Agenda for 24 April 2013 Sully District Council Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
The Sully District Council Meeting will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 24 April 2013 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 March 2013 Sully District Council meeting was held as part of townhall meeting jointly-sponsored by the Sully District Council of Citizens Associations, Western Fairfax County Citizens Association, Sully Supervisor Michael Frey and Sully School Board Member Cathy Smith. The topics of discussion were the FY 2014 County and School budgets. The meeting was reported in the 21-27 March 2013 CentreView by Bonnie Hobbs. Here is a link to that edition of the CentreView: http://connectionarchives.com/PDF/2013/032013/Centreview%20North.pdf
Membership Presentation -- Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) and Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD)
Robert Carlson, Sully Commissioner, Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Tom Fleetwood, Deputy Director, Department of Housing and Community Development
Location: County wide
Fairfax Forward is the County’s next step in the process that was the APR. Meghan will present the concept of the work program and the new planning process.
The Fairfax Forward plan to replace the APR process is basically complete and ready for the public hearing process. This is an update briefing. During the development process, Meghan's boss, Mary Ann Gardner, mentioned to me how helpful both of the Sully groups have been.
Proponent: Frank W. Stearns, Donohue & Stearns, PLC for Verizon Wireless and Milestone Communications
Action: Wireless telecommunications facility
Location: London Towne Elementary School, 6100 Stone Road, Centreville, Virginia 20120
Verizon Wireless has identified a gap in wireless coverage and service in our community. Verizon Wireless and Milestone Communications have filed an application for a wireless telecommunications facility at the London Towne Elementary School,6100 Stone Road, Centreville, Virginia 20120
Mr. Stearns will also revisit the Stone MS Verizon Wireless application. The Staff report is out recommending approval. Public Hearing is April 26th. This was last presented to the SDC LU&T committee in February
Action: FDPA on Dulles Discovery South (FDPA 2009-SU-024) and PCA on Dulles Discovery North (PCA-2005-SU-026)
Location: Parcels on both sides of the Air And Space Museum Parkway east of Rt 28
Concurrent FDPA on Dulles Discovery South (FDPA 2009-SU-024), whose purpose is:
To memorialize the various intervening changes approved for DDS by Interpretation, and
To add a one-story auditorium and a one-story cafeteria to the approved, low rise Building 5, both internal to the site; and the possibility of a second water storage tank adjacent to, and the same height as, the Campus Loading Dock and a relocated water storage tank, also internal to the site.
No increase in the already approved FAR or number of office buildings is proposed.
Application by Dulles Discovery North 3 LC, a PCA to revise proffers on I-5 parcels on the north side of Air & Space Museum Parkway, south of Wall Rd, west of Centreville Rd, east of Rt. 28, 13.44 acres, for office and accessory uses. It has been accepted and will be PCA 2005-SU-026. Joe Gorney will be staff coordinator. The site was approved already but for security reasons for the tenant they need to construct a privately owned and maintained overpass over Air and Space Museum Parkway, with minor modifications to parking, landscaping, sidewalk/trail system and security fencing, and all of that requires a PCA.
The Traffic Division of the Operations Support Bureau and the Patrol Division of the Fairfax County Police Department will launch their weeklong initiative, “50 Means 50” as they saturate the Fairfax County Parkway next week.
The annual campaign kicks off on Sunday, April 21, and targets aggressive and reckless driving, speeding, texting while driving, following too closely, and failure to pay full time and attention on the Fairfax County Parkway. Last year, during the same time period, officers issued 714 citations on the Parkway for offenses in these categories.
Motor squad officers along with patrol officers from several district stations throughout the county will be assigned specific enforcement duties along the parkway.
A variety of vehicles will be utilized including: motorcycles, Mustangs, Camaros, Impalas, pick-up trucks and other unmarked and marked police vehicles.
The stepped-up enforcement will take place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The intent of the initiative is to reduce the overall average speed on the parkway and to reduce the number of property damage, injury, and fatal crashes, making the parkway a safer roadway.
Route 50 Widening Notice - Avoid Route 50 In Chantilly This Weekend
Expect major delays for signal installation
CHANTILLY- Motorists can expect lane closures and delays at the intersection of Route 50 and Lee Road in Chantilly this weekend as part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Route 50 widening project.
From 8 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday (April 26-27) one or two lanes will be closed in each direction on Route 50 and traffic will periodically be stopped for up to 15 minutes at a time.
In addition, the ramp from southbound Route 28 to westbound Route 50 will be closed. Signs will direct motorists to use Willard Road to access westbound Route 50. No left turns will be permitted onto Route 50 from Lee Road.
Crews will be removing the existing traffic signal heads, poles and span wire and installing temporary signals.
Message boards will be posted alerting motorists to use alternate routes.
At its 19 February 2013 meeting the Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) was briefed on the proposed changes to Fairfax Connector routes in support of the opening of Metro's Silver Line (PPT) (PDF)
At its 19 March 2013 meeting the Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) was briefed on VDOT's SuperNoVa Transit TDM Vision Plan (PPT) (PDF)
At its 16 April 2013 meeting the Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC) was briefed on MWAA's progress on the Silver Line Phase 1 and 2 Projects (PPT) (PDF)
The Fairfax County Crime Solvers is holding a fundraising Community Shred Event on Saturday, May 4, at the McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center off West Ox Road from 9:00 – noon.
Support your local Crime Solvers program while disposing of personal and financial documents securely! Shredding helps prevent identity theft. Swing by and drop off your papers for a suggested donation of $5 per bag or box. Papers will be shredded on-site. All shredded materials are recycled to help protect the environment.
Saturday, May 4, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center (next to the Dump), 4890 Alliance Drive, Fairfax 22030
Fairfax County Crime Solvers is a non-profit organization that provides anonymous phone, email and text capabilities for the public to report criminal activity and wanted persons to police. Tipsters and their information are protected under state law. Cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 are paid out if a tipster’s information leads to an arrest and/or case closure. All funds are raised through donations. Learn more by visiting www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org
On Friday May 17, 2013 Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invites you to join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Attend one of 70 pit stops throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and be entered into a raffle for a free bicycle!
Greenway Toll Hearings Set for June
The Virginia State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) addition of a hearing in Sterling has increased the opportunities Loudoun residents and businesses have to weigh in on tolls charged by the Dulles Greenway.
The hearings are part of an investigation Del. David Ramadan (R-87) requested into the toll rates charged by Greenway operator Toll Road Investors Partnership II, an entity of Australia-based Macquarie Group.
The Dulles Greenway is the 14-mile private toll road that extends the Dulles Toll Road from Dulles International Airport to Leesburg. Current rates are $4.10 during regular hours and $4.90 during rush hour at the main toll plaza.
Thursday, June 6 (two sessions: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
Park View High School, auditorium, 400 W. Laurel Avenue
Tuesday, April 9 (two sessions: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
Loudoun Valley High School, auditorium, 340 North Maple Avenue
Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m.
Commission’s second- floor courtroom, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street
Anyone who wants to comment during any of the hearings should arrive early and sign in with the SCC bailiff. The audio of the Richmond hearing will be webcast via the SCC website.
Those who cannot attend a hearing also can submit written comments by July 9 to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, PO Box 2118, Richmond, VA 23218-2118 (refer to case number PUE-2013-00011).
Submit comments online at the SCC’s website: www.scc.virginia.gov/case. Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for case number PUE-2013-00011.
Action: Proffered condition amendment (PCA) application related to the Child Care Center
Location: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
The current proffers allow for a maximum attendance of 150 children at the center. The center's license actually allows for a lesser maximum attendance of only 99 children. However, the proffer also limits enrollment to children of employees of Inova Health Care Services and physicians and staff practicing on the Inova Fair Oaks Campus. The enrollment limitation has limited average attendance to between 36-53 children per day over the past 5 years, or roughly 50 children fewer than the center's license (and 100 fewer that the proffer would allow). As you can imagine, this limitation has proven a substantial detriment to the operation of the facility.
The purpose of the PCA is to eliminate the proffered restriction on the pool of allowable users of the center, allowing the center to serve the broader community. This will help the viability of the center and the ability for it to continue in operation. We also believe it will be a benefit to the surrounding community in providing an additional child care resource.
Notably, the PCA does not propose to change the approved maximum attendance or hours of operation of the center. Further, the Application proposes no new construction or any other change to the physical condition of the Application Property as it exists or is approved today. So, we believe that the change requested by the PCA will generate no additional land use requirements or any adverse impacts related thereto. In other words, this PCA does not propose an expansion of the approved use; rather, the proposed change simply allows Inova to utilize the approved use to the extent for which it is already approved.
Public hearings are expected in the late June/July timeframe. Inova will be holding a community meeting at the Hospital to invite residents to learn more about this application and provide a forum to address other matters related to hospital operations.