The following email update was provided by City Staff explaining the reason the planned beach replenishment of Ocean Park beaches won’t be happening this Spring.
The City received three bids on April 7, 2020 for the beach nourishment of Ocean Park Beach. Unfortunately, all bids were over 50% higher than the available budget for the project. The primary driver as to why the bids came in significantly higher than the available budget is due to industry capacity related to the high demand for dredging along the east coast and the Gulf of Mexico for the next six months. No additional funding has been identified and not likely in the immediate future given the uncertainty in the proposed City budget. Therefore, a contract cannot be awarded based on the bids received.
Public Works staff has recommended rebidding the project with a longer period of performance to incentivize more favorable bids based on the available budget for Ocean Park Beach. A final determination on rebidding the project is pending. Please contact Mr. James White for additional information.
James White, City of Virginia Beach
Here is another opportunity to remember the victims of 5.31.19.
We are so excited to join together on Sunday for the First Ever Virginia Beach Boat Church!
We have moved to a NEW LOCATION at First Landing State Park at the East End of the Narrows near Crystal Lake. Come by boat which you can launch at the west end of 64th Street, or you can walk and attend on the beach next to the boat ramp. Look for the pontoon boat stage with a pink “Boat Church” banner.
It will be a beautiful service and a chance to come together to pray and remember those who lost their lives one year ago to the day at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center shooting. Join this service led by Trinity Church Pastor Randy Singer and two other great local churches, with special guests Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer and former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and others for this unique opportunity for fellowship.
See all the details attached. Please share this flyer with family and friends! You can also find us on Facebook at Virginia Beach Boat Church and Instagram @VirginiaBeachBoatChurch.
In the case of inclement weather, notice will be posted by 10pm Saturday evening on Facebook.
Be there to Worship on the Water at the Narrows off First Landing State Park, each Sunday from May 31 – September 6, 2020 at 10:30am.
Looking forward to seeing you,
Virginia Beach Boat Church
Location:First Landing State Park, Sunday May 31-September 6, 2020
Find us on Facebook: Virginia Beach Boat Church
Find us on Instagram: @virginiabeachboatchurch
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The City of Virginia Beach is planning several opportunities for residents to remember the victims and their families this weekend as we mark the anniversary of the awful events of 5.31.19.
Please visit the Love for VB website for a full list of events – https://www.loveforvb.com/remembrance
Additional remembrance activities can be found at the VB Strong Center website – https://thevbstrongcenter.org/services/
Some of the weekend highlights include:
- Wear Blue in remembrance
- Observe a moment of silence at 4:06pm
- 4:06 Online Remembrance Ceremony.
- Leave your porch light on blue/white in remembrance
View Executive Order here:
Personal care and grooming businesses
Essential and non-essential brick and mortar retail including grocery stores and pharmacies
Food and beverage establishments
Entertainment or public amusement establishments when permitted to open
Train stations, bus stations, and on intrastate public transportation, including in waiting or congregating areas
State and local government buildings and areas where the public accesses services
Any indoor space shared by groups of people who may congregate within six feet of one another or who are in close proximity to each other for more than ten minutes.