WJCC School Board seeks $5M increase in a ‘budget of need’

The James City County Board of Supervisors, Williamsburg City Council and Williamsburg-James City County School Board discussed the superintendent's proposed budget March 17. (Sarah Fearing/WYDaily)

With budget season in full-swing, the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools’ 2018 budget — and its proposed increase of nearly $5 million — is on the table. Changing community dynamics, including more students with disabilities and students who speak English as a second language, are some key reasons the schools seek an increase, officials said. The Williamsburg-James City County […]

Zoning approved for Lafayette auxiliary gym

Plans dated Sept. 20, 2016. (Courtesy WJCC Schools)

The James City County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a special use permit required to bring the proposed auxiliary gym at Lafayette High School into conformance with county zoning ordinances. Supervisor Kevin Onizuk said the measure was another step toward creating a facility the Lafayette community has spent more than a decade advocating for.  “We’ve had […]

Craft brewery coming to JCC Marina

The entrance to the JCC Marina. (Photo courtesy of James City County)

A destination craft brewery is coming to the James City County Marina. Dave Baum, a James City County resident and founder of Billsburg Brewery, signed a lease Tuesday morning to establish the brewery at the marina. “It’s been the idea and the dream for years, and it’s all coming together,” Baum said. The IT professional […]

JCC supervisors debate action plan for county’s highest needs

The JCC Board of Supervisors determines their top five priority goals during a strategic plan work session Feb. 9, 2016. (Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)

James City County officials and community stakeholders are prioritizing the list of actions they will take to achieve the seven goals identified through the strategic planning process. During a meeting Tuesday afternoon with Leigh Anne King, a principal and planner with Clarion Associates, the firm guiding the county through its strategic planning process, members of […]

JCC supervisors approve strategic planning goals

James City County residents read about the strategic planning process during an open house March 30. (Staff photo by Kirsten Petersen)

The James City County Board of Supervisors gave its approval Tuesday to a list of seven goals proposed for the county’s strategic plan. The county began developing its first-ever strategic plan last summer as a way to identify community priorities and devise a plan to achieve its goals. The goals were generated after a series of meetings with […]

Committee: JCC Should Have Less Restrictive Food Truck Policy Than York

Members of the JCC Planning Commission's Policy Committee discuss ideas for amending the zoning ordinance to permit food trucks during a meeting May 12, 2016. (Kirsten Petersen/ WYDaily)

Members of the James City County Planning Commission agreed that zoning amendments permitting food trucks should be less restrictive than those of neighboring localities during its Policy Committee meeting Thursday afternoon. JCC Planner Roberta Sulouff presented the committee with discussion items related to the potential amendments, which are proposed to allow food trucks in the […]

JCC Board of Supervisors Approves Two-Year Operating Budgets, CIP

This graphic shows the breakdown of how much of the $6.2 million revenue increase in James City County will be distributed in Fiscal 2017. (JCC)

The James City County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a two-year operating budget and a five-year capital projects budget that includes funding for an auxiliary gym at Lafayette High School on Tuesday night. The operating budget for Fiscal 2017 totals $193,415,000. The largest chunk of the budget, $103,283,448, will go toward the operating budget of […]

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