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 September 27, 2005


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


Chaplain Leroy Davis provided the invocation.


The minutes of the September 13, 2005 Regular and Special Meetings were approved.



Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leroy R. Hassell, Sr. has invited Henrico Senior Assistant County Attorney Karen M. Adams to join the faculty for the Virginia State Bar professionalism course.  All newly licensed Virginia lawyers must take this course within one year of their admission to the bar. Mrs. Adams was selected from among the finest of Virginia’s judges and lawyers and will serve a three-year term beginning in October and running through September 2008.  Henrico County Attorney Joseph P. Rapisarda, Jr. was a member of the faculty from 2001 to 2004.


George N. Marchenko, a resident of the Tuckahoe District, questioned the commitment of County agencies in adhering to any future water restrictions adopted by the County.  He also questioned the County’s practice of using metal detectors for security purposes at meetings of the Board of Supervisors but not at meetings of the Planning Commission.




Mrs. O’Bannon thanked Sheriff Michael L. Wade for presiding over the mock court at Henricus Publick Day on September 17, 2005.  Sheriff Wade assumed the role of Governor and was in full colonial costume. Mrs. O’Bannon noted that Henrico Assistant County Attorney George T. Elmore, III took on the role of defense attorney and local private attorney Andrew M. Condlin served as prosecuting attorney during the mock trial.


Mrs. O’Bannon pointed out that a new movie titled “Nightmare in Jamestown” was filmed at Henricus Historical Park and will air on the National Geographic channel in November 2005.


Mr. Kaechele, a current member and former Chairman of the Capital Region Airport Commission (CRAC), announced that for the month of August 2005 Richmond International Airport (RIC) experienced a 25 percent increase in total passengers over August 2004.  In July 2005, RIC set a new record for total monthly passengers for the fifth time this year.  Mr. Kaechele noted that the recent dramatic increases in passenger traffic at RIC reflect the impact of new domestic carriers and more competitive fares.  He further noted that RIC’s recent successes have occurred during Mr. Donati’s term as Chairman of CRAC. 


Mrs. O’Bannon recognized a group of students from Douglas S. Freeman High School, who were observing the meeting for Mrs. Susan Jones’ Government class. The following students were in attendance:  Hannah Abbott, Tarun Baxani, Julia Becht, Kendall Burke, Bryan Cole, Casey Czajka, Liza Doran, Mindy Halpert, Dylan Hooe, Elisabeth Linka, Lauren Miller, Catt Seargeant, Will Sutphin, Kelsey Thomas, Ann Zachariah, and Melissa Zinder.  



Mr. Thornton recognized Olympia Meola from the Richmond Times-Dispatch. 



Mr. Thornton presented a proclamation recognizing October 2 – 8, 2005 as Paralegals’ Week.  Accepting the proclamation was Margaret H. Lewis, Paralegal for the Henrico County Attorney’s Office and a past president and founding member of the Richmond Association of Legal Assistants.


Mr. Donati presented a proclamation recognizing October 3 – 7, 2005 as Customer Service Week.  Accepting the proclamation was Paula G. Reid, Manager of Employee Development and Training for the County’s Department of Human Resources.


Mrs. O’Bannon presented a proclamation recognizing October 2005 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Accepting the proclamation were Beth C. Bonniwell, Domestic Violence Coordinator for the Henrico Division of Police, and Shannon E. Heady, Executive Director of Safe Harbor.  Joining them were Lt. Col. Douglas A. Middleton, Deputy Chief of Police, and Lt. K. Steven Schaff, Criminal Investigations Section – Violent Crimes.


Mr. Kaechele presented a proclamation recognizing October 2005 as Henrico History Month.  Accepting the proclamation was Sarah Pace, President of the Henrico County Historical Society.  Joining her in the audience from the Historical Society were Linda Dickerson, 1st Vice President for Programs; Gayle Davis, 2nd Vice President for Membership; Sue Crimm, Chairperson, Cemetery Research Committee; Margaret Thistlethwaite, Chairperson, Greeter Committee; Louis Manarin, Chairperson, Magazine Committee; and members Rick Pace and Emily Nuckols.  


Mr. Thornton presented a proclamation recognizing October 2005 as Workforce Development Month.  Accepting the proclamation was Marilyn H. West, Chair of the Capital Area Workforce Investment Board.





Resolution for Amendment to the FY 2005-06 Annual Fiscal Plan to (1) Reappropriate Funds for (a) Continuing Grant Programs and (b) Certain Unencumbered Balances from FY 2004-05, and (2) Appropriate Funds for Certain New Programs.





Introduction of Ordinance to Amend and Reordain Subsections (e) and (g) of Section 20-72 of the Code of the County of Henrico Titled "criteria for exemption" and "Schedule of exemptions," Respectively, to Increase the Amount of Financial Worth Permitted an Elderly or Disabled Individual to Qualify for Tax Relief Under the Real Estate Advantage Program (REAP).




Introduction of Ordinance to Amend and Reordain Section 7-51 of the Code of the County of Henrico Titled “Term” to Permit Extensions of the Term of a Cable Television Franchise.





Introduction of Ordinance to Extend the Term of the Cable Television Franchise.



Deferred to October 25, 2005 Meeting


Resolution for Approval of Retention of Proceeds by School Board from Sale of Real Property for Portion of Echo Lake Elementary School Property, located in the Brookland District.




Resolution accepting Foxboro Downs, Section C, located in the Varina District, and Chappell Ridge at Wyndham Forest, Section 3, located in the Three Chopt District, into the County road system for maintenance.





Resolution for Signatory Authority for Award of Contract for Herman Street Sewer Extension.



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