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Posted on: July 14, 2020

Goochland County to Hold Document Shredding Event on August 1st

Goochland Document Shredding Event - August 1 2020

Goochland County will hold a secure Document Shredding Event on Saturday, August 1st, 2020.

It will occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairground Property located at 2744 Fairground Rd, Goochland, VA 23063.  This event is for Goochland County citizens only, participants must show proof of Goochland County residency.

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Goochland DMV Select Operations & DMV Transaction Options

Goochland County - Goochland County DMV Select Operations and DMV Transaction Options

Did you know you can handle Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) transactions through three different avenues: DMV Full-Service Customer Service Centers, DMV’s Online Services portal, and DMV Select Offices including Goochland’s DMV Select Office.

The Goochland DMV Select is open serving customers Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., customers MUST be in line 90 minutes before closing to be served with same day service.  The line forms on the outs...

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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

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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 15, 2020

Goochland Announces Opening of New Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Goochland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center - June 2020

Goochland County announces the opening of the new Goochland Animal Shelter and Adoption Center on Monday, June 15th. Goochland County, Goochland County Animal Protection, and the Goochland Pet Lovers are excited to have the new shelter open.

The new 13,941 square foot state of the art facility incorporates a municipal animal shelter, an adoption center, and an in house spay/neuter clinic far surpassing the size of the former Animal Shelter.  Located at 1900 Hidden Rock Lane, it is bu...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Deputy County Administrator Derek Stamey Named Interim Goochland County Administrator

Goochland County - Deputy County Administrator Derek Stamey Named Interim Goochland County Administr

On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the Goochland County Board of Supervisors named Deputy County Administrator Derek L. Stamey as Interim County Administrator effective July 1, 2020.

His appointment follows County Administrator John Budesky’s resignation upon being appointed as the next County Administrator for Hanover County.

The Board of Supervisors previously retained Baker Tilly to recruit a new County Administrator, a pr...

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Administration
Posted on: June 6, 2020

Goochland County Government Implementing Phase Two Reopening on June 8th

Goochland County - Goochland County Phase Two Reopening - June 8th

Beginning the week of June 8th, Goochland County Government will implement Phase Two of the county’s Transitional Operations Plan.

County government offices and facilities will once again be 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 enteri...

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Posted on: June 2, 2020

Face coverings now required inside businesses including all county buildings

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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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Administration
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Delay of Tax Penalty & Interest Ordinance Readopted by Goochland County

Goochland County - Delay of Tax Penalty and Interest Ordinance Readopted by Goochland County

On Tuesday, May 5th the Goochland County Board of Supervisors took action to readopt the ordinance to allow for the Delay of Penalty and Interest for 30 days on Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes due June 5, 2020.

The Board of Supervisors readopted an ordinance to delay penalty and interest for 30 days on real estate and personal property taxes due June 5, 2020. The ordinance was originally adopted as an emergency ordinance on April 7, 2020 so that it would take ef...

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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: May 5, 2020

Shape Your Future...Respond to the 2020 Census Today! Make Sure Goochland Counts!

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Goochland County Community Leaders encourages the Community to complete the 2020 Census! Let's Make Sure Goochland Counts!

Recently Goochland County Board of Supervisors Chair and District 1 Member Susan Lascolette, Goochland County Public Schools School Board District 2 Representative William E. Quarles, Jr., GoochlandCares Executive Director Sally Graham, and NAACP Presiden...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

Have Fun and Support Goochland Businessess! Play Goochland BINGO!

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Help support local Goochland businesses during these difficult times and have a bit of fun at the same time. Go Local with Goochland Bingo!

The Goochland County Economic Development Department recognizes the need to support our local businesses during these difficult times. You can help by shopping and ordering food from your favorite Goochland County businesses and restaurants. When you do, ...

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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: April 11, 2020

Messages to the Community about COVID-19 from the Goochland County Board of Supervisors

Goochland County - BOS Messages on COVID-19

The Goochland County Board of Supervisors provide individual messages to the community regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

In addition to the individual messages below from the Board of Supervisors members, the Board of Supervisors provided an important update on April 3rd about Goochland’s COVID-19 response including information on county operations and community r...

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Administration
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 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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Administration
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 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 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 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

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 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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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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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Goochland County Fire-Rescue and Public Safety Partners Rescue Individual from Well

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Goochland County Fire-Rescue and Goochland County Sheriff’s Office along with regional and state partners respond to the western end of the county for an individual trapped in a well.

On Sunday, May 31st at approximately 1504 hours, Goochland Cou...

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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: June 8, 2020

Goochland County Parks and Recreation Opening for Phase Two

Goochland County - Goochland County Parks and Rec Phase Two Reopening - June 8th

On June 8th, Goochland County Government implemented Phase Two of the county’s Transitional Operations Plan. The guidelines below outline the operations of Goochland County’s Parks and Recreation facilities until further notice.

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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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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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