Public Hearing: Matthew Eisenmann Subaqueous Lands Lease

Date and Time:
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
6:00 pm


, Delaware

The DNREC Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section will conduct a public hearing (Docket #2021-P-W-0006) on a Subaqueous Lands Lease application for Matthew Eisenmann to maintain a pier and build a pier extension, a floating platform, and a boat lift in Herring Creek. Public comment period closed.

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The Applicant has applied to maintain a 4 foot wide by 70 foot long pier and to construct a 4 foot wide by 45 foot long pier extension, a 6 foot wide by 12 foot long floating platform, and a 4 piling boat lift, revised from the originally proposed application to maintain a 4 foot wide by 70 foot long pier and to construct a 4 foot wide by 10 foot long pier extension, a 3 foot wide by 10 foot long gangway, and a 6 foot wide by 25 foot long floating dock in Herring Creek, at 34477 Skyler Drive, Lot #48, The Villages at Herring Creek, Lewes, Sussex County, DE.

For additional information on the above matter and to review this application, use the link below or contact Rebecca Bobola, Division of Water, Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section, 89 Kings Hwy., Dover, DE 19904, by phone at (302) 739-9943, or by email at

Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC public hearings must pre-register no later than noon of the date of the virtual hearing at or by telephone at 302-739-9295.

The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to, or by using the online form at, or by U.S. mail to the address below.

Docket #2020-P-W-0014

Public Hearing Officer

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


Public Hearing Transcript

DNREC Exhibits

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

Exhibit 2: State Law (7 Del.C. Chapter 72) and State Regulations (Regulations Governing the Use of Subaqueous Lands)

Exhibit 3: Original Application

Exhibit 4: Revised Application

Exhibit 5: Original public notice of the application as it appeared in both statewide circulations

Exhibit 6: Notice of public hearing as it appeared in the News Journal and the State News, on the State Public Meeting Calendar and on the DNREC Calendar of Events (this page)

Exhibit 7: DNREC Presentation

Exhibit 8: Comments received in response to the original notice of the application

Exhibit 9: Responses to revised plans

Applicant’s Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Applicant’s Presentation

Exhibit 2: Applicant’s Response to Public Comments

Public Comments

Anne Lara, Villages at Herring Creek HOA (4/4/21)

Douglas Ellis (5/10/21)

Jean McCullough (5/12/21)

Tushar and Susan Patel (5/13/21)

John and Linda Eklund (5/13/21)

Villages at Herring Creek HOA Board (5/13/21)

Kaitlin Eisenmann (5/15/21)

Quinton Eisenmann (5/15/21)

Susan Patel (5/19/21)

John Eklund (6/1/21)

Jason Falcone (6/1/21)

Evelyn Maurmeyer (6/3/21)

Carlo and Teresita Businelli (6/3/21)

Anne Lara (6/3/21)

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