Private water sources like wells and springs are unregulated in Virginia, but Chesterfield County is offering homeowners an affordable opportunity to find out what’s in their water. Chesterfield’s Cooperative Extension Office is offering confidential water testing and education through the Virginia Household Water Quality Program. Water sample kits are... Read more
County utilizing mobile playground unit
Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation recently used a $30,000 grant to purchase a mobile playground unit. The unit was delivered Aug. 5 and was used the next day during National Night Out at Bensley Park. The play space grant was provided by the National Recreation and Park Association and... Read more
The Chesterfield Health District is investigating an increase in the number of cases of Legionnaires’ disease. Since May 1, there have been 11 confirmed cases among older adults and persons with medical conditions. Legionella bacteria has been found at the U.S. Defense Supply Center, Falling Creek Middle School, Reynolds... Read more
Candlewood Suites coming near I-295
It looks as if a Candlewood Suites hotel is coming to eastern Chesterfield County. A site plan for a 90-room, five-story hotel was approved by the county Planning Department on April 25. The plan calls for a 54,545-square-foot building at 572 E. Hundred Road, next to a Wawa convenience... Read more
Last week, the Virginia Association of Counties named Chesterfield County the recipient of two 2019 Achievement Awards, including the program’s highest recognition, the “Best Achievement Award.” The county leads the VACo all-time achievement list with 32 awards, earning at least one award since the program’s inception. The VACo Achievement... Read more
PC recommends denial of group home
A conditional use permit request for a group care home will go to the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors later this month after the Planning Commission recommended denial on July 16. Teshauna Moore Tornes applied for the conditional use permit on Nov. 5, 2018. She subsequently revised it three... Read more
Four more years? Sheriff Leonard touts his accomplishments
Although he says the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is known for its Heroin Addiction Recovery Program, Sheriff Karl Leonard said the office can’t be defined by it. He mentioned several programs that benefit the inmate population, including some he’s implemented since being appointed sheriff in February 2014. The jail... Read more
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a truck restriction for Woods Edge Road last week. Residents of the area requested the restriction in conjunction with a zoning case filed by Carvana for 184 acres on the northwest side of the road where the Tempe, Ariz.-firm wants to... Read more
By a vote of 3-2 with Steve Elswick and James Holland dissenting, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors approved a new sign ordinance on July 24. The vote was the culmination of a nearly three-year process, according to supervisor Chris Winslow. Twenty-four people spoke during public comment before the... Read more
Repurposing Beulah Elementary: Parks and Rec to get new admin offices
A new office for Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation staff is in the works. On July 16, the county Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval for a conditional use permit to convert the old Beulah Elementary School at 4216 Beulah Road into government offices. County parks official Stuart Connock said... Read more