PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR ACOE RE: WHARF AT LBR ENDS 6 AUG 18

View all documents at US Army Corps of Engineers website here.

FEDERAL EVALUATION OF APPLICATION: The decision whether to modify a permit will be based on an evaluation of the probable impact including cumulative impacts of the proposed activity on the public interest. The decision will reflect the national concern for both protection and utilization of important resources. The benefits which reasonably may be expected from the modification must be balanced against its reasonably foreseeable detriments. All of the modification’s relevant factors will be considered, including conservation, economics, aesthetics, general environmental concerns, wetlands, cultural values, fish and wildlife values, flood hazards, flood plain values, land use classification, navigation, shoreline erosion and accretion, recreation, water supply and conservation, water quality, energy needs, safety, food and fiber production, mineral needs, consideration of property ownership and, in general, the needs and welfare of the people.

The Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from the public; Federal, state, and local agencies and officials; Indian Tribes; and other interested parties in order to consider and evaluate the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of this modification. Any comments received will be considered by the Corps of Engineers to determine whether to modify, condition or deny this proposal. Comments are used to determine the need for a public hearing and to determine the overall public interest of the proposed modification. Anyone may request a public hearing to consider this modification by writing to the District Commander within 30 days of the date of this notice, stating specific reasons for holding the public hearing. The District Commander will then decide if a hearing should be held.
COMMENT PERIOD: Comments on this request for modification should be in writing and can be sent by either email to scharlene.a.floyd@usace.army.mil or by regular mail, addressed to the Norfolk District, Corps of Engineers (ATTN: CENAO-WR-S), 803 Front Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510-1011, and should be received by the close of business on August 6, 2018.

PUBLIC COMMENT ENDS 6 AUG 18

OPCL BOD forwarded our requests to BAC Outreach Forum 2018

View the BAC ’18 Requests Page at OPCL.org.

Lynnhaven Municipal Wharf and it’s proposed uses is one of the new items we’ve added:

Request the City of Virginia Beach eliminate the proposed Dredge Material Transfer Station and expand the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp & Beach Facility (LBRBF) with additional lanes of boat and trailer parking. This would also include repairing the shoreline of the former sand storage area to assist in reducing the number of times Crab Creek has to be dredged.

    -Request a public hearing about the Lesner Municipal Wharf with The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
    -Request a public hearing about the Lesner Municipal Wharf with Army Corp of Engineers.
    -Request the City of Virginia Beach Maintain an open dialogue with the Ocean Park Civic League of all actions, discussions and document disclosures as related to the potential uses for the Lesner Municipal Wharf.

In our opinion, a dredge material transfer station is not needed.

    • History has shown that it is less expensive for neighborhoods to create haul routes from within their own property as opposed to barging material to Lynnhaven Boat Ramp.
    • The transfer station causes potentially dangerous conflicts with the boating, fishing and recreational beach users in this area.
    • The planned overlook and “The Canoes” sculpture for the new eastbound Lesner Bridge would have an unsightly backdrop of a transfer station.
    • The Lynnhaven Boat Ramp is heavily used for recreational fishing boats and pleasure craft.

    . . .

View the BAC ’18 Requests Page at OPCL.org.

Wharf Permit Modification update including letter to DEQ & ACOE

Note: DEQ = Department of Environmental Quality, ACOE = Army Corp of Engineers

Wharf Permit Modification letter 3-5-18. (3 page PDF)

Thanks to Mr. Roehrs for also providing the recent email discussion below:

From: “Phillip J. Roehrs”
To: Myles Pocta
Cc:
Bcc:
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:31:52 +0000
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169
Please include Dan Adams. Thanks.

Phill Roehrs, P.E.
Water Resources Engineer
City of Virginia Beach
Public Works Engineering
757-385-8985

—–Original Message—–
From: Myles Pocta [mailto:mpocta@mapenvironmental.com]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 10:31 AM
To: Phillip J. Roehrs ; Chris J. Wojtowicz
Cc: Danny B. Taylor ; David A. Bradshaw
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

Phil,

Roger; will do and look to shore up for mid-to-late AM on 3/30 (Friday).
Also, be I’ll be checking with Clark-Nexsen on their availability to host mtg.

Lastly, Is there anyone else at the City you’d like to invite ?
After hearing from you and CN, I’ll send out email invite.

Thanks,

Myles A. Pocta, CEP. REM
President

MAP Environmental Inc.
116 Landmark Square, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
(757) 498-6131 phone
(757) 498-6132 fax
(757) 615-4929 cell
http://www.mapenvironmental.com

—–Original Message—–
From: Phillip J. Roehrs [mailto:PRoehrs@vbgov.com]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 9:47 AM
To: Myles Pocta ; Chris J. Wojtowicz
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

I can do the 30th. Sorry for the delay, I was off Wed-Fri, and forgot to post a notification.

Phill Roehrs, P.E.
Water Resources Engineer
City of Virginia Beach
Public Works Engineering
757-385-8985

—–Original Message—–
From: Myles Pocta [mailto:mpocta@mapenvironmental.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:18 PM
To: Chris J. Wojtowicz ; Phillip J. Roehrs
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

Thanks Chris. Phil, how does the 30th look for you ?

Myles A. Pocta, CEP. REM
President

MAP Environmental Inc.
116 Landmark Square, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
(757) 498-6131 phone
(757) 498-6132 fax
(757) 615-4929 cell
http://www.mapenvironmental.com

—–Original Message—–
From: Chris J. Wojtowicz [mailto:CWojtowi@vbgov.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:26 AM
To: Myles Pocta ; Phillip J. Roehrs
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

Myles,

March 30th is Good Friday and I will be taking both the 29th and the 30th off.

-Chris

—–Original Message—–
From: Myles Pocta [mailto:mpocta@mapenvironmental.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:23 AM
To: Phillip J. Roehrs ; Chris J. Wojtowicz
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

Good morning Phil,

After Tuesday’s email, Scharlene Floyd (COE) called to briefly talk about the extension/modification.
She thinks a meeting (w/her and Sheri, DEQ) has merit and suggested later this month at Clark Nexsen.

We think its wise to meet and include the following attendees: you, Chris W, Dave, Danny, COE (Scharlene & Greg Steele (?)) and the DEQ.
In terms of venue/date, we suggest mtg. at Clark Nexsen the last week of March (both the COE and DEQ are open Friday, March 30).

Are you amenable & does March 30th work or do we need another date for you ?

Please advise if you want me to canvass others and/or send an email invite ?

Thanks,

Myles A. Pocta, CEP. REM
President

MAP Environmental Inc.
116 Landmark Square, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
(757) 498-6131 phone
(757) 498-6132 fax
(757) 615-4929 cell
http://www.mapenvironmental.com

—–Original Message—–
From: Floyd, Scharlene A CIV USARMY CENAO (US) [mailto:Scharlene.A.Floyd@usace.army.mil]
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 10:45 AM
To: Myles Pocta
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

After our phone discussion, would it not make sense to have a meeting to discuss this proposal after our discussion about Elbow Road? Thanks, S

—–Original Message—–
From: Myles Pocta [mailto:mpocta@mapenvironmental.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 9:19 AM
To: Floyd, Scharlene A CIV USARMY CENAO (US) ; Kattan, Sheri (DEQ) ; Worrell, Justin (MRC)
Cc: Chris J. Wojtowicz ; Phillip J. Roehrs ; David A. Bradshaw ; Danny B.
Taylor ; Kelly Waldrop ; Mack Frost ; Hal Pitts ; Joe Wallenfelsz
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

Good morning Scharlene and Sheri,

As recently discussed, please see the attached letter requesting an extension and modification to the City’s existing permits.

Please review and advise if you require additional information or wish to meet and discuss.

We appreciate your review and look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Myles A. Pocta, CEP. REM

President

MAP Environmental Inc.

116 Landmark Square, Suite 101

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

(757) 498-6131 phone

(757) 498-6132 fax

(757) 615-4929 cell

http://www.mapenvironmental.com

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “Chris J. Wojtowicz”
To: Daniel Adams
Cc: “Phillip J. Roehrs”
Bcc:
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 18:43:31 +0000
Subject: RE: Council Briefings
Dan,

The cost was $1,138,799.24 to construct and was designed by Clark-Nexsen (A&E)

There is also a line item to remove this wharf in the amount of $32,142.47

There is about 753,000 lbs. of salvageable sheet pile in the temporary wharf. At $0.20/lb of scrap value that would equate to $150,600.

So, we expect a change order to be approximately ($150,600-$32,142) $118,000.

Thanks,
-Chris

From: Daniel Adams
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:31 AM
To: Chris J. Wojtowicz
Cc: Phillip J. Roehrs
Subject: FW: Council Briefings
Importance: High

Chris,

Need some cost information and history on the wharf.

What was the cost to construct?

What is the estimated cost for it to remain? (assume we are due a credit for removal labor and disposal cost minus any salvage value)

Was the facility designed by the project A/E or did the contractor design it based on their operational needs and equipment?

That is all.

Thanks,

Dan

From: Tom Leahy
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 5:54 PM
To: Mark A. Johnson
Cc: Tonia P. Alger ; Greg Johnson ; Shanda H. Davenport ; Charles Bodnar ; Bradley W Vanderwarker ; Phillip J. Roehrs ; Daniel Adams ; Shandra L. Cummings
Subject: Council Briefings

Stormwater was scheduled to provide a briefing on Ashville on January 16. That has been cancelled pending the development of more details of the cost sharing with HomeFed. However, please start roughing a presentation out. We may have to do it on February 6.

In its place on January 16, Coastal will provide a briefing on the Lesner Municipal Wharf. Dave does want some cost information about how much this cost us to construct, and how much it will cost us to make it permanent.

The Central Beach District Briefing will have to occur on February 6 because that is the day that Dave is taking the ordinance to City Council. I will discuss with him February 20, but don’t count on that. I will help work on this presentation. We will need to address the issues raised the last time we tried this. My notes of the November 21, 2017 Council meeting are included below:

Thanks,
Tom

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “Steele, Gregory C CIV USARMY CENAO (US)”
To: “Phillip J. Roehrs”
Cc:
Bcc:
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 14:44:20 +0000
Subject: RE: Lesner Municipal Wharf
Thanks, Phill!

Gregory C. Steele, P.E., WRCP
Chief, Water Resources Division
Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
803 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 201-7764 office
(757) 805-4259 cell

Gregory.C.Steele@usace.army.mil

—–Original Message—–
From: Phillip J. Roehrs [mailto:PRoehrs@vbgov.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 9:21 AM
To: Steele, Gregory C CIV USARMY CENAO (US)
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Municipal Wharf

Greg,

Thanks for meeting with me Friday. Here’s the letter regarding the wharf, just sent this morning.

Phill Roehrs, P.E.

Water Resources Engineer

City of Virginia Beach

Public Works Engineering

757-385-8985

Lesner Bridge construction update includes: “EB Shore Drive Lane Closure at East Stratford Street for March 12 thru March 15th 2018”

EB Shore Drive Lane Closure at East Stratford Street for March 12 thru March 15th 2018

Here are the details:

Paving work is scheduled (weather permitting) for three nights beginning on Monday, March 12th and ending in the early morning hours of March 15th. Working hours for each evening will be from 7:00PM to 5:00AM. Therefore, beginning the evening of Monday, March 12th at approximately 7:00 PM, single lane closures will be setup on EB Shore Drive between Dinwiddie Road and East Stratford Street. EAST STRATFORD STREET WILL BE CLOSED AT SHORE DRIVE during each of these nights, so plan accordingly.

View looking East from East Stratford Street at the recently completed 10-foot wide
multi-use path that will cross the new EB Bridge.

Check out the entire update at SDCC.info here.

Friends/Citizens/Learned Scholars/Buccaneers:

As the warm, sultry days of February ease into the frozen, icy days of March, I begin to wonder if any of it makes sense anymore. Nature is blooming and yet it’s crazy cold most days – cold enough that those kids standing by the highway for Liberty Tax Service are putting the torches inside that cheap costume to stay warm. God bless ‘em. It seems the only people I can trust anymore are the people who put together the Farmer’s Almanac. Now THERE is real wisdom in those pages.

Still we must turn our attention to matters of importance . . . like what is the latest on the Lesner Bridge. . .

Join The Canoes’ artist, Wojo & Principal of Work Program Architects for panel discussion at MOCA

Join us for a discussion on the integration of two seemingly disconnected fields: Art and Engineering. Learn how the merging of creativity and calculation gives us a new perception of our community. Our distinguished panelists include:

Donald Lipski
Artist of The Canoes at Lesner Bridge

Chris Wojtowicz
City of Virginia Beach, Project Manager of the Lesner Bridge Replacement Project

Mel Price, Principal, Work Program Architects (WPA)

Moderated by Ron Williams, Virginia Beach Deputy City Manager

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