October 23 Meeting Recap
BOS Approves Place Name
Changes for County Residents
The Board of Supervisors at its October 23 meeting approved a plan that will allow citizens to change the name of their address to note their residence is in Prince George County.
Currently, there are many residents who live and/or work in Prince George, but have Hopewell and Petersburg mailing addresses. Under the new plan, North Prince George could replace Hopewell and South Prince George could replace Petersburg.
The change would be voluntary for the resident or business owner and the zip code would stay the same with whatever designation they choose. The change will be effective February 15.
Other matters to come before the BOS at its meeting:
· Held a public hearing and approved an ordinance amendment to exempt from personal property tax motor vehicles, trucks or tractor trucks used exclusively for agricultural purposes.
· Held a public hearing and approved an ordinance amendment by a 3-2 vote to provide for a $50.00 registration fee for certain motor vehicles that do not display license plates.
· Held a public hearing and approved an ordinance amendment to exempt from personal property tax one motor vehicle owned by a volunteer deputy sheriff for sheriff’s duties.
· Held a public hearing and approved an ordinance amendment to define minimum maintenance standards for lots and parcels and providing for a penalty.
· Held a public hearing and approved an ordinance amendment to revise restrictions for the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code.
· Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution appropriating $10,511 received from Litter Control grant.
· Approved on the Consensus Agenda an appropriation of $2,500 to the I-95 Anti-Toll Coalition.
· Approved on the Consensus Agenda an appropriation of $20,000 received from a donation from Daniel & Company for the Animal Services & Adoption Center.
· Approved on the Consensus Agenda authorization for the County Administrator to act as the County’s agent in administering the Laurel Spring Intersection Improvements Project.
· Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution authorizing advertisement of a public hearing to transfer 384-square feet of tax parcel to the Commonwealth.
· Received a report from VDOT representative Bob Zimmerman.
· Received a report from Southside Regional Medical Center CEO Michael Yungmann and authorized staff to prepare a resolution in support of a cardiac unit.
· Received a report from Police Chief Ed Frankenstein on the opening of the new Animal Center.
· Received a report from Commissioner of the Revenue Darlene Rowsey on the DMV Mobile Unit coming to Prince George on November 26. The BOS concurred with the unit setting up at First Baptist Church in Disputanta.
· Received a report from Assessor Rod Compton on changes to the Land Book Cycle. The matter was deferred to the November 14 BOS meeting for authorization to advertise for a public hearing on December 11.
· Received the quarterly financial report from Finance Director Trish Davidson.
· Authorized County Administrator, 3-2, to negotiate contract with Land Planning & Design in the amount not to exceed $64K for development of the Buren Property. Supervisors Robertson & Gandel dissenting.
· Re-appointed Carol Woodward to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
· Re-appointed William Young to the Industrial Development Authority and deferred a second appointment to the November 14 meeting.
· BOS authorizes public hearing for November 27 to accept proposals to allow hunting on the Tacon property by 4-1 vote, with Supervisor Carmichael dissenting.
· BOS approves temporary career staffing of one to be used at discretion of Director of Fire & EMS at volunteer stations at until January 31.
· Adjourned to 5 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, which is a Wednesday night, not the traditional Tuesday night meeting time.