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 – Round #2 Small Business Grant Program Application Process

**Release for September 15, 2020**

LUNENBURG COUNTY CARES ABOUT LOCAL BUSINESS!

CARES ACT RELIEF FUND – SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS

Round #2

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 pandemic.  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 for the second round 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 September 15, 2020 through October 15, 2020.

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

STEP TWO:  Fill out application online Round #2 CARES Small Business Grant Applicationand return all requested documentation by October 15, 2020 to Lunenburg County Administration at cares@lunenburgva.net.

STEP THREE:  Review of applications by staff and the Board of Supervisors CARES Act Fund Committee.

STEP FOUR:  Announcements by October 30, 2020 with fund distribution after November 1, 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. Additionally, awardees must have at least one principal employee and less than 50 total employees across all locations, in operation at least two years, 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
  • 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 will be asked to provide:
  • Copies of 2 years of their most recent filed tax returns
  • IRS W-9 Form
  • Financial Statement of Impact (will be emailed once application is filed online)
  • 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).

Specific documentation may vary, depending upon business structure. The confirmation of # of employees, if more than one, documentation requirement is anticipated to include one of the following items:

  • Payroll Register
  • Form 941, quarterly reporting form
  • 1099 form (either as Sole Proprietor/Single Member LLC, or for counting # of consultants in the business)
  • tax return information (including K1 forms if an LLC, 1120S if a partnership)

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

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

 

PUBLIC NOTICE of IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING in LUNENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA

In-person, early voting will be available at the following location for the November 3, 2020, General and Special Elections:

  • 160 Courthouse Rd –Voter Registration Office

Voting will begin September 18th at the Voter Registrar Office and will continue, Monday through Friday, until Friday, October 30th, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Both offices will also be open on Saturday, October 24th, and Saturday, October 31st, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

The office will be CLOSED October 12th  for Columbus Day.

 

Carolyn A Parsons

General Registrar

Posted: September 4, 2020

Va. Code § 24.2-702.2(E)

Board of Supervisors Meeting 9-10-20

The Board of Supervisors of Lunenburg County will conduct a regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the General District Courtroom, Lunenburg Courts Building, Lunenburg, VA 23952.

The agenda for the meeting is available by clicking here 9-10-2020 agenda or through the K-V Dispatch and Southside Messenger newspapers.

GUIDANCE FOR 9-10-2020 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.

 

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

UPDATE 9-14-2020: Lunenburg County has 107 confirmed total (cumulative) 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 2 deaths due to COVID-19.

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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