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Posted on: September 22, 2017

The Real Mayfield

At a Council meeting on September 12, Councilor Frye talks about recent violence. He wished to set the record straight and offer a personal perspective on “the Real Mayfield.”

The Real Mayfield
Posted on: September 18, 2017

City Council to Host Public Forum on Future of Slave Auction Block this Saturday

City Council is holding a public forum this Saturday, September 23rd to hear public comments on the two options for the future of the slave auction block located at the corner of William Street and Charles Street. The public forum will take place at James...

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Slave Auction Block page
Posted on: September 13, 2017

Community Input Requested on Slave Auction Block

It is often said that the City of Fredericksburg is a microcosm of the American story, the good and bad.  The city has an exceptional record/reputation in working through the most challenging chapters in our American history, especially in the la...Read on...

Slave Auction Block page
Posted on: July 8, 2017

Fight the Bite

Mosquitos Learn how to help control the mosquito population in your own neighborhood and to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne diseases. Eliminating standing water is one of the main keys to success. Make it a point to empty containers t...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: April 20, 2017

Parking Action Plan Approved

At the August 8 meeting, City Council accepted the Parking Action Plan recently submitted to the City by Walker Parking Consultants and endorsed the City staff's recommended short-term (remainder of 2017) and mid-term (first half of 2018) strategy for the...Read on...

Parking Action Plan
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Homelessness Community Challenge

The City Council is offering support to the Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care in organizing a Homelessness Community Challenge focused on further reducing homelessness in the region. The City hopes to work with a broad range of partners to reduce ...Read on...

Homelessness Presentation
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Council Priorities First Quarter Update

Staff recently updated Council on the progress of Priorities during the first quarter.

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

Parking Lot Opens at 700 William Street

The lot at the corner of William and Barton Street which has 85 parking spaces is now available for free public parking.  The lot was previously used by employees of The Free Lance-Star is being leased from W.J. Vakos Company through October 15 a...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2017

Water and Sewer Rate Increases Began July 1

Public water and sewer facilites, processes, equipment and personnel costs are sustained by revenue of the fees generated by the system, not by general revenue. Beginning July 1, rate increases of 2% for water fees and 4% for sewer fees went effe...Read on...

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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Signal Decommissioning Notification


The first steps towards decommissioning of the traffic signal at Fall Hill Avenue and Germania Street were completed on Friday, June 30. Fall Hill Avenue was milled and repaved from Route 1 to Bunker Hill Street and new pavement markings and traf...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Accolades Building Up For Fredericksburg

The City and its business community have received significant attention recently, from organizations and publications focused on quality of life, entrepreneurialism, healthcare and more. The high marks and attention received from a large variety of sourc...Read on...

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Parks and Recreation Programs and Activities

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Let's Go!

Registration is open for our trip offerings for the remainder  of the year. Check this out: Baltimore Estate & Asheville, NC; Overnight Trip to New York City; International Spy Museum; Mormon Temple Festival of Lights. For more details pickup...Read on...

Public Works

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Fall Community Cleanup will be September30-October 8

Dumpsters will be placed around the community for fall cleanup.

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Traffic signal at Fall Hill/Germania has been taken out of service

The decommissioned signal has been taken out of flash and covered in preparation of eventual removal. All new traffic control signage and pavement markings are in place.

Posted on: June 5, 2017

City Water Quality Notice


June 5, 2017 

The City of Fredericksburg provides drinking water to its customers and continually monitors the water distribution system to ensure that water being delivered meets standards set by Virginia’s Offi...

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Social Services

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Gifts from the Heart Holiday Assistance Program

Fredericksburg City Department of Social Services will be offering Holiday Assistance to needy families residing in the 22401 zipcode, and are currently receiving SNAP, TANF, or Medicaid. The application period will be from October 2, 2017 at 8:15 am thr...Read on...