An often raucous, sometimes passionate public hearing on the question of conveying public land on the Mathews Court Green to a private entity, Mathews War Memorial Preservation Inc., lasted nearly four hours Tuesday night and ended with no resolution for Mathews residents.
Mathews County Board of Supervisors’ chairman Paul Hudgins said that the issue needs more examination and discussion, and that the corporation to which the land would be deeded still needs to provide the board with documentation.
“It’s important to review that, so there’s no way to move forward tonight,” he said.
Supervisor Dave Jones used his 10 minutes of comment time to aim barbs at Mathews Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Bowen, accusing him of using social media to falsely claim that a decision on giving the Confederate monument and the land under it away would be made Tuesday night, and that supervisors had already made up their minds on the issue.
“People assume I made my mind up in one direction,” sai...
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