Public Hearing: James and Meredith Bruner Subaqueous Lands Lease

Division of Water

Published: Sept. 30, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section (DNREC-WSLS) 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 Hearing

A virtual public hearing will be held on the above application on Thursday, November 5, 2020, beginning at 6 p.m. The web link to the virtual meeting can be accessed through the DNREC Public Hearings site at To access the audio-only portion of the virtual hearing, dial in at 1-408-418-9388 and enter event code 129 842 4064. Closed-captioning is available by request if made at least 7 days before the event.

Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC virtual public hearings must pre-register at or by contacting Matthew Jones.

For additional information on this public hearing, visit

Request for a Subaqueous Lands Lease

Notice is hereby given that James and Meredith Bruner have applied to DNREC-WSLS 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 the above matters, and to review this application, visit, or, for information regarding how you can inspect the application, please contact Matthew Jones, Division of Water, Wetlands and Subaqueous Lands Section by phone at (302) 739-9943, or by email at

The hearing record will remain open for at least 15 days following the hearing on November 5, 2020. The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on November 20, 2020. Comments pertaining to the above application will be accepted in written form via:
Online Form:
or via USPS to the following address:

Theresa Smith, Hearing Officer
DNREC — Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901