Showing posts from August 16, 2020

East Richmond Road Convenience Center Closing for Facility Upgrades

~DPW improving services at local landfill~   At 11 a.m. Monday, August 24 , East Richmond Road Convenience Center (ERRCC) will close as construction starts to replace the existing trailer where employees conduct business. The closure will allow for uninterrupted disconnection and reconnection of utilities. The ERRCC will reopen on Monday, August 31 at 7 a.m.   During this time, the transfer station at 3520 Hopkins Rd. can be used. Those opting to use that facility will be required to off-load items on their own .  Materials such as trash, bulk and brush can be taken there. Household hazardous waste CANNOT be disposed at that location. Hours of operation at Hopkins Road are 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. It is closed on Sunday. The facility is only for city residents. Proof of residency is required.   We’re Social! For updates on DPW-related projects, activities and events visit us on Twitter @DPW_RichmondVA   ##

Mayor Stoney surveys families on childcare needs

Click here to access the survey and share with families In a press conference on Wednesday, Mayor Stoney asked Richmond families to complete a survey assessing childcare needs and preferences throughout the city to help his administration ensure that working families have access to high-quality emergency childcare options.   The results of the survey will guide the Stoney administration as they determine how best to use the $3 million in CARES Act funding that Mayor Stoney has put aside for childcare support during Richmond Public Schools’ virtual start to the school year.   As businesses continue to reopen while schools remain closed to in-person instruction, many caregivers face challenges caring for their children and supporting their virtual learning. This creates a need for accessible, affordable, quality childcare options across the city.   “My administration, alongside RPS and the city’s nonprofit partners, has been working to meet the need for emergency childcare in Richmond,”

Stoney administration projects $4.7M net surplus at close of FY2020

Conservative forecasting and cost-saving measures turn projected $6.6M deficit into projected $4.7M surplus At the end of FY2020, the City of Richmond administration is projecting a net surplus of roughly $4.7 million based on financial data as of June 30. This surplus constitutes slightly under one percent of the general fund budget, indicating the success of cost-saving measures and accuracy of prudent budget modifications made in the early stages of the pandemic.   “The city is projected to have weathered the economic impacts of this pandemic locally,” said Mayor Stoney. “This projected surplus was made possible by channeling fiscal responsibility, by neither over-correcting nor underreacting.”   At the close of the third quarter of FY2020, city administration was prepared to draw over $6 million from its contingency reserve, or rainy-day fund. However, it is projected that FY2020 revenues surpassed the conservative expectation reflected in the modified FY2020 budget. As a result, t