Board of Supervisors
Frank J. Thornton, Chairman
Richard W. Glover, Vice-Chairman
James B. Donati, Jr.
David A. Kaechele
Patricia S. O'Bannon

County Manager
Virgil R. Hazelett, P.E.
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Summary of Actions Taken by the Board on May 10, 2005


Mr. Thornton led the Board, staff, and public in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.


Rev. Fletcher Lowe provided the invocation.


The minutes of the April 26, 2005 Regular and Special Meetings were approved.



Henrico County Field of Honor, a two-volume study of the local Civil War experience published by the Henrico County Division of Recreation and Parks, recently won the Best in Print 2004 award of excellence in the graphic communications competition sponsored by the Printing Industries of Virginia.  Carter Printing presented a plaque to the County of Henrico in acknowledgement of the County’s role in this award winning publication.

The Local Government Attorneys of Virginia (LGA), an organization composed of more than 650 public and private attorneys across the Commonwealth, awarded the 2005 Cherin Award for Distinguished Public Service to Assistant County Attorney Rhysa South at the organization’s annual spring conference held April 14 – 16, 2005 in Alexandria.  This award honors a deputy or assistant local government attorney who has enhanced the image of local government attorneys in the Commonwealth and who reflects a personal commitment to the highest ethical and professional principles.  Deputy County Attorney John Knight was the first recipient of this award, which has been bestowed on ten LGA members in the twelve years since it was established.


Henrico firefighter Rick Chappell was recently involved in a particularly difficult technical rescue effort in Iraq while serving there in the armed forces.  He and another soldier were lowered into a ventilation shaft to remove a seriously injured man who had fallen 30 to 40 feet into the shaft.  Firefighter Chappell provided emergency medical assistance to the patient and rode on the ambulance that transported the patient to the hospital.  Details of the rescue shared with the Division of Fire via an email from CMSgt. Skip Springer of the Air National Guard Fire Department were highly complimentary of Firefighter Chappell’s performance during the rescue.


Gerald McKenna, Director of the Henrico County Public Library, is the new President of the Virginia Public Library Directors Association (VPLDA).  He was elected to a one-year term at the organization’s 2005 annual meeting, which was held in Madison County on April 21 – 22 at Graves Mountain Lodge.  Over 70 public libraries are represented in VPLDA.  The purpose of the organization is to promote and improve library service in Virginia; provide a forum for discussion among public library directors; encourage professional growth; improve the visibility and effectiveness of public libraries; and facilitate statewide communication, research, and planning with regard to library services and operations.


Henrico County Television (HCTV) Channel 37 was a top winner at the 38th annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, a premier awards competition for independent film and programming from around the world.  Four programs produced by HCTV received a total of seven awards, including three Platinum awards, the top honor given in an individual category.  HCTV producers Bruce Berryhill, Ryan Eubank, and Dave Miller joined the ranks of past award winners such as Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Spike Lee, Ridley Scott, and the Coen Brothers.  The award winning programs were Attack Transport:  Remembering the USS Henrico, a feature-length documentary about the landing craft, its crew, and their role in World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars (Platinum award and three Silver awards); Step into the Real World, a detailed look at law enforcement opportunities in Henrico County (Platinum award); Drug Court:  Transforming Lives, a documentary about the daily lives and struggles of participants in Henrico’s Drug Court program (Platinum award); and Working for All of Us:  Hermitage Enterprises, an in-depth look at the unique county program and the special people and local businesses it serves (Silver award).



George Marchenko, a resident of the Tuckahoe District, asked the Board to reconsider the use of metal detectors to search citizens entering the Board Room for meetings of the Board of Supervisors.  William Walker, a resident of the Three Chopt District, expressed a number of concerns related to the constitutionality of government agents searching citizens at public meetings.



Mr. Thornton recognized Matthew Spencer from Boy Scout Troop 720, sponsored by Mount Vernon Baptist Church, and Jack Smith from Boy Scout Troop 418, sponsored by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.  Both Scouts were observing the meeting to fulfill a requirement for the Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge. 


Mr. Thornton recognized Denise Rios and David Thomas, students from Douglas S. Freeman High School who were observing the meeting.


Mr. Thornton recognized the presence of Meredith Bonny of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Tom Lappas of the Henrico Citizen, and Jonathan Spiers of the Henrico County Leader.



Mr. Donati presented a proclamation recognizing May 15 - 21, 2005 as Emergency Medical Services Week.  Accepting the proclamation were Donald Unger, a member of the Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad; Jean Garrett, Training Officer for the Lakeside Volunteer Rescue Squad; Wesley “Ed” Farrish, a member of the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad; and Richard McClure, Assistant Chief of Operations for the Division of Fire.  Mr. Donati and Mrs. O’Bannon presented letters of commendation to Mr. Unger and Mr. Farrish for their lengthy service and extraordinary commitment as rescue squad volunteers. 


Mr. Thornton presented a proclamation recognizing May 15 – 21, 2005 as Law Enforcement Officers Week and May 16, 2005 as Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day.  Accepting the proclamation was Col. Henry W. Stanley, Jr., Chief of Police.  Joining him were Lt. Col. Douglas A. Middleton, Deputy Chief of Police; Capt. James Fitzgerald, Commanding Officer of Uniform Operations, Evening Watch; Capt. Stewart Meredith, Jr., Commanding Officer of Personnel and Training; and Lts. Mark Domnick and Thomas Melton, Administrators of Uniform Operations, Evening Watch.


Mr. Glover presented a proclamation recognizing May 15 – 21, 2005 as Public Works Week.  Accepting the proclamation was Edward “Lee” Priestas, Assistant Director of Public Works.




Resolution nominating Suzanne T. Roberts to the Local Emergency Planning Committee.




Deferred to

May 24, 2005 Meeting


Request of WWLP Development, LLC to conditionally rezone from A-1 Agricultural District to R-2AC One-Family Residence District (Conditional), Parcel 806-703-3309, containing approximately 40.8 acres, located on the north line of Midview Road approximately 180 feet east of Fox Down Drive extended. 




Approved with Conditions


Request of Parham Development Company for a Provisional Use Permit under Sections 24-58.2(a) and 24-122.1 of Chapter 24 of the County Code, in order to operate a Wal-Mart store to 1:00 a.m., on part of Parcel 753-745-5901, located on the west line of N. Parham Road approximately 275 feet north of Quioccasin Road and on the north line of Quioccasin Road approximately 1,175 feet west of N. Parham Road (Parham Plaza Shopping Center.




Resolution for Authorization to Apply for and Accept up to $22,515 in Grant Funding from the Citizen Corps Grant Program Offered by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.




Resolution for Authorization to Apply for and Accept Grant Funding from the 2005 State Homeland Security Program through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.



Resolution for Award of Annual Contract for Architectural and Engineering Services for Emergency Generator Projects.




Resolution for Award of Construction Contract for Renovation of Space for Media Services and Sheriff’s Classroom, Training Center. 




Resolution for Signatory Authority for Agreement with the County of Hanover for the Acquisition of Easements for Hanover’s Beaverdam Creek Wastewater Facilities Improvements.




Resolution for Award of Construction Contract for Gaskins Road Salt Storage Facility, Project #551218-704-265-00, located in the Three Chopt District.




Resolution to Permit Additional Maximum Fine of $200 for Speeding on a Portion of Monmouth Drive and Santa Anna Road.

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