Agenda for 27 January 2010 Sully District Council Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
The Sully District Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center Frank Meeting Room, 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.
If your Community Association is interested in matters of county-wide interest, consider joining the Federation County Federation of Citizens Associations
Ten Reasons to Join the Federation
Our programs introduce you to those who make decisions in Fairfax County, the region, and the state.
Meet your neighbors next door and across the County.
Be part of the solution to today's concerns about transportation, the environment, schools, taxes and other issues.
We are the only non-partisan, volunteer, and non-profit County-wide organization representing the concerns of homeowner and community associations.
We focus objectively on your association's problems.
We stay on top of the issues.
We have more than 60 years of local, state, and regional experience and influence.
You have a seat at the table. When County Supervisors ask for citizen recommendations on any subject, they ask the Federation.
We speak on your behalf at public hearings, through written statements, in task forces and commissions, and through the media.
We need you and your organization. The more people we represent, the more effective we are.
We invite you to join the Federation if your homeowner or civic association has a minimum of 10 housing units. Our Membership Application has more information. Dues are payable in June of each year and range from $20 to $60 depending on the size of your organization. Larger organizations may pay higher dues but have more representatives
If you have questions about the membership application or process we encourage you to email our 1st Vice President, Tania Hossain.
The Federation membership application can be completed on line or sent via mail.
Right now the Federation County Federation of Citizens Associations is accepting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year Award.
Do you know any person who you think has done an outstanding job that warrants being named as Fairfax County Citizen of the Year? If so, you are encouraged to visit the Citizen of the Year page, and either follow the instructions and mail in your nomination or complete the online nomination form
One person is celebrated as COY, but others may be selected as Citation of Merit Honorees, so recommend the people you think are deserving of these honors.
After the nomination period is closed, a selection committee of County-wide organizations will meet to select the Federation's "Citizen of the Year" and merit awards. The winners are honored at the Federation's annual Banquet, scheduled for the Spring.
Chantilly High School PTSA Hosts a Town Hall Meeting with Supervisors Pat Herrity and Michael Frey and School Board Representatives Kathy Smith and Elizabeth Bradsher
Date: Monday, February 1, 2010
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Chantilly High School Lecture Hall
During this economic downturn, the schools and county are facing significant cuts in programs and services. Come share your opinions and ask questions of our local elected officials. Make your voice heard!
What programs and services may be cut?
Should property taxes be raised, kept the same or lowered?
How do the Supervisors and School Board set their budgets?
How can citizens most effectively advocate?
What are your concerns?
All members of the community are welcome, including students!
A new opportunity for Fairfax County residents to share their comments, concerns and ideas regarding the Park Authority launched in March 09: Listening Forums
It's a new twist on an old concept: go to where the people are and reach out! Citizens can choose from nine locations around the county at which to discuss topics of their choice.
The nine forums are scheduled on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. Input on how the Park Authority can best meet the community's needs is invited. Staff will use the gathered information to guide decisions regarding the organization and the agency's service delivery.
Upcoming Listening Forums
February 18, 2010 - Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center
For more information, contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.
This is an accessible facility To request reasonable ADA accommodations or alternative format of materials, call the Fairfax County Park Authority at 703-324-8563, TTY 703-803-3354 or visit our web site
Successful "Electric Sunday" Program Expands to Include Fluorescent Light Recycling
The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program, in partnership with Covanta Energy, Inc., is preparing to expand the "Electric Sundays" recycling program in 2010. These events will now offer residents an opportunity to recycle fluorescent light bulbs and tubes in addition to televisions, computers and peripheral electronic devices including keyboards, speakers, keyboards, printers, scanners, etc.
"More than eight thousand residents recycled over one million pounds of electronics at the ‘Electric Sunday’ events held at the I-66 Transfer Station during 2009," said Jeff Smithberger, Director of the Division of Solid Waste Collection and Recycling. "Thanks to the proven success of this program and the participation of the residents of Fairfax County, we are able to expand this program to include another ‘electric’ item -- fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, also known as compact fluorescent lights.
Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes contain a small amount of mercury. Given the high volume of fluorescent light usage in Fairfax County, properly recycling these bulbs and tubes can prevent mercury from entering our waste management system. Disposal of these materials at a household hazardous waste collection site allows for the recovery and recycling of the mercury, glass and aluminum contained in these bulbs and tubes.
Sept. 26 - Electric Sunday TV and Computer Recycling Event, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax
Oct. 2: Fall for Fairfax, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway. Family-oriented fall event. Document shredding will be available from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. only.
Oct. 23: Document shredding, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., North County Governmental Center, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston
Nov. 21 - Electric Sunday TV and Computer Recycling Event, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road, Fairfax
Next membership meeting planned for 24 February 2010
Kathy Smith, Sully District School Board Representative and current Chair, and Fairfax County Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Susan Quinn will discuss the proposed 2011 Fairfax County Public School budget.
Land Use and Transportation presentations will be scheduled if necessary
Jeffrey M. Parnes
First Vice President
Sully District Council