VIRGINIA: At a meeting of the Board of
<br /> Supervisors of Chesterfield
<br /> County, held a t the Courthouse on
<br /> April 21, 19~8, at 8:00 p.m.
<br />J. G. Hening, Chairman
<br />H. T. Goyne
<br />James W. Gordon, Jr.
<br />Irvin G.Horn er
<br />Absent: P. W. Covington
<br />The Executive Secretary stated that the adjourned meeting had b eencalled for the
<br />purpose of deciding upon an application made by Mr. N. W. Royall for a Use Permit
<br />to conduct and operate midget auto races and other commercial recreational enter-
<br />rpises~ on property now owed by Mr.H.W. Hancock on Rt.60~. approximately one and
<br />one-half miles n(rth of the intersection of Rt.604 and Rt.360, and s tared that Mr.
<br />Royall had furnished to the Executive Secretary a list cf the property owners
<br />within a reasonable distance of this property and that letters had been wr~$ten to
<br />all of these property owners stating that this application had been made and would
<br />be heard at this time.
<br />Whereupon ~.~r. Royall desc~-ibed his pla~us for the construction of a midget auto
<br />race track and s tared that it would be so arranged within the ~ack that an athletic
<br />field could b e laid off which could b e used by High Schools or other organizations
<br />of Chesterfield County at no cost to t hem. Whereupon the Chairman asked if there
<br />were any people appearing in opposition to the issuance of this permit, and a dele-
<br />gation from Spring Creek Colored Church appeared and stated that although the
<br />Church was over a mile from the area they felt that the noise and the traffic would
<br />be very detrimental to activities of the Church. The Chairman then called on
<br />Sgt. Waddill of the State Police Force who stated he woul~ be glad to furnish
<br />such officers as necessary to handle any traffic which might arise from this
<br />establishment, because he felt it was one of the duties of the State Police
<br />Department to handle all traffic on State roads. 'ifnereupon Nr. James W.Gordon, Jr.,
<br />made a motion that Mr. Royall be g ranted a Use Permit to establish a midget auto
<br />race track and other recreational enterprizes on theproperty now owned by ~ir.
<br />H.N.Hancock on Rt.604, approximately one and a half miles north of the intersection
<br />of Rt.664 and Rt.360, which motion waz seconded by ~r. J.C.McKesson.
<br />Upon consideration whereof, and on motion of James ~. Cordon, Jr., the Executive
<br />Secretary is instructed to issue a Use Permit for this pnrpose. On this motion
<br />Mr. H.T.Goyne voted "No" and asked that his vote be so recorded.
<br />This day a delegation appeared before the Board aijain requesting that some pro-
<br />visions be made for an office for t he Colored Farm Ag~ and the Colored Home Dem.
<br />Agent at Chesterfield Courthouse. After due consideration, and on motion of Irvin
<br />G.Horner, it isresolved that nocd~an~e be made in the decision made by the Board ~
<br />of Supervisors to accept the cooperation of the School Board to provide office
<br />space for the Colored Farm Agant and the Colored Home Demonstration Agent in the new
<br />$Olored high school on Rt. 10, near Chester.
<br />~J~ereas, M. A. Cogbill, Co~m~onwealth's Attorney, has reported to this Bc~rd, that
<br />difficulty has arisen as to the constitut~onality of the Amendatory Act of Chapter
<br />175 of the Acts of Assembly of 1946, being the Acts of Assembly whereby this Bc~rd
<br />was ~uthorized and empowered to issue "Revenue Bonds" for the purpose of the
<br />construction, operation, acquisition, e~c. of a water system or ssy~stems in the County
<br />of Chesterfield by this Board, and
<br />Whereas, referendum has been had directing this Board t o proceed to sell "Revenue
<br />Bonds" to raise the funds to acquire, etc. the said water system or system, and
<br />this Board in pursuance of such direction has male sale of said bonds to Scott,
<br />Homer a nd Mason, Inc., and,
<br />Whereas, Attorneys for Scott, Horner and Mason, Inc., have raised the question of the
<br />constitutionality of the AmendatorM Act of the Assembly of 1948, ~mending Chapter
<br />175 of the Acts of Assembly of 1946, and have thereby created an actual hostile
<br />controversy between this Board as sellers and issuers of said "Revenue Bonds" and
<br />Scott, Homer and Macon, Inc.~to he, purchasers of said bonds.
<br />Upon consideration whereof, and on motion of James W. Gordon, Jr., it is resolved that
<br />N.A.Cogbill, Commonwealth's Attorney, be, and he hereby is, directed to institute
<br />such proceedings in Court.as will bring about the consummation of the s ale of s aid
<br />"Revenue Bonds, by this Board and the delivery o f the purchase price of said bonds
<br />by Scott. Homer and Mason, Inc., as agreed,to this Board.
<br />This day the Executive Secretary stated that~ecause of the f act that money had not
<br />been received from the s ale of rev~ ue bonds and considerable amount of money had
<br />been spent on water systems, it was necessary ahat a dditional funds be provided
<br />at once if the installation of water systems would continue. Upon consideration
<br />whereof! and on motion of J.C.McKesson, it is resolved that the Treasurer be and he
<br />hereby ~s instructed t o make temporary loan, under the b est terms, of $50.000.00 to
<br />carry over operations of Chesterfield County until additional money had been
<br />This day the Executive Secretary stat$~ that in accordance with authority of t his