Sets virtual meetings to engage public on changes caused by pandemic As Chesterfield County navigates the economic uncertainties related to the COVID-19 pandemic, county leaders have revised the FY2021 proposed budget and announced plans to continue engaging virtually with the public on the spending plan in accordance with health... Read more
Chesterfield launches “Standing together – Six Feet Apart” T-shirt fundraiser
Funds will support those experiencing food insecurity in the county On Friday, March 27, several local Chesterfield organizations partnered to launch the Standing Together – Six Feet Apart T-shirt fundraiser in support of the Chesterfield Food Bank and those experiencing “food insecurity,” during the COVID-19 outbreak.  The shirts, available... Read more
Chesterfield County supervisors held a restricted-access meeting March 25 that included a public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget.  Only two persons spoke during public comment at the meeting, likely due to the restrictions imposed because of fallout from the coronavirus. Among the items approved as part... Read more
Call center will focus on general county operations and services during COVID-19 response  The Chesterfield County Emergency Operations Center has announced the opening of a call center for Chesterfield residents who have general questions about county operations and services during the COVID-19 response. The call center will be open... Read more
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors last week approved a contract for up to $1.01 million for a company to update the zoning ordinance.  On March 11, the supervisors hired White and Smith LLC to develop a new ordinance and implement an online ordinance tool. That part of the... Read more
By a 4-1 vote with Matoaca board member Ryan Harter dissenting, the Chesterfield County Public Schools board on March 10 approved an expansion of the Center-Based Gifted Program to Carver and Elizabeth Davis middle schools.  Gifted middle school students in the Bermuda District currently attend Matoaca Middle School.  The... Read more
Chase reflects on session; decries ‘assault on 2nd Amendment’
Although Democrats dominated the recently-completed legislative session, state Sen. Amanda Chase was in favor of some bills that passed and wait Gov. Ralph Northam’s signature. Chase, a second-term legislator, co-sponsored a bill — SB 95 — that requires “balanced emergency billing.” The bill, she explained, will require insurance companies... Read more
Although a compromise was offered to get through a disagreement over appointment of two judges to Chesterfield courts, the effort failed last week before the Legislature finished its session. Joe Morrissey, a Democratic first-term state senator who represents eastern Chesterfield County, said that he and six other legislators agreed... Read more
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board members will cohost community meetings focused on the proposed FY2021 budget. The meetings, which are being held in each of the county›s magisterial districts, will follow County Administrator Joe Casey›s presentation of the proposed budget during the Board of Supervisors... Read more
County presents possible routes for new Henricus Historical Park access
Chesterfield County made a pitch to the public for the proposed new route to and from Henricus Historical Park during a community meeting on the matter.  As a result of Dominion Energy’s coal ash cleanup efforts, the  entry into Henricus must be closed to accommodate trucks coming from and... Read more