News Maker Amy Simmons on a Citizens’ Academy

The City of Winchester is offering the Insight Citizens’ Academy in early January.

We spoke with the Director of Communications for Winchester Amy Simmons about the academy in our latest news maker.

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Amy gives us a little history behind the academy that offers citizens an inside look at city government.

She also tells us what is involved with the several sessions that the academy offers.

Amy also reminds us that space is limited and registration should be made soon here.

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News Maker Paula Nofsinger on Winchester’s free health clinic

On Dec. 5 The City of Winchester announced the opening of  their free for employees health clinic.

We spoke to the City of Winchester Chief of Staff Paula Nofsinger about it in our latest news maker.

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Paula explains the inspiration behind the clinic and how it works.

She also explains who operates the clinic where its located and who is eligible for its services.

Paula also tells us that the clinic is hoping to expand its services in the future as well.

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City of Winchester opens employee health clinic

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The City of Winchester announced the opening of its city employee free medical clinic.

The goal of the clinic is to promote health, prevent diseases, provide a shorter easier path to care.

Through the clinic full time city employees can take advantage of no out of pocket costs, including co-pay health care.

The clinic will provide care for all city employees and their family members who are on the current city health plan.

The employee medical clinic is located at 33 East Boscawen Street Winchester.

That location was formerly the Old Town Winchester Welcome Center.

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Changes made to Pleasant Valley Road

The City of Winchester made adjustments to the traffic pattern on Pleasant Valley Road along Jim Barnett Park and Mount Hebron Cemetary.

Drivers will notice two double yellow lines creating a small median in the middle of the road and also narrowing the lanes.

The speed limit was also lowered to 35 mph.

These changes are in an effort to calm traffic flow in the area and improve driver safety.

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WPRD’s 7th Annual Splash Bash

The City of Winchester’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 7th Annual Splash Bash today at the Jim Barnett Park outdoor pool from noon – 6:30 pm.

This is a great way to kick off summer before the 4th of July weekend and check out the newly refurbished slide, diving board, and wading pool.

NREP took over the concessions stand this summer to provide students with disabilities job training while also raising money for the school’s new greenhouse.

There will also be a DJ and door prizes including a free month membership to the pool.

The regular pool fee structure applies.

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The City of Winchester has begun reassessments

The City of Winchester has begun their 2023 General Real Estate Reassessment.

The City’s Vendor for appraisals is Pearson’ s Appraisal Service.

Pearson’s Appraisal Service will be conducting reviews of properties within the city limits.

According to the City’s news release Pearson’s staff will be traveling in clearly marked vehicles and have proper identification.

If you are a property owner with information to share with Pearson’s regarding the assessment or your property or if you would like an interior inspection it is important to get in touch.

Those with anything to share or special instructions or request contact the City’s Real Estate Administrator by calling (540) 667-2048.

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Winchester drops mask requirements in government centers

The Winchester CitE news letter announced that masks are no longer required for unvaccinated visitors in government buildings.

Where visitors to the Winchester City Government Buildings will no longer be required to wear masks there are circumstances that need to be considered.

City officials ask that you follow the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

If you feel sick stay at home, practice proper hygiene and wear a mask.

The CDC also recommends a mask for anyone who is recovering from COVID-19 symptoms for at least ten days.

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City of Winchester expands real estate tax relief

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The weekly Winchester CitE-News letter announced the City has expanded the real estate tax relief program.

The net financial worth, household income and maximum tax relief limits have increased for those who need it most.

Applications must be submitted by April 1 each year for those 65 and over unless permanently disabled.

Contact the City of Winchester commissioner of revenue for all pertinent information.

Full details and an application are found by clicking here.

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Applications for Crisis Energy Assistance are being accepted

In a City of Winchester social post it was announced that applications for Crisis Energy Assistance are being accepted.

Energy emergencies are described as homes with no heat, or at a point of no heating or primary heating facing termination or not working.

The applications will be accepted by the Winchester Social Services Department Office on Baker Street Winchester until Mar. 15.

You can contact commonhelp.virginia.gov or call (855) 635-4370 for additional information and applications.

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The City of Winchester seeks the public’s input

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A social post from the City of Winchester shows that the City Council is seeking public input on the proposed voting ward boundary adjustments.

The City Council hopes to conduct a public hearing at it’s regular meeting on Mar. 8 at 6 p.m. on the subject.

Input on the boundaries is welcome before the meeting as well.

For more information and contact information visit winchesterva.gov.

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