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<br />VIRGINIA: ~t a special meeting of the <br />Board of Supervisors of <br />Chesterfield County, held at <br />~he Courthouse on Tuesday, I <br />~ovember 18, 1941, at 3:00 p.~. <br />I <br /> <br />Present: H. L. Chalk1ey,Chairman <br />lie T. Goyne <br />J. G. Hening <br />Vi.A. Horner <br />T. D.\iatkins <br />P. W. Covington <br /> <br />This meeting was called for the purpose of discussing the advisability of <br />requesting theState Game C~ission to close the hunting season in Chester- <br />field County until there is enough moisture in the earth to protect forests <br />from fires, etc. and the following resolution was passed: <br /> <br />VlHEREAS, due to the long season of drought in the County of <br />Chesterfield and elsewhere in the State of Virginia, a great danger <br />to fore2t and other property exists from the existence of the <br />hazard of forest fores started by various and sundry means, and, <br /> <br />\~rnREAS, the hunting season for this County and elsewbere is about <br />to begin and though it is the belief of this Board that generally <br />speaking hunters are reasonably careful to see that they donot set <br />fire but there are amone those who are careless, and, <br /> <br />.4 <br /> <br />\~AS, it is a further belief of this Board that the forest and <br />property of this County and elsewhere should be protec ted to the <br />extent that the same might be lawfully protected and by whatever <br />agency. <br /> <br />NOW, Tl:iliJ{EFOIlli. IN CONSIDERATION of the protection of the forests <br />and property of this County and elsewhere, it is resolved on motion <br />of J.G.Haning, seconded by H. T.Goyne, that the Department of Game <br />and Inland l!'isheries be and it hereby is requested to close.;the <br />hunting season for the County of Chesterfield and elsewhere in this <br />State until such time as the said Department may determine that there <br />has been sufficient precipitation of moisture as will normally protect <br />the forests and property in Chesterfield County and in this State. <br /> <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />! <br />I <br />i <br />I <br />I <br />i <br />the i <br />thi~ <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />i <br /> <br />This day ,Mr. T.D... Watkins, Supervisor, brought to the attention 01' <br />Board that it would be desirable to have assistance for the Game vJarden of <br />County in the enforcement of game laws duning the hunting season. Upon <br />consiGeration whereof and on motion of T.D.Watkins, the Police Department <br />of this County is hereby requested to cooperate to the fullest extent with the <br />Game Vlarden in the enforcement of laws, especially during the hunting season. <br /> <br />Ordered that the meeting be now adjourned until Tuesday, November 25, <br />1941 at 8:00 o'clock P.ll. <br /> <br />~ <br /> <br />EXecutive Secretary <br /> <br />%.f, t I!jt/4. U;f <br />Clia rman <br /> <br />i <br />I <br />I <br /> <br />I. <br />