Agenda for 23 January 2013 Sully District Council Meeting
Agenda for 23 January 2013 Sully District Council Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Council Land Use and Transportation Committee
Meeting will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 23 January 2013 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.
- Time to renew your association's membership in the Sully District Council. Our membership application can now be submitted on line! Please complete it, and then print a copy to enclose with your check.
Has yours made plans to join us in 2013?
- The December 2012 Sully District Council meeting minutes are posted online.
- Membership Presentation:
- Land Use and Transportation:
- Proponent: Jonathan D. Puvak and Lynne Strobel, Walsh Colucci Lubeley Emrich & Walsh, P.C.
- Action: Rezoning and development application for an independent living and medical care facilities
- Location: Centreville Road, to the north of McLearen Road
The proponets have made presentations to our council at our June, September and November meetings.
They are returning to report their progress on this item. One
item of concern is a health care ratings issue brought to the Planning
Commnsion's attention by Marlene Blum from the HCAB.
- The concern with this rating came up during the public hearing
from the HCAB. Several planning commissioners have also expressed their
concern over this issue.
- Sully Plamnning Commissioner John Litzenberger has asked
that they add the following language to the end of proffer no. 16 for
- The applicant agrees to strive for an annual rating of at
least a “three” from the Federal Government for their Medicare/Medicaid
inspections. If this facility receives a rating of less than three for
two consecutive years, the applicant shall be in violation of this
proffer. The applicant agrees to use the same management structure as
their two other facilities in Virginia that have received four star
- Commissioner Litzenberger indicated that this language can
be fine tuned based on the proponent's recommendations. This approach
was reviewed and approved by Beth Teare of the County Attorney’s office.
She did request an opportunity to review and comment on the final
- Proponent: Mark Mittereder for Kreative Minds t/a Kids Junction
- Action: SP for commercial recreation
- Location: 5.1 acres at the SE corner of Pleasant Valley Rd. and Rt. 50, in the Lafayette Center development
- Old Business
- Scheduled topics for 2013
- January 23, 2013 - Fairfax County School Budget
- February 27, 2013 - Transportation Report (VDOT & FDOT)
- March 27, 2013 - Fairfax County Budget
- April 24, 2013 - Housing and Redevelopment
- May 22, 2013 - General Assembly Report by Delegates and Senators representing Sully in Richmond
- June 26, 2013 - State of Sully from Supervisor Frey
- July 24, 2013 - No Presentation (Board Only/Land Use)
- August 28, 2013 - No Presentation (Board Only/Land Use)
- September 25, 2013 - Fifth Bi-Annual Legislative Candidates night
- October 23, 2013 - TBD
- November 20, 2013 (Third Wednesday - Thanksgiving conflict) - TBD
- December 18, 2013 (Third Wednesday - Christmas conflict) - TBD
- New Business
- Proposed Sully District Council resolution supporting additional revenue for surface transportation.
- Franklin Farm representative Lewis Grimm
suggests that it might be useful for the Sully District Council to go on
record as supporting the need for the generation of additional revenues
which could be dedicated to the operations, maintenance, and
construction of the surface transportation system. The attached draft document attempts to describe both the general need and the magnitude of the estimated gap between need and currently available funding.
If the other members of the Council think this is appropriate,
he would suggest that this statement or something of a similar nature be
transmitted to the appropriate representatives at the federal, state,
and local levels.
- Al Francese of Little Rocky Run indicated:
Almost everybody agrees there is a need for new transportation
funding. The Va General Assembly is now debating the Governor’s
proposal to generate new funding for transportation. If SDC wants to
support the concept of the need for new funding without getting into the
specifics of the Governor’s proposal, that is fine by me. The SDC’s
statement should be focused on recognizing funding shortfalls in
Virginia and Fairfax County (as opposed to “the nation” and “other
states.”) It should be pointed out in a letter to the Northern Virginia
delegation that many communities in Northern Virginia have not been
completely repaved once in the last 25 years, creating unsightly
communities, unsafe road conditions, and unnecessary auto repairs for
residents. Without a dedicated transportation funding source, existing
infrastructure will continue to deteriorate and there will not be money
for needed transit and highway expansions. These deficiencies will
discourage employers from relocating to Northern Virginia and the
- Other comments received were also supportive, although Lu
Ann McNabb mentioned a concern over the proposal to "tax" hybrid car
owners. She's not quite sure why – it certainly does not encourage
- Items of General Interest:
- Northern Virginia North-South Corridor
- On December 18th and 19th 2012, as well as on January 9th, 2013, the study team shared evaluation results of the transportation alternatives and preliminary recommendations. The alternatives will address access to major activity areas, transit service and non-motorized modes of travel, environmental considerations, and transportation funding and investments within the corridor. Learn more about these alternatives by reviewing the meeting boards from both sets of meetings. The second set of informational boards expands on initial model results, summarizes public comments received as of January 2nd, and provides recommendations for a refined third alternative.
- At its 19 December 2012 meeting the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (NCR-TPB) was briefed on the the latest Performance Analysis of the Financially Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP)
- At its 18 December 2012 meeting the Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) was briefed on the Countywide Transit Network Study (PPT) (PDF)
- Fairfax Federation Seeks Nominations for Fairfax County 2012 Citizen of the Year
- The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations is
soliciting nominations for its 2012 Fairfax County Citizen of the Year.
Each year, a selection committee of county-wide organizations meets to
review nominations for the Federation's "Citizen of the Year" and merit
awards. The winners are honored at our annual banquet, planned for 7
- Both the Citizen of the Year Award and the Citation(s) of
Merit recognize and honor those citizens whose voluntary contributions
of time and talent resulted in major accomplishments that have enhanced
the quality of life for citizens of Fairfax County.
- Nominees must be current residents of Fairfax County.
- Elected officials and full-time county or commonwealth
employees are ineligible for consideration if their contributions are
related to their full-time positions.
- The Citizen of the Year is recognized for voluntary acts that are not related to employment.
- Contributions and accomplishments must have countywide rather than local significance.
- The nominee's achievements can be either:
- General, such as multi-year community service with one or more
organizations or activities with cumulative impact over the years of
current importance or with positive implications for the future, or
- Specific, including intense efforts as the major promoter of a single program or project completed in a finite period of time.
- Persons whose contributions of time and talent resulted in
major accomplishments that have enhanced the quality of life for
citizens of Fairfax County, who do not meet the published eligibility
standards for the Citizen of the Year consideration, may still be
honored by the Federation. Please submit information about these
nominees on the nomination form, indicating that this is an alternative
- Nominations will be accepted from 1 December 2012 until 31
January 2013. The nomination form is available online from the
Federation’s website, http://www.fairfaxfederation.org.
- The Citizen of the Year event is again generously supported
by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). “Encouraging
the volunteer engagement of Fairfax County citizens, including the
thousands of our employees and their families here, is a major objective
of our community relations,” said Douglas Koelemay, SAIC vice
- The Federation, established in 1940, is the countywide voice
for homeowner, civic, and community associations. An all-volunteer
organization, the Federation works on issues that impact Fairfax County
residents, including education, transportation, environment, human
services, land use, county budget, and county, state and federal
- Contact Jeff Parnes, Awards Committee Chair, phone 703-424-2956.
- On Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell released the names of 16 road and transit projects, including four in Northern Virginia, that would benefit from some $3.1 billion generated by his controversial transportation funding plan. The list includes the Phase II extension of Metrorail to Dulles and Loudoun County, a new Interstate 66/Route 28 interchange in Fairfax County, the Route 606-Dulles loop in Loudoun and the Interstate 95 interchange relocation in Stafford.
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
- Fairfax Connector proposed bus service plan for the start of service on Dulles Rail, Phase 1
- The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold
six public meetings and one Ask Fairfax! online discussion to discuss a
Fairfax Connector proposed bus service plan that will coincide with the
start of service on Dulles Rail, Phase 1, the Washington Metropolitan
Area Transit Authorityâ€™s (WMATA) new Silver Line. The plan includes
the creation of 12 new routes, the restructuring of 20 existing routes
and the elimination of six routes. The complete bus service plan will be
discussed at each meeting, with special emphasis placed on area service
changes for the general vicinity of each meeting location.
The meeting schedule is:
- Thursday, Jan. 31: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (McLean Service Discussion)
Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean
Transit: Metrobus 15K
- Monday, Feb. 4: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Vienna Service Discussion)
Westbriar Elementary School, 1741 Pine Valley Drive, Vienna
- Tuesday, Feb. 5: 10 a.m. Ask Fairfax! online discussion
Questions can be submitted online starting Jan. 31
- Tuesday, Feb. 5: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Merrifield-Tysons Service Discussion)
Luther Jackson Middle School 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church
Transit: Fairfax Connector routes 401 and 402; Metrobus 1C
- Wednesday, Feb. 6: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Herndon Service Discussion)
Town Council Center 765 Lynn Street, Herndon
Transit: Fairfax Connector RIBS 5
- Thursday, Feb. 7: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Reston Service Discussion)
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne, JoAnn Rose Library, 1609A Washington Plaza, Reston
Transit: Fairfax Connector routes 552, 574, RIBS 1 and RIBS 3
- Monday, Feb. 11: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Reston Service Discussion)
Lake Anne Elementary School 11510 North Shore Drive, Reston
Transit: Fairfax Connector routes 552, RIBS 1 and RIBS 3
- Members of the public have the following feedback opportunities:
- Proposed Telecommunications Tower
- Verizon Wireless has identified a gap in wireless coverage and service in our community. Verizon Wireless and Milestone Communications have filed an application for a wireless telecommunications facility at the Ormond Stone Middle School, located at 5500 Sully Park Drive, Centreville, VA. The proposal is for a 115’ tall pole that will be camouflaged to look like a tree (treepole). A location was selected in consultation with school staff away from the school building adjacent to Braddock Road. The location of the pole is screened by existing trees and will not interfere with school’s use of the property. The ground equipment required to operate the pole will be located at the foot of the pole in a fenced and locked compound (2,821 square feet) that will also be screened by landscaping. A community meeting will be scheduled to discuss the proposal. A Community meeting has been scheduled for February 19th at 7 P.M. at Stone Middle School (Classroom 101).
- Public Comment Release: Draft 2013 CLRP and FY13-18 TIP
Project Inputs, and Draft Scope of Work for Air Quality Conformity
- On Thursday, January 17, 2013 the TPB released for public comment
the draft project inputs for the air quality analysis of the 2012 update
to the National Capital Region’s Financially Constrained Long-Range
Transportation Plan (CLRP) and the FY 2013-2018 Transportation
Improvement Program (TIP). The TPB also released the Draft Scope of Work
for the Air Quality Conformity Assessment. The 30-day public comment
period will close at midnight on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
- The following items are available for review and comment:
- The CLRP shows the road, bridge, high-occupancy vehicle
(HOV), transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects funded through the year
2040. The public comment process is used to obtain comments on the
region’s projects that are funded by the Federal Transit Administration
(including Section 5307 funds) and the Federal Highway Administration.
The air quality conformity analysis assesses the plan amendments and
program with respect to the air quality requirements under the 1990
Clean Air Act Amendments.
- These materials may also be reviewed at the Metropolitan
Washington Council of Governments (COG), 777 N. Capitol St. NE,
Washington, DC 20002.
- Members of the public are invited to submit comments on the draft documents on-line at www.mwcog.org/tpbpubliccomment. Written comments can also be mailed to:
TPB Chair Scott York, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
(COG), 777 N. Capitol St. NE, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20002
- Next Membership Meeting:
- Membership meeting scheduled for 27 February 2013 -
- Transportation Report (VDOT & FDOT)
- Land Use and Transportation Committee will meet as necessary
Jeffrey M. Parnes
First Vice President
Sully District Council
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