Agenda for 23 May 2007 Sully District Council Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center meeting room 1, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. The meeting will be cancelled if Fairfax County Schools or after school activities are cancelled due to adverse weather the day of the meeting..
- Notes of the the 25 April 2007 Sully District Council meeting are available on our website.
- Nomination of Council officers for 07/08 Slate. If interested in serving in any of the five officer positions, President, 1st Vice President (Fairfax Federation Representative), 2nd Vice President (Membership/Activities), Secretary or Treasurer, please contact the current Council President
- Land Use and Transportation
- Proponent: Keith C. Martin
- Action: Rezoning from PDC to R-8 with a concurrent SE for Independent Living Facility for 200 units in conformance with the recently adopted APR. Also have a concurrent PCA/FDPA to delete the 7 acres from the PDC zoning approved with RZ 1998-SU-009.
- Location: Approx. 7 acres on north side of Rte 50 on Fair Ridge Dr.behind the Hilton Garden Inn
This a update - see the January 07 minutes
June 27 PC Billy O'Donnell staff coordinator.
- Proponent: Keith C. Martin
- Action: Rezoning (RZ 2007-SU-005) from R-1 to R-2 for 3 30,000 sf single family lots
- Location: 2.2 acre parcel on West Ox Rd sandwiched between Franklin Farm and Franklin Corner
- Proponent: Jane Kelsey of Jane Kelsey & Associates, Inc. for the The Montessori School of Fairfax, Inc
- Action: An increase in the number of children from 99 to 150 is being requested as well as another classroom and a multi-purpose room.
- Location: 3411 Lees Corner Road
- Proponent: Saeid Rahnavard for Vahid K. Amin
- Action: RZ # 2007-SU-006 rezoning of the subject property from the I-3 Light Intensity Industrial District to I-5 General Industrial District to permit the operation of warehousing with associated retail and/or other proffered uses.
- Location: The Property is located on the north side of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50), approximately 0.17 mile east of the Loudon County Line
As part of the development a mixed use building with associated parking lot will be constructed on the Property with a maximum floor area of 12,011 square foot (0.18 F.A.R.). Approximately 42,967.19 square feet (64.47 percent) of the Property will remain as open space. The property described as Tax Map 033-2 ((1)) Parcel 0003, is located at 15110 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway ("Property"). It is currently vacant. The site is part of Land Unit F-1, classified Area III - Dulles Suburban Center for Mixed Uses in the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan amended through 2-10-2003.
The Property is located on the north side of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50), approximately 0.17 mile east of the Loudon County Line. The site is surrounded by vacant properties to the north, east, Route 50 to the south, and wholesale, warehousing and storage facilities to the west. See vicinity map
- Old Business
- New Business
- At the Green Breakfast on May 5, Dr. Judy Okay (Riparian Specialist with the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program in Annapolis) presented half of the program on the status of the Chesapeake Bay cleanup. At the request of attendees, she promised to provide a copy of her PowerPoint material.
- Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council Reaching Out To Affiliate Organizations
- The mission of the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council is to harness the power of every individual through education, training and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues and disasters of all kinds. To build on community strengths to develop action plans to involve the whole community, including special needs groups. To focus on public education, training and volunteer opportunities for community and family safety. To promote and oversee Citizen Corps programs. To provide opportunities for special skills and interests.
- They have just restructured and reinvigorated the Council, an active community-based organization, and are asking for your organizationís formal participation in the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council. Meetings are held approximately six times per year at the Fairfax County Government Center. Members are also actively involved in multiple committees where they leverage the strengths of their individual organizations.
- If you are interested in have your organization represented on the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council, please send the name and email address of your assigned representative and an alternate to Ellen Kamilakis at Fairfax County so we can have them attend the next meeting.
- Additional information can be found on their website or feel free to contact them if you have any further questions.
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
- Governor Kaine Announces Increased Statewide Transportation Funding - Six-year improvement program public hearings announced.
Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced today that the Commonwealth Transportation Board has released a draft version of a six-year transportation program reflecting an additional $500 million a year in new revenues and bonds. In addition, the Governor announced that the Board will conduct five statewide public hearings between May 16th and May 31st in Richmond, Salem, Fairfax, Chesapeake and New Market.
- "As a result of our successful transportation compromise with the 2007 General Assembly, the Commonwealth now has significant new statewide funding to dedicate to public transportation, rail, and highway construction through our six-year transportation plan," Governor Kaine said. "I continue to be impressed with the focus on project delivery and transparency by the Board and our transportation agencies. The new strategies and transportation solutions reflected in this working draft demonstrate our continued commitment to improved efficiency and public accountability."
- Over the course of the next month, the board will examine and prioritize projects related to safety, congestion, the Public-Private Transportation Act program, corridors and other mandates, such as transportation impacts expected as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure process. For fiscal years (FY) 2008 through 2013, statewide public transportation funding will increase 44 percent, rail is up more than 40 percent, and highway construction dollars will increase by 35 percent. Overall highway construction funding available for allocation totals $7.8 billion. For public transportation, total funding is around $2 billion.
- "While the 2007 General Assembly provided more than $500 million a year in new revenue and bonds to our program, this working draft primarily reflects our ability to put existing projects on a quicker schedule," said Virginia Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer. "The focus will be on completing those projects on time, on budget and with quality."
- The working draft of the FY 2008-13 Six Year Improvement Program are available for public review at www.VirginiaDOT.org and www.DRPT.Virginia.gov. The program can also be reviewed at the Virginia Department of Transportationís (VDOTís) district and residency offices and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportationís Richmond office.
- The public may comment about essential rail, public transportation, commuter service, bicycle, pedestrian and highway projects (except local/secondary roads) at the hearings. Public comments will be considered before the board adopts a final program in June. The FY 2008-13 program will go into effect July 1, 2007.
- PUBLIC WORKSHOPS - Transportation Enhancement Program - (Deadline for Applications: Nov. 1, 2007)
The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding workshops across the state on how you can participate in an exciting program that makes federal funds available for projects adding to the cultural and environmental value of Virginiaís transportation network.
- Come to the workshop to learn more about applying for federal Transportation Enhancement project funding. Information will also be provided about the Virginia Byway and National Scenic Byways programs. The workshops last about two hours and are free of charge. Please attend the workshop that is most convenient to you; you do not need to register to attend.
- Roadway Improvements - Little River Turnpike - Route 236 Fairfax County
Find out about the proposed installation of pedestrian safety measures (signals, sidewalks, median extension, bus shelters, street lighting and pavement striping) beginning at the intersection of Route 236 and Beauregard Street and continuing to 0.02 mile west of Interstate 395.
- Review the project information at VDOTís Northern Virginia District Office located at 14685 Avion Parkway in Chantilly, (703) 383-2000, or toll free (888) 383-VDOT. An environmental document in the form of a Programmatic Categorical Exclusion will be available for your review at the above address.
- If your concerns cannot be satisfied, VDOT is willing to hold a public hearing. You may request that a public hearing be held by sending a written request to Mr. Bud Siegel, P.E., Fairfax Preliminary Engineering Manager, 14685 Avion Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151-1104 on or before May 24, 2007. If a request for a public hearing is received, notice of the date, time and place of the hearing will be posted.
- 2007 Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards Nominations Close May 31st
- Fairfax County is accepting nominations until May 31 for the eighth annual Environmental Excellence Awards Program. Residents, community groups, environmental organizations and local businesses are encouraged to submit nominations. One or more awards may be given in each of the following categories:
- Fairfax County residents.
- Fairfax County government employees.
- The Environmental Excellence Awards Program is designed to recognize individuals, organizations and businesses that unselfishly dedicate time, energy and expertise to improve the environment in support of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisorsí environmental goals. These goals, which were adopted by the board to foster a sustainable and vibrant living environment both now and in the future, are:
- Environmental protection, which seeks to preserve the countyís natural resources and meet or exceed federal, state and local standards for water quality, air quality and other environmental standards.
- Open space conservation, which seeks to preserve and protect stream valleys, woodlands and other ecologically valuable areas to protect plant and animal life.
- Energy conservation, which promotes energy efficiency and energy conservation in the public, commercial, residential and industrial sectors.
- In addition, the countyís Comprehensive Plan, the Board of Supervisorís 20-year Environmental Vision Statement, the Fairfax County Park Authority Policy Manual and other documents guide county agencies, decision makers and residents in protecting the environment. The county is committed to environmentally sensitive, pedestrian-friendly, transit-oriented development; teleworking; use of public transportation; air and water quality improvement; waste reduction and recycling; watershed protection and enhancement; parkland acquisition; wildlife and natural resource management; control of visual pollution; protection from environmental hazards such as radon gas, asbestos fibers, hazardous materials, noise pollution and unstable soils; and environmental stewardship.
- The Environmental Excellence Award recipients will be selected based on their advancement or support of the countyís environmental goals and policy statements, their dedication of personal time and expertise beyond normal fiscal or civic responsibilities and their role as a model for others to follow. Examples of activities meriting consideration for an award include:
- Identifying or protecting ecologically valuable habitats.
- Preserving or improving air quality.
- Restoring streams or other degraded natural environments.
- Controlling pollution or mobilizing communities to gather data to measure the impacts of pollution.
- Cataloging ecological assets.
- Achieving regional or global environmental objectives beyond county borders, such as contributing to the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.
- The awards program is administered by the Environmental Quality Advisory Council and is supported by the Fairfax County environmental coordinator and the Department of Planning and Zoning. Award recipients will be notified by Aug. 31.
- Key Dates and Contacts for Award Program
- Period of eligibility: June 1, 2006 - May 31, 2007
- Nomination period: March 1 - May 31, 2007
- Where to obtain nomination forms:
- Where to mail nomination forms:
- Environmental Coordinator
- Office of the County Executive
- 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 552 Fairfax, VA 22035
- Where to e-mail nomination forms: EQAC @ fairfaxcounty.gov
- For more information, call the Fairfax County environmental coordinator at 703-324-1788, TTY 711.
- Here’s an opportunity to make your own rain barrels to prevent stormwater runoff erosion and water your garden/lawn with recycled water.
- Dates: June, 2, 9, 11, 16
- RSVP deadline: May 30
- Cost: $35 per barrel
- Build Your Own Rain Barrel!
- Rain barrels can be attached to downspouts to collect rain water. The water they store can be used in the garden or for household chores saving water and money. Rain barrels also slow down stormwater decreasing erosion in our streams and limiting runoff pollution. Make a low-cost rain barrel to take home at one of four rain barrel building workshops offered in Alexandria and Fairfax County this spring!
- For workshop dates and registration information visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/rainbarrels.htm. A $35 fee will be charged for materials and supplies. Registration closes May 30, 2007 so sign up today!
- Public hearing Route 645 - Stringfellow Road
- Find out about the proposal to widen the existing two-lanes of Stringfellow Road to a four-lane divided roadway with sidewalks, curb and gutter and a raised median. These improvements will begin at the intersection of Stringfellow Road and Fair Lakes Boulevard (Route 7735) and continue north to its intersection with the Lee-Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50).
- Review project information at the public hearing, VDOTís Northern Virginia District office located at 14685 Avion Parkway in Chantilly, telephone (703) 383-2000, toll free (888) 383-VDOT. Property impacts and relocation assistance policies, and tentative construction schedules are available for your review at the above address and will be available at the public hearing
- Give your written or verbal comments at the hearing or submit them by June 22, 2007 to Mr. L. Bud Seigel, P.E., Preliminary Engineering Manager, 14685 Avion Parkway, Chantilly, VA 20151-1104. You may also e-mail your comments to us at: Meeting_Comments @ vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference "Stringfellow Road Widening Comments" in the subject heading.
- Date: Open Forum Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Project presentation at 6:00 p.m.
- Location: Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly
- Planned for 27 June 2007 Meeting
- Presentation by MWAA on current development in and around Washington Dulles Airport
- Election of Council officers for 07/08 Slate
- Land Use and Transportation
This a repeat performance, see the February 2007 agenda.
- Proponent: Amy Bruno, Bean, Kinney & Korman for Commerce Bank
- Action: Special Exception for a drive-through window for a bank
- Location: On the southeast corner of Walney Road and Rt 50
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee
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