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 Virginia’s River Realm has to offer.

Church Street Water Tower

 

Kilmarnock Town Hall Closed Friday, September 14 

 Citizens who are in need of town services are strongly encouraged to call or come to the Town Hall on Wednesday, September 12th or Thursday, September 13th.

Citizens are encouraged to have a hurricane plan.   Key things to know:

  • Citizens should make necessary preparations now to evacuate to higher ground, starting with knowing in which zone your home and business are located. You can type in your address at KnowYourZoneVA.org to find out your designated zone. Resources are also available on the Know Your Zone website to learn more about the program, what to plan for and expect in the event of an evacuation, and how to ensure you are ready once you receive evacuation instructions.

UPDATED SEPT. 14TH: Governor Ralph Northam lifted the mandatory evacuation of residents in Zone A of Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore, Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula at 10:45 AM today.  

There are no evacuation zones within the town’s geographic boundaries.

  • Know how to contact your electric provider: dom.com 1-866-366-4357 or Northern Neck Electric https://myaccount.nnec.coop 1-866-663-2688
  • Sign Up for Code Red to receive weather and critical announcements:

For Kilmarnock announcements: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFF7C04A674B

For Lancaster County announcements: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/A692E2CFDA2D

For Northumberland County announcements: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BA5E9BD083C2

  • Plan Ahead:
    • Bridge Closure Potential: When sustained winds reach 40 mph at the Norris Bridge at White Stone and  the Downing Bridge at Tappahannock, or there are frequent wind gusts of 45 mph or greater, VDOT crews will post a bridge closure notice. Notices will be communicated through VDOT news releases, VDOT social media platforms, posted on message boards staged at the bridges, and on 511Virginia. However, bridges will not be physically barricaded. VDOT personnel will seek shelter once sustained winds reach 40 mph.
    • EMS and Fire Support: Typically, first responders are not dispatched when sustained winds are above 40 mph.

Citizens can reach the Town Hall at 804-435-1552.

Hurricane Florence Preparations

  • THREAT: It’s Not the Winds, It’s the Water

    • The largest threat to life from hurricanes is not the high winds: Prolonged, freshwater, inland flooding is the deadliest result of these storms.
    • Current forecast models indicate that Florence could strike the Carolinas and enter Central Virginia, possibly stalling and dropping 8 to 20 inches of rain in some areas: from the Southeast to the foothills and mountains of Southside and Southwest. This will lead to widespread and dangerous flooding, inundation of roads and damaged infrastructure. Potential widespread power outages are also expected.
    • TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN
  • Coastal Virginia Threats, Evacuations and Sheltering
    • Residents in Zone A have been ordered to evacuate beginning Sept. 11, 2018 at 8:00 a.m.
    • Citizens should make necessary preparations now to evacuate to higher ground, starting with knowing in which zone your home and business are located. You can type in your address at www.KnowYourZoneVA.org to find out your designated zone.
    • UPDATED SEPT. 14TH: THE SHELTER AT LMS IS NOW CLOSED. Lancaster Middle School will open as a public shelter on Thursday, Sept. 13 @ 10 am. Dogs and cats can be accommodated but no other pets.

For Power Outages:

Dominion Energy (www.dom.com)  1-866-366-4357    Report an outage

Northern Neck Electric (http://www.nnec.coop/)    OUTAGES: 1-866-NNEC OUT (866-663-2688)

Put your electric supplier phone number in your cell phone in order to report and monitor outages.

CLOSURES: 

Go to Middlenecknews.com for the latest closures.

The Triangle Trolley will not operate this weekend-Friday evening or all day Saturday. Operations will resume Friday Sept. 21. The final weekend of the season is Oct. 5 and 6.

BE PREPARED:

  • For residents and businesses connected to Town of Kilmarnock water, we have approximately 3 days of usage in the elevated water tanks in the event of a catastrophic  power failure. However each water tower is filled by electrical pumps and has a back up generator so we can continue to fill the storage tanks. These generators have been tested and filled with fuel.
  • Our waste water system also has back up generators on site and that are fueled and ready to go into service.

 

 

Town Centre Park Receives Grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful

Keep Virginia Beautiful is awarding their annual “30 Grants in Thirty Days” daily during the month of June.  The first award this year goes to the Town of Kilmarnock, with a grant of $1000 in the “Cigarette Litter Prevention” category.  Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 describing how they plan to tackle an environmental concern in their community regarding Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, or Community Beautification.

Our “Don’t Be a Butt” litter campaign is designed to give patrons of Town Centre Park cigarette butt receptacles as an alternative to throwing the butts on the ground.  We will have small signs attached to the receptacles that will instruct visitors where to deposit their cigarette butts, and deter littering.  Today our designated smoking area is under the Pavilion but cigarette butts have been found in all areas of the Park. We are especially concerned that children are not exposed to second hand smoke in the River Play and Waterworks area. Additionally, we want to reduce fire hazards by having the designated area away from large mulched areas like the play areas.

For more . . . 

Town Centre Park News

May to October Concerts …get the skinny on who’s coming, when and how to buy tickets.

Next Concert is September 20, West Groove Street, opened by Virginia Shellphish Coalition  get your tickets on line or $5 at the door.

Next Farmer’s Market September 22nd

The Kilmarnock Farmers Market at Town Centre Park is a traditional farm to table and bay to table market. The vision of this market is to create a place where fresh items from the farms and bay are available for our community by our community.  

Here are the vendors for August 25th:

Held under the pavilion in the center of the Park!

Click for the application  if you’d like to be a vendor or call Ashley at 804-435-1552 x30.

More Events at Town Centre Park:

The Park is open daily dawn to dusk.

For all the Guidelines  for a fun and safe visit at the Park, click here.

Feel free to “Like” & “Follow Us” on our Kilmarnock Town Centre Park Facebook page and www.kilmarnockva.com for updates.

For more on how to have an event at the Town Centre Park and a quick look at how to have fun in the Park, learn more here.

 

Upcoming Events in Kilmarnock:

  • Public Hearing:

    A public hearing will be conducted by the Kilmarnock Town Council on September 17, 2018 at 7 PM in the Kilmarnock Town Hall, 1 N. Main Street, Kilmarnock, VA.  This hearing is to solicit public comment of a conditional use permit application submitted by Donald L. Lee, C/O Kilmarnock Brewhaus.  The applicant requests approval for allowing food vendors to park in public right-of-way along the street directly in front of his property at 44 West Church ST, Tax Map 23A-22F-C, after 5pm on Thursday to Friday and after 1pm on Saturday to Sunday.  Information can be found at the Town Hall, 1 N. Main ST, Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM; and online at www.kilmarnockva.com.  Inquiries shall be directed to Marshall Sebra at msebra@kilmarnockva.com or (804)435-1552 ext.32.

  • 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.

     2017 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 2017 annual water quality 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.

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 3.09 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.

 

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