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>> WELCOME TO THE HENRICO COUNTY BOARD MEETING.

IT'S ECHOING. I'LL JUST KEEPING TALKING UNTIL YOU BALANCE IT OUT. AGAIN.

GOOD EVENING. THIS IS THE HENRICO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND.

I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME ANYONE THAT'S ON WEBEX.

MR. MANAGER -- >> MR. CHAIRMAN, MAY I SUGGEST WE'RE HAVING SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

IF YOU CAN, CAN THE BOARD TAKE A TWO-MINUTE BREAK.

>> OKAY. WE WILL TAKE A TWO-MINUTE BREAK AND THE BOARD WILL COME RIGHT BACK.

>> DO YOU THINK WE'RE GOOD? >> I CERTAINLY HOPE SO.

>> OKAY. WELL, LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN.

WELCOME TO HENRICO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING FOR SEPTEMBER 22ND. IF YOU ARE ON WEBEX OR WATCHING ON THE INTERNET, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN US AND PARTICIPANT DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENTS, AS WELL AS PUBLIC HEARINGS.

TO DO SO GO TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' PAGE AT HENRICO.US/SUPERVISORS. CLICK ON THE GUIDANCE FOR THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' MEETING, SCROLL DOWN AND CLICK ON WEBEX EVENT AND THEN, WHEN IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO SPEAK, A VERY PLEASANT MODERATOR WILL COME ON AND TELL YOU IT IS YOUR TIME.

WITH THAT BEING SAID, I WOULD LIKE EVERYBODY TO STAND UP AND JOIN US FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND REMAIN STANDING FOR THE INVOCATION. THE INVOCATION WILL BE GIVEN BY ANGELO, LEADER/PASTOR FOR PILGRIM JOURNEY BAPTIST CHURCH.

[1. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ]

[2. INVOCATION ]

MEMBERS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LET US PRAY.

ALMIGHTY AND EVERLASTING GOD, TRULY THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY THE SOULS OF MEN AND WOMEN, THAT TEST OUR PREPARATION, THAT

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CHALLENGE OUR BELIEFS, THAT INVESTIGATE OUR JUDGMENTS, THAT DECONSTRUCTS OUR PRACTICES. NOW, MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED LEADERSHIP WHO WILL PUT PEOPLE FIRST, LEADERSHIP WHO UNDERSTANDS THAT ALL THINGS ARE INTERRELATED AND INTERCONNECTED, LEADERSHIP UNHAMPERED BY POLITICAL DISTANCING, BUT WHO WORK COLLABORATIVELY TO BETTER ALL COMMUNITIES UNDER THEIR WATCH. BLESS THIS CONVENING OF THIS BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, THEIR COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP, THEIR COLLECTIVE WORK IN ALL AREAS UNDER THE REACH OF THIS COUNTY'S JURISDICTION. MAY THEY BE AN EXAMPLE TO SURROUNDING COUNTIES AND TO THIS STATE OF WHAT LEADERSHIP SHOULD LOOK LIKE IN TIMES LIKE THESE. AMACHINE.

-- AMEN. >> AMEN.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, WE HAVE A REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF

[3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – September 8, 2020, Regular and Special Meetings; and January 24, 2020, Special Meeting ]

MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETINGS, SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2020, AS WELL AS THE SPECIAL MEETING OF JANUARY 24TH, 2020.

A MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER. MOTION WAS MADE AND SECONDED BY MR. NELSON. MINUTES ARE APPROVED.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF BOARD, I HAVE SEVERAL COMMENTS

[4. MANAGER’S COMMENTS ]

FOR YOU THIS EVENING, AND WE BEGIN WITH A LITTLE UNUSUAL RECOGNITION. ANNUALLY THERE IS WHAT WE REFER TO THE NACO AWARDS CELEBRATION WHERE A NUMBER OF EFFORTS ARE PUT FORWARD BY COUNTY AGENCIES, NACO-VACO, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES AND THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES. HENRICO HAS MADE AN EFFORT TO CONTINUE TO TRY TO IMPROVE PROGRAMS OVER THE YEARS.

AND WE HAVE BEEN VERY, VERY SUCCESSFUL.

TYPICALLY WHAT WE DO IS WE BRING ON ALL THE AGENCIES THAT HAVE APPLIED, AS WELL AS OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.

I KNOW THE DOCTOR IS HERE TO TALK AND DEMONSTRATE WHY A PARTICULAR PROGRAM WAS AWARDED A RECOGNITION OR AN AWARD.

SO, THIS YEAR, WE'RE DOING IT A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY.

WE'RE DOING IT VIRTUALLY. VICTORIA DAVIS WILL COME FORWARD AND SHOW YOU A TWO-MINUTE VIDEO, BUT DO I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF AN OVERVIEW FOR YOU AS SHE GETS READY TO DO THAT.

THIS YEAR, OUR GENERAL GOVERNMENT AND OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM EARNED A TOTAL OF 28 AWARDS FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES, AS WELL AS THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS COMPETITIONS. THESE AWARDS HIGHLIGHT MANY OF THE EXCEPTIONAL AND INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS CREATED, COORDINATED, THE ONES I REFERENCED. AND SO I'M GOING TO BEGIN WITH THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES.

DEAN LYNCH IS HERE, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES.

AWARD WINNERS ARE WATCHING THIS ON LIVESTREAM SO DO NOT FEEL LIKE THEY ARE NOT PARTICIPATING. SO, DEAN, IF YOU WOULD COME

FORWARD WITH YOUR PRESENTATION. >> THANK YOU.

MR. CHAIR, BOARD MEMBERS, MR. VITHOULKAS, IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE TONIGHT. I'M DEAN LYNCH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES, AND IT'S GREAT TO BE HERE TO ACTUALLY GIVE THREE VACO ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS TO HENRICO THIS YEAR.

FOR THE BENEFIT OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS WHO MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES, WE HAVE EXISTED SINCE 1934. WE SERVE AND SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF COUNTY OFFICIALS. WE SUPPORT COUNTIES IN MANY WAYS. FIRST IS THROUGH OUR ADVOCACY EFFORTS AT THE STATE LEVEL AND AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

WE ALSO SERVE COUNTIES THROUGH OUR EDUCATION PROGRAMS, MEMBER SERVICES, AND OUR COMMUNICATION EFFORTS.

IN 2003, WE ESTABLISHED OUR ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PROGRAM TO RECOGNIZE COUNTIES THAT HAVE ADOPTED INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE SERVICES TO THEIR CITIZENS.

WE IDENTIFY PROGRAMS THAT CAN SERVE AS COUNTY MODELS SO THAT OTHER COUNTIES CAN EMULATE. I'M HAPPY TO SAY THAT HENRICO IS REALLY A LEADER IN THIS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

AND TODAY I'M HERE TO AWARD THREE VACO ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR THESE KINDS OF PROGRAMS. A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR

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ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PROGRAM. THIS IS THE 18TH ANNUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PROGRAM. WE RECEIVED 76 ENTRIES THIS YEAR. SO, AS YOU CAN SEE, HENRICO WINNING THREE AWARDS TRULY THE BEST OF THE BEST ARE AWARDED AT VACO. HENRICO HAS WON A RECORD 30 TIMES, 30 ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS SINCE THE INSENSATION OF THIS PROGRAM. HENRICO HAS WON 24 AWARDS IN THE PAST SEVEN YEARS AND HENRICO HAS WON ALL OF ITS AWARDS SINCE 2009. A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE WINNERS.

NUMBER ONE IS THE LGBTQ BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP.

THIS HENRICO COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY CREATED THE LGBTQ DISCUSSION BOOK TO IMPROVE SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY.

THE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP IMPROVES COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WITH THE LIBRARY THROUGH CONVERSATIONS ABOUT BOOKS WITH LGBTQ IA AUTHORS, THEMES AND CHARACTERS.

THE GROUP'S SUCCESS INDICATES THAT LIBRARY IS ESTABLISHING ITSELF AS A WELCOMING COMMUNITY SPACE FOR MEMBERS OF THIS COMMUNITY. THE SECOND AWARD IS PRESENTED TO THE QUEENS UNITED PROGRAM. THE QUEENS UNITED PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO FOSTER A POSITIVE AND LOVING ENVIRONMENT FOR TEEN GIRLS. UNITED IS AN ACRONYM FOR UNITY, NOBILITY, INTEGRITY, TRUSTWORTHINESS, EDUCATION AND DESTINY. THE PROGRAM RUNNING FROM THE ACADEMY AT VIRGINIA RANDOLPH BEGAN IN FEBRUARY OF 2017 AND SEEKS TO EDUCATE, STRENGTHEN AND EMPOWER GIRLS BY CULTIVATED SELF-AWARENESS, ACCOUNTABILITY, POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS, EDUCATIONAL AND PERSONAL GOAL-SETTING AND LEADERSHIP.

THE OVERARFING GOAL IS TO ENSURE STUDENTS ARE SUCCESSFUL AND HAVE THE NECESSARY TOOLS TO EXCEL. MOST OF THE STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN MENTORED THROUGH THIS PROGRAM HAVE GONE ON TO EITHER COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR FOUR-YEAR UNIVERSITIES.

>>> THE THIRD PROGRAM THAT IS A WINNER IS THE TRAILBLAZERS WALL.

THE TRAILBLAZERS WALL AT THE FAIRFIELD AREA LIBRARY IN HENRICO COUNTY IS AN INCLUSIVE, DYNAMIC, DIGITAL HISTORY WALL THAT SHOWCASES BIOGRAPHIES OF INDIVIDUALS WHOSE LIVES AND WORK HAD MAJOR IMPACTS ON THE COUNTY. ALSO THE STATE AND THE NATION.

INSPIRED BY THE SUPERVISOR OF THE FAIRFIELD DISTRICT, THE HONORABLE FRANK THORNTON, CONTENT FOR THE WALL WAS SELECTED BY A COMMITTEE OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT LOCAL HISTORY WITH THE GOAL OF INSPIRING PATHS IN LIFE FAIRFIELD DISTRICT. THE RESULTING WALL HIGHLIGHTS MANY PEOPLE OF COLOR AND WOMEN WHOSE HISTORICAL NARRATIVES DEMONSTRATE HOW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CAN LEAD TO MORE INCLUSIVE AND VALUABLE SERVICES IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES.

THESE ARE TRULY THREE OF THE BEST OF THE BEST IN THE STATE AND WE HOPE THAT OTHER COUNTRIES CAN EMULATE THE SUCCESS THAT YOU'VE HAD IN HENRICO COUNTY. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO ALLOW US TO PRESENT. AND I DO HAVE THE AWARDS HERE.

SO I WILL LEAVE THEM RIGHT HERE. THANK YOU.

YOU FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO COMPETE FOR THOSE AWARDS. SO, GENERAL GOVERNMENT AND SCHOOLS NOW FLIPPING AWAY FROM THE VACO, THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES. WE MOVE TO THE N -- NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES AND RECEIVED A COMBINED 25 ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS THIS YEAR. THESE 25 AWARDS WERE THE MOST WON BY ANY COUNTY IN VIRGINIA. AND THIS IS SO FOR THE 15TH-CONSECUTIVE YEAR SO IT IS NOT A NEW EFFORT.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT OUR AGENCIES CONTINUE TO PUT FORWARD. AND THE COUNTY ALSO RANKED SEVENTH AMONG ALL COUNTIES NATIONWIDE.

OBVIOUSLY, OUR SIZE IS MUCH DIFFERENT THAN THAT AND, JUST AS A POINT OF INFORMATION, OUR COUNTY HAS EARNED 680NACO AWARDS SINCE 1985. AGAIN, THESE ARE EFFORTS THAT AGENCIES TAKE WILLINGLY TO PUT FORWARD EFFORTS WHERE IMPROVEMENT IS NOTED AND THAT CAN BE EMULATED BY OTHERS.

VICTORIA, WILL YOU COME FORWARD AND PLEASE WOW US WITH THIS TWO-MINUTE VIDEO. AND I ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE

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EFFORTS OF VICTORIA DAVIS WHO NONE OF THIS HAPPENS WITHOUT THE STAFF THAT IS ABLE TO TAKE ALL OF THESE DIFFERENCE AUB MISSIONS AND PUT THEM FORWARD IN A WAY THAT BOTH NACO AND V A -- VACO CAN RECOGNIZE THE EFFORTS. THANK YOU, VICTORIA, FOR

EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO FOR US. >> GOOD EVENING.

I JUST WANT TO SHOW A BRIEF VIDEO REALLY QUICKLY, ABOUT TWO MINUTES LONG, ON ALL THE PROGRAMS THAT WERE WON ON BEHALF OF NACO AND VACO. FREED, IF YOU COULD -- FRED, IF YOU COULD PLAY THAT VIDEO AT THIS TIME.

SO, EVERY YEAR WE DO AN OUTSTANDING JOB, AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR OTHER AGENCIES TO JOIN ALONG AND SUBMIT THEIR PROGRAMS FOR 2021. THANKS SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

>> VICTORIA, THANK YOU. DR. CASHWELL, THANK YOU AND THE SCHOOL STAFF FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU CONTINUE TO DO FOR EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US AND FOR ALL THE COUNTY EMPLOYEES AND THE AGENCIES THAT ARE WATCHING ON WEBEX, THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU CONTINUE TO DO. AGAIN, THESE ARE VOLUNTARY EFFORTS, BUT THE COUNTY HAS A CONSISTENCY OF EXCELLENT

RESULTS. >>> SO, JUST FOR -- MR. CHAIRMAN YOU AND THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, AS WELL AS THE MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE THAT ARE HERE, MAYBE WATCHING, ON OCTOBER 1ST, THIS DOCUMENT -- OR THIS REPORT WILL SHOW UP IN THE "RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH" AND BE AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY AS WELL ON OUR WEBSITE. THIS IS THE COUNTY'S ANNUAL REPORT. AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WAS FIRST INITIATED IN 1935. AND IT BASICALLY PROVIDES A CHRONOLOGY OF EFFORTS AND RESULTS.

THIS YEAR, OBVIOUSLY, A LOT OF THAT IS BASED ON THE DIFFICULTY OF THE ECONOMY, COVID, THE SOCIAL UNREST THAT WE HAVE HAD, AND JUST I THINK THE OVERALL MESSAGE WITHIN THE REPORT IS ONE OF THANKS TO YOU FOR THE EFFORTS AND ALSO TO THE MEMBERS OF STAFF

FOR WHAT THEY CONTINUE TO DO. >>> NOW, STEVE, STAND UP.

I'M NOT GOING TO ASK YOU TO COME FORWARD, UM, AND YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT I WAS GOING TO DO THIS, BUT I'M GOING TO DO IT.

STEVE YOB, THE DEPUTY COUNTY MANAGER FOR COMMUNITY OPERATIONS AND ALL OTHER THINGS, ON AUGUST 14TH, WAS REAPPOINTED BY OUR

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GOVERNOR TO SERVE ON THE WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD.

THE WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD IS RESPONSIBLE OR THE CARRYING OUT THE PURPOSES AND PROVISIONS OF THE VIRGINIA WASTE MANAGEMENT ACT AND COMPATIBLE PROVISIONS. THEY HAVE CONTROL OF WASTE ACTIVITIES IN COMMONWEALTH. THAT IS A HIGH HONOR TO BE CALLED UPON BY THE COMMONWEALTH AND SPECIFICALLY CALLED OUT BY THE GOVERNOR, NOT WUST, BUT TWICE SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF THE COUNTY.

>> REAL QUICK, CONGRATULATIONS. GOING BACK TO THE ANNUAL REPORT, MR. MANAGER, WHO PUTS THIS TOGETHER? IS THIS MEDIA RELATIONS AND P.R.?

>> WELL, THANK YOU, MR. NELSON. I'M RUSHING.

SO, MR. SHEPHERD, AND HIS GROUP, PUT THIS TOGETHER.

I'VE SEEN 25 OF THESE IN MY TENURE AS AN EMPLOYEE.

THIS BY FAR IS THE MOST POLISHED AND WHAT YOU CONTINUE TO DO TO TEASE OUT INFORMATION THAT MAKES IT RELEVANT FOR OUR RESIDENTS

THANK YOU. >> THAT WAS -- THAT WAS -- EVERY YEAR IT GETS MORE CREATIVE AND IT FITS THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE LIVE IN. I WANT TO CHALLENGE THE GROUP TO TAKE IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL AND TURN THIS INTO SOME TYPE OF VIDEO. SO, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU GET ALL THIS MESSAGE IN FIVE OR TEN MINUTES BUT I DO, SERIOUSLY, THINK THAT WE COULD DO SOME TYPE OF VIDEO THAT COULD BE ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL, ET CETERA, THAT PEOPLE CAN WATCH AND THAT WE ARE ABLE TO SHARE BEYOND JUST THE PAPER FORM OF THIS.

AND I KNOW YOU CAN DO IT. SO MAYBE NOT THIS ONE, BUT NEIGHBOR '21 REPORT OR REPORT TO COME.

>> CHALLENGES PUT ON YOU, MR. SHEPHERD.

>> I THINK YOU CAN DO THIS. >> ARE YOU TELLING ME YOU DID IT

ALREADY? >> BY NEXT MONDAY.

>> THE TEAM THAT PUTS THIS THING TOGETHER IS OUTSTANDING.

WE HAVE SOME OF THE MOST TALENTED FOLKS IN THIS BUSINESS.

THANK YOU FOR RECOGNIZING THEM. AS FAR AS A VIDEO GOES, I WILL SAY STAY TUNED FOR THE STATE OF THE COUNTY THIS YEAR.

I THINK IT WILL SCRATCH THAT ITCH FOR YOU.

>> WHEN IS THAT, STATE OF THE COUNTY?

>> NORMALLY IT'S IN DECEMBER. IT WILL BE ALL VIRTUAL THIS YEAR. I THINK THAT WILL INCLUDE A LOT OF WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IN THE ANNUAL REPORT BUT ALSO INCLUDE A NUMBER OF COMMENTS FROM AGENCY HEADS, FROM BOARD MEMBERS, A LOT THAT'S GOING ON THIS YEAR. YOU KNOW, THE STORY OF COVID IS,

WE GOT BUSY. >>> SO ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS? I HAVE OUR SUPERINTENDENT HERE WHO HAS SOME INFORMATION TO PRESENT TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. DR. CASHWELL, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COME FORWARD.

WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, DR. AMY CASHWELL.

>> GOOD EVENING, MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, MR. MANAGER. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN YOU THIS EVENING. I WANTED TO JUST SHARE AN UPDATE ON WHERE WE ARE WITH SCHOOLS, WHERE WE'RE HEADED AND OFFER AN OPPORTUNITY SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THOSE AND CERTAINLY YOU KNOW WE BEGAN WHAT WAS AN UNPRECEDENTED SCHOOL YEAR, UNLIKE ANY WE'VE SEEN AND HOPE WE WON'T SEE AGAIN. UM, BEGINNING OF THE YEAR IN A PREDOMINANTLY VIRTUAL FORMAT GIVEN THE MANY OBSTACLES THAT COVID-19 PRESENTED FOR US WHEN IT CAME TO THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND STUDENTS. WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE BEGUN LIMITED IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION FOR OUR PRE-K, AND RAMPING THAT UP THROUGH THE THIRD GRADERS AND SOME OTHER PROGRAMS, INCLUDING THE CTE STUDENTS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

OUR SEABOARD AND OUR TEAMS ARE CONTINUING TO WORK TOWARDS AN IN-PERSON RETURN. WE'RE RECEIVING UPDATES AT EACH OF OUR BOARD MEETINGS FROM OUR HEALTH COMMITTEE.

OUR HEALTH COMMITTEE IS MONITORING HEALTH DATA.

THEY'RE ALSO LOOKING AT OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO HAVING NECESSARY SUPPLIES AND PPE, AS WELL AS STAFFING CONSIDERATIONS AS WE WORK TOWARDS MAKING A RECOMMENDATION ON HOW WE'LL MOVE TO GRADUALLY RESUME IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION.

SO WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THE TALENTED TEAM, AND I KNOW WE GOT TO SEE SOME HIGHLIGHTS I THINK IN NACO AND VACO YOU CAN SEE THE INNOVATIVE THINGS HAPPENING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTY, INCLUDING THE SCHOOLS AND THOSE INNOVATIVE MIND-SETS HAVE ALLOWED US TO LAUNCH INTO A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE'VE HAD A LOT OF SUCCESSES, THOUGH, WE CERTAINLY KNOW THE CHALLENGES THAT BRINGS OUR FAMILIES, COMMUNITY, WRITES OUR STAFF.

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-- BRINGS OUR STAFF. CERTAINLY WORKING TO MITIGATE THOSE AS WE MOVE FORWARD INTO THE NEXT NINE WEEKS.

>> DR. CASHWELL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US THIS EVENING AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU OFTEN.

>> HAPPY TO BE HERE. >> I THINK THAT WOULD BE A BONUS TO US ALL. I AM SURE SOME OF US HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS FOR YOU FROM THE BOARD.

IS THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR DR. CASHWELL? THIRD GRADE. THEIR CHILDREN ARE ALL AGES AND

ALL LEVELS. >> ABSOLUTELY.

AND I WILL ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT WE RECOGNIZE AND FULLY OWN THE FACT THAT VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION CANNOT REPLACE ALL THE BENEFITS OF IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION.

AND SO OUR INTENT TWOUNT SET OUT TO VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION AND REMAIN THAT WAY. BUT TO GYP TO WORK TOWARDS SOME OF THOSE HEALTH AND SAFETY GOALS THAT WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO ASSURE OUR FAMILIES AND STAFF WE CAN HAVE IN PLACE AS WE WORK TOWARDS AN IN-PERSON RETURN. CERTAINLY THAT HAS NEVER BEEN A GOAL THAT HAS WAVERED. IT IS TO BRING STUDENTS BACK IN A MANNER THAT'S GRADUALLY AND SAFE.

>> ANYONE ELSE? >> I HAVE A QUESTION, DR. CASHWELL. YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN KNOCKING DOWN OBSTACLES AND BARRIERS THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

MUCH TO MY COLLEAGUE'S COMMENT, WE SEND ALL CONTACTS THAT WE GET WITH REGARD TO SCHOOLS OVER TO OUR COUNTERPARTS, IF WE CAN HELP ADVOCATE BACK TO OUR CONSTITUENTS ON SOME OF THE HURDLES THAT YOU'VE CROSSED, SOME OF THE BARRIERS YOU'RE STILL TACKLING. I KNOW WE'VE HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THIS BUT, YOU KNOW, CAN YOU SPEAK TO SOME OF THE HURDS THAT ARE STILL BETWEEN -- HURDLES THAT ARE BETWEEN US AND GETTING BA TOK SCHOOL. PPE, TRANSPORTATION, CLEANING, FOOD DELIVERY, WHICH YOU GUYS HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB MORPHING INTO WHOLE NEW REALM OF FOOD DELIVERY.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO TACKLE BEFORE WE CAN GO BACK?

>> REIMAGINING THE WAY WE'VE DONE BUSINESS AS A SCHOOL DIVISION HAS BEEN FIRST AND FOREMOST AND REIMAGINING EVERY ASPECT OF THAT, SO JUST AS YOU SEE DISTANCING MANAGED HERE, IMAGINE DISTANCING A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOU HAVE HUNDREDS OF KIDS AND SOME OF OUR SMALLEST SCHOOLS HAVE 500 STUDENTS. MANAGING TRANSPORTATION LOGISTICS, RECOGNIZING THAT DISTANCING IS REQUIRED AND HOW WILL WE IMAGINE THAT ON OUR SCHOOL BUSES? HOW WE WILL LOAD THEM? THE PROTOCOLS THAT WILL TAKE PLACE WITH TRANSPORTATION, CLEANING BETWEEN RUNS.

ALSO, SAME IN OUR SCHOOL. THE PROTOCOLS THAT HAVE TO BE FOLLOWED AS WE CLEAN HIGH-TOUCH AREAS, HOW STUDENTS WILL -- WORKING TO HAVE THEM REMAIN IN COHORTS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

ALL OF THOSE HAVE BEEN PLANNING AND LOGISTICS THAT HAVE BEEN UNDER WAY. AND WE'VE WORKED THROUGH A NUMBER OF THOSE HURDLES. MAIL SERVICE DELIVERY -- MEAL SERVICE DELIVERY, SERVING HUNDREDS OF MEALS.

EVERYBODY AS WE BRING STUDENTS BACK IN, CAFETERIA MEAL SERVICE AS WE ONCE KNEW IT WON'T BE POSSIBLE, WHERE LARGE GATHERINGS OF STUDENTS WILL BE TOGETHER. WE'VE GOT PLANS TO MANAGE THAT TO STILL FEED OUR STUDENTS, JUST AS WE'RE FEEDING THEM AT HOME AND IN OTHER SPACES. WE WILL CONTINUE TO FEED THEM IN A UNIQUE MANNER INSIDE OUR SCHOOLS AND PROVIDE MEAL SERVICE. TRANSPORTATION, MEAL SERVICE, THE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT. IT WILL ALL LOOK DIFFERENT, BUT THERE ARE LOGISTICS THAT ARE IN PLACE, HURDLES WE'VE WORKED TO OVERCOME SO WE CAN MANAGE THOSE. STAFFING IS SOMETHING THAT I ALSO MENTIONED OUR HEALTH COMMITTEE AS THEY'RE MAKING THE RECOMMENDATION TO BRING MORE GROUPS OF STUDENTS BACK FOR IN-PERSON, RECOGNIZE THERE ARE STAFFING LOGISTICS WE HAVE TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT, AND THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY JUST PLANNING FOR TEACHERS WHO MAY HAVE ACCOMMODATIONS AND NEED TO WORK VIRTUALLY BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A TEACHER NEEDS TO BE ABSENT BECAUSE THEY BEEN EXPOSED OR QUARANTINING STAFF MEMBERS SO WE HAVE A CADRE OF SUBSTITUTES OR OTHER ADULTS WHO ARE SUPERVISE STUDENTS IN OUR BUILDING, WORKING TO HAVE THAT STAFFING SHORED UP TO LOOK TO OPEN OUR DOOFRS TO SERVE -- DOORS?

>> WE HAD A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT THIS ON THE OPENING DAY OF AQUATIC CENTER. YOU MENTIONED THAT TEACHERS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF TEACHERING FROM THE CLASSROOM.

ANY MORE DETAILS YOU CAN OFFER ON THAT?

I DON'T NEED SPECIFIC NUMBERS. >> SURE.

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ARE YOU FINDING THAT HELPS US TOWARDS TRANSITION, NUMBER ONE, HELPS THEM. NUMBER TWO, AS SOME OF OUR

SCHOOLS BEING USED. >> YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

MANY TEACHERS, IN FACT, MOST HAVE OPTED TO TEACH FROM THEIR CLASSROOM. NOT ONLY DO THAT I -- THEY HAVE THE MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES THERE, IT ALLOWED THEM OPPORTUNITIES TO COLLABORATE WITH COLLEAGUES, AS THEY'RE PLANNING LESSONS AS THEY WOULD DURING THE TRADITIONAL YEAR.

AS I MENTIONED, A NUMBER OF OUR STAFF ARE SEEING STUDENTS, PARTICULARLY WE STARTED WITH OUR YOUNGEST PRE-K AND K FOR ONE-ON-ONE ORIENTATIONS IN OUR BUILDINGS, GETTING THEM ACQUAINTED WITH THE CLASSROOM FACILITIES, WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, WHAT IT MIGHT BE LIKE TO RETURN A CLASSROOM AND WEAR A MASK AND SIT IN YOUR OWN SPACE AND DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY.

IT OFFERS NOT ONLY AN OPPORTUNITY FOR STAFF TO GET REACCLIMATED TO THE WORK CONDITION AND ALL OF THOSE NEW CONDITIONS BUT TO ABLE TO WELCOME OUR FAMILIES AND OUR MAIN OFFICES HAVE BEEN OPEN, AND THEY ARE TAKING APPOINTMENTS.

SO FAMILIES ARE ABLE TO COME IN AND FINISH REGISTRATION, HAVE BUSINESS AT SCHOOLS, AS THEY WOULD TYPICALLY, JUST SIMPLY WITH APPOINTMENT AND FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS.

>> WE'RE GOOD ON PPE EQUIPMENT TO START OFF WITH?

WE'RE IN A GOOD PLACE ON THAT? >> YES.

I BELIEVE THE LAST ACCOUNTING WE WERE WAITING ON SHIPMENTS OF N95 MASKS WHICH ARE MORE SPECIALIZED.

WE HAVE PPE FOR ALL STAFF BUT WAITING ON SOME ADDITIONAL SUPPLY FOR NURSES, SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING WE'VE RECEIVED THOSE.

AND SO, AGAIN, YOU KNOW, AS THE HEALTH COMMITTEE IS MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BRINGING LARGER GROUPS OF STUDENTS BACK, IT'S NOT ONLY HAVING WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW ON HAND BUT LOOKING AT HOW LONG THAT WILL LAST.

SO, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT THAT'S BEEN WORKING IN JUNCTION WITH THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT EOC AND WE'RE APPRECIATIVE OF THAT PARTNERSHIP AND BEING ABLE TO USE THAT RELATIONSHIP TO LEVERAGE SUPPLIES IN A TIMELY MANNER.

WE'RE VERY THANKFUL FOR THAT. >> THANK YOU, DR. CASHWELL, FOR YOUR CONTINUED EFFORTS TO TRY TO GET KIDS BACK.

AT LEAST CONTINUE PUSHING TOWARDS THAT END.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU. >> NOT REALLY A QUESTION BUT A COMMENT. AT OUR LAST MEETING, MR. SCHMITT MADE -- REALLY MADE A GOOD POINT TO SHOUT YOU GUYS OUT FOR A SUCCESSFUL START. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU RECEIVED THAT MESSAGE. BUT ON BEHALF OF OUR BOARD, WE -- WE -- WELL, UNLESS WE HAVEN'T SHARED IT, WE ARE VERY LITTLE TRANSITIONS TO VIRTUAL OPENING.

WE HAVE VERY LITTLE ISSUES. AND SO YOUR TEAM PREPARING HAVE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB. I WANT TO TELL YOU THANK YOU.

AND TO SHARE WITH YOUR STAFF. AND, YOU KNOW, PARENTS.

PARENTS WHO ARE HAVING TO DEAL WITH THEIR KIDS NOW.

I'M CERTAIN THEY HAVE A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL OF RESPECT.

I PERSONALLY FEEL LIKE THAT'S PART OF THE REASON WHY PEOPLE ARE PUSHING FOR SCHOOLS TO BE OPEN AGAIN.

ONE OR TWO OR THREE STUDENTS ARE DRIVING THEM CRAZY.

SO FOR THE TEACHES AND STAFF MEMBERS ARE HAVING TO NAVIGATE 20 KIDS, 25 KIDS, UM, JUST LET THEM KNOW WE HAVE A HIGH LEVEL OF RESPECT AND APPRECIATION. YOU KNOW, I, TOO, AS ALL OF US, WE GET MESSAGES AND WE GET PEOPLE PUSHING TO RETURN.

YOU KNOW, I GET THE EMAILS, THE STATS WHERE IT'S O ONLY .0 WHATEVER PEOPLE AFFECTED.

ALL OF THAT IS EASY TO SAY UNTIL IT IS YOUR KID OR COMMUNITY INFECTED. YOU KNOW, I'VE GOT KIDS, TWO OF THEM, WHO ARE HCPS RIGHT NOW. THEY WANT TO BE BACK IN THE BUILDING. I GOT AN 11TH GRADER WHO IS THINKING ABOUT HER SENIOR YEAR. THEY ARE MISSING OUT ON THOSE EXPERIENCES, BUT I ALSO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING CAUTIOUS AND MAKING SURE THAT YOU DON'T RETURN US UNTIL YOU FEEL LIKE IT IS -- IT IS THE RIGHT TIME.

BECAUSE I SAW SOMETHING ON TWITTER TODAY OR YESTERDAY WHERE THERE ARE PARENTS NOW WHO ARE MAPPING WHERE CASES ARE AMONGST FACULTY AND ALL OF THIS. THEY'RE SAYING, THIS SCHOOL HAS HAD COVID CASES. SO, THE PARENTS WHO ARE MORE AGGRESSIVE SAYING, OPEN BACK UP, THERE ARE ALSO OTHER PARENTS OUT THERE THAT WILL JUMP ALL OVER YOU IF WE OPEN UP AND THERE ARE A COUPLE OF CASES OF COVID IN THE SCHOOL.

I SHARED THIS WITH MR. THORNTON TODAY, I'M SO GLAD I'M NOT ON

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THE SEABOARD. THIS IS U -- SCHOOL BOARD.

THIS IS SUCH A DIFFICULT FOR YOU GUYS.

EITHER WAY YOU GO, IT'S GOING TO BE A WRONG DECISION IN THE EYES OF SOME. I JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU AND THANK YOU. OUR SCHOOLS HAVE DONE AS GOOD A JOB AS THEY CAN WITH THIS VIRTUAL OPENING.

>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR GRATITUDE. I, TOO, AM INCREDIBLY PROUD OF THE HENRICO TEAM. SOME OF THE VIRTUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES HAVEN'T BEEN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT FOR EVERYBODY BUT, BY AND LARGE, HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE OF THE TEAM AND WE'RE PRICE TARGETIVE -- APPRECIATIVE OF THE SUPPORT.

I'LL BE SURE TO PASS ON THAT MESSAGE OF THANKS.

THANK YOU. >> ANYONE ELSE FOR DR. CASHWELL?

>> A QUICK ONE, JUST SWITCHING GEARS.

I THINK WE ALL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY.

I JUST WANT TO SAY HOW EXCITING THAT IS.

I KNOW WE HAVE A LOT GOING ON, WE'RE GETTING KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL. THERE'S GREAT WORK GOING ON GETTING THOSE TWO SCHOOLS BUILT. THE JOINT EFFORT ON THE WAFFLE OF THE -- BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT AND SCHOOLS TO COME UP WITH A TEMPLATE TO TAKE THE GLEN ALLEN AND PUT IT AT TUCKER.

WE'RE DOING GREAT THINGS WITH OUR SCHOOLS.

HOLIDAY LOOKS PHENOMENAL. THE MODEL THAT WE'RE PUTTING TOGETHER AT TUCKER AND HIGHLAND SPRINGS NOW JUST PROVES YOU CAN TAKE A MODEL AND MAKE IT LOOK GREAT.

I KNOW I PROBABLY STAND IN LINE MAYBE SECOND, I DON'T THINK I CAN BE AS EXCITED AS MR. NELSON IS.

I THINK HE'S THERE EVERY MORNING.

IT WAS A HECK OF AN EFFORT TO GET THAT TEMPLATE DONE AND WE'RE ON TO SOMETHING. THOSE TEAMS ARE WORKING THEIR TAILS OFF OVER THERE. THEY LOOK GREAT.

>> WE'RE THRILLED WITH THE PROGRESS, VERY EXCITED.

NOT ONLY CAN WE WAIT TO SHOW OFF THE FACULTIES BUT THE PROGRAMMING INSIDE THOSE NEW PHYSICALITIES WILL BE -- FACULTIES WILL BE INCREDIBLY INNOVATIVE.

WE'RE LEADING THE STATE IN SOME INNOVATION GRANTS WITH RE DESIGNING THE HIGH SCHOOL AND A NEW WAY OF THINKING ABOUT THE

WAY WE CONDUCT EDUCATION. >> YOU'RE PUSHING IT DOWN TO THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL, TOO. THE NEW LEARNING SPACES IN HOLIDAY TO ENABLE TEACH TO PULL KIDS OUT TO HAVE ONE-ON-ONES WE'RE SEEING IT IN HIGH SCHOOLS AND ELEMENTRY SCHOOLS AND IT'S

VALUABLE SPACE. >> THANK YOU.

DR. CASHWELL, THANK YOU FOR COMING.

>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. I WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY.

TAKE CARE. >> MR. MANAGER?

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, I HAVE NO OTHER COMMENTS.

DR. CASHWELL IS GOING TO BE HERE FOR THE SCHOOL BUDGET AMENDMENT, WHICH I'M GOING TO ASK THE CHAIRMAN TO MOVE UP IN THE

AGENDA AT A LATER POINT. >> OKAY.

AT THIS POINT, DO BOARD MEMBERS HAVE ANY COMMENTS THIS EVENING?

[5. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ COMMENTS ]

NO. NONE.

>> I DO. SORRY.

NOT GETTING AWAY THAT EASY. ONE, I SEE THE CHIEF OF ENGLISH IN THE BACK. I KNOW YOU WERE SWORN IN EIGHT DAYS AGO. WELCOME, SIR.

I DIDN'T WANT TO LET THE NIGHT GO BY WITHOUT SAYING WELCOME.

THIS FRIDAY, OUR TOURISM GROUP WILL HOST A VIRTUAL NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK CELEBRATION.

IT WILL BE VIRTUAL. IT WILL BE ONLINE.

IT'S AN ANNUAL MEETING, 2020 AWARDS.

IT'S THIS FRIDAY AT 9A.M. TYPICALLY NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK IS IN EARLY MAY. THERE WERE A FEW WRENCHES THROWN IN THAT PLAN, SO HERE WE GO THIS FRIDAY.

I CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO LOG IN IF THEY CAN.

VISITRICHMONDVA.COM. CLICK ON NATIONAL TRAVEL AND TOURISM WEEK. MOST OF US RECEIVED A BRIEFING THIS WEEK BY OUR REGISTRAR'S OFFICE.

A SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT TO THE SPOKES THERE.

THEY'RE WORKING REALLY HARD THERE AS WE OPENED UP IN-PERSON VOTING. THAT STAFF IS DOING A GREAT JOB.

THEY GAYE -- GAVE US AN EXCELLENT BRIEFING.

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF VOTING IN PERSON.

YOU SHOULD ALL HAVE RECEIVED A MAILING WITH REGARD TO THE DATES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO GET OUT AND VOTE.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE FOLKS IN THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE.

FOURTH, I WANT TO PROVIDE MY COLLEAGUES AND CITIZENS WITH AN UP DATE ON BELMONT. I SERVE ON THAT BOARD.

THEY'RE DOING A BANG-UP JOB. THEY'RE ON PACE FOR A SPRING OPENING IN MAY. IT IS BEAUTIFUL.

THE DESIGNS ARE BETTER THAN WE EXPECTED.

THE TURF AND THE GRASS LOOK PHENOMENAL.

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THEY'RE DOING A GREAT JOB. THIS SATURDAY WE -- THE FOLKS AT REC AND PARKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TOP GOLF ARE BRINGING ALL THE GOLF COACHES OUT TO A GATHERING TO EXPLAIN WHAT THIS FACILITY CAN DO FOR OUR KIDS IN SCHOOL.

SPECTACULAR STUFF IS GOING ON TO BRING GOLF TO KIDS AND GET THIS GOING IN OUR COMMUNITY AGAIN. REALLY GOOD STORY AT BELMONT.

FINALLY, IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE AND YOU HAVE HER NUMBER, PLEASE TEXT MRS. GLOVER. IT'S HER BIRTHDAY TODAY.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MRS. GLOVER. >> MR. MANAGER, IS THERE -- I DON'T SEE MORE COAKLEY HERE. THE VOTER REGISTRATION AT THE WESTERN AND EASTERN GOVERNMENT CENTER, RESIDENTS CAN VOTE AT EITHER REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU LIVE?

>> I'M GOING TO ASK OUR RESIDENT EXPERT, NOT MARK COAKLEY BUT

MONICA CALLAHAN. >> THAT'S MY QUESTION.

>> GOOD EVENING. I WILL TRY TO BE A SUB.

YES, YOU CAN VOTE AT EITHER LOCATION.

MARK DID TAKE US THROUGH WHEN WE MET WITH MR. SCHMITT AND MR. THORNTON, THOSE PROVISIONS. IF YOU SIGNED UP TO RECEIVE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT THAT WOULD ARE HAVE BEEN MAILED IN AND YOU CAN BRING THAT BALLOT WITH YOU AND TURN IT IN WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT EITHER LOCATED, THE WESTERN OR EASTERN GOVERNMENT CENTER TO

VOTE IN PERSON. >> SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I'VE HEARD THERE HAVE BEEN 20- TO 30-MINUTE WAITS AT THE WESTERN GOVERNMENT CENTER FOR EARLY VOTING.

THAT'S WHAT I HEARD. I DON'T KNOW.

>> WELL, ON THE FIRST DAY THEY HAD ABOUT 1500 PEOPLE COME THROUGH. TODAY I SAT OUT AND READ A PAPER AND ENJOYED THE SUNSHINE RIGHT AT THE LINE, AND THAT LINE MOVED VERY SWIFTLY. THAT WAS MY ONLY EXPERIENCE WITH IT, SITTING OUT AS I WAS DOING WORK, ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE, WATCHING THE LINE MOVE REALLY SWIFTLY.

>> THE EASTERN GOVERNMENT CENTER LINE WAS AVAILABLE.

>> AVAILABLE. >> SO PEOPLE COME TO THE WESTERN GOVERNMENT CENTER, YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A 15-MINUTE DRIVE -- I EARLY VOTED TODAY. I WALKED IN.

I WAS IN AND OUT IN THREE OR FOUR MINUTES.

SO, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I CAN SHARE THAT

INFORMATION WITH ALL RESIDENTS. >> YES.

>> YOU CAN VOTE AT EITHER PLACE. >> EITHER LOCATION.

>> EITHER LOCATION, YEP, THANK YOU.

>> WHAT CAN A RESIDENT EXPECT? THEY COME IN, THEY GET A BALLOT BASED ON THEIR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT?

>> RIGHT. >> THAT'S WHY THE LINE WAS TAKING LONGER. THEY HAVE TO DETERMINE WHICH PRECINCT. THOSE ARE THE ONLY TWO BALLOTS.

IN SOME RACES UPWARDS OF 20 PDIFFERENT BALLOTS?

>> YES. IN SOME AREAS.

>> AGAIN, JUST SO EVERYBODY HEARD CONTRACEPTIVELY, IF YOU HAVE -- CORRECTLY IF YOU REQUESTED AN ABSENTEE BALLOT AND CHANGE YOUR MIND, BRING IT WITH YOU, SURRENDER AND IT REGISTER YOUR VOTE. SAME ON ELECTION DAY.

IF YOU HAVE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN YOUR HAND, BRING IT WITH YOU SO YOU CAN SURRENDER THAT BALLOT AND VOTE.

>> THERE ARE MECHANISMS IN PLACE TO ENSURE NO DUPLICATE VOTING.

>> IS THAT ILLEGAL, MONICA? >> YOU CANNOT VOTE TWICE.

IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE. EVERYBODY IS ASSIGNED A SPECIAL CODE FOR THAT BALLOT. AND THEY HAVE MECHANISMS IN PLACE TO CROSS-REFERENCE TO ENSURE NO DUPLICATES.

>> THEY ARE FAR TOO SHARP. >> THAT IS WHY -- THANK YOU, MONICA. MR. NELSON, THAT IS EXACTLY WHY I BROUGHT THAT UP TODAY. MR. COAKLEY WAS ON EVERY ANSWER THE SECOND I ASKED IT. HE HAD ANSWERS TO IT AND WELL VERSED AND HIS STAFF KNOWS IT. YOU KNOW, I ACTUALLY SAID TO HIM IN THE ROOM, I SAID, YOU MADE A MISTAKE OF BEING TOO GOOD THE LAST FEW YEARS AND THE EXPECTATIONS ARE VERY HIGH HERE IN HENRICO, AS WELL THEY SHOULD BE.

I CAN TELL YOU, THANK YOU, MONICA.

HE WAS VERY WELL PREPARED. >> I HAVE ONE THAT I'D LIKE TO BRING UP AND THANK PARK REC AND ALSO FETCH A CURE.

FETCH A CURE IS DOG CANCER AWARENESS THEY PUT AT THE DOG PARK AND THEY PUT A STATUTE IN THREE YEARS AGO, AND THEY CAME TO US AND ASKED IF THEY COULD PUT ANOTHER ONE IN THE DEEP RUN

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PARK IN JANUARY. AND BECAUSE OF COVID AND EVERYTHING ELSE WITH SCHEDULING, WE FINALLY GOT A CHANCE TO DO THAT. THE MANAGER JOINED US, AND THE GREEN TEAM WAS ON TOP OF THINGS, AS THEY ALWAYS ARE.

SO I WANT TO THANK PARKS AND REC FOR EVERYTHING THEY DO.

RECS AND PARK AND ALSO THANK FETCH A CURE FOR ALLOWING US TO HAVE THEIR STATUTES IN OUR PARK. ANYONE ELSE?

OKAY, MR. MANAGER. >> MR. CHAIRMAN, A RECOGNITION

OF NEWS MEDIA. >> RECOGNITION.

[6. RECOGNITION OF NEWS MEDIA ]

BEN, DO WE HAVE ANYONE FROM THE NEWS MEDIA HERE TODAY?

>> NO, SIR. >> NO, WE DON'T.

THEY ALWAYS MISS OUT ON THE GOOD STUFF.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, WE MOVE INTO PRESENTATION AND WE HAVE ONE

[7. PRESENTATION ]

PRESENTATION THIS EVENING. AND THAT IS A PROCLAMATION THAT RECOGNIZES OCTOBER 4TH THROUGH THE 10TH AT FIRE PREVENTION

[7a. Proclamation - Fire Prevention Week - October 4 - 10, 2020. ]

WEEK. I'M GOING TO ASK OUR VICE-CHAIR, MR. DAN SCHMITT TO THE PODIUM WHO WILL PRESENT THE PROCLAMATIONS TO THE FIRE CHIEF AND DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF AND OUR FIRE MARSHAL. MR. SCHMITT.

>> THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER. ALEC, HENRY, TOM, GOOD TO SEE YOU. SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME FUN.

BEFORE I READ THIS PROCLAMATION IN THE SPIRIT OF THE MESSAGE, I WANTED TO BRING WITH ME A FEW THINGS THEY WANTED TO SHARE, NOT ONLY WITH THE FOLKS AT HOME BUT MY FIRE FRIENDS.

I BROUGHT TWO SHIELDS THAT WERE ON MY DAD'S HELMET FROM WHEN HE WAS A FIREFIGHTER IN NEW JERSEY, CAPTAIN AND LIEUTENANT SHIELD.

MOM, I MADE THE MISTAKE OF TELLING HER WE WERE TALKING ABOUT FIREFIGHTERS, SO SHE CAME. AND THIS IS A FIRE HELMET FROM THE 1880S, 1800S, IT WAS MY GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER'S HELMET. JOHN SCHMITT.

THIS HELMET HAS BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR YEARS.

I WANTED TO MAKE IT A PART OF THE CELEBRATION TODAY.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO UTILIZE TODAY AS WE TALK THROUGH FIRE PREVENTION YEAR.

ALL RIGHT. IT'S FIRE PREVENTION MONTH.

IT'S FIRE PREVENTION WEEK, BUT I'M STILL WORKING ON MAKING IT LONGER. HELMET, APPARENTLY, MY -- MY -- MY GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER'S HEAD WAS REALLY TINY. IT FITS LIKE A TOP HAT.

>> IT JUST BARELY FIT ME. >> BARELY.

SO I CALLED MY FRIENDS AT HENRICO FIRE, AND, AS USUALLY, THEY DELIVERED AND THEY CAME THROUGH.

THANK YOU, CHIEF. FITS GREAT.

SNEAKING OUT TO BACK DOOR WITH THIS SUCKER.

ALL RIGHT. SO, CHIEF, HERE WE GO FOR FIRE PREVENTION WEEK. OCTOBER 4TH THROUGH THE 10TH, 2020. WHEREAS, FIRE IS A SERIOUS PUBLIC SAFETY CONCERN, BOTH LOLLY AND NATIONALLY AND HOMES ARE WHERE PEOPLE ARE AT THE GREATEST RISK FROM FIRE AND WHEREAS HENRICO FIREFIGHTERS ARE DEDICATED TO REDUCING THE OCCURRENCE OF HOME FIRES AND HOME FIRE INJURIES THROUGH PREVENTION AND EDUCATION. AND WHEREAS COOKING IS THE NUMBER-ONE CAUSE OF HOME FIRES AND INJURIES AND UNATTENDED COOKING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF FIRES IN THE KITCHEN.

AND WHEREAS HENRICO AS RESIDENTS ARE RESPONSIVE TO PUBLIC EDUCATION MEASURES AND TAKE PERSONAL STEPS TO INCREASE THEIR SAFETY FROM FIRE, ESPECIALLY IN THEIR HOMES.

AND WHEREAS THE 2020 FIRE PREVENTION WEEK THEME, SERVE UP FIRE SAFETY IN THE KITCHEN TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON COOKING HAZARDS, THE DANGERS OF UNATTENDED COOKING AND PRECAUTIONS THEY CAN TAKE TO PREVENT COOKING-RELATED FIRES AND WHEREAS HENRICO COUNTY IS WELL PREPARED FOR ANY EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND HAS PONDED -- RESPONDED TO 46,006 INCIDENTS IN FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020. AND NOW, THEREFORE BE IT PROCLAIMED, THIS BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA, HEAD-ON CRASH PROCLAIM OCTOBER 4TH THROUGH 10TH 2020 AS FIRE PREVENTION WEEK AND CALL THIS OBSERVANCE TO THE ATTENTION OF HENRICO CITIZENS, SIGNED BY OUR CHAIRMAN AND THE HONORABLE CLERK. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR SIGNING THIS. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO PRESENT THIS.

I DID IT WAS A MUCH FLAIR AS I POSSIBLY COULD HAVE DONE.

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>> WHY DO I HAVE TO FOLLOW MR. SCHMITT?

>> PUT DOWN THE VISOR. I THINK WHAT IS REALLY INTERESTING THAT MR. SCHMITT SHARED WITH US TONIGHT IS THE HISTORY OF THE FIRE SERVICE. AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HELMET THAT HE'S PRESENTED TODAY AND THE NEW ONE THAT HE'S GOT THAT, OBVIOUSLY, IS MINE SO IT HASN'T SEEN ANY FIRE IN A WHILE -- WAS MINE, I SHOULD SAY.

YOU CAN SEE THE INNOVATIONS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE.

THEY'RE LIGHTER, THEY'RE STRONGER, THEY DO MORE THINGS.

REALLY, THAT'S THE MODEL FOR WHAT WE DO AS YOUR DIVISION OF FIRE HERE. WE'RE DEVELOPING NEW WAYS TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY, INNOVATIVE WAYS TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY. AS YOU MENTIONED, WE RUN ABOUT 50,000 CALLS A YEAR, ABOUT 900 OF THOSE ARE FIRE CALLS AND A COUPLE HUNDRED -- JUST UNDER 300 OF THOSE ARE STRUCTURAL FIRES.

40% OF THOSE ARE CAUSED BY COOKING.

AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE TIME THEY GET BEYOND THE OBJECT OF ORIGIN, THEY'RE RELATED TO UNATTENDED COOKING.

THAT'S THE COMMITMENT TO THIS COMMUNITY, TO FIND INNOVATIVE WAYS TO REDUCE THAT RISK SO WE DON'T HAVE TO RESPOND OUT THERE, SO WE DON'T HAVE TO DO MORE THINGS, THAT WE PROTECT THE COMMUNITY BEFORE THE INCIDENT OCCURS.

THANK YOU, MR. SCHMITT, FOR THE RECOGNITION.

I KNOW THIS IS A LONG HISTORY IN YOUR FAMILY AND WE'LL TRY TO DO

YOU PROUD. >> I'VE BEEN WAITING ALL DAY FOR

THIS. >> IT'S ALL YOURS UNTIL I NEED IT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH,

MR. CHAIRMAN. >> THANK YOU, CHIEF.

COMMENT. IN 1992, I HAD A KITCHEN FIRE AND CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WHO VERY QUICKLY -- I PUT IT OUT ACTUALLY WITH MY HOME FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

THE BAD NEWS IS IT REALLY DID SOME DAMAGE TO MY KITCHEN.

THE GOOD NEWS IS I GOT A NEW KITCHEN.

THEY WERE THERE. >> DR. O'BANNON BANNED YOU FROM

COOKING AGAIN? >> NO.

>> WE MOVE INTO APPOINTMENTS/RESIGNATIONS.

[8. APPOINTMENT/RESIGNATIONS ]

[8a. 228-20 Resolution - Resignation of Member - Community Criminal Justice Board. ]

THIS IS A RESOLUTION, THIS IS FOR A RESIGNATION OF MEMBER FROM THE COMMUNITY CRIMINAL JUSTICE BOARD.

THIS PAPER WOULD ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF HUMBERTO I.

CARDOUNEL, A MOTION WOULD BE IN ORDER.

>> MOVE THE RESOLUTION. >> SECONDED.

>> MOTION WAS MADE. IT WAS MADE BY MS. O'BANNON.

MOTION CARRIES. >> IT'S A RESOLUTION IN THIS

[8b. 229-20 Resolution - Appointment of Member - Community Criminal Justice Board. ]

CASE FOR APPOINTMENT OF MEMBER TO THAT SAME BOARD.

THIS PAPER WOULD APPOINT OUR NEW CHIEF ERIC D. ENGLISH TO THE CCJB FOR AN UNEXPIRED TERM. A MOTION WOULD BE ORDER.

>> MOVE THE RESOLUTION. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION WAS MADE BY MS. O'BANNON, SECONDED BY MR. THORNTON ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

MS. HARDING IS GOING TO ADMINISTER THE OATH FOR THIS APPOINTMENT.

>> I DO.

>> THANK YOU. >> CHIEF.

IT'S TRADITION THAT WE ALWAYS GIVE -- WHEN SOMEONE GETS SWORN IN, WE GIVE THEM A NEW PEN. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE A COLLECTION OF HENRICO PENS YET. OH, DID YOU GIVE IT TO HIM? OH, REALLY. CHIEF, DOESN'T MATTER.

>> THANK YOU, SIR. >> MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF BOARD, THIS IS ALSO A RESOLUTION FOR RESIGNATION OF MEMBER FROM

[8c. 230-20 Resolution - Resignation of Member - The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen Foundation Board of Directors. ]

THE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

THIS WOULD ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF BRANDI PAYNE FROM THAT BOARD. A MOTION IN ORDER.

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>> MOTION MADE BY MS. O'BANNON, SECONDED BY MR. NELSON.

RESOLUTION CARRIES. >> BEFORE WE MOVE INTO PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS, I AM GOING TO ASK YOUR INDULGENCE.

WE'VE GOT OUR SUPERINTENDENT HERE.

WE HAVE A BOARD PAPER IN THE GENERAL AGENDA, AGENDA ITEM 238-20. I ASK THAT THE BOARD CONSIDER MOVING AGENDA ITEM 238-20 DOO EDUCATIONAL WITH THE QUARTERLY APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE GENERAL AGENDA FOR BOARD ACTION PRIOR TO PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

MR. CHAIRMAN, DOES THE BOARD WISH TO CONSIDER MOVING AGENDA

ITEM 2378-20 -- 238-20. >> WE MOVE AGENDA ITEM 238-20 FROM THE GENERAL AGENDA FOR BOARD ACTION PRIOR TO THE PUBLIC

HEARING ITEMS. >> THAT MOTION WAS MADE BY MS. O'BANNON, SECONDED BY MR. THORNTON.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. ALL OPPOSED.

THAT MOTION CARRIES. I'LL ALSO ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> THAT'S ALL THAT IS NECESSARY, MR. CHAIRMAN.

MS. COATES, IF YOU WOULD PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

ITEM 238-20 IS THE QUARTERLY APPROPRIATION.

THIS IS BASED ON THE BUDGET THAT YOU ALL ADOPTED FOR JULY 1.

BECAUSE THIS IS JUST A REPEAT PERFORMANCE OF OUR FIRST VERSIO OF THIS, I'M JUST GOING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES OR THE EXCEPTIONS. AND IN THE GENERAL FUND APPROPRIATING 25% OF THE PERSONNEL ITEMS BUT MOVING 50% OF THE REMAINING OPERATING FUNDS INTO THIS AMENDMENT.

THERE ARE A FEW INSTANCES WHERE WE FEEL APPROPRIATE TO APPROPRIATE THE TOTAL BUDGETED AMOUNT.

THOSE PLACES INCLUDE THE WATER AND SEWER FUND, THE RISK MANAGEMENT FUND AND THE TECHNOLOGY REPLACEMENT FUND.

ALL OF THOSE HAVE VARIOUS OPERATING NEEDS THAT REQUIRE THEY HAVE THEIR FUNDING UP FRONT THIS TIME OF YEAR AS OPPOSED TO LATTER IN THE YEAR. ONE COMMENT IS THAT I THINK OUR EXPEDITION OF SOME OF THESE APPROPRIATIONS SHOULD GIVE YOU SOME COMFORT IN OUR LOCAL ECONOMY, THAT WE FEEL LIKE REVENUES ARE PERFORMING STRONGLY, CONFIDENT WE WILL OUTPERFORM THIS BUDGET AND BE IN A PLACE COME DECEMBER AND FEBRUARY TO REALLY START REBUILDING THE PLAN THAT WE HAD ORIGINALLY ENVISIONED. SO THE FIRST STEP TO GETTING THERE IS GETTING ALL THIS FUNDING APPROPRIATED AND IN PLACE AND AS WE MOVE FORWARD TO THE NEXT COUPLE OF QUARTERS, YOU'LL SEE US LAYER NEW INITIATIVES ON TOP OF THIS.

>> DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON -- WELL, I KNOW YOU PROBABLY HAVE AN IDEA OF WHY THIS IS HAPPENING, WHY OUR BUDGET IS -- I MEAN, WHY THE INCOME IS -- FROM TAXES IS STAYING STRONG.

>> OUR LOCAL ECONOMY HAS HELD UP REALLY WELL.

YOU KNOW, WE HAD A BLIP WITH UNEMPLOYMENT, LIKE MOST PLACES, BUT WE'RE NORMALIZING TO SOMETHING THAT'S RIGHT IN LINE WITH WHAT WE'RE SEEING AND WHAT OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT PEERS HAVE EXPERIENCED. OUR BUSINESSES ARE STRONG AND CREATIVE. THEY'VE CONTINUED TO BE GOOD TAXPAYERING -- TAXPAYING CITIZENS.

THE APPROACH THIS BOARD TOOK WAS UBER CONSERVATIVE AND IT POSITIONED US SO WE COULD PROTECT OUR WORKFORCE, PROTECT OUR PROGRAMS AND PROTECT OUR RESIDENTS.

SO THAT WE ONLY HAD UPSIDE GOING INTO THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHERE YOU FOUND YOURSELF.

>> I WILL ADD THANK YOU TO YOUR STAFF AND TO THIS COUNTY MANAGER AND THE COUNTY FOR DOING THAT. DR. CASHWELL, YOU AS WELL.

WE HAD THE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT BEING UBER CONSERVATIVE AND I

WOULD DO IT AGAIN TOMORROW. >> I WAS EXCITED HEARING THAT WE

WERE UBER CONSERVATIVE. >> IT'S BETTER THAN SUPER.

SO THANK YOU. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MS. COATES? NONE?

ENTERTAIN A MOTION? >> MOVE THE RESOLUTION.

>> MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. SCHMITT.

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

>> AGENDA ITEM 231-20, THIS IS A RESOLUTION.

[9a. 231-20 Resolution - Amendments to FY 2020-21 Annual Fiscal Plan to (1) Reappropriate Funds for Continuing Programs and (2) Appropriate Funds for Certain New Programs. ]

IT IS FOR AMENDMENTS TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2021 ANNUAL FISCAL PLAN TO DO A NUMBER OF ITEMS. IF MS. COATES WILL EXPLAIN ONCE AGAIN. THIS IS REFERRED TO AS THE ANNUAL SEPTEMBER BUDGET AMENDMENT PAPER.

MS. COATES, WOULD YOU COME BACK UP HERE AND HELP THE BOARD

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UNDERSTAND THIS APPROPRIATION. >> I WILL TAKE THE NEXT THREE I'MS. THE FIRST IS THE TRADITIONAL SEPTEMBER AMENDMENT. THIS CARRIES FORWARD A NUMBER OF FUNDING FROM THE PRIOR YEAR FROM FISCAL '20, AS WE CLOSE IT OUT.

ALSO INCLUDES A NUMBER OF NEW INITIATIVES THAT I CAN TALK TO YOU BRIEFLY ABOUT. THIS WAS INTRODUCED AT YOUR FIRST SEPTEMBER AMENDMENT. $73 MILLION IS THE TOTAL.

4.3 IS CARRIED FORWARD FROM THE PRIOR YEAR.

WE DO HAVE A $6.9 MILLION OF GRANT-RELATED FUNDING IN HERE, ALL TYPICAL ANNUAL GRANT AWARDS. EXCLUSIVE OF FUNDING ON TO CAPITAL PROJECTS FRONT, 29.7 MILLION ALL FOR ROAD AND SIDEWALK PROJECTS, ALL OUTSIDE FUNDING AND THEN IN THE WATER AND SEWER FUND, $31 MILLION FOR PROJECT-RELATED ACTIVITY, 30 MILLION OF THAT IS RELATED TO ANOTHER ITEM WE'LL COVER LATER ON THE AGENDA. NEW MONEY FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS.

THE TOTAL AMOUNT, AGAIN, IS 73 MILLION.

ONLY 3.1 OR 4% IS LOCAL DOLLARS. HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS AND

THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. >> ANY QUESTIONS? NONE? OKAY.

THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE IN THE ROOM THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO, FOR OR AGAINST THIS RESOLUTION IN -- RESOLUTION? NONE.

IS THERE ANYONE ON WEBEX THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO, FOR, OR

AGAINST THIS RESOLUTION. >> THERE'S NO ONE ON WEBEX.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> MOVE THE RESOLUTION. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION WAS MADE BY MS. O'BANNON, SECONDED BY MR. NELSON. THAT RESOLUTION CARRIES.

MR. COATES. >> AGAIN, AMENDMENTS TO THE

[9b. 232-20 Resolution - Amendments to FY 2020-21 Annual Fiscal Plan - CARES Act Funding for General Government: September 2020. ]

FY '21 BUDGET SPECIFICALLY RELATES TO CARES ACT FUNDING BEING USED FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT PURPOSES.

THIS WAS INTRODUCED ALSO AT YOUR FIRST SEPTEMBER MEETING, BUT AS A QUICK RECAP, WE RECEIVED $357.7 MILLION FROM THE STATE AND OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ALLOTMENT, 17 MILLION WAS ALLOCATED IN FISCAL '20. 17.6 MILLION AT YOUR LAST MEETING FOR NEEDS RELATED TO SCHOOLS AND DAYCARES AND THEN ON THIS ITEM HERE, THE BALANCE OF 23.1 MILLION.

THE LARGE MAJORITY OF THIS IS GOING TO COVER LOCAL SALARY COSTS AND FIRE AND SHERIFFS FOR THE NEXT QUARTER, AS WELL AS TO REIMBURSE OURSELVES FOR ABOUT $6 MILLION OF EXPENSES OR SALARIES INCURRED ELSEWHERE THAT ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE.

THIS EXHAUSTS ALL THE GENERAL GOVERNMENT FUNDING FROM CARES ACT AND I DID GET A QUESTION EARLIER THIS WEEK ABOUT OUR TOTAL CARES ACT FUNDING, SO OUTSIDE OF JUST THIS GENERAL GOVERNMENT COMPONENT, YOU MAY RECALL WE'VE GOTTEN DIRECT SLOKDSS -- ALLOCATIONS FOR SCHOOLS AND OTHERS.

IF YOU WERE LOOKING FOR THE TOTAL OF ALL OF THOSE FUNDING SOURCES, IT'S 70.7 MILLION. WITH THAT, I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER

QUESTIONS. >> WHEN YOU SAY TOTAL, YOU MEAN

NOT FROM THE CARES ACT BUT -- >> TOTAL CARES ACT FUNDING, 57 DIRECTLY ALLOCATED TO US VIA THE STATE, THE OTHER CAME THROUGH COMPETITIVE PROCESSES OR ALLOCATIONS TO SPECIFIC

AGENCIES. >> SO IT'S 70.7 MILLION.

>> I SEE A LOT HERE. IT SAYS -- DO I HAVE A QUESTION.

IT SAYS SOMETHING LIKE THE EXPENSES ARE NECESSARY TO MITIGATE AND RESPOND TO THE COVID PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY.

AND IT COULD BE ANYTHING FROM BUYING LYSOL TO THE PERSONNEL --

THE PPE, THE FACE MASKS? >> CORRECT.

>> I MEAN, CAN YOU GIVE US OTHER EXAMPLES.

>> WELL, ALMOST ALL OF THIS IS GOING TO PUBLIC SAFETY SALARIES, WHICH IS ONE OF THE ONLY AREAS THE TREASURY GUIDANCE IS WHOLESALE PERMISSIBLE. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

WE HAVE A SMALL COMPONENT OF THESE FUNDS TO REIMBURSE OURSELVES FOR THE COST OF PPE, THE DOTS THAT YOU SEE ON THE FLOOR, THE PLASTI SCREENS YOU SEE AT FRONT DESK, THE EQUIPMENT USED TO DO THE TEMPERATURE CHECKS IN THE BUILDING, ALL TANGIBLE ITEMS THAT WE'VE TICHD -- PURCHASED.

>> THANK YOU. >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MS. COATES? HEARING NONE, I'LL ENTERTAIN A

MOTION. >> MOVE THE RESOLUTION.

>> SECOND. MOTION WAS MADE.

[01:05:02]

>> DID PEOPLE COMMENT? DO WE HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING

PART. >> THAT'S RIGHT.

IS THERE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK FOR OR AGAINST 232-20? NONE? IS THERE ANYONE ON WEBEX THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO, FOR OR

AGAINST? >> THERE'S WITHERSPOON ON WEBEX.

>> -- THERE'S NO ONE ON WEBEX. >> MOVE THE RESOLUTION.

>> SECOND. >> MOTION WAS AGAIN MADE BY MISS O'BANNON, SECONDED BY INNER NELSON BECAUSE I PULLED THE TRIGGER TOO FAST. THAT RESOLUTION CARRIES.

>> IT'S ME. I TALK ENOUGH FOR EVERYBODY.

ITEM 233-20 IS A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PROVISION AND

[9c. 233-20 Resolution - Authorizing and Providing for the Issuance and Sale of Not to Exceed Two Hundred Fifty Million Dollars ($250,000,000) Aggregate Principal Amount of Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds of the County of Henrico, Virginia, for the Purpose of Financing the Costs of Acquisition, Construction, Reconstruction, Improvement, Extension, and Enlargement of the County’s Water and Sewer System, and for the Purpose of Refunding One or More Outstanding Series of Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds of the County. ]

ISSUANCE OF WATER AND SEWER REVENUE BOND UP TO $250PLE.

THIS IS NOT TO EXCEED AMOUNT. IT SETS THE CAP FOR US AS WE'RE EVALUATING THE MARKET OVER TO NEXT 14 DAYS.

OUR INTENT WOULD BE TO REFUND ALL THE OUTSTANDING 2013 AND 2014 UTILITY REVENUE BONDS. THEY TOTAL APPROXIMATELY $160 MILLION. ON TOP OF THAT, THE WAY THAT THE MARKET IS POSITIONED RIGHT NOW, WE BELIEVE WE CAN ISSUE $30 MILLION IN NEW DEBT THAT WAS ON THE PRIOR APPROPRIATION PAPER TO ALLOW THE UTILITY SYSTEM TO EXPEDITE SOME NECESSARY CAPITAL PROJECTS, AND THE SAVINGS FROM THE REFUNDING, PAIRED WITH THE DEBT SERVICE IS A NEUTRAL POSITION.

THE UTILITY SYSTEM SHOULD SAVE HALF A BILLION BY THE TIME IT'S DONE. IT'S A NEUTRAL IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS IN THE OPERATING BUDGET. SALE IS PLANNED FOR EARLY NEXT WEEK. WE SHOULD BE CLOSING FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER, IF ALL GOES WELL. HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ON

THIS ONE. >> YEAH, REFUND MEANS YOU

REFINANCE IT. >> CORRECT.

JUST LIKE YOU DO YOUR MORTGAGE WHERE YOU GO GET A NEW MORTGAGE

WITH A BETTER RATE. >> THIS IS REDUCING THE INTEREST RATE ON THE MONEY THAT IS BORROWED?

>> YES, MA'AM. >> YOU'RE SAYING THEY CAN TAKE THAT AND GO AHEAD AND DO SOME PROJECTS THAT ARE NEEDED?

>> CORRECT. >> UM, FOR WATER AND SEWER? AND I ALSO ASK THE QUESTION OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC UTILITIES, IF YOU DON'T DO THIS PROJECT, WHAT HAPPENS? NOBODY CAN FLUSH THEIR TOILET. I KNOW THEY'RE DOING A LOT OF UNDERGROUND WORK FOR WATER AND SEWER LINES IN THE STREET.

>> THE BULK OF THIS FUNDING IS GOING TO IMPROVEMENT AT THE

WASTEWATER PLANT. >> AT THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT

PLANT, AT THE PLANT ITSELF. >> IS THE FIRST ONE SINCE YOU'VE BEEN DIRECTOR FINANCE? PRESSURE'S ON.

>> IT IS. IT IS.

I'LL JUST CAVEAT THIS WITH THE MARKET IS NOT SITTING AT HISTORICALLY LOWS. NEVERTHELESS, WE THINK WE CAN DELIVER NET PRESENT VALUESATION OF 16 TO $17 MILLION.

MUCH BETTER RATES THAN WE HAVE NOW, BUT NOT THE SAME NUMBER WE'VE SAID OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS.

>> TALK ABOUT THE SAVINGS, SET EXPECTATIONS LOW.

THANK YOU. >> MS. COATES, DO YOU KNOW WHO THE FINANCE STAFF PERSON WAS THAT BROUGHT THE IDEA OF REFINANCING BONDS? AT HENRICO.

>> THIS GUY. >> THAT GUY.

THE LITTLE GREEK. >> OKAY.

THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE IN THE ROOM THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO, FOR, AGAINST 233-20? SEEING NONE. ANYONE ON WEBEX.

>> THERE'S NO ONE ON WEBEX. >> SO MOVED.

>> SO THAT MOTION WAS MADE BY MR. NELSON, SECONDED BY

MR. SCHMITT. >> JUST BEFORE WE MOVE ON, I NEGLECTED TO TELL YOU THAT THE UTILITY SYSTEM RECEIVED THEIR TRIPLE-TRIPLE A RATING REAFFIRMED TODAY.

STRONG MANAGEMENT PRACTICES WERE HIGHLIGHTED IN ALL THREE REPORTS. KUDOS TO THEM.

>> HOW MANY PUBLIC UTILITIES IN THE U.S. HAVE THAT RATING, DO

YOU KNOW? >> IT'S A LOW NUMBER.

LESS THAN 20. >> FEWER THAN 20?

>> YEAH. OKAY.

THANK YOU. CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND YOUR

PEOPLE. >> SO THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE, TRIPLE-TRIPLE A IN THAT IT'S HARDER FOR A UTILITY SYSTEM TO OBTAIN THAT DESIGNATION THAN IT IS FOR A

COUNTY. >> I OFTEN HAVE PEOPLE ASK ME, HOW CAN I -- THEY WANT INVEST IN HENRICO, YOU KNOW, UTILITY BONDS

AND THINGS LIKE THAT. >> YOU CAN BUY THEM, MS. O'BANNON, ON THE SECONDARY MARKET.

[01:10:03]

WE HAD A COUPLE SALES WHERE WE DID DIRECT SALES.

THE REALITY IS, RIGHT NOW, WITH THE WAY MARKET IS, THESE WILL GO TO ONE BUYER. YOU CAN BUY THEM EVERY DAY.

>> BUT PEOPLE ARE INVESTING IN BONDS NOW, I MEAN, YOU KNOW, IN UTILITIES SNOOP THERE'S A FLIGHT TO SAFETY.

>> YEAH. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT. >> MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, AGENDA ITEM 234-20. I WILL ASK HIM TO PRESENT A

[9d. 234-20 Resolution - Authorizing County Manager to Submit Second Amended Henrico County 2019-20 Annual Consolidated Action Plan; to Execute Additional ESG Agreement; and to Execute Contracts for New ESG Activities. ]

RESOLUTION. THIS IS THE 2020-20 ANNUAL CONSOLIDATED ACTION PLAN FOR THE ESG AGREEMENT.

MR. LEBO. >> GOOD EVENING.

>> GOOD EVENING, MR. CHAIR. THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER, MR. CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. I HAVE A BRIEF PRESENTATION TONIGHT AS THIS DOUBLES AS THE PUBLIC HEARING.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO PRESENT THE ACTION PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 19-20. THIS AMENDMENT, IF APPROVED, WILL BE SUBMITTED TO HUD TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL ESG ALLOCATED TO HENRICO BY THE CARES ACT. WE PLAN TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS TO CARRY OUT TO PROGRAMS AND SERVICES I'LL SHARE.

THE CARES ACT PROVIDED A LITTLE OVER 1.1 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL ESG FUNDS TO HENRICO. AS YOU KNOW, THESE FUNDS MUST BE USED TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE EITHER HOMELESS OR AT RISK OF BECOMING HOMELESS AND ALSO MUST BE USED TO RESPOND TO THE CORONAVIRUS. THIS TABLE THAT'S IN FRONT OF YOU HERE KIND OF DESCRIBES OR SHARES THE ALLOCATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE TO DATE. WE RECEIVED A LITTLE OVER 1.5 MILLION AND A LITTLE 1.1 BEFORE YOU TONIGHT AND WE'RE EXPECTING TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $1.4 MILLION IN ROUND THREE CARES ACT

FUNDING FOR CDBG. >> TO DATE, WE RECEIVED A LITTLE OVER 2.6 MILLION IF YOU COUNTDOWN ROUND ONEON AND ROUND TWO. WE USE A UNIQUE APPROACH TO IDENTIFY THE RECOMMENDED USES THAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT.

WE WORKED REGIONALLY WITH OUR CONTINUUM OF CARE, THE CITY AND FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE COORDINATING ENTITY, WHICH IS HOMEWORK, TO COME UP WITH THE REGIONAL STRATEGY TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS RESPOND TO HENRICO'S NEED RELATED TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

I'LL RUN THROUGH THIS LIST BRIEFLY.

WE'RE LOOKING AT RECOMMENDING FUNDING HOMEWORK FOR PANDEMIC RESPONSE SHELTER, WE'RE LOOKING AT -- OR RECOMMENDING FUNDING SHELTER MODIFICATIONS AND HOUSING CASE MANAGEMENT TO GET PEOPLE BACK INTO HOUSING AND OUT OF SHELTER.

HOUSING FAMILIES FIRST, SHELTER PANDEMIC RESPONSE AND WHAT IN A MEANS IS WE'RE PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO HELP THEM DO SCREENING, CLEANING, AND SECURITY TO DEAL WITH THE PANDEMIC. RAPID REHOUSING IS JUST, AGAIN, HELPING PEOPLE GET BACK INTO PERMANENT HOUSING QUICKLY.

AND THEN ONE OF THE UNIQUE PROGRAMS I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IS A SHELTER EXPANSION AND OTHER RELATED COSTS THAT ARE REQUIRED BY COVID. BUT THIS IS A UNIQUE EXPANSION OF HILLIARD HOUSE -- FORMALLY KNOWN AS HILLIARD HOUSING.

A SIMILAR PROGRAM. AS YOU ALL HAVE HEARD BEFORE, HENRICO DSS FOR COVID-RELATED RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

SOME ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS TO CARRY OUT TO PROGRAMS THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATIVE OVERSIGHT PURPOSES AND IMPLEMENTATION AND AT LEAST AN AMOUNT OF $100,000 WE'LL HOLD FOR FUTURE ALLOCATION. WITH THAT, THAT CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION. I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. I WILL MENTION THERE IS A COMPANION APPROPRIATION PAPER THAT WILL COME BEFORE YOU LATER

ON IN THE AGENDA. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ANY QUESTIONS? SEEING NONE.

THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING. IS THERE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO, FOR, OR AGAINST THIS RESOLUTION? NO ONE? IS THERE ANYBODY ON WEBEX?

>> THERE'S NO ONE ON WEBEX. >> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> MOVE THE RESOLUTION. >> SECONDED.

>> EMOTION WAS MADE BY -- MOTION WAS MADE BY MS. O'BANNON.

RESOLUTION CARRIES. MR. MANAGER.

>> PAPERS 235-20 AND 236-20, IF WE COULD GO THERE ON THE AGENDA,

[01:15:08]

TAKE US THERE, CONTROL ROOM. YEP.

THE FIRST TWO ITEMS, YOU'LL SEE, A LITTLE UNUSUAL.

THE WORD CONDEMNATION FOR RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND EASEMENTS, ONE-ROAD PROJECT, BOTH THREE CHOPT ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT AND TWO ENTITIES THAT THIS PAPER ASKS THAT THOSE PROCEEDINGS CONTINUE OR, BASICALLY, MOVE FORWARD ON.

MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF BOARD, EIGHT YEARS AS THE COUNTY MANAGER, WE HAVE NOT PRESENTED YOU WITH A PAPER THAT READS CONDEMNATION. WE ARE NOW -- THIS IS SIMPLY A LEGAL PROCESS THAT THE COURTS WILL NEED TO FIGURE OUT FOR US BECAUSE THERE ARE SUCH DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WHAT IS BEING REQUESTED FOR A PIECE F PROPERTY AND WHAT IS BEING OFFERED, AS WELL AS WE HAVE -- AND I'VE GOT CHARLIE, CHARLIE MORRISON. SO, COME FORWARD.

CHARLIE MARSTON, MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF BOARD, IS THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF REAL PROPERTY. SO, ON HIS FIRST TWO BOARD PAPERS, HE HAS THE PRIVILEGE OF PRESENTING INFORMATION THAT HAS NOT BEEN PRESENTED TO THIS BOARD IN MANY, MANY YEARS.

CHARLIE, IF YOU WILL TAKE IT AWAY.

>> MR. MANAGER, HAS THE COUNTY -- I ONLY REMEMBER ONE TIME THAT THE COUNTY DID A CONDEMNATION AND IT WAS WHAT I WOULD CALL A FRIENDLY CONDEMNATION.

>> WELL, I THINK YOU'LL HEAR, MS. O'BANNON, THIS IS THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE WE HAVE. IT'S FRIENDLY AND BOTH PARTIES ARE SEEKING TO FIND A SOLUTION. I RECALL WITH THE GATETON ROAD PROJECT, THERE WERE SOME CONDEMNATIONS THAT WERE NECESSARY. WE HAD SO MANY ACTIONS.

TOM MAY KNOW BETTER. CHARLIE, IF YOU WOULD COME

FORWARD. >> MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE TONIGHT.

>> PLEASE SPEAK INTO THE MICROPHONE.

>> APPROVAL OF THIS RESOLUTION AUTHORIZES CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS FOR PROPERTY OWNED BY SALDUS-WEST LLC NEEDED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE THREE CHOPT ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT.

COUNTY NEEDS TO ACQUIRE RIGHT-OF-WAY, EASEMENT AND A PERMANENT EASEMENT FOR DOMINION ENERGY VIRGINIA.

[9e. 235-20 Resolution - Condemnation - Right-of-Way and Easements - Three Chopt Road Improvements Project - Saldus-West, LLC - Three Chopt District. ]

ACROSS THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 3351 BARREN CRESCENT AND OLD BY SALDUS-WEST LLC. BASED ON AN INDEPENDENT APPRAISAL, THE OFFER WAS NOT ACCEPTED.

THIS PAPER AUTHORIZES THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO CONDUCT CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CODE OVIRGINIA.

THIS PAPER FURTHER AUTHORIZES AND DIRECTS THE COUNTY MANAGER CQUISITION OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AND'SMENTS TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY TENSE TO -- STEPS TO ACQUIRE THOSE AND TAKE POTION OF THE REQUIRED RIGHT-OF-WAY AND EASEMENTS.

THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

COUNTY MANAGER CONCURS. I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY

QUESTIONS YOU HAVE. >> DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR CHARLIE? NONE?

WE NEVER SEE THIS. >> IT'S VERY INFREQUENT.

WE ARE ABLE, IN ALMOST EVERY CASE, TO GET A VOLUNTARY AGREEMENT ON COMPENSATION TO BE HELD.

IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, AFTER YEARS OF TRYING TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY FOR THE PROJECT, WE'VE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET AN OFFER TO SELL. THE ONLY WAY FOR US TO TAKE POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY AND TO MOVE TO A JUDICIAL PROCEEDING TO DETERMINE JUST COMPENSATION IS FOR THE BOARD TO PASS THE RESOLUTION, THEN FILE A PETITION FOR CONDEMNATION.

HOPEFULLY IT WILL SETTLE ONCE IT GETS FILED IN COURT.

ON OCCASION, IF THEY CAN'T REACH A VOLUNTARY RESOLUTION, WE GO TO COMMISSIONERS AND A COURT PROCEEDING.

WE DID IT FOR THE NORTH GATETON ROAD PROJECT.

WE HAD A CONDEMNATION PROCEEDING FOR THE SCHOOL PROPERTY DOWN IN VARINA. BEHAD ONE THAT WAS -- WE HAD ONE 36 HOURS AWAY FROM TRIAL AT CHURCH ROAD AT THE PROPERTY.

IT'S VERY INFREQUENT. AS THE MANAGER SAID, WE'RE

[01:20:06]

ALMOST ALWAYS ABLE TO VOLUNTARILY RESOLVE THIS IN

ALMOST EVERY CASE. >> SO THIS THE IS A FRIENDLY NUDGE? I KNOW THAT ROAD WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN READY TO ROLL OUT THIS YEAR.

>> YES. THE BENEFIT OF COG IT -- DOING IT NOW WITH THIS RESOLUTION, WE'LL DO A QUICK TAKE CONDEMNATION. THAT MEANS ONCE WE FILE THE CERTIFICATE OF TAKE IN THE COURT, WE'LL BE ABLE TO TAKE POSSESSION AND MOVE FORWARD ON THE PROJECT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW FRIENDLY IT IS, BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO EVEN GET AN OFFER FROM THE OWNERS, BUT THIS WILL BRING THE PROCESS TO A HEAD. WE'LL BE ABLE TO TAKE POSSESSION AND BEGIN THE PROCESS OF DETERMINING COMPENSATION BUT IT WILL NOT DELAY OUR TAKING THE PROPERTY.

WE WILL TAKE THE PROPERTY WHILE THE JUDICIAL PROCEEDINGS ARE

OCCURRING. >> THOSE ARE NEVER GOOD WORDS TO HEAR, BUT HOPEFUL THE PARTIES WILL COME -- AT LEAST START

SPEAKING. >> WE WILL.

WE WILL. THE JUDGES IN PARTICULARLY HENRICO CIRCUIT STRONGLY ENCOURAGE SETTLEMENT.

THERE WILL BE A MEETING TO REACH A MUTUALLY SATISFACTORY

RESOLUTION. >> FANTASTIC.

ANY QUESTIONS? SEEING NONE.

IS THERE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO, FOR, OR AGAINST THIS RESOLUTION? SEEING NONE, IS THERE ANYONE ON

WEBEX? >> THERE'S NO ONE ON WEBEX.

>> I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION. >> MOVE THE RESOLUTION.

>> SECONDED. >> THE MOTION WAS MADE BY MS. O'BANNON, SECONDED BY MR. THORNTON.

ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. ALL OPPOSED?

RESOLUTION CARRIES. >> THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

APPROVAL OF THIS RESOLUTION AUTHORIZES CONDEMNATION

[9f. 236-20 Resolution - Condemnation - Rights-of-Way and Easements - Three Chopt Road Improvements Project - Trustees of Deep Run Baptist Church - Three Chopt District. ]

PROCEEDINGS FOR PROPERTY OWNED BY THE TRUSTEES OF DEEP RUN BAPTIST CHURCH. THAT IS NEEDED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE THREE CHOPT ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT.

THE COUNTY NEEDS TO ACQUIRE REFEREES CONTAINING 11,260 SQUARE FEET, AN EASE MEANT WITH 476 SQUARE FEET, CONSTRUCTION EASEMENTS, PERMANENT EASEMENTS FOR DOMINION ENERGY CONTAINING 10,525 SQUARE FEET AND PERMANENT EASEMENTS FOR VERIZON VIRGINIA CONTAINING 10,610 SQUARE FEET ACROSS THE PROPERTY LOCATED AT 10905, 10907 AND 10927, THREE TORONTO RAPTOR ROAD, OWNED BY THE TRUSTEES OF DEEP RUN BAPTIST CHURCH.

BASED ON INDEPENDENT APPRAISALS, 169,286 FOR THE ACQUIRED PROPERTY. OFFERS NOT ACCEPTED.

AGAIN, THIS BOARD PAPER AUTHORIZES THE COUNTY ATTORNEY TO INSTITUTE AND CONDUCT CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS.

THE BOARD PAPER FURTHER AUTHORIZES AND DIRECTS THE COUNTY MANAGER TO CONTINUE TO SEEK A VOLUNTARY ACQUISITION OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAYS AND EASEMENTS AND TAKE POTION OF THE REQUIRED RIGHTS-OF-WAY AND EASE MENS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CODE.

THEY RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THIS BOARD PAPER.

THE COUNTY MANAGER CONCURS. I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER

QUESTIONS. >> ANY QUESTIONS?

>> NO COUNTEROFFER? >> NAM -- NO MA'AM.

>> NONE. >> NO.

SAME EXACT SITUATION? >> YES, SIR.

WE'RE KNOCKING AND THEY'RE NOT ANSWERING?

>> YES, SIR. IT'S THE SAME ATTORNEY

REPRESENTING BOTH OWNERS. >> WHAT'S THE ATTORNEY'S NAME?

>> MARK SHORT. >> THANK YOU.

>> WHAT CHURCH WAS THIS AGAIN? >> THIS IS THE DEEP RUN BAPTIST

CHURCH. >> THANK YOU.

>> IS THERE ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE THAT WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO, FOR OR AGAINST? SEEING NONE.

IS THERE ANYONE ON WEBEX? >> THERE'S NO ONE ON WEBEX.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. I'LL ENTERTAIN A MOTION.

>> MOVE THE RESOLUTION. >> SECONDED.

>> MOTION WAS MADE BY MS. O'BANNON, SECONDED BY MR. SCHMITT. RESOLUTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHARLIE, FOR YOUR FIRST EVENING AT THE

PODIUM. >> DID YOU SAY CHARLIE WAS THE

INTERIM DIRECTOR? >> HE'S THE ACTING DIRECTOR.

>> OKAY. >> JUST HAD A BABY.

HE'S, I THINK, ONE AND A HALF, TWO HOURS SLEEP IN THE PAST

WEEK. >> DON'T GO ANYWHERE, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO MAKE YOU COME DOWN A COUPLE OF MORE TIMES.

>> GET USED TO THAT SLEEP PATTERN FOR A LITTLE BIT.

IT WON'T GET BETTER. >> MR. CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF

[01:25:03]

BOARD, WE MOVE INTO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

I DO HAVE ONE INDIVIDUAL THAT HAS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

[10. PUBLIC COMMENTS ]

AND THAT IS SE SEAL COLEMAN. MISS COLEMAN, STATE YOUR ADDRESS

FOR THE RECORD. >> GOOD EVENING, MS. COLEMAN.

>> GOOD -- OR GOOD EVENING. I LIVE AT 6001 BROOKFIELD ROAD IN HENRICO COUNTY, OF COURSE, FAIRFIELD DISTRICT.

GREETINGS, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND DISTINGUISHED GUESTS.

I APPRECIATE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THIS PLATFORM IN SUPPORT OF THE ARTS. I AM AN ARTIST.

AND I HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT HERE IN HENRICO COUNTY FOR 29 YEARS.

I STAND HERE TO MAKE A STATEMENT THAT ART IS UNIVERSAL.

IN THESE TIMES, ART IS NEEDED MORE THAN EVER.

WHY? ART IS A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE.

IT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH SPLASHES OF COLOR, MEANINGFUL NARRATIVES AND SOULFUL LYRICS.

EACH FORM OF ART GIVES US A LOOK INTO OUR PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. THROUGH THE AGES, ARTISTS HAVE RELAYED THEIR HISTORY THROUGH DRAWINGS, PAINTINGS ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY CREATIVE MOVEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS BUT INEQUALITY IS THE ONLY ONE THAT GENERALLY EXPRESSED THE HARDSHIPS FACE IN THE UNITED STATES. ART IS A DIVERSE RANGE OF HUMAN ACTIVITIES IN CREATING VISUALS, PERFORMING ART, AND EXPRESSING THE AUTHOR'S IMAGINATIVE MIND. THE PRODUCT OF ART IS A WORK OF ART FOR OTHERS TO EXPERIENCE. ART AS AN EXPERIENCE IMPLIES THAT CREATING ART MUST BE SOMETHING OF PERSONAL AND KNOWLEDGEABLE VALUE. WHEN EXAMINING ART AS AN EXPERIENCE, WE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS GLORY AND ARTISTIC EXPRESSION IN WHO WE RECOGNIZE A HUMANS -- WE ARE AS HUMAN BEINGS. MY LIFE EXPERIENCES IS TO BE SHOWN THROUGH ARTISTIC EXPRESSION.

THE ARTWORK THAT I'M GOING TO PRESENT IS TITLED "NEUTRAL GROUND." IT WAS, INDEED, CREATED BY MY EXPERIENCE. I NAMED THIS PIECE WHEN IT SEEMED AS IF IT WAS MAKING A STATEMENT TO ME, BLACK ON ONE SIDE, WHITE ON THE OTHER. INDEED, AS IF IT TOOK OVER MY INTENDED PLAN, BOTH SIDES SLOWLY MOVED TO THE PAINTING'S CENTER AS CAUTIOUSLY HESITANT OF THE OUTCOME.

WILL ONE SIDE LOSE DOMINANCE OVER THE OTHER? WHAT BECAME TWO BECAME NEUTRAL GRAY WHILE BOTH CAME TO NEUTRAL GROUND. THERE ARE SEVERAL DEFINITIONS THAT DEFINE THE WORD NEUTRAL. THESE DEFINITIONS FIT MY ARTISTIC EXPRESSION. GRAY IS AN INTERMEDIATE COLOR BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE. IT IS A NEUTRAL COLOR, MEANING, A COLOR WITHOUT A COLOR. BECAUSE IT CAN BE COMPOSED OF BLACK AND WHITE. SECOND, WHEN WE ARE NEUTRAL, WE STAY OBJECTIVE, WE CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND PEOPLE AND SITUATIONS, AND WE ARE MORE OPEN-MINDED AND BALANCED.

WE ARE UNBIASED AND IMPARTIAL. WE CREATE PERFECT HARMONY.

NEUTRALITY SETS US FREE. IT HELPS US TO SEE SOMETHING MORE, LIKE TRUTH, INSTEAD OF EXPERIENCING CIRCUMSTANCES CONCERNING EXPECTATIONS AND DESIRES.

NEUTRALITY PROVIDES CLARITY AND ELIMINATES OBSTACLES, MAKING THINGS NEITHER AWESOME NOR AWFUL, JUST REFRESHING.

MR. THORNTON AND HENRICO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, I THANK YOU. MR. THORNTON, I PRESENT THIS PIECE OF ART TO YOU BECAUSE I KNOW MANY OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS HAVE WITNESSED THE TIRELESS FIGHT FROM YOU TO BRING BALANCE AND DIVESTITURE TO HENRICO COUNTY.

MR. THORNTON, I APPLAUD YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE AND FOR STANDING ON NEUTRAL GROUND.

[01:30:07]

>> THANK YOU. >> SHE HAS A PAINTING.

. >> THAT'S FANTASTIC.

YOU FOR THIS. I HOPE ALSO A PART OF THIS AND SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW THIS, BUT MS. COLEMAN YEARS AGO WAS ONE OF MY STUDENTS. AND HOPEFULLY IN ONE OF THOSE CLASSES WE TALKED ABOUT THE VALUE OF ART.

AND I DID KNOW AT THE TIME ABOUT HER TALENTS, BUT THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ARTISTRY AND FOR HOW YOU HAVE USED ART TO REALLY BRING ABOUT THE UPLIFTING OF HUMANITY.

AND I ACCEPT THIS ON BEHALF OF ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES ON THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, AND ALSO ALL OF THE RESIDENTS OF HENRICO COUNTY. BECAUSE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TITLE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MOTIF OF YOUR ARTWORK, IT'S TALKING ABOUT BRINGING THINGS TOGETHER.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN, I HAVE NO ONE ELSE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK.

>> LET'S CHECK WEBEX. >> MS. DAVIS, IS THERE ANYONE ON

WEBEX? >> NO, SIR, NOT AT THIS TIME.

>> OKAY. SO, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, WE MOVE

INTO THE GENERAL AGENDA. >> WAS THERE ANYONE ELSE?

>> I'M SORRY. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE IN THE

AUDIENCE THAT WISHES TO SPEAK? >> ONLY MS. COLEMAN SIGNED UP.

>> THANK YOU, MR. NELSON. SO AGENDA ITEM 237-20 IS A

[11. GENERAL AGENDA ]

RESOLUTION. THESE ARE AMENDMENTS, AGAIN,

[11a. 237-20 Resolution - Amendments to FY 2020-21 Annual Fiscal Plan - CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grant Funding: September 2020. ]

THAT WERE DISCUSSED IN A PRIOR BOARD PAPER AND MS. COATES WILL

COVER THIS ITEM, 237-20. >> THIS ITEM IS ANOTHER AMENDMENT TO THE FISCAL '21 ANNUAL BUDGET, FISCAL PLAN.

THIS IS FOR THE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT FUNDING VIA THE CARES ACT THAT HE REFERENCED EARLIER.

THIS IS THE COMPANION TO ITEM 234-20 AND I'M HAPPY TO TAKE

COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS. >> ANY QUESTIONS FOR MS. COATES?

>> THIS IS THE ONE THAT'S $1.15 MILLION?

>> THAT'S CORRECT. >> MOVE THE RESOLUTION.

>> MOTION MADE BY MR. NELSON, SECONDED.

MOTION CARRIES. >> NOW, AGENDA ITEM 238-20 WAS

[11b. 238-20 Resolution - Quarterly Appropriation of Funds for Second Quarter of FY 2020-21. ]

MOVED AND PREVIOUS APPROVED. WE MOVE INTO AGENDA ITEM 239-20.

[11c. 239-20 Resolution - Signatory Authority - Extension of Lease - Capital Region Workforce Partnership - City of Richmond. ]

THIS IS A RESOLUTION FOR SIGNATORY AUTHORITY.

THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF LEASE. CHARLIE.

>> THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, MR. CHAIRMAN. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME UP HERE AGAIN. HOPEFULLY THESE TWO WILL BE A LITTLE BIT MORE PALATABLE. CRWP, THE COUNTY HAS NEGOTIATED A AMENDMENT FOR THE CURRENT LEASE FOR OFFICE SPACE IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND FOR USE BY VARIOUS PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTITIES TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND OTHER SERVICE PURSUANT TO THE WORKFORCE, NAVIGATION INNOVATION ACT.

THE APPROVAL OF THIS RUSE TO EXECUTE THE AMENDMENT TO CHANGE THE TERMINATION DATE OF THE LESS FROM NOVEMBER 30TH, 2020, TO

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DECEMBER 31ST 2020. THEY WILL USE THE EXTENSION ERRED TO MOVE INTO NEW OFFICE SPACE.

THE RENT FOR THE EXTENSION PERIOD WILL BE $24,979, THIS IS A 3% INCREASE OVER TO NOVEMBER RENT.

THIS EXTENSION OF THE LEASE WILL BE FUNDED BY ANNUAL WIOA FEDERAL GRANTS. THE DIRECTOR OF THE CRWP AND THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF REAL PROPERTY RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

THE COUNTY MANAGER OCCURS. CONCURS.

ANY QUESTIONS? >> IT'S 24,900 FOR ONE MONTH?

IS THAT CORRECT? >> YES, MA'AM, THAT'S CORRECT.

>> OKAY. >> MOVE THE RESOLUTION.

MOTION MADE. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

AYE. ALL OPPOSED.

THAT MOTION CARRIES. CHARLIE, DON'T GO ANYWHERE.

CONGRATULATIONS, SIR, ON HAVING YOUR CHILD.

PLEASE GET SOME SLEEP. >> THANK YOU.

I WILL TRY. WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW MORNING.

I DO HAVE ONE MORE FOR YOU. >> GO.

AGAIN, RELATED TO THE CRWP AS FSCAL AGENT FOR THE CRWP, THE

[11d. 240-20 Resolution - Signatory Authority - Lease - Capital Region Workforce Partnership - Brookland District. ]

COUNTY NEGOTIATED A LEASE FOR APPROXIMATELY 7500 SQUARE FEET OF OFFICE SPACE BY USE BY ENTITIES TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND OTHER SERVICES PURSUANT TO THE WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT. APPROVAL OF THIS RECESSION AUTHORIZES THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE THE LEASE.

AND ENDING ON FEBRUARY 28TH, 2031.

THE LEASE MAY BE RENEWED FOR ONE ADDITIONAL FIVE-YEAR TERM.

THERE WILL BE NO RENT FOR THE FIRST THREE MONTHS, AND THE RENT FOR THE PERIOD MARCH 1ST, 2021 TO NOVEMBER 30TH, 2021 WILL BE 92,812.50. THE ANNUAL RENT FOR THE TERM BEGINNING DECEMBER 1ST, 2021 WILL BE -- AND INCREASE 2% YEAR THEREAFTER. THE LEASE FUNDED, AGAIN, THROUGH ANNUAL WIOA GRANTS AND SUBJECT TO ANNUAL APPROPRIATION BY THE BOARD. THE DIRECTOR OF THE CAPITAL REGION WORKFORCE PARTNERSHIP RECOMMEND APPROVAL.

THE COUNTY MANAGER CONCURS I ALSO MENTION THAT THE PRESENT RATE PER SQUARE FOOT RENTAL TRAIT EXISTING LEASE.

THE NEW RENTAL RATE IN THE INITIAL MONTHS WILL BE $16.50.

AT THE NEW SPACE. THERE IS A COST SAVINGS THERE.

>> YOU CAN TELL THAT FROM THE AMOUNTS OF MONEY.

>> MUCH MORE IN LINE. >> MOTION MADE BY MS. O'BANNON, SECONDED BY MR. SCHMITT. MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU ALL. >> CHARLIE, DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL

LOCALLY? >> YES, SIR.

TIGERS. >> GEEZ.

WE MOVE INTO 241-20, AS HE COMES FORWARD, HE HAS A PAPER THAT IS

[11e. 241-20 Resolution - Signatory Authority - Facility Encroachment Agreement - Bickerstaff Road - Varina District. ]

ALSO A LITTLE UNUSUAL, WE HAVE NOT SEEN MUCH OF RECENTLY.

THIS IS REFERRED TO AS A FACILITY ENCROACHMENT AGREEMENT AND WHAT IS BEING REQUESTED IS SIGNATORY AUTHORITY.

BENTLEY? >> THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER.

MR. CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, THIS BOARD PAPER AUTHORIZES THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE A FACILITY ENCROACHMENT AGREEMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW BICKERSTAFF CROSSING VIRGINIA, LLC TO CONSTRUCT OFF-SITE SAN TORY SEWER AND STORM SEWER IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRED BY POD 2019-00215 FLORIST BICKERSTAFF CROSSING APARTMENTS ON LAND OWNED BY ATRANSPORTATION. THE IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE 177 FEET OF 8-INCH DIAMETER SANITARY SEWER AND THREE STORM SEWER STRUCTURES. THE DEVELOPER WILL PAY A $5,100 PERMIT FEE TO CSX. THE DIRECTORS OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AND PUBLIC WORKS AND THE ACTING DIRECTOR REAL PROPERTY RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE BOARD PAPER AND THE COUNTY MANAGER CONCURS. HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

>> ANY QUESTIONS? THIS IS BECAUSE OF A P.O.D.

THEN? >> CORRECT.

MOTION MADE BY MR. NELSON.

>> YOU GUYS TIED ON THAT ONE. >> NEXT, MR. CHAIRMAN, IS AGENDA

[11f. 242-20 Resolution - Signatory Authority - Amendment to Contract for Engineering Design Services for Lakeside Avenue Bridge Replacement - Fairfield District. ]

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242-20. RESOLUTION FOR SIGNATORY AUTHORITY. THIS IS FOR AN AMENDMENT TO A CONTRACT FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE LAKESIDE AVENUE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT. MR. HUGHES? AND I'M GOING TO ASK MR. HUGHES TO TAKE YOU THROUGH THE NEXT TWO

ITEMS AND CLOSE OUT THE AGENDA. >> THANK YOU, MR. MANAGER.

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

I LIKE THAT HELMET. >> THANK YOU.

>> A LITTLE TOO SMALL FOR THE HEAD.

>> ALL RIGHT. THIS BOARD PAPER APPROVES THE AMENDMENT AND AUTHORIZES COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AMENDMENT IN THE FORM OF APPROVED BY THE COUNTY ATTORNEY RELATED TO THE LAKESIDE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT DESIGN SERVICES.

ADDITIONAL WORK IS REQUIRED TO COMPLY WITH FEDERAL AND STATEMENT REQUIREMENTS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ORIGINAL SCOPE OF WORK, INCLUDING ADDITIONAL SURVEY, UPGRADING THE GUARDRAIL SYSTEMS AND OTHERS. JMT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS HAVE NEGOTIATED A FEE FOR THE ADDITIONAL WORK.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR RECOMMENDS APPROVAL FOR THIS PAPER AND THE COUNTY MANAGER CONCURS.

I'D BE HAPPY TO ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS.

>> DOES ANYBODY HAVE QUESTIONS? >> IT SAID THERE WERE ADDITIONAL SURVEYING SERVICES AND UPGRADING GUARDRAILS.

THEY WEREN'T IN THE ORIGINAL SCOPE OF WORK?

>> YEAH. SO THE ORIGINAL PROJECT WAS INTENDED TO BE BUILT WITH COUNTY FUNDS, AND WE'RE CURRENTLY RECEIVING THE LIONS'S SHARE OF CONSTRUCTION FUNDS NOW FROM THE STATE. I GUESS IT COULD BE POTENTIALLY USING FEDERAL FUNDING. $3.8 MILLION CONSTRUCTION COST.

THE STATE WOULD BE PAYING 3 HIN 4 MILLION.

THIS ADDITIONAL COST WILL GET US IN LINE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS THAT WEREN'T INITIALLY ANTICIPATED.

>> WHY DO THEY HAVE MORE REQUIREMENTS?

>> CURIOUS? >> YEAH.

>> TYPICALLY FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU'RE GOING TO

HAVE A LOT MORE -- >> YOU MEAN IN THEY HAVE TO HAVE SOMEBODY STANDING THERE ALL NIGHT OR SOMETHING? I MEAN, I KNOW THEY HAVE REQUIREMENTS LIKE THAT WHERE YOU

HAVE TO UP A TRAILER? >> THERE'S SOME ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS WITH PUBLIC OUTREACH AND JUST ADDITIONAL PERMITTING AND THINGS LIKE THAT. BUT, YEAH, THIS PUTS US IN A SITUATION WHERE WE'RE SPENDING LESS -- WE'RE SPENDING A LITTLE

BIT MORE TO SPEND LESS. >> MOTION WAS MADE.

SECONDED. AYE.

ALL OPPOSED. RESOLUTION CARRIES.

MR. HUGHES, YOU KNOW, MR. YOB NEVER BROUGHT FEDERAL MONEY IN

LIKE THAT, SO THANK YOU, SIR. >> I'LL TAKE CREDIT FOR THAT.

ALL RIGHT. MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ITEM.

SO, THIS BOARD PAPER WOULD AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AMENDMENT TO THE COUNTY'S AGREEMENT WITH VDOT.

[11g. 243-20 Resolution - Signatory Authority - Amendment to Agreement with Virginia Department of Transportation - Pump Road Sidewalk Project - Three Chopt District. ]

THE IMPROVEMENT INCLUDES A HALF OF MILE OF FIVE-FOOT SIDEWALK WITH A TWO-FOOT UTILITY STRIP, ROAD WIDENING, CURB AND GUTTER STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS ON THE EAST SIDE OF PUMP ROAD NORTH OF SANDY BLUFF DRIVE AND HAZEL TREE DRIVE.

THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS HAS NEGOTIATED AN AMENDED AGREEMENT TO REFLECT THE COST OF $2.2 MILLION.

THE ORIGINAL AGREEMENT WAS 1.6 MILLION.

ABOUT HALF OF THIS ADDITIONAL COST WILL BE COVERED BY THE STATE. AND LIKE I SAID, A LOT OF THIS ADDITIONAL COST WAS JUST DUE TO COMMUNITY OUTREACH.

WE'RE INCORPORATING AN ADDITIONAL LEFT TURN LANE.

>> MOVE THE RESOLUTION. >> SECOND.

>> MOTION MADE BY MR. SCHMITT. SECONDED BY MS. O'BANNON.

RESOLUTION CARRIES. >> ALL RIGHT.

LAST ITEM. THIS BOARD PAPER WOULD ACCEPT

[11h. 244-20 Resolution - Acceptance of Road - Brookland District. ]

THE FOLLOWING NAME AND DESCRIBED SECTION ROAD INTO THE COUNTY SYSTEM. 1.2 MILE SEGMENT OF LAUREL HEIGHTS. THE DIRECTOR PUBLIC WORKS

RECOMMENDS. >> ANY QUESTIONS? NONE? ALL RIGHT.

MOVE THE RESOLUTION. >> SECOND.

SECOND. >> MOTION IS MADE.

MR. SCHMITT. SECONDED BY MS. O'BANNON.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. IT CARRIES.

HEARING NONE. CHIEF, WELCOME.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE BEEN IN THE ROOM FOR THE FULL NIGHT. WE'LL TRY TO MAKE THEM SHORTER

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IN THE FUTURE. EVERYBODY IN HENRICO THAT'S WATCHING, BE SAFE.

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