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Gloucester shoreline improvement project approved

The Gloucester County Wetlands Board approved one shoreline improvement application during its Oct. 14 meeting in the colonial courthouse.

Environmental programs coordinator Linda Walthall said that William J. Matheson was granted authorization for the construction of 200 linear feet of revetment, 405 linear feet of rock sills and 500 cubic yards of beach nourishment.

The Matheson project is located at 5951 Five Gables Road in Zanoni.

Following its meeting, the board adjourned and then sat as the Gloucester County Chesapeake Bay Preservation and Erosion Commission. The commission heard one application.

Garland Karnes applied for a buffer modification for a single-family dwelling, which the commission approved.

Karnes received a permit for the project in 2006 but because of personal issues did not complete the job within the allotted timeframe, Walthall said. A staff report said Karnes had septic installed, but foundation had not been placed before expiration of the approval time p...

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