News from the City on transportation safety improvements along Granby Street.
The minutes from the October 2019 Suburban Acres Civic League meeting held on October 14, 2019 are posted and available. Please click here to view the minutes from the meeting.
The meeting was extremely well-attended. Candidates on the ballot for the upcoming elections were in attendance and addressed the membership! Members had a great opportunity to hear from and interact with the candidates.
Candidates in attendance:
State Senate District 6
- Lynnwood Lewis
- Elizabeth Lankford
Delegate for District 100
- Rob Bloxom
- Phil Hernandez
Clerk of the Court
- George Schaeffer
We had a great turnout for the Crock-pot Cook-off and another year of fabulous dishes prepared by members! There is some serious cooking talent in our community!
Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who brought dishes and contributed to such a great event.
Here are the result of the cookoff!
- Crock-pot Cook-off Results:
- 1st Place: Gabriel & Helen Kinnison – Veggie Chili
- 2nd Place: Ann Owens – Beans and Beef
- Special Recognition: Marissa O’Neill – Chocolate Lava Cake
- Other food: Thanks to everyone else who brought delicious slow-cooked dishes (Everett Leseberg, Joan Wilson, and Dave and Kathryn Hunter); cornbread (Pearl Windle and Karen Mayne); and desserts (Noelle Gabriel and JoAnn Powell). And many thanks to Harris Teeter for its donation of gift certificates.
We’ll see everyone again at the Holiday Party in December!
The minutes from the September 2019 General Meeting are posted online. Please click here to view the minutes.
It was an excellent meeting with lively discussion between speakers and members. Highlights included plans revealed for work to be done on sewer/water drainage on Yorktown drive and ditch maintenance along the railroad tracks from Little Creek to Thole. Please review the minutes for more detailed notes.
City Councilwoman Andria McLellan also spoke to the membership and answered questions about infrastructure projects, multi-modal lanes, and the regional fiber internet ring project. Please review the minutes for more detailed notes.
Looking forward to more great, informative future meetings. See you out there!
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.
Note: The location for this month’s meeting has changed to Norfolk Collegiate Upper School because Suburban Park Elementary is closed for the summer.
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!
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
- Towne Bank
- Harris Teeter
- Sweet Frog
- Tinee Giant
- 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
The City of Norfolk has posted the 2018 Water Quality Report.
You can view the report by going here:
For more information on Norfolk Water, you can check out their website, here:
The City of Norfolk has also posted this helpful video about how water gets from source to tap:
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!
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.