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Posted on: November 29, 2020

Goochland Holiday Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting

Goochland County Holiday Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting 2020

Join Goochland County and Goochland County Parks and Recreation for a Holiday Celebration and virtual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 4th.

Join Goochland County Parks and Recreation for a Holiday Celebration drive thru event at Hidden Rock Park (1920 Hidden Rock Lane) from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.! See the lights and drop off your letter for Santa. Guests will receive a free stocking with craft...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

Virginians Encouraged to Use New Online Two-Year Renewal Option for Driver’s Licenses and ID Cards

Virginia DMV - 2 Year Renewal Option

New pandemic relief option postpones requirement for as many as 500,000 Virginians to visit DMV for appointment service through 2021

Most Virginians who renewed their driver's license or identification cards through the Department of Motor Vehicles' (DMV) website or U.S. mail last time now have the option to renew again online or through the mail rather than making an...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Goochland Expands Grant Program to Help Businesses Get ‘Back to Business’

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Goochland County and Goochland Economic Development are excited to announce the expansion of the Goochland Back to Business grant program. Goochland began accepting applications to help support local businesses on August 20, 2020.

In an effort to help businesses, the maximum grant award amounts are increased. Grants now range from $10,000 to $20,000 and are based on the number of employees and documented reimbursable expenses. 

  • 1 - 25:     up to $10,000&am...
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Posted on: September 5, 2020

New Office of the General Registrar Opens in Goochland County

Goochland County Office of the Registrar Ribbon Cutting - September 1 - DSC_0289

On Tuesday, September 1st, Goochland County officially opened the new Goochland County Office of the General Registrar at 1876 Sandy Hook Rd. behind the County Administration Building in the Courthouse Village.

The newly remodeled building provides the Office of the General Registrar and the Goochland County Electoral Board larger dedicated space for election operations.

As a result of the new office, voters will now have a one-stop location to conduct all aspect...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

One-Stop Goochland Business Center Officially Opens in Goochland County

Goochland Business Center Opening - Ribbon Cutting - DSC_0329

On Tuesday, September 1st, Goochland County officially opened a new one-stop Goochland Business Center at 2931 River Road West in the Courthouse Village.

The Goochland Business Center is the new home for the Goochland County Economic Development office and the Goochland Chamber of Commerce.

The idea behind the business center is to provide existing and prospective Goochland businesses with a central locatio...

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Administration
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Kenneth A. Young Selected as Goochland County Administrator, Begins Duties on September 14th

Goochland County - Kenneth A Young Selected as Goochland County Administrator Begins Duties on Sept

On Tuesday, September 1st, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors officially appointed Kenneth A. Young as the county’s next County Administrator and Clerk to the Board effective September 14, 2020.

Mr. Young follows John Budesky, who resigned effective June 30, 2020 and became County Administrator in Hanover County, and Derek L. Stamey, who has served as Interim County Administrator since July 1, 2020.  Young will begin his duties as County...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

Goochland County Broadband Efforts Update August 21, 2020

Goochland County - Goochland County Broadband Update - August 2020

Goochland County believes broadband internet access is essential for our community to support business, education endeavors, public safety, and everyday life.

Goochland County and Goochland County Public Schools pledges to continue our efforts to expand broadband internet access in partnership with GCPS as well as with our private provider partners.

Below are a few updates and highlights of those efforts:

  • With th...
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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Governor Northam Announces New Hydroponic Greenhouse in Goochland County

Governor Announces New Hydroponic Greenhouse in Goochland

Greenswell Growers to invest more than $17 million to establish new operation, creating 27 jobs.

On August 11th Governor Ralph Northam announced that Greenswell Growers, Inc. will invest more than $17 million to establish a new commercial hydroponic greenhouse operation in Goochland County’s West Creek Industrial Park.  The company...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Goochland DMV Select Shifting to Appointment Only Operation to Serve Citizens

Goochland County - Goochland DMV Select Shifting to Appointment Only Operation to Serve Citizens

Beginning on August 11th, the Goochland DMV Select is shifting to an Appointment Only operation to serve citizens.

There will be a limited number of appointments per hour with appointments available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

The Goochland DMV Select offers the following services Vehicle Titles, Vehicle Registrations ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Tuckahoe Creek Service District Bond Refinancing Will Net Goochland $12M Savings

Goochland County - TCSD Refinancing Will Net Goochland 12M Savings

Recently, Goochland County completed a refinancing of the Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) Series 2012 Tuckahoe Creek Service District (TCSD) Bonds that will ultimately net $12.1 million in debt service savings for the TCSD.

While the refinancing occurred in July 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, planning for it began in early fall 2019.

In September 2019, the Virginia Resources Authority (VRA) and the county’s financial advisor, PFM Financial Advisors, LLC advised...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Goochland County Government Implementing Phase Three Reopening Effective July 1st

Goochland County - Goochland County Phase Three Reopening - July 1st

Beginning July 1st, Goochland County Government will implement Phase Three of the county’s Transitional Operations Plan.

County government offices and facilities will remain open to the public during the business hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., all patrons will be required to follow prescribed social distancing practices. 

All patrons aged ten and over ent...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

Goochland County Announces Broadband Partnership with CVEC and Firefly Fiber Broadband

Goochland County - CVEC - Firefly Fiber Broadband Partnership Announcement - IMG_3671

On Wednesday, June 10th, Goochland County announced a newly expanded broadband partnership with Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) and their wholly-owned subsidiary Central Virginia Services, Inc. (CVSI) which operates Firefly Fiber Broadband.

Ultimately it will lead to the expansion of fiber-to-the-premise for 2,691 locations including 300 businesses in western Goochland. The partnership originally dates to 2019 and earlier when CVEC began discussing their Rural Broadband Project to expand 3,5...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Face coverings now required inside businesses including all county buildings

VDH - Mask Up Virginia

Governor Northam has issued an executive order requiring patrons to wear a mask or face covering while entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside multiple settings including businesses and state and local buildings.

Governor Ralph Northam has issued an executive order Effective May 29, 2020, and until further notice, requiring patrons to wear a mask or face covering while entering, exiting, traveling through, and spending time inside multiple settings including busin...

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Posted on: May 11, 2020

Continuity of Government Ordinance Readopted by Goochland County

Goochland County Readopts Continuity of Govt Operations Ordinance - May 2020

On Tuesday, May 5th the Goochland County Board of Supervisors took action to readopt the ordinance to allow for the Continuity of Government Operations during the Pandemic.

In light of the national, state, and county declarations of emergency in response to the public health risk from the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the county adopted an emergency ordinance on March 26, 2020, to provide for the cont...

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Posted on: April 13, 2020

Goochland County Board of Supervisors Confirms Emergency Actions and Supports Business Community

Goochland County - BOS Confirms Emergency Actions and Supports Business Community

On Tuesday, April 7 the Goochland County Board of Supervisors took action to ratify emergency actions made by County Administrator and Director of Emergency Management John A. Budesky in response to the COVID-19, coronavirus pandemic.

In addition, the Board of Supervisors took unprecedented action to support Goochland’s business community.

In recognition of the current state of emergency and public health conditions, the Board of Supervisors on March 26 adopted an Emergency Or...

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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: 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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