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September 2021 Message from the County Administrator

September 2021 Message from the County Administrator



Message from the County Administrator 
September, 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.

County Government offices will be closed Monday, September 6 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.  Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 7.

Prince George Public Schools will open Tuesday, September 7.

Residents seeking COVID-19 vaccine appointments should call (877) 829-4682 or click on https://vaccinate.virginia.gov/.

A fee for using credit and debit cards to pay County taxes and fees will be assessed beginning September 1.

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

The Prince George Farmers Market is open every Saturday in September from 8 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at Scott Park.  A special expanded market will be held September 11 until 2 p.m. in honor of all first responders and public safety personnel.  A Pet Adoption will also be held.

The Board of Supervisors will hold a special Worksession at 4 p.m., Monday, September 13 in the Boardroom to discuss the following items: (1) Utility rate adjustments; (2) Private road standards; (3) Veterans Memorial; (4) Exit 45 strategic plan; (5) Staffing; (6) Signing bonus for new police officers; and (7) Waiving of fees; (8) BOS Assessment Tool.

The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular meetings this month on Tuesday, September 14 and Tuesday, September 28. in the Boardroom.  The meetings will begin at 7 p.m.

A Worksession will precede the September 14 BOS meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the following items: (1) Back to School Fair recap; and (2) Cigarette Tax proposal; and (3) Census & Redistricting Update.

A Worksession will precede the September 28 BOS meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the following items: (1) Report from the Appomattox River Water & South Central Wastewater authorities; (2) Stormwater projects.

Meetings and Worksessions in the Boardroom will be live streamed using YouTube Live, a free service, via the County channel.

https://www.youtube.com/c/princegeorgevirginia.

Meetings and Worksessions 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.

A free oral health clinic for Seniors (65+ yrs.) will be held Tuesday, September 7 hosted by Pathways in Petersburg.  Call (804) 862-1104 for an appointment.

The Recreation Advisory Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 8 at the Parks & Recreation Community Center.

The Prince George-Colonial Heights Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will host training classes from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Colonial Heights Library, beginning September 9 and continuing for seven consecutive Thursdays.

The Prince George Historical Society will hold a Steak Dinner & Auction at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 15 at Scott Park.

Prince George School Board meets Monday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom.

The James River Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 16 at the Chesterfield Cooperative Extension office.

The Prince George Fire & EMS Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 16 at 7 p.m. in the Boardroom.

Absentee voting begins for the November General Election in the Office of the Registrar from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Crater Youth Care Commission meets at 9:30 a.m. Friday, September 17 in the Green House Facility.

The Petersburg Area Regional Tourism (PART) Board of Directors will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, September 17 at the Crater Planning District offices in Petersburg.

Moore Recreational Complex will be the location of a USSSA Softball Tournament on September 18-19 and, a USSA Baseball Tournament on September 25-26.  Games begin at 9 a.m. daily.

The Senior Task Force will meet in the Community Room, 1st Floor of the Human Services Building at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22.

The Riverside Regional Jail Authority Finance Committee & Full Committee will meet beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 23 at the Jail Administrative offices.

The Appomattox River Water & South Central Wastewater authorities will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 23 at the Petersburg offices.

The Prince George Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 23 in the Boardroom.

Crater Hospice will host a golf tournament beginning at 12:00 Noon Friday, September 24 at Dogwood Trace Golf Course in Petersburg.

The Prince George Pastor’s Council will meet virtually at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 30.

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

  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 14 meeting will hold five (5) public hearings: (1) Abandonment of a portion of Nobles Road; (2) Stormwater Fund bond proceeds; (3) Change the due date for the 2nd half of Real Estate Taxes and Stormwater Utility fees from June 5 to May 5; (4) Eminent Domain for right-of way; (5) Eminent Domain for right of way.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 14 meeting will receive two reports: (1) VDOT report; and (2) Update on Federal Recovery funding.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 14 meeting will consider two postponed items: (1) Appointments to the Youth Task Force; and (2) Resolution in support of changing to Single Member Election Districts.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 14 meeting will consider approving solution to increase wastewater capacity.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 14 will consider authorizing Staff to advertise a public hearing on appropriation of School American Rescue Plan Act Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief III Funding for $1,540,930.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 14 meeting will consider authorizing Staff to advertise a public hearing on state-funded bonus for Sworn Funded Sheriff’s Office positions.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 14 meeting will consider an award of contract for A&E Services for renovations to the Jefferson Park Fire Station in an amount not to exceed $100,500.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 14 meeting will consider a Memorandum of Understanding with Virginia Gateway Region.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 14 meeting will consider an agreement with Swag-It for video equipment in the Boardroom.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 14 meeting will consider an appointment to the Social Services Advisory Board.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 14 meeting will consider a letter of support for renaming Fort Lee to Fort Arthur J. Gregg.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 28 meeting will have a public hearing on a rezoning for C&C Packaging Systems LLC for permitted uses and outside storage at 5050 Prince George Drive.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its September 28 meeting will receive the Quarterly Financial Report.

(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 September:

  • The Route 460 water main extension is 95 percent complete; and the Route 156 water main extension is 43 percent complete.
  • Renovations to the Central Wellness Center should be completed this month and should reopen in October.
  • Scopes of work are being developed for the Prince George Volunteer Fire Station; Circuit Courtroom in the County Courthouse; Electrical system at the Emergency Crew Building; repairs to the Heritage Center; and expansion of the Fleet Garage.
  • Inter-governmental discussions on topics of general interest will continue among Prince George, Surry and Sussex counties.
  • Parks & Recreation will begin fall sports this month.
  • Staff has finalized an agreement with a consultant to make recommendations on the future of Exit 45 along I-95.
  • Staff will interview this month consultants interested in developing an overall strategic plan for Prince George County.
  • Staff will continue analyzing this month possible locations for the construction of a new convenience site for trash disposal.
  • Staff will begin developing a list of capital projects to be submitted to the Board of Supervisors for the FY ’23 Budget.
  • Staff will continue to address water and stormwater issues at Cedarwood and Baxter Ridge subdivisions.
  • The Department of the Army will continue discussions with community leaders on the renaming of Fort Lee and certain streets.

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