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    Riverfront Park Set for Partial Opening on October 9th

    After more than a decade of planning, land acquisition and design work, the City’s newest park is set for a partial opening on October 9. It is a significant, nearly 4-acre, public space with direct river access, children's play area and event space. Read on...
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    Fredericksburg COVID-19 Update for September 20, 2021

    Fire Chief Mike Jones provides an update on COVID-19 case numbers in our area for Monday, September 20, 2021. Chief provides an update on the Virginia Department of Health's addition of QR codes to Virginia COVID-19 vaccination records... Read on...
  3. Freedom Riders Marker newsflash

    UMW, City to unveil Historical Marker of Freedom Rides

    University of Mary Washington and City of Fredericksburg on September 22 will unveil a historical marker commemorating Fredericksburg as the first stop of the Freedom Rides in 1961. Dion Diamond, a Freedom Rider, will speak at the event. Public is welcome Read on...
  4. Priorities Phase 3 Newsflash

    City Council Priorities: Phase 3

    Watch the video recording of the September 16th Community Engagement Meeting. City Council provided an update on Phase Three Priorities and the new Desired Future State, "Where we all come together." Read on...
  5. Foster Parents (2)

    Now Seeking Resource Foster Parents

    Fredericksburg Social Services is now seeking Resource Foster Parents. Our department especially needs people who are willing to care for ages 7 and up and sibling groups. Our Resource Foster Parents do not have to live in the City to foster. Read on...
  6. Va-Support-newsflash

    Important notice regarding the Afghanistan evacuation

    Questions about donations or other ways to assist evacuees should be directed to 2-1-1 Virginia for information and guidance. At this time, the Commonwealth of Virginia is asking citizens to save donations for long-term resettlement efforts through... Read on...
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    Ask the Mayor - Episode 20

    Our Police Department recently launched a traffic safety initiative to target areas in the City where distracted driving and speeding have become a public safety concern. They are heavily enforcing speeding, reckless driving, disregard of stop signs... Read on...
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    City Recycling Fee Begins with August 27th Bill

    The City will be implementing a $3 recycling fee for all customers that reside in eligible areas throughout the City. This recycling fee was adopted by City Council to offset part of the cost of the single-stream curbside recyclables collection program Read on...
  9. Traffic Alert (2)

    Stormwater Pipe Replacement: William Street, 100 Block

    Replacement of the William Street storm water system, between Caroline and Sophia Street, began in early August. The Sophia Street intersection is part of the first phase of the project to be finished before Chatham Bridge completion. Read on...
  10. Serve on a Board or Commission

    Seeking Citizens Who Wish to Serve

    Are you a city resident? Passionate about your community? Serving on a board or commission can be an excellent way to shape government initiatives in your community. The City is currently seeking applicants for the following boards and commissions... Read on...
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    City Views Episode 2 - Development Review Process

    Join Chuck Johnston and Marne Sherman as they talk about the development review process here in the City of Fredericksburg. This development review deals with primarily subdivision and site plan review. Two recent major site plans are Liberty Place and Read on...
  12. Fxbg News

    City and FAM partnership: Curator of African American History and Special Projects

    As part of an initiative to tell a more complete story of Fredericksburg’s diverse community and history, the City and the Fredericksburg Area Museum have partnered to create a new position, the Curator of African American History and Special Projects. Read on...
  13. fxbg green newsflash

    City Advances Several Environmental Initiatives

    City Council advances on pursuit of 2035 sustainability goals with recent budget actions by funding a new Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, purchasing new Police hybrid vehicles, and supporting an Energy Services Contract for government buildings. Read on...
  14. City Managers Report

    City Manager's Report

    The City Manager provides an update twice a month to Council and citizens on important topics and events. Read on...
  15. No Wipes in the Pipes (2)

    No Wipes in the Pipes!

    Public Works reminds everyone that they should not flush wipes, rags, paper towels, or other products down the toilet - only toilet paper! Utility staff has responded to several sewer clogs caused by wipes and rags within the City’s public sewer system. Read on...
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    CSX Community Update

    The City asked that CSX offer a written update to the community monthly and the June 2021 update is now available. Members of City Council and Staff met with CSX representatives and Mayfield Civic Association representatives on March 19, 2021. Read on...
  17. Utility Bills Newsflash

    CARES Utility Relief Funds for Water and Wastewater Service

    City water and sewer customers may have an opportunity for funding from the CARES Act. Customers must be affected by the global pandemic and have accounts in arrears greater than 30 days to be eligible for this opportunity. Read on...
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    City Adopts ‘Good Neighbor Ordinance’

    On Tuesday, May 11 City Council took the final vote on what is being called the “Good Neighbor Ordinance.” The ordinance will take effect June 15. Read for more information. Read on...
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