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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Sports tourism brings thousands of visitors to Chesterfield annually, bolsters local economy

Field hockey players compete at the Shooting Star Thanksgiving Tournament

While millions of Americans gathered with loved ones on Nov. 24 to eat, drink and watch football, about 4,000 youth field hockey players and their families were traveling to Chesterfield for the Shooting Star Thanksgiving Tournament.

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: December 1, 2022

Chesterfield Fire and EMS holds dedication ceremony for Magnolia Green Station No. 25

Magnolia Green Station 25 Dedication

Though it was delayed by nearly two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chesterfield Fire and EMS was finally able to host a formal public dedication Thursday at the site of Magnolia Green Fire Station No. 25.

The three-bay, roughly 15,000 square-...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 28, 2022

Across four generations, Richter family has been devoted to keeping Chesterfield safe

Justin, Bruce and Eugene Richter

Chesterfield police officer Justin Richter (left) is following in the footsteps of his father Bruce (center), grandfather Eugene (right) and late great-grandfather Charlie.

When Justin Richter decided to pursue a career in law enforcement, he accepted a po...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Chesterfield Remembers gives county residents chance to tell their story

Chesterfield Remembers

Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey always is on the lookout for innovative ideas and programs to enhance quality of life for county residents. He found one almost by happenstance during a May visit to the National Veterans Memorial and Museum...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the Nov. 16 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

GENITO/288 SPECIAL FOCUS AREA PLAN

Following a public hearing, the board approved the...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Consultant presents report on Southside Speedway to Board of Supervisors

Genito Road and Southside Speedway

Consultant Martyn Thake concluded that Southside Speedway needs "significant repair or replacement."

A consultant hired by the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority (EDA) to observe current conditions at the shuttered Southside Speedway pre...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Chesterfield hosts 2022 Veterans Day ceremony

2022 Veterans Day Ceremony

Chesterfield's annual Veterans Day Ceremony, sponsored by Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV), was held indoors at the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center because of inclement weather last Friday.

Chesterfield Board of Supervisors Ch...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 11, 2022

Veteran motorsports consultant hired to assess Southside Speedway's viability

Southside Speedway

The former Southside Speedway site is included in Chesterfield's plan for enhancing the Genito Road/Route 288 corridor.

With concurrence from the Board of Supervisors, the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority (EDA) has hired a longtime motorsports c...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 9, 2022

After spinal cord injury forced retirement from Army, Howard found purpose in helping others

Chesterfield veteran James Howard

Chesterfield resident James Howard in front of Veterans and Athletes United's traveling memorial flag.

Duty, honor and devotion to country are in the DNA of retired U.S. Army Capt. James Howard.

Born into a large military family – his fat...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Chesterfield teen striving to be music scene's 'next big thing' as vocalist, songwriter

Ru portrait

At an age when many of her classmates are taking the SAT and thinking about where they want to go to college, a talented 17-year-old from Chesterfield is working hard to launch her career as a vocalist and songwriter.

Tonight in Raleigh, North Carolina, th...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 3, 2022

Heads up, Chesterfield: Redistricting may have changed your Election Day polling place

Promote the Vote

Because of changes to Chesterfield’s congressional and state legislative district boundaries made by the Supreme Court of Virginia, as well as a magisterial redistricting plan approved by the Board of Supervisors, county residents may cast their ballot at...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Chesterfield hosts 2022 Community Cup

2022 Community Cup

Last Saturday at Chesterfield's River City Sportsplex, first responders from across the Richmond area played soccer alongside members of the region’s multicultural community during the Community Cup tournament and cultural festival.

The free event -- a reg...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 28, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the Oct. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

HARROWGATE PARK PHASE III

The board authorized the award of a $3.56 million construct...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 27, 2022

'It's all good news': Chesterfield Economic Development building on momentous year

Rendering of Lego's planned Meadowville production facility

A rendering of the LEGO Group's planned precision manufacturing facility at Chesterfield's Meadowville Technology Park.

As he prepared to present Chesterfield Economic Development’s annual report to the Board of Supervisors at its Wednesday afternoon work ...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 24, 2022

HUD awards Richmond region $4.47 million to prevent and end youth homelessness

Regional leaders joined HUD's Jemine Bryon (third from right) for a major grant funding announcement Monday morning.

The Richmond region is receiving an influx of federal funding to combat the issue of youth homelessness.

Jemine Bryon, acting general deputy...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Chesterfield dedicates future Enon Library building in honor of Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker family

Chesterfield supervisors Jim Ingle (left) and Chris Winslow (right) unveil a sign with Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker's family during Friday's dedication ceremony.

A voracious reader and prodigious author even in his later years, Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker’s name will be ...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 20, 2022

Chesterfield Fire and EMS breaks ground on new Matoaca fire station No. 8

New Matoaca fire station rendering

Chesterfield leaders participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the county's new Fire and EMS station in Matoaca.

Chesterfield Fire and EMS hosted a groundbreaking Thursday morning at the site of the new Matoaca Fire Station No. 8. The new facility, wh...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 19, 2022

Chesterfield, Maggie Walker Community Land Trust break ground on Ettrick Landing subdivision

Ettrick Landing groundbreaking

Chesterfield leaders participated in Wednesday's groundbreaking alongside representatives from Maggie Walker Community Land Trust, Concerned Citizens of Ettrick and other community partners.

Chesterfield and the nonprofit Maggie Walker Community Land Trust...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 17, 2022

Chesterfield honoring Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, a man who 'wanted to help everyone'

Wyatt Tee Walker

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker (far right) served as chief of staff to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from 1960-64.

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker is remembered by historians as a civil rights icon who served as chief of staff for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., volunteered as a Free...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 10, 2022

First Phase of Otterdale Road Drainage Improvements Completed Ahead of Schedule

Horsepen Creek crossing on Otterdale Road

Horsepen Creek crossing on Otterdale Road

A tweak to the process by which the Chesterfield Department of Transportation (CDOT) awards construction contracts already is paying dividends.

The section of Otterdale Road that had been closed since March&mdas...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Chesterfield seeking community's input on future of old Matoaca Elementary School property

Old Matoaca Elementary

The former Matoaca Elementary School building has been vacant since last spring.

Matoaca District Supervisor Kevin Carroll hosted a community meeting Wednesday evening to present initial concepts for the adaptive reuse of the former Matoaca Elementary Scho...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Tackling challenges of housing diversity, affordability is a team effort for Chesterfield

Winchester Forest apartments

Better Housing Coalition is building a 160-unit affordable apartment project, Winchester Forest, in the Route 1 corridor. 

In January 2020, the Partnership for Housing Affordability released a report that concluded the Richmond region has a signif...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: September 30, 2022

Better Housing Coalition expanding presence in Route 1 corridor with Winchester Forest apartments

Winchester Forest groundbreaking

Chesterfield officials joined the Better Housing Coalition for the Winchester Forest groundbreaking this morning. 

Chesterfield joined the Better Housing Coalition this morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for Winchester Forest, a 160-unit apartm...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: September 26, 2022

Community Cup brings region's first responders, multicultural community together on soccer field

2019 Community Cup

First responders from across the Richmond region will play alongside representatives of the multicultural community at Saturday's event. 

Conceived in 2018, a unique regional event is coming back Saturday after a two-year COVID-induced hiatus.

Begi...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the Sept. 21 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

CODE AMENDMENT FOR LARGE-SCALE SOLAR FACILITIES

Following a public hearing, the boar...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Beginning next year, Chesterfield moving to subscription-based curbside recycling model

Curbside recycling

As a regional leader in environmental stewardship, Chesterfield recognizes the importance of recycling – both through curbside pickup and drop-off opportunities for households and the many businesses that also participate in recycling programs &...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Through pilot program with GRTC, Chesterfield will evaluate demand for mass transit on Route 60

GRTC Route 1A bus at Stonebridge

Chesterfield and GRTC are launching a pilot program to extend Route 1A five miles westward along Midlothian Turnpike. 

Chesterfield and the Greater Richmond Transit Co. (GRTC) are working together to implement a pilot program for local transit ser...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: September 12, 2022

2022 Community Facilities Bond Plan: Libraries and Parks

Ettrick-Matoaca library

The Community Facilities Bond Plan budgets $12.2 million to expand the Ettrick-Matoaca Library.

Shortly after the spread of COVID-19 was declared a national health emergency in March 2020, a Chesterfield resident began coming into the Central Library every...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: September 6, 2022

Never forget: More than two decades after 9/11, Freedom Flag embraced as symbol of remembrance

Freedom Flag and World Trade Center steel

The Freedom Flag flies below the American Flag at a school in Delaware as part of its annual Sept. 11 observance.

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Doug Ketcham was working as a bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower of the World Trade Center...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: August 29, 2022

2022 Community Facilities Bond Plan: Schools

Bensley Elementary School

The Community Facilities Bond Plan budgets $43 million to replace Grange Hall Elementary School.

When it comes to schools, Chesterfield’s two most recent bond referendums have sought to address very different challenges.

The 2004 referendum was mostly focus...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the Aug. 24 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

ROUTE 60 TRANSIT PILOT

The board appropriated $1.88 million in funding from the Virgi...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: August 24, 2022

Board of Supervisors approves performance grant agreement with Lake Adventures LLC

The Lake mixed-use development

Lake Adventures LLC is planning to construct a mixed-use development on 105 acres at the intersection of Genito Road and Route 288. 

The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to approve a performance grant agreement with Lake Adventure...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: August 22, 2022

111th Chesterfield County Fair offers 'something for all age groups'

Chesterfield County Fair

Brenda White Vaughn has served as general manager of the Chesterfield County Fair since 2014. 

It’s Friday afternoon, Aug. 19, a week before the start of the 111th Chesterfield County Fair, and Brenda White Vaughn still has, oh, about a million th...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: August 15, 2022

2022 Community Facilities Bond Plan: Public Safety

Falling Creek police station

The Chesterfield Police Department's Falling Creek station is located in a former barbecue restaurant off Route 60.

As one of the top local government priorities consistently cited by citizens, public safety is in many ways the foundation of why Chesterfie...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Life of Service: Peat finds volunteering his time and talent 'keeps me young'

David Peat

Despite no prior teaching experience, David Peat has served as a volunteer teacher in both English and English as a Second Language (ESL). 

After a career of hard work as an engineer, David Peat had no interest in slowing down during the next chap...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Bond Referendum 101: Chesterfield's Community Facilities Bond Plan

Community Facilities Bond Plan

Beginning Sept. 23 with early voting for the 2022 general election and continuing through Election Day on Nov. 8, Chesterfield residents will be asked to vote on the Community Facilities Bond Plan to authorize the issuance of $540 million in General Oblig...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the July 27 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting: 

COMMUNITY FACILITIES BOND PLAN

Matt Harris, deputy county administrator for finance and administration,...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: July 25, 2022

Chesterfield Food Bank Outreach Center tackles hunger, helps clients access other needed services

Chesterfield Food Bank Outreach Center

Volunteers fill shopping carts with groceries during the July 15 food distribution event.  

Established 12 years ago in the wake of a global recession that left millions unemployed, the Chesterfield Food Bank Outreach Center recently has ...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: July 18, 2022

Life of Service: Katterfield stays active, engaged through volunteerism

Mary Katterfield

Mary Katterfield volunteers in a number of roles at Chesterfield's Stonebridge Recreation Center, which hosts many programs for local seniors.  

Accustomed to working long hours over a 40-plus-year career in Washington, Mary Katterfield w...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: July 11, 2022

Chesterfield seeking citizen input on draft recommendations for Genito/288 special focus area

Genito-288 conceptual plan

A draft conceptual plan for the Genito/288 corridor shows potential uses that would be complementary to the county-owned River City Sportsplex.  

Nine months after they presented initial concepts for guiding future development in a 437-ac...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: July 5, 2022

In response to rising need, Chesterfield's 2022 Diaper Drive eclipses single-year donation record

2022 Diaper Drive

Girl Scout Troop #57 made a generous donation of diapers and wipes for the 2022 Diaper Drive.  

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and surging inflation, many Chesterfield households are finding it increasingly difficult to afford essential ite...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: July 1, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the June 29 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting: 

SPECIAL PURPOSE PARK

The board approved the purchase of 38 acres on the Appomattox River for use as a s...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Having project-ready industrial site was critical to Chesterfield landing LEGO

Rendering of LEGO's planned Meadowville production facility

The LEGO Group plans to build a precision manufacturing facility on 340 acres at Meadowville Technology Park.

When the LEGO Group began looking for a location to construct its new U.S.-based plant, Chesterfield had an ideal site to offer: a 340-acre parcel...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Life of Service: Gregory Pays It Forward Through 4-H

Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee Sarah Gregory

Senior Volunteer Hall of Fame Inductee Sarah Gregory

Sarah Gregory has always had a soft spot for volunteering – it’s what she loves about living in Chesterfield County. 

“My whole life has been associated with 4-H and...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Relentless group of Ettrick residents played key role in keeping train station in South Chesterfield

Ettrick train station

Passengers at the Ettrick station prepare to board an Amtrak train heading northbound.

The nearly 70-year-old train station in the South Chesterfield village of Ettrick is slated for a much-needed facelift, with more than $14 million in federal, state and ...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: June 6, 2022

CERT fosters culture of preparedness, trains residents to assist neighbors in time of crisis

CERT training exercise

Chesterfield CERT members provide first aid to a "patient" during a training exercise.

Spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Florence, multiple tornadoes touched down in Chesterfield in September 2018, resulting in one fatality and causing extensi...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Fallen Soldiers Honored During Chesterfield's 2022 Memorial Day Ceremony

2022 Memorial Day photos

Chesterfield County’s annual Memorial Day Ceremony, which is sponsored by the Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia (CHSV), was held on Monday, May 30 at the county’s Historic 1917 Courthouse Green on Iron Bridge Road.

Chesterfield residents of all a...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the May 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting: 

POWHITE PARKWAY EXTENSION PHASE II

The board voted to appropriate $8 million for Phase II of t...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Board of Supervisors Approves Upper Magnolia Green Zoning Cases

Proposed Upper Magnolia Green Zoning Boundaries per Cases 21SN0675 and 21SN0676

After months of community input, which culminated with a pair of public hearings Thursday night, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors approved both zoning cases that will guide development of the 2,400-acre Upper Magnolia Green property.

The board voted 3...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: May 23, 2022

'Learn to Swim' closes gaps in pool access, helps second-graders gain water safety skills

Learn to Swim student

Over the past seven years, thousands of second-graders have learned water safety skills through SwimRVA's program. 

As we come to the end of National Water Safety Month, the statistics are sobering:

* 70% of Black children and 66% of Black adults d...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Magnolia Grange's bicentennial celebration kicks off May 21 with Mayfaire Festival

Magnolia Grange house museum

Magnolia Grange was purchased by Chesterfield in 1984 and opened to the public two years later as a historic house museum. 

Constructed in 1822 by William Winfree, a stately white Federal period home once was the crown jewel of a sprawling Chester...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Chesterfield residents may vote in different precincts beginning in November

Final redistricting map

Chesterfield’s magisterial redistricting plan has been finalized, as well as its remedy for voting precinct splits that were created by the magisterial redistricting and changes to the county’s congressional and state legislative district boundaries made ...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: May 4, 2022

Statement from Chesterfield Commissioner of the Revenue Jenefer Hughes

Chesterfield County Seal SVG 150x150

This is a statement from Chesterfield County Commissioner of the Revenue Jenefer Hughes regarding the increase in vehicle tax bills from 2021 to 2022. 

The Commissioner of the Revenue is a constitutional officer who is elected and operates indepen...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: May 2, 2022

With vehicle assessments rising, Chesterfield implements sweeping personal property tax relief

Nissan Pickup Truck

Chesterfield made more than 14,000 older vehicles fully exempt from personal property taxes this year.

Under normal circumstances, most vehicles depreciate over time. But the same market forces that are driving up the cost of residential property also have...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the April 27 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting: 

NEW TAX PAYMENT KIOSKS

Chesterfield Treasurer Rebecca Longnaker announced that her office is...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Chesterfield's Child Advocacy Center promotes healing for kids, families in crisis

Chesterfield Child Advocacy Center

Full-time staff at Chesterfield's Child Advocacy Center are (left to right) Lisa Johnston, Jenelle Beverly and Carolyn Kelley

There’s a rainbow-colored mat just outside the front door inscribed with the words “Everyone is welcome.” The lobby is painted sky...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Chesterfield Planning Commission votes in favor of proposed Upper Magnolia Green rezoning

Proposed Upper Magnolia Green Zoning Boundaries per Cases 21SN0675 and 21SN0676

Sixteen months after the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority purchased the sprawling Upper Magnolia Green property with permission and funding from the Board of Supervisors, and following a series of community meetings, the county’s Plan...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Proposed Spring Rock Green redevelopment next step in revitalization of eastern Route 60 gateway

Spring Rock Green vision

Spring Rock Green shopping center is located at the intersection of Route 60 and Chippenham Parkway

Following unanimous approval by the Chesterfield Planning Commission, the proposed redevelopment of an underutilized shopping center at the intersection of ...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Historic investments have positioned Chesterfield as a regional leader in teacher pay

Teacher graphic smaller

Chesterfield’s historic investment in teacher compensation last year had a significant, and immediate, positive impact on its competitive position within the region.

By allocating $23 million in the fiscal year 2022 budget to implement a new pay plan, Ches...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Home escape plan critical to getting you and your family out of a fire quickly and safely

HomeEscapePlan_graphic

If you were awakened at 2:30 a.m. by the sound of smoke alarms activating, would you know how to get yourself and all family members quickly and safely out of a burning house?

If the answer is “no,” you need to have a plan.

“When you hear the smoke alarm go...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Chesterfield's budget makes major investment in compensation for public safety, school employees

Chesterfield County Seal SVG 150x150

Chesterfield Police Department

The fiscal year 2023 budget that will be voted on by the Board of Supervisors at its April 6 meeting is devoted primarily to the recruitment and retention of a high-quality workforce – particularly the thousands of front-line...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Chesterfield submits additional redistricting information to Virginia's attorney general

Approved Redistricting Map

Approved County Redistricting Map

Chesterfield has submitted additional information to the Virginia Attorney General’s Office regarding the countywide redistricting plan approved by the Board of Supervisors last November.

The board adopted a redistricting p...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Through new welcome center, YMCA aspires to fill resource gaps and foster community connections

YMCA Welcome Center

Adam Foster (left), executive director of the Manchester Family Y, and Lisa Ramirez, senior vice president of community impact for the Greater Richmond YMCA, outside the Chesterfield facility's new welcome center

It’s natural for Lisa Ra...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the March 23 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting: 

PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED BUDGET, LOCAL TAX RATES

Chesterfield residents got opportunities to addres...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: March 21, 2022

Breaking down the differences between a capital improvement program and a bond referendum

New Midlothian fire station

The new Midlothian fire station is under construction at the intersection of Route 60 and Charter Colony Parkway

With Chesterfield planning for its next bond referendum in November, there have been questions about the purpose of such a referendum and how i...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: March 14, 2022

Chesterfield introduces action plan to help Skinquarter landfill, Virginia DEQ remediate odor

Chesterfield County Seal SVG 150x150

Chesterfield resident Carol Cornwell (left) speaks at a March 8 community meeting hosted by Matoaca District Supervisor Kevin Carroll (right)

Amid ongoing citizen concerns about odors generated by the Skinquarter construction demolition debris landfill, Ch...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the March 9 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s work session and business meeting: 

FISCAL YEAR 2023 BUDGET

Chesterfield County Administrator Dr. Joe Casey presented his proposed fiscal y...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Chesterfield unveils largest tax relief package totaling $52M

Nissan Pickup Truck

Because of rising assessments, county administration has proposed cutting the real estate tax rate by 3 cents

Mindful of the impact of inflation and rising property assessments on household finances, Chesterfield leaders remain intentional in their efforts...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: March 7, 2022

Chesterfield seeking to diversify tax base, reduce reliance on residential assessments

Niagara Bottling at Meadowville

Niagara Bottling's highly automated plant in Meadowville Technology Park is one of Chesterfield's top commercial taxpayers

Over the past 40-plus years, thousands of people have voted with their feet by relocating to Chesterfield County, c...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Proposed bond referendum package includes $540 million in county, schools capital projects

Chester fire station

Chester Fire Station 1 is slated to be replaced with a larger building that can accommodate modern fire apparatus 

Postponed by a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chesterfield’s budget staff has submitted a slate of county and school capital...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the Feb. 23 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

PROPERTY TAX RATE REDUCTION

The board authorized advertisement of Chesterfield&rs...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: February 21, 2022

Discover Pleasant View School, a historic landmark and artifact of segregation-era education

Pleasant View School exterior

Pleasant View School, the last remaining Black elementary school still owned by Chesterfield County 

The one-room schoolhouse sits on the south side of River Road, about a mile and a half from the entrance to Eppington Plantation and 60 feet east ...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Local development regulations protect environment in Upper Swift Creek Watershed

Swift Creek Reservoir

Swift Creek Reservoir supplies about 20% of Chesterfield's drinking water 

In 1997, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors adopted a set of stringent regulations for land development northwest of the Swift Creek Reservoir to control stormw...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: February 14, 2022

Collaboration with local college aids Chesterfield's pursuit of advanced manufacturing jobs

Semiconductor manufacturing

Semiconductor manufacturing is one example of the clean, high-tech jobs Chesterfield is pursuing 

Ted Raspiller grew up in Aurora, Ill., a blue-collar city outside Chicago where most young men graduated from high school and immediately went to wor...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Rising property assessments not solely a Chesterfield phenomenon

Ashley Forest subdivision

Chesterfield's Ashley Forest subdivision

Following one of the busiest years on record in Chesterfield’s red-hot housing market, 2022 real estate assessments increased by an average of 12% countywide.

That’s three to four times higher than in a typical year....

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: February 3, 2022

State official: Upper Magnolia Green property potentially 'transformative'

Jason El Koubi

Jason El Koubi, interim president and CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership

How attractive is Chesterfield’s Upper Magnolia Green West property to advanced manufacturers? Even in a “raw” state – forested, with no utility infrastructure or pr...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Police Activities League helps Chesterfield foster positive relationships between officers, youth

PAL sleeve patch

Police Activities League youth bowling league

On a frigid Saturday morning in early January, when they could have been home enjoying a leisurely day off, about a dozen members of the Chesterfield Police Department instead were at Uptown Alley serving as co...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Board of Supervisors Roundup

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In case you missed the Jan. 26 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief roundup of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

ROUTE 60 TRANSIT PILOT

The board adopted a resolution of support for extending a GR...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: January 26, 2022

In Upper Magnolia Green, Chesterfield sees pathway to funding Powhite Parkway Extension

Powhite Parkway

Motorists travel southbound on Powhite Parkway in Chesterfield

The extension of Powhite Parkway to Hull Street Road has been on Chesterfield County’s thoroughfare plan since 1989, but the project’s cost – currently estimated a...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Jay Stegmaier remembered as 'genuine, caring' leader who was committed to public service

Stegmaier ribbon cutting

Jay Stegmaier speaks at a Black History Month event in 2016

Jay Stegmaier began his career with Chesterfield County in 1979 as a budget analyst. Even as he was promoted to increasingly senior positions over the next 37 years, culminating with a 9-year stin...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Upper Magnolia Green property vital to Chesterfield's future

Chesterfield County Seal

At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority purchased the 2,057-acre Upper Magnolia Green property for $13 million in December 2020 as an investment in the county’s future.

With demand for housing...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: January 17, 2021

Planning, preparation and teamwork critical to Chesterfield's winter weather response

January 16, 2022 snowstorm

Many areas of Chesterfield received 1 to 2 inches of snow and sleet Sunday, creating slick road conditions

The winter storm that hit Chesterfield County on Sunday came as no surprise to Jess Robison. It literally had been on her radar for the past week.

As ...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Fall Line Trail Seen as Game-Changer for Eastern Chesterfield

Fall Line Trail logo

Following a flurry of major funding commitments last month, momentum is building behind a regional infrastructure project that could bring much-needed commercial investment to two Chesterfield communities.

On Dec. 3, the Central Virginia Transportation Aut...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: January 6, 2021

New board chair: 2022 a 'watershed year' for Chesterfield

Chesterfield County Seal

Calling this “a watershed year for Chesterfield citizens,” Clover Hill District Supervisor Chris Winslow took the gavel for the first time Wednesday evening after being chosen by his colleagues to serve as chair of the Board of Supervisors for 2022.

“We wi...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: January 3, 2021

Rent relief program averts evictions for Chesterfield tenants, landlords

Rent relief graphic

Miguel Solla bought a house in Chesterfield County in 2006, shortly after the U.S. Army transferred him from California to Richmond, as an investment in his family’s future.

When Solla received another transfer order three years later, selling the house wa...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: December 27, 2021

2021: The Year in Review

2021 Year in Review Graphic

While COVID remained part of our collective vocabulary this year, the global pandemic didn’t stop Chesterfield County from moving forward in several key areas. Fueled by a vibrant local economy that continues to outperform the region, state and ...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: December 20, 2021

Real estate rate reduction highlights sweeping tax relief measures

Midlothian's Hallsley subdivision

Midlothian's Hallsley subdivision

A comprehensive package of local tax relief is coming to Chesterfield County residents and businesses next year.

At its Dec. 15 meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved the advertisement of Chesterfield’s maximum real est...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: December 17, 2021

Board of Supervisors Roundup

BOS Roundup Graphic

In case you missed the Dec. 15 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief roundup of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

BUDGET AMENDMENTS TO REALLOCATE SURPLUS FUNDS

Following a public hearing, the board voted in ...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: December 13, 2021

Board of Supervisors to vote on budget amendments, allocate surplus

Chesterfield County Seal

Record sales tax collections, conservative budgeting and federal COVID-19 relief funding were key factors that helped Chesterfield County end fiscal year 2021 with a historic $106 million operating surplus.

 At its Dec. 15 meeting, the Board of Su...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: December 6, 2021

Across the Board, Chesterfield Receives High Marks

Welcome to Chesterfield County Sign

We could use this space to toot our own horn about how Chesterfield is an exceptional place to live, work and play. But it’s so much more meaningful when others do it for us.

Over the past three months, several national organizations have reaffirmed Cheste...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Redistricting: Separating Fact from Fiction

Approved Redistricting Map

Approved County Redistricting Map

Over the past few weeks, some Chesterfield residents have expressed concerns about both the magisterial redistricting plan that was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 17 and the process by which the county develo...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Zoning 101: Navigating the Process

Element at Stonebridge Sign

Element at Stonebridge Development Plan

Few of the Chesterfield County’s regulatory powers generate more public attention than its authority to determine what can be built and where. And yet, there are many misconceptions about the zoning process...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: November 3, 2021

October 27 Board of Supervisors Roundup

Board of Supervisors Recap Graphic

In case you missed the Oct. 27 Board of Supervisors meeting, here is a brief recap of items from the board’s monthly work session and business meeting: 

Redistricting Public Hearing

The board received citizen input during a public hearing on the co...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 25, 2021

From Setbacks to Comebacks: Bermuda Estates Residents Experience A Greater Feel of Home

Bonnie Newton, Bermuda Estates resident

Bonnie Newton, Bermuda Estates resident

Infested with termites, to the point that she once fell through its thin plywood floor, the problems with Bonnie Newton’s 40-year-old trailer weren’t merely cosmetic. It had become a health and sa...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: October 18, 2021

River City Rising: Chesterfield Outlines Vision for Sportsplex, Genito/288 Corridor

IWLCA Capital Cup Lacrosse Players

Lacrosse players compete at River City Sportsplex.

Since it was acquired by the Chesterfield Economic Development Authority (EDA) in 2016, River City Sportsplex has become the linchpin of the county’s thriving sports tourism sector – generating millions of...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Chesterfield County Expands Early Voting Locations

Early Voting at North Courthouse Library

Early voting at North Courthouse Library

In the wake of record voter turnout last November and overhauls to the state’s voting processes, Chesterfield is making it easier for residents to cast their ballots this fall. 

Following changes to Virginia...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Chesterfield to Build Two New Middle Schools a Year Early

Board of Supervisors and School Board Joint Meeting

Board of Supervisors and School Board Joint Meeting on Sept. 8, 2021

Facing a sudden, sharp economic downturn related to the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020, and with lingering uncertainty over its duration and severity, the Chesterfield County Board of Su...

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Chesterfield On Point
Posted on: August 16, 2021

Woof and Wag in Chesterfield

Dogs going for a walk on a county trail

   

Looking for something fun to do with your furry friend in Chesterfield County? Many restaurants, stores and local shops welcome dogs, allowing you to spend even more quality time with your furriest of friends.

If you’re planning on ta...

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