Message from the County Administrator
March, 2017


This message is a monthly update in 2017 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.

The Board of Supervisors will hold its monthly meetings this month at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 28 in the Board Room of the County Administration Building. A worksession will precede the March 14 meeting at 6 p.m. The tentative agenda topics are: (1) Discussion of VDOT Secondary Six-Year Plan; (2) Discussion of future of CFS operations; and (3) Discussion of Comparative Land Use Data.

The Board of Supervisors will hold worksessions on the FY ’18 Budget on March 8 and March 20. Both will begin at 6 p.m. in the Board Room.

BOS Chairman Bill Robertson and County Staff will be attending the Fort Lee Civilian Military Council meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 2 at the Lee Club.

Members of the Board of Supervisors & County Staff will be attending the Perdue Farms Mid-Atlantic Community Relations Luncheon at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 9 at the Prince George Library.

A ‘Benefit for Veterans’ will be held from 9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 4 at Union Branch Baptist Church.

‘Survivor Day’ will be held from 8 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 11 at Moore Middle School.

Prince George Public Schools will host ‘Spring Fling’ from 8 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 11 at Prince George High School.

Carson Volunteer Fire Department will host an Oyster Roast from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, March 11 at Rives Ruritan Hall.

The Recreation Advisory Committee will meet at 12:00 Noon Wednesday, March 15 at the Parks & Recreation Community Center on Old Stage Road.

The Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Graduation Ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at Oakland Baptist Church.

The 42nd Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event will be held March 4-9 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily at the MacLaughlin Fitness Center at Fort Lee.

Police Department Staff will take Coal the Therapy Dog to greet residents of Brighter Living-Assisted Living at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 8.

The 4-H Talent Show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 10 at the Prince George High School Auditorium.

Registration is underway for 4-H Camp on July 3-7 at the Air Center in Wakefield.

Prince George Cooperative Extension will host Drinking Water clinics March 14-15 for public information and sample collection.

The Appomattox River Water Authority & South Central Wastewater Authority will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at the Petersburg offices.

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

The Prince George Fire & EMS Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16 in the Board Room of the Administration Building.

The Petersburg Area Regional Tourism (PART) Board will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17 at Henricus Historical Park in Chester.

The Prince George Promise Board of Directors will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, March 17 in the Prince George Library.

Sports tourism returns to Prince George County March 18-19 with the St. Patrick’s Day ‘Slugfest’ Baseball Tournament at various ball fields beginning at 8 a.m. daily.

Smart Beginnings will host a training opportunity for child care providers from 9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 18 at the Prince George Library.

A community blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The Prince George Animal Services & Adoption Center will host a pet adoption event this month on March 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply.

Two Child Safety Seat events will be held this month: (1) Tuesday, March 21, 8 – 10 a.m.; Kidco Academy; and (2) Friday, March 24, 4-6 p.m.; James Child Development Center at 4224 Branchester Parkway.

The Prince George Master Gardeners will host a ‘Gardening Basics’ clinic from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at the Prince George Library.

The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Board Room.

The Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) will hold its Annual Spring River Clean-Up Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon along the Appomattox River.

The Fort Lee Federal Credit Union will hold a free ‘Shred-It Event’ from 9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Saturday, March 25 at 4495 Crossings Boulevard.

Prince George TRIAD will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, March 27 at the Prince George Library.

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

• The Board of Supervisors at its March 14 meeting will receive three (3) reports: (1) VDOT; (2) Fire & EMS Unmanned Aerial Systems; and (3) Status of Burn Building Grant Application.

• The Board of Supervisors at its March 14 meeting will discuss financing options for issuance of up to $18 million in General Obligation Bonds.

• The Board of Supervisors at its March 14 meeting will consider resolutions to advertise public hearings on tax rates and utility rates for the April 11 meeting.

• The Board of Supervisors at its March 14 meeting will consider three public hearings: (1) Proposed Prince George Electric Cooperative Easement on County property at the Central Wellness Center; (2) Issuance of up to $18 million in General Obligation Bonds; and (3) Budget Amendment – Appropriation of up to $16,970,087 in debt proceeds to the Capital Projects Fund.

• The Board of Supervisors at its March 28 meeting will receive a report from John Tyler Community College.

• The Board of Supervisors at its March 28 meeting will consider a resolution for issuance of up to $18 million in General Obligation Bonds.

• The Board of Supervisors at its March 28 meeting will consider a resolution for a Budget Amendment – Appropriation of up to $16,970,087 in debt proceeds to the Capital Projects Fund.

• Various Parks & Recreation winter activities are underway and registration is being finalized for various spring/summer programs. Registration can be accepted at www. princegeorgecountyva.gov.

• Construction of improvements at Exit 45 will continue this month.

• Plumbing issues at the Central Wellness Center will be finalized this month.

• County Staff will be finalizing this month a Request for Proposals for Phase 2 & 3 of the new public safety radio system.

• Fitch Ratings will continue its review of the County’s AA-plus Bond Rating this month.

• The County is currently seeking residents and businesses to participate in the 2017 Citizens Academy. Contact jstoke@princegeorgecountyva.gov to express interest.

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