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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Qualified Voters in Election District 4 Invited to Express Interest in Filling Interim Role

Interim Appointment, Board of Supervisors, District 4

The Goochland County Board of Supervisors invites qualified voters in Election District 4 to express their interest in filling the interim role as Board member for Election District 4.

Qualified voters in Election District 4 can do so by completing the application available on the County’s website at: https://www.goochlandva.us/formcenter/boards-and-commissions-13/boards-and-commissions-application-56. All individuals seeking ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

In-Person Absentee Voting Begins September 23rd

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Election Day may be two months away, however in-person absentee voting begins on September 23 at the Voter Satellite Office in the Goochland Sports Complex.

In-person absentee voting will be open during business hours Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 4:30pm as well as the following weekend days: Saturday, October 29th from 9am – 5pm, Sunday, October 30th from noon – 4pm, a...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Fairground Road Intersection Improvements Underway, Drivers Urged to Use Caution

Fairground Road Intersection Improvements Roundabout - Use Caution

Reminder! Work is now underway for the Fairground Road Intersection Roundabout project.

Drivers should be aware of temporary lane markings being installed by the contractor along Fairground Road (Route 632) at the intersection of Fairground Road (Route 632) and Sandy Hook Road (Route 522).  The community is urged to use caution and ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Goochland Residents to Receive Virginia Department of Elections Voter Registration Notice

Goochland Residents to Receive Virginia Department of Elections Voter Registration Notice

Beginning the week of September 19th, voters can expect to receive a mailer with their updated polling locations for the 2022 Election.

The mailer notifies voters of the changes in their Congressional, State Senate and House of Delegates districts as well as any local district or precinct changes as a result of redistricting.  

Voters can find accurate Electoral Voting Di...

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www.goochlandva.us/vote Administration
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Goochland County Mourns Supervisor Donald E. Sharpe Upon His Passing

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This morning, Goochland County Administration was informed that Donald E. Sharpe, District 4 Supervisor, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2019, Mr. Sharpe became Vice-Chair in 2022. Prior to his service on the Board, he spent many years serving on the Recreation Advisory Commission, Goochland Leadership Enterprise Board, Friends of Goochland Parks, and...

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

Goochland Extension Offices to Offer Well Water Testing Program - September 19th, 2022

Well Water Testing

The Goochland and Powhatan Extension offices will host a well water testing clinic on September 19th, 2022, in association with the Virginia Household Water Quality Program at Virginia Tech.

Do You Know What’s in Your Drinking Water?  If you would like to gain peace of mind concerning the quality of your well water, here is your chance. Thanks to the Virginia Household Water Quality Program (VAHWQP) at Virginia Tech, there ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Sara Worley Named Director of Economic Development for Goochland County

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Sara Worley has been named the Director of Economic Development for Goochland County. 

 

Ms. Worley will be responsible for program outcomes and results in the area of Economic Development to include the County’s tourism initiati...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Local Staff Assist with Buchanan Flood Assessment

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On July 12th, 2022, Buchanan, Virginia was hit with heavy rains which led to severe flooding. While everyone made it through the floods safely, several hundred homes were badly damaged.

Due to the severity of the damage, assistance was needed to help with recovery. The week of August 8th-12th Inspectors and Building Officials from Goochland, Staunton, Town of Pulaski, Abingdon, Town of Tazwell, and Smyth Counties, along with Department o...

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Posted on: August 27, 2022

Matthew “Smiles” Foundation Partners with Parks and Recreation to Raise Mental Health Awareness

Matthew Smiles - 5K Color Run - Oct 15 2022

The Matthew “Smiles” Foundation will be hosting a Color Run 5k on October 15th at Hidden Rock Park.

This event, made possible through partnership with Goochland County Parks and Recreation, will focus on raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention. 

By all outward appearances, Matthew Cabral was a happy 13-year-old boy. In Decembe...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

County Staff Praised for Commitment to Community

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“Everyone loves a good story…”, said Christine Fauver in her post on the Facebook page Goochland Living. Little did she know how much attention her post would receive.

On August 15th, Christine was driving her trash to the Central Convenience Center when a portion of it blew out of her truck on a dangerous stretch of Fairgrounds Road. 

Concerned that the trash could cause an accident or harm wildlife, Christine ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Presentation of Fire-Rescue Lifesave Award to Firefighter Paramedic Morgan D. Kingston

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On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, during the Goochland County Board of Supervisors meeting, Goochland County Fire-Rescue Chief Ferguson presented a Fire-Rescue Lifesave award to Firefighter Paramedic Morgan D. Kingston from Courthouse Company 5 A Shift.

Firefighter Paramedic Morgan D. Kingston was presented the award for the Successful Application of Fire and Emergency Medical Procedures on May 29, 2022.  On this day, he responded as part of the Water Rescue Team to Incident# 220529005, for a wa...

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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Chickahominy Health District Offering COVID-19 Vaccines For Children Ages 6 Months - 5 Years of Age

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Beginning the week of July 11, 2022, the Chickahominy Health District will offer the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months through 4 or 5 years old, following guidance from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration.

Families have several options for where to get their children the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination sites may include:

  • Local Health Departments (including Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent)
  • Community Clinics (managed by the Local Health Department)...
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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Goochland Residents to Receive Virginia Department of Elections Voter Registration Notice

Goochland Residents to Receive Virginia Department of Elections Voter Registration Notice

In the next couple of weeks, Goochland residents will be receiving a mailer explaining the changes in their Congressional, State Senate, and House of Delegates districts.

Please note that this mailer may not reflect all changes to precinct/polling places.  As Goochland County will not be holding a primary election in June, any local changes will take place prior to the November election. 

Here is an exampl...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Community Invited to Meetings on Goochland's Courthouse Village and Centerville Village Plans

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Members of the Goochland community are invited to attend Community Meetings in June to see the initial draft concepts of the Courthouse Village and Centerville Village small area plans.

The Courthouse Village Community Meeting will occur on Wednesday, June...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Victor J. “Vic” Carpenter Selected as Goochland County Administrator

Goochland County - New County Administrator - Victor J. Carpenter

The Goochland County Board of Supervisors announced at its May 3rd meeting that Victor J. “Vic” Carpenter will be the county’s next County Administrator.

Carpenter will begin his duties as County Administrator effective June 20, 2022, succeeding Manuel “Manny” Alvarez, Jr. who has served as Interim County Administrator since August 2021.

Carpenter is currently the County Administrator fo...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Goochland County Board of Supervisors Approves Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Goochland County - Goochland County Board of Supervisors Approves Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget, which begins on July 1, 2022.

The adopted FY 2023 total County Budget of $124.4 million advances county priorities, maintains the real estate tax rate at $0.53 per $100 assessed value for Calendar Year 2022, decreases the Personal Property Tax Rate by $0.20 to $3.75 per $100 assessed ...

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Administration
Posted on: April 6, 2022

New 2022 Election Districts

Goochland County Official Electorial Map - 2022 - 3-11-22

On Tuesday, March 15, 2022, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors adopted the Official Goochland County Electoral Map 2022 and Redistricting Ordinance that revises the official Electoral Map, Election Districts, Voting Precincts, and Polling Places.

The adoption of the map and ordinance completes the public process to revise the county’s five election districts to ensure there is equal representation for county voters across the county based on the 2020 Census data.  A copy of the Official G...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Goochland County Villages Plans 2022 March Update

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Goochland’s Community Development department has provided an update on the Goochland County Village Plans 2022 efforts and added additional information and resources to the Goochland County Village Plans 2022 website.

Visit www.goochlandva.us/villageplans2022 to see the latest information including:

  • Video Short: News flash about the Kick-Off Community Meetings.
  • Kick-off Meeting Presentation video and slides added for each village
  • Links to the consultant teams websites
  • Prev...
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Posted on: February 7, 2022

Goochland Launches Courthouse Village and Centerville Village Small Area Plans

Village Plan Community Meeting Kick Off

Goochland County is initiating two small area plans, one for the Courthouse Village and one for the Centerville Village.

The County is experiencing significant growth pressures, especially in the Courthouse and Centerville Villages.  The County’s Comprehensive Plan addresses these areas at a high level, but small area plans will provide more specific guidance inclu...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Firefly Fiber Broadband Receives $79 Million Grant to Provide Universal Broadband Service

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Governor Ralph Northam on Monday announced the award of a $79 million grant to Firefly Fiber Broadband, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, and its partner Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC).

The funding from the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grant will support the $288 million project which endeavors to offer universal access to gigabit speed broadband service to 36,000 unserved homes and businesses in 13 counties in Central Vi...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Goochland County Celebrates Accelerated Plans for Universal Broadband

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Goochland County announced progress toward extending broadband coverage to all of its residents and businesses.

Today, Senator Mark Peake and Delegate Lee Ware joined Goochland officials and representatives from Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, Dominion Energy, and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative to ce...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Goochland Achieves AAA Rating from Fitch and Becomes Smallest County to Earn Three AAA Ratings

Goochland County Achieves AAA Rating from Fitch and Becomes Smallest County in the US to Earn Three

On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, Fitch Ratings, Inc. (Fitch) assigned its highest credit rating to Goochland County.

When combined with its existing AAA rating from Standard and Poor’s (S&P) and Aaa rating from Moody’s, Goochland County becomes the smallest county in the United States to have earned the highest rating from all three credit rating agencies.  ...

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Fitch Assigns 'AAA' IDR to Goochland County, Administration
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Outcome of February 22nd Review of Redistricting Public Input; Public Hearing to Occur on March 15th

Postcard Redistricting - Outcome of Public Input and Map Requests Review

At its February 22, 2022 Special Meeting about the Public Comment on the Proposed Redistricting Map, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors received a presentation about three requests from residents for revisions to the proposed map:

  1. Revise the District 4 and District 5 boundary
  2. Create a 3rd precinct in Election District 4
  3. Revise the District 1 and District 2 boundary.

Staff evaluated the three requested revisions and presented that information at the meeting. The Board did not vote in f...

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