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Chesterfield officials to vote on how to fund future projects

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

A vote on the future of Chesterfield will be held Wednesday night and residents could see the green light for projects delayed nearly a decade.

Improvements to schools and safety top county leaders' agenda, but Chesterfield must find the money to pay for the improvements.

If Chesterfield can find the money a new library and fire station approved in 2004 could finally become reality.

The Reams Gordon Library in Northern Chesterfield as well as the Harrowgate Road Fire Station in Southeast Chesterfield were approved 10 years ago, but when property tax revenues plunged the county put them on the back burner.

There is also the discussion of $350 million in renovations to ten schools. Those renovations are just to improve building safety, not to add more computer labs or other amenities.

Wednesday night's vote will provide a better idea of how these projects will be funded and how much debt Chesterfield will add to build for the future. 

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