Message from the County Administrator 

May, 2019 

This message is a monthly update in 2019 to better update 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.

Prince George County Government Offices will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.

The Board of Supervisors will hold its regular meetings this month on Tuesday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 28 beginning at 7 p.m. in the Boardroom.    A worksession will precede the May 14 meeting at 6:00.  The tentative topic to be discussed is: (1) Update on new public safety radio system.

Two Prince George Social Services employees – Amanda Binford & Theaster Smith – have been nominated for the Social Worker of the Year in the Community category at the Social Worker Circle of Care Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3 at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.

The ’50 Years of Love’ in Prince George County will continue its special exhibit through June 15 at the Prince George Heritage Center.

The Prince George Farmers' Market returns for the 2019 season on Saturday, May 4, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon, at Scott Park. The market will continue on May 11, 18 & 25.

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) will host ‘Education Day’ from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 1.

The Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce will host a ‘Community Coffee’ from 8 – 10 a.m. at ITAC in Chester on Thursday, May 2.

The Riverside Regional Jail Finance Committee will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Jail’s administrative offices.

The Riverside Regional Jail Authority will hold its regular meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Jail’s administrative offices.

The Bobby Owen Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by the John Randolph Foundation, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3 at the Cardinal Golf Club on Fort Lee.

The Prince George Police Department will host ‘Tip-A-Cop for Special Olympics’ from 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Nanny’s Restaurant.

The Woman’s Club of Prince George County will host ‘Community Day’ from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at Scott Park.

The Hometown Heroes 5k Race & Little Hero 1-Mile Fun Run will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4 beginning at Scott Park.

A Pet Adoption Event will be held during the Hometown Heroes Event, on Saturday, May 4, at Scott Park, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

The Harbor Blast Concert Series will host a ‘Tequila & Taco Festival’ at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Appomattox Boat Harbor.

The Friends of Burrowsville School will hold its Annual Board Meeting on Monday, May 6, 7:00 p.m., at the Burrowsville Community Center.

Crater Community Hospice will host a ‘Caregivers Café’ at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 at the Petersburg Public Library.

The Recreation Advisory Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 in the Parks & Recreation Community Center on Old Stage Road. 

The Prince George Rotary Annual Scholarship Picnic will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 at Scott Park.

The Annual Tri-Cities Law Enforcement Memorial Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 9 at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg.

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Burrowsville Vol. Fire Department will hold a meeting on Thursday, May 9, at 7:00 p.m., at Burrowsville Community Center.

John Tyler Community College will hold its 2019 Commencement Ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, May 10 at the Virginia State University Multipurpose Center.

Richard Bland College will hold its 2019 Commencement Ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Virginia State University Multipurpose Center.

The Prince George School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 in the Boardroom.

The Fort Lee Civilian-Military Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15 at the Richmond Volleyball Club – Stonebridge in Chesterfield County.

The Riverside Community Criminal Justice Board will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at a location to be announced.

The 35th Annual Shrimp Feast of Richard Bland College will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., rain or shine, at the College.

The Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce 18th Annual Golf Open will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 16 at the Country Club of Petersburg.

The Appomattox River Water & South Central Wastewater authorities will hold their next meetings at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at the Lake Chesdin offices.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at the Central Wellness Center.

The James River Soil & Water Conservation District Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at the Chesterfield Cooperative Extension offices.

The Petersburg Area Regional Tourism (PART) Board of Directors will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, May 17 at the Crater Planning District offices in Petersburg.

The Prince George Master Gardners’ 13th Annual Spring Plant Sale & Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Prince George Heritage Center.

A free Spring Dance will be held at Burrowsville Community Center on Saturday, May 18, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Prince George TRIAD will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, May 20 at the Prince George Library.

Fort Lee will hold its ‘Safety Day’ from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Fort Lee Exchange Building.

Rowanty Technical Center will hold its ‘End of the Year Celebration’ from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, May 23.

The Prince George County Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23 in the Boardroom.

A USSSA Virginia State Baseball Tournament for ages 10U – 14U will be held May 25-26 at the Prince George baseball fields beginning at 8:30 a.m. daily.

The Harbor Blast concert series will continue Saturday, May 25 at the Appomattox Boat Harbor. Gates open at 4 p.m.

The John Randolph Foundation will hold the Trudy Bogese Campership Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m., at the Foundation Office.

Rowanty Technical Center will hold its Awards Ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 30.

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

  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting will receive two reports: (1) the monthly VDOT report; and (2) the Toddler Fair.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting will hold four (4) public hearings: (1) Ordinance amendment relating to the duties of the County Administrator; (2) VDOT Six Year Transportation Plan; (3) Ordinance amendment on business licenses; and (4) Powers and duties generally of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting will continue discussion on Employee Grievance procedures.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting will consider adoption of the FY ’20 Budget.
  • The Board of Supervisors will consider submitting to VDOT a request to name the Roundabout at Route 634 (Allin Road) and Route 106 (Courthouse Road) for fallen Marine Private Michael Marvin Carey.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting will consider authorizing Staff to advertise a public hearing for a lease agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) at the Central Wellness Center.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting will consider award of contract for Utility sewer investigation.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting will consider acceptance of Utility easements.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting will consider award of contract for Utility Flo Meters.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting will consider award of contract for a Utility Emergency Backup Pump.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting will discuss calendar dates for dedication of the Route 10 Fire Station; new courtroom in the lower level of the Courthouse; and retreat for the Board of Supervisors.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting will consider entering into an agreement with a law firm to represent the County in possible litigation related to the national opioid crisis.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 14 meeting to consider an appointment to the District 19 Community Services Board.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its May 28 meeting will consider an award of contract for the new public safety radio system.
  • Activities are underway for various Parks & Recreation summer activities and registration is beginning for fall events. Information can be received at http://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov.
  • Construction of stormwater projects in Birchett Estates and Cedar Creek will continue this month.
  • Construction will continue this month on a new building for the Virginia Physicians for Women and Sheetz Convenience Store in the Puddledock area.
  • New home construction continues in the subdivisions of Eagle Preserve, the Meadows and Brickhouse Landing.
  • Design and planning will continue this month on two utility extension projects on Route 156 and near the Food Lion Distribution Center.
  • Planning meetings will continue this month on the construction of a new fire station at Jefferson Park.
  • Planning meetings will continue this month on the construction of a new Burn Building for Fire & EMS.
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