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Updated Courthouse Security Order in effect June 1, 2020

June 1, 2020

Nelson County Circuit Court Judge Michael R. Doucette signed an updated order pertaining to Courthouse security on May 29, 2020.  This order is effective as of June 1, 2020.  Please follow the link below to see the order in its

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Cancellation of June 9th Board of Supervisors Afternoon Session-Evening Session to be Conducted

May 29, 2020

An afternoon session of the Board of Supervisors will not be conducted on June 9th, 2020. The evening session will convene at 7:00 PM in the General District Courtroom at the Courthouse.

Face Coverings Required in County Buildings Effective on May 29, 2020

May 28, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, and ensure that essential county functions remain available to meet the needs of our residents, Pursuant to Executive Order 63 (2020), “REQUIREMENT TO WEAR FACE COVERING WHILE INSIDE BUILDINGS” Part A. Paragraph 7, Masks

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DMV coming to Amherst Town Hall – June 15th – 18th

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 10:00am to 3:00pm from June 15th – 18th. *An appointment WILL be required. Sign up

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Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Appalachian Trail Day and Overnight Hikers

May 22, 2020

If you are planning a trip to hike the Appalachian Trail, please follow the link below for current guidance from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. https://appalachiantrail.org/official-blog/covid19-hiker-guidelines-may20/  

Blue Ridge Parkway – News Release

Release Date: May 22, 2020 Blue Ridge Parkway to increase recreational access from Milepost 0 to 13 [Montebello, VA] – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities,

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Increase in recreational access to Skyline Drive and park trails

Release Date:       May 21, 2020 Contact:             Sally Hurlbert, sally_hurlbert@nps.gov, 540-999-3500 ext. 3300 Shenandoah National Park is beginning to increase recreational access to Skyline Drive and park trails Luray, Virginia – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease

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Notice of Office Holiday Closing

May 20, 2020

County of Nelson Notice of Office Holiday Closing  Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on, Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

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Sample Ballots for June 2020 Elections

The sample ballots for the June 2020 Elections are below: June-2020-Democratic-Sample-Ballot June-2020-Republican-Sample-Ballot  

DMV coming to Amherst Town Hall – May 26th – 28th

May 19, 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 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm from May 26th – 28th. *An appointment WILL be required.

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Resolution R2020-18: Correction to Emergency Ordinance EO2020-02

April 30, 2020

Signed Resolution R2020-18 RESOLUTION R2020-18 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CORRECTION TO EMERGENCY ORDINANCE EO2020-02 BE IT RESOLVED by the Nelson County Board of Supervisors that Emergency Ordinance EO2020-02 (Covid-19 Tax Relief), as approved by said Board be and is

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Schuyler Sewer Customers Smoke Testing Schedule

This is the public notice from the Nelson County Service Authority about the smoke testing in May. SKM_30820043011110

2020 Census Digital Action Weekend: May 1-3

Make sure Nelson County is counted! We have reached an important milestone – nearly 60% of Virginia households have responded to the 2020 Census, putting our state in the top 10 nationwide. Thank you for your continued efforts to encourage

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COVID-19 Judicial Emergency Extension

April 23, 2020

COVID-19 Judicial Emergency Extension from SCVA & Judge Watson’s Order 2

Emergency Ordinance EO2020-02: COVID-19 Tax Relief

April 15, 2020

Signed Emergency Ordinance EO2020-02 EMERGENCY ORDINANCE EO2020-02 NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS COVID-19 TAX RELIEF Preamble The current Covid-19 or Coronavirus has been declared a world-wide pandemic by the World Health Organization. The spread of the Covid-19 Virus throughout the

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Executive Order Concerning Upcoming Elections

April 14, 2020

EO-56-Postponing-June-9,-2020-Primary-Election-to-June-23,-2020-Due-to-Novel-Coronavirus-(COVID-19)

Special Called Meeting of the Board of Supervisors – April 15th at 2PM

April 13, 2020

Agenda Apr 15, 2020 13 April, 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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Crabtree Falls, Spy Rock, and MP 0-13 Blue Ridge Parkway Closed

April 9, 2020

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Temporarily Shutting Down Spy Rock Trailhead Roanoke, VA., April 8, 2020 – In alignment with current federal, state and local guidance for social distancing and to ensure health safety of its employees, visitors and

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Governor Northam Announces Plans to Postpone Elections

Below is a link to the official release: Governor+Northam+-+Postpone+Elections+04082020

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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