Skip to comments.Va. county [Spotsylvania] restricts private business from hosting weddings
Posted on 05/05/2014 10:25:03 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
Call off the wedding. Spotsylvania County in Virginia has imposed special use permit restrictions on a couple thats been hosting marriages for years effectively nullifying future nuptials at a once-thriving business.
Gary Gratopp, co-owner of Eden Try, said the county crackdown defies logic.
Yet the move resembles actions in nearby Fauquier County, where officials are employing permitting requirements to harass and intimidate private-property owners
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Is this related to the move in another VA location that prohibits more than 49 guests at a home? Doesn’t this defy the Constitutional right of the people to peacably assemble?
Follow the money. I’d bet some of the larger, permitted venues are in cozy with the county officials and don’t like this wedding venue eating into the customer base.
Is this because private property owners have more leeway in refusing to participate in homosexual activities?
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Is this related to the move in another VA location that prohibits more than 49 guests at a home?
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Article in the “The Free Lance-Star”, Fredericksburg VA dtd 26APR14 said
the County would issue NO MORE than 6 temporary event permits per year at any one location. Any additional permits would require the Supervisors’ approval.
The company in question (A wedding venue) had 8 permits in 2011, 2 in 2012 and 3 in 2013. They have a 12 acre ‘wedding venue’.
NEIGHBORS had complained of the ‘danger’ of more than 6 events a year, citing possibility of drunk driving.
There was no limit in the past and they decided on 6 as nobody had applied for more than 6 permits- the County issued 56 permits last year.
Couple of Counties in VA have become real ‘big’ in the wine industry. With all having ‘tasting rooms’ and renting the facilities out for various parties etc.
Last year Faquier had a big todo over how much and what kind of food or knick knacks could be sold on the property of a business that was given a permit to do same but scheduled a birthday party for a 6 year old. The property owner was told it wasn’t covered under the original permit.
Seems like another problem of ‘BIG CITY’ people moving into the idyllic farm country, getting elected to office then trying to run the ‘backwards county’ like the city they had just ‘corrupted’ previously.
Much like all the LIBS destroying DC, CA, MD etal then moving to WA and VA to get away from the bureaucracy then either push or assist in turning their ‘new’ area into a worse clone of where they just left.
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