Wards Corner Task Force Meeting Schedule Set For 2017

December 9, 2016

On Thursday, December 8, 2017, a decision was made at the Wards Corner Task Force Meeting to continue meeting quarterly. You will find the 2017 meeting scheduled for the Greater Wards Corner Task Force Meeting below:

March 9, 2017
June 8, 2017
September 14, 2017
December 14, 2017.

Please enter these dates in your calendar. Time for all dates is 8:30 a.m. at The Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center, 7300 Newport Avenue.

All are welcome to attend.


Wards Corner Task Force Meeting, Thursday, December 8th, 8:30 a.m.

December 7, 2016

This is a reminder that the Greater Wards Corner Task Force is scheduled to meet on Thursday, December 8, 2016, 830 – 930 a.m. at the Norfolk Fitness and Wellness Center.

Wards Corner Task Force Meeting Agenda

Results for the Greater Wards Corner Task Force Survey

 


Norfolk Thanksgiving Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

November 22, 2016

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Please be aware of the holiday trash pickup schedule.  All trash scheduled to picked up on Thursday, November 24, 2016 will now be picked up on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
Feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.  In addition, you can find updates on the City of Norfolk’s website and social media outlets.
Have a wonder and safe holiday.

****Please share this information with your community and neighbors. 

Carlton Ray Ransom
Senior Neighborhood Development Specialist
Neighborhood Engagement
401 Monticello
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-823-4206 | 757-284-8072 mobile
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New Fire Station 12 Application Has Been Submitted To Architectural Review

November 22, 2016

The application for the new Fire Station 12 at 1655 W. Little Creek Road has been submitted to the Architectural Review Board. The design of this structure is important in that it will sit at the major intersection of Hampton Boulevard and W. Little Creek Road. Click Here For The Application with more information, site plan and pictures.

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FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Visiting Impacted Areas

November 9, 2016

Good morning,

Today, FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams will begin visiting impacted areas throughout the city.  Messaging is currently going out through Norfolk Alert, NextDoor and additional available means informing citizens of the following:

1. FEMA will be in the area
2. They will travel in teams and have proper credentials
3. There are no charges for their assistance and they will not be asking for money. If someone contacts you and says they’re from FEMA and asks for money, call and report it to 757-664-6510. We will maintain a list of all authorized FEMA representatives.

Just as a reminder, you can register for FEMA assistance through the following means:
1. Call 800-621-FEMA(3362) or TTY 800-462-7285
2. Online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
3. Register with a representative of FEMA’s Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in the neighborhood.


Hurricane Matthew Bulk Waste Update

November 5, 2016

The following is an update on Bulk Waste as a result of Hurricane Matthew:

A month after Hurricane Matthew slammed the region, Norfolk City teams in partnership with CrowderGulf contractors collected more than 26,000 cubic yards of storm-related debris.  That’s nearly half a football field worth of tree trucks, branches and limbs.

To make clean-up easy for residents after the storm, the City picked up bulk waste throughout October without a request.  Starting November 4th, residents are asked to once again schedule a bulk waste pickup.  Pickup will occur on the residents’ regular trash day.

CrowderGulf contractors will make a final sweep to collect large tree debris this weekend.  Beginning Monday, November 7th tree limbs larger than 6” inches diameter and quantities more than 3 cubic yards is the responsibility of the property owner to remove.

Norfolk trash trucks are equipped with GPS.  While crews collected a majority of storm debris, a few spots may have been missed.  Residents are asked to call and schedule pickup for any storm-related debris not picked up in October.

As a reminder, do not place debris near overhead wires, water meters and fire hydrants.

To schedule a bulk waste pickup, call the Norfolk Cares Call Center 664-6510 or online at www.norfolk.gov/requesttracker.aspx

Have a wonderful weekend.

Carlton Ray Ransom
Senior Neighborhood Development Specialist
Neighborhood Engagement
401 Monticello
Norfolk, VA 23510
757-823-4206 | 757-284-8072 mobile


The Downtowner Features Ward 1 Councilman On Its Cover

October 27, 2016

Have you picked up The Downtowner this week? An article on Martin Thomas Jr. is featured prominently on the cover! Councilman Thomas has been one of Wards Corners most effective advocates. Here are some highlights:

“With an educational foundation in urban planning, strong family ties to the Hampton Roads area, years of experience as an attorney, and a civic-minded background, Martin A. Thomas Jr. has the perfect credentials for city council. Jim English, longtime president of the Wards Corner Civic League, told The Virginian Pilot during Thomas’ campaign “Thomas knows how to negotiate, how the city works and how to get things done.” Don Musacchio, president of the Willoughby Civic League, told The Virginian Pilot that Thomas “has a knack for gathering the facts, asking questions and then convincing people of the right path forward.”

“Utilizing his educational and professional experience in public and urban planning, Thomas hopes to secure funding and execute the comprehensive plan in the best way possible. According to Thomas, work is “about halfway done at the moment.” He believes the plan is essential to the growth of Ward 1 and “we must continue to work this plan, period.”

Thomas aims to make Wards Corner an economically vibrant and family oriented destination. This will be accomplished with restaurants, small businesses, and neighborhood shopping centers. “A small business growing into a large business is the best thing that can happen for any local economy.”


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