Chesterfield County, Virginia's Weekly e-Newsletter
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021
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2021 Redistricting of County Magisterial Districts
Chesterfield County must redraw its five magisterial districts to determine local representation and voting precincts for elections. Please note: this will not affect voters during the current 2021 election cycle and has no bearing on school attendance zones.

Residents can view the proposed magisterial district map and submit comments and questions about the redistricting process and proposed changes to the magisterial map on the new census webpage chesterfield.gov/census. They can also sign up for notifications regarding the county’s redistricting process before submitting comments. Residents may also submit comments and questions by email at countyadministrator@chesterfield.gov; and by mail at: 

P.O. Box 40 
Attn: County Administration/Redistricting
Chesterfield, Va. 23838
Chesterfield Behind the Mic Podcast - Revisiting Chesterfield's Trip to the LLSWS
The Chesterfield Behind the Mic Podcast is LIVE! On the first episode, Chesterfield Little League softball coach Bill Fiege and league president Rosemary Fitzgerald join the show to talk about the team's historic run to the Little League Softball World Series championship game. We get into what it was like during the summer, especially in Greenville and then at home as the team represented #Cfield on a national stage.

You can listen to the Chesterfield Behind the Mic Podcast on our new website and on your favorite podcast app including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify. Just search Chesterfield Behind the Mic. You can also watch the video podcast on the Chesterfield County Government YouTube page and Chesterfield.gov/podcast.
Supervisor James Holland Chosen to Serve on Virginia’s Opioid Abatement Authority
Chairman of the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors James Holland has been appointed to an 11-member panel, the newly created Opioid Abatement Authority, that will administer Virginia's share of any legal settlements or judgements related to the manufacture, marketing, sale and distribution of opioids.

“This panel will be critical to the Commonwealth’s—and Chesterfield’s—ongoing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, which has affected far too many individuals and families,” Holland said. “That includes our public safety personnel, Community Services Board staff and many others who have worked tirelessly to save lives over the past several years.”
Election 2021 Updates
Become an Officer of Election

Early voting is in full swing in Chesterfield County, and with the addition of new early voting sites in October and the General Election in November, the county’s General Registrar’s office is casting its net across metro Richmond to recruit Officers of Election. 

“Officers of Election can serve in other localities and we’re hiring,” said Chesterfield County General Registrar and Director of Elections Constance Hargrove.
“This is a real opportunity for a new generation of public servants to step up and serve if the opportunity in their locality is not available. Chesterfield has plenty of opportunities for anybody in the region willing to learn about the democratic process, and help their fellow residents exercise their most fundamental right as an American.”

Officers of Election are registered voters that play a vital role in ensuring the integrity of the election and assisting voters in having a successful and enjoyable voting experience.
All potential officers must be registered voters in Virginia. 

For more information click here.

Voting by absentee mail ballot

If you requested an absentee ballot and are planning to vote by mail, it MUST include a witness signature this year. You can request an absentee ballot by mail before 5 p.m. on Oct. 22.

For additional mail ballot instructions visit chesterfield.gov/699/Absentee-Voting or call the Chesterfield County General Registrar’s Office at 804-748-1471.

Important Information Regarding Absentee Ballot Instructions

Registered Chesterfield County voters who requested an absentee ballot are being asked to disregard the telephone phone number listed on instructions accompanying their ballot.
 
The telephone number listed as the Chesterfield County General Registrar’s Office is incorrect.
 
County voters who need assistance or have questions about their absentee ballot should call 804-748-1471 instead of the number listed in the instructions.
New instructions with the correct telephone number are being mailed to county voters requesting an absentee ballot. Click here to learn more.
CVWMA Residential Recycling Collection Update
Due to industry-wide shortages, Central Virginia Waste Management Authority recycling collections are on a two-day delay. Blue Monday will begin tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Request Your Board Member to Speak!
Did you know your group or organization can request a speaker from the #Cfield Speakers Bureau? The Speakers Bureau features a variety of topics on current and timely subjects from county leaders who are eager to talk to your group or organization.

Request Your Board Member to Speak
Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors members welcome invitations to engage with their constituents on many topics either specific to their respective magisterial districts or countywide. Speaking to groups or at events or functions is one of the many ways the county’s elected leaders stay informed, stay connected to the communities they serve and receive important feedback.

Request a speaker by visiting chesterfield.gov/speakersbureau.
Find Your Park Series: Bermuda District
Did you know there are 25 parks in the Bermuda Magisterial District alone? In this video, Bermuda District Supervisor Jim Ingle gives a brief overview of parks in the district. Look for additional videos highlighting parks in #Cfield over the coming weeks. 
Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation Recognized as One of the Top Four Parks and Recreation Agencies in the Nation
The Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation department was recently recognized as one of four finalists in the Class ll category of the National Gold Medal Award Program presented by The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration!

Although Chesterfield was not selected as the Grand Plaque recipient, selection as a finalist recognizes Chesterfield as one of the top four parks and recreation agencies in the nation.

Help us in congratulating the #Cfield Parks and Recreation department!
Chesterfield Utilities Saves the Day After Recovering Lost Wedding Ring 
Chesterfield County Department of Utilities is being recognized as the September recipient of the Everyday Excellence award after recovering a wedding ring that was accidentally dropped down the drain.

Joy Harris thought she'd lost her wedding ring forever. Harris contacted utilities after a plumber was unable to find her ring that was lost down the drain.

Chris Yandle, Principal Labor Crew Chief, coordinated to have the county’s mainline sanitary sewer inspected with a closed-circuit television (CCTV) truck. The Department of Utilities CCTV crew responded and utilized their state-of-the-art closed-circuit sanitary sewer inspection cameras to locate and recover the ring in less than an hour.

Harris showed her appreciation by thanking the utility employees at the September Board of Supervisors meeting. Join us in thanking the Utilities Department for going above and beyond to help our #Cfield residents. 

Read the full story here: chesterfield.gov/everydayexcellence
Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing is
Coming to Chesterfield
Mandatory 10-Digit dialing is coming to the 804 area code. Now is the time to clean out and edit the contacts on your mobile device! 📱

Starting on October 24, all calls within the 804 area code must use 10-digit dialing (area code plus the number). On and after this date, local calls dialed with only seven digits may not connect and a recording will inform the caller that the call cannot be completed as dialed. You must hang up and dial again using the 10-digit numbers.

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) established "9-8-8" as the new, nationwide three-digit phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The new three-digit dialing code will be available nationwide by July 16, 2022 and will provide an easy to remember and easy to dial three-digit number to reach suicide prevention and mental health counselors, similar to 9-1-1 for emergencies and 3-1-1 for local government services.

In order for 9-8-8 to become the three-digit phone number to connect with the lifeline, all area codes that use "988" as a local exchange, or the first three digits of a seven-digit phone number, will need to begin using 10-digit dialing. The 804 area code is one of the 82 area codes nationally that will need to adopt this change.
Happening Thursday: Join Deputy County Administrator for a Diversity Symposium
Join Deputy County Administrator Dr. James Worsley and industry professionals for an engaging conversation around inclusion and equity to accomplish the goal of diversity.
 
The Diversity Symposium will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 30 at the CTC-Hull Street. Attendees will exchange ideas and learn common best practices from Dr. Worsley and subject matter experts.
 
The Chamber's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee endeavors to ensure diversity, equity and inclusion is an integral part of all aspects of the Chamber’s operations and strategic initiatives to build and sustain an equitable business environment in the Chesterfield region.
Chesterfield’s Emergency Communications Center Goes Live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol
Following the launch of a new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system in May, Chesterfield County’s Emergency Communications Center has adopted another technological enhancement that reduces response times and frees up dispatchers to handle a higher volume of 9-1-1 calls.

Chesterfield is the 92nd public safety communications center in the United States and the 18th such agency in Virginia to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).

ASAP interfaces with the CAD system and automatically transmits information about an alarm activation as an active call, allowing ECC staff to more expediently dispatch police or Fire and EMS personnel to Chesterfield residences and businesses.
After Hours Concerts Coming to the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds
We are excited to announce After Hours Concerts is coming to the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds!

The lineup: Chase Rice on Oct. 16 and Chris Janson on Oct. 22. You can get tickets here.

“Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation is committed to providing life enriching experiences,” said Bob Smet, Director Chesterfield County Parks and Recreationon Department. “Partnering with EventMakers-USA’s After Hours Concerts to bring nationally-recognized recording artists to Chesterfield County supports that commitment. We hope Chesterfield citizens will appreciate and take advantage of this new opportunity.”
Watch WCCT - On Cable. Online. On the Go.
Did you know you can watch #Cfield Board of Supervisors meetings, Planning Commission meetings, and other special programming on WCCT from the comfort of your own home? Chesterfield Community Television is your source of information, news, and events around the county!

You can also watch original programing on WCCT. Here’s some of what you can expect:

Real Virginia
Real Virginia focuses on agriculture news and family-oriented stories throughout the state of Virginia. The show also offers cooking and gardening segments that feature products from Virginia.

National Gallery of Art Video Teaching Series
These programs explore current and historical 20th century art and sculpture from around the world. Programs focus on specific past and present exhibits from the National Gallery of Art and profiles pioneers in various fields of art and sculpture.

Watch WCCT on cable, online and on the go. Here's how:

Adoptable Pet Spotlight
Say hello to Skip!

He is a Pittie mix weighing 73 pounds who is looking for his forever home! We believe he is around 3 years old. Skip is a very curious boy who loves to meander around in the yard and sniff everything!

He'd be so happy having lots of outside time to explore, especially with lots of toys to chase and squeak! He also really loves pets, leaning hard against your legs until it's time to run again. If you have any other dogs, please bring them with you for a meet and greet.
Skip is very enthusiastic when meeting other dogs and can be a little rough when playing, so he might do better with a younger, more durable dog. Skip really isn't a fan of cats though, so he can't go to a home with any cats.

If you are interested in meeting this pet, please contact Chesterfield County Animal Services at 804-748-1683, option "0," to schedule an appointment.

Office staff are available by phone 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The shelter is located at 9300 Public Works Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832.
Updates from Chesterfield County Public Schools
Sept. 30 deadline for openings on School Board advisory committees
Advisory committees established by the Chesterfield County School Board are one way community members connect with their local schools. Advisory committee members are appointed from each of the county’s five magisterial districts and include parents, teachers, staff members, students and others interested in helping Chesterfield County Public Schools achieve its vision of creating a better tomorrow. Advisory committee members must reside in the district they represent. Gifted Education Advisory Committee members must have a child currently receiving gifted services. 
 
Please apply online by Sept. 30 if you are eligible and interested in these openings:
  • Bermuda District seat on Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2022)
  • Midlothian District seat on Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2022)
  • Matoaca District seat on Environmental Stewardship Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2023)
  • Matoaca District seat on Gifted Education Advisory Committee (partial term ending June 30, 2023)
 
Under Virginia’s open government requirements, meetings are generally required to be held in person. The current meeting schedule is available here. If you are unable to meet in person, please note that in your application under "availability for meeting attendance."
Pink Flamingo Week will help get coats for kids who need them
The Chesterfield Education Foundation, in support of and in partnership with Chesterfield County Public Schools, is sponsoring Pink Flamingo Week Oct. 9-16 to make sure every Chesterfield student who needs a warm coat this winter can get one. There are so many things children must focus their attention on, and being cold should not be one of them. See how you can support this initiative.
Bus driver job fair is Sept. 30
School bus drivers make a difference in the lives of Chesterfield County children, and starting pay is $20.21 per hour. A bus driver job fair is scheduled 4-8 p.m. Sept. 30 at Manchester Middle School, 7401 Hull Street Road. Get job fair details here. If you have questions, email careers@ccpsnet.net.
Work where you can help young people succeed
Chesterfield County Public Schools has jobs available. The school system is hiring teachers, bus drivers, food service associates and many more positions. Every open position is posted on our website. Apply today to join Team Chesterfield!
Chesterfield Health District Offering Pfizer Booster COVID-19 Vaccines
The Virginia Department of Health’s Chesterfield Health District is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine boosters for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The booster vaccine can be obtained any time after six months from the date of a second Prifer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The Chesterfield Health District is one of many booster vaccine providers in this health district. The health district is operating the Rockwood Vaccination Center (RVC) located at 10161 Hull Street Road (former Big Lots), which is open as follows:

  • Mondays, 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesdays, 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon

Walk-ins are welcome but registering for a vaccination appointment is encouraged. You can sign up for appointments at www.vaccines.gov. If you are coming for your booster dose, please bring your vaccine card to confirm the date and type of vaccine you received in your second dose.
COVID-19 Update
Deputy County Administrator for Human Service Dr. James Worsley and Chesterfield County Public Schools Chief Communications & Community Engagement Officer Shawn Smith presented a COVID-19 update at the September 22, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting.
Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing Events
Looking for a COVID-19 vaccine, or looking to get tested for the COVID-19 virus? The Virginia Department of Health’s Chesterfield Health District is hosting COVID-19 vaccination and testing events throughout the county. Find the schedule below.

Vaccination Events:
The Chesterfield Health District will be providing COVID-19 vaccines at Rockwood Vaccination Center, located at 10161 Hull Street Road on the following dates and times:
  • Mondays from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursdays from 3 to 7 p.m..
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon

COVID-19 Testing Events:
During the month of September, the Chesterfield Health District is offering FREE COVID testing on the following days at the Rockwood Vaccination Center.
  • Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Fridays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Need a COVID-19 Vaccine?
Use VaccineFinder.org or Vaccines.gov to find the latest information on which providers and pharmacies are administering the COVID-19 vaccine.

The VaccineFinder website displays information about the providers, such as types of COVID-19 vaccines available, website and phone number, hours of operations and instructions on how to take the next step to get vaccinated. VaccineFinder is updated daily.
Virginia's COVID-19 Vaccine Summary
(Data as of Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021)
Interested in seeing the state's latest COVID-19 vaccination statistics, including a breakdown by locality? Click on the button below to access the COVID-19 dashboard in Virginia.

This site and the statistics displayed are managed by the Virginia Department of Health.
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