August 12, 2019 – At tonight’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors voted 4:1 to adopt an ordinance that adds Combat/Tactical Training Facilities to the list of prohibited uses in New Kent County after the public hearing. Thomas Evelyn cast the only “no” vote. More than 20 New Kent County residents in orange shirts attended the meeting.
Seven Barhamsville residents testified in favor of the prohibition, and no one testified against. They spoke on the reasons the existing county laws are not adequate to protect the community against the dangers and disruption of a combat range, including the fact that Curtis application was to come to the Planning Commission with no negative recommendations, the lack of noise ordinances, the lack of safety regulations, and the deficiencies of the CUP process.