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County moves ahead with construction of navigational aids

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously during the Dec. 17 board meeting to approve spending an additional $6,000 to pay for construction of private aids to navigation in Davis Creek and Hole in the Wall.

Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins explained that the original bid for the project was $45,105, but that several of the aids had been changed from fixed poles to buoys, reducing the cost to approximately $36,000. The board originally budgeted just $30,000 for the project.

Thomas said that construction of the aids began last week.


The board voted unanimously to approve a service agreement with the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission for pre-planning activities for dredging the channels at Davis Creek and Hole in the Wall. The county has received two grants totaling $261,533 from the Virginia Port Authority’s Waterway Maintenance Fund Grant Program to pay for the pre-planning activities.

According to a report by County Administrat...

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