Hanover Access News

Board of Supervisors supports internet grant

In today’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved a resolution in support of Comcast Cable filing a grant application to extend internet service in the Old Church area. By September 3, Comcast will be submitting a request for about $1.4 million in grant funding from the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative through the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. If the grant is approved by the state, service would be extended to about 250 homes. The Board’s meetings are videostreamed live and the archived version of today's meeting should be available here tomorrow afternoon.

Emergency Communications 
honored for great accomplishment

Hanover County Emergency Communications was honored by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The department is the first in the state of Virginia to become accredited in Fire, Police and Medical protocols, attaining “Triple ACE” status. By achieving ACE in all three protocols, Hanover becomes the first agency in Virginia and 16th emergency dispatch center in the world to have attained this accreditation and one of only 12 centers to hold the distinction currently.

Board approves request from Glen Allen VFW Post

Following a public hearing, the Board of Supervisors approved, with the staff’s conditions, a conditional use permit amendment request from Glen Allen Post VFW #10657 . The request was opposed by some neighbors who accused the Post of holding activities that were too loud and intrusive to the neighborhood. The amended CUP prohibits the firing of any weapons. Military vehicles can only be used only in static displays on the property itself. In other business, the Board deferred the request of Marchetti Properties III to rezone 324 acres located on the east side of Mountain Road (Rt. 33) at the Henrico line for a mixed use development.

Board to create committee on high speed internet access

This afternoon, the Board of Supervisors instructed the County administrator to bring back to the Board a recommendation on the scope of a new committee on the internet issue and the potential composition of such a committee. Beaverdam District Supervisor Aubrey M. Stanley, who made the motion, asked the County Administrator to present his recommendations at the Board’s October 9 meeting.

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