The hullabaloo over funding review of police body cameras may be coming to an end after Chesterfield County supervisors last week voted unanimously to spend $125,000 to hire three additional commonwealth’s attorneys. The county’s previous commonwealth’s attorney, Billy Davenport, clashed with supervisors earlier this year over the issue and... Read more
GOP to hold canvass to select nominee for commonwealth’s attorney
      The Chesterfield County Republican Committee will conduct a canvass to select its nominee for commonwealth’s attorney following the July 1 resignation of Billy Davenport. The canvass will be held Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at six locations throughout the county. Republican candidates... Read more
Planning Commission gives clearance for new Harrowgate school, park
The Chesterfield County Planning Commission last week cleared the way for a new Harrowgate Elementary School and a revamp of Harrowgate Community Park. The unanimous votes – which said the projects are in “substantial accord” with the Comprehensive Plan – took place during the commission’s July 17 meeting. The... Read more
Chesterfield County continues to set an example for the innovative use of technology in local government. Chesterfield placed second on the Digital Counties Survey among counties nationwide with populations between 250,000 and 499,999. The Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties recently announced the winners of... Read more
CHESTERFIELD — Chesterfield County has named Daniel Cohen the new director of its Department of Community Enhancement, effective July 30. County leaders selected him after a national recruitment process. Cohen brings more than 30 years of planning and community development experience in both public and private business to the... Read more
Planning Commission recommends rezoning denial; McLaughlin wants to relocate his company to site
Home builder Barney McLaughlin’s proposal to rezone a 2.2-acre property at 1701 Ware Bottom Spring Road received a thumbs-down recommendation from the Planning Commission last month. The 3-1 vote to recommend denial will be considered by the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors at 6 p.m. July 25. McLaughlin is... Read more
Going to waste? Shoosmith Bros. applies for permit to use remainder of its land for landfill
The longevity of a local landfill may depend on an application filed recently with Chesterfield County. Shoosmith Bros., Inc. recently filed a permit application with the county that would allow it to use some 180 acres of land which includes a rock quarry that it acquired in 1997. (The... Read more
County approves $5.1M more for Chester arts center
By a 3-2 vote, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $5.1 million for Chester performing arts center last week. The “Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts” would be located next to the Chester Library. Jim Holland made the motion, which was seconded by Dorothy Jaeckle. They... Read more
CHESTERFIELD — For the first time, the county will sell approximately $50 million in bonds, offering them first to the public, meaning Chesterfield residents and other Virginians can buy bonds and invest directly in their community. The sale of these bonds will fund projects from the 2013 bond referendum,... Read more
Warehouse, gravel road planned by EDA
A 250,000-square-foot office/warehouse is in the planning stages for the Ruffin Mill Industrial Park in South Chesterfield. A site plan says that Rosyln Farms Corp. of Colonial Heights plans to build on 17 acres at 801 Port Walthall Road in the Walthall Enterprise Zone. Some 91 employees would work... Read more