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Public Access Authority receives report on Mathews Heritage Park

The Middle Peninsula Chesapeake Bay Public Access Authority received a written report about Mathews Heritage Park Friday and offered no objections to it.

With its action, Lewis Lawrence indicated that this issue is one best addressed by officials at the local level. Lawrence is executive director of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission, which serves as staff for the authority.

Mathews County Administrator Mindy Moran, chairman of the authority, had left the meeting before that agenda item came up. Several authority members said that this issue should be dealt with in Mathews.

A copy of the report, distributed at the meeting in MPPDC conference room in Saluda, said it was prepared by “Friends of Mathews Heritage Park.” The proposed park is located at Moon on property donated by Conrad Hall in 2010.

Hall, the report stated, envisioned a park serving a wide range of purposes, including a “site to learn about the rich water-related and boat-building herit...

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