Dorothy Jaeckle, Bermuda District Supervisor will host Heather Barrar, Planning Department staff member who will present a new chapter for the plan for Chesterfield. The Bikeways & Trails section of the comprehensive plan will be considered by the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 18. Thursday, October 29 – 10:30... Read more
Candidate Forum: School Board
Fees seem to be increasing every year: extracurricular activities, buses for sports teams, class supplies and Chrome Books to name a few. Will you work to lower or eliminate fees for students? JOHN ERBACH (DALE) While I don’t believe it is possible to eliminate fees altogether, we need to be... Read more
Candidate Forum: Board of Supervisor
Everyone wants to know about property taxes. Would you consider raising property taxes for next year (2016-17)? CLIFF BICKFORD (DALE) Increasing taxes as a way to achieve a balanced budget should always be the last resort.  When you consider that revenue generated from property tax has increased over the... Read more
While elected Constitution officers have no opposition in the November 3 election, other candidates that reach a wider constituency are being opposed. (See last week’s Village News) After losing in this year’s June primary, Sen. Steve Martin will not be on the ticket next month. His seat (11th State... Read more
Your input is needed
Where do you live or work? What do you love about this area? What would make this area even better? Thought provoking questions – and literally “close to home” for the citizens who took the opportunity to provide answers at a workshop designed to receive their help charting the... Read more
The Bike & Trail plan was considered this week by the Chesterfield Planning Commission. There are currently 40 miles of bikeways and trails on the ground today, with an additional eight miles of projects currently underway and 28 miles would be added to the network over the next 10... Read more
In the redistricting process do you suggest community/school meetings for comments on drawing proposed district lines and work to eliminate financial segregation? JOHN ERBACH (DALE) Absolutely—I plan to hold community meetings at every school in the Dale District ahead of any decision on redistricting. This is an emotional issue for... Read more
Candidate Forum: Board of Supervisors
Do you believe user fees for service, in the county, should continue as they are presently? i.e.: library programs, transfer station, vehicle, library and transfer station closures and so on. CLIFF BICKFORD (DALE) Chesterfield County has utilized User Fees for years as a way to keep real estate taxes... Read more
Washington politicians do not have to listen to constituents. Virginia politicians stay out of site on off election years, but local county supervisors make decisions that matter to you immediately. They can be convinced by their constituents on how to vote, and you can reach them by phone and... Read more
Washington politicians do not have to listen to constituents. Virginia politicians stay out of site on off election years, but local county supervisors make decisions that matter to you immediately. They can be convinced by their constituents on how to vote, and you can reach them by phone and... Read more