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Fries transferring mill site to development authority

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By Ben Bomberger, Reporter

FRIES — Town council has taken the final two steps to secure a $700,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.

Council members voted Nov. 4 to transfer the old mill property to the Blue Ridge Crossroads Economic Development Authority.

Transferring the land had caused some concern among citizens in Fries, as well as a couple of council members.

Council Member Frankie Fortner noted during council's meeting in October that it needed to be made clear that if the property were not developed, it would revert back to the town.


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