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2013 Accomplishments & Activities – King George

It is a tradition for the King George Board of Supervisors to look back at what county departments worked on over the year.

During the board’s final meeting of the year on Dec. 17, Board of Supervisors chairman, Dale Sisson, read numerous items from a list of accomplishments and activities of the county departments over the course of 2013.
The list was supplied to Sisson by county administrator, Travis Quesenberry. It provides some key examples about what’s been happening behind the scenes in county government. It also serves to inform taxpayers and residents about some of the results achieved by county department heads and employees.

Sisson introduced the list, saying, “I’d like to share some of the accomplishments that have resulted from our efforts, but really from the efforts of our very talented and dedicated county staff, and also through the help of all of you, the great citizens of King George.”

Some of the items on the list refer to projects occurring within the county, but not undertaken by the county.

The listing below has been edited for brevity:
~ Completed construction of 2nd phase of Sealston Parks Sports Complex.
~ Completed construction of Smoot Library expansion and renovation.
~ Commenced renovations and repairs to Company 3 Fire Station in Fairview Beach.
~ Completed Courthouse Renovation Project, including installation of security equipment and funding of two new positions for Courthouse security.
~ Continued construction renovations to Potomac Elementary School.
~ Awarded construction contract for renovation of the former Auto Auction property on US 301 for use as a Vehicle Maintenance Facility.
~ Completed stabilization work at the former Ralph Bunche school.
~ Substantially completed construction of the Shiloh Park project and the park’s access road project, with the access road and repaving of Henry Griffin Road (Route 704) both funded with a Recreational Access Road Grant from VDOT.
~ KG Service Authority completed design and began construction on the Fairview Beach Water System Improvement Project to provide a new well, treatment system, and 225,000 gallons of storage for the Fairview Beach and Potomac Landing communities.
~ Adopted updated County Comprehensive Plan for Land Use.
~ Commenced Joint Land Use Study of Dahlgren Base that includes King George, Westmoreland, Colonial Beach, along with Charles and St. Mary’s Counties in Maryland.
~ Completed draft of new Stormwater Management Ordinance.
~ Implemented mobile mapping software for the Department of Emergency Management.
~ Established County Attorney’s Office in February with the employment of the county’s first full-time, dedicated County Attorney, Eric Gregory. 
~ Parks & Recreation transitioned its registration software package from RecWare to RecDesk, enabling the department to enhance its website presence and provided service at a lower cost.
~ Parks & Recreation conducted 12 special events.
~ Parks & Recreation had a 20 percent increase in soccer participation.
~ Sealston Sports Complex was the venue for King George Little League’s District 15 Girls Softball tournament in late June/early July attracting teams from around the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Caroline.
~ Sealston Sports Complex was a host site for SASA’s St. Patty’s Day Soccer Tournament, attracting 36 teams from the region, state and mid-Atlantic region.
~ Human Resources Manager assisted with recruitment, hiring of new County Attorney, Finance Director and Director of Economic Development.
~ Human Resources Manager obtained Professional Human Resource Certification.
~ Human Resources Manager created employee newsletter.
~ Human Resources Manager continued coordination of Volunteer Fair.
~ Human Resources Manager updated the governing body on Healthcare Reform and Affordable Care Act, and VRS issues and actions.
~ Human Resources Manager conducted first Benefits Fair for county employees.
~ Building Official was elected as co-chair of Region 7 Building Code Officials Association.
~ Economic Development Director supported two major business announcements and one ground breaking.
~ Economic Development Director completed the Economic Development website updates.
~ Economic Development Director conducted a Business Appreciation event and a breakfast focused on Tourism.
~ Economic Development Director responded to 20 requests for information from the VEDP and FRA, and direct contacts, met with 8 site consultants, and 16 small businesses.
~ Economic Development Director supported Terra Products with its bond application and approving resolution.
~ EMS responded to a total of 3,135 and had over 1,600 transports, and 19 Medivac patients.
~ StormReady certification / designation re-issued by the National Weather Service.
~ Award of $600k+ Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) for upgraded communication radios to better regional interoperability.  
~ Engine 11 pumper replacement ordered with delivery expected in early 2014.
~ ISO evaluation process completed and ISO county rating reduced to go into effect in March 2014.  
~ County administration prepared operating and capital budgets that maintained and expanded services to residents with no increases in tax rates, and no reduction in benefits to county employees.
~ Maintained bond ratings.
~ County and King George County Service Authority received Government Financial Officers Association Excellence in Financial Reporting award for FY 12-13 budget (10th year in a row).
~ Received the Distinguished Budget Award for Fiscal year 2013 from Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 9th year in a row.
~ Commenced and completed a four-year reassessment process and established a Board of Equalization.
~ Monitored contract with Waste Management to insure that the landfill was supervised and maintained within the contractual and permitted requirements.  
~ Dominion Power commenced construction of new Dahlgren transmission main project. (Route 704) both funded with a Recreational Access Road Grant from VDOT.
~ KG Service Authority completed design and began construction on the Fairview Beach Water System Improvement Project to provide a new well, treatment system, and 225,000 gallons of storage for the Fairview Beach and Potomac Landing communities.
~ Adopted updated County Comprehensive Plan for Land Use.
~ Commenced Joint Land Use Study of Dahlgren Base that includes King George, Westmoreland, Colonial Beach, along with Charles and St. Mary’s Counties in Maryland.
~ Completed draft of new Stormwater Management Ordinance.
~ Implemented mobile mapping software for the Department of Emergency Management.
~ Established County Attorney’s Office in February with the employment of the county’s first full-time, dedicated County Attorney, Eric Gregory. 
~ Parks & Recreation transitioned its registration software package from RecWare to RecDesk, enabling the department to enhance its website presence and provided service at a lower cost.
~ Parks & Recreation conducted 12 special events.
~ Parks & Recreation had a 20 percent increase in soccer participation.
~ Sealston Sports Complex was the venue for King George Little League’s District 15 Girls Softball tournament in late June/early July attracting teams from around the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Caroline.
~ Sealston Sports Complex was a host site for SASA’s St. Patty’s Day Soccer Tournament, attracting 36 teams from the region, state and mid-Atlantic region.
~ Human Resources Manager assisted with recruitment, hiring of new County Attorney, Finance Director and Director of Economic Development.
~ Human Resources Manager obtained Professional Human Resource Certification.
~ Human Resources Manager created employee newsletter.
~ Human Resources Manager continued coordination of Volunteer Fair.
~ Human Resources Manager updated the governing body on Healthcare Reform and Affordable Care Act, and VRS issues and actions.
~ Human Resources Manager conducted first Benefits Fair for county employees.
~ Building Official was elected as co-chair of Region 7 Building Code Officials Association.
~ Economic Development Director supported two major business announcements and one ground breaking.
~ Economic Development Director completed the Economic Development website updates.
~ Economic Development Director conducted a Business Appreciation event and a breakfast focused on Tourism.
~ Economic Development Director responded to 20 requests for information from the VEDP and FRA, and direct contacts, met with 8 site consultants, and 16 small businesses.
~ Economic Development Director supported Terra Products with its bond application and approving resolution.
~ EMS responded to a total of 3,135 and had over 1,600 transports, and 19 Medivac patients.
~ StormReady certification / designation re-issued by the National Weather Service.
~ Award of $600k+ Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) for upgraded communication radios to better regional interoperability.  
~ Engine 11 pumper replacement ordered with delivery expected in early 2014.
~ ISO evaluation process completed and ISO county rating reduced to go into effect in March 2014.  
~ County administration prepared operating and capital budgets that maintained and expanded services to residents with no increases in tax rates, and no reduction in benefits to county employees.
~ Maintained bond ratings.
~ County and King George County Service Authority received Government Financial Officers Association Excellence in Financial Reporting award for FY 12-13 budget (10th year in a row).
~ Received the Distinguished Budget Award for Fiscal year 2013 from Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for the 9th year in a row.
~ Commenced and completed a four-year reassessment process and established a Board of Equalization.
~ Monitored contract with Waste Management to insure that the landfill was supervised and maintained within the contractual and permitted requirements.  
~ Dominion Power commenced construction of new Dahlgren transmission main project.

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