Message from the County Administrator
This message is a monthly update in 2012 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, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 in observance of the Christmas holiday and Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1 in observance of the New Year holiday. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. the next day after each holiday.
The Board of Supervisors will hold its only meeting this month at 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 11 in the Board Room of the County Administration Building. A joint worksession with the Planning Commission will precede the meeting at 5:00 to discuss updates to the County’s Comprehensive Plan.
The Board of Supervisors will hold three public hearings as part of its December 11 meeting at 7:30 p.m. on the following matters:
--To amend an ordinance to the fiscal year tax rate and Land Book.
--Revisions to the Utility Ordinance.
--To establish exemptions for certain personal property items.
The Annual Christmas Parade will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 1 around the Courthouse Complex.
The Parks & Recreation Department will sponsor “Breakfast with Santa” from 9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Saturday, December 1 at the new offices on Old Stage Road.
The Burrowsville Fire Department will host “Breakfast with Santa” from 9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Saturday, December 1 at the fire department.
Carson Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Annual Christmas Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, December 1.
The Capital Improvements Planning Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, December 3 in the Employee Break Room located on the second floor of the County Administration Building.
Second half of Real Estate Taxes are due December 5.
A wreath laying ceremony for fallen police officers will be held at 9 a.m. at Merchant’s Hope Cemetery and 11 a.m. at Southlawn Cemetery.
The Prince George Business Roundtable will meet at 12:00 Noon at the Petersburg Country Club.
VDOT will sponsor a meeting on proposed tolls on Interstate 95 from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, December 12 at John Tyler Community College.
The Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce will host an information session on the proposed route of new Route 460 at 2 p.m. Thursday, December 13 at Ace Hardware.
Prince George TRIAD will hold its next meeting at 12:00 Noon Monday, December 17 at Gregory Memorial Church.
The Planning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 20 in the Board Room.
The Lincoln Exhibit will be on display at the Regional Heritage Museum this month through January 27.
Mandatory water restrictions continue this month for customers on the Prince George Utility System.
Prince George County Holiday Ornaments are on sale for $10 again this year. It features a graphic design of the new Animal Services & Adoption Center. Proceeds in part go to Prince George Promise. Ornaments are available at County Administration.
Here is a capsule glance of other activities that will be happening within County government during the month of December:
· The Board of Supervisors at its December 11 meeting will consider a Memorandum of Understanding between the Public School Division and the Police Department.
· The Board of Supervisors at its December 11 meeting will consider a Memorandum of Understanding between the Public School Division and the Department of Social Services.
· Public School Division Superintendent Bobby Browder will make a presentation on the Smart Bus Camera Program at the December 11 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.
· The Board of Supervisors at its December 11 meeting will consider changes to a wastewater contract for construction of apartments in the Puddledock area.
· The Board of Supervisors at its December 11 meeting will discuss concessions at County parks.
· Discussions will continue this month between Prince George County and the City of Petersburg regarding the purchase of water.
· Management Analysis, Inc. will continue its work to update the County’s Economic Development & Tourism strategic plan.
· Renovation to the restrooms at Scott Park are expected to be completed this month.
· Renovation is expected to be completed this month to the former Parks & Recreation facility in order for Cooperative Extension and James River Soil & Water to move their offices in January.
· Plans continue to move forward on renovations to the Human Services Building. A proposal to hire a contractor will come before the Board of Supervisors in February.
· Planning will continue this month for the 2013 Farmer’s Market.
· A design team is working with County Staff to present a proposal to the Board of Supervisors in January regarding development of the Buren Property.
· Improvements will be underway soon by the Regional Heritage Center to upgrade the old Clerk’s Office for additional display space.
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