1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
** APPROVAL OF AGENDA
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval).
3. EXECUTIVE SESSION (if necessary).
4. STEPHEN M. HIGH, #98-1364. Commission review on appeal of the November 24, 1998, decision of the Hampton Wetlands Board directing the restoration of 2,150 square feet of wetlands vegetation on his property adjacent to Herberts Creek in the City of Hampton. Continued from the January 26, 1999, Commission meeting.
5. GARLAND T. SHACKELFORD, #99-0026. Commission review of the February 10, 1999, decision by the Gloucester County Wetlands Board to approve the filling of approximately 13,000 square feet of tidal wetlands to facilitate the construction of a freight transfer facility at Shackelford Seafood Company's property along Browns Bay in Gloucester County.
6. SHOW CAUSE HEARING to determine the roles of Mr. Delvin T. Greenleaf, Jr. and Mrs. Christine G. Greenleaf in the abandonment of two Navy deck barges on State-owned submerged land in the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in the City of Norfolk.
7. RIVERBEND MANAGEMENT, #99-0057, requests authorization to renovate an established commercial marina by demolishing 3,380 square feet of existing deteriorated piles and decking and replace it with 3,255 square feet of new decking and piles to support a new restaurant structure with additional renovation and downsizing to include 43 floating wetslips adjacent to their property situated along the Hampton River in the City of Hampton.
8. STEVEN SANDLER, #98-0798, requests authorization to construct a 525 square foot private, non-commercial open-sided boathouse at the channelward end of an existing 275-foot long private pier at his property situated along Lynnhaven Bay in Virginia Beach. The project is protested by an adjacent property owner.
March 23, 1999
9. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY, #99-0287, requests authorization to cross Proctors Creek with an electric distribution line that will encroach over 50 linear feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom and install one (1) 18-inch diameter utility pole on property located in Chesterfield County. Both wetlands and subaqueous permits are required.
10. OYSTER GROUND APPLICATION: A contested Oyster Planting Ground Application in the name of John N. McKay, Jr. and John L. Ames, Jr., for 18 acres in Dix Inlet in Virginia Beach.
11. REPEAT OFFENDERS.
12. DISCUSSION: Request for public hearing to amend regulations pertaining to striped bass to adjust spring fishing season restrictions, achieve conformity concerning the use of crew members in the commercial hook-and-line fishery, and adjust the minimum number of tag transfers in the ITQ program
13. CONSIDERATION of requests for exceptions for permits in the Black Drum fishery.
14. REPORT of the Horseshoe Crab Ad Hoc Panel Meeting.
15. Use of the Marine Fishing Improvement Fund to purchase plastic tags for striped bass, to replace metal tags.
16. Willie Bokelaar: Request for additional elver quota.
17. PUBLIC COMMENTS.
VMRC DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES; THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE ADVISE LAVERNE LEWIS (757) 247-2261 NO LATER THAN FIVE WORK DAYS PRIOR TO THE MEETING DATE AND IDENTIFY YOUR NEEDS.
FISHERY AGENDA ITEMS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE COMMISSION AT APPROXIMATELY 12:00 NOON AND WILL BE FOLLOWED WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE HABITAT PERMIT CASES.
March 23, 1999
2A. BUCHANAN COUNTY INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY, #99-0006, requests authorization to construct a 172-foot long by 32-foot wide concrete, pile-supported bridge crossing of the Levisa Fork approximately 21 feet downstream of an existing, one-lane bridge to facilitate improved access to the Industrial Park located in Buchanan County. Recommend inclusion of our standard in-stream permit conditions.
2B. NAVAL FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND, #98-1066, requests authorization to replace Pier #2 with a 1,500-foot long by 95-foot wide concrete pier, to install an 885 linear foot steel sheet pile replacement bulkhead, a maximum of 22 feet channelward of an existing bulkhead, and to convert 33,228 square feet of upland to subaqueous bottom adjacent to the Naval Station situated along the Elizabeth River in Norfolk.
2C. ORCA YACHTS, L.L.C., #98-1917, requests authorization to construct two (2) 96 linear foot travel lift piers and a 298 linear foot fixed and floating commercial marginal wharf with three (3) 32 linear foot finger piers creating 6 wetslips adjacent to their property situated along Deep Creek in Chesapeake. Recommend an annual royalty of $159.00 for encroachment over 3,180 square feet of State-owned subaqueous bottom at $0.05 per square foot.
2D. CAMPBELL COUNTY UTILITIES AND SERVICE AUTHORITY, #98-2240, requests authorization to cross 110 linear feet of the Big Otter River with a submerged concrete encased 16-inch water pipeline adjacent to the Route 29 bridge crossing in the Town of Altavista. Recommend approval with our standard in-stream construction conditions.
2E. ARTHUR B. AND ANNIE SANDLER, #98-0698, requests a 45-day extension into the time-of-year restriction imposed on their previously authorized dredging project in the Eastern Branch of the Lynnhaven River in Virginia Beach. Recommend that all dredging be completed by no later than April 14 to minimize potential adverse impacts to shellfish, to protect shellfish spawning periods, and to minimize impacts on juvenile summer flounder recruitment.