Beaches and Waterways Advisory Commission Releases Draft Report

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The Beaches and Waterways Advisory Commission for the City of Virginia Beach has released its draft report concerning the proposed dredge spoils removal sites and transfer stations.   The Commission was tasked by City Council in July to comprehensively study the issue of dredge spoils removal and transfer stations and present a report to City Council.
 
The Commission has concluded its study and prepared a draft report which is available for the public to review at www.vbgov.com under Neighborhood Dredging. 
 
The report includes:
  • The feasibility of alternative dredging methods, such as hydraulic rather than mechanical dredging.
  • The potential for beneficial re-use of spoils.
  • Opportunity for public input from all concerned citizens with at least one facilitated structured meeting for public input.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Comments about the report and the Commission’s findings can be made at this same site, or by contacting Rebecca Lear at rlear@vbgov.com. Public comment will be accepted through 12 noon December 6, 2011.

 

For additional information, please contact Rebecca Lear at rlear@vbgov.com.
 
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