News Around the Hill

News Around the Hill The community newsletter for the town of Round Hill, Virginia. News aRound the Hill's page is a way for community organizations to share news about events of general pubilc interest in the Round Hill area.

Information posted on this site may also be included in a bi-monthly prited edition to be mailed with the Round Hill water bills and/or posted on www.newsaroundthehill.org.

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Round Hill Community Garden Grand Re-Opening
05/21/2021
Round Hill Community Garden Grand Re-Opening

Round Hill Community Garden Grand Re-Opening

The Round Hill Outdoors Committee and a team of committed volunteers worked together throughout the Spring of 2021 to bring the Round Hill Community Garden (...

05/20/2021

The Round Hill Town Council voted to lift the Mandatory Water Conservation status on May 19, 2021.
Round Hill Utility Customers may return to normal water usage but are encouraged to conserve water whenever possible as we head into the summer months.
Staff will continue to monitor the groundwater and well system to determine if the Town needs to move to Voluntary Conservation Status mid to late summer.

Photos from Town of Round Hill's post
01/30/2021

Photos from Town of Round Hill's post

Town of Round Hill
01/26/2021

Town of Round Hill

A Message from the Round Hill United Methodist Church Food Pantry:

There is a trailer in the corner of the gravel parking lot behind the Round Hill United Methodist Church in Round Hill. The trailer houses our Food Pantry, which has been serving Round Hill/Western Loudoun neighbors for 10 years. The Pantry is 100% volunteer operated and 100% of donations go directly to purchase food and supplies. The ministry provides free, healthy foods, including fresh local produce in season, and eggs from our “church chickens.” As many as thirty-one families (over 100 individuals) visit the Pantry each month. This year, the Round Hill UMC Food Pantry distributed over 15,000 pounds of food through the end of November.

We understand that it is very difficult and humbling to ask for help. Many people suffer silently when divorce, job loss, unexpected financial or health emergencies occur. But you’re not alone. Whether someone needs help for a week or a month or even longer, the Round Hill UMC Food Pantry is there to lend a helping hand. All people seeking food assistance are treated with respect and confidentially. We only ask your name, your situation, how to contact you, and how we can help.

The Pantry is open on the third weekend of each month, Saturday - Monday. There is also a Blessings Box located in front of the Pantry. It is stocked with an emergency supply of food for times when the Pantry is closed.

What’s needed most:
• Canned fruit
• Breakfast cereal
• Canned tuna, salmon, chicken
• Rice
• Cooking oil
• Pasta sauce (please, no glass jars)
• Canned diced tomatoes and tomato sauce
• Nut butters and jelly
• Taco kits
• Canned soups, stew and chili

Whether you are called to donate or seek help, just ask. Here’s how to contact the pantry:

Email: [email protected] (checked daily)
Church Office: 540.338.4445
Physical Address: 11 West Loudoun Street, Round Hill, VA 20141
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 51, Round Hill, VA 20142
Online Donations: roundhillumc.org select “online giving”
Physical Donations: Drop Box on Pantry Porch (checked daily)
** Ship online orders to physical address

01/12/2021
Town of Round Hill

Town of Round Hill

UPDATE ON WATER OUTAGE:

Yesterday (1-11-21) there was a planned water outage during the installation of a new water main valve. This outage was planned for only 30 homes. However, during construction Town Utility Staff had to shut off additional valves to allow for a successful installation of the new water main valve. This resulted in roughly 400 homes losing access to water for about 6 hours. Please note that the water was not shut off completely, the water pressure was only lowered to allow for the required work. As a result of the low water pressure, water could not reach residents in Lake Point and Newberry Crossing. The Town has received questions about the need for a 'Boil Water Notice.' Please be advised that this notice was not necessary because the Utility Staff followed all appropriate disinfection protocols during the installation and no foreign containments were introduced into the system. Full Water Service resumed by 7 pm last night (1-12-2020). If you have any additional questions, please call 540-338-4772

Please follow this post for any additional updates.

Town of Round Hill
01/11/2021

Town of Round Hill

PUBLIC NOTICE: If you live in one of the neighborhoods impacted by the emergency water shut off, the Town has set up a Water Bottle Distribution Truck. The site is near the intersection of Marbury and Tedler in the front of the Lake Point Subdivision. Staff will be handing out bottles of water to residents.

If you need more information, please call 540-338-4772 or 540-338-7878

Town of Round Hill
01/11/2021

Town of Round Hill

PUBLIC NOTICE OF WATER OUTAGE IN LAKE POINT:

During the planned installation of critical new water main valves today, the Town has experienced a failure of adjacent older water main valves.

As a result of this failure Lake Point Neighborhood, as well as Newberry Crossing and Bristol Terrace, will be without water service today as the Town completes the installation of the new water main valves, and the repair of the older water main valves.

Crews will work as quickly possible to complete the work and restore service to customers. The Town will provide updates as work progresses on its website and page, can also call 540-338-7878 or 540-454-3636 if you have any questions regarding the service interruption.

Please note that we will provide updates on the timeline as soon as we find out. We are estimating the water will be off for about 6 hours. Staff is handing out water bottles at the intersection of Marbury and Tedler.

01/08/2021
Town of Round Hill

Town of Round Hill

PUBLIC NOTICE: Planned Water Service Interruption Scheduled for Monday, January 11, 2021. To affect approximately 30 households on Falls Place and Brookville Court.

The Town of Round Hill Utility Department has a planned service interruption scheduled for Monday, January 11, 2021 which will affect approximately 30 households on Falls Place and Brookville Court, as well as two addresses on Loudoun Street. This outage is scheduled to begin at 8:00AM and is expected to last for eight hours. During this time, residents in the affected area will be without water service.

This service interruption is related to deficiencies identified during the test pitting for the County’s Franklin Park/Main Street Enhancement Project currently under construction. During this inspection and verification process, the Town and County identified that there were critical water main valves missing that had been shown on the original development plans and several older valves in the Town’s utility system that would not completely close. This would create a scenario where future breaks or the need to isolate sections of the system would result in extended outages in surrounding neighborhoods. The Town and County are working together to proactively address this issue so that work can be completed on the Trail project and also address the existing system deficiency which will pay enormous positive dividends down the road in the area of reduced service interruptions.

Notices have been delivered and mailed to affected customers with suggestions to help minimize the impact during the interruption to service, including:

• Taking showers and baths the night before or early in the morning before 8:00AM.
• Washing clothes and dirty dishes the night before or using disposable plates, cups, and silverware to reduce the number of dirty dishes.
• Pulling extra water that can be used to flush commodes. A bucket or large pan of water poured into the commode will flush it in an emergency. Water can also be stored in a bathtub for non-potable purposes but please be careful if you have young children.

The Town will also provide a flat of bottled water to help customers during this outage if needed. Contact the Town Office at 540-338-7878 to request your water.

The Round Hill Fire Department has been notified and will add a tanker task force and will also make continency plans on additional engines that can lay supply fire hoses from Evening Star and East Loudoun Street if needed in an emergency.

There will also be a lane closure on East Loudoun Street while crews are working and motorist are urged to use caution while travelling through the area.

Crews will work as quickly possible to complete the work and restore service to customers. The Town will provide updates as work progresses on its website and page, and through Alert Loudoun. Residents can also call 540-338-7878 or 540-454-3636 if they have any questions regarding the service interruption.

Town of Round Hill
01/06/2021

Town of Round Hill

Christmas Tree Curbside Collection & Drop Off Recycling

American Disposal, the Town's solid waste/recycling contractor, will be picking up Christmas Trees on Wednesdays through the end of January. To help the crews with collection, please do the following:

-Remove all decorations and tree stands from trees.
-Place trees at the curb on Tuesday night with trash/recycling.
-Don't place trees in plastic bags or “Christmas Tree Disposal Bags.”

Loudoun County is also offering Christmas Tree recycling at various drop off locations including Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville (open daily, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Please remove all decorations and tree stands before dropping off your tree for recycling. Trees collected through the County’s Christmas Tree Recycling program will be converted into mulch which is available for free year-round to Loudoun County residents at the Loudoun County Landfill, 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg. Please see the County’s Waste Management website for more information about the County’s Christmas Tree Recycling program loudoun.gov/recycle

01/06/2021
Loudoun County Government

Loudoun County Government

Need utility assistance in Loudoun County due to COVID-19 job or income loss? Contact the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and Helpline at 703-669-5040. The assistance program is administered by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington and Loudoun Cares, and supported by a CARES Act grant from Loudoun County government. https://bit.ly/2GdOCzO

Several residents have pulled together to bring Santa to Round Hill tomorrow night (Thursday, 12/10), between 5 and 6:30...
12/09/2020

Several residents have pulled together to bring Santa to Round Hill tomorrow night (Thursday, 12/10), between 5 and 6:30 pm. No formal route is being published, so listen for the music as he passes through on an antique fire truck!

12/02/2020
Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department

Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department

We regret to report that due to Covid 19, there will not be a Dinner With Santa this year or tours of our communities with Santa. Our work is to keep our community safe, and this is one of the many ways that we do so. Happy Holidays all, and thank you for your continued support of the Round Hill Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department!

RESIDENTIAL COVID RELIEF APPLICATIONS DUE BEFORE NOV. 30The Town Council of Round Hill has awarded grants to several loc...
11/19/2020

RESIDENTIAL COVID RELIEF APPLICATIONS DUE BEFORE NOV. 30

The Town Council of Round Hill has awarded grants to several local non-profits to assist any residents of the Round Hill zip code who are facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This assistance includes payment of rent/mortgage, medical, and utility bills, as well as assistance with childcare.
“After seeing how many area residents had fallen behind on their utility bills, the Council felt this was the best use of the second round of federal CARES Act money for Round Hill,” said Mayor Scott Ramsey.
The Town has partnered with Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington to provide utility assistance; Middleburg For Immediate and Sympathetic Help for medical, rental and utility assistance, and Tree of Life to provide tutoring assistance for elementary school students.
“All three non-profits that applied for the grants were qualified with past experience, and so all were given awards,” Ramsey said. “We hope all residents financially harmed by COVID apply to take advantage of this federal money before it expires.”
Residents seeking assistance from the above-mentioned organizations will need to provide a copy of their current, unexpired government-issued photo ID; a copy of past due bill(s); and proof of income loss due to COVID-19. Applications must be processed by Nov. 30, 2020. Payment will be made directly to the service provider.
Note that utility assistance cannot be granted to anyone renting only a room/basement or renting from a family member.
Additionally, this program is designed for residential homes, not commercial businesses, which may apply for Round Hill Ready for Business program.
Loudoun County residents who have experienced economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic may also apply for aid through the Loudoun County Residential Utility Assistance Program. Residential customers of the seven incorporated towns and county may submit a request for utility assistance through the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund and Helpline at 703-669-5040.
Utilities include residential electric, water and gas. This assistance can be used to pay past due utility payments and current-month utility payments. Applicants must meet the County’s eligibility requirements and submit documentation. Payments will be made directly to the utility provider on behalf of the household for the purpose of bringing paying the past due portion of the bill(s), up to $1,750.

Town of Round Hill
11/09/2020

Town of Round Hill

PUBLIC NOTICE: Sleeter Lake Park Closed for the Season on November 1, 2020

Sleeter Lake Park is now closed for the season. The park will reopen to the public on March 1, 2021.

10/09/2020
09/13/2020
Town of Round Hill

Town of Round Hill

PUBLIC NOTICE: Questions on Water & Sewer Bills

The Town Office has been receiving inquiries about high utility bills this month.

While each situation is unique, the Utility Billing Staff would like to remind customers that in March 2020 the Town Council suspended all late fees & disconnections to help residents who may have lost income due to COVID-19. This means that residents are currently not receiving warning letters reminding them to pay their bill to avoid disconnection. However, letters are going out to residents who may have “out of the ordinary” high usage to warn residents that they may have a leak.

If your water bill looks to be double or triple than normal, please check to see if you paid your May 5 and/or July 5 bills (about 16% of accounts fall into this category).

Also please note, the water and sewer rates went up 3% on July 1, 2020 (per the 2019 Utility Rate Study).

If you have a question about your bill, please email your question to the Utility Billing Administrator [email protected] with your name, address, account number and contact number. The Utility Billing Staff will continue to respond to each inquiry as soon as possible.

The Town has created this FAQ about the Franklin Park Trail and Main Street Improvement Projects.
09/12/2020

The Town has created this FAQ about the Franklin Park Trail and Main Street Improvement Projects.

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