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Ordinance changes tabled, not approved

An article in last week’s Gazette-Journal stated that Mathews County supervisors approved changes to the county’s floodplain ordinance during their July 24 board meeting. That is incorrect. The board instead tabled the matter; the error was a result of the reporter mishearing the board’s action.

The proposed changes had been suggested by County Attorney Andrew McRoberts after board members, during recent meetings, questioned the lack of an appeals process in the flood plain ordinance. The suggested changes would have included the deletion of a definition of “Market Value” to conform with federal guidelines, a revision of the definition of “Substantial Improvement,” and relocation of the Floodplain Management Ordinance into the Zoning Ordinance so that cases could be appealed to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

However, during discussions of the proposed changes, supervisor Amy Dubois pointed out that she and fellow board member Pepper Love, who w...

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