<br />Mr. Irvin G.Horner, Chairman
<br />Mr. H. T. Goyne
<br />Mr. J.Ruffin Apperson
<br />Mr. Herbert O.Browning
<br />~4r. A.R. Martin
<br />VIRGINIA: At a regular ad.iourned meeting of
<br />the Board of Supervisors of Chesterfield County
<br />held at the Courthouse on June 23. 1966, at
<br />2: O0 p.m.
<br />Mr. Oliver D.Rudy,Comm. Atty.
<br />Mr. Howard A. Mayo, Jr. Co. Planner
<br />Mr. Robt. A. Painter, Co. Engineer
<br />Nit. JohnD.Williams, Lic. Inspector
<br />Mr. M.W.Burnett,Exec. Sec'y.
<br />~[r. John E. Longmire, Asst.
<br /> On motion ofMr. Goyne, seconded by Mr. Britton, it is resolved that the minutes
<br />: of June 8 and 13, 1966, be and they hereby are approved.
<br />This being the day advertised for a public hearing on the question of a Local
<br />County Sales Tax in Chesterfield County the Chairman asked that all those wishing
<br />to speak on the question to come ~.orwar~.
<br />Mr. Oates McCullen speaks against the Sales Tax, stating that since Stafford County
<br />had not adopted a Sales Tax,' therefore, Chesterfield will not stand alone in failing
<br />to do so.
<br />Mr. Henry Knabe of ~iidlothian District speaks against the Sales Tax and presents a
<br />petition signed by approximately 500 citizens of the area opposing the adoption of
<br />a Sales Tax.
<br />Mr. A.J.Shoosmith, representing the Virginia Con~ervativ~ Party, Chesterfield ~
<br />~ommittee, speaks against the Sales Tax stating that the.=citiz~ns are now being
<br />ov er taxed.
<br />Mr. James Rush opposes the Sales Tax and states that he would rather see an increase
<br />in Real Estate Taxes.
<br />Mr.A.G.Rouzie speaks against the Sales Tax, stating that it is illegal to overtax
<br />the citizens.
<br />~r. Raymond Havenor, speaks against the Tax, stating that senior citizens and young
<br />married couples '~ill be hurt by this type of Tax.
<br />Fir. Richard Gayle speaks against the Sales Tax and states he wants no changes in
<br />the Tax System.
<br />~lrs. Dorothy ~rmstrong speaks in favor of the Tax and states that the Board should
<br />plan for changes rather than adapt to changes. Mrs. Armstrong further states
<br />that citizens want schools, parks, open spaces, libraries, etc. all of which take
<br />additiona i monies.
<br />Mr.J.J.Jewett'speaks in opposition to a Sales Tax, wanting the County to wait for
<br />the people's reaction hoping that the State will take off tax at the next General
<br />R~rs. Elsie Elmore, sDeaks in favor of the tax, statin~ also that the citizens
<br />want libraries, schools, etc. ~trs. Elmore further states that she thinks it is
<br />unfair that the machinery tax is lower than that in the surrounding area, and
<br />stresses the importance of local authority.
<br />Mr. Leo ~4yers speaks in favor of the Tzx, stating that since %he State has cast
<br />the die and a need exists for vocational education and otherproposed County
<br />programs, ~?~t now is the time to adjust our taxes.
<br />Mr. Apperson asks that all those present opposing the enactment of a 1¢ Sales Tax,
<br />please stand.
<br />T,~w~enty persons of the approximately 35 stand in opposition.
<br />Upon consideration whereof, Mr. R~artin moves: That Chesterfield County adopt
<br />the 1¢ ~ales Tax, which motion was seconded by ~4r.Goyne. In the discussion that
<br />followed, Mr.Apperson moves: That the matter be laid upon the table. A vote being
<br />taken on the substitute motion, Mr. Apperson votes Yea, all other Board members
<br />vote Nay.
<br />Mr. Irvin Horner reads a letter from Mr. Thomas B.Philli~s , Chairman, Chesterfield
<br />Committee of ~Virginia Conservative Party, which letter states that it is
<br />irresponsible to impose a tax when the governing body does not know the amount that
<br />will be collected.
<br />Chesterfield should not adopt this Tax just to get on the bandwagon, it is the
<br />Committee's feeling that s~ch a tax promotes apathy on the part o~ the citi~.ens.
<br />Mr. Apperson amends the original motion as follows: Section 3. Effective date
<br />of this Ordinanca This Ordinance shall be effective ~5 days after the costs
<br />from the t966-~67 school budget be restored. A vote being taken on this motion,
<br />Mr. ADperson votes Yea, all other Board members vote Nay.
<br />Mr. ADperson amends the original motion as follows: Section 3, Effective date of
<br />this Ordinance. This Ordinance shall be in effect &5 days after consent for the
<br />ordinance is obtained by the Consultants of annexation, k vote being taken -
<br />Mr.ApDerson votes Aye, all other BOard members vote Nay.
<br />Mr. apperson amends the original motion as follows: Section 3. Effectiwe Date
<br />of this Ordinance. The effective date of this ordinance shall be &5 days
<br />after th re is no anticipated surplus in the budget forecast for the next
<br />budget year. A vote being taken, on this motion, Mr. ADperson votes Aye. All
<br />other Board members vote Nay.