Recap of February 13 Board of Supervisors Meeting

Recap of February 13 Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 13 Recap


Prince George County has 1,285 properties (9% of parcels) participating in the Land Use Program.  The purpose of the program is to encourage the preservation and proper use of real estate in order to assure readily available sources of agriculture, horticultural and forest products and of open spaces within the reach of concentration of population while preserving scenic natural beauty and open spaces.  In order to participate in the program, certain criteria must be met regarding ownership, size, zoning and production standards. 

The reassessment was completed on January 1 and assessment notices were mailed January 28.  According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, home values in Virginia appreciated 6.1 percent from the second quarter of 2022 to the second quarter of 2023, nationally 4.9%.  Property is assessed by groupings of comparable properties.  They are assessed on a neighborhood basis, using residential neighborhoods such as non-subdivision parcels, Stratford Woods, Birchett Estates, and Eagle Preserve.  They also use large acreage parcels, commercial neighborhoods including hotels and shopping centers, and multi-family apartments.  They use the assessment sale price ratio, which is the assessment divided by the sales price.  There are 14,106 parcels and this year’s total market value overall increase was 2.41%.  There will be two opportunities to appeal with an office review through March 1.  Applications can be obtained through the website.  In addition, people that go through the office review process and are still dissatisfied can go through the appeal process.  The deadline for an appeal is April 1. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your participation in the Land Use Program or your reassessment, please contact the Real Estate Assessor’s Office at (804) 722-8639 or visit them on the Second Floor of the County Administration Building at 6602 Courts Drive, Prince George, VA  23875.  Appointments are recommended. 

Other matters that came before the Board at its meeting:

  • Received a roads maintenance report from the Virginia Department of Transportation.
  • Unanimously approved an authority to apply for a School Resource Officer grant for North Elementary School.
  • Unanimously approved an appropriation in the amount of $66,000 for Utilities cash reserves for the Temple Avenue Tank and Pump Station easements, additional Geotechnical Services and Site Plan Review costs.
  • Unanimously approved an authority to advertise a public hearing for March 12 for corrections to the Land Use Ordinance.
  • Unanimously approved a budget amendment and appropriation in the amount of $54,814 for School Division carryover funding.
  • Unanimously approved an appropriation in the amount of $53,362 for retroactive Fire and EMS overtime adjustment.
  • Unanimously approved a revision to Personnel Policy Section 22.1 through 22.5 entitled Overtime and Personnel Policy Section 41.1 through 41.6 entitled Employee Utilization in Emergency Situations.
  • Unanimously approved a revision to Administrative Policy Section 240.1 through 240.4 entitled Utilization of CodeRed Notification System.
  • Unanimously reappointed Mr. Donald R. Hunter as citizen representative on the Riverside Community Criminal Justice Board.
  • Unanimously reappointed Ms. Mary Ann White and Ms. Susan Walters to the Senior Citizen Task Force.