Virtual OPCL General Meeting Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 pm

Join your neighbors on Thursday for the latest information regarding some important topics confronting the Ocean Park community!

Recent posts on the website about the proposed Marlin Bay Development and the Beach Replenishment Project have drawn a large response. OPCL is committed to bringing the most up to date information to the community and to providing a forum for residents to be heard.

President Ryan Cochran will facilitate the Zoom session. The link for members to register to be included in the session is below. Space is limited so sign up soon! Topics on the agenda include: the Marlin Bay Development, Beach Replenishment project and the beloved Fireworks display. Come join in!

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvfumhqD0pG9PbIBo-rfN34oG0VsW9FjJD

Beach Replenishment Update

The following comes from the City of Virginia Beach Public Works concerning the Ocean Park Beach replenishment project slated for this spring/summer:

The city received three bids on April 7, 2020 for the beach nourishment of Ocean Park Beach. Unfortunately all bids were over 50% higher than the available budget for the project. The primary driver as to why the bids came I’m significantly higher than the available budget is due to industry capacity related to high demand for dredging along the east coast and Gulf of Mexico for the next six months.

No additional funding has been identified and not likely in the immediate future given the current uncertainty in the City budget. Therefore, a contract cannot be awarded based on the current bids. Public Works staff has recommended rebidding the project with a longer period of performance to incentivize more favorable bids. Staff is waiting on final direction from upper management. For now, we are in a holding pattern until revised City budget is determined.

Coastal Section Project Management, City of Virginia Beach Public Works

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