Summer 2014 Skipjack Newsletter Posted Online


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Swimming Advisory Issued for Beaches Along Cape Story and First Landing State Park

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.

CSBTS Civic Association Meeting – Monday May 12th – City Parking Study Presentation

CSBTS Civic Association General Meeting

Monday May 12th at 7:30pm in the Virginia Beach Resort Conference Hotel

Special guest speaker – Mr. Mike Shahsiah, Senior Traffic Engineer for City of VB.


  • Not enough parking available for company?¬†

  • Too many beach¬†tourists parking on¬† your front lawn?

  • Cars parked on Shore Drive make it hard to see when you pull out from your street?

  • Illegal “No Parking” signs placed on your street?


Come out and hear what the City has been studying regarding these questions and more for our neighborhood.  Below is the basic study premise and the interim study details can be viewed by clicking this link РBayfront TRAFFIC STUDY REPORT

At the request of Bayfront Advisory Committee, Traffic Engineering staff has surveyed the Bayfront Communities north of Shore Drive between the Lesner Bridge and State Park, including Cape Story by the Sea community. The purpose of this parking survey was to locate the illegal no parking signs, misplaced signs, illegal encroachments, and those legal no parking signs that are no longer needed due to changes over the years in this area.


Beach Sand Replishment Project

The City has begun removing sand from the Lesner Bridge Spoils site in order to create a laydown site that will support the bridge replacement project.  The sand from this spoils site is being hauled by dump truck to the Cape Henry beach via the Oak Street access.  The sand will be spread from the Lynnhaven fishing pier to First Landing State Park.

Below¬†is an email from the City’s project coordinator, Phil Roehrs, to our civic association President, Empsy Munden.

Click here to see a map of the project – CAPE_HENRY_BEACH_PLACEMENT_SITE_2014-04-29_(2)




Regrettably, this needed truck haul came about too quickly to allow our normal process of community engagement. The total time period from the date we learned that the removal of sand from the stockpile was necessary to the date we were able to notify the public was less than three weeks.  Several tasks had to be performed before we knew for sure that the proposal to haul it to Cape Henry Beach was viable, and we notified the public as soon as we could.


The critical speed issues are two-fold: the need to get the stockpile site prepared in advance of the bridge replacement contractor‚Äôs mobilization in June; and, performing the truck haul as soon as we can to minimize the impact on the summer beach season.¬† The sand is a better quality than the previous Cape Henry truck haul ‚Äď coming from the Lynnhaven Inlet sand stockpile versus the Maple Street site.


Phill Roehrs, P.E.

Water Resources Engineer

City of Virginia Beach

Public Works Engineering


City of Virginia Beach CANCELS Waste Pickup for Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Leave Cans Out Until Serviced

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.‚Äč

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

Resolution to Remove Maple St. as a Mechanical Dredge Transfer Site

¬†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