Agenda for 7 February 2005 Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee will meet at 7:30
p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center meeting room 1, 4900
Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA., 20151
- Proponent: Jeff Saxe
- Action: Out-of Turn plan amendment
- Location: Dulles Discovery update
- Proponent: Jim Katcham, Sully APR Task Force Chair
- Action: APR Task Force Recommendations
- Location: Sully District
Sully APR Task Force recommendations are available at Supervisor Frey's website
- Old Business (8:30):
- The Battlefield Bypass DEIS has [finally] been released online.
- Transportation Plan Update
There are still several Plan review questions for which answers are needed. Among them are:
- Will a Transportation publication contain traditional plan nomination forms for proposed changes to the Transportation Plan that can be submitted by mail from citizens and organizations without web access?
- Will District Supervisors still have the opportunity to appoint Citizen Task Forces that can as in the past hear from citizen and staff nominators and develop recommendations for the Planning Commission and Supervisors?
- New Business (8:30):
- Commissioner Laurie Frost Wilson, Planning Commission, scheduled a meeting for Monday, January 10, 2005, at the Government Center, for a discussion of the Proposed Amendment to the Public Facilities Manual (PFM) related to honoring natural drainage divides.
- The 4th Annual Cross County Trail Caucus was held at Woodson High School, on Monday, January 24, 2005, The Cross County Trail the Ten Minute Tour and the State of the Trail status reports will be presented and distributed to all attendees.
- Judith Heisinger has volunteered to serve on the committee.Cub Run Watershed Plan advisory group for environmental planning in western Fairfax County;.
- Scheduled Meetings:
- The next meeting of the Cub Run Watershed Plan advisory group is scheduled for Tuesday, February 8.7:00 - 9:00 PM
Chantilly High School - Lecture Hall , 4201 Stringfellow Road
Light snacks, coffee and beverages will be provided
Agenda items for the meeting include:
- Continuing discussion of goals (Not expected to be completed at this meeting)
- Continuing discussion of issues
Presentation of strategies considered and adopted by Little Hunting Creek
- Prioritizing issues
- Mapping location of specific issues
- Establishment of subcommittees to assist moving CACs work forward
- Agenda and speakers for Watershed Forum
- Finalize plans on outreach programs for the Forum to be undertaken by the CAC members.
- The premiere showing of Dave Eckert's new film, "Raining in the Storm -
One Building at a Time," will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2005, at
7:00 PM at the State Theater, 220 North Washington Street, in downtown Falls
Church. More information, not yet posted, can later be found at
Eckert has produced three other films to date--"Reclaiming our
Water--The Occoquan Watershed," "Four Mile Run, Reviving an Urban Stream"
and "Laying Down Roots," all of which were filmed in Northern Virginia.
- FAA RELEASES DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
Public Hearings Scheduled for Proposed New Runways at Washington Dulles International Airport
The Environmental Impact Study for the addition of two new runways and related improvements at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is nearing its final phase as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) releases the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to the public followed by Public Hearings scheduled for February 22 and 23, 2005.
The purpose of the DEIS is three-fold. First, the DEIS documents the need for additional airport infrastructure to satisfy the forecast aviation demand. Second, it analyzes multiple alternatives, including a No-Build/No-Action scenario, and details the potential direct and indirect environmental effects of two reasonable build alternatives. Finally, the DEIS lists several measures to avoid, minimize and/or mitigate for the impacts associated with the proposed improvements at IAD. The resulting alternatives in the DEIS were developed using public and agency input as well as field study of the potential environmental impacts of building two new runways. After the public hearings and the end of the public comment period, the study team will make any necessary adjustments to the DEIS resulting in a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).
We strongly encourage you to review the DEIS prior to submitting comments. If you have any questions about the information presented, please contact the project manager, Brad Mehaffy with the FAA. The DEIS will be placed on reserve and available for review beginning January 21, 2005 at the locations listed below in this e-mail. The DEIS also will be posted at that time on the MWAA website: www.mwaa.com/dulles/EnvironmentalStudies/RunwaysEIS.htm
The FAA would like to receive your comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement from January 21 until March 7, 2005. You may submit verbal and written comments during the public hearings/workshops or mail comments to the project manager, Brad Mehaffy, FAA, Washington Airports District Office, 23723 Air Freight Lane, Suite 210, Dulles, VA 20166.
Comment Form (Click link below to download and print the form to mail, or bring it with you to the meetings.)
Public Information Workshop/Public Hearings Schedule
Two identical meetings will be held in the study area. Please join us to learn more about the studies findings and recommendations and to comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
- Loudoun County - Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Information Workshop, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Cafeteria
Public Hearing, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. in the Theater
Farmwell Station Middle School,44281 Gloucester Pkwy, Ashburn, VA, Directions to Farmwell Station MS
- Fairfax County - Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Information Workshop, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. in the Cafeteria
Public Hearing, 6 p.m. 8 p.m. in the Theater
Stone Middle School, 5500 Sully Park Dr., Centreville, VA. Directions to Stone MS
- 5 Mar 8:30am, The fourteenth Green Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 5--same time, same place, new topic. Here are the details:
- When: Saturday, March 5 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
- Where: Old Country Buffet Fair City Mall - Route 236 (Main Street) and Pickett Road in Fairfax City
- Program: "How They Do It in Germany”
- Speaker: Mark Gibb, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Regional Commission
In 1999 and again in 2004 a delegation representing the Northern Virginia Regional Commission visited the Verband, an elected regional government, in Stuttgart to observe how their region planned and managed transportation, land use, and the environment. The Stuttgart region is approximately the same size as Northern Virginia with similar populations. A delegation from the Stuttgart regional government paid a return visit to Northern Virginia in 2003.
Interestingly, the two areas have similar problems that are addressed in very different ways—regionally in Germany versus locally for the most part in Northern Virginia (except for transportation). Mark Gibb, who traveled to Germany for both visits, will show us examples of the results of regional planning in the Stuttgart area. .
- Cost: Under $7.00. Pay the cashier as you arrive. If a senior, ask for the discount. No reservations are necessary.
- Monday, March 14, 2005 Fairfax County Transportation Summit at the Government Center.
The SDC has forwarded the following names as attendees:
- Jim Fowler, Gate Post Estates II Homeowners Association
- David D Metcalf, Sully Station II
- Georgette Kohler, Rock Hill Civic Assoc
- John G. Swanson, Franklin Farm Foundation
- The following notice announces the 2005 Governor's Conference on Greenways, Blueways & Trails on May 1-4. For further information, call or e-mail Doug Pickford at NVRC (contact information at end of notice).
Do you believe in the power of trails? That a water trail can teach a history lesson? That a greenway can foster public health? That a good hike restores the soul?
If so, the 2005 Governor's Conference on Greenways, Blueways & Trails is your opportunity to join like-minded trail advocates for informative sessions and hands-on workshops. The conference will be held May 1-4 at the Omni Richmond Hotel. Come learn how parks, non-profits, and the private sector are Building Active Communities throughout Virginia. Hear from international experts and swap ideas over barbecue at the Park Service's Tredegar Iron Works. Sessions address everything from clearing bureaucratic hurdles to using state-of-the-art planning software to creatively marketing your trail.
For a detailed overview of conference offerings and to register now, visit: http://www.bikewalkvirginia.org/conference/index.html
The full conference costs just $150. Meals are included, and hotel rooms are offered to attendees at a discounted rate. To request additional information or a printed brochure, e-mail email@example.com/color> .
- Planned for 7 March Meeting
- Proponent: Joseph Drake, Orr Partners
- Action: Korean Central Presbyterian Church
- Location: Off of Rt 29 West and South of Bull Run Elementary School
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee
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