Welcome to Kilmarnock!

Whether it’s  your first visit or you are here year round, we’re glad you’re here and enjoying all that Kilmarnock and the Northern Neck has to offer.

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 October Planning Commission meeting cancelled

Next meeting will be November 10, 2014.

Upcoming Public Hearing

As required by Town Code Ch.54, Article III, Division 5, Sec. 54-332 (31), a public hearing will be conducted by the Kilmarnock Town Council on October 20, 2014 at 7 PM in the Kilmarnock Town Hall, 1 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA. 

The hearing is to solicit public comment of a zoning use application submitted by Phillip Lee of Mr. Giggles Fun House to open a family entertainment center at 544 N. Main St.  The property is identified as Tax Map 23-68C and owned by Kilmarnock Motor Sales Inc, et al.  Citizens are invited to provide their input in person or in writing.  Relative information can be found at the Town Office, 1 N. Main St., Kilmarnock, VA 22482 during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM; and online at www.kilmarnockva.com.  Questions and comments may be directed to 804-435-1552 ext.32, or msebra@kilmarnockva.com.

Individuals with a disability, as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, desiring to attend this public hearing should contact the Town Manager’s Office ten days prior to the meeting so as to ensure appropriate accommodations are provided.

SITE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES NEEDED

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS

The Town of Kilmarnock owns +/-60 acres of land adjacent to the developed Technology Park off of Harris Road.  Currently, this property is undeveloped but it is intended to be an area of expansion to the Technology Park.

This RFQ seeks to find a firm that, while working with town staff, will provide professional and efficient engineering services to produce a plan of development for this property.  Demonstrated experience in development of office and business parks is highly preferred.

Contact Marshall Sebra for a full length RFQ and details:  msebra@kilmarnockva.com or 804-435-1552 ext.32.  RFQ deadline is 4pm October 10, 2014.  Kilmarnock Town Hall: 1 N Main ST, PO Box 1357, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.

Sidewalk Work Begins

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The Town will begin work this week on a sidewalk along South Main Street connecting Hatton Avenue to Magnolia Drive. All work will be in the VDOT right-of-way. The work should take approx. 1 month. During the pouring of concrete, there may be short periods where traffic may not cross the fresh concrete. The contractor will notify driveway owners in advance. We appreciate everyone’s patience.

 Governor announces “Virginia is the Oyster Capital of the East Coast”

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“Virginia produces the best oysters in the world and as the oyster industry continues to grow, we want to let it be known that Virginia is also the Oyster Capital of the East Coast,” said Governor McAuliffe at the August 19, 2014 press conference announcing the Commonwealth’s success in the oyster industry.  “In addition to growing, harvesting and selling the best oysters, our watermen are providing good jobs in their communities, generating revenue and tax dollars throughout their region, and helping improve the environment of the Chesapeake Bay as their oysters filter millions of gallons of water each day.” 

“As my team and I work to build a new Virginia economy, I want to make sure that our tourism and agricultural industries, including our outstanding and diverse marine products sector, can and will play a significant role in that effort.” 

This year, a public-private partnership of stakeholders began working together to brand the Virginia oyster travel experience to show the world that Virginia is for Oyster Lovers.  The trail offers visitors a way to enjoy Virginia’s seven different oyster regions, as well as experience the unique culture of watermen in the Chesapeake Bay.   As a result of these exciting developments with the Virginia oyster, Governor McAuliffe officially declared November as Virginia Oyster Month and named Virginia the “Oyster Capital of the East Coast.” 

Governor Names November ” Virginia’s Oyster Month”

This effort began right here in Lancaster County when VISIONS Economic Development committee began discussions on how to increase local jobs and especially jobs related to our heritage industries on the water and our local watermen. VISIONS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to coordinate community programs to reduce poverty. Hundreds of phone calls went out to State agencies, trade groups, tourism officials by our local team of Joni Carter (Executive Director of  VISIONS), Dudley Patteson (owner of the Dog and Oyster vineyard), Jimmie Carter (RGH Foundation) who brought in our partners in Middlesex County, Chris Ingram (Tourism & Economic Development) and the Middlesex County Economic Development & Tourism Board plus many others to tell this story.These conversations ultimately lead to a “mission to Richmond” to share why embracing the oyster, much like Maryland wants to “own” the blue crab, makes so much sense for the Commonwealth. We thank them for this hard but invaluable work.

Click here for the full press release and pictures from the Governor’s press conference. For more on the upcoming Virginia Oyster Trail and where to “Buy ‘em, Eat ‘em and Enjoy ‘Em” in Virginia’s Oyster Country!

Triangle Trolley Season Closes Oct. 4th

Just 2 weeks remain to enjoy the trolley!

What’s happening this year?

¨ There’s a new stop at Dog and Oyster vineyard in Irvington (16 minutes after the hour). Let the trolley drop you off for a tasting plus an oyster sampling and then pick you up on the next hour. On the route, 4-6PM on Friday, and 11AM to 6PM on Saturday.

¨ Grab a wood fired burger at the new stop at Northern Neck Burger (42 minutes after the hour)

¨ Why not stop for ice cream at Stevie’s Ice Cream stop (56 minutes after the hour) or grab some home made fudge at Country Cottage in White Stone (30 minutes after the hour)

The Triangle Trolley offers a 1 hour round trip to Kilmarnock, Irvington and White Stone and all for just 50 cents per boarding. 

 The trolley runs Fridays from 4 pm to 10 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 10 pm. 

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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.

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