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White Stone seeks planning grant to address drainage issue; aware of more problem areas

WHITE STONE—The White Stone Town Council is hoping to get a planning grant that will help address one of the town’s stormwater issues. 

Following a presentation by Northern Neck Planning District Commission executive director Jerry Davis on Thursday, December 7, council directed town manager Patrick Frere to proceed with a Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development planning grant application. The presentation and public input session were requirements of the application. 

Additionally, the town has a management team in place—another requirement—including members from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Following Davis’ presentation, the council agreed by consensus to appoint Hunter Edwards of Lamberth Building Materials to the team. Edwards was the only person to attend the session. 

The grant will specifically address a drainage issue at the intersection of Rose Lane and Chesapeake Drive, which was included in an initial project area several years ago. The town received grant funding of $100,000 to replace the piping but a recent evaluation by a second engineer said the answer “is not that simple,” according to….

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