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Chesterfield County Adopts 2020 Budget

The newly adopted budget will also fund a new school in Magnolia Green. Chesterfield County

Wednesday, the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors adopted its 2020 budget.

The just over $730 Million budget includes an increase in starting salaries for Sheriff deputies and more money to retain and train police officers, says Budget Director Meghan Coates.

“That includes the opening of the Magnolia Green fire station, that’s 20 fire fighters,” says Coates.

She adds the budget will fund a new elementary school for Magnolia Green and an additional $5 million for school maintenance.

The Board approved just over a 1 percent increase in utility rates which will bring in an additional $1.4 Million in revenue. The funds will go toward building a fourth water treatment plant.

Ian M. Stewart is the transportation reporter and fill-in anchor for VPM News. He also produces and hosts the World Music Show for VPM Music — now in its 16th season. You can often find him riding his bike around Chesterfield County or on Virginia's Capital Trail. Stewart has won multiple Regional Edward R. Murrow and Virginia's AP Broadcasters awards for reporting and sound editing. He graduated from San Francisco State University with degrees in journalism and creative writing.