Supervisors sign off on real estate tax refund for developer
In order to try to spur more manufacturing in the county, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors last week voted unanimously and without comment in favor of a real estate tax grant for developer JLR Land LC of Richmond. The property in question – 1601 Bellwood Road – is located... Read more
Wheels turning for Carvana facility, Torch, Farrish
The Chesterfield County Planning Commission gave a unanimous approval recommendation last week on a proposed Carvana auto storage and inspection facility that would be built off Woods Edge Road east of Interstate 95. The matter now goes before the county Board of Supervisors on Sept. 25. The rezoning and... Read more
Some boaters rocked by change in tax assessments
The Chesterfield Commissioner of the Revenue has changed the way the county identifies and assesses value to some 5,000 boats. Commissioner of the Revenue Jenefer Hughes explained that the previous methodology was outdated and relied on taxpayers’ self-reporting and marina records. Now, the county is using state Department of... Read more
Dupler to retire from county
After 28 years, Chesterfield County’s deputy administrator for community development William “Bill” Dupler is retiring. He announced his plans to retire at last month’s Board of Supervisors work session. Dupler has served as deputy county administrator since April 2010. His last day will be Sept. 30. “I am grateful... Read more
Miles provides update on body camera review funding
Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Miles said that the county is making some progress in reviewing police officers’ body camera video footage. That comes in spite of the county not receiving additional funding from the state for such in last or this year’s budgets. As part of the current budget... Read more
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