"Disposal" of Surplus Property?

On Wednesday, February 13th at 4:45 p.m. in a CLOSED session, the Hanover County Board of Supervisors will address the “disposal of surplus property” – more than 18 acres that was part of the Atlee HS school campus until the School Board transferred the land to the Board of Supervisors. Although this transfer was rumored several months ago, there was never a public hearing. Apparently, a public hearing is not required by law. In a county where growth , land use and development densities have been and still are contentious issues, is it acceptable that the People’s land is subject to “disposal” in this way – without anyone from the county asking for input from citizens or how the land might benefit us all?

We need relief from development densities, relief in the form of PUBLIC open spaces, parks and trails. Almost 20 acres of land at the heart of the Chickahominy District is “surplus” and being readied to pass from the county’s hands? For what purpose? So that favored special interests can profit while our quality of life erodes further?

If you are concerned, please contact the your Supervisor as soon as possible.