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Supervisors discuss possible sale of county properties

Mathews County supervisors discussed a number of county-owned properties during a special work session on Sept. 26. The session was held just before the regular monthly meeting. No final decisions were made.

Supervisor Charles Ingram asked whether the former Seabreeze Restaurant property, now being developed as Hole in the Wall, is going to be sold. He has brought up the question on more than one occasion in the past. Mac Casale, who holds the current lease on the building, which sits on 1.25 acres on Milford Haven, asked for the right of first refusal in the proposal and business plan that he submitted to the county for the restaurant.

County Administrator Mindy Conner told Ingram that selling the property would be handled according to the terms of lease. The lease gives the tenant the right of first refusal. If a third party were to offer to purchase the property, according to the lease, the county would have to offer the property to the tenant on the terms and conditions that the ...

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