SDCC Newsletter

Posted: 24 Mar 2010 08:09 AM PDT
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Change in Agenda:

Jones and Wood won’t be there.

Vice Mayor Jones and City Councilman Wood will not be at the March SDCC meeting.  They were scheduled to appear to discuss the City Manager’s proposed 2011-2012 budget.  Unfortunately, the proposed budget will not be presented to City Council until March 30.  Our representatives are now scheduled to come to the April 26 meeting.  They will vote the budget on May 11.

The Good News is…

The March meeting will feature two other hot topics.  Wayne Wilcox, in charge of Bikes and Trails for the City, Bruce Drees, Advocate for the Tidewater Bicycle Association, June McDaniels, formerly of Bayfront Advisory Committee and panelist on the Shore Drive Safety Initiative ‘09, will participate in an outline of what is in store with regard to bikes and pedestrians for Shore Drive Improvements:  what is needed, what is planned, and what you would like to see.  A cameo appearance by Councilman Bill DeSteph is also expected.

It’s a Double-Header!

In addition, the City will be sending a representative to report on the progress of replacing damaged and destroyed beach accesses now that the sand replenishment is completed.

Work and play on the same day!  Mark your calendars!

First Landing State Park is having a huge volunteer tree-planting on April 24 and would really like to have support from the surrounding neighborhoods.  Please contact to sign up.
That’s the work part.

For the play part:  LynnhavenRiverNow is hosting their 8th Annual Oyster Roast on the same day, from 12 Noon to 3 p.m. practically on the grounds of Bayville Golf Course.  The number of tickets available is limited, so contact them soon at

Kudos to Kroger!

Kroger has withdrawn the application to locate a fuel kiosk at the Shore Drive location at this time.  Bill Barnett, of Bradford Acres, was the lead spokesperson in representing the neighborhood.  Kroger will proceed with applications to install fueling stations at other locations.

SDCC Meeting: 

7:30 p.m., March 29, Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Station (Intersection of Shore Drive and East Stratford Road)

Don’t forget to check for all the latest Shore Drive news.

Lost cat (siamese)


Please forward to the neighbors that my fat light colored siamese is missing again.  He seems to have another “home” that he visits for a few days at a time.  Please call if you have seen him.  He lives on the land side of Walke Street.  He is very sweet and we want him to come home. 
Thanks so much!
Frauke Mirenda 287-8729

Beach Replenishment/Candidates/H1N1 Vaccines


Three items of interest for our neighborhood, the Beach Replenishment Update, it appears the project is nearly complete.  The Sandalwood walkover has FEMA funding to replace and is scheduled to be replaced before our spring/summer season starts. 

 Second Item, there are seven (7) candidates who are running to be the Republican candidate for the second district. IF you live in Cape Story by the Sea, YOU are in the 2nd district and YOU would be eligible to VOTE in the Republican primary (any registered voter) on June 8th to choose the GOP Candidate who would run against Congressman Glenn Nye. 

 The Republican Party of Virginia Beach will be holding a series of Republican candidate forums/debates and this Saturday will be between Kenny Golden and Scott Rigell.   Other Republican candidates for this primary include Ben Loyola, Ed Maulbeck, Bert Mizusawa, Scott Taylor and Jessica Sandlin.

 Third Item, Free H1N1 Vaccine Clinic Saturday, March 20th, 10 AM to 2 PM at the Virginia Aquarium


Cape Henry Beach Replenishment Update

Date: March 16, 2010

As of the close of business on Monday, March 15, 2010 the contractor had completed hauling sand to the eastern portion of Cape Henry Beach.  The project included hauling 50,000 cubic yards of sand and reached from Ships Watch Court, where replenishment from the navigation project terminated, to the border with First Landing State Park/Kendall Street received sand from this effort

 Restoration of the Oak Street beach dune-access is anticipated to be completed by this Wednesday March 17, 2010 (with sprigging of the beach dune-access (sides of dunes) to be performed in the coming weeks).   Oak Street is also scheduled to receive street sweeping this Wednesday.  Public Works Operations has observed no damage to Oak Street and will re-review Oak Street upon completion of the street sweeping.  Public Works Operations is scheduled to rake Cape Henry Beach this week as final completion of the beach replenishment. 

 A topographic survey of the beach has been scheduled to commence next week to document the ‘after placement’ condition.

 Thank you for your comments and input.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please let me know. 

 Drew Lankford

Media and Communications

Department of Public Works

City of Virginia Beach

(O)  757.385.8062

(C)  757.409.4353


Second message to CSBTS:

Congressional Candidates, Kenny Golden and Scott Rigell to Speak at Republican Breakfast –

Breakfast Broadcast Live on WYRM Radio

Saturday, March 20th

Join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel this Saturday for our weekly breakfast to hear Congressional Candidates, Kenny Golden and Scott Rigell, speak about their 2nd District Congressional campaigns, their issue agendas, and take questions from the audience.

 Saturday’s breakfast will be broadcast live on WYRM 1110 AM the Specialist’s, Chris Kettner’s, Radio Hour.  This will be the first of four breakfast’s featuring two of our congressional candidates at each breakfast.  Thanks to all who donated a canned food item to the Food Bank at last week’s breakfast.

  Doors open at 8:00 am.  Breakfast starts at 8:30 am.  The cost of the breakfast is $8.00 for full buffet or $4.00 for continental breakfast.

 Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4453 Bonney Rd., Virginia Beach, VA



 H1N1  free Vaccine Clinic THIS Saturday – March 20th– at the Virginia Aquarium  from 10AM to 2PM  — Sponsored by the Virginia Beach Department of Health

Help out a CSBTS neighbor


This is another opportunity to give support to a neighbor.  See information below and THANK YOU ALL.
~ Empsy
Empsy Munden, Pres
CSBTS   481-0482
As mentioned at the civic association meeting, we have a couple on Oak Street who are going through a very difficult time and could use our help. Jorge and Stephanie moved into our neighborhood about a year ago. Shortly after their arrival, Stephanie was diagnosed with cancer. Their health insurance from her job had lapsed during the move, and treatment was delayed. She is currently down to 75 lbs, and has a broken hip. She has to deal with a trachea tube and feeding tube, but is still fighting. 
Jorge is a master tiling contractor, but has had little opportunity to work because he is Stephanie’s primary care giver. 
Our neighbor Janet Hollingsworth at 2215 Oak Street is holding a yard sale fund raiser for them the last weekend in March (Saturday is the 27th). We would like to spread the word, and ask for any items that might be donated to help these neighbors. 
Janet’s contact information is: 

Update: all pets reunited

Update: All the below animals were reunited with their owners.

Several animals found!

3/20:  Yellow Lab or Golden Retriever, found on Wake Forest St. near Poinciana Dr. Sat 3/20.  He is wearing a tan/brown collar with the name Hobbes on it.  Please call Kevin to claim on 848-3336 up until 5:00 p.m. today (3/20).

3/21: We just found a tailless adorable cat in our outdoor shower. It looks (and smells) like he/she has been there a while. It has fluffy black, grey fur on its back and some legs and a white underbody and white triangle around the mouth area.  It does not have a collar, and although it seems to want to hang out here, it is rather skiddish of us and our dog  (who thinks she has found a new playmate).  I can be reached at 617-6277.

3/22:  A huge, grey, domestic rabbit was found on Oak St. Bayside.  Please call Elyse – 412-0644 to claim.