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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Oath of Office Ceremony Held July 1st

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A Wednesday ceremony in Fredericksburg’s City Council Chambers featured three formal Oath of Offices and the election of a new Vice Mayor.

The event began with the Honorable Gordon F. Willis, Presiding Judge of Fredericksburg Circuit Court, swear...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: June 30, 2020

City of Fredericksburg Committed to Continued Public Safety

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As organized protests continue to raise awareness about key issues in our community, the City of Fredericksburg remains committed to putting safety first while advancing important conversations and ensuring that all members of our community are respected....

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Virginia's Phase Three Reopening

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On July 1, Virginia enters into Governor Northam’s Phase Three plan which includes lifting many 50% capacity limitations on restaurants and retail establishments.  Despite positive tests continuing downward trends in the commonwealth, s...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: June 24, 2020

Adoption of Plan for Reform to Address Racial Inequality and Race Discrimination

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On Tuesday, June 23 City Council approved the response and recovery plan in response to calls for reforms to address racial inequality and race discrimination. This three phased plan guides the City Council and administration through the end of calendar y...

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Posted on: June 23, 2020

Ballpark Digest features Fredericksburg stadium

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BallparkDigest.com recently published, Ballpark Preview: New Fredericksburg Ballpark, Fredericksburg Nationals. Whether or not you have followed the baseball stadium project, this article provides some great background and detail about this new facility lo...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

Council Meeting - Second Reading of FY 2021 Budget

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On June 23,  City Council met virtually for a budget work session (5:30 p.m.) and regular session (7:30 p.m.) for the second and final reading of the FY21 operating and capital budgets which they passed unanimously. 

There is an expanded ...

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Budget Memo and Resolution Fredericksburg News
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Community Update

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This weekend’s protest/demonstrations were supported by the City, and monitored by our Police Department. Officers worked to stage one block from the protests to help divert traffic while protesters exercised their First Amendment rights. The 91...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Message from the Mayor and City Council

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As the City Manager stated at the Council meeting on June 9, the community will receive a full and transparent accounting of the recent events in the City of Fredericksburg.  The Police Department is currently performing a formal and intensive re...

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Posted on: June 6, 2020

Message from City Manager Timothy Baroody on the Curfew and Events of the Past Week

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I am pleased to announce the end of the nightly curfew in the City of Fredericksburg, effective immediately. After consulting with the Chief of Police, members of City Council, and the Police Department Citizen Advisory Panel, I signed a new emergency ord...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Fredericksburg City Council Message to our Community

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Fredericksburg City Council unanimously passed a resolution this evening, Tuesday, June 2, 2020,  which states:

On May 25, George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officers while in their custody. He was just the latest black person to die at...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: June 5, 2020

City of Fredericksburg Proceeds with Auction Block Relocation

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The City of Fredericksburg has removed the slave auction block on Friday, June 5, 2020. This is the significant step in living City Council’s directive to relocate the historic artifact, and to work to better tell a more complete history of Fred...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Update on In-Person Court Proceedings and Face Coverings

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Effective June 8, an extension and modification to the Supreme Court Judicial Emergency Order remains in effect until June 28. Visit www.courts.state.va.us and click on SUPREME COURT OF VIRGINIA ORDERS OF JUDICIAL EMERGENCY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 EMERGEN...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

FY 2021 Recommended Budget Revisions

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This recommended budget will ultimately have changes due to the impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) - more discusses to follow with upcoming council meetings. 

On March 10 the FY 2021 City Manager’s Recommended Budget was presented to ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Fredericksburg Farmers Market is now open

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The Fredericksburg Farmers Market in historic downtown is now open for the season. This popular, open air market has historically been a social gathering place, and City staff has been working on new requirements to accommodate Governor Northam’...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

City’s Personal Property Tax Deadline Extended

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Fredericksburg City Council voted to extend the Personal Property Tax deadline from May 15 to July 15, 2020. The deadline for Real Estate bills was NOT extended, and those bills were due to the Treasurer’s Office on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Due to t...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

S&P, Moody’s and Fitch affirm the City of Fredericksburg’s Outstanding Bond Ratings

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Agencies cite “strong economy, investment in economic development projects, fiscal constraint, very strong budgetary flexibility, liquidity and management”

The City of Fredericksburg is pleased to announce that the three major bond rati...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

New 2020-2021 VRE Parking Decals

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New 2020-2021 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 mid...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

Wipes Clog Pipes

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Please only flush toilet paper down pipes, no other wipes, or even paper towels. So called "flushable" wipes can still cause problems because they do not disintegrate quick enough.  With toilet paper becoming the new currency, other pro...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Riverfront Park Construction Begins

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Updated February 14, 2020

Construction of Riverfront Park to Begin; Sophia Street Parking Areas to Close February 23 

City of Fredericksburg to Implement Parking Changes in the Vicinity of the Park

February 14, 2020 - The construction of th...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Upper Caroline Street Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project

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April 10, 2020 Update:  Work continues on the replacement of the sanitary sewer interceptor system in the upper Caroline Street corridor. Construction has progressed further down Caroline Street which has opened up the section of the Heritage Tra...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Work Zone and Traffic Patterns at Liberty Place Project

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Announcing William Street Lane Closure 

(Fredericksburg, VA) December 6, 2019 - Motorists are advised of upcoming work zones and traffic pattern changes in the 600 block of William Street (between Douglas and Winchester Streets) associated with co...

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Fredericksburg News
Posted on: July 19, 2019

City Council 2036 Vision: January 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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