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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Circuit and General District Court Closed This Week

Closure Update (1)

***Updated: December 2 at 3:10pm*** The Fredericksburg Circuit and General District Courts will remain closed on Thursday and Friday, December 3-4 for Covid-19 related safety precautions. The Fredericksburg Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court will remai...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in City

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FEMA is proposing updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Community stakeholders are invited to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period. 

The updated maps were produced in coordination wit...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Riverfront Park to be Fredericksburg’s first “Smart Park”

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The City of Fredericksburg is proud to announce a partnership with the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) for a “smart” Riverfront Park. This new park located along Sophia Street in Historic Downtown will be a significant new public space in the downt...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Ask the Mayor Episode 11

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Mayor Greenlaw discusses the official start of the holiday shopping season this weekend and where to park in downtown Fredericksburg. 

Windows will be decorated, holiday music will be on, and garland and holiday flags will be in place. The annual ...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Fredericksburg Police Department Partners with Virginia Clean Cities

FPD VCC

In response to City Council’s Priority for a Clean and Green Fredericksburg and their recently adopted 100% Renewable Energy Resolution, the Fredericksburg Police Department (FPD) has partnered with Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) for guidance on al...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Changes to parking opportunities coming to William Street

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The City of Fredericksburg for the past several years has been leasing the Barton Street lot (at the corner of Barton and William streets) from Vakos Companies for public parking while the nearby garage was planned and built. With Vakos’ Winches...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

City Manager's Report

City Managers Report

The City Manager provides an update twice a month to Council and citizens on important topics and events.  This update is a part of the regular Council Agenda for the Council Meeting but we hope to make it easier for citizens to find and read by ...

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See Report...... Fredericksburg News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

General Property Re-assessment

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The City’s general property re-assessment is nearing completion. The City’s assessor has completed the process of assigning values for each City property and notices to property owners have been prepared. The notices are scheduled for mailing during the l...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Leaf Collection Season

Leaf newsflash

The City’s Fall Leaf collection program begins on November 2nd. Weekly collection schedules will be posted on website (see link below) and weekly updates will be sent via FRED ALERT to subscribers of "leaf collection". Happy raking! 
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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Fredericksburg Regional Transit Awarded VTA Grant

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Fredericksburg Regional Transit (FRED), has been awarded a grant from the Virginia Transit Association (VTA) in the amount of $346,000. FRED, in partnership with local Departments of Social Services, will use these funds for its Transit Supporting Working...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Honors the Importance of a More Inclusive History

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On Tuesday the City of Fredericksburg recognized the importance of honoring all voices in history at the former site of the Slave Auction Block. A new wayside panel display with brick renovations and a circular medallion have been installed to appropriate...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Vice-Mayor Frye re-elected to VML City Section Chair

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The Virginia Municipal League is pleased to announce that at its Annual Business Meeting held on October 8, 2020, City of Fredericksburg Vice-Mayor Charlie L. Frye, Jr. was re-elected to the position of City Section Chair of the Executive Committee. Vice-...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Ask the Mayor Episode 9

Ask the Mayor ep 9

One of the many things we are proud of here in Fredericksburg is our status as a river city. Fredericksburg is where it is because of our location along the fall line of the Rappahannock River. We try to take full advantage of the river, working with grea...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

UMW, Fredericksburg Work Together to Prevent Spread of Virus

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Longtime partners, the University of Mary Washington and the City of Fredericksburg, have teamed up once again. This time, in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus in the local community. 

When in-person classes resumed at UMW on Sept. 14, a...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Finance Wins GFOA Award for FY 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

GFOA Finance Award (1)

The City is pleased to announce that the Government Finance Officers’ Association has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City for the FY 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The City’s CAFR has been ...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: October 2, 2020

City Wins Five Awards for Efforts During the Covid-19 Emergency

VML Award Winner

The City of Fredericksburg has been awarded five Local Champion Awards by the Virginia Municipal League for its efforts to protect the health and safety of Fredericksburg during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Virginia Municipal League is a statewide, nonprofi...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

City Council 2036 Vision: September Quarterly Priorities Update

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The Mayor and City Council adopted the updated Council Priorities for FY 2019-2021 as a three-year plan under the categories of the eight desired future states in April 2019. The staff recently updated their progress to Council of these Priorities in the ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

City Receives Two Public Sculptures

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At their August 25th meeting the Fredericksburg City Council voted to authorize the City Manager to accept two sculptures into the City’s public art inventory.

The two donated works are Three Musketeers by Michael Bednar and Re: Aman by Anthony H...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

City to Advance Work on "Telling Full Story"

News-Release

Fredericksburg City Council on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 took an important step toward more fully recognizing and representing Fredericksburg’s full history. Council voted to spend $205,000 on an array of projects focused on local African America...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

Fredericksburg Transit Provides Free “RouteShout 2.0” Bus Tracking Mobile App

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Fredericksburg Regional Transit (FRED), has announced the launch of a new mobile application to help riders track their buses on their smartphone. The RouteShout 2.0 app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android devices at no cost from the Apple Store or Go...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

Fredericksburg Police Announce Alignment with ‘8 Can’t Wait’

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Update on civil unrest review also provided at informational event

Fredericksburg, VA – July 30, 2020 -- The Fredericksburg Police Department, in an effort to continually advance its organization and fulfill its mission of being dedicated to fair...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

City Council Unanimously Approves Hiring of Third-Party Police Review Consultant

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As the City of Fredericksburg continues important efforts to advance and unite the community, City Council this week approved the engagement of a third-party consultant to conduct an independent review of the City’s law enforcement practices and...

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