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An engineering contractor clears the way for boring 
equipment recently near Five Forks Road in Windsor. 

  


Residents ask court to stop IW waterline

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News editor

A group of residents concerned about ISLE 2040 filed a petition yesterday in Isle of Wight Circuit Court to stop a waterline to Gatling Pointe.

The petition for a writ of mandamus alleges the proposed $2 million waterline to Gatling Pointe violates Isle of Wight County’s comprehensive plan that advises planners not to extend public utilities beyond the Newport Development Service District. It also alleges that the Board of Supervisors violated the Code of Virginia by authorizing funding for the waterline by approving the fiscal 2016 budget on May 1.

The petition is being brought by Betsy Eagan, Bill Eagan, Lawrence Pitt, Albert Burckard and Herb DeGroft.

 

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Windsor contends with 460 work

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WINDSOR —Windsor residents living near the potential path of the Route 460 bypass north of town are now grappling with ongoing environmental and engineering work being done as VDOT continues to seek a permit from the U.S. Corps of Engineers.

And the cost for the work is $9 million — above and beyond the $250 million already spent on the decade-old project that has yet to receive necessary permits or have construction begin, according to VDOT.

Brenda Peters, who lives off Five Forks Road, recently walked around with an engineering contractor as he tried to find the best path to a marked area to take a soil boring.

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Smithfield: If no water, no sewer either

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Staff writer

Smithfield wants to make sure Isle of Wight County leaders understand that the water and sewer services the town provides to the county’s Gatling Pointe residents are a package deal.

Isle of Wight County’s new capital improvements plan includes $2 million to extend water service to approximately 550 county households in and around Gatling Pointe, said Smithfield’s Vice Mayor Andrew Gregory.

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Wharf Hill parking debate shifts with brewery opening

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Staff writer 

The Smithfield Police Department is in the market for a new evidence storage area, and the former Isle of Wight Rescue Squad might be the place for it.

Smithfield Police Lt. Matt Rogers said that accreditation officials have urged the police department to tighten security of its evidence, which is currently kept in a 250 sq. ft. basement room under town hall on Institute Street.

The dank, dark room also lacks climate control and ventilation, said Rogers.

Recently, the Town Council unanimously voted to send a request for bids for architectural services to renovate the building. 

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