Minutes of recent Civic League Meetings
    THALIA  CIVIC  LEAGUE, INC. MEETING  MINUTES  MAY  15, 2012

    President Rose Busetti called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. in the Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall by
    leading the assembly in a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Thirty people were present.

    Officer Joe Shank was not present.

    Speaker – Councilman Glenn Davis, Rose Hall District, spoke of items he knew we were interested in, being the Tide and
    the development of Thalia in relation to Town Center and Thalia waterways. He answered questions from the floor.

    Officers and Committee reports:
    V.P./Membership – Carl Swanson – 98 members as compared to 105 members last year.
    V.P./Neighborhood Watch – John Shourds - absent.
    Treasurer Sid Rader  –  Balance of $4,718.40 as of May 24.  Report attached to minutes.
    The Dredging Committee is having ongoing meetings with the City.

    New business – Cardinal Sign Corp. has given us an estimate of $_______* to put a permanent sign on the back of the tall
    pillar at the Thalia entrance on Thalia Road to announce civic league and garden club meetings, the website with
    interchangeable letters and numbers to announce dredge meetings and the annual yard sale.  The Garden Club is prepared
    to help pay for this project.  Barbara Eaton made a motion to spend not more than $1,200 (or 50/50 with the Garden Club).  
    The motion was seconded, discussed and passed.   

    Bruno Eddy, Chairman, Scholarship Committee.  He thanked the judges Mark Koromis, Carol Eddy and Donna O’Donnell,
    spoke about the critereia and had each applicant read their essay – “Growing Up In Thalia”. Erin Bushnell (VCU), Luke
    Carroll (VA TECH), Jacob Jullierat, Allison Marshall (VA TECH).  Allison Marshall was awarded the $1,000.00 scholarship.

    Door prize -  $30.00 flower punch card from Thalia Garden Club won by Alan McMillan.

    Announcements:
    1 – Next meeting is Thu, Sep 20, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.  This will be a political forum.

    There being no further business to come before the assembly, the meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m. with refreshments
    courtesy of June Berglund.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Bonnie Bradford,  Secretary

    * Note:  The estimate of $2,048.62 was not received until the next day from Cardinal Sign Corp.
    THALIA  CIVIC  LEAGUE, INC. MEETING  MINUTES  MAR  15, 2012

    President Rose Busetti called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. in the Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall by
    leading the assembly in a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Twenty  people were present.

    Program – Helen Webb Kuhns, Education and outreach coordinator for Lynnhaven River NOW, spoke on the state of the
    River now and gave out Pearl Home flags to qualifying residents who practice environmental changes that help our
    waterways.

    Officer Joe Shank spoke about targeted vehicles – get a locking gas cap as now thieves are siphoning gasoline out of
    vehicles.  

    V.P./Membership – Carl Swanson – no report.
    V.P./Neighborhood Watch – John Shourds - absent.
    Treasurer Sid Rader absent – Busetti read the treasurer’s report.  Balance brought forward $4,805.45.  Receipts $1,375.00;
    Expenses $760.85.  Balance of $5,419.60 as of March 15.

    New Business:
    1 – Operation Graduation Party at Princess Anne High School seeks donations to keep graduating Seniors safe.  Carl
    Swanson made a motion to donate $50.00 to Operation Graduation Party.  The motion was seconded and passed.

    Door prizes – Anthony Sitar won $200.00 worth of flowers.

    Announcements – Next meeting is Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.  Busetti said the Garden Club is looking for some
    way to utilize the “Thalia” sign and iron works salvaged from the column taken down on the Willis side of Thalia Road.  The
    items are on display at her house where the Garden Club yard sale will be Sat, April 28 from 8a.m. – 2p.m.   The Garden
    Club is looking to install a permanent sign behind the large pillar announcing the next date for Civic League and Garden
    Club meetings and the website (like the sign behind Thalia Wayside) by the Central Library.

    There being no further business to come before the assembly, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. with refreshments
    courtesy of June Berglund.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Rose Busetti, Acting Secretary
    THALIA CIVIC LEAGUE, INC. MEETING MINUTES DEC 1, 2011

    President Rose Busetti called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. in the Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall by
    leading the assembly in a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Thirteen people were present.

    Officer Joe Shank spoke about targeted vehicles – change, GPS and cell phone chargers are items stolen and no
    fingerprints are left because a gloved hand is used to break the window to gain entry.  A peeping Tom is operating across
    VA Beach Blvd  in the apartments and has not yet been apprehended.  He reminded us that if we observe something that
    does not look right, call 911 or the non-emergency number immediately, 385-5000.

    V.P./Programs Mac Rawls – introduced the Silver Tappers, fourteen women headed by Rita Holland.  The average age is 70
    and they still have “IT” as they danced through New York, New York and other favorite numbers.  What a charming, happy
    group of tappers.  Everyone was introduced after the finale.
     
    V.P./Membership – Carl Swanson – 17 members to date.
    V.P./Neighborhood Watch – John Shourds - absent.
    Treasurer Sid Rader – Reported $4,085.46.  Busetti read an Audit report dated Nov 17, 2011 by Kathryne R. Valentine.

    Unfinished Business –
    Thalia Dredging Waterfront Committee – Sid Rader said 2 meetings have been held so far.

    New Business:
    1 – Princess Anne High School’s Love Run/Walk 2012 on Sat, Feb 11, 2012.  Busetti read a letter asking for our support as
    they run through Thalia from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Allison Sitar made a motion, which was seconded, to support them.  The
    motion passed.  Carl Swanson made a motion to give them $50.00.  The motion was seconded and carried
    2 – All officers agreed to serve another term in their respective office.  There were no nominations from the floor.  Officers for
    2012 are President Rose Busetti; V.President/Programs  C. Mac Rawls; V.President/Membership  Carl Swanson; V.
    President/Neighborhood Watch  John Shourds; Secretary Bonnie Bradford; Treasurer Sid Rader.  Allison Sitar moved to
    elect the slate of officers as presented.  The motion was seconded and carried.  

    Door prizes – Maria Urbina won $200.00 worth of flowers; Sitars won 5 tickets to any show at the Little Theatre of VA Beach;
    Mac Rawls won a $25 McCormick & Schmick gift card; Carl Swanson won a $10 Kroger gift card; Pat Dowd won a $10
    Krispy Kreme gift card, and Jim DiNardo won a Christmas wreath made by Sid Rader.

    Announcements – Next meeting is Thursday, March 15, 2012.

    There being no further business to come before the assembly, the meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m. with refreshments
    courtesy of June Berglund.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Rose Busetti, Acting Secretary
Respectfully submitted by, Rose Busetti, Acting Secretary
Posted: December 12, 2012

    President Rose Busetti called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. in the Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
    by leading the assembly in a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Twenty-two people were present.  Paul
    Johnson made a motion to dispense with the reading of the May 24, 2014 minutes as copies were available to all
    present.  The motion was seconded and carried.  

    Officer Joe Shank, 3rd Precinct, described several car break-ins and Town Center Garage robberies.

    Speaker – V.P./Programs Mac Rawls introduced Woody Stephens and his slide show “Walks Around Thalia: Birds, Bugs,
    Blooms, etc.”

    Officers and Committee reports:
    V.P./Membership – Carl Swanson – we ended last year with 108 members.
    V.P./Neighborhood Watch – John Shourds – no report.
    Treasurer Sid Rader  –  Balance of $2,700.32 as of November 29.  Report attached to minutes.
    Thank you notes from Scholarship winner Allison Marshall (VA TECH) and PAHS Class of 2012 Operation Graduation
    were read.
    The Dredging Committee is having ongoing meetings with the City.
    New Business:
    1 – Princess Anne High School’s Love Run/Walk 2013 on Sat, Feb 16, 2013.  Busetti received an email asking for our
    support as they run through Thalia from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Carl Swanson made a motion to give them $50.00.  The motion
    was seconded and carried
    2 – All officers agreed to serve another term in their respective office.  There were no nominations from the floor.  
    Officers for 2013 are President Rose Busetti; V.President/Programs  C. Mac Rawls; V.President/Membership  Carl
    Swanson; V.President/Neighborhood Watch  John Shourds; Secretary Bonnie Bradford; Treasurer Sid Rader.  Paul
    Johnson  moved to elect the slate of officers as presented.  The motion was seconded and carried.  
    3 - Since we are operating outside of our by-laws because of term limits imposed on our officers, the following
    voluntered to review the by-laws and report back at the March 21, 2013 meeting.  The first meeting will be at the home of
    Rose Busetti, 612 Lynn Shores Dr., Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. 1 – Paul Johnson, Chairman; 2 – Kay Sawyer; and 3 – Carl
    Swanson.

    Door prizes -  $30.00 flower punch card from Thalia Garden Club won by Lucas Malarkey; two tickets to Cinema Café
    won by Carl Swason; $15 gift card to Saffron Indian Restaurant won by Woody Stephens; and $50 VISA gift card won by
    Officer Shank.

    Announcements:
    1 – Next meeting is Thu, March 21, 2013 – our program will be on Dredging.
    2 -  A flyer on Human Trafficking Forum on Jan 15, 2013 from 6pm – 9pm at Thalia Lynn Baptist Church.

    There being no further business to come before the assembly, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. with refreshments
    courtesy of June Berglund.

    Respectfully submitted,
    Bonnie Bradford,  Secretary


    THALIA  CIVIC  LEAGUE, INC. MEETING  MINUTES  
    MARCH 21, 2013 - The Dredging Meeting

    President Rose Busetti called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. in the Thalia Trinity
    Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall by leading the assembly in a moment of silence and the
    Pledge of Allegiance.  Sixty-five people were present. Minutes of the November 29, 2012
    meeting were available to all present.

    Officer Joe Shank, 3rd Precinct, discussed break-ins into autos and at the Mall.

    The chair thanked By-laws committee Chairman Paul Johnson, Carl Swanson, and Kay
    Sawyer for their recommendations to change the by-laws.  They were reviewed.  Carl
    Swanson made a motion to accepted the changes as presented.  The motion was seconded by
    Bruno Eddy, voted on and passed.

    Officers and Committee reports:
    V.P./Membership – Carl Swanson – we have 68 paid members.
    Treasurer Sid Rader  –  Balance as of March 21, 2013 of $3,555.22.  Report attached to
    minutes.  An audit report dated March 19, 2013 by Kathryne Valentine and Katherine Sawyer
    stated the books were in order for 2012 and include the first two months of 2013.  
    The Dredging Committee is having ongoing meetings with the City.

    New Business:
    1 – Paul Johnson made a motion to support Princess Anne High School’s Operation Graduation
    Party with $50.00  Carl Swanson seconded the motion, which passed.

    Announcements:
    1 – Deadline for the scholarship is May 1, 2013.
    2 – Next mtg is Thu, May 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm when our scholarship recipient is announced.
    3 – The “Thalia” wrought iron sign that used to be on the Willis Furniture side of the entrance
    to Thalia is for sale through a silent auction with the Garden Club on Sat, Apr 27 from 8am –
    2pm
    at 612 Lynn Shores Dr.  Opening bid is $100 with increased increments of $20 accepted.
    4 – Flower cards are $30 and are available April 2 – May 15 through the Garden Club.
    5 – Next Dredging meeting is April 10 with the City.
    6 – 2014 Nominating Committee – Mac Rawls, Chairman, Paul Johnson.  One additional
    person is needed.

    V.P. in Charge of Programs Mac Rawls, introduced his committee that has been
    working on Dredging.  John Shourds, Michelle Exum and Sid Rader spoke about
    the proposed dredging with 72 % of Thalians living on the water said “yes” to
    dredging; 9% said “no” and 14% have not responded.  Some questions were
    answered; others need to be addressed by the city.

    The meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m. with refreshments courtesy of June Berglund.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Bonnie Bradford,  Secretary

    THALIA  CIVIC  LEAGUE, INC. MEETING  MINUTES  
    MAY  21, 2013 - The Scholarship Meeting

    President Rose Busetti called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. in the Thalia
    Trinity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall by leading the assembly in a
    moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Twenty-six people were
    present.  


    Officer Joe Shank, 3rd Precinct, said a man is knocking on doors saying he lost
    his dog.  If you encounter him, memorize his features and what he is wearing
    and call the police (911).  There were several break ins around the area at
    unoccupied homes after he appeared.  The Civic League and the Garden Club
    presented Officer Shank with a flower card to thank him for his service to our
    residents.


    Officers and Committee reports:

    V.P./Membership – Carl Swanson – we have 100 paid members.

    Treasurer Sid Rader  –  Balance as of May 21, 2013 is $2,684.26.  Report attached
    to minutes.


    In the absence of Bruno Eddy, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, Busetti
    thanked the committee members, Mrs. Donna O’Donnell, Mrs. Carol Eddy and
    Mr. Tommy Callahan for their work in judging the applications.  The criteria
    includes academic excellence, extracurricular activities in High School, awards
    and honors, community service, a 500 word essay, and letters of
    recommendation.  Four of the five applicants were introduced – Erin Bradshaw,
    Allyson Carroll, Kelly Kirby and Christopher Smith.  Absent was Nicholas
    Davidson.  The four present each read their essay and told of their future plans.  
    Allyson Carroll was presented with a $1,000 check.


    Announcements:

    1 – Next mtg is Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. when our political forum will be
    held in the Church sanctuary.

    2 – Candidate Colin Stolle was introduced so residents to speak to him
    afterward.

    Door Prize – Skip White won a $25 MacDonald’s Garden Center gift certificate.

    The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m. with refreshments courtesy of June
    Berglund.



    Respectfully submitted,

    Bonnie Bradford,  Secretary

Thalia Civic League, Inc.  Meeting Minutes -- Nov. 21, 2013

President Rose Busetti  called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m. in the Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall by leading
the assembly in a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.  Nineteen people were present.

Paul Johnson made a motion to dispense with the reading of the May 16 meeting minutes as copies were available to all present.  
The motion was seconded and carried.

V.P./Programs Mac Rawls – introduced Edward M. Brazle, Division Chief, Department of Emergency Medical Services for City of
VA Beach. When the Town Center Fire Station is operational, the Thalia Fire Dept. fire truck and firemen will be relocated; the two
left bays will be torn down and the original (historic) structure will be modified to house two ambulances and have 6 EMS’s on
hand to handle the more than 2,000+ calls they responded to in 2012.  The Museum will not be housed at Thalia.  Ed answered
questions from the floor.

V.P./Membership – Carl Swanson – we have 107 members.

V.P./Neighborhood Watch – John Shourds – while there were no incidents, June Bergland reported an incident at her house and
Paul Johnson discussed a recent robbery on his street.

Treasurer Sid Rader – May 21, 2013  balance $2,684.26; Nov 21, 2013 balance $2,474.90
(Treasurer’s report attached to minutes).  Proposed budget for 2014 in the amount of $2,194.40 (attached to minutes) was
presented.  Pat Dowd made a motion, which was seconded, to accept the budget as presented.  The motion passed.  John
Shourds made a motion to give $50 to PAHS for the Love/Run Walk through Thalia that is held in Feb each year.  The motion was
seconded and passed.

Unfinished business:
1 – Thalia Dredging Waterfront Committee – John Shourds and Michelle Exum:

The Buchanan Creek SSD dredging project was presented to City Council on Tue, Aug 20 and City Council has agreed to move
forward and petition homeowners.  A meeting was held Wed, Sep 18 with the City and the Buchanan Creek Community
representatives from Malibu/ Birchwood, Thalia, and King’s Grant. The purpose of the meeting was to finalize the homes that will
be considered participants in the most critical phase of this project; that being the release of petitions for home owner
signatures.  Currently the three neighborhoods involved have an overall 78% in favor with 10% of homes still left to contact.  We
need 80% in favor for the SSD to pass.
A new ordinance was adopted by the City to allow for the “deferment "of all SSD costs should a homeowner qualify for any
reduction in property taxes.  The deferment would be payable by the next property owner or estate, whichever is applicable. This
is a very viable solution for many of our neighbors who expressed reservations about participating in the project due to the
financial considerations. Below I have included the key point outline of the City's ordinance and  should any of our neighbors be
interested in taking advantage of these programs, please contact the City Treasure’s office.


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REAL ESTATE TAX RELIEF
Real estate tax relief is available to Virginia Beach taxpayers qualified under the provisions of the Code of Virginia, Title 58.1-3210
through 3218 and city ordinance #3133, adopted May 11, 2010.  The tax relief offered is either a tax exemption ranging from 20%
to 100% or deferral.  The provisions are as follows:

•         You or your spouse were age 65 by Dec 31 of the previous year.
OR
•         You or your spouse were permanently disabled by Dec 31 of the previous year.
AND

Your annual household income cannot exceed $63,450 for tax exemptions, or $67,000 for tax deferral:
-  The applicant's and the spouse's income are included. For 2012, the income is limited to that income that is subject to tax under
federal income tax laws, regulations, rules, or policies.
-   Excludes up to $5,000 of any permanent or temporary disability benefit received by the owner.
-   If the owner is permanently and totally disabled, the first $10,000 of his income shall not be included.
-   Your net worth may not exceed $350,000.

DEFERRAL OF SSD FOR QUALIFIED SENIORS

The City Council has approved four special service districts for neighborhood dredging after adoption of the most recent special
service district City staff was directed to provide an avenue for deferral of special service district levies for qualifying seniors and
disabled persons

The ordinance will require the home owner to make an application to the Commissioner of the Revenue as do all participants in
the general tax relief program for seniors and disabled persons. The general qualification requirements include; age and/or
disability, net worth limitations currently ($350,000 excluding residence and income). The ordinance permits the deferral to be in
the same percentages as the owner would qualify for exemption in the general tax relief program.

The current exemption bands are:
1.      Income between 0 and $47,000 eligible for 100% exemption
2.      Income between $47,000.01 and $51,200 eligible for 80% exemption
3.      Income between $51,200.01 and $55,000 eligible for 60% exemption
4.      Income between $55,300.01 and $59,400 eligible for 40% exemption and
5.      Income between $59,400.01 and $63,450 eligible for 20% exemption

The deferred special service district levies become due and payable upon the sale of property or the disposition of the estate in
the event that the property owner passes away.

The most recent update from the City is that the Buchanan Creek dredging project is next in line for the petitioning process!  It is
expected that the petitions will go out by mid-February 2014.  This is the schedule established by staff at the City Attorney’s
Office.  We will continue to work and keep you informed with updates of the status of when the petitions will be ready for
distribution from the City.  If you have any questions or concerns contact John Shourds or Michelle Exum.


NEW  BUSINESS:
1 – A letter was received from Bruce Mills requesting the Civic League refurbish the Thalia Shores brick columns for $4,500.  
Bruce showed the current columns and how they could be improved.  With 160 lots in Thalia Shores, each home could donate $25
for this cause.  The Treasurer stated that we can’t get homeowners to give $10 for Civic League dues.  

2 –  Paul Johnson, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, presented the slate of officers for 2014:  President – Scott Flax; V.
President/Programs – C. Mac Rawls; V President/Membership – Carl Swanson; V President/Neighborhood Watch – John Shourds;
Secretary – Rose Busetti;
Treasurer – Sid Rader.  
There were no nominations for any office and Ann Garrett made a motion to accept and elect the slate of officers.  The motion
was seconded and passed.

Door prizes –
$15 gift card to Saffron Indian Bistro was  won by Elaine Stephens.
$15 gift card to Saffron Indian Bistro was won by John Shourds.
Announcements:
1 – Next meeting is Thu, Mar 20, 2014.

Refreshments courtesy of June Berglund. The meeting is adjourned at 8:35 p.m.


Rose Busetti, Note Taker

                THALIA CIVIC LEAGUE, INC. MEETING  MINUTES – Mar 20, 2014

Past President Rose Busetti called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m. in the Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church
Fellowship Hall and turned the meeting over to President Scott Flax, who led the assembly in a moment of silence for
our troops serving around the world.  Thirty-two people were present.

Carl Swanson made a motion to dispense with the reading of the Nov 21, 2013 meeting minutes as copies were
available to all present.  The motion was seconded and carried.

Officer Joe Shank introduced a future police officer, Robert Wilson, and reminded everyone to call 911 immediately
rather than hedge about something you notice that does not appear to be right.  Lock your vehicles, do not leave
laptops in view.      

V.P./Programs Mac Rawls – introduced Mark Wawner, P.E., Project Development Coordinator for the Department of
Economic Development, City of Virginia Beach.  His slide presentation included current and futuristic images of Town
Center, including the newWalMart, fire station, and a proposed pedestrian walkway over Independence Blvd.  Mark
then answered questions from the floor.

V.P./Membership – Carl Swanson – at the end of 2013 we had 107 members.  Right now we have 30 members and
Sid will pass applications for 18 additional.

V.P./Neighborhood Watch – John Shourds –

Treasurer Sid Rader – Mar 20, 2014  balance $2,685.44

New Business -  Scott discussed several items:
1 – Have a July 4th parade in the neighborhood with children riding their bicycles behind one of the fire trucks.   
Needs a committee to come up with a route.
2 – Sponsor a movie night in August/September. Wants volunteers
3 - Please join NEXTDOOR.com so we can communicate with Thalians on a variety of topics.

Dredging - John Shourds had no further information about our standing, except the next meeting is March 25.  

Announcements:
1 - Thalia Garden Club Annual Garden Sale is Sat, April 26 from 8am – 2pm at 612 Lynn Shores Dr.  The club will
accept consignment items (no clothes, no jewelry).  Three items maximum, $25 minimum price.  Call Rose 306-8901
to drop off donations.
2 – Thalia residents have opened a restaurant at Loehmann’s Plaza, Hair of the Dog.

Door prizes – Joan Shofield won a $25 restaurant card and Sid Rader won a $10 phone card.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8:30 p.m. with fantastic refreshments courtesy of June
Berglund.

Rose Busetti, Secretary

    THALIA CIVIC LEAGUE, INC. MEETING  MINUTES – May 15, 2014



    President Scott Flax called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. in the Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall and led
    the assembly in a moment of silence for our troops serving around the world.  Thirty-five people were present.


    Sid Rader made a motion to dispense with the reading of the Mar 20, 2014 meeting minutes as copies were available.  The
    motion was seconded and carried.


    Scholarship Chairman Bruno Eddy introduced Salem High School student Rebecca Bushnell, who read her composition on
    “Growing Up in Thalia”.  She will attend Virginia Commonwealth University and received a check for $1,000.00 from the Civic
    League & Garden Club.        


    V.P./Programs Mac Rawls – introduced State Senator Frank Wagner, who has served since 1991.  He discussed the state
    budget and the Affordable Care Act and answered questions from the floor, including the percentage of disbursement of lottery
    funds to education.


    Dredging – Michelle Exum and John Shourds said letters went out April 7 and home owners have 90 days to return their intent.  
    Thirty-six (36) per cent have responded.  Questions should be directed to Mr. Rommell Tamaayo, City of VA Beach, 385-4511.  
    Eighty (80) per cent response is needed.


    V.P./Membership – Carl Swanson –



    V.P./Neighborhood Watch – John Shourds – a woman carrying a small child is knocking on doors after 8 p.m. asking for
    money.  Please call the police.   

     

    Treasurer Sid Rader – May 15, 2014  balance $2,358.72



    Old Business -  Scott discussed several items:

    1 – July 4th parade with the #7 Fire truck leading children riding their bicycles.   Contact
    Scott to volunteer, Cell 353-1539

    2 - Please join NEXTDOOR.com so we can communicate with Thalians on a variety of topics.

    3 – Sponsor a movie night in late summer – maybe at Steinhilber’s. Wants volunteers.



    New Business

    1 – Sid Rader will install a pet waste station on Piney Point Road through a free grant
    program with the city.


    Door prizes – Joan Schofield won a $20 Tijuana Flats gift card.


    There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8:45 p.m. with delicious refreshments courtesy of June Berglund.


    Rose Busetti, Secretary
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           THALIA CIVIC LEAGUE, INC. MEETING  MINUTES – November 20, 2014


    President Scott Flax called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. in the Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church
    Fellowship Hall and led the assembly in a moment of silence for our troops serving around the world.  Twenty-
    one people were present.


    V.P./Programs Mac Rawls – introduced Robert Steinhilber’s daughter, Jeanne, who talked about Summerville
    (and sent photographs around).  Grandson Brady ran a slide show and showed Lynnville Crescent when it
    was the airfield.  What a nostalgic walk down memory lane about the early days when Thalia was the
    “country” you visited to get away from the hustle and bustle of Norfolk city life.  Jeanne also touched on the
    slot machines that were on the property during World War II.  They gave everyone in attendance a $25 gift
    card to the restaurant.  Wow!


  • Norfolk Florist flower cards were presented to police liaison Officer Joe Shank and to Hospitality Chair
    June Berglund from the Thalia Garden Club for their service by Rose Busetti.


  • Officer Shank described a 25 – 30 year old white male with very white teeth (riding a bicycle that he
    hides behind your car) soliciting money to retrieve his towed car.  Call 911 immediately.  This fellow is
    getting money throughout Thalia and working his way toward King’s Grant.


  • In the absence of Treasurer Sid Rader – Nov 20, 2014  balance $2,383.21.  The proposed budget for
    2015 was offered with total expenditures of $2, 294.40.


  • Door prizes – June Berglund won a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card from the Civic League and Ellie
    Kreassig won a Norfolk Florist flower card from the Garden Club.


  • Next meeting is Thursday, March 19, 2015.


  • There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8:32 p.m. with delicious refreshments
    courtesy of June Berglund.


           Rose Busetti, Secretary



    *** Neighbor Paul Johnson’s greenhouse will be featured in Mary Reid Barrow’s Sat, Nov 22

    Newspaper column.

THALIA CIVIC LEAGUE, INC. MEETING MINUTES
                               May 14, 2015


    President Scott Flax called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. in the Thalia Trinity
    Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall and led the assembly in a moment of silence for our
    troops serving around the world.  Fifty-six (56) people were present.

    Officer Shank from the Third Precinct took questions from the audience about police
    matters.

    Bruno Eddy, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee, thanked the 3 members of his
    committee for reviewing the applications:  Mrs. Carol Eddy, Mrs. Helen Johnson, and Mrs.
    Gail Kynett.  Eva Hahn and Kaleigh Berns read their essays.  Kaleigh Berns was awarded a
    $1,000 check and Eva Hahn received a $100 check.    

    V.P./Membership – Carl Swanson – said we had 73 members so far in 2015 (28 new).

    Scott is looking forward to the July 4th parade.  Check Thalia next door for details.

    In the absence of Treasurer Sid Rader, Secretary Busetti reported a balance of $2,319.63
    (yes, the Scholarship money was paid before this balance was reported).

    V.P./Programs Mac Rawls introduced Deni Norred.  She showed new slides, spoke of the
    history of Thalia, the Lynnhaven Country Club, and the fact that we are a generational
    neighborhood.

    Door prizes – G. L. White won several old VA Beach postcards framed (donated by Sid
    Rader) and Doug & Elena Miller won the Thalia Garden Club flower card.

    Next meeting is a political forum on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at 7 p.m. in the church
    sanctuary.

    There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 9 p.m. with delicious
    refreshments courtesy of June Berglund.


    Rose Busetti, Secretary

    THALIA CIVIC LEAGUE, INC. MEETING MINUTES
                                                          Nov 19, 2015

     
    President Scott Flax called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m. in the Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church
    Fellowship Hall and led the assembly in a moment of silence for our troops serving around the world.  
    Thirteen (13) people were present.

    An email from Officer Shank of the Third Precinct two days earlier warned of three break-ins in the
    Kings Grant area with residences being entered from the rear.

    V.P./Programs Mac Rawls introduced Erin Sutton, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator in
    the Office of Emergency Management.  Her presentation on “Disaster Preparedness and Recurrent
    Flooding” was very informative.  You can go to VBGov.com and sign up for reverse 911 alerts.  Flood
    vents under your home can reduce your flood insurance premium.

    Treasurer Sid Rader presented a financial report dtd Nov 19, 2015 with a  balance of $2,596.27
    after expenses.


    New Business:

    1 - President Flax said the committee for dredging’s first effort failed.  He read an email from
    Michelle Exum on Nov 17 about a new configuration.

    2 – Treasurer Sid Rader requested to retire from his position at the end of the year.  Rose Busetti
    thanked him for his untiring service to the Thalia Civic League.  Mrs. Busetti made a motion to elect
    Michael Dougherty as Treasurer.  The motion was seconded by Rob Jordan and passed.


    Announcements:

    1 – Sid Rader spoke about Service Area 241 – Thalia Manor Sanitary Sewer System Rehabilitation
    Project. It starts in early 2016 (about 18 months duration) to renew the sanitary sewer collection
    system, eliminate backyard sewer pipes that cannot be maintained, prevent sanitary sewer overflows
    and rehabilitate the water distribution system.  It includes replacing a section of water main on Thalia
    Dr, between Lynn Shores and Bryan Ln; replace a section of sewer force main on Thalia Dr, between
    the sewer pump station and Greentree Dr; install a section of water main along Bryan Ln; replace 4
    existing fire hydrants; install 4 new fire hydrants.  Estimated project cost - $6.5 million (sewer) and
    $0.9 million (water).  Rey DeVera, PE RDeVera@vbgov.com, 757-385-4091

    2 – President Flax asked residents to go to “nextdoor” and answer 2 questions –

    How can we help you? and (2) What are your concerns?

    3 – President Flax gave a handout on “History of Little Free Library”, The Worldwide Movement and
    will check with the city about restrictions and see if we can place a few in the neighborhood.

    4 – President Flax would like residents to give him their email address so he can send out no more
    than 6 notices a year about upcoming events in the neighborhood.  His email is scott@tavss.com

    5 – The Civic League will pursue having a meeting at Thalia Trinity Presbyterian Church on Jan 21,
    2016, in the sanctuary for the purpose of having a city wide discussion on light rail.

    6 - On behalf of the Thalia Garden Club, Rose Busetti presented June Berglund a flower card and
    thanked her for all her delicious refreshments.  Officer Shank (who was sick and absent) was
    thanked publicly for his work with Thalia residents.


    Door prizes – Michael Dougherty won the Thalia Garden Club flower card.


    There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8:45p.m. with delicious refreshments
    courtesy of June Berglund.  The coconut cake was fabulous!


    Rose Busetti, Secretary