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Mathews planners to meet Tuesday

The Mathews County Planning Commission will consider three issues during a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the historic courthouse: making a decision on potential amendments to the livestock ordinance, adding definitions and uses for aquaculture to the zoning ordinance, and developing plans for recurrent flooding.

The agenda is similar to that for the May meeting, which was cancelled because of lack of a quorum.

The proposed livestock ordinance calls for a minimum of one acre of pasture per horse or livestock. A public hearing was held on the matter in April, and the planning commission still needs to address issues raised at the meeting and decide whether to recommend that the board of supervisors adopt the amendment.

Proposed text amendments to the aquaculture ordinance would expand the possibilities for aquaculture and clarify the use by adding definitions for an aquaculture facility, an aquatic organism, finfish and shellfish aquaculture, and others. Further, they would allow non-c...

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