Meeting 4/16

7:30 PM at King’s Grant Elementary School

This is our winter quarterly meeting.

Invited guests will present:

  1. OpenVB and “How to get a receipt for your taxes”, City of Virginia Beach and Code for Hampton Roads
  2. Walking Safely, Virginia Beach Optimist Club

Followed by a formal agenda

All are welcome.

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Help Light Witt Park

holiday-lights-signThe King’s Grant Community League will place holiday lights in Witt Park on Kings Grant Road next weekend (December 3-4).  Much of the work is simple – installing the light strings on the shrubbery.  Some of the other work is a bit more complicated as it involves hanging our lighted stars in the trees.  We invite our King’s Grant neighbors to come lend a hand with whatever you feel comfortable doing.  We will also hang our Christmas wreaths at the community entrance walls in Kings Grant Road.  We will work in two sessions:  Saturday from 9:00-11:00am and Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm.  Your King’s Grant Community League annual membership dues make this annual display possible.

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OpenVB launches with police incident data for King’s Grant

Our quarterly newsletter always includes a neighborhood police incident report, a printed snapshot of activity in King’s Grant. Yesterday, City of Virginia Beach published an online, open data portal, OpenVB, that includes police incident and call for service reports, together with EMS calls for service and other public safety data about VB. There’s a tool called a “Data Lens” where you can explore maps, charts, and tables. OpenVB also has data for business, finance/government, and neighborhood/environment. Check it out!

The “Data Lens” lets you explore.

Open VB

Explore the entire city by district.

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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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