Remaining calm and collected and remembering his lessons from a Child Fire Safety Education program taught by the Chesterfield Fire & EMS, seven-year-old, Kenneth “Tripp” Harris III, saved his mother from a fire in their home.
As Election Day approaches the debate on bond referenda and meals tax is beginning to heat up. elected officials and county staff are making the rounds, holding community meetings across the county.
Chesterfield administration and elected officials have been on the road promoting the referenda and meals tax. The elected officials support the referenda that consist of $304 million in bonds to support school facility improvements, headlined by the renovation or replacement of 10 older schools and the addition of one new elementary school.
Board of Supervisors Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle has asked for the transfer of $5,000 from the Bermuda District Improvement Fund to the Parks and Recreation Department for the renovation of the playground and track areas at Ecoff Elementary School, according to county staff.
After a number of deferrals or continuances it’s time for Chesterfield’s Board of Supervisors to consider the vehicle title lender, LoanMax, application for a stand-alone alternative lending office at Jefferson Davis Highway and Osborne Road.
It is hard to imagine filling 306 customer orders per second during the course of a day on its peak day, November 26, but that has become routine for Amazon.com, a Seattle-based company with 85 fulfillment centers world-wide; forty of those in the U.S. with one in Chesterfield County’s backyard, located in the Meadowville Technology Park.
If the meals tax doesn’t pass on November 5, there could be some repercussions on voters. Chesterfield’s proposed 2 percent meals tax would generate about $8 million a year. Those funds would be used to offset the “interest” on the bonds if the referenda is passed.
Jim Holland, Dale District Supervisor, will hold a community meeting focusing on the 2013 Bond and Meals Tax Referenda on Thursday, October 24 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at Meadowbrook High School, 4901 Cogbill Rd., North Chesterfield.