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    Parks, Trails and Suggested Walks

    The Canal Path/Heritage Trail has been very busy these last few weeks. We have a NEW interactive map to help you find nearby hiking & walking trails (some are paved, some are not) located all over the City while keeping social distancing at the same time! Read on...
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

    Current statistics of COVID-19 cases as of noon today, Saturday, April 4: United States 290,055 positive cases. There are 7,810 deaths and 9,920 have recovered. Virginia: 21,552 people have been tested so far, with 2,407 positive cases. 390 cases... Read on...
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    May 5th Election Absentee Ballot Deadline April 28

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all Fredericksburg voters may vote at home, via an absentee ballot. All voters qualify to vote at home, but all must apply by completing an application. Do not wait. Apply now online or call... Read on...
  4. VRE-Parking-Decals

    New 2020-2021 VRE Parking Decals

    VRE Parking Decals will go on sale effective April 1, 2020, through the Treasurer’s Office. This decal allows you preferred parking in the City Residents Only lot at the VRE Station. Your current decal is good through midnight, May 15. Read on...
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    Wipes Clog Pipes

    Please only flush toilet paper down pipes, no other wipes, or even paper towels. "Flushable" wipes can still cause problems in sewer systems because they do not disintegrate quick enough. Read on...
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    Annual Water Disinfectant Flushing

    Beginning March 20, Spotsylvania and City of Fredericksburg will temporarily adjust water treatment disinfection process to maintain high level of disinfection in water mains. Flushing of the mains will then begin about March 23 and continue through May. Read on...
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    Order Temporarily Suspending In-Person Court Proceedings

    Starting March 17 through April 6 in person court proceedings are suspended in all Fredericksburg courts except for specific exceptions. Courts will remain open for essential and emergency matters. Read on...
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    FY 2021 Recommended Budget Released

    On March 10 the recommended budget was presented to Council. It is a budget that represents a responsible spending plan including no recommended increase to the real estate tax rate. Also a 4% salary increase... Read on...
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    Riverfront Park Construction Begins

    The construction of the Riverfront Park has begun. Last November, City Council awarded a contract for construction of the park to Athena Construction of Triangle, Virginia. Read on...
  10. City-sidewalk-buttler

    City Acquires 30 New Sidewalk Buttlers

    Several new downtown Sidewalk Buttlers are standing ready to help prevent cigarette butt litter. The City of Fredericksburg’s Clean and Green Commission and the Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board) partnered to acquire the 30 free Read on...
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    Braehead Woods Presentation

    On February 6, approximately two dozen residents of the Braehead neighborhood saw this presentation, commissioned by the City and prepared by the Timmons Engineering Group. It describes the physical character of the Braehead neighborhood, as the lower... Read on...
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    New FREDericksburg Regional Transit Director Announced

    Jamie Jackson has been appointed to the position of Director of FREDericksburg Regional Transit. Ms. Jackson comes to FRED from Hampton Roads Transit, where she has served as Director of Transit Development since October, 2016. She previously served as... Read on...
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    Announcing E-Check for Utility Bills

    Citizens may now pay city utility bills online using E-Check. (E-Check is an electronic transfer of funds from your checking account and it’s free to use.) Read on...
  14. Transit-Transfer-station

    FRED Transit Relocation of Spotsylvania Avenue Transfer Point on Monday, January 27

    In late January, FRED Transit relocated the Spotsylvania Avenue transfer point to the new location in the parking lot of Rappahannock Goodwill Industries (RGI) at 4701 Market Street. Read on...
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    Employee Appreciation Awards

    As we head into 2020 we'd like to take this time to highlight our employees and fellow co-workers who have dedicated their time and talents in long-standing service to the City. Mr. Tim Ennis celebrated 40 years with Fredericksburg this past year. Read on...
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    Downtown Pedestrian Safety

    Several pedestrian safety initiatives have been implemented over the last few years to include the installation of mid-street Yield to Pedestrian signs across the City, painting highly visible "ladder" crosswalks, and the addition of... Read on...
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    Upper Caroline Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project

    Work continues on the replacement of the sanitary sewer interceptor system in the upper Caroline Street corridor. Caroline Street is closed between Herndon and Germania Streets on a 24/7 basis to facilitate the start. Read on...
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    Work Zone and Traffic Patterns at Liberty Place Project

    Motorists are advised of work zones and traffic pattern changes in the 600 block of William Street (between Douglas and Winchester Streets) associated with construction of the new Liberty Place development. Read on...
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    City Council 2036 Vision: January Quarterly Priorities Update

    The Mayor and City Council have recently received the January quarterly update on the Council Priorities for FY 2019-2021 under the categories of the eight desired future states. These Priorities are meant to advance toward Council’s 2036 Vision... Read on...
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    City Real Estate Reassessment Work Underway

    Field Work to inspect properties by contractor began in July 2019. The General Property Reassessment, as required by State Law, is scheduled for the City, effective July 1, 2020. The last reassessment in the City of ... Read on...
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