The Feb. 9, 2012 Gazette-Journal article titled "Mathews board to consider vacating Williams Wharf right of way" requires clarification. First, the Feb. 28 public hearing in the old courthouse is scheduled for 7 p.m., not 1 p.m. Second, the statements attributed to Mr. Smith that "the land conservancy needs to be able to respond to neighbors’ request for a security plan for the property" and that "while the conservancy currently has no plans to gate the property, it needs that option if security issues arise" are very misleading.
The adjacent property owners and those who live in close proximity to Williams Wharf Landing have not requested a security plan, nor has such a plan been needed before. The conservancy has already installed security cameras to safeguard the landing.
The conservancy has always told residents it cannot erect a gate because school buses need access to turn around. If the conservancy plans to lim...
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