In case you missed the March 8 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting:
PUBLIC HEARING SET ON SURPLUS REAL ESTATE TAX REFUNDS
The board set a public hearing for Wednesday, March 22 to consider amending the Code of Chesterfield to permit refunds of surplus real estate tax revenue, in conjunction with a proposed 5% rebate on all real estate tax bills due in June.
The General Assembly has authorized the governing bodies of Virginia localities to adopt such an ordinance.
The rebate is projected to provide approximately $12.6 million in real estate tax relief to Chesterfield property owners, with an average savings of $89 per bill.
If the ordinance amendment is approved by the Board of Supervisors, the authority to refund surplus real estate tax revenue would apply to both the current and future fiscal years, when deemed appropriate by the board.
COUNTY’S PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2024 BUDGET WORK SESSION
Matt Harris, deputy county administrator for finance and administration, and Budget and Management Director Gerard Durkin presented Chesterfield’s proposed fiscal year 2024 budget and FY2024-28 capital improvement program to the board at an afternoon work session.
Chesterfield will host a series of community meetings on the FY24 budget, beginning this evening in Midlothian and continuing across the county next week.
There will also be a public hearing on the budget at the March 22 board meeting.
Watch Wednesday's presentation in its entirety by clicking on the image below.
SCHOOL BOARD’S APPROVED FISCAL YEAR 2024 BUDGET
Ann Coker, chair of the Chesterfield School Board, and Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) Superintendent Dr. Merv Daugherty presented the School Board’s approved fiscal year 2024 budget and 2024-28 capital improvement program to the Board of Supervisors at an afternoon work session.
Click the image below to watch their full presentation.
LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH EVENTMAKERS USA
The board approved a new annual license agreement with EventMakers USA to continue using part of the county-owned River City Sportsplex property as the site of its SERVPRO of Chesterfield After Hours concert series.
Under the terms of the agreement, which runs from Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2023, EventMakers USA will pay Chesterfield a license fee of $7,250 per event plus $1 per ticket sold to maintain a concert venue at River City Sportsplex.
The new concert series was a hit with music fans across the county last year, bringing in such well-known acts as Little River Band, 38 Special, Switchfoot, Collective Soul and the Roots N’ Boots Tour with country artists Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye.