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Neighbors continue to oppose Heritage Park

Mathews supervisors on Tuesday again tabled action on Mathews Heritage Park, a proposed use for land that was donated to the Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority in 2010 for the benefit of Mathews County residents.

The motion was approved unanimously after a report on the topic by Lewie Lawrence, staff support for the Public Access Authority and executive director of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission.

Residents who object to the proposal packed the county’s historic courthouse, with a number of them voicing their opposition during public comment periods at the beginning and end of the meeting.

Lawrence revisited the creation of the public access authority by former Del. Harvey B. Morgan, whose goal was to increase public access to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Lawrence also reminded the board that the land for the proposed park, located on Billups Creek in Moon, was donated to the PAA by Conrad Hall of Norfolk with acknowledgment by...

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