Showing posts from August, 2013

City Offices Closed for Labor Day

=In observance of Labor Day, City government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2013. City offices will reopen at regular business hours on Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
Monday’s Labor Day closings include all branches of the Richmond Public Libraries and all Department of Parks and Recreation community centers. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday.
Refuse collection will not take place on Monday as the City’s Solid Waste Management Division will also be closed. This closure will result in a one-day delay of refuse collection for the week, as the collection schedule will begin on Tuesday, September 3 and continue through Friday, September 6.
The East Richmond Road Convenience Center and Hopkins Road Transfer Stations are also closed on Monday, September 2. Each facility will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday.
For more information on City services and schedules, please visit

City of Richmond and Partners Received Outstanding Plan Award for Hull Street Revitalization Plan

The City of Richmond, in partnership with Chesterfield County, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and the Virginia based planning and design firm Rhodeside & Harwell were recently honored at the annual conference of the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-VA) with an Outstanding Plan Award for their Comprehensive Revitalization Plan for the Hull Street Corridor.  
APA-VA awards recognize specific individuals, organizations, firms and/or communities for outstanding contributions to planning in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Any APA-VA member may nominate plans, projects, programs, individuals, or organizations for one of a limited number of awards. Recipients are chosen to receive awards based on their strengths in these five categories: innovation, transferability, quality, implementation, and comprehensiveness. The Hull Street Plan’s capacities in these five categories, as described below, merited its selection.
Innovation: The Hull Street Plan …

City Office of Emergency Management to Hold CERT Training

~ OEM also Continues to Train Internal Departments ~
On Saturday, August 10 the City of Richmond Office of Emergency Management will start the latest Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training class. 
The CERT training program is designed to educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
Dates:             August 10, 24 and 31(All Saturdays) Time:              9 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day Location:        Richmond Ambulance Authority                         2400 Hermitage Road
To register for the upcoming CERT Training class, call (804) 646-2504 or visit…

Public Notice: City of Richmond FY 2008-2013 Consolidated Plan Amendment & FY 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan Amendment

In accordance with HUD citizen participation requirements, a 30-day public comment period to amend the 2018-2013 Consolidated Plan and 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan will begin on August 1, 2013, and will expire on September 5, 2013.  By this notice the City of Richmond announces the availability of the proposed amended 2008-2013 Consolidated Plan and 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan for public review and comment.  
Further Notice is also given that on Monday, September 23, 2013at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, the Richmond City Council will hold a public hearing on the Mayor’s proposed Amended 2008-2013 Consolidated Plan and proposed amended 2012-2013 Annual Action Plan budget for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs.  The HOPWA funds are allocated to the City to administer for the Richmond-Petersburg MSA.
The Plan will serve as a comprehensive pla…