Setting a precedent
At the Oct. 25 Mathews Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Walls was very adamant that the board not set a precedent by allowing Supervisor Mason’s presentation to continue past 10 minutes. Walls stalled the meeting longer than Mason’s presentation would have taken to finish. However, Walls has no problem setting a precedent of deeding public property to a private organization when it benefits him or going against procedure in getting a survey that was tasked to the county administrator.
The board has set a meeting on Nov. 15 to discuss restrictions to be put on the deed. Some of the proposals are, the deed may not be transferred, the monument may not be moved or modified. No flags other than the American flag, state flag or county flag may be displayed. If the organization dissolves, the deed reverts to the county. Liability insurance must be maintained. Sounds safe, right? But what are the consequences if these restrictions ...
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