Recent News Releases

April 15, 2019

CONTACT: Michael Harris, Clinician, Henrico Area Mental Health & Developmental Services
PHONE: (804) 727-8035, har42@henrico.us

Henrico Area Prevention Services to present a Hip-Hop Poetry Slam on April 24

Youth are encouraged to submit poems about preventing substance abuse

Henrico Area Prevention Services and its youth ambassadors will present a Hip-Hop Poetry Slam on Wednesday, April 24 to promote self-expression and to discourage substance abuse.

The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.

Entries should be based on a theme of substance abuse and misuse prevention. Participants may register at henricoprevention.org or by contacting Michael Harris at har42@henrico.us. Please include “Hip-Hop Poetry Slam” in the subject line. Entries must be submitted by Monday, April 22 and will be reviewed for appropriate language and content.

The Hip-Hop Poetry Slam is open to all ages. Participants ages 11 to 18 will receive a gift card for their involvement and be eligible to win prizes.

For more information, call (804) 727-8035 or go to henricoprevention.org.


April 12, 2019

CONTACT: George Jones, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Henrico County Health Department
PHONE: (804) 205-3735, george.jones@vdh.virginia.gov

Henrico Health Department’s East Clinic to remain closed through Wednesday

The Henrico County Health Department’s East Clinic will remain closed through Wednesday, April 17 for cleaning and repairs following flooding from a broken pipe.

The clinic, at 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., is tentatively expected to open at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18.

The Health Department has been providing services at other locations or rescheduling appointments since Wednesday, when the flooding occurred.

For more information, call (804) 501-1620 for the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) office and (804) 501-4651 for the clinic.



April 11, 2019

CONTACT: Veta Herbaugh, Executive Assistant, Henrico County Board of Supervisors
PHONE: (804) 501-4208, her@henrico.us

Tuckahoe meeting to feature GRTC’s transit services, Henrico’s advocate for the aging

Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon will host a Tuckahoe Town Meeting on Thursday, April 25 to discuss GRTC Transit System’s paratransit, taxi and bus services as well as the work of Henrico County’s advocate for the aging.

O’Bannon will be joined by Tim Barham, GRTC’s chief of transit operations, and Sara Morris, Henrico’s advocate for the aging.

The meeting will be held with sessions at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive. Residents who are unable to attend may participate via a livestream on the Henrico County Government YouTube channel (1 p.m. session and 6:30 p.m. session).

For more information, call (804) 501-4208 or go to patobannon.com.

 


April 10, 2019

CONTACT: George Jones, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, Henrico County Health Department
PHONE: (804) 205-3735, george.jones@vdh.virginia.gov

Henrico Health Department’s East Clinic closed through Friday due to flooding

The Henrico County Health Department’s East Clinic, 1400 N. Laburnum Ave., will be closed for the rest of this week due to flooding from a broken pipe.

All appointments scheduled through Friday, April 12 are canceled. The Health Department is attempting to relocate temporarily some services and will either reschedule appointments or refer patients to other locations while the East Clinic is undergoing repairs and cleanup.

For more information, call (804) 501-1620 for the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) office and (804) 501-4651 for the clinic.


April 9, 2019

CONTACT: Charlotte Whitten, Executive Assistant, Henrico County Board of Supervisors
PHONE: (804) 501-4208, whi15@henrico.us

Fairfield meeting to feature Sarah Dooley Center for Autism, update on library construction

Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, April 15 to discuss the impact of autism on the community and to provide an update on construction of a new Fairfield Area Library.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, 1440 N. Laburnum Ave.

Thornton will be joined by Adam Dreyfus, director of the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism at St. Joseph’s Villa, and Barbara Weedman, director of Henrico County Public Library.

For information, call (804) 501-4208.


April 8, 2019

CONTACT: Sara Morris, Henrico County Advocate for the Aging
PHONE: (804) 501-5065, mor141@henrico.us

Henrico’s EngAGE initiative to hold focus groups on needs of older residents

Henrico County’s EngAGE initiative will conduct two focus groups in May to explore a variety of needs and concerns for older residents.

The focus groups will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Varina Area Library, 1875 New Market Road; and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 31 at the Tuckahoe Area Library, 1901 Starling Drive. The sessions are open to the public, but registration is required.

The focus groups will be asked to discuss neighborhood concerns, opportunities and questions, programs to pursue and local resources that may enhance or expand programming.

Henrico established the Advocate for the Aging’s Office and the EngAGE initiative in 2015 to promote wellness, independence and social engagement among residents age 60 and older, as well as to serve as a resource for family members and other caregivers.

To register for the focus groups or for more information, contact Sara Morris at (804) 501-5065 or mor141@henrico.us.


April 2, 2019

CONTACT: Barry R. Lawrence, Clerk, Henrico County Board of Supervisors
PHONE: (804) 501-4318, law03@henrico.us

The Henrico Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday, April 9 on the county’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., one hour earlier than usual, in the Board Room of the Henrico Government Center’s Administration Building, 4301 E. Parham Road.

Residents may provide oral or written comments on the $1.3 billion plan, which would guide operating and capital spending for the year beginning July 1. The general fund, which supports the operations of Henrico’s general government, including the Police and Fire divisions and Henrico County Public Schools, would total $918.7 million, an increase of 5.4% over the current year’s plan.

The budget would provide $322.7 million for capital projects — Henrico’s largest ever one-year total for capital spending — including a new J.R. Tucker High School and a new Highland Springs High School.

The proposal recommends no change to the real estate tax rate of 87 cents per $100 of assessed value.

Residents are encouraged to register in advance to speak at the public hearing. To sign up, call Board of Supervisors Clerk Barry R. Lawrence at (804) 501-4318. For information on the proposed budget, call Director of Finance Edward N. “Ned” Smither Jr. at (804) 501-4266 or Budget Director Justin D. Crawford at (804) 501-5089.

Copies of the proposed budget are available at Henrico libraries, the Office of Management and Budget in the Henrico Government Center and at henrico.us. A video overview also is available on the Henrico County Government channel on YouTube.

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday, April 23 to adopt a budget. The board typically meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Board Room of the Henrico Government Center.


April 1, 2019

Contact: Travis Sparrow, Director, Department of Information Technology
Phone: (804) 501-5976, spa62@henrico.us

Henrico County App provides easy, mobile access to Henrico’s government
Free app now available from Google Play, Apple App stores

Henrico County has developed a free mobile app to help residents and others in the community engage with the county’s government.

The Henrico County App is available for both Android and IOS devices and can be downloaded at the Google Play and Apple App stores.

The app, developed by Henrico’s Department of Information Technology, allows users to check upcoming events and news about the county, as well as receive important notices, contact departments and find information on parks and government facilities. In addition, users may watch a livestream of meetings of the Board of Supervisors.

“The Henrico County App is a vital tool for civic engagement in the 21st century,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said. “We understand that Henrico residents and others in the community lead busy lives and need a convenient way to interact and engage with the county’s government. The app interfaces seamlessly with Henrico’s mobile-friendly website — henrico.us — and literally puts important information about the community at your fingertips.”

The Department of Information Technology expects to provide enhancements and additional features to the app over time. Users also may provide feedback through the app. Additional information is available at henrico.us/apps/.


April 1, 2019

Contact: Megan Brown, Executive Coordinator, Keep Henrico Beautiful
Phone: (804) 501-7277, bro172@henrico.us

Henrico seeks nominations for attractive, environment-friendly properties

The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee is looking for exceptional residential and commercial properties for its 2019 Land Lover and Clean Business awards.

The awards, presented annually since 1995, recognize home and business properties that are attractively landscaped, well-maintained and litter-free.

To be eligible for a Land Lover Award, residents must perform their own landscaping and lawn care. Nominees for a Land Lover or Clean Business award must participate in an ongoing recycling program, such as composting, curbside pickup or drop-off service.

All nominees are encouraged to follow best practices for water quality and soil health. These may include the use of rain barrels, rain gardens or solar panels, as well as participation in the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program through the Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District and the SMART Lawns program of the Henrico office of Virginia Cooperative Extension.

The Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee will select one residential property from each of the five magisterial districts and one business property to represent the entire county. The winners will have signs placed at their properties in June and will be recognized at the June 25 meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, April 30. Residents and business owners may nominate their own properties as well as others. Forms are available by calling Megan Brown at (804) 501-4502 or by going to henrico.us/utility/keep-henrico-beautiful/awards. Tips on sustainable yard practices and links to local organizations that support them also are available on the website.


 

 

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