News Flash

Posted on: August 28, 2019

Meeting Notice #52

The schedule for two standing committee meetings of the Board of Supervisors has changed. Starting with the Tuesday, September 17, 2019, meeting, the Finance, Audit and Budget Committee will meet at noon in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr....

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Labor Day Holiday

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Stafford County government offices, departments and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019.

The Regional Landfill and Belman Road Recycling Center in Fredericksburg will be closed on Monday, September...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Meeting Notice #51 Ag/PDR

The August 26, 2019, meeting of the Agricultural/Purchase of Development Rights Committee has been canceled. The committee will meet next on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 13...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Meeting Notice #49

The Community Policy Management Team meeting scheduled for this evening has been canceled. The team will meet next on Monday, September 16, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, St...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Meeting Notice # 48 - R-Board

The Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board) will meet on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 8:30 a.m., in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Meeting Notice #46

The Utilities Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, August 13, 2019, has been canceled. The commission will meet next on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse R...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Meeting Notice #43

The Agricultural/Purchase of Development Rights Committee meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled. The committee will meet next on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Co...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Meeting Notice #42

The  Wetlands Board, Coastal Primary Sand Dunes Board and the Chesapeake Bay Board meetings scheduled for Monday, July 15, 2019, have been canceled. The boards will meet next on Monday, August 19, 2019, in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gord...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Independence Day Holiday

Stafford, Va. – Stafford offices, departments, and facilities will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5, 2019, in observance of Independence Day Holiday. All courts will be closed as well as offices of the Rappahannock Area Health Di...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 26, 2019

Meeting Notice #41

The Architectural Review Board meeting scheduled for Monday, July 1, 2019, has been canceled. The board will meet next on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Sta...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Meeting Notice #40

The Electoral Board will meet on Thursday, June  27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the General Registrar’s Office on the first floor of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

The Planning Commissi...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Meeting Notice #39

The Community Policy Management Team meeting scheduled for Monday, June 18, 2019, has been canceled. The committee will meet next on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 13...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Meeting Notice #36

The Architectural Review Board meeting scheduled for this evening has been canceled. The board will meet next on Monday, July 1, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 2...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Memorial Day Holiday

Stafford, Va. – Stafford offices, departments, facilities, and all courts will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019, for the Memorial Day holiday. The Rappahannock Regional Landfill and all offices of the Rappahannock Area Health District will be c...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 16, 2019

Meeting Notice #35

The upcoming meeting of the Wetlands Board, Coastal Primary Sand Dunes and the Chesapeake Bay boards on May 20, 2019, has been canceled. The committees will meet next on Monday, June 17, 2019, in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Meeting Notice #34

The Utilities Commission meeting scheduled for this evening has been canceled. The commission will meet on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Meeting Notice #32

The Electoral Board will meet on Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the General Registrar’s Office on the first floor of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Meeting Notice #30

The Architectural Review Board meeting scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2019, has been canceled. The board will meet next on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Staffo...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 24, 2019

Meeting Notice #29

The Board of Directors of the Celebrate Virginia North Community Development Authority will hold a Special Meeting and Public Hearing on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. at 1201 Central Park Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The purpose of the me...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Meeting Notice #28

The Board of Supervisors will meet at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

The Board of Supervisors will hold a Budget Work Session...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 15, 2019

Meeting Notice #26

The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2019, has been canceled. The committee will meet next on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Meeting Notice #24

The Board of Supervisors will meet for a Budget Work Session from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

The Public Safety Committee me...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 8, 2019

Meeting Notice #23

The Tuesday, April 9, 2019, meeting scheduled for the Utilities Commission has been canceled. The committee will meet on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Staff...

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Public Notices
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Meeting Notice #22

Stafford County Government will hold a Healthy Growth Stakeholder Roundtable on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554. Par...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Meeting Notice #21

The Embrey Mill Community Development Authority will meet on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Embrey House, 25 Apricot Street, Stafford, Virginia 22554. The purpose of the meeting is to review the status of such community development authority,...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Meeting Notice #20

The location of the 7:00 p.m. session of the Tuesday, April 2, 2019, Board of Supervisors meeting has been changed. The Board will meet in the auditorium of Brooke Point High School, 1700 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554. The Board will hold public hea...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 20, 2019

Meeting Notice #18

The location of the Tuesday, March 26, 2019, meeting of the Utilities Commission has been changed. The commission will meet at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 11, 2019

Meeting Notice #17

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

The Tuesday, March 12, 2019, meeting scheduled for the Utilities Commission has been changed. The commission will meet next on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Governme...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Meeting Notice #15

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

The Wednesday, March 13, 2019, meeting scheduled for the Planning Commission has been canceled. The commission will meet next on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Meeting Notice #14 Board of Supervisors Budget Work Sessions

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – Please see notices of the schedule of meetings for the Stafford County Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Process meetings. All meetings are open to the public.

The Board of Supervisors will meet for a Budget Wor...

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Public Notices
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Meeting Notice #13 Stafford County Electoral Board

STAFFORD COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE

The Stafford County Electoral Board has been directed by the Commonwealth to hold a Dual-Party Primary Election, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, throughout the County.

Races to be placed on the ballot may include:

Senate of Virginia Dis...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 26, 2019

Meeting Notice #12

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

The time for the Infrastructure Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2019, has changed. The meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Meeting Notice #11

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Due to the inclement weather the Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2019, was canceled. The board will meet on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. in the Boar...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Meeting Notice #10

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

The Planning Commission Landscaping Subcommittee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 20, 2019, has been rescheduled. The subcommittee will meet on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the Ge...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Meeting Notice # 9

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

The Planning Commission Landscaping Subcommittee will meet on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Meeting Notice # 8

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Supervisor Meg Bohmke will hold a Town Hall on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, for residents of the Southgate neighborhood to discuss the planned commercial development in and around the neighborhood. The meeting is for ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Meeting Notice # 7

The Stafford Board of Supervisors Bylaws Committee will meet on Friday, February 8, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. in the County Administration Conference Room of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

The meeting of th...

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Public Notices
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Meeting Notice #6

Members of the Stafford Board of Supervisors will meet with Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) staff on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at Stafford Hospital, 101 Hospital Center Boulevard, Stafford, VA 22554. The meeting is regarding the Stafford ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Board of Supervisors Planning Meeting

The Board of Supervisors will meet for a planning retreat on Friday, February 1, 2019, at noon at the Airlie Center, 6809 Airlie Road, Warrenton, VA 20187. The purpose of the meeting is to plan for current and long-range issues. The Board will reconvene o...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 28, 2019

Meeting Notice #5

The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 29, 2019, has been canceled. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Roa...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Meeting Notice #4

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA –The Wednesday, January 16, 2019, meeting scheduled for the Cemetery Committee has been canceled. The Committee will meet next on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in the Planning Conference Room of the...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Meeting Notice #3

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – Two information meetings for the Comprehensive Road Evaluation traffic study of Stafford County were scheduled for this week. The first, scheduled for this evening, has been canceled due to inclement weather an...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Meeting Notice #2

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The meeting dates and locations for the Wetlands Board, the Coastal Primary Sand Dunes Board and the Chesapeake Bay Board have been changed. The committees will meet next on Monday, January 14, 2019, in Confere...

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Public Notices
Posted on: January 3, 2019

Meeting Notice #1

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Planning Commission Cluster Policy Subcommittee will meet on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. in the Activities Room of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA...

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Public Notices
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Meeting Notice #77

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Monday, December 17, 2018, meeting scheduled for the Community Policy and Management Team has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. in the First Floor Confer...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Meeting Notice #76

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Monday, December 3, 2018, meeting scheduled for the Joint Schools Working Committee has been canceled.

The Board of Supervisors will hold a Work Session on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Stafford County to Apply for Grant

Stafford, VA – Stafford County Government intends to apply for a grant to the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) for the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative. This program allows jurisdictions to provide financial assistance...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Meeting Notice #74

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – Following the November 6 election, newly re-elected Board of Supervisors member Tom Coen, George Washington District, will be sworn in on Monday, November 19, 2018. A special ceremony will take place at 9:30 a....

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Meeting Notice #73

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The date of the November 20, 2018, meeting scheduled for the Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) has been changed. The board will meet on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in the Treasurer’s ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Meeting Notice #71

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – Stafford County will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at the Armed Services Memorial located at the rear of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 225...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Meeting Notice #67

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Community Policy and Management Team meeting scheduled for Monday, October 15, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be on Monday, November 19, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the Geor...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 11, 2018

Meeting Notice #66

 

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The date of the first November Board of Supervisors meeting has changed due to the elections. The Board will meet on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of th...

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Stafford County Electoral Board Public Notice

Stafford County Electoral Board Public Notice

Stafford, VA – Please find attached a public notice from the Stafford County Electoral Board regarding events surrounding the General Election on November 7, 2018. The notice lists helpful information on absent...

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Additional Info... Public Notices
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Columbus Day

COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY

Stafford, Va. – All County offices and departments will be open on Monday, October 8, 2018, for the Columbus Day holiday except a few. All Stafford courts and offices of the Rappahannock Area Health District will be closed.  

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Public Notices
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Meeting Notice #64

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Utilities Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gord...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Meeting Notice #63

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Architectural Review Board meeting scheduled for Monday, October 1, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. G...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 21, 2018

Meeting Notice #62

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Joint Schools Working Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC o...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Meeting Notice #61

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Parks and Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gord...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 17, 2018

Meeting Notice #60

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Meeting Notice #59

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Legislative Affairs Committee meeting scheduled for Friday, September 14, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in the County Administration Co...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Meeting Notice #58

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Legislative Affairs Committee will meet on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. in the County Administration Conference Room of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Staffo...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Labor Day Holiday

STAFFORD OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR LABOR DAY

 

Stafford, Va. – Stafford offices, departments, and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of Labor Day. All courts will be closed as well as offices of the Rappahannock Area H...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Meeting Notice #57

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

Stafford, VA – The Joint Schools Working Committee will meet on Monday, August 27, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, VA 22554. ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Meeting Notice #56

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The Community Policy and Management Team meeting scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2018, has been canceled. The next meeting will be on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 3:30 p.m. in Conference ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Meeting Notice #55

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) August meeting has been rescheduled. The board will meet on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. in the Finance Conference Room of the George L. Gordon, Jr. Governmen...

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Public Notices
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Meeting Notice #53

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Historical Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. has been canceled. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Meeting Notice #51

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The date of the Economic Development Authority meeting scheduled for Friday, August 10, 2018, has been changed. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board Chambers of ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Meeting Notice #50

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The Electoral Board will meet on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the General Registrar’s Office of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

The Telecommu...

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Public Notices
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Meeting Notice #49

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – Due to a malfunction in an air conditioning unit in the George L. Gordon, Jr., building, most of the building is without air conditioning. As of 10:30 a.m., the Gordon building is closed for business. Other dep...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Meeting Notice #48

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The By-Laws Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

The ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Meeting Notice #47

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICES

Stafford, VA – The time for the Finance, Audit, and Budget Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018, has been changed. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Go...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Meeting Notice #46

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE

Stafford, VA – The By-Laws Committee will meet on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Meeting Notice #45

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICES

Stafford, VA – The time for the Finance, Audit, and Budget Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018, has been changed. The meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Conference Room ABC of the George L. Gordon, Jr., G...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Meeting Notice #44

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA –The Stafford County Electoral Board will meet on Monday, June 11, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. in the Clerk of Courts Conference Room of the Stafford County Courthouse located at 1225 Courthouse Road, ...

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Public Notices
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Meeting Notice #42

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The June 18, 2018, meetings of the Wetlands Board, the Coastal Primary Sand Dunes Board and the Chesapeake Bay Board have been canceled. The committees will meet next on Monday, July 16, 201...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Memorial Day Holiday

STAFFORD COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES TO CLOSE FOR MEMORIAL DAY

Stafford, Va. – Stafford offices, departments, facilities, and all courts will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day. The Rappahannock Regional Landfill and all offices...

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Public Notices
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Meeting Notice #41

STAFFORD COUNTY MEETING NOTICE 

 

Stafford, VA – The Economic Development Authority will hold their annual business appreciation reception on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Potomac Winery located at 275 Decatur Roa...

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Public Notices

News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2019

2019 Transportation Bond: An Overview of the Referendum

2019 Transportation Bond Referndum

Stafford’s Board of Supervisors is asking citizens to consider a $50 million bond referendum on the November 5 ballot. Stafford County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the Commonwealth, and the Board is committed to finding solutions to...

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Additional Info... County News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Citizen Help Critical in Success of 2020 Census

Census-pic

The next United States Census takes place in 2020, and the response of Stafford’s citizens is critical for the success of the Census as well as future planning in Stafford. The Census determines Stafford County’s official population an...

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County News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Annual 9/11 Ceremony Honors Lives of Service

bell

Stafford County invites all members of the public to its annual 9/11 ceremony to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in trying to help the victims of September 11, 2001, attack as well as remember the civilian lives lost. Stafford County has he...

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County News
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Stafford Fire and Rescue Asks Citizens to “Fill the Boot” for MDA

Final-Fill-the-Boot

Labor Day will bring a familiar site to Stafford County’s local intersections – Stafford firefighters holding out a fire boot, asking for donations. The money goes to assist individuals, and the families who love them, from the harm of...

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County News
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Join the Community Party at National Night Out

NNO-2019

The annual National Night Out is a highly anticipated celebration in Stafford and this year, there are even more ways to enjoy it. The main event is being held at Stafford Marketplace and 13 neighborhoods are holding their own celebrations. Last year, mor...

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Additional Info... County News
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Stafford Board Asks for Bond Referendum on Roads Projects

ballot

Voters will consider a $50 million bond referendum in November to support transportation projects in Stafford County. At their June meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted to request the Circuit Court to order a referendum question be placed on the ballot...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Stafford's CERT Team Members Expand Services

CERT

During a crisis, emergency services personnel are the ones who help victims. However, the conditions – fires, accidents, storms – that affect victims also impact the emergency services personnel. Who takes care of them? In Stafford Cou...

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County News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

Community Forums to Gather Input on Stafford’s Culture to Plan for the Future

ed-story

There is one thing upon which all Staffordians can agree – Stafford has changed a whole lot over the last 50 years – going from approximately 25,000 residents to around 150,000. No matter what your perspective is on the matter, we can ...

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County News
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Priority on Healthy Growth: Using Public Input to Make Decisions

July-Healthy-Growth-Update

Last spring, Stafford County successfully concluded a public engagement campaign to seek public input on Healthy Growth. The County received a robust response from citizens and other interested persons through individual interviews, roundtables, public in...

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Additional Info... County News
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Brooke Road Closure Extended Through September

Brooke-Road

The date for reopening Brooke Road to through traffic near Stagecoach Road has changed. The closure is being extended to late September. Brooke Road was closed to through traffic on September 17, 2018. Record-setting rainfalls impacted the progress of con...

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County News
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Stafford’s July 4th Spectacular Promises Fun, Food and Fireworks

July-4-Fireworks

Celebrate America’s 243rd birthday with food, fun and fireworks at the “July 4th Spectacular” at John Lee Pratt Memorial Park. Stafford hosts the annual event which is part of Fredericksburg’s July 4th Heritage Fest...

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County News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Stafford Completes First Road Study Project in Partnership with VDOT

Andrew-Chapel

Drivers on Andrew Chapel Road will notice wider shoulders, a new layer of asphalt and brighter, freshly painted lane markings between Courthouse Road and Brooke Road. Work was recently finished on a joint "wedge widening" project to slightly wid...

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County News
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Stafford Completes FY2020 Budget Process with the Adoption of CIP

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Stafford’s Board of Supervisors completed the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Process on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, by adopting the FY2020-2024 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) with Planning Years FY2025-2029. This vote was the final step in a budget proc...

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County News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Hurricane Season 2019: Preparation Is Key

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The start of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season is June 1 and comes on the heels of a record-breaking year of rainfall in Stafford County. Homeowners and business owners have already struggled with flooding in areas that have typically been dry in the pas...

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County News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Multiple Options Make for Easy Payments

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Stafford County Real Estate and Personal Property taxes for the first half of 2019 are due Wednesday, June 5, 2019. The Stafford Treasurer’s Office encourages citizens to pay by the due date to avoid additional penalties. There are many convenie...

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County News
Posted on: May 20, 2019

Stafford Announces 2018 Historical Preservation Awards

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One of Stafford County’s chief charms is its abundance of history. One can drive a few miles in any direction and see interpretive signs, preserved sites and landmarks and highway markers. None of these things came about without the dedication a...

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County News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Priority on Healthy Growth: Public Engagement Results

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Stafford County recently sought out public input through the Healthy Growth public engagement process. Overall, the process received a robust response reaching over 30,000 people directly with project information, 2,500 online in education and dialogue, a...

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County News
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Stafford Hosting Second Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Armed Services Memorial

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Sgt. Charles Calvin Strong never met his daughter, Sophie. His wife, Taylor, was pregnant with her when Sgt. Strong was killed in 2014 while serving in the Marines in Afghanistan. He was 28-years-old. Taylor, a Stafford County native, and Sophie Strong wi...

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County News
Posted on: April 19, 2019

Priority on Healthy Growth: Public Information Sessions

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The next phase of Stafford’s Healthy Growth efforts continues next week with two public information sessions with opportunities for public input. Stafford County is asking the public to weigh in on its vision of healthy growth at the sessions on...

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County News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Priority on Healthy Growth: Understanding the Process and Providing Input

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One of the most crucial steps towards facilitating public input is framing the discussion. Stafford’s Healthy Growth public engagement process consists of three public phases, one of which is complete.

On March 5, 2019, County staff presented the...

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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Bus Partnership Increases Commuting Options

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Stafford residents will soon have new commuter options to Washington, D.C., thanks to a partnership between Fredericksburg Regional Transit, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Federal Transit Administration and Marine Corps Bas...

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County News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

Board of Supervisors Opts to Work Towards Amending Aquia Town Center Agreement

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Stafford’s Board of Supervisors voted at their meeting this week to amend and restate the Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) with Mosaic Realty Partners to allow Mosaic another opportunity to achieve development at Aquia Town Center. The amendment removes the ...

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County News
Posted on: March 29, 2019

UPDATED: Trail Work to Close River Road Temporarily

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UPDATE 4.5.19:

Due to the complexity of the project, River Road will undergo a second closure from April 9 – April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. The project is the installation of a drainage pipe associated with Phase IV of the Belmont...

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County News
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Priority on Healthy Growth: Public Input

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The Board of Supervisors identified healthy growth as a priority last fall when they adopted Stafford’s first-ever Strategic Plan and Stafford County 2040 Vision for the Future. The Strategic Plan calls for actionable steps over the next three y...

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County News
Posted on: April 1, 2019

Stafford County Government Expands Efforts on Local Government in Education

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April 1 through 7 is “Local Government Education Week” in Virginia, and while Stafford County marks the annual celebration with a proclamation, the County strives to honor it with student opportunities throughout the year. This year, S...

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County News
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Providing Public Input on the FY2020 Proposed Budget

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Stafford County is moving ahead with the FY2020 Proposed Budget process with a public hearing on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. To accommodate more participants, the location has been changed to the auditorium at Brooke Point High School, 1700 Court...

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County News
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Hospital Joins the Stafford Race Series

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The Stafford Hospital 5K has a new name this year – the Spring Fever 5K Run/Walk, a Coldwell Banker Elite Grand Prix and Stafford Race Series – and a couple of new twists – a competition between members of the Board ...

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County News
Posted on: March 7, 2019

Stafford's FY2020 Proposed Budget Process

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The Board of Supervisors and County staff have invested a considerable amount of time over the last year in careful and deliberate planning, resulting in the adoption of Stafford’s first-ever Strategic Plan and a 2040 Vision. These deliberate steps inform...

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County News
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Boost Your Plants with Compost from the Regional Landfill

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Many people add perennials, new bushes and trees to their landscaping in the spring. Those tender new plants can have a tough time getting established when the heat of a Virginia summer kicks in. Did you know that compost not only provides plants with nut...

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County News
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Remembering Some of the Greats During Black History Month

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Stafford’s Board of Supervisors presented its annual proclamation recognizing Black History Month to former County Attorney Alda White at its recent meeting. White was not only the first woman County Attorney in Stafford County, she was also the...

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County News
Posted on: February 15, 2019

Stafford Social Services Awarded $20,000 Grant

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Stafford County and the Stafford Hospital have a long history of working together to improve the community. The hospital turns ten this month, marking ten years of a productive partnership with Stafford. One of the annual ways the hospital helps Stafford ...

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County News
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Human Services Professionals Come Together for Annual Conference and Renewal

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When your job is to take care of others, you sometimes put your own needs aside. The goal of the annual Youth First Conference is to equip human services professionals serving youth and families with the skills to help them recharge and renew themselves t...

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County News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

Brooke Road Closure Extended Through July

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There is news regarding the closure on Brooke Road near Stagecoach Road: the closure is being extended to July to shorten the overall duration of the project. Brooke Road was closed to through traffic on September 17, 2018, with an expected date of reopen...

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County News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Stafford County Defers Vote on Tax Incentives for Aquia Town Center Developers

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Stafford’s Board of Supervisors put the developers of the Aquia Town Center on notice Tuesday when they considered a resolution to rescind tax incentives extended to Mosaic Realty Partners, the developers and owners of Aquia Town Center. The Boa...

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County News
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Stafford Board of Supervisors Kicks Off Year Full of Opportunities

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The Stafford Board of Supervisors kicked off their first meeting on January 8, 2019, welcoming a year of opportunities for engagement with the public. The first order of business was to elect a new Chairman and Vice Chairman, something the Board does annu...

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County News
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Stafford Receives Matching Funds from State to Further the Preservation of Land

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Stafford County was notified last week that it was one of six Virginia localities receiving grants for farmland preservation. Stafford’s award, which comes from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/ (VDACS) Office of Farmland Prese...

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County News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Stafford Considers Cluster Subdivision Map as First Step in Smart Growth Analysis

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The Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, on the proposed Cluster Subdivision Areas map. The proposed map is the result of the Board of Supervisors charging the Planning Commission with conducting a comprehensive review of state-m...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Stafford County Seeking Citizen Input on Broadband Survey

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The Stafford County Telecommunications Commission, supported by Stafford County, is conducting a survey to analyze the availability of broadband in the county. The survey will also include collecting data on the way citizens receive broadband and their le...

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County News
Posted on: January 4, 2019

UPDATE: Officials Holding Information Meetings on Transportation Study

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UPDATED: Two information meetings for the Comprehensive Road Evaluation traffic study of Stafford County were scheduled for this week. The first, scheduled for this evening, has been canceled due to inclement weather and and has been rescheduled for Wedne...

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County News
Posted on: December 19, 2018

Stafford's State of the County: Reflecting on a Year of Progress

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There are many ways to measure progress. More often than not, progress is made behind the scenes, or it is one of a series of steps over many years that will eventually lead to identifiable accomplishments. For Stafford County, 2018 has several visible ac...

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County News
Posted on: September 10, 2018

2019 Update - Brooke Road Closing for Safety Improvements

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JANUARY 2019 UPDATE: Due to several weather delays, the Brooke Road project will extend road closures until the end of February 2019. 

UPDATE TO STORY: The date of the start of the four-month closure to the Stafford County Brooke Road safety impro...

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County News
Posted on: December 18, 2018

Record Rainfall Reveals Flood Prone Areas

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If you think it’s rained more than ever this year and you’ve seen more flooding than in recent years, there’s a reason. The National Weather Service officially declared 2018 the “wettest calendar year” on record earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Meas...

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County News
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Winter Weather Information Always Accessible

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Winter is coming and now is the time to prepare so that you are ready before the first snowflake falls. Stafford County strives to be open at all times for citizens to conduct business, but there are occasions when the weather makes that challenging.

How d...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Stafford Gymnastics Produces First Division I Signee

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When Abigail Whitehead steps on the Rutgers University campus next fall, she will take a little bit of Stafford County with her. Abigail, or “Abbey” as she is called, will enroll as a student athlete, representing the Stafford Gymnastics Center team, the ...

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County News
Posted on: November 19, 2018

Stafford Devises a Strategic Plan to Take the County into the Future

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When people start to think about what Stafford County will look like in 2040, all sorts of ideas and thoughts come to mind. The tricky part is taking the time to create a meaningful path on which to build upon for the future. Over the summer, Stafford’s B...

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County News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Multiple Options Make for Easy Payments

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Stafford County Real Estate and Personal Property taxes for the second half of 2018 are due Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The Stafford Treasurer’s Office encourages citizens to pay by the due date to avoid additional penalties. There are many convenient wa...

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County News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

Good Samaritans and Fire and Rescue Personnel Save Citizen's Life

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When Jim Kendrick left his Hartwood home on September 10, 2018, he did not know that he was about to become part of an elite group of people – the less than 8% of people annually who survive in experiencing cardiac arrest outside a hospital. Unexpectedly,...

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County News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Pet Adoption Process Enhanced by New Animal Shelter

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Stafford’s new state-of-the-art animal shelter opened almost five months ago, and its meaningful impact is already being felt at the shelter and in the lives of Stafford’s homeless animals. The spacious shelter gives animals more room to move around both ...

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County News
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Stafford to Honor Veterans with Special Ceremony

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Stafford’s Armed Services Memorial is unique in that it is meant to be a living memorial – it honors the living as well as those who made the ultimate sacrifice. When volunteers on the Armed Services Memorial Commission and Working Group planned the memor...

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County News
Posted on: October 23, 2018

Common Stafford Courts Questions Answered

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One of the most popular topics of calls to Stafford’s Citizens Assistance Office is where and how to use the courts. People want to know where to get concealed weapons permits, where to pay fines and how to get a marriage license. Is there someone there w...

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County News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

Virginia Cooperative Extension Offers Many Things to Stafford’s Residents

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Root rot, leaf spots, brown patch – these are all things Stafford residents may be noticing in their yards right now. Thanks to a rainy spring, summer and so far, fall, our landscapes are seemingly under attack. Do not despair. There’s an office out there...

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County News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

Stafford and Fredericksburg Work Together to Make the Rappahannock River Safer

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Members of Stafford Fire and Rescue and its Swift Water Rescue Team were looking for a better way to locate recreational users in trouble on the Rappahannock River. They teamed up with the City of Fredericksburg to install a “mile marker” system to aid pe...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Joint County Effort Enhances Safety of Students

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Communication is critical in a time of emergency. This school year, thanks to a concerted effort between Stafford County Government, the Sheriff’s Office, Schools and a local Motorola contractor, Stafford’s school bus drivers will be able to communicate v...

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County News
Posted on: August 31, 2018

Annual 9/11 Ceremony Honors Lives of Service

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While the events of September 11, 2001, affected the entire country, there was an extra significance for those in the New York City and Pentagon sites. Members of the Stafford Sheriff’s Office assisted in both New York City and the Pentagon in the days fo...

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County News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

Stafford Seeks to Help Identify Invasive Noxious Weed

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It looks like Queen Anne’s Lace on steroids. However, it’s infinitely more dangerous and should be reported. What is it? It’s called Hogweed, an invasive, dangerous weed whose appearance is in direct contrast to its name. Although it has not been found in...

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County News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Landfill Efforts at Sustainability Proving Successful

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A few years ago, the Regional Landfill was facing a deficit and an uncertain future. The Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board) came up with a strategy to put the landfill back on track financially, and those steps appear to indicate...

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County News
Posted on: August 17, 2018

Stafford Asks for Citizen Input on Future Bike and Pedestrian Trails

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When it comes to planning new bike and pedestrian trails, Stafford County is looking to the experts for advice – the people who use the trails. Stafford is updating its Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities Plan and is asking for citizen input. The goal is to...

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County News
Posted on: August 10, 2018

Stafford's Continued Partnership with Hospital Brings Benefits to Community

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One of the biggest negative impacts to an individual’s wellbeing is the lack of access to insurance and consistent healthcare. Stafford’s Department of Social Services is continuing to work with the Stafford Hospital Community Benefit Fund via a grant to ...

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County News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

County Departments Teaming Together to Clean Up Historic Port of Falmouth.

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Record rainfalls have hit the Historic Port of Falmouth Park hard. According to the National Weather Service, different parts of Stafford County received rainfall amounts in a range of six to fifteen inches during the month of July alone, most of which ev...

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County News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Annual National Night Out Celebration Coming Up in Stafford

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Smiles are the first thing you notice about Stafford’s annual National Night Out celebration at Stafford Marketplace. Last year, more than 8,000 people enjoyed the fantastic family-friendly event sponsored by the Stafford Sheriff’s Office. National Night ...

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County News
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Belmont Ferry Farm Trail Extension Coming Soon

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Construction has begun on Phase 4 of the Belmont-Ferry Farm Trail which will connect at the current terminus in the John Lee Pratt Memorial Park and tie the trail into the Chatham Bridge, providing safe access to the City of Fredericksburg for pedestrians...

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County News
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Call for Volunteers to Help with Yankees in Falmouth Cleanup

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The recent historic flooding of the Rappahannock River this spring continues to affect the area around it. The latest misfortune has fallen on a cherished community event known as “Yankees in Falmouth.” It is at risk of cancelation due to the large amount...

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County News
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Summer Reading at Stafford Libraries

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Libraries are great when we need to study, a place to meet with friends, or enjoy a wonderful learning environment built for everyone, especially in the summer. Stafford County partners with the Central Rappahannock Regional Library System to operate the ...

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County News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

Wayside Project to Improve Courthouse Area Utilities Infrastructure

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Stafford County Utilities is beginning a project in the “wayside area” near the intersection of Hope Road and U.S. Route 1 to improve sewage drainage in the Stafford Courthouse area. The project will take approximately nine to ten months and is budgeted a...

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County News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

Deciding When to Call 911

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Most people know to call 911 during an emergency but what if you’re not sure it’s an emergency? When should you call 911 or when should you call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number? Lt. Lee Peters of the Stafford Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communica...

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County News
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Stafford Saves You Time with DMV Select and DMV Connect

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With local Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) offices located at Massaponax and the far end of Garrisonville Road, it can be difficult for people living in between to squeeze in a trip to the DMV. Stafford fills that gap by providing DMV Select se...

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County News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

New System Safeguards Health of Fire and Rescue Personnel

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Stafford County is installing exhaust capture and removal systems in its stations to protect the health of its Fire and Rescue personnel. The diesel engines parked in the bays of stations produce a mixture of toxic gases and particulates from the combusti...

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County News
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Widewater State Park Set to Open in Fall 2018

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A beautiful new 1,100-acre state park is set to open on the Widewater peninsula in late September. The park, which is bordered by both the Potomac River and Aquia Creek, is being built in three phases with a $43 million budget. It will feature recreationa...

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County News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Where Do You Go to Do That?

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Stafford County Government has many departments which serve the public – which means, it can be hard to figure out where to start when you have a question. We’ve polled our employees and come up with the 15 Most Asked Questions in Stafford County Governme...

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County News
Posted on: June 7, 2018

New Animal Shelter Designed to Enrich Lives

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Stafford’s new Animal Shelter is designed to enhance the lives of animals giving them an improved chance at adoption, and in turn, adding positive additions to the families in the area. Gone are the days of concrete block buildings with no natural spaces....

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County News
Posted on: May 24, 2018

Summer Increases Driving Concerns

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Stafford County reminds you that the long days of summer mean more people on the road and outside. Take the time to be a little extra cautious to keep everyone safe. Children are out of school, which means more kids are playing in and around neighborhood ...

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County News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Awards Applaud Preservation Efforts in Stafford

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Historic preservation does not happen without vision, dedication and hard work. In Stafford, a county whose history stretches back to 1664, many people are committed to keeping that history alive. The Stafford County Historical Commission names awardees o...

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County News
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Stafford to Remember the Fallen With Armed Services Memorial Ceremony

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A priority of the Stafford Armed Services Memorial Commission was to create a place where people could come for quiet contemplation to remember those who have fallen in service to our country. This year, Stafford will hold the first of an annual ceremony ...

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County News
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: The Mantra That Keeps Stafford Beautiful

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Tossing those cans and paper products into the recycling bin is a good practice, but there’s something you can do that is even better than recycling: reduce and reuse. Our grandparents were ahead of their time when they saved every scrap of aluminum foil ...

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County News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

Foster Parenting Changes Lives in Stafford County

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Most volunteers in Stafford County go home at the end of the day. Foster parents volunteer around the clock to give a child a sense of permanency, well-being and safety – the mantra of the Stafford Department of Social Services. May is National Foster Car...

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County News
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Stone from Stafford's Government Island Receives International Interest

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Aquia sandstone, quarried from Stafford’s Government Island, will be the star of a special symposium at the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 2 as well as the centerpiece of an ongoing exhibit in Scotland. For this event, the White House Historical ...

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County News
Posted on: April 25, 2018

Stafford Continues the Budget Process with Tax Rate Adoption

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Stafford’s Board of Supervisors continued the FY2019 Budget process by holding public hearings on tax rates for real estate, the Garrisonville Road Service District and the Hidden Lake Service District. Before this meeting, the Board of Supervisors did vo...

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County News
Posted on: April 20, 2018

Stafford Hosts Future Leaders in Student Government Day Event

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Seniors from Stafford’s five high schools came to Stafford County this week to get a glimpse of local government, even participating in a mock Board of Supervisors meeting. The students were there for Student Government Day, an annual event where students...

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County News
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Join the Citizens Academy and Learn How Stafford Operates

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Local government comes alive at the Stafford Citizens Academy. During the weekly classes running May 3 – May 24, Stafford County staff members describe in detail the inner workings of the public decision process and the role that citizens can serve within...

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County News
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Online Offerings Save Time and Streamline Services for Citizens and Patrons

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Stafford recently introduced an online permitting system, adding another offering to its system of online payments designed to streamline services for citizens and patrons. “Dynamic Portal,” an online application system, has been integrated with Stafford’...

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County News
Posted on: March 27, 2018

Stafford Moves on Partial Repeal of Cluster Ordinance

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Stafford’s Board of Supervisors passed a partial repeal of its cluster development regulations at the Board meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, and in a separation action requested that the use of “open space” be further explored by the Planning ...

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County News
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Aquia Town Center Looks to Move Forward

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Mosaic Realty Partners continues to look forward with redevelopment plans for the Aquia Town Center, a multi-million dollar investment area that will significantly enhance the gateway to Route 1. The County supports Mosaic’s continuing efforts behind the ...

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County News
Posted on: March 12, 2018

Stafford Preparing to Flush Water System

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If you see water running down the street, don’t worry – Stafford Utilities is not wasting water; the water system is being flushed. Stafford is preparing to commence a “flush and burn” of the entire water system to ensure the continued delivery of high-qu...

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County News
Posted on: March 9, 2018

Proposed FY2019 Budget Presented to Board

County Administrator, Thomas C. Foley, presented the Proposed FY2019 Budget to the Stafford County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 6. The proposed $573 million all funds budget addresses several of the board's priorities on public safety, education...

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County News
Posted on: March 3, 2018

Rappahannock Regional Landfill Suspending Charges to Aid with Cleanup

The Rappahannock Regional Landfill is suspending charges at the Regional Landfill for storm debris until March 12, 2018. This action is to aid residents in cleanup from the high wind storm that hit the area. Residents of Stafford and the City of Frederick...

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County News
Posted on: February 28, 2018

Stafford Utilities to Perform Smoke Tests in South Stafford

Neighborhoods in Stafford County range from post-war housing to brand new neighborhoods. The utilities infrastructure supporting these neighborhoods also varies in age. Stafford County is continually identifying ways to enhance its infrastructure to be mo...

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Posted on: February 12, 2018

Stafford Reconsidering Cluster Developments

Stafford officials are considering revamping the cluster development ordinance because it does not appear to be meeting the intended goals for land preservation and intended subdivision practices as envisioned by the Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commi...

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County News
Posted on: February 8, 2018

Annual YouthFirst Conference Brings Broadway Star and Solutions to Youth Services Professionals

King Mustafa heads the bill at the 12th annual Youth First Conference on Friday, February 9, 2018, at the Fredericksburg Expo Center. Alton Fitzgerald Brown, Broadway star of “The Lion King” and many other productions, will be the keynote speaker at the a...

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County News

News Flash

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Attention Artisans and Crafters

The Stafford Fall Family Festival will be held at John Lee Pratt Memorial Park with the Great Pumpkin Derby, crafters, games, hayrides and much more. 

Artisans and crafters will be provided a 10'x10' space, open air ($20) or under the tent ($25). ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Therapeutic Recreation, Adaptive and Inclusive Opportunities

Stafford County offers recreation programs and services that promote individual choices, develop leisure skills and enhance socialization. Individuals with disabilities can choose to take part in an Adaptive program that is designed specifically for peopl...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Birthday Parties

What we provide: A party room for your food and gifts as well as an instructor who will lead the fun in the gym for your child and their friends.

Details: Party times (1.5-2hr.) are available on Saturdays from 12:30pm-6pm and anytime on Sundays. The first ...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: September 9, 2011

Sign Up for Cancellation & Closure Alerts

Sign up for Stafford Alert to receive important announcements about our facility and field closures. 

Stafford Alert is used to send emergency alerts, notifications, and updates to Stafford citizens via cell phones, pagers, blackberries, and email...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 26, 2019

Rowser Diamond Anniversary

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Come celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Rowser Building the home of the Stafford Training School and H.H. Poole High School.

We will celebrate with guest speakers from the 1945 and 1961 graduating classes and other entertainment.

Age: All Ages Rowser Bui...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Fall Family Festival

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Celebrate fall at the Stafford Fall Family Festival which will be held at John Lee Pratt Memorial Park with the Great Pumpkin Derby, crafters, games, hayrides and much more. Rain date: 10/6.

Age: All Ages John Lee Pratt Memorial Park

11am-4pm Sat FREE

Fall F...

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Additional Info... Parks Featured Events
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Sensory Play Day

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Come along while we get slimy, silly and spooky for this Halloween themed play day.

Age: 1-5 Rowser Building

10/23/19 10:30am-11:30am Wed $6

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Super Hero Bash

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Join us for a journey of fun-filled adventure, as we dance the night away at our Super Hero Bash. The Super Hero Bash will provide fun for the whole family to include dancing, crafts, costume parade, prizes and more. Popcorn, cotton candy and lemonade wil...

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Additional Info... Parks Featured Events
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Trunk or Treat

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Join us at the Stafford County Government Center Parking Lot in your Halloween costume for a fun, safe night of trick-or-treating with Stafford County Employees. This year's theme is DISNEY!

Children 12 and under are welcome to participate. Call 540-658-51...

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Additional Info... Parks Featured Events
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Spooktacular Preschool Party

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Celebrate Halloween with a story, make some crafts, sing songs, play some games and have a special snack. Don't forget to wear your costume.

Ages: 2-5 Rowser Building

Additional Info... Parks Featured Events
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Turkey Day

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Learn all about turkeys and Thanksgiving, as you make crafts, listen to a story, play games and enjoy a special snack.

Age: 2-5 Rowser Building

10:30am-11:30am Fri $10

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News Flash

Planning

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARINGS - September 25, 2019

PUBLIC HEARING

STAFFORD COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

The Stafford County Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, beginning at 6:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Board of Supervisors Cha...

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Planning
Posted on: February 22, 2018

Application Submittal Policy Change Notification

Due to the volume of submission and length of time to process paper applications, beginning Monday, February 26, 2018, the Community Development Service Center (CDSC) will no longer be accepting paper applications on behalf of the Department of Planning a...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 28, 2019

Stafford County Offices to Close for Labor Day Holiday

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, Stafford County government offices, departments and facilities will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019.

The Regional Landfill and Belman Road Recycling Center in Fredericksburg will be closed on Monday, September...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Temporary Waiver of Landfill Fees for Residential Yard Debris

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The Rappahannock Regional Solid Waste Management Board (R-Board) will temporarily waive fees for the disposal of yard debris from residents beginning today August 21, 2019 through September 1, 2019, at the Regional Landfill at Eskimo Hill. The Stafford an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Stafford Temporarily Closing Mark Lenzi Pool

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Stafford’s Mark Lenzi Pool at Curtis Park is closed today, August 16, 2019, and will be closed tomorrow, August 17, 2019, due to an advisory from the Rappahannock Area Health Department. The Health Department is aware of four people with cryptos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2019

Notice on Intention to Apply for Grant

As required by the application process for the 2020 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grant, Stafford County officially announces its intention to partner with KGI Communications to apply for a grant to provide fixed wireless internet to unserv...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Stafford County Electoral Board Public Notice

The final day for in-person absentee voting is Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the General Registrar’s Office on the first floor of the George L. Gordon, Jr., Government Center, 1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2019

Stafford to Hold Memorial Service For Former Employee and Virginia Beach

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Stafford County has finalized details for the memorial service being held for former employee Christopher K. Rapp and other victims of the Virginia Beach tragedy. The service will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Armed Services Mem...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2019

Former Stafford Employee Victim of Virginia Beach Shooting

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Stafford County sadly announces that Christopher Rapp, one of its former employees, was identified by Virginia Beach police as being a victim of the Virginia Beach shooting on Friday, May 31, 2019. Rapp was Stafford’s Director of Public Works from 2015 to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2019

Stafford Adopts FY2020 Budget

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Stafford’s Board of Supervisors adopted the FY2020 Budget at their May 7, 2019, meeting. The adopted budget is aligned with and advances the strategic priorities of Stafford’s first Vision for the Future and 2040 Strategic Plan, adopted in 2018. Healthy g...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Joint Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission Time & Location Change

The time of the start of the Joint Meeting of the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission scheduled for Tuesday, May 7, 2019, has changed as well as the room assignment. The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Chambers of the George L. Gordo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Stafford Continues the Budget Process with Tax Rate Adoption

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At the April 16, 2019, Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board continued the FY2020 Budget process by electing to set the real estate tax rate at $1.01 for the coming fiscal year. Before this meeting, the Board voted to advertise the real estate tax rate ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2019

Stafford Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Stafford County Administrator Thomas C. Foley is pleased to announce the hiring of Alexandre A. Espinosa as the County’s next Chief Financial Officer. Espinosa comes to Stafford from Montgomery County, Maryland, where he is Director of the Depar...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Stafford County Electoral Board

STAFFORD COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICE

The Stafford County Electoral Board has been directed by the Commonwealth to hold a Dual-Party Primary Election, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, throughout the County.

Races to be placed on the ballot may include:

Senate of Virginia Dis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2019

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

2019 Joint Procurement Business Forum

(Stafford & Prince William Counties, Stafford & Prince William School Boards): October 22, 2019 at the George Mason SciTech campus in Manassas, for an opportunity to learn about the County’s procurement processes and upcoming projects. 

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