Agenda for 25 June 2008 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 canceled if Fairfax County Schools or after school activities are canceled due to adverse weather the day of the meeting.
- State of Sully presented by Sully District Supervisor Mike Frey
- Election of new officers
At the May Meeting the following nominations were accepted for Sully District Council's elected positions:
- President; Mark McConn (Bull Run)
- 1st Vice President (Federation Representative): Jeff Parnes (Chantilly Highlands)
- 2nd Vice President (Membership): Lewis Grimm (Franklin Farm)
- Treasurer: Jay Johnston (Virginia Run)
- Secretary: Derek Dubard (Second London Town West)
- Land Use and Transportation
- Proponent: Jonathan D. Bondi of Bowman Consulting for Sun Trust Bank
- Action: Special exception application (SE 2008-SP-015) for a drive-in bank
- Location: Sun Trust Bank located in the Greenbriar Shopping Center
This was last briefed to the committee in March 2008. Since then they've had a post submission meeting the County and will have staffing by June 17th. They will provide elevations and a revised plan. Other issues discussed included sidewalks and showing handicapped ramps on the SE. They are currently scheduled for a September 11th Planning Commission meeting and a September 22nd Board of Supervisors meeting.
- Old Business
- New Business
- At the June TAC meeting the proposed spot improvement list was released. For Sully, the proposed improvement is a half million dollar redo of the Fairfax County Parkway and West Ox Road intersection. The southbound Fairfax County Parkway right-turn lane onto West Ox Road will be lengthened, while the parkway's northbound left-turn lane will be expanded from one to two lanes. Projected time frame, if funds materialize, is circa 2010.
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
- Saint Johnís Episcopal Church Invites You to an Emergency Preparedness Presentation, Monday, June 9, at 7:30pm
- Would you know what to do in case of an emergency? The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management would like to share some important information about how we can protect our families and ourselves during emergencies. The Emergency Preparedness Presentation will be held on Monday, June 9, at 7:30pm at Saint Johnís Episcopal Church at 5649 Mount Gilead Road in Centreville in the Parish House, Lower Level. Hope you can join us!
- Willard Road/Route 28 Interchange Detour
- THE EVENING OF WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2008 WEATHER PERMITTING
- Beginning at approximately 7:00 PM on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, traffic on Willard Road at Route 28 will be switched (detoured) to a new signalized intersection, just to the south of the existing one. Expect lane closures and flagging operations in all directions during the switch. All lanes should reopen to traffic by 5:00 am Thursday, June 12th. In the event of inclement weather, the switch will be rescheduled for 7:00pm Thursday, June 12th.
- The temporary detour will allow construction to begin on the new bridge carrying Willard Road over Route 28.
- For more information on the project, please see our website at www.28freeway.com.
- The Project Team appreciates your patience and cooperation during construction and looks forward to a major improvement in traffic congestion and public safety once the project is complete.
- June 11th Transportation Town Hall Meeting with Governor Kaine
- Governor Kaine will host a Town Hall Transportation Meeting in Leesburg this Wednesday in advance of the June 23rd of a special legislative session.
- The Governor will discuss and entertain questions regarding the transportation proposal he has submitted to the General Assembly. Thus far, this is the only formal transportation funding plan on the table.
- This is an important opportunity to share your views on why itís important to address transportation funding now and what elements should be included in any regional and statewide solution.
- The meeting is open to the public. No sign-in is required to attend or ask questions.
- When: Wednesday June 11th, 2008 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Where: Harper Park Middle School Auditorium 701 Potomac Station Drive Northeast, Leesburg, Virginia 20176
- Fairfax County seeks public comment and feedback on proposed changes to field allocation policy and gym allocation policy.
- The Fairfax County Athletic Council is seeking public comment and feedback on proposed changes to the Fairfax County Community and Recreation Servicesí (CRS) Field Allocation Policy and Gym Allocation Policy. As the advisory council to CRS and the Board of Supervisors on community athletic issues, the Athletic Council is responsible for periodically reviewing the policies and recommending changes. The Athletic Council will use the feedback gathered during this public comment period to refine their recommendations before presenting them to the Board of Supervisors for final approval this fall.
- The recommendations include changes and updates to the current policies, key issues to be addressed in memoranda of understanding (MOUs) that govern the development and allocation of synthetic turf fields funded in part or in whole by community athletic organizations, and a $20 per season fee to be assessed to non-Fairfax County residents participating in youth sports.
- The proposals are available online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec. The Athletic Council will be accepting comments through July 9. Interested individuals may provide feedback online or at public meetings:
- Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 7 p.m. 12011 Government Center Parkway (Pennino Building) 2nd floor, Room 206B, Fairfax, VA 22035
- Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 7 p.m. 12011 Government Center Parkway (Pennino Building) 10th floor, Virginia Room, Fairfax, VA 22035
- For additional information, please contact the CRS Athletic Services Division at 703-324-5533 or AthleticServices@fairfaxcounty.gov.
- Residential Compatibility Meeting
- A public meeting is scheduled for June 24, 2008 at 7:00 PM in Conference Rooms 9 and 10 of the Fairfax County Government Center, located at 12000 Government Center Parkway, to review proposed new ordinance requirements designed to address compatibility of new home construction. The proposed new requirements include a revised definition for building height to be measured from the lower of new grade or existing grade and require a new angle of bulk plane measurement that limits the bulk of a new home in relation to its property lines. If you are interested in this topic, please plan to attend the meeting. Thank you in advance for your participation.
- Please contact Jack Reale at Jack.Reale @ fairfaxcounty.gov, or by calling 703-324-1314, or TTY 711 with the Department of Planning and Zoning, if you have any questions.
- North County Area Plans Review
- Fairfax County has initiated a review of the Comprehensive Plan relating to the northern half of the county
- The 2008-2009 North County Area Plans Review process will focus on Fairfax Countyís Dranesville, Hunter Mill, Providence and Sully districts. Proposals for changes, called nominations, to the Area Plan volumes of the Comprehensive Plan may be submitted to the Planning Commission office between May 1 and June 27
- VDOT to Hold Public Hearing on the Six-Year Program for Secondary Roads
- At its upcoming meeting on June 30, the Board of Supervisors will be inviting the public to provide comment on VDOT's Six-Year Program for secondary roads in Fairfax County. You may recall the Board previously approved the projects in this program last year; however, with the recent Supreme Court ruling that the NVTA did not have the authority to levy taxes and fees, the funding for these previously-approved projects has significantly diminished. VDOT has subsequently updated its Six-Year Program to reflect this ruling and the Board is asking for the public's input on these projects. The hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the Board Auditorium of the Fairfax County Government Center at 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. For more information, please contract Peyton Onks at 703-451-8873 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fairfax County Launches Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program
- Fairfax County announces a funding opportunity for selected projects through the Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program. The program aims to enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods by supporting projects and initiatives that assist in the ongoing effort to encourage increased resident participation in civic engagement and neighborhood beautification efforts.
- The goals are to:
- Promote healthier, safer and cleaner neighborhoods.
- Enhance neighborhood appearance.
- Encourage or create a culture of engagement, including facilitating communication and connections in neighborhoods between individuals, youth and families.
- Build or nurture community leadership within a neighborhood.
- A total of $100,000 is available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009. Awards up to $5,000 will be made on a one-time basis to selected projects. Eligible organizations may submit proposals for multiple projects.
- Organizations eligible to receive the award include:
- Neighborhood or civic associations such as community service clubs or homeowners associations that formally serve a neighborhood or neighborhoods.
- Nonprofit or faith-based organizations that have an active partnership with a neighborhood/civic association.
- Organizations located within the unincorporated portions of Fairfax County. The incorporated towns of Vienna, Herndon and Clifton also are eligible.
- The application forms will be available at Board of Supervisors' district offices or online. Applications must be submitted for the first half of FY 2009 no later than 2 p.m. on July 2, 2008, and Nov. 26, 2008, for the second half.
- For questions and more information about the Neighborhood Enhancement Partnership Program, contact Sara Brinkmoeller at 703-324-5551, TTY 703-324-5628, or visit the site indicated above.
- Mark your calendars! The 33rd Green Breakfast will be held on Saturday, July 12--same time, same place, new topic.
- Here are the details:
- When: Saturday, July 12, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
- Where: Old Country Buffet, Fair City Mall - Route 236 (Main Street) and Pickett Road in Fairfax City - next to Cinema Arts Theatre
- Program: "Trees Are Among Manís Coolest Friends"
- Speaker: Jim McGlone, Urban Forest Conservationist, Virginia Department of Forestry
Jim McGlone, a long-time environmental activist and urban forester, will talk about the importance of trees in rapidly urbanizing Fairfax County. In addition to summarizing the Countyís recent policies underscoring the need to increase its tree canopy generally, McGlone will also cover points we should keep in mind as we consider our forestry stewardship in planting and maintaining trees on our own properties and in our volunteer work on public properties.
- Shelter Announces Time Changes for 2008 Rabies Clinics
- The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will change the time for each of its remaining 2008 low-cost rabies clinics. The clinics will now be held from 2 - 4 p.m. at the animal shelter at 4500 West Ox Road, Fairfax, VA. 22030.
- Dates for the 2008 clinics are:
- Sunday, July 13, 2008
- Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008
- Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008
- Planned for 23 July 2008 Meeting
- No membership meetings during July and August
- Board Meeting
- Plan Sully District meeting schedule for 2008 - 2009. If you have any suggestions for consideration for our proposed schedule please send it to the Sully District Council board
- Land Use and Transportation
- Presentations: (None at this time)
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee
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