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Supervisors discuss golf carts at Powhatan Chimney

Following a lengthy public hearing Tuesday night in the colonial courthouse, the Gloucester Board of Supervisors decided not to vote on an amendment to the county code that would authorize the use of golf carts in Powhatan Chimney, a subdivision near Gloucester Point.

The board was confronted by a number of Powhatan Chimney residents who had differing views on the question of whether golf carts should be permitted in that neighborhood. Two petitions had been circulated there, speakers said, one in support of the matter and another in opposition.

Supervisors chairman John Meyer Jr. suggested a few residents meet with County Attorney Ted Wilmot to discuss wording an ordinance that would best accommodate the varied views of the neighborhood.

Wilmot said that another public hearing might be scheduled later.

Sarah Fox, a resident who owns a golf cart, referenced one survey that showed 78 percent of the residents were in favor of the carts.

But Chris Palus said that owning golf carts wi...

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