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 and Seashore Art Festival Presentation – Monday Feb 27th at 7:30pm

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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

SDCC Sept. 28th Shore Drive Project Presentation Postponed

Unfortunately the Shore Drive Project Presentation scheduled for Monday Sept. 28th has been postponed.  City Engineers are having difficulties planning the storm water improvements that are part of this project and won’t be able to provide details until the storm water component is complete.  Storm water outfalls and piping has a big impact on the road work components that are part of the project along Shore Drive between the Lesner Bridge and Great Neck Road.

City Engineers expect the details to be finalized in the next 2 months, so a presentation is expected to take place in November or December 2015.  Stay tuned and we apologize for any inconvenience this rescheduling may have caused.

Todd Solomon, SDCC President

“The work will be done at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach, the same site where neighbors fought hard to keep a development from being built in that area and destroying the natural habitat.”

Coverage at WTKR.com.

Volunteers will be working at the site just off Shore Drive Thursday, September 5 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can also take action and volunteer next Tuesday, September 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

“Mark your calendars now for the grand opening celebration, LRNow’s Fall Festival at Pleasure House Point on October 13th. We are so appreciative of the many people who have worked really hard to make aquisition of this property for the community a reality.”

And thank YOU Lynnhaven River NOW.

Read the entire Lynnhaven River NOW E-News July 19th 2012 edition.