Tuckahoe Town Meeting

Topics: Freedom of Information Requests & Internships in Henrico County General Government
Thursday, May 26 - 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive

Join Supervisor Pat O’Bannon for a discussion of the Freedom of Information Act in Virginia and Henrico County. Megan Rhyne with the Virginia Coalition for Open Government will discuss “Sunshine” laws and how to request information. Also participating will be Cari Tretina, Manager’s Chief of Staff, sharing county specifics for making a FOIA request. Tretina will also present the county’s many Internship Programs for high school, college and graduate students.

Send questions in advance to: pob@patobannon.com, or ask them in person at the meeting or on-line during the meeting.

Virtual via webex.com - search henrico.us/supervisors/tuckahoe-district

To join via phone: 1-415-655-0002 (1 p.m. access code: 2313 423 4894)

AND (6:30 p.m. access code: 2312 540 0023)

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HenricoNext: Henrico's 2045 Comprehensive Plan

Henrico County’s Comprehensive Plan 2045 update is called “HenricoNext”. We need your comments in order to make decisions about what Henrico will look like in 20 years. Planning Commissioner Greg Baka asks that everyone interested please take this survey!

To take the online survey, click here: henriconext.us

The Comprehensive Plan is the guiding land-use document that the Board of Supervisors uses as their road map for future growth.  Participation in this survey will help shape the community vision and goals for the future of Henrico County and will ensure that your voice is heard re: growth and development in the County.  This input will provide a foundation for the update of the County's Comprehensive Plan. 

Survey entries are now closed. Thank you for participating!     

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Tuckahoe Town Meeting (recorded)

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Topic: The Henrico County Budget for 2022-'23

SPEAKER: County Manager John Vithoulkas

Real Estate tax rate reduction; new positions for Police, Fire and Schools; a pay raise for all eligible employees.

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Tuckahoe Town Meeting (Recorded)
from Thursday, February 17, 2022

COVID Pandemic or Endemic—Where Are We Now?

          After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuckahoe District Supervisor Pat O’Bannon will host a town meeting to reflect on how far we have come and where we are now. Guest presenters will include Acting Health Director Dr. Melissa Viray and Emergency Manager Rob Rowley.

         View on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bX8Gd3KNJmY

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View Tuckahoe Town Meeting

(recorded) Thursday, October 21, 2021

Topic: Meet Richmond Airport's CEO, Perry Miller

Watch the video and learn about the improvements at the airport, how airports are funded, jobs at the airport, and more!

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Tuckahoe Town Meeting
(recorded) Thursday, April 22, 2021
at the Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive
Topics: Public Library, Recreation and Parks and REAP Program

Pat O’Bannon talked with Barbara Weedman, Henrico County Public Library Director, Neil Luther, Recreation and Parks Director, as well as Debbie Oxenreider, from the Department of Finance - to discuss the REAP program qualifications.

View the Town Meeting on YouTube:

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Tuckahoe Virtual Town Meeting (Recorded)

Originally held on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 1 p.m.

The role of Public Works and Public Utilities

          As a community, we are impacted by road conditions (rain, snow, ice and potholes), water, drainage and construction. Henrico's Department of Public Works and Public Utilities provide essential services by improving and maintaining an efficient and safe transportation and water system. 

          Watch this discussion with Terrell Hughes, Director of Public Works; Bentley Chan, Director of of Public Utilities; and Steve Yob, Deputy County Manage for Community Operations, as they explain how things work!

View this Town Meeting on YouTube:

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Want to view Pat O'Bannon's ARCHIVED Tuckahoe Town Meetings on YouTube?

 Go to YouTube.com and search for: Henrico County Government

then - Tuckahoe Town Meeting, OR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-KeXgt6ik

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Opt-in to Henrico's Community Emergency Notification System

What is the Henrico County Community Emergency Notification System? This system is one of many tools that Henrico County Public Safety officials use to notify you of critical information from evacuation notices to missing child alerts. Henrico County is using the CodeRED high-speed notification solution. This system provides Henrico County public safety officials the ability to quickly deliver messages both to targeted areas of the County and/or to the entire county.

How do I sign up?  Visit www.henricoalert.org and complete the online registration form.  This portal will register your home phone number, mobile devices (cell phones, text devices), and your work phone number (should you choose to add that information) on the system. It does not matter where you reside for text-messages.  It is open to anyone who would like to register, regardless of residency.  There is no cost to you from Henrico County for the system, but your cell provider may charge you for text messages.  Once you register, you can test your email and cell phone in the system to make sure your information is working, or you can contact Henrico's Office of Emergency Management at 501-7183 or email emergencymanager@henrico.us for assistance.

I have some other questions.  Where can I get information? Henrico invites you to visit the Division of Fire’s web page at www.henricofire.org  for more information on the system.  You will see the icon for CodeRED on the right side of the page. Or, you can call Henrico's Office of Emergency Management at 804-501-7183 or email emergencymanager@henrico.us for more information.

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Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety
is paramount in Henrico.
View the following video about being safe while walking and cycling.

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It's an APP!

I saw that many people wanted to pay their county bills online, as well as wanted to quickly access county services.

That’s “The Henrico Way!”

The Henrico County APP makes it easy to engage with and get information about Henrico's government. You can check upcoming events and recent news, receive important notices, find information on parks and government locations, and contact departments and agencies. The mobile app is available for both Android and IOS devices, at the Apple App and Google Play stores. Learn more here - https://youtu.be/lPBYbnRrb1g.

Information also is available at https://henrico.us/apps/

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How to file a complaint to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

about dropped phone calls

There have been complaints from residents who live in the River Road corridor concerning dropped calls on standard, wired AND wireless phones. Cell phone users should contact the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), since more than one company is dropping calls.

Verizon says : "If your cell service is unreliable, dial *611 from your cell phone and make a complaint. If you cannot make a call from your cell phone, dial 1-800-922-0204 from another phone."

I have made complaints to the FCC for the community. The first question asked by the FCC is : "What are the other numbers and have they filed a complaint?" In order to get action, INDIVIDUALS must file a complaint with the FCC. To file a complaint:

https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us

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Want to know MORE about the Opioid epidemic, and

How to Talk to your Children?

Operation Prevention (www.operationprevention.com) - partnership between the DEA and Discovery Education. It's an educational program for middle and high school classrooms that aims to educate students, using science, about the impact of drugs.

Get Smart About Drugs (parental resource) - (www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com)

Get the Facts About Drugs (youth resource) - (www.JustThinkTwice.com)

Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. (www.dare.com)

Partnership at Drug Free (www.drugfree.org) - provides information for parents on teen prescription drug abuse

And of course, the DEA's website is a good resource as well - www.DEA.gov

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Frequently Asked Questions


 Henrico is a premier destination for sports, leisure and

historic travel.

Visit the web site:  www.VisitHenrico.com


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Disabled Veterans can apply for real estate tax exemption

                Henrico County is urging disabled veterans who own their principal residence in the county to apply for recently implemented real estate tax exemption. Virginia voters adopted a constitutional amendment in the general election directing the General Assembly to provide a tax exemption for a retired service person with 100 percent service-related, permanent and total disability, as determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 

                The exemption applies to: principal residence and up to 10 acres; veteran or surviving spouse (if the veteran's death occurs on or after Jan. 1, 2011); and does not require re-filing each year.

                Unlike Henrico's Real Estate Advantage Program (REAP), there are no income or financial requirements for disabled veterans seeking the tax exemption. In addition, there is no cap on the amount of relief you will receive.

                For more information, contact Henrico's Revenue Division at 501-4263, or log onto https://henrico.us/services/real-estate-tax-exemption-disabled-veterans/
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