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What do you think are the biggest challenges/changes that are going to confront Chesterfield County in the next 20 years and how would you address them to make Chesterfield a better place to live?
Mr. R. John McCracken, Director of Transportation for Chesterfield County, retired earlier this week. Mr. McCracken worked in the county’s transportation department for 29 years.
The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on December 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the County Public Meeting Room at the Chesterfield Administration Building, Rt. 10 and Lori Road. The meeting will address the lease of real property at the softball complexes at Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge and Warbro Athletic Complex.
On the first of January, Chesterfield County will lose its enterprise zones. An enterprise zone is a designated area, typically needing revitalization or an industrial area needing quality businesses. Fees and permits are waved in these areas.
The Chesterfield Board of Supervisors decided to schedule a public hearing on the keeping of chickens on residential property for December 11 this year.
Chesterfield is one of the largest counties by land and by population, thereby the county is always interested in how laws that come out of the Virginia General Assembly can help or hurt local government and citizens. Each year county officials build a list of issues to support or oppose at Virginia’s capitol.
Housing permits improved this year as interest rates remained low, but as interest rates jumped to about 4 percent recently the rising permit trend is expected to level off. What does that mean for 2014? In 2007 and 2008, before the great fall the typical 30 year mortgage rate was about 6 percent so why does 4 percent frighten people?
Each year Chesterfield builds a list of the most important issues that will affect the county from the state standpoint. Mary Ann Curtin lobbies and observes the Virginia General Assembly (GA) as they work through the messy job of building or tweaking statewide concerns.
Waffle House seems to be growing in some odd places lately. The only Waffle House, on this side of the county was taken down last year and replaced with Chipotle.