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Presidents' Day? George Washington Day? Confused as to why we refer to the third Monday in February as George Washington Day, not Presidents' Day? Find out!
Planning to burn yard debris? Be aware that the 4 p.m. Burn Law, prohibiting open-air burning, goes into effect Feb. 15 each year and continues through April 30. Learn more
Scam Alert: Some citizens have received phone calls from an individual posing as a representative of the City's Department of Development and Permits. The individual is asking citizens for remodeling permits and personal information. The Department of Development and Permits will NEVER ask for personal information over the phone. If the Department calls you, they will request that you come to City Hall to verify information pertaining to your permits. If you receive a call like this, hang up immediately and report it to the Police Department using the non-emergency line: 757-382-6161. Related: Avoid getting scammed
Boards & Commissions: Apply to serve on a City of Chesapeake board or commission by Thursday, Feb. 28, for a March 26 appointment.
The City Council will host a town meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Great Bridge High School, 301 West Hanbury Road. Town Meetings are an opportunity for City Council members and City staff to receive input, comments, and questions from citizens throughout the City. While the meeting period runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m., there is NOT a specific program or start time. Rather, citizens are encouraged to attend at their leisure, to discuss topics of interest with members of both the City Council and City staff. While not all questions can be answered fully at the Town Meeting, this new format allows for enhanced information gathering and responsiveness to citizen inquiries. Details
Chesapeake Human Services' Advisory Board is coordinating the Chesapeake HAVE A HEART food drive through Feb. 25. Learn more
The Chesapeake Community Resource Guide is updated yearly to provide current information for Chesapeake community resources. Request copies: 757-382-2226.
As temperatures plummet, Public Works crews are monitoring roads for ice, paying close attention to bridges and overpasses which tend to freeze first. Be alert to possible areas of black ice if you need to travel. And remember to bundle up if you head outside! Visit our Winter Weather page
Resources: If you have been affected by the on-going federal shutdown, the City of Chesapeake offers programs and services that can help: www.cityofchesapeake.net/assistance.
Scholarship: Applications are being accepted for the Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Scholarship. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2019. Details: www.cityofchesapeake.net/cuffeescholarship.
Winter Shelter: Chesapeake Area Shelter Team's Emergency Winter Shelter program for the Homeless will offer shelter at area churches through April 3, 2019. The nightly intake begins at 7 p.m. Details
City water system vs. hurricanes: We've been asked: If the region were to get hit hard by a hurricane, could the Chesapeake's water system handle it? In response, Chesapeake Public Utilities Department compiled a list of reasons the city's water system would likely make it through a big storm.
Invite the Mayor: Would you like to have the Mayor or a City Council Member join a special event? Make the request using this form.
Adopt a Spot: Learn how to adopt a garden or a highway. First, enter your address and then answer the questions on the following pages. Information and an application will be sent soon after. The "Adopt-a-Garden" or "Adopt-a-Highway" programs are administered by the Public Works Department.
Road-kill cleanup: Oh no! When an innocent woodland creature meets its demise at the wheels of your Ford, the ultimate in unpleasant jobs
Through the CUSTODY program, citizens can share information regarding any cameras located on their business or residence in an effort to keep our communities safe. Learn more & sign up
Streetlight requests: There are currently over 21,000 street lights throughout the City. Most are maintained by Dominion Virginia Power. However, a number of factors go into deciding to install a light. Learn more about how to request a new streetlight and how to report an outage here.
Blue Bin Recycling Rules: Flower pots, hoses, yard waste, and fertilizer and pesticide containers shouldn't be in there. Learn more
Community Center rooms for rent: If you have a wedding reception or birthday party and need a space to celebrate, consider renting one of the City's eight community centers. Details
Bulk waste requests: Going to move or throw out that old mattress or couch you hate? Make sure to request bulk pickup before your trash day.
Lifesaving App: PulsePoint Chesapeake Fire Department and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center have launched a lifesaving smartphone app called PulsePoint to increase the likelihood of a person surviving a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
Become a foster parent and provide a child temporary separated from his family a safe, caring family home.
Donate in memory of a loved one Did you know... you can donate a park bench, shelter, playground equipment, tree or other amenities in memory of a deceased loved one?
Join the Community Animal Response Team You can also help protect animal and animal agricultural resources before during and after an emergency by volunteering for the Community Animal Response Team.
Volunteer with the City of Chesapeake Chesapeake is known for its deep sense of community pride and civic involvement. Volunteers play an enormous role in the daily functions of city government, as well as within the community.