Varina

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Supervisor Tyrone Nelson

Varina District

Henrico dedicates Mental Health & Developmental Services East Center

Facility on Nine Mile Road offers more space and an efficient, ‘trauma-informed’ design The $10 million, 30,735-square-foot East Center, at 3908 Nine Mile Road, is replacing a clinic about half its size in leased space on Laburnum Avenue.

Henrico officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of the Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services (MHDS) East Center, a facility designed to offer a range of mental health, substance abuse, early intervention and same-day access services to residents in a three-county area.

The $10 million, 30,735-square-foot East Center, at 3908 Nine Mile Road, is replacing a clinic about half its size in leased space on Laburnum Avenue. MHDS serves adults experiencing the effects of — or who are at risk for — mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance-use disorders and children with developmental delay in Henrico, Charles City and New Kent counties.

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Plans for new Highland Springs, Tucker high schools advance toward construction

The Board of Supervisors at its June 25 regular meeting approved plans to replace two of Henrico County’s oldest public high schools with modern facilities that will serve the community long term. Construction is expected to start this fall on the new Highland Springs and J.R. Tucker high schools.

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Region’s ‘transit revolution’ earns praise

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Henrico shares honor following Pulse launch, GRTC route expansion The 2018 launch of the Pulse bus rapid transit system and expansion of GRTC Transit System routes in Henrico County are being lauded by a pro-growth group as part of a “transit revolution” for the region. The Greater Washington Partnership, a group of business leaders that promotes unity and growth from Richmond to Baltimore, on Tuesday released a case study on the region’s transit system changes. It found a 17% increase in local ridership from July 2018 through April compared with the same period the previous year. During that time, transit ridership nationally dropped by 2%, according to the study.

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Welcome to HenricoNews!

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HenricoNews is the county’s multimedia platform for news about Henrico County general government initiatives, services, programs, events and more. The news page is designed to offer county residents and other users helpful information in a variety of formats, including short videos, podcasts and traditional print stories. It also incorporates the county’s principal Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram accounts. Continue reading Welcome to HenricoNews!

Board of Supervisors adopts $1.3 billion budget for fiscal 2019-20

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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. Continue reading Board of Supervisors adopts $1.3 billion budget for fiscal 2019-20

Paving crews working to cover lost ground in 2019

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2018 was one of the wettest years in Henrico County since the 1880s. The rain significantly impacted road paving and repairs. “We lost almost half a year of production due to wet weather,” said Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Steve Yob. Road crews missed approximately 200 days of production in 2018, so this year they hope to make up lost ground. Crews will work weekends and nights to get the job done. Continue reading Paving crews working to cover lost ground in 2019

Vehicle crashes with pedestrians, bicyclists on the rise

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Vehicle crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists are increasing across Henrico County, just as they are throughout Virginia and the United States. To reverse the trend, Henrico is responding with messages discouraging cellphone use and other distractions, targeted enforcement of traffic laws and a review of crosswalks, lighting or other design features that may be beneficial in certain areas. Continue reading Vehicle crashes with pedestrians, bicyclists on the rise

Housing Advisory Committee to serve as ‘think tank’ on housing issues

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Henrico is tapping local expertise as it expands and sharpens its focus on improving the county’s housing stock, its affordability and neighborhoods. The Board of Supervisors in April established the Housing Advisory Committee and appointed its first nine members, who will serve staggered terms through 2020 or 2021. The members offer broad experience in housing issues, including for-profit and nonprofit development, home building and sales, commercial lending and law. Continue reading Housing Advisory Committee to serve as ‘think tank’ on housing issues
 
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