Warren County staff will be addressing several brush cutting priorities throughout the Lake Front Royal Sanitary District over the next few months. One of the first priorities is to cut back overgrown brush at several intersections to improve visibility of residents and motorists. The roadways provide a 50' right of way (approximately 25' from the roadway centerline on each side) for maintenance activities. Trees and overgrown brush within this area may be removed if it's creating a sight distance issue, is a safety hazard, or interferes with our normal maintenace operations. County staff will attempt to be respectful of planted flowers and shrubs, however, the safety of the residents and motorists is our primary concern. Any questions about these operations should be fowarded to your Advisory Board or to the County Administrator's office.
The Lake Front Royal Sanitary District was established by the Warren County Circuit Court on January 21, 2016. In order to allow for maximum input from the residents of the district, the Warren County Board of Supervisors created an advisory committee to provide input to Supervisors and County staff regarding the district’s budget, tax rate, road system capital improvement plan and facility maintenance. Each member of the advisory committee must live in and own propoerty in the distirct and will serve a two-year term. The term of current members will expire December 31, 2018. Bylaws for the group were adopted by the Board of Supervisors on November 15, 2016 and are viewable by clicking here. Information on current Advisory Board members can be found by visiting the Lake Front Royal Sanitary District Advisory Committee page.
With winter weather just around the corner, we would like to remind everyone to be prepared and drive safely during inclement weather. The Lake Front Royal Sanitary District has contracted with H.B. Henry Construction for snow removal services for the remainder of the winter season. We also have the capability to utilize trucks/plows from other contractors and County departments if necessary. As in the past, snow removal operations will first be concentrated on the main roadways of Lake Front Road, Creek Road (portion), Orchard Tree Drive, Mountain Heights Road & High Ridge Road (portion). Side streets and cul-de-sacs will be addressed as soon as time and conditions permit. While every storm event is different and results in its own set of challenges, our goal is to at least have every roadway throughout the District plowed open within 48 hours after the storm event stops. The chipping of icy hills and curves will follow-up on a continuous basis until warmer temperatures allow for ample melting. Please remember the constantly freezing and thawing conditions, especially at higher elevations, can make a roadway very slick soon after we apply stone abrasives so please drive cautiously and treat each roadway as though it hasn’t been treated.
As of January 1, 2017, Warren County will officially take over operational management of the Lake Front Royal Subdivision. This will include oversite and maintenance of the subdivision’s 6.50 miles of roads and common properties including the lake and parking lot. In order to provide guidance and advice on the development of the sanitary district budget and improvement priorities, the Board of Supervisors appointed a five-member Lake Front Royal Sanitary District Advisory Board at their November 15th meeting. It is envisioned that the Advisory Board will be the primary point of contact for residents with questions and concerns. A web page has been set up on the Warren County website at warrencountyva.net to provide additional information about the sanitary district.