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

County Manager
Virgil R. Hazelett, P.E.
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Summary of Actions Taken by the Board on October 28, 2008


Mrs. O’Bannon led the Board, staff, and public in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.


Rev. Angelo V. Chatmon, Pastor, Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church, provided the invocation.


The Board approved the minutes of the October 14, 2008 Regular and Special Meetings.



Installation of the necessary equipment for live Web streaming of Board of Supervisors’ meetings will begin November 17, 2008 and will be completed January 9, 2009.  During the renovation, the November 25 and December 8 meetings will be held at the Glen Echo Building near the Eastern Government Center.  The Board will reconvene in the Board Room at the Government Center’s Administration Building for the January 13, 2009 meeting. 


The Keep Henrico Beautiful (KHB) program under the Department of Public Utilities has received a first-place award from Keep Virginia Beautiful in the Litter Prevention-Government Agency category for creating and producing an environmentally themed bulletin board kit that targets students in kindergarten through second grade. The kit focuses on five topics – reduce, reuse, recycle, environmental care, and litter prevention – and includes a banner, vocabulary words, and accompanying graphics.  Designed to complement Virginia’s Standards of Learning, the kit has been distributed free of charge to every K-2 public school classroom in Henrico County.  Mr. Hazelett recognized Megan Brown, Executive Coordinator of KHB; Arthur Petrini, Director of Public Utilities; and Lynn Yurchak, Chairperson of the KHB Committee.


Vincent Lofton, who has served as Chief Operator of the County’s Water Treatment Plant since 2002, has received the Edward H. Ruehl Operator of the Year Award from the Virginia Section of the American Water Works Association.  The award is given annually to a currently employed water works operator in the Commonwealth of Virginia who has been licensed for at least five years.  An operator for more than 20 years in the water and wastewater industry, Mr. Lofton has earned accolades for coordinating spill response and hazardous materials disposal activities, working on optimization of filtration systems, and improving safety and efficiency.  The Water Treatment Plant, directed by Russell Navratil, is under the Department of Public Utilities, directed by Mr. Petrini.



Mrs. O’Bannon recognized the following undergraduate journalism students from the University of Richmond who were observing the meeting:  Emma Anderson, Jenn Hoffman, and Tess Tallman.    Also observing the meeting was Lila Stanfield, a student in the Master of Regional and Urban Planning program at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Mr. Donati reported that he attended a Capital Region Airport Commission meeting earlier in the day, at which time the Commission received an economic impact study of Richmond International Airport conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics.  The airport’s annual economic impact on the Richmond region is approximately $800 million and the airport is responsible for almost 9,200 jobs.  Although the airline industry’s enplanements are currently down 15 percent, the airport’s enplanements are down only 8 percent.  A new master plan for the airport unveiled at the meeting projects a new parallel runway in the year 2026 that will be contained on the airport property rather than interrupting the rural character of the Varina community.


Mr. Donati also reported that he had the privilege of visiting Yangju City, Korea the previous weekend along with the County’s Legislative Liaison, Mike Schnurman, to deliver the Sister City agreement between Henrico County and Yangju.  The presentation was made on Yangju’s Public Day in front of approximately 2,000 persons.  Mr. Donati noted that Yangju officials are very excited about and impressed by this Sister City relationship and will be sending a delegation to Henrico next month to work on exchanges between the two localities.


Mrs. O’Bannon commented that she and Mr. Thornton as well as Mr. Hazelett were out of the country the previous week visiting Henrico’s sister county in Germany (Saarpfalz-Kreis) and the German Bundestag in Berlin.  The Henrico delegation learned a lot about environmental issues and how to keep items out of landfills.  While in Europe, the delegation also visited its sister county in England (Essex) to prepare for and promote Henrico County’s 400th anniversary celebration in 2011 and learned that the Virginia Municipal League will hold its 2011 annual conference in Henrico.   Mrs. O’Bannon pointed out that German and English officials who will be travelling to Henrico for the 2011 celebration will be using Richmond International Airport.





Resolution accepting the resignation of Frederick D. Goodwin, III from the Community Criminal Justice Board.






Resolution for Abandonment of Portion of Masonic Home Lane, located in the Varina District.



Deferred to November 12, 2008 Meeting


Ordinance for Vacation of Alley, Block L, Greenwood Heights, Part 2, located in the Brookland District.





Resolution for Change in Location of Two Regular Meetings of the Board of Supervisors.




Resolution for Award of Contract for Consulting Services for Sandston/Williamsburg Road Streetscape Design and Construction Drawings.




Resolution for Request for Disaster Designation and Federal Assistance for Henrico County.




Resolution for Award of Construction Contract for Lakeside House Addition and Renovations.





Resolution for Award of Contract for Annual Engineering Services, Water Reclamation Facility, to Hazen & Sawyer, P.C.




Resolution for Award of Construction Contract to Wilkinson Road Culvert Rehabilitation Project, Project #2110.50704.28004.06487, located in the Fairfield District.

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