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<br />I <br />I <br /> <br />VmGINIA: At an adjourned meeting of II <br />the Board of Supervisors of <br />Chesterfield County, held at i <br />the Courthouse on AUfust 14, I. <br />1942, at 8;00 o'clock R.M. <br /> <br />i <br /> <br />. -.. ...." --~.. ....-,. -'.....- - <br /> <br />Presen t: <br />H. T. Goyne, Chainuan Pro ~em <br />'11. .D. "atkins <br />J. G. liening <br />P. W. (.;ovington <br /> <br />Absent: H. L. Chalkley <br />.i. il.. Horner <br /> <br />On r:lotion of Lfr. J. 1... hening, L:r. ..... T.Ooyne, was elected Chairman Pro tern. <br /> <br />The ChaiIt'J.an called the Llesting to order and re!lue sted the Executive ~ecretary tl <br />to state the purp,ose of tr.e special meeting. who referreu same to the COrnr.J.onwea1t 's <br />....ttorney. 'rhe l.ioIDllOnwea1th's .ti.ttorne~ reported that on .August ll, 1942, the <br />Board of ciupervi sors had passed an emergency ordinance concerning the location 01'1 <br />certain enterprises within the bounds of Chesterfield County and according to <br />terms of that ordinance application had been made by the Richmond ~ir Transport <br />and Sales Corporation for a permit to establish a treining airport on the '~h~r~Y1 <br />property near Robious to the Zoning Comrassion. which after due consiueration <br />had been reported to the Board of Supervisors for their consideration, in a <br />report as follows: <br />I <br />I <br /> <br />I <br />I <br /> <br />"This day the Executive Secreta y pressnteu to this COInLlission an <br />application of the Richmond .nir Transport and Sales Corporation <br />for permit to construct, maintain and operate an airport and <br />other related ser~ices on that tract of land in l~dlothian District <br />known as the "I/herry" tractt v:hich applicat.ion was filed with the <br />said Executive Secretary in pursuance .nth the requirements of an <br />Ordinance adopted by the Board of 8tlpervisors of Chesterfield <br />County, on h.ugust 11,1942, and in \lhich Ordinance the L.oning <br />Com: .ission of this County Was designated as the agency to Llalre a <br />study of the applications contemplated in said Ordinance and to <br />report to tLe said Board of dupervisors its findings and its <br />recommendation as to whether or not the said permit requested in <br />the said application should be granted or denied. ....fter hearing <br />from Hr.O. F.H8.r.lilton. Treasurer of the Richmond Air 'fransport <br />and Salas Corporat ion in support of the application filed J and <br />from numerous citizens of the County in opposition to the granting <br />of the permit so requested, this Conr~ission takes under consideration <br />the said application for said permit. <br /> <br />Upon consideration whereof it doth find tl18t tLe Richnond Air <br />Transport and Sales Corporation proposes to lease the premises <br />d~cribed in the npplicetion for the purpose of: <br /> <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />I <br /> <br />(1) Operation of an airport, airport land area and to erect all I <br />necessary buildinfs incident to such operation I <br />(2) '.1.1: at it proposes to operate the same as a connercial airport. ' <br />trainipg members of the arn;' and navy on a contract ba:--,is wi th I <br />the Civilian Aeronautical ...a.ninistration I <br />(3) That the training or schooling of private individuals to the ' <br />extent the" the facilities nifht permit the some and the application I <br />of such individuals to be trained affords I <br />(4) That the proposal is one of a cornnercia1 contract I <br />(5) l'hat the Goverwaent of the l,nited States of America has not <br />indio.ated.,:to this Conuaission or to any other colistituted authority I <br />that this proposed landing field is indispensible for the Government'sl <br />vmr effort i <br />(6) '11hat the nearness of the Droposed field to tre University of ' <br />Hichmond is not an essential matter because this opel'ation was I <br />conducted formerly and is being conducted at the Byrd Airport for the <br />basing of the planes from whence said planes fly to Nestview Airport I' <br />for actual flip)J.t in re cen t weeks; formerly, however. the whole , <br />oper!:l tion WUE; condu cted at Byrd .hirport. which airport is about i <br />douhle the distance from the Universi ty of l(iclunond than that I <br />distance of the proposed field is fr,om the University of Richmond I <br />(7) 'ihat the proposeu airport is ri(:ht in the heart of one of the <br />best residential sections of the 00unty for present use and future <br />, I <br />development \ , " ' i <br />(8) ''''hat unuer the oUonine- ur6.inf:nce no\'l about to be completed and <br />finally submitted to the Do[,rd of uupervisors of Chesterfield <br />County. the said proposed. area is in a zone where airports <br />are prohibited except by special permission <br />(9) '.I.'hat where permission is granted for the establishment and <br />operation of an airport at this location it would be uncertain as to <br />the duration of t.lie occupancy of the area by the said commercial <br />