The Cape Charles Mirror received additional information from sources regarding allegations surrounding the land negotiations between Supervisor Hogg and Eastern Shore Rural Health. According to sources, after negotiations to purchase land broke down between Supervisor Hogg and Rural Health, Hogg, rather than recusing himself from the proceedings involving the Rural Health Special Use Permit for a new facility on RT 13, instead remained on the dais during the regular County Board of Supervisors meeting, interrogating the applicant for an extended period of time; according to sources, this created the impression that the tack and line of questioning was an attempt to torpedo the permit. The special use permit was rejected, and sent back to the Planning Commission for review.
The Planning Commission, however, had already approved the permit, and since nothing had changed, sent it back to the BoS, as is. During this time, Rural Health complained to County Attorney Jones, who apparently was unaware that any of this had been taking place. Jones called Hogg into his office, and according sources, told Hogg that his actions were a possible breach, and might possibly open him up to charges.
During the next BoS meeting, when the Rural Health SUP again came up, Hogg recused himself, left the dais, and the room. The SUP was approved that evening.
The Cape Charles Mirror spoke with County Attorney Jones, hoping to confirm the details of his conversations with Supervisor Hogg. Jones told the Mirror that he could not comment on the matter at this time, but would like to offer an opinion some time in the future.