Chesterfield county holds extra zip code meeting

By Laura Geller - bio | email

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan - email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield residents are getting another chance to let county leaders know what they think of a proposal to change some addresses.

The county has been working on the plan to give certain residents new zip codes and town names.

The proposal impacts county residents living in border areas, such as those who have addresses in Richmond, Colonial Heights or Petersburg.

Bon Air county leaders say the current address overlap not only causes confusion, but costs more than two million dollars in tax revenue each year.  Those funds could go to new police officers, fire engines, school buses and teachers.

Residents can tell county leaders what they think at a meeting Monday night at the Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 17201 Jefferson Davis Highway, at 7 P.M.

If the community approves of the plan it will be submitted to the board of supervisors, and then the postal service for approval and implementation.

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