Saturday, September 12, 2015
Mark your calendar
There are several events of interest in Goochland scheduled for the next few weeks. Here is a sampling in chronological order:
Monday, September 14—a community meeting about the possibility of replacing the required Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for fast food restaurants and drive through uses with development standards. This would significantly reduce citizen input on new business. Starts at 7 p.m. in the Board meeting room of the county administration building, 1800 Sandy Hook Road in Courthouse Village.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Goochland American Legion Post 215 will hold “Make a Plan! Community Preparedness at Home and Work” at 6:30 p.m.
Guest speakers include Lauren Kennedy, former executive board member of the Mid-Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association and head of business continuity and disaster recovery at Capital One; D. E. “Eddie” Ferguson, Jr., NRP, CCEMTP Deputy Chief of Emergency Medical Services from Goochland Fire-Rescue; Lt. Chuck Henley, Goochland County Sheriff’s Office: Robin Hillman of the Goochland Citizen Emergency Response Team; and Sam Hall, US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety.
Learn simple steps we can take at home and at work to keep safe in the aftermath of a catastrophe. Also, get a better understanding of the county’s role in a disaster and overall coordination of recovery efforts. Learn about the importance of planning and preparedness.
For more information visit Post 215’s PrepareAthon! Website at www.goochlandlegionpost215.com. This event is part of a national series of events sponsored by FEMA and Ready.gov called “PrepareAthon!”
The Meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Post Hall at 3386 River Road, AKA Route 6, in Goochland. (This is about a mile beyond Goochland High School on the same side of the road.)Donations will be accepted to offset the cost of the buffet dinner provided.
September 18, 19, and 20th Field Day of the Past, provides a chance to go back in time to see how things used to be. Located on Ashland Road between Rt. 250 and Interstate 64 in Centerville, the fairgrounds offers an amazing variety of things to see and do. Parking is free, admission $10, $8 for 62 and older, under 12 free. See http://www.fielddayofthepast.net for complete details.
September 21, community meeting regarding the pending applications for land application of biosolids in Goochland County. This meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Board meeting room.
September 22 Richmond Action Dialogues will sponsor “A Community Conversation on a national issue” from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Courthouse Company 5 fire-rescue station on Fairground Road near the Food Lion shopping center. A 30 minute documentary film “A Class Divided” will be shown followed by discussion. Come and experience a civil dialogue about a reawakened national topic. Direct questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 3 To mark the annual observance of Fire Prevention Week, Centerville Fire-Rescue Company 3 will hold an open house from 11-3. Activities will include: vehicle extrication demonstration (see our great fire-rescue volunteers cut up cars!); live fire demonstration; free food; and an opportunity to meet the people who save lives and protect property every day in Goochland. Don’t forget to take a close look at the emergency apparatus. The station is at 52 Broad Street Road in Centerville.
Fall District Town Hall Meetings Once again, our supervisors and school board members will hold gatherings by district to share information about local government and listen to citizens. A general presentation will be made at each meeting enhanced by district specific topics. All meetings will begin at 7 p.m. The schedule is: District 5,October 8, Company 1 fire-rescue station; District 2&3 combined October 20 Goochland Library; District 4,October 22, Grace Chinese Baptist Church on Broad Street Road; and District 1 October 26 Byrd Elementary School multipurpose room.