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Meeting Cancellation Notice – Board of Supervisors and Broadband Authority

April 3, 2020

Public Notice Nelson County Board of Supervisors & Nelson County Broadband Authority The public is hereby advised the April 14, 2020 meetings of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors and Nelson County Broadband Authority will not be held to enable

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Today is Census Day!

April 1, 2020

Today is Census Day! We are proud to partner with @USCensusBureau and encourage an accurate count for the #2020Census. April 1 is the day in which you should count all who usually live in your home—including those not related to

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Governor Issues EO-55 – Temporary Stay At Home Order

March 30, 2020

Governor Issues EO-55 – Temporary Stay At Home Order

COVID-19 Judicial Emergency Extension

Click here for: COVID-19 Judicial Emergency Extension from SCVA & Judge Watson’s Order

Resolution Confirming Declaration of Local Emergency

March 26, 2020

Signed Resolution R2020-16 Confirmation of Local Emergency Declaration RESOLUTION R2020-16 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CONFIRMING THE DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY SERVICES DECLARATION OF A LOCAL EMERGENCY (COVID-19 VIRUS) WHEREAS, the Chairman of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors is designated

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Emergency Ordinance-Addressing Continuity of Operations

Signed Emergency Ordinance 2020-01 EMERGENCY ORDINANCE 2020-01 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS EMERGENCY ORDINANCE TO EFFECTUATE TEMPORARY CHANGES IN CERTAIN DEADLINES AND TO MODIFY PUBLIC MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES TO ADDRESS CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PANDEMIC

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Special Called Meeting of the Board of Supervisors-March 26th at 10AM

March 24, 2020

Agenda Mar 26, 2020 24 March, 2020 Stephen A. Carter Clerk, Nelson County Board of Supervisors P.O. Box 336 Lovingston, VA 22949 Dear Mr. Carter, Pursuant to §15.2-1418 of the Code of Virginia, this letter is to request a Special

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2020 Dual Primary Election: June 9, 2020

March 19, 2020

The deadline to register to vote in the 2020 Dual Primary Election is Monday, May 18, 2020.  The constitution of Virginia requires that voters be registered in the precinct in which they live in order to be qualified to vote.

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Declaration of Local Emergency

Click here for the Declaration 3/19/2020 press release

Nelson County Public Schools Food Distribution Information

March 17, 2020

Nelson County Public Schools Food Distribution March 16 2020

Judicial Emergency in Response to COVID-19

March 16, 2020

Court order in effect from today, March 16, 2020 to April 6, 2020, which orders that non-essential, non-emergency court proceedings in all circuit and district courts be suspended and all deadlines are extended.  Please click on the link below to

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Public Notice – Guidance on the COVID 19 Virus

March 13, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE COUNTY OF NELSON GUIDANCE ON THE COVID 19 VIRUS MARCH 13, 2020 According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are ways you can help mitigate the impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in our community. Before a COVID-19

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Cancellation of March 12th Board of Supervisors Meeting

March 12, 2020

By request of the Board Chair, the Board of Supervisors Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 3:00 pm has been cancelled.

Special Called Meeting of the Board of Supervisors-March 5th at 2PM

February 28, 2020

Agenda March 5, 2020 27 February, 2020 Stephen A. Carter Clerk, Nelson County Board of Supervisors P.O. Box 336 Lovingston, VA 22949 Dear Mr. Carter, Pursuant to §15.2-1418 of the Code of Virginia, this letter is to request a Special

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June 9, 2020 Primary Election for Local Offices, United States Senate, and United State House of Representatives

February 27, 2020

February 26, 2020 This serves as a notice of the calling of a Primary Election for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the Democratic and Republican Parties for the offices of United States Senate, United States House of Representatives,

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Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled

February 26, 2020

The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 has been cancelled.

Cancellation of February 20th Board of Supervisors Meeting

February 18, 2020

By request of the Board Chair, the Board of Supervisors Meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 2:00 pm has been cancelled.  

Notice of Office Holiday Closing

February 12, 2020

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of Presidents Day and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, February 18, 2020.

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DMV coming to Amherst Town Hall – February 13th

January 24, 2020

Can’t get to the DMV? DMV is coming to YOU! DMV Connect will be set up inside the council chambers at Amherst Town Hall on Thursday, February 13th from 10 am – 3 pm. Please see the attached flyer: Amherst

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Become a Habitat Homeowner

January 23, 2020

Applications to become a Habitat homeowner in Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Nelson, and Prince Edward counties will be accepted from March 1st – March 31st, 2020. Applications can be requested in a variety of ways: Call– 434-394-3001 Email— info@piedmonthabitat.org Website—piedmonthabitat.org, click

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2020 Best of the Blue Ridge – Nelson Winners and Finalists

January 2, 2020

Hat’s off to these Nelson businesses who were voted by readers of Blue Ridge Outdoor magazine as Best of the Blue Ridge: Best Cidery and Cider – Bold Rock Best Restaurant and Best Post-Adventure Hangout – Blue Mountain Brewery Best

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Official Voter Information for March 3, 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election

December 19, 2019

OFFICIAL VOTER INFORMATION for Nelson County, Virginia March 3, 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Primary Election   A Democratic Party Presidential Primary will be held on March 3, 2020 in Nelson County. The Constitution of Virginia requires that voters be registered

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Resolution in Support of Second Amendment Rights

December 10, 2019

Signed Resolution R2019-49 RESOLUTION R2019-49 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS WHEREAS, the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,

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March 3, 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary

December 3, 2019

The Democratic Party intends to hold a primary for President to select their delegates to the national convention on March 3, 2020. The official elect communication can be found in the link below: March 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Order

Christmas Tree Farms in Nelson County

2019 Christmas Tree Farms in Nelson County:   Rockfish Valley Community Center’s Christmas Tree Sale! Fresh-cut Fraser Firs along with a selection of wreaths. Tree heights are 5-6’, 7-8’, and 8-9’. We only have a few of the larger sizes,

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Census 2020 Information

December 2, 2019

An accurate census count is the key to keeping small communities connected. The US constitution dictates that an accurate count is taken of the population. This count is the leading source of valuable information about population size, growth, and shows

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DMV at Amherst Town Hall-2020 Schedule

November 19, 2019

Can’t get to the DMV? DMV is coming to YOU! DMV Connect will be set up inside the council chambers at Amherst Town Hall from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on the following dates in 2020: **Thursday, January 9th **Thursday,

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Nelson County Business Recycling Survey

November 12, 2019

Nelson County businesses are encouraged to complete a survey about recycling in order to better assess the need for recycling services for County businesses. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/nelsonrecycling Download the survey as a worksheet for ease in online submission: Nelson Recycling Worksheet

Notice of Judicial Sale for Delinquent Taxes – December 12, 2019

November 5, 2019

NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE FOR DELINQUENT TAXES Pursuant to Decrees entered in the Circuit Court of Nelson County, Virginia, the undersigned Robert C. Goad III, Special Commissioner of said Court, will offer for sale pursuant to Section 58.1-3965 et seq.

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Governor Northam Announces New Wine Production Facility Locating in Nelson County

October 28, 2019

Virginia Sparkling Company to partner with Commonwealth’s wineries to produce Champagne-style wines RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia Sparkling Company will invest $590,000 and create six new jobs to establish a new sparkling wine production facility in Nelson County.

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Appalachian Power Schedules Open Houses for Power Grid Upgrades in Central Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APPALACHIAN POWER SCHEDULES OPEN HOUSES FOR POWER GRID UPGRADES IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 25, 2019 – Appalachian Power representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in Central Virginia. The project includes several

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Vote for Your Favorite Nelson Business – Best of the Blue Ridge 2020

October 24, 2019

VOTE for your favorite Nelson Business! https://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/best-of-the-blue-ridge-2020

November 14, 2019, 2-4pm: Virginia Career Works Nelson County Job Fair at the Community Center

Virginia Career Works Nelson County Job Fair November 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Nelson Center, Lovingston, 22980 Are you looking for new job opportunities in Nelson County? Come to the Virginia Career Works Nelson County Job Fair at the Community

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Local Burn Ban Cancelled – October 21, 2019

October 21, 2019

Public Notice Nelson County Board of Supervisors Local Burn Ban Rescinded The local burn ban approved by the Nelson County Board of Supervisors on October 8, 2019 has been rescinded through communication received from a majority of the membership of

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Nelson County Broadband Authority-Rescheduled Meeting

Nelson County Broadband Authority Rescheduling of November 2019 Regular Meeting Due to a conflict with the Virginia Association of Counties annual conference, the Nelson County Broadband Authority meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 14, 2019. The meeting will convene

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Governor Northam Announces Start of Fall Wildfire Season in Virginia

October 15, 2019

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: October 15, 2019 Office of the Governor Contact: Alena Yarmosky Email: Alena.Yarmosky@governor.virginia.gov Virginia Department of Forestry Contact: Michelle Stoll Email: Michelle.Stoll@dof.virginia.gov Governor Northam Announces Start of Fall

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing

October 11, 2019

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing  Nelson County courts, departments and offices, will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, October

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Nelson County Burn Ban Effective Immediately

October 9, 2019

On October 8, 2019, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors enacted an emergency ordinance, placing a local burn ban into effect immediately.  Please visit the link below to view the notice.  For further information, please contact:  Russell Gibson, Emergency Services

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Best of the Blue Ridge -Vote Nelson

October 8, 2019

What’s the best bike shop in the Blue Ridge? Who are the top raft guides and most inspiring thru-hikers? Where is the most Instagrammable overlook? What are the toughest races in the region? And where can you get the best

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Job Search Help Available at The Nelson Library in Lovingston

October 2, 2019

Looking for a new job? We can help! 2:30-4pm 2nd and 3rd Fridays each month at Nelson Library 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway Lovingston Resource Room Specialist, Christy Morris, from our Charlottesville office, will be on hand to help you with

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Traffic Information – Overland Expo-East – October 11-13, 2019

October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019 The world’s premier overland & adventure travel event comes to Infinity Downs, October 11-13. Overland Expo is the world’s most unique event series for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts. Overland Expo offers hundreds of session-hours of classes for

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Nelson County Habitat for Humanity Announces Merger

September 19, 2019

For immediate release- Sam Rabon, 434-394-3001 ext. 200, sam@farmvillehabitat.org Nelson County Habitat for Humanity Announces Merger Over the past 25 years, the Nelson County Habitat for Humanity has built homes with 26 local families, helping them realize affordable homeownership. This

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2019 MAPP2Health Report is now available!

September 16, 2019

The 2019 MAPP2Health Report is now available! You can download your copy here. This report builds on the work of the 2016 MAPP process and focuses on health equity across the district-wide priorities identified in earlier MAPP reports to promote healthy

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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days

Fall 2019 – Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held 9am-2pm on: Friday, September 27, 2019 HHW 9am-2pm Saturday, September 28, 2019 HHW 9am-2pm HHW collections are free only to residents of

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Fall Foliage Information

September 13, 2019

Fall Foliage Information By Phone Fall Foliage Report – 1.800.424.LOVE (begins around September 23 each year) Skyline Drive/Shenandoah National Park – 540.999.3500 (press “6”) Blue Ridge Parkway (between Waynesboro and the North Carolina border) – 828.298.0398 (press “3”) Online Fall

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Housing Community Engagement Meeting-September 18th

September 10, 2019

The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) has planned a Community Engagement meeting for September 18th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the Nelson Community Development Foundation’s location. The Nelson Community Development Foundation is located in the Nelson Center at

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Notice of Holiday Closing

August 23, 2019

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, September

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DMV coming to Amherst Town Hall – September 20th

August 20, 2019

Can’t get to the DMV? DMV is coming to YOU! DMV Connect will be set up inside the council chambers at Amherst Town Hall on Friday, September 20th from 10 am – 3 pm. Please see the attached flyer: DMV

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The Roseland Voting Precinct Has Been Moved

The Board of Supervisors has moved the location of the Roseland Voting Precinct. The new location will be as follows: West District ROSELAND PRECINCT Massies Mill Ruritan Club | 5439 Patrick Henry Hwy.

2019 LOCKN’ Festival Transportation Information

August 13, 2019

The Lockn’ Festival returns to Nelson County for its seventh year in 2019, from August 22-25, to Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington. FACTS & FIGURES: Ticket Purchasers – 68% are from Out-of-State, including patrons from all 50 states and international

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