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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Goochland County Board of Supervisors April 7 Budget Public Hearings Open through April 13, 5 PM

Goochland County - April 7 Budget Public Hearings Open through April 13

On Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors formally began their Budget Public Hearings but will still receive public comment through Monday, April 13, at 5:00 P.M.

Below are the three public hearings that the Board of Supervisors opened on Tuesday, April 7.  It is the intent of the Board of Supervisors to still receive public comment on these items through Monday, April 13, 5:00 p.m.

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

West Creek Emergency Center Temporarily Suspends Services, Effective Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

HCA West Creek Service Alert

HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has announced they will temporarily suspend emergency services at its West Creek Emergency Center at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

The temporary move is being undertaken to allow HCA Virginia to shift and deploy critical staff and resources to other campuses to meet the needs of the community and combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

It is Goochland County’s understanding that this ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Information to Participate in the April 7th Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting

Goochland County - Participating in the April 7th Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting

On Tuesday, April 7th 2020, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors will hold a regular meeting starting at 5:00 p.m. with Budget Public Hearings scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

Prior to the 5:00 p.m. meeting the Board of Supervisors will meet at 3:15 p.m. to convene in Closed Meeting for the purpose of discussing recruitment for the position of County Administrator. 

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Board of Supervisors - April 7th meeting agenda... Administration
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Message from the Board of Supervisors on COVID-19 Response

Goochland County - Goochland County BOS Update on COVID19 Response - April 3 2020

The Goochland County Board of Supervisors provide an update to the community on Goochland's response to COVID-19.

The important message about Goochland’s COVID-19 response includes information on county operations and community resources.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order

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On March 30th Governor Ralph Northam issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

The executive order took effect immediately and will remain in place until June 10, 2020, unless amended or rescinded by a further executive order.

The order directs all Virginians to stay home except in extremely limited circumstances. Individuals may lea...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Interchange Improvements Begin at Route 288 and Broad Street Road (Route 250) in Goochland

Goochland - Route 288 and 250 Interchange Improvements Begin March 30 2020

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) began construction on interchange improvements at Route 288 and Broad Street Road (Route 250) in Goochland County.

The purpose of the project is to improve the interchanges for both lanes of Route 288 and Broad Street Road, including added turn lanes and traffic signals.

Project benefits include accommodations for higher traffic volumes and increased safety within the ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Goochland County Government Offices to Remain Open with Reduced Operations until Further Notice

Goochland County - Goochland County Operating Status - Week of March 30

Beginning the week of March 30, Goochland County government offices will be open with reduced operations across all agencies during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. until further notice.

All county buildings were CLOSED to the public beginning on Friday, March 20th and will remain so until further notice. 

Departments are still staffed by employees who can assist citizens over the phone and via email.  Citizens a...

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Administration
Posted on: March 29, 2020

April 2, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting - CANCELLED

Goochland County - Planning Commission Mtg April 2 Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic, the April 2, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting has been CANCELLED.

The Board of Supervisors adopted an emergency ordinance on March 26, 2020 which gave permission for public bodies, including the Planning Commission, to alter their regular public meetings (or cancel them) in light of the current public health guidelines ...

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Administration
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Goochland County Leaders Share March 27th Update on COVID-19

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Goochland County Administrator John Budesky and Goochland County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Raley share the March 27th Goochland Community Update on COVID-19 coronavirus.

You can watch the update below and also at https://youtu.be/w_LlnpnM__M.  Please visit http://www.goochlandva.us/1106/COVID-19-Coronavirus and http://goochlandschools.org/ for more information.

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

Goochland County Administrator Budesky Announces Resignation After Hanover Appointment

Goochland County Administrator Budesky Announces Resignation After Hanover Appointment

County Administrator John A. Budesky announced his resignation from Goochland County on Wednesday, March 25th after being appointed as the next County Administrator for Hanover County.

Mr. Budesky served as County Administrator since August 1, 2016, after being appointed by the Board of Supervisors on July 7, 2016.  In his time with the county he developed a dedicated and collaborative team to serve the Board of Supervisors and...

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Administration
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Regional Announcement: Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team - When to Call 9-1-1

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Regional authorities urge use of 9-1-1 only in cases of life-threatening emergencies

Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team — Regional authorities are reminding citizens to call 9-1-1 only in the event of a life-threatening emergency.

Because of the outbreak of COVID-19, emergency resources may become stretched thi...

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Administration
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Goochland County Board of Supervisors Special Meeting by Electronic Participation Public Notice

Goochland County - BOS Special Meeting by Electronic Participation March 26 2020

Goochland County Board of Supervisors Special Meeting by Electronic Participation Public Notice for Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Goochland County Board of Supervisors will convene a special meeting on Thursday, March 26, 2020, beginning at 2:00 p.m., with the Board members participating via telephone conference call, as permitted pursuant to Virginia Cod...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Update on Positive Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Goochland County

Goochland County - Update on Positive Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Goochland Coun

The Chickahominy Health District (CHD) has now confirmed three positive COVID-19 cases in Goochland County. Information regarding the cases is listed below.

The first positive COVID-19 case is a male in his 60s who resides in Goochland County. The individual is resting at home and following self-isolation instructions. The disease was likely acquired from close contact with a confirmed case while traveling ou...

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Administration
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Chickahominy Health District Launches Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline

Chickahominy COVID-19 Hotline Flyer

The Chickahominy Health District has launched a hotline to answer coronavirus (COVID-19) questions for residents of Goochland, Hanover, Charles City, and New Kent.

For the General Community call: 804-365-3340

For Health Care providers call: 804-365-3341

The phone lines are currently open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For medical assistance, please contact your primary care provider or urgen...

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Administration
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Chickahominy Health District Confirms Positive Case of COVID-19 in Goochland County

Goochland County - CHD Confirms Positive Case of COVID-19 in Goochland County

The Chickahominy Health District (CHD) announced today its second COVID-19 case. The individual, whose health is improving, resides in Goochland County and is a male in his 60s.

The disease was likely acquired from close contact with a confirmed case while traveling outside of Virginia.

“As we continue to see new cases of COVID-19 in our community and throughout Virginia, it becomes even more critical that people follow ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Goochland County Declares a Local State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19

Goochland Community Update on COVID-19

On Friday morning, March 13th, Goochland County in conjunction with our regional partners, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and the City of Richmond declared a state of local emergency in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.

This action allows us to take additional steps as a region to dedicate resources and protect our communities.  Although there are no presumed positive cases of COVID-19 in Goochland at this time, we are working in collaboration with our regional ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Localities declare local emergencies over COVID-19 outbreak

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Five localities from the region declared local emergencies to help manage and coordinate their response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Elected officials from the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Goochland and the city of Richmond announced the declarations at a news conference Friday while urging the public to remain calm, stay informed and follow safety protocols, includin...

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CVAHIMT - COVID-19 resource portal Administration
Posted on: March 5, 2020

COVID-19, Regional cooperation and planning

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This update on COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, is being provided by a coalition of metro-Richmond localities: Chesterfield, Henrico, Richmond, Hanover, Goochland and the Central Virginia Healthcare Coalition.

Like you, local governments remain concerned about the spread of COVID-19. This week, regional cooperation and precautionary planning took a new step forward as 50+ emergency managers, first responders, health experts, and public information professionals...

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Administration
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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Administration
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: 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: 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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News Flash

Posted on: March 27, 2020

April 2, 2020 - Planning Commission Meeting - CANCELLED

Due to the Coronavirus the April 2, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting has been cancelled. If you would like additional information please contact Jo Ann Hunter, Director of Community Development - jhunter@goochlandva.us

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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: April 1, 2020

2020 Census Information

The 2020 U.S. Census aims to count each and every resident in the nation, including right here in Goochland County. The collected data helps to determine things like the number of seats Virginia has in the House of Representatives, and how to distribute $...

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http://www.goochlandva.us/1108/2020-Census Spotlights
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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