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Well, now that the election is over, we can take a breath and enjoy the gains made by conservative candidates! Whether you were a Trump supporter or not, please keep our new president in your prayers, to grant him the wisdom to lead this great country. Happy Holidays! Look for our "reason for the season" yellow sign - keeping Christ foremost in Christmas.

What? Another Committee?! The Board of Supervisors has created a Bicycle and Pedestrian Citizen Engagement Committee, a citizen-led project that will examine the benefits of a pedestrian and bicycle network and bring recommendations to the Board for enhancing the County's existing infrastructure. Vice Chair Angela Kelly-Wiecek of the Chickahominy District said that many of her constituents have expressed an interest in enhancing pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in the suburban part of the County. “This really is coming from a citizen desire to be more active and share ideas,” she said. “We have a vibrant suburban services area here in Hanover and many of these residents are actively engaged. This is a great opportunity to put their energies to work.” Planning Director David Maloney noted that enhanced pedestrian and bicycle networks are becoming increasingly important as communities look at ways of improving the overall health of their residents by encouraging active lifestyles. These networks, Maloney said, also provide for opportunities to ease reliance on motor vehicles for short “neighborhood” trips and enhance the quality of the built and natural environment. The committee is expected to identify short term opportunities to improve the pedestrian and bicycle circulation system within the Suburban Service Area and to prioritize identified projects. It would also identify potential local, state, federal and private funding sources and educate citizens about the health and lifestyle benefits of a viable pedestrian and bicycle circulation system. The committee will consist of seven members appointed by each supervisor, one at-large member and one member from the Hanover Chamber of Commerce. Technical members could include representatives from the Planning, Parks and Recreation and Public Works departments, Hanover County Public Schools, the Health Department, the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission, and Bike/Walk RVA. The Committee is expected to complete its charge by June 30, 2017, and provide a report to the Board of Supervisors in the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018. Contact Information Tom Harris (804) 365-6005
Legislative Action: Please consider signing up with the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation COLA committee to review bills coming before the General Assembly this January! To sign up: LOBBY DAY will be the Martin Luther King holiday in January, when we descend on the General Assembly Building and take our concerns to our elected officials.