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Gloucester board to continue RMA discussion

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors is expected to continue its discussion next Wednesday night on the boundary of the county’s Resource Management Area as it falls under the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance.

The meeting will begin at 7 o’clock in the colonial courthouse, and has been pushed back from its normal Tuesday night meeting because of the July 4 holiday.

The board received an update on the county’s revised Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act earlier this month. A majority of the board voted last October to send a draft ordinance of the revised plan to Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality. Revisions included changing from a countywide Resource Management Area to one that is located 100-foot landward of the Resource Protection Area or to the extent of the 100-year floodplain, whichever is greater. 

The board further decided that all CBPA provisions typically required in the RMA, other than the regulated area of disturbance that ...

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