Message from the County Administrator
August 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.

The Board of Supervisors will hold a Special Meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 7 in the Boardroom to discuss various items in Closed Session. 

The Board of Supervisors will hold its only regular meeting this month at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 13 in the Boardroom.  A Worksession will precede the regular meeting at 6 p.m.  Tentative topics include: (1) Medicaid Expansion Program; (2) Adult Services Center; (3) Fire & EMS Apparatus; and (4) Dog Waste Ordinance.

National Night Out activities will be held at approximately 32 locations on Tuesday, August 6 from 5 – 9 p.m. Residents are encouraged to attend the nearest location to their home.

The Annual Back to School Fair will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, August 22 at Scott Park.

Thursday, August 1 is the deadline to file for real estate tax relief for the elderly and permanently and totally disabled persons in the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office.

A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting will be held for the Hibachi Hut at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, August 1 at the Prince George Commons Shopping Center.

The Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce will announce its ‘Top 40 Under 40’ list and hold a reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 1 at the SonaBank in Colonial Heights.

The Virginia Sales Tax Holiday will be held August 2-4 on items pertaining to school supplies, clothing/foot wear, emergency preparedness and energy efficiency.

The Prince George County Farmers Market will be held every Saturday in August, except August 31, from 8 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at Scott Park. 

The Harbor Blast Concert series will continue Saturday, August 10 and Saturday, August 31 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Appomattox Boat Harbor.

The Southern Knights will host a Car Show from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, August 3 at Richard Bland College.

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) will host ‘Surface Engineering Day’ on Wednesday, August 7, from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Prince George County Government will host ‘Bring Your Child or Grandchild to Work Day’ on Friday, August 9.

The Hopewell-Prince George Community Health Center will host a ‘Community Health Fair’ from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, August 9.

Tree Time Adventure Park will hold its Ribbon Cutting at 11 a.m. Friday, August 9 at its New Scott Park location.

Swader’s Sports Park will celebrate its 13th anniversary from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, August 11.

The Prince George County Social Services Advisory Board will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, August 12 in the Social Services Administrative Offices.

The Prince George County School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 12 in the Boardroom.

The Fort Lee Civilian Military Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 14 at Fort Lee’s Engagement Skills Training Facility.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold a ‘Flood Risk Review’ meeting for the public from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 in the offices of the Planning and Zoning Division in the Community Development & Code Compliance Department.

Crater Community Hospice will host a ‘Caregivers Café’ at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 14 at the Petersburg Public Library.

The James River Soil & Water Conservation District will host a Farmers Cookout at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, August 15 at the Scott Park Pavilion.

Prince George County employees will celebrate a ‘Night at the Diamond’ on August 16 when the Flying Squirrels play the Harrisburg Senators.

A ‘Book Sale’ will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 17 at the Burrowsville Community Center.

The Prince George Fire & EMS Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 20 in the Boardroom.

The Prince George Business Roundtable will meet at 12:00 Noon Wednesday, August 21 at Southside Regional Medical Center.

The Prince George Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, August 22 in the Boardroom.

The First ‘E-Sports Open: Madden ‘20’ will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 24 at the Central Wellness Center.

Delegate Emily Brewer will present "Mobile Veteran Resource Center" at the Disputanta Community Center, 10010 County Drive, Disputanta, on Wednesday, August 28, from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Graduation ceremonies for the 2019 Prince George Youth Workforce Academy will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 28 at Clements Junior High School.

Prince George County will host an SBA-USDA session on accessing capital and lending for start-up businesses from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Prince George Library on Thursday, August 29.

The Kevin Ferguson Memorial Baseball Tournament will be held August 31- September 1 at the Moore Sports Complex and other County baseball fields.

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

  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will receive four reports: (1) VDOT; (2) Rural Broadband Expansion; (3) Real estate tax relief for the elderly and disabled; and (4) Back to School Fair.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will continue its discussion related to regulating signs in various zoning districts.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider an award of contract for the Wastewater Treatment Plant Permit.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider a reappropriation for County and School Division purchase orders.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider an acceptance of the dedication of a utility easement at Oaks Shades Mobile Home Park.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider selecting a firm for A&E services for the Jefferson Park Fire Station.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider a resolution authorizing advertisement of a public hearing to pursue a civil penalty for dogs running at large.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider a resolution increasing the size of the Parks and Recreation Commission.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider a resolution to increase the size of the Parks & Recreation Commission.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider a resolution to increase pay for Communication Officers to address pay compression.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider a resolution making revisions to the Memorandum of Understanding with the Public School Division.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider a resolution approving the design and purchase of new ‘Welcome Signs’ at the entry ways into Prince George County.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider four appointments to the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Committee.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider two appointments to the Social Services Advisory Board.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will consider approving appointments to the Comprehensive Services Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT).
  • The Board of Supervisors at its August 13 meeting will hold three public hearings: (1) Consideration of dedication of an easement to Dominion Energy to extend electrical service in Scott Park; (2) Request by Beacon Towers to construct a 199-foot communication tower on the north line of East Quaker Road and the west line of Prince George Drive; and (3) Rezoning request by Blair Gilliam from B-1 to R-1 at 19805 Halifax Road.
  • Activities are underway for various Parks & Recreation summer activities and registration is underway for fall events. Information can be received at www. http://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov.
  • Construction of stormwater projects in Birchett Estates and Cedar Creek will continue this month.
  • Design and planning will continue this month on two utility extension projects on Route 156 and near the Food Lion Distribution Center.
  • Negotiations will continue this month with a vendor for a new Public Safety Radio System. 
  • An architect has been hired to design a new restroom/concession stand facility at New Scott Park.
  • Prince George County, Fort Lee technology personnel working to implement new 9-1-1 agreement between the two entities.
  • Construction of a walking trail around the football field at the Central Wellness Center is expected to begin this month.
  • The Planning Commission is working on a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding the allowance of food trucks in certain areas around Prince George County.
  • The Planning Commission is working on a 2020 update of the Prince George Comprehensive Plan.
  • Design work is underway for water extensions on Route 460 and Route 156; construction bids expected to be sought in December.
  • Prince George County will participate in a public hearing August 27 regarding a rate increase proposal by Virginia American Water.
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