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SCHEDULED CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE WORK 

CULPEPER DISTRICT:     July 13-17, 2020

Greene County  

 

(NEW) Route 29 (Seminole Trail) – Roadside maintenance from Route 1120 (Lake Saponi Drive) to the Madison County line. Expect mobile, alternating lane closures Sunday through Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.  

 

 

SHARE THE ROAD WITH FARMERS AND THEIR EQUIPMENT

As agricultural activity increases, motorists may encounter more slow-moving farm equipment


CULPEPER — A cool spring and abundant rainfall has resulted in a bumper crop of hay in the fields of Piedmont Virginia. As the first cutting is being harvested, area farmers are using local roads and primary highways to move between properties on their tractors, often pulling hay balers, mowing attachments or other equipment. 

 This slow-moving equipment presents motorists with unusual and perhaps unfamiliar hazards. Most of the equipment is moving at a slow speed, so drivers may run up on the equipment more quickly than vehicles that are traveling at or near the speed limit. It is easier to misjudge distance and closing speed when approaching slow-moving vehicles such as tractors.

 Since farm equipment is designed for the most efficient use in fields or other off-road uses, some machinery is wider than a standard lane. Other pieces of equipment have protruding arms, wheels and blades.

 In some areas roadway signs warn of agricultural equipment on the roads or that equipment may cross roads at certain places. While those signs designate some areas, heavy agricultural uses across the region mean that drivers may encounter farm equipment on almost any road, including major highways such as U.S. 29, 33 and 522. Motorists should watch for equipment displaying flashing amber lights and the red reflective triangle displayed on the back of slow-moving vehicles. 

 The Virginia Department of Transportation is working with local Farm Bureaus and other agricultural groups to raise public awareness of the farm equipment moving on state roadways.

 Andy Hutchison, president of the Orange County Farm Bureau, said farmers are always aware of the effect their slow-moving equipment has on other road users. He said that farmers don’t want their equipment to be an obstacle, but it is not always safe for them to immediately move to the right to let other vehicles pass. “Please don’t pass us on double yellow lines. We will pull over to let cars and trucks pass at every available opportunity.”

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation has more information about slow-moving agricultural equipment on roadways on its website: https://vfbarticles.personifycloud.com/news-and-features/categories/farmers-urge-drivers-to-practice-patience-during-planting-season

 

 

 

CONTACT:

Will Merritt, 540-829-7370 (office)
540-717-8376 (cell)
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Lou Hatter, 540-727-3201 (office) 
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Position Available: Assistant Registrar

Part-Time Assistant Registrar - The County of Greene is seeking a part - time Assistant Registrar. Duties consist of processing voter registration applications, general office duties, and assisting in preparation of elections. Qualifications include a high school diploma or GED, registered voter, valid VA driver’s license, and knowledge of Microsoft Office.  Applications and the full job description may be obtained online pdf here (69 KB) .  Submit County Application and cover letter to General Registrar, P.O. Box 341, Stanardsville, VA 22973 by July 17, 2020. Open until filled.  Greene County is an EEO, AA, M/F/H/V employer.

Treasurer's Office Closed Due to COVID

The Treasurer’s office is closed due to COVID illness. The closure may last through July 10th or possibly longer depending on recovery. Please call the office and leave a message. As soon as we are able, we will return your call. I apologize for the inconvenience. 

 

Respectfully,

Stephanie Deal

Greene County Community Park - Phase 2

We are pleased to announce that the gates of the Greene County Community Park will remain open as Phase TWO of the Governor’s plan goes into effect Friday, June 5th.  We will be following the rules that the Governor sets forth and looking out for the safety of citizens and our staff.  Phase TWO is suggested to last two to four weeks, barring any significant jump in COVID-19 cases.  We remind everyone to stay as safe as possible during this time.

FOR PHASE TWO:

If you feel unwell or if you are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, please GO HOME!

Masks or face coverings are still recommended.

Social Distancing is still in place.  Please be sure to keep at least SIX FEET of distance between yourself and anyone else.

Social Distancing guidelines at this point also call for gatherings to be limited to 50 people or less.  Capacity is limited to 50 people for park shelter rentals. 

Frequent hand washing is still recommended.

 

Please contact Jeff Billker or Sean Sweeney at the Parks and Recreation Department with questions.  434-985-5226

County of Greene

Greene County VirginiaGreene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. Greene County was established in 1838. Its county seat is Stanardsville.

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  Fax: 434-985-3705

  40 Celt Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973


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