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Committee recommends county take over navigational aids

The Mathews Waterways Committee, meeting on Monday, Jan. 8, made a final decision to ask the Mathews County Board of Supervisors to take over ownership of all four aids to navigation that remain in Davis Creek and all seven aids that remain in Milford Haven’s Hole in the Wall.

The board is expected to consider the recommendation when it meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the historic courthouse on Court Street.

Although there was some discussion during the meeting about having the Coast Guard remove one channel marker at Hole in the Wall that is now shoaled in with sand, the committee agreed that the marker serves as a visual aid in conjunction with another nearby marker. In addition, some committee members expressed the opinion that having one marker removed might jeopardize any agreement to transfer the other markers to the county.

The committee also heard a presentation from Mathews Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins on coupling navigational projects in Mathews waterways w...

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