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W’burg offering cash prizes for winning Christmas floats

Williamsburg is getting serious about its upcoming Christmas parade and your organization could collect some serious cash for participating. Mayor Roddy Harrison announced during Monday’s monthly city council meeting that there will be a $150 first place cash prize for best float...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

W’burg girl forgoes birthday party in order to help others

Thanks to the efforts of 10-year-old Hayley Bays, three less fortunate children will have a merrier Christmas this year. During Monday’s monthly Williamsburg City Council meeting, Bays presented the Williamsburg Police Department with a $320 donation for the Shop with a Cop...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017

VFW Post 3167 asking to be annexed into Williamsburg

VFW Post 3167 is asking the Williamsburg City Council to annex it into the city limits, which is a move that could potentially allow the organization to legally sell alcohol. During Monday’s city council meeting, Mayor Roddy Harrison read a letter from VFW Post 3167 Quarter...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017

W’burg City Council gives Harrison authority to buy land without prior approval

If an investor wanted to open a business in Williamsburg, but was hesitant to do so because of a blighted building adjacent to the proposed site, Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison now has the authority to buy the blighted property without first getting permission from the city...
Posted On 18 Oct 2017

W’burg City Council raises 2017 property tax rate

Williamsburg residents will be seeing an increase on their 2017 property tax bills. The Williamsburg City Council held the first reading of the real property tax rate ordinance for 2017 during a special meeting late Monday afternoon setting the tax rate at 32.20 cents per $100 of...
Posted On 27 Sep 2017

‘Elderly’ housing project in Williamsburg may face public criticism

The Williamsburg Planning and Zoning Commission may end up having the final say on whether a $5.2 million public housing project for low-income “elderly” residents moves forward, and the public will have the chance to give their input on the project during a public hearing late...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017

W’burg City Council takes stand on pension reform

As talk of reforming Kentucky’s retirement system continues with a potential special called legislative session pending, the Williamsburg City Council is throwing its support behind a plan that would separate the retirement system for city and county employees from that of state...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017

Welcome Center workers, Williamsburg businesses help out hurricane evacuees

The city of Williamsburg is trying to help evacuees from recent hurricanes. Mayor Roddy Harrison told the city council during its monthly meeting Monday that he received a call Friday from two employees at the Kentucky Welcome Center, which was overrun by hurricane evacuees,...
Posted On 13 Sep 2017

$250,000 W’burg project will upgrade fire hydrants, water lines

Water. It was the primary topic of discussion during Monday’s monthly Williamsburg City Council meeting where the council gave Mayor Roddy Harrison the go ahead to look into financing for an approximately $250,000 project. The project includes replacement of some older fire...
Posted On 17 Aug 2017

W’burg City Hall now exchange site for online purchases

If you are buying something off of Craig’s List or a similar site and are looking for a safe place to make the exchange, then look no further than Williamsburg City Hall. City leaders officially announced during Monday’s monthly city council meeting that city hall is being...
Posted On 13 Jul 2017
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