Bon Air Special Area Plan Adopted
At the Nov. 18 board meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of the Bon Air Special Area Plan. The plan serves as a roadmap for the future of Bon Air based on the community’s priorities. It aims to make Bon Air a walkable village community where residents and businesses can build upon the rich history, natural beauty and high quality of life.
Sarah Tatum Chosen as 2015 Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother
Since 1972, the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program has assisted families in need over the holiday season. Earlier this year, Sarah Tatum was chosen as the 2015 Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother. Visit cchchristmasmother.com for details on applying for assistance, upcoming events and ways to help.
Shandong Tranlin Paper Co. Breaks Ground
In late October, Board of Supervisors members joined state officials and Shandong Tranlin Paper Co. Ltd. executives to break ground on the company’s $2 billion manufacturing facility. The development represents the largest greenfield project ever by a Chinese company in the United States and is expected to create 2,000 jobs by 2020. Shandong Tranlin is a leading pulp and paper manufacturer in China and plans to use a proprietary process at its facility here to produce paper products in a way that’s much more environmentally friendly than facilities using conventional methods. Instead of forest products, the company will use agricultural byproducts, such as wheat and corn stalks.
Board Recognizes Mark Moogalian for His Heroic Actions
Board members recently recognized Mark Moogalian, a former Midlothian resident currently living in France, for his heroic actions when he thwarted a gunman on a high speed train in France. Moogalian tackled a gunman, and in the process, was shot in the neck and suffered serious injuries. His bravery, and that of three others who also stepped in to help stop the assailant, prevented other passengers from being injured or killed. Charles Moogalian, Mark Moogalian’s father and Midlothian resident, accepted the resolution on behalf of his son.
Mark Moogalian’s father, Charles, accepted the board’s resolution recognizing his son’s heroic actions at the Oct. 28 board meeting.
Mid-Lothian Mines Park
Midlothian District Supervisor Dan Gecker and other county leaders, staff and community members joined at Mid-Lothian Mines Park Oct. 15 to dedicate trail and bridge work within the park and recognize the county’s partnership with the Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy, which contributed heavily to the development of the park. Located off North Woolridge Road in Midlothian, the park is the site of some of America’s first coal mines. The park has become a favorite among walkers and joggers, and the partnership with the Virginia Department of Mines Minerals and Energy is helping preserve the location’s unique history for future generations.
Midlothian Supervisor Dan Gecker, along with county leaders, staff and community members, cuts the ribbon to dedicate new bridges and trails
Route 60 Widening Project
Work continues on the Route 60 Widening Project. The $8.5 million design-build project to widen Midlothian Turnpike between Alverser Drive and Old Buckingham Road is on schedule. In October, the project will reach its first milestone which includes an upgraded traffic signal at Walmart Way, as well as right turn lanes into Stonehenge Village. The projects aims to build a safer road, mitigate increasing traffic volumes and reduce accident risks. Completion of the project is expected by summer 2016.