Message from the County Administrator
September, 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.

County Government Offices will be closed Monday, September 4 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 5.

The Board of Supervisors will hold its meetings this month at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 12 and September 26 in the Board Room of the County Administration Building. A worksession will precede the September 12 meeting at 6 p.m. The tentative agenda topics are: (1) Discussion of Tourism Exhibit & Bust of Prince George; (2) Discussion of Technology matters related to Network Endpoint Security & archiving e-mail, social media & text messages; and (3) Staff updates on various projects.

The Public School Division will hold its Opening Convocation at 8 a.m. Friday, September 1 at Prince George High School.

Prince George County Public Schools will open for the 2017-18 academic year on Tuesday, September 5. Motorists are urged to use caution in driving near children walking and also loading/exiting from school busses.

The Second Annual Tri-Cities Labor Day Crab Feast will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, September 2 at the Appomattox Boat Harbor.

The Kevin Ferguson Scholarship Baseball Tournament will be held September 2-3 beginning at 8 a.m. at various Prince George County baseball fields.

The Prince George County Community Police Academy will begin at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 5 and be held every Tuesday & Friday through November 17 in the Police Department administrative offices.

The Prince George County Citizens Academy will be held Thursday, September 7 at the Parks & Recreation Community Center; and Thursday, September 21 at the Riverside Regional Jail. Classes begin each night at 6:00.

Prince George County will offer Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) forum on September 7 at 6:30 pm at the Prince George High School Auditorium.

The Prince George Farmers Market will be held September 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 8 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at Scott Park.

The ‘Warrior Boot Camp’ will be held September 9 & 23 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at Scott Park.

Prince George Special Olympics will host its annual picnic at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 9 at Temple Park.

Prince George Self-Storage will host its ‘Community Day’ from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, September 10 at 4001 Commerce Road.

The Prince George School Board will hold its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, September 11 in the Board Room of the Administration Building.

The Prince George Farm Bureau will hold its Annual Meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, September 11 at the Disputanta Community Center.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will tour the National Weather Service in Wakefield at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 13.

The Recreation Advisory Committee will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 13 at the Parks & Recreation Center on Old Stage Road.

A POW/MIA Recognition Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 14 at the Lee Club on Fort Lee.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will meet on Thursday, September 14 and every Thursday after that through November 16 at Oakland Baptist Church. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.

The Harbor Blast Concert Series will continue on September 16 & 29 at the Appomattox Boat Harbor. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Petersburg Area Regional Tourism (PART) will hold its next meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, September 15 at the Prince George Heritage Center.

Prince George Promise will hold its next Board of Directors meeting at 2 p.m. Friday, September 15 at the Prince George Library.

A World War I Reenactment will be held at Fort Lee September 15-16.

The Prince George Food Bank will celebrate its 35th anniversary at 11 a.m. Monday, September 18 at Gregory Memorial Social Hall.
 
The Hopewell, Prince George, Surry Drug Court will holds its 16th Annual Graduation at 3:30 p.m. Monday, September 18 at the Prince George Courthouse.

The Prince George Historical Society will sponsor two events on Wednesday, September 20: (1) World War I & II mobile exhibit on display at Scott Park from 1-7 p.m.; and (2) The ‘Great Beefsteak Raid’ dinner from 4-7 p.m. at Scott Park.

The James House will host a ‘Let’s Talk About It’ movie and discussion at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 20 at the James House administrative offices.

An ‘Alzheimer’s & Dementia’ Education series will continue at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 20 at Sunflower Gardens.

The Hopewell-Prince George United Way will hold its 2017-18 Campaign Kickoff at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 21 at the John Randolph Foundation in Hopewell.

The Appomattox River Water & South Central Wastewater authorities will hold their next meetings at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 21 at the Lake Chesdin offices.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will hold its next meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, September 21 at the Emergency Operations Center.

The Prince George Fire & EMS Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, September 21 in the Board Room of the Administration Building.

The James House will hold an Open House and Benefit Cook-Off Competition from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, September 23 at Colonial Harley Davidson on Temple Parkway.

Prince George Volunteer Fire Department will celebrate its 60th anniversary from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, September 23.

Carson Volunteer Fire Department will hold its Annual Steak Feast from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, September 23 at Rives Ruritan Club.

A ‘Pet Adoption’ will be held from 12:00 Noon – 2 p.m. Sunday, September 24 at Boulevard Flowers in South Chesterfield.

Prince George TRIAD will hold its ‘End of the Summer Picnic’ from 12:00 Noon – 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 25 at Scott Park.

The Riverside Regional Jail Authority will hold its next meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 28 at the Jail’s administrative offices. A meeting of the Finance Committee will precede the full meeting at 12:00 Noon.

The Prince George Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 28 in the Board Room of the Administration Building.

Fort Lee will host its Annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 30 at the Lee Club.

The Prince George County Police Department will be participating in the ‘Cover the Cruiser’ from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, September 30 at the Virginia State Fair at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.

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

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 12 meeting will receive three (3) reports: (1) VDOT; (2) National Night Out follow-up; and (3) Update on stormwater projects.

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 12 meeting will again consider an appointment to the Social Services Advisory Board.

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 12 meeting will consider a change in the Position Control chart related to the Police Department.

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 12 meeting will discuss plans for the Courthouse Basement buildout.

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 12 meeting will consider re-appropriating $274,763.62 in encumbrances and purchase orders from FY ’17.

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 12 meeting will consider approval of a negotiated employment contract with the County Administrator.

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 12 meeting will discuss a possible change in the Fund Balance policy.

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 12 meeting will consider an appointment to the Friends of the Lower Appomattox (FOLAR) Association.

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 12 meeting will consider two (2) public hearings: (1) Exemption from payment of a vehicle license fee for certain former County volunteers; and (2) Ordinance authorizing the Board of Supervisors to provide Employee Bonuses.

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 26 meeting will receive three reports: (1) Quarterly Financial Report; (2) Back to School Fair wrapup; and (3) Appomattox Regional Park Canoe Launch.

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 26 meeting will discuss the design of the Route 10 Fire Station.

• The Board of Supervisors at its September 26 meeting will discuss purchases of split units for heating & cooling for the Central Wellness Center.

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

• The search will continue this month to fill three key positions within County Government: Director of Utilities; Director of General Services; and Building Official.

• Construction projects to advance this month include: Extension of water lines for Pine Ridge Mobile Home Park; Luca Restaurant; Star Express; and Love’s Travel Center.

• The Fitness Room at the Central Wellness Center will begin morning hours from 7-10 beginning September 11.

• The new Computer Lab at the Central Wellness Center will be open to the public this month. In addition, a Citizens Lounge is being developed.

• Donations in memory of Supervisor Jerry Skalsky to the Prince George Parks & Recreation Foundation will be used to provide bench covers for soccer fields.

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