Friday, April 28, 2017

Residential Trash Accepted at East Richmond Road Convenience Center


Beginning Monday, May 1, City residents will be able to dispose of household trash at the East Richmond Road Convenience Center (ERRCC), located at 3800 East Richmond Road. All trash must be bagged.  Bulk items, such as furniture and mattresses, will not be accepted. 

Those utilizing the service must provide proof of City residency. 

ERRCC hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The facility is closed on weekends and on holidays recognized by Richmond city government.

For more information on City services, visit RichmondGov.com.                    


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

RPD Promotes Safety for Places of Worship


Mosques, churches, synagogues and all places of worship should be havens from the chaos of life. Safety is paramount and adopting a few simple procedures can dramatically increase the security of these sanctuaries and help to protect the people within and the surrounding property.

The Richmond Police Department will be hosting a safety and awareness forum for religious gathering places. The forum will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 21. A variety of topics will be discussed, including general safety, preparing for an emergency, firearms in places of worship and pastoral protection.

The forum is free, but registration is required to accommodate all attendees. Registration will take place on-site before the event from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Early registration is also available online. Congregations are invited to send no more than four representatives.
                                                                                                 
The forum will be held at the Richmond Main Library, 101 E. Franklin St. For further questions please contact Officer Kimberly Cheatham-McClarin at 646-6754.


Monday, April 17, 2017

Mayor Stoney’s “LEVEL UP! Challenge” extended


Richmond Public Schools and Richmond City Health District are extending the contest and chance for elementary schools and fifth grade students to win prizes by participating in Mayor Stoney's challenge to parents to provide consent forms that'll allow rising sixth-graders to get free Tdap booster vaccinations being offered on a schedule in RPS elementary schools now to June 2.

The four schools with the most returned consent forms will win $100 gift cards for supplies, and one student (with a returned consent form) at each of the 25 elementary schools will have a chance to win a $50 gift card.

The Mayor's Level Up Challenge is a collaborative effort to help ensure that fifth grade students receive the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination required by state law for all students (leveling -up) going to the sixth grade. There's no grace period, and students without the vaccination will not be able to attend class until they've been vaccinated.  This school year, 44% of Richmond sixth-graders missed valuable class time because they didn't have the Tdap vaccination at the start of the school year.

Parents - Accept Mayor Stoney's Level Up Challenge and let's make sure our students are ready for the next school year. Return vaccination consent forms now. Forms are available at Richmond elementary schools, and on Richmond Public Schools and Richmond City Health District websites, www.rvaschools.net and www.rchd.com.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Public Notice: 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan & 2017 Annual Action Plan


In accordance with HUD citizen participation requirements, a 30-day public comment period for the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan and the proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan (City FY 2018) will begin on April 7, 2017, and will expire on May 22, 2017. By this notice the City of Richmond announces the availability of the second year of the five year 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan also known as the proposed 2017 Annual Action Plan Budget is ready for public review and comment. 

Click here for the document in English.

Click here for the document in Spanish.