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Planners vote to recommend CUP

Following a public hearing Tuesday night, the Mathews County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of a conditional use permit.

The applicant, Kevin Hunter, requested the CUP to live temporarily in a travel-trailer on his one-acre property located on Hamburg Road. Planners unanimously voted to recommend the CUP under the condition that the health department approves of the way wastewater is to be disposed.

Also, at the meeting, Mathews Maritime Foundation representative Tom Robinson discussed the park proposed by the organization. If approved, the park will be located at 897 South Bay Haven Drive on Gwynn’s Island. Robinson said that the park will serve three purposes: recreation, education and history.

The project will require a CUP since it is proposed to be located in the Residential-1 zoning district.

The planners also discussed the potential for the county to use its CARES Act money to fund water access improvement projects since Mathews has experienced incr...

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