Beaches and Waterways Commission to Hold Public Meeting

Monday, October 10, 2011
The Beaches and Waterways Advisory Commission will hold a public meeting Thursday, October 13 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Great Neck Recreation Center, 2521 Shorehaven Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia. 
The Commission will answer questions and take comments on the four following topics only: 
  • The feasibility of alternative dredging methods, such as hydraulic rather than mechanical dredging;
  • The potential for beneficial re-use of spoils; 
  • An analysis of the impact on affected communities (both those receiving dredging and those in the vicinity of the existing and proposed transfer stations) with a focus on identifying sites that are sufficient to support the needs of the project but have the least potential for adverse impact for the community; and 
  • A proposed framework with parameters for operation of the spoils sites, including potential use of the site by the public for dredging by entities or individuals other than the City.

Public comments will be limited to three minutes per speaker, ten minutes if you are representing a group.


Citizens wishing to comment may sign up at the meeting or by contacting Rebecca Lear @ (757) 385-1948, or


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