CHANGE: Inclement Weather Closing

UPDATE: Henrico County General Government Offices, Libraries, and Rec & Parks facilities are CLOSED Thursday, February 13.

Refuse Collection Delayed One Day

Refuse collection will operate on a one day delay the remainder of the week with Friday’s routes being collected on Saturday.

Henrico Planning Meeting Rescheduled for Feb. 17

In anticipation of the impending winter storm, the Henrico County Planning Commission has cancelled its regular monthly meeting set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 and rescheduled it for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17. The meeting will take place in the Board Room at the Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road.

In addition, the Planning Commission has deferred the Capital Improvement Program meeting to be included in its regular meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, March 13.

The Henrico County Planning Commission typically meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday each month.

Call (804) 501-4602 for additional information.

Henrico Planning Commission to convene today to cancel regular meeting

In anticipation of the impending winter storm, the Henrico County Planning Commission will convene a special session at 2:30 p.m. today to cancel and reschedule its regular monthly meeting, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13. The Planning Commission also will consider deferral of the Capital Improvement Plan meeting.

The special session will take place in the Planning Department Large Conference Room at the Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. Call (804) 501-4602 for additional information.

Fairfield District meeting Feb. 17 to focus on Henrico County Public Schools

Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, Feb. 17 to discuss Henrico County Public Schools with new Superintendent Patrick C. Kinlaw.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave. Thornton and Kinlaw will give a slide presentation on the achievements of Henrico’s schools and their vision for the future. A question-and-answer period will follow.

For information, call (804) 501-4208.

Henrico supervisors, deputy county managers appointed to Virginia Association of Counties committees

All five members of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors and three deputy county managers will serve on policy and operational committees of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) in 2014.

Members of the Board of Supervisors received this month the following appointments:

  • Chairman and Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon, Administration of Government, Public Safety and Telecommunications Steering Committee; also represents Region 3 on the VACo Board of Directors;
  • Vice Chairman and Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton, Education Steering Committee;
  • Brookland District Supervisor Richard W. Glover, Community Development and Planning Steering Committee;
  • Three Chopt District Supervisor David A. Kaechele, Finance Steering Committee; and
  • Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson, Transportation Steering Committee and Nominations Committee.

Henrico administration officials who received appointments are:

  • Deputy County Manager for Administration Joseph P. Casey, Finance Steering Committee;
  • Deputy County Manager for Community Development Randall R. Silber, Environment and Agriculture Steering Committee; and
  • Deputy County Manager for Community Services Jane D. Crawley, Health and Human Resources Steering Committee.

VACo committees review legislative requests from member counties, recommend an annual legislative program and provide policy guidance to VACo staff. The association represents local governments at the state and federal levels and provides a resource network for planning and implementing ideas and technologies.

Henrico officials back CVWMA vote to refuse plan amendment on landfill’s expansion

Henrico County officials applauded today’s decision by the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA) to deny a request to amend the Central Virginia Regional Waste Management Plan to allow expansion of the East End Landfill on Darbytown Road.

The CVWMA board of directors, representing 13 localities in the region, voted unanimously to deny the request. The East End Landfill, which accepts construction and demolition debris, had sought to expand its operations on the property. 

At its Dec. 10, 2013 meeting, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to oppose amendment of the regional plan. Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson, whose Varina District is home to the landfill, spoke on behalf of Henrico’s board at today’s CVWMA meeting.

Nelson noted that there had been operational problems at the landfill for several years.

“Today’s decision is the culmination of efforts by county staff, state legislators and the Board of Supervisors coming together on this issue,” he said. “Today is a good day.” 

Deputy County Manager Randall R. Silber said that denial of the landfill’s expansion proposal was consistent with the current plan and that the region’s existing landfill space is more than adequate to meet the area’s needs.

“CVWMA staff has reported there is sufficient landfill capacity to meet the region’s construction and demolition debris needs for 117 years,” Silber said. “Henrico County does not need the additional capacity and does not want it at the East End Landfill.”

Henrico to offer rabies vaccinations for pets Feb. 15

The Henrico County Division of Police will offer rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. The clinic will be on the first level of the parking deck adjacent to the Administration Building.

The vaccines cost $10 and must be paid in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be in carriers.

Under Virginia law, dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated for rabies.

Henrico dog licenses will be available for $10, for a one-year license, and $15, for a three-year license. Officers will be available to discuss license options and vaccination requirements.

For information, call the Animal Protection Unit at (804) 727-8801 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

CVWMA Curbside Recycling Delayed

CVWMA regional curbside recycling will be delayed the rest of this week because of the recent snowfall.  RED Wednesday collections will take place on Thursday; RED Thursday collections will take place on Friday; and RED Friday collections will occur on Saturday. Residents should place recycling containers at the curb by 7 am on the day following their normal collection day.