Williamsburg is gearing up for elections this coming Tuesday – get details below. Also, the city reminds residents personal property and real estate deadlines are coming up, and residents and businesses have a little bit longer to apply for the Green Challenge.
City Elections Tuesday
City residents will have a chance to select representatives for three City Council seats this week.
Three incumbents and a challenger are vying for the three at-large seats. Candidates are incumbents Paul Freiling, Clyde Haulman and Judy Knudson and challenger Ginger Crapse. Read profiles of these candidates here, here, here and here.
Recent redistricting caused some polling place locations to change. To locate your polling location, look here.
For more details about the election and to see a sample ballot, visit the city’s website.
Personal Property and Real Estate Tax Reminders
Don’t forget that 2012 Certifications of Tangible Personal Property need to be returned to the Commissioner of Revenue by May 1, and real estate taxes are due June 1.
If you have questions or need a form, please call 220-6150 or visit the city’s website.
Real estate tax bills for the period January 1 through June 30, 2012 were mailed April 20 and are due June 1.
If a mortgage company is responsible for payment of your taxes, you should not receive a bill. If you think you have received one in error, please contact your mortgage company.
If you are responsible for payment of your taxes and have not received a bill, please contact the Real Estate Assessment Office at 220-6185 or visit the city’s website.
Green Challenge Extended
In honor of the great turnout at Waller Mill Park for Earth Day, the city’s Green Team has extended the deadline for its Green Challenges until April 30 and added a prize.
The Green Challenge asks applicants to show what they do to be environmentally friendly in the areas of waste reduction, water conservation, energy conservation and transportation. Applicants can even submit photos and videos of their green activities.
To be considered a Williamsburg Green Resident, applicants must live in the city and fill out a simple form listing green actions in the four areas described above. Applications will also be submitted for random drawings for one of five recycling containers filled with green gifts and a drawing for an annual pass to Waller Mill Park and a free boat rental.
All participants will be posted on the city’s website.