Agenda for 16 December 2015 Sully District Council Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Council of Citizen Associations, followed by a brief Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting, will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 16 December 2015 in the Sully District Governmental Center Front Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. This meeting is on the third Wednesday of the month so as not conflict with Christmas 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 for 2016?
- The November 2015 Sully District Council meeting minutes are posted online.
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- Membership Presentation starting at 7:00:
- Membership Topic: Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department: Countywide trends and Sully statistics
- Land Use and Transportation Committee:
- 8:30 -- Lakeside Apartments: Maintenance Building
- Proponent: Centrewood Drive Apartments, Inc., represented by Andrew A. Painter, Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C.
- Action: Final Development Plan Amendment FDPA 81-S -058-01-02
- Location: Centrewood Drive Apartments, Inc, 14301 Summer Tree Rd, Centreville, VA 20121
The Applicant is seeking to replace an existing covered carport with a two-story 1,152-square foot maintenance facility. The carport had been enclosed in recent years to store maintenance items (e.g., lawnmowers, mulch, etc.). While this provided a temporary solution for maintenance needs, the proposed facility will be a more permanent, context-appropriate facility which will provide more space. The proposed maintenance facility will complement the architectural design of the surrounding apartments. No changes to the internal circulation pattern are proposed; the site is already built-out, and Lakeside will continue to be accessed via Machen Road and Centrewood Drive. The existing internal pedestrian circulation pattern and four private drives (Summer Pond Drive, Morning Dove Lane, Cattail Lane, and Summer Tree Road) will continue to provide access to the community.
- Stringfellow Park and Ride Lot Expansion Update - On Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, commuters will be able to utilize 192 new spaces that will be available as part of the expansion at 4920 Stringfellow Road, Centreville. Construction is slated for completion in the Spring of 2016. More on the project: http://1.usa.gov/1OWPHra
- Identifying Fairfax County roads that are in particularly bad shape
- Tony Olivio, a Washington Post reporter who covers Fairfax County as part of his beat, wanted to hear about the state of the county's roads. The County Board of Supervisors has asked VDOT to do something about the poor state of repairs in our neighborhoods. Tony asked the Fairfax Federation to gather instances of particularly egregious examples as input to his report.
- The citizen-generated report is available on the Federation's Transportation Committee page
- PCA_95-Y-016-05/SEA_95-Y-024-05A is for a grocery store and some other general retail being proposed for the old Marlo site where there was a plan amendment a few months ago to allow something other than a furniture store.
- PC date next May.
- Joe Gorney is staff coordinator and Matthew Allman is the attorney.
- We have asked Supervisor Frey's Land Use coordinator to invite them to a forthcoming LU&T committee meeting to make a presentation.
Items of General Interest:
At its 1 Dec 2015 meeting the Board of Supervisors Transportation Committee was briefed on:
- Law Concerning Civic Associations -- Comments needed by Nov 30, 2015
- New Rules for Property Owners' Associations (POA's): By 2015 HB 1632, the Code of Virginia requires the Common Interest Community Board (Board) to "develop and publish best practices for the content of declarations consistent with the requirements of the Property Owners' Association Act (ÃÂ§ 55-508 et seq.)." Declarations refer to the specific sets of legal documents that create common interest communities. Usually, the "declarant" is the developer who draws up the declaration initially, which is then subject to change by the association membership (property owners).
- A draft of the Best Practices document, and its recommendation will be presented at the Board's December 10, 2015, meeting. View the draft at: Best Practices for the Content of POA Declarations
- Comments on the draft Best Practices document must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, 30 November 2015. Comments should focus on best practices applicable to all associations generally and be limited to the topic of declarations. Direct your comments to the attention of the Board's Executive Director, Trisha L. Henshaw, through ONE of the following methods: E-mail: CIC @ dpor.virginia.gov or Fax: 866-490-2723 or Regular mail: DPOR, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400, Richmond, VA 23233-1485
- At the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- Udvar-Hazy Center Airbus IMAX Theater Upgraded Experience IMAX with Laser
- Smithsonian TechQuest: Astronaut Academy 21 & 28 November, 5, 12, 12, 19, 26 December
- Ask an Expert Gallery Talks
Several times a month at 12:30 PM, a Museum staff member talks to the public about the history, collection, or personalities related to a specific artifact or display at the Udvar-Hazy Center. Talks typically last 10-15 minutes and begin at the nose of the SR-71 in the Boeing Aviation Hangar.
- Author Book Signings
Several times a month, authors of aviation- and space-related books are at the Museum to sign books and meet the public. Books are available to purchase at the Museum Store. Autographed books make great mementos of your visit and terrific gifts for friends. Book signings occur from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Boeing Aviation Hangar
- American Raiders Author: Col. Wolfgang Samuel: 21, 22, 28 29 November, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 December
- Topgun Days Author: Dave "Bio" Baranek: 22 November, 6 December
- The Ravens: The Men Who Flew in America's Secret War in Laos Author: Craig Duehring: 27 November
- Christopher's Little Airplane Author: Mark James: 28 November, 12 December
- Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini - A Rare Photographic History Authors: John Bisney and J.L. Pickering, 6 December
- At its 16 Dec 2015 meeting (agenda) the Metropolitan Washington Transportation Planning Board (TPB) was briefed on:
- At its 15 December 2015 meeting the Fairfax County Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) was briefed on:
- An update on the I-95 and I-495 Express Lanes including plans for expansion northward from the I-395 current termination to Eads St in Arlington and from the I-95 current termination in Stafford County two miles further south.
- At the Fairfax County Trails and Sidewalks Committee 10 Dec 2015 meeting the committee considered:
- A trail maintenance report originally present in 2010 which indicated that the miles of County trails doubled from the late 1990's to 2005 (see graph on page 12). That means that the maintenance/repaving needs will be doubling when the newer trails reach their useful life expectancy (roughly 20 years?) beginning around 2020
- From 9-11 Dec DPRT held Public Information Meetings to Present Washington, D.C. to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail Improvement Alternatives
- The Commonwealth Transportation Board held a meeting on 8 December 2015 on the Transform I66 Inside & Outside Beltway proposals
- About the Transform 66 Projects:
- I-66 Inside the Beltway involves converting I-66 to dynamically-priced toll lanes in the peak direction during morning (eastbound) and afternoon (westbound) rush hours between I-495 and U.S. Route 29 in Rosslyn, along with implementing a series of multimodal improvements that benefit the toll users of I-66. Transportation Deputy Secretary Nick Donohue's presentation
Project description as approved:
- If you carpool today (two or more people in a vehicle), you will continue to ride the lanes for free when dynamic tolling is scheduled to begin in 2017 during morning and evening rush-hours (5:30 am to 9:30 am eastbound and 3 pm to 7 pm westbound). Solo drivers can ride the lanes in exchange for paying a variable toll based on the distance they travel. Average toll is expected to be $6 a trip.
- In 2020, lanes will be free to vehicles with three or more people during rush-hours (carpoolers, vanpools and buses) and motorcycles per adopted regional policy. All others will pay a variable toll.
- The lanes will remain free to all traffic during off-peak periods. There will be no tolling in the reverse commute.
- All of the revenues raised from the tolls will finance transportation improvements in the corridor. Estimated toll revenue in 2018 is $18 million.
- Should traffic not flow better in five years, toll revenues will be used to widen I-66 eastbound from the Dulles Connector Road to Ballston.
- I-66 Outside the Beltway involves building two express lanes and three regular lanes in each direction, new bus service and other multimodal improvements such as new and expanded park and ride lots along I-66 between U.S. Route 15 in Haymarket and I-495.
- Fairfax DOT staff and its consultants conducted a 7 December 2015 Public Meeting to Discuss Planned Shirley Gate Extension Interchange and Popes Head Road/Fairfax County Parkway Interchange
- In the early 1990s, an extension of Shirley Gate Road from Braddock Road to the Fairfax County Parkway was added to the Comprehensive Plan (a map of planned transportation improvements is available online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/maps/images/maps/handouts/pdf/transportation_plan_map.pdf Warning: Large PDF file).
- The plan provides some general guidance as to where the road should (and should not) go but did not give details. This past summer, a group of resident and business stakeholders met several times, along with Springfield Supervisor Herrity and Fairfax DOT and VDOT staff, to discuss and decide the path the roadway should follow. They took into consideration traffic, land and environmental impacts, as well as how the Shirley Gate Road extension would connect with Popes Head Road and the Fairfax County Parkway interchange.
- A 1 December 2015 joint meeting of the Fairfax County Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) and the Trails And Sidewalks Committee was briefed on:
- Dulles Metrorail Silver Line Phase 2 Status and Funding -- Mark Canale (FCDOT) and Joe LaHait (DMB) PPTX PDF
- Fairfax County Parkway Corridor Study -- I-95 to Telegraph Road -- Neil Freschman (FCDOT) PPTX PDF
- Future Revision of the Transportation Priority Plan -- Tom Biesiadny and Ray Johnson (FCDOT) PPTX PDF
- Comprehensive Transit Plan -- Randy White and Stuart Boggs (FCDOT) PPTX PDF
- Bicycle Helmet Ordinance -- Susan Cooke (County Attorney’s Office) DOCX PDF
- Countywide Transit Network Study -- Leonard Wolfenstein and Dan Rathbone (FCDOT) PPTX PDF
On 18 Nov FCDOT briefed the Dulles Rail Project to the Sully District Council
- Silver Line - Phase 1 operational update and Phase 2 progress (pdf) (pptx) presented by Mark G. Canale, Chief Special Projects Division, Dulles Rail Project Manager, Fairfax County Department of Transportation
- Fairfax Federation Seeks Nominations for Fairfax County 2015 Citizen of the Year
- The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations is
soliciting nominations for its 2015 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 3
- Both the Citizen of the Year Award and the Citation 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 2015 to 31
January 2016. The nomination form is available online from the
Federation's website, http://www.fairfaxfederation.org.
- 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
- For more information please contact Jeff Parnes, Awards Committee Chair.
- Open House to say "Goodbye" to Supervisor Michael Frey
- When: Saturday, December 5, 2015 3:00-5:00 p.m.
- Where: Community Room Sully Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA 20151
- Transform I66 Inside & Outside Beltway CTB Meeting on 8 December 2015
- You are invited to share your input on the Transform 66 Inside and Outside the Beltway projects during a public meeting held by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) at Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., George Mason High School Cafetorium, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043 . The public will have the opportunity to provide formal comments to CTB members or to the court reporter.
- Individuals offering public comment will be asked to limit their remarks to not more than three minutes. Organizations or associations may be
asked to select one individual to speak for the group. All attendees will have the opportunity to provide their comments to the court reporter.
- If you cannot attend the meeting, you may provide your comments at any time online at Transform66.org, by email to Transform66 @ VDOT.Virginia.gov, or by mail to the VDOT Northern Virginia
District Office, 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 (Attention: Amanda Baxter for Transform 66 Inside the Beltway or Susan Shaw, P.E., for Transform 66 Outside the Beltway).
- About the Transform 66 Projects:
- I-66 Inside the Beltway involves converting I-66 to dynamically-priced toll lanes in the peak direction during morning (eastbound) and afternoon (westbound) rush hours between I-495 and U.S. Route 29 in Rosslyn, along with implementing a series of multimodal improvements that benefit the toll users of I-66.
- I-66 Outside the Beltway involves building two express lanes and three regular lanes in each direction, new bus service and other multimodal improvements such as new and expanded park and ride
lots along I-66 between U.S. Route 15 in Haymarket and I-495.
- NVTC Invites Public to Share Priorities about Metro
- The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) wants to hear from the greater community about priorities for improving Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority's (WMATA) transit operations and customer service. Recognizing Metro's critical role in the region's economy and quality of life, NVTC is sponsoring two regional forums. Hands-on activities, handheld polling and small group discussion will allow the public to prioritize issues and pinpoint solutions that will help the transit agency address challenges pertaining to affordability, service reliability, and safety.
- The forums scheduled in Fairfax and Arlington counties:
- Wed., Dec. 16 from 7-9 p.m., Wakefield High School Cafeteria, 1325 South Dinwiddie St., Door 1, off the main parking lot Arlington, VA 22206
- Thurs., Dec. 17 from 6-8 p.m., Reston Station, Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station, North Exit, 11389 Reston Station Blvd., Plaza Level, Reston, VA 20190
- Upon arriving, individuals will participate in an activity designed to visually rank potential improvements within the WMATA system. Handheld polling devices will then capture the service qualities of greatest importance to attendees. Virginia members of the WMATA Board of Directors and WMATA General Manager/CEO Paul Wiedefeld will provide an overview of the transit agency's priorities. Everyone in attendance will be invited to participate in roundtable discussions, where they will have the opportunity to share comments and suggestions to help WMATA improve the quality of its operations and customer service. Wiedefeld will sit in on the roundtables to better understand the priorities of those who ride Metrorail, Metrobus and MetroAccess.
- An online survey, now available at www.NoVaTransit.org, will accept responses until 5 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 23, 2015.
The next Sully District Council membership meeting is Wednesday 27 January 2016:
Jeffrey M. Parnes
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