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(GAVEL SOUNDS). >> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE HENRICO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING FOR JANUARY 12. ATTENDANCE IN THE BOARDROOM IS LIMITED TO 10 DUE TO STATE REQUIREMENTS FOR COVID-19.

WE ASK THAT IF YOU DO COME IN AND ANYONE IN THE ROOM IS PROPERLY SPACED AND ALSO THAT YOU WEAR A MASK.

FOR EVERYONE WHO IS WATCHING THE LIVE STREAM, ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE, AS A REMINDER, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE REMOTELY ON THE PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION OF THE MEETING.

THE WAY TO DO THAT IS TO GO TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISOR'S WEB PAGE AT HENRICO.US/SUPERVISORS. CLICK ON THE GUIDE TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING. SCROLL DOWN.

CLICK ON THE WEBEX EVENT AND A PLEASANT MODERATOR WILL TELL YOU EXACTLY WHEN YOU CAN SPEAK. AND AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE EVERYONE THAT IS IN THE ROOM TO STAND FOR THE PLEDGE AND THEN REMAIN STANDING FOR -- OR OUR INVOCATION THAT WILL BE GIVEEN BY THE CHAPLAIN OF THE HENRICO COUNTY POLICE

DIVISION, SUE. >> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE

[1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ]

FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC, FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. >> LET US PRAY.

[2. INVOCATION ]

WE THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THE GIFT OF TODAY.

HELP US BE THAT WE USE IT WISELY.

WATCH OVER THIS BOARD AS THEY MAKE DECISIONS THAT AFFECT MANY LI LI LIVES. GRANT THEM WISDOM.

GRANT THEM COURAGE. AND GRANT THEM COMPASSION FOR ALL THAT THEY SERVE. BLESS THEM NOW AS THEY BEGIN.

AMEN. >> AMEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. MR. MANAGER?

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, WE HAVE A REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OF THE REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES OF DECEMBER 15, 2020, AND A MOTION IS IN ORDER.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE FOR APPROVAL

>> FRANK THORNTON: SECOND. >> ALL OPPOSED?

>> MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, I HAVE TWO COMMENTS THIS EVENING.

WE DO HAVE OUR -- WE ARE BLESSED TO DR. DANNY AVULA WHO WANTED TO

[4. MANAGER’S COMMENTS ]

ADDRESS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON HIS EFFORTS WHICH HAS SIMPLY BEEN ABSOLUTELY HERCULEAN ON BEHALF OF THE COUNTY AND ALSO NOW ON BEHALF OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, BUT BEFORE I DO, I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT AND PAUSE AND EVERY NOW AND AGAIN WE SHARE NEWS REGARDING A FORMER EMPLOYEE OR OFFICIAL THAT WORKED WITHIN THE COUNTY OR MADE A DIFFERENCE.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS. THIS MANAGER COMMENT IS ABOUT THE PASSING OF BOB DALSTEAD. SO HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE BORD, I'M DEEPLY SADDENED TO SHARE THAT HE PASSED AWAY THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, AT THE AGE OF 88.

BOB WAS ONE OF THE PILLARS OF OUR PLANNING OFFICE SERVING THE COMMUNITY FROM LATE 1958 TO EARLY 1990.

HE WAS ASSIGNED AS THE CHIEF PLANNER FOR THE FIRST OFFICIAL PLANNING OFFICE IN 1962. AND BECAUSE OF HIS ARTISTIC TALENT, HIS TECHNICAL SKILLS AND LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE, HE ROSE THROUGH THE RANKS TO THE POSITION OF PLANNING DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR WHICH HE HELD FROM 1978 TO 1990.

NOW BOB WAS INTEGRAL TO MANY GUIDING FORCES STILL PREVALENT

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WITHIN OUR PLANNING OFFICE TODAY.

HE OVERSAW THE CREATION OF THE COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE.

THE ONE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NOW. THINK ABOUT THE 250 CHANGES THAT HAVE BEEN MADE TO THAT DOCUMENT. THE COUNTY'S FIST MODERN COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. AND THE 1985 OPEN SPACE PLAN THAT LED TO THE ACQUISITION SITES FOR DORY PARK, FOR DEEPRUN PARK AND THE BELMONT GOLF COURSE.

HE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN OVERSEEING THE PROCESS OF PLANS FOR MANY SIGNIFICANT PRIVATE DEVELOPMENTS SUCH AS THE INSBROOK OFFICE PARK AND THE WINDM SUBDIVISION.

AS PLANNING IS A CONTINUOUS PROCESS, BOB'S CAREER AFFECTED NEAR EVERY INCH OF THE COUNTY AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.

IN AN ADDITION TO HIS NUMEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS TO OUR COUNTY, AND OUR ORGANIZATION, HE VOLUNTEERED AS AN EMT WITH LAKESIDE RESCUE SQUAD AND WAS THROWN FOR THE PHILANTHROPIC WAYS HE CARED FOR OTHERS. MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, I HAVE SENT MR. CHAIRMAN A JOINT LETTER FROM YOU, MYSELF TO THE FAMILY BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE MY CONDOLENCES AND THOSE OF MANY, MANY COUNTY EMPLOYEES WITH THE REMAINING DALSTEAD FAMILY MEMBERS, BOB'S CHILDREN MAUREEN, STEVEN AND EILEEN. HIS SEVEN GRANDCHILDREN AND SISTERS. PLEASE KNOW OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

YOUR FAMILY IS FOREVER INTERTWINED WITH OUR COUNTY BECAUSE OF BOB'S PRESENCE AND WE OFFER YOU OUR SUPPORT ALWAYS.

IN MEMORY, BOB DALSTEAD. SO MR. CHAIRMAN, MY SECOND COMMENT IS REALLY AN UPDATE. DR. DANNY AVULA IS HERE TO SHARE WHERE WE ARE WITH VACCINATION WHICH MANY OF YOU ARE GETTING MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADU, DR. DANNY AVULA.

>> THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER AND MR. CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. GLAD TO BE HERE.

PROBABLY HASN'T BEEN AS LONG AS IT FEELS SINCE I'VE SEEN YOU.

AGING IN COVID YEARS. IT'S BEEN AN INTENSE, INTENSE WEEK AND SO I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW, BUT I WAS ASKED TO HELP LEAD VACCINATION EFFORT AT THE STATE LEVEL.

MY FIRST CALL WAS TO MY WIFE. MY SECOND CALL WAS TO THE COUNTY MANAGER AND, YOU KNOW, THANKFULLY I THINK JOHN WAS INCREDIBLY AFFIRMING AND SAID ANY WORK YOU CAN DO TO UNLOCK THIS AT THE STATE LEVEL WILL ONLY HELP AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.

I'M ON LOAN. I'M STILL WITH YOU IN SPIRIT AND WILL BE BACK WITH YOU FULL-TIME IN PERSON.

IN THE MEANTIME, OUR DEPUTY DIRECTOR MELISSA HAVE ARAY WILL STEP IN AND HAS BEEN AT THE TABLE WITH JOHN AND KERRY AND JACKSON EVERY DAY. IN THE COMMONWEALTH WE JUST CRESTED 200,000 PEOPLE VACCINATED.

WE HAVE BEEN AVERAGING ABOUT 11,000 PEOPLE VACCINATED A DAY HERE AND, YOU KNOW, LOOKED AT THIS AS A RICHMOND/HENRICO UNIT AND REALLY MERGED OPERATIONS TO DO LARGE-SCALE OPERATION OPEN TO BOTH FOLKS FROM THE CITY AND COUNTY.

THAT'S ABOUT 35,000 INDIVIDUALS BETWEEN RICHMOND AND HENRICO WHO HAVE BEEN VACCINATED. SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S -- IT COULD BE BETTER BUT IT IS BETTER THAN A LOT OF OTHER PLACES IN THE STATE AND IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET BETTER.

WE HAD ABOUT 757 VACCINATED TODAY.

WE HAVE 900 ON TAP FOR TOMORROW. AND THEN REALLY JUST THE EFFORTS OF JACKSON AND AMY, OUR NURSE MANAGER AND MELISSA, WE'VE GOT FOUR EVENTS SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK. 4,000-PERSON EVENTS THAT WILL TAKE PLACE FOR BOTH RICHMOND AND HENRICO RESIDENTS AND ON TOP OF THAT, WE HAVE REALLY MOVED THE REGION TO START DOING LARGE-SCALE VACCINATIONS. SO IN ADDITION TO THE 4,000 PERSON EVENTS, WE'LL BE LOOKING TO DO ANOTHER 4,000 PERSON EVENTS AT THE RICHMOND RACEWAY. SO WE'RE ON TAP.

IF WE CAN GET THE VACCINE ALLOCATED FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WE'RE ON TAP TO DO 8,000 FOLKS NEXT WEEK.

I SHARE THAT TO SAY IT STARTED SLOWLY BUT IT'S SCALED UP QUICKLY. WE HAVE GOTTEN THROUGH MOST OF 1A AT THIS POINT. YOU MAY REMEMBER THOSE ARE FOLKS WHO LIVE IN OR STAFF LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES.

AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE VACCINATION TAZ TAKEN PLACE THROUGH THE HEALTH SYSTEM AND HCA. I'M A LITTLE CONCERNED THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE -- THEY HAVE DONE SO MUCH VACCINATION BUT THEY ALSO HAVE LOTS OF ACUTE CARE RESPONSIBILITRESPONSIBILIT.

WE'LL HAVE TO FIND VENUES FOR VACCINATION THAT ARE NOT THE

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HEALTH SYSTEMS. WE'RE PUSHING HARD TO GET OUR PRIVATE PROVIDERS ON BOARDS, OUR PHARMACIES ON BOARD, AND MASS VACCINATION EVENTS LIKE I JUST SHARED.

SO WHAT YOU WILL HEAR, THERE WILL BE A FORMAL PRESS RELEASE THAT GOES OUT TOMORROW. BUT, YOU KNOW, I'LL JUST TELL YOU NOW THAT -- AND EVERYBODY LISTENING THAT WE'RE MOVING TO 1B AS A REGION AND THAT MEANS THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHER SUBSETS OF OUR VULNERABLE POPULATIONS WHO WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINATION, POLICE, FIRE, HAZMAT, TEACHERS, CHILDCARE WORKERS, FOLKS WHO WORK IN FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY AND A FEW OTHER CATEGORIES AND THEN IN ADDITION TO ALL OF THOSE EMPLOYMENT RISK SPECIFIC CATEGORIES, IT'S INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE 75 AND OVER.

NOW THERE WAS NEWS TODAY OUT OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, ALEX AZAR SECRETARY OF HHS SAID WE'RE RECOMMENDING FEDERALLY THAT WE LOWER THAT TO 65 AND OLDER. IT'S UNCLEAR -- I HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO FIGURE OUT IS THAT A FORMAL POLICY FROM THE CDC OR IS THAT THE OUTGOING SECRETARY SHARING HIS THOUGHTS.

IT WILL TAKE A DAY OR TWO FOR US AT THE STATE LEVEL WITH VDH TO FIGURE OUT HOW THAT TRANSLATES INTO POLICY.

WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO IS PROVIDE AS MUCH FLEXIBILITY AS POSSIBILITY. WE RECOGNIZE THERE IS A TENSION.

WE NEED TO PRIORITIZE HIGH RISK GROUPS BUT WE ALSO NEED TO GET VACCINE OUT THE DOOR. SO WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO PROVIDE AS MUCH FLEXIBILITY FOR VACCINATIONS AS POSSIBLE TO SCALE UP AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE WHILE PAYING ATTENTION TO THOSE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS, WE'RE TRYING TO FIND THAT BALANCE.

SO 1B TOMORROW. LARGE-SCALE EVENTS NEXT WEEK.

LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR HENRICO RESIDENTS TO GET VACCINATED. WE'LL BE REALLY TARGETED IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, OUR OUTREACH TO POLICE AND TO TEACHERS AND TO CHILDCARE WORKERS. WE'RE BRINGING THOSE FOLKS IN AND REGISTERING THEM FOR CLINICS.

THERE IS ONE OTHER PATHWAY FOR OTHER INDIVIDUALS.

THERE IS A -- ON THE VDH WEBSITE, THERE IS A MAP THAT SHOWS WHERE EVERY DISTRICT IS. WHAT PHASE THEY'RE IN, 1A, 1B, 1C. AND ONE THAT SAYS AM I ELIGIBLE.

SO IF PEOPLE CLICK THE BUTTON THEY CAN ENTER THEIR INFORMATION. IT WILL TELL -- SPIT BACK OUT YOU ARE 1A OR 1B AND THEN IT WILL CAPTURE THEIR CONTACT INFORMATION AND GET IT TO THE LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT THAT THEY RESIDE IN. THE LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICTS, WHEN THEY GET TO A POINT WHERE THEY HAVE CLINICS FOR THAT SUBSET OF THE POPULATION WILL ASSIGN THOSE INDIVIDUALS TO CLINICS AND SEND

THEM A TEXT OR E-MAIL. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: IF I CAN, THAT WAS THE BIG QUESTION I GOT. PEOPLE FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, THAT INFORMATION WHERE YOU SIGN UP BASICALLY BUT IT SAYS THIS IS NOT TO SIGN YOU UP.

THIS IS JUST TO GATHER INFORMATION.

YOU'RE SAYING THEY'LL EVENTUALLY LEARN WHERE THEY SHOULD GO?

>> THAT'S RIGHT. SO SENTERALLY THEY'LL TAKE ALL THOSE NAMES, SEND THEM TO THE LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICTS AND THEY'LL ASSIGN THE INDIVIDUALS TO CLINICS.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: SO THE LOCAL HEALTH CLINICS OR WHATEVER

WILL CONTACT THEM. >> YEAH.

WE'LL REACH OUT AND MAKE SURE --

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: SO IT IS SIGNING UP BASICALLY.

>> IT IS. THE PROBLEM IS IT WILL HAPPEN DIFFERENTLY IN EVERY LOCATION WHICH IS WHY I DON'T WANT TO BE TOO PRESCRIPTIVE ABOUT IT. CERTAINLY HERE IN RICHMOND AND HENRICO, THAT'S HOW WE'LL HANDLE IT.

WE RECOGNIZE IT'S NOT IDEAL FOR THE 75 AND OVERS.

A LOT OF FOLKS DON'T HAVE E-MAIL AND THE ONLINE ACCESS.

SO WE'RE THINKING RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING TO SET UP SPECIFIC CLOSED PODS FOR THE 75 AND OVER AND WE'LL PUSH THAT OUT, CERTAINLY THROUGH THE COUNTIES, MEDIA BUT ALSO THROUGH THE AREA AGENCY ON AGING AND ANY OTHER PARTNERS THAT YOU ALL CAN THINK

OF TO GET THE WORD OUT. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: THEY ASKED FOR A PHONE NUMBER AND OF COURSE I DON'T HAVE A PHONE NUMBER, SO.

THERE WON'T BE A PHONE NUMBER? >> LET ME CHECK WITH THE TEAM.

I THINK THOSE NUMBERS COULD COME THROUGH OUR CALL CENTER.

BUT LET ME GET BACK WITH YOU TOMORROW ON THAT.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: BECAUSE YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

MANY PEOPLE OVER 75 AT HOME DON'T HAVE INTERNET AND THEY DON'T USE COMPUTERS OR ANYTHING, SO.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MS. O'BANNON. ALL RIGHT.

>> ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANYTHING ELSE FOR DANNY?

>> ONE QUICK COMMENT, DANNY. WE'RE THANKFUL YOU'RE IN THE LEADERSHIP ROLE AND THANKFUL YOU WERE ASKED TO SERVE IN THAT ROLE. I HAVE ONE QUESTION.

YOU MADE TWO PHONE CALLS. SECOND ONE WAS WELCOMING.

HOW DID THE FIRST ONE GO? >> SHE SAID, I DON'T SEE YOU ANYWAY. YOU KNOW? THIS IS A PRETTY UNIQUE TIME IN OUR HUSTRY AND IS INCREDIBLY

SUPPORTIVE. >> WE'RE THANKFUL FOR ALL YOUR EFFORT AND ANY TIME YOU'RE INVOLVED, WE'RE MAY MORE COMFORTABLE. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MR. SCHMITT. >> TAN DANNY -- DANNY, WHERE DO

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YOU SEE SHORTFALLS? >> I THINK THE REGISTRATION SYSTEM. WE AS A STATE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING GOING TO 1B THIS WEEKLY.

SO THE BUILDING OUT THE PROCESS FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE A CLEAR PATHWAY FOR REGISTRTION FOR THERE TO BE A CLEAR FEEDBACK LOOP THAT TELLS THEM, OKAY, YOU'LL BE REGISTERED INTO THE CLINIC NOW. THAT'S A BIG SHORTFALL.

SO AGAIN, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER BUT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT GOING TO 1B AT THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY.

WE THOUGHT WE HAD MORE LEAD TIME TO BUILD ALL THAT.

THAT IS BEING FEVERISHLY WORKED ON SO THAT THERE IS A CLEAR PATHWAY FOR PEOPLE ESPECIALLY IN 1B TO KNOW WHERE TO GET VACCINATED. THAT'S ONE SHORTFALL.

YOU KNOW, HERE, THE WORK THAT THIS TEAM HAS DONE IS AMAZING TO GET UP TO SCALE AS QUICKLY AS WE HAVE.

IF ALL GOES WELL IN TERMS OF VACCINE ALLOCATION, THAT'S CLEARLY A SHORTFALL. WE JUST DON'T HAVE COMMITMENTS ABOUT THE NEW AMOUNT OF VACCINE COMING INTO VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE INCREDIBLE MEDICAL RESERVES -- OVER 100 DOCTORS, NURSES AND PHARMACISTS WHO ARE APPROVED TO VACCINATE.

WE'RE USING THEM EVERY DAY IN OUR VACCINATION EVENTS.

I THINK MAYBE THE LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY OF THAT.

SO PART OF THE STATE LEVEL PLAN IS TO REPLICATE WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE IN RICHMOND AND HENRICO TO DO THOSE KINDS OF LARGE-SCALE MASS VACCINATION EVENTS ALL OVER THE STATE.

ULTIMATELY TO STAFF THEM WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD SO WE CAN DO THE REGISTRATION AND DO THE THROUGH-PUT AND ULTIMATELY HAVE TO CONTRACT VACCINATORS WHO CAN KEEP UP THIS SEVEN DAY A WEEK

PACE FOR THE NEXT SIX MONTHS. >> LIKE WE DID WITH TESTING.

>> YEAH, EXACTLY. >> OKAY.

WELL, WE ARE VERY EXCITED. VERY SAD THAT YOU'RE NOT EXCLUSIVELY WITH US IN THE CITY. I'M EXCITED THAT THE STATE HAS PULLED YOU IN TO SHOW THEM THE HENRICO WAY.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN BRANIN. >> THOMAS BRANIN: ANYONE ELSE? THANK YOU. MR. CHAIR?

MR. MANAGER? >> MR. CHAIRMAN, I HAVE NO OTHER

COMMENTS THIS EVENING. >> THOMAS BRANIN: ALL RIGHT.

AT THIS TIME ARE THERE ANY SUPERVISORS WITH COMMENTS?

[5. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ COMMENTS ]

>> WITH YOUR INDULGE, TWO COMMENTS.

FIRST ONE IS THE SAD ONE. REVEREND NELSON AND HAVE BEEN ON INCLUDING MR. SCHMITT HAVE BEEN ON THE (INAUDIBLE) COMMISSION FOR SOME TIME, AND WE LOST M MR. L. BROWN WHO PASSED.

MR. BROWN WAS 95. AND WHAT WAS SO, FOR ME, ENERGIZING ABOUT MR. BROWN WAS A FORMER EDGE -- AS A FORM EDUCATOR IS HE WOULD GIVE THE PRAYER EACH TIME AND IT WAS SOMETHING ABOUT HIS PRAYERS THAT WAS VERY HELPFUL IN MY OPINION TO THE WHOLE GROUP THERE. I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU, MY COLLEAGUES KNOW ABOUT IT AND OBVIOUSLY WE SENT OUT CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY. THE SECOND ITEM IS A LITTLE BIT MORE PLEASANT AND MR. MANAGER, THIS HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH BOTH OF YOU. I HAD PLANNED TO COME TO THE MEETING EARLIER TODAY BECAUSE I THINK THERE WAS SOME PIZZA THAT HAD BEEN ORDERED, AND WHEN I JUMPED IN MY CAR, THE CAR STARTED ACTING UP A LITTLE BIT AND SO I SAID, WELL, LET ME TURN AROUND AND GO BACK HOME, AND I WAS AT ST. CHARLES.

MADE THE U-TURN. BUT I COULD GO NO FURTHER.

AND SO I SAID, WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? I WALKED TO MY HOUSE FROM THERE. I THOUGHT IT WAS OUT OF GAS.

WHEN I WALKED BACK TO THE CAR, ABOUT THREE BLOCKS, FOUR BLOCKS, THERE WAS SOME BLUE LIGHTS ON WHICH I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE.

SO CHIEF ENGLISH AND MR. COUNTY MAN MANAGER, WE HAVE SOME OF THE BEST IN THE OFFICES.

I DON'T WANT TO MESS HIS NAME UP.

I ASKED HIM TO PRONOUNCE IT. BUT HE IS FROM KENYA AND HE SHARED THAT WITH ME AND REALLY HELPED ME TONIGHT, SO THAT I DIDN'T LOSE MY COMPOSURE. SO I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO YOU,

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MR. MANAGER, TO YOU, CHIEF, AND HE REMINDED ME, HE SAID, MR. THORNTON, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR.

I WAS NOT SURPRISED AT THAT, BUT IT HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY SO I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO HIM WHICH I PLAN ON SENDING A LETTER.

I WANTED TO SHARE IT ALSO. ALWAYS GOOD -- WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT THIS IS WITH THE HEART, THAT WAS ONE OF THE SITUATIONS WHICH OFFICERS SHOWED HEART AND I'M APPRECIATIVE.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER.

>> PROTECT AND SERVE. >> FRANK THORNTON: MR. CHAIRMAN?

>> I HAVE A COUPLE IF I MAY. I HAVE TWO THOUGHTS ON THAT.

ONE, I'D LIKE TO HAVE SEEN THE OFFICER'S FACE WHEN HE LOOKED UP AND SAW YOU TO SAY HELLO. AND TWO, WE SAVED YOU SOME PIZZA. IT'S UP IN THE FRIDGE FOR YOU.

MR. CHAIRMAN, I HAVE TWO COMMENTS TONIGHT.

I HAD PLENTY OF PHONE CALLS AND FOLKS IN THE DISTRICT THAT WERE CONCERNED OR JUST, YOU KNOW, REFLECTING ON WHAT WE SAW ON JANUARY 6. I KNOW WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT INDEPENDENTLY A BUNCH OF US. I JUST WANT TO MAKE REALLY CLEAR IF I ANSWER SIX PHONE CALLS, SEVEN PHONE CALLS IN A DAY AND ANSWER TEN E-MAILS AND TEXT MESSAGES, THAT MEANS THAT FOLKS ARE INTERESTED ABOUT IT. AND THEY'VE ASKED AND ASKED AND ASKED AND I CONVER SATED WITH THEM EXIST EXISTENTLY -- CONSISTENTLY. THE ACTIONS WE WITNESSED JANUARY 6, I WOULD LIKEN THEM TO -- WHILE I WAS SITTING THERE I WISHED IT WAS A FICTIONAL MOVIE RATHER THAN REALITY.

THE ACTIONS WERE REPREHENSIBLE. AND THE LAWLESSNESS THAT WE SAW WILL NEVER HAVE A PLACE IN OUR DEMOCRACY.

RALLIES, GATHERINGS, EXERCISING YOUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS, I'LL SUPPORT, ENCOURAGE AND CHEER THAT ALL DAY LONG.

BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT LAWLESSNESS WILL NEVER BE TOLERATED IN A DEMOCRACY SUCH AS OURS.

MR. CHAIRMAN, MY SECOND COMMENT. I'D LIKE TO ADDRESS THE SCHOOL BOARD RELEASE TODAY. THE SCHOOLS RELEASED TODAY WITH REGARD TO THEIR DELAY. I WANT TO CLEAR UP A FEW THINGS BECAUSE WE RECEIVED CALLS AND E-MAILS ON THE ISSUE.

ONE, FOLKS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE'RE THANKFUL THAT OUR NURSES, OUR SCHOOL NURSES ARE ABLE AND WILLING AND ABLE TO ASSIST WITH VACCINATION SUPPORT. IT'S PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT PUBLIC SAFETY THING WE'RE WORKING ON NOW.

PROBABLY THAT WE WORKED ON IN DECADES.

BUT THE NURSES HELPING WITH VACCINATION IS NOT THE REASON SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE READY TO OPEN ON THE 25TH.

PLEASE KNOW THAT. THIS BOARD, I THINK, ME PERSONALLY, I'D GLADLY GIVE THEM THEIR NURSES BACK IF SAFELY OPENING SCHOOLS WAS THE ANSWER ON JANUARY 25.

THE AGREEMENT WITH THE SCHOOLS AND NURSES AND SUPPORT WAS THEY'D BE ABLE TO ASSIST US OUTSIDE OF THEIR CONTRACT HOURS.

WE'RE THANKFUL FOR THAT ASSISTANCE.

LET'S BE REALISTIC HERE. WITH THE PERCENT POSITIVITY THAT WE'RE EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW AND THE WORKLOAD WITH VACCINATIONS, SCHOOLS WOULD LIKELY NOT BE PREPARED TO OPEN EVEN IF THEY HAD 100% OF NURSES BACK AND READY TO GO.

OUR GOAL, OUR COLLECTIVE GOAL AS LEADERS OF THIS COUNTY IS TO GET OUR NURSES, OUR TEACHERS, OUR PUBLIC VACCINATED SO WE CAN SAFELY RE-ENGAGE IN OUR SCHOOLS AND IN OTHER AREAS OF OUR REGURALULAR LIVES. I PERSONALLY, MR. CHAIRMAN, I'M THANKFUL FOR THE COOPERATION AND FLEXIBILITY WE HAVE SEEN FROM DR. CASHWELL. I KNOW THE SCHOOL BOARD REACHED OUT. I'M THANKFUL FOR MR. COOPER'S CALL. AND FOLKS, THE WORK, THE BALANCING AND THE DECISIONS THAT DR. CASHWELL AND THE SCHOOL BOARD HAVE TO MAKE ARE DIFFICULT ON A DAILY LEVEL AND THEIR FLEXIBILITY AND ABILITY AND WILLINGNESS TO ASSIST US WITH NURSES FOR VACCINATIONS IS CRITICAL TO US GETTING THE VACCINATIONS IN THE HANDS OF THE PUBLIC AND REMEMBERS, LITERALLY IN THE ARMS OF THE PUBLIC QUICKLY AND PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THEIR ASSISTANCE IS NOT DIRECTED OR COORDINATED TO THE RATIONALE AND SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE READY.

LET'S GET OUR PUBLIC HEALTH STUFF BUTTONED UP AND THEN LET'S GET KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL SAFELY. SO WHILE MR. AVULA IS HERE, I KNOW JACKSON BOEHNER IS HERE. I THANK YOU TWO AND YOUR TEAMS FOR THE WORK YOU'RE DOING AND THANKFUL FOR THE COOPERATION THAT DR. CASHWELL AND THE BOARD ARE SHOWING US WITH THEIR ASSISTANCE. THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> THOMAS BRANIN: ANYONE ELSE? MR. SCHMITT, I'LL MAKE TWO COMMENTS IN REGARDS TO YOUR COMMENTS.

I CAN'T AGREE WITH YOU MORE IN REGARDS TO JANUARY 6.

THIS DEMOCRACY IS BASED ON LAW. ALL LAWS NEED TO BE FOLLOWED BY EVERYONE, ALL THE TIME. AND I WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY

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THANK RAUFKO FOR REACHING OUT, CHAIRMAN OF THE SCHOOL BOARD TO CLARIFY TO ME AND TO THE VICE CHAIR THAT THE MISSTATEMENT THAT US USING NURSES OUT OF THEIR STANDARD WORK HOURS WAS THE REASON FOR SCHOOLS TO BE CLOSING, SO I PERSONALLY WANT TO THANK HIM FOR CALLING AND CLARIFYING THAT FOR ME.

WITH THAT, MR. MANAGER? OH, RECOGNITION OF NEWS MEDIA IF THEY WERE HERE, THEY WOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO BE IN THE ROOM BECAUSE WE ARE AT LIMIT. SO IF ANYONE IS WATCHING, WHICH

[6. RECOGNITION OF NEWS MEDIA ]

I HOPE YOU ARE, PLEASE WRITE SOME EXCELLENT STORIES ABOUT HENRICO COUNTY AND THANK YOU FOR BEING SUCH ADVOCATES TO OUR COUNTY. EVERYONE IN THE PRESS.

MR. MANAGER? >> MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, AS THE CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD ARE AWARE, THIS IS THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING. I STATE THAT SIMPLY FOR THOSE WATCHING ONLINE. WHAT YOU'LL SEE THROUGHOUT THE BOARD MEETING IS THE APPOINTMENT OF A NUMBER OF OFFICIALS AND POSITIONS THAT SERVE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS IN THIS COUNTY IN A MYRIAD OF DIFFERENT WAYS. BEYOND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, BEYOND THE STAFF, WE HAVE MANY, MANY CITIZEN VOLUNTEERS AND VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER REGARDS AND ASPECTS.

AS WE BEGIN, EACH CALENDAR YEAR, THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA, 1-21, THIS CASE IS RESOLUTION FOR THE ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN.

[7. APPOINTMENTS/ORGANIZATIONAL ITEMS ]

[7a. 1-21 Resolution - Election of Chairman. ]

THIS BOARD PAPER WOULD ELECT THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM THAT WOULD EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2021, OR THEREAFTER WHEN HIS OR HER SUCCESSOR HAS BEEN ELECTED AND QUALIFIED. MR. CHAIRMAN?

>> THOMAS BRANIN: THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER.

AT THIS TIME -- WHERE YOU -- ARE YOU GOING TO COME HERE OR THERE? OKAY. THE FLOOR IS ABSOLUTELY YOURS.

>> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. IT'S MY PRIVILEGE TO CONDUCT THE ELECTION OF THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 20-21 AND THEREAFTER UNTIL HIS OR HER SUCCESSOR IS ELECTED AND QUALIFIED.

MY FIRST QUESTION IS ARE THERE ANY NOMINATIONS FOR CHAIRMAN?

>> I'D LIKE TO MOVE THAT DAN SCHMITT BE NOMINATED FOR 20-21

CHAIRMAN. >> SECOND.

>> ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? HEARING NONE, I DECLARE THE NOMINATIONS CLOSED.

I'LL CALL FOR A MOTION ON RESOLUTION 1-21, ELECTING

MR. SCHMITT AS CHAIRMAN. >> SO MOVED.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE?ANNON.- ALL OPPOSED SAY NO. THE RESOLUTION PASSES.

CONGRATULATIONS, MR. SCHMITT. MR. CHAIRMAN?

>> (OFF MICROPHONE). >> MR. SCHMITT, I WILL WIPE THIS

GAVEL DOWN FOR YOU, SIR. >> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

FOR THOSE OF YOU IN THE ROOM HERE AND FOR THOSE OF YOU TUNED IN, I'D LIKE TO TAKE A QUICK MOMENT TO THANK SHARON AND CARTER FOR COMING OUT TODAY. GOOD TO SEE Y'ALL.

THERE IS NO MORE APPROPRIATE PLACE TO BEGIN HERE TONIGHT THAN TO SIMPLY PAUSE AND TAKE A MOMENT AND THANK OUR OUTGOING CHAIRMAN, MR. BRANIN, IF YOU'D JOIN ME FOR A MOMENT SO WE MAY OFFER A SMALL TOKEN FOR YOU AND YOUR STEADFAST LEADERSHIP.

YEAH. GIVE IT TO HIM.

GO AHEAD. THIS PAST YEAR HAS BEEN -- WELL, IT'S BEEN UNIQUE. MR. BRANIN, OUR COUNTY HAS BENEFITED FROM YOUR TREMENDOUS LEADERSHIP AND RESOLVE THAT YOU HAVE DEMONSTRATED THIS PAST YEAR.

A YEAR THAT HAS MOST CERTAINLY TESTED THE MERIT OF EACH OF US BUT HAS ALSO REVEALED THE STRENGTH OF YOUR CHARACTER.

PLEASE ACCEPT THIS GIFT WITH OUR THANKS TO YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS OUR CHAIR. THANK YOU, SIR.

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ALWAYS CUSTOMARY TO OPEN. OH, THIS IS BEAUTIFUL.

COMMENT THIS EVENING THAT I DON'T GENERALLY GIVE SPEECHES.

WHICH IS TRUE. BUT OVER THE WEEKEND, I STARTED TO THINK ABOUT WHAT I WOULD SAY. FOR 15 YEARS, I SAT WHERE WE SEE TWO PLANNING COMMISSIONERS SIT. I ALWAYS THOUGHT HOW COOL WOULD IT BE TO BE THE CHAIR. AND THAT'S WHEN I DEFINITELY DECIDED GOD HAS A HECK OF A SENSE OF HUMOR, BECAUSE I GOT THAT HONOR IN 2020. WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED.

WE STARTED THE YEAR WIH HIGH EXPECTATIONS, A HEALTHY BUDGET AND A LOT OF VISION. AS YOU KNOW, WE STARTED OUR BUDGET HEARINGS AND ON THE SECOND DAY, WE SAID, PUSH PAUSE.

LET'S OPEN UP THE (INAUDIBLE). COVID WAS DEFINITELY ON THE MARCH AND COMING OUR WAY. THIS BOARD, MORE IMPORTANT, THIS MANAGER AND AN UNBELIEVABLE STAFF STARTED MAKING DECISIONS THAT WAS GOING TO CHANGE THIS COUNTY.

A WORD THAT MS. COATS TAUGHT ME, UBER CONSERVATIVE.

HE IS FLEXIBLE AND AGILE. WE DID ACCOMPLISH A LOT.

WE DIDN'T ONLY BALANCE THE BUDGET, WE ENDED UP WITH A SURPLUS. WE DIDN'T LAY OFF A SINGLE EMPLOYEE AND WE PUSHED THEM TO KEEP PUSHING FORWARD AND SERVICING OUR CITIZENS IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

AND THEY DID. WE TOOK THE GOVERNOR'S ORDERS AND IMPLEMENTED THEM, CHANGED HOW WE DID THINGS HERE IN OUR COUNTY. WE CONTINUED TO BUILD THREE SCH SCHOOLS.

KEPT THEM ON SCHEDULE SO FAR. WE BOUGHT NEW BUSINESSES TO OUR COUNTY, LIKE GREEN CITY AND FINALLY, WE KEPT THE BALL ROLLING ON THE COUNTY'S FIRST CONVOCATION AND INDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX. THAT'S NOT BAD.

ALTHOUGH WE HAVE HAD MANY CHANGES THIS YEAR IN LEADERSHIP, CHIEF, I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT WE DID IT THE HENRICO WAY AND SO GLAD THAT THIS BOARD GAVE ME THE HONOR.

THANK YOU.

.

MR. BRANIN, THANK YOU. YOU CERTAINLY LAID OUT AN EXAMPLE OF THE VERY BEST IN CHAIRMANSHIP.

ALSO WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT BEFORE I MAKE A FEW MORE REMARKS AND THANK A FEW FOLKS LOGGED IN DIGITALLY.

TAYLOR HAD TO LEAVE FOR COLLEGE TWO DAYS AGO.

SHE IS PROBABLY WEBEX'D IN AND I KNOW MAY MOM FOR SURE IS PROBABLY LOGGED IN PROBABLY RECORDING IT ON 17 DIFFERENT CAMERAS. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, FOLKS, TWO YEARS AGO AT THIS VERY PODIUM, MR. NELSON ELOQUENTLY SHARED A LAUNDRY LIST OF HENRICO COUNTY SUCCESS STORIES FROM THAT

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PREVIOUS CALENDAR YEAR WHICH WAS 2018.

SPEAKING WITH BOTH PRIDE AND VISION ABOUT TWO NEW HIGH SCHOOLS. THE DOUBLING OF CAPACITY OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND PROJECTS AND A COMMITMENT TO STUDY HOW WE WOULD CONTINUE TO EFFECTIVELY REWRITE THE SCRIPT ON ADDICTION AND RECOVERY IN OUR COMMUNITY. 12 MONTHS AGO, MR. BRANIN TOOK TO THE SAME MICROPHONE SHARING HIS VISION OF HOW THIS COUNTY SUPPORTED OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND HOW THAT WOULD CONTINUE UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP, NOT ONLY WITH A KEEN EYE ON THE TAX INCENTIVES BUT GOOD WORK OF AUTHORITY.

LITTLE DID HE KNOW TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020, HOW MUCH THE WORDS WOULD COME TO LIFE AND HOW IMPORTANT THAT SUPPORT WAS TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY THIS PAST YEAR AND CONTINUES TO BE SO TODAY. TONIGHT I EMPHATICALLY SHARE THIS COUNTY, THIS BOARD WILL REMAIN LASER FOCUSED UPON THE GROUND GAME THAT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE. WE WILL CONTINUE OUR COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION AND TOGETHER WE'LL STAND WITH PRIDE EARLY IN SEPTEMBER AS WE OPEN BRAND NEW FACILITIES AT HOLIDAY, HIGHLAND SPRINGS AND TUCKER. WE WILL WORK TO ENSURE THAT OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY CONTINUES TO FIND HENRICO A WELCOMING AND VIABLE HOME. JUST LIKE WE DID YESTERDAY CUTTING THE RIBBON AND WELCOMING KROGER'S NEW MID-ATLANTIC DIVISION HEADQUARTERS TO HENRICO COUNTY.

WE WILL NOT SIMPLY MOVE THE BALL FORWARD ON OUR EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN THE RESOURCES FOR RECOVERY IN THIS COUNTY.

INSTEAD, WE WILL SPRINT DOWN FIELD ON THAT ISSUE AS WE WORK TO ROLL OUT THE DETAILS OF OUR PLANNED RECOVERY CENTER.

WE WILL TAKE A HARD LOOK AND IN-DEPTH LOOK AT THE COUNTY'S UTILITY INFRASTRUCTURE. ITS RESILIENCE, ITS SUSTAINABILITY AND THE POSSIBILITIES TO FURTHER ENSURE THE FOUNDATIONAL STRENGTH OF THIS COUNTY FOR THE COMING DECADES. WE WILL BUILD FIRE STATION 20.

WE'LL CONTINUE A PROGRESS ON BUILDING AND PLANNING TO BUILD 23 AND IN 16 DAYS, CHIEF, WE'LL WELCOME THE 72ND HENRICO POLICE ACADEMY TO THE HENRICO FAMILY AND THIS BOARD WILL TONE TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY PUBLIC SAFETY HEROES AS MR. THORNTON SHARED WITH US EARLIER. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE BOTH OUR RESIDENTS AS WELL AS OUR VISITORS WITH THE VERY BEST RECREATIONAL AMENITIES ON THE EAST COAST IF NOT ON THE COUNTRY WITH PROJECTS SUCH AS INDOOR ATHLETIC CENTER AND VIRGINIA CENTER, PHASE TWO IMPROVEMENTS AT GLOVER PARK, A LITTLE LEAGUE STADIUM AND PLANNING FOR TAYLOR PARK AND IN VARINA AND A SECOND AQUATICS CENTER AT TUC. WE'LL WALK THE TALK ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY AS THE PLANNED DEVELOPMENT AT GREEN CITY REWRITES WHAT IS POSSIBLE WITHIN A SUSTAINABILITY ECODISTRICT. 2020 HAS NOT WEAKENED ITS RESOLVE. IT ONLY STRENGTHENED AND EMBOLDENED THIS BOARD TO ACT WITH MORE INTENTION AND CONVICTION. IN CLOSING AS YOUR CHAIRMAN FOR 2021, THE BEST WAY TO PREDICT YOUR FUTURE IS TO CREATE IT.

THAT PHRASE ARGUED BY MANY TO HAVE BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO OUR 16TH PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO BE TIMELESS.

WHILE 2020 MAY HAVE PROVIDED US WITH EVERY REASONABLE EXCUSE TO LOSE OUR RESOLVE AND RETREAT WE ARE NOT DETERRED.

WE ARE HENRICO COUNTY AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEEK THE VERY BEST FOR OUR RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, AND VISITORS.

I ASK EVERY SINGLE COUNTY STAFF MEMBER TO JOIN ME, JOIN THIS BOARD NOW, THIS YEAR TODAY TO CONTINUE CREATING OUR COLLECTIVE FUTURE. AT EVERY TURN AND WITH EVERY INTERACTION. I ALONG WITH THE HELP OF MY COLLEAGUES ON THIS BOARD INTEND TO DO JUST THAT ALONGSIDE EACH OF YOU CONTINUING THIS GOOD WORK.

ON BEHALF OF THE CONSTITUENTS THAT WE SERVE SO WE MAY TOGETHER ENSURE THAT BRIGHT FUTURE. THANK YOU ALL.

>> MR. CHAIR, IF YOU'D TAKE YOUR CHAIR.

>> (OFF MICROPHONE CHATTER). >> MR. CHAIRMAN? MR. TOCARS WILL TAKE US THROUGH THE NEXT TWO ITEMS WITH YOUR

INDULGE. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: YES, SIR.

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>> MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, IT'S PRY PRIVILEGE TO NOW CONDUCT THE ELECTION OF THE VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2021 AND THEREAFTER UNTIL HIS OR HER SUCCESSOR IS ELECTED AND QUALIFIED.

ARE THERE ANY NOMINATIONS FOR VICE CHAIRMAN?

>> I'D LIKE TO NOMINATE PAT O'BANNON AS VICE CHAIR.

[7b. 2-21 Resolution - Election of Vice-Chairman. ]

>> SECOND. >> ARE THERE ANY FURTHER NOMINATIONS? HEARING NONE, I DECLARE THE NOMINATIONS CLOSED. I'LL NOW CALL FOR A MOTION ON RESOLUTION 2-21 ELECTING MRS. O'BANNON AS VICE CHAIRMAN.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> IS THERE A SECOND? >> SECOND.

>> ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. ALL OPPOSED SAY NO.

RESOLUTION PASSES. CONGRATULATIONS, MADAM VICE CHAIRMAN MS. O'BANNON.

CONGRATULATIONS, MS. O'BANNON. I'M SO EXCITED FOR Y'ALL TO MAKE MOTIONS.

>> MRS. O'BANNON, DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS YOU WANT TO MAKE OR

YOU'RE GOOD? >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: I JUST HOPE EVERYONE ON THE BOARD AND ALL THOSE LISTENING AND ALL OF US IN HENRICO, I PRAY THIS IS A BETTER YEAR THAN LAST YEAR.

I HOPE WE WILL ALL WORK VERY HARD TO DO OUR PART TO MAINTAIN CALM AND ALSO MAINTAIN GOOD HEALTH.

WE'RE GOING TO DO IT THE HENRICO WAY.

THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MS. O'BANNON.

CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN. >> MR. CHAIRMAN, RESOLUTION 3-21, IS ESTABLISHMENT OF DATES, TIMES AND LOCATIONS OF REGULAR

[7c. 3-21 Resolution - Establishment of Dates, Times and Location of Regular Meetings of the Board of Supervisors for 2021. ]

MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR 2021.

THIS BOARD PAPER ESTABLISHES THE REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2021 EXCEPT FOR AUGUST, NOVEMBER, AND DECEMBER, THE BOARD WILL MEET ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAYS OF EVERY MONTH. IN AUGUST AND DECEMBER, THE BOARD WILL MEET ONLY ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH.

AND IN NOVEMBER, THE BOARD WILL MEET ON THE SECOND AND FIFTH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH. THIS WILL PUT THE SECOND BOARD MEETING IN NOVEMBER THE TUESDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING.

>> ANY OPPOSED? RESOLUTION PASSES.

>> AS WE GET INTO THE REST OF THE AGENDA, A NUMBER OF

[7d. 4-21 Resolution - Appointment of Members - Henrico County Planning Commission. ]

INDIVIDUALS HAVE COME FORWARD TO BE SWORN IN.

THEN YOU MAY HAVE OTHER APPOINTEES HERE VIRTUALLY.

BUT BECAUSE OF COVID AND COVID RESTRICTIONS, WE HAVE ASKED MOST OAPPOINTEES TO -- APPOINTEES TO COME IN AFTERWARDS TO RECEIVE THEIR OATHS THAT WOULD BE ADMINISTERED BY OUR CLERK.

SO 4-21 IS A RESOLUTION. THS IS THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS FOR OUR COUNTY'S PLANNING COMMISSION.

THIS BOARD PAPER WOULD APPOINT THE FOLLOWING PERSONS TO THAT COMMITMENT FOR ONE-YEAR TERMS AND THEY ARE FROM THE BROOKLAND DISTRICT, MR. BOB WHITY. FROM THE FAIRFIELD DISTRICT, MR. CHRIS ARCHER. FROM THE THREE CHOPT DISTRICT, MS. THORNTON. MR. GREG VALKA.

FROM VARINA MR. WILLIAM MACKY AND OUR REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WOULD BE MS. PAT O'BANNON.

MR. CHAIRMAN? >> DANIEL SCHMITT: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE BOARD, I KNOW WE HAVE TWO OF OUR PLANNING COMMISSIONER MEMBERS LOGGED IN VIRTUALLY.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE RESOLUTION? SEEING NONE I'LL ACCEPT A MOTION.

>> MOVE. >> SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

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ANY OPPOSED? MOTION -- RESOLUTION CARRIES.

>> I'M GOING TO DO IT FROM THE LECTERN SO MR. MACKY AND MS. THORNTON CAN SEE ME SINCE THEY'RE ON VIRTUAL.

SO I HAVE MR. ARCHER, MR. BACCA AND MR. WHITTEY, IF YOU CAN STAND WHERE BEN CAN SEE YOU AND MS. O'BANNON.

YOU CAN STAY THERE, MS. O'BANNON.

GET YOU ALL TO RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND FOR ME.

I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR OR AFFIRM I'LL SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND I'LL FAITHFULLY AND IMPARTIALLY DISCHARGE AND PERFORM ALL DUTIES INCUMBENT UPON ME AS A MEMBER OF THE HENRICO COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION SO HELP ME GOD.

>> I WILL. >> THANK YOU.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MR. MACKY, MS. THORNTON, THANKS FOR TAKING PART VIRTUALLY. HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON.

>> THANK YOU. >> GOOD TO SEE YOU TOO.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU ALL FOR SERVING. MR. MANAGER?

>> MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM IS AGENDA ITEM 5-21. THIS IS A RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE PLAN RVA COMMISSION.

THIS BOARD WOULD APPOINT MR. GREG BACCA TO THE COMMISSION AS A CITIZEN AT LARGE SUCCESSOR FOR A THREE-YEAR TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 2023. THE BOARD PAPER WOULD APPOINT MR. WILLIAM MACKEY OF THE PLANNING CMMISSION TO THIS PLAN

[7e. 5-21 Resolution - Appointment of Members - PlanRVA Commission. ]

RVA COMMISSION FOR A TERM COINCIDENT WITH HIS TERM OF OFFICE. MR. CHAIRMAN, A MOTION WOULD BE

IN ORDER. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE THE

RESOLUTION. >> SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION MADE BY MS. O'BANNON AND SECOND BY MR. NELSON. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES.

MS. HART? >> I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR I'LL SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND FAITHFULLY DISCHARGE ALL DUTIES AS A MEMBER OF THE PLAN RVA COMMISSION TO THE BEST OF MY

ABILITY SO HELP ME GOD. >> I WILL.

>> THANK YOU, MR. MACKEY. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MR. MACKEY,

THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN. >> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT.

MR. MANAGER? >> AGENDA ITEM 6-21 IS A RESOLUTION. THIS IS APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS

[7f. 6-21 Resolution - Appointment of Members - Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization Community Transportation Advisory Committee. ]

TO THE RICHMOND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION COMMUNITY TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE. THIS BOARD PAPER WOULD APPOINT AMBER B. LANCASTER AT LARGE TO THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEE FOR A TWO-YEAR TERM THAT WOULD EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2022, AND AGAIN A

MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE THE

RESOLUTION. >> SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION BY MS. O'BANNON.

SECOND BY MR. BRANIN. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE? ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES.

>> MR. CHAIR, AGENDA ITEM 7-21 IS A RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVES AND ALTERNATE.

THIS IS THE RICHMOND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION ORGANIZATION POLICY BOARD. THIS WOULD APPOINT TWO ELECTED OFFICIALS AS REPRESENTATIVES. THEY'RE PATRICIA S. O'BANNON AND FRANK J. THORNTON AND WOULD ALSO APPOINT MR. BRANIN AS AN ALTERNATE, ALSO AN ELECTED OFFICIAL FOR ONE-YEAR TERMS THAT WOULD EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2021. MOTION IN ORDER.

>> SO MOVED. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION BY MR. NELSON.

SECOND BY MRS. O'BANNON. MOTION CARRIES.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, AGENDA ITEM 8-21 --

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MR. MANAGER?

>> I'M SORRY. OKAY.

YEP. >> KEEP IT MOVING, MR. MANAGER.

I LIKE IT. I LIKE THAT SPIRIT YOU GOT THERE TONIGHT. KEEP IT GOING.

>> IT'S JANUARY. >> (SWEARING IN OFF MICROPHONE).

[7g. 7-21 Resolution - Appointment of Representatives and Alternate - Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization Policy Board. ]

>> I DO. >> THANK YOU.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU. MR. MANAGER?

>> MY APPOLAPOLOGIES. IGENDA ITEM 8-21.

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THIS IS CONCURRENCE IN THE CHAIRMAN'S DESIGNATION OF MEMBER

[7h. 8-21 Resolution - Concurrence in Chairman’s Designation of Member of Central Virginia Transportation Authority. ]

OF THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY.

THIS IS RESOLUTION THAT WOULD APPOINT MR. FRANK THORNTON TO THAT POSITION UNDER THIS LEGISLATION, A LOCALITY CHIEF ELECTED OFFICIAL IS AUTOMATICALLY A MEMBER OF THAT AUTHORITY FOR A TERM COINCIDENT WITH THAT OFFICER'S TERM OF OFFICE UNLESS THE CHAIRMAN DESIGNATES AND THE BOARD APPROVES ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL ON THE BOARD TO SERVE IN SUCH A CAPACITY. MR. THORNTON IS THE CVTA FIRST EVER CHAIRMAN AND HIS TERM WOULD RUN THROUGH 2020 --

>> 2021, YOU MEAN? >> 2021.

>> MR. MANAGER, QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU.

IS THIS -- IS THIS FOR EVERY LOCALITY?

>> THIS IS FOR ALL 10 LOCALITIES IN THE CVTA, YES, SIR.

>> SO THE MAREMAN SERVES -- CHAIRMAN SERVES OR THE

CHAIRMAN CAN APPOINT SOMEONE. >> CORRECT.

EACH LOCALITY IS DOING IT DIFFERENTLY.

SOME ARE DOING IT BY LETTER. SOME ARE DOING IT BY VOTE.

WE ESTABLISHED THE PRECEDENT LAST YEAR.

SO -- >> I DON'T REALLY CARE.

I WASN'T ASKING FOR US BUT OTHER LOCALITIES.

SO MOVE THE RESOLUTION. >> SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION BY MR. NELSON.

SECOND BY MR. BRANIN. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE? ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES.

STAND-BY. >> I'LL KEEP ON.

>> (SWEARING IN OFF MICROPHONE). >> OKAY.

WE CAN GO. >> THANK YOU.

MR. MANAGER? >> AGENDA ITEM 9-21 IS A RESOLUTION. THIS WOULD BE APPOINTMENT OF

[7i. 9-21 Resolution - Appointment of Member - Board of Building Code Appeals. ]

MEMBER TO THE BOARD OF BUILDING CODE APPEALS.

THIS WOULD APPOINT ELECTRICAL ENGINEER JOSEPH J. HAYS, JR. TO THAT BOARD FOR A FIVE-YEAR TERM THAT WOULD EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2025. MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE THE RESOLUTION.

>> SECOND. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION BY MS. O'BANNON. SECOND BY MR. BRANIN.

THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES. MR. MANAGER?

>> 10-21 IS A RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS.

THIS IS FOR THE BOARD OF REAL ESTATE REVIEW AND EQUALIZATION.

[7j. 10-21 Resolution - Appointment of Members - Board of Real Estate Review and Equalization. ]

THIS BOARD PAPER WOULD APPOINT FIVE INDIVIDUALS BY MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT TO THE BODY FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM FROM THE BROOKLAND MAGISTERIAL DISTRIC MR. JOSEPH MARQUETTEY.

J. MARTIN. ROBERT W MARSHALL.

JOHN J. SCHWARTZ. AND FROM THE VARINA DISTRICT, NORMA B. HARRIS. A MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE THE RESOLUTION.

>> SECOND. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION BY MS. O'BANNON. SECOND BY MR. NELSON.

THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. ANY OPPOSED?

CARRIES. >> NEXT IS A RESOLUTION, AGENDA ITEM 11-21 FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBER AND ALTERNATE IN THIS

[7k. 11-21 Resolution - Appointment of Member and Alternate - Capital Region Workforce Partnership Consortium of Chief Local Elected Officials. ]

CASE TO THE CAPITAL REGION WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP CONSORTIUM OF CHIEF LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS.

THIS BOARD PAPER WOULD APPOINT PAT O'BANNON, MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO THAT BODY FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM.

THE PAPER WOULD ALSO APPOINT MONICA SMITH CALLAHAN, DEPUTY COUNTY MANAGER FOR COMMUNITY AFFAIRS TO THE SAME CONSORTIUM AS THE COUNTY'S ALTERNATE FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM THAT WOULD EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2021. A MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER.

>> MOVE THE RESOLUTION. >> SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION MADE BY MR. BRANIN.

SECOND BY MR. THORNTON. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

MOTION CARRIES. WE HAVE FOLKS HERE TO SWEAR IN.

>> SWEARING IN OFF MICROPHONE).

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, MA'AM.

MR. MANAGER? >> MR. CHAIRMAN, AGENDA ITEM

[00:55:03]

12-21 IS A RESOLUTION IN THIS CASE FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES TO THE CENTRAL VIRGINIA WASTE MANAGEMENT

[7l. 12-21 Resolution - Appointment of Members and Alternates - Central Virginia Waste Management Authority Board of Directors. ]

AUTHORITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THESE ARE FOR THREE-YEAR TERMS. AND TWO CITIZENS AT LARNL, MARSHA E. KELLY AND J. ALLEN LANE. THEN WE HAVE THREE ALTERNATES, STAFF BENTLEY CHAN, JOSH BUYERLY AND JONATHAN CLARY.

THESE THREE-YEAR TERMS WOULD EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2023.

MOTION IN ORDER. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE THE

RESOLUTION. >> SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE? ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES.

MR. MANAGER? >> NEXT MR. CHAIRMAN IS AGENDA ITEM 13-21. THIS IS A RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF PERSONS ELIGIBLE TO SERVE AS A THIRD MEMBER OF

[7m. 13-21 Resolution - Appointment of Persons Eligible to Serve as Third Member of Employee Grievance Panels. ]

THE EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCE PANELS. THESE ARE ONE-YEAR TERMS. THEY ARE BY MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT.

WE DO HAVE TWO FROM THE BROOKLAND MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT, DANIELLE M. HARRIS AND WOMENLY LO.

TWO FROM THE TUCKAHOE DISTRICT, (INAUDIBLE) AND JOHN B. WAKE.

FROM THE VARINA DISTRICT, CARLOS JACONE AND ERICA MOSELEY.

A MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE.

>> SO MOVED. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION MADE BY MS. O'BANNON AND SECOND BY MR. THORNTON.

MOTION CARRIES. >> NEXT IS 14-21.

THIS IS A RESOLUTION FORMOTOMY OF MEMBERS FOR -- APPOINTMENT OF

[7n. 14-21 Resolution - Appointment of Members - Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services Board. ]

MEMBERS FOR THE HENRICO AREA MENTAL HEALTH DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES BOARD. KAREN GRISSARD AND KAREN METS ARE BEING REQUESTED FOR APPOINTMENT FOR THREE-YEAR TERMS THAT WOULD EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2023.

AGAIN, A MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE. >> SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION MADE BY MS. O'BANNON.

SECOND BY MR. BRANIN. MOTION CARRIES.

>> AGENDA ITEM 15-21 IS A RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBER. IN THIS CASE PATRICIA S.

[7o. 15-21 Resolution - Appointment of Member - Henrico County Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads. ]

O'BANNON, A MEMBER OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS TO THE HENRICO COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUADS FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM THAT WOULD EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2021.

MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER. >> MOVE.

>> SECOND. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE? ANY OPPOSED?

MOTION CARRIES. >> (SWEARING IN OFF MICROPHONE).

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, MA'AM.

MR. MANAGER? >> NEXT IS 16-21.

THIS IS A RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE

[7p. 16-21 Resolution - Appointment of Members - Henrico Housing Advisory Committee. ]

HENRICO HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

THIS BOARD PAPER WOULD MAKE AT LARGE APPOINTMENTS FOR ALLISON O'DANOVICH, BRIAN JACKSON, MICHAEL POLYCHROMES AND RENEE SHEPHERDSON FOR TWO-YEAR TERMS EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 2022.

A MOTION IS IN ORDER. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE.

>> SECOND. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION BY MS. O'BANNON. SECOND BY MR. THORNTON.

THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. MOTION CARRIES.

>> NEXT IS AGENDA ITEM 17-21. THIS IS A RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBER TO THE HISTORIC PRESERVATION ADVISORY

[7q. 17-21 Resolution - Appointment of Member - Historic Preservation Advisory Committee. ]

COMMITTEE. THIS PAPER WOULD APPOINT GEORGE TAYLOR FROM THE FAIRFIELD DISTRICT TO THE BODY FOR A TERM ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2022. A MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER.

>> MOVE THE RESOLUTION. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION BY MR. THORNTON.

SECOND BY MS. O'BANNON. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AY EARRINGS.

MOTION CARRIES. >> NEXT MR. CHAIRMAN IS AGENDA ITEM 18-21. THIS IS A RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE KEEP HENRICO BEAUTIFUL

[7r. 18-21 Resolution - Appointment of Members - Keep Henrico Beautiful Committee. ]

COMMITTEE. THESE ARE DISTRICT APPOINTMENTS FROM THE BROOKLAND MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT, LYNN MARCHALK.

BRIAN MONTGOMERY AND JOHN DANCELER.

FROM THE THREE CHOPT DISTRICT, (INAUDIBLE) DUBAY.

FROM THE TUCKAHOE DISTRICT, CILEAN TERRY AND LINDA S.

THOMPSON FROM THE VARINA MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT.

THESE APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR TWO-YEAR TERMS THAT WOULD EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2022. AGAIN A MOTION WOULD BE IN

ORDER. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE.

>> SECOND. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION MADE BY MS. O'BANNON. SECOND BY MR. NELSON.

THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE? ANY OPPOSED?

MOTION CARRIES. >> NEXT IS 19-21.

THIS IS A RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS.

THIS IS THE LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD.

[7s. 19-21 Resolution - Appointment of Members - Library Advisory Board. ]

FIVE DISTRICT APPOINTMENTS FROM BROOKLAND, JUSTIN KNOTS.

GLORIA BARBER. GOODTOM GANDHI.

[01:00:05]

TAMMY BEARD. GAEL ATKINS.

THESE APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR ONE-YEAR TERMS THAT WOULD EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2021. A MOTION IS IN ORDER.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE. >> SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION MADE BY MS. O'BANNON.

SECOND BY MR. THORNTON. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

MOTION CARRIES. >> 2021 IS A RESOLUTION FOR NOMINATION OF MEMBERS TO THE LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING

[7t. 20-21 Resolution - Nomination of Members - Local Emergency Planning Committee. ]

COMMITTEE. I BELIEVE WE HAVE SEVERAL THAT WILL BE HERE IN PERSON OR VIRTUALLY TO BE SWORN IN.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES.

THOMAS KELLY FROM THE BROOKLAND DISTRICT.

DAVE COLDLAND FROM THREE CHOPT. ED ROADS FROM TUCKAHOE.

WE HAVE THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE WHO WOULD BE THE CHAIR, MR. DAN SCHMITT. OUR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS REPRESENTATIVE IS ALYSSA MORGAN FROM THE POLICE DIVISION.

EMERGENCY SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES JACKSON BOEHNER, JOHN WALLS BOTH FROM THE DIVISION OF FIRE.

ROBERT PAXTON FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. JOHN TAYTOM, ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUADS. WE HAVE ENVIRONMENTAL REPRESENTATIVES, JOHN CLARY FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC USTILT.

STEVE JOB, COUNTY MANAGER OFFICE.

WE HAVE THREE INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES.

BRADLEY CHAMBERLAND AND BRIAN COLES.

WILLIAM WALKER FROM POLYCON. LAW ENFORCEMENT REPRESENTATIVE IS DON LAMBERT. NEWS MEDIA REPRESENTATIVE WHO IS BEN SHEPHERD FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA SERVICES AND OUR PUBLIC HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE IS DAVE HAWKINS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. THESE APPOINTMENTS ARE FOR TWO-YEAR TERMS AND A MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE. >> SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION MADE BY MS. O'BANNON.

SECOND BY MR. THORNTON. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE? ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES.

>> (SWEARING IN OFF MICROPHONE) DHANG YOU, GUYS.

MR. MANAGER? >> AGENDA ITEM 21-21 IS A RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBER TO THE MAYMONT FOUNDATION

[7u. 21-21 Resolution - Appointment of Member - Maymont Foundation Board of Directors. ]

TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THIS WOULD APPOINT FRANK J.

THORNTON TO THAT BODY FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM.

>> SO MOVED. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THOSE IN VIVARIN SAY AYE? ANY OPPOSED? MOTION CARRIES.

>> STAND BY. >> (SWEARING IN OFF CAMERA).

MR. MANAGER? >> AGENDA ITEM 22-21 IS A RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE PARKS AND REC ADVISORY COMMISSION. THIS BOARD PAPER WOULD APPOINT FROM THE THREE CHOPT MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT MR. VIGIS CUPELA FOR A

[7v. 22-21 Resolution - Appointment of Members - Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. ]

THREE-YEAR TERM EXPIRING DECEMBER 31, 2023.

IT WOULD ALSO APPOINT FRANK THORNTON TO A ONE-YEAR TERM.

MR. THORNTON A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE.

>> SECOND. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION BY MS. O'BANNON. SECOND BY MR. BRANIN.

THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE? MOTION CARRIES.

>> (SWEARING IN OFF MICROPHONE) >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MR. MANAGER?

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, THE LAST AGENDA ITEM BEFORE PUBLIC COMMENTS IS AGENDA ITEM 23-21.

THIS IS RESOLUTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBER TO THE

[7w. 23-21 Resolution - Appointment of Member - Richmond Region Tourism Board of Directors. ]

RICHMOND REGION TOURISM BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

THIS WOULD APPOINT TODD PARNY PAR NEL, A RESIDENT, AT LARGE STAKEHOLDER TO THE BODY FOR A TERM THAT WOULD EXPIRE DECEMBER 31, 2023. A MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER.

>> SO MOVED. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION BY MR. NELSON.

SECOND BY MS. O'BANNON. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? THAT MOTION ENTHUSIASTICALLY CARRIES TO BRING SOME FUN TO THE TOURISM BOARD.

>> WE DIDN'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE PARNEY.

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>> IT'S FUN WITH A CAPITAL F-U-N.

MR. MANAGER? >> WE GO INTO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

WE DO HAVE THREE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP THAT ARE ON WEBEX THAT WISH TO ADDRESS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS THIS

[8. PUBLIC COMMENTS ]

EVENING. I'LL TELL THE BOARD, THE THEME IS BEING PUT FORWARD IS SIMILAR. IT IS IN REFERENCE TO A DOLLAR GENERAL STORE ON ROUTE 5. WE HAVE MATT CLOUD WHO HAS SIGNED UP FIRST. HE'LL BE FOLLOWED BY JASON TULLEY AND MARK ASATORIA. I'LL TELL THE SPEAKERS THAT TYPICALLY THE BOARD WILL ASK THAT THESE COMMENTS ARE LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES AND THAT REPETITIVE COMMENTS ARE AVOIDED.

MR. CLOUD, THE FLOOR IS YOURS, SIR.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MR. MANAGER, BEFORE WE GET STARTED, I WANT TO READ THIS FOR THE BENEFIT OF EVERYONE LOGGED IN.

FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION, I'D LIKE TO ASK ANYONE IN THE LOBBY TO USE THE LECTERN IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM.

WHEN GIVING COMMENTS, FOR EVERYONE WATCHING ONLINE, HERE ARE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROVIDING ADDITIONAL COMMENT REMOTELY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE. GO TO HENRICO.US/SUPERVISORS.

CLICK ON GUIDANCE FOR THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING.

SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK ON WEBEX EVENT.

THERE IS A MODERATOR WHO WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT'S YOUR TIME TO SPEAK. THANK YOU.

MR. MANAGER? >> MR. CLOUD, THE FLOOR IS

YOURS, SIR. >> HI.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOICE OUR CONCERNS ABOUT THE PLANNED DOLLAR GENERAL DEVELOPMENT AT 4151 DARBY (INAUDIBLE) ROAD.

THAT'S DOD2020-00287. MY NAME IS MATT CLIFF.

I'M JOINED TONIGHT BY MY PARTNER SARAH AND WE'RE ENTHUSIASTIC

PROPERTY OWNERS ON TURNER ROAD. >> AS SOME OF YOU ARE AWARE, WE AND OUR NEIGHBORS DO NOT WANT A DOLLAR GENERAL ON OUR CORNER.

THESE STORES ARE KNOWN TO DISTRIBUTE TO DECLINES IN COMBLIKE AND PUBLIC HEALTH -- ECONOMIC AND PUBLIC HEALTH AND (INAUDIBLE) OFFERING UNHEALTHY HIGHLY PROCESSED FOOD OPTIONS. THESE STORES TEND TO EMPLOY FOLKS IN COMPARABLE BUSINESSES AND HAVE EXPLOITIVE PROCESSES KEEPING A SKELETON CREW AND OFFERING BAREBONE WAGES WITH MINIMAL TO NO BENEFITS. GROWING EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THE STORES ARE NOT NEARLY A BY-PRODUCT OF ECONOMIC DISTRESS

BUT A CAUSE OF IT. >> OUR BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY IS AT RISK FOR LOSING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR DIVERSE RETAIL BY ALLOWING A SECOND GENERAL GENERAL IN THE AREA.

THE PROPOSED NEW LOCATION IS ONLY FIVE MINUTES AWAY FROM ANOTHER. ADDITIONAL COMPETITION WILL DRIVE CUSTOMERS AWAY FROM THE SHOPPING AREAS OR ALLOW IT TO

SIT WHERE THERE ONCE WERE TREES. >> DOLLAR GENERAL HAS MORE STORES THAN RESTAURANTS. THE LOCATIONS WILL CLOSE AND OFFER NO REUSE. THESE POLICIES RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF DOLLAR STORES BY A DISTANCE OF NUMBER PER CAPITA TO LIMIT SATURATION. IT'S THE GOVERNMENT'S JOB TO REGULATE THE MARKET. SEEMINGLY TOO LATE FOR THIS PROJECT, WE HOPE YOU HEAR THIS FOR THE NEXT ALTHOUGH THE ZONING WAS ESTABLISHED IN THE 1960S, ORGANIC GROWTH HAS DETERMINED THAT DARBYTOWN IS NOT A COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR THIS DOLLAR GENERAL WILL NOT BE AN ANCHOR OF DEVELOPMENT BY A

SINKING WEIGHT. >> NOW TO ADDRESS THE PLAN.

OUR PRIMARY PLAN SPECIFIC CONCERN IS THE ENTRANCE FEEDING ON TO TURNER. THIS PART OF TURNER IS NARROW AND HAS NO LANES. THERE IS NO PRECEDENT FOR COMMERCIAL ENTRANCES ON THIS PART OF TURNER AND NEIGHBORS FEAR THAT EXISTING TRAFFIC PATTERN WHICH HAS RESULTED IN MANY ACCIDENTS, EVEN FATALITIES, HASN'T BEEN ADEQUATELY ADDRESSED AND WILL ONLY BE EXACERBATED BY PUTTING THE ENTRANCE ON THE BLIND CURVE. PLEASE CONSIDER PUTTING THE ENTRANCE ON TO DARBYTOWN WHICH IS THE MAIN ROAD AND IS ALREADY ORGANIZED FOR TWO-LANE TRAFFIC. PLEASE DO NOT LOWER OUR PROPERTY VALUES BY DROPPING IN POORLY DESIGNED UNDERLANDSCAPED AND CONSIDER MIRRORING THE DESIGN OF THE DOLLAR GENERAL ON NEW MARKET WITH A SIMILAR ROOFLINE AND EXTERIOR MATERIALS AS THE GAS STATION ACROSS THE STREET ON TURNER ROAD.

PLEASE CONSIDER USING FOUR SEASON TREES AND LIMIT LIGHTING TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF LIGHT POLLUTION.

PLEASE CONSIDER A MONUMENT STYLE SIGN RATHER THAN A LIGHT UP SO WE DON'T HAVE A YELLOW GLOW IN OUR WINDOWS.

IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL ACTIONS OR STEPS THAT CAN BE TAKEN WE ARE PLEADING FOR ANY TYPE OF RECOURSE.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO THE CONCERNS OF YOUR COMMUNITY.

>> THANK YOU, MA'AM. THANK YOU, SIR, FOR YOUR

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COMMENTS THIS EVENING. MR. MANAGER?

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, WE DO HAVE ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL.

TWO MORE THAT SIGNED UP TO SPEAK ON THE SAME TOPIC.

MR. JASON TULLEY. >> GOOD EVENING, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. THANK YOU FOR THE TIME TO SPEAK TO YOU THIS EVENING. I ECHO MY CONCERNS WITH THE PROPOSED LOCATION OF THE DOLLAR GENERAL.

SPECIFICALLY THAT THE AREA AND THE ENTRANCE TO THAT IS ON A VERY BLIND CURVE. WE HAD NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS, A RECENT FATALITY A COUPLE MONTHS AGO ON THE EXACT CURVE.

AS A FATHER, AS A HUSBAND AND COMMUNITY, I'M COMING TO YOU TONIGHT FOR MY NEIGHBORS AND MY COMMUNITY SAYING THAT THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS LOCATION THAT WE HAD CONCERNS WITH ALREADY AND ADDING ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC, ESPECIALLY LARGE TRACTOR-TRAILER DELIVERY VEHICLES TO THIS AREA, DELIVERING TO THE LOCATION AT SLOW SPEEDS IS ONLY GOING TO COMPOUND THIS.

I KNOW THE COUNTY RECENTLY REDUCED THE SPEED LIMIT OF THE ROAD IN ORDER TO MAKE EFFORTS TO TRY AND IMPROVE SAFETY AND SLOW TRAFFIC DOWN. AND EVEN IF WE CHANGE THE LOCATION FROM TURNER ROAD TO DARBYTOWN ROAD ENTERING AND LEAVING THE FACILITY, IT'S STILL A VERY DANGEROUS LOCATION THAT I THINK WE WOULD BE PUTTING MEMBERS OF THE VARINA AREA AT RISK THAT TRAVEL THE ROAD FREQUENTLY.

ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH KIDS AND SCHOOL BUSES ON THAT HAVE TO PICK UP AND DISCHARGE ON THE ROAD.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ASK THAT WE CAN TAKE A HARDER LOOK AT THIS AND RE-CONSIDER THE CURRENT LOCATION THAT'S PROPOSED. THANK YOU.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME AND LOGGING IN THIS EVENING.

MR. MANAGER? >> MR. CHAIRMAN, OUR FINAL SPEAKER THIS EVENING ON THIS TOPIC IS MR. MARK ASTORIA.

>> YES. HELLO.

THANK YOU FOR THE TIME AND ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK TONIGHT.

I WANT TO SAY THAT WE LIVE IN TURNER FOREST OFF TURNER ROAD.

SPOKEN TO NUMEROUS NEIGHBORS AND WE'RE ALL IN AGREEANCE.

FIRST OF ALL, TO NOT REPEAT AND MAKE THINGS REDUNDANT, WE AGREE WITH THE ECONOMIC STATEMENTS WITH THE POOR PRACTICES OF DOLLAR GENERAL'S -- THE POOR, YOU KNOW, THINGS THEY BRING TO THE COMMUNITY. WE AGREE WITH ALL THOSE THINGS.

WE COME UP TURNER ROAD FREQUENTLY WHICH AGAIN IS JUST A SINGLE ROAD WITHOUT A MARKER, CROSS OVER DARBYTOWN FREQUENTLY.

I CAN SAY THAT THIS PARTICULAR SAFETY CONCERN COMING FROM BOTH DIRECTIONS DOWN DARBYTOWN IS BASICALLY A BLIND CORNER.

AS IS, I DON'T LIKE CROSSING THE ROAD.

IT MAKES ME LOOK ABOUT FIVE OR SIX TIMES EACH DIRECTION BEFORE I GO. CARS COME ACROSS ABOVE THE SPEED LIMIT AS WAS ALREADY MENTIONED. IT'S BEEN LOWERED.

PEOPLE DON'T ALWAYS TRAVEL THE SPEED OF THE LOWER SPEED LIMIT.

A PARTICULAR SAFETY CONCERN CROSSING OVER THERE.

OBVIOUSLY IF THINGS ARE PUT IN PLACE, SOME OF THE CONCERNS OF THE LOCATION OF VARINA BEING A FOOD DESERT, WE'D LIKE YOU TO CONSIDER PUTTING PRESSURE ON THEM TO HAVE FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, HEALTHY FOODS AVAILABLE TO BE PURCHASED AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAN BE DONE, BUT IN PARTICULAR, LIVING WAGE CONCERNS. THE STAFF AND WORKING HOURS AND WAGES IS THE TOP CONCERN FOR US AS WELL.

THANK YOU FOR THE TIME SPEAKING AND HEARING OUR COMMENTS.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD?

>> JUST A COUPLE, MR. SCHMITT. FIRST OF ALL, I APPRECIATE THE RESI RESIDENTS CALLING IN TONIGHT.

THIS IS JUST A SMALL REPRESENTATION OF THE -- I MEAN, I'VE PROBABLY RECEIVED -- WELL, A LOT OF OPPOSITION TO THIS PARTICULAR USE. UNFORTUNATELY MANY OF THE RESIDENTS HAVE HEARD THAT OUR HANDS ARE KIND OF TIED BECAUSE THE LAND WAS ALREADY ZONED, AND THIS IS AN ALLOWABLE USE.

AT THIS POINT THE DEVELOPER HAS NOT SUBMITTED EVERYTHING THEY NEED SO THERE IS STILL THINGS THAT ARE BEING WORKED OUT.

SO ALL OF THE CONCERNS TONIGHT RAISED, WE WILL DEFINITELY BE TRYING TO TALK TO AND CONNECT WITH THEM TO SHARE.

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OUR DIRECTOR OF PLANNING CONTINUES TO REMIND ME THAT THERE ARE MINIMUM STANDARDS THAT HAVE TO BE MET, AND IF THEY MEET THEM, THESE CODE REQUIREMENTS, WE BY LAW CAN NOT -- WE HAVE TO APPROVE IT. SO THE CONVERSATION IS MOVING FORWARD. IF THIS WAS A REZONING CASE, THEN THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL HAVE MORE -- REALLY WOULD BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHAT THE USE IS BUT THIS PROPERTY WAS ZONED B-3 BEFORE I WAS BORN. SO JANUARY 1, 1960.

THAT LITERALLY WAS WHAT, 62 YEARS AGO? 61 YEARS AGO? AND SO WE'RE TRYING TO WORK WITHIN THE PARAMETERS WE HAVE HERE.

BUT NEIGHBORS. CONTINUE TO STAY IN TOUCH AND BE CONNECTED AND I'LL DO THE BEST I CAN TO KEEP YOU GUYS INFORMED ON

WHERE WE ARE WITH THIS. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU AGAIN FOR CHECKING IN TONIGHT AND MY COLLEAGUES NOW KNOW THERE IS OPPOSITION TO A DOLLAR GENERAL IN VARINA.

>> THANK YOU, MR. NELSON. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MR. BRANIN?

>> THOMAS BRANIN: THIS IS NOT ZONING.

THIS IS GOING TO P.O.D. MR. MANAGER, CAN WE GET A COPY SO -- IS THIS A REPEAT OF DOLLAR GENERAL WHEN THEY CAME INTO BROOKLAND AND WE WERE ALL PUT IN THE SAME POSITION PRIOR TO YOU BEING ON THE BOARD, MR. CHAIR. THIS IS THE SAME THING.

>> (OFF MICROPHONE). >> THE DOLLAR GENERAL -- WAS

THAT THEM? >> IT'S BEAUTIFUL TOO.

>> WE'RE AT ONE WITH THAT. SO THE FAMILY DOLLAR BACKED OUT.

SO,YOU KNOW, WE -- OUR HANDS ARE TIED BUT, YOU KNOW, THEY -- THEY STILL HAVE TO MEET THE CODE REQUIREMENTS.

SO WE'LL SEE WHERE THAT GOES. >> THOMAS BRANIN: I JUST WANTED CLARIFICATION SINCE WE DIDN'T HAVE IT.

THIS BOARD HAS BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD BEFORE WITH OLD, OLD, OLD ZONING THAT STICKS WITH IT FOR THE ETERNITY OF THE PROPERTY.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT WE CAN DO. >> TYRONE NELSON: IS MR. EMERSON -- HE IS PROBABLY NOT ON TONIGHT.

>> MR. -- MS. DAVIS, CAN YOU CHECK.

IS MR. EMERSON ON WEBEX WATCHING? I KNOW WE HAVE A NUMBER OF DEPARTMENT HEADS ON THAT ARE.

>> NO, SIR. HE IS NOT ON.

>> TYRONE NELSON: OKAY. I GUESS MY -- SINCE COVID, THE PLANNING COMMISSION HAS MOVED TO OE MEET ING AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE POD'S ARE NOW NOT BROUGHT TO THE COMMISSION.

THEY'RE HANDLED ADMINISTRATIVELY WORKING WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THAT PARTICULAR DISTRICT SO THE PLANNING COMMISSION IN VARINA IS IN CONTACT WITH MR. EMERSON.

AGAIN, I CAN'T SAY IT ENOUGH FROM A LEGAL STANDPOINT.

OUR HANDS ARE TIED IF THE CODE REQUIRES IT.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, MR. NELSON.

MR. MANAGER, ANYBODY ELSE LOGGED IN TO WEBEX THAT WISHES TO

SPEAK? >> NO, SIR.

NOT AT THIS TIME. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, MA'AM. MR. MANAGER, DOES THAT CONCLUDE

THE AGENDA? >> I HAVE NO OTHER ITEMS THIS

EVENING. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: PRIOR TO ADJOURNMENT, ANY ADDITIONAL CLOSING COMMENTS FROM MY

COLLEAGUES? >> THOMAS BRANIN: I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR.

I LOOK FORWARD TO A 2021 AND I'M SO EXCITED TO GET OUT OF THAT

SEAT. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU.

I THANK MR. BRANIN. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? WE'RE GOOD? ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU ALL. WE'LL ADJOURN FOR THE EVENING.

THANK YOU. (GAVEL SOUNDS)

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