Mathews County supervisors voted Monday night to get a quote from VHB Inc. on the cost of redesigning the engineering firm’s 2012 plan for the East River Boat Yard. The vote came during a workshop on development of the one-acre county-owned site, located at the end of Mill Lane Road in Bohannon.
The redesign would include placing a concrete boat ramp where the current dirt ramp is located rather than moving the ramp, as the 2012 plan suggests; installing a bulkhead instead of riprap; maximizing parking, which in the current plan includes 10 spaces, five of which would be for vehicles with trailers; and determining the viability of the old building located at the site. The current plan also includes a turnaround and a waterside deck and fishing pier.
The board voted 4-0-1 on the matter with supervisor Amy Dubois abstaining because she said her questions about the project had not been answered during discussion.
Supervisor Mike Rowe made the motion to approve the request for quo...
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