McLaughlin gets rezoning approval for industrial site
ABOVE: A vehicle passes by on Ware Bottom Spring Road, near where Barney McLaughlin plans to relocate his home construction business and house a stone-cutting operation. The buildings would be located on the left behind a 50-foot tree buffer. It looks as though Barney McLaughlin will be able to relocate... Read more
A proposed new elementary school at the Magnolia Green subdivision in the western part of the Matoaca district has been postponed at least a year following the Board of Supervisors’ actions July 25. The Chesterfield County school board voted 4-1 during a special meeting July 11 to ask the... Read more
Planning Commission recommends rezoning denial; McLaughlin wants to relocate his company to site
Home builder Barney McLaughlin’s proposal to rezone a 2.2-acre property at 1701 Ware Bottom Spring Road received a thumbs-down recommendation from the Planning Commission last month. The 3-1 vote to recommend denial will be considered by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors at 6 p.m. July 25. McLaughlin is... Read more
Going to waste? Shoosmith Bros. applies for permit to use remainder of its land for landfill
The longevity of a local landfill may depend on an application filed recently with Chesterfield County. Shoosmith Bros., Inc. recently filed a permit application with the county that would allow it to use some 180 acres of land which includes a rock quarry that it acquired in 1997. (The... Read more
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