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Charles Samuels

President of City Council

2nd District Councilman

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  • 23 Oct 2014

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Latest Poll

Where should the new stadium be?

Where the current stadium is at! - 68.2%
Shockoe Bottom! - 22.7%
Chesterfield - 1.1%
Hanover - 0%
We don't need a new stadium - 6.8%

Total votes: 176

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Small-Scale Recycling for Carytown

Small-Scale Recycling For Carytown -- Please Sign Up So That The Service Can Begin!

The Richmond Recycling Cooperative was developed to provide a "small-scale" recycling solution for Carytown businesses that simply don''t have room for dumpsters.  This is the first time that a "super-can"-based recycling system has been made available in Richmond; and best of all, it is priced to be cheaper than what you pay for trash disposal.

In order to start the recycling service, the Richmond Richmond Coop needs to get a minimum number of commitments in place.  And if you sign up by the end of May, you are guaranteed to receive the initial cooperative pricing for a whole year! 

Please go to www.RichmondRecyclingCoop.com. For questions, please contact Amber Foster -- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Tom Griffin - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   

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Pet Adoptions

School has started and who doesn't need a four legged study buddy! RACC will offer a half price pet adoption and children's book giveaway now through Sept. 30th. We have more than 125 kittens, puppies, cats and dogs that need loving homes-consider adding a wonderful pet to your household and get a lifetime of love, comfort and snuggles.

All adopters must complete an adoption application and be approved by an adoption counselor. Adopted pets will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped. Dogs are heart-worm tested and cats are FIV/FELV tested. Adoption fees are $50 per animal (regularly $100). We have a selection of childrens (animal) books to choose from and each adoption will include a complimentary book of your choice!

Pet adoption hours are Wednesday - Friday, 1 - 7 pm, Saturday noon - 5 pm and Sunday noon - 4 pm. All available pets may be seen online at www.RichmondGov.com/animals or call us at (804) 646-5575. Hope to see you soon! 
Christie Chipps Peters
Director, Richmond Animal Care & Control

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F.I.R.E. Meeting Announcement

The F.I.R.E. group is in desperate need of members. They are a vital link between the Richmond Fire Department and the community. At the F.I.R.E. meetings you are able to learn what is going on in the fire department as well as the many fire prevention initiatives we have to offer. More importantly the fire department gets to hear what you need help with in your community. Together we can establish a plan to improve fire and life safety but it only happens if you neighborhood is represented.

 

Please consider joining the group. We only meet quarterly yet the meetings are very informative and it is a great way to network.

 

Thanks,

 

David C. Creasy, CFO

Fire Marshal

Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services

804-646-4080

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Public Input For Transforming The 17th Street Farmers’ Market

The 17th Street Farmers’ Market is evolving and the City of Richmond is requesting input from residents and businesses as to how the new public space will look and function. Two community workshops will be held to gain this input with the first being on Tuesday, October 1 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the second on Wednesday, October 2 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The meetings will take place on the second floor of Main Street Station, 1500 East Main Street.

The workshops are an outgrowth of the effort began by the City in 2010 when the Department of Economic and Community Development worked with the community and Shockoe stakeholders to develop a revitalization strategy for the area. The community desired a more open urban space at the public market that would serve the vendors on market days, continue to serve large events, but also support a wider range of community and family-oriented programming. 

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Election Officers needed to work election day

200 Richmond Election Officers needed to work election day: Starting pay $110.00

Citizens invited and encouraged to apply and serve Nov. 5, 2013 

WHAT (Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) -- The Office of the General Registrar needs Election Officers to serve during the upcoming election on November 5, 2013. Election Officers are critical to ensuring that elections are conducted in a fair and impartial manner so that the outcome reflects the will of the citizens of Richmond.

Dedicated individuals that are registered to vote in the Commonwealth of Virginia, who take pride in their work, are patient, and enjoy working with people are invited and encouraged to apply to serve as a Richmond Election Officer. Election Officers are paid for their service, starting at $110.00 for their work for the day. 

Duties on election day may include:

 

  • Arranging a voting location (polling place)
  • Greeting and helping manage flow of voters
  • Setting up voting equipment and preparing voting location/polling place for voting
  • Helping determine if voters are qualified to vote and process them in the voter pollbook
  • Admit voters to voting machines
  • Tallying results
  • Packing up supplies
  • Reporting to voting location/polling place (the time can vary, but never later than 5:15 a.m.) and staying until done (this can sometimes be as late as 9:00/10:00 p.m.)


All new Election Officers must complete basic training classes that will be provided at different times in October. Election Officers completing basic training will be paid $15.00. 

Applications can be obtained from the Office of the General Registrar, located in Richmond City Hall; 900 East Broad Street, Room 105; Richmond, Virginia 23219 or downloaded from their website, athttp://www.richmondgov.com/Registrar/index.aspx<http://www.richmondgov.com/Registrar/index.aspx> . You can also apply online at www.sbe.virginia.gov

CONTACT For more event information, please contact: Office of the General Registrar, at 804.646.5950, or by visiting the Office of General Registrar, located in Richmond City Hall; 900 East Broad Street, Room 105; Richmond, Virginia 23219 or downloading the application from their website, at http://www.richmondgov.com/Registrar/index.aspx<http://www.richmondgov.com/Registrar/index.aspx>

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Regarding: The retirement of Jan Girardi

A statement by
The Honorable Charles R. Samuels
Councilman, Richmond City Council - North Central 2nd Voter District

Regarding: The retirement of Jan Girardi, Liaison for
The Honorable Charles R. Samuels, Councilman,
Richmond City Council - North Central 2nd Voter District


(Richmond, Virginia U.S.A.) – "It is with great sadness I announce the retirement of my liaison, Jan Girardi. Jan has accepted a new position with the Alliance Group, located here in Richmond. Her last day in our District Office will be Friday, November 1, 2013. 

Over the years, Jan has been a great help to me and countless families in our Richmond North Central 2nd Voter District and throughout the city. Her tirelessness, humor, and willingness to always roll up her sleeves and take on whatever hard problems come her way has been a constant inspiration to me and many others. During her near decade of service working for Richmond City Council, many of you have grown to know and love her. Highly dedicated to public service, Jan has been a liaison for five different Richmond City Council Members over the years and has been almost a mother figure to many of the Richmond City Council Liaisons during that time. 

I will miss her greatly; comforted only by the fact that she is just a phone call away. I will be introducing my new liaison within a few weeks, but wanted to assure you there will be no drop in service while we go through this transition. Please join me in wishing Jan all the best of success in her new position!"

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City Council Formal Agenda for Monday, October 14, 2013

Attached for your information is the City Council Formal Agenda for Monday, October 14, 2013. Please note that this agenda may be revised.  Refer to the City’s website for updates.

 

The full text of the ordinances and resolutions are available on the City’s website athttp://eservices.ci.richmond.va.us/applications/clerkstracking/index.asp by clicking on the Ordinances and Resolutions link.

 

Any questions, please call the Office of the City Clerk at 646-7955.

 

Click to Download the Agenda

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City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will open Sunday, November 3

The City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will open Sunday, November 3 as overnight temperatures are forecasted to remain at or below 40 degrees during that time period. The shelter is closed tonight, November 1 and Saturday, November 2. The overflow shelter is located at the City’s Public Safety Building, 501 North 9th Street. The shelter entrance is the second entrance on the 9th Street side of the building closest to Leigh Street. The shelter opens at 7 p.m. and closes the following morning at 6 a.m. Shelter registration will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night it is open. Food will not be provided and pets are not allowed.

Residents in need of overnight shelter are asked to report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities Central Intake by 5 p.m. today for a comprehensive intake and referral to the appropriate shelter. Commonwealth Catholic Charities Central Intake is located at 511 West Grace Street. A referral to the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will be provided to individuals who are not eligible for an existing shelter or if all available beds have been filled. Individuals seeking access to the Overflow Shelter must have a referral.

The city’s Department of Social Services (DSS) provides emergency assistance with gas and electric disconnection notices for residents who qualify. Residents may also call the Fuel Line at (804) 646-7046.

The elderly or residents with disabilities should contact Senior Connections for assistance at (804) 343-3000, Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Leaf Collection Info 2014-2015

Attached is the Leaf Vacuum Schedule for 2014 - 2015, subject to change due to inclement weather.

 

Click Here to download the Schedule

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Senior Fest

Richmond City Council to host 2014 Richmond-Metro Senior Fest: Information and Resource Fair

 

All Richmond-Metro Seniors and caregivers invited and encouraged to attend

 

WHAT: Richmond City Council will host a 2014 Richmond-Metro Senior Fest event. This event is free and open to the public and all Richmond-Metro seniors (55 and older), caregivers and people with disabilities to attend. This information and resource fair will include free continental breakfast, lunch, parking, informational booths, learning opportunities, entertainment, activities, and more.

 

WHEN: Thursday, October 30, 2014

                       9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Greater Richmond Convention Center

                       403 North 3rd Street, Richmond, Virginia

 

WHO: Richmond-Metro seniors (55 and older), caregivers and people with disabilities

 

CONTACT: For more information please contact the event coordinator Sam Patterson, at804.646.3012 (tel), or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (email)

 

Click Here to Download the flier.

 

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