This notice available as a PDF:  GNL OCT AGENDA – final


Advocates for the conservation and promotion of the Historic Character of Ghent

FINAL AGENDA for October 16th, 2014 Location: “Chrysler Museum”

6:30 pm : Call to Order:-Introductions of Board Members, Neighbors and Guests


1) Crime Report: Community Resource Officer, Officer Jacob Medley)

2) Ghent Sewer Project Update/ Next Mowbray and Colonial: Leticia Quejada

3) Ghent foot-bridge locks: Georgette Constant / Lori Crouch

4) Harbor Lights “Half Marathon” ..Mr. Bob Schniedwind

5) “Peck and Pour” Colley ave. Special exception…Ms Grace Yoo

Approval of Minutes: August (Ben Crumpler / Emily Birknes)

-Treasurer’s Report: John Ryan

-Ghent Business Association: Susanne Ott

Committee Business / Committee Chair Reports

- Community Improvement……….©Paige Rose/ Susanne Ott/ Karen Reynes

- Sector Representatives…………..© Barbara Murphy / Mike Spencer

- Membership…………………………….© Ben Crumpler/ Mike Spencer

- Publicity/Social Events……….. © John Ryan / Emily Birknes

- Communications……………………..© David Zellmer / Vicki Crumpler

- Program…………………………………. © Sharon / John Ryan

- Zoning……………………………………..© David Zellmer / Joan McEnery

Old Business: “Stop Signs” along Graydon Ave

New Business:

Adjournment ………… Next GNL Meeting   November 20th, 2014 CHRYSLER MUSEUM

(Oct 7)

There have been 7 reported commercial burglaries in the Ocean View and Ghent areas.  The suspect is  using air or grease ducts on the rooftops to access the inside of the building.  The last reported incident took place at 222 W 21st sometime after 10 PM last night and was found this morning upon opening of the business.  Cash and a tablet were taken.


forwarded from:

Jacob Medley, Third Patrol Division,  Blue Sector CRO

FYI, at the time Officer Medley posted this notice, his cellphone was kaput.  He can access voicemail but suggests email as the most appropriate means of contact for the moment.   Jacob.Medley@norfolk.gov

(Oct 8) Please be on the lookout for a white SUV (possibly a Toyota 4 runner or similar size) occupied by 2 or more young white males.  They are shooting car windows and individuals with an air soft or BB guns.  We had several incidents today. Call if you see this vehicle and describe as best you can the occupants inside and the vehicle itself especially tag if possible.   forwarded from

Medley, Jacob


The Rising is hosting a FREE Community Movie Night Friday, October 17th from 6:30-9pm at The Plot in Downtown Norfolk. Come watch The Lego Movie and enjoy FREE popcorn and drinks while you get to know some of your neighbors. This event is FREE and Open to the Public – oh and did we mention a bounce house for the kids as well? You don’t want to miss this! For more information on The Rising, check out their site at WeAreTheRising.com

forwarded from James Davis    james AT wearetherising DOT com

Preservation Virginia’s 2014 statewide conference held in partnership with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources will be in the Norfolk region from October 26th through 28th, 2014.

Information at the conference at: http://preservationvirginia.org/programs/annual-conference including preliminary conference schedule at-a-glance, location(s), pre- and post-conference workshops, registration information, et. al.

The conference typically draws 150-200 preservationists, architects, city planners, developers, local government officials, historic property owners, historic preservation non-profit staff and members, and others to attend lectures and panels, workshops, tours, and field sessions on a variety of preservation-related issues from mid 20th c. historic resources to comprehensive planning to archaeology.  The annual awards luncheon and the lively Preservation Pitch will return this year, too.

Justin A. Sarafin of Preservation Virginia stated:

I thought the Ghent Neighborhood League board and members might like to know that our 29th annual statewide conference is being held in Norfolk and around on Oct. 26th to 28th this year.  We would appreciate your spreading the word in order to bolster attendance and have some local Norfolk representation at the conference sessions and events {emphasis added}.