79 other inmates, more than 100 jail staff to be tested for possible exposure
Three inmates at Henrico County’s Jail West have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 after six inmates were tested over the weekend following complaints of mild symptoms of the disease.Continue reading 3 inmates at Henrico’s Jail West test positive for COVID-19
County to accept comments from Henrico residents through July
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors is seeking public input on the potential creation of a civilian review board for the Police Division.Continue reading Board of Supervisors seeks public input on civilian review board for Police
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.”Continue reading Henrico’s triple AAA bond rating reaffirmed, despite economic slowdown
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.Continue reading Confederate name removed from Henrico recreation center
Volunteers needed for no-contact deliveries in Brookland, Tuckahoe districts
Henrico will distribute “care kits” with reusable face coverings and informational flyers to homes in the county’s western area Saturday, May 30 to help residents protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading Henrico to distribute more COVID-19 ‘care kits’ 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.Continue reading Henrico to distribute 15,000 ‘care kits’ with face coverings, flyers Saturday