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Posted on: June 18, 2022

Thursday, June 16th Storm Summary as of Saturday, June 18th

Thank You First Responders - June 17 2022

Thursday evening, June 16th, a severe thunderstorm and an EF1 Tornado passed through a portion Goochland County.

The Goochland County Sheriff’s Office, Goochland County Fire-Rescue, and numerous citizens rallied together to help one another overnight and throughout the day Friday. Following the storm, approximately 3,700 power outages were reported between...

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Administration
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Important Storm Recovery Information & Resources as of June 18, 2022

Goochland County - Important June 16th Storm Recovery Information and Resources - June 18 2022

This is an important storm recovery information and resources update for citizens as they recover from Thursday evenings storm.

The County activated our Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and hotline (804-556-5678) on Friday to assist citizens.  Citizens are encouraged to call 804-556-5678 to report storm damage to homes and businesses or request storm related ass...

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Administration
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. 

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www.goochlandva.us/vote Administration
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Goochland County Extends Time to Pay Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes

Goochland County - Goochland County Extends Time to Pay Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes

On Thursday, May 19, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors provided tax relief to residents by extending, by almost two months, the time to pay real estate and personal property taxes without penalty or interest.

Tax bills were issued with a June 6, 2022 date for payment, but the Board took action to allow payments to be made through August 1, 2022 without any penalty or interest. The extension of time to pay without penalty or interest applies to real estate, per...

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Administration
Posted on: May 17, 2022

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

Plan Goochland Logo- Blue Cville

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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Additional Info... Goochland Village Plans 2022
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Recognition of the Greater Richmond Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) - 2022 MRC Program Recognition

2022 Community Preparedness and Resilience Award - Greater Richmond MRC April 2022

At the Goochland County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022, Interim County Administrator Manuel Alvarez recognized Alyssa Lewis, Greater Richmond Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Unit Coordinator and the Greater Richmond MRC (serving the Ci...

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Administration
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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Administration
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 25, 2022

Annual Testing of Dry Hydrants in the County to Begin on May 1st

Goochland County - Fire-Rescues Annual Testing of Dry Hydrants Begins May 1st

Goochland County Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services will begin their annual testing and preventative maintenance program for dry hydrants on May 1, 2022.

Dry hydrants in ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the county are a relied upon means of rural water supply to support fire suppression.

Trident Mobile Service, LLC will perform the testing, preventive maintenance, and inspections this year.   Y...

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Fire-Rescue
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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Additional Info... Redistricting
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Goochland County is Seeking Input on the Courthouse Village and Centerville Village Plans

Plan Goochland Logo- Blue Cville

The surveys are part of a months-long process that kicked-off in February 2022 to create small area plans for each of the County’s major villages.  

The planning process for both villages aim to ensure that Goochland County elected officials’ deci...

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Additional Info... Goochland Village Plans 2022
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Goochland County Villages Plans 2022 March Update

Plan Goochland Logo- Blue Cville

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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Additional Info.... Administration
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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Goochland Village Plans 2022... Administration
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Spoonhower and Sharpe to lead the Goochland County Board of Supervisors in 2022

Goochland County -Spoonhower and Sharpe to lead Board of Supervisors in 2022

The Goochland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 to elect District 2 Supervisor Neil Spoonhower as Chair and District 4 Supervisor Don Sharpe as Vice-Chair for 2022.

Mr. Spoonhower and Mr. Sharpe are serving as the Board’s Chair and Vice-Chair for the first time.  Both were elected in 2019 and are serving their first term as supervisor.  Mr. Spoonhower succeeds District 3 Supervisor John Lumpkins, Jr...

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Administration
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Goochland Rescheduling January 20th Redistricting Community Meeting Due to Inclement Weather

Redistricting Community Meeting - Jan 20 2022 - Salem Baptist Church - Rescheduling

Due to inclement weather, Goochland County is rescheduling the final January 20th Redistricting Community Meeting that was to occur at 6:30 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church.

Please stay tuned to county’s Redistricting website (www.goochlandva.us/redistricting), county website (www.goochlandva.us), and social media channels for an announcement of the rescheduled Redistricting Community Meeting.  This will be the seven...

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Additional Info... Administration
Posted on: December 14, 2021

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

Spanberger, Wood, County Partners  - photo credit Firefly

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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Administration
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Goochland County Celebrates Accelerated Plans for Universal Broadband

Goochland Group Photo

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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Additional Info... Administration
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: July 2, 2021

More than 25,000 Central Virginians Could Get Broadband Access Through Regional Partnership

RISE Broadband Project

Efforts to significantly expand broadband internet service in the Central Virginia Region moved forward with the announcement of a regional partnership among nine Central Virginia counties and the energy utilities serving the region.

Dominion Energy Virginia, Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and the Counties of Albemarle, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Loui...

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http://www.fireflyva.com/rise/ Administration
Posted on: July 2, 2021

Regional Partnership Set to Bring Broadband to Goochland County

Goochland County - Regional Partnership Set to Bring Broadband to Goochland County

Efforts to significantly expand broadband internet service in Goochland County moved forward with the announcement of a regional partnership among nine Central Virginia counties and the energy utilities serving the region.

Goochland County, Dominion Energy Virginia, Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to advance a regional pa...

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Regional Internet Service Expansion - Survey Administration
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Goochland County Fire-Rescue Responds to New Town Road House Fire

Goochland Fire Rescue - New Town Road - House Fire - January 7 2022 001

On Friday, January 7th at 05:28 hours, Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services responded to New Town Road off Rock Castle Road for a house fire in southern Goochland.

The house fire was reported as being fully involved and possibly someone trapped inside.

A Goochland County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Sheriff arrived first on the scene confirming it was a working fire.  The first fire unit arrived on the ...

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Fire-Rescue
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Goochland County Fire Rescue Responds to Shallow Well Road House Fire

Goochland Fire Rescue - Shallow Well Road - House Fire - January 8 2022 001

On Saturday, January 8th at 01:14 hours, Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services responded to Shallow Well Road in eastern Goochland for a house fire.

Engine 631 and Medic 630 from Company 3 arrived at 01:24 hours reporting a single wide mobile home with fire visible underneath and on the back side.   An offensive exterior fire attack was initiated and water was supplied from three tankers on t...

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Fire-Rescue
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Goochland to Review Redistricting Public Input & Consider Changes to the Redistricting Map on Feb 22

Goochland County Redistricting Public Input and Map Requests Review - February 22nd

Goochland County’s Redistricting Team will review Public Input received on the Proposed Redistricting Map and Requests for Changes to the Map with the Goochland County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, February 22nd at 6:00 p.m.

After the presentation, the Board of Supervisors will be asked to consider two revisions to the Proposed Redistricting Map and to set a public hearing on the Redistricting Map for March 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

The two revisions under consideration include:

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Additional Info... Redistricting
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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Additional Info... Redistricting