Located in the beautiful countryside of South Central Virginia, historic Lunenburg County meets all with a warm, friendly welcome.

Family and community are central to the everyday lifestyle in Lunenburg County. Our purpose is to develop and maintain a society where we can enjoy our families, employment and retirement. Lunenburg County strives to provide a peaceful, safe atmosphere with plenty of family-friendly activities. Our County works together to offer business and employment opportunities, friendly service from local citizens in area businesses and various recreational attractions. We have an accredited school system, youth sports, two municipal parks, community events, low tax rates, beautiful countryside, quaint communities and friendly people.


Whether you want to make Lunenburg your home, locate your business here, or spend some time visiting -- you'll be glad you came!



 Announcements

Lunenburg CARES – Small Business Grant Program introduced 7-31-2020

LUNENBURG COUNTY CARES ABOUT LOCAL BUSINESS!

CARES ACT RELIEF FUND – SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS

GENERAL INFO

The purpose of the Lunenburg CARES Small Business Grant Program is to provide immediate relief to small businesses (less than 50 employees) impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lunenburg County hopes to help small businesses regain some of the revenue losses from the COVID-19 emergency.  The grant will not have to be repaid, it is not a loan.

It is funded through an allocation of the Coronavirus Relief Funds provided through the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act of 2020.

Grant funds will be allocated based on number of employees:

  • Employees, 1 – 10:                       $ 5,000
  • Employees, 11 – 25:                    $ 7,500
  • Employees, 26 – 49:                    $10,000

The application process will be open from July 31, 2020 through September 1, 2020.

STEP ONE:  Verify your eligibility, please see requirements below.

STEP TWO:  Complete the Lunenburg CARES – Small Business Grant application form and you will be emailed a Financial Impact Statement to complete with supporting documentation by September 1, 2020 to Lunenburg County Administration via email to cares@lunenburgva.net.

STEP THREE:  Review of applications by staff and the Board of Supervisors CARES Act Fund Committee for approval by the Board of Supervisors on September 10, 2020.

STEP FOUR:  Announcements on September 11, 2020 with fund distribution beginning September 15, 2020.
ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, applicants must be established for two years and have one or more location(s) in Lunenburg County, including the principal place of business. Lunenburg County includes businesses and organizations located in the Towns of Victoria and Kenbridge.  Grant recipients must either be have at least one full-time employee and less than 50 total employees across all locations and be up-to-date on all local government tax payments.

SMALL BUSINESS ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be in operation for at least two years and have one or more location(s), including the principal place of business, in Lunenburg County
  • Have at least one and less than 50 total employees across all locations.
  • Have no more than $1million in business income per calendar year.
  • Have all local government taxes paid in full through July 5, 2020.

SMALL BUSINESSES NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY:

  • Businesses that are franchises and chains must be locally-owned and operated to be eligible.
  • Independent contractors operating multilevel or network marketing businesses (such as Avon, Mary Kay, LuLaRoe, Pampered Chef, etc.) are not eligible to apply.
  • Nonprofit organizations are not eligible to apply.
  • Businesses engaged in speculation or investment in rental real estate are not eligible to apply.
  • Businesses determined to be Ineligible Businesses under SBA guidelines are not eligible to apply.

Funds are meant to reimburse businesses for the costs of business interruption caused by required closures due to COVID-19. The grant can be used for:

  • Employee compensation (including wages and benefits)
  • Equipment Inventory
  • Rent
  • Other business-critical operating expenses

INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR/SOLE PROPRIETOR ELIGIBILITY

  • Live in Lunenburg County and operate a business as a sole proprietor.
  • Pay self-employment tax
  • Not currently receiving unemployment benefits

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR ALL APPLICANTS

Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they are eligible, that they were operational pre-COVID-19, and that they are suffering negative impacts from COVID-19 closures. Applicants must complete the Lunenburg CARES – Small Business Grant application form and will be asked to provide the following via email to cares@lunenburgva.net:

  • Application form (as linked in paragraph above)
  • IRS W-9 Form
  • Financial Impact Statement (which will be emailed to you upon submission of your application)
  • A 2020 Profit and Loss Statement (list of assets and liabilities)
  • Latest 2 years filed tax returns include:
  • Sole Proprietorship Form 1040 or 1040-SR Schedule C, Profit or Loss from business
  • Farming Form 1040 or 1040-SR Schedule F, Profit or Loss from Farming.
  • Partnership Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income (Page 1 Only).
  • Corporation Form 1120, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return (Page 1 Only).
  • S Corporation Form 1120-S, U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation (Page 1 Only).

If you have further questions, please call Lunenburg County Administration at 434-696-2142.

The CARES Fund Committee created by the Board of Supervisors will meet prior to the Board of Supervisors meeting at 5pm in the County Administrator’s Conference Room on August 13th and at 4:30pm on September 10th.

 

Board of Supervisors Meeting 8-13-20

The Board of Supervisors of Lunenburg County will conduct a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the General District Courtroom, Lunenburg Courts Building, Lunenburg, VA 23952.

The agenda for the meeting is available soon by clicking here or through the K-V Dispatch and Southside Messenger newspapers.

GUIDANCE FOR 8-13-2020 MEETING:

-All Supervisors will adhere to social distancing.  All citizens/guests who attend the Board of Supervisors meeting must maintain a distance of at least six feet apart at all times and wear a mask as mandated by the Governor’s Executive Order No. 63.

-It is requested that advance inquiries about agenda items be directed to the County Administrator prior to the meeting at tgee@lunenburgva.net or by phone at 434-696-2142 to address your concerns prior to the Board meeting.

-This meeting plan is subject to change, based on further action by the Governor of Virginia and/or the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors.

-It is the intention of the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Should you need special accommodations, please contact the County Administrator’s Office at 434-696-2142 prior to the meeting date.

 

Public Hearing Notices 8-13-2020

The Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors will hold several Public Hearings at their regular meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020 beginning at 6:00 PM or shortly thereafter in the 2nd Floor Courtroom, Lunenburg Courts Building, Lunenburg, VA  23952 for public input on the following:

1. Lunenburg County Code Amendment – Section 34-2. – Fees, as court costs, for increased courthouse or courtroom security.   Amend the fee from $10.00 to $20.00, assessed as part of the cost against each defendant for each conviction or violation of a statue or ordinance which shall be collected by the clerk of the court with other costs.

A copy of the full text of this ordinance will be posted on the bulletin board inside of the Lunenburg County Administrator’s Office (11413 Courthouse Road, Lunenburg, VA  23952), and posted here pursuant to Virginia Code § 15.2-1427.

2.  To amend and reenact Section 38-37 of the Lunenburg County Code to change the location of the voting place for the Precinct of Election District No. 1 (Plymouth District) from the Victoria Fire and Rescue building to the Victoria-Lunenburg Community Center at 1421 6th Street, Victoria, Virginia 23974.

A copy of the text of the ordinance and a description and map of the proposed new voting place are available for inspection and may be reviewed during normal business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) in the County Administration Office and by clicking here pursuant to Virginia Code § 15.2-1427.

3. CUP -2-20 Conditional Use Permit for Christopher and Alethea Stringfellow to operate a retail sales lot for portable utility buildings and accessory supplies on tax parcel 007-0A-0-2,134 Patrick Henry Highway, Keysville, VA 23947, consisting of 5.17 acres in an A-1 Agricultural zone.

   CUP-3-20 Conditional Use Permit for James Napier to operate a vehicle storage yard on tax parcel 009-0A-0-28 located at the northwest corner of Springfield Road and Jackson Road in an A-1 Agricultural zone.

4. The purpose of this hearing will be to receive input on an increase in State Revenue for the Lunenburg County School Division as a result of increased Average Daily Membership (ADM) and changes made by the State Legislature to Lunenburg County School Board’s FY2020 Budget by $417,625 in state funds according to the “Caboose Bill” plus Amendments.  The increase will result in a total updated school budget for FY2020 of $18,518,401 and a total county budget for FY2020 of $35,282,153.

School Fund Adopted FY2019-2020 Updated FY2019-2020
State Sales Tax -1,861,174 -1,861,174
State Funds -10,264,679 -10,682,304
Federal Funds -1,748,892 -1,748,892
County Funds -3,740,000 -3,757,307
Other Funds -468,724 -468,724
Total Revenue -18,100,776 -18,518,401
Total Expenditures  18,100,776 18,518,401
TOTAL COUNTY BUDGET: $34,864,528 $35,282,153

The purpose of this hearing will also be to receive input on an increase in Revenue for the Lunenburg County School Division as a result of CARES Act Relief funds increasing the Lunenburg County School Board’s FY2021 Budget by $465,285. The increase will result in a total updated school budget for FY2021 of $20,146,364 and a total county budget for FY2020 of $38,132,492.

School Fund Adopted FY2020-2021 Updated FY2020-2021
State Sales Tax -1,877,448 -1,877,448
State Funds -11,562,480 -11,562,480
Federal Funds -1,961,213 -1,961,213
County Funds -3,810,700 -3,810,700
Other Funds -469,238 -469,238
CARES Act Funds -465,285
Total Revenue -19,681,079 -20,146,364
Total Expenditures 19,681,079 20,146,364
TOTAL COUNTY BUDGET: $37,667,207 $38,132,492

According to Code of Virginia 15.2-2507, any amendment to the locality budget which is one percent above budgeted expenditures, must be advertised for a public hearing prior to approval.

It is the intention of the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Should you need special accommodations, please contact the County Administration office at 434-696-2142 prior to the meeting date.

COVID-19 in Lunenburg: Case Count, Operational Changes, and Other Info

UPDATE 8-13-2020: Lunenburg County has 66 confirmed total cases of COVID-19.  (This number represents the total number of cases since the pandemic began, not the number of active cases).  Lunenburg is listed as having a total of 6 hospitalizations and 1 death due to COVID-19.

UPDATE 7-30-2020:  Lunenburg County has 54 confirmed total cases of COVID-19.  (This number represents the total number of cases since the pandemic began, not the number of active cases).

UPDATE 6-26-2020:  Lunenburg County has 30 confirmed total cases of COVID-19.  (This number represents the total number of cases since the pandemic began, not the number of active cases).

UPDATE 5-29-2020:  Lunenburg County has 12 confirmed total cases of COVID-19, with four recoveries, meaning we have eight active cases.

UPDATE 4-27-2020:  Lunenburg County currently has 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19

April 6, 2020:

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Piedmont Health District conveyed to us this morning that LUNENBURG COUNTY has a confirmed COVID-19 case, a male in his 50’s. To protect patient confidentiality, no further information is provided about this case and VDH does not provide specific information on an investigation.

Please adhere to social distancing if you have to make essential trips. Respect essential workers and their safety by staying home unless you have necessary errands. Wash your hands, wear your face covering, and avoid touching your face. Please do your part to protect yourself and others. Do not panic, we will get through this, we are #Lunenburgstrong!

OPERATIONS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES:

All visitors to Lunenburg County governmental offices are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Some offices at the Lunenburg County Courthouse Complex have modified public access.  Please call before making a trip.

Lunenburg County Administration (434-696-2142) is open to the public during regular hours.

The Building Official’s office is open to the public during regular hours; however, please call for an appointment for permits (434-696-2143).

Lunenburg County Registrar’s Office is open to the public (434-696-3071)

Lunenburg Courts:  If you have questions about court proceedings, you can reach the General District Court at 434-696-5508, Circuit Court at 434-696-2132, or Juvenile Domestic Relations Court at 434-696-3539.

The Lunenburg County Treasurer’s Office (434-696-3354) and Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office (434-696-2516) is open to the public. Tax payments may be deposited into the drop box located outside of the Treasurer’s Office. Tax payments may also be made via telephone or online at http://www.lunenburgva.org/dservices/

Lunenburg County Social Services is staffed, but closed to the public.  Please call their office at 434-696-2134 for assistance.

Lunenburg County Sheriff’s Office is available 24 hours a day at 434696-4452.  If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Lunenburg Health Department is open to the public by appointment at 434-696-2346.

Crossroads Community Services Lunenburg location is closed.

Please visit the Governor’s coronavirus web page https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/ for links to more information. You can also visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/ for more information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Effective March 12, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Virginia in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. COVID-19 is highly contagious. The Governor encourages “social distancing” – keeping at least 6 feet between individuals.

There is a great deal of information (and some misinformation) on social media and “click bait” websites. Please rely on our government health agencies for up-to-date and accurate information regarding COVID-19 and by visiting the link below to the Virginia Department of Health page dedicated to the novel coronavirus.

As always, your local government will continue to provide services as uninterrupted as possible and distribute information as we have it available. We will keep you informed of any changes. We will remain in close contact with the Piedmont District Health Office and VA Department of Emergency Management. If you have any other questions or concerns, call the Lunenburg County Administration Office at 434-696-2142. For emergencies, please dial 9-1-1.

NOTE: If you think you may have symptoms related to COVID-19, please call ahead to your medical provider’s office. They will determine the next steps and whether they need to refer you to the VA Department of Health for testing. Avoid going to the emergency room unless you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms.

Respond to the 2020 Census today!

The 2020 Census has started, and it’s your chance to shape the future for yourself, your family, and your community. Information collected in the census informs how billions of dollars in federal funding are distributed to states and communities each year.

You can respond online, by phone, or by mail. Regardless of how you choose to respond, your information will be kept confidential.

Visit 2020CENSUS.GOV to respond to the census today.

Click here to view the 2020 Census Flyer

County Real Estate Records Available Online

The Lunenburg County Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office is pleased to announce that our GIS mapping and tax records are now available via the following website: http://lunenburggis.timmons.com/.  This website is free to the public.

If you have any questions or need assistance using this website, please feel free to contact our office.

Disclaimer:

Every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of these maps and associated data. Lunenburg County assumes no liability arising from use of these maps or data.



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