Agenda for 26 September 2007 Sully District Council Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center meeting room 1, 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..
- Topic: Candidates' Night
- 33rd-Mark R. Herring (D), Patricia B. Phillips (R)
- 34th-J. C. "Chap" Petersen (D), Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R) (Regrets from both)
Chap Petersen will be unable to attend the Sept. 26 Sully District Council Candidates' Night as he will be in Richmond that evening. Thank you so much for the invitation.
Jeannemarie Devolites Davis will be unable to attend the Sept. 26 Sully District Council Candidates' Night as she has two other events that night.
- 37th-Janet S. Oleszek (D), Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II (R) (7:45 estimated arrival)
- House of Delegates
- 35th-No response: Stephen C. Shannon (D), Arthur G. Purves (R) (Regrets)
I sincerely regret that I will be out of town on the 26th. Thank you, however, very much for the invitation.
- 36th-Kenneth R."Ken" Plum (D) (Regrets)
As you know, I have only one precinct in my district in Sully and am unopposed for re-election. Considering that I have two other events that evening, I am going to relinquish my time to the contested races in Sully District.Thank you for doing this and for understanding my situation. My best wishes to you all for a great Candidates Night
- 40th-Rex A. Simmons (D), Timothy D. "Tim" Hugo (R)
- 67th-C. "Chuck" Caputo (D) (8:30 estimated arrival), Marc R. Cadin (R)
- 86th-Jay P. Donahue (D) (8:30 estimated arrival), Thomas Rust (R)
- Land Use and Transportation
- Proponent: Amy R. Bruno, of Bean, Kinney & Korman, P.C.
- Action: Commerce Bank has submitted revised plans to the County
- Location: Anita's at Rt 50 and Centreville Road
- Proponent: Keith C. Martin of Sacklaw
- Action: Comprehensive Site Plan
- Location: Dominion Power site at Rt 50 and Fair Ridge Drive West
- Old Business
- New Business
- Katharine D. Ichter, Director, Fairfax County DOT, provided an update to the Transportation Advisory Commission on 4 September 2007
The following transportation improvements in or near Sully are being planned and funded in the near future:
- NVTA funds
- Interchange at Fairfax County Parkway and Fair Lakes parkway and Monument Drive
- Bull Run Post Office Rd improvements in Loundoun Cty
- Fairfax County Bond referendum (if passed this November)
- Stringfellow Rd widened to 4 lanes (provides final funding)
- Poplar Tree Rd widened to 4 Lanes fron Sequoia Farms Dr to Sully Station Dr
- Rt 29 widened to 6 lanes for 3 miles west of Fairfax City
- Shirley Gate Road create northbound turn lane to Rt 29
- Fairfax County Parkway create continuous 3rd lane southbound from Rt 29 to Braddock Rd.
- Stringfellow Rd Park & Ride and bus transfer site improvements (double parking spaces)
- Pedestrian Bridge on west side of Ashburton Av over Cedar Run
- Sidewalk on Rt 50 south side from Fair Ridge Dr East to Fair Oaks Police / Fire Station.
- Rt 28 Public/Private Partnership
- ZED announced that RZ/SE and appeal staff reports and complete 2232 reports are now being posted to LDSnet as complete staff reports, that is, including all appendices/attachments.
- The online posting of staff reports will routinely occur Mondays immediately following publication/delivery of the staff report to the Planning Commission.
- When a County holiday occurs on a Monday, the online staff report posting will occur the next business day.
- Planning Commissioner Jim Hart reports that the next North County APR Cycle would start next year, with anticipated dates tentatively as follows:
There may be some procedural complications because of the recent legislation requiring VDOT analysis of many land use cases, which may take longer to handle.
- Nominations window open May-June 08
- Task Force Meetings November 08-March 09
- PC hearings of Non-VDOT items May 09
- BOS hearings of VDOT items June 09
- PC hearings of VDOT items Oct. 09
- BOS hearings of VDOT items Nov. 09
- Scheduled Meetings/Activities:
- The 2007 International Coastal Cleanup will be held during September and October. The Fairfax County organizers would very much appreciate the assistance of many hands to help clean up our stream valleys and local parks. The details are given below.
- The 2007 International Coastal Cleanup is almost here, and many small neighborhood park and stream cleanups are being planned throughout Fairfax County. We are looking for volunteers to help pick up trash at these cleanups, but we are especially looking for people to establish their own neighborhood cleanups. Establishing your own cleanup is easy, a great opportunity for individuals and groups of any size, and a great way to ensure that the streams and parks you care about most stay clean and healthy. Cleanups will be held throughout September and October. Here's a list of cleanups in Fairfax County that are seeking volunteers.
- For information about establishing your own cleanup, please contact at the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District.either Joanna Cornell (jcornell @ gmu.edu or 703-324-1425) or Dan Schwartz (dan.schwartz @ fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-324-1422).
- Implementing the Future of Tysons Corner, Tuesday, September 18, 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Capital One Auditorium, 1680 Capital One Dr., McLean, VA 22102
- You are invited to attend this informative presentation on strategies to implement best planning practices. The Tysons Land Use Task Force is in the process of creating a new vision for the area. This vision will be based on the Task Force’s Guiding Planning Principles, which call for transforming Tysons into a vibrant urban center with walkable streets, mixed-use neighborhoods, inclusive housing choices, lively open spaces, distinctive architecture, and other community amenities.
- A critical part of the Task Force’s planning process is an ongoing dialogue with the public. During this dialogue, the Task Force has heard many people state that "good ideas are nothing without good implementation." The focus of this event is to present a wide range of tools and strategies that have been successful in areas facing similar development challenges and could be used to achieve the Task Force’s goals for Tysons Corner.
- Welcome & Introduction - Clark Tyler, Task Force Chair
- Importance of Implementation in Planning for Transit Oriented Development - GB Arrington, Vice President, PB PlaceMaking
- Panel Discussion of Implementation Tools & Strategies
- Judith Meany, Professor, Catholic University School of Architecture & Planning, Moderator
- Robert Wulff, Senior Vice President, BF Saul Company, Bethesda, MD
- Richard Reinhard, Deputy Executive Director, Downtown DC Business Improvement District
- James Snyder, former Planning official, Arlington County, VA
- Question & Answer Session
- Closing Remarks
- Parking is free in the Capital One garage. The auditorium is on the main floor and you will need to check in at the desk and show an ID to enter the building.
- Dulles South Business Alliance Fall 2007 Election Candidate Forum will be held at the Arcola Community Center, Thursday, Sept. 20 from 3-5 p.m.
- Loudoun District and Fairfax Chairman, Sully and Hunter Mill District Candidates
- Global Warming, Energy & Conservation Lecture by Kurt Zwally, Global Warming Solutions, National Wildlife Federation Sunday, September 25, 7 p.m. Alexandria Lyceum, 201 S Washington St, Alexandria
- Climate change is perhaps the single greatest dilemma that humans have ever faced. Tackling the problem will require changes in our behavior at every level. Come learn about how energy use and conservation relate to climate change, and how individuals and communities can make a difference.
- Co-sponsors include: the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, the Alexandria Lyceum, Capital Region Earth Force, Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, My Organic Market Grocery Store and REI, and The Stella Group, LTD, the Audubon Naturalist Society, the Center for a New American Dream, Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center (Alexandria, VA), and the Arlington Department of Environmental Services.
- For more information and reservations, please call 703/528-5406, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Help forge the "Conservation Frontier"
- Join with others from the Northern Virginia / DC Area for "A Community Conservation Conversation"
- Sunday, September 30, 2 p.m. at Arlington Central Library (1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA; (near the Virginia Square Metro stop on the Orange Line)
- Conservation has transcended the "freeze in the dark" connotations of the 1970s and is becoming a vibrant and foundational part of our everyday lives! To further this exciting trend, join the “Community Conservation Conversation” featuring discussion among panel members and the audience. The key to a better and less consumptive society and economy is opening up the floodgates of conversation on this very important topic. The “Green Living Challenge,” developed by Arlingtonians for A Clean Environment, Arlington County’s Fresh AIRE Program and other conservation initiatives will also be highlighted.
- Panel members: Paul Ferguson, Chair, Arlington County Board; Monique Tilford, The Center for a New American Dream; Joan Kelsch, an Arlington County Environmental Planner; Drew Langsam, Turner Construction Company; Emily Curley, Alliance to Save Energy; and Martin Ogle, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority. Congressman Jim Moran is also an invited panelist.
- The 20 co-sponsors for this event are the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Arlington County Libraries, Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, the National Council for Science and the Environment, the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust, the Sierra Club (Mount Vernon Group and Great Falls Group), the Arlington Department of Environmental Services, the Arlington Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, the Capital Region Earth Force, the Center for a New American Dream, the Alliance to Save Energy, My Organic Market Grocery Stores, 360JMG, LLC, the Maryland/DC/Virginia Chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association, The Stella Group. LTD., The Audubon Naturalist Society, Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center (Alexandria, VA), American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Virginia Cooperative Extension, Arlington County Office, and REI.
- Mark your calendars for Friday, November 9, for the Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council Conference.
- Virginia will be hosting the 2nd Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council conference in November 2007. The first conference was held in Bethesda, MD. This one will be very close to home.
- The purpose of the conference is to inform the public about conservation landscaping and design methods that improve or restore water quality and wildlife habitats. For more information about the conference, visit www.chesapeakelandscape.org .
- Tentative topics include
- Rain gardens vs. bioretention ponds;
- alternatives to traditional plantings and designing with native plants;
- IPM and beneficial insects;
- tree planting and soils for urban forestry;
- installing living shorelines. . . and much more!
- Land managers, designers, local planners, landscapers and others with a stake in conserving Virginia's natural resources are encouraged to attend.
- Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003-3796
- West County High School Boundary Study
- Currently there are significant enrollment and capacity imbalances among high schools in the western portion of the county. Community members have expressed concern over the impact these imbalances have on programs and extra curricular activities. The School Board has directed staff to conduct a boundary study to address these concerns. The scope of these studies has been posted.
- For additional information on the boundary studies, please contact the Office of Facilities Planning Services at 703-246-6930.
- Meeting dates:
- November 12 7:30 p.m. Chantilly High School
- December 3 7:30 p.m. Westfield High School
- December 19 7:30 p.m. Oakton High School
- Planned for 24 October 2007 Meeting
- Topic: Transportation Improvements in or near Sully
- Presentation on proposed Fairfax County transportation bond referendum
- Presentation by VDOT and FDOT Staff members
- Land Use and Transportation
- 8:30 (tentative)
- Proponent: Wilson Golden, McGuire Woods Consulting on behalf of Dominion Virginia Power
- Action: Dominion Virginia Power proposes to increase its transmission capacity utilizing existing rights of way running from the Winchester area to its Loudoun substation
- Location: No construction will occur in Fairfax County.
The tremendous growth experienced in recent years in our region has placed huge strains on all forms of infrastructure, including the power transmission lines necessary to supply the growing power needs of Fairfax County and Northern Virginia.
To meet the continuing demand for reliable electric power, Dominion Virginia Power proposes to increase its transmission capacity utilizing existing rights of way running from the Winchester area to its Loudoun substation. Without it, independent studies estimate that we will experience brownouts and rolling blackouts as early as the summer of 2011.
Mr. Golden is working with McGuire Woods Consulting on behalf of Dominion on its public outreach for the Northern Virginia Transmission line proposal currently pending before the State Corporation Commission. Details of the proposal are contained in the attachment.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Chair, Sully District Council
Land Use and Transportation Committee
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