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'''Henry County''' is one of [[Virginia counties (Sunshine Review)|95 counties]] in [[Virginia]]. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, its population was 57,930.
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==Website evaluation==
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::''See also: [[Evaluation of Virginia county websites]]''
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This website was last evaluation on September 16, 2013.
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{{County transparency checklist |
 
{{County transparency checklist |
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  Budget                    = {{yes}} |
  Meetings                  = {{Partial}} |
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  Meetings                  = {{yes}} |
 
  Elected Officials        = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
  Elected Officials        = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
  Administrative Officials  = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
  Administrative Officials  = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
  Building permits and zoning = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
  Building permits and zoning = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
  Audits                    = {{Partial}} |  
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  Lobbying                  = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
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  Lobbying                  = {{No (Sunshine Review)}} |
  Public records            = {{No (Sunshine Review)}} |
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  Public records            = {{Yes}} |
 
  Local taxes                = {{Yes (Sunshine Review)}} |
 
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'''Henry County''' is one of [[Virginia counties (Sunshine Review)|95 counties]] in [[Virginia]]. According to the 2000 Census, its population was 57,930.
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==Website evaluation==
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::''Main article: [[Evaluation of Virginia county websites]]''
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===The good===
 
===The good===
* Contact information and term dates for county board members are posted.<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/Board-of-Supervisors.html Henry County board of supervisors]</ref>
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* Budget for the current fiscal year is available; budgets for the past four fiscal years are also available.<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/index.cfm/go/content.dspcontent/Page_Name/Financials.html ''Official Website of Henry County, Virginia'' "Archives and Reports - HC Financials," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
 
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* Current year minutes and agendas for the county Board of Supervisors are available; archived minutes are available dating back to 1997.<ref name=board>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/Board-of-Supervisors.html ''Official Website of Henry County, Virginia'' "Board of Supervisors," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
* Contact information for county administrative officials is provided on the individual departments' web pages.<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/Departments.html Henry County county departments]</ref>
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* Contact information and term dates for county board members are posted by district.<ref name=board/>
 
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* Contact information for county administrative officials is provided on individual department pages.
* County taxes and fees can be paid online.<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/Treasurer.html#Pay%20on-line Henry County pay taxes online]</ref>
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* Building and permit information, including forms, is available.<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/PZI-462.html ''Official Website of Henry County, Virginia'' "Planning, Zoning and Inspections Home Page," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
 
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* Audit for FY2011/2012 is available; archived audits dating back to FY2005/2006 are also available.
* The website includes a link<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/Community-Links.html Henry County community links]</ref> to the Virginia Association of Counties,<ref>[http://www.vaco.org/ABOUT%20VACo/Counties%20Listed%20by%20Region.php Virginia Association of Counties members]</ref> which lists the county as a member.
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* There is a dedicated space on the website to include information on bids and RFPs, though there were none open at the time of this evaluation. 
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* A public information officer is identified, complete with contact information.<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/Human-Resources-and-Public-Information-Office.html ''Official Website of Henry County, Virginia'' "Human Resources and Public Information," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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* Tax information, including payment options, is posted.<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/Treasurer.html ''Official Website of Henry County, Virginia'' "Henry County Treasurer's Office," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===The bad===
 
===The bad===
* Only the upcoming board meeting's agenda is posted, and no board meeting minutes for previous years were found.<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/Board-of-Supervisors.html Henry County board of supervisors]</ref>
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* Information on current contracts does not appear to be available.
 
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* It is not clear whether the county employs a lobbyist or belongs to a lobbying group.
* Only the most current approved budget is posted.<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/Archives.html Henry County board of supervisors archive]</ref>
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* Only one recent audited annual financial report is posted.<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/content/File/pdfs/BOS/Audits/county_of_henry_fs_2007.pdf Henry County 2007 audit]</ref>
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* Listings of current bid requests, award notices and current contracts are not available online.<ref>[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/Purchasing.html Henry County purchasing department]</ref>
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* No information about [[FOIA]] requests is posted, and no record of the county's [[Virginia Freedom of Information Act|FOIA compliance]] is available.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{Wikipedia entry|Henry County, Virginia|Henry County}}
 
{{Wikipedia entry|Henry County, Virginia|Henry County}}
*[http://www.henrycountyva.gov/ Henry County Website]
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* [http://www.henrycountyva.gov/ Henry County Website]
 
* [http://www.henry.k12.va.us/henrycounty/site/default.asp Henry County Public Schools]
 
* [http://www.henry.k12.va.us/henrycounty/site/default.asp Henry County Public Schools]
 
* [http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/counties/virginia/henry.html Henry County on e-Reference]
 
* [http://www.e-referencedesk.com/resources/counties/virginia/henry.html Henry County on e-Reference]
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Revision as of 15:41, 16 September 2013

Henry County is one of 95 counties in Virginia. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, its population was 57,930.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Virginia county websites

This website was last evaluation on September 16, 2013.

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Budget
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Meetings
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits
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Contracts P
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Lobbying N
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Public records
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Local taxes Y
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Transparency grading process


The good

  • Budget for the current fiscal year is available; budgets for the past four fiscal years are also available.[1]
  • Current year minutes and agendas for the county Board of Supervisors are available; archived minutes are available dating back to 1997.[2]
  • Contact information and term dates for county board members are posted by district.[2]
  • Contact information for county administrative officials is provided on individual department pages.
  • Building and permit information, including forms, is available.[3]
  • Audit for FY2011/2012 is available; archived audits dating back to FY2005/2006 are also available.
  • There is a dedicated space on the website to include information on bids and RFPs, though there were none open at the time of this evaluation.
  • A public information officer is identified, complete with contact information.[4]
  • Tax information, including payment options, is posted.[5]

The bad

  • Information on current contracts does not appear to be available.
  • It is not clear whether the county employs a lobbyist or belongs to a lobbying group.

External links

References