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TABLE OF CONTENTS Numbers to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16

Camping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

County Services

Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

County Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Courts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Corrections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Economic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Post Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Refuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Hunting and Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Youth Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Community Organizations . . . . . . . . . 21 Social Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Education

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School Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snow Closings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Private Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Home Schooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12 14 14 14

Agriculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14

Conservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Intellectual and Physical Disabilities Services . 23 Retail Merchants Association . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Representatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 State Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Hospitals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

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NUMBERS TO KNOW CHESTERFIELD GOVERNMENT LISTINGS

COURTS AND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM

County Administrator: James J. L. Stegmaier

Circuit Court Clerk

(804) 748-1241

(804) 748-1211

Government Affairs Coordinator: Kimberly Conley

Commonwealth’s Attorney

(804) 748-1221

(804) 748-1567

Animal Control

(804) 748-1683

Director of the Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Home (804) 768-7873

Building Inspection and Permits

(804) 748-1057

General District Court Clerk Office

Commissioner of the Revenue

(804) 748-1281

Accounting

(804) 748-1673

Human Resources

(804) 748-1551

Human Resources Job Line

(804) 768-7777

Treasurer

(804) 748-1201

(804) 748-1231

Public safety Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Police, Animal Control, Sheriff

911

Crime Solvers

(804) 748-0660

Crisis Intervention Emergency Number

(804) 748-6356

Families First

(804) 717-5060

(804) 748-6364

Fire and EMS Office

(804) 748-1360

Chesterfield Council on Aging

(804) 768-7878

Community Development

(804) 318-8866

Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Department (804) 748-1227

Community Services Board

(804) 748-1227

Domestic and Sexual Violence

(804) 706-1272

National Response Center, Pollution/Toxic Chemical/Oil Spill

(800) 424-8802

Economic Development

(804) 318-8550

Police Non-Emergency

(804) 748-1251

Forestry

(804) 796-4360

Prevention Services

(804) 768-7800

Game & Inland Fisheries

(804) 367-1000

Health Department

(804) 748-1691

Substance Abuse Program

(804) 768-7202

Historical Society

(804) 777-9663

Chesterfield County Citizen 24 Hour Answer Line

(804)751-4636

COMMUNITY SERVICES Chamber of Commerce

Traffic Complaint Hotline

(804) 318-8084 (804) 796-7087

Library

(804) 751-4955

Victim/Witness Office

Planning

(804) 748-1050

Social Services

(804) 748-1100

Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault 24-hour Hotline

Department of Transportation

(804) 748-1037

Virginia Poison Center

(800) 552-6337

Virginia Department of Transportation, Chesterfield Headquarters (804) 674-2800

YWCA 24-hour hotline

(804) 796-3066

Voter Registration

(804) 748-1471

Waste and Resource Recovery

(804) 748-1297

Youth Planning and Development

(804) 796-7100

SCHOOLS Chesterfield County School Board

CORRECTIONS FACILITIES

1-800-838-8238

Superintendent

(804) 748-1405

superintendent@ccpsnet.net

Chesterfield County Jail

(804) 748-1466

Community Corrections Services

(804) 717-2250

James River Correctional Center & Work Center

(804) 784-3551

Main Headquarters, Richmond

Juvenile Detention Home

(804) 748-1460

Division 1, Area 6 Office, Chesterfield (804) 379-8645

Virginia Correctional Center for Women

(804) 784-3582

STATE POLICE

Division 1 - Communications

(804) 674-2000 1-800-552-9965


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County Services COUNTY ADMINISTRATION Treasurer’s Office Main Administration Building First Floor, Room 101 9901 Lori Road PO Box 70 Chesterfield, VA 23832-0070 (804) 748-1201 Treasurer: Richard A. Cordle

a new resident to the county. They will instruct you on proper tax procedures that apply to you as a new resident. The county offers numerous ways to pay your taxes, including online, over the phone, through an Automated Payment Service from your bank account, with a credit card, check, or money order. For more information concerning payment, call (804) 748-1201.

Personal Property Taxes

Commissioner of the Revenue Main Administration Building First Floor, Room 165 9901 Lori Road P.O. Box 124 Chesterfield, VA 23832 (804) 748-1281 Commissioner: Joseph Horbal

Payment of Taxes Upon moving to Chesterfield County or purchasing/trading vehicles, contact the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue at (804) 748-1281. Do this within 90 days of your relocation. Tell the office that you are

This tax is assessed on the value of motor vehicles, trailers and boats that are stored, garaged, or parked in Chesterfield County. The Commissioner uses the lowest value in recognized pricing guides, such as the National Automobile Dealer’s Association Used Car Guide (NADA), as the basis for vehicle assessments. The vehicle tax rate is $3.60 per $100 of assessed value. Vehicles are assessed for the number of months they are sited in Chesterfield County. All vehicles must first be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles. Vehicle owners, lessees, and purchasers of new vehicles must register their vehicles with the Commissioner of Revenue within 90 days of moving to Chesterfield County or the purchase of vehicle. All vehicles are taxable based on ownership.

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Personal Property taxes on motor vehicles are prorated on a monthly basis, while mobile homes are not. For questions regarding mobile homes, please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue at 748-1281. Personal Property tax returns must be filed on or before March 1 of each year. Taxes are to be paid by the due date of June 5 to avoid penalties and interest. Failure to register your vehicle(s) with Chesterfield County Commissioner of the Revenue will result in a late filing penalty of 10 percent and interest.

Real Estate Taxes The Department of Real Estate Assessments is responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date records on each locally assessed property in Chesterfield County. Written documents, deeds, wills, etc., relating to the ownership of real estate filed in the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of Chesterfield County are received and processed daily by the Assessor’s Office. Assessed values are based on market activity within a given area or neighborhood. Market activity (sales data) is used to establish fair market value. The fair market value of a property is defined as the price most people would pay for the property on the open market. Real Estate Taxes are due and payable twice a year, June 5 and December 5. Questions or concerns should be directed to the Treasurer or Commissioner of the Revenue.

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Business Personal Property Most persons or corporations owning tangible personal property (other than motor vehicles, trailers, boats, or aircraft) that is used or available for use in a trade or business (including processing businesses, but not manufacturing ) and located within Chesterfield County as of January 1 must file the Return of Business Tangible Personal Property (“BPP”) by March 1 to avoid a 10 percent late filing penalty. Business personal property tax, unlike that of vehicles, is not pro-rated. The property is assessed at various percentages of the total capitalized cost, depending on the year of acquisition. All such property must be reported annually, including that which has been expensed or fully depreciated, and items that once were (or still are) used for personal use while still available to business use. Unlike the business license process, payments for the business tangible personal property tax do not need to accompany the return. Tax bills are mailed by the Treasurer’s Office after the return is processed by the Commissioner’s Office, and are due to be paid on or before June 5 to avoid 10 percent late payment penalties and interest (10 percent per year, accrued monthly).

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are subject to the Chesterfield County business license tax. This is a tax on the privilege of engaging in a licensable business activity within the County, and it is calculated upon gross receipts (or gross purchases in the case of wholesale merchants). New businesses must obtain all required licenses prior to beginning business in the County, and a late payment penalty of up to 10 percent of the tax due will be imposed along with interest if the licenses are not obtained within 30 days of the date the business opened. For existing businesses, renewal applications and appropriate tax payments must be filed in the Commissioner’s Office or postmarked on or before March 1 each year to avoid the late payment penalty and interest. In addition to completing the Application for Chesterfield County Business License, new businesses should complete the Business License Classification Questionnaire. This form provides information that is necessary in order to classify your business activities correctly. For assistance with the business license application or the licensing process, please contact the Commissioner’s Office at (804) 748-1281, or visit the office during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) All above information available www.chesterfield.gov

COURTS Chesterfield County Courthouse Circuit/General District Courthouse 9500 Courthouse Road Chesterfield, VA 23832 (804) 748-1231

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exceeding $15,000, the Circuit Court has exclusive original jurisdiction. In addition, Circuit Courts have jurisdiction to preside over all types of criminal cases, including felonies and misdemeanor charges certified by a grand jury. Circuit Courts also preside over chancery suits (or those claims seeking judgments for something other than money). Circuit Court decisions may be appealed to the Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court of Virginia, depending on the type of case involved. Death penalty, lawyer disbarment, and most civil cases are appealed to the Supreme Court. The Chesterfield General District Court contains three divisions, the Civil, Criminal, and Traffic Courts.

CORRECTIONS Chesterfield County Jail 6900 Mimms Drive Chesterfield, VA 23832 (804) 748-1476 On May 12, 1749 a “Commission of the Peace” was issued by Governor William Gooch that created a judicial body to administer general laws. Governor Gooch appointed John Archer the first Sheriff of Chesterfield County. Griof Randolph was named his assistant. Sheriff Archer and Undersheriff Randolph were the first law enforcement officers for the County of Chesterfield. These gentlemen were also tasked with the security of the Judges, the courthouse and the jail. The earliest court records show the first court session taking place on July 7, 1749. In this session the court created the first acts of authorization for the building of a courthouse, prison and pillory. Chesterfield’s first jail had a rated capacity of three. The first Courthouse in Chesterfield was built in 1750. Jump to the early 1990’s, where the new, modern jail experienced enormous growth in the inmate population. The jail’s rated capacity at this time was approximately 150 prisoners. It was not unusual to find the count exceeding 400 on a regular basis. The county agreed to construct a facility that would ease the crowding problem. Plans were already set in motion to have Chesterfield participate in a Regional Jail that would be built at a later date. Construction on a Jail Annex began, with completion slated for the spring of 1994. The annex was built to house 115 prisoners, relieving the crowded conditions in the jail. The crowded conditions were relieved further with the opening of Riverside Regional Jail. This modern facility took many of the jail’s sentenced offenders awaiting transportation to the state system. Construction of a new, modern facility was completed in May of 2006. The county jail offers a Workforce program, which allows sentenced inmates to shorten the amount of

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time they spend in the jail by working on county or state property. There are also home incarceration and work release programs. Source: www.chesterfield.gov

Juvenile Detention Center The Murphey Building 9600 Krause Road Chesterfield, VA 23832-6717 (804) 748-1460 The Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Home was established in 1973 to better provide for the public-safety needs of Chesterfield County residents. Its purpose is to ensure safe, secure custody for juveniles who are charged with or who have been found guilty of criminal offenses and are awaiting further court action. In 2003, the detention home’s capacity grew from 33 beds to 90. On March 6, 2003, a dedication ceremony was held to name the new facility after the late Douglas Woodfin Murphey, a judge of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia. Murphey was selected for the honor because of his leadership and advocacy of the original detention home. Source: www.chesterfield.gov

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Chesterfield Economic Development Office 9401 Courthouse Road, Suite B Chesterfield, VA 23832 (804) 318-8550 info@chesterfieldbusiness.com

Employment Overview Chesterfield’s labor pool is large enough to support and diverse enough to supply employees for almost any kind of new business. Richmond-Petersburg metro area’s civilian non-agricultural labor force consisted of 650,230 people in April 2008. Chesterfield’s portion of the labor pool totaled 169,560 in that same month. The workforce number is projected to continue to climb through the decade as in-migration augments the natural population increase. A high quality of life makes it easy to recruit key executives and managers from outside the area. Chesterfield’s unemployment rate remains at a low 3.0 percent, with 164,400 persons employed in April 2008. The majority of those workers still commute out of the county, but 39,740 workers commuted into Chesterfield County in 2000. Source: www.chesterfieldbusiness.com


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Library as an active and dynamic cultural, educational and recreational force in the community and encouraging its use as a community center for such activities; encouraging and promoting the donation of gifts, financial and otherwise, which may assist the library; serving as a link between the library and the community it serves, interpreting each to the other; providing knowledgeable and willing volunteers for library activities; educating members and general citizens about the need for legislation that fosters the growth of the library system. To join the Friends today, send your tax deductible contribution, along with your name, complete mailing address, telephone number, areas of interest (book sales, volunteering, programs, etc.), and branch affiliation to the above address.

Contact Information Central Library Bon Air Chester Clover Hill Enon Ettrick- Matoaca La Prade Law Library Midlothian Meadowdale Outreach Services

(804) 751-4955 (804) 320-2461 (804) 748-6314 (804) 318-8668 (804) 530-3403 (804) 526-8087 (804) 276-7755 (804) 751-4986 (804) 794-7907 (804) 743-4842 (804) 748-1768

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POST OFFICES Midlothian 1201 Sycamore Square Drive Midlothian, VA 23113 (804) 794-1374 Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Convenience Centers Northern Area Convenience Center 3200 Warbro Road, off Genito Road (near Hull Street Road)

Southern Area Convenience Center 6700 Landfill Drive, off Ironbridge Road (between United Rentals and Riptides Restaurant) The county operates two convenience centers for household refuse disposal and recycling. These services are provided for county residents only. The two facilities are open seven days a week. The sites accept waste generated from residential homes including household waste, construction/demolition debris, brush and yard waste and bulky waste. For additional information, call (804) 748-1297. Additionally, numerous recycling options are available at the sites.

Curbside Recycling The county has over 91,000 single family homes participating in the regional curbside recycling program. This program is offered on a bi-weekly schedule and is a very successful and sought after program. Residents are encouraged to use this program because the county pays a monthly fee for each home in the program. For more information regarding this program, please call the recycling hotline at 340-0900 or go to the Central Virginia Waste Management Authority website www.cvwma.com. All above information available: www.chesterfield.gov

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Water Chesterfield County Utilities Department P.O. Box 608 Chesterfield VA 23832 (804) 748-1291 Water and wastewater charges are billed bimonthly. Customer, capacity and commodity charges make up the total bimonthly bill. The customer and capacity charges equal the minimum charge for service regardless of the water volume (amount of water used). The commodity charges are determined by the metered water volume.

Education SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Chesterfield County Public Schools Administration Building 9900 Krause Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832 Mailing Address: Chesterfield County Public Schools P.O. Box 10 Chesterfield, Virginia 23832 (804)748-1405

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Chesterfield County Public Schools is educating more than 58,000 students in 64 schools. Chesterfield County has 38 elementary schools (grades K-5), 14 middle schools (grades 6-8), 11 high schools (grades 9-12) and a technical center.

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Superintendent Marcus J. Newsome, Ed.D. superintendent@ccpsnet.net

School Board Chesterfield’s five-member School Board is the school division’s elected governing body. Its responsibilities include policy making, budget approval, hiring and evaluation of the superintendent, hearing appeals of discipline and grievance issues and other duties as prescribed by law. Board members serve four-year terms, which expire on Dec. 31, 2011. Dianne Pettitt - Clover Hill District – Chair(804) 897-0075 Marshall Trammell Jr. – Bermuda District (804) 706-1144 – Vice Chair David Wyman - Dale District (804) 768-9353 Omarh Rajah – Matoaca District (804) 639-8035 Patricia Carpenter – Midlothian District (804) 379-5242

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The Office of Management and Budget has primary responsibility for coordinating budget preparation at all schools and departments and developing the annual financial plan under the direction of the Superintendent and School Board. Other responsibilities include approving and processing all change requests to the current year budget; managing budget execution and advising the Superintendent and School Board through quarterly reviews; administering the personnel position control data system; and preparing financial reports.

Custodial Services Every school day there are 398 custodians & 14 team leaders in all school locations that provide cleaning services to 61 school buildings. One custodian is responsible for cleaning on average 20,000 sq. ft. in an 8-hour day, the equivalent to 10 single-family dwellings. Each night the total custodial staff and the team leaders are responsible for building security and cleaning of approximately 7,780,000 Sq. Feet.


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Food Services Office of Food and Nutrition Services 7610 Whitepine Road Richmond, VA 23237 (804) 743-3717 High schools offer an a la carte lunch program. All items are sold individually with the average price for a complete lunch about $2.50. Elementary and middle school lunches cost $1.75, and adult lunches are sold a la carte. If a student does not desire a complete lunch, milk and other food items may be bought individually. Milk is 60 cents and ice cream is 60 cents. Parents or students may pay in advance for meals, and students will be credited for lunch costs through a roster system. To apply for free or reduced-price meals in elementary or middle school, complete an application. Only one application is needed per family, and forms are available in each school’s office, on the school division’s web site (chesterfield.k12.va.us) or by calling 743-3717.

Health Services Students may not bring any medication to school, including non-prescription medication. If it is necessary for a student to receive medication during school hours, parents should contact the school for more information on the medication policy. Parents of a stu-

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dent with critical health concerns may want to provide additional medication to their child’s school in case of an emergency. Limited clinic facilities operate at all county schools to handle illnesses that occur during the school day. Parents or guardians are contacted when a student becomes ill at school and are asked to make arrangements to pick up the student as soon as possible. Nurses are not available in schools on a daily basis. In addition, students enrolling in a Virginia public school for the first time must provide a certified birth certificate, a physical examination for all elementary students (within the past 12 months for kindergarten students) and updated medical records listing state required immunizations by day, month and year of vaccination. Documentation of vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP) and polio is required for all students. Hepatitis B vaccine is required for students born on or after Jan. 1, 1994, and students entering sixth grade after July 1, 2001. Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine is required for all children born on or after Jan. 1, 1997, who have not already had the disease. A booster of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) is required for all students entering sixth grade if at least five years have passed since their last tetanus-containing vaccine.

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SNOW CLOSINGS Snow Closings If it becomes necessary to close schools because of inclement weather or for any other reason, such as power failure, announcements will be transmitted to parents via phone and e-mail through ParentLink. Important information also will be shared via the school division’s web site, CCPS TV on Comcast channel 96 and the local media. Parents should make emergency closing child care arrangements at the beginning of the school year so that students know what to do and where to go if early dismissals become necessary. Channel 12 Hotline

(804) 323-1212

Creating a Plan Chesterfield County stresses the importance of developing a plan in case of a school closing during the day. This is especially important for working parents with younger children as to avoid confusion or panic. Parents need to be clear in instructing their child what to do, such as staying with a neighbor or relative. All above information available www.chesterfield. k12.va.us

PRIVATE SCHOOLS Banner Christian School (804)276-5200 Benedictine (804)342-1345 Blessed Sacrament Huguenot (804)598-4211 Buford Road Christian Academy (804)323-0197 Collegiate (804)741-9799 Evangel Christian School (804)526-5941 Freedom Christian Academy (804)796-9020 Gill Grove Baptist (804)590-1535 Guardian Christian Academy (804)271-1891 Heritage Christian Academy (804)745-2387 Iqra Academy (804)327-8450 Millwood School (804)639-3200 Richmond Christian School (804)276-3193 Riverside School Inc. (804)320-3465 St. Edward Epiphany School (804)272-2881 St. Gertrude (804)358-9114 St. Mary’s Catholic (804)740-1048 Tuckahoe Montessori School (804)744-7890 Webber Community Christian School (804)271-4705

HOME SCHOOLING Those interested in home schooling in Chesterfield must complete the Chesterfield County application and submit it along with a curriculum plan for approval to:

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Debra Gadberry – Home Instruction Specialist Fulghum Center 4003 Cogbill Road Richmond VA 23234 (804) 743-3637 High school-aged home instruction students may participate in Advanced Placement (AP) and Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) examinations. Please contact the guidance department of your child’s base high school prior to October 1 for PSAT registration information and prior to March 1 for AP test registration information. Financial assistance to low-income students is available.

Agriculture 4-H Program 4-H is the comprehensive youth development program of Virginia Cooperative Extension. Youth between the ages of 5 and 18 engage in hands-on learning experiences under the guidance of adult or teen 4-H volunteers trained by 4-H agents. 4-H programs use experiential learning opportunities to teach the latest research-based subject matter knowledge and to foster skill development in effective citizenship, leadership, and other life skills. Youth also participate in educational experiences at six 4-H educational centers. 4-H has both a schoolbased and a community-based delivery model. The specific learning experiences a 4-H member participates in are shaped locally and supported at the state and national levels. 4-H members learn how to make decisions, manage resources, work with others, and utilize effective communication skills. The mission of 4-H is to develop youth and adults working with those youth to realize their full potential -- becoming effective, contributing citizens through participation in researchbased, informal, hands-on educational experiences.

Cooperative Extension Chesterfield County Cooperative Extension P.O. Box 146 Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040 (804) 751-4401 Cooperative Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. The Virginia Cooperative Extension provides programs and information covering the broad areas of agriculture, families and 4-H. Source: www.chesterfield.gov


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CONSERVATION James River Soil & Water Conservation District (804) 957-6156 (804) 957-6148 Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD’s) were established by legislation in the late 30’s as a “grassroots” conservation delivery network that identifies problems and helps to guide solutions voluntarily. In Virginia there are 46 SWCD’s covering 15 cities and 100 counties. The James River Soil & Water Conservation District is made up of Chesterfield County and Prince George County. Oversight is provided by a Board of Directors who voluntarily serve three-year terms. Two elected directors from each County, along with two appointed directors, oversee the programs administered by staff. Partial funding from state and local governments is supplemented by fund-raising activities such as: tree seedling sales and rental of a no-till planter.

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the Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) to better serve clientele with questions regarding trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables, and lawns. Trainees will receive over 50 hours of horticultural training from Extension Agents, local specialists and advanced Master Gardeners. Classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. during February and March of each year. It is desirable that applicants have previous knowledge or experience in gardening. Trainees become certified Master Gardeners upon completing at least 50 hours of volunteer service to the community, which is to be completed by October 31st of the training year. Official certificates of recognition and identification badges are presented at graduation in November. To maintain certification after completing the initial training, Master Gardeners must volunteer at least 20 hours and complete at least 8 hours of continuing education annually. Source: www.chesterfield.gov

Master Gardener (804) 751-4401 The Master Gardener (MG) volunteer program is designed to meet the ever increasing needs of the public for home gardening information. This program allows

Recreation Chesterfield County Department of Parks & Recreation PO Box 40 Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040 (804) 748-1623

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ous sand bunkers scattered throughout the course. The green fees shown are good for all-day play. There are additional sets of tees that can be used when playing an eighteen hole round.

Birkdale Golf Club 8511 Royal Birkdale Dr Chesterfield, VA 23832 Phone: (804)739-8800 This course has narrow fairways that range from flat to rolling. The greens are small, undulating and elevated. There is water that comes into play on five holes. The signature hole is #4, a 164-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot over water to the green. Members and their guests may walk the course, but others must ride.

Brandermill Country Club 3700 Brandermill Pkwy Midlothian, VA 23112 Phone: (804)744-1189 This wooded course has oak, pine, and walnut trees lining the fairways. The fairways are tight, and the small greens are undulating. There is water that comes into play on a few holes.

Highlands Golfers’ Club 8136 Highland Glen Dr Chesterfield, VA 23838 Phone: (804)796-4800 This course features tree-lined fairways and undulating greens. The signature hole is #14, a 529yard, par 5, featuring a downhill dogleg left fairway that crosses a lake that wraps around the large, undulating green. The green is also protected by two bunkers on the left and two bunkers on the right. Private golf instruction is also available.

Independence Golf Club 600 Founders Bridge Boulevard Midlothian, VA 23113 (804) 594-0261 Independence features an 18-hole, par 72 championship course. Designed by world renowned Tom Fazio, and owned by the VA State Golf Association Foundation, Independence is the area’s newest dailyfee golf course. The club also features a museum, restaurant and a junior golf program.

River’s Bend Golf Club 11700 Hogan’s Alley Chester, VA 23836 Phone: (804)530-1000

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This target course features many wetland areas loaded with an abundance of wildlife. The course is very scenic because it plays alongside the James River. The fairways are fairly narrow and marsh lined, and the extremely undulating greens are well bunkered. Water hazards come into play on sixteen holes. The signature hole is #18, a 438-yard, par 4, featuring an elevated tee box seventy feet above the fairway with a panoramic view of the river.

Salisbury Country Club 13620 W Salisbury Rd Midlothian, VA 23113 Phone: (804)794-8255 This course has large greens and tree-lined fairways. Water hazards come into play on five holes, and almost every hole is well bunkered.

Stonehenge Golf & Country Club 1000 Farnham Richmond, VA 23236 Phone: (804)378-7845 This course has tight, tree-lined fairways and small greens. There are five water hazards that come into play on seven holes. Saturday tee times are reserved at 9 AM on Wednesdays, and Sunday tee times are reserved at 9 AM on Thursdays. The dress code is strictly enforced and soft spikes are strongly recommended.

Windy Hill Golf Course - Lakes Course 16500 Midlothian Tnpk Midlothian, VA 23113 Phone: (804)794-7193 This facility has a nine hole par 3 course and a nine hole regulation course. The regulation Lakes Course, which opened in 1997, has water in play on two holes, both par 3’s that require a tee shot over water to the green. The lighted Par 3 Course features tree-lined fairways and undulating greens. The signature hole is #5, a 124-yard, par 3, featuring an undulating green that slopes from front to back. This hole is also considered to be the toughest hole on the course. Seniors Day is every Monday, and Ladies’ Day is every Thursday. Source: www.golfable.com

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PARKS

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Eppington - Circa 1765-1775 14201 Epps Fall Road

Ettrick Park & Mayes-Colbert Ettrick Community Building 20621 Woodpecker Road

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Ettrick Riverside Park

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21514 Chesterfield Avenue Fernbrook Park 9270 Chatham Grove Lane

Bensley Park and Bensley Community Building 2900 Drewrys Bluff Road

Fort Stevens Historical Park 8920 Pams Avenue

Chester Linear Park 11801 Womack Road

Goyne Park 5300 Ecoff Road

Clarendon Park 2428 Brookforest Road

Harrowgate Park 4000 Cougar Trail

County Fairgrounds 10300 Courthouse Road

Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge 6600 White Pine Road

Dutch Gap Boat Ramp 441 Coxendale Road

Henricus Historical Park and Dutch Gap Conservation Area 251 Henricus Park Road

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Huguenot Park

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YOUTH SPORTS Chesterfield Baseball Clubs Inc. Teams are fielded countywide by local athletic associations for ages 5-18. (804) 357-6968 or cbcbaseball.com

Chesterfield Little League Teams will practice and play at sites along the Hull Street Road corridor. For ages 5-18. (804) 254-2374 or eteamz.com/cllbb

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Commonwealth Youth Lacrosse Association This recreational league for those aged 5-19 offers field hockey and lacrosse recreational and travel teams. A “must-play� rule is enforced for all recreational teams. This league is affiliated with USLA and USFHA. (804) 744-5060 or sclacrosse@verizon.net

Chesterfield Quarterback League This a countywide youth football league for ages 6-14. Practice starts in August. Games will be played on Saturdays beginning in September at various park and school sites around the county. Register through your local athletic associations. cqlfootball.com or (804) 778-7888

Chesterfield Metro Football League

Practices and games will be at sites along and south of the Courthouse Road corridor. For ages 5-18. (804) 271-0160 or ccllbaseball.com

(Affiliated with Metro Youth Football League) This association offers football and cheerleading to ages 5-15. The league uses Virginia High School League Rules and enforces the must-play rule for all participants. Practice starts in August. Lou Lippa, (804) 937-8444

Huguenot Little League

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Central Chesterfield Little League

Practices and games will be at sites along the Midlothian Turnpike corridor. For ages 5-18. (804) 323-6357 hllball.org

Chesterfield Youth Softball Association This league offers slow-pitch and fast-pitch softball for ages 5-18. Practice and play will be countywide. (804) 279-0521 or leaguelineup.com/cysa

Chesterfield United Soccer Club (804) 271-2714 chesterfieldunited.com

Dynamo Soccer Club (804) 833-2092 dynamosc.com

This countywide cheerleading program is for ages 8-15. Flag cheering for ages 5-7, and competitive squads for grades 4-12. Participants will cheer at Chesterfield Quarterback League football games. A countywide competition is held in the fall. Register through your local athletic association.

Youth Volleyball An indoor volleyball league open to youths in grades 6-10 will be held at Manchester Middle School on Monday nights starting in mid-November. The league fee will be determined at a captains meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m. at Manchester Middle School gymnasium, 7401 Hull Street Road Kelly Thompson at (804) 748-1122 Source: www.chesterfield.gov


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Community Organizations Adult Protective Services Hotline 1-800-832-3858 Child Protective Services Hotline 1-800-552-7096

Access Chesterfield - Chesterfield County Coordinated Transportation Program Access Chesterfield Chesterfield County Coordinated Transportation Program 7321 Whitepine Road Richmond , Va. 23237 (804) 279-8489 The Chesterfield County Coordinated Transportation Program, Access Chesterfield, provides transportation services for any Chesterfield County resident who is disabled or over age 60, or who meets federal income guidelines regarding poverty levels. Transportation providers are contracted by the Chesterfield County Access Chesterfield program to provide transportation service within the Chesterfield County, Richmond, Petersburg, Hopewell and Colonial Heights metropolitan areas.

Chesterfield County Community Development Block Grant Office PO Box 40 Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040 (804) 318-8866 The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) programs receive entitlement funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each fiscal year. The objectives of the Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership programs are to benefit low/moderate income persons, eliminate slums/blight, provide for urgent needs of recent origin, and provide affordable and safe housing in the county.

Crisis Intervention Chesterfield County Community Services Board P.O. Box 92 6801 Lucy Corr Boulevard Chesterfield, Virginia 23832 (804) 748-1227 The Chesterfield Crisis Intervention Team is a 24hour emergency mental health program for citizens of Chesterfield County. 24-HOUR EMERGENCY (804)

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748-6356. The Crisis Staff are specialists trained in the assessment of acute mental health problems and shortterm counseling. They resolve presenting issues to prevent the situation from worsening. They also evaluate individuals being considered. Crisis Staff refers individuals to the appropriate program for treatment services that best meet the person’s needs.

Infant and Toddler Connection of Chesterfield – Early Intervention (804) 768-7205 Early intervention programs work with children with special needs, ages birth through two years. There are many programs throughout your area. Early intervention services include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, audiological evaluations, nutrition, respite care, assistive technology, special instructor (education) services, and other services. Staff include physical therapists, speech pathologists, nurses and developmental specialists - all specially trained to work with children and their families.

SOCIAL SERVICES Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Department of Social Services 9501 Lucy Corr Circle The Smith Wagner Building Chesterfield, VA 23832 (804) 748-1100 The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Department of Social Services is a combined agency serving both the County of Chesterfield and City of Colonial Heights. The mission is to provide benefits and services to the citizens of both communities based on programs established by local, state and federal laws and policies. Some examples of these programs are child and adult services, foster care and adoption services, employment services, food stamps and temporary assistance

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to needy families. The Board, comprised of nine members representing both localities, governs the Department of Social Services.

ORGANIZATIONS Chamber of Commerce (804) 748-6364 The Chesterfield County Chamber of Commerce is the most influential and effective business advocacy group in Chesterfield County. With more than 540 members, it can be one of the best tools a business owner has available for channeling concerns to the county government. In addition to being your voice, the chamber offers you many networking opportunities with other business owners in the area. Source: www.chesterfieldchamber.com

Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother P.O. Box 2500 Chesterfield, VA 23832 (804) 748-1183 The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother program exists to ensure that in our community no family is without food, no child is without toys and clothing, and no elderly person is forgotten as we celebrate the holidays. Your gift is tax deductible. The Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Christmas Mother is a volunteer organization registered with the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia. They are a 501c3 nonprofit, charitable organization.

Chesterfield Historical Society P.O. Box 40 10201 Iron Bridge Road Chesterfield, VA 23832 (804) 777-9663 The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia, established on September 23, 1981, serves as the center for Chesterfield County history. Their mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, and promote the county’s unique past for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. Their vision is to be the premier resource for all Chesterfield County citizens and visitors regarding local history. In partnership with the County of Chesterfield, they provide quality programs, exhibits, and information to support educational goals. Source: www.chesterfieldhistory.com


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Habitat for Humanity 2281 Dabney Road, Suite A Richmond, VA 23230-3336 (804) 232-7001 As a proud affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity has been putting faith into action in our community since 1986, partnering with hardworking families to build more than 280 homes in the City of Richmond and the counties of Henrico, Chesterfield, Charles City and New Kent. More than 31,000 volunteers have built with Richmond Habitat since our founding in 1986; that’s over 62,000 hands that have touched the lives of Richmond families. Volunteers range from students to retirees, from skilled trades people to weekend do-it-yourselfers, from church, synagogue and mosque members to colleagues and co-workers from large and small businesses. The common thread is the desire to take part in something big and see the tangible results – to help build decent, modest homes for low income, working families. Source: www.richmondhabitat.org

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INTELLECTUAL AND PHYSICAL DISABILITIES SERVICES Chesterfield County Community Services Board P.O. Box 92 6801 Lucy Corr Boulevard Chesterfield, Virginia 23832 (804) 768-7203

Day Program Day Program Services provides adults and students with the opportunity to participate in skill development training, volunteer options and leisure recreational activities. Training and activities take place both in our center-based facilities and out in the community. Individuals with developmental disabilities who are interested in skill development training, volunteering, leisure awareness and participating in a variety of recreational opportunities are provided with supports from a Leisure Coach who will assist them with making choices and participation. Day Program employees are trained to provide supports in the areas of socialization, positive behavioral interventions, communication, community integration and personal care skills.

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Day Program Services currently operates 3 centerbased sites in Chesterfield County.

Representatives

Residential Services

Delegate Lee Ware

Residential Services is committed to excellence in service delivery to individuals with mental retardation. In partnership with the community, persons impacted by mental retardation are assisted with life enhancing opportunities and supports. Residential Services widens the opportunities for individuals with mental retardation to decide where, with whom and how they lead their lives as citizens of Chesterfield County. Specializing in providing supports and resources to individuals and families, our team helps you and your family with the process of working towards your goals for the future.

65th Virginia House District P.O. Box 689 Powhatan, VA 23139 (804) 598-6696 Dellware@house.state.va.us

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RETAIL MERCHANTS ASSOCIATION 5101 Monument Avenue Richmond, Virginia 23233 (804) 662-5500 The Retail Merchants Association proudly represents, educates and promotes success in the retail business community. Through membership in the Retail Merchants Association, a wide range of services are offered including professional development programs, legislative representation, economic development efforts as well as retail industry promotion and discounted business services. With the dynamic leadership of a board of directors representing many categories of retail business, there remains a constant focus to meet retailers’ changing needs. Source: www.retailmerchants.com

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John C. Watkins, a Republican, began serving in the Virginia State Senate in 1998. Senator Watkins was elected to complete the unexpired four-year term of Senator Joe Benedetti and was then reelected for the 2000 and 2004 terms to serve the citizens of the 10th District. Currently and as a result of redistricting, Senator Watkins now represents Amelia and Powhatan Counties, part of Chesterfield, Cumberland, Goochland and Henrico Counties, and part of the City of Richmond. Prior to his Senate election, he represented Chesterfield and Powhatan Counties for sixteen years as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. Senator Watkins serves on the following committees in the Senate: Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources; Commerce and Labor; Finance; and Transportation. Senator Watkins also serves as Chairman of the Commission on Unemployment Compensation, the Virginia-North Carolina High-Speed Rail Compact Commission and the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board. His service also includes the Jamestown/Yorktown Foundation and the Joint Commission on Technology and Science. As the President of Watkins Nurseries, Senator Watkins has been a prominent and involved business and community leader. While in his capacity as President, he has received the Distinguished Friend of Agriculture award by the Virginia Agribusiness Council, the Virginia Farm Bureau’s Distinguished Service to Ag-

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Virginia Sen. John Watkins, R-Chesterfield, speaking before the House Committee on Rules. Chesterfield County supervisor Marleen Durfee, far back left, next to the county’s legislative liaison Maryann Curtin, was also in attendance when the committee voted on the agreement reached to carry a bill into 2009 session.

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riculture award and the Virginia Nurseryman’s Association - Nurseryman of the Year (1987). He sits on the Board of Directors of CJW Medical Center and serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Bank of Powhatan. He is also involved in many civic organizations including the Midlothian Rotary Club, American Legion Post 186, the Chesterfield Business Council, and the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Board. Numerous honors have been awarded to Senator Watkins from a variety of community and professional organizations. Some of the most recent awards include the 2007 Legislator of the Year Award from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the 2004 Achievement Award by the VAJCI Senate and Friends of the Jaycees, the Bernard L. Savage Community Service Award by the Chesterfield Business Council, the W. Thomas Rice Rail Renaissance Award, the Northern Virginia Technology Council Tech Ten Award and an Honorary Membership in the Virginia Society of American Institute of Architects. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. After graduation, he served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. Senator Watkins is a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church, has three sons and three grandchildren, and he and his wife, Kathy, currently reside in Midlothian. Source: www.senatorjohnwatkins.com

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State Police Virginia State Police Area Six Headquarters 1765 Anderson Highway Powhatan, Virginia 23139 (804) 379-8645 Troopers assigned to the Area Six are also responsible for Chesterfield, Amelia, and Powhatan counties and the City of Colonial Heights. First Sgt. D Wayne Holland supervises approximately 45 sworn and nonsworn personnel. Area Six State Police handle requests made of them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Source: www.vsp.state.va.us

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