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VI~GIi~IA: At a call meeting of the Board of <br /> Supervisors of Chesterfield County, <br /> held at the Courthouse on September <br /> 21, 1953, at 4:00 p.m. <br /> <br />Present: <br /> <br />Ivy. Irvin G. Homer, Chairman <br />Mr. H. T. Goyne <br />Mr. R.J. Britton <br />Dr. Robt. O. Gill <br />R~. Stanley R. Hague~ Jr. <br /> <br />Absent: <br /> <br /> Mr. J.P. Gunter <br /> <br />T'.~is m~eting of the Board of Supervisors was c~,,led b'~ ]'~;~ <br /> · . ~.~ ~ ~. Goyne and I~tr. Hague <br />for the expressed purpose of dmscusszng the [~rade crossing on Rt. 10 and other <br />ro,~ds by the Seaboard Airline t[ailrosd. <br /> <br />This day Rir. Eppa Hunton, 1V, Counsel for the Seaboard Airline Railroad, RLr. C. <br />I. Morton, Superintendent, Mr. Laing~ Resident Engineer, came before the Board <br />and explained the project in detail saying that the estimates of the costs of <br />the Railroad were based on a grade crossing and that said expenditure was barely <br />justi~iable by the traffic proposed on the railroad and citing that the terms of <br />the.permit w>~ich was issued by the Highway Department called for 2 trains daily, <br />roadway not to be blocked for more than two (2) minutes at any time, that there <br />must be a flasBing light signal on Rt. 10 and other restrictions. <br /> <br />Speaking in opposition to the grade crossing were Mr. Goyne, R~. Fred Gray, and <br />numerous citizens attending the meeting, The Co~'nonwealth's Attorney's office <br />reported that the law had not been changed and the Seaboard Airline Railroad <br />Company's <br /> m~ st~ll recruited to submit pla~s to the Board of Supervisors for <br />a?.roval. <br /> <br />Mr. Hunton st~ted that he did not a~ree that the Railroad had to submit plans to <br />the Bor:rd of Supervisors. <br /> <br />Upon con~idera~tion whereof and on motion of Mr. ~oyne, seconded by l'4r. Hague, it <br />is resolw~d that this Board authorize and direct the Commonwealth's Attorney to <br />do what is nece~;sary to require the Seaboa, rd Airline R.R. to comply with the law <br />as pertains 'to grade cro:::zings in this County. <br /> <br />This was par~sed bz unanimous vote. <br /> <br />There ensued a discussion concerning businesses being started in Residential and <br />Agricultural areas, and the Board gen~rally agreed theft these should be stooped <br />in so far as possible. ~ <br /> <br />On motion, the meeting adjourned until 8:00 p.m. September 29, 1953. <br /> <br /> <br />