Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
There was an altercation minutes ago between local Pizza Hut owner and major landowner Hugh Cosner and Tricord Company executive Mike Jones in the hallway of the Holbert Building here.
Mr. Cosner is apparently upset about a drawing used in the Summit Crossing plans that depicts where a north-south road will run from the conceptual Summit Crossing Parkway to U.S. 17. The path of the road is just conceptual, said a Tricord spokesman. The road will run through industrial land Mr. Cosner owns.
Mr. Cosner got in Mr. Jones’ face and told him he was "not truthful" because the plans Tricord originally gave him were not the same he saw tonight during the joint meeting between the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. The two were face to face for a few minutes.
Mr. Jones was vividly upset and left the room. Mr. Cosner followed him out and Mr. Jones continued out the door to his vehicle. I can still hear Mr. Cosner bellowing in the hallway. His voice carries very well.
The joint work session was just about Summit Crossing. Everyone decided to slow the project down because of the size and complexity of it. I will write more about the project and this meeting later.
Also, apparently the Planning Commission is not meeting jointly with supervisors on the 3-acre zoning proposal. Everyone told me they were, but they just left after the Summit Crossing discussion. I will take the blame for that error.