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SDCC General Meeting Agenda
Monday January 25, 2016 from 7:30 to 9:00pm
Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall
(parking in back, on side streets and across Shore Drive)
Special Presentation – Shore Drive Phase III (CIP 2.117) – Mr. Jason Wilson, City Project Manager, will give provide an update and answer questions on this project that will take place along Shore Drive between the Lesner Bridge and North Great Neck Road. The project is currently scheduled to begin construction May 2018 and is designed to improve vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow and safety in the roadway and intersections; improve storm drainage; include a multi-use trail, 5-ft sidewalk and on-street bike lanes; and enhance the corridor with aesthetic elements such as landscaping and lighting.
Officer’s Reports Secretary – David Williams; Treasurer’s Report -Kathy Pawlak; Vice President – Wally Damon; President – Todd Solomon
Shore Drive to Oceanfront Bus Loop – City traffic Engineers and Hampton Roads Transit have updated the information presented to SDCC in October. Service will not enter Fort Story and the evening route will stay on Shore Drive and not return using Great Neck. Trial service is still planned to start Memorial Day 2016.
City Comprehensive Plan Update – Public comment on the plan can be made by attending a Thursday Jan. 28th meeting @ 6:30pm in the Convention Center or by using the new “SpeakUp! VB” app, which can be found on Google Play and Apple Stores.
Marina Shores Residential Development Plan – The property owner has plans to change the current commercial businesses to multi-family residential dwellings. A stop light at the intersection of N. Great Neck Rd. and Lynnhaven Drive is also being researched. The property owner presented to the Bayfront Advisory Committee Thursday Jan. 21st.
New Business –
Bayfront Advisory Commission News – Mr. Wally Damon will update us on the actions of the Bayfront Advisory Commission.
Admission Tax Exemption for 501c4 Civic Organizations – City Council approved an ordinance change to exempt IRS designated 501c4 Civic Organizations from the City’s 10% Admission Tax.
State Legislature Proposed Oyster Bills – Del. Stolle’s HB285 re: Dredging navigable waters and impact/compensation to productive oyster beds. Sen. DeStepth’s SB298 re: 1000 ft buffer from residential shore line for oyster farm leases. Increase of lease cost in this buffer from $1.5/acre to $5000/acre.
Community Concerns – Does your neighborhood/condo have any issues that have come up that need help or may be a warning to others?
Next SDCC Meeting – Monday February 29, 2016