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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Answers to FY18 Budget Questions from Facebook

Some recent questions were posted on the City's Facebook page.  Here are the answers.  Due to some of the responses being lengthy we are posting them here for ease of reading.

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Draft Parking Action Plan Community Meeting

The Parking Task Force (Vice Mayor Withers, Councilor Duffy, Rick Pierce - UMW, D.D. Lecky – Main Street, Joe Wilson and Bill Beck – EDA) and City staff have been working since last Fall to listen to the community, understand our parki...Read on...

Draft Action Plan
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Classification and Compensation Study

Over the past several months Evergreen Solutions has been performing a classification and compensation study for the City of Fredericksburg to help ensure its competitiveness in the job market.  The results of this study provide the City with its...Read on...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Elderly Tax Relief Applications Due by May 1

Applications for  Real Estate Tax Relief for the Elderly or Disabled are due by May 1 to the Commissioner of the Revenue.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1.How do I get real estate tax relief?

Applications for Tax Relief for the Elderly or Disabled are av...Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

FY18 Budget

Below are the final work sessions and budget related meetings. April 25 -  Budget Work Session and First Reading of the FY18 Budget   May 9  - Second Reading of the FY18 Budget&...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: March 23, 2017

Neighborhood Small Area Plans Recommendations

Two public information meetings were held April 18 and 19 on the first two Small Area Plans for the City.  At these meetings, City planning staff presented the recommendations for these plans.  The City Council and City Planning Commissi...Read on...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

City Springs Into Social Media

The City has launched a new presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @FxbgGov to bring together more information for citizens to stay engaged with local government issues. Once our new Facebook page reaches 1,000 "likes", we will be giving aw...Read on...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Street Closure of 500 Block of Caroline for Sewer Line Replacement

Work continues in the 500 block of Caroline Street. The block which is between Wolfe Street and Lafayette Boulevard will be closed to traffic during working daylight hours Monday through Friday, for a period of approximately five weeks. ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

City Manager's FY18 Recommended Operating and Capital Budget

The City Manager has released the recommended budget and this begins the Council's annual budget review process. It includes a recommendation to increase the real estate tax rate by $0.02 per $100 valuation for general government expenses and $0.01 for on...Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

200 Block of Canal Street Conversion to One Way

During the week of March 20, conversion of the block to one way traffic in the eastbound direction (towards Caroline Street) will occur.  Signage changes and the addition of crosswalks will occur immediately prior to the conversion of traffic flo...Read on...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Annual Water Disinfection and Flushing Program Begins

The City will temporarily stop adding ammonia during the water treatment disinfection process beginning March 17.  The purpose of this temporary change in process is to ensure high level of disinfection in our community's water mains. Flushing of...Read on...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Traffic Signal Decomissioning at Three Intersections

On March 6, traffic signals at Kenmore and Hanover, Littlepage and Hanover and at William and Littlepage were placed on flash and remained so for a period of seven days in preparation for decommissioning.  Motorists were reminded when en...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2017

School Children Encourage Recycling

The City values and supports efforts to increase recycling.  Our school children are also working to encourage increased recycling efforts. Please see the recently released video created to educate others on the value of good community s...Read on...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

New 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: 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: April 19, 2017

Swim Lessons - Everyone

Don't forget about swim lessons! Registration is open for both private and group lessons for all ages. Spots are going fast so check it our online or call the Dorothy Hart Community Center for details. WE got a great session waiting for you.Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2017

Horseback Riding Camp

Do to the response to our Horseback Riding Camp we have opened additional riding spots. Held at the White Buffalo Farm from 9am - 12pm, Monday through Friday, July 10 - July 14.the camp is open to ages 6 -18. Hurry these will be the only addition...Read on...


Public Works

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Sewerline Replacement will cause daytime closure of 500 block of Caroline Street

There will be no parking 24/7.  A secondary active sewer main was discovered causing unanticipated delays. Also, unsuitable fill material in the street will be removed and replaced for proper placement of the new sewer lines Delivery vehicles wi...Read on...
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste collection set for Sat May 20 in Stafford

The spring Household Hazardous Collection will take place Saturday May 20, 9am-3pm.
 The collection spot will be at Stafford Middle School Parking Lot, 101 Spartan Dr, Stafford, VA. For more information, call 540-658-5279 or contact recycling@st...Read on...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Annual Change in Water Disinfection Starts March 17

Flushing will begin on or about March 20 and continue throughout May 2017. This process can stir up sediment and cause a minor discoloration in water. When flushing crews are seen in your area, check water before washing white laundry. If there is any dis...

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