Board elects Jaeckle chairman at busy Sups meeting

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The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors last week elected new officers including chairman and vice chairman. Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle was elected by the board to be this year’s chairman. Matoaca District Supervisor Stephen Elswick was elected to serve as vice chairman. Ms. Jaeckle served as vice chairman last year.

The Board of Supervisors also set regular meeting dates for 2013, and appointed or reappointed County residents to various committees serving to represent the board.

The board observed a moment of silence in memory of retired employee Barbara Fassett and her daughter, who recently lost their lives tragically.

County administrator James J.L. Stegmaier said that 2012 was a great year for the County with the opening of Amazon, Kroger at Stonebridge, Uptown Alley and the aquatics center, coupled with other economic development successes. He also noted the County won it’s sixth America’s Promise award, received 11 In VACo awards and one VACo award, adopted a new comprehensive plan and maintained AAA bond ratings and other financial benchmarks, as well as many other accomplishments.

Mr. Stegmaier also announced that due to recent rainfall events within the Appomattox River drainage basin, water levels in Lake Chesdin have fully recovered and water is now flowing over the dam. The Appomattox River Water Authority has lifted mandatory water restrictions.

Several Resolutions were awarded, which recognized the Highlands Massey classic committee for its outstanding fundraising efforts; the 2012 L.C. Bird Skyhawks varsity football team for its superior achievement in winning the Virginia state championship; and the board also recognized a number of Boy Scouts.

The supervisors deferred until April 10, 2013 adoption of a policy regulating alternative financial institutions such as vehicle title lenders.

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