September 2012 message and meeting info

The September 2012 civic league meeting will be held on the 17th at 6:45pm at the Fitness and Wellness Center.

The Agenda includes Andy Protogyrou, Norfolk City Councilman, Brad Robinson, Norfolk City School Board, Rick Dempsey, Engineer with the Norfolk Department of Utilities, and Planning Commission Updates.

Here is President Jim English’s message for September 2012:


Dear Neighbors,

Welcome back to the last half of this civic league year. The summer of 2012 is now almost in the history books as it has once again sped by very rapidly. I hope your summer was enjoyable and relaxing. Mine sure was and I actually slowed down from my normal hectic work pace and was able to spend a lot of time at my summer home in Maine. Other than the constant torrential rains over the summer in Maine, it was great. It seems that other than the oppressive heat and one tornado warning in late August we faired pretty good weather-wise here. Let’s hope we don’t have any hurricanes or other significant weather events this season. I hope you are now ready to begin the fall activities. With fall fast approaching, school is in session and the Wards Corner Civic League will begin holding its regular meetings again beginning with our meeting at 645PM on September 17th to be held at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center. While we did have a special meeting in July to discuss project updates, rest assured that our board members and members of our civic league have been busy working on issues to make our area better. This newsletter reflects some of these issues and concerns that we have been involved in and working on.

Over the summer we continued to see several major projects keep moving along. Soon these will be finished and add more positive visibility to the revitalization of Wards Corner that impacts all of us. These projects include but are not necessarily limited to:

 DePaul Hospital renovation
 Norfolk Collegiate Fine Arts Center
 Perry Property/Harris Teeter
 Dalis Property facelift
 Denby Park demolitions
 Guads Restaurant to open soon
 Pancake House ABC license approved
 A J Gators still looking for a space in the area
 Burying Power lines
 Sewer Project on Newport Ave and adjacent streets.

We will be discussing these projects as well as others over the course of the next several months. We will also have informative speakers on timely city topics for you to hear. Therefore, I want to welcome you back to another year of good productive civic league meetings. If you regularly attend our meetings please bring a neighbor. If you have never been to a meeting or you are new to the area, please join us. A strong active civic league like ours gives us good and continued political clout, which we have built with our council representatives to this area. The Wards Corner Civic League is recognized as one of the strongest civic leagues in Norfolk.

We have a great fall program lined up and we hope to see you at the meetings.
Please enjoy this newsletter. Please join your civic league. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you on the 17th of September at 645PM at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center.