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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Local Girl Raises Money for Goochland County Animal Shelter by Selling Lemonade

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When her beloved cat passed away Jaelynn Shelton, age 8, decided she wanted to give back.

"She kept saying she wanted to get treats or something for the animals, so I wrote the Animal Shelter and asked if she could volunteer - but she's too young." said her mother, Kendall Shelton. Not to be deterred from her goal, Jaelynn c...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Fairground Road Intersection Improvements to Begin July 25th in Goochland

Goochland Community Alert - Fairground Road Roundabout - July 25th

Work on the highly anticipated Fairground Road intersection improvements is slated to begin as early as July 25th.

Drivers are encouraged to stay informed of road closures and impacts along the Fairground Road (Route 632) and Sandy Hook Road (Route 522) intersection. Once completed, the project will include a single-lane roundabout with additional turn lanes and sidew...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

John Lumpkins, Jr. Appointed Chair of the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization

Goochland County Board of Supervisors - District 3 - John L Lumpkins Jr.

John Lumpkins, Jr., Goochland County Board of Supervisors District 3 member, has been appointed Chair of the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO).

On Thursday, July 7, 2022, the Richmond Regional TPO Policy Board unanimously appointed Mr. Lumpkins as Chair and Hanover County Board of Supervisors member W. Canova Peterson, as Vice Chair for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.   Previously, Susan F. Lasco...

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Administration
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 Goochland...

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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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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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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: 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
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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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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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Administration
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: 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

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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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https://tinyurl.com/VaxCHD COVID-19

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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: August 8, 2022

Goochland Fire-Rescue & Emergency Services Nationally Recognized for Commitment to Quality Care

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Goochland Fire-Rescue has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Plus achievement award for its commitment to offering rapid & research-based care to people experiencing the most severe form of heart attacks, saving lives.

The American Heart Association presents the Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Plus achievement award for proven dedication to ensuring access to best practices and life-saving care.

Each year, more than 250,000 people experience a type of hear...

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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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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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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Program of the Week: Zumba

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Zumba instructor, Kerry Crowley, knows how to make fitness fun! The bright lights go off and the fun, colorful, lights come on! This is a judgment-free class where all you need to do is just keep moving. Get to know Kerry!

"I moved to Goochland in Jun...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

New 2022 Election Districts

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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

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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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: 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: 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

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: 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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