Please be advised the Town of Front Royal Water & Sewer division will have the following roads closed for maintenance:
· Monday, August 13, 2012 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Parkview at Criser Rd intersection, flaggers will be present for traffic control
· Tuesday, August 14, 2012 from 7 am – 3 pm
Blue Ridge Ave at E Main intersection, water off periodically
· Wednesday, August 15, 2012 from 7 am – 3 pm
Washington Ave from 6th St to Happy Creek Rd, water off periodically
· Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 7 am – 3 pm
8th St and Commerce Ave both turning lanes and median area closed, water off periodically
Please be aware of crews working in these areas and plan your travel accordingly. When the water is reinstated, note that the water outage could cause some temporary discoloration of the drinking water; however the water is safe to drink. To clear the water, a cold tap should be turned on and allowed to run until it clears. The water should also be checked for discoloration before running it into the washing machine.
If you have any questions, please call the Environmental Services office at 540-635-7819
We would like to correct the website for donations to the Veterans Moving Forward organization featured in our early February edition, not on page 4, but page 18. The correct web address is http://www.vetsfwd.org – please reach out and help provide our war veterans with this valuable private-sector initiative to bring specially-trained companion dogs into their lives.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposes to modify institutional controls currently in place at the Avtex Fibers Superfund Site, located in Front Royal, Virginia. This proposed Explanation of Significant Difference, or “ESD,” specifically targets Operable Units (OUs) 7, 8 and 10 of the site to ensure continued protection of public health and the environment, while also facilitating future reuse. The EPA is required to announce this modification and invites public comment on it during a 30-day public comment period which begins on September 14, 2011 and ends on October 14, 2011.
• For OU 7, EPA proposes to modify the Ecologically Protective Backfill Values and include a performance
standard for the pH of the upper six inches of soil to be no less than 5.5 prior to seeding.
• For OU 7 and OU 8 and OU 10 , EPA proposes to separate the existing conservation easement at this
site into three separate easements to better account for changing uses and stewardship of the properties
comprising this site. This is proposed to help facilitate the specificity of future development. The new
easements will provide the same restrictions on future use to maintain long term protectiveness of the remedy.
EPA welcomes your input! Send comments electronically:
Or send in writing to:
Kate Lose, Remedial Project Manager
1650 Arch Street (3HS23)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
For more information visit
Are you the next Oprah Winfrey, Julia Child, Charlie Rose, Rachel Maddow, or Bill O? Do you know more about news, politics, cooking, skateboards, quilting or crafts, law, parenting, games, tech, science, religion, gardening, web sites, investing, real estate or whatever than most people? Do you have one or two other people who could do a talk show with you?
Let me know.
Warren County Report Television is going to tape some talk show pilots on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week in our new 3-camera studio. We supply everything. You show up and talk. The shows will be broadcast live on the Internet and available afterward for on-demand viewing.
If you have what it takes to host or participate in a show about a topic that will interest a large number of people then let me know.
I’d be happy to answer any questions. Preferably in comments here.
We regret that in the Early December print edition of Warren County Report we incorrectly reported that Adam Lewis Pyles of Dale City, VA had been indicted by the Warren County Circuit Court Grand Jury. In fact the Grand Jury found that the indictment we were provided was not a true bill.
FrVaToday.com is up and running and will continue to be developed. The site offers local news, weather, and a comprehensive calendar of events.
FrVaToday.com is free and will be advertiser supported.
Inside this issue:
- Front Royal, VA woman loses finger in domestic dispute
- Browntown Road shooting
- Additional charges filed in Warren County, VA house ramming incident
- Two arrested in Papa John’s Pizza robbery
- Be on the lookout for Daniel Eli of Bethlehem, PA
- Driveway scams
- Openings for Citizens Police Academy
- R-MA teacher honored
- State River Park attendance down
- New Linden, VA trash site opens
- Town of Front Royal, VA approaches liaison: Let’s talk – just not about ‘that’
- Warren County, VA approves 5-pronged January liaison agenda
- Capt. Richard H. Furr makes it official – applying for Front Royal, VA police chief’s job
- Del. Clay Athey’s Report from Richmond, VA
- Neighbors point fingers (not guns) during shooting debate
- ‘Pawsitive Pup’ makes dog grooming more convenient
- NFL playoffs – Still Cheering Purple Pride
- Activities & events in Front Royal and Warren County, VA
- Opinion: The Gaza Holocaust
- Letter: History’s Revenge
- Front Royal/Warren County, VA Chamber of Commerce news
- Entire issue is free here.
Also, 2008: The Year in Review
- 2008 – It wasn’t that great: From bad weather to a lousy economy – good riddance
- Inventor John Kovak: Childhood machine could be key to clean energy production in Front Royal, VA
- CPV, Dominion Power make it official – the ‘buy’ is on
- Paying for our own noose? Front Royal, VA debates the true price of power – 50 years of coal
- Loss of father, two young children mourned at Candlelight Vigil
- Town of Front Royal, VA approves corridor, EDA resolutions – Threat of litigation by Riverton Commons restaurants hovers over passage
- First Crooked Run Center tax revenue estimates in
- Town, FDR Services settle water-sewer rate war – Two years of litigation ends with compromise, 15-year service contract
- Should the Dow be at 3,000? Up a grand, down a grand – Great Depression 2.0?
- Show me the money – Brooks calls out EDA financing – EDA’s reduced municipal funding request opens a fiscal can of worms
- Town move on EDA assets likely futile – Virginia state law protects autonomy of economic development authorities
- Town to EDA – ‘Pretty please with sugar on top’ – Town rephrases effort to gain control of millions in EDA assets
- Abusive driver fees’ hit the dustbin of legislative history – Refunds included in ‘civil remedial fee’ repeal signed into law by Virginia governor
- Virginia Governor Tim Kaine cites importance of dialogue in state government
- Va. Supreme Court rules against NVTA road taxing – Local plaintiff, delegate weigh in on decision, state funding responsibilities
- Questions remain about Virginia state trooper collision – Public’s right to know at issue as accident investigation continues
- Humane Society board recalled under contentious circumstances – Accusations fly over membership voting eligibility, animal care priorities
- Wagner Shelter two weeks later – ‘a remarkable change’; In the wake of contentious board recall, humans & animals move on
- Monk murder mystery – A personal remembrance of a soul in wonder
- Entire issue is free here.
Mandatory Water Conservation
of the Town’s Municipal Water System
The Town of Front Royal Department of Environmental Services has observed that the 14-day rolling average stream flow rate of the South Fork of the Shenandoah River has dropped below 340 cubic feet per second (cfs), or approximately 220 million gallons per day. The average river flow for 2007 as measured by the United States Geological Survey was 1,774 cfs, indicating that the river is flowing at 19% of last year’s average flow. The Town’s permit for water withdrawal from the river issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality stipulates certain river flow rates require various conservation measures. As a result of this reduced river flow and in compliance with the issued withdrawal permit, all users of the Town of Front Royal’s municipal water system are advised to observe mandatory water conservation efforts.
During periods of mandatory water conservation, all users of Front Royal municipal water system shall be prohibited from the following:
1.The watering of shrubbery, trees, lawns, grass, plants, or any other vegetation from Town water supplies (except indoor plantings, greenhouse and commercial nursery stocks, and new plantings less than one year old) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
2.The outdoor washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats, airplanes, or other types of mobile equipment, except in a commercial vehicle wash facility.
3.The washing of private streets, driveways, parking lots, service station grounds, or other paved outdoor surfaces.
4.The operation of any ornamental fountains, unless the water is recycled. Municipal ornamental fountains shall be cleaned and closed within two (2) days of the mandatory water conservation restriction declaration.
5.The filling of swimming and/or wading pools, except that filled pools may be topped off to maintain the appropriate levels for use.
Violation of any of these mandatory water conservation activities can be punished by a fine up to $1000 per offense committed. In addition, each day that a violation occurs can be punished as a separate offense. Water users are urged to comply with these efforts.
Water users are requested to continue to reduce water usage through various other water conservation measures.
Thank you for your assistance in conserving our water resources during this low river flow time period. Please monitor your local media sources for future reports of water conservation efforts in the Town of Front Royal.
If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Department of Environmental Services at (540) 635-7819.