July 19, 2010
Blair Middle School
The July Meeting will be a Board Planning and Work Session. Members are invited to attend.
Attendance – Joan McEnery, Henry Conde, Suzanne Ott, Irene Blake, Paige Rose
Absent – Ted Warren, Harry Worley, Barbara Murphy, Mike Spencer, Paul Amodio, Brian D. Smith, & Jay Lassiter
7:00pm – Call to Order
• Crime Report – Officer Gauthier – 11 reported – large amount of larcenies from auto, issue with tags being stolen (suggest to use the security bolts & always report), 1800 Core Ave elderly female robbery (injuries are constant with being hit by a vehicle & more than likely someone stole purse after the fact), 2000 Colonial Ave personal robbery & arrest made. Olney & Mowbray Arch @ Ghent Montessori School – individual was arrested for “indecent masturbation with the intent to be seen by others”, not connected with other issues, will verify that he is still in jail & the court date.
• Treasurer’s Report – none
• Approval of Minutes – Oct ’09, Nov ’09, Jan ’10, Feb ’10, March ’10, April ’10, & May ’10, – not done
COMMUNITY INPUT: PENDING PLANNING COMMISSION ITEMS
Presentation: Lazy Dayz, 839 West 21st Street – Application for Special Exception – To operate retail establishment after midnight (till 3pm) – Didn’t hear about the special exception requirement till after they opened at late hours. Board will report to Planning Commission that we have no objections.
• Pending Community Concerns/Complaints
NCSB – City council presentation made by NCSB to give them an overview of their intents. The Crisis Center is being moved into the Sentara Campus vs the redgate location. Also disclosed that they are moving their Adult Psychiatric Services (which includes their drug dispensary unit) from VA Beach Blvd., near the Union Mission to their Olney location next door to the Chrysler Museum.
What should the GNL and area residents do? All of us need to contact the city, other civic leagues, EVMS, Sentara and our state government.
q/c – Define “regional” – Yes, services from other cities are going o be using these services. They intend to the be the primary care physician in anticipation of the new healthcare reform which requires everyone to have a PCP.
Current location to crisis center is located closest to their largest % of Norfolk residents they service.
Comment – This and the additional services may destabilize the Ghent area.
BOARD PLANNING AND WORK SESSION – deferred to next meeting.
Program – August meeting canceled, September topic – parking & CSB