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SDCC General Meeting Agenda
Monday January 30, 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 – Storm Water Improvements for Shore Drive Area
Mr. Mike Bumbaco, Project Manager with the City’s Public Works/Water Resources Department, will provide updates on the current storm water projects being worked in our area. He will also discuss additional plans that are in the design phase and could benefit from public input. The improvements could carry a price tag of $60+ million. Some of the topics to be covered will include:
- Sluice Gate installation in Cape Story and Lynnhaven Colony. How they operate and project timeline.
- Pump house upgrade at Poinciana in Cape Story
- Storm water improvements for areas north of Shore Drive
- Large collection pound for current treed area near Page Ave. and Shore Drive
- What types of systems could be used along Shore Drive, large pipes and pump stations or gravity drains?
Officer’s Reports: Secretary – David Williams; Treasurer’s Report -Kathy Pawlak; Vice President – Wally Damon; President – Todd Solomon
Friends of Live Oaks (FOLO) – Update on the organization’s work to promote the preservation of the City Tree, the Live Oak.
Community Rating System (CRS) – Update on the City’s progress in joining the HUD-FEMA CRS program that could save 5-20% on Flood Insurance premiums.
New Business –
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.
Next SDCC Meeting – Monday February 27, 2017
Virginia Beach Historic Preservation Commission has discussed the possibility of relocating the Admiral DeGrasse statue from the small National Park at Fort Story to the Pleasure House Point Natural Area. Moving the statue would take away from this very significant historical area, the place where on September 5, 1781 local residents lined the this very shore line to watch Admiral deGrasse battle the British fleet in an epic 2-1/2 hour sea battle preventing it from reaching Yorktown to assist Lord Cornwallis. Instead, I suggest that the Admiral deGrasse plaque over at Pleasure House Point Natural Area be moved to be next to the Admiral DeGrasse statue.
Further, I suggest we work to make the National Park at Fort Story more accessible by getting the Navy to move the JEB Fort Story east guard entrance and fence back to a location west of the park so tourists can have unencumbered access to the various historic and significant features there, i.e., the Admiral DeGrasse statue, granite cross erected in 1935 by the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, the two lighthouses, overlook to the Atlantic Ocean, First Landing Chapel, and the 1902 old Train Station. There is nothing in the National Park at Fort Story area of a security nature and this type of move would not only enhance base security but make for less traffic at the security entrance station.
Bob Perrine: 481-1269
Not only that, it seems that people don’t get the difference between a Natural Area and a City Park. Yes, we want PHP to be enjoyed by people, but its primary function is habitat for wildlife and the attendant vegetation. I second your suggestion to make the National Park more accessible, if it can be done without compromising security.