Fans can take in the “last race to make the Chase” under the lights on Saturday, Sept. 12 when the green flag drops for the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
The big race will culminate three high-speed days at RIR. Other races include the Unoh 100 on Thursday, Sept. 10 and the Virginia529 College Savings 250 on Friday, Sept. 11. Check www.rir.com for details.
Henrico’s Department of Public Works will temporarily alter traffic patterns on roads around RIR to accommodate fans attending the races Sept. 11 and 12.
Motorists are advised to expect heavy traffic and delays in the area on both days, especially from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. before the races and from 10:15 p.m. to 1 a.m. afterward.
Henrico Police will provide information about altered traffic patterns in the area prior to the race.
Police officers will direct motorists before and after the races. Race fans and other drivers are encouraged to check traffic updates on message boards along interstates and other roads approaching RIR. Police also will post updates on its Twitter account, @henricopolice, and its Facebook page.
The UCI Road World Championships, featuring 1,000 premier cyclists from 75 countries, will be held Sept. 19-27 in Richmond and other parts of the region. Areas of Henrico will be directly affected by races on Sept. 19, 20 and 23. Residents should expect road closures, parking disruptions and plenty of excitement. To find out more, go to http://visithenrico.com/richmond-2015-road-world-championships.
In the Henrico Today Summer Edition read about the Division of Fire becoming one of the first ambulance services to carry plasma, preparations for the UCI Road World Championships in September, the Virginia Capital Trail, new voting machines and more!
Did your spouse die in action while serving in the U.S. armed forces?
You may be eligible for a tax exemption on your home.
Surviving Spouses of Military Service Members Killed in Action is a statewide program that seeks to honor the sacrifice of Virginia’s fallen heroes and their families by providing relief from real estate taxes. Henrico County wants to make sure that qualifying homeowners apply.
What is the tax exemption?
If you qualify, up to $227,000 of your home’s assessed value — the average value of a single-family home in Henrico in 2015 — will be fully exempt from real estate taxes. The savings for a home assessed at $227,000 would be nearly $1,975.
Do you qualify?
You must be the surviving spouse of a U.S. armed forces member who was killed in action (as determined by the U.S. Department of Defense).
You cannot be remarried.
The property must be your primary residence.
How to apply:
Go to henrico.us/finance.
In the Home and Vehicle section, follow the link Spouses of Military Service Members Killed in Action.
The application form is included with details about the program.
Print the form, complete and return it to Henrico’s Real Estate Assessment Division. Be sure to include the Report of Casualty from the Department of Defense.
Visit: Real Estate Assessment Division in the Administration Building, Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road.
Customers who pay their Henrico County taxes and bills by credit card or electronic check should begin using a different website and phone number — https://ipn.paymentus.com/cp/hnro and 1-855-748-6015 — as of March 1.
Henrico is now using Paymentus to process electronic payments for real estate and personal property taxes, utilities, building inspection fees, business licenses, parking tickets and other county bills. Customers will not be able to make payments through the previous service provider, Official Payments, after March 1.
Henrico County Television (HCTV) is a multiple Emmy award-winning station and was named the third best overall government television station in the country by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors.
CONTACT: Barbara Herzog, Director, Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates
PHONE: (804) 501-1671
Henrico CASA seeks volunteers for training as child advocates
Henrico County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will offer a training program beginning Saturday, June 6 for volunteers who would work in the court system on behalf of abused or neglected children.
The free, nine-session training course will include classes at the Henrico CASA office in suite A of the Hungary Spring Office Park, 3001 Hungary Spring Road. A swearing-in ceremony will follow Wednesday, June 24 at the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Anyone interested in serving as a volunteer advocate must apply by Friday, May 22, be at least 21 years old and have regular access to a computer. Applicants will be interviewed, fingerprinted and undergo criminal background and reference checks. For information, contact Jeannine Panzera at (804) 501-1673 email@example.com. Applications are available athenricocasa.org.
Henrico CASA is a private, nonprofit organization that has worked closely with the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court for 20 years to serve children in the community. Working typically 10 to 15 hours per month, volunteer advocates gather information on a child’s circumstances to supplement information provided to the court.
The training program prepares volunteers to interview children and others involved in their cases, submit reports to judges and assist case attorneys. Henrico CASA volunteers worked 8,000 hours and served 316 children in fiscal year 2013-14.