At the August 7 Special Meeting, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors deferred consideration of the proposed Centerville Small Area Plan to a special meeting to be held before December 22, with a specific date to be determined based on availability.
The Board of Supervisors chose to defer consideration of the proposed Centerville Small Area Plan based on the concerns Board members have heard from the community who felt they needed additional time and engagement in the small area plan process.
Vice Chair and District 4 representative Charlie Vaughters, in making the deferral motion, stated that the Board members considered deferring the Centerville Plan until January, when new Board members would take office, but that County Attorney Tara McGee advised that the Board had to act on the plan by December 22. Since the Centerville Plan is an amendment to the county’s comprehensive plan, state law provides a limited amount of time for the Board to act after the Planning Commission’s recommendation.
At the direction of the Board of Supervisors, county staff is developing an engagement tool for the proposed Centerville Small Area Plan, to enable residents, business owners, and property owners in Goochland to submit proposed amendments to the plan together with their rationale for the amendments. Staff anticipates launching the engagement tool by the end of this week and accepting the proposed amendments until about mid-September. After the engagement period ends, staff will prepare the proposed amendments to be presented to the Board of Supervisors at an October work session, on a date to be determined.
For more information on the proposed Centerville Small Area Plan or its process, please visit www.goochlandva.us/VillagePlans2022 or contact Goochland County Community Development at 804-556-5840 or via email at email@example.com.