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(SOUNDING GAVEL) >> DANIEL SCHMITT: GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY. WELCOME TO THIS MEETING OF THE HENRICO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

[1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ]

WE'LL CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER AND BEGIN AS WE ALWAYS DO WITH OUR PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND IF YOU'RE IN THE ROOM, PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR OUR INVOCATION TONIGHT BROUGHT TO YOU BY MS. LEE, CHAPLAIN FOR THE HENRICO COUNTY POLICE DIVISION.

>> I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

[2. INVOCATION ]

>> LET US PRAY. GRACIOUS FATHER, WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR THIS DAY AND ASK YOUR BLESSING ON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. GIVE STRENGTH AND WISDOM TO US ALL AND ESPECIALLY OUR LEADERS ASSEMBLED HERE TONIGHT.

LET YOUR LIGHT ENFOLD US AND YOUR SPIRIT GUIDE US IN THE MATTERS AT HAND. THANK YOU THAT EVEN IN TOUGH TIMES LIKE THIS, YOU ARE ABLE TO BRING HOPE TO US.

STRENGTHENING US FOR YOUR PURPOSES.

LET YOUR WILL BE DONE IN THE BUSINESS AT HAND AND YOUR SON

JESUS NAME, WE PRAY, AMEN. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, MS. LEE. BEFORE WE BEGIN TONIGHT, MOVING THROUGH THE AGENDA, I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE TUNED IN THAT AGAIN, TO WELCOME YOU TO TONIGHT'S MEETING.

ATTENDANCE IN THE BOARD ROOM IS LIMITED TO TEN DUE TO STATE REQUIREMENTS. WE CERTAINLY ASK ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE HERE TODAY TO WEAR A FACE COVERING AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. PUBLIC COMMENTS WILL BE GIVEN FROM THE LECTERN IN THE BACK. FOR EVERYONE WHO IS WATCHING VIA THE LIVE STREAM ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE, AS A REMINDER, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE REMOTELY IN THE PUBLIC HEARINGS TONIGHT AND PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION OF THE MEETING.

GO TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WEB PAGE AT HENRICO.US/SUPERVISORS.

CLICK ON GUIDANCE FOR THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING AND SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK ON WEBEX EVENT.

A MODERATOR WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN TO SPEAK.

THANK YOU. NEXT UP IS THE APPROVAL OF THE

[3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – February 9, 2021, Regular Meeting; and February 2, 2021, Special Meeting ]

FEBRUARY 9 MINUTES. I KNOW THEY WERE SENT OUT IN THE PACKET. ANYWAY COMMENTS OR I'LL ACCEPT A

MOTION TO APPROVE. >> SO MOVED, MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> SECOND. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION MADE BY MR. THORNEN AND SECONDED BY MS. O'BANNON.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE? OPPOSED? MINUTES MOVED FORWARD. MR. MANAGER?

[4. MANAGER’S COMMENTS]

>> MR. CHAIRMAN AND BOARD, I HAVE TWO COMMENTS THIS EVENING.

THE FIRST IS SIMPLY A RECOGNITION OF THE FACT THAT THE ANNUAL TRENDS DOCUMENT IS BEFORE YOU.

AND THIS IS THE 35TH YEAR THAT THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN PREPARED PRIOR TO THE EXAMINATION OF THE OPERATING BUDGET.

THIS DOCUMENT FOR MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE ONLINE PROVIDES A HISTORICAL REVIEW OVER AN 11-YEAR PERIOD OF BOTH FINANCIAL AND BUDGETARY INFORMATION COMBINED WITH ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION. AS THIS IS YEAR 11 YOU'LL SEE EVIDENCE OF THE ECONOMIC ROLLERCOASTER WE EXPERIENCED DURING THIS TIME PERIOD FROM THE GREAT RECESSION TO A PERIOD OF GRADUAL ECONOMIC RECOVERY. WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AS YOU REVIEW THIS DOCUMENT IS IT PROVIDES A PICTURE OF THE PAST OF WHERE WE HAVE BEEN. THE PAST 11 YEARS AND THIS INFORMS OUR CURRENT PERSPECTIVE TO MY KNOWLEDGE, WE'RE ONE OF THE ONLY LOCALITIES IN THE NATION THAT CONTINUE TO USE THIS FINANCIAL TREND MONITORING SYSTEM PUT OUT BY THE INTERNATIONAL CITY MANAGER'S ASSOCIATION MANY YEARS AGO.

MR. CHAIRMAN? MY SECOND COMMENT IF THERE IS NO COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD REGARDING TRENDS --

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MR. MANAGER, ARE YOU GOING TO GO

OVER THIS IN BUDGET HEARINGS? >> YES, MA'AM.

YOU'RE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE TRENDS DOCUMENT AND THEN AS PART OF BOTH THE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE BRIEFING, YOU'LL SEE ITEMS FROM TRENDS IN BOTH OF THOSE PRESENTATIONS.

YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY AT ANY POINT TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT TRENDS BUT AGAIN, A LOT OF INFORMATION HERE.

IT'S ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE FOR ANY RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY TO BE

ABLE TO SEE. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: CAN WE

POST THAT LINK SOMEWHERE? >> YES, MA'AM.

IT'S UNDER THE FINANCE WEB PAGE. SO YOU'LL SEE IT THERE --

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: SHOULD IT BE ON THE HOME PAGE --

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>> THE BUDGET. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: COULD IT BE ON THE HOME PAGE FOR THE COUNTY?

>> WE CAN PUT A LINK THERE, YES, MA'AM.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: I THINK THAT WOULD BE GOOD.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK PEOPLE ARE VERY INTERESTED IN RIGHT NOW. OKAY.

THANK YOU. >> ABSOLUTELY.

SO THE SECOND UPDATE I HAVE, MR. CHAIRMAN, IS I HAVE TONY MCDOW, DEPUTY COUNTY MANAGER ON WEBEX.

HE IS GOING TO PROVIDE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WITH THE BIANNUAL COVID UPDATE. TO

TONY? >> THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER.

GOOD EVENING, MR. CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THIS IS YOUR BI-WEEKLY COVID UPDATE.

AS WE GO INTO THE FIRST SLIDE OR NEXT SLIDE WE HAVE BEEN HEARING ON THE NEWS FOR THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS ABOUT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TRENDS AND THE NUMBER OF THE RATE OF NEW INFECTIONS.

IF WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THAT TREND HAS CERTAINLY -- AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE SLIDE, THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES AND THE SEVEN-DAY RATE OF PERCENT POSITIVE -- POSITIVITY HAS BEEN ON THE DECLINE FOR THE LAST MONTH. THE SPIKE YOU SEE WAS IN MID-JANUARY. YOU SEE DEFINITELY A SIGNIFICANT DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF NEW INFECTIONS STATEWIDE AND IF WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, YOU'LL SEE THE SAME TYPE OF TREND IS ALSO BARING OUT WITHIN HENRICO COUNTY.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. OUR POSITIVITY IS DOWN TO 8.2% WHICH IS TRACKING SLIGHTLY BELOW THAT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND WE CONTINUE TO RECORD VERY HIGH NUMBERS OF TESTS BEING PERFORMED FOR HENRICO COUNTY RESIDENTS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. WHEN WE LOOK AT HOSPITALIZATIONS ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH, STARTING IN NOVEMBER, THE RATE DID INCREASE. THAT WAS CONSISTENT DURING THE HOLIDAYS AND WHILE THE DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS HAS NOT TRACKED AS STEEPLY IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AS WE HAVE SEEN WITH THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES, THAT'S TO BE EXPECTED BECAUSE HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE A LAGGING INDICATOR WHEREAS NEW INFECTIONS ARE A CURRENT INDICATOR OF THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE IN THE COMMUNITY.

THIS IS THE CHART FOR THE COMMONWELT AS A WHOLE AND AS WE GO TO THE NEXT CHART, TO THE NEXT SLIDE, YOU SEE THAT REALLY HENRICO COUNTY HAS BEEN STABLE IN TERMS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS SINCE NOVEMBER AND SINCE THE HOLIDAYS.

WE ARE HOPING TO SEE A CONTINUED POSITIVE TREND DOWNWARDS ON THE NUMBER OF HENRICO RESIDENTS HOSPITALIZED DURING THE NEXT FEW WEEKS THEN GOING FORWARD. BEFORE WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, THE TRENDS ON THE DEATHS RELATED TO COVID-19, IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE EXPECTED TO SEE.

THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF DEATHS ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH HENRICO COUNTY YOU SEE TRACKING ON THE CHART IN THE LAST FEW DAYS. IN FACT, WITHIN HENRICO, WE WERE SHOWING NO DEATHS LAST WEEK. THIS WEEK YOU SEE AN INCREASE WITH NUMBERS THAT WE HAVE NOT REALLY SEEN BEFORE.

IN SPEAKING WITH OUR ACTING DIRECTOR OF THE RICHMOND HENRICO COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT THIS AFTERNOON, IT APPEARS THIS IS MORE OF AN ISSUE OF THE DATA GOING BACK AS FAR AS DECEMBER.

THE DATA REGARDING DEATHS BEING VERIFIED, BEING RECORDED AND NOW BEING LOADED INTO THE DATABASE. THIS IS SKEWING SORT OF THE RATES OR THE PROJECTION AND TRENDS OF DEATHS IF YOU WILL STATEWIDE ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH AS WELL AS HEP.

SO WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE ON THE NEXT SLIDE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH IS YOU SEE FIRST A DECLINE AS WE GO INTO FEBRUARY AND THEN SUDDENLY OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS, A LARGE SPIKE.

IF YOU LOOK BACK TO SEPTEMBER AND EVEN IN MAY YOU SEE SOME OF THE OTHER DATA CORRECTIONS O OCCU OCCURRING. THE NEXT SLIDE SHOWS THE SIMILAR DATA TREND FOR HENRICO COUNTY RESIDENTS.

AGAIN, THE DEATHS ARE BEING PORTRAYED ON THE CHART IN THE LAST FEW DAYS REALLY ARE ATTRIBUTED TO CASES THAT OCCURRED AS FAR BACK AS DECEMBER AND WERE ILLNESSES THAT RESULTED IN DEATHS OVER THE COURSE OF THE SPIKE IN CASES THAT WE SEEM TO BE COMING OUT OF. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO SWITCHING GEARS A LITTLE BIT TO TALK ABOUT VACCINATIONS, I KNOW THAT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND MANY MEMBERS OF THE STAFF HAVE PERRECEIVED -- RECEIVED CONCERNS FROM THE COMMUNITY WITH INDIVIDUALS NOT KNOWING IF THEY WERE IN FACT ON A LIST BEING REGISTERED TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE.

LAST WEEK THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND HEALTH DISTRICT SWITCHED FROM AN INTEREST FORM METHOD TO A DATABASE THAT CAN BE

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ACCESSED AT THIS ADDRESS. WWW.VACCINATE.VIRGINIA.COM.

THIS IS A SINGLE STATEWIDE PRE-REGISTRATION SYSTEM THAT ALLOWS INDIVIDUALS TO ENTER THEIR NAME AND ADDRESS AND DATE OF BERTH AND THEN ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT HELP TO DETERMINE WHICH PHASE THEY'D BE ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINE.

THAT INFORMATION IS THEN STORED BY THE COMMONWEALTH AND SHARED OUT TO HEALTH DISTRICTS IN ORDER TO CALL PEOPLE IN AND PROVIDE THEM WITH APPOINTMENTS FOR VACCINE.

THANKFULLY THIS LIST, WHEN PEOPLE GO TO THE SITE AND REGISTER, THEY RECEIVE PIMMEDIAG THAT THEY'VE BEEN REGISTERED AND IF THEY DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO E-MAIL, THEY CAN -- SOMEONE ELSE ON THEIR BEHALF CAN LOG IN AND SEARCH FOR THE INFORMATION AND FIND THAT THEY ARE IN FACT WITHIN A SYSTEM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. WHERE ARE WE WITH VACCINATION PROGRESS ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH? IN HENRICO COUNTY THE LATEST DATA TODAY IS NOT ON THE CHART BUT 14% OF OUR RESIDENTS HAVE RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF THE VACCINE WHICH PUTS US A LITTLE AHEAD OF THE AVERAGE ACROSS THE COMMON HEALTH AND AHEAD OF MOST OF OUR NEIGHBORS.

AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE CHART, IN LOOKING AT ALL THE LARGEST LOCALITIES IN THE COMMONWEALTH, HENRICO COUNTY CONTINUES TO ACHIEVE THE HIGHEST RATE PER 100,000 POPULATION OF INDIVIDUALS RECEIVING AT LEAST ONE SHOT OF THE VACCINE.

YOU'LL NOTICE THAT AT THE TOP OF THE LIST ARE THE NEIGHBORS THAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH IN HANOVER, GOOCHLAND COUNTY AND THEN FURTHER CHESTERFIELD AND RICHMOND ARE ALSO IN THE LIST.

I BELIEVE THAT MAY BE THE LAST SLIDE.

ONE MORE. I'M SORRY.

THERE IS ONE MORE IMPORTANT SLIDE.

WE JUST FOUND OUT TODAY WHEREAS OUR HEALTH DISTRICT FOR RICHMOND HENRICO HAS BEEN FOR THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS RECEIVING A TOTAL OF 6,500 DOSES. NEXT WEEK THE HEALTH DISTRICT WILL RECEIVE 10,000 DOSES. THIS IS A POSITIVE PIECE OF NEWS. INDICATIONS ARE THAT THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN RECEIVING MORE AND MORE DOSES AS WE GO INTO MARCH OR APRIL.

THAT IN TURN IS GOING TO ALLOW THE RICHMOND HENRICO HEALTH DISTRICT TO TURN ON OR TRIGGER THE AGREEMENTS THEY PUT INTO PLACE WITH A NUMBER OF PHARMACIES, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND CLINICS WHICH WILL ALLOW PEOPLE MULTIPLE DIFFERENT OPTIONS AND VENUES IN ORDER TO GET VACCINATED AND CERTAINLY HELP THE HEALTH DISTRICT WITH OUTREACH AND VACCINATION CLINICS THEY'RE OFFERING. I'D NOTE THERE IS A LOT OF DISCUSSION ON THE NEWS ABOUT CVS AND WALGREENS.

THOSE PHARMACIES ARE RECEIVING VACCINE DOSES DIRECTLY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND NOT THROUGH THE HEALTH DISTRICT SO THAT 10,000 DOSES WOULD BE IN ADDITION TO WHAT CVS AND WALGREENS HAVE BEEN RECEIVING. SO WITH THAT, A QUICK OVERVIEW OF WHERE WE ARE WITH THE SPREAD OF THE DISEASE WITHIN VIRGINIA AS WELL AS WHERE WE ARE WITH THE VACCINE PROCESS.PI'D BE HAPPY T ANY QUESTIONS THE BOARD MAY HAVE.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU. ANY QUESTIONS?

MS. O'BANNON? >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: M MR. MCDOWELL, I WAS JUST IN GOING OVER THE STATISTICS, PARTICULARLY FOR DEATHS, WHEN THEY ATTRIBUTE A DEATH TO COVID, IS IT A PRIMARY CAUSE OR A CONTRIBUTING CAUSE OR EVEN A TERTIARY CAUSE, AND THAT GETS INCLUDED WITHIN THE DEATH STATI STATISTICS?

>> YES, MS. O'BANNON, THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT THE CAUSE OF DEATH ON THE DEATH CERTIFICATE IS WHAT IS USED TO INDICATE WHETHER THIS WAS A DEATH ACCORDING TO A COVID-RELATED DEATH ACCORDING TO VDH DATA AND I THINK THAT CONTRIBUTES TO PART OF THE DELAY IN GETTING THE STATE IN THE SYSTEM BECAUS IT MAY NOT ALWAYS

BE CLEAR. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: WELL, THAT WAS MY QUESTION. THERE IS USUALLY, LIKE, THREE LINES THE PHYSICIAN CAN WRITE IN WHAT WAS THE CAUSE OF DEATH.

TYPICALLY IT MIGHT BE SOMETHING LIKE THEY HAD A HEART ATTACK OR, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND THEN THE SECONDARY OR THE TERTIARY CAUSE WAS CIGARETTE SMOKING.

SO THAT'S WHAT I MEAN. IT CAN BE THE FIRST LINE, THE SECOND LINE OR THE THIRD LINE AND IT STILL WOULD BE CONSIDERED

A COVID DEATH? >> AGAIN, THAT'S THE DETERMINATION THAT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS TO MAKE WHEN THEY LOOK AT THE CASES AND DECIDE PWHICH ONES TO COUNT AS A COVID-RELATED DEATH AND WHICH ONES DON'T COUNT.

I'D BE HAPPY TO FOLLOW-UP AND GET AN ANSWER TO THE BOARD ABOUT WHAT KIND OF METHODOLOGY IS USED.

IT'S REALLY BY VDH HOME OFFICE. NOT SO MUCH THE HEALTH DISTRICT.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: I ASK THAT QUESTION BECAUSE SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT I'VE READ ABOUT OR I KNOW, THEY WERE ALREADY ILL AND

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THIS -- THEY GOT OVER COVID AND THEN BECAME ILL A MONTH LATER.

I UNDERSTAND THAT SOME ARE CONSIDERED COVID DEATHS.

EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD ANOTHER DISEASE.

SUCH AS CANCER. SO I WAS JUST INTERESTED TO FIND OUT HOW THEY MAKE THAT DECISION. THANK YOU.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MR. MCDOWELL? YES, SIR.

GO AHEAD. >> QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU.

NOT EVEN A QUESTION. JUST A -- I HAD A COUPLE PERSONS AND BEING IN THE CALL CENTER ON SATURDAY, ACTUALLY SAME HAPPENED. I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE REMINDED THE CALL CENTER PERSONS THAT THE CALLS GO OUT AND SOME PHONE NUMBERS THEY WENT TO SPAM. WHAT ARE WE DOING -- I KNOW -- I SAW SOME FOLK USING THE CELL PHONES.

I DID IT A COUPLE TIMES. WHAT ARE THEY DOING BECAUSE THERE IS CONCERNS THAT PEOPLE ARE SIGNING UP AND THEN WHEN WE CALL THAT THEIR PHONE IS SET TO GO TO SPAM.

THEY'RE MISSING THE OPPORTUNITY. >> YES, SIR.

NO ONE IS GOING TO BE TAKEN OFF THE LIST BECAUSE A MESSAGE DIDN'T GO THROUGH. OR BECAUSE IT WENT STRAIGHT TO SPAM OR WAS DISCONNECTED. THEY'LL REMAIN ON THE LIST STARTING AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK. WE'LL BE SWITCHING OVER TO A SCHEDULING SYSTEM THAT THE HEALTH DISTRICT IS PROVIDING FOR US CALLED VAMS. THIS SYSTEM WILL ALSO SEND E-MAILS TO INDIVIDUALS AND MOST OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS DO HAVE AN E-MAIL ADDRESS LISTED. IF THEY DON'T HAVE AN E-MAIL AND ALL WE HAVE IS A PHONE NUMBER, WE CAN CERTAINLY LOOK AT NEW RESOURCES FOR THE CALL CENTER TO TRY TO USE WHETHER IT'S A COUNTY-ISSUED CELL PHONE OR ANOTHER TECHNOLOGY TO GET PAST THE SPAM FILTERS. IT ABSOLUTELY HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE IN TERMS OF MESSAGES GOING DIRECTLY TO SPAM OR A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE DON'T RECOGNIZE THE NUMBER AND JUST DON'T ANSWER THE CALL. SO THAT'S DEFINITELY BEEN A COMPLICATION THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH.

>> TYRONE NELSON: I JUST -- I WAS WAITING UNTIL THE BOARD COMMENTS TO SHARE BUT I WANT TO THANK YOU AND JACKSON AND MONICA AND ALL OF THE EMPLOYEES THAT ARE VOLUNTEERING AT A TIME, WORKING THE PHONES, WORKING AT THE RACEWAY.

EVERYBODY THAT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH GETTING SHOTS IN ARMS. IT'S A TREMENDOUS OPERATION EVERY DAY.

I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE WORKING HARD AND I KNOW YOU'RE TIRED.

I KNOW IT'S STILL A LONG WAY AWAY FROM BEING DONE.

BUT JUST KNOW THAT WE APPRECIATE AND VALUE WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, MR. MCDOWELL. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR TONY? TONY, I WANT A PIECE OF CLARIFICATION.

YOU SAID WE HAVE ABOUT WHAT PERCENTAGE OF HENRICO RESIDENTS RECEIVED A DOSE? 14%?

>> YES. 13.9%, YES, SIR.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: FANTASTIC. WE'RE LEADING THE LEAGUE IN PER

RATE PER 100,000. >> AMONG THE MOST POPULATED COUNTIES AND CITIES IN THE STATE, YES, SIR, THAT'S CORRECT.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: FANTASTIC WORK.

THANK YOU. MR. MANAGER, ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

>> NO OTHER COMMENTS, MR. CHAIRMAN.

[5. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ COMMENTS ]

> DANIEL SCHMITT: ANY COMMENTS FROM MY COLLEAGUES? MR. THORNTON? GOOD? ANY COMMENTS? GOOD.

MR. BRANIN, YOU'RE UP, SIR. >> THOMAS BRANIN: I WILL ALWAYS YIELD THE FLOOR TO SENORTY, SIR. I WANTED TO PUBLICLY THANK OUR COMPADRES FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD. WE JUST FINISHED A WORK SESSION.

IT'S NICE TO BE ABLE TO COME TOGETHER AND SOMETIMES CLEAR THE AIR, GET DIFFERENT QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND ASKED AND BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE AND MOVE THIS COUNTY FORWARD AS A UNIFIED FORCE. SO IF ANY OF OUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ARE WATCHING, THANK YOU FOR THE TIME THIS EVENING.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, SIR.

MR. THORNTON? >> FRANK THORNTON: MR. CHAIRMAN, WITH YOUR INDULGENCE, I'D LIKE TO SHARE A REFLECTIVE THOUGHT ABOUT BLACK HISTORY MONTH FROM TWO AFRICAN POETS.

AS AFRICAN AMERICANS RESPECTING OUR AFRICAN ROOTS, I'D LIKE TO SHARE THE TERM OF HOPE AND INSPIRATION FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR AND ALL PEOPLE. THIS TERM IS CALLED LANEGRITUDE.

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IT MEANS THAT BLACKNESS HAS BEAUTY, WORTH, AUTHENTICITY AND PRIDE. ANOTHER MEANING OF NEGRITUDE IS BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL. IN FRENCH THAT'S LA N LA NOIR ES BONNE. ANOTHER IS FROM A POET THAT TALKS ABOUT HOPE IN A POEM CALLED "WHISPERS FROM BEYOND" IN WHICH THE POET TALKS ABOUT THE CONSTANT COMMUNION BETWEEN THE LIVING AND DEAD AND NATURE, AND THAT THESE THINGS ARE MANIFESTING THEMSELVES IN SOUNDS AND NOISES WHICH SURROUND US ALL THE TIME IN NATURE. WITH YOUR INDULGENCE I'D LIKE TO READ A STANZA. THIS POEM IS CALLED SUFLA IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH IT'S CALLED "WHISPERS FROM BEYOND".

HERE IS THE ENGLISH: LISTEN TO THINGS MORE THAN CREATURES.

LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF THE FIRE. LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF WATER.

LISTEN TO THE WIND. LISTEN TO THE SIZE OF THE BUSH.

THIS IS THE BREATH OF THE ANCESTORS.

THAT IN FRENCH IS A (SPEAKING IN FRE FRENCH). AND THE POET CONTINUES BY SAYING HOW THAT THESE MANIFESTATIONS THAT PEOPLE REALLY ARE NOT DEAD AS WE SEE THEM, BUT THEY ARE IN THE TREES WHICH SHIVER.

THEY'RE IN THE FOREST WHICH QUIVERS.

THEY EVEN ARE IN THE WATER WHICH RUNS AND ALSO THE WATER WHICH IS STILL. THEY'RE IN THE HUT.

THEY'RE IN THE CROWD. AND IT GO ON TO SAY THE DEAD ARE NOT DEAD. BUT THE WAYS IN WHICH THEY MANIFEST THEMSELVES WITH THESE VARIOUS SOUNDS.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MR. THORNTON, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANY OTHER COMMENTS?

[6. RECOGNITION OF NEWS MEDIA ]

ALL RIGHT. SEEING NONE.

TYPICALLY WE RECOGNIZE THE NEWS MEDIA PRESENT BUT BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTIONS I WANT TO RECOGNIZE AND THANK ANYONE TUNED IN VIRTUALLY AND WATCHING VIA LIVE STREAM.

[7. PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS ]

MR. MANAGER? >> MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, WE MOVE INTO PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS. WE HAVE FOUR ITEMS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION THIS EVENING.

[7a. 70-21 Resolution - Amendment to FY 2020-21 Annual Fiscal Plan: February 2021. ]

FIRST MR. JUSTIN YEAHFORD IS GOING TO COME FORWARD.

THIS IS AGENDA ITEM 70-21. THIS IS A RESOLUTION FOR AMENDMENT TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-21 ANNUAL FISCAL PLAN FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2021. MR. YEAHFORD?

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU. BEFORE YOU START, I WANT TO ALSO REMIND EVERYBODY AGAIN AT HOME THAT FOR TONIGHT'S PUBLIC HEARINGS THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO BEGIN AND PUBLIC COMMENTS YOU CAN COMMENT REMOTELY BY GOING TO HENRICO.US/SUPERVISORS.

CLICK ON GUIDANCE AND SCROLL DOWN TO WEBEX EVENT AND OUR MODERATOR WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN IT'S YOUR TURN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MR. YEAHFORD?

>> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, THESE AMENDMENTS WERE INTRODUCED AT THE FEBRUARY 9 BOARD MEETING IN THE ADVERTISEMENT OF THESE AMENDMENTS THAT APPEAR IN THE RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH OF LAST WEEK, FEBRUARY 16.

AS A QUICK OVERVIEW, THE TOTAL OF THE AMENDMENTS IS $34.1 MILLION. THREE MAJOR AREAS TO HIGHLIGHT.

$13.9 MILLION FOR PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS FUNDED WITH CVTA FUNDS.

$11 MILLION TO PROVIDE FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE TWO HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS. THESE ARE -- THIS $11 MILLION IS BONDS THAT HAVE BEEN SOLD BUT YET TO BE APPROPRIATED.

$3.3 MILLION FOR WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM REPAIRS.

WITH THAT, MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR MR. YEAHFORD? >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS WHEN THIS WAS INTRODUCED, SO.

>> YES, MA'AM. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: SEEING NONE, THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. ANYBODY LOGGED IN VIA WEBEX TO SPEAK EITHER FOR OR OPPOSITION TO THIS RESOLUTION?

>> THERE IS NO ONE ON WEBEX. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: ALL RIGHT.

SEEING NONE, I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

MOTION MADE BY MS. O'BANNON. SECOND BY MR. THORNTON.

THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE? OPPOSED?

[7b. 71-21 Resolution - Signatory Authority - Conveyance of Real Property - 7500 Staples Mill Road - Brookland District. ]

MOTION CARRIES. MR. MANAGER?

>> NEXT MR. CHAIRMAN IS AGENDA ITEM 71-21.

THIS IS A RESOLUTION FOR SIGNATORY AUTHORITY FOR CONVEYANCE OF REAL PROPERTY. 7500 STAPLES MILL ROAD.

FOR MR. SCHMITT IS FAMILIAR WITH THIS PROPERTY.

FOR OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD THIS IS A PROPERTY THAT THE

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COUNTY OWNS THAT ACQUIRED IT FOR A FIRE STATION.

IT'S DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM THE TRAIN STATION ON STAPLES MILL ROAD. CHARLIE, IF YOU'D COME FORWARD.

HE HAS THE PRESENTATION. HE ALSO HAS THE NEXT TWO ITEMS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, MR. CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE

BOARD. >> THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER.

GOOD EVENING, MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THIS AUTHORIZES THE CHAIRMAN AND COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE DOCUMENTS NECESSARY TO CONVEY A 9.937 ACRE PARCEL AT 7500 STAPLES MILL ROAD OWNED BY THE COUNTY TO THE HENRICO COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR USE IN PROMOTING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY. COUNTY STAFF HAS PREPARED A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE HENRICO COUNTY -- BETWEEN HENRICO COUNTY AND THE HENRICO COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY REGARDING THE TERMS OF CONVEYANCE.

THE DIRECTOR OF REAL PROPERTY RECOMMENDS APPROVAL.

THE COUNTY MANAGER CONCURS. WITH THAT, I'M HAPPY TO TRY TO

ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, CHARLIE. ANY QUESTIONS FOR CHARLIE? SEEING NONE, THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING.

ANYBODY LOGGED IN VIRTUALLY THAT WISHES TO SPEAK TO THIS CASE?

>> THERE IS NO ONE ON WEBEX. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: ALL RIGHT.

CHARLIE, I MISSED YOUR CALL THE OTHER DAY WHEN YOU CALLED ABOUT THIS. THANK YOU FOR REACHING OUT.

I'M AWARE OF THIS AND DIDN'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND THANKS FOR REACHING OUT TO ME AND TRYING TO DISCUSS IT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS BY COLLEAGUES?

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE THE RESOLUTION.

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

>> YOU SAID CHARLIE CALLED YOU THE OTHER DAY.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: AND I MISSED IT.

HE DID. >> THAT'S REALLY GOOD.

CHARLIE, WE USED TO GET CALLS A COUPLE HOURS BEFORE THE MEETING.

YOU'RE CALLING A COUPLE DAYS AHEAD.

THANK YOU. THAT'S WONDERFUL.

>> YES, SIR. YOU'RE WELCOME.

DOING MY BEST. THAT'S JR TUCKER TRAINING I RECEIVED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: YOU PROMPTED ON THAT ANSWER, CHARLIE?

>> NO. NO, SIR.

[7c. 72-21 Resolution - Signatory Authority - Quitclaim of a Portion of Drainage Easement - Hawksgate at Bacova - Three Chopt District. ]

THE NEXT ITEM I HAVE FOR YOU ALL IS 72-21.

THIS BOARD PAPER AUTHORIZES THE CHAIRMAN TO EXECUTE A QUITCLAIM DEED RELEASING THE COUNTY'S INTEREST IN AN UNNEEDED PORTION OF DRAINAGE EASEMENT ACROSS PROPERTY AT 12333 HAWKSGATE LANDING COURT. THE OWNER, BOONE HOMES INCORPORATED, HAS REQUESTED THE ACTION.

THERE ARE NO COUNTY FACILITIES IN THE EASEMENT AREA AND A REPLACEMENT EASEMENT HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO THE DID YOU KNOW.

THE DIRECTORS OF PLANNING WORKS, REAL PROPERTY RECOMMEND APPROVAL. THE COUNTY MANAGER CONCURS AND WITH THAT I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, SIR.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR CHARLIE ON THIS CASE? SEEING NONE THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING.

IS ANYBODY LOGGED IN VIA WEBEX THAT WISHES TO SPEAK?

>> THERE IS NO ONE ON WEBEX. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: SEEING

NONE -- >> MOTION.

>> SECOND >> DANIEL SCHMITT: THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE? OPPOSED? RESOLUTION CARRIES. CHARLIE?

[7d. 73-21 Ordinance - Vacation of Portion of Utility Easement - Beverly Hills Subdivision - Tuckahoe District. ]

>> YES, SIR. THE LAST ITEM I HAVE FOR YOU TONIGHT IS 73-21. THIS ORDINANCE WOULD VACATE A PORTION OF THE 40-FOOT WIDE UTILITY EASEMENT ACROSS LOT 7 AND 8 IN BLOCK 11 OF THE BEVERLY HILLS SUBDIVISION.

THE PROPERTY OWNERS MR. AND MS. TRON REQUESTED THE HAVE A VACATION BECAUSE THEY WISH TO BUILD A SHED AND POOL.

REAL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT HAS PROCESSED THIS REQUEST THROUGH THE DEPARTMENTS OF PLANNING AND PUBLIC UTILITIES WITHOUT OBJECTION AND WITH THAT I'M HAPPY TO TRY TO ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU, CHARLIE. ANY QUESTIONS? SEEING NONE, THIS IS PUBLIC HEARING.

ANYBODY LOGGED IN TO SPEAK TO THIS ORDINANCE?

>> THERE IS NO ONE ON WEBEX. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: THEY'RE TAKING A VERY NICE HOUSE AND MAKING IT EXTRA NICE.

MOVE THE ORDINANCE. >> SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION MADE BY MS. O'BANNON AND SECOND BY MR. THORNTON. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE? OPPOSED? ORDINANCE CARRIES.

THANK YOU, CHARLIE. MR. MANAGER.

[8. PUBLIC COMMENTS ]

>> NEXT IS PUBLIC COMMENT. I HAVE NO INDIVIDUAL THAT SIGNED UP AHEAD OF THE MEETING. I WANT TO SEE IF THERE IS ANYONE

VIRTUALLY. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: MS. DAVIS, IS ANYBODY LOGGED IN THAT WISHES TO MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT THIS

EVENING? >> NO, SIR.

NO ONE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT THIS EVENING.

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

[9. GENERAL AGENDA ]

WE'LL MOVE INTO THE GENERAL AGENDA.

>> WE HAVE THREE ITEMS ON THE GENERAL AGENDA.

[9a. 74-21 Resolution - Amendments to FY 2020-21 Annual Fiscal Plans and Quarterly Appropriation of Funds for Fourth Quarter of FY 2020-21. ]

WE BEGIN WITH THE QUARTERLY APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION WHICH

IS 74-21. >> GOOD EVENING.

THIS IS THE FINAL APPROPRIATION PAPER FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR.

THIS IS BASICALLY $180 MILLION TO COVER THE PERSONNEL COST FOR THE COUNTY FROM APRIL THROUGH JUNE.

THERE IS ONE MODIFICATION HERE THAT MAKES THIS DIFFERENT THAN

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THE OTHER THREE PAPERS THAT YOU HAVE SEEN AND THAT WHEN WE CAME FOR THE THIRD QUARTER WE APPROPRIATED CARES ACT FUNDING TO COVER PUBLIC SAFETY SALARIES. THAT FREED UP GENERAL FUND DOLLARS WE'RE REDIRECTING TO CAPITAL FOR POLICE CAR, FIRE APPARATUS AND SCHOOL BUSES. YOU SEE $11 MILLION DIRECTED TO VEHICLES IN THE CURRENT YEAR AND $12 MILLION FOR VEHICLES NEXT YEAR IN FISCAL 2022. THAT'S THE ONLY MODIFICATION FROM WHAT WAS ADOPTED BY THE BOARD.

HAPPY TO HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU. ANY QUESTIONS?

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: WHAT ARE THE FIREFIGHTING EQUIPMENT?

WHAT IS IT THEY'RE PURCHASING? >> THIS IS THEIR PLANNED REPLACEMENT CYCLE FOR TRUCKS, AMBULANCES AND, YOU KNOW, THE

LIKE. >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: GREAT.

THANK YOU. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: YOU MENTIONED THIS IS THE LAST ONE THIS YEAR. I THINK IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, WILL WE BEGIN NEXT FISCAL YEAR WITH THIS CONCEPT AS WELL?

>> YES, SIR. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: CERTAINLY HAS PROVEN SUCCESSFUL. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR EFFORT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE THE

RESOLUTION. >> SECOND.

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: MOTION MADE BY MS. O'BANNON AND SECOND BY MR. BRANIN. ANY OPPOSED?

RESOLUTION CARRIES. >> NEXT IS 75-21.

[9b. 75-21 Resolution - Amendments to FY 2020-21 Annual Fiscal Plan - CARES Act CDBG Funding: February 2021. ]

THIS IS A RESOLUTION. THIS IS ALSO FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE ANNUAL FISCAL PLAN. IN THIS CASE WE HAVE CARES ACT FUNDING SPECIFICALLY ALLOCATED FOR CDBG PURPOSES.

I BELIEVE MR. LEVO IS ONLINE. >> YES, MR. MANAGER.

THANK YOU. MR. CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, AS YOU RECALL DURING THE FEBRUARY 9 MEETING, YOU APPROVED TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AN AMENDED CONSOLIDATED PLAN TO HUD FOR THE USE OF CDBG CARES ACT FUNDS.

THIS BOARD PAPER WOULD AMEND THE FISCAL PLAN AND APPROPRIATE CDBG FUNDS FOR CARES ACT FOR IMPACTED INDIVIDUALS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE RECOMMENDS APPROVAL OF THIS BOARD PAPER AND THE COUNTY MANAGER CONCURS. WITH THAT, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER

ANY QUESTIONS YOU ALL MAY HAVE. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS FOR ERIC? >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: LOOKS

GOOD. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: SEEING NONE.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE THE RESOLUTION.

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

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

[9c. 76-21 Resolution - Award of Contract - Annual Environmental Services. ]

>> NEXT MR. CHAIRMAN IS 76-21. THIS IS RESOLUTION.

THIS IS AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES.

I BELIEVE MR. NEAL IS ONLINE. >> YES, SIR.

GOOD EVENING, MR. MANAGER, MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. THIS BOARD PAPER WILL AWARD TO FAULKNER FLYNN LLC TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AS NEEDED BY THE COUNTY. WE RECEIVED NINE PROPOSALS IN RESPONSE TO THE RFP. BASED UPON REVIEW OF THE PROPOSALS, THE COMMITTEE INTERVIEWED FOUR FIRMS. THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS SELECTED FAULKNER FLYNN LLC AS THE TOP-RANKED FIRM AND NEGOTIATED A YEAR RATE SCHEDULE FOR A ONE-YEAR TERM AND MAY BE RENEWED FOR TWO ADDITIONAL ONE-YEAR TERMS. COMPENSATION SHALL BE BASED ON THE UNIT COST RATE SCHEDULE. THE PROJECT FEES SHALL NOT EXCEED $750,000 FOR A PROJECT AND $5 MILLION IN EACH ONE-YEAR TERM. THE DIRECTOR OF GENERAL SERVICES AND PURCHASING DIRECTOR RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE BOARD

PPER AND THE COUNTY CONCURS. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS? >> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MR. NEAL, WHAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THEY WOULD BE DOING?

>> THIS CONTRACT IS MOSTLY TIED WITH OUR (INAUDIBLE) PROGRAMS. THEY'D BE ASSISTING WITH AUDITS IN THE FS-4 EFFORTS TO MAKE SURE WE'RE IN COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS.

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: THANK YOU. NO OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> DANIEL SCHMITT: ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> PATRICIA O'BANNON: MOVE THE RESOLUTIONS.

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

ANY OPPOSED? RESOLUTION CARRIES.

MR. MANAGER, I BELIEVE THAT'S THE END OF OUR AGENDA THIS

EVENING? >> NO OTHER BUSINESS THIS

EVENING. >> DANIEL SCHMITT: BEFORE WE CLOSE, ANY CLOSING COMMENTS FROM MY COLLEAGUES? ALL RIGHT. SEEING NONE, WISHING EVERYBODY A GOOD EVENING. (SOUNDING GAVEL)

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