Friday, April 22, 2011

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Date: Apr 22, 2011 4:15 PM
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County bond rating upgraded to AA+
April 22, 2011
Based on its ability to maintain a strong financial position throughout various economic cycles, Standard & Poor's has upgraded York County's general obligation debt from AA to AA+.
"The AA+ rating further reflects our view of the county's: stable local economy, very strong income levels, stable financial position, and low overall debt burden," Standard & Poor's wrote in the announcement.
"The county's financial position remains strong," continues the announcement, "bolstered by very strong reserves and conservative management practices. Despite revenues coming in under budget, the county was able to offset much of these losses with expenditure reductions (in fiscal year 2010).
"The stable outlook reflects Standard & Poor's view of the county's healthy local economy and participation in the greater Hampton Roads employment base. The county's strong overall economic indicators, stable financial position with very strong reserves, and low debt burden all provide additional rating stability."
"The county was very pleased to learn of this upgrade in our bond rating," said County Administrator James O. McReynolds. "This potentially means lower interest rates and better financial terms for future borrowings."
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Snapshot: a day in the life of Virginia's libraries
April 22, 2011
Libraries all over Virginia will hold a "Snapshot Day" between April 17-30 to collect information and photos that illustrate the impact that Virginia libraries make in their communities on a typical day.
Snapshot Day will be held on Thursday, April 28, at your York County Public Libraries.
Snapshot Day is a Virginia Library Association and Library of Virginia project, based on similar projects of the same name that began in New Jersey and have been held all over the country. The goal of Snapshot Day is to encourage Virginia libraries to collect and report basic data on a given day between April 17-30, such as how many people visited the library, used computers, attended programs, etc., and to show images of people using the library and its resources.
Virginia's libraries are busier than ever these days, with people coming in to check out books, as well as to use computers, look for jobs and attend the many programs our libraries offer. All across the state, libraries are the cornerstones of their communities, places were people come together to visit, learn and share ideas.
On April 28, we hope to capture a slice of life in York County's libraries. There will be a chance for library patrons to comment on what their library means to them, and pictures from libraries all over the state will be available on the SnapshotVA Flickr page. Please visit the SnapshotVA Web site, to find out more about this exciting project. Better yet, visit the Tabb and Yorktown Libraries on April 28 and be a part of Snapshot Day 2011.
For more information, contact the Tabb Library at 890-5100 or Yorktown Library at 890-3377. The Tabb Library is located 100 Long Green Blvd., at the intersection of Hampton Highway (VA Rt. 134) and Long Green Blvd. The Yorktown Library is located at 8500 George Washington Memorial Hwy. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
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