CAPE STORY BY THE SEA
MONTHLY CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETING
VIRGINIA BEACH RESORT HOTEL
Monday April 13, 2009 at 7:30pm
I. Call to Order
Guests and Special Presentations
II. Minutes – March 2009 Meeting
III. Treasurers Report- March 2009
IV. Officers Reports
V. New Business
– Follow up on Bike Path Safety Issues: Spring Fling- safety presentation, mock center islands, traffic calmers trial planned for Bayberry /Sandalwood intersections- CSBTS officers and residents neighboring Sandalwood and Bayberry Streets (invited ) met with Mike Shahaish, Senior Traffic Engineer, City of Virginia Beach on Wed. March 4, 2009 to review plans for traffic calmers for cross streets. Plans with pavers and median islands/”round abouts” with widening of street around median island were provided. Information and plans will be available at this monthly meeting. Funding for these projects will be required as well as notification by the City to homes neighboring the path at Sandalwood and Bayberry Streets for test streets.
The following is a list of the possible safety solutions discussed at the January 12th Bike/multipurpose Trail Safety with City Staff and Residents:
– Adding Stop Signs on the cross streets for vehicular traffic.
– Changing the yellow diamond pedestrian signs to red/white yield triangle signs.
– Use of median changes with optical and/or median obstruction/islands on the cross streets. Similar to a small traffic circle. Currently being used in the Old Beach neighborhoods.
– Adding serpentine fencing and landscaping on the bike path to make pedestrians slow down before entering the cross streets.
– Adding speed bumps on each side of the bike path to slow down vehicular traffic on the cross streets.
– Change the speed limits on all Cape Story streets from 25 MPH to 15 MPH.
– Clear vegetation in City right of way (ROW) that impact safe line of sight from pedestrian and vehicle perspective.
– Cul-de-sac some of the long streets at the bike path and only allow one or two main entrances into the neighborhood.
– Reducing the speed limit of Shore Drive from 45 MPH to 35 MPH. This would slow down cars coming off SD that tend to continue the same SD speed through the neighborhood.
Cape Henry Shores Civic Association proposal for Kendall Street Stop Light Visit https://capestory.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/bike-path-and-shore-drive-traffic-safety/ for more information.
VI. Committee Reports
– Neighborhood Watch Update – Regina Wallace- Neighborhood Watch – LOCK Your CAR
– Beautification & Clean-up Committee – Shirley Drye and Dee Simpson Park Trail Clean Up Sunday April 26 , 2009 2PM
– Military Liaison Update- Ft. Story New Commander LTC Jansen and Little Creek Commander CAPT Crow
Monica Miller, Information Officer : email@example.com Ft. Story phone: 757.422.7101 ext 225
– SkipJack: Ginnie and Tracy Stover
VII. Old Business
– MRC (Virginia Marine Resources Commission) -New Pound Net Applications – Approved by MRC- TWO Pound net permit applications posted one by Mr. Gregory and one by Mr. Sanford . The nets are located west of the Lynnhaven Inlet in the Ocean Park/Baylake Pines area.
– VBCCO – Banquet March 14th -CSBTS WON VBCCO Community ACTION AWARD for Holiday Events in CSBTS- Presentation at Annual Banquet VBCCO Saturday March 14th at the Wyndam Hotel
– SDCC – April 27, 2009 7:30PM- Lillie Gilbert will be showing a virtual tour of the Lynnhaven River. At the March 30th meeting Del. Joe Bouchard discussed local environmental issues as well as energy issues including off shore oil wells/natural gas and wind energy. A Q&A session followed. Check www.sdcc.info for current information – CSBTS residents may attend as guests
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Lynn and Larry Holman