Monday Nov. 26th SDCC General Meeting – Special Presentation “Bayfront Beach Sand Replenishment”

HAPPY THANKSGIVING – May you enjoy your time with friends and family.

Click here for a printable version of the agenda – 11.26.18 SDCC Agenda

SDCC General Meeting Agenda
Monday November 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-

Bayfront Beaches Sand Replenishment Update
Mr. Phillip Roehrs, City of Virginia Beach Public Works – Water Resource Engineer, will provide an update on current plans for sand replenishment project for Bayfront beaches. The last replenishment happened 5 years ago and our beaches are in dire need of help. When will dredging and replenishment begin? Where will the sand be placed? How long will the projects take? Will sand from the spoil sites be required as in past projects? These questions and others you may have will be discussed.

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

Old Business-
Ocean Shore Shoppes Mixed Use Development Update – According to the current property owner, the proposed mixed use development will not be built. The property will be sold to Greystar/Overture Apartments.

Shore Drive Phase III Update – Shore Drive Phase III (CIP 2-117) is set to go out for bid in Feburary 2019 with construction to start sometime in the summer of 2019. This $26 million project will provide sidewalks, crosswalks, LED street lighting, bike lanes, improved traffic signals and landscaping. 4 lanes of traffic will be maintained during construction to minimize traffic delays. In addition to the road safety improvements, storm water upgrades will be made to some streets to help improve heavy rain collection and removal capabilities.

Lesner Bridge Replacement – The end is in sight. Paving of westbound lanes and bridge landings should be taking place soon now that the sidewalk has been completed. Updates are being posted at http://www.sdcc.info as they are received.

New Business –
Lynnhaven Municipal Wharf – Latest rumor is the site will be used as a staging site by Dominion Power for construction of offshore wind turbines. Does anyone have additional information regarding this subject?

Virginia Beach Police Department New Initiatives – Next Generation 9-1-1(texting based 9-1-1) and ePRO (electronic Police Reports Online), an interactive web application that allows public access to reported crime, traffic accident reports, and active warrants are new systems currently being used by the City. Check them out at the City’s website –

NG 9-1-1 Link
ePRO Link

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

PLEASE NOTE REVISED MEETING DATE
Due to Christmas and New Year Eve

***Next SDCC Meeting – Monday December 17, 2018***

Mazda racing down Shore Drive at ~ 90MPH + flips and crashes in front of Chesapeake House. Driver flees scene.

Happened last night, Monday, about 855pm.

We were going to link to news coverage but there is none. (You can read that sentence again.)

Unbelievably no one was hurt. No idea the condition of the driver for this post.

Driver still not apprehended:

The description was a white male, shaved head wearing a black jacket with writing or a picture on the back.

Photo credit: Ocean Park Facebook Page thread on accident

Photo credit: Ocean Park Facebook Page thread on accident

Photo credit: Ocean Park Facebook Page thread on accident

Photo credit: Ocean Park Facebook Page thread on accident

Photo credit: Ocean Park Facebook Page thread on accident

Photo credit: Ocean Park Facebook Page thread on accident

Brock Environmental Center vandalized last night. Can you help?

Info so far:

Good morning all. We don’t know the exact time frame, but the Brock Center was vandalized on the concrete pilings, doors, and wind turbine. It was found this morning, and it appears there is one girl in particular being bullied. A few names were mentioned and some numbers were used. If you have a child with any of these names and they are getting bullied or you have any information, please reach out to us. We are hoping to catch the kids that did this.

We also heard from a visitor that there were kids on the roof this weekend who appeared to be of middle school age.

The numbers written were 220276 and 220270.

The names written included:

Jacob Santorius (or Sartorius)
Jacum
Kyra (most frequently found with strong, vulgar language)
Katelyn

It appears that many of the places Kyra’s name was mentioned were scratched out with a different marker, so she may have been with or near them.

Please call the Brock Center with any information at 757-622-1964. Thank you.

“The suspects then sped away from the crash and led police on a pursuit starting at Lookout Rd. in the Chic’s Beach section of the city, but officers were able to set up road spikes at Indian Hill Rd. and stopped the car.”

Coverage including video at WVEC.com.

Coverage at Pilotonline.com.

Police said the SUV was believed to have been stolen. Several firearms were recovered from the vehicle, according to the release.

Coverage at WAVY.com.

All three tried to run from the car. Police searched the area with a helicopter and K-9’s, and apprehended three suspects.

Recent vehicle break ins coverage

Coverage at 13NewsNow.com:
(NOTE: Advertising video & audio on by default!)

One report of larceny in the 3700 block of Chesterfield Ave. on Dec. 30

Four reports of larceny from vehicles in the 2900 block of Lynnhaven Drive on Dec. 29

Two reports of larceny from vehicles in the 2100 block of Woodlawn Ave. on Dec. 29

One report of larceny from vehicle in the 2800 block of Shore Drive on Dec. 29

Three reports of larceny from vehicles in the 2300 block of Windway Lane on Dec. 25

Coverage at WAVY.com:

Suspects broke into nearly a dozen cars in a neighborhood near Chick’s Beach.

“The robbery was reported shortly before 12:20 a.m. at the Chanello’s in the 2200 block of Pleasure House Road, dispatchers said.”

At Pilotonline.com.

The two in police custody were taken to a hospital, but their injuries were unclear.

At WAVY.com.

Police say they recovered some stolen items from the Chanello’s from the suspect’s car.

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Photo Credit: WAVY.com

Virginia Beach and Hurricane(s)

Neighborhood Storm Readiness
As the city enters another hurricane season, we are reminded that we are vulnerable to nature’s furry. Most of us would like to place hurricane preparations on our “B” or “C” list of priorities because so many chores and duties take up our time. We may think that we are ready, or can be ready in just a short time, but you may be surprised at how much time it takes to prepare for a major storm. Just consider how long it takes you to pack for a trip or vacation, and that is something that you want to do. I know. I just got back from Brussels, and I am a planner.

Recently, the hurricane predictors estimated how many hurricanes the area might experience in the coming year. In my opinion, I think such a government endeavor misses the mark. It is not how many hurricanes that may impact you, but if one should hit our area. Consider that hurricane Andrew was the first hurricane that year to hit the east coast and that it was a Cat 5. South of Miami was devastated while the residents were obviously aware of a hurricane’s potential.

We can only do so much here in VB, but we can put together a basic plan for ourselves and family. The city cannot provide enough storm shelters to help out more than about 10% of the people in the most endangered flood prone areas. If you plan on evacuating the area, consider that it will be very difficult if done too late (within 36-48 hours or more before the onset of TROPICAL Force Winds).

So, if you cannot evacuate, your area floods and there are no shelters for you and your family, what are your options? Stay where you are or hope to find a friend in a safer area? I think this is the time to to consider such principle questions for your basic planning, not when the weather lady points out a developing tropical depression that is soon to be named a hurricane.

If you do anything for yourself and family, consider what you would need in a basic emergency kit for your home to provide three days of support. There are multiple sites to help with your list making and planning. SDCC will put more information on our website to help with your planning shortly.