The Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization will hold a series of public hearings to help guide the county’s use of federal housing and community development funds over the next five years.
Next meeting: Thursday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. at Belmont Recreation Center, 1600 Hilliard Road
Henrico will use the input of residents and others to prepare the Fiscal Year 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan. The plan will establish priorities for the use of federal Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program and Emergency Solutions Grant Program funds. Henrico will submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development this summer, pending approval by the Board of Supervisors.
Henrico receives more than $2 million in the federal funding annually for services, programs, facilities and other assistance to low- and moderate-income residents, as well as people who are homeless or have other special needs. The funds have supported a variety of initiatives, including housing improvements, home purchase assistance, neighborhood recreation facilities and afterschool programs.
For information, call (804) 501-7617, send an email to email@example.com or go online to henrico.us/revit. The webpage includes a link to an online survey. To request a special accommodation at one of the meetings, call (804) 501-7640 at least two days in advance.
The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee and Henrico County Department of Public Utilities will accept Christmas trees for recycling into mulch from now through Sunday, Jan. 11.
The free service, which preserves landfill space and the environment, is available to Henrico residents only. Trees will be accepted at the following locations:
Henrico Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road, in the lower parking lot;
Eastern Government Center, 3820 Nine Mile Road, in the front parking lot;
Springfield Road Public Use Area, 10600 Fords Country Lane, near Nuckols Road and Interstate 295; and
Charles City Road Public Use Area, 2075 Charles City Road.
Trees can be dropped off anytime at the Henrico Government Center and Eastern Government Center and from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the Springfield Road and Charles City Road public use areas. Trees must be free of tinsel, lights, ornaments, tree stands and water bowls.
Free mulch is available to Henrico residents at the public use areas. For information on the tree recycling program, call (804) 501-7277.
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.
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.