Clover Hill District News
|Clover Hill District Supervisor Art Warren congratulates firefighter Dale Fields at the board’s Sept 18 meeting. Firefighter Fields, on July 7, 2012. While off duty and launching his personal boat at the Dutch Gap Boat Landing on July 7, 2012, observed a burning boat. Without regard for his own safety and with no personal protective gear, Firefighter Fields entered the water, retrieved one victim and carried him to the shore, and returned to dive four separate times for a second victim. Unable to locate the second victim, Firefighter Fields marked the location, went back to the boat landing and briefed the responding SCUBA Rescue Team of his actions and where the victim could most likely be found. In addition, the Chesterfield Department of Fire and EMS awarded Firefighter Dale Fields with its highest level of bravery, The Department Medal of Valor, and Firefighter Fields was selected by FIREHOUSE Magazine as a 2012 Nationwide “Top 20” of Heroism Awards.
- Park Improvements: At Warbro Athletic Complex, improvements to fencing and infields will be completed for the softball fields this winter and be completed in the spring. At the Woodlake Athletic Complex major renovations are underway for the Restroom/Concession building and expected to be complete by spring.
- Road Projects: A VDOT project to construct dual right-turn lanes on Courthouse Road at Route 360 westbound is expected begin early next year. A project to construct a sidewalk and install streetlights at the intersection of Genito Road, Old Hundred Road and Charter Colony Parkway is expected to be under construction in January. The county obtained Federal funds to construct spot widening on Route 360 between Genito Road and Warbro Road in order to complete six lanes on this section of road. Construction is expected to begin this winter. The county was successful in obtaining Bike and Pedestrian Safety funds to construct a sidewalk on Genito Road between Price Club Boulevard and Victorian Square Shopping Center. The project design is complete and right-of-way acquisition will begin this fall. Construction is expected to begin late next year. Another project using Bike and Pedestrian Safety funds will construct a sidewalk on Genito Road between Tracker Drive and Stigall Drive. Construction also will begin next year. Revenue Sharing funds (50 percent state and 50 percent county funds) will be used to widen Lucks Lane from two to four lanes from Spirea Road to East Evergreen Parkway. Preliminary engineering is under way and construction is expected to begin next summer. Federal Regional Surface Transportation Program funds have been allocated toward the construction of turn lanes on Reams Road at Rosegill Road. Right–of-way acquisition is under way and construction will begin next spring.
- The Hull Street Corridor Revitalization Plan won the 2013 APA Virginia Chapter Award in the category of Outstanding Plan. City of Richmond and Chesterfield County project staff were in attendance to receive the award on July 23 at the APA Virginia Annual Conference at the Landsdowne Resort. The City of Richmond and Chesterfield County, in partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, were awarded a 2010 Community Challenge Planning Grant to develop an inter-jurisdictional comprehensive corridor revitalization plan for a 4.7 mile stretch of Hull Street Road/Route 360, which includes a community outreach strategy. The location of the projects is in the Hicks Road and Walsmley Blvd. area of Chesterfield County to the railroad line just west of Southside Plaza in the city. Chippenham Parkway serves as both the boundary between the two jurisdictions, and the mid-point for the study area. The planning process emphasized the need for active and frequent community input in order to define a vision for the Hull Street corridor that would be responsive to the needs of both residents and businesses within and near the study area.
- The Reams-Gordon library (Clover Hill District) and the Harrowgate Fire Station (Bermuda District) Capital Improvement Program projects were approved at the May 8 Board of Supervisors meeting. The CIP funds pay for the construction or renovation of projects and cannot be used for operating expenses for the county. The projects have been on the slate of bonds approved during the 2004 bond referendum and are the last of a few projects yet to be built.
: At Warbro Athletic Complex, improvements to fencing and infields will be completed for the softball fields this winter and be completed in the spring. At the Woodlake Athletic Complex major renovations are underway for the Restroom/Concession building and expected to be complete by spring.