The frequency of buying and selling items online has increased significantly over the last several years. What once was an in-person sale that was likely limited to your neighbors or other close members of your community, can now be completed with strangers from hundreds of miles away.
Because the Vienna Police Department and the City of Vienna recognize that while the overwhelming majority of online transactions occur without incident, in rare instances, these transactions have resulted in robberies, batteries, and thefts across the nation. The City of Vienna is committed to providing a secure exchange point for its community members and has recently established a “Safe Exchange Zone.”
The Safe Exchange Zone is an area where you can safely meet and complete online transactions, located in close proximity to the Vienna Police Department. The presence of officers and video recording equipment should help deter criminal activity and any other unintended consequences of your transaction.
Please help and spread the word to your local “Buy, Sell and Trade” Facebook group or other online community bulletin board service and help advocate for our fellow community members’ well-being.
The City of Vienna would like to guarantee safe and fair exchanges, but currently we can only encourage citizens to be safe and smart and meet in a public place. Instituting an Internet Purchase Safe Exchange Zone is a positive first step in providing a centralized meeting location for citizens of the community and one that can actually be actively promoted.
You can find the Safe Exchange Zone in the parking lot next to the Vienna Police Department, located to the rear of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Building, and to the rear of the new shelter built in Spencer Park. It is marked by 2 parking signs that say “INTERNET PURCHASE SAFE EXCHANGE ZONE.” The Safe Exchange Zone is open to the public, and will be lit from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, 7 days a week. Here you can trade legal items, including internet sales, or even conduct child custody exchanges in a safe atmosphere promoted by our police-protected and camera-monitored environment. While no one can guarantee that every exchange will be event free, the City of Vienna and the Vienna Police Department is proud to help your exchanges be as safe and secure as is reasonably possible.
A “Gold Star Memorial” has been erected in the new “Spencer’s Landing” park facility in the City of Vienna. The memorial was established to honor and pay tribute to military veterans and their families. Spencer’s Landing (Old John Mansville site) is just located off of River Road in Vienna.
A portion of the memorial has been reserved for bricks that can be purchased to honor a family member, friend, or loved one, for their past or present military service. The cost of one brick is $25.00, which includes engraving and placement at the site.
Please click the link below for more information:
The City of Vienna would kindly ask that citizens from around the area submit “their Gold Star Service Member” to be memorialized in our very own Gold Star Memorial. This monument will placed in our newly developed Spencer’s Landing overlooking the Ohio River. A committee will select 5 service men and woman for this honor. Please include the following for consideration:
- Complete name, address, date of birth, rank and service
- Include a brief description (page or less) on why you believe they should be chosen.
- Picture in uniform (this picture will be used for the monument)
- Email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deadline August 19th, 2016
If you would like to read more about Gold Star memorials and the families that support it, please visit this link: http://www.hwwmohfoundation.org/gold-star-monument.html
The City of Vienna now has 2 live streaming cameras available to the public that are online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. The feed is located on the corner of 13th Ave & Grand Central Ave. These cameras can provide traffic conditions related to inclement weather, traffic congestion and more. To view, please visit http://vienna-wv.com/portal/live-feed/ or click the Live Feed tab in the top right corner of this page
Residents and Businesses Can Sign Up to Receive Critical Communications and Emergency Alerts
Wood County Emergency Alert System is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. The Wood County EmergencyAlert System will begin using Everbridge Resident Alerts to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events. Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts:www.woodcounty911.com
Wood County Emergency Alert System will use the Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS, home phone, email, fax, pager and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the Wood County 911 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Everbridge allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out.
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