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December 2021 Message from the County Administrator

December 2021 Message from the County Administrator



Message from the County Administrator
 
December, 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 Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24 in observance of the Christmas holiday.  Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, December 26.

County Government officers will be closed Friday, December 31 in observance of the New Year holiday.  Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, January 3.

The Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony for fallen Prince George County public safety personnel will be held at 9 a.m. at Merchant’s Hope Cemetery and 11 a.m. Friday, December 3 at Southlawn Memorial Park.

The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 1 on the Old Courthouse Lawn.

The Annual Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 4 along Courthouse Road.

The First Half of Real Estate Taxes is due Monday, December 6 in the Treasurer’s Office to avoid penalties.

The Crater Health District will host a vaccination clinic from 1-3 p.m. Monday, December 6 at Unity Baptist church.

The Board of Supervisors will recognize employees with extended years of service at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 9 in the Boardroom.

The Board of Supervisors will host a Christmas Dinner from 12:00 Noon – 3 p.m. Saturday, December 18 at the Central Wellness Center.  Registration is underway by calling (804) 722-8610.

Elected officials from the November General Election will be sworn in at 6 p.m. Monday, December 20 in a special ceremony in the Boardroom.

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

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 only regular meetings this month on Tuesday, December 14 in the Boardroom.  The meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

A Worksession will precede the December 14 BOS meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the following items: (1) Senior Task Force presentation; (2) Discussion on election precincts; and (3) Discussion on funds provided by the American Rescue Act.

The Board of Supervisors will hold a special Worksession at 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 15 in the Boardroom to discuss the following items: (1) Proposed employee pay plan; (2) Utility rate adjustments; and (3) FY ’23 Budget matters.

Meetings and Worksessions in the Boardroom will be live streamed at https://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov/live_stream/index.php

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

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

The James River Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors will meet virtually at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 16.

The Prince George Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, December 16 in the Boardroom.

A “Wreath Across America” ceremony will be held at 12:00 Noon Saturday, December 18 at Merchant’s Hope Cemetery.

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

  • The Board of Supervisors at its December 14 meeting will hold two public hearings: (1) To require a road name for public and private right-of-way or access easements accessing three or more properties or addressable structures; and (2) To lease a portion of the Central Wellness Center to the Prince George County Democratic Committee.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its December 14 meeting will receive two reports: (1) Monthly VDOT report; and (2) Presentation of the FY ’21 audit.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its December 14 meeting will appropriate the FY ’21 carry over for the School Division.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its December 14 meeting will consider awarding a contract for Utilities Meter Reads.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its December 14 meeting will consider an award of contract for Southpoint Park Utility solution.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its December 14 meeting will consider an MOU with Boyd Homes for development at Chappell Creek subdivision.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its December 14 meeting will appropriate money for Drug Court from the Contingency Fund.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its December 14 meeting will consider the following appointments to Citizen Committees: Crater District Planning Commission and Prince George County Planning Commission.

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

  • A recount for the Sheriff’s race in the November General Election will be held December 2 in the Jury Assembly Room of the Courthouse.
  • The Circuit Court has approved the extension of real estate assessments to March.
  • The scope of work is being finalized for the Circuit Courtroom in the County Courthouse; and repairs to the Heritage Center.
  • The scope of work is being finalized for the renovation of the Jefferson Park Fire Station and electrical repairs at the Emergency Crew Building.
  • The scope of work is being finalized for the expansion of the bays at the Vehicle Maintenance Garage.
  • Parks & Recreation will begin winter sports this month.
  • Consultants will begin this month in developing an overall strategic plan for Prince George County.
  • Numerous utility projects are underway to assist with the economic development requests received by the County in recent weeks.

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