§ 51-4. Purpose and Findings. 
The purpose of this Chapter is to establish a minimum separation of new motor sports facilities from health
care facilities, schools, public libraries, religious institutions and residential dwelling units. Additionally,
this Chapter seeks to impose minimal specific site standards on new motor sports facilities within 2 miles
of an existing school, public library, religious institution or residential dwelling unit and to give the Board
of Commissioners authority to impose additional restrictions where necessary to protect the health, safety
and welfare of such facilities and dwellings. This Chapter also seeks to minimize the impact of new motor
sports facilities on densely populated residential communities. The Henderson County Board of
Commissioners makes the following findings in support of the above-stated purpose:  
A.
That motor sports facilities provide a recreational outlet for many persons, including 
citizens of Henderson County.  
B.
That motor sports facilities have adverse secondary impacts which could be detrimental 
to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Henderson County.  
C.
That adverse secondary impacts of motor sports facilities may affect the operations of 
health care facilities located within a 2 mile radius of each such motor sports facility.  
D.
That adverse secondary impacts of motor sports facilities may affect the operations and 
use of schools, public libraries, religious institutions, residential dwelling units and other 
properties located adjacent to such motor sports facility.  
E.
That the adverse secondary impacts of motor sports facilities which may affect the 
operations of schools, public libraries, religious institutions and residential dwelling units
located within a 2 mile radius of a motor sports facility may be minimized by the 
imposition of site standards.  
F.
That it is in the best interest of the citizens of Henderson County that motor sports 
facilities be regulated so as to minimize the adverse secondary impacts of such facilities 
on the citizens of Henderson County.