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County board approves Dominion’s right-of-way request

After a lengthy discussion, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted 5-1 earlier this month to grant a right-of-way agreement for Dominion Virginia Power to extend lines to provide more power to customers in the northern part of the county, including the Thousand Trails Campground. The easement provides access across county-owned property that is leased by Waste Management at the landfill site.

York district supervisor Phillip Bazzani cast the lone vote against granting the easement, saying the county had the opportunity to ask for some money from Dominion and Waste Management to benefit the citizens of the county.

“I’m just looking for a way to defray costs,” Bazzani said. “Money is tight in this county.”

Bazzani also expressed concern that the easement would give an advantage to Waste Management. The proposed power line would extend adjacent to a methane gas-electric generation plant on Waste Management property.

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