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Board of Supervisors Matoaca District
Steve A. Elswick

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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
VM: (804) 768-7400
Fax: (804) 717-6297

Matoaca District
Matoaca District News

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. 

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.

Chesterfield County Celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month in Chesterfield County is a tradition. This is the county’s 28th year of producing education and entertainment events that are all free and open to the public. Each year’s celebration is unique and special, with music, lectures, performances and much more. View a full list of Black History Month events.

Black History 2017 

Board Elect Chair and Vice Chair

At the Jan. 11 organizational meeting of the Board of Supervisors, Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle was selected as board chair and Midlothian District Supervisor Leslie Haley was selected as vice chair for 2017. Additionally, the board adopted its 2017 meeting schedule for the year. A live stream of all board meetings can be watched at chesterfield.gov.

Organizational Procedures Adopted Governing Conduct of Board Meetings

The Board of Supervisors voted on several changes at their Jan. 11 meeting on how board meetings will be run in 2017. Beginning at the Jan. 25 Board of Supervisors meeting, the 3 p.m. work session will now be in Room 502 of the Administration Building. The evening session will now begin at 6 p.m. in the Public Meeting Room. All decisional items on the agenda requiring a vote will be discussed in the evening session.

Woolridge Road Project Update

Tree clearing has started along Woolridge Road in order to accommodate the utility relocations that must take place in order for the planned road widening to take place.

In order to accommodate projected traffic increases and improve safety along the corridor, Woolridge Road will be widened from two lanes to four lanes from the Swift Creek Reservoir to Otterdale Road. Otterdale Road will also be widened from two lanes to four lanes from Woolridge Road to just north of FoxCreek Crossing. A raised median will be provided to separate the lanes throughout the project and new traffic signals are proposed at the intersection of Woolridge Road and Timber Bluff Parkway, as well as the intersection of Woolridge Road and Fox Club Road. Tree clearing and utility relocation will take approximately one year, with road construction scheduled to start in early 2018.

 Woolridge Road Project Update 

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.

Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load and Stormwater Fee

In an effort to improve the health and vitality of the Chesapeake Bay, states and localities in the Bay watershed are constructing stormwater treatment facilities to reduce pollutants and runoff from entering local waterways that drain to the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay TMDL requires localities to implement projects for pollutant load reductions of nitrogen, phosphorus and suspended solids. As part of planning for the program, Chesterfield County Department of Environmental Engineering developed a Chesapeake Bay TMDL Compliance Plan. To remain in compliance with the requirements of the Chesapeake TMDL, the county estimates it will cost $35 million over the next 5 years. Earlier this year, the Board of Supervisors voted to adopt a stormwater utility fee of $25 per year for homeowners. This fee is expected to generate about $4.5 million in yearly revenue.