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Board of Supervisors <br />Arfl~ur S. ~Narren <br />Renny Bush Humphrey <br />Edward B. Barber <br />Jack McHale <br />Kelly E. Miller <br /> <br />Connty Administrator <br />Lane B. Ramsey <br /> <br />Summary of Actions Taken by the Board on November 21, 2000 <br /> <br />4:00 P.M. SESSION <br /> <br />The minutes of the November 8, 2000 regular meeting were approved. <br /> <br />COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S COMMENTS <br /> <br />Mr. Ramsey stated that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) awarded a $47 <br />million contract last week for the completion of Route 288 to the Powhatan County line. He <br />further stated that VDOT has also announced that they intend to negotiate with a private <br />proposer for the balance of the Route 288 project from the Powhatan line to Interstate 64 as a <br />four-lane toll-free facility, with an anticipated completion date of 2003. He indicated that this is <br />very good news for Chesterfield County. <br /> <br />Ms. Elizabeth Foster with KPMG, LLP, the County's independent auditors, presented the FY00 <br />Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, including financial statements audited by KPMG, to <br />the Board. <br /> <br />WORK SESSIONS <br /> <br />Mr. Gary Thomson, Chairman of the Tax Structure Committee presented the Board with the <br />Committee's final report, including the following recommendations: reduce and then eliminate <br />the Business, Professional and Occupational License Tax (BPOL); obtain authority from the <br />General Assembly to increase local option sales taxes by one-percent for the Richmond region; <br />increase motor vehicle decal fees; support collection of fees for emergency medical services; <br />reduce real estate taxes by implementing a meals tax; request the return of a portion of the state <br />income tax to Chesterfield; alternatively, request that the state fund currently underfunded state <br />mandates in mental health, health and education; request state legislation clarifying the definition <br />of manufacturers for business license and personal property taxation; consolidate functions <br />performed by both County government and County schools; study the privatization of current <br />County services; establish a committee to study impact fees, proffers and recordation taxes; and <br />collect sales and use taxes due but not paid to the County. <br /> <br /> <br />