November 5, 2021
A publication by Gloucester's Department of Community Engagement and Public Information
More Tidal Flooding Expected this Weekend

Tides will build through the weekend resulting from the combination of the King Tides and increasing Northeast wind as a storm system passes offshore, according to the U.S. National Weather Service, Wakefield. For the latest tide forecasts visit its Coastal Flood Webpage.

Tides will build Friday through Saturday and Sunday. High tides with the most flooding will occur during the morning / early afternoon high tides this weekend.

  • Middle and Upper Bay – Minor / Shallow flooding in the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline resulting in a low threat of property damage.
  • Lower Bay –Tides build to near Moderate flooding with widespread flooding of vulnerable areas will result in elevated threat of property damage.

Parade Registrations Filling Up Quickly - Reserve Your Spot Today!

Parade registrations are filling up fast for the Christmas and Holiday Parade! Parade registrations will likely hit its max before the November 14 deadline!

If you would like to participate in our Christmas & Holiday Parade, make sure you submit your application at gloucesterva.info/civicrec soon!
Winter 2021-2022 Beehive Published

The Winter 2021-2022 Beehive has been published and should be in residential mailboxes within the next few days. Check out all of the local news and events taking place in your community over the next few months!

To read the issue online, click on the image above or visit here.
Interested in Working for Local Government? Check out the November Current Conversations Podcast!

Have you ever considered the benefits of working for local government? If so, you may want to check out this month's Current Conversations podcast.

We sit down with Elaine Johnson, our Human Resources Director, and Penny Reed, our Human Resources Analyst, to discuss what makes Gloucester County, Government such a good place to work. This episode discusses the rich employment benefits, current opportunities, and what makes the Gloucester County Team so special.


CERT Training Scheduled for this Weekend

Are you prepared? Do you want to help your Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex community in an emergency?
The C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.

C.E.R.T. members are NOT first responders but offer support in our communities. The C.E.R.T. team is a group of community volunteers that learn to: Manage utilities and put out small fires, provide Basic First Aid, learn how to search an area safely, help at local events and more!

C.E.R.T. training is free and will be held November 6-7 in Gloucester. COVID precautions and social distancing will be in effect. Space is limited. Teens are welcome.

For more information or to register, email em@gloucesterva.info , visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/398/CERT-Training or call 804-693-1390. 

Due to the financial hardships brought onto families and businesses because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Virginia General Assembly passed a moratorium on utilities service disconnections in the Commonwealth. The moratorium ended in August 2021 and the Gloucester County Public Utilities Department will resume disconnect procedures in January 2022.

Representatives from Gloucester County Public Utilities Department are encouraging residents who owe a balance to reach out directly and sign up for a repayment plan. Customers wanting a payment plan must enroll before the cutoff date of December 15, 2021.

Residents or businesses interested in setting up a repayment plan are encouraged to do so immediately and should visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/387/Public-Utilities, or call the Public Utilities office at 804-693-4044. Any account with a delinquent balance greater that 30 days is eligible, and no additional fees are associated with the repayment plan.

Repayment applications must be received by December 15th, and can be downloaded at: https://www.gloucesterva.info/DocumentCenter/View/11921/COVID-REPAYMENT-PLANAPPLICATION. All completed applications should be e-mailed to Amber Durham (adurham@gloucesterva.info) or Karin Earwood (kearwood@gloucesterva.info).

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors recently allocated $2 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to expand wireless broadband internet to unserved residents, bringing Gloucester another step closer to providing access to the entire community. The service will be provided by the County’s partner in the project, Open Broadband, LLC and will utilize a fixed wireless system. 

Residents or businesses interested in receiving service from Open Broadband should visit www.openbb.net/gloucesterco to sign up with no obligation. The company will contact those who have signed up once the service becomes available. Those who register will receive monthly e-mail updates with the progress of the project.

For overall information and updates regarding all of Gloucester County’s broadband initiatives, visit the Broadband Information Hub at https://gloucester-broadband-gcgis.hub.arcgis.com/ or contact Steele at 804-693-4042 or csteele@gloucesterva.info.
New Post on Money, Health, and Other Things!

This week, the Virginia Cooperative Extension will continue its discussion on estimating how much you need to save for retirement. To tune in, visit https://moneyhealthandotherthings.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/planning-for-retirement-part-v/
Gloucester County is recruiting for various positions!

For more information, to apply, and review full job descriptions, please visit https://www.gloucesterva.info/347/Job-Opportunities
Have a community event coming up? Consider listing it in The Bee Line Events Calendar!

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