‘Refreshed’ Sandston Branch Library reopens to community
A brighter, more modern Sandston Branch Library reopened Wednesday with a celebration of its recent improvements, which include user-friendly shelving and fresh carpeting and paint throughout the building.
“I walked in, and I just said, ‘Wow!’” Varina District Supervisor Tyrone E. Nelson said before leading a ribbon-cutting ceremony to cap the library’s 12-week, $411,000 “refresh” project.
“It’s an investment, not just into the library but into the community,” he added. “Sandston is a part of Varina, and we’re making significant investments in the district as a whole, but sometimes a community needs to know there is some love there for them.”Continue reading ‘This is what a library is supposed to feel like’
'We engage our community ... and establish a trust that strengthens over time.'
Henrico voters’ resounding approval of a $511 million bond referendum last week is evidence of a “strong feedback loop” that keeps the county in sync with the community’s needs, County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said in his annual State of the County address.Continue reading In State of the County address, Vithoulkas credits community engagement for success on bond referendum, other initiatives
Vote authorizes $511 million in projects for schools, parks, public safety, drainage
Henrico voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved all four questions in a bond referendum, clearing the way for the county to issue nearly $511.4 million in debt to fund capital projects for schools, parks and other public facilities. Officials have emphasized that approval of the bonds would require no increase to county tax rates.Continue reading Henrico voters approve all 4 bond referendum questions