April 1st BOS meeting: I think Charity Hill can kiss their permit goodbye.

From Percy Ashcraft’s April Message from the County Administrator:

In addition, a worksession on the 2008-09 Budget will be held Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. at the Community Services Center. Also included on the worksession agenda is a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. to receive comments regarding the revocation of a special use permit for the Charity Hill Shooting Range.

From the board’s public hearing notice:

The Caroline County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, in the Community Services Center, Auditorium, located at 17202 Richmond Turnpike, Milford, Virginia, at 7:30 p.m., to consider the Revocation of the following Special Exception Permit based on the permittee’s failure to comply with the terms and conditions of the permit:

SPEX-04-2005 – FLOYD S. & CYNTHIA C. SMITH III, OWNER; FLOYD S. SMITH III, APPLICANT: This property is located on Route 601 (9482 Golansville Road), approximately ¾ of a mile east of Route 633 (Bull Church Road), tax on a portion of 68-A-103 consisting of 100 acres, Mattaponi Voting District. Revocation of Private Hunt Club Permit. The 2006 – 2026 Comprehensive Plan identifies this area as rural preservation with a density of one dwelling unit per ten acres of land.

Any persons desiring to be heard in favor of or in opposition to the above is hereby invited to be present at the Public Hearing. Copies of the above are on file in the Department of Planning and Community Development, 233 West Broaddus Avenue, Bowling Green, Virginia 22427.

Percy C. Ashcraft
County Administrator

The budget work session will include the budgets for the Sheriff’s Office, Commonwealth’s Attorney, volunteer fire/rescue departments, and the Clerk of the Court according to the agenda.


  1. I dug through the Charity Hill file at the Planning Department to see if there was any way to help them.

    Unfortunately, Charity Hill is guilty as charged. They are guilty of such outrageous behavior as using more than one driveway for events and inviting people to hunt that were not official club members (all violations of their special exemption permit).

    A County secret agent caught the violations with a digital camera.

    The major lesson to be learned here is to keep your neighbors happy. If you don’t, and the government gets involved, they will shut you down.

    The neighbors will eventually realize it was a mistake to complain when Charity Hill Estates luxury town homes are built in its place.

  2. “The neighbors will eventually realize it was a mistake to complain when Charity Hill Estates luxury town homes are built in its place.”

    Well, first they would have to get it rezoned/subdivided and pay the required extortion money (also known as “proffers”). :)

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