Gloucester shoreline improvement applications approved

by Bill Nachman - Posted on Jun 08, 2011 - 04:21 PM

The Gloucester County Wetlands Board recently approved four shoreline improvement applications.

Mr. and Mrs. David H. Driver were given permission to install two headland breakwaters (60 feet and 80 feet) adjacent to their property situated along the York River at 5632 Riverview Park Road. Linda Walthall, permit technician in the Environmental Division of the Gloucester Codes Compliance Office, said that the Drivers also received authorization to place 750 cubic yards of sand nourishment with spartina plantings at the property.

On a separate application, Mr. and Mrs. Todd W. Geisert received unanimous approval to remove an existing timber bulkhead and construct 255 linear feet of riprap revetment landward of mean low water adjacent to their property situated along the Ware River at 8163 Baileys Wharf Road.

Also, the board voted to allow Raymond Davis to construct 144 linear feet of riprap sill landward of mean low water, Walthall said, with 80 cubic yards of sand placed landward of the sill as beach nourishment. The board passed the Davis application with stipulation that nourishment be planted, Walthall said. That property is at 5580 Ark Road on the York River.