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Dear Neighbors,

We have voted, but that was only the first step.  Please heed the call from your City Council (or forever hold your peace)…

from the Norfolk City Council , posted on: November 26, 2014

City Council to Seek Public’s Input on Elected School Board

Based on the election results earlier this month, the Norfolk School Board will transition to an elected board. Norfolk City Council requests public input on how Norfolk citizens would like to elect their school board representatives. Currently, school board representatives can only be elected at-large or by the current ward system. Any other option requires state approval. In order for Council to present its recommendation to the state, the decision must be made by December 16th.

Norfolk City Council will host two public hearing collect citizen input on the method to elect school board members:

  • December 4 6:00 pm at Ruffner Academy, 610 May Avenue, and

  • December 11 6:00 pm at Granby High School, 7101 Granby Street.

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Attached is a copy of the Norfolk rabies vaccination clinic information to be held on September 27th, 2014. Vaccines will be $5 and are not limited to Norfolk residents.

92714 rabies clinic


Saturday, September 27th, 2014  1:00 PM untill 3:00 PM

Norfolk Department of Public Health, 830 Southampton Ave. Norfolk VA 23510

further info contact: 757 390-6557


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On Friday, September 26, 2014 Old Dominion University will host Middle Tennessee State for ODU’s first nationally televised night game on FOX Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m.

The City of Norfolk, Old Dominion University, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Elizabeth River Crossing (ERC) are coordinating efforts to ease traffic on Hampton Boulevard before and after the game.

Norfolk Police will direct drivers to the following alternate routes: Colley Avenue, Tidewater Drive and Granby Street. Norfolk Police in partnership with ODU Police will assist ticket holders with access to and from the game.

Naval Station Norfolk personnel should use I-64 and I-264 as alternate routes. All truck traffic from Naval Station and Norfolk International Terminal will be directed to Terminal Boulevard and I-564.

VDOT will assist with traffic messages on I-64 and I-264. ERC will ensure the Midtown and Downtown tunnels remain open and provide additional signage from Portsmouth to the Midtown Tunnel.

from City of Norfolk, Virginia release, 18 September 2014.  “For updates, go to the City of Norfolk’s website http://www.norfolk.gov or follow us on social media at  http://www.facebook.com/NorfolkVA or on Twitter at @NorfolkVA”

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There will be a Public Kick-off Meeting for the new Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Project.  The meeting will be Wednesday, September 10 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Norview Community Center, 6380 Sewells Point Road

Attached is a (scanned copy of)  1 page flyer announcing the kickoff meeting.



Further info from the new http://www.zonenorfolk.com website.  N.B. The “Project Overview” link leads to a downloadable 8-page PDF which provides some insight into the scope of the project.

The City of Norfolk is conducting a comprehensive rewrite of its Zoning Ordinance. Norfolk is evolving: the City’s planning and development goals have changed. The current Zoning Ordinance, adopted in 1992 and amended several times, does not reflect the recently adopted plaNorfolk2030 General Plan. The project will create a user-friendly document that does the following:
  • Incorporates modern best practices
  • Supports and encourages resilient development
  • Promotes environmentally-friendly development
  • Recognizes different character districts throughout the city
​Your participation is critical. Help us shape the future of development in Norfolk! Review the Project Overview and keep checking back to this website for updates and information.

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From: Downtown Norfolk Council <dnc@downtownnorfolk.org>
Date: August 29, 2014 at 9:41:21 AM EDT


E. Plume Street Closure
Granby Street to 200 E. Plume Street

Beginning Monday, September 1 for 14 days, E. Plume Street between Granby Street and 200 E. Plume Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for utility work in support of The Main. Box trucks, tractor trailers and delivery vehicles will be permitted access under flagger control. Crews will work around the clock in order to reopen the roadway as soon as possible. Access to Concord Street will be maintained.

Traffic except, box trucks, tractor trailers and delivery vehicles will be detoured as follows:

From Granby Street (southbound)
   • Turn left onto Main Street
   • Turn left onto Bank Street
   • Arrive at Plume Street

From Granby Street (northbound)
   • Keep straight to E. City Hall Avenue
   • Turn right onto E. City Hall Avenue
   • Turn right onto Bank Street
   • Arrive at Plume Street

From Bank Street (southbound)
   • Keep straight to Main Street
   • Turn right onto Main Street
   • Turn right onto Granby Street
   • Arrive at Plume Street

From Bank Street (northbound)
   • Keep straight to E. City Hall Avenue
   • Turn left onto E. City Hall Avenue
   • Turn left onto Granby Street
   • Arrive at Plume Street

Click here to view map.

The City of Norfolk has a 24-hour hotline to address construction questions/concerns:
Call 664-7220.

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