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FYI: Barshinger Requests Permit Meeting to Be Held on St. John

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Nov. 15, 2006 Senator-at-Large Craig W. Barshinger, on Wednesday, wrote to Sen. Neville James, chairman of the Economic Development, Planning and Environmental Protection Committee, requesting that a scheduled hearing of the committee planned for Thursday be held on St. John.
The committee meeting, which is currently scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday on St. Thomas, will receive testimony and possibly act on a Major Coastal Zone Permit request from Reliance Housing Services, LLC, to install pipes on submerged land near Coral Bay, St. John.
Barshinger, who had previously spoken to Sen. James and his staff to change the location to St. John, said he was frustrated that the meeting was still planned for St. Thomas when it is largely a St. John issue.
"Issues regarding St. John should always be heard on St. John, where St. Johnians can participate in the decisions that affect them," Barshinger said. "We have a good legislative hall on St. John, let's use it."

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