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GHENT NEIGHBORHOOD LEAGUE MEETING

September 20, 2010

Blair Middle School

6:30pm       Board Work Session

7:03pm        CALL TO ORDER

Introductions of Board Members, Members, and Guests

Attendance – Joan, Irene, Jay, Paige, henry, Harry, Silke, Barbara, Ted & Brian

CRIME REPORT

Updates on:  Indecent Sexual Display Arrest in front of Ghent Montessori – court date next week. Robbery of Mom with child at First Pres – arrest made 2 days later. Exposure Incident on 20th St – no report given. Other incidents – n/a. Assault @ Doumar’s – not mentioned.

BOISSEVAIN ARSON – Update – still investigating, cannot release details of how it started due to the investigation but they are looking.

PENDING PLANNING AND PLANNING COMMISSION ITEMS

Presentations:

The Mambo Room – Special Exception to extend hrs to 2am, open to public, and bring in salsa band (live music).

  • Vote – Supporting 100%

Dr. Murray Spain Family Dentistry – 1301 Colonial – Special Exception special exception – asking to chg to allow for medical use.

  • Vote – 100% support of special exception application with the suggestion to add landscaping to make to property appear more appealing.

Luna Maya Restaurant – 2010 Colley Ave –

  • Vote – no vote required

The Public House – Princess Anne and Colley (former Magnolias site) – upscale pub, not towards younger crowed. Open for lunch & dinner, compactly 80-74, floating floor to save tile, open in Nov, will have pool tables, 80% will be non-smoking, no entertainment, outdoor seating,

  • Vote – 100% in favor of support of business and they working to help residential parking issues

Eric Menden – 631 Westover – proposal for former Cox Funeral Home site – no show

 

PROGRAM

GHENT PARKING WOES AND TRAFFIC TROUBLES

SPEAKER: John Stevenson, Sr., Senior Transportation Program Manager

Dept. of Public Works, City of Norfolk

TOPICS: What is the process to get Residential Sticker Parking – currently 21, to lessen the impact of commuter parking in residential neighborhoods, reason in Ghent is due to EVMS & Sentara, to change parking status i.e. add or make 24 hr resident only, you need 75% sign a petition,

  • Graydon Ave & other chronic parking trouble spots for residents – currently open for 2hr, enforced by city parking from 9-5 after by Norfolk police.
  • Status of Colonial Avenue traffic calming plan – no funded as thought, will keep trying for funding.
  • Are red light running cameras coming to Hampton Blvd.? not scheduled, long process, requires approval by state, large amount of studies.
  • Core Avenue stop signs update – coming soon.
  • The Tide & Midtown Tunnel expansion impacts
  • Options to make Norfolk more bike-friendly-
  • and other audience questions – Pedestrian crossing @ Princess Anne in progress, will look to.

UPDATES:

Ghent Dog Park Association – Community Input on Park

Water – approved

Bulletin board – approved

EVMS Construction Update –

REPORTS

  • Treasurer’s Report – Ted will email details, 990 filed with IRS via 990e postcard
  • Audit Committee Reports – all in good order
  • Ghent Business Association – report emailed to board.
  • Ghent Masquerade – Suggest sponsoring the children’s moonwalk – suggested to ask GBA organizer about the GNL hosting a children’s activity vs a moonwalk as the moonwalk might not be safe with children playing in costume. Silke Ott volunteered to organize the activity.
  • Stockley Gardens Art Festival – table secured but need volunteers to man the membership table.
  • Ghent Task Force – Graydon Ave Parking & get rid of buffer zone parking on Graydon- put decision of support on next agenda.

Pending Community Concerns/Complaints

Minutes – Approval Oct-july approved

NEW BUSINESS:

Recognize our emergency services – Harry will work on suggestion.

OLD BUSINESS:

ADJOURNMENT 9:25pm

 

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We are pleased to share the Ghent Neighborhood Spring 2010 Newsletter. Members should receive a copy in the mail while others can obtain a free copy from Ghent neighborhood shops.

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The Ghent Dog Park Association will hold a “Paint-Your-Own-Pottery FUNdraiser” to benefit the association’s goal of raising $50,000 for a black powder-coated fence with double gates and brick columns around the city-designated dog park in the 1300 block of Stockley Gardens. The adults-only event will take place Oct. 7, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Color Me Mine, 1300 Colley Ave.
Cost is $50 per person or $75 per couple and includes a custom-carved “Woof” jack-o’-lantern, studio fees, instruction, snacks and drinks. For each “Woof” sold, $35 goes toward the association. Reservations and payments can be made via http://www.ghentdogpark.com.
The association is a 501 (c) 3 neighborhood organization formed to enhance the beauty and safety of the off-leash park, to strengthen relationships between dog and owner, to promote responsible dog ownership and to provide community and educational resources for dog-related concerns.

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Ghent Neighborhood League June 18, 2007, meeting (more…)

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GHENT NEIGHBORHOOD LEAGUE MEETING
JANUARY 15, 2007, 7 P.M., MAURY HIGH SCHOOL, BAND ROOM (more…)

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