Matoaca District News

Attend a Budget Community Meeting

Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors and School Board members will jointly host FY2018 budget community meetings among the county's magisterial districts. The meetings are part of the county's Blueprint Chesterfield initiative, which began last summer as a way for citizens to learn the county's budget process while helping the county define priorities moving forward.

  • March 16, 7 p.m., Midlothian District , Midlothian Middle School, 13501 Midlothian Turnpike
  • March 20, 1 p.m., Bermuda District, Ironbridge Sports Park, 11400 Iron Bridge Road
  • March 20, 7 p.m., Matoaca District, Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road
  • March 21, 7 p.m., Bermuda District, First Baptist Church-Centralia, 2920 Kingsdale Road
  • March 22, 2 p.m., Dale District, Collegiate School Aquatics Center (SWIMRVA), 5050 Ridgedale Parkway
  • March 22, 7 p.m., Dale District, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 4101 Fordham Road
  • March 27, 1:30 p.m., Matoaca District, Swift Creek Baptist Church, 7511 N. Spring Run Road
  • March 27, 7 p.m., Clover Hill and Matoaca districts (combined), Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull, 13900 Hull Street Road

Elswick Holds Budget Community Meeting

To continue engaging with citizens about the budget process, Matoaca District Supervisor Steve Elswick and School Board Member Rob Thompson co-hosted two Matoaca District community meetings focused on the county and schools proposed FY2018 budget. The meetings provided an opportunity for residents to preview elements that will be incorporated into the plan and ask questions.

On March 15, from noon to 5 p.m., the county administrator will present the full proposed FY2018 budget during a work session with the Board of Supervisors in Room 502 of the Administration Building. Additional community meetings will be scheduled following the release of the proposed FY2018 budget to the board.

Matoaca Community Meeting 

Steve Elswick talks with citizens about the FY2018 budget. 

Monster Cross Bike Race

More than 700 riders converged on Pocahontas State Park Feb. 19 for the Monster Cross Bike Race. Watch the race highlights.

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East River Road Widening Project Complete

The East River Road Widening Project, which widened East River Road from two to four lanes between Chesterfield Avenue and Dupuy Road, was completed in December 2016. Additionally, the project included construction of a traffic signal at the intersection of East River Road and Matthews Jefferson Boulevard and a 10-foot-wide sidewalk along the Virginia State University side of the road.

East River Road Widening Project

Ettrick Elementary Students to Receive Tutoring from VSU Students

Chesterfield County Public Schools and Virginia State University announced the first of a two-part partnership effort designed to support Ettrick Elementary’s return to full accreditation. Beginning in February, Virginia State will provide 25-40 students from VSU’s College of Education and other student-led support organizations to help with targeted interventions related to math at Ettrick Elementary. Read the full release.

Partial Tax Exemptions for Rehabilitated Structures

The Board of Supervisors recently made some changes to the county’s incentive program for the rehabilitation of properties, making it easier for people to apply for partial tax exemptions for rehabilitating older homes and buildings. There is no application fee for the program, which offers an exemption to people who meet certain criteria when improving older properties. Buildings must be 25 years old, though newer structures may qualify in certain cases. The property improvement must raise the assessed value of residential homes by 10 percent and commercial/industrial buildings by 15 percent. Large commercial projects are now eligible for an exemption at a lower improvement value threshold, which may encourage revitalization in projects worth $10 million or more. Call the Department of Real Estate Assessments at 804-748-1321 for more information.