The Board of Supervisors at its June 13 meeting took steps to fill critical positions within Prince George County government.
After receiving last week notification that Treasurer Jean Barker will step down December 31, the BOS unanimously voted to ask the Circuit Court to schedule a special election as part of the November 7 General Election. Supervisors felt holding the special election at the same time will hold down costs and encourage a larger turnout.
In addition, the BOS adjourned its meeting to 6 p.m. Friday in the Board Room to begin discussions on filling the vacancy of District 1 Supervisor Jerry Skalsky who passed away May 24. Anyone interested in filling the vacancy will have an opportunity to speak under Public Comment at Friday’s meeting and give their reasons why they would like to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Skalsky, which ends December 31; or speak in support of another interested person.
Other matters to come before the BOS at its worksession and meeting:
• Received a proposal by the Crater District Health Department to adopt a new ‘Tobacco Policy’ around its location at the Human Services Building.
• Discussed the actions of the 2017 General Assembly.
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a commendation for Eagle Scout Cameron Patrick Philpot.
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a commendation for Brenda Jones who is retiring from the Department of Community Development & Code Compliance.
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a commendation for Everett Outland who is retiring from the Department of Community Development & Code Compliance.
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a commendation for Fort Lee upon celebrating a century of support to the United States.
• Approved on the Consensus Agenda an appropriation from Sussex County for $17,700.28 for contributing services to the Building Official’s position.
• Received the monthly report from VDOT.
• Unanimously approved a resolution appropriating funds for the FY ’18 Budget.
• Unanimously approved a resolution awarding a contract to Mark III for $25,000 for employee benefit consulting.
• Unanimously approved a resolution awarding a contract to TACs for delinquent tax collection services at a fee of 20 percent.
• Unanimously approved a resolution to award a contract to Altaris for $605,078 for Phases II & III for a new public safety radio system.
• Unanimously approved an amendment to the service agreement of the Appomattox River Water Authority.
• Unanimously approved a resolution authorizing a public hearing to consider adoption of an ordinance to provide for a real estate tax exemption for surviving spouses of certain persons killed in the Line of Duty.
• Unanimously appointed Julie Walton as Interim Building Official.
• Unanimously approved the appointments of James Buren, James Williams & Vice Chairman Donald Hunter to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission.
• Unanimously approved the reappointment of Captain Mark Payne to the District 19 Community Services Board.
• Unanimously approved the appointment of Lillian Boyd to the Appomattox Regional Library Board.
• Unanimously approved the appointment of members to the Comprehensive Services Community Policy & Management Team, including Vice Chairman Hunter.
• Held a public hearing and unanimously approved a Special Exception request to permit an assembly hall at 4620 Prince George Drive.
• Held a public hearing and unanimously approved a Special Exception request to permit a large-scale solar energy facility at 3513 & 3701 Rives Road.
• Held a public hearing and unanimously approved Faith Baptist Church as the new polling place in the Jefferson Park District.