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Yea-Haa!!!  It’s the Norfolk Zoning Ordinance Re-Write Two-Step, coming to the Chrysler Museum next Tuesday, the 7th of April, 2015.   So grab your pardner and do-si-do at the Public Input Meeting of the Zoning Ordinance Assessment from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Okay, okay.  It’s not really a two-step dance.  This is the second step in the Norfolk Zoning Ordinance rewrite process, following the initial project kickoff in Sept. — Oct. of last year.  A team of consultants has been beavering away since then to produce a Zoning Ordinance Assessment, which is the subject of Tuesday night’s public input meeting at the Chrysler.

The attached two-page Zoning Ordinance Assessment brochure identifies the major themes which guided the team’s assessment efforts.  Norfolk VA Zoning Ordinance Assessment Brochure

The Zoning Ordinance Assessment — all 187 pages — is available here  http://www.zonenorfolk.com  along with other information about the process and info on other ways to get involved.  Note that if you cannot attend, or if you have comments latter, a questionnaire is available on the website to use to submit inputs.

If you do wish to attend Tuesday meeting, you do not have to have a pardner, nor do-si-do.  Just wanted to make that clear….

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from the Downtown Norfolk Council:

Please take note of the DNC’s open house sessions next Weds. March 18th, 8:00 – 9:30 am and 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

you may view this directly here: http://www2.geomailer.net/message/view.php?id=36.9650.968875

The Downtown Norfolk Council is undertaking a market-based strategic plan for Downtown. Our goal is to develop a holistic vision to guide Downtown through the next five to ten year investment cycle, as well as specific tactics to link and enhance public spaces and assets. The final plan, to be unveiled in summer 2015, will set priorities for creating a fully connected and continuous urban fabric. We invite you, as part of the downtown community, to participate in this critically important process.


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from Katie Elder, Volunteer Coordinator, Norfolk Public Library:

We are in great need of some regular volunteers for our Learning Edge program at the new Slover Library downtown opening in January. The program offers all sorts of learning materials (multiplication cards, educational games, and resources) for parents and children to “check out” and use during the program time.

We need volunteers to help check out the items and then check them back in when the program is over. Upon check-in the volunteer will be ensuring all the pieces are intact with the returned materials. Staff will provide training.

The program will run every Tuesday from 5:30-8:30pm and every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-4:00pm.

The program starts Tuesday, January 13th

Ideally we would like 2-3 volunteers to help with check out/check in each time.

Volunteers aged 8-12 will need to be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers 13-17 years old will need to have parent or guardian signature (I will provide the form). Volunteers 18 and older will need to complete a drug test and background check (no cost to them).

If you are interested please email me which day(s) you would like to volunteer, your phone number, and date of birth and I will send you the information and forms for the drug test and background check if applicable.

Please let me know if you have any questions and feel free to pass my information along!

Katie Elder, MPA
Volunteer Coordinator
Norfolk Public Library
Phone: 757-664-7328 ext.320
Fax: 757-441-5863
Cell: 757-971-0017
Email: Katie.elder@norfolk.gov
1155 Pineridge Road
Norfolk, VA 23502
Volunteer application can be found at:

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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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