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Posted on: March 22, 2017

City Springs Into Social Media

The City has launched a new presence on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @FxbgGov to bring together more information for citizens to stay engaged with local government issues. Once our new Facebook page reaches 1,000 "likes", we will be giving aw...Read on...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

City Manager's FY18 Recommended Operating and Capital Budget

The City Manager has released the recommended budget and this begins the Council's annual budget review process. It includes a recommendation to increase the real estate tax rate by $0.02 per $100 valuation for general government expenses and $0.01 for on...Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

200 Block of Canal Street Conversion to One Way

During the week of March 20, conversion of the block to one way traffic in the eastbound direction (towards Caroline Street) will occur.  Signage changes and the addition of crosswalks will occur immediately prior to the conversion of traffic flo...Read on...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Annual Water Disinfection and Flushing Program Begins

The City will temporarily stop adding ammonia during the water treatment disinfection process beginning March 17.  The purpose of this temporary change in process is to ensure high level of disinfection in our community's water mains. Flushing of...Read on...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Street Closure of 500 Block of Caroline for Sewer Line Replacement

Work is scheduled to begin as early as in the 500 block of Caroline Street. The block which is between Wolfe Street and Lafayette Boulevard will be closed to traffic during working daylight hours Monday through Friday, for a period of approximately five w...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Traffic Signal Decomissioning at Three Intersections

On March 6, traffic signals at Kenmore and Hanover, Littlepage and Hanover and at William and Littlepage were placed on flash and remained so for a period of seven days in preparation for decommissioning.  Motorists were reminded when en...Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2017

School Children Encourage Recycling

The City values and supports efforts to increase recycling.  Our school children are also working to encourage increased recycling efforts. Please see the recently released video created to educate others on the value of good community s...Read on...

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Posted on: February 17, 2017

New Parking Lot Opens at 700 William Street

The lot at the corner of William and Barton Street which has 85 parking spaces is now available for free public parking.  The lot was previously used by employees of The Free Lance-Star is being leased from W.J. Vakos Company through October 15 a...Read on...

Posted on: November 28, 2016

City Expands Materials Accepted in Curbside Recycling

In conjunction with the R-Board, the City has expanded their acceptance of plastic containers labeled 1-7.  Previously, only numbers 1 and 2 were accepted. Additionally, clean food and beverage cartons (soup and juice boxes, milk and jui...Read on...

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

Accolades Building Up For Fredericksburg

The City and its business community have received significant attention recently, from organizations and publications focused on quality of life, entrepreneurialism, healthcare and more. The high marks and attention received from a large variety of sourc...Read on...

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Public Works

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Conversion of the flow of traffic on the 200 block of Canal Street during the week of 3/20

 Immediately prior to the conversion of traffic flow, staff will perform the following work:

Remove the double yellow line and stop bar on Canal Street at Princess Anne Street    Install new traffic control signage to designate the...

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Posted on: March 12, 2017

Sewerline Replacement will cause daytime closure of 500 block of Caroline Street

There will be no parking 24/7.  Delivery vehicles will be allowed to park in the 600 block during the daytime closure and residents will park in the parking deck for the project period. Citizens may call Marty Schlesinger, Assistant Director of P...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste collection set for Sat May 20 in Stafford

The spring Household Hazardous Collection will take place Saturday May 20, 9am-3pm.
 The collection spot will be at Stafford Middle School Parking Lot, 101 Spartan Dr, Stafford, VA. For more information, call 540-658-5279 or contact recycling@st...Read on...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Annual Change in Water Disinfection Starts March 17

Flushing will begin on or about March 20 and continue throughout May 2017. This process can stir up sediment and cause a minor discoloration in water. When flushing crews are seen in your area, check water before washing white laundry. If there is any dis...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Leaf Collection has ended for the 2016 Season