Meeting Change Notice
The Working Session of the Urbanna Town Council, scheduled for December 9, 2021 has been canceled.
The scheduled Monthly Meeting of the Urbanna Town Council has been rescheduled from Thursday, December 23, 2021 to December 16, 2021 at 7:00pm. The meeting is open to the public and will be held in Council Chambers, located at 45 Cross Street.
Help Wanted: DMV Select Clerk
The Town of Urbanna is seeking applications for the position of DMV Select Clerk. This is a full-time position, employed by the Town that performs duties in a customer service-focused setting processing DMV Select transactions. This individual will be responsible for completing a high volume of transactions within DMV regulations, maintains official records and acts as office assistant, assisting customers in a professional, courteous manner. A link to the complete job description is posted below. Salary is $29,500, depending on qualifications and experience. Please complete the Town of Urbanna Job Application under “Forms” on the Town of Urbanna website. The position is open until filled.
Leasing Property at Waverly Commons
350 Old Virginia Street
Town Hall Office/Town Council Chambers
November 12, 2021
Earlier this Fall, the Town was presented with an opportunity to lease a part of the “Waverly Commons” office building for use as the new Town Hall and offices. We believe the benefits of this opportunity outweigh remaining in the current building. The current Town Hall is an aging and “sick building” and we believe the risks and costs of remaining in the building will not be a financially wise decision for the Town of Urbanna.
The Finance Committee of the Urbanna Town Council has reviewed the cost options of leasing a new property versus making the needed repairs and improvements at our current location, 45 Cross Street, and has determined moving to this new location would be the financially responsible course of action.
Issues at the current building include:
- Not ADA compliant
- Archaic HVAC system in need of replacement
- Antiquated duct work in need of replacement due to it posing a health risk
- Antiquated electrical wiring
- Concerns about the stability of the foundation and its ability to properly support the second floor
- No room for growth
- Layout of property and building does not benefit citizens, especially those with mobility challenges
Benefits of Waverly Commons:
- Fully ADA compliant
- One floor
- Ample parking
- Modern mechanical and electrical systems
- Room for growth
- Roof put on app. 9 years ago/40-year roof
- Updated electrical/computer wiring
- Lease payment
- Logistics of moving
- Currently not in town
Owner to allow Town staff to begin moving once lease is approved, without incurring additional rental fees.
- Boundary adjustment expands Town limits to include this property
- Hall property of 10 acres to be included in Boundary adjustment
Town Council is expected to go into Closed Meeting during their next meeting, scheduled for Thursday, November 18th, to discuss this issue and ultimately, vote on how to proceed.
TRASH SCHEDULE REMINDER
Please be aware of upcoming trash pick-up schedule changes
- Friday, November 5th-No regular trash pick-up due to Oyster Festival
- Tuesday, November 9th-Regular trash pick-up
- Friday, November 12th-Regular trash pick-up
The November 12th trash pick-up will be the last Friday pick-up until April 2022. Trash pick-up will continue on a weekly schedule of Tuesdays only.
For more information, please visit the Refuse Information page on the Town website.
The Urbanna Town Council will hold a meeting on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 9:00am until 5:00pm, for the purpose of an educational retreat. Topics to be discussed are goals objectives, laws relating to towns and the conducting of Council business, the role(s) of Town staff and general organizational matters.
The Town Council will be meeting at the Marriott Courtyard-Williamsburg-Busch Gardens Area, located at 470 McLaws Circle, Williamsburg, Virginia.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Town Council of Urbanna will hold a public hearing on, Thursday, October 28,2021 at 7:00pm in the Council Chambers, 45 Cross Street, Urbanna VA 23175 to consider the disposal of .1876 acres of surplus land owner by the Town adjacent to the town water tower (in Tax Map 20B(1) parcel 3A) in exchange with an adjacent property owner for .3759 acres plus a 10 foot utility easement, off Laurel Hill Lane (in Tax Map 19(12) Parcel 1.) The plans for such exchange are available for review at the Town Office, 45 Cross Street, Urbanna, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Historic Architectural Review Board
Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 2pm
Applicant: Christopher Riddick
Request: Applicant requests permission to relocate a 10 foot by 26 foot shed from adjacent neighbor’s property and place it on a new foundation on his property and to remodel it as a single residential dwelling containing a bedroom, bath and kitchen. The dwelling will be connected to town water and sewer.
Map: 20A – 1 -75A
Zoning District: R-1
Overlay District(s): Historic District
Previous Use: Residential
NEW TRASH/REFUSE PICK-UP SCHEDULE
DISCONTINUATION OF RECYCLING SERVICE
Beginning August 16, 2021
April through Mid-November (Friday after Oyster Festival)
Tuesdays & Fridays
Mid-November through March
CURBSIDE RECYCLING PICK-UP WILL BE DISCONTINUED
The last day for curbside recycling pick-up will be Wednesday, August 11, 2021
For more details, please visit the Refuse Collection Information page
Town of Urbanna
2020 Annual Water Quality Report for
The Town of Urbanna
This Water Quality Report for calendar year 2019 is designed to inform you about your drinking water quality. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water, and we want you to understand the efforts we make to protect your water supply. The quality of your drinking water must meet state and federal requirements administered by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
Town of Urbanna
Notice to owner/operators of real property in the Town of Urbanna Operated as Short Term Rental Units
Section 17-5.18(2) of the Town Code of the Town of Urbanna requires the owner/operators of any short term rental unit to file an application for a Short Term Rental Permit with the Zoning Administrator.
Copies of Section 17-5.18, the application form along with rules and regulations governing short term rentals may be obtained at the Town hall during normal business hours. Also available are required business license applications and lodging tax forms.
The required forms for existing short term rental units must be submitted on or Before April 31, 2021. No new short term rental unit are permitted to operate until the application process has been completed and a permit granted by the Zoning Administrator.