December 13 Meeting Recap

BOS Approves Funding To
Begin Fire & EMS Museum

The Board of Supervisors at its December 13 meeting voted to provide funding to the Heritage Center to support its effort to establish a Fire & EMS Museum.

The BOS amended its agenda and took up a funding request by Heritage Center Director Carol Bowman for $5,000. The BOS approved the request unanimously.

Bowman said the funds, which will come from the Tourism Fund, will be used to provide ‘gentle demolition’ to the building, which formerly housed the Prince George Food Bank in the County Complex. Once this phase of the project is completed, Bowman and others can seek grant funding knowing what the project will fully entail.

Other matters to come before the BOS at its meeting & worksession:

• Discussed future uses for the Rivers Edge lagoon property.

• Approved two General Services walkway projects for $5,000.

• Discussed modification to the current Taxi Cab ordinance.

• Approved on the Consensus Agenda an increase in appropriation for School Federal Title 1 funding for $130,610.

• Approved on the Consensus Agenda a resolution approving a Memorandum of Understanding between the Fort Lee Family Advocacy Program and the Department of Social Services.

• Approved on the Consensus Agenda the employee holiday schedule for 2017.

• Received the monthly report from VDOT.

• Unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the Fire & EMS Department to submit a grant application to the Virginia Office of EMS for remount for ambulance fleet #110.

• Unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the Community Corrections Department to submit a grant application to the Supreme Court of Virginia for wages, benefits, travel costs and supplies for Adult Drug Treatment Court.

• Approved the date of January 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room for a Budget worksession.

• Unanimously recommended to the Circuit Court the reappointment of Charles Story to the Board of Equalization of Assessments.

• Unanimously reappointed Imogene Elder & Willie Bresko to the Planning Commission.

• Unanimously appointed Andy Petik to the South Centre Corridors Resource Conservation & Development Council.

• Held a public hearing and unanimously approved an ordinance amendment to revise allowances for adjustments to customer water & sewer charges related to leaks.