September 2013 message and meeting info

The September 2013 civic league meeting will be held on the 16th at 6:45pm at the Fitness and Wellness Center.

We will have a presentation by Karen Rudd of the Norfolk Public Arts Commission on planned public art in Wards Corner.  We also will have an update on the pump station and sewer repairs.

Here is President Jim English’s message for September 2013:

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Neighbors,

It is hard to believe that the summer of 2013 is rapidly coming to a close. I hope your summer was great and 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 on September 16th to be held at the new Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center beginning at 645PM. While we have not had a meeting in two months the board members and members of our civic league have been busy working on issues to make our area better.

Improvements to the Business District continue and the Harris Teeter grocery store as well as the connected out parcels are now well out of the ground.  Although in its infancy, I am impressed with the appearance of the Harris Teeter. Soon the construction of the bank on that property will begin. All of this is a very positive sign for the Wards Corner area.

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
  • Perry Property/Harris Teeter
  • Dallis Property facelift
  • Denby Park demolitions
  • 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.

Please enjoy this newsletter. Please join your civic league. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you on the 16th of September at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center. This month we will be presenting a bylaws change to add two new members to our executive committee. We will present it this at this meeting and vote on it in October.

Sincerely,

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