Aids to navigation in local waters will be the topic of a town hall meeting to be held by U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross) at 1 p.m. Friday at Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department. The fire station is on Twiggs Ferry Road in Middlesex.
Residents of Mathews, Gloucester and other Middle Peninsula localities will have a chance to voice their opinions about the Coast Guard’s policies on aids to navigation to Wittman and to representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Mathews County Administrator Mindy Conner told her board in December that the meeting is being held in response to concerns by residents about whether the Coast Guard will continue to maintain aids to navigation as it has in the past—an issue that, she explained, is complicated by the Army Corps of Engineers’ anti-dredging decisions.
The Coast Guard will be represented by Commander Brian Caudle, Fifth District Chief of Waterways; Lieutenant Commander Krystyn Pecora, exte...
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