Lancaster making headway on several public amenities

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—In a series of votes, the Lancaster board of supervisors on Thursday, November 17, took steps to make a number of public projects a reality, moving forward with trails, parks, piers and an expanded convenience center.

TriWay Trail

Following a public hearing without public comment, the board unanimously approved conveyance of a deed for perpetual open space land as part of a Virginia Outdoors Foundation grant. A 1.7 acre strip of land, winding from Harris Road to the new middle/high school and ending at Middle Gate Lane in Hills Quarter, will make up the first phase of the trail project.

County administrator Don Gill said the the deed of conveyance was necessary to receive a $135,000 grant from the Virginia Outdoors Foundation.

Thomas Landing Pier

In a 5-0 vote, the board approved a $120,880 bid from Docks of the Bay to replace/repair the existing pier on Greenvale Creek and add a 40-foot extension for fishing. The price will include upgraded fiberglass pilings, stainless steel bolts/screws and PVC decking to extend the life of the pier to approximately 50 years.

Parks and convenience center

The board unanimously approved a proposal from Bay Design Group to provide engineering services for four projects totaling $136,400. The projects include Carter Cove Park, $13,300; Taylor Creek Park, $37,750; Windmill Point expansion and fishing pier, $46,650; and Kilmarnock Convenience Center expansion, $38,700.

The engineering services vary in complexity….

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