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CZM Committee Green-Lights Hansen Bay Subdivision

Feb. 8, 2006 — After waiting 25 minutes for the developer to arrive, the St. John Coastal Zone Management Committee unanimously agreed to give Flamboyant Realty Services Inc. a CZM permit to subdivide property into 31 lots at Hansen Bay and put in a road.
"We're going to hold you to very strict measures," CZM Chairman Julien Harley said.
While the property was initially listed at 84 acres, developer Bob Carney of Flamboyant said that the most recent survey showed the property was actually 75 acres.
Carney, who explained his lateness by saying he thought the meeting was in the evening, estimated that the subdivision work, which also includes giving lots numbers, would finish by year's end. "The first step is to put the silt fence up," he said.
He said underground utilities reach to the edge of the property.
Only one person other than CZM staff, committee members and reporters attended the meeting held at the Legislature building.
The only person to ask a question of Carney was CZM Committee member Andrew Penn, who wanted to know if Carney had considered putting in an area at the end of the 12-foot wide road for large trucks to turn around. "The turnouts provide enough area," Carney said.
He said the 12-foot-wide road has 13 staggered turnouts where the width is 18 feet, which he said will give large trucks enough room to maneuver. They will also allow for two-way traffic with one vehicle pulling off to the side while the other one passes.
Carney said he wants to limit the road width to 12 feet rather than the conventional 30 feet because there are endangered plant species living along the road's edge. Those plants are the butterfly orchid, the wooly nipple cactus and the string bush, with the butterfly orchid the most prevalent.
The committee imposed 15 conditions. Most were routine, such as the provision that calls for silt fences, and included in all CZM permits. However, one called for storm runoff to be channeled to existing natural watercourses. Another called for a screening system for the culverts.
The CZM Committee held a public hearing on the CZM permit request on Jan. 16. At that meeting, Mark Davies said he owns 70 percent of the property with Ed Netherland owning the rest. The St. John-based Flamboyant Realty Services was hired to do the development work.
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Feb. 8, 2006 -- After waiting 25 minutes for the developer to arrive, the St. John Coastal Zone Management Committee unanimously agreed to give Flamboyant Realty Services Inc. a CZM permit to subdivide property into 31 lots at Hansen Bay and put in a road.
"We're going to hold you to very strict measures," CZM Chairman Julien Harley said.
While the property was initially listed at 84 acres, developer Bob Carney of Flamboyant said that the most recent survey showed the property was actually 75 acres.
Carney, who explained his lateness by saying he thought the meeting was in the evening, estimated that the subdivision work, which also includes giving lots numbers, would finish by year's end. "The first step is to put the silt fence up," he said.
He said underground utilities reach to the edge of the property.
Only one person other than CZM staff, committee members and reporters attended the meeting held at the Legislature building.
The only person to ask a question of Carney was CZM Committee member Andrew Penn, who wanted to know if Carney had considered putting in an area at the end of the 12-foot wide road for large trucks to turn around. "The turnouts provide enough area," Carney said.
He said the 12-foot-wide road has 13 staggered turnouts where the width is 18 feet, which he said will give large trucks enough room to maneuver. They will also allow for two-way traffic with one vehicle pulling off to the side while the other one passes.
Carney said he wants to limit the road width to 12 feet rather than the conventional 30 feet because there are endangered plant species living along the road's edge. Those plants are the butterfly orchid, the wooly nipple cactus and the string bush, with the butterfly orchid the most prevalent.
The committee imposed 15 conditions. Most were routine, such as the provision that calls for silt fences, and included in all CZM permits. However, one called for storm runoff to be channeled to existing natural watercourses. Another called for a screening system for the culverts.
The CZM Committee held a public hearing on the CZM permit request on Jan. 16. At that meeting, Mark Davies said he owns 70 percent of the property with Ed Netherland owning the rest. The St. John-based Flamboyant Realty Services was hired to do the development work.
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