Conditional Use Permit, CUP-02-18, was presented to the New Kent County Board of Supervisors and referred to the New Kent County Planning Department. The applicants, The Curtis Group, and their proposed combat shooting range and training facility would irreparably affect New Kent and James City County residents’ home values, quality of life, and harm small local farms, vineyards, breeders, and small businesses.
Proposed is a 266 acre private facility located in the middle of the Barhamsville hamlet. It would house “Curtis Security Consulting, Inc.“, a firm incorporated 3 months ago. The owners intend to host government, military (domestic and foreign), law enforcement and private corporations at their combat shooting ranges, “Simunition®” training, and on and off road driving courses. CSC has indicated these activities could happen simultaneously and involve as many as 120 students on any given day. Combat simulation would start at 7 a.m., 6 days a week, and end at 7 p.m. on three days and 11 p.m on the remaining. These hours of operation, they say, would coincide with the time people are away from their homes and at work. They do not realize that in Barhamsville, many of our citizens work or farm at home during the day and would therefore be forced to endure the barrage of gun fire, explosions and squealing car tires all day long . Cease fires have been proffered for New Year’s Eve and day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Eve and Day.
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