Call to Action: July 15, 2019

Mark Your Calendars — Monday night, 15 July

Join us this Monday (July 15, 2019) at 6:30 pm at County Administration Building Boardroom in New Kent to support adding combat tactical training facility to the list of Prohibited Uses.

You may have seen the articles in VA Gazette and Tidewater Review about the Planning Commission tabling the work on the definition of “combat range.”

Apparently, some of the commissioners were against the prohibition of the combat ranges in New Kent County and worked on convincing the rest of the commissioners and distracting them from working on the definition. They also painted us as unpatriotic, even though the definition excludes government facilities. Sadly, the Chairman seemed to agree with them that we already had protections in the county code and did not need a prohibition. This is not true. If we had such protection against combat ranges in the county already, why was the opinion of the county’s planning staff neutral for the Curtis proposal. Obviously, the existing code was not clear enough for the staff to reject the Curtis application out right, thus causing us considerable anguish until Senator Norment intervened.

One of the commissioners even claimed that he voted against the Curtis proposal. We all know the vote never happened. Curtis withdrew the proposal before the vote!!!!

Tell your friends and neighbors to join us and show them that we are up on the topic and still care. Come with your orange shirts.

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