Main Street forum

- Posted on Aug 14, 2019 - 02:30 PM

Photo: Mathews residents Casey Frame, left, and Gene Goin questioned members of the Mathews Main Street Committee during a forum last Thursday that gave Mathews residents a chance to look at plans for Main Street enhancements and share their concerns and suggestions. Frame suggested that a second entrance into the Food Lion parking lot would be beneficial, but committee member Dennis Baker, seated, said that “those decisions are made beyond us” and that the option was “off the table,” along with developing a road behind Grover’s auto repair shop. “If we had the power to do it, we would,” said committee member Becca Brown, at right. Baker said that one change that could be made to the plans would be relocating a utility pole adjacent to the existing entrance of the parking lot to make exiting easier for large vehicles. The plan will be updated as much as possible to accommodate residents’ concerns, said committee chair Bette Dillehay, and then the committee will make the revised plans available to the public at Mathews Memorial Library and the Mathews Planning and Zoning Office by Tuesday. This is one week before the Mathews County Board of Supervisors meets on Tuesday, Aug. 27. At that time, said Dillehay, supervisors will be asked to authorize the committee to submit its application for VDOT Enhancement Grant funding. Photo by Sherry Hamilton

Mathews residents Casey Frame, left, and Gene Goin questioned members of the Mathews Main Street Committee during a forum last Thursday that gave Mathews residents a chance to look at plans for Main Street enhancements and share their concerns and suggestions. Frame suggested that a second entrance into the Food Lion parking lot would be beneficial, but committee member Dennis Baker, seated, said that “those decisions are made beyond us” and that the option was “off the table,” along with developing a road behind Grover’s auto repair shop. “If we had the power to do it, we would,” said committee member Becca Brown, at right. Baker said that one change that could be made to the plans would be relocating a utility pole adjacent to the existing entrance of the parking lot to make exiting easier for large vehicles. The plan will be updated as much as possible to accommodate residents’ concerns, said committee chair Bette Dillehay, and then the committee will make the revised plans available to the public at Mathews Memorial Library and the Mathews Planning and Zoning Office by Tuesday. This is one week before the Mathews County Board of Supervisors meets on Tuesday, Aug. 27. At that time, said Dillehay, supervisors will be asked to authorize the committee to submit its application for VDOT Enhancement Grant funding. Photo by Sherry Hamilton