Message from the County Administrator
March, 2016

This message is a monthly update in 2016 to better update our citizens and visitors to the web site. 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 8 and Tuesday, March 22 in the Board Room of the County Administration Building. A worksession is set to precede the March 8 meeting at 6 p.m. The tentative agenda is: (1) Discussion of Sign Ordinance; (2) Update on Broadband; and (3) Installation of Health Stations around Courthouse Complex.

The Board of Supervisors will also hold Budget worksessions this month on March 1, 10, 14, and 22 at 6 p.m. Every meeting will be held in the Board Room except for March 14, which will be held in the Community Room of the Human Services Building.

 

The Presidential Primary Election will be held Tuesday, March 1. Information on the election can be found by contacting the Office of the Voter Registrar at (804) 722-8748 or http://www.princegeorgecountyva.gov/departments/registrar_s_office/other_information_about_elections.php.

The Hopewell-Prince George Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Awards Ceremony at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 2 at Destination Theater.

The Burrowsville Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Brunswick Stew Sale from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Pre-orders are preferred by calling (804) 458-1525.

Fort Lee will be hosting its Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training events from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. March 5-10 at the Post Field House.

The Friends of Burrowsville School will host the “Titanic: The Local Connections,” at the Burrowsville Community Center at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8.

Perdue Farms, Inc. will hold a Community Relations Luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9 at its location at 5155 Chudoba Parkway.

The Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee will meet at 12:00 Noon Thursday, March 9 at the Community Center.

The stage play “Jungle Book,” will be presented at the Fort Lee Playhouse March 11 & 12 at 7 p.m.; and March 13 at 2 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus will host a “Lenten Fish Fry” from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 11 at the Church of the Sacred Heart.

The Public School Division will host “Spring Fling” from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at Moore Middle School.

The 14th Annual Good Gardening Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Barn Theater at Richard Bland College.

The Prince George Volunteer Fire Department will host a Spaghetti Dinner & Raffle from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, March 12.

Carson Volunteer Fire Department will host an ‘Oyster Roast’ from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at Rives Ruritan Clubhouse.

The Prince George County School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14 in the Board Room of the Administration Building.

Prince George Promise will hold Youth Recognition Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at Prince George High School.

The Appomattox Regional Water Authority and South Central Wastewater Authority will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17 at the South Central offices in Petersburg.

The Prince George Fire & EMS Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17 in the Board Room of the Administration Building.

The Prince George Promise Board of Directors will hold its next meeting at 2 p.m. Friday, March 18 at the Prince George Library.

The Crater Youth Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 18 at the Commission offices.

The Prince George Animal Services & Adoption Center will hold an event from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at Boulevard Flowers in Colonial Heights.

The Prince George High School PTA will host its Annual Car Show from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, March 19 at the Prince George High School Student Parking Lot.

Sports tourism returns to Prince George County March 19-20 with the St. Patrick’s Day “Slugfest” Baseball Tournament at various County baseball fields.

The Prince George Heritage Center will present “Ladies First: The Contributions of Women Throughout History” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20.

“Math & Science Day” will be held at Walton Elementary School from 9 a.m. – 12:00 Noon. Thursday, March 24.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24 at the Emergency Operations Center.

The Planning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 in the Board Room of the Administration Building.

The Parks & Recreation Department will host the “Annual Easter Egg Hunt” at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at Temple Park. The event is for Prince George County children only ages 2-10.

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 8 meeting will receive three reports: (1) Monthly report from VDOT; (2) Update on the Baxter Road Sewer Project; and presentation on the new web site upgrade.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its March 8 meeting will consider on the Consensus Agenda an appropriation of $6,860 in Medicaid funds.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its March 8 meeting will consider on the Consensus Agenda an appropriation of $52,151 in Welfare Administration funds.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its March 8 meeting will consider a resolution to authorize advertisement of a public hearing for lifting the exemption of Forest Class property of over 100 acres.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its March 8 meeting will consider a resolution to authorize advertisement of a public hearing for certain tax rates.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its March 8 meeting will consider a resolution to authorize advertisement of a public hearing for certain utility penalties.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its March 8 meeting will consider awarding a contract for Fire & EMS turnout gear.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its March 8 meeting will consider an appointment to the Board of Grievance Appeals.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its March 8 meeting will hold two public hearings: (1) Lease agreement on Middle Road property; and (2) Update to the Utilities Master Plan and changes to the Utility code.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its March 22 meeting will consider a resolution proclaiming April as National County Government Month.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its March 22 meeting will receive two reports: (1) Toddler Fair; and (2) Update on 2016 General Assembly actions.
  • The Board of Supervisors at its March 22 meeting will consider a resolution to award a bid for the SCADA system for Utilities.
  • Various Parks & Recreation spring activities are underway and registration is being accepted for various programs. Registration can be accepted at https://apm.activecommunities.com/princegeorgecountyrec/Home.
  • The new Carson Volunteer Fire Station is now 95 percent complete. Final completion is scheduled for this month and a dedication scheduled for May 15.
  • Construction of sidewalks and new lighting at Exit 45 has begun between the hotels and Nanny’s Restaurant.
  • Work will continue this month for replacement of the roof at the Old Food Bank Building in the Courthouse Complex.
  • Stormwater projects will continue to be addressed through the new program coordinated by the Department of Community Development & Code Compliance.
  • Applications are being accepted for the Director of General Services position.
  • The Army Corps of Engineers will receive public comments until March 16 on a land development permit by Roslyn Farm for property near Chudoba Parkway.
  • Applications are being accepted for the third Citizens Academy that will begin in May.
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