Join More than 800 in Signing Petition — Save Sentara Buckingham Family Medicine

The news of the pending closure of Sentara’s Buckingham Family Medicine has caused nothing short of profound disappointment¬†in our community.¬† Not only is it disheartening to lose a health care provider during a worldwide pandemic, and when our community is suffering from a shortage of healthcare providers, but it’s also upsetting that eight jobs will …

Update on expanding broadband access via Firefly and Kinex, addressing CenturyLink concerns

Please see the below update from Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) regarding Firefly broadband internet in Buckingham. I am very pleased with the progress that this great partnership is resulting in. Buckingham County has approximately 8,200 homes and businesses. Almost 4,600 are served by Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and will have internet options from their …

Expanding broadband internet to students and residents, CARES Act funding update & Rescue Squad, Tobacco Commission Opportunity, Small Business Relief Program, And More

During our meeting on Monday, we took many actions and made many decisions, which I believe will enhance the well-being of our county’s residents. These include: Purchasing 500 Verizon internet hotspots for school students in Buckingham without access to internet. We are working with the school division on this, and also looking into purchasing more …

Upcoming August 2020 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting

We’ve got a loaded agenda for our Board of Supervisors’ Meeting during our Monday, August 10, 2020 Session! I hope you’ll consider joining virtually or in person. We’ll be discussing many items, including using CARES Act funding for this year’s phase of transition of the county assuming operations of the rescue squad (you can read …

CenturyLink bringing faster, more reliable internet to the Maysville District

There’s been a lot of directional boring recently in certain parts of Buckingham County, along roadways and under driveways, resulting in orange conduit popping up. This is CenturyLink installing new fiber in our community — meaning faster internet — and most of it is being installed the Maysville District. CenturyLink is burying fiber from Sprouses …

Busy July BOS Meeting: Rescue Squad Transition and Proposed Tax Increase, Public Hearing on Solid Waste Ordinance, Small Business Funding Opportunity, Upcoming Town Hall, Public School Reopening, and Statement on ACP Cancellation

We’ve got a packed meeting coming up on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the Peter Francisco Board Room in the County Administration Complex on U.S. Route 60. I hope you will consider attending in person (though there are restrictions on the number of people who can attend), via phone, or via Youtube. …

Proposed New Solid Waste Management Ordinance, Rescue Squad Transition, County re-opening and COVID-19 Updates, County Revenue, and Much More

Our June meeting was filled with lots of important actions and information that I want y’all to know be aware of as it will and does directly impact you. This include setting a public hearing for our revised Solid Waste Management Ordinance, updates regarding COVID-19, details on county reopening, transition of the rescue squad, and …

Your Voice Matters! Public Comment Reinstated, Zoning Matters, Comprehensive Plan Meeting, and Recycling Efforts

We’ve got a busy agenda for our Monday, June 8, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting coming up, and I hope you’ll chose to be a part of your local government by watching, participating, or offering comment during public comment or the three public hearings we have docked. Here is a link to the full agenda …

Honoring Our Graduates, Public Comment Reinstated, School Budget, Federal Aid, Appointments Made to Anti-Litter Task Force, and More

First, I’d like to offer our 2020 graduates of Buckingham County High School congratulations on earning their diplomas and other accolades. Please know that, despite your not having a traditional school year or graduation exercise, your community is so proud of what you have done and what you’re going to do, whether you’re headed to …

Upcoming Board Meeting on Monday, New Zoning Cases, County Decals, COVID-19 Update and More

I hope everyone’s May is starting off well, despite COVID-19, and I hope you and your family are safe and healthy. And an early Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers and those who serve in motherly roles! We have a lot on our upcoming agenda for our Monday, May 11 meeting, which begins at …