General Meeting Thursday

The King’s Grant Community League (KGCL) will hold its first general meeting of the new membership year at 7:30 PM in the King’s Grant Elementary School auditorium on Thursday, October 20th.   All members and prospective members are invited to attend.

Our guest speaker for the event is Mr. J.D. Bannigan, the Real Estate Assessor for the city of Virginia Beach.  He will speak about the assessment process, what drives changes (that ultimately show up in your real estate tax bill), and will answer questions from the audience.  Mr. Bannigan is a lifelong resident of Virginia Beach.  He graduated from Princess Anne High School and attended Virginia Tech where he earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.  Later, he earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Old Dominion University.  Mr. Bannigan joined the Real Estate Assessor’s Office in 1972 and has held his current position as the city’s Real Estate Assessor since 1983.  For certain, Mr. Bannigan has seen many changes in real estate values during his career of public service.  He is a member of the American Society of Appraisers and currently lives just down the road in Thalia.  For the past ten days, he has been actively engaged in the city’s response to the serious flooding that occurred in some of our nearby communities.

In addition to our program, the KGCL Officers and Directors will report on what lies ahead for the year ahead, and we will approve our 2016-2017 budget.  Our Virginia Beach Police Department community liaison officer is also scheduled to attend and will be available to answer any questions.

Please come join us.

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City Evaluating King’s Grant Storm System

The City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Works is evaluating the condition of the storm drain system that serves the King’s Grant neighborhood.  The field crews you may see working represent engineering personnel from Hazen and Sawyer, a contractor of Public Works.  These crews may be observed along storm drainage easements and along the streets where the storm drain system is located.  Work will accomplished from mid-September until the end of October.

Storm Sewer Public Works Notification Map

Click here for a copy of the city notification flyer, with the Public Works point-of-contact.

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Kings Grant Parade and Picnic

Please come for our neighborhood parade and picnic on Monday, July 4th.  Our parade will step out at 11am on Monday at Witt Park on Kings Grant Road and proceed around the lake.  We have prizes for children with the best decorated bicycles (and the judging for this is very difficult because there are so many fantastic decorations).  We have pizza, hot dogs and watermelon.  We have music, events and a few games.  One of our young neighborhood musicians will render our National Anthem on her trumpet.  You can add your signature to the Declaration of Independence.

There are free Kazoos for the first 100 children who arrive. We will start our assembly in Blue Ridge Ct at 10:30 am.  We have kayaking on the lake, a volunteer making balloon animals, a free photo booth to take a memorable picture, and more.  A police officer will be present to show the kids all the cool stuff in his cruiser.

Bring your chair and a drink.  If you have a salad or dessert you want to share with neighbors, please bring it.  We will have a few tables to place things on and tableware.

Most of all we want YOU for the parade … either in it or watching.  Walk, ride your bike, push your stroller, drive your vintage vehicle, ride your motorcycle, or pull your wagon.  Decorations and flags are a part of the celebration.   Tell your neighbors.

We thank in advance these neighborhood businesses who are supporting our event with their participation and donations:

  • Kings’ Grant 7-11
  • Marco’s Pizza
  • Valentines Photo Booth
  • Wild River Outfitters

Our schedule (but subject to some adjustment of the event sequence after the parade):
10:30-11:00 Assembly

11:00 Parade start

11:45 Parade finishes

11:55 National anthem and flag raising

12:00 Announcement of bike contest winners (prizes)

12:00-2:00 Food (pizza, hot dogs & watermelon), music, contests and events

12:30-12:45 Watermelon seed spitting contest (prize)

12:45-1:00 Bubble gum blowing contest (prize)


We’ll see you there.  If there is a threat of rain, please check back to the KGCL web site or our Facebook page.

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Kings Grant Road sanitary pump station work reaches a milestone

IMG_4873Work to construct the below grade (underground) portion of the new sanitary pump station on Kings Grant Road near Sunnybrook Lane is complete. Neighbors may have noticed (and heard) the large steel cofferdam segments being pulled from the ground for the past several days and stacked at the site. These were the temporary walls for the deep hole (approximately 30’ below ground) where the heavily reinforced concrete wet well for sewage collection was built. The placement and removal of these steel segments was a noisy event heard for blocks. It won’t be long before the above ground work begins. The large crane that has been a fixture along the road for the past six months will soon be gone. Work is scheduled to complete near the end of November. Landscaping of the work site and restoration of the Triangle property will be done at that time.

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