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Outcome from County Zoning Request

The Board of Directors for Hanover County considered the final action on the request by CAVRPC to modify the zoning conditions for their special exception and conditional use permits on Tuesday, November 24.

The Board of Directors for CAVRPC submitted a request to modify various conditions and a proposed plan for expansion and improvement of existing facilities on the club property.  The club was generally successful in getting the requests approved.  One request,  to change the operating hours of the range, was not approved.  All shooting hours for the club remain the same as were established by the previous zoning action. Shooting hours are 9:00 AM to sunset Monday through Saturday and 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Sunday.

The club did receive approval for the following actions:

  • The club membership can be increased at the discretion of the Board of Directors by up to 70 new members per year.
  • The restriction on events on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month has been removed.
  • Special events are now defined as those with 100 or more preregistered participants.  Special events are limited to no more than 6 per year.
  • The club may have up to 2 training events of night shooting per year.
  • Administrative paperwork of match directors has been greatly reduced.
  • No limitations on the number of non-club members who can attend a public competition

Facilities and improvements: The club received approval to address several range improvements and expansions.  These will proceed as money is available at the direction of the Board of Directors.

  • Develop a picnic pavilion in the camping area
  • Increase range 1 to 200 yards
  • Increase range 2 to 200 yards
  • Increase range 5 to 600 yards
  • Build new range, to be called 5a, with 7 action bays and a 200 yard line.
  • Build a training facility, with classrooms, which can include an indoor shooting range next to range 1.

The club was strongly encouraged to work with the residents on Boondock Lane and manage traffic during significant events.  In this regard, any event having more than 60 registered participants, the club will be required to have a person monitoring traffic to insure that the 10 MPH speed limit is obeyed. All club members are expected to obey the 10 MPH speed limit at all times when entering and exiting the range.

Full auto firing, noise level requirements, range safety and maintenance requirements, and environmental monitoring requirements were not modified.

Overall, the club had a successful outcome with the zoning request. The Board of Directors would like to thank all the members that came out to support the request.  It could not have been completed without your efforts.