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Church Street Water Tower

Town Centre Park Grand Opening: July 8th

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You’re invited!

July 8th is packed with great activities for the whole family. Come and enjoy your Town Centre Park.

What’s Scheduled:

9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies featuring the Kilmarnock District & Pipe Band & the U.S. Coast Guard Auxillary Flottilla 33

10:00 AMChildren’s Activities Begin

  • Children’s Theater Performances on the Half Shell Stage directed by Rebecca Nunn
  • Story Time plus Grab-n-Go Crafts: Baby Garden to 2 years old presented by Lancaster Community Library & Bank of Lancaster

10:30 AM

  • Etudes Ballet Studio Performances on the Half Shell Stage
  • Story Time plus Grab-n-Go Crafts: 2 to 7 years old presented by Lancaster Community Library & Bank of Lancaster

11:00 AM

  • Children’s Theater Performances on the Half Shell Stage directed by Rebecca Nunn
  • Story Time plus Grab-n-Go Crafts: Baby Garden to 2 years old presented by Lancaster Community Library & Bank of Lancaster

11:30 AM

  • Etudes Ballet Studio Performances on the Half Shell Stage
  • Story Time plus Grab-n-Go Crafts: 2 to 7 years old presented by Lancaster Community Library & Bank of Lancaster

Continuously from 9 AM to 1 PM

  • Music by 101.7 BAY FM
  • Face painting Tent  presented by Rappahannock Art League
  • “Big Toys” presented by White Stone Church of the Nazarene
  • Free Snow Cones presented by Bank of Lancaster (while they last)
  • Free Hot Dogs presented by Lancaster Lions Club (for 12 years & under, while they last)
  • Toys and Games presented by Town of Kilmarnock. KVFD, Kilmarnock Police Department & Kilmarnock-Lancaster Rescue Squad
  • Giggles the Clown presented by Chesapeake Bank

Great Food Vendors Throughout the Day

  • Byrd’s Seafood
  • J-Dean’s Smokin’ 6 O
  • Car Wash Cafe
  • Shachah World Life Ministries
  • Country Cottage
  • Northern Neck Popcorn Bag
  • Smokin Logans

5 pm to 10 pm

  • 6:30 PM: The  ceremonial “1st Shuck” on the Half Shell Stage
  • FREE evening concert by “Soul Expressions” from 7-10 pm
  • 5:00 -9:30 PM Adult beverages by Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce  & Good Luck Cellars however,  NO COOLERS ALLOWED

Lots of Available Parking:

  • Shuttle service presented by Bay Transit from Chesapeake Commons Shopping Center to the Park: 8 AM to 11 PM
  • Municipal lots by the Masonic Hall, Augusta Street
  • Lancaster Middle School

For a  printed schedule: Town Centre Park Opening Day schedule of events

You can sponsor a Piece of the Park too! Learn more about how to be a sponsor. . . . .

Hometown Heroes Are Back!

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Hometown Heroes return!  These banners hang along Main Street from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

2016 Water Quality Report is Available

This annual Drinking Water Quality Report for calendar year 2016 is designed to inform you about your drinking water quality.  Our goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water, and we want you to understand the efforts we make to protect your water supply. 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. The Consumer Confidence Report was mandated by the 1996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act. We constantly monitor for various contaminants in the water supply to meet all regulatory requirements.

WHAT DO THESES RESULTS SHOW?  All identified contaminants are within the limits established by the Virginia Dept. of Health. No items require actions to be taken. For the full report, click here. Copies are also available at the Town Hall at 1 North Main Street.

Latest E Newsletter on Town Centre Park

As Town Centre Park construction work is progressing, we will be publishing electronic newsletters on a frequent basis. To receive the news directly into your inbox, email susancockrell@kilmarnockva.com with your name and email address.

 

March 2017

January 2017

November 2016

 Public Hearing

On Monday, the 19th day of June, 2017, the Council of the Town of Kilmarnock, Virginia, will hold a public hearing on the proposed issuance of general obligation bonds of the Town in the estimated maximum principal amount of $2,000,000.  The purpose of the proposed bonds is to finance, together with other available funds, capital improvements to the Town Centre Park and related expenses.

The public hearing will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. in the Kilmarnock Town Hall located at 1 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, Virginia.  Interested persons may appear at such time and place and present their views.

Related documents can be found at the Town Hall, Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM; and online at www.kilmarnockva.com.  Inquiries shall be directed to Tom Saunders at tsaunders@kilmarnockva.com or (804)435-1552 ext.26.

 

 

 Town Centre Park Construction Underway:

Dog Park Closed

Park construction is underway! First major activity is leveling the site, preparing the site for drive areas and removing some trees that are behind the amphitheater. The existing dog park is being relocated to the side of the park closest to the library and this will be one of the first things underway. The dog park will not be usable during relocation as the new site is prepared and the old site is dismantled. Thursday, October 2oth was the last day for use of the park until the new site is ready. We still need to complete several items along Town Centre Drive before Scottie’s Yard can open.  PLEASE no trespassing on the site while we are under construction.

Upcoming Events

New 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

Status

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

  Pending

N. Main St. from Cralle Ct. north

  Pending

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

 Pending

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

 Pending

Connection from N. Main revitalization area to Town Centre Drive

 Pending

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

 Pending

Harris Dr. to Rappahannock General Hospital

 Pending

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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.