New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 28, 2022

Charles City leaders meet with contractor to discuss timeline of new fire station

By Robb Johnson | November 23, 2022 11:24 pm

Charles City County’s Board of Supervisor sent a message to Henderson Incorporated related to a new fire station that will be constructed; “This means the world to us.”

Supervisors and representatives of the construction company met Tuesday afternoon in a special meeting to determine the timeline and groundbreaking for the facility that will be constructed on Roxbury Road.

In Nov. 2021, county leaders approved financing to borrow $5 million for construction of the fire station. After receiving the proposed rates, Atlantic Union was selected as the financial choice. The county elected a 15-year fixed rate repayment plan. Later at that meeting, Henderson Incorporated was tabbed with the task, as they were the construction team behind New Kent County’s Station 5 near Talleysville.

Nearly a year has passed with little information about the process being made available. Leaders met with the contractors, with both sides having intense but respectful dialogue. After the conversation, a pinpoint date of a January groundbreaking was selected. County leaders are hopeful that the fire station will be completed by October 2023. Representatives from Henderson Incorporated told supervisors that they take the plans serious and expects to have the job done on time. They also said they will provide construction updates as well.

In another matter, an extension has been granted on paying personal property and real estate taxes. The due date for the taxes was originally Dec. 5, but now has been pushed back to Jan. 5, 2023. The extension was done as the result of citizens not receiving their documentation in time.