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Author: Diane Oaks

Henrico’s triple AAA bond rating reaffirmed, despite economic slowdown

County earns 1.49% interest rate – lowest on record - in last sale from 2016 bond referendum

Henrico County has sold its last set of general-obligation bonds to support capital-improvement projects identified in the 2016 bond referendum.

With the $121.4 million sale on June 16, the county had its triple AAA bond ratings reaffirmed and earned its lowest interest rate on record, 1.49% for the 20-year bonds.

“This interest rate is significantly better than our previous low rate of 1.96% from last August and it validates Henrico’s reputation for strong fiscal management, even in challenging times,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said. “Along with the reaffirmation of our triple AAA bond ratings, this low interest rate will allow us to provide our residents with new and improved facilities while saving millions of dollars in costs over the next two decades.”

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Confederate name removed from Henrico recreation center

Henrico’s Confederate Hills Recreation Center has been renamed The Springs Recreation Center.

At the Board of Supervisors’ June 9 meeting, Varina Supervisor Tyrone Nelson recommended changing the name of the facility, which is located on Lee Avenue in the Highland Springs area. Henrico’s other four supervisors agreed to the change, which did not require a vote.

Lettering for the new name was installed on a large brick sign in the building’s front lawn on June 10.

The name change takes place amid ongoing national and Richmond-area protests regarding police violence, systemic and historical racism and the recent killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other African Americans.

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Henrico to distribute 15,000 ‘care kits’ with face coverings, flyers Saturday

No-contact deliveries will equip residents in the county’s central, eastern areas

Henrico volunteers and staff will distribute reusable face coverings and informational flyers to about 15,000 homes in the county’s central and eastern areas Saturday, May 23 to help residents protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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