May 20, 2005 With no discussion and little verbal input from the Coastal Zone Management program staff, the St. John CZM Committee unanimously approved two applications at its meeting Friday at the Legislature building.
The first went to the University of the Virgin Islands for three phases of improvements at the V.I. Environmental Resource Station.
The first phase of the Resource Station project includes improvements to the lab located at Lameshur Bay. A second phase will include the addition of a classroom to the lab and upgrades to the septic system. A third phase will include the construction of a conference center.
However, the CZM Committee members ruled that UVI must get additional approval for phases two and three.
"And all permits must be obtained," CZM Committee member Brion Morrisette said as he read a list of conditions.
Barry Devine of UVI's Conservation Data Center said the project should begin around June 1. He said it should take about two and half months.
He said at a previous meeting that Matthews Concrete of St. Thomas was the successful bidder.
The $200,000 for the project comes out of a grant from the National Science Foundation.
In the second approval, the three CZM Committee members unanimously agreed to allow Gallows Point Resort to modify an existing permit so it could change the location of a Jacuzzi on an upcoming project. The Jacuzzi is 16 feet by 11 feet .
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