Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board

​The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board (CBPA) is comprised of nine members, who are appointed by the City Council, and responsible for the review of various requests to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Ordinance (CBPAO).

​​​​​​The City of Virginia Beach adopted the CBPAO on January 1, 1991. This ordinance affects all property in Virginia Beach that drains into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, approximately the northern one-third of the City.

In addition, the CBPAO is an effort to enhance the water quality by protecting environmentally-sensitive areas such as buffers adjacent to waterways, tidal shores, and  wetlands, as well as highly erodible soils. These sensitive areas, called Resource Protection Areas (RPAs), are closest to the shorelines that have an intrinsic water quality value or are sensitive to the impact of development. All other lands in the watershed are called Resource Management Areas (RMAs). The RMA is intended to protect the integrity of the RPA and extends from the RPA boundary outward to the watershed boundary limit. 

 Further information regarding the CBPAO can be found in Appendix F of the Virginia Beach City Code.

Application Filing Deadline

​The Deadline for filing an application to be heard by the CBPA Board is the 5th day of each month for the following month’s hearing.

CBPA Meeting Times​​

  • The formal hearing is held the fourth Monday of every month, at 10 a.m. in Council Chamber, located in Building 1.​
  • Citizens are invited to observe the informal briefing, which is held the fourth Monday of every month at 9 a.m. in Council Chamber, Building 1.
  • Starting in 2019, the CBPA Board informal session will be held at 9:00 a.m. in the City Manager’s Conference Room, Building 1, Room 234.

     

​Application Filing Fees

The ​filing fees must be made payable to the City Treasurer.

  • CBPA Variance Application Fee $450

*The costs of the public notice sign(s), legal advertisements in the Virginia-Pilot/Beacon, and the postage for mailing of requirement notices to property owners adjacent to the subject site is required in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Most recently notification fees were variable and based on the number of signs required, number of adjacent property owners and the amount of text in the legal notice and could not be assessed and paid until after the application fee was paid. Effective October 1, 2017, a flat fee for the CBPA public notice will be implemented and will be paid at the same time as the Board application fee. 

 Board Members

Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area

BOARD MEMBERSHIP LISTING

The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area (CBPA) Board is comprised of nine members, who are appointed by the City Council, and responsible for the review of various variance requests to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Ordinance (CBPAO). Those current CBPA Board members are listed below. APPOINTMENT TERM HISTORY

CONTACT INFORMATION

TERM OF APPOINTMENT

BEGINNING

EXPI​RATION

Barrett-McDaniels, June
2400 Ketch Court
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(o) 757-496-2570
(c) 757-575-1315
(f) 757-496-5393        

Junemcdanielscbpa@icloud.com

3 years

3 years

01/01/2018

01/01/2015

12/31/2020

12/31/2017

France, David – Vice Chairman
1796 Upper Chelsea Reach
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(o) 757-213-8600
(c) 757-761-0181
(f) 757-213-8601

Dave.Francecbpa@icloud.com

3 years

3 years

Unexpired term

01/01/2018

01/01/2015

08/20/2014

12/31/2020

12/31/2017

12/31/2014

Jester, David – Chairman
308 35th Street, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(o) 757-437-1677
(c) 757-435-3581
(f) 757-437-5330 

David.Jestercbpa@icloud.com

3 years

3 years

01/01/2017

01/01/2014

12/31/2019

12/31/2016

Jones, Casey -Secretary
3600 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(o) 757-463-0150
(c) 757-749-0907

Casey.Jonescbpa@icloud.com

3 years

11/21/2017

12/31/2020

​McCoy, Wayne
1517 Mirassou Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(c) 757-560-5780 

Wayne.McCoycbpa@icloud.com

3 years

01/01/2016

12/31/2018

​Smith, Reese Jr.
3460 Chandler Creek Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
(c) 757-689-1880

Reese.Smithcbpa@icloud.com

3 years

3 years

3 years

01/01/2018

01/01/2015

01/01/2012

12/31/2020

12/31/2017

12/31/2014

​Dreps, Norbert Joe
3232 Page Avenue #102
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(c) 757-287-2570
(h) 757-481-4511

Norbert.J.Drepscbpa@icloud.com

​Unexpired term

4/03/2018​

12/31/2020​

​Steier, Michael
2013 Blueberry Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(h) 757-615-2289
(c) 757-226-8315

Michael.Steiercbpa@icloud.com

3 years

11/21/2017

12/31/2020

​Wallace, AL
4601 Chippendalen Court
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
(c) 757-575-5027

Al.Wallacecbpa@icloud.com


​​3 years

01/01/2019​​

12/31/2021​​

 CBPA Tree Removal Form

 2019 Agendas and Minutes

​The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board agenda is listed for the upcoming public hearing as it becomes available, usually two to three weeks prior to hearing. 

​The agenda comprises only the list of items to be heard along with the location of each item. Minutes for each public hearing are posted after they are approved at the following month's public hearing. The minutes do not include a verbatim account of the hearing; however, they list the outcome and conditions for each item.

If you have questions regarding the Chesapeake Bay Board agenda or minutes, please contact the Environment and Sustainability Office at (757) 385-4621 and ask to speak to a Chesapeake Bay Planner.​​​​​​​​​​

CBPA DATES​AGENDA​REPORTS​MINUTES
​January 28, 2019
​February 25, 2019
​March 25, 2019
​April 22, 2019
​May 23, 2019
​June 24, 2019 - CANCELLED
​July 22, 2019
​August 26, 2019
​September 23, 2019
​October 28, 2019
​November 25, 2019
​December 18, 2019

 2018 Agendas and Minutes

​The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board agenda is listed for the upcoming public hearing as it becomes available, usually two to three weeks prior to hearing. 

​The agenda comprises only the list of items to be heard along with the location of each item. Minutes for each public hearing are posted after they are approved at the following month's public hearing. The minutes do not include a verbatim account of the hearing; however, they list the outcome and conditions for each item.

If you have questions regarding the Chesapeake Bay Board agenda or minutes, please contact the Environment and Sustainability Office at (757) 385-4621 and ask to speak to a Chesapeake Bay Planner.​​​​​​​​​​

​CBPA DATES​AGENDA​REPORTS​MINUTES
January 22,2018
​February 26, 2018
​March 26, 2018
​April 23, 2018
​May 24, 2018
​June 25, 2018
​July 23, 2018
​August 27, 2018 ​​
​September 24, 2018
​October 22, 2018
​November 21, 2018
​December 19, 2018

 2017 Agendas and Minutes

​The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board agenda is listed for the upcoming public hearing as it becomes available, usually two to three weeks prior to hearing. 

​The agenda comprises only the list of items to be heard along with the location of each item. Minutes for each public hearing are posted after they are approved at the following month's public hearing. The minutes do not include a verbatim account of the hearing; however, they list the outcome and conditions for each item.

If you have questions regarding the Chesapeake Bay Board agenda or minutes, please contact the Environment and Sustainability Office at (757) 385-4621 and ask to speak to a Chesapeake Bay Planner.​​​​​​​​​​

​CBPA DATES AGENDA ​REPORTS ​MINUTES
​January 23, 2017       ​       ​     ​
February 27, 2017 ​      ​      ​   
​March 27, 2017 ​            ​     ​
April 24​, 2017       ​       ​ ​  
​May 22, 2017   ​           ​     ​
​June 26, 2017     ​      ​    ​
​July 24, 2017​     ​      ​    ​  
​August 28, 2017     ​      ​    ​
​September 25, 2017 ​         ​    ​
​October 23, 2017     ​      ​ ​  
​November 22, 2017     ​      ​    ​
​December 20, 2017     ​      ​    ​​

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