PNK Infrastructure Committee

Overview

The Infrastructure Committee will assist the Partnership in developing and maintaining an Infrastructure Plan for the advancement of New Kent County during this period of unprecedented growth.

Purpose

The Infrastructure Committee (the “Committee”) of the Partnership for New Kent (“PNK or the “Partnership”) will assist the Partnership in developing and maintaining a Transportation / Infrastructure Plan, which will address the following:
1. Future widening of Interstate Route 64 from Exit 205 (New Kent Highway – Route 249 to Milepost 224.2 (New Kent County / James City County Line).
2. Future widening /lengthening of Emmaus Church Road (Route 106) Bridge Structure over Interstate Route 64 – EB & WB.
3. From time to time as necessary meet with New Kent County leaders and representatives of V-DOT, the Commonwealth Transportation Board and/or the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
4. Future improvements (roadway, signalization and signage) of roadways within New Kent County.
5. Future improvements / expansion of the New Kent County Water System, which is operated and maintained by the New Kent County Public Utility Department.
6. Reduction of NKC Residential Water Rate.
7. Future consolidation of eleven (11) New Kent County Water Systems.
8. Future construction of the Pamunkey River Water System (Raw Water Intake Pumping Station; Raw Water Transmission Pipeline; Water Treatment Plant; and, Finish Water Distribution Pipeline Network.
9. From time to time meet with New Kent County leaders and representatives of the New Kent County Public Utility Department. and future improvements to the New Kent County Water System(s).

for the advancement of New Kent County, during this period of unprecedented growth. The Committee will report to the Executive Committee (“EXCOMM”) of the Partnership, and the Chairman of the Committee will serve as a member of the EXCOMM. The Chairman of the Partnership Chairs the EXCOMM.

Membership

The Committee will consist of at least four (4) members, all of whom, including the Committee Chairman, must be residents or property owners of New Kent County. The Chairman of the Partnership will appoint one member of the Committee as Chairman. The Chairman of the Committee will be appointed annually by the Chairman of the Partnership.

Meetings and Structure

The Committee will meet at such times as are deemed appropriate by the Chairman. The Chairman and any two members constitute a quorum of the Committee. The Chairman of the Committee will be responsible for preparing the agenda, presiding over meetings and coordination of reporting to the EXCOMM. In the absence of the Chairman of the Committee, the responsibilities of the Chairman may be performed by any other member of the Committee.

Authority and Responsibilities

The Committee will act as a liaison between New Kent County leaders, its members, the EXCOMM and the Partnership. The Committee will, from time to time, as requested by the EXCOMM or when the Committee considers it appropriate:
● Review with the Chairman of the Partnership the process for development, approval and modification of the Partnership’s Transportation / Infrastructure Plan for New Kent County, relating to:

  1. Future widening of Interstate Route 64 from Exit 205 (New Kent Highway – Route 249 to Milepost 224.2 (New Kent County / James City County Line).
  2. Future widening /lengthening of Emmaus Church Road (Route 106) Bridge Structure over Interstate Route 64 – EB & WB.
  3. From time to time as necessary meet with New Kent County leaders and representatives of V-DOT, the Commonwealth Transportation Board and/or the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
  4. Future improvements (roadway, signalization and signage) of roadways within New Kent County.
  5. Future improvements / expansion of the New Kent County Water System, which is operated and maintained by the New Kent County Public Utility Department.
  6. Reduction of NKC Residential Water Rate.
  7. Future consolidation of eleven (11) New Kent County Water Systems.
  8. Future construction of the Pamunkey River Water System (Raw Water Intake Pumping Station; Raw Water Transmission Pipeline; Water Treatment Plant; and, Finish Water Distribution Pipeline Network.
  9. From time to time meet with New Kent County leaders and representatives of the New Kent County Public Utility Department. and future improvements to the New Kent County Water System(s).

● Review with the members of the EXCOMM (individually or as a Committee) the key issues, options and external developments influencing the Partnership’s Transportation / Infrastructure Plan.
● Other matters as assigned by the Chairman of the Partnership and/or the EXCOMM, relating to transportation and infrastructure within New Kent County
● Report regularly to the EXCOMM as required by the Chairman of the EXCOMM and initiate and facilitate an annual review of the Partnership’s Transportation / Infrastructure options for New Kent County.
● Assure that the EXCOMM has the opportunity for timely and thorough review of the Partnership’s Transportation / Infrastructure Plan for New Kent County.
● Meet with the Chairman of the Partnership periodically to assess the County’s performance in achieving the goals and objectives of the Transportation / Infrastructure Plan and ensure the Partnership is regularly apprised of the County’s progress with respect to implementation of the Partnership’s approved Transportation / Infrastructure Plan for New Kent County.
● At least annually, the Committee will assess its own performance and the adequacy of this Charter. The Committee will report the results of these reviews to the Chairman of the Partnership and, if considered appropriate, make recommendations to the Partnership to amend the Charter.

The Committee will perform such other duties and responsibilities as specified by the Partnership and the EXCOMM from time to time.

Authority to Retain Experts

The Committee will have the authority, to the extent it deems necessary or appropriate, to retain, dismiss or replace independent advisors to assist it in fulfilling its responsibilities. The Partnership will provide for appropriate funding, as determined by the Committee and approved by the EXCOMM for payment of compensation to any advisors employed by the Committee.

Committee Members

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Educational Background:
1.  Hopewell Valley Central High School, June 1970
2.  Mercer County Community College, June 1972, Associate Degree in Architecture
3.  College of New Jersey, December 1975, Bachelor of Arts in History
Member of Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society for History

Work Background:
Howe Nurseries, Inc., June 1968 to August 1976
Perkins, Kanak, Foster, Inc., August 1976 to 1979
PKF-MARK III, Inc., 1979 to March 2013

Post Retirement:
1.  Member of the Viniterra HOA Advisory Committee (2016 to Present)
Worked with New Kent Farms, LLC (Developer of the Farms of New Kent) and Supervisor Patricia A. Paige to secure the approval of the Amended &
Restated Planned Unit Development (“PUD”) Ordinance & Proffers for New Kent Farms, LLC by the NKC Board of Supervisors on March 13, 2018.
2.  Working with Supervisor Patricia A. Paige (NKC Board of Supervisors – District No. 3, Delegate Christopher K. Peace – 97th Legislative District (VA House of Delegates) and representatives of V-DOT (2018 to Present) to expedite the widening of Interstate Route 64 from Exit 205 to Milepost 224.3 (New Kent County / James City County Line).
3. Member of the PNK Governance Committee (June 2019 to Present)

Personal Data:
Married to Bess M. Hopewell – June 21, 1980.

Prior to Bess’ retirement in March 2013, Bess worked for Princeton Dental Group for 36 years as a Dental Hygienist.

Bob and Bess lived in Englishtown, New Jersey on the family farm for 15 years, before moving to New Hope, Pennsylvania. Bob and Bess lived in New Hope, Pennsylvania for 15 years before moving to New Kent, Virginia. Bob and Bess moved to Viniterra (New Kent, Virginia) on March 31, 2013 to be close to their family (Son – Tony, Daughter-in-Law – Cyndi and twin Grandsons, Aaron & Zach). Bob & Bess have now lived in Viniterra (New Kent, Virginia) for 6-1/2 years.

Member of American Association of Woodturners (AAW);
Member of Richmond Woodturners Club;
Member of Rappahannock Decoy Carvers & Collectors Guild;

Hobbies:
Gardening;
Woodworking (Furniture);
Bowl Turning
Duck Decoy Carving
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[su_spoiler title=”Muriel Rodriguez” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus-square-2″ anchor=”” class=””]
Muriel Rodriguez
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Minutes of Meetings

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