REVISED Committee on Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure and Planning

The Committee on Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure, and Planning will meet on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 9:30 am in the Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall, on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands to consider the following:


Bill No. 35-0172       An Act amending Title 29, chapter 5 Virgin Islands Code, relating to building codes to provide for adoption of nationally recognized consensus-based codes and standards and amendments to such codes that are in the best interests of the territory, and to provide for clarifications to the Virgin Islands building code.

Invited Testifiers:

Honorable Derek Gabriel, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Department of Public Works

Honorable Jean Pierre Oriol, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Department of Planning & Natural Resources

Mrs. Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Director, Virgin Islands Office of Disaster Recovery

Mr. Julio U.B. King, Chairman, Virgin Islands Board of General Construction Contractors


Bill No. 35-0202       An Act amending title 29, chapter 3 of the Virgin Islands Code to authorize the Historic Preservation Commission to relax certain restrictions as it relates to conservation and preservation of historic and cultural assets in the historic downtown districts of Christiansted, Frederiksted, Charlotte Amalie and Cruz Bay

Invited Testifiers:

The Honorable Ray Martinez, Commissioner, Virgin Islands Police department

Mr. Matthew Ridgway, President, Christiansted Retail and Restaurant Association

Mr. Shomari A.C. Moorehead, Our Town Frederiksted, Inc

Mr. Akeel St. Jean, President, St. Croix Chamber of Commerce

Mr. John P. Woods, President, St. Thomas Chamber of Commerce

Mr. David B. Bennett, RCE, CAE Chief Executive Officer, Historic Preservation Commission

Dr. Akil Petersen, Member, Historic Preservation Commission

Mr. David Hayes, Chairman, Historic Preservation Commission


Jan 30 2024


9:30 am


Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
Charlotte Amalie
Senator Milton E. Potter


Senator Milton E. Potter
(340) 774-0880
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