Firefly Broadband Town Hall - Regional Internet Service Expansion

Do you need better internet? Firefly has launched the Regional Internet Service Expansion (RISE) project to survey the following counties in Central Virginia. If you live in Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, or Powhatan and receive speeds at or below the 25/3 threshold, visit www.fireflyva.com/rise to take the survey.
 
This survey and speed test data will be used to further define the service area for a regional grant application that would aim to bring fiber broadband to every unserved location in the counties listed above. Help identify every unserved home in the RISE project area by following the link above and taking the survey by August 7!
 
Sign up for our TOWN HALL meeting on July 29 or August 2 to learn more about the RISE project

 

http://www.fireflyva.com/town-halls/?fbclid=IwAR1k_mvK3sW-fuON3mGA_D7oZAwECLSyEsV2ZYUPGgD4iNeiXopxM_AkqlU 

Board of Supervisors - Agenda for July 27, 2021 Meeting

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SPECIAL NOTICE

We will hold the July 27, 2021 Board of Supervisors meeting in-person in the County Administration Building Meeting Room and virtually using Zoom.

The meeting can be accessed as follows:

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Your comments for matters from the public and for public hearings are welcome by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  The comment period for this meeting will begin on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. and close on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. All emails received during this period will be included with the meeting minutes.
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Greene County Board of Supervisors County
Meeting Room – Administration Building
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 – 5:30 p.m.


1. 5:30 p.m. - Call to order

2. CLOSED MEETING
Matters pursuant to Section 2.2-3711 (a, 1-7) of the Code of Virginia

3. 6:30 p.m. - OPEN MEETING

4. Reconvene, certify closed meeting and take action from closed meeting

5. Pledge of Allegiance; moment of silence

6. Adoption of agenda

7. Updates

a.  Firefly Broadband Partnership Update - Gary Wood, Galen Creekmore and Melissa Gay

8. Matters from the public

9. Consent agenda:
a. Minutes of previous meeting
b. Request from Commissioner of Revenue for refund of real estate tax for Raymond Putnam
c. Resolution to accept and appropriate $15,043.52 for donations to the Sheriff’s Department
d. Resolution to accept and appropriate $11,275.00 for Item Conservation Grant for the Clerk’s Office
e. Resolution to accept and appropriate $1,520.00 for donations to the Animal Shelter for sterilization of dogs
f. Resolution to accept and appropriate $2000.00 for proffers for Wexford Subdivision
g. Resolution to accept and appropriate $1,910.29 for an insurance recovery for Emergency Medical Services
h. Resolution to accept and appropriate $4,388.89 for an insurance recovery for the Sheriff’s Department
i. Resolution to appropriate $10,376.00 for Compensation Board authorized salary for the Sheriff – FY22
j. Resolution to appropriate $40,462.00 for state authorized salaries of General Registrar and Local Electoral Board Members – FY22
k. Resolution to accept and appropriate $38,926.00 for Constitutional offices from the Compensation Board – FY22
l. Resolution to accept and appropriate $38,154.00 for the Registrar’s Office from the Department of Elections – FY22

10. Presentations:
a. Courthouse Camera Project update – Mark Taylor, County Administrator
b. Emergency Medical Services Building update – Melissa Meador, Director of Emergency Services

11. Action items:
a. Public hearing to consider request from Lamm Properties, LLC/Merit Greene, LLC c/o The Fried Companies to rezone from B-3 with proffers to PUB with proffers on approximately 65.17 acres located on Seminole Trail – Jim Frydl, Director of Planning and Zoning

12. Items presented for first review (tentative action date in parentheses) NONE

13. Informational items, updates, and reports:
a. Board liaison reports
b. County Administrator update
c. Monthly reports

14. Other items from the Board

15. Adjourn

 

Regional Broadband Partnership - Greene County Press Release - Please Complete Survey

Regional Broadband Partnership - Greene County Press Release - Please Complete Survey

Regional Partnership is Bringing Broadband to Greene County

Stanardsville, Va. – Efforts to provide broadband internet service in Greene County took a leap forward after announcing a proposed partnership with the energy utilities serving the community.

Greene County, Dominion Energy Virginia, Firefly Fiber BroadbandSM, a whole-owned subsidiary of Central Virginia Electric Cooperative, and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to advance a regional partnership that aims to deliver fiber-optic broadband service to unserved and underserved households and businesses, subject to regulatory approvals.

The agreement could extend access to more than 25,000 Virginians who currently lack access to reliable broadband services, including thousands here in Greene County.

This partnership marks a major milestone in ensuring residents have access to quality internet service. Dominion and REC are both installing fiber to improve system reliability and resiliency. Firefly will then lease the “middle-mile” fiber to provide broadband access.

The Greene County Administration and Board of Supervisors should be applauded for their efforts to secure reliable, high-speed internet to local households and businesses. Doing so will bring improved education services, new job opportunities, and the potential to attract new businesses.

Greene County At-Large Supervisor Dale Herring said of this initiative: “Broadband access for the citizens of Greene County has been a long-standing goal for the Board of Supervisors.  A concentrated effort has been made to find a way in which to work with an energy utility to reach that end goal.  We are very excited about the proposed regional partnership.”

How to Be Sure Your Home or Business is Included:

The project is intended to cover all possible locations in Albemarle, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Louisa, and Powhatan that do not have access to broadband meeting the minimum qualifying service speeds that the Commonwealth of Virginia has established which are 25 mbps download and 3 mbps upload from a fixed wireless or wired connection. If you only have access to satellite or cell phone for internet service, you are considered unserved. If you have connections to a fixed wireless service or have DSL or other phone service and your speeds do not reliably meet the 25/3 threshold, you are considered unserved.

Your help is needed to define the final unserved area map.  Please visit: https://www.fireflyva.com/rise/ from your home computer using your home internet connection and follow the link to complete a short survey providing your address and what internet service options you have. If you have fixed wireless or wired internet service, we will also ask that you run a speed test once you have completed the survey; satellite or cell phone services will not be required to run the speed test.

County of Greene

Greene County VirginiaGreene County is a county in central Virginia in the eastern United States. Greene County was established in 1838. Its county seat is Stanardsville.

Learn more about Greene County.

Contact

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  434-985-5201

  Fax: 434-985-3705

  40 Celt Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973


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