Chesterfield rates as one of Macomb County’s fastest growing communities. Officials estimate the population at more than 30,000, with the number of registered voters at 22,000. Residents enjoy easy access to water, parks and the I-94 freeway. Demographics
Officials: Supervisor Jim Tharp, Clerk Brenda Boughton, Treasurer (vacant), trustees Connie Bowles, Richard Carey, Lorraine DeMuynck and Elsie Miller.
Offices: 47275 Sugarbush Road, ½ mile east of 21 Mile Road. Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. 949-0400. Fax: 949-4108.
Public Safety: The Police Department operates out of a temporary headquarters located at 46525 Continental Drive in an industrial park near 21 Mile Road and I-94. The fire station is located offof Jefferson Avenue near Sugarbush Road.
Business: The Ford Trim Plant on 23 Mile Road is the largest employer in the township, with 23,000 workers. Neighboring Lionel produces model railroad trains cherished by collectors around the world. There are around 700 registered businesses in Chesterfield, and the number is growing.
Shopping: New stores are rising at 23 Mile and Gratiot. Most recently, a Home Depot building center and a Texas Roadhouse restaurant have opened. Three more strip malls are proposed in the township. Miles east are Bayside Mall and a large plaza anchored by Kroger.
Library: Voters have approved funding for Chesterfield Library. A library board and endowment foundation are looking for ways to raise capital for an eventual move from the library’s current location in Bayside Mall. 725-7732.
- Brandenburg Park is located on Jefferson and offers a view of Lake St. Clair. The federally funded park also features a baseball diamond , volleyball and tennis courts, playground, long fishing pier, boat launch and concession stand.
- Pollard Park, off I-94, is home to many baseball and softball fields and may see soccer fields and a hike/bike path in the future.
- A state site at Jefferson and Rosso Highway, near Selfridge, offers public access to Lake St. Clair.
- Sports Leagues- Baseball and Softball. Call 949-0400,ext.109. AYSO soccer.
- Bowling- Salt River.
- Seniors- A senior center is located at the Township Offices. Many activities are held each week. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- February- The daddy-daughter dance sells out.
- March- An egg hunt brings plenty of kids to Pollard Park. Young ladies compete to become the next Miss Chesterfield.
- April- Miss Chesterfield pageant.
- June-August- Music in the Park takes place at Brandenburg Park on Tuesday evenings.
- October- Mother-son outing.
- December- A good crowd always turns out for the annual tree-lighting ceremonyat the township offices, where the high-school band playsas residents sing carols and treat themselves to hot chocolate.