Agenda for 27 February 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 27 February 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.
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 115í 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 schoolís 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 was scheduled for February 19th at Stone Middle School with a Community Balloon Fly on March 2nd from 8 a.m.- Noon. The Planning Commission Public Hearing is scheduled for April 25th.
The Board of Supervisors recently approved a new Fairfax County license plate. As some of the most passionate, engaged residents through your affiliation with the Sully District Council, we encourage you to pre-order one for your vehicle to show some civic pride!
The plate will cost $25 a year. By state law, $10 is retained by the state while the other $15 goes back to the license plate sponsor after 1,000 plates are ordered. The Board of Supervisors voted to direct the initial proceeds toward the 2015 World Police and Fire Games that will be held in the county.
Before the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles can proceed with plate production, it needs 350 commitments from the community. We hope you will consider signing up for a plate to help us reach the initial goal. You can sign up here on the Visit Fairfax website: http://www.fxva.com/plates/
Please help spread the word and share this with others you think may be interested.
If you have any questions, please contact Visit Fairfax during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5pm) at 703-790-0643, TTY 711.
Find out about plans to widen Walney Road from two to four lanes near Willard Road, and from three to four lanes near Dallas Street to help relieve congestion and provide bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
Review project information at www.virginiadot.org or at VDOTís District Office at 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. Please call ahead at 703-259-2918, 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711 to ensure appropriate personnel are available to answer your questions.
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. Leonard Siegel, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, at the above address on or prior to March 15, 2013. If a request for a public hearing is received, notice of date, time and place of the hearing will be posted
Hacker/Maker Space Discussion and Demonstration!
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens, Children
Date: 3/2/2013 Start Time: 2:30 PM
Description: See a live demonstration of digital fabrication with personal 3D printers. Cosponsored by NOVARRG (Northern Virginia RepRap Group) and NovaLabs. Ages 10 and up.
Topic: Family Medicine is the medical specialty which is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family. It is the specialty which integrates the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences. The scope of family medicine is not limited by age, sex, organ system, or disease type. Although we do offer Hospice services, Palliative Care frequently occurs from the time of diagnosis of a serious illness, and continues for many years. We advocate for aggressive goals, when appropriate, and help families with difficult discussions and decisions throughout the process of the illness.
Speaker: Sullivan, graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1982, and is Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine Board Certified. He is currently the Director of Palliative Care at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He is pleased to be able to educate the public about the specialty of Palliative Care, which is so often confused with Hospice.
61th Green Breakfast, Saturday, March 9, 2013 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., Britonís Grille, Fairfax
Topic: Saving Nearby Nature
Speaker: Pat Coady, Chairman of Northern Virginia Conservation Trust
The Northern Virginia Conservation Trustís motto is Saving Nearby Nature. Since it started in 1994, NVCT has preserved 5,421 acres across Northern Virginia. Pat Coady, Chairman of the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust will provide an overview of the Trustís current efforts and their Vision 2025 strategic plan.
Location: Britonís Grille: 10621 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032 -- located in the University Shopping Mall (Braddock Road and Route 123) across the street from the Roanoke River Road entrance to George Mason University.
Cost: Breakfast is $10. If anyone wants to come and just have coffee, please call the conservation district at 703-324-1460
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 6 p.m. - 9 PM at Four Points by Sheraton, 10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas, VA 20109
Thursday, March 14, 2013 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Luther Jackson Middle School 3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA 22042
What:A Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared by the Virginia
Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and the Virginia Department
of Rail and Public Transportation for potential multimodal improvements that address existing
and future transportation needs in the Interstate 66 corridor from U.S. Route 15 in Prince William
County to Interstate 495 in Fairfax County.
Why: The public hearings are intended to seek public input on the findings of the Draft EIS. You
can review the Draft EIS on the project Web site or at VDOTís Northern District
office at 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, Virginia. Copies of the environmental document as well as
exhibits and a video will be available at the public hearings. There will be no formal
Give your written or oral comments at either of the hearings or submit them by April 8, 2013 to our consultant at the following address:
Stephen Walter, Parsons Transportation Group
3926 Pender Drive, Suite 100
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Transportation Planning Board Community Leadership Institute
The Transportation Planning Boardís Community Leadership Institute is an educational program for citizen leaders from across the metropolitan Washington region. The CLI aims to encourage these leaders to get involved in transportation decision-making at all levels, and provides an opportunity for participants to connect their local interests with issues facing the region as a whole.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre in Rocky Run Middle School, Chantilly. Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools management and budget staff will also co-host along with the Western Fairfax County Citizens Association and Sully District Council.
County executive Ed Longís advertised budget includes a 2-cent increase in the real estate tax rate, which is projected to raise nearly $42 million in count revenue.
When coupled with increases in real estate assessments, the proposed rate would cost the average county household about $262 more in real estate taxes.