Agenda for 22 May 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 22 May 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.
Action: Proffered condition amendment (PCA) application related to the Child Care Center
Location: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
The current proffers allow for a maximum attendance of 150 children at the center. The center's license actually allows for a lesser maximum attendance of only 99 children. However, the proffer also limits enrollment to children of employees of Inova Health Care Services and physicians and staff practicing on the Inova Fair Oaks Campus. The enrollment limitation has limited average attendance to between 36-53 children per day over the past 5 years, or roughly 50 children fewer than the center's license (and 100 fewer that the proffer would allow). As you can imagine, this limitation has proven a substantial detriment to the operation of the facility.
The purpose of the PCA is to eliminate the proffered restriction on the pool of allowable users of the center, allowing the center to serve the broader community. This will help the viability of the center and the ability for it to continue in operation. We also believe it will be a benefit to the surrounding community in providing an additional child care resource.
Notably, the PCA does not propose to change the approved maximum attendance or hours of operation of the center. Further, the Application proposes no new construction or any other change to the physical condition of the Application Property as it exists or is approved today. So, we believe that the change requested by the PCA will generate no additional land use requirements or any adverse impacts related thereto. In other words, this PCA does not propose an expansion of the approved use; rather, the proposed change simply allows Inova to utilize the approved use to the extent for which it is already approved.
Public hearings are expected in the late June/July timeframe. Inova will be holding a community meeting at the Hospital to invite residents to learn more about this application and provide a forum to address other matters related to hospital operations.
Fairfax County is currently accepting nominations for annual Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards. The Awards recognize county residents, organizations, businesses and county employees who dedicate time and energy to benefit the environment and support county environmental initiatives. Nominations are due by May 31, 2013. For nomination criteria, submission requirements, and to download the nomination form please go to: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/eqac/environmental-excellence-awards.htm.
Stringfellow Road Park and Ride Lot Expansion
The Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) will hold a meeting to present the conceptual floor plan, elevations and site plan for the proposed expansion of the Stringfellow Road Park and Ride Lot. The conceptual plan proposes expanding the park and ride lot and constructing a transit center kiosk.
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Rocky Run Middle School - Cafeteria, 4400 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly, VA 20151
Pleasant Valley/Braddock Road Intersection Meeting
An Open-House meeting has been scheduled to provide local residents an opportunity to have their input and discussion heard concerning the proposed improvements to the Pleasant Valley Road / Braddock Road intersection.
Bud Seigel (VDOT), Tim Hugo and Michael Frey will be present to answer any questions that you may have concerning the proposed project.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Virginia Run Elementary School Cafeteria
Public Comment on the Secondary Six-Year Improvement Plan for FY 2014-2019
VDOT and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint Public Hearing in the Board Auditorium, Fairfax County Governement Center, 12000 Governement Center Parkway, Fairfax, Va 22035 at 4:30 on 4 June 2013.
The purpose of this meeting is to receive public comment on the Secondary Six-Year Improvement Plan for FY 2014-2019. Copies of the plan are available for review at VDOT Northern Virginia District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax VA 22030.
Watershed Friendly Garden Tour, Sunday June 9, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Get inspired to create a watershed-friendly landscape at your home, school, business or place of worship. The garden tour features rain gardens, edible landscaping, porous pavers, green roofs, native plant gardens, rain barrels, conservation easements, composting and more! Local residents share their experiences. Helpful tips and resources are found at each site. Free. Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District. For more information, see: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/nvswcd/gardentour.htm
Greenway Toll Hearings Set for June
The Virginia State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) addition of a hearing in Sterling has increased the opportunities Loudoun residents and businesses have to weigh in on tolls charged by the Dulles Greenway.
The hearings are part of an investigation Del. David Ramadan (R-87) requested into the toll rates charged by Greenway operator Toll Road Investors Partnership II, an entity of Australia-based Macquarie Group.
The Dulles Greenway is the 14-mile private toll road that extends the Dulles Toll Road from Dulles International Airport to Leesburg. Current rates are $4.10 during regular hours and $4.90 during rush hour at the main toll plaza.
Thursday, June 6 (two sessions: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
Park View High School, auditorium, 400 W. Laurel Avenue
Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m.
Commission’s second- floor courtroom, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street
Anyone who wants to comment during any of the hearings should arrive early and sign in with the SCC bailiff. The audio of the Richmond hearing will be webcast via the SCC website.
Those who cannot attend a hearing also can submit written comments by July 9 to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, PO Box 2118, Richmond, VA 23218-2118 (refer to case number PUE-2013-00011).
Submit comments online at the SCC’s website: www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for case number PUE-2013-00011.
Action: Planned upgrades for Crown Castle Hunter Mill DAS network
Location: Hunter Mill Road
Crown Castle is planning upgrades on certain DAS nodes in the Hunter Mill network to accommodate 4G LTE service by AT&T.
The completion of this project will bring faster data speeds and increased network capacity to the areas served by the network, allowing these residents and mobile users access to cutting-edge wireless technology. The locations to be changed are highlighted in the attached slide deck.
The work at each node involves removing the existing node cabinet and replacing it with a new-generation 4G cabinet which is similar in overall volume to what is currently permitted and installed. There will also be some replacing of cables and antennas contained within the existing shrouds and risers. Nodes 5, 6 and 7 are moving into initial construction and will be installed with this configuration under the current County building permits. While minor in nature, this work is a critical part of Crown's routine and continuing efforts to keep its DAS networks operating at peak performance.
Crown expects to commence this activity as soon as weather and availability of our construction crews permit. Work at each node will be fairly brief, and Crown will manage traffic in conformance with its VDOT maintenance permit for occasional ROW work. Because this work involves (i) a "like-for-like" swapping out of components with no change in function, and (ii) no significant change in size to the permitted equipment and enclosures, Crown does not require and is not seeking any County approvals for this work. But, in the interest in being a good community partner and keeping you and the staff informed about our activities in the area, we wanted to provide you with this information ahead of our work in the field.
For your convenience I have attached slide deck with a list of the locations to be improved, sample "before" and "after" pictures of the cabinets, and a profile drawing of the new installation. We wanted to let you know about this work ahead of time so that you would be fully informed in case there are any resident inquiries to you or the Supervisors' offices.