Fall is really here, and Main Street is reflecting the change in seasons. Later this month we will start to see painted windows, and lots of scarecrows and pumpkins and fun, seasonal decorations. What a great thing it is to live in a town with an old-fashioned Main Street.
The new numbers have been released from the 2020 census, and West Jefferson officially has 4,137 residents, a decrease from the 4,222 of 2010. More breakdowns will be coming later, but for now, we know we will continue to be the Village of West Jefferson.
There are some great advantages to living in a Village. Growing up in a small town is a wonderful thing, but many of the children of the Village, as they have grown, have had to leave West Jefferson to find housing, since we haven’t had a major building project for families in over 25 years.
That will be changing soon, with the developments that are being proposed, and the ones that have already been approved. This growth will bring new vitality into our community, and hopefully, encourage many of our “children” to stick around, as they will be able to find homes where they can raise the next generation. It will also allow residents who have outgrown their current home to move up without moving out, which will bring in new families to become part of the Village.
See you at the Fall Festival!
Meetings on Oct. 4 at the Community Center at 7pm, and Oct. 18 at Village Hall at 7pm.
Jefferson Township Board of Trustees
Meetings on Oct. 6 and 20nd at 6:30pm in Township Hall, 225 Cemetery Rd., WJ.
WJ Board of Education
Meeting on Oct. 11, 7pm in the WJ High School Auditorium
Meeting on Oct. 6 at 6:30pm at the Community Center 28 E. Main St., WJ
Water Bills are due on or before October 15 to avoid late charges.
Try our new auto pay service. Stop in to sign up at the Water Department office, 28 E. Main St., West Jefferson
Hydrant flushing starts Oct. 4
Trash and bulk pick-up day will be Oct. 5
Parks and Rec
Sensory Photos 10/16 @ the Community Center
The WJ Fall Festival, Pick Your Own Scary, will be Oct. 23, 6-9pm at the Community Center. See the back page for more details.
Check the website for weekly activities and programs.
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