Agenda for 24 January 2018 Sully District Council Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
- The Sully District Council of Citizen Associations will meet at 7 p.m. on 24 January 2018 in the in the Sully District Governmental Center Front Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. This meeting is on the third Wednesday of the month so as not conflict with Thanksgiving 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 2018
- Sully District Council Tweets!
- Follow us at @SullyDistrict!
- For transportation and related issues, follow the Sully District Transportation Advisory Commissioner at @SullyTAC
- Membership Presentation starting at 7:00:
- Membership Topic: Agricultural and Forestal Districts
Presentation slides (PPTX) (PDF)
- Jeff Parnes, Member of the Fairfax County A&F District Advisory Committee
The joint SDCCA Land Use and Transportation Committee and the WFCCA Land Use Committee met on 2 January 2018 (see their agenda).
- Dunkin Donuts in Centreville
Items of General Interest:
- Current events at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
- Tentative future SDC meeting topics:
- 28 February: I-66
- 7 March: Sully District Budget Town Hall Meeting
- 25 April: Parks and Recreation
- 23 May: Report from Richmond
- 27 June: State of Sully - Supervisor Kathy Smith
- Fairfax Federation Seeks Nominations for Fairfax County 2017 Citizen of the Year
- The Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations is soliciting nominations for its 2017 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 Spring 2018
- 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 until 31
January 2018. 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 the Awards Committee Chair.
- 2018 Sully Paving Program: Call for Feedback on Wednesday, 7 p.m. 31 Jan
- FCPS Budget for Fiscal Year 2019
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand presented a $2.9 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Proposed Budget, with a focus on employee compensation, to the Fairfax County School Board at its business meeting on January 11. The FY 2019 Proposed Budget represents an increase of $118.7 million, or 4.3 percent, over the FY 2018 Approved Budget.
“Our focus remains on achieving success for each of the more than 189,000 students in Fairfax County Public Schools,” said Brabrand. “This is why 86 percent of our budget is allocated towards instruction and my number one priority for this budget is ensuring we have the best possible teacher in every classroom.
“This budget continues to support our multi-year effort to improve compensation for teachers,” said Brabrand. “By dedicating an additional $53.1 million to accelerate the enhancement of our teacher salary scales and align salaries more closely to the market average, we can take another step toward making FCPS competitive in the teacher job market. Great teachers are a hallmark of this school district, and we need to ensure that they will remain a part of the FCPS family.”
The proposed budget includes $43.9 million for a step increase for eligible employees, and $17.9 million for the implementation of nonteacher scales (school-based administrators, clerical, custodians, psychologists, social workers, and central office personnel), to better align FCPS support pay with the market. The FY 2019 budget also includes $13.4 million for anticipated increases in health insurance.
The FY 2019 budget also includes $15.8 million for enrollment growth and changes in student demographics.
The presentation of the FY 2019 Proposed Budget is the starting point of the budget process, which ends in May with the School Board’s adoption of the Approved Budget. FCPS FY 2019 begins July 1, 2018.
The Fairfax County School Board will hold a work session on Monday, January 22, and public hearings on the FY 2019 budget on Monday, January 29 (and January 30 and 31, if needed). An additional budget work session is scheduled for Thursday, February 1.
The School Board will adopt its Advertised Budget on February 8 and present to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 10.
Information about speaking at a budget public hearing and a list of relevant budget dates, along with updates and budget news, is available online.
For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Budget Services at 571-423-3600
Next month's meetings will start at 7:00 PM in the Sully District Governmental Center Front Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151.
- The December meeting of the Sully District Council membership will start at 7 pm on 28 February 2018
- Topic - I-66 Improvements
- Presenter: Susan Shaw - VDOT Mega-projects Coordinator
- The Joint Sully Land Use and Transportation Committee is scheduled to meet at 7:00 pm in the back conference room on Tuesday, 6 February 2017.
- DSC Advisory Group final Recommendations
- Middleton Farms Rezoning
Jeffrey M. Parnes
First Vice President
Sully District Council
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