Accomack asks court to rule in Hacks Neck boat landing dispute

(Delmarvanow.com) -- The Accomack County Board of Supervisors has filed a motion in Circuit Court asking a judge to rule in an ongoing dispute over access to a boat landing at the end of the road in Hacks Neck.

Accomack County attorney Cela Burge filed a motion for declaratory judgment in November on behalf of the board of supervisors, after the board had met several times in executive session to discuss the dispute.

The county claims Hack's Neck Landing, at the end of Route 759, is a publicly maintained public boat landing, "and has been for more than 20 years," according to the motion.

Nandua Selects, LLC and its managing partner, Tucker Terry, are named as the defendants.

The county in the motion claims the company blocked access to the public landing on several occasions by putting aggregate piles on the landing and putting up poles with chains across the landing.

The board of supervisors in April 1941 asked the highway department to add the area to the state secondary road system, and in July that year the landing and road leading to it were taken into the system, according to the motion.

The board is asking the court to rule that a public right-of-way exists there and that either Accomack County or the Virginia Department of Transportation has authority to remove anything blocking the landing in order to keep it open to the public.

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