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Letter: Williams Wharf: A superb project 20 years in the making

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

It is really hard for the people who have worked for 20 years on the Mathews Land Conservancy’s Williams Wharf project to understand how fellow citizens in Mathews still lack certain basic information about the project. That is why the many people who attended the recent supervisors’ public hearing are to be thanked for getting so many questions and comments aired.

Maybe knowing that the grant that enabled the Conservancy to buy the property required that it be used for non-motorized boats will explain how that decision came into being. Since there are several public landings in Mathews without that requirement and since so much of the public use of Williams Wharf has to do with rowing, kayaking and sailing, it seems an entirely acceptable limit.

Maybe knowing that the property was purchased without the use of any county tax money, then held by the county temporarily as the funds had to be transmitted through a public entity, will explain th...

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