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Hearing to consider paying for HITW repairs

Following a closed session at the conclusion of Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting, the Mathews County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to hold a public hearing on whether the county should spend $307,692 to repair structural issues at the Hole in the Wall Waterfront Grill on Gwynn’s Island.

The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at Mathews High School.

The decision came in response to Mathews Building Official Kevin Zoll’s issuance last May of a notice of unsafe structure to the county, which owns the building, and after Mathews County Administrator Ramona Wilson notified the owners of the business in January that they would need to pay for the repairs, which were outlined in an engineer’s report, if they wanted to avoid having the building boarded up or demolished.

The owners, Mac Casale and Dean Tsamouras, had until Friday, Feb. 24, to respond to the letter. Wilson said on Wednesday morning that the county had received a response to the letter from t...

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