The Agenda: Local government briefs for 5.6.19

Chesterfield
The county debuted a new on-demand transportation pilot program. Called Access On Demand, the program offers low-cost specialized transportation for individuals with unique needs or for whom traditional public transit is not feasible. The service is county-funded and offers same-day, door-to-door service to eligible county residents.

The county named Thomas “Tommy” Tucker emergency communications director. The 32-year public safety vet had served as interim co-director of the Emergency Communications Center since October.

Sports tourism in the county had a local economic impact of $41 million in fiscal year 2018, an increase of $2.4 million over the previous year, according to a presentation to supervisors from a group including Jon Lugbill of Sports Backers, Jack Berry of Richmond Region Tourism and Martha Burton of Petersburg Area Regional Tourism. Contributing to the impact was River City Sportsplex, which hosted 26 out-of-town tournament events last fiscal year, and SwimRVA’s TYR Pro Swim series, which attracted 450 swimmers. Video of the presentation is available here.

Goochland
Supervisors meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Public hearing items include a request from Reed Marsh LLC, tied to homebuilder Lawrence Liesfeld, to rezone 56 acres at 3089 River Road West to allow for 64 single-family home lots. Full agenda here.

Hanover
Supervisors meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Business on the consent agenda includes conditional-use permit extensions requested by Elmont First Baptist Church and Landmark Baptist Church. Full agenda here.

Henrico
The planning commission meets at 7 p.m. Thursday to review requests for rezoning and provisional-use permits. Requests include a rezoning for a half-acre on Woodman Road north of Hungary Road for a residential heating and air-conditioning shop. Full agenda here.

Elvin Cosby retired April 30 following a 73-year career with the Department of Public Works. He was honored as the county’s longest-serving employee at a ceremony and reception attended by supervisors, County Manager John Vithoulkas and Henrico officials.

Richmond
The planning commission meets at 1:30 p.m. Monday. LLCs tied to developer Sam McDonald seek to rezone a parking area on 1.4 acres at 500 and 512 Hull St. to allow for a mixed-use development. Full agenda here.

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