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Attention Waterway Users: MAKE NO WAKE

Please slow down for safety. 6-knot speed limit now being enforced. Wakes created by speeding boats can create major hazards for bridge operations and workers. Calm river waters are essential to keeping workers and other waterway user's safe.

A new 6-knot speed limit is now in effect for 0.5 nautical miles north and south of the Nice/Middleton Bridge Project.

Make No Wake

Please help ensure everyone's safety in the construction area:

PUBLIC HEARING: Public comment regarding the proposed adoption of An Ordinance to Regulate Running Bamboo

Notice is hereby given that the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors proposes to hold a public hearing on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., in the public meeting room located at the front entrance of the George D. English, Sr. Memorial Building, 111 Polk St., Montross, Virginia, to receive public comment regarding the proposed adoption of An Ordinance to Regulate Running Bamboo as authorized by Virginia Code §15.2-901.1. Said Ordinance will be incorporated into the Westmoreland County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 33. Environment as Article VIII.

Temporary emergency shellfish area closures: Monroe Bay, Rosier Creek, Westmoreland & King George Counties

The Virginia Department of Health Division of Shellfish Safety announced today that a portion of Monroe Bay as well as a portion of Rosier Creek found in either Westmoreland and / or King George Counties is temporarily closed to shellfish harvesting due to a sewage bypass impacting water quality in these tributaries.  Due to potential microbiological pollution hazards, shellfish taken from the area affected by the emergency closure are currently unacceptable for consumption.

SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL PROCEDURES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021

NOTICE
WESTMORELAND COUNTY
SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL PROCEDURES
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2021

Residents of Westmoreland County, Virginia are required to display the Westmoreland County Waste Disposal Permit in their vehicle when disposing of waste at any of the County’s three solid waste disposal sites. Persons not displaying the Westmoreland County Waste Disposal Permit will not be allowed to dispose of their waste at any site.

PROCLAIMING: May 22nd through May 28th as "Safe Boating Week"

Safe boating begins with preparation. For nearly 100 million Americans, boating continues to be a popular recreational activity. From coast to coast, and everywhere in between, people are taking to the water and enjoying time together boating, sailing, paddling and fishing. During , the U.S. Coast Guard and its federal, state, and local safe boating partners encourage all boaters to explore and enjoy America's beautiful waters responsibly.