President’s Message

Written By: LMCL

Message from the President

August, 2015

Greetings Neighbors!

Some of you have renewed your membership in the Lago Mar Civic League and the board is grateful. Chances are though, if you step out your front door and look left and right, those households have not. If you haven’t joined or renewed we could certainly use your help. We think $75 is a great value. Payment can be mailed to 2133 Upton Dr. #126, Box 459, Virginia Beach, VA  23454.  [Visit Membership for more info]

Want to enjoy a great fall afternoon with neighbors? Come join us for the annual Fall Festival at Artesia Park October 10th at noon. Jeff Patrell is already planning his delicious barbeque and Shawn Rower has committed Ornamental Tile to the first barrel of hospitality. There will be activities for kids and a corn hole tournament for others. This is a great opportunity to meet new neighbors.

While I’m talking about dates and events, mark your calendars for December 11th at 6:00 p.m. when Frosty returns to the small park in Back Bay. Sharon Holmstrom and her committee perform an outstanding service inviting Lago Mar’s youngest the park with a gift for the USMC Toys for Tots program.

If you’ve walked the Nimmo Trail lately, you’ll notice a swath of trees has been removed parallel to the trail. According to the City’s Public Utilities project manager, water and sewer lines are within this utility right of way. Removing the trees and shrubs will enable the City to maintain these lines.

Own a golf cart? It’s now legal to use it on many streets in Lago Mar subject to certain rules. After a successful petition by one of our neighbors, City Council designated all streets, other than Back Bay, as part of the Golf Course Community. If enough Back Bay residents desire golf carts in their section the City may consider expanding. A few things to keep in mind. You must be an insured driver with a license, the cart must have an orange triangle mounted on its rear, have a rear view mirror and horn, only operate on 25 mph streets designated, have brakes, and headlights if you operate after dark and you must obey the rules of the road. See the full list of the rules on this site.

Thanks to Bob Armour for all his efforts to make the first Lago Mar Garage/Yard sale a huge success. The normally quiet streets of Lago Mar were a buzz with shoppers on a beautiful August 22 morning. Dozens of homes participated all over Lago Mar. We look for this to be an annual event.

Courtney Dyer, President


courtney Courtney Dyer is a native of Virginia Beach and has lived in Lago Mar for over 22 years. As a father, he is proud to have raised two daughters in Lago Mar and takes great comfort and satisfaction in what our neighborhood offers.