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Two shoreline improvement applications approved

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, th...

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