Two shoreline improvement applications approved

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Nov 20, 2013 - 12:49 PM

The Gloucester County Wetlands Board approved two shoreline improvement applications during a meeting held Nov. 13 in the colonial courthouse.

David Bowditch was given authorization to remove an existing timber bulkhead from property adjacent to Sarah’s Creek, said Linda Walthall, permit technician in the Environmental Programs Division of the Gloucester Codes Compliance office. Bowditch also was granted permission to construct 75 linear feet of riprap revetment landward of mean low water adjacent to the property at 1820 and 1824 Yacht Club Road.

In moving for approval, board member Norman Sibley said the shoreline was eroding and proposed work needed to be done, Walthall said. The project was unanimously approved.

Following a separate public hearing, the board granted permission for Mr. and Mrs. Conrad C. Hylton to construct a sill 10’x150’ Class II stone over core with filter cloth, and add length to two existing breakwaters totaling 70 linear feet. Also, the Hyltons were allowed to add 275 cubic yards of beach nourishment behind existing breakwaters and plant Spartina next summer adjacent to property situated along the North River at 7401 Hope Haven Lane.

A third application was withdrawn the morning of the meeting, Walthall said. Mr. and Mrs. James E. Phelps had applied to remove an existing timber bulkhead and construct 49 linear feet of riprap revetment landward of mean low water adjacent to property situated along Sarah Creek at 1733 Lillaston Lane.