Monday May 22nd SDCC General Meeting Agenda

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SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Monday May 22, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Note date is a week early due to Memorial Day

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall

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

Special Presentation Lesner Bridge Sculpture “The Canoes” –  Ms. Nina Goodale-Salazar, Cultural Arts Coordinator for the City of Virginia Beach will explain the process for choosing the piece and will also discuss how it is being funded.

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

Old Business-

Marina Shores Condo/Apartment Proposed Development – Brief update.  Presentation made to Bayfront Advisory Committee (BAC).  Councilman Jim Wood questioning why a traffic light isn’t warranted at the intersection of North Great Neck and Lynnhaven Drive.

Proposed Development West of 7-11 near Marlin Bay Drive/Shore Drive – Update on proposed commercial building with a deck bar proposed for wooded, wetland area west of 7-11.  Variance request was scheduled for Monday May 22nd at Chesapeake Bay Preservation Area Board.

Bayfront to Oceanfront Shuttle Route – Thoughts and feedback welcomed.  Route 35, Bayfront Shuttle Starting May 21, ride the VB Wave from the Virginia Beach Oceanfront to First Landing State Park, the North End beaches, and all the wonderful Bayfront restaurants on Shore Drive. Daily, May 21 to Labor Day, 8:00 a.m. until Midnight, every 45 minutes. Fri-Sat-Sun, September 8 to October 1, 8:00 a.m. until Midnight, every 45 minutes

New Business

City Proposed Parking Lot and Kayak Launch at Pleasure House Point (PHP)- Update on the City’s plans to create a kayak launch and supporting 16 space parking lot on the natural park at PHP. City says the plans were always part of the Management Plan for PHP. What happens next?  Are the additions really necessary?

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

Community Concerns and Suggestions for 2017 – General discussion of neighborhood and community concerns that may need SDCC attention. This is an opportunity for all to share information.

Upcoming Presentations: 

June 26th – Community Rating System (CRS) for Residents in Flood Zones – Ms. Whitney McNamara, City Planning Department will provide an update on the City’s application to FEMA/HUD CRS program. This is the program that all but 2 cities in Hampton Roads participate and can bring a 5% to 30% reduction in your flood insurance premiums.

 Next SDCC Meeting – Monday June 26, 2017

SDCC General Meeting Agenda – Monday April 24th

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SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Monday April 24, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall

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

  

Special Presentation – No Special Presentation

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

Old Business-

Marina Shores Condo/Apartment Proposed Development – Brief update.  Developer plans to present to the Planning Commission as early as June.  The developer told Cape Story Civic Association that the dredge transfer land would be added to the proffer for unbuildable natural area to prevent it from being used as such.  City traffic studies supposedly show that traffic counts won’t be high enough and a potential for increased accidents prevent a stop light from being installed at N Great Neck and Lynnhaven Dr.

Bayfront to Oceanfront Shuttle Route – Update on City’s plans for the test route.  City and Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) are working on finalizing the bus stops and should have a brochure created soon.

New Business

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

Road/Pedestrian Safety on Shore Drive – VB Works (See-Click-Fix) has been used to identify possible improvement to pedestrian crossing at Red Tide and Shore Drive.  Better signage identifying pedestrian right of way when in crosswalk and confirmation of adequate operation of motion detection system were addressed.  

City of Virginia Beach Bike and Trails Plan Input  – The City is asking for public input on this plan.  Residents can take an online survey and also provide comment using Virtual Town Hall.  Comments will be taken until April 30th.  So if you ride a bike or use sidewalks and trails, let the City hear your opinions.  Click here for City website links

Community Concerns and Suggestions for 2017 – General discussion of neighborhood and community concerns that may need SDCC attention.  This is an opportunity for all to share information.

 

Next SDCC Meeting – Monday May 22, 2017

(Please note the meeting is a week early due to Memorial Day)

Two Special Presentations at Monday’s SDCC Meeting – (1)City Code Violations/Enforcement; (2)Marina Shore Proposed Development Update

Two Special Presentations have been scheduled for Monday’s SDCC Meeting.  These are two important issues to residents in the Shore Drive area.  Please come out and be informed and have your questions answered.  SDCC meetings are always open to the general public.  All are welcomed, so bring a friend or two.

Special Presentation (1) – City Code Violations and Enforcement

Ms. Denise Wethington, Housing & Neighborhood Preservation’s Code Enforcement Inspector, will discuss the code enforcement process and violations in our community.  Inspectors patrol their assigned areas for violations, conduct systematic exterior inspections of neighborhoods on an as-needed basis, notify property owners of violations and take appropriate legal action to obtain compliance. The division addresses code violations through enforcement of the Virginia Maintenance Code and the city’s property maintenance codes.

 

Special Presentation (2) – Marina Shores Proposed Development Update

Mr. Brad Weitzer, Project Developer, and Ms. Lisa Murphy, Project Attorney, will provide an update to their plan to build an apartment complex at the current Marina Shores Marina.  The original plan called for 261 four story tall units and the addition of a 2nd entrance roadway to the east of Long Creek Cove residents.

 

SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Monday March 27, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall

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

 

SDCC General Meeting Monday March 27th Agenda – Code Enforcement Presentation

Click here for a printable version of the agenda 3.27.17 SDCC Agenda

SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Monday March 27, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall

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

Special Presentation – City Code Violations and Enforcement

Ms. Denise Wethington, Housing & Neighborhood Preservation’s Code Enforcement Inspector, will discuss the code enforcement process and violations in our community.  Inspectors patrol their assigned areas for violations, conduct systematic exterior inspections of neighborhoods on an as-needed basis, notify property owners of violations and take appropriate legal action to obtain compliance. The division addresses code violations through enforcement of the Virginia Maintenance Code and the city’s property maintenance codes.

Officer’s Reports

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

Old Business-

Marina Shores Condo/Apartment Proposed Development – The developer plans to make presentations to neighborhood civic groups and will present the revised plan to the Planning Commission in April.  The number of units have been reduced from 261 to 200, no additional entrance will be created, no stop light will be added to the intersection of Great Neck Road and Lynnhaven Drive.

Bayfront to Oceanfront Shuttle Route – Plans to have a trial route this summer are moving forward.  Surveys and public comments have been supportive of this project.  Updates will be discussed and suggestions for promotion of the new service will be welcomed.

New Business

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

City of Virginia Beach Transportation Survey – Results from the recent transportation survey will be discussed.  Update of Phase IV Shore Drive improvements in Ocean Park between the Lesner Bridge and Marlin Bay Drive will be discussed.

Community Concerns and Suggestions for 2017 – General discussion of neighborhood and community concerns that may need SDCC attention.  This is an opportunity for all to share information. 

Next SDCC Meeting – Monday April 24, 2017

 

City of VB hosting Transit Planning Workshop – Wed. March 22nd @ 6pm

Transit Planning Community Workshop – Part II

​​​​​​Let’s get going!  ​​​​​​​​​​Join us Wednesday, March 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts to learn about and help plan our transportation future.
Residents are invited to help plan improvements to public transportation in Virginia Beach and throughout our region. This interactive session will review work to date, including feedback from more than 560 survey responses following the first public meeting (Jan-Feb 2017). We’ll look at potential new routes as well as issues involving frequency, schedules and more.

Click here for more details on this workshop

 

SDCC General Meeting Agenda and Seashore Art Festival Presentation – Monday Feb 27th at 7:30pm

Click here for a printable version of the agenda – 2-27-17-sdcc-agenda

SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Monday February 27, 2017 from 7:30 to 9:00pm

Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall

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

 

Special Presentation – Seashore Art Festival
Ms. Katharine Pollard, Event Coordinator, will discuss this upcoming Art Festival that will take place in First Landing State Park.  She will explain how you can become a participant, volunteer or sponsor for this event taking place in our neighborhood.  For more information you can visit the event website at www.seashoreartfestival.com of email Katharine at pollardkc@gmail.com.  Information is also posted on our website at www.sdcc.info

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

Old Business- Marina Shores Condo/Apartment Proposed Development – New plans were presented to civic members of Long Creek Cove and other leaders.  The plans reportedly will reduce the total number of units from 261 to 200 and eliminate the 2nd planned entrance road on the east side of the development.  Updates from members attending the meeting will be discussed.  

New Business

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

City of Virginia Beach Transportation Survey – Results from the recent transportation survey will be discussed.

Community Concerns and Suggestions for 2017 – General discussion of neighborhood and community concerns that may need SDCC attention.  This is an opportunity for all to share information.

Future SDCC Presentations – Have any ideas for future presentations that you think would be interesting for the Shore Drive area, let your SDCC officers know.  Officers will make the contacts and set it up the presentation. 

 

Next SDCC Meeting – Monday March 27, 2017