July 2019 General Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting held on July 8, 2019 at Norfolk Collegiate are posted and online.  Please visit the Meeting Minutes area of our site to check out the notes from the meeting.

Guest speakers were Norfolk Fire & Rescue Acting Chief Michael Brooks and Sherry Johnson from Neighborhood Quality with the City of Norfolk.

Please also check out the photos from the meeting on our Facebook page!

chief brooks norfolk fire

[Reminder] Suburban Acres Civic League Meeting, Monday, July 8, 2019

Note:  The location for this month’s meeting has changed to Norfolk Collegiate Upper School because Suburban Park Elementary is closed for the summer.

Speakers:

Acting Chief Michael Brooks, Norfolk Fire-Rescue

Chief Brooks will tell us about the upcoming construction at the Thole Street Fire and Rescue Station 9.

Sherry Johnson, Norfolk Division Head for Neighborhood Quality

Ms. Johnson will explain how to get in touch with the Norfolk CARES Contact Center for citizen concerns, and how codes compliance works to maintain the quality of Norfolk neighborhoods.

When:  6:30 pm.  Doors open at 6:00 pm for refreshments and socializing.

Where:  Norfolk Collegiate Upper School, 7336 Granby Street, Hackney Theater in the Meredith Arts Center.

Please come and join your neighbors to learn what’s going on around our neighborhood.  Our Community Resource Officer from the Norfolk Police Department will also give updates. Hope to see you!

Visit our Events Page on Facebook!

4th of July Parade & Picnic – Good Times!

Thank you to all the neighbors who came out and made the Suburban Acres Civic League 4th of July Kids’ Parade & Community Picnic a great success!

It was hot and humid outside, but we had a great turnout and some incredible outfits and decorations!

2019 Prize Winners

Best Dressed Pet:  Shivon the dog, brought by owner Susan Boice

Best Dressed Kids

First Place:  Marion Collins

Second Place:  Daisy Tompkins

Third Place:  Charlie Kinnison and Stella Gabriel

Best Overall Entry:  The Toro Family – Allie, Abbie, Annie, Angie

Donors:

  • Towne Bank
  • Harris Teeter
  • Sweet Frog
  • Tinee Giant

Guests:

  • Norfolk City Council Member Courtney Doyle, Ward 2
  • Norfolk City Council Member Andria McClellan, Superward 6
  • Norfolk Police Community Resource Officer, Billy Old
  • Norfolk Police Officers Bangoura and Siegel
  • Ted Drake, representative for Delegate Rob Bloxom, District 100
  • Firefighters from Station 9

Master of Ceremonies:  Richard Drumwright

Parade Marshal:  Matt Adams, Revolutionary War Soldier Reenactor

Helpers for the Picnic and Parade:

  • Joan and Wes Wilson
  • Louie Gabriel
  • John Mangus
  • Peter Bastinelli
  • Alex Gabriel
  • Diane Ruhl
  • Mary Ann Grogan
  • Pearl Windle
  • Peter Beznoska
  • Karen Mayne

For more photos from the event, check out our Album on Facebook

2018 Norfolk Water Quality Report is Out

The City of Norfolk has posted the 2018 Water Quality Report.

You can view the report by going here:

https://www.norfolk.gov/DocumentCenter/View/46054

For more information on Norfolk Water, you can check out their website, here:

https://www.norfolk.gov/index.aspx?NID=528

The City of Norfolk has also posted this helpful video about how water gets from source to tap:

[Update] Dynamic Speed Sign for Thole Street

The Suburban Acres Civic League requested that the City of Norfolk install dynamic speed signs in both directions on Thole Street to deter speeders.  It appears the City is ready to install the westbound sign; the eastbound sign will be installed later.

The Board of Directors of the Civic League recommends that the westbound sign (heading towards Granby Street) be located along the curb at 536/544 Thole Street, based on the City of Norfolk’s Division of Transportation analysis of optimum sites for this solar-powered sign.

A link to Google Maps shows the location of the proposed sign on westbound Thole Street:  https://goo.gl/maps/wk55XrX2DiV7XxLL7

Below is a picture of what the sign will look like – this picture was taken on Lakewood Drive.

The civic league General Membership will discuss and vote on the approval of the westbound dynamic speed sign at its general meeting on May 13, 2019.  Please come!

speed sign example

Update from the City of Norfolk on Household Hazardous Waste

FYI, the below was posted on Nextdoor.com on May 1, 2019 by the City of Norfolk…

HHW Will Remain at Waste Management until June 30

Due to the continuation of facility upgrades at SPSA’s Norfolk Transfer Station, Waste Management will continue to accept Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) through June 30. Residents may drop-off items at 1176 Pineridge Road between 10am-2pm, Monday through Saturday. The Towing and Recovery facility will continue to accept electronics and paper shredding 24 hours, 7 days a week. They are located at 1188-A Lance Road.