May 2011 message and meeting info

The May 2011 meeting will be held on the 16th at 6:45pm at the Fitness and Wellness Center.

The Agenda includes an update on Construction at DePaul Hospital and Norfolk Collegiate School and an update on the proposed pumping station on Newport Ave.

Here is President Jim English’s message for May 2011:

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Neighbors,

The City of Norfolk Proposed Operating and Capital Improvement Budget was presented by the City Manager to City Council on April 26.  The proposal includes $1,000,000 to be used in the implementation of the Wards Corner Neighborhood Plan.  The project description states:
Provide funds to improve the residential and business areas of Wards Corner consistent with the Neighborhood Plan. Land Acquisition of blighted property from willing sellers will be pursued based on prioritizing areas in a strategic manner.
The budget (2010) allocated $1,010,000 to the Wards Corner Neighborhood Plan and proposed $1,000,000 for 2011.  The 2011 budget allocated $1,767,500 and proposed $1,000,000 for 2012.
Notably, the 2012 proposal includes a proposed future allocation of $1,000,000 in 2013 after which the funding dries up.  The 2011 budget proposed $1,000,000 each year through 2015.
2012 Proposed Budget for Wards Corner Neighborhood Plan

2012 Proposed Budget for Wards Corner Neighborhood Plan

2011 Proposed Budget for Wards Corner Neighborhood Plan

2011 Proposed Budget for Wards Corner Neighborhood Plan

Check the WardsCornerNow website for the complete Financial Summary which we are unable to fit on this page.
In other news please know that we are working with the city of Norfolk regarding the location of the proposed new sewer Pump Station that was discussed at the last civic league meeting. We are meeting with the Department of Utilities to come up with an acceptable location and design of this facility which currently is planned along the fence on Newport Avenue in the Wellness Center field toward the parking lot. The picture below shows the proposed location located between the 2 large trees looking straight ahead, red and blue flags are staked in the proposed area.  You may also go to http://www.WardsCorner.com to view pictures of the proposed location and some views of pump stations in other locations in the city. Link to proposed site and recent pump stations built in Norfolk
A final proposed version and location is to be presented to the civic league membership at its June meeting. If you have concerns regarding this proposed location or design please come to our next May civic league meeting to voice those concerns.
Thanks and Sincerely,