The City of Winchester Public Utilities division offers the below tips in preventing and dealing with frozen water pipes.
On January 16, 2020, City Manager Eden E. Freeman submitted her resignation to accept a position as Deputy City Manager for the City of Greenville, SC in order to be geographically closer to her aging parents. Her last day with the City of Winchester will be March 16, 2020 and she will begin her service at the City of Greenville, SC on March 23, 2020.
Mayor John David Smith, Jr. presented the first annual Mayor’s Excellence Award to two Winchester residents, Julia Kogut and Cheryl Reames, during the January 14, 2020 regular meeting of the Winchester Common Council.
Following multiple public comments during the November 26 and December 10, 2019 meetings of the Common Council, Councilors requested that a discussion of options and potential impacts of a possible "Second Amendment Resolution" be added to a future Council meeting agenda.
In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, January 20, 2020, the City will follow the below schedule.
UPDATE (1/22/2020): The Public Input session has been rescheduled for Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6 pm in the Jim Barnett Park Rec Center (Social Hall).
UPDATE (1/17/2020): The Public Input session on January 21, 2020 has been postponed (requested by the consultant to allow for more time to review year-end data). A new date and the online survey will be posted soon.
City of Winchester government offices will open at 10 am today (January 8, 2020).
WinTran routes are on schedule.
The Jim Barnett Park Rec Center will open at 10 am. The Park’s No School Day program will open at 10 am (bring a packed lunch). Today’s PB&J Club toddler program is canceled.
The City will collect undecorated Christmas trees curbside with regular yard waste (weather permitting) on Wednesday, January 8 and January 15, 2020. All trees collected will be recycled.
Below is the City’s schedule in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays:
1. City of Winchester government offices will be CLOSED:
- December 24-25
- January 1
2. Refuse and recycling schedule:
The City of Winchester’s popular informational calendar is expected to be distributed to all 22601 residences the week of December 16, 2019. The 2020 calendar contains useful information such as the City’s meeting calendar, refuse/recycling collection changes, events, contact information, and descriptions of each City department or office. The calendar also includes information regarding how to stay informed about local government services, programs, events and more. The photos featured in the calendar were submitted by area residents or visitors during the City’s annual photo contest.