Midlothian District News

Virginia Boat Club Sprints Regatta

The 15th annual Virginia Boat Club (VBC) Sprints Regatta took place June 9 at Robious Landing Park for the fourth year in a row. The event included open, masters and adaptive rowing divisions that saw 97 entries representing 20 different clubs from Virginia, Florida, Maryland and Washington, D.C. The regatta event consisted of a 1,000-meter sprint along the James River with participants taking part in a mix of “sweep” boats (one oar) and “sculling” boats (two oars).

Virginia Boat Club Sprints Regatta 


Gov. Northam Announces Nomination of Opportunity Zones in Chesterfield

Gov. Ralph Northam has announced the nomination of 212 Opportunity Zones to the U.S. Department of Treasury. This represents the maximum number of zones the governor may nominate under the new federal tax tool that targets low-income census tracts. Four of the nominated Opportunity Zones are located in Chesterfield County.


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Call If You Can; Text If You Can't

Getting help in an emergency is now faster and easier for those in the Richmond region who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, can't speak, or are in a situation where it isn't safe to speak. As of June 4, 2018, those who are not able to call 911 can send a text message to 911 for emergency assistance in the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico and the cities of Richmond and Colonial Heights.

Call If You Can; Text If You Can't

A regional news conference was held on June 4 to announce the launch of this new service.  


ADA- Accessible Ramp, Canopy Being Built in County Complex

Construction has begun on a new ramp and canopy connecting the county administration building and the one-story building behind it, which will improve access between the Treasurer's Office and the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office. For about three weeks, the current entrances between the buildings will be closed due to construction.


Register Your National Night Out Block Party

Annually, residents in neighborhoods throughout Chesterfield County and across the nation, lock their doors, turn on the outside lights, and spend the evening outside having fun and building relationships with neighbors and police. View some ideas for your block party and register it today.

Register Your National Night Out Block Party 


Groundbreaking for Old Hundred Elementary School

Haley Old Hundred ES Groundbreak 

Midlothian Supervisor Leslie Haley participates in the groundbreaking for Old Hundred Elementary School. 


James River Sprints Regatta

The 13th annual James River Sprints Regatta took place at Robious Landing Park on April 14. The event, hosted by the James River Rowers of James River High School, saw 178 entries representing 17 rowing clubs from Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., compete along the scenic venue on the James River. The sprint course was a 1,500-meter-straight course against the current, featuring a variety of events ranging from singles to eight-person boats.

James River Sprints Regatta
 


Now Open! Richmond Volleyball Club/Stonebridge Recreation Center

Chesterfield County's Economic Development Authority and Parks and Recreation Department joined the Richmond Volleyball Club and lots of guests April 11 to officially open a new 55,000-square-foot sports facility at 200 Karl Linn Drive. Built by the EDA, the facility is now home to the Richmond Volleyball Club and the Parks and Recreation Department's Stonebridge Recreation Center. Watch the video.

Volleyball Club
 


Board Members Adopt FY19 Budget

The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, on April 11, voted to approve the FY2019 budget, which includes a $711.7 million general fund and a penny reduction in the real estate tax rate. Highlights include a continued focus on core services, such as public safety and schools, while also responding to demographic and development trends, such as an aging population, transportation and existing infrastructure.


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