Public Hearing: James and Meredith Bruner Subaqueous Lands Lease

Date and Time:
Thursday, November 5, 2020
6:00 pm


, Delaware

The DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-P-W-0021) on a permit application from James and Meredith Bruner for a lease to construct and use a pier, dock and two boatlifts in the Little Assawoman Bay. Public comment period closed.

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James and Meredith Bruner have applied for a Subaqueous Lands Lease to construct and utilize a 4 by 13 foot long pier of which only a 4 by 10 foot long section of the pier will be channelward of the mean high water line, a 6 by 45 foot long “L” dock and to install a boatlift with four (4) associated pilings and an elevator lift on two (2) associated pilings abutting the dock in the Little Assawoman Bay at 1306 N. Schulz Road, Fenwick Island, Sussex County, DE.

For additional information on this application, or for information regarding how you can inspect the application in person, please contact Matthew Jones, at 302-739-9943, or by email at

The hearing record will remain open for at least 15 days following the hearing on Nov. 5, 2020. The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on Nov. 20, 2020.

To make verbal comments during the virtual hearing, please sign up to be added to the list of commenters using the online comment registration form, or contact Matthew Jones.

Written comments will be accepted in written form by email, at, using the online comment form at, or or via USPS at the address below.

Docket #2020-P-W-0014

Public Hearing Officer

Theresa Newman
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901


Pubic Hearing Transcript

Related Documents

Subaqueous Lands Lease Application

DNREC Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Governor’s State of Emergency Proclamation and news release authorizing public bodies to meet electronically

Exhibit 2: State law and regulations regarding subaqueous lands

Exhibit 3: Initial Application (March 30, 2020)

Exhibit 4: Revised Application (June 9, 2020)

Exhibit 5: Public notice of the project as published in the Delaware State News and in the News Journal

Exhibit 6: Public notice of the hearing as published in the Delaware State News and in the News Journal and as posted on the DNREC web site (Sept. 30, 2020)

Exhibit 7: DNREC Public Hearing Presentation

Exhibit 8: Comments received prior to the hearing

Exhibit 9: State Public Meeting Calendar Notice (Nov. 5, 2020)

Applicant’s Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Property Survey

Exhibit 2: Site Plan

Exhibit 3: Bathymetric Survey


Edward Launay (11/8/20)
Revised Comments (11/11/20)

Melvin and Jacalyn Wright (11/9/20)

Robert and Dana Guggino (11/10/20)

Larry Bortner (11/13/20)

Gary and Vicky Smith (11/19/20)

Amy D Kyle (11/20/20)

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