Thursday, July 18, 2024

JCC Notebook: Entrepreneur Workshop Series, JCCPRIDE Grant Program, Electronics Recycling

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Registration is now open for a workshop series geared toward entrepreneurs who are both established and those who are still working toward getting started. Apply now for a grant that can be used toward water quality restoration and protection projects.

Don’t Miss Out on Workshop Series for Entrepreneurs

Registration is now open for the Triangle Entrepreneur Exchanger Workshop Series, a free series of workshops being held at Legacy Hall in New Town.

The first workshop is Sept. 18 and features Zee Worstell of AccelerateHER. Worstell will talk about how to price business services and how to maximize earning potential — her workshop is for both established entrepreneurs and those who are still working on becoming one.

Register for the workshops by clicking here. The other workshops in the series are Oct. 16 and Nov. 20.

Applications for JCCPRIDE Grant Program Now Available

Neighborhoods, homeowners associations, businesses, clubs and stormwater management facility owners have until Sept. 13 to apply to the county’s Protecting Resources in Delicate Environments Grant Program.

The program is sponsored by the Stormwater Program Advisory Committee and provides financial support to volunteer water quality restoration and protection projects. Three categories are available to applicants:

  • Stormwater Management Improvement Grants to encourage organizations to enhance structural components of existing BMPs or add new BMPs
  • Maintenance Assistance Grants to help organizations maintain stormwater facilities
  • Drainage Improvement Assistance Grants to help organizations seek solutions to drainage problems with the help of the county

The grants range from $1,000 to $2,000 per project. For application materials, click here, call 259-1446 or email stormwater@jamescitycountyva.gov. Grant awards be announced in October.

JCC, Arc Offer Daily Electronics Recycling

James City County and City of Williamsburg residents can recycle electronics for free at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center.

A partnership with The Arc of the Virginia Peninsula has enabled the county to offer the program free of charge. Arc representatives will collect the materials as needed; Arc’s Transition to Work program students disassemble the computers, aiding the transition from special education classes to employment.

Accepted items:

  • Personal computers and workstations
  • Keyboards, printers and computer peripherals
  • Computer monitors
  • Cell phones
  • Mainframe computers
  • Consumer electronics and small household appliances
  • Circuit boards
  • Telephone equipment and fax machines
  • Switches, circuit breakers, voltage regulators and other electrical equipment
  • Connectors, cables
  • Communications and networking equipment

Items not accepted:

  • Hazardous waste
  • TVs
  • Explosive materials
  • Flammable or ignitable materials
  • Compressed gases, including propane tanks
  • Reactive or toxic chemicals (paints or solvents)
  • Freon-containing units (air conditioners, refrigerators, etc.)
  • Wood, rubber, tar, insulation or dirt
  • Garbage, rags, and other debris
  • Radioactive materials, asbestos, PCB bearing materials
  • Infectious substances
  • Medical waste
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke detectors
  • Oil filled heaters
  • VHS tapes

The Jolly Pond Convenience Center at 1204 Jolly Pond Road is open daily from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Electronics recycling will still be offered at household chemical collections through a partnership between the county and the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority.

Bulk Trash Pickup Available

Pre-paid bulk trash pickup is available for James City County residents for $75. Neighbors are able to combine items for a single pickup.

No hazardous, commercial or business waste will be accepted.

Bulk pickup request forms are available at the treasurer’s office, satellite services and online. Once payment is received, the resident will be contacted to schedule an appointment. The items will be picked up between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and must be road- or curbside by 8 a.m. the day of the appointment.

Accepted materials include:

  • Four bulky items such as washer, dryer, couch, refrigerator) per appointment, or
  • Four cubic yards of construction or miscellaneous debris per appointment, or
  • Four cubic yards of yard waste such as grass or leaves per appointment, or
  • Two cubic yards of tree trunks no more than 24 inches in diameter and three feet in length per appointment, or
  • Two tree stumps no more than 24 inches in diameter per appointment

JCC Community Emergency Response Team Training

The 2013 schedule for Community Emergency Response Team training is available. The training is free and is divided over 11 classes in September and October.

Classes available:

  • Disaster Preparedness, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 10
  • Fire Safety, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 17
  • Medical Ops I, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 24
  • Make-up Class (if needed), 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sept. 27
  • Medical Ops II, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 1
  • Search & Rescue, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 8
  • Practice, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12
  • Disaster Psych & CERT Organization, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 15
  • Make-up Class (if needed), 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18
  • Terrorism, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 22
  • Practical, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 26

All classes are held at the James City County Fire Training Center, 5077 John Tyler Hwy., Williamsburg. Citizens can register online or by calling James City County Emergency Management at 757-564-2142.

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