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Board of Supervisors adopts $1.3 billion budget for fiscal 2019-20
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a budget for the next fiscal year that retains the current real estate tax rate, emphasizes funding for schools and public safety, provides the largest one-year total for capital projects and establishes Sunday hours for two libraries.
The budget for fiscal 2019-20 totals $1.3 billion across all operating funds, which represents an increase of 5.7% from the current year’s plan.
Public Utilities employee restores county’s oldest fire hydrant
A 19th-century fire hydrant in the Lakeside
community has been repurposed and brought back to life. The 118-year-old “Corey” hydrant, which helped to save the homes and lives of many Henrico residents, is now being preserved by a Public Utilities employee.
Utility technician Chance Rollison volunteered to repair and replace fire hydrants after overhearing his supervisor discuss a list of hydrants that were scheduled for replacement. Always being mechanically inclined, Rollison began restoring the 1895 Corey in 2016. The hydrant had been
inoperable for eight years.