Bridge Work

This week three of our bridges have been worked on. The first bridge was rebuilt and is located behind Amherst Circle.  A pot hole in the asphalt in front of it was patched as well.

Two missing pickets were replaced in the bridge behind Anderson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And at the bridge behind Babson Way, the wobbly handrails and a warped board were replaced. Just in time for school!

Safety Repairs & Improvements

Recently, the lifeguard chair was repaired by a volunteer board member instead of buying a new one. A small shelf was added for the phone in the clubhouse for the lifeguard and the emergency 911 signs were updated with the clubhouse address.

To solve the problem of puddling (a slip hazard) at one of the pool ladders and badly cracked cement, a section was torn up, a drain installed, and new cement poured. The drain empties out into the grass several feet away.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The asphalt at the bridge behind Bates and Anderson was repaired.

Caution signs were erected at the path entrances across the neighborhood. The signs also indicate that the paths for for Abingdon Village residents only and that dogs must be leashed.

Additionally, the damaged pet waste station trash can at the clubhouse was replaced by the contractor who was responsible.

 

Report problems to the City with SeeClickFix

The City of Virginia Beach is working with a phone app, SeeClickFix, which is designed to be used to report problems such as potholes, sidewalks, signs or traffic lights, abandoned grocery carts, overgrown vegetation, etc. You take a picture, write a brief description and it gets directed to the right department. A watch area for Abingdon Village has been created. Here are the details. https://seeclickfix.com/

A huge thank you to helpful neighbors!

Yesterday and today, several neighbors helped with tree work.  Vicki procured the equipment for the HOA at a discount. Keith, Scott, Bryan, Dean, Miles, Andre, & Johnnie helped with chainsaws, ropes and making piles.  

There was a broken branch hanging in a pine tree at College Park by Bennington which was taken down and cut up.  The dangerous and dead trees in the clubhouse area were cut down.  Now there is cleanup to do.  If you can take tree debris to the dump or to take home firewood, please do so.  Thanks!

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New Bridge by Bucknell Circle

The old bridge behind the middle of Bucknell Circle had two different kinds of rails, was missing several slats, and showed signs of decay.

 

 

 

 

 

A new bridge was recently built to replace it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additionally, the recent wind storms also took down a tree nearby, but thankfully, one of our neighbors saw it and cut it up for firewood, saving the Association the cost of having it done. We love volunteers!

More tree debris cleaned up

The tree at the clubhouse uprooted by the hurricane has all finally been removed. The last part took special equipment. The trunk and rootball were 2600 pounds and the additional tree debris that was still remaining was another 1500 pounds.  Additionally, hanging over the path behind Bradley was another branch broken by the same storm which was discovered and also removed. Whew!

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Working towards a cleaner and safer neighborhood

If you take a look at the clubhouse area, you will notice that the baby swing has been repaired and that the huge tree stump is being removed this week, weather permitting.

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Additionally, the City has placed rock at the culvert at the path behind Auburn and Bennington.

Rock at Auburn and Bennington

Volunteers Needed!

Neighbors can once again help with litter pickup this Saturday morning, 12/10 at 10 AM. litter2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Neighborhood Watch program is being reactivated.  We need concerned neighbors to step up and volunteer. Details to be provided this Sunday , 12/11 at 3 PM at the clubhouse. neighborhood-watch

Come join us!

 

Storm and Path Clean-up

The recent storm felled the pine tree at the clubhouse and took out the crossbeam of the baby swing.  Volunteers were out the next day assessing the damage and the following day, neighbors came out to help clean it up with chainsaws. At our Fall Clean-up on Saturday, much of the debris were further sawed and tossed in the dumpster.

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Additionally, Lloyd of LJ’s Lawns had his crew working on the path behind Adelphi, so neighbors can actually walk back there now.  It’s already a huge difference.  The attached map shows where they will be doing extra work in October (yellow zone).  See Clean-Up Zones here.

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We’ve partnered with the VB Adopt-A-Program!

AVHA has adopted Amherst Lane and Auburn Dr out to Military for litter pickup along the sidewalks. The Parks & Recreation Dept is providing supplies and will post a sign stating that the area is adopted.

As of this writing, other areas nearby are available for adoption by individuals or groups:  Level Green park, College Park Blvd, and Providence (from CVS to Treadquarters).

Over the summer a kids litter pickup club was formed by a resourceful young neighbor, and this past weekend, we all combined efforts to help clean up the streets. We picked up 55 pounds of trash!
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We’d love to have more neighbors participate. Check the calendar here and the announcements on Nextdoor for the next planned pickup.

Here is more information on the program. https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/parks-trails/caring-for-our-parks/Pages/adopt-a-programs.aspx