East Ashland OK’d by Planning Commission

On a 6-1 vote, the Hanover County Planning Commission, in its February 18 meeting, sent the county portion of East Ashland forward to the Board of Supervisors.

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P & R Master Plan goes to Board

Approximately 25 citizens turned out for the final hearing on the Parks and Recreation Department’s Master Plan January 25.

Several mountain biking enthusiasts questioned language in the draft plan that seemed to proscribe bike trails in Poor Farm Park. Park staff and the Parks Commission assured the citizens that such was not the intent and made changes to the wording in the plan. Parks and Rec staff will partner with bikers to enhance and maintain the trails.

A few citizens questioned the need for irrigated and lighted athletic fields as well as the projected number of fields.

The Master Plan will be presented to the Board of Supervisors on March 10 in its afternoon session, which commences at 2:00 p.m.

Public comment will be accepted.