Citizen Staff Reports 06/27/2016 Government
If you've always wanted to recycle yogurt containers, waxy cartons and laundry detergent bottles, you're in luck. The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority will begin accepting a number of new items for curbside and drop-off recycling July 1.
Recyclers throughout the CVWMA service area have been asking for years to be able to recycle more than the #1 and #2 narrow neck plastic bottles currently accepted in its recycling programs, and those wishes will become reality later this week. Plastic bottles and containers with the numbers 1-7 on the bottom, as well as waxy cartons, will be accepted in both programs.
MAY 18, 5:12 P.M. – Henrico voters could cast their ballots this November on a proposed bond referendum that totals more than $400 million, the Citizen has learned.
In addition to the $272.6 million in school projects previously proposed by County Manager John Vithoulkas for the referendum, Vithoulkas will propose adding at least 12 more projects totaling at least $128 million.
Among the other projects are:
• seven Recreation and Parks projects (including funding for the construction of Greenwood Park in Glen Allen and Taylor Park in Sandston);
• two new fire stations;
Citizen Staff Reports 05/16/2016 Government
The Henrico County Police Division will provide rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road.
Pet owners must register and pay at the cashier’s office in the Administration Building before seeing a veterinarian on the first level of the adjacent parking deck. Each vaccine costs $10 and must be paid in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be in carriers.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/13/2016 Government
For the first time, Henrico County is structuring a sale of municipal bonds to give residents a greater opportunity to participate as investors.
Henrico plans to issue $125 million in water and sewer revenue bonds May 16-17 to support improvements to its public utility system. Bonds will be valued at $5,000 apiece. Local government bonds typically are sold in bundles to large customers, including financial institutions, mutual funds and insurance companies.
By Charlie Broaddus, Special to the Citizen 05/10/2016 Government
Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now, or SCAN, opened a Satellite Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Henrico County March 15, and it’s a big deal.
Why? Consider this fictitious scenario.
Shelly is 8 years old. Shelly lives with her parents and her 19-year-old uncle, Nate.
Shelly decides that she doesn’t feel comfortable when Nate touches her where her bathing suit covers, so she tells her school guidance counselor. Being a mandated reporter by law, her guidance counselor alerts Henrico Social Services officials to the situation.
Citizen Staff Reports 05/06/2016 Government
The Henrico portion of the Virginia Capital Trail officially opened last fall along Route 5, and bikers, runners, walkers and others quickly have turned it into a preferred mode of transportation through Eastern Henrico.
But there’s one last unofficial portion of the trail that will open to the public for the first time next week, and Henrico County officials are planning to celebrate it in style.
They’ll join with members of the public at Dorey Park Saturday, May 14, to dedicate a trail marker and the 0.4-mile connector trail that links the park to the Capital Trail. The event is part of Henrico In Motion, which also will feature a BMX Pros stunt show, a bike safety rodeo, live music and other events.
The Henrico Division of Police today dedicated a Police K9 memorial at the K9 Facility and Training Center, 420 Dabbs House Road, in the former Henrico Animal Shelter.
The memorial was made possible by an anonymous donor who wanted to honor the history and service of the Henrico K9 Unit.
A project to improve a half-mile section of Creighton Road near the Glenwood Golf Club will get underway Monday, May 16 and include replacement of a narrow bridge.
Creighton will be closed to through-traffic from Caddie Lane to Stone Dale Drive beginning Wednesday, May 18, weather permitting.
A detour will direct motorists on Creighton around the work zone by way of Gordons Lane, Nine Mile Road and North Laburnum Avenue. Access to Glenwood Golf Club will be allowed from the western side of the work zone, toward the city’s limits. The closure is expected to remain in effect until December.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/29/2016 Government
The Henrico County Division of Police, along with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Agency, will participate in the Prescription Drug Take Back Program on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henrico County Training Center, 7701 East Parham Road, next to the Public Safety Building. The program is free and anonymous. No liquid prescription medications, needles or sharps will be accepted – only unused or expired pills and patches. No questions will be asked.
Police are asking citizens to be responsible and help prevent accidental poisoning and overdoses by dropping off unused or expired medication for safe disposal. Flushing unused or expired medication down the toilet or throwing them away are potential health and safety hazards.
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