DATE: April 9, 2003
TO: The Wetlands Board
FROM: Darryl E. Cook, Environmental Director
SUBJECT: Case NO. W-3-03/VMRC 03-0262; 212 Roger Webster
Mr. Daniel R. Winall of Water's Edge Construction, on behalf of the owner, Mr. William A. Wood, has applied for a wetlands permit to install 100’-0" of timber tongue and groove bulkhead. The property is further identified as Parcel (7-56) found on the James City County Real Estate Tax Map No. (50-3). The project site in question is located on Halfway Creek which is a tributary to College Creek.
Environmental Division staff visited the site on March 21, 2003, along with representatives from VMRC and VIMS to discuss the project scope and potential impacts. Proposed impacts for this project are determined to be 200 square feet to the Type XV Sand/Mud Mixed Flat Community.
It is the staff's recommendation that the Board approve this application, with the following conditions:
- Prior to any land disturbing activities, a preconstruction meeting will be held on-site.
- The limits of construction shall be flagged in the field prior to the preconstruction meeting.
- All vegetation to be removed shall be clearly flagged or marked with spray paint prior to the preconstruction meeting.
- Any landward areas of the Resource Protection Area (RPA) buffer that are proposed to be cleared and disturbed during the construction process will require restoration with native vegetation consisting of trees, shrubs and ground cover. If vegetation is removed for construction access, an RPA restoration plan with surety shall be submitted and approved by the Environmental Division prior to the preconstruction meeting.
- All vegetation to be removed for this project shall be approved by the Environmental Division prior to any land disturbance.
- The Environmental Division reserves the right to require a turbidity curtain for this project if field conditions warrant its use.
- Filter fabric shall be used behind the proposed bulkhead. Inspection of the filter fabric must occur prior to commencement of backfilling operations.
- The permit shall expire April 9, 2004.
- If an extension of this permit is needed, a written request shall be submitted to the Environmental Division no later than two weeks prior to expiration date.