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.
WHAT’S MISSING IN KILMARNOCK?
Walking trails? Amphitheater? Open space? Playgrounds? Picnic Areas?
The Town of Kilmarnock owns 9 acres located on N. Main Street and near the center of town. Currently, this property is relatively undeveloped, only containing a community dog park and serving as a location for various events.
MASTER PLAN UNDERWAY
Kilmarnock has launched a process to create a master plan and implementation plan for this site. The town desires that this process be one of significant community involvement and developed based on the needs and desires of the community at large. The end result would deliver a phased approach to a defined set of features at the site.
So what would you like to see there? What does the community need?
An on line survey was conducted during July and the results are being tabulated now. Check back for the full summary.
Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Trainee
Kilmarnock is seeking candidates to fill a vacant position at its .5 MGD wastewater treatment facility. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds routinely, work outdoors and perform maintenance tasks that are sometimes physically demanding. Applicants are expected to get a Class IV Virginia WWTP operator’s license within twelve months of hire. The position is expected to monitor and maintain the treatment process and make adjustments as necessary. Preference will be given to candidates with a current VA Class II or III WWTP license.
Key responsibilities include:
- Daily inspections of processes at the waste water treatment plant
- Clean equipment and surfaces as needed
- Take samples and perform routine tests
- Assist, as needed, with repairs, sometimes at night and on weekends.
Work hours are 7am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday with weekend shifts required and occasional evenings. High school diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license is required.
Salary Range: $25,000-$35,000 (+) excellent benefits.
Submit a Town of Kilmarnock application and résumé c\o WWTP Operator Trainee-Employment, P.O. Box 1357, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 or deliver to 1 N. Main St., Kilmarnock, VA.
The application is available at the Town Office or online. Kilmarnock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Application remains open until filled. Application period open until July 31, 2014.
Planning Commission Public Hearing
A public hearing will be conducted by the Kilmarnock Planning Commission on August 11, 2014 at 6 PM in the Kilmarnock Town Hall, 1 North Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA. The hearing is to solicit public comment on code revisions to the town’s Floodplain Overlay Ordinance, Ch.54, Article VI, as mandated by the State of Virginia, Department of Conservation and Recreation.
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 email@example.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.
The July Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled.
Code RED Now Available to Residents & Businesses
The Town of Kilmarnock has announced that it has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by Ormond Beach, FL-based Emergency Communications Network.
“CodeRED’s system will provide us with a reliable, easy-to-use way to quickly send critical information to our citizens during an emergency or a planned event. We are very eager to use this technology to enhance our community service. When we need to shut of water service to address a problem, we want to be able to quickly alert everyone who could be affected and then let them know that the issue has been addressed” said Town Manager Tom Saunders.
The Town anticipates using the system to notify residents in specific geographic locations of issues such as water service emergencies or planned maintenance work on utilities, weather notifications or issues of community awareness such as boil water alerts, street closures or emergency response. “We expect this to be especially helpful in a major event such as a hurricane.”
The CodeRED system will serve as part of Kilmarnock’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and businesses by using the system’s capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media to effectively inform residents of emergency and service situations. CodeRED is also in use by Lancaster and Northumberland counties.
Consumer Confidence Report on Water Services Available
Kilmarnock’s annual Drinking Water Quality Report for calendar year 2013 is now available and 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.
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.
All identified contaminants within the Kilmarnock water supply are within the limits established by the Virginia Dept. of Health. No items require actions to be taken. Click on the link to see the entire report: 2013-Kilmarnock-Town-of-FINAL.pdf.
Triangle Trolley Season Is Open
“It’s that time of year again when you can enjoy a Triangle Trolley ride! The 2014 season is underway”
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)
- Come see the trolley in the Irvington 4th of July parade
-PLUS on Labor Day (August 31st ) weekend, the trolley runs from 1-6 PM
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. On Memorial Day and Labor Day holiday weekends, Sunday hours will be 1pm to 6 pm. Schedules are available at area businesses and on board and here. The trolley operates until October 4, 2014.
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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