Save your blood for another drive.
· Supportive of Volunteer Rescue Squad
· Experience with topics/items in VB Comprehensive Plan and be supportive of them
· Needs to have Experience/Background in the following:
o Master Planning
o Safety & Environmental Health
o Dealing with Military
· Should be or have been a City Manager of a large city
· Should be coming from a tourism city/area
· Familiar with the Dillon Rule
· Embraces and supports Civic Engagement
· Practices unbiased/impartial decision making
· Embraces and supports Complete Streets concept
· Should be a cyclist or commute by bike
· Needs to understand and be willing to work on new initiatives/approaches regarding National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Disaster Preparedness
· Good financial management skills. Come from a city that holds a AAA or better bond rating
Deadline today September 30 2015 at 5pm.
September 29th 2015 update:
To All Lesner Bridge Aficionados:
As I cling to the last few days of summer, the latest update about the Lesner Bridge Replacement Project from the bridge wizard and project manager, Chris Wojtowicz, crosses my desk. If you are interested at all in the Lesner Bridge project, this is must reading.
Work at the bridge is picking up momentum and things are changing weekly. If you haven’t had the opportunity to check out what is going on there, please do so. It really is quite impressive.
Below is the latest collection of news and snappy photos. Feel free to let Chris or me know if you have any questions or need more information. If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch this construction sequence animation, please check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBGfmBs6Efw&feature=youtu.be
As a reminder, we are regularly updating information on our WEB page at: http://www.vbgov.com/lesner-bridge. You can also follow us on Twitter at: @lesnerbridge.
If you know of someone who would like to be added to our update list, please have them get in touch with me at this e-mail address and I will be glad to add them. Please feel free to pass this along to others.
Thanks again for all of your patience throughout this project. Enjoy the Indian summer as we ease into cooler days and nights. And please – no one say the word “snow.”
Take care, and stay safe.
Media and Communications
Department of Public Works
City of Virginia Beach
It’s been a while since the last update and, as many of you have seen, a lot has happened since then as the bridge begins to take shape.
The first bridge segment was installed for the westbound bridge on August 21st. Since that time both pier segments (Pier #1) and the abutment segment (Abutment A) have been set on their bearings, sealed, and post-tensioned. The remaining 14 segments for span 1 of 10 have been loaded into the launching gantry and are currently being readied to be set into position. Post-tensioning and gluing of these span 1 segments will begin on or about October 1st, and will continue into the first week of November.
All of the segments for spans 2, 3, and 4 have been cast for the westbound bridge. The segments for span 2 of the bridge are now beginning to arrive at the project site and are being stored in the laydown yard behind the Lynnhaven Boat Ramps. Installation of these span 2 segments will begin in November and continue into the first week of December.
All of the drilled shaft foundations for the westbound bridge have been completed. The footing for Pier #4 has been partially placed and the seal slabs for Piers #5 and #6 have been delivered to the project and are being readied for placement at the respective footings. The cofferdam at Pier #7 has been installed and is being prepared for installing the footing formwork. The cofferdams and footings for Piers #8 and #9 will be installed in early 2016.
The second of three concrete pours at Abutment B (next to the former Duck Inn property) took place on August 19th, 2015. The final concrete placement at Abutment B will take place next Thursday, October 1st. The forms will be stripped the week of October 12th, and the MSE wall located adjacent to Abutment B will be completed by October 23rd.
AMI, Inc. in Portsmouth, continues to build the new bridge segments. A total of 73 of the 168 bridge segments have been cast. They are currently casting out the center span (Span #5) of the westbound bridge.
Over the next two weeks, the bridge contractor will:
Ø Post-Tension and glue the bridge segments in span 1 of 10
Ø Complete the footing for Pier #4
Ø Complete the footing for Pier #6
Ø Grade the footing for Pier #7
Ø Complete construction of Abutment B
Ø Begin waterline installation work on the east side of the bridge near Page Avenue and Shore Drive
That’s it for now. Drive safely!
Christopher J. Wojtowicz, PE
City of Virginia Beach
Department of Public Works
2405 Courthouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9031
Office: (757) 385-5785
Fax: (757) 385-5668
Click here for a printable version of the agenda 9.28.15 SDCC Agenda
SDCC General Meeting Agenda
Monday September 28, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:00pm Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall
(parking in back, on side streets and across Shore Drive)
Program/Presentation – No Presentation. Shore Drive Phase III project presentation postponed due to storm water analysis.
Proposed discussions –
Secretary – David Williams
Treasurer’s Report -Kathy Pawlak
Vice President – Wally Damon
President – Todd Solomon
Old Business– NFIP Community Rating System (CRS) – Update on program and questions as to why it takes so long to implement.
Shore Drive to Oceanfront Trolley Loop – VB Project Coordinator, Brian Solis, has been asked to attend an upcoming SDCC meeting to brief us on the Hampton Roads Transportation (HRT) report. He has tentatively agreed to come to our October meeting.
Shore Drive Bike Path Project – Public Works Project Lead, Mr. Oneil Clarke, provided a copy of the project drawings. The project will not include sidewalks, only bike paths. Minimal road widening and closures will be required. Drawings will be available at the SDCC meeting and photos of critical areas will be posted on the www.sdcc.info website.
New Business –
Admission Tax Exemption for Civic Organizations – The Commission of Revenue is working on a change to the City Code to allow 501c4 Civic Organizations to be exempt from having to pay the 10% Admission Tax fee. This would allow all our Civic Leagues to keep monies made from Oyster Roasts and other fund raisers and use them for community projects. Cape Story loses $1000 a year to this tax.
Community Concerns – Does your neighborhood/condo have any issues that have come up that need help or may be a warning to others?
Upcoming Events – Local and Citywide
Next SDCC Meeting – Monday October 26th – Shore Drive to Oceanfront Trolley Service Presentation. City Project Lead, Mr. Brian Solis, will present the HRT report results and discuss the recommended route details.
Unfortunately the Shore Drive Project Presentation scheduled for Monday Sept. 28th has been postponed. City Engineers are having difficulties planning the storm water improvements that are part of this project and won’t be able to provide details until the storm water component is complete. Storm water outfalls and piping has a big impact on the road work components that are part of the project along Shore Drive between the Lesner Bridge and Great Neck Road.
City Engineers expect the details to be finalized in the next 2 months, so a presentation is expected to take place in November or December 2015. Stay tuned and we apologize for any inconvenience this rescheduling may have caused.
Todd Solomon, SDCC President