On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Deputy County Administrator for Administrative Services Barbara Horlacher shared an overview of the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum with the Goochland County Board of Supervisors.
Goochland County citizens will have the opportunity on the November 2, 2021, general election ballot to cast their votes on two referendum questions that would allow the general obligation bond funding of county and school division projects that will have lasting, positive impacts on our community.
Specifically, voters will be asked to indicate "yes" or "no" on whether the county should issue general obligation debt in the amounts of:
- Up to $60 million for public schools projects
- Up to $36 million for courts, law enforcement and public safety projects
Goochland is required by state law to get voter approval before issuing general obligation debt for capital projects. Officials have determined the county would be able to manage the new debt without any increase to the real estate tax rate, which stands at 53 cents per $100 of assessed value.
Between now and November Goochland County and Goochland County Public Schools leaders and staff will be providing opportunities for the community to learn more about the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum. A dedicated website, www.goochlandva.us/bonds, has been created to share information on the referendum including a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that will be continuously updated. Individuals or community groups who would like more information on the bond referendum can email GVABonds2021@goochlandva.us, call (804) 556-5828, or complete the online form “Request an Informational Meeting” to request a presentation at a community group meeting.
In addition, a dedicated News Flash category and website calendar titled “2021 Bond Referendum” have been added to www.goochlandva.us to share both information updates and community meetings for the bond referendum. Individuals can receive a notification when new information is posted by visiting Notify Me at https://www.goochlandva.us/list.aspx on the County’s website and signing up to be notified via email or text message.
For more information on the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum, please visit www.goochlandva.us/bonds.