Recap of October 26 BOS Meeting
October 26 Meeting Recap
BOS Approves One-Time Hiring Incentive for New Police Officers
On January 12, 2021 the County received $36,310 in Department of Criminal Justice Services Police Recruitment and Retention funding. Those funds have been accounted for in the Police Grants department code, and a re-appropriation was requested to use those funds in FY22. The Police Chief has requested to utilize these funds as a hiring incentive. A one-time payment of $2,000.00, upon completion of all training, would be paid to new non-certified police officer hires. A one-time payment of $4,000.00, upon completion of all training, would be paid to new pre-certified police officer hires. The incentive payment would be payable to the new hire within one month of the Police Department submitting paperwork to Human Resources and Finance. The Police Department will work with the County Attorney to create any necessary agreement or forms. This hiring incentive initiative would continue until the funding source has been depleted.
Other matters that came before the BOS at its meeting and work session:
· Received an election preview from the Registrar.
· Received a Drug Court update.
· Received a Farmer’s Market wrap-up.
· Received a report on a Waiving of Fees Policy.
· Approved on consent an authorization of notice to proceed with construction document and bidding phases of the garage renovation project.
· Received a quarterly financial report.
· Received a report on redistricting.
· Unanimously postponed appointments to the Youth Task Force to January 11, 2022.
· Unanimously appointed Ms. Stacey Everett to the Social Services Advisory Board.
· Unanimously approved an award of contract to Managing Results, LLC in the amount of $86,437 for a strategic plan.
· Unanimously approved an award of contract in the amount of $120,000 for the Route 156 water main extension construction inspection services.
· Unanimously authorized the advertisement of a public hearing on November 23 for an Ordinance to amend “The Code of the County of Prince George, Virginia” to authorize the Board of Supervisors to approve the schedule of charges for animals confined at the Animal Shelter on an annual basis.
· Unanimously authorized the advertisement of a public hearing on November 23 for an Ordinance to amend “The Code of the County of Prince George, Virginia” to state that Officers of Election shall be retained by the County as independent contractors.
· Unanimously approved a budget amendment and appropriation in the amount of $84,557 and transfer from General Fund Contingency in the amount of $3,410 for the Department of Social Services Public Assistance and Welfare Administration Funds.
· Unanimously approved a budget amendment and appropriation in the amount of $17,147 for the Department of Social Services United Way Emergency Food and Shelter Funds.
· Discussed and agreed to have a Work Session on November 17 at 4:00 pm.
· Unanimously authorized the advertisement of a public hearing on November 9 to sell County property located in River’s Edge Subdivision on Buxton Street, Tax Map #: 15b-02-01-011-A.