The Beaches and Waterway Advisory Commission (B&WAC) has completed the Draft Final Report for the Neighborhood Dredging Study and is accepting public comments on the report. The deadline for comments has been set for NOON on Tuesday December 6th. See the email from B&WAC Chairman Tom Fraim below for additional details.
Tom Fraim email excerpt – “Final comments from the public will be set for noon on December 6th and we will incorporate constructive comments for the real FINAL REPORT TO COUNCIL at 5:00PM on December 8th in the City Manager’s conference room. I expect the meeting to take less than 10 minutes. We will not take additional public comment and with the exception of approving the minutes of the last meeting, we will not have an agenda. The approved Report to Council on the Neighborhood Dredging SSD Program will be posted on the City Website on December 9th while it is being properly constructed with maps, engineering reports, cover sheet, index, binding … etc.
As you will read in the report, we interpret the instructions from Council to direct us to find additional site options that would have less impact on the neighborhoods and does not give us the option of eliminating sites selected prior to their approval of the program. We cannot eliminate Maple Street from future consideration, but we are asking Council to do exactly that … “
Read the draft final report here 11_28_DRAFT_FINAL
Items in the report that may be of particular intrest:
- An unsupported requirement that five dredging zones are needed.
- The reasons for public opposition to Maple Street and Crab Creek sites are legimate concerns.
- The opposition to Maple Street and Crab Creek site is a standard NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) situation and will go away when the local residents need dredging projects.
- The Lynnhaven Drive site is a preferred alternative to the Maple Street site, but only City Council can remove the Maple Street site from the overall plan.
All residents in the Bayfront area are encouraged to comment on this report. Please send all comments to the following email addresses:
Tom Fraim, B&WAC Chairman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Spore, City Manager – CMOffice@vbgov.com
City Council – email@example.com
David Williams, Shore Drive Community Coalition President – David@sdcc.info