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Rhu Harris
Rhu Harris

County Administrator to retire

Hanover County Administrator Cecil R, “Rhu” Harris Jr. announced his retirement, effective May 15, to the Board of Supervisors last night. Rhu Harris has worked for Hanover County for 35 years and has been County Administrator since 2004. “It has been a blessing to have the opportunity and privilege to work with so many outstanding members of the Board of Supervisors, county staff and citizens,” Harris said. “Hanoverians have much to be proud of and I appreciate being a small part of this outstanding team. I truly appreciate the opportunities given me while working here and the incredible friendships I have made over my career. Thank you again for your faith and trust in me.” Harris said he hoped the six months’ notice will give the Board sufficient time to go through whatever process they deem appropriate to find his replacement. It will also enable him to help orient new Board members, prepare a budget for the upcoming fiscal year and offer draft priorities for the Board’s consideration before his departure.

Board rezones land in front of the Mechanicsville Library

The Board of Supervisors last night rezoned 6 acres in front of and alongside the Mechanicsville Library for Mixed Use. The developer will build 90 multi-family residential units and 7,500 square feet of commercial space, with a proposed clubhouse and recreation center and outdoor space. Sidewalks will be built within the public right-of-way along Sherwood Crossing Space and also will connect the property with the Spring Meadows subdivision. Board chairman Canova Peterson called it a “win-win” for the project, Spring Meadows and the County.

America Recycles Day on November 16

Household hazardous waste, paper shredding offered Saturday

Hanover County will observe “America Recycles Day” with a special recycling event on Saturday between 8 a.m. and noon at the Mechanicsville Solid Waste Convenience Center on Verdi Lane. During this event, Hanover County residents will be able to recycle household hazardous wastes and shred up to four boxes (10 X 12 X 18) of personal documents or information at no charge. For more information contact the Department of Public Works at 365-6181.

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