Message from the County Administrator
July, 2018

This message is a monthly update in 2018 to better update our citizens and visitors to the 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 Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 5.

The Board of Supervisors will hold its only meeting this month on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. in the Boardroom. A worksession will precede the meeting at 6 p.m. Tentative topics to be discussed include: (1) Utility update on Yancey tract; (2) Proposal to construct new elementary school on Yancey tract; and (3) Discussion of separating recycled materials.

Prince George County will celebrate its founding 315 years ago with two events on Saturday, July 21. At 4 p.m., an unveiling of the bust for Prince George of Denmark will be held on the first floor of the Administration Building. At 5 p.m., the traditional Founder’s Day picnic will be held on the Old Courthouse Lawn.

Prince George County students will be participating in 4-H Camp Week July 2-6 at the Airfield Center in Wakefield.

Five teams will represent Prince George County this month in the Dixie Youth Baseball & Softball tournaments held in various locations around the state.

The Prince George Farmers Market will be open every Saturday in July from 8 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at Scott Park. The Farmers Market will also be open every Wednesday except July 4 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Central Wellness Center.

The Appomattox Boat Harbor will continue its ‘Harbor Blast’ Concert Series on July 14 at 4 p.m.

Fort Lee will host its Annual ‘Fourth at the Fort’ Celebration from 5-10 p.m. Wednesday, July 4 at Williams Stadium.

The Appomattox Regional Library System will host ‘STEAM’ camp at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at the Prince George Library.

The Extension Leadership Council (ELC) will hold its next meeting at 12:00 Noon Tuesday, July 10 at the Prince George Library.

The Recreation Advisory Committee will meet at 12:00 Noon Wednesday, July 11 at the Parks & Recreation Community Center on Old Stage Road.

The Prince George Fire & EMS Advisory Board will hold a worksession at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12 at the Emergency Operations Center.

The Herb Basket will host a ‘Shop for a Cause’ July 13-14 at regular store hours. A portion of the proceeds will go toward the James House.

The Parks & Recreation Department will host ‘Movie in the Park’ at 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 13 at Scott Park. The feature film is ‘Despicable Me 3.’

A Hunter Safety Course will be held at 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at the Parks & Recreation Community Center.

The Prince George School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 16 in the Boardroom.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at the Emergency Operations Center.

The Crater Youth Care Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, July 20 in the Commission’s administrative offices.

The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 23 in the Boardroom.

The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26 in the Boardroom.

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

• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will receive two reports: (1) VDOT; and (2) Broadband Conference planned for August 16 at the Central Wellness Center.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will consider rescinding action of April 28, 2015 and approve members of the Board of Supervisors’ eligibility to participate in the County’s Group Health, Dental and Vision insurance plans.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will consider actions of the General Assembly that might lead to local ordinances.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will consider revision of personnel policies.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will discuss the Administration’s Six Month Work Plan.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will consider changes to the FY ’19 Position Control Chart.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will consider a reimbursement resolution for authorization of funds for utility projects.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will consider an end-of-year appropriation for CSA.

• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will consider a Budget Transfer into the School Textbook Fund.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will receive a request to apply for a grant for the Central Wellness Center Fitness Room for $15,380.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will consider a Budget Amendment and Appropriation of $125,373 of pass-through funds to the Department of Social Services for Medicaid expansion.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will consider an agreement with VDOT to grant an easement at Exit 45.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will consider an appropriation of RSAF Grant funds of $112,722.50 and an appropriation from the Proffer Fund of the same amount.

• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will consider an appropriation of additional state funds to the Public School Division of $300,246.
 
• The Board of Supervisors at its July 10 meeting will hold two public hearings: (1) Verizon telecommunications lease for Courthouse Complex Water Tower; and (2) Lease agreement or use of property at New Scott Park for an Adventure Park.
 
• Activity is underway for various Parks & Recreation summer activities & registration is underway for fall programs. Information can be received at www. http://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov.
 
• Construction will move forward this month on adding a new courtroom in the basement of the County Courthouse.
 
• Consultants and County Staff are examining bids that were opened May 17 from vendors interested in constructing a new Public Safety Radio System.
 
• Construction will move forward this month on a new fire station along Route 10/Moody Road.
 
• The installation of a new playground will be finalized this month at the Burrowsville Community Center.
 
• County residents are urged to separate recycled items from household waste when they take items to the convenience locations or in utilizing curb-side service. This is a growing local, state and national problem.
 
• Auditors will be conducting their pre-audit work this month in preparation for the annual audit of County finances later this fall.
 
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