The first Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) meeting of 2007 was held on the 2nd of January. We discussed several items of interest which I thought I’d relay to the Sully community.
Community Parking Districts
A request by the Mt. Vernon District Council (DC) to impose a county-wide ban on on-the-street parking of recreational vehicles and trailers was referred by the Board of Supervisors to the TAC.
Currently Community Parking Districts are established by petitions circulated by neighbors, with 60% residents of the overall designated area needed to approve the district in total, and each block needing to have 50% approval of the residents residing there for it to be effective on their block, with a $10 fee per district resident required by the county. Every block incorporated into the district has street signs posted indicating the parking restrictions, which can amount to a large sum for a large district, and these signs have to be periodically replaced. Staff reports that the average cost of maintaining the districts exceeds any costs collected in their establishment.
The TAC asked the Fairfax Federation for its views, which in
turn endorsed the
The staff suggestions are reflected in the accompanying list. After their consideration by the TAC, it was decided that all the proposed criteria for exempting certain whole areas were impracticable. The TAC then asked staff to explore several proposals to modify the current petitioning process, to include
1. Impose annual fees on residences in CPDs instead of one-time fees.
2. Retain the current petition fees.
3. Re-evaluate petition fees to determine if fees should be tied to the size of the CPD
4. Reduce the overall support requirement for a CPD to less than the current support level of 60%.
5. Eliminate block-by-block requirements for CPD consideration (strictly go with overall support requirement).
6. Eliminate the petition process; such as when an HOA acts for the residences participating in the HOA.
7. Raise petition fees to help offset cost of program.
Your thoughts on these choices would be appreciated
Proposed trails for inclusion in 2007 countywide bond referendum
Staff had provided a proposed Community Project Request List for inclusion in the 2007 Bond Pedestrian Projects, which I had circulated previously and asked for comments. One additional segment was provided by Sully Resident Mark McConn which was forwarded to staff:
is a section of trail that is missing from
Louis Grimm and I spent a couple of hours on New Years eve day driving around to look at staff’s Sully’s suggestions, and came up with the following comments which were forwarded to staff:
Staff provided TAC with a list of the County’s Federal Transportation Funding priorities, attached.
Transportation Updates to the Comprehensive Plan
Staff completed its efforts to make the wording in the Comprehensive Plan reflect the recent changes in the Transportation Plan. Provided are the proposed changes for the Bull Run, Dulles Suburban Center, Fairfax Center and the Upper Potomac planning areas. Your comments would be appreciated.
Sully TAC Representative
mailto:SullyTAC @ Sullydistrict.org