Chesterfield County will face three big decisions at poll

Posted at 10:58 PM, Oct 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-14 22:58:06-04

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WTVR)--Chesterfield voters now have 21 days left before they make three big decisions at the polls.

Voters will be asked whether county leaders should issue $304 million in bonds to renovate or replace 10 of the county's oldest schools. They will also decide if Chesterfield will issue $49 million dollars in bonds to pay for a replacement emergency communications system.

The current one has been in use by fire, police and EMS workers for nearly 20 years. Soon the county won't be able to get replacement parts for it, should the system fail.

Lastly, voters will determine if a 2% meals tax should be implemented in the county.

The County is hosting a series of community meetings to inform voters about the ballot initiatives.

They have also taken an aggressive approach via social media to get the word out. Leaders say they even created a website specifically to provide information to voters about the bond referendum.

That website is