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SDCC General Meeting Agenda
Monday April 24, 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 – No Special Presentation
Officer’s Reports: Secretary – David Williams; Treasurer’s Report -Kathy Pawlak; Vice President – Wally Damon; President – Todd Solomon
Marina Shores Condo/Apartment Proposed Development – Brief update. Developer plans to present to the Planning Commission as early as June. The developer told Cape Story Civic Association that the dredge transfer land would be added to the proffer for unbuildable natural area to prevent it from being used as such. City traffic studies supposedly show that traffic counts won’t be high enough and a potential for increased accidents prevent a stop light from being installed at N Great Neck and Lynnhaven Dr.
Bayfront to Oceanfront Shuttle Route – Update on City’s plans for the test route. City and Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) are working on finalizing the bus stops and should have a brochure created soon.
New Business –
Bayfront Advisory Commission (BAC) News – Mr. Wally Damon will update us on the actions of the Bayfront Advisory Commission.
Road/Pedestrian Safety on Shore Drive – VB Works (See-Click-Fix) has been used to identify possible improvement to pedestrian crossing at Red Tide and Shore Drive. Better signage identifying pedestrian right of way when in crosswalk and confirmation of adequate operation of motion detection system were addressed.
City of Virginia Beach Bike and Trails Plan Input – The City is asking for public input on this plan. Residents can take an online survey and also provide comment using Virtual Town Hall. Comments will be taken until April 30th. So if you ride a bike or use sidewalks and trails, let the City hear your opinions. Click here for City website links
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 May 22, 2017
(Please note the meeting is a week early due to Memorial Day)
Suggest the SDCC petition the National Historic Parks and Joint Expeditionary Base East (Ft Story) to relocate base fencing and east security entrance a few miles to the west. There is no need for security in the Cape Henry Memorial Colonial National Historic Park area which include two lighthouses, a granite Cape Henry Cross, a statute of Admiral deGrasse, a granite memorial to the Battle of the Capes, three-panel wayside describing Cape Henry’s significance to America, the old 1902 Fort Story train station, the First Landing Chapel, and a walkway overlooking the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay. The search of tourist vehicles entering has a negative impact on visits and is causing extra work for the military. This relocation will facilitate increased visitors and less work for security gate guards. Keeping visitors to the far east end of Shore Drive will be of great advantage to our neighborhoods along Shore Drive keeping traffic down as JEB east gate traffic primarily comes from the beach front up Atlantic Ave.