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Gloucester boards take look at supplementary use regulations

In a joint meeting Tuesday night, Gloucester supervisors and planners took a look at a proposed zoning ordinance rewrite for supplementary use regulations which cover everything from indoor and outdoor firing ranges to outdoor uses pertaining to commercial and private camping, hunting and fishing clubs and animal uses.

Carol Rizzio, the county’s senior comprehensive planner, presented the proposal during the work session which was held in the Gloucester Library, Main Street Center.

Planners and supervisors discussed safety and courtesy regulations for firing ranges. Parameters discussed include the lot size of firing ranges and distance of firing ranges from schools, parks, libraries and residences. Members of the two boards agreed that they would like to follow U.S.  Department of Energy standards moving forward with firing range regulations.

Another item discussed at the work session was outdoor uses. Regulations for commercial and private camping were discussed. Concer...

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