DATE: June 9, 2004
TO: The Wetlands Board
FROM: Darryl E. Cook, Environmental Director
SUBJECT: Case No. W-27-04/VMRC 04-0971; 2054 Jamestown Road
Mr. Matt Roth of Rickmond Engineering has applied for a wetland permit on behalf of Jamestown Yacht Basin to install approximately 778 feet of riprap revetment to prevent future erosion at 2054 Jamestown Road, along the shoreline of the Jamestown Yacht Basin. The property is further identified as Parcel No. (1-12) found on the James City County Real Estate Tax Map No. (46-4). The project site in question is located on the Powhatan Creek. Mr. Roth and the landowner Mr. Hunter Vermillion have been advised that their attendance at the Wetlands Board meeting on June 9, 2004, is highly recommended.
This project will involve the construction of 778 linear feet of rip-rap revetment and also the construction of two rip-rap jetties, one 15 feet long, the other 20 feet long; both being 12 feet wide. The revetment will be constructed using Class 1 riprap and filter fabric. The jetties will be constructed using class 1 armor stone and quarry run stone or class A-1 rip-rap core stone. The project will involve impacts to jurisdictional wetlands and it will also include impacts to upland areas not within the Wetlands Board’s jurisdiction. The project proposed will require the excavation of the upland slope to reduce wetland impacts.
Environmental Division staff visited the site on May 13, 2004, along with representatives from VMRC and VIMS to discuss the project scope and potential impacts. Proposed impacts for this project are determined to be 2,057 square feet. Total fill impacts for this project are determined to be 1,029 square feet. The fill impacts will be mitigated on-site through the creation of a vegetated wetland.
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.
- A wetlands mitigation plan shall be submitted and approved by the Environmental Division 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 A1 stone or quarry run and all armor stone shall be Class 1 riprap.
- Filter fabric shall be inspected by the Environmental Division prior to the placement of riprap.
- The permit shall expire June 9, 2005.
- 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.