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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Cartersville Road in Goochland to Close January 29 through 31 for Railroad Crossing Work

Goochland - Cartersville Road Railroad Crossing Work January 29 - 31 2020

Cartersville Road (Route 45) will be closed at the railroad crossing beginning on Wednesday, January 29th through Friday, January 31st to facilitate a CSX Crossing project. The James River Bridge to Cartersville will not be accessible during this time.

Drivers can use the posted detour during the closure:

  • Northbound Cartersville Rd. (Rt. 45): Take Columbia Rd. (Rt.690) north to River Rd. (Rt. 6) east back to Cartersville Rd.

  • Southbound Cartersville Rd. (Rt. 45): Take River Rd. (Rt. 6) west to Columbia Rd....
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Posted on: January 8, 2020

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

Goochland County - Lascolette and Lumpkins to lead Board of Supervisors in 2020

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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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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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Manakin Towne Public Hearings - Applicant requests deferral to February 4, 2020

Goochland - Request for Deferral - Manakin Towne Public Hearing

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Goochland County Board of Supervisors will consider motions to defer the following two cases to dates noted, at its December 18, 2019, 6 PM meeting.

Towne & Country Partners LLC and James River Leasing Corporation have requested to defer public hearing items RZ-2019-00008 & CU-2019-00012 until the February 4, 2020 Board of Supervisors Meeting.

Administration
Posted on: December 16, 2019

Goochland County Recognized for Fiscal Planning and Transparency

Goochland County Recognized for Fiscal Planning and Transparency - December 3 2019 - DSC_0565c

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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Administration
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Goochland Renews Commitment and Investment in Broadband Internet Service Provision

Goochland County - Renews Commitment and Investment in Broadband Internet Service Provision

On Monday, September 9th, Goochland County renewed its commitment and investment in broadband internet service provision for the entire county via a new 10 Steps to Broadband Internet Initiatives.

It is the beginning foundation of a new engagement by the county to address broadband needs throughout the county.

Goochland County believes universal broadband internet access is essential for our community to support business, education endeavors, public...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Goochland County Selects Dillard Edward Ferguson, Jr. as Chief of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services

Goochland County Selects Dillard Edward Ferguson Jr. as Chief of Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services

After an extensive nationwide search, the County of Goochland is excited to announce the selection of Dillard Edward Ferguson, Jr. as Goochland County’s new Chief of Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services.

Eddie Ferguson has worked in Fire & EMS for the past 37 years, starting as a volunteer in Goochland County at age 16. Mr. Ferguson served for almost 17 years as a career Firefighter Paramedic with Chesterfield Fire & EMS. He has also served as a F...

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Administration
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.

The deploy...

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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: 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.

Ch...

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