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
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
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors approved an annual increase in the curbside recycling fee during their Feb. 19 meeting. The action came as part of the consent agenda and will result in an annual fee of $40. It will go into effect June 5. The old rate was... 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
‘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
By a 4-1 vote with Carrie Coyner dissenting, the Chesterfield school board on Nov. 12 requested authorization from the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors to spend $4.5 million in county reserve funds and $3.8 million for increased student growth. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the request at its Nov.... Read more
Carvana project, airport lease approved
By a 4-1 vote with Jim Holland dissenting, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors approved the Carvana project last week. The Tempe, Ariz.-based developer plans to build a car inspection and storage facility at the 184-acre site on Woods Edge Road. The supervisors had delayed the vote for a... Read more
Q &A: How will you balance development and “smart growth” with community needs?
Shajuan Mason, Matoaca (D) I would balance development by having more data surrounding the needs of the community and how the proposed development will address that need. I would have a separate commission conduct a needs assessment. The needs assessment would address how the proposed development would impact neighborhoods,... Read more
Supervisors candidates face off at Chester forum
All 10 candidates for the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors participated in a candidate forum Oct. 17 at the new Workforce Development Center at John Tyler Community College’s Chester campus. About 100 people attended the event, which featured questions asked by the audience through moderator Bob Holsworth. Candidates were typically... Read more