Chesterfield attorney awarded for public service
Michael Chernau, a deputy Chesterfield County attorney, was recently awarded the A. Robert Cherin Award by the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc. Chernau got the award for exemplary public service. He is the third attorney from the Chesterfield County Attorney’s Office to win the award. The A. Robert... Read more
County opens second dog park
Dog lovers now have another place to take their pets since a small dog area opened last week at Goyne Park behind Ecoff Elementary School, 5200 Ecoff Ave. Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation officials held a grand opening at the park Thursday afternoon, April 18. An agility course and... Read more
County officials address ‘food deserts’
Federal and state lawmakers recently called for legislation to help people in low-income neighborhoods get better access to fresh vegetables and other healthy foods. Four so-called “food deserts” exist within Chesterfield County, according to a 2017 map from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. Although county officials... Read more
New Harrowgate Elementary School coming
A new Harrowgate Elementary School is on the way after Chesterfield County officials broke ground at 4000 Cougar Trail last week. The new 782-student school will replace the current 760-student school located at 15501 Harrowgate Road, which was built in 1960. The new school will be built next to... Read more
Subdivision going up near Jeff Davis Hwy/Route 288
An 84-home subdivision is in the works on the southeast corner of Jefferson Davis Highway and Route 288. A Boyd Homes spokesman said the plan is for the subdivision – which is north of Rio Vista Street with an access point behind the Bensley Bermuda Rescue Squad building –... Read more
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2020 budget last week that includes an additional $1.9 million in funding for Chesterfield Schools. Budget Director Meghan Coates noted that the $1.9 million deficit was created when the General Assembly’s budget did not match what Gov. Ralph... Read more
Candidates file for primary, general elections
The candidates who have filed to run as of March 29 who represent the Village News’ coverage area are listed below. The primary election is June 11 and the general election Nov. 5. *indicates incumbent State House Dist. 62: Lindsey Dougherty (D), Tavorise Marks (D), Carrie Coyner (R) Dist.... Read more
Paint Out Pollution event decorates storm sewers
They weren’t exactly painting the town red, but it was a colorful endeavor nonetheless. Chesterfield County joined with Art on Wheels and the James River Association for a “Paint Out Pollution” event last week, which involved painting storm drain covers. Kevin Orlosky, founder and program director of Art on... Read more
County supervisors got an earful during last week’s public hearing on the proposed budget. Several speakers criticized the school district for not cutting enough, while others asked for more funding for teachers’ salaries in addition to the 3 percent included in the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget. Midlothian resident... Read more
County offers information about backyard chickens
Have you ever imagined of having your own little flock of chickens or gathering fresh eggs from your backyard? Good news: Chesterfield County allows backyard chickens. The Central Library presented a program March 16 about backyard chickens. Mike Persia, Virginia Tech Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, talked about chicken... Read more