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The Bayview Bulletin is the monthly neighborhood newsletter for the Bayview Civic League in Norfolk, VA . Volume 12 Issue 6

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  • March 2010 OUR WEBSITE www.mybclonline.com

    Volume 12 Issue 6 Page 1

    Need input! More League Planning in March. and... an update on ongoing water projects.

    At our Tuesday, March 8 meeting, Department of Utilities Rick Dempsey and William Nater will provide updates and respond to our questions about the ongoing sewer and water line replacement project in NW Bayview. We will finish our review of the Bayview Civic League Constitution and Bylaws, explore Block Watch, learn more about leadership opportunities in the civic league, and appoint our officer Nominating Committee. We will also consider changing our April meeting to accommodate meeting with Tommy Smigiel, since City Council meets on all Tuesday nights. See you Tuesday!

    Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 8, at 7:30 pm. Bring a dish for the social if you want and dont forget to bring a friend!

    Happy Saint Patricks Day!

    Police Officers visit YOU SPEAK! Upcoming events Networking social

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Tornado Drill March 15 pg 5 New Crossroads Elementary Construction pg 6 Local Events pg 4, 8 Weigh in on Norfolk Budget pg 9 A Master Plan for Bay Oaks Park pg 13 Gardeners Corner pg 15 and much more....

    Our Mission:Neighbors helping

    neighbors for the good of our community. Together we make things better.

    March 8thMeeting Agenda:

    Bayview Civic LeagueMeets 2nd Tuesday of each month September through June

    7:30 pm at 1601 E. Bayview Boulevard, Norfolk (Christ United Methodist Church)

  • March 2010 OUR WEBSITE www.mybclonline.com

    Volume 12 Issue 6 Page 2

    Clean and Safe NeighborhoodNorfolk CARES Assistance Center 664-6510

    website: www.norfolk.gov/311CallCenteremail: HealthyNeighborhoods@norfolk.gov

    Report these issues: Health: Pet area/yard not cleaned regularly, rodents, tall grass/weeds, biting or abused/neglected animals; Zoning: Parking on grass in front yard area, commercial vehicles/equipment parked in residential areas, boat or camper in front of house, inoperable vehicles; Waste Management: Dead animals, improper curbside disposal; Other Issues: Streets, lights, sidewalks, curbing, traffic signals or street signs, wetlands, dunes...

    Non-emergency number 441-5610

    for Police, Jail, Animal Control, and suspected criminal activity.

    PUBLIC WORKS PHONE NUMBERSCurb, Sidewalk, or Pothole Repairs 823-4050Damaged & Faded Signs 823-1223Ditch Maintenance 823-4000Recycling 441-1347Bulk Waste Collection 441-5813Street Flooding 823-4000Traffic Signal Service 664-7300Keep Norfolk Beautiful 441-1347Polluting hotline for illegal dumping 441-2536

    All Emergencies - call 911 Animal Protection 664-7387Health Department 683-2700Rabies Control 683-2712Pretlow Library 441-1750Voter Registrar 664-4353Bayview Elementary School 531-3030Oceanair Elementary School 531-3095

    Civic League Board*

    Local Contacts

    The purpose of the Bayview Bulletin is to communicate information to Bayview Civic League members, supporters, and neighbors. Front page artwork contributed by Bill Wagner. Bulletin contents are considered property of Bayview Civic League. Articles within the bulletin reflect personal viewpoints of the authors and are not necessarily the views of advertisers or the Bayview Civic League. The Bayview Civic League is apolitical and does not endorse any candidates for political office. www.mybclonline.com

    Bayview Civic League Goes GreenBayview Civic League believes that reducing any environmental impact is a

    worthy goal. To further this goal, we always encourage use of recycled material.

    President Linda Lundquist 588-39601st VP Aaron Ellis 587-00042nd VP Claire Jones 514-4063Corres Secy Susan Jones 587-9586Rec Secy Sylvia Ross 553-7817Treasurer Gena Goodnough 588-8131Editor Jeannie Wilson 588-3960Ways and Means - Advertising for Bulletin Susan Jones (temp) 587-9586Communications - Bulletin Distribution Anita Unger 587-3405

    Membership Claire Jones (temp) 514-4063Environment & Beautification Vacant N/A Refreshments Pat Davidson 587-3219SACCC Community Awareness Coordinators John Gaul or Sara Barbarisi 531-0323Zoning Laura Brown 351-6981Education & Legislation Cindy Huffman 839-0881Sunshine Janet Hayden 241-0045Web Site Maintenance Jeannie Wilson 588-3960

    *Email addresses are available on our website!

  • March 2010 OUR WEBSITE www.mybclonline.com

    Volume 12 Issue 6 Page 3

    What have you been up to lately? Staying pretty busy over our way. Lita is now active in Brownies, so we can hook you up with some delicious Girl Scout cookies. I loved Scouting, how about you? Well, Scouts still enjoy fun, fellowship, and learning new skills. I am very grateful for the dedicate women and girls who lead Litas troop. She is bound for Girl Scout adventures!I am concerned about funding for our schools, about how we are going to sustain an atmosphere of learning, creativity, nurture and

    safety? Superintendent Dr Bentley told civic league presidents on Feb 23 that the school faces a $21 million shortfall next year. What gets cut? What stays in the program?I attended the city budget meeting Feb 23 at Pretlow Library. Interesting. Informative. Followed city format of assigning people to task groups that respond to basic questions, assign top three choices, report back to larger group. Well-staffed by the City. If you didnt get to join in city budget workgroups? Check out the online site www.norfolk.gov and click the Budget 2012 tab. The online forum will be available through March 14. You can mail your comments to Norfolk Cares Assistance Center, 810 Union St. Room 302, Norfolk VA 23510.Remember: Together, we make things better!Linda Lundquist

    From the President

  • March 2010 OUR WEBSITE www.mybclonline.com

    Volume 12 Issue 6 Page 4

    Saturday, March 19, 2011 Time: 1 pm - 2:30 pm $12/craft set ($8 per member)

    Celebrate St. Patricks Day with environmentally friendly crafts and traditional music of the British Isles performed by Hammerkidz by the Bay, a local childrens group of hammered dulcimer players.

    UpcomingGarden Events

    BE GREEN IN THE GARDEN

    Dont miss...ANIMAL APRIL'S FOOL

    Saturday, April 2, 2011 Time: 10 am - 11:30 am $12/craft set ($8 per member)

    Create your own camouflage creature, play games and find scavenger hunt animals hidden througout the World of Wonders Children's Garden.

    NEED PLUMBING?Call Roy Barry with Barry And Sons Plumbing

    650-3455Anything from a leaky faucet to new constructionLicensed and insured

    Born and raised in Bayview/OVODU Alumni

    City of Suffolk FirefighterMember of the Knights of Columbus

    Neighborhood HappeningsSchool Contacts:Dr. Lawrence C. Taylor Oceanair Elementary School(757) 531-3095 lctaylor@nps.k12.va.usDeb Mansfield Bay View School(757) 531-3030 dmansfie@nps.k12.va.usDate to Remember:Mar. 17 EARLY RELEASE DAY - dismissal at 1:45 PM

    Norfolk Botanical Garden NewsThere are 3 eggs in the eagles nest - when will they hatch? The eagles have been nesting at the Garden since 2004 - 15 eaglets have hatched since then. Check out the nest via the online Eagle Cam or visit the gardens in person. A new program begins in March, as the Botanical Garden and Bon Secours Hampton Roads partner for A Healthier You & Healthy Kids too! Their kick-off even is a 2 mile Family Fitness Walk beginning at 2pm on Sunday, March 27; the Walk is included with garden admission.

    MARCH INTO SPRING WALKSunday, March 27, 2011 | 2 pm - 4 pm Free with Garden Admission2 MILE FAMILY FITNESS WALKBrush off the winter blues and walk through a half-million daffodil blooms on an enchanting 2 mile scenic path. Moms, dads and grandparents will enjoy a non-competitive, untimed walk where there is no pressure to hurry along the kids.Tell your family and friends to meet you at the Garden for this fun-filled afternoon. This walk is included with general Garden admission. Members are free. Early registration starts at 1pm with warm up activities conducted by In Motion. There will be seed planting and face painting for the kids, healthy food, and dance & Tai Chi demonstrations. To pre-register or for more information, contact Cathy Fitzgerald at 757-441-5830 x 319 or cathy.fitzgerald@nbgs.org

  • March 2010 OUR WEBSITE www.mybclonline.com

    Volume 12 Issue 6