Oct 8 Meeting Recap

BOS Authorizes a Public Hearing for Fall 2019 General Obligation Bond Issuance

At the October 8 Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board unanimously authorized a public hearing on November 13 for a Fall 2019 General Obligation Bond Issuance for planned debt issuance that was recommended as part of the adopted FY2020 budget. Since then the County Administrator and Board of Supervisors have discussed some additional projects for FY2020, specifically, the addition of funding for a transfer to the Industrial Development Authority for a Broadband expansion grant and improvements to the Central Wellness Center to meet Code requirements. Other projects include law enforcement vehicles, fire apparatus, and stormwater projects. The project total, including estimated bond issuance costs is $7,295,000.

In relation to the Fall 2019 General Obligation Bond Issuance, the Board also unanimously approved a public hearing for a budget amendment for the appropriation of the debt proceeds to the Capital Projects Fund. Both public hearings will be held on November 13.

Other matters that came before the BOS at its meeting and work session:

• Received an analysis of the Weldon Cooper Demographic data.

• Received another report on use of tannerite in the County.

• Received a report from VDOT on the status of Providence Woods Lane.

• Approved on consent and presented a commendation to the Prince George County Garage, Prince George Fire and EMS, and the Prince George Emergency Communications Manager for receiving the Together We Can Employee Recognition Award.

• Received a maintenance report from VDOT.

• Received a report on Clean Community Day #2.

• Received a report on the 2021 Dixie World Series.

• Unanimously approved an appropriation and reimbursement resolution for law enforcement vehicle purchase in the amount of $400,000.

• Discussed and decided on November 20 for a legislative dinner meeting.

• Unanimously deferred an appointment to the South Centre Corridors Resource Conservation and Development Council until an application is received.

• Tabled appointments to the US Census Complete Count Committee to the October 22 BOS meeting.

• Unanimously approved the retention of legal services of Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP for the purpose of filing additional opioid litigation.