Wed. May 11th Public Meeting on Eastern Shore Drive Storm Water Improvements – Additional Background Documents

The following document is being provided as additional background information for the planned City public information meeting to be held on Wednesday May 11th to update the residents on planned storm water projects for Eastern Shore Drive.

Please check the links contained in this document to get to the detailed plans for each project. They will explain engineering processes for how designs were chosen as well as detail possible site/home acquisitions or eminent domain alternatives.

Sat. April 16th Recycling Event at Mt. Trashmore to Celebrate Earth Day.

Electronics, Hazardous Wastes, Old Medications/Pills are all accepted.

9 am – 1 pm on April 16 | Mount Trashmore (Parking lot next to YMCA) 

Come out to Mt. Trashmore where a recycle zone will be set up for the general public to be able to drop off items to vendors such as hazardous household waste, documents for off-site shredding, electronics, old medications, and pills as part of the VB Police Dept. “Prescription Take-Back Program”. In partnership with AAA, Car Batteries and Children Automobile Safety Seats will be available for drop off as well. 

Wed May 11th – Va Beach Public Works to Hold Public Meeting Update on Eastern Shore Drive Drainage Project

Va Beach Public Works to Hold Public Meeting Update on Eastern Shore Drive Drainage Project

The Virginia Beach Public Works – Stormwater Engineering program has scheduled a public meeting for the Eastern Shore Drive Drainage on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022, between 6 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Bayside Recreation Center, 4500 First Court Road. 

This will be an informal public meeting, beginning with a 30-minute update presentation on the Eastern Shore Drainage Project – Phase (CIP 7-151) – as well as group discussions about key issues in the project area. Representatives from Public Works will be available to answer questions following the presentation and group discussions.

Attendees will also be asked to complete an online survey to provide feedback on the presentation, as well as any comments or concerns.  

***Updated SDCC Meeting Agenda – Councilman Moss Will Be Attending to Speak***

We apologize for the last minute notice. Please pass this information on to all your friends and we hope you will be able to attend Monday evening’s membership meeting to hear Councilman Moss speak.

Special Presentation – Councilman John Moss has accepted our last minute invitation to talk to us about current issues and projects that Council will be working on in the next few months.  Councilman Moss represents the new District #9 that covers Shore Drive from the Norfolk border to the west side of the Lesner Bridge.  Note: Councilman Jones covers the new District #8 from the east side of the Lesner to the State Park (Kendall St.).  Councilman Moss will discuss these new districts, the new Flood Protection Program and other items specific to the Bayfront area.

An updated agenda can be found below

SDCC General Meeting – Monday February 28th @ 7:30pm

SDCC’s amended bylaws have reduced the number of in-person meetings from monthly to three (3) scheduled per year and additional emergency meetings as necessary. Our first in-person meeting will be held on Monday Feb. 28th. Come out and tell us what your organizations have are doing and hear updates for planned Bayfront projects.

SDCC Monthly Meeting Proposed Schedule – Monday Feb. 28th – Next In-Person Meeting Date

SDCC Meeting Dates for 2022 – Meeting starts at 7:30pm at the Ocean Park Rescue Squad Hall

Monday February 28th

Monday June 27th

Monday October 24th (a week early due to Halloween)

Due to the resurgence of COVID, we have decided to adjust the planned in-person meeting schedule for 2022. Our first in-person meeting is planned for Monday February 28th. The additional meetings for 2002 are set for a 4 month interval and will be scheduled for June 27th and October 24th. The meetings will still be held at the Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad and will start at 7:30pm. The new meeting schedule is in accordance with the approved By-Law amendment approved here. Emergency meetings will still be possible when need arises, so check the website periodically and sign up for the enewsletter.

SDCC future meeting schedule dates

Sen. DeSteph Proposed SB#602 to Gut City Short Term (STR) Rental Oversight

The City of Virginia Beach discussed and voted to prohibit all future STRs in the City except for Oceanfront tourist zoning (ORD). Residential neighborhoods expressed opposition to unrestricted by-right usage of residential homes for daily STR rentals. The proposed Senate Bill created by Bill DeSteph recommends that localities have no authority over STRs and that they should be allowed in all areas per local zoning without restrictions. This appears to allow STRs to be created in all residential zoning with no restrictions. The SDCC opposed unrestricted STRs in the Bayfront for fear of impact to neighborhood living. Allowing unrestricted by-right usage of all residential homes for STR would in essences make the neighborhoods large hotels where tourists can rent homes on a daily basis with no oversight or limit. If you would like to comment on this proposed Senate Bill, please use the following link to express your concerns.

The following is the link to the proposed SB602 with the opportunity to comment.

https://www.richmondsunlight.com/bill/2022/sb602/

Here is a story from WAVY 10 regarding the SB602

Here is an article from the Virginian Pilot regarding the SB602

https://www.pilotonline.com/business/consumer/vp-nw-short-term-rental-bill-0126-20220125-qbk3q4snsvazdowbgkqs7efxpe-story.html