Monday July 25th General Meeting & Special Presentation on Shore Drive Safety

Click here for the meeting agenda – 7.25.16 SDCC Agenda

SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Monday July 25, 2016 from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall

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

This is meeting is open to the general public and the topic is a very important one, so bring a friend.

Special Presentations –  Road Safety in the Shore Drive Area

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.
  • Illegal parking on Shore Drive between North Great Neck and State Park

 

Police Officers’ Q&A about enforcement, traffic study, illegal parking and tragic pedestrian death on Shore Drive.

We thank Captain M. P. Ronan Commanding Officer, Special Operations and Lieutenant Jeffery E. Wilkerson, MSCJ Special Operations for being our guests at our Monday SDCC Meeting.

They will provide a presentation at the beginning of our meeting so be early. Captain Ronan & Lieutenant Wilkerson will also answer your questions.

Topics will include:

  • 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.
  • Illegal parking on Shore Drive between North Great Neck and State Park.
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    This meeting is held at Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad and begins at 730pm.

    Please enter at door from parking lot opposite Shore Drive.

    If it’s impossible for you to attend – please post your questions or comments below.

    #LESNERBRIDGE : “Police also warned that they will be monitoring the area and will issue tickets for violations.”

    No doubt you’ve seen dangerous driving on the Lesner Bridge too.

    There will now be a Police presence there.

    View article at Pilotonline.com:

    Tractor trailers carrying over-sized loads to the site have repeatedly encountered drivers who cut in front of the trucks and then come to a sudden stop, police said in a statement released Friday. Because of the extreme weight of the trucks – about 280,000 pounds – they need a distance that is longer than a football field to be able to come to a stop.

    Screen shot of construction camera today. Note Police on Lesner Bridge.

    Screen shot of construction camera today. Note Police on Lesner Bridge.

    Public Meeting Schedule re: Event Houses plus more info from Commission working on setting guidelines.

    From an email:

    Virginia Beach City Council has tasked the Beaches and Waterways Advisory Commission to study the issue of new regulations regarding residential homes rented out for large – scale functions such as weddings, parties, etc.

    The Beaches and Waterways Advisory Commission will hold five public meetings to solicit input on its recommendations to Virginia Beach City Council.

    The meetings will be as follows:

    July 18, 2016 Virginia Aquarium Owls Creek Marsh Pavilion 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

    July 19, 2016 Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront York Room 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

    July 20, 2016 Virginia Beach Resort and Conference Center Sunset Room 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

    July 21, 2016 Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library Auditorium 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

    July 22, 2016 Sandbridge United Methodist Church

    Those wishing to speak will be able to sign up by replying to this email or at each meeting. Speakers will be limited to three minutes unless representing a group. Group representatives will be limited to 10 minutes.

    Attached is a copy of the draft recommendations, the motion to accept the recommendations as a starting point to gather public input and an email from the Chairman of the Commission.

    Please feel free to contact me if you need anything else or have any questions.

    Rebecca L. Lear, CFM
    City of Virginia Beach
    Public Works Engineering
    2405 Courthouse Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23456
    rlear@vbgov.com

    8 page PDF of Draft Changes to Regulations.
    1 page PDF of Motion adopting Draft posted above.

    Baylines Newsletter of the City Council-appointed Bayfront Advisory Commission July edition is out

    Check out the PDF here.

    The grant committee’s application highlights that Shore Drive is a prime candidate for this technology due to high pedestrian volumes, significant pedestrian accident rates, the presence of a substantial elderly population and a strong military presence along the corridor.
    If the grant application is successful, the city would match grant money with “in kind” funds using staff and equipment already budgeted.

    We’ve arrived!

    Possible grant with matching COVB funds to get more pedestrian love on Shore Drive.