Dale District News

SwimRVA To Host 2020 U.S. Masters Swimming National Championship

Earlier this month, SwimRVA announced it will host the 2020 U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship, after successfully winning a bid for the competition. An estimated 1,200 of the nation’s best adult swimmers will compete in the August 2020 event. This is the first time a U.S. Masters Swimming national competition will be held in Virginia. As part of the bid, SwimRVA installed new starting blocks, and it will add an above-ground warm-up pool during the competition. A 20-foot screen will also be installed outside the facility for spectators to watch the competition. Any money SwimRVA earns because of the competition will be used to further the nonprofit’s mission to teach the region to swim.

Thousands attend National Night Out Celebrations

Chesterfield County participated in the 34th annual National Night Out celebration on Aug. 1. More than 150 people, including volunteers and members of the Police Department and other agencies, worked tirelessly to help make the evening a huge success. Thousands of residents throughout the county attended 132 block parties.

National Night Out - Dale 

Dale District Supervisor Jim Holland celebrates National Night Out at one of the many parties in the Dale District Aug. 1. 

Bronco-11 World Series Comes to Chesterfield

Eight teams from around the world competed in the 9th annual Bronco-11 World Series hosted by the Chesterfield Baseball Clubs (CBC) at Harry G. Daniel Park at Ironbridge July 27-30. The event featured teams from the United States, Philippines, Aruba and Mexico who qualified in their respective regions and competed for the 11-year-old crown. The event kicked off with a Champions Brunch on Thursday morning that brought athletes, coaches, families, PONY Baseball, and parks and recreation representatives together with Dale District Supervisor Jim Holland who provided a welcome to all in attendance. Later that day, Mr. Holland threw out the first pitch to get the World Series started.

Bronco-11 World Series 

Dale District Supervisor Jim Holland greets players from one of the U.S. teams. 

County Unveils New Simulated Taxpayer Receipt Tool

Simulated Taxpayer ReceiptChesterfield County residents can now see how their individual tax dollars are working in the community using a new simulated taxpayer receipt tool. Residents can simply answer two questions, and the taxpayer receipt will provide a breakdown of how their taxes were used to support programs and operations in several categories: government operations, public safety, health and welfare, community development, parks, recreation and cultural, schools and facilities and infrastructure.


Expanded Convenience Centers Hours

Chesterfield's Northern Area and Southern Area convenience centers for household waste disposal and recycling have expanded their hours. The Northern Area Convenience Center is now open Friday-Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the Southern Area Convenience Center is now open Thursday-Monday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The rates did not change.

Chesterfield Among Nation’s Top ‘Digital Counties’

Chesterfield County continues to set an example for the innovative use of technology in local government. The county recently placed third in the Digital Counties Survey among counties with populations between 250,000 and 499,000.

Governor Honors County with ‘Green Fleet Award’

Gov. Terry McAuliffe recognized Chesterfield July 26 for its use of alternative fuels. The governor presented the county with his Green Fleet Award for the county's leadership in transitioning vehicles to alternative fuels and its five advanced fueling stations for state and local government vehicles.

The Club Champions League College Showcase

The Club Champions League College Showcase, a soccer tournament, will be held at River City Sportsplex through 2020 thanks to a recently signed contract. This follows the February announcement of Corrigan Sports Enterprises, which signed contracts for events through 2020 at River City Sportsplex.

The CCL develops a December and February edition of the CCL College Showcase. Unique to CCL, the College Showcase events are league matches under the club-versus-club format where players can also show off their talents in hopes of being discovered by college coaches.

CCL Showcase Welcome Sign 

The sign at River City Sportsplex welcomes the Club Champions League. 

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. 

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