Chair explains the purpose of the meeting and reads an opening statement
The policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the City of Suffolk is clearly stated in the Virginia Wetlands Act (Sec. 28.2-1301) as follows: "Shall preserve and prevent the despoliation and destruction of wetlands within its jurisdiction while accommodating necessary economic development in a manner consistent with wetlands preservation."
Approval of the Minutes (comments, questions, or corrections)
Chair (or staff) states the case number and presents a brief description of the proposed project. VIMS Report is noted
Chair opens the public hearing
Applicant and others given an opportunity to speak
Chair closes the public hearing
Chair asks for comments/discussion from Board members
Chair entertains a motion
Board can approve, approve with modifications, deny or table the application
Chair notes the time limit on the permit with the possibility of any extension if the work is not finished
In the case of a denial, the Chair informs the applicant of the right to appeal to the VMRC within 10 days of the Board's decision
Steps 5 through 13 are repeated for each case scheduled for Public Hearing.