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Northumberland commission begins a review of county-owned properties

HEATHSVILLE—During a May 18 work session, the Northumberland planning commission began a review of county-owned properties after being directed by the board of supervisors to determine whether such properties should be kept for future use or sold.

The county owns parcels totaling 3.29 acres off of Hampton Hall Road on the Yeocomico River called Hampton Hall Landing. County planner Stuart McKenzie said only half is usable land; the rest of the parcel is made up of wetlands. McKenzie said it is the largest waterfront parcel the county owns and suggested they work on it after completing the canoe/kayak launch at the Great Wicomico River fishing pier.

Commission chairman Alfred Fisher Jr. said the county should never sell waterfront property.

The commission suggested holding on to a 13-acre parcel….

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