October 18, 2021

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The Agenda: Area authorities briefs for 7.12.21

A conceptual rendering of the Innsbrook progress site, facing westward. (BizSense file)

Proposed engineering zone would incorporate town BPOL tax exemptions

The Richmond Metropolis Council’s Finance and Economic Improvement Standing Committee will take into account a proposed engineering zone for the metropolis at its 1 p.m. assembly Thursday.

Requested by Councilmembers Andreas Addison and Ann-Frances Lambert, the zone is aimed at fostering improvement and area of tech enterprises in the city by exempting capable firms from spending the city’s Company, Qualified and Occupational License tax for up to five years. The zone would cover the complete town and mirror a related zone adopted in Norfolk.

Also on the agenda is a proposal from Addison to minimize off BPOL tax receipts collected in fiscal year 2022 at about $32.71 million and set surplus receipts into a special reserve, or otherwise lessen the BPOL tax. The proposal is aimed at bringing the city’s BPOL tax fee in line with other localities in the location.

The complete agenda can be located right here.

Northern Innsbrook combined-use venture on Henrico organizing agenda

The Henrico County Setting up Fee fulfills at 7 p.m. Thursday. Whole agenda listed here.

Small business involves rezoning and provisional-use allow requests for Highwoods Properties’ planned blended-use improvement on 34 acres at Innsbrook’s northern entrance at Nuckols Highway and Interstate 95.

Sauer Properties’ seeks to amend proffers for the industrial distribution progress it is planning on hundreds of acres south of Richmond Intercontinental Airport. The proffers relate to setbacks, entry, loading places and site visitors signalization.

Also on the agenda are requests deferred from the June conference for Godsey Properties’ proposal to develop Glenwood Golf Course as two subdivisions totaling 320 households.

Goochland County administrator resigns

The Goochland Board of Supervisors voted to take the resignation of County Administrator Kenneth Young last week.

Kenneth Youthful

“The board expressed its appreciation of Mr. Young’s services to Goochland County about the earlier 10 months, but observed that a near alignment in strategic vision is critical for reaching the greatest level of excellence in community govt,” reported a county information release.

The resignation was helpful July 6. Board Chairman John Lumpkins reported the break up was mutual but declined to elaborate on what components led to Young’s departure.

“We just attained an agreement that we would portion techniques and do so amicably,” Lumpkins stated Friday.

Younger explained significantly the exact when achieved for comment. He didn’t elaborate on the instances all over his exit.

“The board and I came to a mutually agreeable decision to portion strategies,” Young claimed in a LinkedIn concept. “I would like the citizens, workers and firms of Goochland County perfectly.”

Youthful was appointed to the county administrator submit in September.

Administrator responsibilities will be lined by deputy administrators Barbara Horlacher and Jo Ann Hunter till a replacement is hired.

Hanover supervisors signal off on age-restricted townhomes

The Hanover Board of Supervisors permitted two rezonings tied to a whole of 98 age-restricted townhomes in Mechanicsville at its assembly in late June.

Kay and George Fearnow acquired the rezoning needed to pave the way for 49 age-restricted townhomes to be constructed on the east facet of Shady Grove Street, just south of that road’s intersection with Tippling Property Avenue. The progress would increase on 16 acres and element a community gathering area with a firepit, trails and a pond with a little fishing pier.

The board also permitted a rezoning request from Carolyn S. and Edward L. Tyler Revocable Rely on et al for yet another 49 age-restricted townhomes to be developed on about 7 acres on the east aspect of Shady Grove Road, south of its intersection with Shady Knoll Lane.

Frank Hopkins

Powhatan hires new scheduling director

Powhatan County employed Frank Hopkins as preparing director. His get started date will be July 19.

Hopkins succeeds earlier director Andrew Pompei and provides a lot more than 10 several years of regional authorities knowledge. His most modern posture was zoning administrator for the City of Winchester. He also has worked in Fairfax, Loudon and Harrisonburg.

Hopkins has an undergraduate diploma from Christopher Newport College

and a master’s degree in general public administration from JMU. He is a certified zoning administrator by way of the Virginia Association of Zoning Officers.

Henrico economic improvement efforts get awards

Henrico County gained two Silver Shovel awards from market publication Place Improvement for two financial development assignments: the relocation of T-Mobile’s Consumer Expertise Center, and SimpliSafe’s establishment of a $5.5 million client assist middle. The wins helped Virginia land a silver award in the 8 million to 12 million inhabitants state group.

 ABC regulations for to-go cocktails, very low-alcoholic beverages beverage gross sales go into effect

7 ABC-relevant legal guidelines went into outcome this thirty day period. Among the all those guidelines was a just one-calendar year extension on profits of to-go cocktails by eating places, an ABC program that was rolled out in reaction to the pandemic’s disruptions of restaurant functions very last yr.

The ABC will end product sales of reduced-liquor, spirits-centered drinks with 7.5 p.c or less alcoholic beverages by volume in its stores unless of course they were manufactured by a Virginia distiller starting up Jan. 1.

An additional recently enacted law allows nonprofits that hold digital fundraising events to sell and ship wine in closed containers. See the ABC’s laws announcement right here for far more details and a entire record of the rules that went into impact July 1.