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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Goochland County Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

Goochland County Thanksgiving 2022 Holiday Closures

Goochland County Offices and Facilities will be closed on the following days for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Goochland County Offices, Parks and Recreation Facilities, and Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

Goochland County Offices, Parks & Recreation Facilities, and Animal Shelter & Adoption Center will be closed from 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2022

Goochland County is Excited to Share the Updated Drafts of the County’s Small Area Plans

Goochland Shares Drafts of Small Area Plans

Goochland County is excited to share updated drafts of the County’s Small Area Plans for the Centerville Village and Courthouse Village.

These updated draft plans are the result of nearly a year long process, to create small area plans with vision and identity for these two villages as it relates to land use now and in the future for the County.  The village plans will also provid...

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www.goochlandva.us/VillagePlans2022 Administration
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Coming Soon....the Courthouse Village Draft Final Concept Plan

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Coming soon, the Courthouse Village Draft Final Concept Plan is to be published for review and discussion ahead of the November 29th community meeting.

Some key concepts included in this plan are as follows: 

  • The Courthouse Village plan aims to assist with developing a vision for what could be allowed with long term development that fits existing character, has a sense of place/purpose as well as...
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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Coming Soon....Centerville Village Draft Final Concept Plan

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Coming soon, the Centerville Village Draft Final Concept Plan is to be published for review and discussion ahead of the November 28th community meeting.

Some key concepts included in this plan are as follows: 

  • The Centerville Village plan aims to assist with developing a vision for what could be allowed with long term development that promotes a sense of place and purpose within the village core c...
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Posted on: November 15, 2022

County Leadership Gives Back to GoochlandCares

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On October 20th, Goochland County Executive Leadership gathered for a day of professional development and teambuilding. At the conclusion of the retreat, the leadership team engaged in the “Bikes Team Building Challenge”.

As a result of this challenge, the leadership team successfully built and donated six bicycles to GoochlandCares.  

GoochlandCares, a local non-profit organization, has been providing support for neighbors in need since 1952. Their mission focuses...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Goochland County is Excited to Announce the Updated Drafts of the County’s Small Area Plans

Village Small Area Plan - November 2022 Meetings Calendar Reminder

Area residents and stakeholders are invited to join County staff and Hill Studios (the Consultants), to review, discuss and finalize these plans at upcoming Community Meetings.

These meetings will consist of interactive and facilitated discussions focused on the updated draft concept for review. Attendees may participate in-person or virtually. 

  • The Centerville Village Small Area Plan meeting is scheduled for Monday, Nov...
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www.goochlandva.us/VillagePlans2022 Administration
Posted on: November 8, 2022

Important Goochland 2022 Election Day Reminders

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The 2022 November General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022 and Goochland County and Goochland County’s Office of the General Registrar wanted to share important 2022 Election reminders.

The November General Election will be held on November 8, 2022.  All precincts will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  If you are in line at 7:00 p.m. you will be allowed to vote.  Here are some helpful reminders for the 2022 ...

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www.goochlandva.us/vote Administration
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Charlie Vaughters Appointed Interim Supervisor for District 4 by the Board of Supervisors

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The Goochland County Board of Supervisors is excited to welcome Charlie Vaughters as the Interim Supervisor for District 4.

On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Mr. Vaughters was appointed Interim Supervisor for District 4, filling a vacancy created due to the untimely death of Supervisor Donald E. “Don” Sharpe on September 17, 2022.

The Board was required by state...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Robin Hillman Named Goochland County Emergency Management Coordinator

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Goochland County is excited to announce Mrs. Robin Hillman as the newly selected Emergency Management Coordinator for the Department of Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services.

Goochland, VA – Goochland County is excited to announce Mrs. Robin Hillman as the newly selected Emergency Management Coordinator for the Department of Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services.

 

Robin Hillman is a 40-year volunteer Lif...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Krystal Onaitis Named Deputy County Administrator for Goochland County

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Goochland County is excited to announce Krystal M. Onaitis has been selected to serve as the new Deputy County Administrator.

Onaitis, a Henrico native, comes to Goochland with just over a decade of local government experience, at the executive level. She has earned both her Bachelor’s in Political Science and Master’s in Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth Universi...

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Posted on: October 15, 2022

We Want to Hear from You! Goochland Launches a Community Engagement Survey

Community Engagement Survey - October 2022

We want to hear from you! Goochland County has launched a community engagement survey to gather feedback from area citizens, businesses, and other stakeholders.

We want to know what you want to hear about, and how you prefer to receive that information from the County.Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey to provide your feedback. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GCEngagement22

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Fairground Road Intersection Improvements Underway, Drivers Urged to Use Caution

Fairground Road Intersection Improvements Roundabout - Use Caution

Reminder! Work is now underway for the Fairground Road Intersection Roundabout project.

Drivers should be aware of temporary lane markings being installed by the contractor along Fairground Road (Route 632) at the intersection of Fairground Road (Route 632) and Sandy Hook Road (Route 522).  The community is urged to use caution and ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

Goochland Residents to Receive Virginia Department of Elections Voter Registration Notice

Goochland Residents to Receive Virginia Department of Elections Voter Registration Notice

Beginning the week of September 19th, voters can expect to receive a mailer with their updated polling locations for the 2022 Election.

The mailer notifies voters of the changes in their Congressional, State Senate and House of Delegates districts as well as any local district or precinct changes as a result of redistricting.  

Voters can find accurate Electoral Voting Di...

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www.goochlandva.us/vote Administration
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Goochland County Mourns Supervisor Donald E. Sharpe Upon His Passing

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This morning, Goochland County Administration was informed that Donald E. Sharpe, District 4 Supervisor, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 17, 2022.

Elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2019, Mr. Sharpe became Vice-Chair in 2022. Prior to his service on the Board, he spent many years serving on the Recreation Advisory Commission, Goochland Leadership Enterprise Board, Friends of Goochland Parks, and...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Local Staff Assist with Buchanan Flood Assessment

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On July 12th, 2022, Buchanan, Virginia was hit with heavy rains which led to severe flooding. While everyone made it through the floods safely, several hundred homes were badly damaged.

Due to the severity of the damage, assistance was needed to help with recovery. The week of August 8th-12th Inspectors and Building Officials from Goochland, Staunton, Town of Pulaski, Abingdon, Town of Tazwell, and Smyth Counties, along with Department o...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Victor J. “Vic” Carpenter Selected as Goochland County Administrator

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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

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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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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Goochland County Villages Plans 2022 March Update

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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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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: December 14, 2021

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

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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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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Goochland County Celebrates Accelerated Plans for Universal Broadband

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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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Posted on: July 11, 2022

Chickahominy Health District Offering COVID-19 Vaccines For Children Ages 6 Months - 5 Years of Age

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Beginning the week of July 11, 2022, the Chickahominy Health District will offer the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months through 4 or 5 years old, following guidance from the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration.

Families have several options for where to get their children the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination sites may include:

  • Local Health Departments (including Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent)
  • Community Clinics (managed by the Local Health Department)...
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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Goochland Fire-Rescue Promotes Cooking Safety

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As the holidays approach, Goochland County Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services has partnered with the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) to show best practices while cooking on the stovetop.

Nearly half of all home structure fires in the U.S. are cooking related.  Watch and share this video to stay safe in the kitchen.

Cooking Safety Tips

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling or broiling food. Turn off the stove if you leav...
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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Presentation of Fire-Rescue Lifesave Award to Firefighter Paramedic Morgan D. Kingston

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On Tuesday, August 2, 2022, during the Goochland County Board of Supervisors meeting, Goochland County Fire-Rescue Chief Ferguson presented a Fire-Rescue Lifesave award to Firefighter Paramedic Morgan D. Kingston from Courthouse Company 5 A Shift.

Firefighter Paramedic Morgan D. Kingston was presented the award for the Successful Application of Fire and Emergency Medical Procedures on May 29, 2022.  On this day, he responded as part of the Water Rescue Team to Incident# 220529005, for a wa...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

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

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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

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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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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Outcome of February 22nd Review of Redistricting Public Input; Public Hearing to Occur on March 15th

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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

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Goochland Village Plans 2022

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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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Redistricting 2021

This is a public process to redraw the Election District lines to ensure there is equal representation across the County.  This effort occurs every ten years following the United States decennial census and is the responsibility of both State and...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

2021 Goochland Bond Referendum

Two referendum questions will be placed on the November 2, 2021 general-election ballot in Goochland. A dedicated website, www.goochlandva.us/bonds, has been created to share information on the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum.

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