Norfolk Cares IMPACT Adds Citizen Request Tracker for I-Phone

The first mobile application in the coastal region for residents to report issues, submit service requests and request information.

Norfolk is committed to delivering the highest level of customer service to its residents. IMPACT makes it easier than ever to interact with the city.

By going to the App Store and downloading the Citizen Request Tracker application and selecting Norfolk, VA. You can report issues, submit service requests and request information.

To date over 2,286 requests have been submitted utilizing the iPhone application.

City Offices Closed Friday, July 4th

 

The City of Norfolk’s government offices, including City Hall, will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. The closures includes the offices of the Commissioner of the Revenue and the City Treasurer.

Circuit, General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations courts will also be closed on Friday, July 4.

Libraries, recreation centers and all indoor pools will be closed Friday, July 4, but outdoor pools will be open during normal business hours. Beach lifeguards will be on duty from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

 

Refuse Collection to Take Place as Scheduled on July 4

Household Hazardous Waste at Pineridge will be closed.

Refuse collection will take place as scheduled on Friday, July 4.

Recycling will also be collected.

Requests for bulk waste collection must be made by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 3.

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and E-waste collection site located at 1176 Pineridge Road will be closed on Friday, July 4. The Division of Towing and Recovery accepts unwanted E-waste 24-hours a day and seven days a week at 1188-A Lance Road. Norfolk Residents must provide proof of residency; driver’s licenses or utility bills will be accepted.

Norfolk Sprint Triathalon

Location:  Community Beach Park, 700 E. Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk

 

Date: Aug 17, 2014

Time: 7:30am

Race starts at 7:00 AM There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive around 1 hour before the race to get registered for the event. T-shirts sizes can NOT be guaranteed for race day registers.CASH OR CHECK ONLY (checks made out to Bishop’s Events, LLC).

 

Registration forms, etc. are located on www.norfolk.gov

 

Norview Avenue EAST/Exit 279-B at Norfolk International Airport Scheduled to Close For Utility Work

 

Norfolk, VA –Beginning Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. through Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m., Exit 279-B from I-64 West will be completely closed. The closure is necessary to allow the City of Norfolk to complete utility work.  A map of detour routes can be found at http://goo.gl/maps/3abWv. Detour information is also listed in detail below.

Detours:

  • Motorists heading towards Military Highway that normally use Exit 279B “Norview Avenue EAST, Norfolk Int’l Airport”:
  • Option 1:
    • Take Exit 281/“Military Hwy.”
    • Bear to the right
    • Turn left onto Robin Hood Road
    • Turn right onto N. Military Highway
    • Arrive at Norview Avenue
  • Option 2:
    • Take Exit 278/“Chesapeake Blvd.”
    • Bear right onto Chesapeake Boulevard
    • Turn right onto Johnston’s Road
    • Turn right onto N. Military Highway
    • Arrive at Norview Avenue
  • Motorists heading to Norfolk International Airport (ORF) from westbound I-64W that normally use Exit 279B “Norview Ave. EAST, Norfolk Int’l Airport”:
  • Option 1:
    • Take Exit 281/“Military Hwy.”
    • Bear to the right
    • Turn left onto Robin Hood Road
    • Turn right onto N. Military Highway
    • Turn right onto Norview Avenue
    • Arrive at Norfolk International Airport
  • Option 2:
    • Take Exit 278/“Chesapeake Blvd.”
    • Bear right onto Chesapeake Boulevard
    • Turn right onto Johnston’s Road
    • Turn right onto N. Military Highway
    • Turn left onto Norview Avenue
    • Arrive at Norfolk International Airport

Citywide Public Safety Emergency Call

 

Good Morning,

 

On June 26, 2014 in partnership with Verizon, the City of Norfolk will test its public safety emergency call capabilities.

 

Beginning, at 2p.m. Nixle Emergency Alert System, will call every Norfolk landline phone with a brief, pre-recorded message.

 

The test will measure the time in which it takes to distribute a public safety emergency message.

 

The results will be incorporated into Norfolk’s Emergency Readiness Plan.  Outside of this test, citizens can expect an emergency call only in the event of a life safety emergency.  The Nixle system allows Emergency Management to target a specific area or the entire city with a life safety message.

 

If you haven’t already, please consider signing up to receive general (non-life safety) public safety alerts via text or email.  It’s easy!  Just sign up for Nixle Emergency Alert System, at Norfolk.gov Emergency Preparedness and Response webpage or text 888777.

Norfolk receives $4.6 million federal resiliency grant

Norfolk receives $4.6 million federal resiliency grant

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment in the Climate Action Plan to make local communities more resilient against future storms,…

As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment in the Climate Action Plan to make local communities more resilient against future storms, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced $102.7 million in competitive matching grants to support 54 projects along the Atlantic coast.

Norfolk received a $4.64 million grant for developing a green infrastructure plan and network for the Lafayette River watershed. The grant requires a $257,343 city match. The grant will be used to implement eight shoreline restoration projects and develop a green infrastructure plan and framework for the Lafayette River watershed. The project will strengthen the watershed’s resiliency, engage 40 veterans in a green infrastructure training course, and involve 160 high school students in hands-on projects.

The federal grants will fund science-based solutions to restore wetlands and other natural areas, better manage storm water using green infrastructure and assist states, tribes and local communities in protecting themselves from major storms such as Hurricane Sandy, which devastated much of the East Coast in 2012.

“We are taking the lessons learned from this natural disaster to help local communities strengthen natural barriers between themselves and major storms such as Sandy that can cause major flooding and other damage,” Jewell said. “Together with our partners, we are stabilizing beaches, restoring wetlands, and improving the hydrology of coastal areas, both protecting local residents from the next big storm while creating jobs and restoring habitat for wildlife.”

Projects under the Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grant Program will also provide an economic boost, creating hundreds of jobs in local communities. Many of the projects will place special emphasis on engaging and employing youth and veterans.

“These grants have the dual benefit of providing jobs while supporting the goal of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to make communities more resilient to future storms, predicted with a changing climate,” Jewell said. “Using sound science, these innovative projects will help rebuild, restore and research the natural areas along the Atlantic Coast.”

Annual Antique and Flea Market with Classic Car Show

The Rotary Club of Norfolk is reaching out to all the Norfolk Civic Leagues to support our ongoing community service. We are contacting each Civic League requesting that you circulate the attached information about our Annual Antique and Flea Market with Classic Car Show. We believe we are partners in our community and have common goals to serve our Norfolk home.  We ask that you inform your members and community about the opportunity to participate in this fund raiser by:

  1.      Becoming a vendor, and/or
  2.      Coming to the Antique and Flea Market and Classic Car Show

 

The Rotary Club of Norfolk will hold their Annual Antique and Flea Market with a Classic Car Show at Foreman Field – Old Dominion University. This is our major fundraiser for Hampton Roads charities. This year’s event will be a one day event on Saturday June 14th with a presale event the night before on Friday, June 13th.

 

The Rotary Club of Norfolk has a goal of giving $100,000 to our community in 2014 in celebration of our Centennial year. Our signature projects are:

  •          Rotary Smiles will provide dentures (complete or partial) to 100 financially qualified individuals in Hampton Roads, so they may continue with or obtain employment and self-sufficiency. This service is not provided by either Medicare or Medicaid.
  •          Calvert Square Boys and Girls Club – In light of current cutbacks to Youth programs, we will help ensure the continuance of this program.
  •          Technology and Literacy Centers – We will establish these centers in two selected Title One elementary schools in Norfolk.