DATE: January 8, 2003
TO: The Wetlands Board
FROM: Darryl E. Cook, Environmental Director
SUBJECT: Case NO. W-34-02/VMRC 02-2044; 3512 Barrett's Ferry Drive
Mr. Wilber Jordan, of Waterfront Piers and Bulkheads on behalf of the owner, Mr. Melvin Gray, has applied for a wetland permit to install approximately 115 feet of riprap revetment combined with 40 feet of bulkhead to prevent future erosion. A 288 foot long pier with a 16 foot by 24 foot L-deck boat lift and a 16 by 28 flat roof boat lift with a four -oot walkway is also proposed to provide access to the James River. The property is further identified as Parcel (6-04) found on the James City County Real Estate Tax Map No. (43-1). The project site in question is located on the Chickahominy River.
Environmental Division staff visited the site on December 20, 2002, along with representatives from VMRC and VIMS to discuss the project scope and potential impacts. Proposed impacts for this project are determined to be 850 square feet to the Type XV Sand /Mud Flat Community. Total fill impacts for this project are determined to be 505 square feet to the Type XV Sand /Mud 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.
- All core stone used shall be number three stone and all armor stone shall be Class 2 riprap.
- Filter fabric shall be inspected by the Environmental Division prior to the placement of riprap.
- The permit shall expire January 8, 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.