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MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

MANASSAS CITY ‘OPERATION ROUND UP’ HELPS THOSE IN NEED with UTILITY BILLS

Colder weather has set in and that means people are turning up their thermostats and seeing higher utility bills.  The City of Manassas’ Operation Round Up is in full force, where customers that authorize the City of Manassas to "round up" their monthly electric bill to the next higher dollar. If the bill is $73.80, it is rounded up to $74 and the extra 20 cents is contributed to the Operation Round Up® fund.  Single donations from customers are also accepted, simply by adding the additional dollars to their payment with a notice that the overpayment is for Operation Round Up. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

IF SNOW COMES SOONER THAN LATER: MANASSAS CITY SALT TRUCKS READY

IF SNOW COMES SOONER THAN LATER: MANASSAS CITY SALT TRUCKS READY

1500 Tons of Salt Ready for Winter Season in Manassas City

Winter weather might just be around the corner for the Manassas, Va. area and the City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department is well armed with salt, sand and trucks. The City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department annually budgets $250,000 for snow treatment and removal, and is prepared with 16 snow-removal trucks, 25 contract equipment, 1500 tons of road salt and almost 500 tons of sand. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

“If we experience snow or ice earlier than usual in the season, it can catch drivers off guard, and it will be more important than ever to make sure we are prepared and clear our roads as soon as possible,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas.

1500 Tons of Salt Ready for Winter Season in Manassas City

1500 Tons of Salt Ready for Winter Season in Manassas City

Winter months are just around the corner and road travel can be a concern for many during below- freezing temperatures. The City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department annually budgets $250,000 for snow treatment and removal, and is prepared with 16 snow-removal trucks, 22 contract equipment, 1500 tons of road salt and almost 500 tons of sand. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

“Ice and snow can prevent mobility and cause a lot of traffic issues, which is why we proactively invest in snow preparedness and manpower” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas. “Last year we had a mild winter, but our reserve of salt and sand is well-stocked in the case of extreme weather conditions, and our crews are trained and committed to the task of keeping the roads clear of snow and ice, as well as safe for our residents,” said Moon.

National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

Northern Virginia’s National Plug In Day event will be Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, Virginia.  The event will give you the chance to learn more about electric vehicles (EV) via interaction with private owners and local EV dealers, as well as through vehicle test drives. The event will feature EVs from Sheehy Nissan (Leaf), Malloy Mitsubishi (i-MiEV), and Miller Toyota (Plug In Prius). 

Who Should Attend

EV Owners: Come mingle and swap stories with other owners.

Prospective EV Buyers: Learn more about EVs through interaction with owners and dealers and stick around for a test drive.

Curiosity Seekers: See what all the buzz is about and find out why people are switching to electric.

For more information about the event, contact Kayne Karnbach at 202-738-2245 or visit pluginday.org.

 

 

 

 

 

City Duck Departs DC for Southern Living

City Duck Departs DC for Southern Living

By Diana Foley, WHS Volunteer

 

Early one Friday morning in June, Donnie the Pekin duck was preparing to fly south—via US Airways. Tucked inside a soft-sided pet carrier, we made our way through the airport, keeping our fingers crossed that Donnie would make it through check-in and security without any trouble. We had called the airline ahead of time to confirm that Donnie would be allowed in the cabin, but knowing that ducks probably aren’t an everyday sight for travelers and airline staff, we proceeded with caution.

 

MANASSAS BEGINS WATER and ELECTRIC LINE REPLACEMENT WORK

The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities is replacing water lines and electric lines now through Oct. 31 in parts of Manassas. Crews will work from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to minimize traffic disruptions. The construction, along Center Street from East Street to Zebedee Street, will cause night closures only, while two-lane traffic is maintained during the day. Message boards display the construction information and businesses along the work route have been notified by door hangers. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8266.

The 2012 work schedule entails:

Manassas Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration

Manassas Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration

Largest VA Regional Airport Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant from Federal Aviation Administration

On July 1, 2012, Manassas Regional Airport, Virginia’s largest regional airport, will begin construction to extend their longest runway by an extra 500 feet. The airport received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for $3,974,723 and $353,309 from a Virginia Department of Aviation grant to lengthen their existing runway to 6200 feet. The extension will permit aircraft owners more runway to stop in inclement weather, allow aircraft to take more fuel for coast-to-coast flights and reduce noise levels to the north of the airport.