Sully District Council of Citizens Associations
P.O. Box 230042
Sully Station, VA 20120-0042
Agenda for 25 January 2017 Sully District Council of Citizens Associations Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations will meet at 7:00 p.m. on 25 January 2017 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.
Has yours made plans to join us for 2017?
- The December 2016 Sully District Council Board meeting minutes are posted online
- Sully District Council Tweets!
- Follow us at @SullyDistrict!
- For transportation and related issues, follow the Sully District Transportation Advisory Commissioner at @SullyTAC
Membership topic is I66 Reconfiguration Inside and Outside the beltway
- Jeff Parnes - Sully District Transportation Advisory Commissioner
- Susan N. Shaw - Megaprojects Director, Northern Virginia District, VDOT
- On-line Land Use and Transportation Committee Presentation Registration Form
- All prospective presenters are requested to complete the On-line form as a condition of their presentation.
- Land Use Applications Considered at the next Board of Supervisors meeting
- The next Board of Supervisors meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 24. They will consider three land use applications from Chantilly and three from Centreville. These applications include: the first Lidl Grocery store in the United States, a new Chick-fil-A at the Sully Plaza Shopping Center, and a new gas station at the Chantilly Costco. If you would like to speak during any of the public hearings, please sign up here or call 703-324-3151.
- A proposed Bill that would allow utilities to sidestep local zoning passes House
- Even with all its extensive housing development Report Says Loudoun Facing Major Housing Shortage
- Resolution on Metro funding
- The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations (MVCCA) was debating a proposed resolution designed to request the Commonwealth to secure a permanent funding source in support of Metro. In their discussion they came to the conclusion that the Fairfax Federation would be in a better position to influence the Virginia legislature than the MVCCA.
- Their thoughts on the matter are posted on the Federation's transportation page along with the Federation's transportation committee's comments on the MVCCA proposal.
- Several committee members, including several from Sully District, suggested the idea of having multiple civic organizations across the region each submit separate statements on this topic.
- Lewis Grimm, our 2d VP and a member of the Federation's transportation committee, suggested that we discuss this at our meeting tonight.
Items of General Interest:
- Current events at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- Apply for Civilian Review Panel
- Residents are invited to apply to serve on the Civilian Review Panel. This panel was established by the Board of Supervisors to review complaints concerning alleged misconduct by Fairfax County police officers. The panel will have jurisdiction to review complaints of abuse of authority and serious misconduct by a Fairfax County Police officer.
- The Board of Supervisors seeks to create an independent and fair body for the panel. The board will consider the following factors, among others it may choose, in appointing members of the panel: community and civic involvement; diversity; law enforcement and/or criminal investigative experience; reputation in the community; geographical representation and other factors.
- To apply to serve on the committee, submit a resume and a 1-2 page cover letter explaining how one fits the criteria to email@example.com. Or mail the information to the Clerk to the Board of Supervisor at ATTN: Catherine Chianese, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 533, Fairfax, VA 22035
- Interested in Citizen Corps Council?
- There is an opening for a Sully resident to serve on the Citizen Corps Council. The Citizen Corps is FEMA's grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to become involved in all-hazards emergency preparedness and resilience.
- For additional information, follow the link to its website: www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/citizencorps/. If you're interested in volunteering, contact Laura Floyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Fairfax Federation Seeks Nominations for Fairfax County 2016 Citizen of the Year
- The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations is soliciting nominations for its 2016 Fairfax County Citizen of the Year. Each year, a selection committee of county-wide organizations meets to review nominations for the Federation's "Citizen of the Year" and merit awards. The winners are honored at our annual banquet, planned for 2 April 2017
- Both the Citizen of the Year Award and the Citation of
Merit recognize and honor those citizens whose voluntary contributions
of time and talent resulted in major accomplishments that have enhanced
the quality of life for citizens of Fairfax County.
- Nominees must be current residents of Fairfax County.
- Elected officials and full-time county or commonwealth
employees are ineligible for consideration if their contributions are
related to their full-time positions.
- The Citizen of the Year is recognized for voluntary acts that are not related to employment.
- Contributions and accomplishments must have countywide rather than local significance.
- The nominee's achievements can be either:
- General, such as multi-year community service with one or more
organizations or activities with cumulative impact over the years of
current importance or with positive implications for the future, or
- Specific, including intense efforts as the major promoter of a single program or project completed in a finite period of time.
- Persons whose contributions of time and talent resulted in
major accomplishments that have enhanced the quality of life for
citizens of Fairfax County, who do not meet the published eligibility
standards for the Citizen of the Year consideration, may still be
honored by the Federation. Please submit information about these
nominees on the nomination form, indicating that this is an alternative
- Nominations are being accepted from 1 December 2016 to 31
January 2017. The nomination form is available online from the
Federation's website, http://www.fairfaxfederation.org.
- The Federation, established in 1940, is the countywide voice
for homeowner, civic, and community associations. An all-volunteer
organization, the Federation works on issues that impact Fairfax County
residents, including education, transportation, environment, human
services, land use, county budget, and county, state and federal
- For more information please contact Jeff Parnes, Awards Committee Chair.
- Rehabilitation work on the Old Centreville Road bridge over Bull Run
- VDOT will begin rehabilitation work on the Old Centreville Road bridge over Bull Run on Tuesday, 24 January. During the rehabilitation, bridge traffic will be controlled via temporary signals. This project is scheduled to be completed by the Fall of this year.
- To find more information on this project, please click here.
- The Dulles Greenway
- State Senator Jennifer Wexton reports that SB 1209, which would have granted the State Corporation Commission (SCC) authority to stop the increases in Greenway tolls, was killed in committee. The law as written requires the SCC to increase tolls annually if the Greenway operators so request. Her bill would have given the SCC discretion whether to increase tolls. SB1209 was killed by Senators whose districts lie outside of Northern Virginia and believe the Greenway’s owners should have more say in the matter than people who use the road every day. Delegate Minchew is carrying an identical bill which will be heard in House committee.
- 2017 Constituent Surveys or Forums:
- Delegate Timothy D. Hugo Survey
- Delegate Jim LeMunyon Survey
- Senator Dave Marsden Legislative Session Town Hall Meeting
- 10:30 am to Noon, 4 February 2017 at Sleepy Hollow Elementary School, 3333 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Falls Church, VA 22044
- Dulles Suburban Center Meetings
- As the Dulles Suburban Center Study enters into its second phase, the Advisory Group has set its schedule for the next several months. Residents are invited to attend the meetings and hear what the group is discussing regarding land use in the Dulles Suburban Center. The upcoming meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, on Jan. 17, Feb. 6, Feb. 21, March 6, and March 21.
- Specific meeting topics will be posted on the Dulles Suburban Study website closer to the date of each meeting.
Upcoming SDCCA Meetings