After failing to come to a decision on a proposed helipad on Gwynn’s Island during its May 24 meeting, the Mathews County Board of Supervisors will take up the matter again next month.
Board members will consider the conditional use permit request at its Tuesday, June 22 meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. in the auditorium at Mathews High School.
The request was made by Gwynn’s Island property owner Mark Motley, who wants to install both the helipad and an associated garage on his property on Old Farm Road.
Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins said that he did not recommend approval of the request and that he had received numerous letters of opposition to the aviation facility, which would be located on a private dirt road shared by a dozen waterfront property owners. He said the planning commission had recommended that the application be denied.
In making his client’s case, attorney William H. Shewmake argued at length that Motley had responded to neighbors’ compl...
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