Happy holidays from your Midlothian District Supervisor Leslie Haley! Stay safe this holiday season and enjoy time with your friends and family.
Blaze Pizza Ribbon Cutting
Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza, a build-your-own-pizza restaurant, opened its third Virginia location in Midlothian last month. Patrons can choose ingredients for their own personal-sized pie, or select from among some signature recipes. The franchise offers salad and desserts as well. The restaurant is located at 12701 Stone Village Way, and includes an outdoor patio.
Update on Proposed County Charter Changes
Following public comment at the Nov. 16 Board of Supervisors meeting, the county revised the proposed charter changes. A community meeting was held on Dec. 1 to discuss the revised changes. The Board of Supervisors will consider the proposed charter revisions, as amended, at its Dec. 14 afternoon session.
Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load and Stormwater Fee
In an effort to improve the health and vitality of the Chesapeake Bay, states and localities in the Bay watershed are constructing stormwater treatment facilities to reduce pollutants and runoff from entering local waterways that drain to the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay TMDL requires localities to implement projects for pollutant load reductions of nitrogen, phosphorus and suspended solids. As part of planning for the program, Chesterfield County Department of Environmental Engineering developed a Chesapeake Bay TMDL Compliance Plan. To remain in compliance with the requirements of the Chesapeake TMDL, the county estimates it will cost $35 million over the next 5 years. Earlier this year, the Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a stormwater utility fee of $25 per year for homeowners. This fee is expected to generate about $4.5 million in yearly revenue.
County Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Chesterfield County recently received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. This award reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the award, the county had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for an effective budget presentation.
Experience Chesterfield for the Holidays
Start a new holiday tradition with your family, and find events to brave the cold in the newest edition of Experience Chesterfield. Go to ExperienceChesterfield.com to start planning ways to make your holiday season merry and bright!
Midlothian Special Area Plan Update
A Midlothian Community Special Area Plan community design workshop was held in October focused on future land use and design/development standards. County staff presented a brief presentation followed by small-group discussion focused on what residents want to see related to future land use and design standards in Midlothian. Midlothian Supervisor Leslie Haley and Midlothian Planning Commissioner Peppy Jones were in attendance to hear from residents and business owners.
Midlothian Supervisor Leslie Haley listens to residents at an October community design workshop focused on the Midlothian Community Special Area Plan.
Burger Bach Opens
The local burger joint, Burger Bach, originally started in Carytown, has a new location in Midlothian. Best known for its grass-fed New Zealand beef burgers and raw oyster bar, Burger Bach is now open for dinner and will eventually be open for lunch. It is located right off Midlothian Turnpike just up the street from Wegmans at 101 Heaths Way Road. The 3,200-square-foot restaurant is the fifth location in Virginia and North Carolina.
Chesterfield County released its annual report based on fiscal year 2016. This report is not your average annual report. It’s interactive, engaging and full of information. It includes short videos and links to some of the departments that contribute to Chesterfield County being an outstanding place to live, work, play and raise a family.
Revitalizing Chesterfield: Bringing New Life to Older Communities
The Board of Supervisors has made revitalization and preservation of our community a priority. Every community has a life cycle. Neighborhoods and businesses mature, and we must find ways to help them adapt to today’s standards. In this short video, hear from the county’s Revitalization Office, which oversees revitalization efforts throughout the county.
County Among Nation’s Top 3 Percent of Fire Protection Systems
Chesterfield County’s fire protection system now ranks among the top 3 percent nationwide following a recent evaluation by the Insurance Services Office. The Public Protection Classification rating assigned by the ISO, improved from a Class 3/9 to a Class 2/2Y. The county’s fire protection system previously ranked among the nation’s top 10 percent. The new rating will take effect on Dec. 1, 2016, and could mean potentially lower insurance costs for property owners. Read the full news release.
Kroger at Ivymont Grand Reopening
Kroger recently held a grand-reopening at its story in the Ivymont Square Shopping Center in the village of Midlothian. The 19,700-square-foot expansion enlarged the store to 106,000 square feet. Kroger invested $14.8 million in the facility and added 70 jobs at the location.
Midlothian District Supervisor Leslie Haley thanks Kroger for its investment and new jobs, and helps cut the ribbon during the stores grand reopening.