Updated Presentation info for BAC Thursday July 21 meeting

Join us at Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Thursday July 21.

PRESENTATIONS

1) Informational presentation -Stop work order for CBF reefs Justin Worrell (Deputy Chief) and Tiffany Barge (Environmental Engineer) – Habitat Management Division Virginia Marina Resources Commission

2) Permit application of proposed aquaculture float application in Broad Bay – Benn Stagg (Chief), Shellfish Division, Virginia Marine Resources Commission

3) Informational presentation and Commission recommendation regarding the following: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF USE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE CITY AND INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OWNERS PERMITTING USE OF THE CITY-OWNED LYNNHAVEN TRANSFER FACILITY FOR PRIVATE DREDGING PROJECTS Dan Adams – Public Works

4) Informational presentation Ocean Park Sand Replenishment Dan Adams – Public Works

Bayfront Advisory Commission (BAC) meets at OPVRS – Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad at 3769 E Stratford Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Enter door opposite Shore Drive.

CALL TO ORDER is – 3:30 pm

BAC Agenda July 21 330p OPVRS. Join us!

Thank you for Agenda Mark!

Enter door opposite Shore Drive.

OPVRS is Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad 3769 E Stratford Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER – 3:30 pm

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Review and Approval of Minutes from 6/16/22

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

STAFF REPORTS ​

COMMITTEE REPORTS & UPDATES

Design – Bob Magoon
Communications – Vacant
​Public Safety, Transit, Parking & Pedestrian Access – Martin Thomas

PRESENTATIONS

1) Informational presentation regarding stop work order for Chesapeake Bay Foundation underwater oyster reefs – Item pending meeting acceptance by Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)

2) Informational presentation regarding floating oyster reefs – Item pending meeting acceptance by Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS).

3) Informational presentation and Commission recommendation regarding the following: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF USE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE CITY AND INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OWNERS PERMITTING USE OF THE CITY-OWNED LYNNHAVEN TRANSFER FACILITY FOR PRIVATE DREDGING PROJECTS Dan Adams – Public Works

4) Informational presentation Ocean Park Sand Replenishment Dan Adams – Public Works

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

COMMUNITY REPORTS & UPDATES

ADJOURN

Download Agenda PDF below.

City Council wants to hear from you about PLASTIC BAG FEE July 5th.

💚 PLEASE HELP THE LAND CRITTERS & OUR WATER CRITTERS‼️

Why a PLASTIC BAG FEE makes good sense for Virginia Beach 👇🏽

🔴 Plastic bags are NOT FREE taxpayer dollars are spent cleaning up these and other nuisance plastics. The majority of the funds collected from bag fees will be returned to Virginia Beach to fund litter prevention and clean-up activities

🟢 Environment: Bag user fees reduce the plastic waste stream and protect the environment.

🟢 Reusable bags are better for the environment; many are not made from fossil fuels, but rather natural fibers, like cotton, and contrary to some misinformation, are NOT less “clean” compared to plastic bags.

🔴 Single-use bags are among the most commonly littered items in Virginia Beach and across the state (Virginians use nearly 3 billion annually!).

🔴 They end up on our roadways, waterways, and coastlines, threatening ecosystem health and creating eyesores. Reuse is also not usually an option as these bags have become thinner and tear-prone, causing grocery store baggers to double and triple bag items.

👉🏽 Please plan to attend the July 5th Council meeting at 6 PM to show your support 💚‼️

2401 Courthouse Drive,
City Hall Building #1, Room 281,
Municipal Center, Virginia Beach, VA.

If you want to speak in support, please call the City Clerk’s office in advance. A citizen who wishes to address the council concerning an agenda item must register with the city clerk or deputy city clerk at 757-385-4303 prior to the meeting.

If you’d rather not speak, then please consider showing up and being there for numbers and moral support. We’ll have a sticker for you to wear!

If you are unable to attend, please send an e-mail to all Virginia Beach City Council members voicing your support at CityCouncil@vbgov.com

Plastic bags ingested by a turtle. Plastic Bay Fee helps prevent this.

Like a clean Lynnhaven River?

From email invite:

Senator DeSteph asked me to let folks know that we have secured meeting space so that area Civic Leagues and other interested parties can meet regarding the Oyster Reefs in the Lynnhaven River and Broad Bay. It will be held Wednesday, July 6th at 6:00 pmat Wave Church on Great Neck Road.

The subject of this Public Hearing is the ongoing Lynnhaven River Basin Ecosystem Restoration Project. This project directly affects all recreational users and residents/homeowners of and along the Lynnhaven River, including Broad Bay, the Narrows, Linkhorn Bay, Lynnhaven Bay, Pleasure House Creek, Keeling Drain and other local tributaries.

This meeting will include affected Civic Leagues, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Lynnhaven River Now, and the VMRC. The Secretary of Natural Resources, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and the Army Corps of Engineers will be invited as well.

Please inform, invite & encourage your Civic League Members/residents to attend this public hearing if they are a boater, a waterfront resident, or a concerned citizen on the future of our waterways and fragile ecosystem.

Many thanks,

Jill

If you want to help maintain & improve a clean Lynnhaven River thanks to Lynnhaven River NOW & Chesapeake Bay Foundation, you’ll want to attend. Bring your kids.

FLOATOPIA! “The destruction gained national attention”

Pilot coverage about FLOATOPIA this weekend.

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.

Hopefully the event will not be a national embarrassment for Virginia Beach again.

Interested in serving on City Council representing the Bayside District?

As you know, Virginia Beach and the Bayside District lost our long time serving Mr. Louis Jones recently. The citizen appointed by City Council will hold office until Dec. 31, 2022 and must reside in the Bayside District.

Start here to learn more about applying to City Clerk Amanda Barnes.

3 items the potential candidate might be interested in advocating for for the Bayside District and Bayfront:

Helping enhance resiliency for SLR & storm water management plus helping leverage resources at Brock Environmental Center for Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads & Virginia.
Accelerating the completion of Phase 4 in Ocean Park.
Actively engage with SDCC, BAC, Civic Leagues & bayfront residents.