SDCC General Meeting – Monday Sept. 26th at 7:30pm – Del. Chris Stolle, 83rd Presentation

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SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Monday September 26 from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall

(parking in back, on side streets and across Shore Drive)

Special Presentation –  Delegate Chris Stolle, 83rd District

Delegate Chris Stolle will be our special guest presenter and will talk to us about the past 2016 General Assembly session.  Del. Stolle will also tell us about some of the possible items coming up in the 2017 GA session.  He will also provide a question and answer session at the end of his presentation.

Officer’s Reports

Secretary – David Williams; Treasurer’s Report -Kathy Pawlak; Vice President – Wally Damon; President – Todd Solomon

Old Business-

Marina Shores Proposed Development – According to the City Planners, the developer is in discussions with the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) regarding possible environmental impacts that may result from the required emergency road on the east side of the development.  Any ACOE approval will have to be run through the City and we will be informed if the proposal moves forward.

Ocean Bay Homes Proposed Development – The property at Shore Drive and Roanoke Ave. in Ocean Park has been requested to be rezoned to allow 8 townhomes be built where HM Boats is currently located.  The Planning Commission is scheduled to hear the deferred proposal at their Oct. 12th hearing.

Beach Event Houses – Update from the Beaches & Waterways Commission overseeing this evaluation.

Online Home Sharing Economy Ad Hoc Committee – Wed. Sept 28th meeting to be held at 6pm at City Council chamber at City Hall, 2401 Courthouse Drive.  The committee is expected to finalize its policy recommendations at the meeting. The City Council is tentatively scheduled to hear a presentation from the committee on Oct. 4, and to hear public comments and vote on the recommendations Oct. 18.

New Business

Bayfront Advisory Commission (BAC) News – Mr. Wally Damon will update us on the actions of the Bayfront Advisory Commission.

Community Concerns – Does your neighborhood/condo have any issues that have come up that need help or may be a warning to others?

Citizen Engagement Opportunities –  

  • The City has a 2 question survey posted on Virtual Townhall that is studying possible regulations for short-term home rentals, like those promoted on Airbnb and other sites. Deadline Sept. 29th. You can find the link on
  • River Clean-up @ Pleasure House Point – Sun. Oct 2nd from 9am-Noon. Email to sign up
  • City Council Candidate Forum – Thurs. Oct. 20th from 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library 4100 Virginia Beach Blvd



Next SDCC Meeting – Monday October 24, 2016

***Note this date is a week early due to the conflict with Halloween***

Electronic and Hazardous Recycling Event – Sat. Sept. 24th from 10am-2pm @ Virginia Aquarium

From personal experience, this is a wonderful service.  It’s well run, quick and FREE.  Please use it if you have items that would be better recycled than poisoning our earth in a landfill. Click here for more details

The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, in partnership with Goodwill Industries, the City of Virginia Beach Public Works and TFC Recycling, will offer its semi-annual E-cycling event Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Virginia Aquarium East Parking Lot.

Acceptable personal electronic recyclable items include:

  • Personal computers and laptops
  • Telephones, cell phones and PDA’s
  • Printers
  • Televisions smaller than 32″
  • Circuit boards and components
  • Monitors and flat screens
  • Fax machines
  • Stereo equipment and game systems
  • Regular recycling materials such as newspapers, bottles and cans will also be accepted.

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste items include:

  • Up to five gallons of liquids or up to 75 pounds of dry materials
  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Automotive fluids
  • Batteries: Alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D), Boat, Car, Camera, Cell phone, Hearing aid, Lead acid, Lithium, Rechargeable, Trucks
  • Herbicides
  • Household cleaners
  • Gasoline (up to 5 gallons)
  • Fertilizer
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Light bulbs – small quantities of CFLs or fluorescent tubes
  • Oil and water based paint
  • Pesticides
  • Propane tanks (small – up to 20 lb. capacity)
  • For further tips visit


Share your thoughts about the home sharing economy

Main page at

The City Council has appointed an ad hoc committee to make recommendations by the end of September. The council also adopted an ordinance requiring owners who rent their homes to register with the Commissioner of the Revenue. Such rentals are required to pay city and state taxes, the same as hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts.

Share your input at the September 14th Meeting at 6pm at City Council Chambers.

Virtual Town Hall page.

There is a lot of information at about home sharing and the newly created Online Home Sharing Economy Ad Hoc Committee including videos of City Council & staff discussions.

A short PDF from City Council discussion on August 9th 2016:

Request: The City of Virginia Beach requests the General Assembly to adopt legislation during the 2017 Session of General Assembly that requires these online rental platforms operate with the same requirements as the Traditional Lodging Industry does such as:

Collection of the taxes due and remittance to the state and local governments,
Regulation by localities for issues such as health, safety, and welfare including adequacy of parking,
Some control on where these properties are located.

Civic Engagement – What housing issues do you believe Virginia Beach residents face?

What housing issues do you believe Virginia Beach residents face? Deadline: 5:00 PM on September 16, 2016

The Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech and czb, LLC, a neighborhood planning firm, are currently conducting a housing study for the City of Virginia Beach. The study will provide information on the city’s household demographics, housing stock, homeownership and rental rates, neighborhood characteristics and more. It will also reveal trends, housing needs and opportunities for achieving the city’s goals for affordability and the preservation and enhancement of existing housing. Results from the study will be used to guide city policy and funding for housing and neighborhood preservation programs.

On Aug. 10, the city held public meetings to preview preliminary findings from the housing study and seek input on residents’ challenges and concerns related to housing. This forum is available for residents who were unable to attend the meetings and participate in the focus groups.

SDCC General Meeting Reminder – Monday Aug. 29th at 7:30pm

Click here for the meeting agenda – 8.29.16 SDCC Agenda

SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Monday August 29 from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall

(parking in back, on side streets and across Shore Drive)


Two Special Presentations –  Road Safety in the Shore Drive Area & Girl Scout Community Pride Project

Captain M. P. Ronan Commanding Officer, Special Operations and Lieutenant Jeffery E. Wilkerson, MSCJ Special Operations will discuss the duties of the VB Special Operations Division and will update us on the specific topics below followed by a Q&A.

  • Mr. Jacob Bollard’s death on Shore Drive near Kroger’s intersection.
  • Accident and death at Shore Drive and Kendall.
  • Results/trends/solutions of speed enforcement checks on Shore Drive between North Great Neck and State Park.
  • Traffic signal study for Lynnhaven Drive and North Great Neck Road. Possible impact from proposed development of Marina Shores.

Michaella Lynch – Senior Girl Scout Troop 475 will tell us about her Community Pride project in Baylake Pines.  She built a Little Lending Library and painted murals on beach access walls.