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Republican candidates for Brookland supervisor’s seat meet at forum


APR. 19, 12:03 P.M. – The Three Republican candidates seeking their party's nomination for the Brookland District supervisor's seat presented their platforms during a forum last night at Henrico County's Western Government Center.

Ben Dessart, Gilbert Wilkerson and Bob Witte are vying for the right to challenge the Democratic nominee (either Danny Plaugher or Courtney Lynch) in a special election Nov. 7 to fill the remaining two years of late supervisor Dick Glover's term. Glover died at age 82 in February.

Brookland District Supervisor Glover dies at 82

align="right">FEB. 2, 7:34 P.M. –Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Glover has died, following a medical emergency earlier today, the Citizen has learned. He was 82.

Glover was the longest-serving current member of the board and just last month was named its chairman for the sixth time in his 29-year tenure. He was serving the second year of his eighth term as the board's representative from the Brookland District.

Henrico supervisors, deputy county managers appointed to VACo committees


All five members of Henrico County’s Board of Supervisors and two of its deputy county managers will serve on committees of the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) during 2017.

Board members received the following appointments:

• Chairman and Brookland District Supervisor Richard W. Glover, Economic Development and Planning Steering Committee;

• Vice Chairman and Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia S. O’Bannon, General Government Steering Committee;

Supervisors critical of Assembly’s ‘micromanaging’

The state’s meddling in local affairs seemed an ongoing theme at Tuesday night’s Henrico Board of Supervisors work session.

“(State legislators) are looking for something to do, so they want to be local government officials,” said Tuckahoe District Supervisor Patricia O’Bannon, the board’s vice chairwoman.

Such gripes arose during Legislative Liaison Mike Schnurman’s presentation to the board.

Former Three Chopt District supervisor Kaechele dies


JAN. 20, 9:25 A.M. – Former Three Chopt District Supervisor David A. Kaechele – who served nine terms and nearly four decades on the Henrico Board of Supervisors, overseeing a time of significant growth in his district – has died. He was 85.

Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas announced Kaechele's death in a countywide e-mail this morning. Kaechele retired from the board at the conclusion of his ninth term in 2015. David A. Kaechele Elementary School in the Three Chopt District bears his name.

All Henrico County flags will fly at half-staff in Kaechele's honor through Jan. 27, Vithoulkas said. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Vithoulkas outlines $419.8M bond referendum proposal

UPDATE: MAY 24, 6:05 P.M. – Henrico County Manager John Vithoulkas tonight outlined the details of his proposed $419.8-million bond referendum to the county's Board of Supervisors during a work session.

In addition to 12 school projects totaling $272.6 million, which Vithoulkas outlined in March, the Nov. 8 referendum would provide $147.2 million for 14 additional projects:

Henrico bond referendum likely to exceed $400 million

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;

Henrico supervisors to hold April 12 public hearing on proposed fiscal 2016-17 budget

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.

Henrico budget proposal calls for 2.4 percent pay raise

MAR. 8, 5:45 P.M. – Tax reductions designed to encourage development and redevelopment, a pay raise for eligible county employees and preliminary funding for renovation projects at seven aging schools highlight the proposed Henrico County Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget. County Manager John Vithoulkas is presenting the plan to the Board of Supervisors tonight during a work session.

The $1.168-billion operating budget calls for a 2.4 percent pay raise for all eligible county and school system employees in the new fiscal year, which begins July 1. (It would be the third consecutive pay raise for county employees, following three years without one.)

The budget represents an increase of 4 percent from the current budget.It proposes maintaining the county's real estate tax at 87 cents per $100 of assessed value – the 38th year without an increase in that tax rate.

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