Zoned out: County gets injunction against local charity
Last summer, the Guardians HOPE Center received help rehabilitating a building at the site of a former Bible college. Now the center’s leaders have been ordered by a judge to cease all uses of the property until they come into compliance with zoning or modify a conditional use permit.... Read more
Heading the right way? Not all happy about eminent domain case
Chesterfield County supervisors last week unanimously approved an eminent domain action for a property at 15101 Happy Hill Road. The action will give the county 600 feet of right-of-way access across the triangle-shaped property, which is located west of Jefferson Davis Highway. The access is along a route that... Read more
Dance, Morrissey competing for state Senate seat
Senate District 16 residents will likely decide their next senator in the June 11 Democratic primary, as no Republicans filed for the seat. The independent filing deadline is June 11. Incumbent Democrat Rosalyn “Roz” Dance is being challenged by former Del. “Fighting Joe” Morrissey. Both are running as Democrats.... Read more
New Comp Plan approved despite protests
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new Comprehensive Plan despite objections from members of two community organizations. Bermuda Advocates for Responsible Development and Chesterfield Citizens United rallied outside prior to the supervisors’ May 22 meeting waving silver platters with various anti-development wording. BARD and CCU board... Read more
Action on arts center coming soon, project manager says
Chester residents should see some action soon outside the Chester Library, according to Mike Laing, project manager of Chesterfield’s Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts. On May 22, Laing told the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors that they should see some activity within the next 10 days on the site... Read more
Which way Matoaca? Supervisors candidates speak at forum
Two of the three Republican candidates for their party’s nomination for Matoaca District supervisor participated in a forum last week. Kevin Carroll and Rob Thompson were joined by recently announced Democrat candidate Shajaun Mason at the May 16 forum at the Foxfire Club House, which was hosted by Chesterfield... Read more
Rural connections: Some Rhodes Lane residents waiting for broadband access
Hurry up and wait. That’s pretty much what some residents of Rhodes Lane have been doing for several years, according to Bonnie and Tyler Moody, a mother and son, who have been living at 16111 N. Rhodes Lane since March 2015. “We never thought there wouldn’t be Internet out... Read more
New emergency communications director on board
Chesterfield County recently named Thomas “Tommy” Tucker as its new director of emergency communications. Tucker served as interim co-director of the Emergency Communications Center since October 2018. He began in his new role as director of emergency communications May 4 at a salary of $125,000. With 32 years working... Read more
Getting around in Chesterfield just got easier with the launch of Chesterfield County’s newest transportation program, Access On Demand. The service is the first of its kind in the region, offering affordable, specialized transportation for individuals who are age 60 and older, have a disability or live in a... Read more
Chesterfield County announced last week that it is one of 15 localities, and the only one in Virginia, selected to participate in a national program to expand medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails. The county will receive expert guidance on how to overcome barriers to providing... Read more