Good Friend of Shore Drive Passes – Mr. Andrew Barnett

It is with sad heart that we learn of the recent passing of Mr. Andrew “Andy” Barnett on October 9th.  Andy was frequent visitor to our SDCC meetings and very often the voice of reason regarding issues.  Andy was truly a “Good Friend” to his community and neighbors along Shore Drive.  May fair winds and following seas be yours Captain Barnett.

Andrew Flowers Barnett, Jr., 89, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away October 9, 2018. Born in Buxton, NC, he was the son of the late Andrew and Nellie Barnett. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty H. Barnett. He retired as a Captain from the U.S. Navy. Left to cherish his memory: his son, Mark M. Pruett-Barnett and wife, Anne; his daughter, Sharon L. Hopper and husband, Michael; four grandchildren, Jessica Pruett-Barnett, Michelle Harris, Matthew Sassmann, and Meredith Hopper; great-grandchildren, Madeleine, Margot, and Andrew Harris. The family will receive friends at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the church sanctuary by Rev. Anne Pruett-Barnett. Interment with military honors will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hollomon-Brown, Great Neck Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to Dare County Library Foundation at http://www.darecountylibraryfoundation.org or Pasquotank County Library Foundation at http://www.library.earlibrary.org. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

City Council Candidate Forums for October

Here are some opportunities for you to learn about candidates in our upcoming November City Council Elections.  Fourm list provided by the Virginia Beach Council of Civic Organizations (VBCCO).

Wednesday October 10th – Forum is for the two Mayoral Candidates and the six candidates running for the two at-large seats – Sponsored by Lynnhaven River Now.  6:30pm at the Zeider’s American Dream Theater in Town Center.

Monday October 15th – City Council Candidate Forum.  Sponsored by the Sandbridge Civic League. 7:00pm at the Sandbridge Community Chapel

Wednesday, October 17th – Forum is for the candidates running for the Beach, Bayside, Lynnhaven, Centerville, and Princess Anne District seats. – Sponsored by Lynnhaven River Now. 6:30pm at the Zeider’s American Dream Theater in Town Center.

Thursday October 18th – City Council Candidate Forum. Sponsored by the Farm Bureau. 6:30pm at the Creeds Ruitan Community Complex 1057 Princess Anne Road

Saturday Sept 29th 9:00am to Noon – E-cycling Event at the Virgina Aquarium (Electronics and Hazardous Wastes)

Personal note: this is a very efficient set up and a great way to dispose of any hazardous material you may have in your house or garage.  You don’t even have to get out of your vehicle.  A loop is set up in the east parking lot and you just drive around it, the volunteers empty you vehicle and you drive home.

Gather up Old Electronics and Hazardous Waste and Dispose of Them Responsibly at the Fall E-cycling Event Sept. 29

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is partnering with Goodwill Industries, Virginia Beach Public Works and TFC Recycling to offer its semi-annual e-cycling event Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The e-cycling event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the aquarium’s east parking lot. The following items will be accepted:

Personal electronic recyclable items include:
Personal computers and laptops
Telephones, cell phones and PDA’s
Printers
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.
***Note that cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions cannot be accepted***

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, truck
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)

 

Monday Sept 24th SDCC General Meeting Agenda

Click here for a printable version of the agenda 9.24.18 SDCC Agenda

SDCC General Meeting Agenda
Monday September 24, 2018 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 Presentation Planned

Officer’s Reports

Secretary – Kathleen Damon
Treasurer’s Report –Tim Solanic
Vice President – Wally Damon
President – Todd Solomon

Old Business-
Bayfront Storm/Flood Water Plans – Update on City’s long term discussion and plans for Bayfront improvements to storm and flood water. City studies and information gathering meetings have been held. City is working on solutions to present to communities. Should residents be involved in identifying solutions? If so, when?

Lynnhaven Municipal Wharf – Updates from City’s permit request to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Environmental Quality to keep the wharf as a permanent structure for multiple uses. One of them which the community opposes is for a Dredge Material Transfer Station.

Short Term Rentals (STR) – Update on City Council’s recent actions. Council has been focusing on the legal issues and applications of STRs.

Bus Route 35: Shore Drive to Oceanfront – Operating weekends only until Sunday September 30th. If you haven’t tried it, Neptune Festival is a great opportunity before the service stops until next season.

New Business –
Lesner Bridge Replacement – Both sides of the bridge are finally open. Any concerns? We will be collecting any issues and submitting them to the Project Manager for answers.

Shore Drive Area Properties LLC request to build 2 single family homes along Shore Drive – Shore Drive Area Properties LLC is requesting to build 2 single family homes along Shore Drive in Ocean Park. The request to build in the Resource Protection Area (RPA) will be presented to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Board on Monday Sept. 24th. Updates will be presented at our SDCC meeting.

Community Concerns– Please share any issues or concerns your groups/organizations may have at this time.

***Next SDCC Meeting – Monday October 29, 2018***

Route 35 Detour for Arctic & 19th – Route 35 operates weekends until Sept. 30th

Route 35 is the Bayfront to Oceanfront Shuttle.  It operates on Friday, Saturday and Sunday until September 30th.

Arctic & 19th Detour Revised
Effective: Monday, September 17, 2018
Due to construction, the bus shelters at Arctic Ave/19th Street will be inaccessible from Monday, September 17, 2018, to Sunday, October 14, 2018. Portions of Arctic Avenue and 19th Street will also be closed during construction. The Arctic Ave/19th Street bus lineup for the Routes 33, and 960 will be moved to the bus loop along southbound Pacific Avenue at 19th Street. The Route 20, and 35 will service a temporary stop on southbound Pacific Avenue adjacent to the bus loop before 19th Street. The routes will be detoured as follows:

Stops Missed
6066 Arctic & 19th
1096 Arctic & Virginia Beach Blvd

Route 35

Outbound

via Pacific Ave.:
R – 19th Street
L – Atlantic Ave.
L – 22nd Street
L – Pacific Ave.
Service at Temp Stop on Pacific Ave. at 19th Street (NOT IN THE LOOP)

Outbound

to Shore Dr.:
L – 19th Street
L – Atlantic Ave.
L – 22nd Street
R – Pacific Ave.
Regular Route

Inbound

via Pacific Ave.:
Service at Temp Stop on Pacific Ave. at 19th Street (NOT IN THE LOOP)

For more information, please visit gohrt.com or call 757-222-6100.
Para más información en español, por favor llame 757-222-6000.
Dial 711 for TTY service provided by Virginia Relay.

Thank you for riding with Hampton Roads Transit!
Removal Date:

 

Our Neighbors the Coyotes – Slideshow Presentation by First Landing State Park

In case you missed Monday night’s presentation by Jennifer Huggins, Chief Ranger at First Landing State Park, here is a copy of her informative slideshow from that evening.

And as we learned from Jennifer, the coyotes are here to stay, so like all wildlife, please respect them, don’t feed them and just enjoy them from a distance.

And more importantly, watch out for errant golf balls and champagne corks (look for the details in Jennifer’s slides)…

Click here for the slideshow file  Our Neighbors the Coyotes

Monday Aug 27th General Meeting and Special Presentation on Neighborhood Coyotes

Click here for a printable version of the agenda  8.27.18 SDCC Agenda

SDCC General Meeting Agenda
Monday August 27, 2018 from 7:30 to 9:00pm
Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Hall
(parking in back, on side streets and across Shore Drive)

Special Presentation – Neighborhood Coyotes – A new neighbor has moved into the Bayfront community. You may have spotted them on the beach, walking on the Cape Henry trail or even roaming your backyards. Ms. Jennifer Huggins, First Landing State Park Ranger, will talk to us about these amazing animals, their habits and how we can best live with our new friends.

Officer’s Reports:
Secretary – Kathleen Damon
Treasurer’s Report –Tim Solanic
Vice President – Wally Damon
President – Todd Solomon

Old Business-
Lynnhaven Municipal Wharf – Ocean Park and SDCC opposition letters sent to the US Army Corps of Engineers taking exception to the proposed use of the site as a dredge material transfer station and asking for a public hearing. USACE’s response letter accepted comments, but decision has been made to not hold a public hearing on this permit.

Short Term Rentals (STR) – The Planning Commission has been given action to continue work on this topic. A public hearing and hopefully more opportunity for public comment will be available this Fall.

Bus Route 35: Shore Drive to Oceanfront – Ridership numbers for July should be available. May and June numbers were double 2017 ridership. Will the trend continue?

Lesner Bridge Replacement – New eastbound span was originally scheduled to be opened the weekend of August 25/26. We will try to provide updates on this progress/delay and any new details from the City.

New Business –
Bayfront Advisory Commission (BAC) Fireworks Study – The BAC is conducting a feasibility study for having a 4th of July Bayfront fireworks show sponsored/operated by the City. We welcome you input/thoughts regarding this idea.

Community Concerns– Please share any issues or concerns your groups/organizations may have at this time.

***Next SDCC Meeting – Monday September 24, 2018***