Cape Charles Endorses Highway Sewer Hookups

Cape Charles Wave

August 10, 2012

The Cape Charles Town Council voted August 9 to provide capacity for the proposed “southern node” of a regional wastewater treatment system. If built, the new sewer lines will serve the strip of commercial properties on Route 13 from SunTrust Bank running south to the Corner Mart and out to the Fairview Mobile Home Park.

“This is a starter system that could be expanded if grant funding becomes available,” said Bob Panek, assistant town manager and chairman of the Public Service Authority that is seeking to build the regional system.

Frank Wendell was the only Council member voting against accepting the Route 13 sewage. He pointed to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, which envisions a protected gateway into Cape Charles, preserving the rural viewshed.

“You ride down front street [Mason Avenue] and you see an empty grocery store, and another one coming into town,” said Wendell, who believes that more commercial development on nearby Route 13 will have a negative impact on local businesses. [Read more…]


SATURDAY 8/11: Chatham Vineyards Eastern Shorekeeper Clamboree

Saturday, August 11, 5:30-9:30 p.m: Chatham Vineyards 5th Annual Virginia Eastern Shorekeeper Clamboree. Enjoy famous Chatham Wines as well as Eastern Shore clams, pork barbecue, and chicken with all the sides. Celebrate with us as we announce the 1st Annual Guardian of the Waters Awards.

Tickets are $30 in advance for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at SouthEast Expeditions, Rayfield’s Pharmacy, and  Sullivan’s Office Supply.

Don’t forget to purchase your raffle tickets for chances to win locally grown clams and oysters, Coastal Kayak Cabo model kayak, prints by local artists and locally written books, striped bass woodburning, P.G. Ross decoy, and a hunting expedition with Grayson Chesser.

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