Eastern Shore Drive Stormwater Improvements (CIP 7-151) presentation slides

Thanks to Mr Bradley W. Vanderwarker CoVB Engineer responsible for this crucial project for providing this presentation & especially for continuing to come out to meetings to share project updates, take questions & provide timely updates on a daily & weekly basis.

You may remember this is work being done before Phase 3 work starts.

BAYFRONT ADVISORY COMMISSION June 17, 2021 330pm in Ocean Park Rescue Squad

Join us!

CALL TO ORDER OF MEETING – 3:30

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Review and Approval of Minutes from 5/20/2021

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Welcome Guests and Introductions – Phil Davenport, Chair

STAFF REPORTS & UPDATES
Mark Shea

COMMITTEE REPORTS & UPDATES
Design – Bob Magoon, Joe Bovee (volunteer)
Communications – Vacant
Public Safety, Transit, Parking & Pedestrian Access – Vacant

PRESENTATIONS

Design by Eleni, Inc., 2416 Seaview Avenue, Change in Conformity

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Discussion of Virtual Option for Meeting

COMMUNITY REPORTS & UPDATES

ADJOURN

“I am certain you recall the significant destruction left in the wake of the 2019 Floatopia event that elicited substantial lawlessness and resulted in extensive beach debris – literally tons of debris was scattered across our beach and in the Bay for residents and City workers to clean.”

May 23, 2021

The Honorable Robert M. “Bobby” Dyer, Mayor
2401 Courthouse Drive,
City Hall Building #1, Room 281, Municipal Center
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

RE: Floatopia, Memorial Day 2021

Dear Mayor Dyer:

I am writing you with immediate and great concern. The Ocean Park bayfront community has once again been targeted as the location for the unsanctioned Floatopia event on Sunday, May 30, 2021. The event coordinators, Matthew David and Stephen Hobbs, are specifically targeting the Lesner Bridge channel and eastern Ocean Park beach. This concern is evidenced in the below social media posts.

https://www.facebook.com/events/502077557583511/?active_tab=discussion
https://www.facebook.com/stephen.hobbs.12/posts/4109547002422470

I am certain you recall the significant destruction left in the wake of the 2019 Floatopia event that elicited substantial lawlessness and resulted in extensive beach debris – literally tons of debris was scattered across our beach and in the Bay for residents and City workers to clean. It was so destructive that it garnered attention from both national and international media. Attached are notes taken from the emergency Ocean Park Civic League meeting in the aftermath of the 2019 Floatopia, which many of you may have attended.

Mayor Dyer, We cannot allow this event to occur on our beaches again!

We, as a community in Ocean Park, are wholly opposed to this event and the terrible impact it had on our small community, as well as the terrible environmental impact left in its wake (beach and bay debris left behind to pollute our land and beaches and the untold impact on countless native species of fish, birds and other native animals).

Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away, and time is of the essence! With such a short window of time to act to prevent the Floatopia organizer(s) from unleashing another international debacle on our community again, our residents require immediate communication from you regarding the City’s plan to prevent a repeat of the 2019 disaster. Please respond with details as soon as possible and we will share your response with our residents.

Very respectfully,

Daniel Murphy
Ocean Park Civic League President
president@opcl.org

Cc:James Wood, Vice Mayor/Councilmember, Lynnhaven District #5
Louis Jones, Councilmember, Bayside District #4
Patrick A. Duhaney, City Manager
Paul W. Neudigate, Police Chief
Captain Jeffery Wilkerson, Commanding Officer 3rd Precinct
Mark Shea, Comprehensive Planning Coordinator, Bayfront Advisory Commission
Phil Davenport, Chairman, Bayfront Advisory Commission
Todd Solomon, Shore Drive Community Coalition
Chief, Prevention Department, Commander Dean Horton, Sr., U.S. Coast Guard
Frank Rabena, Vice President, Virginia Pilot Association

PREVIOUSLY: EMERGENCY MEETING Over 200 people attended including the Mayor, 2 Councilmen, City Manager, Public Works Director, 3rd Precinct Captain, Deputy Fire Chief, Deputy City Manager & other leadership.

Over 200 people attended including the Mayor, 2 Councilmen, City Manager, Public Works Director, 3rd Precinct Captain, Deputy Fire Chief, Deputy City Manager & other leadership from CoVB.

National & local coverage of FLOATOPIA trashing Ocean Park including videos & photos

Some SeeClickFix switch to VB Works questions answered.

From Information Technology Department:

Will SeeClickFix Account be automatically migrated to VB Works? Users will not automatically be migrated over to the new app, citizens will need to create new accounts.

Will custom maps created in SeeClickFix be automatically migrated to VB Works? No

Will current open SeeClickFix issues be automatically migrated to VB Works? SeeClickFix issues are not being migrated over to Salesforce, however they will continue to be worked and resolved in their system of record. (Editor’s comment: GREAT!)

What should SeeClickFix users do and when?
Users can signup for a Salesforce account today and start submitting requests via the updated app or web portal.

We haven’t heard back yet about Privacy questions about all the data Sales Force asks for to use the VB Works new system.