Victoria honors Dow

Published 12:34 pm Friday, March 18, 2016

The town of Victoria has adopted a resolution honoring Timothy Dow for his years of service as a correctional officer and community service.

The resolution thanked Dow for his dedication and helping build community relations, and also congratulated him and offered best wishes in his retirement.

The resolution noted that during Dow’s 28 years with the Virginia Department of Corrections, he held positions that included sergeant, transportation supervisor and grounds supervisor.

At the same time, the resolution noted, Dow also assisted Victoria with community projects — including maintaining the grounds of the cemeteries and helping with the railroad park project by having offenders clear and maintain the area, as well as maintaining flower beds.

“You have shown your willingness to help others,” the resolution said. “You provided adequate security while the offenders were working in the community and treated them with respect.”

It continued, “You are recognized and commended for your unswerving devotion to the county of Lunenburg, and your faithful community service, including (to) the town of Victoria.”

In February, the Lunenburg Board of Supervisors signed off on Dow and New Generation Youth Services plan to operate a youth residential group home at 143 Unity Road in Kenbridge. The property previously had an active conditional use permit to operate an adult residential facility.

Clyde Morgan, a representative of the organization, explained to the board that the facility will serve children between 13 and 17 years old, and will house no more than eight residents.

Morgan said the location “will give the children a place to play,” but when they are outside or in the community they will be supervised by staff.

Being in the county will also keep the funding that comes to the organization in Lunenburg, he said.