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Author: Dawn Rosenberg

Take our brief survey and let us know what matters to you

The Woodland Heights Civic Association would like to learn your opinions about our neighborhood, what’s important to you, and ways you may be interested in being involved in our neighborhood and Civic Association.

Woodland Heights neighbors, please take 5 minutes to complete the survey below and share your thoughts and opinions. Once you’ve completed the survey, be sure to share it with friends and neighbors in the neighborhood!

The survey closes on May 31.

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Tiny Porch Concerts t-shirts available to order

The Tiny Porch concert series is a 100% grassroots event organized by neighbors in Woodland Heights.

T-shirts must be ordered by May 1. All proceeds from the sale of Tiny Porch shirts will be shared to support the 30 musicians performing this 2024 season. Musicians donate their gifts and talents at no cost, and Jenna Guthrie designed the artwork for the t-shirts.

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City’s Neighborhood Clean-Up is scheduled for May 18, 2024

The City of Richmond’s Department of Public Works has scheduled its annual neighborhood clean-up program. Woodland Heights’ next clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2024. Pick-ups are from 8 a.m. to 12 Noon, rain or shine.

Crews will collect bulk and brush items curbside and in alleys, wherever your trash is collected.

Acceptable items include furniture, mattresses, bulk household trash, yard waste, tires (four per household), and appliances. Brush must be cut into four-foot lengths. Electronics, construction debris, hazardous waste items, and broken glass are not accepted.

Another neighborhood clean-up is scheduled for later this year, September 14, 2024.

Get more details.

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Report downed communication lines

If you come across a downed Verizon or Comcast communication line in the neighborhood (or anywhere in the 5th District), please fill out this google form to report it for repairs.

Even if a downed line isn’t actively sparking, always assume it is carrying electricity. Stay at least 30 feet away from any downed power line, and don’t go near the pole or anything touching the line. Call 9-1-1 or report it as a Dominion line by calling 866-366-4357.

Richmond Safety Camera Program comes to Semmes Ave.

One of the key objectives of the City’s Vision Zero Action Plan is to improve the safety of people who walk, roll and bike across streets within school zones. In addition, the City seeks to eliminate speeding on City streets.

Safety cameras have been deployed on a pilot basis in front of Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts on Semmes Ave, one facing eastbound and one facing westbound.

Civil penalties collected from the Safety Camera program will be placed in a special fund called the Vision Zero Action Plan Fund to be applied to first sustaining the Safety Camera Program and second implementing the strategies set forth in the Vision Zero Action Plan.

At each location, warning signs will be posted indicating that safety cameras are present and operational to monitor vehicles traveling 11MPH or more over the posted school zone speed limit. A warning period of 30 days will be in effect once the cameras are in operation where warnings will be issued to the vehicle owner traveling 11MPH or more. After the 30-day warning period, the vehicle owner shall be liable for a monetary civil penalty imposed. Evidence is reviewed by the Richmond Police Department before citations are issued.

More information on the Safety Camera Program is available from the City of Richmond.