The following are the agenda items from the Commission's regular April meeting that began at 9:30 a.m. at Commission headquarters. The Commission's action is in bold.
1. MINUTES of previous meeting. The Commission voted, 7-0, to approve the minutes.
2. PERMITS (Projects over $50,000 with no objections and with staff recommendation for approval). The Commission voted, 7-0, to approve the permits.
3. EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Commission's counsel briefed members on various legal matters related to agenda item No. 5
4. PUBLIC COMMENTS: The Commission recessed its meeting until 2:00 p.m. when it was resumed at the Warwick High School auditorium in Newport News.
5. CITY OF NEWPORT NEWS, #93-0902. On behalf of the Regional Raw Water Study Group, the City requests authorization to construct a 75-million gallon per day raw water intake structure in the Mattaponi River at Scotland Landing, and a raw water distribution line under Cohoke Creek in King William County and the Pamunkey River between King William and New Kent Counties, as well as a water discharge structure in Beaverdam Creek, a tributary to Diascund Reservoir in New Kent County, in association with the City's proposed King William Reservoir Project. The public hearing lasted more than 8 hours concluded at 11:50 p.m. The Commission voted, 7-1, to recess the meeting until 9:30 a.m. May 14 at the Agency's boardroom in Newport News. When the meeting is resumed only those persons who signed up to speak on April 22 and either had to leave without speaking or those who were present and had not been called by the time of recess will be allowed to address the Commission. No one who previously spoke can speak again, the Commission determined.
The April meeting was reconvened on May 14, 2003 as scheduled. After several more hours of testimony, the Commission voted 6-2 to deny the permit.