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Letter: So much for the Mathews BOS representing us

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The Mathews Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted for the Comprehensive Plan with only one dissenting vote by Neena Putt. The plan, when implemented, would greatly and adversely affect our living conditions. Concerned citizens who attended that meeting were not allowed to ask questions. When asked to hold a town hall meeting where questions could be asked, the board declined to do so.

Originally, the 236-page Comprehensive Plan was not readily available. There was one at the library, and one at the Planning and Zoning (P & Z) office, but neither could be removed. The online version (impossible to download with dial-up) was available on the county website—but was listed in three separate parts, and found under the P & Z menu tab, not the Welcome Page, as it later became. It was only after citizens urged that copies were made available to take out at the Mathews Memorial Library.

But, even then, those copies were incomplete, lacking 110 pages of ...

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