Agenda for 26 May 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 Front 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.
Action: 2232 approval of a telecommunications facility
Location: Rachel Carson Middle school
T-Mobile is applying for 2232 approval of a telecommunications facility at Rachel Carson Middle school. It will be designed as a “unipole” – antennas on the inside.
Balloon test for neighborhood has been scheduled for April 17th (with rain date of May 8th ) from 9-noon
The following associations have joined/renewed their memberships in the SDC in 2009:
In April we heard from Hillorie S. Morrison, Senior Zoning Manager, Agent for T-Mobile Northeast LLC, requesting 2232 approval of a telecommunications facility at 3700 Centerville Road. The tower is proposed as a “unipole” – antennas on the inside.
A neighborhood balloon test was held 8:00 AM-10:00 AM 24 Saturday, 24 April.
In response the Council's request at the April meeting, Hillorie provided the following items:
The Sully District Council reported to Sully Planning Commissioner John Litzenberger that the Sully District Council had no objections to the proposed flagpole type structure at the indicated address.
Nominations are being accepted for Sully District Council elected positions, President, 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents, Secretary and Treasurer. If interested please contact the Council's First Vice President, Jeff Parnes
VDOT Mowing Season Begins
Virginia Department of Transportation has developed mowing priorities and schedules for al statemaintained
roads, beginning late April and continuing through October. This year’s roadside maintenance
schedule remains similar to the 2009 schedule, when mowing cycles on most routes were reduced, extending
the length of time between repeated mowing in areas where sight distance and motorist safety
were not issues. VDOT’s mowing standards provide guidance for state and contractor crews;
Roadsides along interstates, high-volume primary and secondary routes are scheduled to be mowed
no more than three times this year, between late April and late October. Crews will mow up to 18
feet from the pavement’s edge or to the center of the adjacent ditch.
Roadsides along low-volume primary and most secondary routes will be mowed no more than twice
this year (April-October), and up to nine feet from the pavement edge.
Roadsides along unpaved routes and low-volume subdivision streets will be mowed once this year
unless safety issues require more frequent attention.
Crews will continue to address areas along all road as need where vegetation may limit the sight distance
of drivers, cyclist or pedestrians. Citizens are encouraged to report any roadside sight issues by
contacting VDOT at www.virginiadot.org or by calling 800-367-7623.
Help Shape Virginia's Transportation Future FY2011-2016 Six-Year Improvement Program Working Draft Public Hearings
The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) invites your comments about essential rail, transit, transportation demand management, bicycle, pedestrian, and highway projects in the Working Draft FY2011-2016 Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) to be approved by the CTB in June 2010. (Public hearings for local/secondary/municipality-maintained roads are held in other forums.)
All projects in the SYIP that are eligible for federal funds will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, which documents how Virginia will obligate its share of federal funds.
Lists of specific projects and changes from the current program will be available at the public hearing, at VirginiaDOT.org, drpt.virginia.gov, and at VDOT District and Residency offices prior to the hearing.
Northern Virginia hearing at Fairfax City Hall, 10455, Armstrong St, Fairfax, VA 22030 on 26 May 2010. Elected officials' open house at 6 p.m., public hearing at 7 p.m..
If you cannot attend a hearing, you may send your comments to: Public Information Office, VA Dept of Rail and Public Transportation, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219, firstname.lastname@example.org, or to Programming Director, VDOT, 1401 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219, Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.Gov. Comments must be received by 11 June 2010.
Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road front of Frying Pan Country Store
Wednesday's 8 to 12:30
The first week of May marks the opening of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Farmers Markets. Markets throughout the County feature products from vendors located within a 125-mile radius of the county. These open-air markets offer a broad array of products including fresh from the hive honey, pasture-raised meat and garden fresh vegetables and flowers.
Each market has a market master to help shoppers make the most of their visits and some markets will feature the expertise of Master Gardeners willing to answer questions about your garden.
Fairfax County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners offer Plant Clinics at most markets. Citizens can bring plant or insect samples for pest identificationor disease diagnosis. Master Gardeners also help citizens by having informational displays on topics such as Container Gardening or EcoSavvy Gardening.
Celebrate Fairfax! Festival Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13
Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax
Celebrate Fairfax! Offers more than 25 acres of fantastic family fun including multiple entertainment stages, children’s events, carnival and kiddie rides, vendors, food, interactive events, and lots more. For complete schedule and details, see the Celebrate Fairfax! webpage .
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.