Chesterfield delegation reaches consensus on new Circuit Court judge, Morrissey says
A replacement for the retired Circuit Court judge T.J. Hauler was the subject of a recent meeting of Chesterfield County’s legislative delegation. Sen. Joe Morrissey said Saturday that three senators and five delegates agreed on the appointment of current Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Jayne Pemberton to fill... Read more
Chesterfield attorney named ‘Influential Woman of Law’ 2020
Julie A.C. Seyfarth, a deputy county attorney with the Chesterfield Attorney’s Office, was recently named a 2020 Influential Woman of Law by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly publication.  The awards program honors women attorneys and judges across the state for their excellent work on behalf of the justice system, along... Read more
Bailey, Heffron to lead school board 
The Chesterfield County Public Schools Board has new leadership. Since all five of the board members are new, it was just a matter of who would be voted in by fellow board members. At the board’s Jan. 14 meeting, Matoaca board member Ryan Harter nominated for chairman longtime Chesterfield... Read more
New Planning Commission members approved At its Jan. 8 meeting, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors named Midlothian supervisor Leslie Haley chairwoman for the year by a 4-1 vote with Jim Holland disssenting. Haley was chair last year. Prior to the vote, Holland said he believed that the chair and... Read more
Andrea Peeks, Brent Epps and Khara Durden to become directors of Budget and Management, Transportation and Internal Audit, respectively  Last week, Chesterfield County announced the hiring of three new department directors. Andrea Peeks took over on Monday as director of Budget and Management and Donald “Brent” Epps Jr. as... Read more
Rough landing?

Rough landing?

Planning & Zoning December 25, 2019

Planning Commission recommends denial of Courthouse Road project Although the developer of Courthouse Landing called the project “a phenomenal opportunity,” the Chesterfield County Planning Commission unanimously recommended Dec. 17 that the Board of Supervisors deny the project.  County Planning Department staff recommended the site plan be approved, but not... Read more
Winchester Green expansion gets approval recommendation
164 income-restricted housing units targeted for 2022 The Chesterfield Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval for an expansion of the Winchester Green development on Dec. 17.  The developer, John Bolton, requested a rezoning from R-7 to R-MF for 164 multi-family housing units. He plans to build 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments.... Read more
‘Get involved’ was retiring supervisor’s mantra
After 12 years as Bermuda District Supervisor, Jaeckle to retire Next month will be the first time in 12 years that the Honorable Dorothy Jaeckle will not take a seat at the dais in the public meeting room. Earlier this year, Mrs. Jaeckle decided not to run for reelection... Read more
On Dec. 10, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a performance agreement for Carvana LLC.  The agreement, which was submitted by Chesterfield Economic Development Authority Director Garrett Hart, was not included in board documents. However, another document that was included notes that the Tempe, Ariz., company was... Read more
Chase will not caucus with GOP, says she remains a Republican
State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, surprised some last week with an announcement that she would not support Sen. Tommy Norment, R-James City County, as minority leader, and, as a result, would not caucus with the Republican Party when the Legislature convenes in January.  Chase was re-elected in Senate District... Read more