Tuesday, July 5, 2022

York County supes OK gun shop, designate satellite voting location

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(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Unsplash)

The York County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the request for a Special Use Permit to authorize the establishment of a gun shop. The new gun shop will be in a multi-tenant retail building at 110 Dare Road.

One concern raised was the close proximity of the shop to Dare Elementary School, but supervisors found the shop would be far enough away from the school and not violate the Gun-Free School Zones Act — the shop would be 1,050 feet away from the school, just outside the 1,000-foot gun-free zone marker per the Act.

Aside from Dick’s Sporting Goods, supervisors said there is only one other gun shop in the county that specifically sells firearms for recreational use.

Galosi Enterprises LLC, a gun shop based in Virginia beach, is looking to expand on the Peninsula. Christopher Galosi, the gun shop’s owner, is a retired Navy disabled veteran and plans to offer “exotic arms” to serve sportsmen, collectors, enthusiasts, professionals, military and law enforcement, according to the business’ summary.

Besides guns, the shop plans to offer training for military and law enforcement, consulting for home security, insurance practices and IT support. Customers can also expect antiques, military memorabilia, and vintage artwork.

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In another matter, supervisors approved an amendment to provide a satellite voting location at 6614 Mooretown Road to receive in-person absentee ballots and establish two central absentee voting precincts in the county.

Walter Latham, the county’s general registrar, briefed supervisors on upcoming preparations for the presidential election in November. He said they expect an influx of absentee ballots but are hiring more election officials and staff.

The Victory Village office will now be designated as a satellite office to make the administration of elections easier and more efficient. Voters can vote absentee and return ballots to that location as well.

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