5 August 1996 Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Report
by Jeff Parnes
- Attendance:Dick Frank (TAC), Carol Hawn (Singleton’s Grove), Carole Korziluis (North Lake Village), Jeff Parnes (Chantilly Highlands), and Glenn Stroup (Franklin Farm)
- The Planning Commission moved their public hearing concerning the amendment of the zoning ordinance dealing with gas stations and mini-markets to 8:15 p.m. 30 October 1996.
- Funding for several other planned improvements was postponed or reduced to expedite the design and construction of a fourth lane on I-95 from Newington to the Occoquan crossing. These include both reducing the funding for I-66 traffic management and the expansion of I-95 HOV lanes into Prince William County, and delaying the rebuilding of the I-66 weigh stations from 1997 to 2000.
- The Board of Supervisors gave their final approval for this year's spot improvements program with the total cost at around $2.1 million. The county decided not to go forward with the original primary Sully District improvement, construction of dual left turn lanes from east-bound Rt. 29 to northbound Rt. 28. Instead, the state will build a partial interchange at the intersection of Routes 28 and 29. Some of the spot improvements can cost as much as $100,000, as will the construction of a left-turn lane from southbound Centreville Road onto Kinross Circle (South).
- Marlo is going forward with the planned rezoning of its site at the southwest corner of Routes 28 and 50. Marlo postponed the original rezoning due to an adverse possession lawsuit filed by some current occupants of one of the parcels. They claimed that they owned the property due to adverse possession. Rather than postpone the rezoning on the overall site, Marlo is going forward without the parcels in question.
- The Occoquon Regional Park is on property owned by the Federal Government. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority operates the park subject to a long-term lease. As part of the study of the future of the Lorton site, the Lorton Task Force is recommending that the county and state pursue having Congress donate that property to the Park Authority
- The county is getting ready to implement a storm water utility maintenance fee. The fee will probably average out to about $18 per year for a typical house in the county.
- The joint committee to discuss Occoquon River crossings met this summer.The committee consists of three supervisors from each of Prince William and Fairfax Counties. Both the of counties’ and the state’s transportation staff support the committee's efforts. The committee wants the staffs to prepare a destination/origination study using existing data. Dick Frank is trying to involve the county’s Transportation Advisory Committee in determining the direction of the study (cost and parameters). This issue is a highly political one. There is keen interest by the citizens near the current Yates Ford Bridge (they want traffic reduced or eliminated) and those on the Routes 28 and 95 corridors (they want the traffic evenly dispersed over all the crossings).
- Dick Frank sponsored a meeting in Centreville to discuss the impact of reduced county funding on the bus system. This year the county cut funding by $21 million. The citizens complained of elimination of routes and increases in commuting times. One of the questions raised was that if public transportation is the only long range solution to the area’s transportation problems, does it make sense to cut service and discourage those citizens currently using the service in the short term?
- The next meeting of the Sully District Council Land Use and Transportation Committee will convene Monday, 9 September 1996 at 7:30 p.m. At the meeting a representative of APC will speak on their plans for building additional communications facilities in Sully District
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
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