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.

“But a push to fund improvements that will benefit residents who bike, run, and walk could make Shore Drive more popular and safer.”

View article at Pilotonline.com.

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Photo Credit: Stephen M. Katz | The Virginian-Pilot

In 2007, Virginia Beach leaders divided the Shore Drive project into four phases. The first, between Treasure Island and Marlin Bay drives, was completed in 2008.

The newest phase the city wants to fund is still a ways off from construction – it’s scheduled to start in 2023.

Hopefully, it can be done sooner, said Vice Mayor Louis Jones, who represents that part of the city.

“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.

#LESNERBRIDGE update: Nighttime and daytime lane closures planned for early next week.

From Wojo:

REMINDER:
Lane closures on Eastbound (EB) Shore Drive between Dinwiddie Road and East Stratford Street will be setup the EVENINGS of March 26 and March 27, 2018.

EB Shore Drive Lane Closure at East Stratford Street for March 26 thru March 27th 2018

Paving work is scheduled (weather permitting) for two nights beginning on Monday, March 26th and ending in the early morning hours of March 28th. Working hours for each evening will be from 7:00PM to 5:00AM. Therefore, beginning the evening of Monday, March 26th at approximately 7:00 PM, single lane closures will be setup on EB Shore Drive between Dinwiddie Road and East Stratford Street. EAST STRATFORD STREET WILL BE CLOSED AT SHORE DRIVE during each of these nights, so plan accordingly.

DAYTIME Lane closures on WB SHORE DRIVE AT PAGE AVENUE will also take place on March 26th, 2018. The RIGHT lane of WB Shore Drive will be closed at Page Avenue beginning at 9:00 AM on March 26th to allow the contractor to install the new traffic signal heads on the new mast arm. At some point during the day, the RIGHT lane will be re-opened and the lane closure moved to the LEFT lane to complete signal head installation. All daytime lane closures will be removed by 3:00 PM on March 26th. If additional work is needed to complete installation of the signal heads on this mast arm, the contractor will finish their work on Tuesday, March 27th utilizing a LEFT lane closure beginning at 9:00 AM on March 27th and ending some time before 3:00 PM that day.

WB Shore Drive Lane Closure at Page Avenue for March 26 thru March 27th 2018

Please Drive Carefully as you travel through this construction zone!

Thank You,
-Chris

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