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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Goochland County Administrator Presents Proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget

Goochland County - County Administrator Presents Proposed FY 2021 Budget

Goochland County Administrator John A. Budesky presented a proposed $92.2million County Budget for Fiscal Year 2021 to the Goochland County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 18th.

The proposed Fiscal Year 2021 Budget would begin on July 1.  The County General Fund budget at $59.8 million represents a $3.6 million or 6.5% increase from the current year.

Priorities for the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget include enhancing high qualit...

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County Administrator's Proposed FY 2021 Budget. Administration
Posted on: February 19, 2020

John Michael “Mike” Watkins Sworn In as Goochland County’s Deputy Fire Chief

John Michael Mike Watkins Sworn In as Goochland County Deputy Fire Chief

On Tuesday, February 4, 2020 John Michael “Mike” Watkins was sworn in as Goochland County’s new Deputy Chief of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services.

After a highly competitive search, the County of Goochland and Chief Dillard Edward “Eddie” Ferguson Jr. announced the selection of John Michael “Mike” Watkins as the new Deputy Chief on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

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Posted on: February 15, 2020

Virginia Department of Forestry - 4:00 P.M. Burning Law In Effect Through April 30th

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The Virginia Department of Forestry 4 p.m. Burn Law is in effect from February 15th through April 30th.

The 4:00 PM Burning Law specifies:

  • No burning until AFTER 4:00 p.m. February 15 through April 30 of each year, if the fire is in or within 300 feet of woodland, brushland or field containing dry grass or other flammable material.
  • Fire shall not be left unatt...
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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Goochland County Launches Phase I of Goochland Area Wi-Fi Hotspots

Goochland Area Wi-Fi Hotspots - Phase 1

Goochland County has officially launched Phase I of the Goochland Area Wi-Fi Hotspots with locations at the County Administration Building and all six Goochland County Fire-Rescue Stations.

Information about accessing the Hotspots is available at http://www.goochlandva.us/1101/Goochland-Area-WiFi-Hotspots as well as in this document available at multiple County facilities.  Specific parking spots have been designated for users in or...

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Goochland Area Wi-Fi Hotspots - Phase I... Administration
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Lascolette & Lumpkins to lead the Goochland County Board of Supervisors in 2020

Goochland County - Board of Supervisors 2020 Chair Lascolette and Vice Chair Lumpkins

The Goochland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 to elect District 1 Supervisor Susan F. Lascolette as Chair and District 3 Supervisor John Lumpkins, Jr. as Vice-Chair for 2020.

Lascolette is serving as the Board’s Chair for the second time.  She most recently held the post in 2015.  She succeeds former District 2 Supervisor Manuel Alvarez, Jr. in the position.

“I am honored and humbled to ser...

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Goochland County Board of Supervisors... Administration
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Goochland County Announces John Michael “Mike” Watkins as Deputy Fire Chief

Goochland County Announces John Michael Watkins as Deputy Fire Chief

After a highly competitive search, the County of Goochland and Chief Dillard Edward “Eddie” Ferguson Jr. are excited to announce the selection of John Michael “Mike” Watkins as Goochland County’s new Deputy Chief of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services.

Chief Mike Watkins comes to Goochland County from Hanover County Fire-EMS, where he currently serves as an Operations Battalion Chief.  As Deputy Fire Chief, he will focus on Fire-EMS operations including overseeing the functions of administratio...

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Administration
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Goochland County Recognized for Fiscal Planning and Transparency

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Goochland County has once again been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).

This award was received for the third year in a row and the fifth time since 2014, this time for the County’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget. It represents a significant achievement for Goochland County and reflects the commitment of the board of super...

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Administration
Posted on: December 10, 2019

Goochland County Announces New Agricultural Initiative and Opens New Agricultural Center

Goochland County Announces New Agricultural Initiative and Opens New Agricultural Center

On Tuesday, December 3rd, Goochland County formally opened the new Agricultural Center located at the Central High School Cultural and Educational Complex.

The center is home to the Goochland County Cooperative Extension and the Monacan Soil and Water Conservation District.  The opening and ribbon cutting coincided with the unveiling of the County’s new ACRES Agricultural Initiatives dedic...

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Administration
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Goochland County Announces Contract to Complete Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Goochland County Announces Contract to Complete Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Goochland County is excited to announce that an agreement has been reached with Hourigan to complete construction on the new Goochland County Animal Protection and Adoption Center.

On Monday, October 21st a notice to proceed with construction was issued by the County for the project. Hourigan had been serving as the interim contractor since July 2019.

The construction of this new state of the art facility, built with county funds and...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

Dominion Energy is in the Process of Upgrading Meters in Goochland to Smart Meters

Dominion Energy is in the Process of Upgrading Meters in Goochland to Smart Meters

Dominion Energy is in the process of upgrading many of their meters to smart meters (Advanced Metering Technology, or AMI) in Goochland and south-eastern Louisa Counties.

Smart meters help provide better service- like power outage detection, faster problem resolution and remote meter readings. Smart meters can also help customers manage their energy use by providing daily energy information through their account.

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Dominion Energy's Smart Meters Initiative... Administration
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Private Street Sign Replacement Continues in Goochland County

Goochland County - Private Street Sign Replacement Continues

Goochland County began an effort to replace all of the County’s private street signs starting in June 2019.

The County’s General Services Department has spent the better part of 6 months working to identify and create the new signs.  The private street signs are being changed from the standardized green sign - white lettering combination that...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Virginia Department of Forestry - 4:00 P.M. Burning Law In Effect Through April 30th

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The Virginia Department of Forestry 4 p.m. Burn Law is in effect from February 15th through April 30th.

The 4:00 PM Burning Law specifies:

  • No burning until AFTER 4:00 p.m. February 15 through April 30 of each year, if the fire is in or within 300 feet of woo...
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VA Department of Forestry - Outdoor Fire Laws Fire-Rescue
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Goochland County Announces John Michael “Mike” Watkins as Deputy Fire Chief

Goochland County Announces John Michael Watkins as Deputy Fire Chief

After a highly competitive search, the County of Goochland and Chief Dillard Edward “Eddie” Ferguson Jr. are excited to announce the selection of John Michael “Mike” Watkins as Goochland County’s new Deputy Chief of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Goochland County - Broadband Internet

Goochland County believes broadband internet access is essential for our community to support business, education endeavors, public safety, and everyday life.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Noise Committee

At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, a citizen noise committee was formed to work with the County Attorney’s office on exploring noise regulation issues, and work on a possible solution on noise regulation for Board consideration.

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

Agricultural Resources

Goochland County has a rich agricultural history. Founded in 1727, Goochland was a frontier area which offered a natural setting for large plantations and country estates.

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Posted on: November 26, 2019

Proposed West Creek Fire Station/Public Safety Center

Goochland County’s Capital Improvement Plan identifies the planning, design, and ultimate construction of a fire station in the eastern portion of the County by Fiscal Year 2024.

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