Joan Wingfield Dalis

Joan Wingfield Dalis, (aka Joan Dalis Martone) owner of the Midtown Shopping Center on the northeast corner of Little Creek Road and Granby Street, passed away February 24, 2019.

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City Curbside Recycling Survey

Curbside Recycling is in danger of being discontinued, and the Norfolk City Council is seeking the opinion of its citizens.  A survey has been made available that is designed to help the City Council with their decision.  The deadline to take the survey is March 6th.

The city could possibly decide to discontinue curbside recycling. Either way you feel about curbside recycling, the way you let Norfolk City Council know your feelings is by taking this survey. It is very short, and you will be involved in the process. Something to consider is that this decision could easily be made without our input.  Please follow the link here to take the survey.

Recycling Survey

Adopt-a-Spot Clean-up Postponed until March 9th

Due to the current condition of the Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center field, and the most recent weather forecast that calls for rain all day Friday and Saturday, the decision has been made to postpone the planned Clean-up until Saturday March 9th.

Again, we look forward to you help and support in this endeavor, and we hope that postponing the event for more favorable conditions will encourage everyone and participate in helping to keep this public space in the best condition possible.

Adopt-a-Spot Clean-up

Our next Adopt-a-Spot clean-up is set for next week-end February 23rd, 2019 at 9:00am.  All we need is warm bodies.  All tools, gloves, and bags are provided.  Select the Adopt-a-Spot tab above for more information.  You can just show up, or call Dan at 757-617-2240 and let him know you’d like to help.

Engage Norfolk at Norview High School Today

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The 3rd Annual Engage Norfolk will be held from 1-5pm on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Norview High School. The event is FREE and open to the public!

– Learn how city government works, how to lobby your elected officials, turn your passion into action, and more.
– Meet & Greet City Council members, School Board members, state Delegates and Senators and U.S. Representatives & Senators (or their regional directors).
– The CivicFAIR is your opportunity to connect with tons of community and municipal organizations who provide opportunities for civic engagement.

For more information go to: https://www.engagenorfolk.com/

Norfolk Auctions Bonds Saving Taxpayers Millions of Dollars

On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, the City of Norfolk, Virginia, sold $133,695,000 in General Obligation (G.O.) Capital Improvement Bonds on a competitive basis using Grant Street’s MuniAuction online open auction platform. Bank of America Merrill Lynch won the bonds submitting the bid with the lowest True Interest Cost (“TIC”) of 3.51%. As a result, the City’s total interest cost decreased by $4.35 million.

This financial victory can be attributed to our most recent post noting the strength of the City’s underlying credit ratings, which are Aa2, AA (positive outlook), AA from Moody’s Investors Service, Standard & Poor’s, and Fitch Ratings, respectively.

For more information, visit:
https://www.norfolk.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=4219

S&P Maintains Positive Outlook, Moody’s and Fitch Affirm Norfolk’s Strong Credit Ratings

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (“S&P”) maintained its positive outlook and joined Fitch Ratings (“Fitch”) and Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) in affirming the strong credit rating on the City’s existing long-term ratings.

For more information, visit:  https://www.norfolk.gov/DocumentCenter/View/45108