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12 Days of PreparednessDay 9: Invest in rechargeable battery packs for your mobile devices. Regular batteries are a must...
01/02/2021

12 Days of Preparedness

Day 9: Invest in rechargeable battery packs for your mobile devices. Regular batteries are a must, too.

12 Days of PreparednessDay 8: Get first aid kits for your home and your vehicles. If you already have first aid kits, ch...
01/01/2021

12 Days of Preparedness

Day 8: Get first aid kits for your home and your vehicles. If you already have first aid kits, check expiration dates and replace any used or out-of-date contents.

12 Days of PreparednessDay 7: Test your smoke alarms and examine your fire extinguishers. Check the hose or nozzle for c...
12/31/2020

12 Days of Preparedness

Day 7: Test your smoke alarms and examine your fire extinguishers. Check the hose or nozzle for cracks and tears and make sure the pin is intact.

12 Days of PreparednessDay 6: Put a winter safety kit in your car. Include at least a blanket/warm clothing, snacks, fla...
12/30/2020

12 Days of Preparedness

Day 6: Put a winter safety kit in your car. Include at least a blanket/warm clothing, snacks, flashlights, and an ice scraper.

REMINDER: There will be no trash or recycling collection on Friday, Jan. 1. Friday collection will occur on Saturday, Ja...
12/30/2020

REMINDER: There will be no trash or recycling collection on Friday, Jan. 1. Friday collection will occur on Saturday, Jan. 2.

Live Christmas trees may be placed at the curbside for collection on your normal collection day. Trees must be free of all stands, lights, ornaments, and decorations prior to being placed at the curb.

12 Days of PreparednessDay 5: Make a plan. What would you do if you had to evacuate your home? Or if you had to stay in ...
12/29/2020

12 Days of Preparedness

Day 5: Make a plan. What would you do if you had to evacuate your home? Or if you had to stay in your house for days on end? Be sure to consider specific needs for everyone in your household, including pets.

The City’s Public Communications Department is seeking a Video/TV Electronics Technician. The selected candidate will ma...
12/29/2020

The City’s Public Communications Department is seeking a Video/TV Electronics Technician. The selected candidate will manage and oversee television, video, and audio recording, transmission, and archiving equipment. Primary responsibilities include troubleshooting, diagnosing, repairing, and coordinating outside repairs for equipment. The starting salary is $44,821.

If you or someone you know may be interested in this position, visit jobs.cityofchesapeake.net to apply. If you have any questions regarding the position, contact Human Resources at 757-382-6492.

12 Days of PreparednessDay 4: Know your evacuation zone. Look it up at KnowYourZoneVA.com.
12/28/2020

12 Days of Preparedness

Day 4: Know your evacuation zone. Look it up at KnowYourZoneVA.com.

Chesapeake Police Department
12/28/2020

Chesapeake Police Department

As we approach a new year, we want to remind folks of a new law. Starting this Friday, Jan. 1, it will be illegal to hold a phone or other mobile devices while driving in Virginia. Help your friends start the new year off right by spreading the word and keeping your fellow drivers safe.

12 Days of PreparednessDay 3: Get flood insurance. No matter where you live in Chesapeake, it’s a good idea to look into...
12/27/2020

12 Days of Preparedness

Day 3: Get flood insurance. No matter where you live in Chesapeake, it’s a good idea to look into it. Visit FloodSmart.gov for more information.

12 Days of Preparedness Day 2: Add extra face masks and antibacterial products to your emergency kit. Because, 2020.
12/26/2020

12 Days of Preparedness

Day 2: Add extra face masks and antibacterial products to your emergency kit. Because, 2020.

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that we have to be prepared for everything. Follow along as we post our guide to the...
12/25/2020

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that we have to be prepared for everything. Follow along as we post our guide to the 12 Days of Preparedness.

Day 1: Stock up on water and food. Have enough in your emergency kit for everyone in your household (including pets) for at least three days.

Temperatures are forecast to dip below freezing overnight this weekend. Don’t let that lead to frozen pipes! Avoid a cos...
12/24/2020
Frozen Pipe Prevention

Temperatures are forecast to dip below freezing overnight this weekend. Don’t let that lead to frozen pipes! Avoid a costly visit from a plumber by following these tips: https://tinyurl.com/yc4suya3

Learn how to prevent costly frozen pipes this winter.

REMINDER: There will be no trash or recycling collection on Friday, Dec. 25. Friday collection will occur on Saturday, D...
12/23/2020

REMINDER: There will be no trash or recycling collection on Friday, Dec. 25. Friday collection will occur on Saturday, Dec. 26.

Live Christmas trees may be placed at the curbside for collection on your normal collection day. Trees must be free of all stands, lights, ornaments, and decorations prior to being placed at the curb.

Chesapeake Public Works is seeking a Waste Management Worker I. The starting wage is $12.52 per hour. If you or someone ...
12/23/2020

Chesapeake Public Works is seeking a Waste Management Worker I. The starting wage is $12.52 per hour. If you or someone you know may be interested in this position, visit jobs.cityofchesapeake.net to apply. If you have any questions regarding the position, contact Human Resources at 757-382-6492.

Chesapeake Television
12/23/2020
Chesapeake Television

Chesapeake Television

UPDATE: The outage has been resolved. (12:30 p.m. 12/23)

SERVICE ALERT: Chesapeake Television is currently unavailable for those who are served by Cox Communications due to construction in Cox’s infrastructure. The outage also affects the online live feed. It is unknown at this time when service will be restored. Those served by Verizon are not affected. In the meantime, previously recorded Chesapeake Television programming can be accessed at YouTube.com/ChesapeakeTelevision.

12/22/2020
Centerville Turnpike Bridge Closure Update (Dec. 2020)

Here's the latest on the Centerville Turnpike Bridge repair project from Public Works Director Earl Sorey. The bridge, which sustained major damage during a barge accident on Nov. 14, is expected to reopen by the end of May 2021.

Follow updates on the Centerville Turnpike Bridge repair project at www.CityofChesapeake.net/Centerville and subscribe to Chesapeake Alert for travel advisories and road closure alerts at www.CityofChesapeake.net/ChesapeakeAlert.

Chesapeake Television
12/22/2020

Chesapeake Television

Tune in to our station Dec. 24-25 for our special Home for the Holidays lineup! Enjoy the fun of previous Rotary Club Christmas Parades, get into the festive spirit with our Holiday Sing-a-Longs, and watch classic holiday movies like Miracle on 34th Street and Scrooge. To view the full lineup, visit www.CityofChesapeake.net/TVschedule.

12/21/2020

PLEASE NOTE: Chesapeake Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will be closed until further notice. Please contact the Court at 757-382-8100 upon its reopening or your attorney for a new court date.

City offices and facilities, along with the courts, will follow modified schedules in observance of the Christmas and Ne...
12/18/2020

City offices and facilities, along with the courts, will follow modified schedules in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. There will be no trash or recycling collection on Friday, Dec. 25. Friday collection will occur on Saturday, Dec. 26. Additionally, there will be no collection on Friday, Jan. 1. Friday collection will occur on Saturday, Jan. 2. For more information, please visit bit.ly/38amyHi.

12/18/2020

UPDATE (5:00 p.m.): The right lane of southbound Rt. 168 Chesapeake Expressway has reopened at Kempsville Rd. The shoulder remains closed. Additional repairs are required and will begin Monday, Dec. 21.

TRAFFIC ALERT: The right lane of southbound Rt. 168 Chesapeake Expressway is closed at the Kempsville Rd. overpass due to emergency maintenance. There is no estimate for when the lane will reopen to traffic. Expect peak travel time delays; motorists should consider using alternate routes.

12/17/2020
Chesapeake Television

While we dodged the wintry mix that swept through parts of the commonwealth yesterday, it’s a good reminder for us to prepare now before any snow or ice arrives in our region. Get your vehicle ready for the season with these tips from Chesapeake's Emergency Management team.

Winter weather can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. Here are some tips from the Division of Emergency Management. Learn more about preparing for the cold months at www.Ready.gov/Winter.

12/16/2020
Chesapeake Television

'Tis the season for scams. Learn how to keep your bank account safe from scammers this holiday season with these tips from FBI Norfolk.

We’re all doing more online shopping these days and that’s of course a breeding ground for people who want to take advantage of you and your bank account. Here are some tips for staying safe this holiday season from FBI Norfolk’s Public Affairs Officer, Christina Pullen.

The City’s Central Fleet Management Department is seeking a Welder. The selected candidate will perform mechanical repai...
12/16/2020

The City’s Central Fleet Management Department is seeking a Welder. The selected candidate will perform mechanical repairs on heavy equipment, including bulldozers, garbage trucks, and dump trucks. Additional responsibilities include fabricating and repairing metal equipment and attachments, as well as manufacturing special machinery for municipal purposes.

The starting wage is $19.02 per hour. If you or someone you know may be interested in this position, visit jobs.cityofchesapeake.net to apply. If you have any questions regarding the position, contact Human Resources at 757-382-6492.

12/15/2020

MEETING CANCELLATION: Tonight's City Council Work Session and Meeting are cancelled. All items on this evening’s agendas will be rescheduled to future meetings. City Council is scheduled to meet next on January 12, 2021.

12/15/2020
Chesapeake Television

Chesapeake Television

Haven’t had a chance to attend Deck the Hall yet? There’s still time! The laser light show runs nightly from 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 20. Check out our sneak peek of the show below!

12/15/2020

PLEASE NOTE: Due to routine maintenance and training, Chesapeake's Customer Contact Center will not be accepting telephone calls between the hours of 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18. Information and requests for services will still be available online at www.CityOfChesapeake.net/Requests during this time.

Chesapeake Police Department
12/14/2020

Chesapeake Police Department

The Chesapeake Police Department will be increasing saturation patrols and check points during the holidays. Please be careful on the road and never drink and drive!

12/14/2020
Chesapeake Television

Learn how the City's Human Services Department and the Chesapeake Area Shelter Team (CAST) are working together to provide essential services to those most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The homeless are one of the most vulnerable groups of people in our community. Learn how you can help make a difference.

If you have an overdue residential or non-residential water or wastewater bill due to economic hardships caused by the C...
12/14/2020

If you have an overdue residential or non-residential water or wastewater bill due to economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may qualify for CARES ACT funding to help cover it. To learn more and apply, visit www.CityofChesapeake.net/PUCARES or call the Chesapeake Public Utilities Department at 757-382-6352. The deadline to apply is Jan 20, 2021.

12/13/2020

UPDATE (12:40 p.m.): All lanes of Battlefield Blvd at Oak Grove Rd have reopened to traffic.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Battlefield Blvd is closed at Oak Grove Rd (near East Coast Appliance) in both directions while crews work to replace a power pole that was damaged earlier in a vehicle accident. No estimated time for reopening.

The flip side of a beautiful holiday season is that it tends to generate a lot of trash. Check out our guide to determin...
12/11/2020

The flip side of a beautiful holiday season is that it tends to generate a lot of trash. Check out our guide to determine which holiday items can and cannot be placed in the blue bin: bit.ly/3nbCSOi.

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.Those wishing to address Council can do so in one ...
12/11/2020

City Council will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Those wishing to address Council can do so in one of two ways:

Option 1 - Email [email protected] prior to 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Provide your name, the agenda item you wish to address, and your comments. The City Clerk will read your comments into the record during the meeting.

Option 2 - Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and in order to comply with State and Federal recommendations, occupancy in the Council Chamber will be limited. Speaker cards will be accepted in person for the Council Meeting up until 6:30 p.m. or you may call the City Clerk’s Office at 757-382-6151 prior to 5 p.m. to have a speaker card filled out with your information.

To view the meeting agenda, visit bit.ly/2LrBWrl.

As usual, the meeting and work session will be aired live on Chesapeake Television (Cox 48, Verizon 43) and will be streamed live at www.CityOfChesapeake.net/TV. Meeting and work session audio may be heard over WFOS-FM radio (88.7).

12/11/2020
Chesapeake Television

As we head into winter, the City is preparing for any snow that might come our way this season. Last week, we held our annual Snow Prep Meeting to review the long range forecast and our response plans.

We are now heading into snow season. City staff continues to prepare for anything that might come our way here in Chesapeake so last week they held their annual snow prep meeting.

The Commissioner of Revenue is seeking a Customer Service Clerk III. The selected candidate will be responsible for the ...
12/10/2020

The Commissioner of Revenue is seeking a Customer Service Clerk III. The selected candidate will be responsible for the preparation, assessment, processing, and filling of personal property taxes, real estate tax relief, DMV Select transactions, and business license taxes. The starting salary is $33,340.

If you or someone you know may be interested in this position, visit jobs.cityofchesapeake.net to apply. If you have any questions regarding the position, contact Human Resources at 757-382-6492.

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Chesapeake, VA
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Chesapeake, Virginia is a vibrant community that enjoys the best of two worlds, one of urban variety, culture, and excitement, and another of rural landscapes and relaxed living. Located 20 minutes from the oceanfront, 15 minutes from downtown Norfolk, and 45 minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Chesapeake is the perfect place in which to live, work, and raise a family.

Home to beautiful parks, lakes, and rivers, Chesapeake has more miles of deepwater canals (part of the Intracoastal Waterway) than any other city in the country! The City of Chesapeake was formed through the merger of the City of South Norfolk and Norfolk County in 1963. It’s a community of communities, with each having its own distinctive history.

Over the last decade, many national and international companies have taken advantage of the City’s ports, atmosphere, and highly qualified labor market by relocating to Chesapeake. Chesapeake’s neighborhoods offer a variety of comfortable housing alternatives, from apartments and town homes, to single-family residences and executive homes. The City is consistently ranked by the FBI as one of the safest U.S. cities (with populations over 150,000), which lends to the safe, community atmosphere that residents enjoy.