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Board delays votes on regional agreement, land purchase

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors postponed two important decisions it was expected to make Tuesday night until after its joint meeting with the Gloucester School Board.

After more than an hour of discussion during the meeting in the colonial courthouse, supervisors decided they needed more time before voting if the county is to enter into a memorandum of agreement for a Regional Wet Weather Management Plan with the Hampton Roads Sanitation District. The board also pushed off a decision on the purchase of property on Short Lane for a new utilities yard.

All 14 localities must agree to enter into the regional agreement, which county utilities director Marty Schlesinger said would save Gloucester $3 million. If one locality does not agree to enter into the agreement, the entire idea dies. So far, all of the localities that have voted on the matter have agreed to enter into the memorandum of agreement and there are only five localities, including Gloucester, who still have to v...

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