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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Goochland County Administrator to Present Proposed Budget Tuesday, February 19th

Goochland County Administrator to Present Proposed FY 2020 Budget

Goochland County Administrator John A. Budesky will present the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 County Budget to the Goochland County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 19th.

The Board's Budget Session meeting to receive the budget will begin at 3 p.m. followed by Public Safety budgets including the Sheriff’s Office, Fire-Rescue, and Animal Protection and a Workforce Report. Dr. Jeremy Raley, School Superintendent wi...

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Administration
Posted on: February 14, 2019

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

4PM Burning Law - Image

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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VA Department of Forestry - Outdoor Fire Laws Administration
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Get Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Benefits through Medicaid Expansion

Goochland County - WIC Benefits through Medicaid Expansion

Virginia recently expanded its government health insurance coverage. Last year’s General Assembly voted to add up to 400,000 individuals to Medicaid.

Millions of Americans already receive health coverage through Medicaid, including pregnant women, children, seniors, and individuals with low income or a disability.  With this decision for Medicaid expansion, more Virginians became eligible for ...

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Goochland Health Department Administration
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Goochland County Recognized for Fiscal Planning and Transparency

Goochland County - GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award - January 2 2019 - IMG_0823

Goochland County has 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 a second year in a row and the fourth time since 2014, this time for the County’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget.  It represents a significant achievement for Goochland County and reflects the commitment of the boar...

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Administration
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Alvarez, Lascolette to lead Goochland County Board of Supervisors in 2019

Goochland County - Alvarez Lascolette to lead in 2019

The Goochland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 to elect District 2 Supervisor Manuel Alvarez, Jr. as chairman and District 1 Supervisor Susan F. Lascolette as vice-chair for 2019.

Alvarez is serving as the board’s chairman for the second time.  He most recently held the post in 2014.  He succeeds District 5 Supervisor Ken Peterson in the position.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve the cit...

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Goochland County Board of Supervisors Administration
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Goochland County Earns Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certification

Goochland County Earns Virginia Values Veterans Certification

On Tuesday, December 4, 2018, County Administrator John Budesky announced that Goochland County had earned the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program certification from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Veterans Services.

In receiving this certification, Goochland County joins over 700 corporate and government partners who are V3 certified.

The V3 Program is an innovative program administered by the Virginia Department of Veteran Services that works with companies and state...

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Administration
Posted on: December 12, 2018

Goochland County Announces the Resignation of Fire-Rescue Chief William MacKay

Goochland County Announces the Resignation of Fire-Rescue Chief MacKay

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Goochland County officially announced the resignation of Goochland County Fire-Rescue Chief William MacKay. He will end his formal service as Chief on January 31, 2019.

Chief MacKay has served as Fire-Rescue Chief for over eight years, beginning his tenure on June 28, 2010.

“The county is grateful for his leadership of Fire-Rescue and his involvement in advancing the combination career and volunteer department o...

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Administration
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Goochland County Becomes the Smallest County in the Nation to Achieve a Aaa Rating from Moody’s

Goochland County Becomes the Smallest County in the Nation to Achieve a Aaa Rating from Moodys

On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Moody’s Investors Service (Moody’s) assigned its highest credit rating to Goochland County.

In
receiving the Aaa rating in its first-ever attempt, Goochland also becomes thesmallest county in the United States to be rated Aaa by Moody’s, as currently
no other county with a population under 75,000 is designated Aaa.  By com...

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