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 July 26, 2005


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


Rev. Charles D. Alley, Rector, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, provided the invocation.


The minutes of the July 12, 2005 Regular and Special Meetings were approved.



On May 19 – 22, 2005, professional golf’s Nationwide Tour returned to Henrico County with the County serving as the primary sponsor.  Currently known as the Henrico County Open, this exciting event drew thousands of fans, received national television coverage on the Golf Channel, and had an estimated impact on the local economy in excess of $4 million.  This year’s tournament raised $10,000 in charitable proceeds for the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG), a private non-profit children’s home providing care to children and families through residential group care, therapeutic services, the John G. Wood alternative school, the Youth Emergency Shelter, and Pathfinder Independent Living Services.  Dave Marhagey, Tournament Director, and Fred Agostino, Executive Director of the Economic Development Authority, were instrumental to the tournament’s success.  Mr. Thornton presented a check to Chris Schultz, VHBG Executive Director, and Tod Balsbaugh, VHBG Development Director.  Mr. Agostino also participated in the presentation.


On the morning of May 8, 2005, a barge carrying approximately 1.85 million gallons of diesel fuel ran aground near Osborne Landing Road.  The barge struck two massive boulders, which resulted in a breach and subsequent leak from two of the cargo compartments about 150 feet from shore.  Personnel from the Henrico Division of Fire’s Search-Rescue-Dive Team manned two boats, including the Division’s new 25-foot marine response vessel, to deploy 950 feet of oil spill containment boom between the shore and the leaking barge.  After assuming command of the incident, the United States Coast Guard worked extensively with the Division of Fire; the Atlantic Strike Team from Fort Dix, New Jersey; the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality; and a private contractor, to oversee the cleanup.  The barge was re-floated on May 11.  The Coast Guard estimated that approximately 9,600 gallons of fuel were recovered from the 24,600 gallon spill and credits the Division of Fire for taking quick and proactive measures to prevent significant environmental damage.  Fire Chief Ronald Mastin, Battalion Chief Floyd Greene, Lt. Timothy Liles, and Firefighters James Stenhouse and James Wheaton were among the County personnel principally responsible for the Division’s successful response effort. 



Mr. Donati announced that the Babe Ruth Softball 16 & Under World Series will be held at Dorey Park on August 12 – 19, 2005.  Sponsored by the Varina Athletic Association, this girls fast pitch softball competition will attract teams from throughout the United States and will have a major economic impact on Henrico County.  The County’s Division of Recreation and Parks will be publicizing the tournament on COMCAST.



Mr. Thornton recognized Olympia Meola from the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Tom Lappas from the Henrico Citizen.



Mr. Thornton presented a proclamation recognizing August 1 – 7, 2005 as Clown Week.  Accepting the proclamation was Barbara “Sweet Thang” Cox, Mid-East Ambassador for Clowns of America International (COAI) and past president of COAI Virginia Alley #3. Joining her were Michael “Bonkers” Cox, COAI Sergeant at Arms and past president of COAI Virginia Alley #3; and Eric “Recycle” Seidel, past president of COAI Virginia Alley #3.





Resolution appointing Sheila A. Luellen to the Charles City, Hanover, Henrico, and New Kent Disability Services Board.




Resolution accepting the resignation of John A. Szeker from the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee.




Resolution appointing Regina M. Mulligan to the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee.





Approved with Proffered Conditions


Request of Atack Properties, Inc. to conditionally rezone from A-1 Agricultural District to C-1C Conservation (Conditional), A-1C Agricultural District (Conditional), R-2AC One-Family Residence District (Conditional), and B-2C Business District (Conditional), Parcels 833-686-7681, 830-681-3665, 829-681-6852, 832-688-9219 and 833-682-5297, containing approximately 616.2 acres (C-1C – 4.7 ac.; A-1C – 13.7 ac.; R-2AC – 569.6 ac.; B-2C – 28.2 ac.), located along the north line of New Market (State Route 5) and Long Bridge Roads between the east line of Turner Road and the west line of Yahley Mill Road. 




Resolution for Signatory Authority for Amendment of the 1993 Agreement Establishing the Charles City, Hanover, Henrico, and New Kent Disability Services Board to Change the Name of the Board to the Chickahominy Disability Services Board.




Resolution for Authorization to Apply for and Accept Grant Funding from the Virginia Association of Hazardous Materials Response Specialists.




Resolution for Award of Construction Contract for Baseball Stadium at RF&P Park.




Resolution accepting Hill Trace, located in the Brookland District, into the County road system for maintenance.


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