The Bayfront Advisory Commission (BAC) will be holding their annual Strategic Planning session prior to their regular meeting at 1 PM on August 20, 2020.

Email from Mark:

Good Morning,

Phil Davenport, Chairman of the Bayfront Advisory Commission, asked me to send out this email to the various civic league/homeowner association contacts to obtain written comments regarding two topics:

The Bayfront Advisory Commission (BAC) will be holding their annual Strategic Planning session prior to their regular meeting at 1 PM on August 20, 2020. Phil has requested that the various organizations provide BAC with their written comments/or concerns about the bayfront area in general to help with the strategic plan discussion.

At the regular meeting, BAC will be discussing the Westminster-Canterbury application. This item has been delayed until the August 25, 2020 City Council meeting. Please provide any written comments or concerns that your organization may have regarding this application.

Please email me your comments about these items no later than Monday 8/17/20 so I can compile and send to the BAC members prior to the meeting. BAC meetings are now being held at the Ocean Park Rescue Squad meeting room, 3769 E. Stratford Road to allow for more social distancing. However, due to the spacing requirements, there will be extremely limited seating.

Thank you for your help and please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Mark E. Shea, AICP
Comprehensive Planning Coordinator
City of Virginia Beach
Department of Planning and Community Development
Meshea@vbov.com
757-385-2908

Emphasis ours.

“I drafted a survey that attempts to gather data and solicit for help to determine the extent of the problem. Any options presented to the City are going to have to be backed up with numbers and narratives of significant incidents that have occurred.”

A request from your neighbor at our DISCUSS Page:

Darryl A. Stubbs says:July 22, 2020 at 9:45 am

“Hello fellow Shore Drive neighbors,

I am requesting the survey linked below be distributed to in order to get more respondents. Below is a post I made on “Next Door Safety” a few days ago and have received 55 individual person responses from communities located along the Bay Beach/Shore Drive. So far the information collected in the survey is revealing. It appears most folks have strict control of their dogs on the beach, however 90% of these same folks have encountered dogs not under control and 70% of the 90% say they have had concerns about the safety of their dog or person. 10% of the 70% have had slight or severe injury done to their dog by uncontrolled dogs.

More survey respondents are necessary for this survey to provide actionable data. Not looking for opinions on what should be done. That will come after this survey data is analyzed, a committee is formed and more research is done. Looking to provide options to the City to make out beaches enjoyable for all. This is not, repeat is not, an effort to have a leash law for the beaches….”

More info about the Survey:

Here is the survey. No more posts of opinions and positions are required or desired on Next Door. If you have good intentions and are willing to back up comments with some action, please join the Committee referred to in the Survey”.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMLTHMQ

Macaroni, an 8-year-old Shih Tzu, was attacked by a pit bull on Chic’s Beach on June 23, 2020. (HANDOUT)

The contractor has finished work at N. Great Neck Road, Starfish Rd, the new culvert pipe behind the Fire Station in the Cape Henry Canal (CHC), and the associated overlay to the CHC Trail, and is approximately 90% complete at Red Tide Road.

Update from email:

Virginia Beach Public Works is providing an update for the Eastern Shore Drive Drainage Improvements Project Phase 1C.1 currently underway.

The contractor has finished work at N. Great Neck Road, Starfish Rd, the new culvert pipe behind the Fire Station in the Cape Henry Canal (CHC), and the associated overlay to the CHC Trail, and is approximately 90% complete at Red Tide Road.

On July 6th 2020, work will progress to Cape Henry Drive between Ebb Tide Road and W. Great Neck Road. This work is the first stage of utility relocations of smaller-scale water and sanitary sewer utilities between these end points. It’s important to note that this work will not interfere with the normal traffic at W. Great Neck Road. The intersection of Ebb Tide Rd/Cape Henry Drive will not be shut-down until the end of this work in late July/early August. Contractor will continue to provide access to driveways and the Citrus delivery area.

The anticipated schedule is:
Complete closure of Cape Henry Drive between Ebb Tide Road and W. Great Neck Road. Contractor will provide access to driveways and the Citrus delivery area.

July 6th, 2020 – August 5th, 2020.

The contractor for the job is Tidewater Utility Construction Inc.

For additional information, please contact Shannon Bruce, Project Manager with Tidewater Utility Construction at (757) 944-0795, or Public Works Engineering at (757) 385-4131.

Congratulations to Patrick Duhaney Appointed Virginia Beach City Manager

View the story at VBGov.com:

Duhaney has been city manager for Cincinnati, Ohio since 2018 and previously served as that city’s assistant city manager and chief procurement officer. He currently serves on the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors and is a member of the Local Initiative Support Corporation’s Emerging Leaders Council located in New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Urban Studies from Cleveland State University in Ohio and a master’s degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati. 

The combat Veteran starts July 20 2020.

Welcome & congratulations!

We look forward to working with you.