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Board fails to erase Confederate monument boundary line

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors failed to get rid of the boundary line that was created on the Mathews Court Green in 2022 in preparation for transfer of the parcel and the Confederate monument to a private entity—a transfer that never occurred.

At the board meeting on Thursday, March 21, in the historic courthouse, County Attorney Andrea Erard explained that she had been asked to determine ways to vacate the boundary line, and said it could be done by developing a plat showing the erasure of the boundary line and recording it. However, she said the surveyor suggested that the board instead approve a resolution to vacate the property line and record that instrument.

Supervisor Dave Jones made the motion to adopt the resolution abolishing the boundary line, then voted against that motion, which had been seconded by supervisor Tom Bowen. With supervisor Tim Doss absent because of illness, the vote on the matter was tied, with Bowen and chair Janice Phillips voting for it a...

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