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.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/18/2016 Government
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension has opened enrollment in its SMART Lawns program, which provides residents with customized plans for growing attractive, healthy lawns.
For a $20 fee, Master Gardener volunteers will visit a home, analyze the lawn and prepare a plan for improving its condition, appearance and health. Participants will receive recommendations for fertilizer and lime, as well as suggestions for environmentally friendly weed control, mowing and watering practices.
The four largest Metro Richmond localities have partnered through their law enforcement agencies to offer a free online registration system through which residents can register and track personal property, in the event items are stolen.
Henrico, Richmond and Chesterfield police, along with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, are partnering with LeadsOnline to offer the "ReportIt" service, which is free. Citizens may record serial numbers and upload images of personal items. In the event that personal items are stolen, the information captured through the ReportIt system will assist law enforcement in accurately and quickly identifying property.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/14/2016 Government
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will offer a free workshop Tuesday, April 26 to help residents manage their money and make sound financial decisions.
The Tools for Today’s Economy workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the demonstration kitchen of the Human Services Building, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive. To register, call (804) 501-5160 by Friday, April 22.
By Megan Healy, Special to the Citizen 04/12/2016 Government
Litter prevention and recycling are year-round jobs when it comes to keeping Henrico County a clean place to live.
To boost awareness of the efforts, the Henrico County Board of Supervisors last month designated April as Keep Henrico Beautiful Month in recognition of the committee that spearheads that mission.
Keep Henrico Beautiful originated in 1980 for the “purpose of improving the environmental quality of Henrico County through the development of a comprehensive educational program to reduce litter and littering,” according to its website. Members of the committee represent each of the county's five magisterial districts.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/08/2016 Government
The Henrico County office of the Virginia Cooperative Extension will conduct in April a free seminar on natural and conventional methods of lawn care and weed control.
The Spring Lawn Care class will be held Monday, Apr. 11 at Twin Hickory Area Library, 5001 Twin Hickory Road; and Thursday, April 14 at Sandston Branch Library, 23 E. Williamsburg Road. Each session will start at 6:30 p.m.
The Henrico County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing Tuesday, April 12 on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-17.
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 $1.2 billion plan, which would guide operating and capital spending for the year beginning July 1.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/05/2016 Government
A Henrico native will become Henrico's 16th police chief later this month.
Henrico Police Maj. Humberto “Hum” Cardounel Jr. will take over April 15 for current chief Doug Middleton, who has become the deputy county manager for public safety. Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas announced the appointment Tuesday.
Cardounel joined the Henrico Police Division as a patrol officer and a SWAT Team medic in 1988. He currently serves as deputy chief for the Investigative Bureau and a member of the chief’s executive staff.
Citizen Staff Reports 04/05/2016 Government
Fairfield District Supervisor Frank J. Thornton will hold a constituent meeting Monday, April 11 to dedicate the Henrico County Police Division’s Villa Park Station and to celebrate the service of Police Chief Douglas A. Middleton.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Villa Park Station, 7850 Villa Park Drive.
The Villa Park Station opened in July to provide a permanent base of operations for the division’s coverage of central Henrico. Middleton joined the agency as a police officer in 1972 and became chief in 2011.
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