The Henry County Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal to create lifetime dog tags at its meeting Tuesday.
Scott Grindstaff, the Treasurer, is proposing charging $20 per dog for a Henry County dog license. Currently, tags cost $5 per year for fertile (unaltered) dogs or $15 for three years. The cost for unsexed dogs is $3 per year or a total of $9 for three years.
The General Assembly approved the lifetime dog tags in 2017, Grindstaff said and noted that he will attend the meeting to answer questions.
A public hearing would be required if the supervisors opt to move forward with the proposal.
The board meets at 3 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, in the Summerlin Meeting Room of the Henry County Administration Building.
In other matters at its 3 p.m. meeting, the board will:
*Hear an update from Grindstaff on delinquent tax collection efforts.
*Hear an update from Mark Heath, president, and CEO of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp.
*Consider a resolution honoring Henry County Sheriff’s Lt. Col. Steve Eanes, who plans to retire on February 28, after more than 45 years of service to the county.
*Consider an additional appropriation of $641,750 from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Land and Water Conservation Fund. The funds will be used to develop and construct phase 6A of the Dick & Willie Trail.
* Consider an additional appropriation of $41,788 of Vehicle Insurance Settlement Funds, as requested by Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry. The funds will be used for vehicle repairs and maintenance.
*Consider a resolution authorizing the Blue Ridge Airport Authority to administer and oversee a funding request to the Commonwealth Transportation Board.
*Consider a resolution to approve the county’s participation in the proposed settlement of opioid-related claims.
*Consider meeting in closed session to discuss appointees to the Industrial Development Authority, Blue Ridge Regional Library Board, and Dan River Alcohol Safety Action Program Board; discussion of pending legal matters; the acquisition/disposal of real estate; and as-yet-unannounced industries.
At its 6 p.m. meeting, the board will:
*Hear a report about general highway matters from Lisa Hughes, Resident Engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation.
*Consider a resolution creating the “Claude A. Cobler Outstanding Volunteer EMS Officer of the Year Award.” Cobler served the county as a member of the Bassett Volunteer Rescue Squad beginning in 1966.
* Hear a presentation from Rick Ward, Director of the Blue Ridge Regional Library, reflecting recent events and activities offered through the libraries.
*Hold a public hearing about relocating the Mountain Valley (#305) Voting Precinct, from the Mountain Valley Leatherwood Club (MVL Club) on North Fork Road to the Granberry United Methodist Church on Granberry Road, Martinsville. General Registrar Dawn Stultz-Vaughan will attend the meeting to answer any questions. A public hearing is required before moving forward with the change to the ordinance. The public hearing has been properly advertised and also is scheduled to be held during the meeting.
*Hear from Van Drewery, of Horsepasture, who wants to discuss noise and debris concerns on Carver Road.
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