June 9, 2003 – The Senate Planning and Environmental Protection Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday on St. John to consider two Coastal Zone Management permit applications, a minor one from the Gallows Point Condominium Association on St. John and a major one from Red Hook Marina Inc. on St. Thomas.
The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the Legislative Hall conference room.
Sen. Louis Hill, committee chair, said the panel will take testimony on a proposed 57-foot pedestrian walkway at Gallows Point and the continued use by condo and hotel guests of an existing wooden 12' by 12' swim platform. Len Ottley, representing the condo association, is to testify.
The senators also will hear from the owners of the Red Hook Marina water taxi service on their major permit application to continue utilizing a 216-foot dock, to replace dock pilings and to continue using existing moorings and buildings. Owners Per and Lynn Dohm are to testify.
Testifying for the CZM program on both permit requests will be Janice Hodge, director, and Julita DeLeon, legal counsel.
Hill noted that as a part of the CZM permitting process, "the public has the opportunity to listen to the proposed development and testify before this committee votes on ratification of the permit."
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