Clover Hill District News

Budget Community Meeting

Clover Hill Supervisor Christopher Winslow and School Board Member Dianne Smith along with Matoaca Supervisor Steve Elswick and School Board Member Rob Thompson, hosted a joint community meeting on March 19 at Clover Hill High School to discuss the county’s proposed FY2019 budget. The board is expected to vote on the FY2019 budget at its April 11 meeting.

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Clover Hill Supervisor Christopher Winslow speaks with residents during the budget community meeting. 

SportsEvents Magazine Names River City Sportsplex Among Best

SportsEvents magazine has named Chesterfield County's River City Sportsplex one of its "ULTIMATE Soccer and Lacrosse Destinations and Venues." The magazine held a nationwide Facebook contest in which River City Sportsplex garnered 133 votes, the most from a list of 30 destinations and venues. Chesterfield's River City Sportsplex is a 115-acre multisport athletic complex that is home to one of the largest pods of synthetic turf fields in the U.S. Read full release.

ULTIMATE Soccer & Lacrosse Destination

Chesterfield Salutes Those Who Saved Dog Named Atlas

Atlas Rescue 

Sign Up Now for the 2018 Government Citizens Academy

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Learn more about your local government! The Government Citizens Academy is a free hands-on opportunity to learn about how and why programs and services are offered. Learn about the county, meet local government leaders and offer feedback about county services. Participants will visit all five magisterial districts and tour some county facilities. Two academies offered:
May 1-June 27
Aug. 28-Oct. 24 
Register today! 

Essex Bank Groundbreaking

Essex Bank celebrated the groundbreaking of its newest location at 12640 Stone Village Way in front of Wegman's on March 7.

Pictured from left to right: David White, FAS TRAC GC; John Evans, FAS TRAC GC; Chris Winslow, Clover Hill supervisor; Darrell Tompkins, FAS TRAC GC; Rex Smith, Essex Bank president and CEO; retired state Sen. John Watkins; Danielle Fitz-Hugh, Chesterfield Chamber president; and, Dr. Joe Casey, county administrator.


Homeward Community Engagement Session April 4

Homeward, the planning and coordinating organization for homeless services in the greater Richmond region, is hosting a community engagement and education session on April 4, 6-8 p.m., at the North Courthouse Road Library. Participates will have the opportunity to learn more about Homeward, homelessness in the community, what is being done to help people experiencing homelessness, and what are the successes and gaps in the regional network of homeless services.

Empowering Neighborhoods Forum

2018 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum 

The 2018 Empowering Neighborhoods Forum was held March 3 at the Thomas R. Fulghum Conference Center. Attendees participated in workshops and heard speakers to learn more about enhancing their community. 

New Deliverance Evangelistic Church Celebrates Anniversary

 Winslow - New Deliverance Evangelistic Church Anniversary 

On March 4, Clover Hill Supervisor Chris Winslow celebrated the 22nd anniversary of New Deliverance Evangelistic Church with Bishop Glenn and visiting Bishop Douglas of Missouri Western Ecclesiastical. 

Community Budget Meetings Set

To continue engaging with citizens about the budget process, Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors members and county staff are hosting community meetings among the county's magisterial districts. The meetings are part of the county's Blueprint Chesterfield initiative, which began as a way for citizens to learn the county's budget process while helping the county define priorities moving forward.

  • March 15, 2 p.m., Dale District, Greater Richmond Aquatic Center (SwimRVA), 5050 Ridgedale Parkway
  • March 15, 7 p.m., Dale District, Beulah United Methodist Church, 6930 Hopkins Road
  • March 19, 7 p.m., Clover Hill and Matoaca districts (combined), Clover Hill High School, 13301 Kelly Green Lane
  • March 20, 1:30 p.m., Bermuda District, Bensley Recreation Center, 2900 Drewrys Bluff Road
  • March 20, 7 p.m., Midlothian District, Midlothian Middle School, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike
  • March 21, 1 p.m., Matoaca District, Clover Hill Library, 6701 Deer Run Road
  • March 21, 7 p.m., Matoaca District, Matoaca High School, 17700 Longhouse Lane
  • March 22, 7 p.m., Bermuda District, Second Baptist Church, 5100 West Hundred Road
  • March 27, 1:30 p.m., Matoaca District, Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Recreation Center, 20621 Woodpecker Road

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2018 Budget Calendar

It's budget season in Chesterfield County! Here are some key dates to keep in mind. Community meetings about the budget will be held in March. Keep an eye on for updated information.
Feb. 28 -Board of Supervisors work session presentation on the fiscal year 2019 revenue outlook, presentation of approved FY19 school division budget and proposed FY19 utilities budget
March 14 - Board of Supervisors afternoon work session to review proposed FY19 budget
March 15-27 - Community meetings held to review and discuss the proposed FY19 budget
March 28 -Board of Supervisors evening session, FY2019 budget public hearings
April 11 - Board of Supervisors adopts FY19 Capital ImprovementPlan and budget

Proposed Capital Improvement Plan Presented at BOS Meeting

At the Jan. 24 Board of Supervisors meeting, a work session on the proposed Capital Improvement Program, or CIP, was held. The CIP encompasses a five-year period, FY2019-2023, and proposes funding for new facilities, renovations and expansions of existing facilities, transportation and technology projects. The proposed CIP sets forth a plan for the acquisition, development, enhancement or replacement of public facilities to serve county residents as guided by the adopted Public Facilities Plan. A public hearing on the CIP is scheduled for March 28.
FY19-23 CIP
Click image to view CIP PowerPoint. 

Cooperative Extension Has Moved!

Cooperative Extension Has Moved

Chesterfield County's Virginia Cooperative Extension Office has moved to a new location. The office is now in the newly renovated space adjacent to the Central Library, which is still under renovation. The Extension Officeis easily accessible via its own entrance. The new space is larger and offers more opportunities to serve customers. The enhanced Master Gardener's helpdesk invites residentsto ask questions and find resources, while a demonstration kitchen is home to classes and programs that promote healthy eating.For more information, visit

Chesterfield Unsolved

Chesterfield County Policeneed your assistance to solve a cold case. Do you know what happened to Damion West? 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 will help generate more clues.If you have information on this case, please contactChesterfield County Policeat 804-748-1268 or leave an anonymous tip at

2018 Chesterfield Unsolved 

Don't be an Accidental Drug Dealer

Sixty-one percent of people aged 12 and older who misuse prescription pain relievers get them from a friend or family member. That's why it is so important to dispose of unwanted medications. Free drug-deactivation pouches are available at numerous locations in Chesterfield County. When mixed with water, these pouches safely dispose of up to 45 pill tablets, 6 ounces of liquid or six patches that can then be disposed of in the trash.

Disposal Pouch and Meds 

Chesterfield Launches Training for Opioid Overdoses

In an effort to prevent fatal opioid overdoses, Chesterfield County has launched a program to provide training and distribute a free medication, naloxone (also known as NARCAN®), in the community. During the 1.5-hour trainings, participants learn how to administer naloxone and about resources available in the community. Go to for more information, and to sign up for a training.

Revive Training 

Chesterfield County's Wyatt Tee Walker Tribute

A video celebrating the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker.  Dr. Walker was pastor at historic Gillfield Baptist Church in Petersburg.  His civil rights activism led him to become the right-hand man for Rev. Martin Luther King.  Dr. Walker traveled to over 100 different countries to advance the cause of equality during his life.  He died at the age of 88 in Chester, Virginia. 

Utilities Using New Technology To Monitor, Control Algae

Chesterfield County Department of Utilities is turning to advanced technology from a company called LG Sonics to monitor and control algae in the Swift Creek Reservoir. The new technology uses ultrasound to target the problem algae, causing them to safely sink to the bottom of the reservoir without harming water quality. Due to the limited light at deeper water depths, the algae are unable to survive. The system includes two buoy platforms that are located just upstream of the raw-water withdrawal in the Swift Creek Reservoir intake bay. The units are triangular in shape and work using environmentally friendly solar power. LG Sonics has coordinated with various universities to demonstrate that the ultrasound technology is environmentally friendly and does not impact aquatic life, other than specific algae that can cause water quality issues. There are only a few in the United States, and this is the first installation in a Virginia reservoir. The LG Sonic system will provide real-time water quality information through the system’s monitoring sensors.


One of the LG Sonic buoys in the Swift Creek Reservoir. 

Friendly Phone Calls Keep Seniors Connected, Safe

SeniorsThe Chesterfield County Senior Advocate's Telephone Reassurance Program is seeking seniors in the community to receive friendly phone calls from volunteers. Volunteers receive training and make their calls from the Senior Advocate's office four days a week. Seniors can receive calls two, three or four days. Volunteers provide moral support through telephone check-ins to make sure a senior is okay. They will not solve problems, but will provide a listening ear. These calls offer increased socialization, as well as safety checks, and give lonely, isolated individuals something to look forward to. Seniors who would like to receive calls must fill out an application listing their contact information and other details. For more information about this free program, call 768-7878 or email


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