Board to consider permits

Published 10:03 am Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Two public hearings taking place Thursday, Jan. 11, will concern two conditional use permit requests: one to operate an adult living facility and one to operate a primarily-online and mail-order business to manufacture and sell firearms.

The hearings will begin at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Lunenburg Courthouse.

The first conditional use permit request is for an adult living facility to be operated at 143 Unity Road in Kenbridge, according to a public notice regarding the public hearings.

The lessee of the property, Timothy Dow, requested to operate the facility on the property, which is owned by Ulysses A. Jones, according to the public notice.

“This property was previously operated as an adult living facility, transitioned to a youth facility by the lessee and is now requested to become an adult living facility by the lessee, Mr. Dow,” the notice cited.

New Generation Youth Services, the youth residential group home, was approved by members of the board during a February 2016 meeting according to a previous Dispatch report.

The second conditional use permit request is for a “primarily-online and mail-order business of manufacturing and sales of firearms and gunsmithing at (Ralph Forehand Jr.’s) residence at 4302 Reedy Creek Road, Lunenburg,” the public notice cited.

The applicant, Forehand, is the second applicant to have sought a conditional use permit for an online and mail-order business for the sale of firearms and gunsmithing.

Board members approved a conditional use permit for Chris Richardson, of Victoria, during their October meeting to operate his online and mail-order business, which focuses on Federal Firearm License Transfers, gunsmithing and Cerakote firearm coating, according to a previous Dispatch report.