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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Both Bond Referendum Questions

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Goochland County voters overwhelmingly passed two bond referendum questions to allow the county to issue General Obligation Bonds for schools, fire-rescue, and courthouse construction projects.

Preliminary vote tallies show over 85 percent of voters approved of the bond funding option.

“I am pleased that voters agreed that issuing bonds is the most financially prudent funding option for these projects,” Manuel Alvarez Jr., int...

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Posted on: October 30, 2021

Third Triple-A Rating Ensures Low Interest Rates If Voters Approve Goochland Bond Questions

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When reviewing ways to fund upcoming capital projects, Goochland County leaders looked at the options and determined that asking voters for their approval to issue General Obligation Bonds would align with the financial management decisions that earned th...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Goochland Voters to Weigh In on Two Bond Referendum Questions

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Goochland voters are weighing in on two bond referendum questions on the election ballot that will determine how the county will fund approved capital projects.

In Virginia, counties are required to secure voter approval prior to issuing General Obligation Bonds.

“The Board of Supervisors has already approved the proposed school and county projects in its Capital Improvement Program budget,” Ma...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

Learn about the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum at Upcoming Community Meetings

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A series of community meetings conducted by Goochland County and Goochland County Public Schools will be held in September and October to inform citizens of the upcoming bond referendum that will appear on the November ballot.

Voters will have an opportunity on the November 2, 2021, general election ballot to cast their votes for two bond referendum questions that would authorize Goochland County to issue up to $96 million in general obligation bonds to pay for county and schoo...

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Additional Info... 2021 Bond Referendum
Posted on: August 10, 2021

2021 Goochland Bond Referendum Overview Shared by Goochland County

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On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Deputy County Administrator for Administrative Services Barbara Horlacher shared an overview of the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum with the Goochland County Board of Supervisors.

On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Deputy County Administrator for Administrative Services Barbara Horlacher shared an overview of the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum with the Goochland County Board of Supervisors.

Goochland County citizens will have the opportuni...

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http://www.goochlandva.us/bonds 2021 Bond Referendum

News Flash

Posted on: November 22, 2021

Goochland County Offices and Convenience Center Thanksgiving Holiday Closures

Goochland County - Thanksgiving 2021 Holiday Hours

Goochland County Offices, Parks and Recreation Facilities, Convenience Centers, and Goochland Branch Library will be closed on the following days for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Goochland County Offices and Parks and Recreation Facilities

Goochland County Offices and Parks & Recreation Facilities will be closed from 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24th through Sunday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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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: October 29, 2021

Important Goochland 2021 Election Reminders

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The 2021 November General Election is less than a week away and Goochland County and Goochland County’s Office of the General Registrar wanted to share important 2021 Election reminders.

The November General Election will be held on November 2, 2021. All Precincts will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  If you are in line at 7 p.m. you will be allowed to vote. Here are some helpful reminders for the 2021 November General Election.

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Voters Reminded About Polling Place Relocations in Districts 1 and 3

Voter Reminder - Polling Place Changes in 2021

As voters prepare to vote in the November 2, 2021 General Election on Election Day, Goochland County’s Office of the General Registrar is reminding voters about changes to three precinct polling place locations this year.

The relocations only affect voters in District 1 and District 3 and involve the 0101-Fife, 0301-Goochland Courthouse 1, and 0302-Goochland Courthouse 2 Precincts.

 

District 1 Polling Place Relocation

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Mandatory 10-digit dialing for Area Code 804 & 276 Begin October 24th

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Mandatory 10-digit dialing (area code + number) begins October 24, 2021, in Virginia area codes 804 & 276. The dialing changes are needed to accommodate the new three-digit dialing number 988 for the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL).

The NSPL is a critical emergency resource that connects Americans in crisis to suicide prevention and mental health counselors. It can currently be reached any time day or night at 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK). Dialing the NSPL will get even easier sta...

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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
Posted on: September 29, 2021

Virginia DMV and Goochland’s DMV Select to Offer Appointments and Expanded Walk-in Service

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The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Goochland’s DMV Select Office will be offering appointments and expanded walk-in service for customers.

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Beginning October 5, Virginia DMV customers can choose to schedule an appointment or walk-in for service on alternating days at all 75 state customer service centers. Service by appointment only will be offered Monday,...

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Administration
Posted on: August 26, 2021

Learn about the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum at Upcoming Community Meetings

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A series of community meetings conducted by Goochland County and Goochland County Public Schools will be held in September and October to inform citizens of the upcoming bond referendum that will appear on the November ballot.

Voters will have an opportunity on the November 2, 2021, general election ballot to cast their votes for two bond referendum questions that would authorize Goochland County to issue up to $96 million in general obligation bonds to pay for county and schoo...

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Additional Info... Administration
Posted on: August 10, 2021

2021 Goochland Bond Referendum Overview Shared by Goochland County

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On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Deputy County Administrator for Administrative Services Barbara Horlacher shared an overview of the 2021 Goochland Bond Referendum with the Goochland County Board of Supervisors.

Goochland County citizens will have the opportunity on the November 2, 2021, general election ballot to cast their votes on two referendum questions that would allow the general obligation bond funding of county and school division projects that will have...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Goochland County Appoints Manuel Alvarez, Jr. Interim County Administrator

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The Goochland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to appoint Manuel “Manny” Alvarez, Jr. as Goochland’s Interim County Administrator.

Mr. Alvarez, who served in executive leadership roles for over 30 years at Altria, will come out of retirement to take on the role of Interim County Administrator after Kenneth A. Young resigned in July.  

Mr. Alvarez is a certified Project Manage...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Goochland Announces Director of Financial Services & Assistant Director of Community Development

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Goochland County is pleased to announce that Mary Anna Twisdale has joined the County as the new Director of Financial Services and Raymond Cash Jr. has joined as the new Assistant Director of Community Development.

Ms. Twisdale and Mr. Cash started with the County on August 1, 2021.

Goochland County Announces Mary Anna Twisdale as Director of Financial Services

Mary Anna Twisdale comes to Goochland County from the Virginia Department of Health where she served as Busi...

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Administration
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Goochland County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center Announces New Expanded Hours Beginning August 2nd

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The Goochland County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is excited to announce new expanded hours beginning August 2, 2021. Stop by and see all the animals available for adoption.

The new expanded hours are:

Sunday - CLOSED

Monday - CLOSED

Tuesday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Thursday - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Goochland County Administrator and Board of Supervisors to Part Amicably

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The Goochland County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to accept the resignation of Goochland County Administrator Kenny A. Young. The Board announced that the parting is mutual and amicable.

The Board expressed its appreciation of Mr. Young’s service to Goochland County over the past 10 months, but noted that a close alignment in strategic vision is imperative for reaching the highest level of excellence in local government.&nbs...

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Administration
Posted on: July 2, 2021

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

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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: May 28, 2021

New County Meeting Streaming and Improved User Experience

Goochland County - New County Meeting Streaming and Improved User Experience

Goochland County has launched a new streaming service for every County public meeting meaning you can watch Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Economic Development Authority, and School Board meetings online in a new and improved format.

The new streaming software from Swagit Productions, LLC (Swagit) provides a comprehensive platform for citizens to watch meetings live, view archived meetings, and access meeting transcripts.

County and Schools Meeting Streaming

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County Meeting Streaming Administration
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Goochland Promotes Jamie Sherry to Director of Community Development

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Goochland County is pleased to announce that Maureen “Jamie” Sherry has been promoted to Director of Community Development. She assumed her new role on April 16, 2021.

Jamie oversees the Department of Community Development including planning and zoning, building inspections and environmental land development.  She served as Assistant Director of Community Development for the past 1 ½ years. ...

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Administration
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Goochland Announces Leadership Team Promotions

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Goochland County is pleased to announce key promotions in our Leadership Team effective today, April 1, 2021.

Barbara Horlacher has been promoted to Deputy County Administrator for Administrative Services. Ms. Horlacher will lead the County’s Finance, Assessor, Information Technology and Human Services/CSA departments.   Ms. Horlacher has been ...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 19, 2021

Goochland to Resume Utility Disconnections, Delinquent Customers Urged to Discuss Account Options

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Due to the recent expiration of Virginia’s COVID-19 related State of Emergency, Goochland County’s Department of Public Utilities has announced that all standard penalty practices will resume for delinquent utility accounts.

The Department of Public Utilities recently notified all affected Public Utility customers, whose account is more than 60 days past-due at this time.  They will work with any of their customers to get current on an overdue account.  Cust...

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Posted on: October 24, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic & Booster Shot Opportunities

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Do you know someone who is looking for the COVID-19 Vaccine or booster shot? Check out the information listed below for Chickahominy Health District's COVID-19 vaccine and booster shot opportunities in Goochland County.

Everyone in Virginia Age 5 or Older is Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine.  Below are local and regional opportunities to get vaccinated including pop-up community opportunities.   Please check back for new updates.

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Posted on: October 24, 2021

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

On October 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced recommendations for booster shots for certain people who previously received the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines.

Virginians will be able to receive boosters for Moderna and J&J beginning immediately.  This is in addition to the already approved guidance for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster shots.

Do you have a question about whether you need a COVID-19 ad...

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines Open To All Ages 16+ In Richmond Area

COVID-19 Vaccines Open to All Ages 16 in Richmond Area

The Chickahominy Health District, Richmond and Henrico Health Districts, and Chesterfield Health District are all moving into Phase 2 of our COVID-19 vaccinations.

Many pre-registered individuals will receive emails and phone calls today to schedule their appointment for as soon as next week. Additional scheduling outreach will be conducted over the coming weeks until everyone who has preregistered has been contacte...

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COVID-19
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Richmond Region Health Districts Expand COVID-19 Vaccinations to Include Phase 1c

Goochland County - Richmond Region Health Districts Expand COVID-19 Vaccination to Include Phase 1c

The Richmond Region Health Districts including the Chickahominy Health District have expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include community members who are part of Phase 1c (Priority Group 1c).

The Chickahominy Health District will continue to prioritize vaccinations for community members from the counties of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent who are part of Phase 1a and 1b, who have not yet been vaccinated. An overlap of vaccine ph...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

Goochland Fire-Rescue Responds to Overturned Dump Truck Incident on I-64 West

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This morning (Oct. 26th) Goochland County Fire-Rescue responded to west bound Interstate 64 for a report of an overturned tractor trailer dump truck at the 168.6-mile marker.

Upon arrival at the scene, it was reported that the dump truck had run off the road to the left and overturned with the driver trapped in the cab of the truck.  The driver was extricated from the cab by Goochland County Fire-Rescue personnel, and...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Goochland County Fire-Rescue Responds to Dover Branch Lane House Fire in Eastern Goochland

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Just after mid-night on Friday, October 8th at 00:15 hours, Goochland County Department of Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services responded to Dover Branch Lane for a house fire in eastern Goochland.

The first fire unit arrived on the scene at 00:22 hours reporting heavy fire conditions estimating 70% involvement of a large two-story single-family dwelling with an attached garage.  First arriving crews initiated a defensive attack with hand l...

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Fire-Rescue
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Presentation of Fire-Rescue Lifesave Award to Firefighter EMT Jared C. Brooks

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On Tuesday, August 3, 2021 during the Goochland County Board of Supervisors afternoon meeting, Goochland County Fire-Rescue presented a Fire-Rescue lifesave award to Goochland County Firefighter EMT Jared C. Brooks from Hadensville Company 6.

Firefighter Brooks was presented the award for the Successful Application of Fire and Emergency Medical Procedures on March 10, 2021.  On this day, he responded in his personal vehicle to Incident# 210310016 for a vehicle accident with a patient ...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

New Programs Just Added for the Winter!

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Goochland County Parks and Recreation has added some new additions for the Winter lineup as well as new sessions of old favorites! Santa Calling, Hatha Yoga, Dog Obedience, Ballet, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Karate, Jiujitsu, Strength Training, and more!

Tai Chi f...

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Parks & Recreation

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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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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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