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Wetlands board takes action on Williams Wharf project

The Mathews County Wetlands Board approved some parts of a Mathews County Land Conservancy application for construction at Williams Wharf Landing after a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 8, but it denied one part of the project and tabled action on two other parts.

The conservancy had requested a permit for extensive construction, to include extension of one pier, demolition and replacement of several other piers, placement of riprap and bulkhead along the northern shoreline, and the building of a large, two-story rowing center and sailing club out over the water.

The board approved demolition of existing piers, construction of a T-head pier on the western side of the property and two fixed piers leading to floating docks on the north side of the property, and placement of riprap revetment to stabilize the northern shoreline. It denied a request to allow an existing bulkhead to remain behind the proposed riprap revetment.

A request for extension of the fixed pier leading to the exi...

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