County Administrator Jay Stegmaier Announces Retirement
County Administrator James J.L. “Jay” Stegmaier announced his plans to retire, effective July 1, during a closed session at the Jan. 27 Board of Supervisors meeting. Stegmaier has served as county administrator since July 2007. View the full release.
Attend Community Revitalization at Providence Middle
See school design plans and hear an update about revitalization projects in the surrounding area. County and school staff will be available to answer questions.
Peppy Jones Appointed to Planning Commission
Midlothian District Supervisor Leslie Haley appointed Peppy Jones to the Chesterfield County Planning Commission at the Jan. 13 Board of Supervisors meeting.
Utility Department Recognized by Resident
Chesterfield County's Utilities Department got a big "thank you" this month from resident Carol Engelage. Ms. Engelage was informed by Utilities that her water line could be leaking, as they'd noticed that her meter read a little higher than normal. She had noticed her bill was a little high, but was busy and just paid the bill without questioning it. The notice prompted Ms. Engelage to call her plumber, who discovered a leaking hot water line, which without immediate attention would have led to much bigger problems. Ms. Engelage attended a Utilities all-staff meeting to thank everyone who helped her resolve the issue. Watch the video now!
Haley Sworn in as Midlothian Supervisor
At the Dec. 17, 2015, Investiture Ceremony, Leslie A.T. Haley was sworn in as Midlothian District Supervisor. Her first term began Jan. 1. She won the seat previously held by Dan Gecker, who stepped down from the board to run for state office.
Police Department Reaccredited
The Chesterfield County Police Department was reaccredited through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standard Commission, as announced at the Dec. 16 Board of Supervisors meeting. This is the fifth time the Police Department has passed the accreditation assessment and represents 17 consecutive years of maintaining this professional accreditation.
Sheriff Brian Roberts of Brunswick County presents Col. Thierry Dupuis with the Police Department’s Certificate of Accreditation on behalf of the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission.
Board of Supervisors Approves Bonds for Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve issuing $6,899,800 in Economic Development Authority revenue bonds to help build the proposed Chesterfield Center for the Arts. The vote Dec. 16 came after a public hearing held earlier in the month. The planned 18,500-square-foot facility will be adjacent to the Chester Library on Chester Village Drive, and will feature a theater, multipurpose rooms and display space. The arts center is being built in partnership with the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation, which will contribute $1.1 million for construction.
An artist’s rendering of the exterior of the planned Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation.