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Developer seeks board’s help in subdivision request

Mathews supervisors grilled planning and zoning director John Shaw during the Dec. 20 board of supervisors meeting about his refusal to approve plans of development for several lots in a subdivision proposed by a county resident.

Jack Rouzie of Rivercreek Drive, Cobbs Creek, complained during public comment period that the wetlands designation for Rivercreek, a subdivision that he proposes to build off Godfrey Bay Road, had changed since 2004, preventing him from developing several lots as proposed under a subdivision plat that was approved and recorded by Mathews County seven years ago.

Rouzie said he has seven remaining lots to develop, but that the plans of development for four of those lots haven’t been approved because of a difference of opinion about wetlands that exists between him and his agent, Chuck Dawson, on the one hand, and Shaw and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation on the other.

Rouzie asked the board of supervisors to intervene and app...

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