December 10, 2019
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — Due to the identified public interest in the Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 11, several measures are being put in place to help manage the anticipated increase in attendance.
The Second Amendment is not on the agenda for either the afternoon or evening sessions of the Dec. 11 Board of Supervisors meeting and no board action is scheduled.
Public Comment Period for Unscheduled Matters
Per board policy, there are traditionally three 15-minute public comment periods on unscheduled matters during the afternoon and evening sessions of Board of Supervisor meetings. Speakers are limited to three minutes each, with a maximum of five speakers per public comment period.
For the Dec. 11 meeting, to accommodate the anticipated crowd, the three 15-minute public comment periods will be merged into one 45-minute period at the beginning of the 6 p.m. evening session, during which 15 speakers will be allotted three minutes each for public comment on unscheduled matters. Accordingly, there will be no public comment period during the 2 p.m. afternoon session. Public comment period speaking slots must be reserved in advance, and all 15 slots are currently full for the Dec. 11, 6 p.m. evening session. These slots were filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Agendas for the afternoon and evening sessions will be uploaded to Chesterfield County’s Videos, Agendas and Minutes webpage. As a reminder, no topics regarding the Second Amendment are on the agenda for either the afternoon or evening sessions for the Dec. 11 Board of Supervisors meeting and no board action will be taken.
Attending the Board Meeting
The 6 p.m. evening session will be held in the Public Meeting Room.
The Public Meeting Room is located in the Police Department building, 10001 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832. For directions to the Public Meeting Room, visit the Chesterfield County webpage, Directions to the Public Meeting Room.
The Public Meeting Room has a maximum capacity of 290 individuals; this number cannot be exceeded. Those wishing to attend the meeting will enter through the doors located closest to Route 10 in the back of the Public Meeting Room. Those doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
There will be an overflow area provided in front of the Historic 1917 Courthouse where a live stream of the 6 p.m. evening session will be projected on a screen with external speakers for everyone to hear. The 1917 Courthouse is located at 10011 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832.
Ways to Watch the Evening Session
Those unable to attend the evening session in-person have several options: view the live stream video at Videos, Agendas and Minutes webpage, the county’s YouTube page or via television on Comcast (channel 98) and Verizon (channel 28).