Agenda for 23 June 2010 Sully District Council Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
The Sully District Council will meet at 7:00 p.m. 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.
The minutes for the 26 May 2010 Sully District Council meeting provided by Priscilla Knight are available online.
Location: Franklin Farm Shopping Center
LB Franklin Farm, LLC, is in the processing of a final development plan amendment (FDPA) for the Franklin Farm Shopping Center. The FDPA has been scheduled for a public hearing before the Planning Commission on July 29, 2010. The purpose of the FDPA is simply to update the list of permitted secondary uses on the shopping center's development plan. The list did not reflect all the existing uses and some additional uses are being added in order to allow for flexibility in adding tenants to the shopping center. For example, a small health club is anticipated to become a tenant at the center and health clubs were not listed as a permitted secondary use. The health club would not offer classes or locker room facilities. No exterior changes or site improvements to the shopping center are proposed with the application, with the exception of the addition of crosswalks in the parking lot.
Action: Amendment to two previously approved rezoning applications (PCA 2003-SU-035/RZ 2003-SU-035)
Location: Southwest corner of Sully and Barnsfield roads
On the subject properties, located in the southeast quadrant of the Sully Road (Route 28)/Air & Space Museum Parkway interchange and west of Centreville Road (Route 657), Sully East L.C. proposes an amendment to two previously approved rezoning applications to permit the rezoning for the purpose of developing a secure office complex to be known as "Dulles Discovery South".
PCA 2003-SU-035 proposes to amend a portion of RZ 2003-SU-035, which was approved by the BOS on January 22, 2007 to permit the development of an age-restricted community and support commercial uses zoned PDR-16, PDC, WS and RD. This partial PCA application PCA 2003-SU-035 will supersede the governance of the previously approved proffers and Conceptual Development Plan/Final Development Plan layout to permit the inclusion of approximately 69 acres in the Dulles Discovery South rezoning application.
The proposed amendment was presented to the Planning Commission on 17 June. Sully Commissioner John Litzenberger, after hearing the testimony and receiving correspondence on this item, indicated there was citizen concern and postponed the vote on the request until the next PC meeting. He suggested that the proponent appear before to Sully District Council to discuss the issues raised:
Seven-stories buildings planned close to Centreville Road
Conversion of planned road transversing site from Lees Corner Road to the Air and Space Museum Parkway from public access to controlled access
Change in traffic flow from over-55 residential complex to office complex, with more detailed peak-time flow analysis of expected 8800 daily trips.
The following associations have joined/renewed their memberships in the SDC in 2009:
Election of Sully District Officers for 2010-2011:
At the May meeting the following nominations were made:
President: Mark McConn
1st Vice President: Jeff Parnes
2nd Vice President: Lewis Grimm
Treasurer: Jay Johnston
There was no nominee for the position of Secretary: - if interested please contact Mark McConn.
Community Parking District Survey
The Sully District Council has been asked by a member organization to sponsor a survey on Community Parking Districts (CPDs).
CPDs restrict the ability of residents to park non-commercial trailers and recreational vehicles on the public streets within the defined borders of the CPD. For more information on CPDs please check the county's website at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/rtap.htm#cpd.
At the present time CPDs can be established on a case by case basis by groups of individual residents or communities in their entirety by following the rules established by the county (see their website at the link above). At an individual supervisor's request, the county's Board of Supervisors can establish a CPD encompassing the whole supervisory district.
The survey question is does your community support a Sully-wide CPD or would it rather continue the current policy of establishing individual neighborhood CPDs.
Frying Pan Farm Park, 2709 West Ox Road front of Frying Pan Country Store
Wednesday's 8 to 12:30
The first week of May marks the opening of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s Farmers Markets. Markets throughout the County feature products from vendors located within a 125-mile radius of the county. These open-air markets offer a broad array of products including fresh from the hive honey, pasture-raised meat and garden fresh vegetables and flowers.
Each market has a market master to help shoppers make the most of their visits and some markets will feature the expertise of Master Gardeners willing to answer questions about your garden.
Fairfax County Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners offer Plant Clinics at most markets. Citizens can bring plant or insect samples for pest identification or disease diagnosis. Master Gardeners also help citizens by having informational displays on topics such as Container Gardening or EcoSavvy Gardening.
Successful "Electric Sunday" Program Expands to Include Fluorescent Light Recycling
The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program, in partnership with Covanta Energy, Inc., is preparing to expand the "Electric Sundays" recycling program in 2010. These events will now offer residents an opportunity to recycle fluorescent light bulbs and tubes in addition to televisions, computers and peripheral electronic devices including keyboards, speakers, keyboards, printers, scanners, etc.
"More than eight thousand residents recycled over one million pounds of electronics at the ‘Electric Sunday’ events held at the I-66 Transfer Station during 2009," said Jeff Smithberger, Director of the Division of Solid Waste Collection and Recycling. "Thanks to the proven success of this program and the participation of the residents of Fairfax County, we are able to expand this program to include another ‘electric’ item -- fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, also known as compact fluorescent lights.
Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes contain a small amount of mercury. Given the high volume of fluorescent light usage in Fairfax County, properly recycling these bulbs and tubes can prevent mercury from entering our waste management system. Disposal of these materials at a household hazardous waste collection site allows for the recovery and recycling of the mercury, glass and aluminum contained in these bulbs and tubes.