Message from the County Administrator

October, 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 Monday, October 8, in observance of Columbus Day.  Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 9.

Trick-or-Treat activities in neighborhoods throughout Prince George County will be held from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 31.

Members of the Board of Supervisors & County Staff will be hosting a Renaming Ceremony at the Fort Lee ‘A’ Gate Roundabout in memory of Captain Jesse A. Ozbat at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 11.

The Prince George Business Roundtable Alumni Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 24 at the Petersburg Country Club.

The Czech & Slovak Festival will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, October 20 in the Historic District of the County Complex.

The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular meetings this month on Tuesday, October 9 and Tuesday, October 23 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Boardroom.  A worksession will precede the October meeting.  Tentative topics to be discussed are:  (1) Discussion of Feasibility Study for the Central Wellness Center; (2) Discussion of locating a new convenience center; and (3) 2018 General Assembly Scorecard.

The Prince George Social Services Advisory Board will meet 9 a.m. Monday, October 1 in the Social Services Department.

A Groundbreaking Ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, October 1 for the Virginia Physicians for Women Center located at Puddledock Road.

The Riverside Criminal Justice Board will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 3 at the Fort Lee Bowling Center.

The Prince George Farmers Market will be held every Saturday in October at 8 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at Scott Park.

The Appomattox Boat Harbor will continue its ‘Harbor Blast’ Concert Series on October 5, 6 & 13 beginning at 4 p.m.

The Prince George Ruritan Club will host its Annual Seafood & Barbeque Fest from 3– 6 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at Scott Park.

The Prince George School Board will hold two meetings this month: October 8 at 6:30 p.m. and October 22 at 5:30 p.m. Both meetings are in the Boardroom.

The Prince George County Capital Improvements Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 10 & 24 in the Kines Breakroom.

A Community Input meeting for the Prince George Economic Development & Tourism Strategic Plan will be held at 12:00 Noon Thursday, October 4 at the Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce

The Appomattox River Water & Wastewater authorities will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 18 at the Petersburg offices.

The Hopewell-Prince George Crime Solvers will hold its ‘Annual Rib Fest’ from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, October 4 at Scott Park.

The Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce Annual Mixer will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 30 at the Barns of Kanak.

The Friends of Burrowsville School will hold its Annual Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, October 6 from 8 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at the Burrowsville Community Center.

A USSSA Travel Baseball Tournament for Even-Age Groups will be held October 6-7 beginning at 8 a.m. daily at Prince George County fields.

‘War Dog Day & Pet Adoption’ will be held form 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, October 6 at the Petersburg National Battlefield.

The Extension Leadership Council (ELC) will meet at 12:00 Noon Tuesday, October 9 in the Community Room.

The Prince George Fire & EMS Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 18 in the Boardroom.

The Fort Lee Federal Credit Union will host a free Shred Event from 9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Saturday, October 13 at its location on Crossings Boulevard.

The Prince George Industrial Development Authority (IDA) will meet at 12:00 Noon Wednesday, October 17 in the Community Room of the Human Services Building.

The ‘Great American Shake Out’ drill for County employees will be held at 10:18 a.m. Thursday, October 18.

The Prince George Animal Services & Adoption Center will hold an ‘Open House’ from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, October 20.

Parks & Recreation will host its Annual Harvest Festival from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, October 20 at Temple Park.

The Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 22 in the Kines Breakroom.

The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 25 in the Boardroom.

The Cameron Foundation will hold its Annual Ceremony & Reception from 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 25 at Union Train Station in Petersburg.

Richard Bland College will hold its 3rd Annual Pecan Festival from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. October 27-28.

The Prince George Police Department will host National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, October 27 in the Police Department Parking Lot.

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) will host ‘Additive Manufacturing Research Day’ at 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 31. 

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

  • The Board of Supervisors at its October 9 meeting will receive five reports: (1) VDOT; (2) Hopewell-Prince George Healthy Families; (3) Back to School Fair; (4) Kids Count; and (5) 2018 General Assembly Scorecard. 
  • The Board of Supervisors at its October 9 meeting will resume discussion on a Special Exception for Tree Times Adventures, Inc. to permit an adventure park at New Scott Park. 
  • The Board of Supervisors at its October 9 meeting will consider a new Streetlight Policy. 
  • The Board of Supervisors at its October 9 meeting will consider an appointment of a Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. 
  • The Board of Supervisors at its October 9 meeting will hold three public hearings: (1) Amendment to the Utility Ordinance; (2) Economic Development & Tourism Strategic Plan; and (3) Ordinance amendment to provide for the appointment of a Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. 
  • The Board of Supervisors at its October 23 meeting will receive the Quarterly Financial Report. 
  • The Board of Supervisors at its October 23 meeting will consider an Award of Contract for a feasibility study at the Central Wellness Center. 
  • The Board of Supervisors at its October 23 meeting will consider changes to two employee personnel policies: (1) Grievance procedure; and (2) Dress code. 
  • The Board of Supervisors at its October 23 meeting will hold a public hearing for abandonment of a section of Chudoba Parkway. 
  • Fall sports activities are underway and registration will begin soon for various Parks & Recreation winter activities. Information can be received at www. http://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov
  • Construction will move forward this month on a new fire station along Route 10/Moody Road. 
  • 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. 
  • The new courtroom located in the basement of the Courthouse is approximately 60 percent complete. 
  • The ‘Prince George the Man’ exhibit located in the lobby of the County Administration Building is open for public viewing during normal business hours. 
  • Prince George County has received two Platinum Awards from the Virginia Municipal League for Community Wellness and ‘Go Green’ initiatives. 
  • The 2018 Prince George County holiday ornament will feature the state championships earned by Prince George High School in track, wrestling, softball and baseball.
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