July 2, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
COVID-19’S Impact on the Vehicle Valuations of 2021

The following information is intended to provide insight about the updated NADA vehicle values for 2021. Historically, vehicle values tend to depreciate from month to month. As such, the predicted value of any vehicle would be lower than the value of that same vehicle the previous January. In early 2020, vehicle values were trending as the industry normally expected.

Then, in March, COVID-19 altered the anticipated trends of the automobile industry. As a result, all major vehicle valuation services, not just National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), indicated increased market values between January 2020 and January 2021. Just over the summer of 2020, prices increased over 10% for the US used car market as a whole. Several key market events, beginning as far back as mid-2019, played a part in the values established in January 2021.

Read more here.
Gloucester's First-Ever Ride Share Service Officially Launched

Have you checked out the Gloucester Courthouse area's first-ever ride share service?

Gloucester County Virginia Government has partnered with Bay Aging to launch the Bay Transit Express! The new service lets you book rides straight from your phone, get picked up in minutes, and commute or run your errands without needing a car...it's like a minibus that comes when you want, where you want. Best of all, it's only $2 per trip!

The new service was officially launched Tuesday during a ribbon cutting ceremony with our own Dr. JJ Orth, chairman of the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors and George Bains, Deputy County Administrator, participating!

Find out more by visiting: https://www.baytransit.org/express/
Gloucester Launches New Software for easier Online Viewing of Government Meetings

Gloucester County recently launched new software in its Meeting Portal for citizens to have a more user-friendly experience when viewing local government meetings on the County’s website.

The new software the County is using is provided by eScribe, a leading provider of secure, cloud-based meeting management solutions for public sector boards, committees, and councils, looking to boost transparency, increase stakeholder participation, meet evolving accessibility standards, and improve organizational efficiency.

The new and improved Meeting Portal can be viewed by visiting the County’s website (www.gloucesterva.info), clicking on “Board of Supervisors” and then “Meeting Portal.”

Read more here.
Why Should You Come Work for Gloucester County?

To check out all of our current opportunities, please visit: https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities.
Public Meeting Wednesday on Battle of the Hook

South River Heritage Consulting is working with Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism on a grant funded project through the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program. The project includes inventory research and documentation to identify probable locations of the engagements and sites related to the Battle of the Hook at Gloucester Point, Virginia. Through a survey of historical documents and cultural landscape resources, South River Heritage Consulting has provided a strategy for preservation planning.

A public meeting will be held to discuss findings on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 7:00 pm in the Gloucester Public Library Community Room. This is the third and final public meeting for this project, and those interested will learn about the research and hear about potential strategies for preservation.

Call Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism at (804) 693-2355 with any questions.
Middle Peninsula CSB to Host Children First Program

The Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck Community Services Board will host a Children First Program, virtual Co-Parenting Class Thursday, July 29 from 4-8 p.m. The cost is $50. Pre-registration is required by calling 804-642-5402 or e-mailing prevent@mpnn.state.va.us.
New Post on Money, Health and Other Things

This week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will return to discuss some retirement items.

Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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