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Winchester Fire and Rescue Department offering in-home life safety assessments, group presentations

Jan 24, 2022

The Winchester Fire and Rescue Department’s (WFRD) Community Risk Reduction Division will begin offering in-home life safety assessments and group presentations this month. The team will follow the National Fire Prevention Association’s (NFPA) Remembering When™: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults guide that seeks to solve two problems common for seniors – fires and falls.  

Public Meetings Allow Residents to Guide the Region’s Transportation Investments

Jan 24, 2022

The Winchester-Frederick County Metropolitan Planning Organization (WinFred MPO) scheduled four public meeting options for residents to guide the greater Winchester area’s transportation future. Residents and stakeholders may attend any one of the four meetings, which will inform participants on a recent regional transportation effort to guide decision makers on future transportation projects. The meetings will be an open house format, where participants can drop in at any time between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.

Public comments sought for proposed voting ward boundary adjustments

Jan 13, 2022

Notice to the Public: Proposed Adjustment to the Voting Ward Boundaries and Precincts

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Notice is hereby given that the Common Council of the City of Winchester will conduct a public hearing and receive public comment at the Tuesday, March 8, 2022 Regular Meeting, beginning at 6:00 pm, on the following:

Help Improve the City's Website

Dec 08, 2021

Help us improve the website! We’re looking for local residents to test out a new website structure by performing a short series of online tasks.

If you are interested in participating in this short test, please submit the interest form ASAP and we'll be in touch if selected for the first round of tests. We hope to get a good representation from all four wards.

Thank you!

Accepting applications for vacant Ward 4 seat on Council

Dec 06, 2021

We wish the circumstances requiring this announcement were different, but City Code requires vacant seats on Council to be filled within 30 days, and Councilor McKiernan would want future decisions to be made with the city adequately represented.

So, if you live in the Fourth Ward and are interested in serving on Council (interim appointment), please submit an application and resume by 5 pm on 12/12/21 (link below). The successful candidate will be interviewed prior to and appointed at the Council meeting on December 14, 2021. Interim term ends 12/31/22.