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Annual hydrant flushing program begins April 3

Mar 27, 2023

Beginning Monday, April 3, 2023, and continuing through October (weather permitting), the City’s Utilities Division will be testing and flushing all of Winchester’s 1,300 fire hydrants as part of an annual maintenance program. The process of periodically “flushing” fire hydrants is an important preventive maintenance activity and is necessary to maintain a high-quality and reliable water system. It also helps make sure the fire hydrants are fully operational in the event of a fire.

April 2023 Workshop

Mar 27, 2023

Topic: North End Revitalization

  • Date: Saturday, April 22
  • Time: 11 am
  • Location: Douglas Learning School, 598 N. Kent Street

Advance registration not required.

Winchester DSS to host Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Training

Mar 23, 2023

The Winchester Department of Social Services (WDSS) will host a Child Abuse and Neglect Mandated Reporter Training on Friday, April 14 at Jim Barnett Park’s Active Living Center, located at 1001 E. Cork Street in Winchester. 

“April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, so it’s the perfect time to host this training for our partners in prevention,” stated WDSS Deputy Director Rebecca Hopkins. “We’ll spend the hour taking a deep dive into the requirements for mandated reporters of child maltreatment.” 

Winchester DSS to host spring Open House

Mar 16, 2023

The Winchester Department of Social Services (WDSS) will host an Open House on Wednesday, April 12 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at its office building located at 24 Baker Street in Winchester. 

During the Open House, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with current employees and explore available career options. The event will focus on recruiting Family Services Specialists, and individuals will be able to apply for positions onsite. 

Street Naming Research Needs Your Help

Mar 10, 2023

Winchester Planning Director Tim Youmans is wrapping up a nearly two-decade effort to document all of the named public and private streets and alleys within the limits of the current corporate boundaries of the City of Winchester. Many of the names are former or alternative names for the streets and alleys. The historical names include names for roadways that were not within the original boundaries of the city.

2023 Presidents’ Day schedule

Feb 15, 2023

In observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, February 20, 2023, the City of Winchester will operate the following schedule.

Provide your feedback on the CDBG 2022 Annual Action Plan

Feb 15, 2023

The City of Winchester is an entitlement grantee for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As an entitlement grantee, the City must submit an Annual Action Plan to HUD, identifying eligible activities (defined per federal law) that CDBG funds can be used for. A timeline for spending the allotted funds is also provided.

2023 MLK, Jr. Day Schedule

Jan 09, 2023

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 16, 2023, the City will follow the below schedule.

VDOT Schedules Design Public Hearing for Millwood Ave Improvements

Dec 22, 2022

Source: VDOT News Release

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing concerning improvements to Millwood Avenue (Route 17/50/522) in the City of Winchester. The meeting will take place from 4 to 6 pm, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Rouss City Hall (4th Floor Exhibit Hall), 15 North Cameron Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

2022 Thanksgiving Schedule

Nov 17, 2022

The City of Winchester will operate on the below schedule in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

City of Winchester local government offices: CLOSED November 24-25

WinTran Routes: CANCELED November 24 only

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