Let’s find a better location!
UPDATE: The outdoor gun range proposal has been denied by the Greene County Board of Supervisors. A public hearing was held on 13 October 2015 at William Monroe High School’s Performing Arts Center in Stanardsville, Va. We are thankful that the majority of the Board voted according to the county ordinances and facts, as did their appointed Planning Commission before them. The Board of Supervisors’ voted as follows:
David Cox, Chairman, Monroe District
Jim Frydl, Vice Chairman, Midway District
Davis Lamb, Ruckersville District
Bill Martin, Stanardsville District
Eddie Deane, At Large
We are Greene County Neighbors , a community group of neighbors Working Together to make Our County Better Through Information, Education, Teamwork and Volunteerism.
Greene County, Virginia is considering approval of an open-air gun range in an agricultural area adjacent to dozens of residential homes, only 30 ft from a property zoned for suburban/residential development, 400ft from US Rt 33, near several school bus stops, and near the Ruckersville city center. The shooting range is being billed as a “twenty lane facility with room to grow”. While a shooting range somewhere in the county may be beneficial and is desirable even by the opponents of this proposal, this is certainly The Wrong Location for it on many levels.
This web site is a compilation of information to document why this location is not appropriate for this business. Please see the topics in the menu bar above and the recent posts on the right-hand column.
As the photo above shows, many homes actually have line-of-sight to the proposed range. It’s inconceivable that families will not only be able to hear the barrage of gunfire coming from the range, but see it. There are 160 homes within a 1/2 mile radius of the proposed location. At least 10 families can actually see the site from their homes. There are 340 homes within 1 mile.
Please sign the online petition (click here) so that we can show the Greene County Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors our support and encourage the business owner to find a more appropriate location, away from residential homes.