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29th Legislature of the Virgin Islands
Senate Calendar Week Beginning Oct. 3
Monday, Oct. 3
6 p.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee of the Whole
Agenda:
The Legislature will convene in the Committee of the Whole Zoning Hearing to receive testimony on the following zoning amendments:
Bovoni Property 17, LLC (Michael A. Bornn, authorized agent) – To rezone Parcel No. 17 Remainder, Estate Bovoni (Western part), Nos. 1 and 2 Frenchman’s Bay Quarter, St. Thomas, from R-1 (residential – low density) to C (commercial)
Purpose: To allow for the development of a construction, equipment and material storage facility on the site.
FABA Inc. (Rupert Foster, authorized agent) – To rezone Parcel No. 394-A-41 consolidated, Estate Anna’s Retreat No. 1 New Quarter, St. Thomas from R-3 (residential – medium density) to C (commercial)
Purpose: To allow for the use of the property for storage activities.
Valley View Properties Inc. (Rupert Foster, authorized agent) – to rezone Parcel No. 15, Remainder, Estate Anna’s Retreat No. 1 New Quarter, St. Thomas, from R-1 (residential – low density) to R-3 (residential – medium density)
Purpose: To allow for the subdivision of the parcel into smaller lot sizes.
Government Employees Retirement System (ERS) (John P. Woods – authorized agent) – To rezone Parcels Nos. A-1 and A-2 (consolidated) Estates Hoffman and Nullyberg, Nos. 2B and 4, New Quarter, St. Thomas from a-1 (agricultural district) to R-3 ( residential –medium density) with a use variance for general and professional offices and Parcel No. A Remainder (consolidated) Estate Hoffman and Nullyberg, 2B and 4 New Quarter, St. Thomas, from A-1 (agricultural district) to R-2 (residential – low density, one and two family).
Purpose: To allow for the development of a hotel, mixed use complex (containing office space, conference and entertainment center and common facilities) senior housing residential facility and single family residential lots.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
9:30 a.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee on Finance
Agenda:
The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills:
Bill No. 29-0129 – An Act requiring the director of the Internal Revenue Bureau to offset the gross receipts tax liability of any business operating in the Virgin Islands against any amount of money that the Government of the V.I. owes to that business and also requiring the lieutenant governor to offset a property owner’s property tax liability against any amount of money that the Government of the V.I. owes to the property owner.
Bill No. 29-0116 – An Act reducing certain tax benefits under Virgin Islands law by ten percent
Bill No. 29-0206 – An Act requiring all banking/financial institutions operating in the territory to cash social security checks even if the payee does not have a bank account with that particular institution
Wednesday, Oct. 5
10 a.m.
Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix
Committee on Government Operations, Energy and Veterans Affairs
Agenda:
The committee has scheduled a hearing to receive testimony on two bills:
Bill No. 29-0099 – An Act amending Title 3, V.I.C., chapters 27 and 28A as it pertains to the retirement of personnel
Bill No. 29-0047 – An Act amending Title 18, V.I.C. as it relates to elections
6 p.m.
Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix
Committee of the Whole
Agenda:
The Legislature will convene a committee of the Whole Hearing to receive testimony of the Community Development Block Grant and Reprogramming of certain past funding.
RE: An Act to approve certain projects to be funded with the Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
RE: An Act to approve the reprogramming of funds from certain projects approved for funding under previous Community Development Block Grant allocations
Thursday, Oct. 6
3 p.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee on Development, Technology and Agriculture
Agenda:
The committee has scheduled a meeting to discuss the recent findings from the site visit that revealed programmatic financial and grants management deficiencies from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Acquisition and Grants
Friday, Oct. 7
10 a.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee on Planning and Environmental Protection
Agenda:
The committee will conduct a hearing to receive testimony on the following items:
  1. Minor Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-20-10 (W) Macdonald Land Trust/Dr. Malcom E. Macdonald
  2. Minor Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-06-10 (L&W) Sapphire Bay Resort and Marina Condominium Owners Association LLC
  3. Minor Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-15-11 (W) Alex Randall
  4. Bill No. 29-0028 – An Act amending Title 17 V.I.C., chapter 21, to correct, clarify and revise certain provisions of law regarding repair of structures in the Coastal Zone and for purposes related thereto
  5. Bill No. 29-0213 – An Act assenting to the requirements of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act as amended by the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act; amending Title 12 V.I.C., chapter 1, subchapter VI, relating to the fish and game and sport fish regulation and restoration programs; and amending Act No. 7162 relating to diversion of government funds

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29th Legislature of the Virgin Islands
Senate Calendar Week Beginning Oct. 3
Monday, Oct. 3
6 p.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee of the Whole
Agenda:
The Legislature will convene in the Committee of the Whole Zoning Hearing to receive testimony on the following zoning amendments:
Bovoni Property 17, LLC (Michael A. Bornn, authorized agent) – To rezone Parcel No. 17 Remainder, Estate Bovoni (Western part), Nos. 1 and 2 Frenchman’s Bay Quarter, St. Thomas, from R-1 (residential – low density) to C (commercial)
Purpose: To allow for the development of a construction, equipment and material storage facility on the site.
FABA Inc. (Rupert Foster, authorized agent) – To rezone Parcel No. 394-A-41 consolidated, Estate Anna’s Retreat No. 1 New Quarter, St. Thomas from R-3 (residential – medium density) to C (commercial)
Purpose: To allow for the use of the property for storage activities.
Valley View Properties Inc. (Rupert Foster, authorized agent) – to rezone Parcel No. 15, Remainder, Estate Anna’s Retreat No. 1 New Quarter, St. Thomas, from R-1 (residential – low density) to R-3 (residential – medium density)
Purpose: To allow for the subdivision of the parcel into smaller lot sizes.
Government Employees Retirement System (ERS) (John P. Woods – authorized agent) – To rezone Parcels Nos. A-1 and A-2 (consolidated) Estates Hoffman and Nullyberg, Nos. 2B and 4, New Quarter, St. Thomas from a-1 (agricultural district) to R-3 ( residential –medium density) with a use variance for general and professional offices and Parcel No. A Remainder (consolidated) Estate Hoffman and Nullyberg, 2B and 4 New Quarter, St. Thomas, from A-1 (agricultural district) to R-2 (residential – low density, one and two family).
Purpose: To allow for the development of a hotel, mixed use complex (containing office space, conference and entertainment center and common facilities) senior housing residential facility and single family residential lots.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
9:30 a.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee on Finance
Agenda:
The committee has scheduled a meeting to consider the following bills:
Bill No. 29-0129 – An Act requiring the director of the Internal Revenue Bureau to offset the gross receipts tax liability of any business operating in the Virgin Islands against any amount of money that the Government of the V.I. owes to that business and also requiring the lieutenant governor to offset a property owner’s property tax liability against any amount of money that the Government of the V.I. owes to the property owner.
Bill No. 29-0116 – An Act reducing certain tax benefits under Virgin Islands law by ten percent
Bill No. 29-0206 – An Act requiring all banking/financial institutions operating in the territory to cash social security checks even if the payee does not have a bank account with that particular institution
Wednesday, Oct. 5
10 a.m.
Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix
Committee on Government Operations, Energy and Veterans Affairs
Agenda:
The committee has scheduled a hearing to receive testimony on two bills:
Bill No. 29-0099 – An Act amending Title 3, V.I.C., chapters 27 and 28A as it pertains to the retirement of personnel
Bill No. 29-0047 – An Act amending Title 18, V.I.C. as it relates to elections
6 p.m.
Frits E. Lawaetz Legislative Conference Room, St. Croix
Committee of the Whole
Agenda:
The Legislature will convene a committee of the Whole Hearing to receive testimony of the Community Development Block Grant and Reprogramming of certain past funding.
RE: An Act to approve certain projects to be funded with the Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
RE: An Act to approve the reprogramming of funds from certain projects approved for funding under previous Community Development Block Grant allocations
Thursday, Oct. 6
3 p.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee on Development, Technology and Agriculture
Agenda:
The committee has scheduled a meeting to discuss the recent findings from the site visit that revealed programmatic financial and grants management deficiencies from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Acquisition and Grants
Friday, Oct. 7
10 a.m.
Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, St. Thomas
Committee on Planning and Environmental Protection
Agenda:
The committee will conduct a hearing to receive testimony on the following items:
  1. Minor Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-20-10 (W) Macdonald Land Trust/Dr. Malcom E. Macdonald
  2. Minor Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-06-10 (L&W) Sapphire Bay Resort and Marina Condominium Owners Association LLC
  3. Minor Coastal Zone Permit No. CZT-15-11 (W) Alex Randall
  4. Bill No. 29-0028 – An Act amending Title 17 V.I.C., chapter 21, to correct, clarify and revise certain provisions of law regarding repair of structures in the Coastal Zone and for purposes related thereto
  5. Bill No. 29-0213 – An Act assenting to the requirements of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act as amended by the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act; amending Title 12 V.I.C., chapter 1, subchapter VI, relating to the fish and game and sport fish regulation and restoration programs; and amending Act No. 7162 relating to diversion of government funds