View one page letter Ocean Park Civic League has sent to City Council & other city leadership.
“We would really like to see the city step up and take care of this area and implement Phase 4 and implement Phase 3 now,” said Ocean Park Civic League President Andrew Broyles.”
“nothing really safe there for pedestrians”
“Shore Drive is the 3rd most traveled road in Virginia Beach”
Did you know it’ll be ~20 years between completing only 2 Phases of bringing Shore Drive up to the standards of the rest of the city.
Let’s step up and take care of this area now.
We wrote to Governor Northam requesting his help in setting up a partnership in Ocean Park.
Our January 2019 Letter to Governor Northam.
We were delighted to hear about the recent funding for the Lynnhaven River clean-up efforts, and the partnership developed between the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Lynnhaven River Now. We are particularly interested in promoting efforts to create an aquaculture center to raise the oyster spats right here in Ocean Park. There is probably no other area in the Lynnhaven that already has the infrastructure and the type of moving water needed that would make a better match for this project.
We wrote to VB Public Works Director asking about 7 items for Ocean Park.
Our January 2019 Letter to VB Public Works Director Mark Johnson.
Dear Director Johnson:
Thank you for email replies regarding our questions about internal improvements and maintenance in the Ocean Park area that includes repaving, Phase IV improvement and sand replenishment. We usually post our correspondence and the responses we receive on social media and our website to keep our neighborhood involved and to try to answer their questions.
As a neighborhood, we still have several questions about these ongoing projects and maintenance issues:
1. Is the repaving of Shore Drive between the Lesner Bridge and Shady Oaks Drive still on schedule for February 2019?
2. Can the proposed crosswalk at E. Stratford Road and Shore Drive . . .
OPCL is looking for 3 volunteers. You? Join us!
- This position requires no bookkeeping. It is strictly a position for someone who is outgoing and wants to meet OP residents. Perfect volunteer position for a networking opportunity.
At Large Rep board Member:
- This position is a voting Board of Directors appointment.
Government Affairs Chairperson:
- This position is significant for updating the BOD as well as the civic league membership to alert everyone of city and state projects affecting the Bayfront community.
Our newly elected Mayor Dyer will be at the Thursday January 10th meeting at Brock Environmental Center and wants to meet all of Ocean Park.
We also have the election of 2019 officers and representative appointments.
There is a considerable amount of correspondence between OPCL and local government but also the Governor of Va. and OPCL needs your input and blessing on these subjects.
Presentation about the new school at Brock Environmental Center too IN CBF’s BEC!
Did you know the beach is being widened to 500 feet, find out how and when.
Social half hour starts at 7 pm.
Make the new Years resolution to join OPCL, support OPCL and be a contributing part of OPCL.
CBF’s Brock Environmental Center is located at 3663 Marlin Bay Drive.
January 10 2019 General Membership Meeting AGENDA (2 pg PDF)
Updates from the Prez about what the Civic League has been up to.
Although no meetings are scheduled this summer, the OPCL is still actively working to better the community. The Bayfront Advisory Commission’s Outreach meeting created another opportunity to list Ocean Parks’s vital needs and changes needed from City services and City budgets.
Every one of these issues is a compilation of resident input as well as challenging the ever changing budget programs that leave Ocean Park with substandard infrastructure. See the current list we presented here.
In the meantime the Ocean Park median signs are under construction and will be completed before July. These signs are a coastal-classic inspiration and were in the city approval process since last December and required a City Council decision. They will be installed on Shore Drive, one will be placed at Marlin Bay and one near Lesner Bridge.
A special committee named the North Pleasure House Creek Committee is active and has been funded to assist the residents in the Pelican Dunes area who could be adversely affected by development and filling of wetlands west of the 7/11. All property owners in this corridor are urged to donate matching funds and deal with this issue as a group ASAP.
Remember, starting tomorrow Monday June 19th, including Tuesday & Wednesday, the Lesner Bridge will be closed from midnight until 4am. You’ll have to go around if you get caught on “the other side”.
Until next time.
Andrew R Broyles
President Ocean ParkCivic League
On April 25th City Council has on their agenda the Ocean Park signs to be placed at the east and west ends of Ocean Park on Shore Drive.
This application has some mileage on it and is ready to land.
Keep your fingers crossed that our historic 105 years young neighborhood will finally have its permanent boundary mark in the Bayfront Community.