Sully District Council of Citizens Associations
P.O. Box 230042
Sully Station, VA 20120-0042
for 28 September 2022 Sully District Council Meeting
by Jeff Parnes
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- The Sully District Council of Citizen Associations will meet meet in person at 7:00 p.m. on 28 September 2022 at the Sully Government Facility front Meeting Room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151. We will also have a WebEx link so you will be able to join us virtually
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Sully District Council is Social!
The Sully District Council of Citizens AssociationsMembership meeting is scheduled for 28 September 2022
- Topic: Tour of the new Sully Community Center
- This meeting will take place at the Sully Community Center, 13800 Wall Road, Oak Hill, VA 20171, and not be available via WebEx
The Joint Sully Land Use and Transportation Committee (JSDLU&TC) met on 19 September 2022.
- 7:00 — Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) process
Presented by Graham Owen, a planner with the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Development. SSPA is land use planning process through which anyone in the community may submit proposals (called "nominations") to amend the Comprehensive Plan for individual sites. SSPA will kick off in October, and as this will be a countywide cycle, most of Sully District will be eligible.
He briefed on the process and how residents can participate.
See his presentation
- The tentative Sully District Council of Citizens Associations schedule for 2022 (subject to change) (agendas may not be available until the week/day of the meeting):
- 26 January: Fairfax County's Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2020-CW-3CP Airport Noise Policy
- 23 February: Stella Pekarsky, Chair and Sully District School Board Member
- 23 March: FY 2023 budgets for FCPS and Fairfax County
- 27 April: I-66 Outside the Beltway
- 25 May: General Assembly Report by Delegates and Senators representing Sully in Richmond
- 22 June: State of Sully from Supervisor Smith
- 27 July and 24 August — No Summer meetings currently scheduled
- 28 September: Sully Community Center Tour
- 26 October: Luck Stone quarry
- 16 November: Fire Department
- 21 December: Federation
- Site-specific Comprehensive Plan Form and Guide Published Online
- Nominations for site-specific Comprehensive Plan amendments will be accepted beginning next Monday, October 3, 2022! The Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) nomination form can be accessed now for demonstration and education purposes in advance of the nomination period at the following website:
2022 - 2023 Site-Specific Plan Amendment (SSPA) Nomination (arcgis.com)
- Detailed instructions on how to prepare and submit a nomination are provided in the 2022-2023 SSPA Nominator Guide, which includes an overview of the process and timeline, how to research Comprehensive Plan information, the nomination submission requirements, and review criteria. The Guide can be accessed here:
Guide to the 2022 - 2023 Fairfax County Site-Specific Plan Amendment Process
- Additional information on the 2022-2023 Countywide SSPA process can be found on the SSPA website, including:
- Questions regarding the SSPA process can be directed to Graham Owen at 703-324-2771 or email@example.com.
Items of General Interest:
- Planning and land use applications can now be processed through the online PLUS system
- Consider learning about the new county PLUS SYSTEM —lots of information
- For more information on the PLUS project and additional resources, visit the PLUS Support Center.
- For technical questions or need assistance using the PLUS system, contact the Help Desk:
- Hours of Operation: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Email: PLUSSupport@FairfaxCounty.gov
- Phone: 703-324-2222, TTY 711
- PLUS - PLUS – Accela Citizen Access
- Admin ALU & HBB Applications Accepted Weekly
- Applications Accepted Weekly
- Currently In-Process BOS and PC Cases
- Currently In-Process BZA Zoning Cases
- Currently in-Process Urban Center Zoning Cases
- Zoning Application Board (BOS) Package
- Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)
- VTTI is conducting a research study in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC areas. This project is studying passenger behavior in rideshare vehicles. Rides hare drivers will be compensated $300 for up to 4 weeks of full participation.
- Drive their rideshare vehicle as they normally would
- Preference for vehicles with 3 rows of seats
- All data will be kept strictly confidential
- To learn more, please contact 540-231-2125 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference the “Click” project.
- Northern Virginia’s transportation authority proposes a region-wide rapid transit network
The authority that governs regional transportation for Northern Virginia has released a proposal that includes 370 miles of high-capacity transit across the region. This network would transform Greater Washington: it would make everyday travel more sustainable, more equitable, safer, and more economically productive for most of Northern Virginia.
- Metro trains to start test runs on new phase of Silver Line
- Drivers along the Dulles Toll Road past Reston may soon see a Metro train or two. While the trains will be stopping at six brand new Silver Line stations, riders won’t be able to hop on the cars — these are only test runs.
- Inside a document posted ahead of WMATA’s board meeting this Thursday, Metro says simulated service on the $3 billion Phase 2 expansion of the Silver Line will take place Oct. 3 through Oct. 17.
- This test run comes as staff continue to be trained and final safety certification measures are taken.
- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Sully Community Center
- Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, County staff and local community members gathered Saturday, Sept. 17 to celebrate the opening of the new Sully Community Center (13800 Wall Rd.). See photos from the event
- Attendees enjoyed tours of the new facility as well as family-friendly activities, food, performances and more.
- The facility is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and provides a broad array of services, programs and activities for individuals of all ages and abilities. Offerings include afterschool programs, facility rentals, fitness classes, gym sports, meeting spaces, Park Authority specialty camps, partnership garden plots, School Age Child Care (SACC), camps for youth, therapeutic recreation services, and technology and computer instruction. To learn more about the Sully Community Center and view an activity calendar, please visit the facility website.
- Emergency Preparedness Survey
- Fairfax County is also launching the 2022 Emergency Preparedness Survey to assess the culture of personal disaster preparedness and resilience in Fairfax County. How prepared are you? Take the survey today.
- Reston Comprehensive Plan community session
Reston Association will be hosting a Reston Comprehensive Plan community session on Sept. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 12001 Sunrise Valley Drive. You are encouraged to learn more about the Comprehensive Plan, RA's advocacy points, and provide their feedback on the plan, which is on track to be voted on by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in December.
- Upcoming Virtual Discussion - How to Make Arterial Roads Safer for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
- Major arterial roads such as Routes 1, 7, 50, 123 and others can be dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists. How can we make these roads safer? That’s the theme of this virtual panel discussion on September 29 at 7 p.m.
- Join Andy Clarke of Toole Design Group, Franconia District Supervisor Rodney Lusk, Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, and Bill Cuttler of Virginia Department of Transportation as they discuss long and short term methods that can be used to tame our big roads. They will discuss some techniques that have been shown to work, and address how to overcome institutional barriers to making these changes. Bethany Usher of Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling (FABB) will moderate. There will be time for questions.
- Click here to register
- REVIVE! Training
- REVIVE! trains individuals on what to do and not do in an overdose situation, how to administer naloxone, and what to do afterwards. Learn how to save a life from an opioid overdose.
- Sign up for a virtual training! September 30 at 10:00 a.m. - sign up here
- Fire Prevention Week
- In celebration of Fire Prevention Week (October 9 – 15, 2022), all Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Stations will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
- Stop by your local station that day to meet your firefighters and paramedics, join in the activities, learn about fire safety, see the fire trucks and ambulances.
- Fall Carnival at Frying Pan Park
Bring the whole family on October 14-16 to enjoy some carnival fun! Rides and games will be open 5-9 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday.
- Public Input Sought on Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan
- The 2022 Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan (NOVA HMP) is a multi-jurisdictional plan that includes Fairfax County, as well as twenty other counties, cities or towns. The plan, required to be updated every five years, aims to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards, such as droughts, floods, winter weather, high winds, and other major disasters. Hazard mitigation efforts could include projects such as flood channel clearing, road and bridge design changes, property buy-outs, building code changes, or public alert systems.
- Fairfax County’s Department of Emergency Management and Security — along with the other jurisdictions in Northern Virginia — is seeking public comments on the proposed plan through 5:00 p.m. on October 8, 2022.
- Please send comments or questions on the draft NOVA HMP plan to NOVA2022PublicComment@iem.com.
- Venture Into Volunteering
- The 17th Venture into Volunteering Fair is returning virtually in October, 2022. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore various ways to volunteer in Fairfax County. Events will be held Wednesday–Friday, October 12, 13, and 14, 2022 from 10:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
- You may join the virtual Zoom event at any time, for any of the 30-minute presentations. No pre-registration necessary.
- Twenty-seven non-profit organizations and Fairfax County agencies will share how they incorporate volunteers in service and be available to answer questions. Chairman Jeff McKay will give opening remarks.
- Find the schedule and details here.
As circumstances permit, next month's Joint Sully District Land Use and Transportation Committee meeting will start at 7 PM in the Sully Government Facility.
- The next Sully District Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, 26 October 2022.
Topic: Tentative - Luck Stone quarry
- Next month's Joint Sully Land Use and Transportation Committee is scheduled for Monday, 17 October 2022.
- 7:00 — Affordable Housing Preservation by the Affordable Housing Development Division, Fairfax County Housing and Community Development
- 7:45 — Special exception amendment to expand the existing Costco gas station at the Chantilly Crossing Shopping Center