“The Eastern Shore Drainage Improvement Project received more than $25 million from the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities national competition to fight flooding in Virginia Beach.” WOOT WOOT!

View the terrific news at Pilotonline.com.

“This is going to save the taxpayers that $25 million and the saved money will be allocated to other flood remediation projects,” said Bradley Vanderwarker, the project manager.


BAC August 18th 330p at OPVRS. Join us!

Thanks to Mark for Agenda.


Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad

  3769 E. Stratford Drive 

(enter on side opposite Shore Drive)

August 18, 2022

CALL TO ORDER – 3:30 pm


Review and Approval of Minutes from 7/21/22


Welcome Guests and Introductions – Phil Davenport, Chair



Design – Bob Magoon

Communications – Vacant

​Public Safety, Transit, Parking & Pedestrian Access – Martin Thomas


1) Green Clean Car Wash Conditional Use Permit application – 4769 Shore Drive

2) Discussion of Virginia Beach Commercial Areas Pattern Book





Drainage Improvements Work Begins on Cape Henry Drive between Starfish Road & Ebb Tide Road

Starting next week.

From News Release:

Drainage Improvements Work Begins on Cape Henry Drive between Starfish Road & Ebb Tide Road

Virginia Beach Public Works is providing an update for a new Eastern Shore Drive Drainage Improvements Project Advance Section 1C.2.

The contractor will commence construction for this 2nd phased drainage project for the Lynnhaven Colony area the week of August 1-5, 2022. The work will be solely located on Cape Henry Drive between Starfish Road to Ebb Tide Road. The project will relocate a large gravity sanitary sewer which exists beneath the Cape Henry Canal, southward to underneath Cape Henry Drive. This work is necessary to widen and deepen the Cape Henry Canal beginning the summer of next year.
It’s important to note that this work will not interfere with traffic at W. Great Neck Road. Cape Henry Drive will be closed for through traffic in two phases of construction between the side streets noted above, with a detour plan for each phase.

The Contractor will continue to provide access to resident’s driveways, mail, trash pickup and emergency services. The Cape Henry Trail will not be shut down and will continue to provide service during construction. The trail and Cape Henry Drive construction will be separated with a 4’ high visibility fence.

The anticipated schedule is:
August 1, 2022 – July 14, 2023.

The contractor for the job is Trident Civil.
For additional information, please contact Christina Tumminelli, Project Manager
with Trident Civil at (757) 393-5904, or Public Works Engineering at (757) 385-4131.

“Other information of note is that we are combining these three projects into one large construction package to be advertised JULY 2023:”

“A public comment session will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 9. Then, the council members will vote on the new Bayside representative.”

View article at Pilotonline.com.

The Virginia Beach City Council reviewed the nine complete applications submitted for the Bayside District City Council vacancy and shortlisted three individuals for interviews. They are:

Delceno Miles
Ronald Ripley
Charlotte Zito

Review their resumes, statement of econmic interests and more at VBGov.com.

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


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,


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.