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High water signs to remain in place

Despite being opposed by a number of residents there, high water signs will continue to be placed in certain flood-prone areas of Gloucester County.

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors voted 6-0 to continue to allow the signs to be placed by the Virginia Department of Transportation during the board’s meeting July 3 in the colonial courthouse.

County administrator Brent Fedors said he reviewed comments and concerns collected from residents over a three-week period, and acknowledged that the sign project was designed for public safety and was part of the Community Rating System program for the county. This program allows residents in flood-prone areas of Gloucester to qualify a discounted rate on their flood insurance premiums.

He also said that county attorney Ted Wilmot advised him that so long as the signs are located in the VDOT right-of-way, there is no mandate either to place the signs or any statutory cause to remove the signs. “Mr. Wilmot also did not antic...

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