Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Friendly reminder to Richmond taxpayers regarding tax due dates


The Department of Finance would like to remind Richmond taxpayers of the upcoming due dates


Personal Property Tax – June 5th, 2015 

Real Estate (2nd half) – June 15th, 2015   

Payment can be made in person, via mail, or online at http://www.richmondgov.com/Finance/OnlinePayments.aspx.   


For FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) regarding taxes, including locations and acceptable forms of payment, please visit  http://www.richmondgov.com/Finance/FAQ.aspx#FormOfPayment, or call (804)646-5700.  


·  Assessments/Personal Property (Vehicles) - Room 103 - (804)646-5891

·  Cash Operations/Payment Research - Room 102 - (804)646-4323

·  Real Estate - Room 109 - (804)646-3954

·  Tax Relief for the Elderly - Room 109 -
 (804)646-6015

·  DSO (Debt Set Off) and VRW (Vehicle Registration Withheld) - Room 109 - (804)646-3822

·  Business Unit (Business License and BPP Business Personal Property) - Room 103 -  (804)646-6662


Friday, May 8, 2015

MPACT Meetings in May



The following are the City of Richmond MPACT meetings taking place in May.

1st. PCT - May 27th
Community Wealth Building with Thad Williamson UCI 2015 with Deputy Police Chief and UCI Community Engagement Director Monica Callahan Public Safety/CAPS  

2nd Precinct - May 4th Meet New Police Chief Parks and Rec on History of Pocosham Park

3rd Precinct - May 14th Meet New Police Chief Stormwater Utility and Green Alley Program

4th Precinct - May 21 Meet New Police Chief Code Enforcement on Blighted Properties

During these meetings, residents are able to discuss concerns they have in their community, hear from City Departments and administration about events that affect their community and the City, as well as become an active member in helping improve the aesthetic qualities of their neighborhood through volunteer opportunities.

For more information, visit http://www.richmondgov.com/MayorsParticipationActionCommunicationTeam/index.aspx


Annual Memorial Day Concert May 25


Memorial Day 2015:The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will host its annual Memorial Day Concert on Monday, May 25 at Byrd Park. Beginning at 4 p.m. at the World War I Memorial Carillon, the city carillonneur Larry Robinson will pay tribute to our nation’s veterans through the ringing of the Carillon Bells followed by a concert from The Virginians Barbershop Chorus. Mr. Robinson is a dedicated musician who has made the Carillon bells his vocation for more than 50 years.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Help Send Richmond’s Children to Summer Camp


On Thursday, May 14, residents of Central Virginia can help send a child from the city of Richmond to summer camp, as well as hear some of your favorite music by contributing to the City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities 8th annual Send a Kid to Camp radiothon.

Through the City’s partnership with Enrichmond and Radio One, residents can call (804) 521-8400 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 14 to donate. For a donation of $25 or more, the caller can have their favorite song played on KISS 99.3/105.7 FM or iPower 92.1 FM. Donations can also be accepted online at www.enrichmond.org/send-a-kid-to-camp.

All donations are tax deductible and will help pay for city children to attend one of the 12 summer camps across the city. 

This year’s summer camp theme of “All Aboard” will bring campers an exciting and educational summer experience that will feature activities such as swim lessons, participation in the STEM summer program in partnership with the 4H Virginia Cooperative Extension, and how music has influenced our culture.  

“These funds help us reach children in the city who often have few constructive options for summer activities,” said Dr. Norman C. Merrifield, director for Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities. “By making a donation during the Send a Kid to Camp radiothon, you are helping with the city’s efforts to shape the future of our children.”

The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities summer camp programs offers nine weeks of structured activities for children ages 6 to 12, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The summer camp session begins on June 22 and ends on August 21, 2015. For city residents, the cost to send one child to camp is $250; however, the donations from the radiothon are used to provide scholarships for those who need them.

For more information about the Send a Kid to Camp radiothon or summer camp offerings, please call (804) 646-5733 or visit our website at www.richmondgov.com/parks .


Friday, May 1, 2015

Spotlight Gallery to Host Art and Poetry Exhibition


The City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will host “Narratives: Telling Your Story, a community visual and poetic exhibition at Pine Camp Arts and Community Center, 4901 Old Brook Road. The exhibit will open on Friday, May 15 with a public reception and a sampling of spoken word poets performing in the theater from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will be on display until June 19, 2015.

This mixed media show will feature artists from various backgrounds who choose to express their views with visual art or through spoken word. The spoken word component of Narratives: Telling Your Story will continue on Thursday, June 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pine Camp. In addition to the exhibit in the Spotlight Gallery, artist Bukuru Nyandwi will have his art featured on the Community Art Wall.
               
Spotlight Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information or to schedule tours please contact Shaunn Casselle at (804) 646-6722.