CSBTS 11/12/07 Minutes

Cape Story by the Sea Community AssociationMonthly General Meeting

 November 12, 2007

 At 7:30pm the meeting was called to order by Empsy Munden, President. The meeting was at the Va. Beach Resort and Conference Hotel.

President’s Remarks:  Open house at First Landing fire station scheduled for Nov 29th at 2PM.   

Officer Reports:                                                                                                     

Minutes of the October 8, 2007 CSBTS meeting were deferred and the Treasurer’s report was presented.   Skip Jack deadline November 16th

Committee Reports: 

Neighborhood watch:  concern over police call back/follow up to citizens calls.

Beautification & Clean Up:  concern over litter by Food Lion/Bloom, primarily contractors.  Empsy will contact manager (Bloom) and property owner of concern.  Todd will check on boxes for plastic litter bags on Beech and Oak streets. 

Holiday giving:  Nancy Snyder is coordinating two families for Thanksgiving and Christmas, Good response to food drive at oyster roast.  Flyers will be sent out for items needed by families.  Teri Doddy will coordinate a special CSBTS cookie delivery to the military men and women that have gate duty at Fort Story and Little Creek, donations of homemade cookies requested.

Old Business

Cape Story Neighborhood Sign:  Todd reported that Chris Wood helping with survey and will notify of possible  bill to  CSBTS for survey services and we will submit sign to city to evaluate with plan to obtain permit (approx. $500) and install sign(s) early in 2008. 

Lynnhaven River Dredging project:  Spoils transfer station continues to be planned for boat ramp area.  City may NOT have to approve project. Fifty to 60 Dump trucks will be using Lesner Bridge to transfer material.

Marina Shores Plan delayed until first of year.

SDCC shrimp roast was held Nov 5th at the Green Parrott,  Empsy and Todd attended. New Business: 

Oyster Roast big success, appears will have funding available for the Legal Expense Fund for possible use to support issues designated by CSBTS requiring services of an attorney,  use of the Fund would be determined by CSBTS officers and members.  Lots of Volunteers, Mayor Orberndorf attended. Funds and donations are still being counted and THANK YOU to all Volunteers. Website: http://www.capestory.org   website being updated, under construction and update.

Lesner Bridge Design Forum: November 7th, Todd and Empsy attended.  Empsy presented tentative plans agreed upon by the attendees for replacement of the Lesner Bridge if/when funding obtained.  Replacement possible in the next 10 or so years, expanded lanes, pedestrian walkway, special lighting and cleaner structure that would last up to 10 years were presented.

December 8th SANTA IN THE PARK, flyer to be sent out/posted.

VBCCO, Va Beach Council of Civic Organizations (112+): monthly meeting Nov 14th 7PM at central city library, topic: VB Public Schools, officer elections.

December 10th:   MONDAY CSBTS CHRISTMAS PARTY 7:30pm at the Va Beach Resort & Conference Hotel .  CSBTS Carolers and Decorating Judging are rumored to be scheduled this year too, with   the Candy Cane Awards to Winners.Fireworks on the Bay Chair is Needed. Contact Todd: capestory@sybercom.net

Meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM

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