Both rounds of the City’s curbside leaf collection program have been completed for this season. Residents and businesses that still have a leaf pile can call Public Works at (540) 667-1815 before January 31 to schedule a collection. This special collection service is only available until January 31.
On January 25, 2017, the Winchester Police Department will hold a public hearing to address questions or concerns regarding the Department’s Body Worn Camera policy. The department is currently in the procurement stage and hopes to have the new equipment operational by late spring.
Old Town Winchester will host the fourth annual Chocolate Escape on Saturday, February 11 from 2:00-5:00 pm. The event offers the perfect opportunity to shop in advance and make dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day. Downtown shops will offer special discounts, events and refreshments and numerous downtown restaurants will offer $3 dessert samples.
In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 16, the City will follow the below schedule:
Now that the demolition of the Winchester Towers building, located at 200 North Cameron Street, has been completed, the barricades on Piccadilly and Cameron Streets will be removed on Thursday, January 12 (weather permitting).
Beginning at 8:00 pm, crews will close Cameron Street between Piccadilly and Fairfax and Piccadilly Street between Kent and Cameron to begin loading and hauling away the concrete barriers. Work is expected to last approximately three hours and once complete, the streets will return to the normal traffic pattern.
Winchester Parks and Recreation wants to say thank you to its past, current and future customers with a Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, January 13 from 7:00 am to 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Building in Jim Barnett Park.
This Friday, the community is invited to participate in free activities, enjoy refreshments, register for prizes and explore the Jim Barnett Park recreation center facilities.
The City of Winchester is now accepting 2017 applications for real estate tax relief for the elderly and disabled. Full or partial tax relief is available to those homeowners who are either permanently disabled or 65+ years of age, and who meet income limits and other filing requirements.
Forms are available in the Real Estate Office of City Hall, on the City website in the Commissioner of the Revenue Forms section, or by mail upon request. As a courtesy, the Commissioner’s office has mailed applications to prior year applicants.
All businesses and individuals subject to gross receipts business license tax in the City of Winchester must file and pay for a 2017 annual business license by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Commissioner of the Revenue Ann Burkholder reminds businesses that prompt remittance can save both time and money. Timely filings may be made in person or with a bona fide postmark on or before March 1st. Filings beyond the deadline are subject to ten percent (10%) late filing fees plus interest.
Below is the City’s schedule in observance of the New Year’s holiday:
1. City of Winchester government offices will be CLOSED January 2.
2. Refuse and recycling schedule:
Thousands of people will ring in the New Year in Old Town Winchester for the annual First Night Winchester celebration. The family-friendly, non-alcoholic event is commemorating its 30th anniversary.
The following streets will be closed to traffic on December 31, 2016, for First Night Winchester festivities: