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 April 28, 2009


Mr. Kaechele led recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.


Rev. Travis Branch, Gospel Jail Ministries, delivered the invocation.


The Board approved the minutes of the April 14, 2009 Regular and Special Meetings.



The Virginia Local Government Auditors Association (VLGAA) has recognized Gary L. Martin, the County's Director of Internal Audit, for his dedicated service and efforts over the years in promoting the profession of local government auditing.Mr. Martin joined VLGAA in January 1991 upon assuming his current position with the County and was instrumental in developing the organization's objectives. He recently announced his retirement from the County.


Leon T. Johnson, Deputy County Manager for Administration, has successfully fulfilled the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy and Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University .His degree will be conferred on May 16, 2009.After an exhaustive research effort, Mr. Johnson recently completed his dissertation and successfully defended it on April 17, 2009 before his dissertation committee.Mr. Johnson's 175-page dissertation, titled "School Board Taxing Authority in Virginia," studied the degree to which local government officials in Virginia support fiscal autonomy for locally elected School Boards.


Mr. Donati noted that the church he attends, Poplar Springs Baptist Church , was destroyed by fire several years ago as the result of arson. Henrico firefighters from Station Nos. 14 and 18 who desperately fought the fire at the time attended a dedication ceremony for the church's new sanctuary on April 26, 2009 and received a standing ovation from the congregation.Mr. Donati expressed appreciation to the County's Fire Chief, Edwin W. Smith, and the Division of fire staff for never failing to respond to community events.


Mr. Kaechele recognized Elliott Pate from Boy Scout Troop 702, sponsored by Second Baptist Church, and Sam Tignor from Boy Scout Troop 795, sponsored by Glen Allen Baptist Church, who were observing the meeting to fulfill merit badge requirements.


Mr. Hazelett recognized Lisa Crutchfield from the Richmond Times-Dispatch and Tom Lappas from the Henrico Citizen.


Mrs. O'Bannon presented a proclamation recognizing April 26-May 2, 2009 as Crime Victims' Rights Week.Accepting the proclamation was Shelly J. Shuman-Johnson, Director of the Victim/Witness Assistance Program for the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. Joining her from the County's Victim/Witness Services staff were Nikki Johnson, Protective Order Specialist; Victim/Witness Advocates Chrissy Smith, Nicole Mayton, Dione Bassett, and Maria Carr; and Susan Haynes, Program Assistant.


Mr. Glover presented a proclamation recognizing May 10-16, 2009 as Law Enforcement Officers Week.Accepting the proclamation was Romaine Cheney, President of the Central Virginia Concerns of Police Survivors, and Col. Henry W. Stanley, Jr., Chief of Police.Joining them from the County's Division of Police were Lt. Col. Douglas A. Middleton, Deputy Chief of Police; Maj. Mary E. Fahed, Assistant Chief for Special Operations; Maj. A. Thomas Leary III, Assistant Chief for Investigative Operations; Maj. James B. Fitzgerald, Assistant Chief for Administrative Operations; Capt. Peter T. MacRae, Commanding Officer for Community Services; Capt. Fred E. Bolling, Commanding Officer for the Organized Crime Section; and Capt. Joseph E. Sands, Commanding Officer for Administrative Services.


Mr. Kaechele presented a proclamation recognizing May 2009 as Drug Court Month.Accepting the proclamation was The Honorable Gary A. Hicks, Judge of the Henrico County Circuit Court and Drug Court, and Deborah Johnson, Drug Court participant.Joining them were Patricia A. Shaw, Drug Court Administrator, and Larry A. David, Community Corrections Probation Officer.






Resolution Appointing Deborah L. Harrison to the Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee.



Resolution Accepting the Resignation of Bernice W. Cousins from the 2011 Commemoration Advisory Commission.






Resolution for Real Estate Tax Levies, 2009.




Resolution for Personal Property, Aircraft, Manufactured Homes, Qualifying Vehicles Owned or Leased by Members of a Volunteer Rescue Squad or Volunteer Fire Department, Disabled Veterans' Vehicles, Motor Vehicles Specially Equipped to Provide Transportation for Physically Handicapped Individuals, Machinery and Tools, and Machinery and Tools for Semiconductor Manufacturers Tax Levies, 2009.



Deferred to

June 23, 2009


Resolution for POD-01-08 for Approval of a Revised Master Plan and Plan of Development for Twin Hickory Park and Western Maintenance Facility.



Bernice "Bea" Newell, a resident of the Varina District, thanked Col. Stanley for everything he has done for the County, expressed concerns regarding the future development of the Varina District, and asked Mr. Donati to continue hosting town meetings with state legislators from his district.


William Spencer, a resident of the Three Chopt District, thanked the Board for taking interest in the Drug Court program and also complimented Col. Stanley and the Division of Police.




Resolution for Authorization to Apply for and Accept American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Grant from Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services for Victim/Witness Assistance Program.




Resolution for Award of Contract for Consulting Services for Homeowner's Enhancement Guide.




Resolution for Adoption of Operating and Capital Annual Fiscal Plans for Fiscal Year 2009-10 and Allocation of Car Tax Relief for Tax Year 2009.




Resolution for Request to Transfer Road and Right-of-Way by Virginia Department of Transportation, located in the Three Chopt District.





Resolution for Acceptance of Gift from the Friends of the Richmond Mounted Squad.





Resolution for Signatory Authority for Award of Contract for Fourmile Creek Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation for Lining of Existing 72" Sewer, Phase 6B.


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