Board of Supervisors highlights

Former Village News employee and news editor, Elizabeth W. Caroon, was one of the recipients of the “Employee of the Year” award.

The award was described as an annually, Board of Supervisors recognition of the county Employees of the Year who are selected to represent the various county departments.

The annual Employee of the Year Program, begun in 1976, reflects the county’s commitment to quality and excellence in the areas of customer service, teamwork, innovation, and continuous improvement.

Barbara Smith has been appointed interim Director of Transportation for Chesterfield. She will take over John McCracken’s position until an employment search can be conducted.

Authorize the Award of a Contract for Consulting Services for the Replacement of the Public Safety Radio Communications System, which was one piece of the bond referendum voted in favor of in November. The consulting service is a preliminary service until the main contract is let.

The Board considered and adopted a proposed policy amendment relative to alternative financial institutions (check cashing, vehicle title lenders and other alternative lending operations). The amendment states that Alternative Lending Institutions must not be freestanding and should be located in a shopping center with more than three establishments.

Chickens will have to hold their eggs at least until the January 8 meeting of the Board. Dan Gecker, Supervisor from the Midlothian District said he was just not ready to go either way on the policy.

A policy change that would allow up to six chickens on residential property was deferred until the January meeting. Questions about the distance from property line were the main concern of Board members. The distance a chicken coop would have to be at least 25 feet from any property line and be in the backyard of the home. Approximately eight speakers spoke in favor of the chicken policy.


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