Message from the County Administrator
May, 2021

 

This message is a monthly update in 2021 to better inform our citizens and visitors to our website. The information serves as a status report for ongoing projects, and also serves as a preview to different happenings that are in the planning stages.

Prince George County Government offices will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.  Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 1.

Prince George County Government remains in full mode of addressing the situation involving the coronavirus pandemic.  County Government offices remain open to the public.

Members of the public visiting County buildings will need to continue to wear a mask, and also have their temperature checked at the entrance of each building during business hours. County employees will continue to wear masks when they meet with the members of the public, and social distancing will be observed whenever possible. Members of the public are still asked to utilize technology to conduct their business whenever possible.

Capacity has also increased in the Boardroom to 50, and other increases in County meeting rooms, per new guidelines by Governor Northam. 

On Friday May 7, the Treasurer’s Office, Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office, and the Utilities Department will be closed to the public for upgrades to the County’s financial system to improve services.

The Prince George Food Bank at the Central Wellness Center is open Tuesdays & Fridays from 10 a.m. – 12:00 Noon.

The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular meetings this month on Tuesday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 25 in the Boardroom.  The meetings begin at 7 p.m.

A Worksession will precede the May 11 BOS meeting to discuss the following items: (1) Presentation by District 19 Community Services Board; (2) Presentation by representatives of Southside Electric Cooperative regarding last winter’s ice storms and restoration efforts; and (3) Update from the 2021 General Assembly.

A Worksession will precede the May 25 BOS meeting to discuss the following items:  (1) The American Rescue Plan Act; and (2) Street Light Program.

Meetings in the Boardroom will be live streamed using YouTube Live, a free service, via the County channel.  https://www.youtube.com/c/princegeorgevirginia.

Meetings will also have a Zoom link established for citizens to watch and participate.  The link for the BOS meetings is as follows:  https://zoom.us/j/5053851421?pwd=V2pjSHFneFRLUUE2bjNqQnR3emZoUT09

The Crater Health District will host community COVID-19 vaccine clinics this month:

  • Wednesday, May 12 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church.
  • Friday, May 14 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Cavalier Square.
  • Friday, May 20 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church.
  • Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Cavalier Square.
  • Thursday, May 27 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church.

All vaccine clinics are by appointment only by contacting the Prince George County Call Center at (804) 722-8799.

The Prince George Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 8 and be open every Saturday in May from 8 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at Scott Park.

The Senior Citizens Task Force will meet virtually at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20.

Prince George County Public Schools will host an invitation only groundbreaking ceremony for the new Prince George Elementary School at its new location, 4700 Romans Road, on Friday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m.

The Pastors Council will hold its first meeting virtually at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 24.

A USSSA softball tournament will be held May 15-16 at various fields in Prince George County beginning at 9 a.m. daily.

The Prince George School Board will meet Monday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Prince George High School.

Fort Lee will hold a ‘Relinquishment of Command’ ceremony at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 6 at Wylie Hall.

National Day of Prayer will be observed at the Prince George County Courthouse parking lot at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6. Participants are asked to stay in their vehicle for social distancing.

The James River Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors will hold a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20.

The Fire & EMS Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13 in the Boardroom.

The Riverside Regional Jail Authority will hold its Finance Committee and Authority Board meetings virtually beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 6.

Fort Lee Credit Union will hold a ‘Shred Day & Food Drive’ from 9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Saturday, May 8 at 4495 Crossings Boulevard.

The Prince George Electoral Board will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 in the Voter Registrar’s Office.

The Recreation Advisory Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 at the Parks & Recreation Community Center.

The Police Department will host a ‘Tip-A-Cop’ fundraiser for Special Olympics from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 14 at Nanny’s Restaurant.

In-person voting will continue this month for the June 8 Democratic Primary Election, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Voter Registrar’s Office.  The last day to register to vote in the election is May 17.

Friends of Burrowsville School will hold its Annual Board meeting on Tuesday, May 18, at 5:00 p.m.

Davis Travel Express will hold a Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration at their new location, 5801 Prince George Drive (adjacent to the old "Circle D"), on Wed., May 19, at 10:00 a.m.

The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27 in the Boardroom.

The Appomattox River Water & South Central Wastewater authorities will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at the Lake Chesdin offices.

The Crater Youth Care Commission will meet virtually at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 21.

A Rabies Clinic and Adoption Event will be held from 9 – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22 at the Prince George Animal Services & Adoption Center on Route 460.

The Crater Regional Workforce Investment Board Chief Elected Officers meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 24 at the Petersburg Library.

The Crater Regional Workforce Investment Board Executive Committee will meet virtually at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 27.

The Prince George Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 24 in the Boardroom.

The Fort Lee Civilian Military Council will meet virtually at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 26.

The last day to request ballots for absentee voting for the June 8 Democratic Primary Election will be Friday, May 28.

Here is a capsule glance of other activities that will be happening within County government during the month of May:

  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 11 meeting will hold three (3) public hearings: (1) Conveyance of property for new Walton Elementary School; (2) Motor Vehicle exemption for disabled veterans; and (3) fee schedules for buildings and building regulations.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 11 meeting will receive three reports: (1) the monthly report from VDOT; (2) Electrical upgrades at Station 8; and (3) Update on stormwater projects.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 11 meeting will consider adoption of the FY ’22 Budget.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 11 meeting will discuss additional meeting dates over the summer months.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 11 meeting will discuss the sale of Fire & EMS surplus vehicles.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 11 meeting will consider an appropriation of $75,480 from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management for the shelter at the Central Wellness Center.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 11 meeting will consider an appointment to the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) Advisory Board.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 25 meeting will consider establishing a Youth Task Force.

(All items listed for consideration by the Board of Supervisors are tentative)

Here is a capsule glance of other activities that will be happening within County government during the month of May:

  • Interviews will continue this month for the Director of General Services and Real Estate Assessor.
  • The Route 460 water main extension is 40 percent complete; and the Route 156 water main extension is 14 percent complete.
  • Planning is underway for this summer’s Dixie Softball World Series in Prince George County July 23-29.
  • Renovations to the Central Wellness Center will continue this month.
  • Scopes of work are being developed for future renovations to the Jefferson Park Volunteer Fire Station;  Circuit Courtroom in the County Courthouse; Electrical system at the Emergency Crew Building; and Expansion of the Fleet Garage.
  • Inter-governmental discussions on topics of general interest have begun among staff members from Prince George, Surry and Sussex counties.
  • The Utilities Department will continue this month upgrading meters in various neighborhoods.
  • Parks & Recreation will be accepting registration for fall sports this month.
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