with attractive business - the EDA is an extension of the county.
Did the EDA have any other source of income other then the county budget?
The board allowed this design of independence for the EDA that made it possible for McDonald to misslead the board and pull of her fraud.
All the monies should be recovered and what they don't find with McDonald should be split among the board.
Not - covered by tax increases.
Only in government can you do something like this or be so icompetent and still keep your job
You want to restore trust with the citizens here is a few things that would start to help bringing back the trust. 1. Bring in either federal government or state to investigate the situation. 2. Relieve the sheriff of his duties seeing he is in the middle of this and can’t be trusted. 3. Replace all the people on the EDA that was there when all the wrong doings were going on seeing they can’t be trusted either.
What’s the name of the CPA that performed the yearly audits?
We need to have all of them resign we need to get them fired and we need to hiring people that have integrity and care about the people of this county
This post disgusts me! Instead of CONTINUED silence, why not offer to hold a town hall meeting? Why not invite the public to reach out if they have more information about proof of corruption?
Yeah I dont trust a single one of them. All should resign regardless.
No wonder taxes keep going up....
Performance evaluations should be done on county admin due to there lack to knowledge of the whole situation
Thank you for your timely response to this troubling situation. I hope from this point forward the BOCS takes a more fiscally responsible stance on new construction, renovations and overall funding with regard to the citizens tax money. Perhaps, the next couple of fiscal years would not be the best time to fund new projects. Let’s repair and rebuild the community’s trust before we build new developments and bridges.
How the hell does the sheriff retire early, is his needs to go to jail, these are crimes peopke!
Is it possible to have board meetings held in the evenings so the public has a better chance of attending? Many of us work during the day.
Surprised the word “embezzled” was used...but glad it was since its so obvious.
Eda steals from the town and the residents have to pay it back by jacking everything up...smh
Wow! A few tough words here. Embezzlement, scheme. Let's see some action to go along w/those words.
F#@k your economic development!!!! Keep it small! Next thing you know, this place is gonna look like Sterling
Judge, Jury and Prosecution all on this post. Who needs a fair trial. Let’s just do what they did at Salem, and burn them all at the steak. If they survive, they are obviously innocent, as “God” meant for it to be.
I am as disgusted with whomever is fairly “determined” to be guilty through the system of justice for which I am held accountable, as I am with the pre-determined mentality of many on this post, who obviously felt that Brett Kavanugh was a serial rapist, before he was even questioned before the House “lynch” committee, and all but exonerated. Sad.
has anyone even mentioned if CRIMINAL charges will be handed down -
Total BS from them
Asked questions but got plausible explanations???? Bull-malarkey.
Warren County Public Schools is excited to partner with community hairstylists for a FREE Haircut event. This event will take place on Sunday, April 7th from 9am until 12pm and is open to all students...
The Lord Fairfax Health District will hold its semiannual All-Hands Training Meeting this coming Friday, March 29th, and the Warren County Health Department offices will be closed. Phones will be connected to an on-call employee for urgent matters, and signage with points of contact has been placed on all health department doors. ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday, WCFR was treated by a visit from the AS Rhodes Elementary School for a “Thank You” concert from the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade Band and Choirs. In return, we served the student a pizza and ice cream lunch where our firefighters joined for a quick bite to eat! ... See MoreSee Less
Good morning! We are happy to inform you that the 4-H Camp Pool will be open to the public on Friday and Saturdays (weather dependent of course) from 12 noon – 5 pm. Our season will begin Friday, June 7th.
These are the 2019 admission rates: Adults (13 +) $4.50 Youth (6 - 12) $3.50 Children (2 - 6) $2.50 Senior's (55 +) and Military (w/ ID) $3.00
More information will follow regarding our concession stand as well as pool party and swim lesson offerings.
We are taking applications for the following pool positions. The Northern Virginian 4-H Center is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Aquatics Supervisor The Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal is seeking applicants for the 2019 season. Current Lifeguard, Water Safety Instructor, and Certified Pool Operator certifications required for the Aquatics Supervisor position. Responsibilities include scheduling lifeguards, maintaining a clean and safe pool environment, organizing in-service training, supply inventory and ordering, and revenue accounting. One (1) year as an assistant manager or head lifeguard and two (2) years as a lifeguard in a pool environment preferred. Must be at least 21 years old. Position requires weekend and holiday hours. Applications are available online at form.jotform.com/83034546141147 and position will remain open until filled.
Lifeguards The Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal is seeking applicants for the 2019 season. Current Lifeguard certification required. Responsibilities include patron surveillance and maintaining a clean and safe pool environment. Must be at least 16 years old. Position requires weekend and holiday hours. Applications are available online at form.jotform.com/83034546141147 and must be submitted by April 5th.
Swim Instructor The Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal is seeking applicants for the 2019 season. Current Lifeguard certification and Water Safety Instructor required. Responsibilities include patron surveillance, maintaining a clean and safe pool environment, and teaching swim lessons. Must be at least 18 years old. Position requires weekend and holiday hours. Applications are available online at form.jotform.com/83034546141147 and must be submitted by April 5th.
For any questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com.
Thank you for continuing to support our 4-H Camp pool and programs! ... See MoreSee Less
After over 30 years of service with the Warren County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron has announced his retirement effective May 1, 2019. He has served the community in this position since 2004.
Major Michael Arnold will serve as Sheriff for the remainder of the term, ending December 31, 2019.Press Release ... See MoreSee Less
If you have joined, or attempted to join, one of Warren County's Fire and Rescue Stations as a community volunteer during the past several years, please consider completing this survey created by the Department of Fire and Rescue Services. ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoy an afternoon of bowling while supporting two of our Fire and Rescue stations!Don’t forget about our Bowling Tournament next Saturday! We are teaming up with our friends at the Linden Volunteer Fire Department to put on this great event. We look forward to seeing everyone! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Samuels Public Library!Winner, Winner!!
Samuels Public Library is pleased to announce that it was one of the top-performing libraries during Mark Cuban’s Winter Reading Challenge, hosted by Beanstack. Billionaire investor and Shark Tank personality Mark Cuban. Cuban sponsored the Second Annual Beanstack Winter Reading Challenge in support of public libraries and school systems throughout the United States. This year, Mr. Cuban challenged over 250 schools and libraries, more than double that of the inaugural Winter Reading Challenge, to meet a collective goal of reading at least five million minutes and 75,000 books during the month of January. The goal was met, and $35,000 will be divided among the top-performing libraries and schools. “We are thrilled to be counted among the top libraries in the country for participation in the Winter Reading Challenge,” said Youth Services Supervisor Michal Ashby. “It was wonderful to see the library community come together to help us meet that goal. This year we had our most successful Winter Reading Club ever, with over 600 children and teens reading over 26,000 books. That we won a cash award in this national contest just makes our success even sweeter.” #WinterRead2019 #Beanstack ... See MoreSee Less
Here is the latest update for the Winter Storm Warning in effect for our area until Monday morning. If you're planning on traveling, please be safe and remember to drive carefully!WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 2 AM EST MONDAY...
* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches expected.
* WHERE...Portions of western Maryland, eastern West Virginia, and the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
* WHEN...From 10 AM Sunday to 2 AM EST Monday. Snow will overspread the area between 9 AM and 11 AM Sunday morning.
Snow will be heaviest between 2 PM and 7 PM Sunday afternoon and evening, with snowfall rates around one inch per hour expected.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be difficult due to snow covered and slippery roads.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery, increasing your risk of a fall and injury. ... See MoreSee Less
🌨️🌨️🌨️Again??? We are keeping our eye on this potential weather event... so should you!
Skies will clear today with seasonable temperatures, but a weak weather system will bring the potential for wintry weather tonight into Friday morning. Hazardous travel conditions could result for the Friday morning commute. ... See MoreSee Less
As a reminder, the deadline to file an appeal application with the Board of Equalization is this Wednesday, February 27th. For more information, please visit the 2019 General Reassessment page on the Warren County website. ... See MoreSee Less
With the completion of the 2019 General Reassessment field work by Wingate Appraisal Services as well as the appeal process through the Professional Assessor, citizens who are still aggrieved at the a...