Henrico County General Government offices, courts & libraries will be closed Thursday, Jan 1 for New Year’s Day. Libraries close early at 6 pm, Wednesday, Dec 31. Additionally, Courts will be closed Friday, Jan 2.
Refuse will not be collected Thursday, Jan 1. Pickup is delayed one day with Friday routes scheduled for pick up on Saturday.
A section of Richmond-Henrico Turnpike/Meadowbridge Road will be closed Thursday, Dec. 11 and Friday, Dec. 12 for railroad crossing repairs.
The closure will affect traffic between Azalea Avenue in Henrico County and Industrial Park Road in Hanover County. A detour will direct motorists to use Azalea, Carolina Avenue, East Laburnum Avenue, Mechanicsville Turnpike and Atlee Road. Message boards will be placed Thursday, Dec. 4.
The closure is scheduled to take effect at 8 a.m. Dec. 11 and will continue through 5 p.m. Dec. 12.
Second installment payments of 2014 personal property and real estate taxes are due Friday, Dec. 5. Taxpayers have several options for making payments.
By mail, using the return envelope included with their bill. Checks and money orders should be payable to “Henrico County.”
Call Official Payments at 1-888-272-9829 or go online to www.OfficialPayments.com. (A nominal service fee will be charged.)
In person, using the drop box at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road, or the Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road. Payments also can be made in the Cashiers Office at either government center. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Cecelia H. Stowe, purchasing manager for Henrico County, earned an inaugural Procurement Xcelerator Award from the Virginia Department of General Services in recognition of her career accomplishments in public procurement.
Stowe received the Career Achievement Award on Nov. 17 at the 2014 Public Procurement Forum in Hampton and will be recognized by the Henrico Board of Supervisors at its meeting Tuesday, Nov. 25.
The Department of General Services’ Division of Purchases and Supply presented Procurement Xcelerator Awards to eight procurement professionals and agencies. The Career Achievement Award recognizes a longtime procurement professional whose achievements showcase innovation and adeptness at applying procurement principles to solve difficult issues or advancing public procurement.
Stowe has worked as Henrico’s purchasing manager since 1994. Her 35-year career in procurement also has included positions with the state, the city of Richmond and the private sector.
In addition, Stowe has helped develop and taught classes for the Public Procurement Forum; helped establish the Virginia Contracting Officer Certification program, which has certified thousands of officers and increased professionalism in the field since its creation in 1990; and guided Henrico to the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing’s Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award in 2014. She represents county government on a General Assembly subcommittee studying the Virginia Public Procurement Act.
The Virginia Department of General Services established the Procurement Xcelerator Awards program to recognize how procurement is being leveraged to meet the goals of public agencies and to highlight the outstanding contributions of employees at state agencies, local governments and institutions of higher learning in advancing efficiency and effectiveness in their supply chains.
Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson will hold two Community Conversations meetings in December to discuss various road initiatives, the Virginia Capital Trail and the planned Varina Area Library.
The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Dorey Park Recreation Center, 2999 Darbytown Road, and at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nile Mile Road.
Nelson will be joined by representatives of the Virginia Department of Transportation and Henrico County. For information, call (804) 501-4208.
In the Henrico Today Fall Edition read the details on how the county deals with water main breaks, new Police body cameras, leaf collection service, the new Health Department East Clinic, and more! Read it here.
Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon has been appointed to serve an additional two-year term on the board of directors of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo).
O’Bannon, who also is serving as chairman of the Henrico Board of Supervisors in 2014, was reappointed to represent VACo’s Region 3 during the association’s annual conference Nov. 9-11. O’Bannon, one of three representatives for Region 3, has served on the VACo board since 2008.
VACo’s board consists of a six-member executive committee, 24 elected officials representing 13 regions of the state and three past presidents. The number of directors in each region is based on population. The VACo board is responsible for supervising, controlling and directing the affairs of the association, its committees and its publications.