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 Town Centre Park Groundbreaking Announced


October 5, 2016

5:00 PM 

150 North Main Street

Kilmarnock, VA- Dirt will soon be moving in Kilmarnock as ground breaking has been scheduled for the new Town Centre Park.  “This park is what the community has asked for and we will soon be underway,” stated Mae Umphlett, Kilmarnock’s Mayor.  A ceremonial ground breaking event is scheduled for October 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM at 150 North Main Street, the park’s official address.

“The entire community of Lancaster, Northumberland and Middlesex counties is invited” said Umphlett. “This is a park for not only the residents and visitors to Kilmarnock, but something we hope the entire region will take pride in, use and enjoy.”

The Kilmarnock Town Centre Park began two years ago, when the Town Council asked a group of community leaders to determine what to do with the 9 acres located at N. Main Street and Town Centre Drive. Key features include an amphitheater, a multi-purpose colonnade structure, a children’s play area, a central plaza area and a dog park. The children’s play area includes a traditional playground location and “splash pad”. The “splash pad” is a water feature for play much like a fountain.  The splash pad will be a unique aspect of the park. The pad is a paved area with water jets in the surface. The water is on a timer and activated by a push button. Once turned on, the jets create arcing water that children can play in. This feature would only be available in warmer months.

The picnic area can also be used as a small wedding area. The colonnade is an open sided structure that leads the way into the park. It also can be used for multiple purposes-farmers’ markets, vendors, central check-in for events, an alternate music venue as examples. The central plaza is the entrance focal point overlooking the amphitheater and will serve as a location for vendors or an additional music location during an event.

Federal, State and local dignitaries will be on hand as the first shovels of dirt are turned. There will be opportunities for children to help with the earth moving as well. Parking will be on site and refreshments will follow the ceremonies.

“We invite everyone to join us on October 5” said Umphlett. Read more . . . 


Virtual Tour of New Town Centre Park

(There is no audio to this tour.)

More New Details about Kilmarnock’s Town Centre Park

Kilmarnock Presentation Board overview

For more views, go to our Town Centre Park page.



2015 Consumer Confidence Report on Your Public Water is Available

The annual public water quality report on Kilmarnock’s water system is now available. Click here for the complete 2015 Kilmarnock FINAL Report or come by the Town Hall at 1 North Main Street to pick up a copy.

The quality of your drinking water must meet state and federal requirements administered by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Each year, the Department of Health requires water system providers to report to the public on the quality of their drinking water. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. Food and Drug Administration regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk.

WHAT DO THE RESULTS SHOW? All identified contaminants are within the limits established by the Virginia Dept. of Health. No items require actions to be taken.

The sodium (salt) concentrations in the water samples collected on 3/26/13, 4/23/2014, and 11/19/2014 were 191ppm, 184ppm, and 180ppm, respectively. This concentration exceeds the recommended maximum contaminant level of 20 ppm for persons on a “strict” sodium diet.

There is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under nine years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent. Cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per liter (mg/l) of fluoride may develop cosmetic discoloration of their permanent teeth (dental fluorosis). The drinking water provided by your community water system had a fluoride concentration of 2.86 mg/l . Dental fluorosis in its moderate or severe forms may result in a brown staining and or pitting of the permanent teeth. This problem occurs only in developing teeth, before they erupt from the gums. Children under nine should be provided with alternative sources of drinking water or water that has been treated to remove the fluoride to avoid the possibility of staining and pitting of their permanent teeth. You may also want to contact your dentist about proper use by young children of fluoride-containing products. Older children and adults may safely drink the water.

Sidewalk Refurbishment Underway

Several areas of Kilmarnock are having existing sidewalks refurbished or have new sidewalks under consideration. The Streets subcommittee of Town Council began this process in 2014 by walking our neighborhoods and identifying several areas for improvement. Later potential areas for new sidewalks were considered. Each area was reviewed with the first priority to be repairs to existing locations, then several new areas would follow for consideration.

Locations for Repairs\Refurbishment:

Existing Locations


Irvington Rd. near Ross’s Rings

Completed 2\15\15

E. Church St. near Currie Funeral Home

Completed 7\15

E. Church St. near 66 E. Church St.

Completed 4\15\15

S. Main at the Learning Center

Completed 7\15\15

S. Main St. at Weekends Fashions (exposed pipe to be removed)

 Completed 10\14\15

Last section on S. Main (east side) by Planing Mill

Completed 7\15\15

At U.S. Post Office


N. Main St. from Cralle Ct. north


Potential Locations for New Sidewalks

In Priority Order (established by the Town Council Streets Committee)

East side of S. Main Steet to below New St. John’s Church

 Completed 10\14\15

Town Centre Drive


School St. from Lancashire to N. Main St. Intersection


Connection from N. Main revitalization area to Town Centre Drive


Irvington Rd. (where sidewalks end) to Harris Dr.


Harris Dr. to Rappahannock General Hospital


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Meetings Now On-line

Kilmarnock’s Town Council and Planning Commission meetings are now available on line for viewing. The meetings are accessible at no charge. Each meeting should be posted within 1-2 business days of the meeting. Visit the Kilmarnock, VA pages to select the meeting you are interested in.