How to Share Your Feedback and Review Budget Details City Council will vote on the budget on May 15; here are ways you can get more information and provide feedback.

How to Share Your Feedback and Review Budget Details at VBGov.com.

Watch Budget Presentations Online:​​

City Council will vote on the FY2018-19 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program during the May 15 meeting at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers (2401 Courthouse Drive).​

Start here to review current budget proposals at VBGov.com.

Click graphic to visit VBGov.com.

“It has taken decades of planning and a court case for the city to be ready to add sand to the rapidly eroding Chesapeake Beach. And crews could start work as soon as next month, if the city borrows $1 million set aside for beach replenishment at the Oceanfront.”

Article at Pilotonline.com:

It’s been eroding for years, said coastal manager Phill Roehrs, and the shrinking beach poses a threat to properties facing the Chesapeake Bay.

Photo Credit: Bill Tiernan The Virginian-Pilot

Help select our April Meeting Presentation by VB Economic Development

You’ve heard of blockchain and ICO?

Blockchain at Wikipedia:

A blockchain,[1][2][3] originally block chain,[4][5] is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography.

ICO at Investopedia:

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is used by startups to bypass the rigorous and regulated capital-raising process required by venture capitalists or banks.

One recent example of a technology firm VB Econ Dev brought here.

We’ve heard our Virginia Beach Economic Development team is working with partners to create unique opportunities to create funding sources to help with 3 possible vital items for VB’s sustainable growth & preservation of our unique culture.

We’re trying to line up a presentation of how one example could work.

Choose one or add your own idea below.

SDCC General Meeting Monday March 26th at 7:30pm – Special Storm Water and Shore Drive Improvements Presentation

Click here for a printable version of the agenda 3.26.18 SDCC Agenda

SDCC General Meeting Agenda
Monday March 26, 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 – Storm Water and Shore Drive Roadway Improvements East of Lesner Bridge – Mr. Brad Vanderwarker and Mr. Mike Mundy, Public Works Engineers for the City of Virginia Beach, will discuss the City’s upcoming projects starting this Summer to help storm water/flooding issues between the Lesner Bridge and the State Park. They will also discuss the safety and beautification projects along Shore Drive that will start in August 2019. Brad and Mike will have project displays, handouts and will answer questions after their presentation.

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

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

Old Business-

Addition of “Your Speed Is” Traffic Signs on Shore Drive – We are still waiting to receive City report. Mr. Robert Gey, City Engineer, will be sharing the results of their study performed at the end of 2017. SDCC will share this data and collect comments and questions at our March meeting to present to the City for response.

Short Term Rentals (STR) – City Council approved a 60 day deferral for the final vote on any STR policy at their March 20th meeting. Additional comments can be emailed directly to City Council at ctycncl@vbgov.com One Councilmember has also set up an online survey. Ms. Jessica Abbott’s survey can be found at https://form.jotform.com/jessicapabbott/short-term-rentals-survey

Shore Drive Road Improvements in Ocean Park – Update on Phase 4 – CIP 2.118. The City Manager has included a full funding request for this CIP in the proposed FY19 City Budget. In an effort to show support for this item and official SDCC vote will be taken at our March or April meeting. Please prepare accordingly.

New Business –

Recurrent Flooding and Comprehensive Sea Level Rise – Update on Deputy Manager Tom Leahy’s presentation to the Virginia Beach Council of Civic Organization and City’s plans for what happens next.

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

***Next SDCC Meeting – Monday April 30, 2018***
Remember meetings are the LAST Monday of each month and April has 5

City of Virginia Beach to Hold Public Meeting About Flood Risks and Resiliency at Central Library – Sat. March 24th

The City of Virginia Beach, Public Works Engineering, and the Old Dominion University Resilience Collaborative will be sponsoring a film and interactive community event concerning flooding and ways to respond at the Virginia Beach Central Library on Saturday, March 24, 2018, starting at 1:30 p.m. At 2 pm, there will be a presentation of the film, “Tidewater: Water is Rising, Land is Sinking, and the Military is Here to Stay,” which was produced by Roger Sorkin and the American Resilience Project.

For more information on this event, please click the here

“When you adopt a storm drain through the City of Virginia Beach Adopt-a-Drain program, you are volunteering to keep your storm drain clear from debris, such as grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, sediment, and trash.”

Adopt-A-Drain interactive resource at drains.VBGov.com.

By taking care of your adopted storm drain, you’re helping to keep our local waterways clean and healthy.

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Wharf Permit Modification update including letter to DEQ & ACOE

Reposted from OPCL.org.

Wharf Permit Modification Letter 3-5-18 (3 page PDF)

Thanks to Mr. Roehrs for also providing the recent email discussion below:

From: “Phillip J. Roehrs”
To: Myles Pocta
Cc:
Bcc:
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 14:31:52 +0000
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169
Please include Dan Adams. Thanks.

Phill Roehrs, P.E.
Water Resources Engineer
City of Virginia Beach
Public Works Engineering
757-385-8985

—–Original Message—–
From: Myles Pocta [mailto:mpocta@mapenvironmental.com]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 10:31 AM
To: Phillip J. Roehrs ; Chris J. Wojtowicz
Cc: Danny B. Taylor ; David A. Bradshaw
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

Phil,

Roger; will do and look to shore up for mid-to-late AM on 3/30 (Friday).
Also, be I’ll be checking with Clark-Nexsen on their availability to host mtg.

Lastly, Is there anyone else at the City you’d like to invite ?
After hearing from you and CN, I’ll send out email invite.

Thanks,

Myles A. Pocta, CEP. REM
President

MAP Environmental Inc.
116 Landmark Square, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
(757) 498-6131 phone
(757) 498-6132 fax
(757) 615-4929 cell
http://www.mapenvironmental.com

—–Original Message—–
From: Phillip J. Roehrs [mailto:PRoehrs@vbgov.com]
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2018 9:47 AM
To: Myles Pocta ; Chris J. Wojtowicz
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

I can do the 30th. Sorry for the delay, I was off Wed-Fri, and forgot to post a notification.

Phill Roehrs, P.E.
Water Resources Engineer
City of Virginia Beach
Public Works Engineering
757-385-8985

—–Original Message—–
From: Myles Pocta [mailto:mpocta@mapenvironmental.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 2:18 PM
To: Chris J. Wojtowicz ; Phillip J. Roehrs
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

Thanks Chris. Phil, how does the 30th look for you ?

Myles A. Pocta, CEP. REM
President

MAP Environmental Inc.
116 Landmark Square, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
(757) 498-6131 phone
(757) 498-6132 fax
(757) 615-4929 cell
http://www.mapenvironmental.com

—–Original Message—–
From: Chris J. Wojtowicz [mailto:CWojtowi@vbgov.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 11:26 AM
To: Myles Pocta ; Phillip J. Roehrs
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

Myles,

March 30th is Good Friday and I will be taking both the 29th and the 30th off.

-Chris

—–Original Message—–
From: Myles Pocta [mailto:mpocta@mapenvironmental.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:23 AM
To: Phillip J. Roehrs ; Chris J. Wojtowicz
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

Good morning Phil,

After Tuesday’s email, Scharlene Floyd (COE) called to briefly talk about the extension/modification.
She thinks a meeting (w/her and Sheri, DEQ) has merit and suggested later this month at Clark Nexsen.

We think its wise to meet and include the following attendees: you, Chris W, Dave, Danny, COE (Scharlene & Greg Steele (?)) and the DEQ.
In terms of venue/date, we suggest mtg. at Clark Nexsen the last week of March (both the COE and DEQ are open Friday, March 30).

Are you amenable & does March 30th work or do we need another date for you ?

Please advise if you want me to canvass others and/or send an email invite ?

Thanks,

Myles A. Pocta, CEP. REM
President

MAP Environmental Inc.
116 Landmark Square, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
(757) 498-6131 phone
(757) 498-6132 fax
(757) 615-4929 cell
http://www.mapenvironmental.com

—–Original Message—–
From: Floyd, Scharlene A CIV USARMY CENAO (US) [mailto:Scharlene.A.Floyd@usace.army.mil]
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 10:45 AM
To: Myles Pocta
Subject: RE: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

After our phone discussion, would it not make sense to have a meeting to discuss this proposal after our discussion about Elbow Road? Thanks, S

—–Original Message—–
From: Myles Pocta [mailto:mpocta@mapenvironmental.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 9:19 AM
To: Floyd, Scharlene A CIV USARMY CENAO (US) ; Kattan, Sheri (DEQ) ; Worrell, Justin (MRC)
Cc: Chris J. Wojtowicz ; Phillip J. Roehrs ; David A. Bradshaw ; Danny B.
Taylor ; Kelly Waldrop ; Mack Frost ; Hal Pitts ; Joe Wallenfelsz
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, Va NAO 2007-3405; VWP 12-1169

Good morning Scharlene and Sheri,

As recently discussed, please see the attached letter requesting an extension and modification to the City’s existing permits.

Please review and advise if you require additional information or wish to meet and discuss.

We appreciate your review and look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Myles A. Pocta, CEP. REM

President

MAP Environmental Inc.

116 Landmark Square, Suite 101

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

(757) 498-6131 phone

(757) 498-6132 fax

(757) 615-4929 cell

http://www.mapenvironmental.com

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “Chris J. Wojtowicz”
To: Daniel Adams
Cc: “Phillip J. Roehrs”
Bcc:
Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2018 18:43:31 +0000
Subject: RE: Council Briefings
Dan,

The cost was $1,138,799.24 to construct and was designed by Clark-Nexsen (A&E)

There is also a line item to remove this wharf in the amount of $32,142.47

There is about 753,000 lbs. of salvageable sheet pile in the temporary wharf. At $0.20/lb of scrap value that would equate to $150,600.

So, we expect a change order to be approximately ($150,600-$32,142) $118,000.

Thanks,
-Chris

From: Daniel Adams
Sent: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:31 AM
To: Chris J. Wojtowicz
Cc: Phillip J. Roehrs
Subject: FW: Council Briefings
Importance: High

Chris,

Need some cost information and history on the wharf.

What was the cost to construct?

What is the estimated cost for it to remain? (assume we are due a credit for removal labor and disposal cost minus any salvage value)

Was the facility designed by the project A/E or did the contractor design it based on their operational needs and equipment?

That is all.

Thanks,

Dan

From: Tom Leahy
Sent: Monday, January 8, 2018 5:54 PM
To: Mark A. Johnson
Cc: Tonia P. Alger ; Greg Johnson ; Shanda H. Davenport ; Charles Bodnar ; Bradley W Vanderwarker ; Phillip J. Roehrs ; Daniel Adams ; Shandra L. Cummings
Subject: Council Briefings

Stormwater was scheduled to provide a briefing on Ashville on January 16. That has been cancelled pending the development of more details of the cost sharing with HomeFed. However, please start roughing a presentation out. We may have to do it on February 6.

In its place on January 16, Coastal will provide a briefing on the Lesner Municipal Wharf. Dave does want some cost information about how much this cost us to construct, and how much it will cost us to make it permanent.

The Central Beach District Briefing will have to occur on February 6 because that is the day that Dave is taking the ordinance to City Council. I will discuss with him February 20, but don’t count on that. I will help work on this presentation. We will need to address the issues raised the last time we tried this. My notes of the November 21, 2017 Council meeting are included below:

Thanks,
Tom

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: “Steele, Gregory C CIV USARMY CENAO (US)”
To: “Phillip J. Roehrs”
Cc:
Bcc:
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2018 14:44:20 +0000
Subject: RE: Lesner Municipal Wharf
Thanks, Phill!

Gregory C. Steele, P.E., WRCP
Chief, Water Resources Division
Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
803 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

(757) 201-7764 office
(757) 805-4259 cell

Gregory.C.Steele@usace.army.mil

—–Original Message—–
From: Phillip J. Roehrs [mailto:PRoehrs@vbgov.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2018 9:21 AM
To: Steele, Gregory C CIV USARMY CENAO (US)
Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Lesner Municipal Wharf

Greg,

Thanks for meeting with me Friday. Here’s the letter regarding the wharf, just sent this morning.

Phill Roehrs, P.E.

Water Resources Engineer

City of Virginia Beach

Public Works Engineering

757-385-8985