Chesterfield names new building inspection director
After a nationwide recruitment effort, Chesterfield County announced last week that it has hired Ronald W. Clements Jr. as its new director of the Building Inspection Department. Clements currently serves as the county’s assistant building inspection director. He began his new role Nov. 1 at a salary of $140,000.... Read more
Chesterfield County was recently honored by the Virginia Government Finance Officers’ Association with the Innovations in Government Finance Award. The county was recognized for excellence in e-government and technology and in budgeting and financial planning. The award was presented Oct. 11 to staff of the county’s Budget and Management... Read more
Ross wants gun rights for felons, yes to Confederate statues
State Senate District 16 doesn’t feature conventional candidates. Disbarred attorney Joe Morrissey, 62, and his former employee, Waylin Ross, are squaring off Nov. 5 in a race to replace state Sen. Rosalyn Dance, whom Morrissey dispatched in the Democratic Party primary on June 11. Ross, 29, filed signatures to... Read more
Carvana project, airport lease approved
By a 4-1 vote with Jim Holland dissenting, the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors approved the Carvana project last week. The Tempe, Ariz.-based developer plans to build a car inspection and storage facility at the 184-acre site on Woods Edge Road. The supervisors had delayed the vote for a... Read more
Q &A: How will you balance development and “smart growth” with community needs?
Shajuan Mason, Matoaca (D) I would balance development by having more data surrounding the needs of the community and how the proposed development will address that need. I would have a separate commission conduct a needs assessment. The needs assessment would address how the proposed development would impact neighborhoods,... Read more
Davenport, Miles vying for commonwealth’s attorney
Stacey Davenport Age: 42 Status: Married with two children Why I should be elected? I am the only candidate in this race who supports keeping School Resource Officers in our schools to keep our children and teachers safe. I am the only candidate with the ability to rebuild the... Read more
‘Battle of the Amandas’ in Senate District 11
A woman who calls herself a “liberal Christian” and campaigned last week with Alec Baldwin in western Matoaca is challenging an incumbent gun-toting woman who defied party politicos and recently got kicked out of a county Republican Party committee. The Senate District 11 race pits Democrat Amanda Pohl vs.... Read more
Jackson, Longnaker vying for $130K-a-year treasurer’s post
On Nov. 5, Chesterfield County residents will elect a new county treasurer. It’s the first contested treasurer’s election in 40 years. Although such a race may normally seem “humdrum,” the specter of a dismissed five-year-old forgery charge and five years of delinquent personal property taxes against Democrat nominee Michael... Read more
Supervisors candidates face off at Chester forum
All 10 candidates for the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors participated in a candidate forum Oct. 17 at the new Workforce Development Center at John Tyler Community College’s Chester campus. About 100 people attended the event, which featured questions asked by the audience through moderator Bob Holsworth. Candidates were typically... Read more
Courthouse Landing project deferred 60 days
A controversial mixed-use project dubbed “Courthouse Landing” was put on hold during the Oct. 15 Planning Commission meeting and the developer’s representative was told to conduct more community meetings. Courthouse Landing would be built on 124 acres on the northeast corner of Courthouse Road and Route 10. It would... Read more