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Dorothy Jaeckle

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P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

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Public Meeting Room
10001 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832Map this 

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Office: (804) 748-1211
Home: (804) 748-4364
VM: (804) 768-7398
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95-Year-Old Chair Fitness Participant Recognized at Board Meeting

Carolyn Thomas, a participant in the chair fitness program at Bensley Community Center, was recognized at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting. Thomas, who is 95, started the fitness program after a bad fall more than a year ago. She goes to the program four days a week, and her son, Bill Thomas, thanked the county for the facility.

Camp Courage Participants Recognized

Dr. Wilson Shannon, pastor of First Baptist Church Centralia, attended the Board of Supervisors meeting with young men participating in Camp Courage, which was started 26 years ago. The week-long program is designed around leadership, responsibility and preparing young men for the future. The campers stayed overnight for five days in Pocahontas State Park, and met with community leaders.

FBCC Camp 

Campers spoke about their experiences learning leadership and responsibility this summer at Camp Courage. 

Lidl Stores to Open in Chesterfield

LidlTwo Lidl grocery stores will open in Chesterfield County later this month. One is set to open at 11701 Iron Bridge Road in Chester, and the other at 1311 Mall Drive near the Chesterfield Towne Center. The stores will open at 8 a.m. July 27, preceded by a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Do You Know What Happened to Damion West?

Chesterfield Unsolved 

The Chesterfield County Police Department is taking a new approach to help solve an old case.

On July 9, 2009, Damion L. West was killed in the 4800 block of Burnt Oak Drive. The case has not been solved. Police hope a new video, produced in partnership with the county's Department of Communications and Media, will help bring in more details about the case.

The video, "Chesterfield Unsolved," debuted Sunday. Watch it on Chesterfield County's cable channel, Comcast 98 and Verizon 28, Sundays at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., and on Mondays through Saturdays at 8 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 10 p.m. The video is available on the county's YouTube channel and police and county social media sites.

New Department Focuses on Community Enhancement

A countywide emphasis on the care and maintenance of Chesterfield's aging communities is the focus of a new department the county launched this month. The Department of Community Enhancement incorporates several county services and staff to form a new unit that will encompass revitalization, grants, license inspections, redevelopment and property maintenance.

The department will serve as a one-stop shop for residents looking for information about rehabilitating their older homes and maintaining their properties. Learn more at www.chesterfield.gov/enhancement.

Supervisors Approve Secondary Road Six-Year Improvement Plan

On June 28, the Board of Supervisors approved the Secondary Road Six-Year Improvement Plan for FY18-23, and the Secondary Road Improvement Budget for FY18, following a public hearing. The plan identifies how approximately $1.3 million in secondary road funds could be spent over the next six years, while the budget allocates funds to specific projects for FY18.

Chesterfield Produces PSA to Draw Attention to Heroin Addiction

With statistics indicating one in five heroin overdoses in Chesterfield County results in death, county agencies have partnered to produce a public service announcement bringing attention to the dangers of heroin addiction and the resources available to those affected by it. Chesterfield County’s Sheriff’s Office, Police Department, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Department of Mental Health Support Services, Health Department and Substance Abuse Free Environment, Inc., SAFE, worked with the county’s Department of Communications and Media to produce a 30-second PSA focusing on the problem and where to go for help.

Opioid and Heroin Card 

Resources are available to those struggling with an opioid or heroin addiction. 

County's Triple-AAA Bond Rating Reaffirmed

The nation's top three ratings agencies have reaffirmed Chesterfield County's triple-AAA bond rating, solidifying the county's position among a small group of peers able to demonstrate exceptional fiscal management. The county has earned a triple-AAA rating for the past 20 years, the result of its strong and diverse economy and record of fiscal conservatism and strong financial management. The ratings come from Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s, and Fitch Ratings.

According to Standard & Poor’s: “The stable outlook reflects our view of Chesterfield County's conservative financial management, which has contributed to what we consider its very strong financial and liquidity profiles, including very strong budgetary flexibility. In addition, the county’s very strong economic profile adds stability to the rating. Therefore, we do not expect to change the rating within the two-year outlook horizon.”

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