Essentially, McDonald’s needs to revise the proffers and file for an SEA to allow for a drive though fast food establishment in the Sully Station II shopping center. The following information was provided by the proponent:
At the meeting Ms. Harbin explained that MacDonald's wanted to move the current in-line facility from the middle of the shopping center to the center's southern tip, south of the current southern access road. The free standing facility would have no direct access to Stone Road but be accessable from the existing entrance road.
Although they had originally mentioned operating hours of 5 Am to 11 Pm, they agreed to limit operational hours to those in the shoppping center's proffered conditions of 6 Am to 10 Pm.
Ms. Harbin explained that through their previous meetrings with the neighborhoods, they found that the major neighborhood concerns were lighting, traffic and trash. As the aim of the zoning approval process was to try to mitigate the citizen concerns, they were planning to meet on the site at 7 Pm on 7 Jan 03 to review lighting levels with a light meter. They also agreed that the lights on their parcels would be at the same level as currently exist at the shopping center.
Tim Samson, who had previously presented the plans for Fair Oaks Hospital expansion at the August meeting, returned to report on their discussions with local communities. The Planning Commission public hearing is Wednesday 4 December, with the Board of Supervisors hearing on 9 December.
The committee’s comments included:
Local communities commented on the hospital’s willingness to work with them.
The committee recommended unanimously that the Planning Commission approve the Special Exception subject to the development conditions being acceptable to staff. Additionally, the committee:
Under the ordinance, each HOA that owns common area land must be a nonstock corporation. Under the state code, each corporation must file an annual report with the state corporation commission in Richmond, listing the officers and directors and a registered agent. That information is used for all sorts of official notices, lawsuits, subpoenas, etc. and is kept on a free website, and is also available by telephone. That information may not be 100% perfect but is much better than what is in DTA.
A suggestion would be that if the civic association were a corporation, that the applicant notify an officer or the registered agent as listed in the records of the SCC. If it is not listed with the SCC then the civic association's address as determined by DPWES, which might be what the supervisor had [again that is hit and miss, there is no requirement that anything ever be updated]. If there were a district council or an umbrella group they would be a good resource but maybe that doesn’t belong in the ordinance.
Another issue with creating a brand new board for this category of public hearings is the budgetary implications. Will they be paid - like the BOS, BZA, PC, etc - or is this part of their job, or what? Do we need additional staff positions for a clerk, secretary, office supplies, packets, someone to do the advertising, staff coordinators, etc? What does all that cost? The filing fee for the public hearing cases is only $100 extra and it is doubtful that is enough even to cover the newspaper advertising. The county should be breaking even at least.
The committee voted unanimously to endorse Jim’s concerns and have him speak for the committee at the public hearing. The public hearing scheduled for 5 December was canceled due to snow and will be rescheduled
The Fairfax County Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC) is an advisory group that has been appointed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to advise the Board on environmental matters. The Council is comprised of one citizen representative from each Magisterial District, four at-large members, and one student representative. Each year, EQAC holds a public hearing to obtain citizen input on issues of environmental concern. The public is encouraged to attend and share views on the state of the environment and to identify any environmental issues applicable to Fairfax County. Environmental issues considered by EQAC include water quality, air quality, noise, hazardous materials, solid waste, stream valley protection, wildlife management, light pollution, visual pollution, and the use and preservation of ecological resources. The Council would welcome your written and/or verbal testimony.
The public is encouraged to attend and share views on the state of the environment and to identify any environmental issues applicable to Fairfax County. Environmental issues considered by EQAC include water quality, air quality, noise, hazardous materials, solid waste, stream valley protection, wildlife management, light pollution, visual pollution and the use and preservation of ecological resources.
To be placed on the speakers list or for additional information, call the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning at 324-1210 or send an e-mail message to EQAC@fairfaxcounty.gov
In case of inclement weather, call 324-1210 the day of the public hearing
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee