The Code of Virginia requires that the Wetlands Board submits a report of its activities to Town Council at least once each year.
According the report, the board added Bill Prickett for a term expiring November 12, 2021. It was a relatively busy year for permit applications.
Applications for 184 linear feet of revetment stone and beach access steps at a residential property located at 3 Bay Vistas Way, construction of five floating finger piers and ten moorings on a commercial property located at 1011 Bayshore Road (lot 83A3-A-19). And an application for the construction of a stormwater outfall pipe extension and approximately 300 square-feet of riprap on for Town-owned property at the beachfront corner of Bay and Mason Avenues were approved.
The Town Council directed the Board to research beach sand and dune management practices and make recommendations based on that research. This directive resulted from the addition of over 120,00 cubic yards of sand deposited on the town beach by the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of to the Federal Harbor and Channel dredging project. The Board finalized those recommendations and presented them to Town Council at the Council’s regular monthly meeting on September 16, 2016.