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Taking Care of Animals in Summer Weather

Taking Care of Animals in Summer Weather

NELSON COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL

Taking Care of Animals in Summer Weather

Pets, Hot Weather, & Hot Cars

Nelson County Animal Control responds to numerous reports of pets locked in hot cars from spring to fall and dozens of reports for pets without adequate shelter. Not only is it illegal to fail to provide adequate shelter from the element, hot weather also can quickly turn into a deadly situation.

Precautions

In hot weather, pet owners are urged to take these precautions:

  • Never leave pets in a parked car. Even on cool days, such as 70 degrees, a car’s internal temperature will jump to 90 degrees in 10 minutes and over 110 degrees within an hour. At 85 degrees, the car will reach 102 degrees in 10 minutes, continuing higher with more time. On 90 degree days, the car will quickly escalate to over 110 degrees. Cracking windows does not prevent a car from getting dangerously hot, even in cool temperatures.
  • Always provide shade and water. Virginia law requires pet owners to provide adequate shelter to protect pets from “injury, rain, sleet, snow, hail, direct sunlight, the adverse effects of heat or cold, physical suffering, and impairment of health.” Under this law, a hot car or even a dog house without shade is not enough protection from the sun. Tree shade and tarps are ideal because they do not impede airflow.
  • Exercise during the coolest portions of the day. Pet owners should avoid exercising their pets on hot days or Code Red Weather (poor air quality) days. If activity is unavoidable, owners should attempt to limit their pet’s activities, take frequent breaks to cool down and rehydrate, and watch for shortness of breath.
  • Avoid asphalt in the summer. Hot asphalt can burn paws. Owners should walk their pet on grass or dirt trails, whenever possible.
  • Remember every pet is different. Like people, heat impacts individual pets differently. Pets are most at risk for heat stroke when they are very old, very young, overweight, or if they have heart or respiratory disease. Breeds with short muzzles (like boxers, pugs, bulldogs, shihtzus, and other short muzzled dogs or cats) have a much harder time breathing and cooling off in hot weather.

 When To Contact Your Veterinarian

Contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet shows any of the following signs:

  • Heavy panting
  • Glazed eyes
  • Rapid pulse
  • Vomiting
  • Fever (the normal range in dogs is 101-102 degrees, cats is 99.5-102.5 degrees)
  • Unsteadiness or a staggering gait
  • A deep red or purple tongue

Owners Suspecting Their Pet Is Suffering From High Heat Should:

  • Immediately take the pet to a veterinarian
  • If you notice your pet is overheating, take these steps to gradually reduce the pet’s body temperature:
    • Use ice packs, cold towels, or apply cool (not cold) water to the head, neck and chest
    • Let your pet drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes
    • Move the pet into shade or air-conditioning

Never try to quickly cool a pet by dunking them in cold water. This can drop their body temperature too quickly and send them into shock

Pets Left Unattended

Persons seeing pets left unattended in hot cars or with inadequate shelter should immediately:

  1. Record the make, model, color, license plate number, and location of the vehicle (or address when reporting a pet without adequate shelter)
  2. Call Nelson County Animal Control (434) 263-7047 or the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office (434) 263-7050
  3. For pets in hot cars, report this information to the store / mall manager and ask the owner of the pet be paged
  4. If possible, stay until an Animal Control Officer arrives to help them locate the pet quickly
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS #2024 NCREASSESS – GENERAL PROPERTY REASSESSMENT

2026 Reassessment RFP 2024-NCREASSESS

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
NELSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA

In accordance with the State Code of Virginia 1950 as amended, Chapter 43, Virginia Public Procurement Act, §2.2-4300 et seq., Nelson County is soliciting sealed proposals from qualified firms for the purposes of entering into a contract through competitive negotiations for the professional services of a licensed firm, authorized to do business in the Commonwealth of Virginia, with experience in performing the General Reassessment of Real Property as provided in the applicable laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Proposals will be received until 2:00 p.m. local time prevailing, on  July 22, 2024 and may be submitted to the County by mail at County of Nelson, County Administrator’s Office, P.O. Box 336, 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, Virginia 22949 or hand delivered to County of Nelson, County Administrator’s Office, 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, Virginia 22949.

The County’s Request for Proposal RFP #2024-NCREASSESS, contains a full description, terms, conditions, instructions and other pertinent information for the submission of proposals.  The RFP is available on the County’s website at: http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/, by email, at , by hand delivery, or review at the addresses denoted herein or by calling the County Administrator’s Office at 434-263-7000.  All other inquiries for information should be directed to Candice W. McGarry at 434-263-7000. EOE

By Authorization of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

News Release: Cooling Centers in Nelson County June 21st – 23rd

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Nelson County Emergency Services 434-263-7045  June 18,2024

Due to predicted high temperatures and extreme humidity on Friday June 21- Sunday June 23, causing heat indices to go  above 100 degrees, Nelson County will be opening a cooling center. The cooling center will be at the Nelson Center, located at 8445 Thomas Nelson Highway. The center will be open from noon until 8 PM on these days and local weather forecasts will continue to be monitored; with any additional days to be announced.

Those wishing to utilize the center are asked to bring their own beverages and snacks. Please be advised that the center is open to  service animals only, pets  will not be permitted.

Residents may also consider the library as an alternate cooling location during their normal business hours.

News Release: Blue Ridge Parkway Begins Pavement Preservation Work

NEWS RELEASE Blue Ridge Parkway Begins Pavement Preservation Work in Virginia

https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/ 

Blue Ridge Parkway News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: Announced June 07, 2024
Contact: Leesa Brandon, 828.348.3420

Blue Ridge Parkway Begins Pavement Preservation Work in Virginia
Parkway Visitors Can Expect Single-Lane Closures in Affected Areas

Bedford, VA – The National Park Service announced on June 7, 2024, that over 38 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia will be resurfaced this summer as part of a pavement preservation program on the historic motor route. Work is expected to start next week and continue through this September. Visitors that encounter active work zones can expect short duration, single lane closures.

Work will take place in the following locations, including paved overlooks.
Milepost 27.3 to 37.6, Whetstone Ridge / Montebello area (10 miles)
Milepost 64.6 to 86.2, James River to Peaks of Otter area (22 miles)
Milepost 89.1 to 97.2, Powell Gap to Taylors Mountain Overlook area (8 miles)

As with any road project, motorists and park users must exercise caution. In the interest of visitor safety, park visitors are asked to:
-Check the Parkway’s Alerts and Conditions page for regular updated work zone information.
-Expect delays while work takes place Monday through Friday. Lane closures will be managed with flagging operations and a pilot car to lead traffic through work zones.
-Observe reduced speed limits in work zones, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; to maintain safe operations and allow for proper curing of pavement.
-Anticipate loose gravel on the road surface during pavement curing times. Bicyclists and motorcyclists are asked to exercise extreme caution as loose gravel on top of the paved surface, during the required curing time, could result in loss of control. On-site message boards will advise against bikes.
-When circumstances prevent bicyclists from keeping up with traffic, dismount and move off the road to let the on-coming traffic pass when traveling through a single lane closure.

Contractors will work in short sections and repeat the resurfacing process as they move from section to section of the full project. The steps in this process include prepping the surface, applying a chip seal surface of liquid asphalt and stone chips, allowing the surface to properly cure, vacuuming the work area to minimize loose gravel, applying a fog seal on top of the chip seal surface, and finishing by painting new road marking lines. The process will then repeat on the next section of the project.

The Blue Ridge Parkway inventory of paved roads includes bridges, tunnels, parking areas, spur roads, service roads, campground, and picnic area roads, in addition to the 469-mile Parkway motor route itself. Given the large inventory of paved surfaces along the Parkway, and to effectively invest available funding, the pavement preservation strategy focuses on keeping the good sections good and returning fair sections to good condition.

Pavement preservation is a regular road maintenance strategy in national parks. Studies find that for each dollar spent on pavement preservation between $6 and $10 in future pavement rehabilitation costs are saved. Funding for road maintenance in national parks, including the Parkway, comes in large part from the Highway Trust Fund, which is derived from a federal gas tax managed by the Federal Highway Administration.

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Public Notice of a Special Election
 Public Notice

of a

Special Election 

to be held on November 5, 2024 to fill a vacancy in the office of  Nelson County Treasurer.

This special election will appear on the ballot with all other offices to be elected at the November 5, 2024 General Election.

•        August 16, 2024:  deadline to file as a candidate for the November 5, 2024 Special Election.  Information about running for office may be found at the Virginia Department of Elections website at: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/candidatepacinfo/candidate-bulletins/

•        October 15, 2024:  deadline to register to vote or update an existing voter registration for the November 5, 2024 General and Special Elections.  Registrations must be postmarked by this date.

•        October 25, 2024:  deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you for this election.  Requests must be received by the Office of the General Registrar by 5:00 pm (Eastern).

•        November 2, 2024:  final day to vote early in-person at the Nelson County Office of the General Registrar.

•        November 5, 2024 (Election Day): Polls Open 6 am – 7:00 pm.  Mailed ballots must be postmarked by November 5, 2024.  Absentee ballots returned to a drop-box at the Office of the General Registrar or a polling location must be deposited by 7:00 pm, November 5, 2024.

Jacqueline C. Britt

Nelson County Director of Elections/General Registrar §24.2-683

Writ of Special Election

VIRGINIA:

VIRGINIA

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF NELSON COUNTY

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

OF NELSON COUNTY,

Writ of Special Election

Ovaq 000292-00

Petitioner.

On this day came the Board of Supervisors of Nelson County, by counsel, and requested, due to the resignation of the Treasurer of Nelson County effective August l , 2024, that a Special

Election be ordered for November 5, 2024, to fill the remainder of the unexpired Treasurer’s term, and for good cause shown, it is

ORDERED that a WRIT OF SPECIAL ELECTION be and hereby is issued directing the Electoral Board of Nelson County to conduct a special election to fill the remainder of the term of the Treasurer to be held on the date of the next general election, November 5, 2024, in the manner and at the places as would be executed for the general election to be conducted on that

date.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Electoral Board and the Registrar observe the directives of Code section 24.2-681 et seq. in the conduct of the special election and that the Secretary of the Electoral Board cause notice of the special election to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Nelson County at least ten days prior to such election.

The clerk is directed to provide forthwith a certified copy of this writ to the Registrar, secretary of the Electoral Board, and to Mr. Payne.

And this matter is ended.

ENTER this  12th Day of June 2024

Michael R. Doucette

Judge

I ask for this:

Phillip D. Payne IV

County Attorney

Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Juneteenth

County of Nelson
Notice of Office Holiday Closing

Nelson County departments, offices, and the Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. Departments, offices and the Solid Waste Transfer Station will reopen for regular hours of operation on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

The County Convenience Centers and all public safety operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

June 11, 2024 Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda and Packet

June 11, 2024 BOS Packet

County Administrator’s Report for June 11, 2024 Meeting

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
JUNE 11, 2024
THE REGULAR MEETING CONVENES AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Moment of Silence
B. Pledge of Allegiance

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Resolution – R2024-40 Minutes for Approval
B. Resolution – R2024-41 Budget Amendment
C. Resolution – R2024-42 Petition for Writ of Special Election, Treasurer Seat

IV. PRESENTATIONS
A. VDOT Report
B. Smart Scale Applications (R2024-43)

V. NEW & UNFINISHED BUSINESS (AS MAY BE PRESENTED)
A. 2042 Comprehensive Plan Follow-up
1. Summary of Land Use Policy Diagnostic Report
2. Proposed Work Order Amendment for Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance Updates
B. FY25 Budget Adoption (R2024-44)
C. FY25 Budget Appropriation (R2024-45)

VI. REPORTS, APPOINTMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND CORRESPONDENCE
A. Reports
1. County Administrator’s Report
2. Board Reports
B. Appointments
C. Correspondence
D. Directives

VII. ADJOURNMENT (AN EVENING SESSION WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED)

Planning Commission June 26, 2024

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices so requiring, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310, and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 26th at the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, for the following:

Public Hearings

  1. Special Use Permit #24-0014 – Large Solar Energy System

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Large Solar Energy System on two adjacent properties zoned A-1 Agricultural. The applicant is Wild Rose Solar Project, LLC, a subsidiary of Savion, LLC. The two (2) subject parcels included in this Special Use Permit application total 4646.8 acres. The Project is sited on a portion of the subject parcels that totals approximately 2470 acres (“Project Limits”). Within the Project Limits, the footprint of the proposed infrastructure or “Project Footprint” will cover approximately 550 acres. The subject properties are located at Tax Map Parcels #97-1-9 (4599.4 acres owned by Weyerhaeuser Company) and #97-A-29 (47.4 acres owned by Joe & Bobby Hickey) in the Gladstone area.

Following these public hearings, the Planning Commission may vote to forward the applications to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) (with a recommendation for approval; a recommendation for approval with recommended conditions; or a recommendation for denial) for action by the Board.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Telephone inquiries may also be directed to the Dept. of Planning & Zoning, (434) 263-7090, or toll free at 888-662-9400, selections 4 and 1. Nelson County does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to its programs and activities. Accommodation will be made for handicapped persons upon advance request.

Nelson Community Health Survey – Blue Ridge Health District

As part of the MAPP2Health Community Health Assessment, the Blue Ridge Health District is organizing a community health survey! They’ll be swinging through several neighborhoods in Nelson County from May-August 2024 to ask some quick questions on your health and well-being. Please help with participating in this survey so the voices of Nelson County can be heard. The survey will take place in-person on your front porch / outside of your house by a trained interviewer. Responses will be confidential and the survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to answer. Complete the survey and receive a $25 gift card! Addresses selected for the survey are chosen at random. Have questions about the survey? Email Jen at

BRHD Community Survey Questions – 2024

Thursday, June 20th Summer Solstice 2024 – Play All Day

Nelson County Parks & Recreation

Get ready for a FULL day of FUN!

On Thursday, June 20 Nelson County Parks and Recreation is participating in the Play All Day VA initiative organized by the VRPS: Virginia Recreation & Park Society along with 39 other Parks and Recreation departments across the state to promote a full day of play on the longest day of the year – Summer Solstice.

There will have activities for all ages throughout the day capped off with a Community PLAY Celebration that evening at the Nelson Center.

Whether you are an early riser and want to get in a before work guided sunrise hike at our “First Light Hike Through The Blue Ridge” held at the Blue Ridge Tunnel or stop by the Nelson Center for our evening celebration with bounce houses, games, food trucks, etc. to end the night, we have something for everyone.

Play All Day VA Schedule Flyer

For more detailed activity information visit: www.nelsoncountyrecreation.com

TJPDC Seeking Public Input for Move Safely Blue Ridge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
May 22, 2024

Contact:
Gorjan Gjorgjievski, Project Manager

Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
434-979-7310, Ext. 123

TJPDC Seeking Public Input for Move Safely Blue Ridge

Charlottesville, Va. — The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) will be popping up at events throughout Region 10 to engage the public about transportation safety needs. The public will have an opportunity to learn about the project and respond to a survey at various farmer’s markets and other locations. Public feedback through the survey will be used in the development of a transportation-related Safety Action Plan called Move Safely Blue Ridge. The survey will remain open through June 25th and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. In addition to the in-person pop-up events, the public is encouraged to complete the survey at: https://bit.ly/BlueRidgeSurvey

Move Safely Blue Ridge will focus on strategies to reduce roadway-related fatalities and serious injuries in the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. The Safety Action Plan is a part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Discretionary Program and will center on safety improvements for multi-modal means of transportation.

Visit MoveSafelyBlueRidge.com for more information.

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The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) is the regional planning organization that supports the Counties of Albemarle, Louisa, Greene, Fluvanna, and Nelson and the City of Charlottesville. The TJPDC assists local member governments, partners, and stakeholders with a variety of technical and program services, including grant application assistance, management services for program implementation, land use planning services and mapping. The TJPDC serves our local governments by providing regional vision, collaborative leadership, and professional service to develop effective solutions.

Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Memorial Day

County of Nelson
Notice of Office Holiday Closing

 Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024, in observance of Memorial Day and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, May 25, 2024 and Monday, May 27, 2024.  It will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, May 28, 2024.

The County Convenience Centers and all public safety operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

May 14, 2024 Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda and Packet

May 14, 2024 BOS Packet

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MAY 14, 2024
THE REGULAR MEETING CONVENES AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Moment of Silence
B. Pledge of Allegiance

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Resolution – R2024-34 Minutes for Approval
B. Resolution – R2024-35 Budget Amendment
C. Resolution – R2024-36 Opposition to Appalachian Power Company

IV. PROCLAMATIONS
A. May is Older Americans Month (P2024-02)
B. May 24, 2024 is Poppy Day (P2024-03)

V. PRESENTATIONS
A. VDOT Report
B. Comprehensive Economic Development Plan (CEDS) – TJPDC
C. FY23 Audit Report – Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates
D. Nelson Heritage Center Updates – Johnette Burdette

VI. NEW & UNFINISHED BUSINESS (AS MAY BE PRESENTED)
A. FCCLA National Leadership Conference Funding Request
B. Concurrence of Nelson County Broadband Authority Dissolution (R2024-37)

VII. REPORTS, APPOINTMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND CORRESPONDENCE
A. Reports
1. County Administrator’s Report
2. Board Reports
B. Appointments
C. Correspondence
D. Directives

VIII. CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO §2.2-3711 (A)(1) & (A)(3)

IX. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE – EVENING SESSION AT 7PM

EVENING SESSION
7:00 P.M. – NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. PUBLIC HEARING

A. FY25-30 Secondary Six-Year Road Plan (R2024-38)

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comment on the proposed Secondary Six-Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2025 through 2030 in Nelson County and on the proposed Secondary Road System Improvement Priority List for Fiscal Year 2025.

IV. APPROVAL OF THE RURAL RUSTIC DESIGN STANDARD FOR FY25-30 NELSON COUNTY SECONDARY ROAD SIX YEAR IMPROVEMENT PLAN (R2024-39)

V. OTHER BUSINESS (AS PRESENTED)

VI. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE TO JUNE 4, 2024 AT 7 P.M. FOR THE FY25 BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING.

May 14, 2024 Broadband Authority Meeting Agenda and Packet

May 14, 2024 NCBA Packet

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BROADBAND AUTHORITY
MAY 14, 2024
THE MEETING CONVENES AT 1:00 P.M.
IN THE GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM
OF THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON, VIRGINIA

I. Call to Order

II. Public Comments

III. Consent Agenda
A. Resolution – R2024-01 Minutes for Approval

IV. New/Unfinished Business
A. Treasurer’s Report
B. Firefly Fiber Broadband Progress Update
C. Dissolution & Termination of NCBA (R2024-02)

V. Other Business (As May Be Presented)

VI. Adjournment

Blue Ridge Medical ACS presents – World Cancer Awareness Day May 30, 2024

World Cancer Awareness Day

The Blue Ridge Medical Center
ACS Team Presents

Understanding Cancer

When: Thursday, May 30, 2024
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Rockfish Valley Community Center, 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, VA 22920

For more information, contact

Board of Supervisors Public Hearing – May 14, 2024

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS & VDOT
2025-2030 SECONDARY SIX-YEAR ROAD PLAN
AND CONSTRUCTION PRIORITY LIST
FOR NELSON COUNTY

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Board of Supervisors of Nelson County, in accordance with Sections 33.2-331 and 33.2-332 of the Code of Virginia, will conduct a joint public hearing in the General District Courtroom of the Nelson County Courthouse, 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, Virginia at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

The purpose of this public hearing is to receive public comment on the proposed Secondary Six-Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2025 through 2030 in Nelson County and on the proposed Secondary Road System Improvement Priority List for Fiscal Year 2025.

All projects in the Secondary Six-Year Plan that are eligible for federal funds will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which documents how Virginia will obligate federal transportation funds.

Secondary Unpaved Road Priority List for Fiscal Year 2025 are proposed as follows:

Priority    Route # and Name                Distance                                                            Mileage

1                634 Spring Valley Rd.             Rte. 616 to Dead End                                      1.00 Mi.
2               687 North Fork Rd.                  1.0 Mi. North Rte. 56 to 2.0 Mi. North            1.00 Mi.
3               681 Pigeon Hill Rd.                  Rte. 769 to Rte. 680                                         1.75 Mi.
4               662 South Powells Island     0.68 Mi. N Rte. 739 to 1.45 Mi. North               0.77 Mi.
5               780 Toms Ln.                           Rte. 674 to Dead End                                      0.40 Mi.

Copies of the proposed Plan and Budget and the Secondary Unpaved Road Priority List may be reviewed at the Nelson County Administrator’s Office located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, VA 22949, and at the Appomattox VDOT Residency Office located at 331 Ferguson St. Appomattox, VA 24522.

Persons requiring special assistance to attend or participate in this hearing should contact the Nelson County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors and the Virginia Dept. of Transportation

Virginia Invasive Plant Survey – Blue Ridge PRISM

Blue Ridge PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) is surveying a broad group of participants to better understand what invasive plant species have been or are becoming, a problem for Virginia homeowners, farmers, commercial property owners, and natural area stewards. We need your help to identify which invasive plants you are seeing locally and are most concerned about.  Please fill out the Invasive Plants of Virginia Survey

Please complete survey by July 1. Feel free to share it with others. Thank you for helping Blue Ridge PRISM learn more so they can educate Virginians and help solve this growing issue.

Piedmont Environmental Council – Solar For Rural Business Workshop May 7, 2024

Piedmont Environmental Council’s Post

☀ Are you a business in the rural area looking to lower your energy costs and power your business through small-scale renewable energy? ☀

Join PEC on May 7 in North Garden for a free half-day workshop alongside solar installers, grant specialists and a business that successfully went solar. Lunch will be provided.

Tiger Solar and SunDay Solar will be available to answer your questions and help get you signed up to take advantage of the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant opportunity. Speakers will also include The Piedmont Environmental Council, Climate Protection Program of Albemarle County, Powers Farm & Brewery, and Solar United Neighbors.

Register at https://lnkd.in/gfu6Bnvk

Grant eligibility: All of PEC’s nine counties (Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock) and the City of Charlottesville are eligible, excluding parts of Loudoun County east of Leesburg. Business types eligible include all agricultural and processing businesses, agritourism such as wineries and breweries, florists, printers, storage facilities, medical practices, car shops, and more.

Thank you to our sponsors: Climate Protection Program of Albemarle County, Virginia Clinicians for Climate Action, The Community Climate Collaborative, American Farmland Trust, and the Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Conservation District.

LinkedIn Post: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7188999240583393280

2023 GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency

TJPDC Press Release – Review and Comment on the CA-MPO’s Long-Range Transportation Plan, Moving Toward 2050

TJPDC Press Release – LRTP Public Comment 4.19.2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: April 19, 2024
Contact:      Christine Jacobs, Executive Director
Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission
;  (434) 979-1597

REVIEW AND COMMENT ON THE CHARLOTTESVILLE-ALBEMARLE METROPOLITAN
PLANNING ORGANIZATION’S LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN, MOVING TOWARD 2050

 Charlottesville, Virginia, April 19, 2024 – The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (CA-MPO) is pleased to announce the release of an unformatted version of its long-range transportation plan, Moving Toward 2050. All community members and stakeholders are invited to review and comment. The plan outlines the region’s priority transportation improvements over the coming decades. The Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a fundamental document for our community. It states our region’s collective vision for the future of our transportation system, and it identifies projects that we anticipate our region will implement in the foreseeable future. The LRTP considers all modes of transportation, including private vehicles, public transit, bicycles, pedestrians, and air, and covers other transportation issues such as bridge maintenance and safety improvements. The LRTP must be updated every five years per federal mandate. The preceding version, approved by the MPO Policy Board in May 2019, was named the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (2045 LRTP). The updated plan presented has been named Moving Toward 2050.

For more information on the Toward 2050 planning process and to review the draft plan, visit the project webpage: https://campo.tjpdc.org/process-documents/lrtp/2050-lrtp/

About the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (CA-MPO)
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (CA-MPO) is the forum for cooperative transportation decision-making among Charlottesville, Albemarle, state and federal officials. The MPO considers long-range regional projects and combines public input, technical data, and agency collaboration to develop forward-thinking solutions.

About the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC)
The TJPDC is a regional planning agency that offers a broad range of services in the areas of transportation, community development, housing, economic development, land-use/planning, environmental programming, as well as legislative services. The TJPDC serves the member governments within the Planning District, to include the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. The TJPDC currently houses the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and coordinates a wide variety of short-range and long-range urban and rural transportation, planning, environment, housing, and community development projects.

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TJPDC CEDS Strategy Committee – Poll for Wrap-up Meeting

TJPDC is planning a final meeting in May to wrap up the CEDS Strategy Committee and discuss next steps for implementation. Fill out this poll to share your preferred meeting time here: https://forms.office.com/r/Pn1M3Puh8g

As a reminder, the CEDS Plan draft is available for public comment through April 27, 2024. The super regional strategies are in one of the plan’s appendices. If you have comments on the plan or appendices, please submit them on the web form here.

Ruth Emerick, GISP
Chief Operating Officer

Board Vacancies and Expiring Terms – Interested Applicants Apply

PUBLIC NOTICE
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BOARD VACANCIES AND EXPIRING TERMS

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors is seeking citizens to serve on the following:

Economic Development Authority (EDA) – 1 Vacancy Expiring 6/30/26
MACAA Board of Directors- 1 Vacancy Expiring 3/13/26
Ag & Forestal District Committee – 1 Landowner Term Expiring 5/13/24
Economic Development Authority (EDA) – 2 Seats Expiring 6/30/24
JAUNT – 1 Seat Expiring 6/30/24
Board of Building Code Appeals – 3 Seats Expiring 6/30/24
Jefferson Madison Regional Library Board – 1 Seat Expiring 6/30/24
Library Advisory Committee – West District Seat Expiring 6/30/24
Planning Commission – District Seats Expiring 6/30/24 (South & West)
Region Ten Community Services Board – 1 Seat Expiring 6/30/24
Nelson County Service Authority – District Seats Expiring 6/30/24 (South & West)
Social Services Board – Central District Seat Expiring 6/30/24
JABA Board of Directors – 1 Seat Expiring 7/15/24

For more information, please contact the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000 or email . If interested in serving, please complete & submit an Application Form available at http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/government/boards-commissions/. The completed form may be faxed to 434-263-7004, emailed to , or mailed to County Administrator’s Office, P. O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA 22949.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

April 15, 2024 SMJH No-Cost Farm Stand

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Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

Sentara will provide fresh, local, farm-raised food to the Nelson community at no cost. No-cost, farm stand, Local, fresh & free

Where: The Nelson Center, 8445 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949
When: Monday, April 15, 2024
Time: 5:00pm

For more information Call: Anrechio Hearns at 434-984-6220 or email

This program is free to the public because of the support of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation.

April 9, 2024 Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda and Packet

April 9, 2024 BOS Packet

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
APRIL 9, 2024
THE REGULAR MEETING CONVENES AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Moment of Silence
B. Pledge of Allegiance

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Resolution – R2024-19 Minutes for Approval
B. Resolution – R2024-20 Budget Amendment
C. Resolution – R2024-21 Recognition of Armand and Bernice Thieblot
D. Resolution – R2024-22 Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
E. Resolution – R2024-23 Animal Care and Control Appreciation Week
F. Resolution – R2024-24 April is Fair Housing Month
G. Resolution – R2024-25 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

IV. RESOLUTION – RECOGNITION OF SUSAN HUFFMAN (R2024-26)

V. PRESENTATIONS
A. VDOT Report
B. VDOT Secondary Six Year Plan Work Session (R2024-27)

VI. NEW & UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. County and Schools Project Financing (R2024-28)
B. Real Estate Tax Exemption Applications
C. Lovingston Logo Usage Agreement (R2024-29)
D. Authorization for Public Hearing on FY25 Budget (R2024-30)

VII. REPORTS, APPOINTMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND CORRESPONDENCE
A. Reports
1. County Administrator’s Report
2. Board Reports
B. Appointments
C. Correspondence
D. Directives

IX. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE – EVENING SESSION AT 7PM

EVENING SESSION
7:00 P.M. – NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. 2042 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN (R2024-31)

IV. CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO §2.2-3711 (A)(3)

V. OTHER BUSINESS (AS PRESENTED)

VI. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE TO APRIL 11, 2024 AT 4 P.M. FOR A BUDGET WORK SESSION.

PRESS RELEASE: TJPDC CEDS Plan Draft Available for Public Comment Until 4/27

TJPDC Press Release – CEDS Public Comment 3.27.2024

TJPDC CEDS Plan DRAFT 2024.03.27

TJPDC CEDS Plan Appendices DRAFT 2024.03.27

THE THOMAS JEFFERSON PLANNING DISTRICT COMMISSION INVITES ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS

AND STAKEHOLDERS TO REVIEW AND COMMENT ON NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN

 Charlottesville, Virginia, March 27, 2024 – The Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission is pleased to announce the release of its Comprehensive Economic Development Plan (CEDS) for public review and comment. In accordance with the requirements set forth by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the CEDS will be available for a 30-day statutory review period, commencing on March 27, 2024 and concluding on April 27, 2024.

 During this period, the TJPDC encourages all residents, businesses, community organizations, and stakeholders to review the proposed plan and provide valuable feedback. The CEDS outlines a strategic vision and actionable goals aimed at fostering economic growth, job creation, and sustainable development within our community. Your insights and perspectives are crucial in ensuring that the plan accurately reflects the needs and aspirations of our diverse economic landscape.

 The CEDS document can be accessed online at https://tjpdc.org/our-work/economic-development/ or in person at the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission offices at 401 E. Water Street, Charlottesville VA. Comments and suggestions can be submitted electronically through this form: https://bit.ly/4a7Nkz3. We value your input and look forward to engaging in a constructive dialogue that will shape the future of our local economy.

 About the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC)

The TJPDC is a regional planning agency that offers a broad range of services in the areas of transportation, community development, housing, economic development, land-use/planning, environmental programming, as well as legislative services. The TJPDC serves the member governments within the Planning District, to include the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. The TJPDC currently houses the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and coordinates a wide variety of short-range and long-range urban and rural transportation, planning, environment, housing, and community development projects.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Special Collections Spring & Fall Dates

Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days

Household Hazardous Waste Collection at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center will be held 9am-2pm on:

  • Spring 2024
    • Friday, April 26, 2024
    • Saturday, April 27, 2024
  • Fall 2024
    • Friday, September 20, 2024
    • Saturday, September 21, 2024

HHW collections are free only to residents of Albemarle County, Charlottesville, and Town of Scottsville, and available to Nelson County residents who obtain a voucher from Nelson County government.

Nelson County residents can obtain vouchers at any of the staffed collection sites, County Administration office or contact Sue Baker, Recycling Coordinator, at .

For more information click here: https://www.rivanna.org/hhw/ 

April 11, 2024 Public Hearing – Increase in Real Property Rate

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
INCREASE IN REAL PROPERTY RATE

Pursuant to Virginia State Code §58.1-3001 and §58.1-3007, a public hearing will be held by the Nelson County Board of Supervisors in order to receive public comment on the proposed 2024 Real Property tax rate effective January 1, 2024. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. in the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, VA 22949.

The following is the current (2023) Real Property tax rate and the proposed (2024) Real Property tax rate to be levied per $100 of assessed value. The proposed Real Property tax rate increase of one (1) cent is anticipated to generate approximately $321,707 in revenue.

Real Property Tax Rates
Current (2023)                     Proposed (2024)
$0.65                                      $0.66

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Building Inspections & Planning and Zoning Office Closure March 28, 2024

Building Inspection and Planning & Zoning offices are closed today March 28, 2024 due to a power outage. If you need assistance please email Jeremy Marrs, Building Official at or Dylan Bishop, Director of Planning & Zoning at or Emily Hjulstrom at .

2024 VDOT Lynchburg District Spring Six Year Improvement Program Public Meeting

VDOT – Commonwealth Transportation (CTB)

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) will conduct a public meeting in our area to give citizens the opportunity to provide comments on projects and programs to be included in the Fiscal Year 2025-2030 Six-Year Improvement Program (FY2025-2030 SYIP), including highway, rail and public transportation initiatives.  These projects and programs represent important improvements to address safety, congestion and preservation of Virginia’s transportation network. This spring the SYIP update will focus upon funding programs such as State of Good Repair, Revenue Sharing, Transportation Alternatives, Innovation and Technology Transportation Fund (ITTF) and safety projects. 

The Lynchburg District Spring SYIP Public meeting will start at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 1, 2024, at 4303 Campbell Ave. Lynchburg, Virginia at our district office in the Ramey Memorial Auditorium.  Formal public comment on projects proposed to be included in the SYIP will be accepted at the meeting. Written comments may also be submitted during the meeting, or they may be mailed or e-mailed afterwards and accepted until May 20, 2024.

VDOT encourages you to attend the public meeting in our region, or one of the other meetings listed on the attachment if it is more convenient for you.  If you cannot attend the meeting, you may send your comments to Infrastructure Investment Director at 1401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 or e-mail them to .   For transit and public transportation, you may send your comments , Public Information Office, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond VA, 23219.  Comments on the Draft SYIP and candidate projects will be accepted until May 20, 2024.  For more information, please visit https://www.ctb.virginia.gov/planning/springmeetings2024/default.asp. -VDOT

2024 Spring Public Meeting Dates and Locations click here: 2024 Spring Public Meeting Dates and Locations

Public meetings begin at 4:00 p.m. in each of the locations except as noted below:

Public meetings begin at 4 p.m. in each of the locations except as noted below:

A formal comment period will be held at these meetings.

If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please contact Anna Smoot at (434) 856-8171 or Chris Winstead at (434) 856-8173

*The Northern Virginia District meeting will begin at 5 p.m. and serve as the required joint public meeting with the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission, the Virginia Railway Express, and the CTB per § 33.2-214.3 of the Code of Virginia.

Board of Supervisors Meeting: Budget Work Session March 22, 2024

March 22, 2024 BOS Budget Packet

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MARCH 22, 2024
THE CONTINUED MEETING CONVENES AT 9:30 A.M. IN THE
OLD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ROOM (#420), NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
84 COURTHOUSE SQUARE, LOVINGSTON, VA 22949

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. FY25 GENERAL FUND BUDGET WORK SESSION (AS TIME ALLOWS)
A. March 18th Work Session Follow-up
a. MACAA Funding – Sarah Hanks, Executive Director
b. Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) Funding
c. Local EMS Council Funding
d. TJEMS Funding
e. Omitted ECC Staffing Request
f. Capital Outlay Items to Revisit
1. IT Microwave Network Upgrade – Replace 8 Antennas & Waveguides
2. IT Network Event Logging Solution
3. Parks & Recreation Master Plan
4. Sheriff’s Vehicle Pricing Update

B. Expenditure Review Continued
a. General Fund Transfers
1. VPA/Social Services
2. Debt Service
3. School Division Operating & Nurses
4. Piney River Water & Sewer
5. Reassessment
b. Employee Compensation

C. Revenue Review – Local, State, Federal, and Other
D. Consider 2024 Tax Rates
a. Authorize Public Hearing on Rate Increases for April 11, 2024 (If Applicable)

III. OTHER BUSINESS (AS MAY BE PRESENTED)

IV. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE TO ¬MARCH 25th, 2024 AT ____ or April ___, 2024 AT ____ FOR A BUDGET WORK SESSION

Wintergreen Wildfire Plan Protocols

Message from Wintergreen Fire Department – Wildfire Notification Protocols 

Wildfire Message – Wintergreen Fire Department

Good Evening:
Multiple Counties in our region are declaring States of Emergencies and enacting evacuations due to wildfires tonight. This is a good time to review some Wintergreen protocols.
First, the risk code for our community is currently “yellow” and therefore any outdoor fires (even in approved devices) are prohibited. If you use a Chimenea for a wine party tonight, the Wintergreen Fire Department will show up uninvited to dampen more than the festive mood. Please don’t put us in that position.
Second, during wind events, it’s important that you pay close attention to messages from “Alert Wintergreen”. If Wintergreen Fire becomes aware of a substantial wildfire within 10 miles of Wintergreen, we will notify you. This should act as your cue to get your “go-bag” ready. Gather your medications, important papers, etc. and be prepared to evacuate. We will notify you if we feel that an evacuation order is possible within 24 hours. Please understand that “possible” does not mean “probable” and due to changing conditions, an evacuation order could come much earlier than 24 hours. It is our recommendation that upon receiving the “24-hour” notice, you should voluntarily evacuate. The cost of a night’s lodging in Waynesboro pales by comparison to the stress of an emergency evacuation.
Third, if given the order to evacuate, please follow the directions explicitly. For example, if you’re told to turn downhill when exiting Wintergreen, please don’t ignore advice by crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway. If we know the fire will approach from the West, we will tell you to turn East. There currently is not a road connecting Wintergreen to the Blue Ridge Parkway. We remain hopeful that we can announce progress on this issue soon.
If an evacuation is ordered, this means Wintergreen Fire Department is no longer trying to suppress wildfire and instead has focused entirely on evacuation efforts.
No plan would be complete without a “worst-case” scenario. In the highly unlikely event that we need to evacuate the mountain, however can’t, you will be directed to the Skyline Pavilion. Skyline Pavilion houses Ski Patrol, the Edge Restaurant, and a large conference space. This is the largest building on the mountain which is protected by sprinklers. Additionally, the Pavilion is surrounded by large parking lots and the ski slope, making it a highly defensible structure. Our staff will deploy the ladder truck as well as high-flow ground nozzle devices to create a “water curtain” around the structure.
Our plan is not perfect, but this is our plan.
Living in a ridge top community doesn’t come without risk, however it shouldn’t be coupled with fear. Wintergreen is a “Fire-Wise Community” which invests heavily in emergency preparedness.
The strongest advice on wildfires comes from the leading expert, Smokey The Bear…..”only you can prevent wildfires”.
You can monitor Virginia Wildfires at: https://virginiapro.firesponse.com/public/

Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing on March 20, 2024 at 7PM

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MARCH 20, 2024
THE CONTINUED MEETING CONVENES AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE
NELSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM,
6919 THOMAS NELSON HWY, LOVINGSTON, VA 22949

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC HEARING

A. 2042 Comprehensive Plan

Berkley Group will provide a presentation on the draft 2042 Comprehensive Plan. Following the presentation, the Board will receive public input regarding the draft Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is the County’s key policy document for land use, development, housing, infrastructure, transportation, and related economic and social issues.

III. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE TO – MARCH 22, 2024 AT 9:30 A.M. FOR A BUDGET WORK SESSION.

Board of Supervisors Meeting: Budget Work Session March 18, 2024

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MARCH 18, 2024
THE CONTINUED MEETING CONVENES AT 1:00 P.M. IN THE
OLD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ROOM (#420), NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
84 COURTHOUSE SQUARE, LOVINGSTON, VA 22949

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. FY25 GENERAL FUND BUDGET WORK SESSION (AS TIME ALLOWS)
A. Approval of Anthem Health Insurance Plans and Rates (R2024-18)
B. March 15th work session follow-up
a. Capital Outlay – Susan Rorrer
b. Sheriff’s vehicles – Sheriff Embrey
C. Expenditures Review continued
a. Agencies & Non-Departmental
b. Employee Compensation
c. General Fund Transfers
D. Revenue Review

III. OTHER BUSINESS (AS MAY BE PRESENTED)

IV. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE TO MARCH 20, 2024 AT 7 P.M. FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN.

Board of Supervisors Meeting: Budget Work Session March 15, 2024

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MARCH 15, 2024
THE CONTINUED MEETING CONVENES AT 1:00 P.M. IN THE
OLD BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ROOM (#420), NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
84 COURTHOUSE SQUARE, LOVINGSTON, VA 22949

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. FY25 GENERAL FUND BUDGET WORK SESSION (AS TIME ALLOWS)
A. Anthem Health Insurance Plans and Rates Review
B. Expenditures Review
1. County Departments
2. Agencies & Non-Departmental
3. Capital Outlay

III. OTHER BUSINESS (AS MAY BE PRESENTED)

IV. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE TO ¬MARCH 18, 2024 AT 1 P.M. FOR A BUDGET WORK SESSION.

March 12, 2024 Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda and Packet

March 12, 2024 BOS Packet

FY25 Introduced GF Budget Summary Narrative

County Administrator’s Report for March 12, 2024

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MARCH 12, 2024
THE REGULAR MEETING CONVENES AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Moment of Silence
B. Pledge of Allegiance

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Resolution – R2024-13 Minutes for Approval
B. Resolution – R2024-14 Budget Amendment
C. Resolution – R2024-15 FY25 Creative Communities Partnership Grant
D. Resolution – R2024-16 Opposition to Aqua Virginia Rate Increase
E. Resolution – R2024-17 Virginia Main Street Annual Compliance

IV. PROCLAMATION – AMERICAN RED CROSS MONTH (P2024-01)

V. PRESENTATIONS
A. VDOT Report
B. VDOT Smart Scale Pre-Applications – Carson Eckhardt
C. Parks and Recreation Upcoming Projects – Jerry West
D. FY25 Budget Introduction and Proposed Schedule

VI. NEW & UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Shipman Historic District Cost Share Grant Application
B. Comprehensive Plan – Planning Commission’s Recommendations

VII. REPORTS, APPOINTMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND CORRESPONDENCE
A. Reports
1. County Administrator’s Report
2. Board Reports
B. Appointments
C. Correspondence
D. Directives

VIII. CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO §2.2-3711 (A)(7) & (A)(8)

IX. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE TO ¬________ FOR A BUDGET WORK SESSION, AN EVENING SESSION WILL NOT BE CONDUCTED.

Board of Supervisors Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing – March 20, 2024 at 7PM

PUBLIC NOTICE
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PUBLIC HEARING
MARCH 20, 2024 – 07:00 PM – 6919 THOMAS NELSON HWY, LOVINGSTON, VA 22949

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-2204, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, 2024 in the Nelson County High School Auditorium located at 6919 Thomas Nelson Hwy., Lovingston, Virginia 22949.

The Board will receive public input regarding the draft Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is the County’s key policy document for land use, development, housing, infrastructure, transportation, and related economic and social issues. A complete draft of the plan may be examined at the Nelson County Planning and Zoning Office at 80 Front St, Lovingston, Virginia 22949 and is also available online at: https://www.nelson2042.com/document-library.

This Comprehensive Plan Amendment repeals and replaces the adopted 2002 Comprehensive Plan in its entirety. Content, maps, goals, objectives, and strategies for all chapters have been revised and/or replaced in entirety to address key issues and priorities identified through public outreach and to comply with the Code of Virginia. The revised plan consists of the following chapters: 1) Creating Our Guide, describing the Comprehensive Plan purpose and process; 2) Setting Our Direction, describing County background information and demographics; 3) Shaping Community Character, describing a policy framework for growth and development, including a revised future land use map, land use pattern areas, and development design principles and strategies; 4) Connecting People & Places, describing transportation inventory, needs, planning assumptions, and recommended projects and strategies; 5) Creating Livable Communities, describing existing housing conditions and ways to promote affordable housing, housing choice, and healthy, livable neighborhoods; 6) Protecting Valuable Resources, describing information on such topics as topography, water resources, flood hazards, cultural and historical sites, and strategies to promote sustainable growth and development that respects the natural and cultural environment; 7) Creating a Resilient Economy, describing economic data and drivers, key industries, and strategies for economic growth based on tourism and recreation; and 8) Serving the Community, describing anticipated needs and improvements to public facilities and services such as recreation, educational needs, and other public and private assets. The implementation chapter categorizes the strategies from each chapter and provides a list of tools for successful implementation.

This meeting is being held at the Nelson County High School at 6919 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949, in a public facility believed to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Any person with questions on the accessibility of the facility should contact the Planning and Zoning Office at 80 Front St, Lovingston, Virginia 22949, or by telephone at 434-263-7090.

 

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail Partial Closure Notice – March 4th

VBRRT Partial Closure Notice

The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail will be partially closed Monday and potentially Tuesday, March 4-5, for tree work at the far end of the trail. The closure will be from the Tye River bridge through the trail’s end.

This work is weather permitting and is subject to change. Any updates and adjustments will be announced at that time if determined necessary. Please contact Nelson County Parks and Recreation with any questions at (434)263-7130 or email .

Public Notice: Upcoming Board Vacancies

PUBLIC NOTICE
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BOARD VACANCIES

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors is seeking citizens to serve on the following:

NC Economic Development Authority (EDA) – 1 Vacancy Term Expiring 6/30/26
MACAA Board of Directors- 1 Term Expiring 3/13/24
Ag & Forestal District Committee – 1 Landowner Term Expiring 5/13/24

For more information, please contact the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000 or email . If interested in serving, please complete & submit an Application Form available at http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/government/boards-commissions/. The completed form may be faxed to 434-263-7004, emailed to , or mailed to County Administrator’s Office, P. O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA 22949.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

VDOT News Release Road Closure Route 630 (Green Creek Rd.) in Nelson County

RELEASE: IMMEDIATE                                                    February 16, 2024
CONTACT: Len Stevens 434-856-8176 (office)                   LYN-24-07

ROAD CLOSURE: ROUTE 630 (GREEN CREEK RD.) IN NELSON COUNTY
Due to a bridge deck replacement project

Road Closure Route 630 (Green Creek Rd.) in Nelson County2407

LYNCHBURG — Motorists should expect delays due to a bridge deck replacement on Route 630 in Nelson County.

Route 630 (Green Creek Road) will be temporarily closed to through traffic from Route 617 (Rockfish River Road) to the intersection of Route 6 (Irish Road) from March 4-14, 2024.

The Department of Transportation will provide adequate signs for the closure and detour of this portion of Route 630 (Green Creek Rd) and will use Route 617 (Rockfish River Road) to Route 800 (Schuyler Road) to Route 6 (Irish Road) back to Route 630.

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This release may also be found at Lynchburg District | Road Closure: Route 630 (Green Creek Rd.) in Nelson County | Virginia Department of Transportation

March 5th – Board of Zoning Appeals

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-2204, §15.2-2309, and §15.2-2310 the Nelson County Board of Zoning Appeals hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 at 7:00 p.m. at the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, for the following:

Public Hearing

  1. Variance # 24-0031

Consideration of a request from Theresa Moore for a Variance to reduce the minimum required front setback of 75 feet from the center of the road, to 38 feet from the center of the road, for construction of a single-family dwelling. The subject property is zoned A-1 Agricultural and is owned by Theresa Moore. The property contains 0.93 acres, is located at 695 Stagecoach Road in Afton and further identified as Tax Map Parcel #3-A-8.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Telephone inquiries may also be directed to the Dept. of Planning & Zoning, (434) 263-7090, or toll free at 888-662-9400, selections 4 and 1. Nelson County does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to its programs and activities. Accommodation will be made for handicapped persons upon advance request.

Meals On Wheels is Coming to Nelson County

Meals On Wheels is expanding services to Nelson County. Meals On Wheels strives to improve the health and support the independence and dignity of our homebound neighbors by delivering nutritious meals right to the door. If you know of community member(s) who have difficulty both accessing and preparing food for themselves, please refer them to us.

Who Meets Our Criteria:
People ages 18 and up
People with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, CHF, kidney disease or other degenerative conditions
People with challenges or limitations that make it difficult or impossible to prepare meals for themselves
People who are home alone during the day and unable to leave to access to food
People living alone who are recovering from surgery (temporary services available)

Meal prices available on a sliding scale based on monthly income.  Please call 434-293-4364 to find out more information on our services.

Community Partners:
Here to Stay
Rockfish Presbyterian Church
Rockfish Valley Community Center
Emmanuel Episcopal Church

4 PM Burning Law in Effect – February 15th – April 30th

Virginia Department of Forestry – 4 PM Burning Law

4PM-Burning-Law-in-Brief-Sign

4PM-Burning-Law-in-Brief-Sign-Spanish

Virginia’s 4 PM Burning Law is in effect from February 15 through April 30 each year. It is important to note that some localities may have even more restrictive regulations on outdoor burning than the state’s 4 PM Burning Law. All burners are encouraged to check with their locality before starting any outdoor burning.

You can find more information here: https://dof.virginia.gov/wildland-prescribed-fire/fire-laws/4-pm-burning-law/

Notice of Holiday Closing – Presidents Day

County of Nelson
Notice of Office Holiday Closing

 Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024 in observance of Presidents Day and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, February 17, 2024 and Monday, February 19, 2024, and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

The County Convenience Centers and all public safety operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

February 13, 2024 Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda and Packet

February 13, 2024 BOS Packet

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
FEBRUARY 13, 2024
THE REGULAR MEETING CONVENES AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Moment of Silence
B. Pledge of Allegiance

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Resolution – R2024-06 Minutes for Approval
B. Resolution – R2024-07 Budget Amendment

IV. PRESENTATIONS
A. VDOT Report
B. Comprehensive Safety Action Plan Goals – TJPDC (R2024-08)
C. Nelson County Department of Social Services 2023 Annual Financial Statement

V. NEW & UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Project Financing for County and School Projects
1. Reimbursement Resolution for County Project (R2024-09)
2. Reimbursement Resolution for School Renovation Project (R2024-10)
B. CHA Proposal for Evaluation of Lovingston Water and Wastewater System
C. Faber Volunteer Fire Department 80/20 Program Truck Order Request (R2024-11)
D. Lovingston Revitalization (Branding)
E. Fourth of July Event Proposal and Funding Request
F. Sheriff’s Department Vehicle Funding Request (R2024-12)

VI. REPORTS, APPOINTMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND CORRESPONDENCE
A. Reports
1. County Administrator’s Report
2. Board Reports
B. Appointments
C. Correspondence
D. Directives

VII. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE – EVENING SESSION AT 7PM

EVENING SESSION
7:00 P.M. – NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. Special Use Permit #1044 – Campground
Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (two sites) on property zoned A-1 Agriculture. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #41-A-31 in Tyro. The subject property is 0.828 acres and is owned by John H. Jr. and Roberta Fitzgerald.

B. Special Use Permit #1085 – Campground
Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (two sites) on two adjacent properties zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject properties are located at Tax Map Parcels #22-A-59 (2.001 acres) and #22-A-59D (2 acres) at 5032 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Nellysford. The subject properties total 4.001 acres and are owned by Kelly A. Kahle.

C. Special Use Permit # 1101 – Amendment to Condition of Approved Multifamily Dwelling
Consideration of an application requesting an amendment to a condition regarding fencing requirements of previously approved Special Use Permit #716 for a Multifamily Dwelling use on property zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcels #6-A-131 and 6-A-163D at 9485 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Afton. The subject properties total 10.94 acres and are owned by Quakeela Teasley.

IV. OTHER BUSINESS (AS PRESENTED)

V. ADJOURNMENT

Public Notice: Board Vacancies

PUBLIC NOTICE
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BOARD VACANCIES

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors is seeking citizens to serve on the following:

NC Economic Development Authority (EDA) – 1 Vacancy Term Expiring 6/30/26
MACAA Board of Directors- 1 Term Expiring 3/13/24
Ag & Forestal District Committee – 1 Landowner Term Expiring 5/13/24

For more information, please contact the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000 or email . If interested in serving, please complete & submit an Application Form available at http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/government/boards-commissions/. The completed form may be faxed to 434-263-7004, emailed to , or mailed to County Administrator’s Office, P. O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA 22949.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Nelson County Public Forum on ACRJ Renovations February 7, 2024 at The Nelson Center

THE ALBEMARLE-CHARLOTTESVILLE REGIONAL JAIL AUTHORITY INVITES THE PUBLIC TO A
COMMUNITY FORUM

ACRJ Community Forum Flyer_02.07.24

ACRJ_CommunityForum_NelsonCounty_Handout_2024-02-07

ACRJ_CommunityForum_NelsonCounty_Comment_2024-02-07

Join this public discussion about the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail renovation project

Wednesday, February 7
6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.

Attend In-Person
The Nelson Center: 8445 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston VA 22949

Speakers
Colonel Martin Kumer, Jail Superintendent
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Authority

Luke Janik, Project Manager
Moseley Architects

Learn More Here: www.acrj.org/renovationproject

Thursday, January 25th – Community Forum

ACRJ Community Forum Flyer_01.18.24

Public Meeting Press Release ACRJ Renovations

Nelson County residents are invited to attend this community forum.

THE ALBEMARLE-CHARLOTTESVILLE REGIONAL JAIL AUTHORITY INVITES THE PUBLIC TO A
Community Forum
Join this public discussion about the
Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail renovation project

January 12, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail Authority Hosts Public Meeting
Seeking input on its renovation project

Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail (ACRJ) Authority will be hosting a community forum on January 25, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Carver Recreation Center, Classroom Lounge, 233 4th Street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903. The Authority seeks input from the community regarding its renovation project. Light refreshments will be provided.

There is a Zoom Virtual Option for this meeting. You can join the meeting virtually by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2246822826?omn=81165115446

The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss three design options as presented by Moseley Architects.

1) A design intended to address minimal deficiencies in the 1974 original
facility.
2) A design proposed to address major deficiencies.
3) The current design that was submitted to and approved by the Board of Local and Regional Jails and approved for 25% reimbursement by the
General Assembly

Tony Bell, Moseley Architects and his team as well as Jail Superintendent Martin Kumer will be present to facilitate the meeting and answer any questions.
Two more public meetings are planned for February 12 and February 29 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Carver Recreation Center, Classroom Lounge, 233 4th Street NW, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903. All 3 meetings will have a virtual option. For information about the project, go to www.acrj.org/renovationproject or contact Colonel Martin Kumer, Superintendent of ACRJ, at or (434) 977-6981.

Mission Statement

To receive, consider, and incorporate meaningful community and stakeholder input regarding the anticipated renovation of the physical facilities of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, and giving particular attention to inmate capacity, physical and mental well-being, gender equality, alternatives to 24/7 incarceration (including HEI), and re-entry programming, while respecting the financial contributions of the taxpayers.

Nelson County is coordinating a local community forum for the near future. The day, time and location is TBD. We will post more information as soon as it is available.

Comprehensive Plan Public Meetings Set

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media contact: Dylan Bishop, Nelson County Director of Planning and Zoning

Nelson County Comprehensive Plan Public Review
– Public is Invited to Attend

 Nelson County, VA – January 4, 2024

Nelson County is preparing to adopt the Nelson 2042 Comprehensive Plan and will conduct public hearings to review the Plan before adoption.  A Comprehensive Plan is a broad statement about the community, looking 10 to 20 years ahead. It includes specific goals and strategies to achieve the goals set forth in the Plan.

The Comprehensive Plan addresses topics such as land use, development, natural environment, transportation, and resource utilization in the unincorporated areas of Nelson County. The policies defined in the plan will guide the County’s future direction and priorities for growth, services, and land use regulation.

There will be two public hearings conducted to allow the public to voice their opinions about the Plan to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. The first will be conducted with the Planning Commission on January 31st, 2024, at 7:00 PM. The second will be conducted with the Board of Supervisors on March 20th, 2024, also at 7:00 PM. Both meetings will take place at the Nelson County High School, 6919 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, Virginia 22949.

The Planning Commission will review the current draft at their regular meeting on January 24. Following the public hearing on January 31, they will review comments and make a recommendation on the Plan to the Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on February 28. The Board of Supervisors will then review the Planning Commission’s recommendation at their regular meeting on March 12, prior to their public hearing on March 20. Final adoption of the Plan is not scheduled until at least the Board’s regular meeting on April 9, 2024.

Nelson County Director of Planning and Zoning notes, “As designed, this process has been an inclusive community effort. From the diagnostic analysis of Nelson County’s existing comprehensive plan, to analysis of the existing conditions, along with robust input surveys, public workshops and listening sessions, we created a vision and goals. The Plan chapters and implementation strategies are complete. Now it is time for public review and refinement with these two public hearings.”

The new plan builds on the 2014 Comprehensive Plan with public input, data collection, visioning, goal definition and strategies to ensure that the Plan translates into action. The plan includes demographic analysis of the County and contains chapters on: Land Use, Environment, Housing, Transportation, and Community Facilities, among other topics.

To review the plan and for more information about the process visit: www.nelson2042.com.

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Notice of Public Hearing – January 31, 2024 Comprehensive Plan Planning Commission

NELSON COUNTY

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING

JANUARY 31, 2024 – 7:00 PM – 6919 THOMAS NELSON HWY, LOVINGSTON, VA 22949

Notice is hereby given that the Nelson County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the following item. All interested parties are encouraged to present their views at this hearing.

 

The Commission will receive and consider public input regarding the draft Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is the County’s key policy document for land use, development, housing, infrastructure, transportation, and related economic and social issues. A complete draft of the plan may be examined at the Nelson County Planning and Zoning Office at 80 Front St, Lovingston, Virginia 22949 and is also available online at: https://www.nelson2042.com/document-library.

 

This Comprehensive Plan Amendment repeals and replaces the adopted 2002 Comprehensive Plan in its entirety. Content, maps, goals, objectives, and strategies for all chapters have been revised and/or replaced in entirety to address key issues and priorities identified through public outreach and to comply with the Code of Virginia. The revised plan consists of the following chapters: 1) Creating Our Guide, describing the Comprehensive Plan purpose and process; 2) Setting Our Direction, describing County background information and demographics; 3) Shaping Community Character, describing a policy framework for growth and development, including a revised future land use map, land use pattern areas, and development design principles and strategies; 4) Connecting People & Places, describing transportation inventory, needs, planning assumptions, and recommended projects and strategies; 5) Creating Livable Communities, describing existing housing conditions and ways to promote affordable housing, housing choice, and healthy, livable neighborhoods; 6) Protecting Valuable Resources, describing information on such topics as topography, water resources, flood hazards, cultural and historical sites, and strategies to promote sustainable growth and development that respects the natural and cultural environment; 7) Creating a Resilient Economy, describing economic data and drivers, key industries, and strategies for economic growth based on tourism and recreation; and 8) Serving the Community, describing anticipated needs and improvements to public facilities and services such as recreation, educational needs, and other public and private assets. The implementation chapter categorizes the strategies from each chapter and provides a list of tools for successful implementation.

This meeting is being held at the Nelson County High School at 6919 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949, in a public facility believed to be accessible to persons with disabilities. Any person with questions on the accessibility of the facility should contact the Planning and Zoning Office at 80 Front St, Lovingston, Virginia 22949  or by telephone at 434-263-7091.

If you can not make it to the public hearing but would still like to submit a public comment, you can submit them electronically by emailing them to:  

Shipman Historic District Meeting – Nelson Memorial Library January 10, 2024

Shipman Historic District Meeting

Shipman Historic District PowerPoint

Nelson County and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources have partnered to identify and document historic properties in the community of Shipman. The information collected during this survey will be used to determine the eligibility of a National Register of Historic Places historic district in Shipman. You are receiving this letter because your property falls within the potential historic district boundaries.

You are cordially invited to a meeting to introduce the project and meet the working group. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 6:00 pm at the Nelson Memorial Library, 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, Virginia 22949.

Hill Studio, out of Roanoke, has been hired to conduct the fieldwork required to carry out the historic survey and prepare the associated eligibility documentation for the approximately 60 historic properties in this area. The first round of field work will begin in early December, prior to the January meeting.

This survey does not in any way change what owners can do with their property; it does not impose restrictions from federal, state, or local levels of government. The survey effort will take place from the Public Right of Way and consist of limited photographs of building exteriors. Residents are under no obligation to allow access to their property. This phase of the project will not result in a National Register of Historic Places listing, although it is hoped that a historic district will be identified and evaluated for potential future listing on the National Register. Further public input will be sought before a historic district nomination is prepared.

Should you require additional information on the historic survey project then, please contact Maureen Kelley, (434) 263-7015 or Michael Pulice, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, at (540) 387-5443.

Respectfully,

Candice W. McGarry                                                   Michael Pulice

County Administrator                                                   Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Hat and Black Creek Water Quality Community Meeting – January 10, 2024

HatBlack Agenda

HatBlack Handout

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

The meeting will be held on January 10, 2024 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm at the Nelson Memorial Library (8521 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA).  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held the following day (January 11th) at the same time and location.

This meeting is to provide an overview of our follow up monitoring results, and discuss the process we used to establish phosphorus reduction targets for Black Creek.  Also, to discuss alternatives to TMDL development at the meeting, and more specifically, the option to develop a watershed plan for Hat and Black Creeks.  This plan would include all of the work that we have done in support of the study, but would take things a step further and include a plan to meet pollutant reduction targets with on the ground implementation actions.

Hat and Black Creek Community Engagement Meeting

Nelson Memorial Library, Lovingston VA
January 10, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

Agenda

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Update on progress since last meeting
a. Additional phosphorus monitoring results
b. Identifying a phosphorus endpoint for Black Creek
c. Shifting to a Watershed Restoration Plan
3. Sediment and phosphorus reduction goals
a. Review of selected sediment reduction scenario
b. Discussion of phosphorus reduction scenario
4. Key restoration plan components
5. Discussion of best management plans to consider for inclusion
6. Next steps

Contact information

Nesha McRae, TMDL Coordinator
DEQ Valley Regional Office
540-217-7173;

Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Martin Luther King Jr.

County of Nelson
Notice of Office Holiday Closing

 Nelson County courts, departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed on the following days in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday:

Nelson County offices will observe the following holiday schedule:
January 15, 2024 Closed

Nelson County Transfer Station will observe the following holiday schedule:
January 13, 2024 Closed
January 15, 2024 Closed

The County Convenience Centers and all public safety operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

January 9, 2024 Nelson County Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda and Packet

January 9, 2024 BOS Packet

County Administrator’s Report for January 9, 2024 BOS Meeting

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
JANUARY 9, 2024
THE REGULAR MEETING CONVENES AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Moment of Silence
B. Pledge of Allegiance

II. REORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD AND ANNUAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
A. Election of Chair and Vice Chair
B. Resolution – R2024-01 Annual Organizational Meeting of the Board

III. PUBLIC COMMENTS

IV. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Resolution – R2024-02 Minutes for Approval
B. Resolution – R2024-03 Budget Amendment

V. PRESENTATIONS
A. VDOT Report
B. Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District Programs Update

VI. NEW & UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Interest Free Loan Request – Wintergreen Rescue Squad (R2024-04)
B. Nelson EMS Proposed FY25 Shift Schedule Change
C. NCCDF Request for Support of Housing Opportunities via Fee Waivers (R2024-05)

VII. REPORTS, APPOINTMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND CORRESPONDENCE
A. Reports
1. County Administrator’s Report
2. Board Reports
B. Appointments
C. Correspondence
D. Directives

VIII. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE – EVENING SESSION AT 7PM

EVENING SESSION
7:00 P.M. – NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. Ordinance O2023-08 – Amendment to Chapter 11, Taxation, Article I, Sec. 11-5.1 Exemption for Volunteer Fire and Rescue Members

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public input on an Ordinance proposed for passage to amend Chapter 11, Taxation, Article I, Sec. 11-5.1 Exemption for Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad Members. Proposed amendments to Section 11-5.1 would change the exempted amount of personal property taxes from the first five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) of assessed value to a credit of three hundred dollars ($300.00) on the personal property tax bill of eligible volunteer fire and rescue squad members.

IV. OTHER BUSINESS (AS PRESENTED)

V. ADJOURNMENT

January 9, 2024 Nelson County Broadband Authority Agenda and Packet

January 9, 2024 NCBA Packet

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BROADBAND AUTHORITY
JANUARY 9, 2024
THE MEETING CONVENES AT 1:00 P.M.
IN THE GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM
OF THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON, VIRGINIA

I. Call to Order

II. Public Comments

III. Reorganization, Election of Officers, and 2024 Meeting Schedule
A. Chair & Vice Chair
B. Secretary & Treasurer
C. 2024 Meeting Schedule

IV. New/Unfinished Business
A. Treasurer’s Report

V. Other Business (As May Be Presented).

VI. Adjournment

Notice of Public Hearing – January 24th, 2024 Planning Commission

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices so requiring, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310, and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 24th at the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, for the following:

Public Hearings

  1. Special Use Permit #1085 – Campground

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (two sites) on two adjacent properties zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject properties are located at Tax Map Parcels #22-A-59 (2.001 acres) and #22-A-59D (2 acres) at 5032 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Nellysford. The subject properties total 4.001 acres and are owned by Kelly A. Kahle.

  1. Special Use Permit # 1101 – Amendment to Condition of Approved Multifamily Dwelling

Consideration of an application requesting an amendment to a condition regarding fencing requirements of previously approved Special Use Permit #716 for a Multifamily Dwelling use on property zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcels #6-A-131 and 6-A-163D at 9485 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Afton. The subject properties total 10.94 acres and are owned by Quakeela Teasley.

Following these public hearings, the Planning Commission may vote to forward the applications to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) (with a recommendation for approval; a recommendation for approval with recommended conditions; or a recommendation for denial) for action by the Board.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Telephone inquiries may also be directed to the Dept. of Planning & Zoning, (434) 263-7090, or toll free at 888-662-9400, selections 4 and 1. Nelson County does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to its programs and activities. Accommodation will be made for handicapped persons upon advance request.

EVENTS POSTPONED Sickle Cell: Important Community & Partner Event and Sickle Cell Blood Drive

EVENTS POSTPONED MESSAGE from American Red Cross:

Greetings Nelson County friends and partners,

we are postponing both; the January 7, “Sickle Cell Disease – Why my blood matters” community education event and the January 20, 2024, Sickle Cell Blood Drive.

Your American Red Cross in partnership with the Nelson County Heritage Center leaders share a commitment to providing more Sickle Cell Disease community education events and are rescheduling the Nelson Heritage Center Sickle Cell Blood drive for later this spring. As new dates and other information is available, we will share it broadly across the community.

We are so very grateful to have wonderful Nelson County partners who host and sponsor regularly scheduled community blood drives; we encourage everyone who is able to please schedule an appointment to give blood at a drive near you today.

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage as the nation faces the lowest number of people giving blood in 20 years. The Red Cross blood supply has fallen to critically low levels across the country, and blood and platelet donors are urged to make a donation appointment to help alleviate the shortage and help ensure lifesaving medical procedures are not put on hold.

Blood products are currently going to hospitals faster than blood donations are coming in, and in recent weeks, the Red Cross has had to limit distributions of type O blood products – among the most transfused blood types – to hospitals. “Small changes in blood donor turnout can have a huge impact on the availability of blood products and dramatic consequences for those in need of an emergency blood transfusion,” said Dr. Eric Gehrie, executive physician director for the Red Cross. “More challenges may lie ahead as the potential for severe winter weather and seasonal illness may compound the dire blood supply situation. Donors of all types – especially those with type O blood and those giving platelets – are urged to give now.”

Don’t wait – to make an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). The Red Cross and the National Football League (NFL) are partnering this January, during National Blood Donor Month, to urge individuals to give blood or platelets and help tackle the emergency blood shortage. Those who come to give blood, platelets or plasma in January will automatically be entered for a chance to win a trip for two to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. For details, visit RedCrossBlood.org/Super Bowl. Local upcoming blood donation opportunities can be found by visiting: RedCrossBlood.org.

Nelson County Heritage Center and American Red Cross

Nelson Education Event January 7, 2024 – Postponed

Sickle Cell Blood Drive January 20, 2024 – Postponed

The Nelson County Heritage Center and your American Red Cross are partnering together to host two important community Sickle Cell events January 2024. In the United States, an estimated 100,000 people of various racial and ethnic backgrounds have sickle cell disease, with the majority being of African descent. Blood from people of the same race or similar ethnicity is important in ensuring the best transfusion results, with the least potential reaction.

Sunday, January 7, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – “Sickle Cell Disease – Why my blood matters” presented by Alexis Innis, American Red Cross, Central Virginia, Blood Donor Manager. Did you know Sickle cell disease affects 1 out of every 365 Black or African American births, or people with sickle cell disease may need as many as 100 units of blood each year? Learn how your blood donations could help alleviate the symptoms of someone living with sickle cell disease, or even help save their life.

Saturday, January 20, 2024, The Nelson Heritage Center and your American Red Cross present the Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend of celebration and service Sickle Cell – Blood Drive from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Are You Ready To Give Blood?  Your blood donation could be what patients with sickle cell disease need to treat their condition. Blood donation is essential in ensuring the health of our communities. Reserve your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org by using Sponsor Code: NHC Or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

This event is open to all and everyone who attends will benefit from learning more about the impacts of Sickle Cell disease on those who live with the pain, and hope that the blood they need to ease that pain, is there, when they need it. Light afternoon snacks, sandwiches, fruit, vegetable tray, assorted sweets and beverages will be provided for attendees. Please RSVP to Alexis Innis . by no later than Friday, January 5, 2024, if you are able to join us.

Notice of Public Hearing – January 9, 2024 Nelson County Board of Supervisors

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia,
1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-1427, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 9, 2024 in the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, Virginia.

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public input on an Ordinance proposed for passage to amend Chapter 11, Taxation, Article I, Sec. 11-5.1 Exemption for Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad Members. Proposed amendments to Section 11-5.1 would change the exempted amount of personal property taxes from the first five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) of assessed value to a credit of up to three hundred dollars ($300.00) on the personal property tax bill of eligible volunteer fire and rescue squad members.

Copies of the full text of the proposed Ordinance amendment are available for review in the Office of the County Administrator, 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000. EOE.

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail- Partial Trail Closure on January 3, 2024

Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail
PARTIAL TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE

Piney River to Rose Mill will be CLOSED on Wednesday January 3, 2024 as Nelson County Parks and Recreation will be conducting tree work along the trail. This section of the trail will reopen to the public on Thursday January 4, 2024. Rose Mill to the Trail End will remain open during this time.  This closure project is weather permitting. Any delays in work will be posted as necessary.  Please contact NCPR for any questions and updates regarding the closure. (434)263-7130.

Notice of Office Holiday Closing – New Year’s

County of Nelson
Notice of Office Holiday Closing

Nelson County departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed on the following days in observance of the New Year’s holiday:

Nelson County offices will observe the following holiday schedule:
January 1, 2024 Closed

Nelson County Transfer Station will observe the following holiday schedule:
December 30, 2023 Closed
January 1, 2024 Closed

All County Convenience Collection Sites and Public Safety Operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

Outdoor Burn Ban Lifted

During their evening session on December 12, 2023, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors voted to terminate the ban on open air burning.  This is effective immediately.

Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Christmas

County of Nelson
Notice of Office Holiday Closing

Nelson County departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed on the following days in observance of the holidays:

Nelson County departments and offices will observe the following holiday schedule:
December 22, 2023 Closed at Noon
December 25, 2023 Closed

Nelson County Transfer Station will observe the following holiday schedule:
December 23, 2023 Closed
December 25, 2023 Closed

All County Convenience Centers and all public safety operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

Nelson County Internet Connectivity Issues – December 12, 2023

Nelson County is experiencing an internet connectivity issue due to issues with the internet service provider’s network. We will be unable to live stream today’s Board of Supervisors’ meetings on YouTube. Staff will be recording the meetings and post online as soon as the connectivity issues are resolved. We apologize for this inconvenience.

December 12, 2023 Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda and Packet

December 12, 2023 BOS Packet

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DECEMBER 12, 2023
THE REGULAR MEETING CONVENES AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Moment of Silence
B. Pledge of Allegiance

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. MEET THE LEGISLATOR

IV. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Resolution – R2023-76 Minutes for Approval
B. Resolution – R2023-77 FY24 Budget Amendment

V. PRESENTATIONS
A. Blue Ridge Tunnel After Dark Event Report & Check Presentation
B. VDOT Report
C. Update on Debt Capacity – Davenport
D. Larkin Property Master Plan – Architectural Partners
E. Regional Transit Governance Study – TJPDC

VI. NEW & UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Funding Request from Lovingston Beautification Volunteers
B. Authorization for Public Hearing on Personal Property Tax Exemption for Volunteer Fire and Rescue (R2023-78)
C. School Zone Speed Enforcement (R2023-79)
D. Transient Occupancy Tax Rate Increase (O2023-02)

VII. REPORTS, APPOINTMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND CORRESPONDENCE
A. Reports
1. County Administrator’s Report
2. Board Reports
B. Appointments
C. Correspondence
D. Directives

VIII. CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO §2.2-3711 (A)(7) & (A)(8)

IX. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE – EVENING SESSION AT 7PM

EVENING SESSION
7:00 P.M. – NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. Special Use Permit #1050 – Campground

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (six sites) on property zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #16-A-17 at 6973 North Fork Rd in Montebello. The subject property is 100.196 acres and is owned by Lacy Montebello LLC.

B. Ordinance O2023-07 – Amendment to Chapter 11, Taxation, Article II, Division 2 Exemptions for Elderly and Disabled

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public input on an Ordinance proposed for passage to amend Chapter 11, Taxation, Article II, Division 2 Exemptions for Elderly and Disabled. Proposed amendments to Section 11-43 Restrictions and Conditions, would increase the maximum owners’ total combined income from $50,000 to $75,000; and the maximum owners’ total net worth would increase from $100,000 to $125,000. The proposed amendments to Section 11-48 Determination of exemption, would update the income and net worth numbers to reflect the changes made to Section 11-43.

IV. OTHER BUSINESS (AS PRESENTED)
A. Local Burn Ban

V. ADJOURNMENT

Notice of Public Hearing – December 27, 2023

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED. SUP 1085 AND SUP 1101 WILL BE HEARD AT THE JANUARY 24TH, 2023 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices so requiring, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310, and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 27th at the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, for the following:

Public Hearings

  1. Special Use Permit #1085 – Campground

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (three sites) on three adjacent properties zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject properties are located at Tax Map Parcels #22-A-59 (2.001 acres), #22-A-59C (2.031 acres), and #22-A-59D (2 acres) at 5032 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Nellysford. The subject properties total 6.032 acres and are owned by Kelly A. Kahle.

  1. Special Use Permit # 1101 – Amendment to Condition of Approved Multifamily Dwelling

Consideration of an application requesting an amendment to a condition regarding fencing requirements of previously approved Special Use Permit #716 for a Multifamily Dwelling use on property zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcels #6-A-131 and 6-A-163D at 9485 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Afton. The subject properties total 10.94 acres and are owned by Quakeela Teasley.

Following these public hearings, the Planning Commission may vote to forward the applications to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) (with a recommendation for approval; a recommendation for approval with recommended conditions; or a recommendation for denial) for action by the Board.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Telephone inquiries may also be directed to the Dept. of Planning & Zoning, (434) 263-7090, or toll free at 888-662-9400, selections 4 and 1. Nelson County does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to its programs and activities. Accommodation will be made for handicapped persons upon advance request.

December 12, 2023 Nelson County Broadband Authority Meeting Agenda and Packet

December 12, 2023 NCBA Packet

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BROADBAND AUTHORITY
DECEMBER 12, 2023
THE MEETING CONVENES AT 1:00 P.M.
IN THE GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM
OF THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON, VIRGINIA

I. Call to Order

II. Public Comments

III. Consent Agenda
       A. Resolution – R2023-04 Minutes for Approval

IV. Presentation
A. Firefly Fiber Broadband Progress Update

V. New/Unfinished Business
A. Treasurer’s Report
B. Dissolution & Termination of NCBA (R2023-03 tabled from June 13, 2023 NCBA meeting)

VI. Other Business (As May Be Presented)

VII. Adjournment

March 2024 Order Calling for a Dual Presidential Primary

COMMONWEALTH of VIRGINIA

To the Secretary of the Electoral Board:

WHEREAS a notice in proper form has been received from the appropriate authority requesting the calling of a Primary
Election for the purpose of selecting delegates to the national convention for the Republican and Democratic Parties for
the office of President of the United States. Should only one candidate qualify for the primary ballot for the office, no
primary will be held.

THEREFORE, you are, in the name of the Commonwealth and pursuant to § 24.2-517 of the Code of Virginia, ordered to
cause a Primary Election to be held in your locality on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, for the purpose aforesaid. You are further
ordered to post a copy of this order on the official website of the county or city, at not less than 10 public places in the county
or city, or have the order published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in your locality.

Witness the following official Signature and the Seal of the Board
at Richmond, this 6th day of December, 2023.

Susan Beals
Commissioner, Department of Elections

Hat and Black Creek Water Quality Community Meeting – January 10, 2024

HatBlack Agenda

HatBlack Handout

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

The meeting will be held on January 10, 2024 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm at the Nelson Memorial Library (8521 Thomas Nelson Hwy, Lovingston, VA).  In the event of inclement weather, the meeting will be held the following day (January 11th) at the same time and location.

This meeting is to provide an overview of our follow up monitoring results, and discuss the process we used to establish phosphorus reduction targets for Black Creek.  Also, to discuss alternatives to TMDL development at the meeting, and more specifically, the option to develop a watershed plan for Hat and Black Creeks.  This plan would include all of the work that we have done in support of the study, but would take things a step further and include a plan to meet pollutant reduction targets with on the ground implementation actions.

Hat and Black Creek Community Engagement Meeting

Nelson Memorial Library, Lovingston VA
January 10, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

Agenda

1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Update on progress since last meeting
a. Additional phosphorus monitoring results
b. Identifying a phosphorus endpoint for Black Creek
c. Shifting to a Watershed Restoration Plan
3. Sediment and phosphorus reduction goals
a. Review of selected sediment reduction scenario
b. Discussion of phosphorus reduction scenario
4. Key restoration plan components
5. Discussion of best management plans to consider for inclusion
6. Next steps

Contact information

Nesha McRae, TMDL Coordinator
DEQ Valley Regional Office
540-217-7173;

December 4, 2023 Special Called Board Meeting Agenda and Packet

December 4, 2023 BOS Packet

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
DECEMBER 4, 2023
THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING CONVENES AT 10:00 A.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. NELSON HERITAGE CENTER RENOVATION FINANCING
A. Consideration of Subordination Agreement

III. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP TRANSITION
A. Consideration of Request to Offer Employee Retention Incentives through December 31, 2023 (Sheriff David Hill)
B. Consideration of Request to Utilize Existing Local Salary Supplements as of January 1, 2024 (Sheriff-elect Mark Embrey)

IV. OTHER BUSINESS (AS PRESENTED)

V. ADJOURNMENT

Notice of Public Hearing – December 12, 2023 SUP#1050 Campground

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310 and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 12, 2023 in the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston.

Public Hearing(s):

1. Special Use Permit #1050 – Campground
Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (six sites) on property zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #16-A-17 at 6973 North Fork Rd in Montebello. The subject property is 100.196 acres and is owned by Lacy Montebello LLC.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the Office of the County Administrator, 84 Courthouse Square, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000. EOE.

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Notice of Public Hearing – December 12, 2023

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia,
1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-1427, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 12, 2023 in the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, Virginia.

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public input on an Ordinance proposed for passage to amend Chapter 11, Taxation, Article II, Division 2 Exemptions for Elderly and Disabled. Proposed amendments to Section 11-43 Restrictions and Conditions, would increase the maximum owners’ total combined income from $50,000 to $75,000; and the maximum owners’ total net worth would increase from $100,000 to $125,000. The proposed amendments to Section 11-48 Determination of exemption, would update the income and net worth numbers to reflect the changes made to Section 11-43.

Copies of the full text of the proposed Ordinance amendment are available for review in the Office of the County Administrator, 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000. EOE.

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Special Called Board of Supervisors Meeting – December 4, 2023

Call for Special Meeting on December 4, 2023

November 27, 2023

Candice W. McGarry
Clerk, Nelson County Board of Supervisors
P.O. Box 336
Lovingston, VA 22949

Dear Ms. McGarry,

Pursuant to §15.2-1418 of the Code of Virginia, this letter is to request a Special Called Meeting of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors to be held on December 4, 2023 at 10 a.m. in the General District Courtroom at the Courthouse in Lovingston, 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, VA 22967.

The purpose of the Special Called Meeting is to discuss the following:

• Nelson Heritage Center Renovation Financing – Consideration of Requested Subordination of County’s Interest to the Loan and Deed of Trust (Subordination Agreement)
• Budgetary matters related to the Sheriff’s Department Leadership Transition
o Consideration of Outgoing Sheriff’s Request to Offer Employee Retention Incentives Through December 31, 2023.
o Consideration of Incoming Sheriff’s Request to Utilize Existing Local Salary Supplements as of January 1, 2024 and Additional Position Funding.

The Board of Supervisors may also consider other matters at the Special Called Meeting, predicated on the attendance of all members of said Board at the Special Called Meeting.

Sincerely,

Jesse N. Rutherford, Chairman
Nelson County Board of Supervisors

cc: Members, Nelson County Board of Supervisors

Translation Function Added to www.nelsoncounty-va.gov

To translate the information on the www.nelsoncounty-va.gov website, click on the button in the bottom right hand corner of the home page.

Available languages include:  English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian  and Arabic.

Local Drought Emergency Declared and Outdoor Burn Ban in Effect Immediately – BAN LIFTED

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution R2023-74 to declare a local drought emergency in Nelson County at today’s afternoon session.  Additionally, Emergency Ordinance 2023-01 was adopted to enact a local burn ban which bans open air burning.  The local burn ban is effective immediately.

Declaration of Local Drought Emergency

Emergency Ordinance Local Burn Ban in effect November 16, 2023

Current Air Quality Alert

Alert:
…AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EST TONIGHT…

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has issued a Code Red Air Quality Action Day for Fine Particulates for Augusta, Clarke,
Frederick, Nelson, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties until midnight EST tonight. Code Orange to Code Red air quality is
also forecast over Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties in West Virginia.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Fine Particulate concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For
additional information, please visit the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality at: www.deq.virginia.govalertCTAsDict

Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail Closure Notice
TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE
November 16, 2023
Due to a fire in the nearby area resulting in several road closures including Rt-250 towards Waynesboro, the Blue Ridge Tunnel will be closed for the remainder of the day. Updates on any potential extended closure will be released tomorrow.
Nelson County Approved by USDA As A Drought Designation

Nelson County Drought USDA 2023

Nelson County has been approved as a drought designation area by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Nelson County farmers affected by the drought are eligible to apply for federal assistance through the Farm Service Agency (FSA).
For more information on these assistance programs and the application process please reach out to Dr. Ronald M. Howell, State Executive Director at the Farm Service Agency (FSA) by phone at 804-287-1503 or by email at

Nelson County drought data below:

Drought & Dryness Categories % of Nelson County
D0 – Abnormally Dry  0
D1 – Moderate Drought 36.08
D2 – Severe Drought 49.65
D3 – Extreme Drought 14.27
D4 – Exceptional Drought 0
Total Area in Drought (D1–D4) 100.00

Agriculture Estimates in Nelson County:

12,257 acres of Hay in drought
1,227 acres of Haylage in drought
508 acres of Corn in drought
6,047 head of cattle in drought
993 head of sheep in drought

You can find the drought monitoring link for Nelson County here: Nelson County Conditions | Drought.gov.

November 16, 2023 Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda and Packet

November 16, 2023 BOS Packet

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
NOVEMBER 16, 2023
THE REGULAR MEETING CONVENES AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Moment of Silence
B. Pledge of Allegiance

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Resolution – R2023-66 Minutes for Approval
B. Resolution – R2023-40C FY24 Budget Adoption Correction
C. Resolution – R2023-41C FY24 Budget Appropriation Correction
D. Resolution – R2023-67 FY24 Budget Amendment

IV. PROCLAMATION – NOVEMBER 26, 2023 ARTISTS SUNDAY (P2023-04)

V. EMERGENCY ORDINANCE 2023-01– BURN BAN

VI. PRESENTATIONS
A. VDOT Report
B. Proposed Solar Development – Savion, LLC (Jeannine Johnson)

VII. NEW & UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Interest Free Loan Request – Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue (R2023-69)
B. Authorization for Public Hearing on Amendment to Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled (R2023-70)
C. PMA Architecture Proposal – DSS Building Design, Bid, and Construction Administration (R2023-71)
D. State Compensation Board 2% Employee Compensation Adjustment and Funding
1. Consideration of 2% Salary Increase for All Employees Effective December 1, 2023 (R2023-72)

VIII. REPORTS, APPOINTMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND CORRESPONDENCE
A. Reports
1. County Administrator’s Report
2. Board Reports
B. Appointments
C. Correspondence
D. Directives

IX. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE – EVENING SESSION AT 7PM

EVENING SESSION
7:00 P.M. – NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. 2024 LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM – DAVID BLOUNT (R2023-68)

IV. REGIONAL JAIL RENOVATION PROJECT INTERIM FINANCING
(R2023-73)

V. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. Special Use Permit #1050 – Campground

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (twenty sites) on property zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #16-A-17 at 6973 North Fork Rd in Montebello. The subject property is 100.196 acres and is owned by Lacy Montebello LLC.

VI. OTHER BUSINESS (AS PRESENTED)

VII. ADJOURNMENT

Route 151 Public Input Meeting Presentation

ROUTE 151- ROCKFISH VALLEY HWY
CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT STUDY
PROJECT ALTERNATIVES INPUT MEETING PRESENTATION – PRESENTED BY VDOT ON NOVEMBER 1, 2023

Rte 151 Alternatives Public Input Meeting .231030

STUDY SCOPE

  • Study area starts from Afton Mountain Rd. intersection to 2.5 mile south of Beech Grove Rd.
  • Study area is approximately 14 miles
  • All the 7 intersections are TWSC
  • Evaluate the operational and safety characteristics of the Rte. 151 corridor
  • Improve accessibility, operations, and safety for all modes of transportation
  • Improve multi-modal accessibility within the Nellysford community
Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Thanksgiving

County of Nelson

Notice of Office Holiday Closing

 Nelson County departments and offices, including the County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station and Collection Sites will be closed on the following days in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday:

Nelson County offices will observe the following holiday schedule:

November 22, 2023 Closed at Noon
November 23, 2023 Closed
November 24, 2023 Closed

Nelson County Transfer Station will observe the following holiday schedule:

November 23, 2023 Closed
November 24, 2023 Closed at Noon
November 25, 2023 Closed

Nelson County Convenience Collection Sites will observe the following holiday schedule:

November 23, 2023 Closed

All public safety operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

Nelson County Heritage Center And American Red Cross – Sickle Cell Disease Lunch and Learn Event November 17th

The Nelson Heritage Center and American Red Cross Invite You To:
Sickle Cell Lunch and Learn
Community & Partner Education Event

Nelson Lunch and Learn Flyer

closing-the-sickle-cell-gap-partner-engagement

Friday, November 17th, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 pm

Nelson Heritage Center
1653 Thomas Nelson Hwy
Arrington, VA 22922

Please RSVP to Alexis Innis
Virtual attendance will be available via Teams

Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Veterans Day

County of Nelson
Notice of Office Holiday Closing

Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023 in observance of the Veterans Day holiday and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Monday, November 13, 2023.

The County’s Solid Waste Transfer Station will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023 and Saturday, November 11, 2023.  It will reopen for regular hours of operation on Monday, November 13, 2023.

The County Convenience Centers and all public safety operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Election Day

County of Nelson
Notice of Office Holiday Closing

Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 in observance of the Election Day holiday and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

The County Convenience Centers, the Solid Waste Transfer Station and all public safety operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

Route 151 Public Input Meeting Presentation

ROUTE 151- ROCKFISH VALLEY HWY
CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT STUDY
PROJECT ALTERNATIVES INPUT MEETING PRESENTATION – PRESENTED BY VDOT ON NOVEMBER 1, 2023

Rte 151 Alternatives Public Input Meeting .231030

STUDY SCOPE

  • Study area starts from Afton Mountain Rd. intersection to 2.5 mile south of Beech Grove Rd.
  • Study area is approximately 14 miles
  • All the 7 intersections are TWSC
  • Evaluate the operational and safety characteristics of the Rte. 151 corridor
  • Improve accessibility, operations, and safety for all modes of transportation
  • Improve multi-modal accessibility within the Nellysford community
November 16, 2023 Nelson County Board of Supervisors Public Hearing Notice

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310 and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 16, 2023 in the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston.

Public Hearing(s):

1. Special Use Permit #1050 – Campground
Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (twenty sites) on property zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #16-A-17 at 6973 North Fork Rd in Montebello. The subject property is 100.196 acres and is owned by Lacy Montebello LLC.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the Office of the County Administrator, 84 Courthouse Square, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000. EOE.

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

November 15th, 2023 Planning Commission

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices so requiring, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310, and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 15th at the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, for the following:

Public Hearings

  1. Special Use Permit #1085 – Campground

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (three sites) on three adjacent properties zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject properties are located at Tax Map Parcels #22-A-59 (2.001 acres), #22-A-59C (2.031 acres), and #22-A-59D (2 acres) at 5032 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Nellysford. The subject properties total 6.032 acres and are owned by Kelly A. Kahle.

 

Following these public hearings, the Planning Commission may vote to forward the applications to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) (with a recommendation for approval; a recommendation for approval with recommended conditions; or a recommendation for denial) for action by the Board.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Telephone inquiries may also be directed to the Dept. of Planning & Zoning, (434) 263-7090, or toll free at 888-662-9400, selections 4 and 1. Nelson County does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to its programs and activities. Accommodation will be made for handicapped persons upon advance request.

Request for Quotes – Schuyler River Access

Nelson County, VA
Request for Quotes
Schuyler River Access Quote Proposal

Nelson County Parks and Recreation is creating a river access along the Rockfish River in Schuyler. This project will consist of clearing an area of 5,566 square feet of existing trees and installing a gravel parking area.

Work to be Completed:
Tree and brush clearing: including chipping and hauling all debris off site
Cut any existing vegetation to solid earth
Install 15” plastic roadway culverts off the road running under site entrance
Install roadway fabric across entire area
Layer of #3 base stone compacted
Minimum of 6” of 21A crusher run gravel compacted each 2”

Site visits can be arranged by contacting Jerry West with Nelson County Parks and Recreation at (434)263-7133 or emailing .

Please submit proof of license and insurance with quote.

Quotes will be accepted until November 15, 2023 at 5pm. Please submit all quotes to Nelson County Parks and Recreation by email to with subject line Schuyler River Access Quote Proposal or mail to P.O. Box 442, Lovingston, VA 22949.

Awarded quote will be notified following November 15th.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors
EOE

Crabtree Falls Trail closed the morning of Wednesday, October 25 for Fire and Rescue Training

George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, Glenwood-Pedlar Ranger District

Forest Service News Release

Lauren Stull, District Ranger
Lauren.Stull@usda.gov
540-291-2188

Crabtree Falls Trail closed the morning of Wednesday, October 25 for Fire and Rescue Training

Natural Bridge Station, Va, October 23 —Crabtree Falls Trail in Nelson County will be closed to all users on Wednesday, October 25, from sunrise until noon. The trail will reopen to the public at noon.

The Forest Service is hosting training for first responders in conjunction with Wintergreen Fire & Rescue.

Glenwood-Pedlar District Ranger Lauren Stull said, “We know how much the public treasures Crabtree Falls. Because of its high use, it’s imperative that we provide opportunities for first responders to prepare for emergency situations We appreciate the public’s patience while we undertake important training to keep our visitors safe.”

For more information, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/gwj or follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GWJNF and X: (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/GWJNF.

VDOT Route 151 Corridor Study Public Input Meeting

Study Limits: Rte. 151 from Afton Mountain Road to 2.3 mi south of
Beech Grove Road
What: Rte. 151 Corridor Study – Project Alternatives Input Meeting
Where: Rockfish Valley Community Center Auditorium
190 Rockfish School Ln, Afton, VA 22920
When: November 1, 2023 4-6pm

Meals on Wheels in Nelson County

MEALS ON WHEELS

Meals on Wheels Map – Nelson County

We’re excited to announce we are expanding our services to Nelson County! We are passionate about reaching more people, especially those in rural areas. Meals on Wheels strives to improve the health and support the independence and dignity of our homebound neighbors. If you know of community members who have difficulty both accessing and preparing food for themselves, please refer them to us! This is a pilot initiative, so while spaces are limited, we will look at expanding once we have had a chance to get the program underway. Please see the attached map for our Nelson County service area.

 Who meets our criteria:

– People ages 18 and up

– People with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, CHF, kidney disease or other degenerative diseases

– People with physical challenges such as blindness, are wheelchair bound, or missing limbs

– People who have trouble making meals because of mental challenges

– People who live with caregivers who are not home during the day

– People temporarily recovering from surgery

 Meals on Wheels completely subsidizes meals for anyone living 150% below the federal poverty guidelines and charges on a sliding scale for those who make above this amount.

 Please apply online at https://www.cvillemeals.org/ or call us at 434-293-4364.

October 25th Planning Commission

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices so requiring, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310, and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25th at the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, for the following:

Public Hearings

1. Special Use Permit #1050 – Campground

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (twenty sites) on property zoned A-1 Agricultural. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #16-A-17 at 6973 North Fork Rd in Montebello. The subject property is 100.196 acres and is owned by Lacy Montebello LLC.

2. Special Use Permit #1044 – Campground

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (two sites) on property zoned A-1 Agriculture. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #41-A-31 in Tyro. The subject property is 0.828 acres and is owned by John H. Jr. and Roberta Fitzgerald.

Following these public hearings, the Planning Commission may vote to forward the applications to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) (with a recommendation for approval; a recommendation for approval with recommended conditions; or a recommendation for denial) for action by the Board.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Telephone inquiries may also be directed to the Dept. of Planning & Zoning, (434) 263-7090, or toll free at 888-662-9400, selections 4 and 1. Nelson County does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to its programs and activities. Accommodation will be made for handicapped persons upon advance request.

Notice of Planned Courthouse Complex Tree Work – October 11th – 13th

NOTICE OF PLANNED COURTHOUSE COMPLEX TREE WORK – October 11th – 13th

The Board of Supervisors has authorized essential tree removal work at the Courthouse Complex; which is planned for October 11th – 13th from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm daily.  For the duration of this work, the primary Courthouse Complex entrance at Courthouse Square will be closed and parking will be restricted along the rock wall of Court Street down to the corner of this entrance. The use of noise generating machinery and equipment is expected. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your patience while this critical work is completed. Please call the County Administrator’s Office at 434-263-7000 with any questions or concerns regarding this notice.

Candy McGarry

County Administrator

October 10, 2023 Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda and Packet

October 10, 2023 BOS Packet

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OCTOBER 10, 2023
THE REGULAR MEETING CONVENES AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Moment of Silence
B. Pledge of Allegiance

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Resolution – R2023-63 Minutes for Approval
B. Resolution – R2023-64 Budget Amendment

IV. PROCLAMATION – OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH (P2023-03)

V. PRESENTATIONS
A. VDOT Report

VI. NEW & UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Special Use Permit #1005 – Campground (Deferred from September Meeting)
B. Ambulance Funding Request – Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire and Rescue

VII. REPORTS, APPOINTMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND CORRESPONDENCE
A. Reports
1. County Administrator’s Report
2. Board Reports
B. Appointments
C. Correspondence
D. Directives

VIII. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE – EVENING SESSION AT 7PM

EVENING SESSION
7:00 P.M. – NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. Special Use Permit #998 – Vacation House

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Vacation House on property zoned R-1 Residential. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #21-7-2A at 2617 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Nellysford. The subject property is 1.027 acres and is owned by Gretchen Rush and Glenda MacNeil.

B. Correction of FY24 Budget Adoption and Appropriation Resolutions (R2023-40C) and (R2023-41C)

Consideration of proposed resolutions correcting the originally approved FY24 Budget Adoption (R2023-40) and Appropriation (R2023-41) Resolutions, to include the $2,111,079 budgeted within the General Fund to be transferred to the VPA (Department of Social Services) Fund. The General Fund total, including the VPA Fund transfer amount, is $50,222,334 making the FY24 total appropriations for all funds $95,163,565.

C. Amendment of FY2023-2024 Budget – Supplemental Appropriation of School Construction Assistance Program Grant Funds (R2023-65)

Consideration of a proposed FY2023-2024 Budget Amendment that provides for a supplemental appropriation of School Construction Assistance Program Grant Funds, as requested by the School Division. The request is in the amount of $2,451,703 which exceeds the statutory limit of one percent of the total expenditures shown in the currently adopted budget that can be approved without first holding a public hearing.

IV. OTHER BUSINESS (AS PRESENTED)

V. ADJOURNMENT

Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Columbus Day

County of Nelson
Notice of Office Holiday Closing

Nelson County courts, departments and offices, will be closed on Monday, October 9, 2023 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

The County’s Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, October 7, 2023 and Monday, October 9, 2023 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday, and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

The County Convenience Centers and all public safety operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

October 10, 2023 Board of Supervisors Public Hearing Notice #2

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310 and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2023 in the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston.

Public Hearing(s):

  1. Special Use Permit #998 – Vacation House

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Vacation House on property zoned R-1 Residential. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #21-7-2A at 2617 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Nellysford. The subject property is 1.027 acres and is owned by Gretchen Rush and Glenda MacNeil.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the Office of the County Administrator, 84 Courthouse Square, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000. EOE.

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

October 10, 2023 Board of Supervisors Public Hearing Notice #1

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-2503, §15.2-2506 and §15.2-2507, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2023 in the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston.

Public Hearing(s):

  1. Correction of FY24 Budget Adoption and Appropriation Resolutions

Consideration of proposed resolutions correcting the originally approved FY24 Budget Adoption (R2023-40) and Appropriation (R2023-41) Resolutions, to include the $2,111,079 budgeted within the General Fund to be transferred to the VPA (Department of Social Services) Fund.  The General Fund total, including the VPA Fund transfer amount, is $50,222,334 making the FY24 total appropriations for all funds $95,163,565.

  1.  Amendment of FY2023-2024 Budget – Supplemental Appropriation of School Construction Assistance Program Grant Funds

Consideration of a proposed FY2023-2024 Budget Amendment that provides for a supplemental appropriation of School Construction Assistance Program Grant Funds, as requested by the School Division.  The request is in the amount of $2,451,703 which exceeds the statutory limit of one percent of the total expenditures shown in the currently adopted budget that can be approved without first holding a public hearing.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Office of the County Administrator, 84 Courthouse Square, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000. EOE.

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

2023 Care Fair

2023 CARE FAIR

Care Fair Flyer 2023

Rockfish Valley Community Center

190 Rockfish School Lane

Afton, VA 22920

November 9, 2023

1:00 to 4:00

Co-sponsored by:

Here To Stay Wintergreen (HSW): An aging in place organization founded in 2019 We are neighbors helping neighbors who want to continue living safely and independently in their Wintergreen homes. Our organization strives to coordinate with and assist other nearby organizations who are dedicated to helping seniors age more safely and happily in their own home. Website: heretostaywtg.org 

Jefferson Area Board for the Aging (JABA): JABA has been serving individuals and caregivers since 1975.  Our mission is to promote, establish and preserve sustainable communities for healthy aging that benefit individuals and families of all ages. JABA serves older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers… in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Green, Louisa and Nelson counties. Website: jabacares.org

Rockfish Valley Community Center (RVCC): The Center has been serving its community since 2000. The mission of the Center is to provide, on a non-profit basis, a venue for cultural, recreational, social and educational activities for the residents of the Rockfish Valley, the citizens of Nelson County, Virginia and the surrounding area. Website: rockfishcc.org

Board of Supervisors Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards/Commissions

PUBLIC NOTICE
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
BOARD VACANCIES

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors is seeking citizens to serve on the following Committees/Boards:

N.C. Service Authority Board –North District vacancy
Board of Zoning Appeals– 1 term expiring 11/9/23
JABA Council on Aging – 1 term expiring 12/31/23
T.J. Water Resources Protection Foundation – 1 term expiring 12/31/23

For more information, please contact the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000 or email . If interested in serving, please complete & submit an Application Form available at https://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/government/boards-commissions/# . The completed form may be faxed to 434-263-7004, emailed to , or mailed to County Administrator’s Office, P. O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA 22949.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Joint Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission Work Session – September 28th at 6:30 p.m.

Joint Work Session Packet 9-28-23

AGENDA
COUNTY OF NELSON
JOINT MEETING OF BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND PLANNING COMMISSION
SEPTEMBER 28, 2023 AT 6:30 P.M.
FORMER BOARD ROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON
(The meeting is a continued session from 09/12/23 (BOS) and special called session (PC))

I. CALL TO ORDER (Chair Rutherford and Chairperson Allen)

II. SCHEDULE & PROGRESS UPDATE

III. REVIEW PUBLIC COMMENTS

IV. NEXT STEPS

V. OTHER BUSINESS

VI. ADJOURNMENT

Nelson County Emergency Services – Disaster Assistance

Nelson County Emergency Services – Disaster Assistance

The Nelson County Emergency Services department wants to help anyone who might need special attention during a disaster. If you or anyone you know has  Dementia/Alzheimer’s, special needs, has accessibility/mobility issues, is on oxygen, uses refrigerated medication, or any other information we might need during an emergency. Please email so we can help you. When emailing, please give your address, name, phone number and what attention is needed so we can assist you properly.

-Nelson County ECC

FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood Insurance Study Update

FEMA has issued preliminary updated flood insurance rate maps and flood insurance study for Nelson County for comment. The comment period provides an opportunity for reviewers to identify changes or corrections to non-technical information contained therein, such as road names, stream names etc. A link to the digital copies is available through the FEMA map service center at https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/prelimdownload/.

Comments may be sent via mail and/or email to:

Andrew Jackson, FEMA Region 3

One Independence Mall

615 Chestnut Street, Sixth Floor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

 

September 12, 2023 BOS Agenda and Packet

September 12, 2023 BOS Packet

County Administrator’s Report

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SEPTEMBER 12, 2023
THE REGULAR MEETING CONVENES AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Moment of Silence
B. Pledge of Allegiance

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Resolution – R2023-56 Minutes for Approval
B. Resolution – R2023-57 Budget Amendment

IV. PRESENTATIONS
A. TJPDC 2024 Draft Legislative Agenda – David Blount
B. VDOT Report

V. NEW & UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Change in November Regular BOS Meeting Date (R2023-58)
B. Gladstone Depot TAP Resolution of Support (R2023-59)
C. Lovingston TAP Resolution of Support (R2023-60)
D. Nelson County Drug Court Funding Request
E. Nelson FFA Alumni Chapter Funding Request
F. Authorization for PH to Correct FY24 Budget Adoption and Appropriation Resolutions (R2023-61)
G. Authorization for PH on FY24 Budget Amendment for School Construction Funds (R2023-62)
H. Special Use Permit #986 – Outdoor Entertainment Venue (Deferred from August Meeting)

VI. REPORTS, APPOINTMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND CORRESPONDENCE
A. Reports
1. County Administrator’s Report
2. Board Reports
B. Appointments
C. Correspondence
D. Directives

VII. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE – EVENING SESSION AT 7PM

EVENING SESSION
7:00 P.M. – NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. Special Use Permit #998 – Vacation House *DEFERRED BY APPLICANT TO OCTOBER
Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Vacation House on property zoned R-1 Residential. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #21-7-2A at 2617 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Nellysford. The subject property is 1.027 acres and is owned by Gretchen Rush and Glenda MacNeil.

B. Special Use Permit #1005 – Campground
Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (one site) on property zoned A-1 Agriculture. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #86-A-36B at 2601 Falling Rock Dr. in Arrington. The subject property is 2 acres and is owned by Lucas & Caitlin Hoge.

C. School Zone Photo Speed Enforcement
Consideration of a photo speed enforcement program to help reduce speeding through the school zones located within Nelson County.

IV. OTHER BUSINESS (AS PRESENTED)

V. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE TO SEPTEMBER 28, 2023 AT 6:30 P.M. FOR A JOINT WORKSESSION WITH THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

Halloween Costume Exchange – October 7, 2023

Hosted by: Nelson County 4-H

Location: The Nelson Center Great Room 8445 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, Va 22949

Time: October 7th 10am-2pm (while supplies last)

Join us October 7 in the Great Room of the Nelson Center for a community costume exchange. Bring two canned food items (14-16 oz) in exchange for a “new to you” Halloween costume. All canned goods will be donated to Nelson County Food Pantry following the event.

HUGE THANKS to these Nelson County businesses who are helping with this effort. They the are reasons that Nelson County is a great place to live, work and play:

*The Ski Barn at Wintergreen – Donating $1 for every bike, canoe, and kayak rental during the month of September
*Lovingston Winery – Donating $5 for every new Wine Club Membership during the month of September (Ages 21+)
*Vito’s Pizza (Lovingston) – Donating $1 for every pizza sold until 3:00pm on 9/16 and 9/30
*Olde Southern Charm – Donating $1 for every $10 spent on 9/23 and 9/30

Costume Drop-Off Locations:
*Bold Rock Nellysford Cidery
*Black Bear Creamery
*HeART of Nelson Artisan Collective

Donation Jar Locations:
*Critzer Family Farm
*Dickie Brothers Orchard
*HeART of Nelson
*Black Bear Creamery

September 12, 2023 Board of Supervisors Public Hearing Notice

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310 and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2023 in the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston.

Public Hearing(s):

1. Special Use Permit #998 – Vacation House
Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Vacation House on property zoned R-1 Residential. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #21-7-2A at 2617 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Nellysford. The subject property is 1.027 acres and is owned by Gretchen Rush and Glenda MacNeil.

2. Special Use Permit #1005 – Campground
Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (one site) on property zoned A-1 Agriculture. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #86-A-36B at 2601 Falling Rock Dr. in Arrington. The subject property is 2 acres and is owned by Lucas & Caitlin Hoge.

3. School Zone Photo Speed Enforcement
Consideration of a photo speed enforcement program to help reduce speeding through the school zones located within Nelson County.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the Office of the County Administrator, 84 Courthouse Square, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000. EOE.

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Office Closing Notice: Parks & Recreation September 11th – 12th

Nelson County Parks and Recreation office will be closed on Monday, September 11th and Tuesday, September 12th. Staff will be attending a state Recreation and Parks Society conference. If you need assistance during any of these closures, please email .

Blue Ridge Tunnel Closed September 19-20

The Blue Ridge Tunnel will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19-20.  Nelson County will be doing some trail repairs to the west due to rain washout and also replacing the drainage pipe at the eastern portal and adding new top coating of material to portions of inside the tunnel.

Comprehensive Plan Open House – Tuesday, August 29th 6:30pm-8:30pm

Nelson County Comprehensive Plan Open House
– Public is Invited to Attend

Nelson County will host a community open house on August 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Nelson Center to review the draft of the Nelson 2042 Comprehensive Plan.  A comprehensive plan is a broad statement about the community, looking 10 to 20 years ahead. It includes specific goals and strategies to achieve those goals.

The Comprehensive Plan addresses topics such as land use, development, natural environment, transportation, and resource utilization in the unincorporated areas of Nelson County. The policies defined in the plan will guide the County’s future direction and priorities for growth, services, and land use regulation.

The community open house will be on August 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM to review the draft plan, hear a presentation, and ask questions. Light refreshments will be provided.

“Planning will allow Nelson County to manage growth and capitalize on opportunities for our community.  Community Planning and engagement enhances the ability for citizens to be part of the decision-making process for our future.   Community engagement and planning will help to identify long-term priorities, provide supported decisions, and improve the overall sustainability of the County. The new plan will build on the 2014 Comprehensive Plan with public input, data collection, visioning, goal definition, and strategies to ensure that it all gets put into action. The plan will include demographic analysis of the County and will also include sections on: Land Use, Environment, Housing, Transportation, Recreation, and Community Facilities, among other topics.”

-Mary Kathryn Allen, Planning Commission Chair

For an overview of the plan process and more information about ways to get involved, visit:  www.nelson2042.com.

For specific questions, email Dylan Bishop, .

AGENDA

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE

I. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

II. PRESENTATION
– Background: Purpose & Content
– Process to Date
– Review of Draft Plan
– Next Steps

III. OPEN HOUSE & QUESTIONS

Notice of Office Holiday Closing – Labor Day

County of Nelson
Notice of Office Holiday Closing

Nelson County courts, departments and offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, 2023 in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturday, September 2, 2023 and Monday, September 4, 2023 and will reopen for regular hours of operation on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

The County Convenience Centers and all public safety operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

 By Authority of Nelson County Board of Supervisors

Fall 2023 Special Collection Days

September 22-23 – 9 AM – 2 PM – Residential Household Hazardous Waste

Nelson residents can get a voucher from Nelson County government to participate

Board of Zoning Appeals – September 6th, 2023

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-2204, §15.2-2309, §15.2-2311 and §15.2-2312 the Nelson County Board of Zoning Appeals hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. at the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, for the following:

 

Public Hearing

 

Appeal by Thomas and Juliet Wagner of Zoning Violation dated June 27, 2023 – Appealing Notice of Violation by Planning and Zoning for Tax Map Parcels 13-12-4 and 13-12-5 that appellant operated an Outdoor Firing Range without obtaining a Special Use Permit as required in A-1 (Agricultural) zoning.

 

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Telephone inquiries may also be directed to the Dept. of Planning & Zoning, (434) 263-7090, or toll free at 888-662-9400, selections 4 and 1. Nelson County does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to its programs and activities. Accommodation will be made for handicapped persons upon advance request.

County Office Closure on August 7th at 3:30PM – Severe Weather Outlook

Due to the severe weather outlook for our area from 5pm to 7pm; County departments and offices, including the County’s Transfer Station (County Convenience Centers are closed on Mondays) will be closing at 3:30pm today, August 7th. All public safety operations will continue to maintain regular hours of operation.

August 8, 2023 Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda and Packet

August 8, 2023 BOS Packet

County Administrator’s Report for August 8, 2023

AGENDA
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
AUGUST 8, 2023
THE REGULAR MEETING CONVENES AT 2:00 P.M. IN THE
GENERAL DISTRICT COURTROOM AT THE COURTHOUSE IN LOVINGSTON

I. CALL TO ORDER
A. Moment of Silence
B. Pledge of Allegiance

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. CONSENT AGENDA
A. Resolution – R2023-50 Minutes for Approval
B. Resolution – R2023-51 Budget Amendment
C. Resolution – R2023-52 Citation Error Correction on Ordinance O2023-05

IV. RESOLUTION – RECOGNITION OF JAMES MORRIS (R2023-53)

V. PRESENTATIONS
A. VDOT Report
B. Nelson Heritage Center Updates – Johnette Burdette

VI. NEW & UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Rockfish Senior Group Funding Request
B. Lovingston Village Association Funding Request
C. Water and Wastewater Facilities PER (R2023-54)

VII. REPORTS, APPOINTMENTS, DIRECTIVES AND CORRESPONDENCE
A. Reports
1. County Administrator’s Report
2. Board Reports
B. Appointments
C. Correspondence
D. Directives

VIII. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE – EVENING SESSION AT 7PM

EVENING SESSION
7:00 P.M. – NELSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

III. PUBLIC HEARINGS

A. Ordinance O2023-06 – Amendment to Chapter 2, Administration, Article I, Section 2-2 Safety Program

Consideration of an ordinance proposed for passage to amend Chapter 2, Administration, Article I, Section 2-2 Safety Program. Proposed amendments to Section 2-2 are to update the names of the entities covered by the Line of Duty Act as some of the names have changed.

B. Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation of the Nelson County Service Authority

Consideration of Resolution R2023-55 proposed for passage to amend Section Three of the Articles of Incorporation of the Nelson County Service Authority, to provide that the powers of the Authority shall be exercised by a Board consisting of five members, one appointed by the Board of Supervisors from each of the now five election districts of Nelson County. The County since amending §12-27 of the Code of Nelson County on July 9, 2002, has been consistent in appointing Board members of the Authority, one appointed from each of the five election districts.

C. Special Use Permit #986 – Outdoor Entertainment Venue

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow an Outdoor Entertainment Venue on property zoned A-1 Agriculture. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #21-A-115 at 877 Glenthorne Loop in Nellysford. The subject property is 12.83 acres and is owned by Stephen and Susan Groves.

IV. OTHER BUSINESS (AS PRESENTED)

V. ADJOURN AND CONTINUE TO _____ FOR A MASTER PLAN WORK SESSION FOR THE FORMER LARKIN PROPERTY.

August 23rd, 2023 Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practices so requiring, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310, and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Planning Commission hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 23rd at the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, for the following:

NOTICE: In alignment with current COVID-19 guidelines, and to guard the health and safety of all meeting attendees, physical distancing and the wearing of face masks will be required for those unvaccinated in the courtroom. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. Should current guidance change prior to the date of the meeting, the guidelines in place at the time will be adhered to.

If you are not able to attend the meeting due to COVID-19 precautions or restrictions, comments may be submitted (1) electronically, or (2) in writing, and will be accepted until 12:00 pm on August 23rd.

  • Electronically: or
  • In Writing: Dept. of Planning & Zoning, P.O. Box 558, Lovingston, VA 22949

 

Public Hearings

  1. Special Use Permit #998 – Vacation House

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Vacation House on property zoned R-1 Residential. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #21-7-2A at 2617 Rockfish Valley Hwy in Nellysford. The subject property is 1.027 acres and is owned by Gretchen Rush and Glenda MacNeil.

  1. Special Use Permit #1005 – Campground

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow a Campground (one site) on property zoned A-1 Agriculture. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #86-A-36B at 2601 Falling Rock Dr in Arrington. The subject property is 2 acres and is owned by Lucas & Caitlin Hoge

 

Following these public hearings, the Planning Commission may vote to forward the applications to the Board of Supervisors (BOS) (with a recommendation for approval; a recommendation for approval with recommended conditions; or a recommendation for denial) for action by the Board.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Telephone inquiries may also be directed to the Dept. of Planning & Zoning, (434) 263-7090, or toll free at 888-662-9400, selections 4 and 1. Nelson County does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to its programs and activities. Accommodation will be made for handicapped persons upon advance request.

Fire Academy

Class: Firefighter I Academy (Firefighter I, Haz-Mat Ops & MAYDAY Firefighter Down)

When: August 30, 2023 – January 20, 2024

Monday’s/Wednesdays 1800-2200 & Occasional Saturdays 0800-1700

Where: Tuckahoe Clubhouse

37 Stone Orchard Drive

Nellysford, VA 22958

Prerequisites: Students must be 16 years of age the first day of the course. Students under 18 years of age must have parental and department permission. Must be affiliated with a fire/rescue agency. Students only needing Hazardous Materials Operations may also register for just HMO.

Cost: $800.00 for out of county students

Class Size: 16

Registration: To register complete the registration form located here: https://forms.gle/K2iTXmF2pspH55wn6. Deadline to register is August 16, 2023.

Questions: Contact Jeremy Wampler, or 434-325-8534.

Click here for the Firefighter I Academy – 2023.2 Course Schedule

Public Hearing Notice – Special Use Permit # 986 Outdoor Entertainment Venue

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-107, §15.2-2204, §15.2-2285, §15.2-2310 and §15.2-4307, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2023 in the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston.

Public Hearing(s):

1. Special Use Permit #986 – Outdoor Entertainment Venue

Consideration of a Special Use Permit application requesting County approval to allow an Outdoor Entertainment Venue on property zoned A-1 Agriculture. The subject property is located at Tax Map Parcel #21-A-115 at 877 Glenthorne Loop in Nellysford. The subject property is 12.83 acres and is owned by Stephen and Susan Groves.

Copies of the above files are available for review in the Dept. of Planning & Zoning office, 80 Front Street, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or the Office of the County Administrator, 84 Courthouse Square, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000. EOE.

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Public Hearing Notice – Safety Program Ordinance Amendment

LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
AMENDMENT OF THE CODE OF NELSON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
CHAPTER 2, ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE I, SECTION 2-2 SAFETY PROGRAM

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §15.2-1427, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2023 in the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston.

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public input on an Ordinance proposed for passage to amend Chapter 2, Administration, Article I, Section 2-2 Safety Program. Proposed amendments to Section 2-2 are to update the names of the entities covered by the Line of Duty Act as some of the names have changed.

Copies of the full text of the proposed Ordinance are available for review in the Office of the County Administrator, 84 Courthouse Square, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000. EOE.

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Public Notice – Ag & Forestal District Committee – 1 Producer Member Vacancy

PUBLIC NOTICE

NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

The Nelson County Board of Supervisors is seeking interested individuals to serve on the following Committees/Boards:

 Ag & Forestal District Committee – 1 Producer Member Vacancy

 If you are interested in filling any of the above positions, please contact your District Supervisor and complete & submit an Appointment – Statement of Interest Form which may be obtained from the Nelson County website at http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/.   The completed form may be faxed to 434-263-7004, emailed to , or mailed to County Administrator’s Office, P. O. Box 336, Lovingston, VA   22949.  If you have questions, please call 434-263-7000.

BY AUTHORITY OF THE NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

AFD Advisory Committee 2023

Notice of Public Hearing – Ordinance O2023-05 Amendments to Chapter 11, Taxation

Notice of Public Hearing – Ordinance O2023-05 Amendments to Chapter 11, Taxation
Friday, June 30th, 2023
LEGAL NOTICE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

In accordance with Volume 3A, Title 15.2, Counties, Cities and Towns, of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, and pursuant to §58.1-3007, §58.1-3819, §15.2-1427, and §15.2-107, the Nelson County Board of Supervisors hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing will start at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2023 in the General District Courtroom on the third floor of the Nelson County Courthouse located at 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, Virginia.

The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public input on an Ordinance proposed for passage to amend Chapter 11, Taxation, Article II Real Property Tax. Proposed new section 11-68 would provide for real property tax relief for the surviving spouse of any United States armed forces member killed in action. Proposed new section 11-69 provides for the method of making an application for the exemption in proposed new section 11-68. Proposed new section 11-70 would provide for real property tax relief for any veteran who has a 100 percent service-connected, permanent and total disability, and would also allow a surviving spouse to be eligible to qualify for the exemption. Proposed new section 11-71 provides the method for application of exemption for disabled veterans or their surviving spouse. These provisions have been enabled by State Code; however, have not been provided for in the County Code.

Copies of the full text of the proposed Ordinance amendment are available for review in the Office of the County Administrator, 84 Courthouse Square, Lovingston, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call the County Administrator’s Office at (434) 263-7000. EOE.

BY AUTHORITY OF NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

Joint Worksession of the Comprehensive Plan Update

A joint worksession of the Comprehensive Plan update with the Nelson County Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will take place on June 29,2023 at 6:00 PM in the old Board Room at the Nelson County Courthouse.

At this worksession we will be reviewing:

  • A continuation of the land use policy discussion from the previous worksession
  • The full first draft of the Nelson 2042 Comprehensive Plan
  • You can find a preview of the Nelson 2042 Comprehensive Plan draft at the Nelson2042 website

Please note: The worksession is open to the public, however only the Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission members will be participating in policy discussions. Community members can always submit their feedback on the draft Comprehensive Plan by leaving us a comment.

In case of questions, please visit the Nelson2042 website or contact the Nelson County Planning and Zoning Office at 434-263-709.


Hope to see you soon,
The Nelson 2042 Team

Lovingston Business Launch Applications

Nelson County is using state and federal grant funds to launch a Community Business Launch program to support business growth in vacant spaces in the village of Lovingston.

Piedmont Habitat for Humanity – Application Cycle

Applications to become a Habitat homeowner in Nelson County will be accepted from March 20th – April 28th, 2023. Applications can be requested in a variety of ways:
Call: 434-394-3001 or email:
Website: piedmonthabitat.org, click on Housing Help
In person: 1512 South Main Street, Farmville, VA, 23901

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