The Virginia Marine Resources Commission mandated that Chesapeake Bay Foundation projects at Pleasure House Creek Oyster Reef, Brown Cove Reef and Keeling Drain Reef be halted due to public safety and environmental issues, according to a letter from the agency dated today.
A Virginia agency ordered work to cease on three human-made reefs in Virginia Beach.
OPVRS is Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad 3769 E Stratford Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
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
COMMITTEE REPORTS & UPDATES
Design – Bob Magoon Communications – Vacant Public Safety, Transit, Parking & Pedestrian Access – Martin Thomas
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
💚 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