COMMITTEE ON HOUSING PUBLIC WORKS, HOUSING, WASTE MANAGEMENT & PLANNING CONSIDERS COASTAL ZONING MANAGEMENT PERMITS

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING PUBLIC WORKS, HOUSING, WASTE MANAGEMENT & PLANNING CONSIDERS COASTAL ZONING MANAGEMENT PERMITS

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING PUBLIC WORKS, HOUSING, WASTE MANAGEMENT & PLANNING CONSIDERS COASTAL ZONING MANAGEMENT PERMITS

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ST. THOMAS-- Members of the Committee on Housing, Public Works, Waste Management & Planning met on Wednesday at the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall. Chaired by Sen. Marvin Blyden, the meeting was held to consider CZM permits for the island of St. Thomas.

The following Coastal Zoning permits were considered:

RC Hotels VI, Inc. (CZT-3-16W) – to allow the Permittee the continued use and occupancy of an existing 8” diameter x 130’ long seawater intake line to the RO Plant. The line extends seaward of Parcel Nos. 1&3 Estate Nazareth, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands. The permit was passed favorably and will move for consideration to the Full Body.

Reef Ecology Foundation (CZT-05-15W) - This permit allows the continued use and occupancy of the permanent moorings for day use only at frequently used dive site locations in the territorial waters surrounding the Island of St. Thomas and St. John. The permit was passed favorably and will move for consideration to the Full Body.

Anchorage Condominium Assn. (CZT-10-16W) - This permit allows the continued use and occupancy of a 120-foot, three-inch (3”) seawater intake line which services its reverse osmosis plant. In addition, this permit allows for the continued use and occupancy of the submerged lands for six (6) swimming buoys. This activity is located seaward of parcel No. 8-57-4 Estate Nazareth, St. Thomas. The permit was passed favorably and will move for consideration to the Full Body.

St. Thomas Yacht Club (CZT-4-16(W) - This permit supersedes major Coastal Zone Management Permit No. CZT-12-89(W), and allows for the continued use and occupancy of a 110-9” x 7’-8” dock with a 39’-6” x 8’-6” “1”, a 335 ft2 concrete bulkhead with a length of 58 linear feet, 3,500 ft2 of submerged land surrounding the dock and (1) one wooden pile. The dock is located seaward of Parcels Nos. 8-1-1 & 8-58 Estate Nazareth, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands. The permit was passed favorably and will move for consideration to the Full Body.

Sanctuary Holdings, LLC (CZT-25-16W) - This permit allows for the installation of eight (8) moorings in two phases. Phase One includes moorings numbered I 4 on Exhibit 8; Phase Two includes moorings numbered 5—8 on Exhibit B. This activity is located seaward of Parcel No. 23, Estate Frenchman’s Bay, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The permit was passed favorably and will move for consideration to the Full Body.

True Crew VI, LLC (CZT-33-16W)-This permit allows for the installation of a private mooring and the operation of a 37-foot “food boat’ known as Pizza Ri. This activity will occur at 1818’33.464”N / 6449’54.955”W in the Christmas Cove area of Jersey Bay, St. Thomas. The permit was passed favorably and will move for consideration to the Full Body.

Before concluding the meeting, Sen. Blyden encouraged everyone to have a safe and wonderful Easter holiday.

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