The city’s health department has issued a swimming and wading advisory for the Chesapeake Bay between Wake Forest and Kendall streets because of bacteria levels in the water.
The advisory includes the First Landing State Park coastline along the bay. It does not affect the Oceanfront.
Recent tests by the health department found bacteria levels exceeded State Water Quality Standards, according to a news release.
Signs will be posted on the beach.
City of Virginia Beach CANCELS Waste Pickup for Wednesday, Jan. 22
Due to road and weather conditions, Public Works/Waste Management has CANCELLED any waste pickup for Wednesday. The city requests that residents place black trash carts and blue recycling carts at the curb line on their regular collection day, and leave them there until they have been serviced. Resources will be shifted to catch up as quickly as possible.
Yard debris collection has been suspended for Wednesday and Thursday. Requests for bulky item collection will be re-scheduled for next week.
For more information about collections call Public Works Waste Management at 385-4650 or visit www.VBgov.com/wastemgt
The following excerpt comes from a City proposed resolution scheduled for City Council vote on Tuesday Feb. 28th. Thanks to the community’s efforts, the City understands that mechanical dredging, trucks, noise and safety issues don’t belong in a residential neighborhood.
“That the City Council hereby directs the City Manager to remove the 28 Maple Street site from consideration as a potential dredge spoils transfer site for the Neighborhood Dredging Program”
Read the entire resolution here, Maple_St_res
The Wetlands Hearing for the Marina Shores Marina Proposed Wet Slip Expansion and Permanent Dredge Spoils Transfer Station was deferred until Tuesday Jan. 18, 2011. Note the change in day from Monday to Tuesday as a result of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Wetlands Board meeting
Tuesday January 18, 2011
10:00am City Council Chambers
Click here to see the meeting agenda
Comments on the proposed development regarding impact to wetlands can be emailed to the Wetlands Board at email@example.com
To see important information regarding this topic, visit the Shore Drive Community Coalition website at http://www.sdcc.info/ee/index.php/site/marina_shores_marina_wetlands_hearing_deferred_until_tuesday_jan._18_at_10a/