** APPROVAL OF AGENDA.
1. MINUTES of previous meeting.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no
objections and with staff recommendation for approval.)
3. CLOSED MEETING FOR CONSULTATION WITH OR BRIEFING BY COUNSEL.
4. OCEAN VIEW BUILDERS, #06-0366. Commission review, on appeal by 74 freeholders of property within the City of Virginia Beach, of the March 20, 2006 decision by the Virginia Beach Wetlands Board to approve a proposal to construct a residential duplex on property along the Chesapeake Bay in the Ocean Park subdivision in Virginia Beach.
5. COWART SEAFOOD CORPORATION, 06-0645, requests authorization to deploy 4-foot wide by 6-foot long by 12-inch high, individually buoyed, oyster aquaculture cages on privately leased oyster grounds, occupying four (4) separate areas in the Coan River totaling approximately 24.5 acres of suitable hard bottom. The cages will be deployed in water depths ranging from approximately three (3) to eight (8) feet at mean high water and at a maximum cage density of 350 cages per acre. The four sites will be located along the west shore of the Coan River, across from Walnut Point along an approximately 5,000 feet of shoreline, beginning at Stevens Point and extending southeast. The project is protested by a nearby property owner.
6. WARD OYSTER CO., #05-2241, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain 566 deployed aquaculture cages and authorization to deploy additional 4-foot by 4-foot by 2-foot high aquaculture cages at five locations on his leased oyster ground in the Ware River in the vicinity of Jarvis Point and Schley in Gloucester County. A maximum of 2500 cages are proposed to be deployed in water between four (4) and six (6) feet deep at mean low water. The cages are proposed to be deployed as two-cage units and marked with a small buoy. The project is protested by numerous residents in the vicinity.
7. BEVANS OYSTER COMPANY, #06-0649, requests authorization to deploy 4-foot wide by 6-foot long by 12-inch high, individually buoyed, oyster aquaculture cages on privately leased or sub-leased oyster grounds, occupying four (4) separate sites in the Yeocomico River and Wilkins Creek totaling approximately 20 acres of suitable hard bottom. The cages will be deployed in water depths ranging from approximately one and a half (1.5) to six and a half (6.5) feet at mean low water, and at a maximum cage planting density of 250 cages per acre. Two of the four separate sites are located within Westmoreland County, and include approximately four acres in the Yeocomico River approximately 1,000 feet west of the mouth of Parkers Creek, and eight acres in the Yeocomico River approximately 1,300 feet southwest of the mouth of Parkers Creek. The remaining two sites are located within Northumberland County, and include approximately four acres in the Yeocomico River approximately 2,300 feet southeast of Horn Point, and four acres in Wilkins Creek approximately 800 feet south of Mundy Point.
8. DAVID C. ROGERS, #06-0051, requests authorization to remove and re-construct a 135-foot long by 5-foot wide pier, and a 670 square foot platform that presently supports a 17.5- foot by 13.5-foot one story dock house adjacent to his property along Hungars Creek in Northampton County. The proposed project will replace the existing pier, platform and dock house within the existing footprint.
9. LAWRENCE FUCCELLA, JR., #06-0342, requests after-the-fact authorization to retain a 9-foot by 20-foot timber deck constructed on top of his existing boathouse situated along Urbanna Creek at 529 Ivy Shores Boulevard in Middlesex County.
10. BLUEWATER YACHTING CENTER, #05-2195, requests authorization to construct a marina manager's office building with a 64-foot by 5-foot deck that will encroach up to one (1) foot channelward of mean low water at their property situated along Sunset Creek in Hampton. The project is protested by two nearby residents.
11. PERRY ROBERTS, #05-2053. Consideration of the contractor’s involvement in the enlarged and expanded private pier that was reconstructed at Mr. Robert’s property situated along Aquia Creek in Stafford County.
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS
13. REQUEST TO CONSTRUCT AN ARTIFICIAL FISHING REEF NEAR THE MOUTH OF THE POQUOSON RIVER. Tabled from the March meeting.
14. PUBLIC HEARING: Requiring a human waste receptacle to be aboard all shellfish harvesting vessels; an NSSP requirement.
15. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed extension of the hard clam season in the James River and establishment of a control rule to establish seasons in future years.
16. REQUEST FOR A PUBLIC HEARING: Establishing the 2006 commercial bluefish quota.
17 JOHN W. BUNDICK: Request for transfer of black drum permit
FISHERY MANAGEMENT ITEMS WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THE HABITAT MANAGEMENT PROJECTS ON THIS AGENDA.