The voices of the people, on two separate issues brought before members of Chesterfield County Council, have been heard.
Residents of the Goodman Creek subdivision, who have been complaining to council members about road conditions in their neighborhood for 15 years, received word last week that 2,000 tons of rock have been ordered for that project.
“It’s been a problem and I’m glad we’re able to take care of it,” said Chesterfield Council member Crawford Moore. The back area of the neighborhood, where it is “really low” will be built up with the rock, Moore said, to help absorb the water.
Chesterfield County Transportation Committee Chairman Sammie Copeland said that should be enough gravel to cover the entire subdivision.
Letters, emails and voices, to which council members listened, have prevented the move of the Chesterfield County Animal Shelter to the facility on Highway 9 at the corner of Hillian-Edwards Road, near L&M Antiques.
Last September, after council members voted to buy the turn-key buildings on the 2-acre lot on Highway 9, already fenced, for $125,000, residents in the area bombarded council members with complaints.
Residents have returned to council nearly every month since last fall asking that the animals not be moved to their neighborhood.
Chesterfield County Councilman Frank Plyler, chairman of the building committee, made a motion last Wednesday, that passed unanimously, to build a new facility, near the current shelter on Goodale Road in Chesterfield, next to the detention center.
The new Chesterfield County Animal Shelter will be built, “across the road, where it’s flatter,” said Plyler. “There will be less work to do over there. And then we’ll be in line with what we need for the future.”
The building committee now begins working on plans for a new facility, that will incorporate energy efficient power, including auxiliary power.
— Karen Kissiah can be reached at 843-5261.