Some county fees may increase

While Chesterfield County is expecting about $15 million in new growth – just like the cost of food; state mandates, transfers to county schools and revitalization, among others, have pushed Chesterfield to an estimated $12.8 million shortfall, which includes schools.

Contentious Jessup Road rezoning continued

Having added some last minute changes required the Board of Supervisors to defer the Jessup and Iron Bridge roads project until May. Andy Sherzer, of the Balzer and Associates an engineering architecture firm, represented the Gilliam family on a rezoning that would included several commercial uses.

Board Chairman says full cash proffers a must to be approved by Supervisors

“I will not accept another case coming out of the Planning Commission without full cash proferrs." Board Chairman and Dale District, Jim Holland ended the Terraforge/Silverlake case, part of only a few requests heard by the Board last Wednesday, Feb. 26.

State Sen. Stephen H. Martin on the ropes for ‘host’ comment on Facebook

According to an article in the Washington Post, “A Conservative Virginia state senator is under fire from Democrats and women’s groups for a sarcastic Facebook post in which he described a pregnant woman as the “host” of the child she bears.

School Board adopts FY2015 budget

The Chesterfield County School Board last night unanimously adopted its FY 2015 budget of $564,986,400. The budget provides for reducing class sizes in targeted schools, opening a second technical center, accommodating increased student enrollment and increasing remedial education.

Ettrick Community Building offers programs

The Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a series of community classes and programs at the Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building, 20621 Woodpecker Rd.

School Board donates classroom trailer to local non-profit for after school program

Cornerstone Revitalization Center, Inc. (CRC) celebrated the grand opening of their new Community Center in Shady Hill Trailer Park last month. The Chesterfield County School Board donated a classroom trailer which has been converted into the Community Center.

Summer internships available with Chesterfield government

Chesterfield County invites interested college juniors, seniors or graduate students to apply for a 2014 summer internship that will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn and expand their knowledge in how local government departments and agencies operate.