Colonial Place/Riverview Civic League
Ice Cream Social
NEXT BOARD MEETING will be Monday, July 20, 2009, at 7:00 pm.
DEADLINE for the September issue (no August issue) is Friday, August 21, 2009.
THIS MONTH'S MEETING AGENDA:   Ice Cream Social.
Colonial Place and Riverview are winning neighborhoods in so many ways, but last night I was surprised to find out that CPRV is now the winner of a new Troy Bilt chipper shredder from the Keep Norfolk Beautiful Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. I hope to see everyone out at the Farmer’s Market off of Church and 26th Street this month to partake in the annual CPRV Ice Cream Social. Artemis Stoll has been planning quite an event. If you venture to ride your bike up to the event, we will have the NPD on hand to register your bike for free. This is a great civic league meeting, as we put our regular business aside and instead focus on socializing with neighbors. Please make sure to bring out the entire family.
A lot goes into our newsletter each month and I’d like to officially welcome Blair Barbieri, our CPRV Newsletter Editor, to the neighborhood. Blair has been volunteering her time for months now to pull our newsletter together as her home was being built in Colonial Place. She hails from New Jersey and when we first met she said she really didn’t know where she wanted to live, but the civic league (and newsletter) helped her decide that she wanted to live within Colonial Place or Riverview. Blair is now celebrating the completion of her house so make sure to welcome her when you see her in the neighborhood ! Thank you Blair for all your hard work each month!
I also want to recognize all the of the newsletter distributors that make sure your newsletter ends up on your porch each month. Mary Hormell has been picking up our newsletters from the printer for years and separating them into bundles that get distributed throughout points in CPRV where our many newsletter delivery people then fan though the neighborhood and deliver the news door to door. Our newsletter is also put on the web at www.cprv.org by our webmaster, Jeanne Ullian. All this action takes place by volunteers each month to make sure that every person in CPRV can be informed of upcoming events, topics, and votes. Some civic leagues only publish a newsletter quarterly and some not at all, so we are all fortunate to live in a neighborhood with so much news that gets right to your door step and is easily accessed on your computer each month. Thank you to everyone who plays a part in making sure that CPRV is the most informed community around.
August is a month that the civic league traditionally takes a vacation from business, including publishing a newsletter, so in keeping with tradition, please note that there will be no newsletter in August. This will give Blair a chance to get settled in her new Colonial Place home before starting up again in the fall. I encourage everyone to keep up with the latest neighborhood news through the community e-mail list you can subscribe to from the www.crpv.org webpage. A lot happens in our neighborhood throughout the year, so stay informed, attend the monthly meetings, and get involved.
Four first timers were introduced.
Nominating committee presented the slate of officers. A motion was made and seconded to accept the slate as presented. All current officers were re-elected to their positions for another term.
A reminder was given that the Norfolk City Libraries Summer Reading program has begun.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Residents of Colonial Place and Riverview are urged to contact the city when they become of aware of properties being offered for rent within our neighborhood. Call Rusty Masten at 664-6527 (City of Norfolk) and request an Occupancy Permit Inspection for the vacant or soon-to-be-vacated rental property.
Once a month, open to everyone! Day and time may vary depending on who is hosting. Join the Veg Club listserve by going to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cprv_veggies/. Or send an email to: CPRV_Veggiesfirstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to join us or have any questions, contact Joanna at email@example.com
The traffic committee has been busy. I met with John Stevenson of the Division of Transportation on June 15 regarding the Delaware intersection. They did an extensive study on the timing of the lights and how to ease the traffic on Delaware. They have added some time onto the Delaware cycle and they do NOT recommend adding a left turn lane onto Llewellyn and do NOT recommend eliminating one of the right turn lanes at that intersection. However, their recommendation is to remove the no right turn sign on a trial basis with the provision that it could be put back if the traffic is so bad. There may be need for the civic league to support or deny this sign removal in the future via a vote.
Mr. Stevenson is coming to the July BOD meeting and the September general meeting to discuss their findings and recommendations. The dynamics of the neighborhood have changed a lot since the early ‘70s when the sign was put up. There are more stop signs and one way signs and more police presence than before to catch speeders plus not as many ODU students commute as they once did ...these are his words not mine. Please contact me if you have any questions.
CPRV regular size stickers are still only $1.00 each; mini stickers are a mere $.50 each. Even at these low prices the CPRV treasury benefits and you promote the neighborhood. Stickers will be available at the July meeting. (Please bring exact $$).
Get your “Stickers-by-Mail” by sending a check made out to CPRV to: Jeanne Ullian, 4400 Mayflower Road, Norfolk 23508. Be sure specify the number/size and your delivery address as I usually hand deliver these on my neighborhood walk.
We are offering Rich Earth™ for any person in Colonial Place growing a vegetable garden and willing to share their extra veggies in a gardens of gratitude program. We donated 2,000 lbs. of Rich Earth™ to Gardens of Gratitude in LA and would like to start on a small scale right here in Colonial Place. A free 5 lb. bag will be donated to any gardener willing to share extra fruits and vegetables with neighbors who are not so fortunate. Call me for more details.
Deadline for articles and advertising is the third Friday of the month
Community News Editor:   Blair Barbieri
Newsletter Advertising Chair: James Gregg
Community News Distribution:   Mary Hormell, Phone 627-2392
CPRV Web Page: www.cprv.org