By Sarah Craighead Dedmon
Washington County Commissioner Chris Gardner opened a public hearing last week explaining what the hearing was — and was not — for.
“I understand the large number of people in this room tonight is because there are some strong feelings on this subject. I want to make it clear that the commissioners are not the committee of jurisdiction for approving or disapproving this project,” said Gardner. “It’s approved or disapproved by the DEP and the LUPC.”