Low-income apartments getting upgrades; Federal funding passed through Colonial Heights EDA
CHESTERFIELD – An affordable housing complex located off south Jefferson Davis Highway is getting a facelift. The owners of Colonial Ridge and The Glen at Colonial Heights apartments entered into a 30-year memorandum of understanding with Chesterfield County late last year meant to ensure the “livability and continued maintenance”... Read more
Chesterfield County adopted a new special area plan for the north Jefferson Davis Highway Area last week. The supervisors approved the plan 4-0 with Supervisor Chris Winslow absent. The plan replaces one that was approved in 1993. The plan – which covers the Bellwood, Bensley and Ampthill areas –... Read more
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $711 million budget last week that will result in a 1-cent reduction in the real estate property tax rate, a 3.5-percent utility rate increase and a 4.1-percent increase in the utility connection fee. Chairwoman Dorothy Jaeckle said that some $25,000... Read more
Residents protest megasite, others object to utility rate increases
Some 85 people rallied outside the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors meeting March 28 to protest a proposed megasite in the southern part of the county. Inside, the supervisors took public comment about a proposed 3.5-percent increase in water and sewer rates and about a $711 million budget that... Read more
Body cameras at what cost?
  A disagreement over the funding needed to review video footage from body cameras worn by police escalated to the state Legislature, with two officials disagreeing over the likelihood of success for legislation that would mandate that Chesterfield and other counties specifically provide funding for such. The conflict came... Read more
Bermuda news: January 2017,  filling in the dots The state of Bermuda District By Dorothy Jaeckle, Bermuda Supervisor Chairwoman Happy New Year to all our citizens! It is hard to believe it has been over a year since we rang in 2016. A lot has happened in Chesterfield in... Read more
Chesterfield County Proposed Charter Changes Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. Chesterfield Career & Technical Center @ Hull – Door 20 13900 Hull Street Road Midlothian, VA 23112 The feedback provided by citizens on the proposed charter changes at the public hearing on November 16th is appreciated. Based on... Read more
James “Jim” M. Holland, CPA, has been elected as the chair of the Virginia Board of Accountancy’s Standard-Setting Advisory Committee. Holland was appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe in July 2016. He also is the Dale District representative on the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors. The Virginia Board of... Read more
In a unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors, Chesterfield County will reduce the maximum cash proffer fee from $18,966 per dwelling to $9,400. The board voted on the issue last Wednesday on the recommendation by the newly appointed county administrator, Joseph Casey. This is the first reduction to... Read more
CHESTER – The Chesterfield Center for the Arts has a new donor Dr. and Mrs. Baxter Perkinson Jr. stepped up to help the Center move closer to its goal. Dr. Perkinson and family will contribute to the center’s foundation building fund and pay for some of the operation costs... Read more