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<br />operation, the same couldbe continued by the request of' some <br />governmental aeency: <br /> <br />Therefore. on motion of J,-. h.. Hissimer, and seconded by J .B. .iatkins.Jr. <br />it is resolved by the ~oning Conmission of Chesterfield County, <br />Virginia. that it be, 8nd it hereby is,recommended to the Board of <br />Supervisors of Chesterfie~d County, Virginia. that the application of <br />the .ri.ichmond Transport and 8a1es Corporation for a permit to <br />operate an airport. landinf field and other related activities on <br />that certain tract of land in Chesterfield ~ounty kno,vn as the <br />"\iherrylt property, bounded on the north by .haute 14?, und on <br />the so uth by the Sou thern Rai 1 way, be denied." <br /> <br />J. B. ,;;...TEINS. JR. SEClllliTn...1iY <br />ZOlUNG COl:rIISSION OF C:r~ESTLRFIEL.i.i <br />VIRGINIa " <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />I <br />, <br />I <br />cem'1' <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />\.hereupon, the Chairman requested thet anyone who cured to night speak in <br />behalf of the application: <br /> <br />"hereupon, lIr. 0.1. Hamilton, Treasurer of the hichm.ond ""ir '.cransport and <br />Sales <":orporation reviewed the case and application and asked permission to <br />present other representatives who were familiar with technical arrall€ements <br />of such a program. Having been given permission, Ensign John Mapp. <br />from the Naval Procurement Depot, stoted that there was a real need for this <br />type of training as the larger naval air training stations did not have the <br />capacity to train pilots as rapidly as planes were being produced. ;:;>tating <br />that there were at least 600 such training schools in the United states. <br /> <br />~.:r. Hamilton also presented Major Henson, who is Director of Army Air Operations <br />at Byrd Airfield, who stated thet howevef desirable and important this training <br />was, it was impossible to be kept at. the Byrd Airport alon€" v;ith other governnen <br />activities~ therefore. he had reluctantly requested the Ricrur.ond ~ir Transport <br />and S~les ~orporation to transfer their activities to different fields not laterl <br />than ~eptember 1. 1942. <br /> <br />I.:ajor Henson presented Dr. McDaniel of the University of Richmond. who is <br />serving as Coordinator in this training program, who stated thot no matter <br />how Luch it might inconvenience the residents of Chesterfield County.he felt <br />that it was the patriotic duty of these residents to permit this training <br />to be cojlducted wi thin thet araa. <br />, <br />1~. R.Stuart ~oyer. a resident of Eon Air RndRobious section objected to I <br />locating the training field in that area. stating that he felt that the citizens <br />of Chesterrield were just &s patriotic as in any other section but thlit he did <br />not believe thet it was the only location which would serve in this particular <br />instance. <br /> <br />-. <br /> <br />l <br /> <br />l.!r. J. b. fatton. stated that he had objected severely from the beginning and al <br />along but that he would not enter a protest at this time. He felt that he <br />was willing to make a sacrifice, having received his "Hinfs" and having been <br />an instructor in 1918, he still pledged allegiance to such a program, but still <br />~lt that some other location could probably be found. <br /> <br />-- <br /> <br />Uhereupon, Er. Hamilton, called on Mr. Fleming of a Heal l:.state iJonpany. who <br />stated that an extensive and exhausti~e search had been made and stated that <br />this was the only availab le location that had been found vlhich could be <br />converted for this use by Septe!'1ber 1. 1942. <br /> <br />Upon consideration whereof and on notion of J.G. Hening, it is resolved that the <br />Chairman appoint the entire board a a Con.mittee to consider the recomnendations <br />Dnd report after a recess. <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br />The Board recessed at 10:CO p.m. <br /> <br />'.l.'he Board was called to order at lO:25 p.m. antt the fo110\;inr report was <br />made: <br /> <br />-"'I <br />I <br /> <br />'.l.'his day therewas presented to this Board an applicatiou. of the <br />Hichmond ~ir '.l.'ransport and Sales Corporation for a permit to cunstruct, <br />maintain, and operate an airport, airport landing, landinF field and related <br />activities. and the findings and recommendation of the :i.oning CO!'1mission of <br />Chesterfield Guunty to which said application hBd been beferred. ,~d after <br />hearing ~r. O. L. Hamilton. Treasurer. of the Richmond ~ir Transport and <br />dales Corporation, and others in support of the 'application. and nUr1erous <br />citizens of Bon Air and vicinity in opposition thereto, this Board feels that <br />the purpose and Objects of the Richmond Air Transport and Sales Corporation <br />are eminently worthy and desirable and nece ssary. but that it does not appear <br />that o~he area involved is indispensible for such purposes and objects. <br /> <br />~------ <br />