Sully District Council of Citizens Associations
P.O. Box 230042
Sully Station, VA 20120-0042
for 25 October 2023 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 25 October 2023 at at a different location: the Chantilly Highlands Community Center at 3225 Kinross Cir, Herndon, VA 20171). We will also have a WebEx link so you will be able to join us virtually
The Sully District Council requires each participant in our online meetings to identify themselves. If your screen name does not provide enough information to identify yourself, or you are a call-in participant, you will be asked to to identify yourself. If after repeated requests, you choose not to do so, you will be disconnected from the meeting.
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- Join by phone: +1-408-418-9388 (Access code: 798 657 178)
- 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 2023?
- A video of the June 2023 Sully District Council meeting Report from Richmond is posted online.
- Sully District Council is Social!
- The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations Membership will meet on 25 October 2023. This meeting is at a different location: the Chantilly Highlands Community Center at 3225 Kinross Cir, Herndon, VA 20171
- Topic: Charge Up Fairfax pilot program, Presented by Gina Weil, Climate Mitigation Specialist, Fairfax County Government
Gina Weil serves as project manager of Charge Up Fairfax, leading the development and implementation of the program. With more and more EVs on the road, Fairfax County's Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination has launched the Charge Up Fairfax pilot program to make installing shared charging stations easier and more affordable in multi-family condo and homeowner association communities. Gina will provide an overview of the program and how communities can apply to participate.
The county is currently accepting applications through November 12th. More information about the Charge Up Fairfax pilot program, including how to apply, is available on OEEC’s website.
Here is her presentation: PPTX or PDF
- The Joint Sully Land Use and Transportation Committee (JSDLU&TC) did not meet in September 2023 per a request by a presenter to postpone their topic to November.
- Items of General Interest:
- League of Woman Voters, Fairfax Area, sponsored Candidates Nights for countywide positions
- The Chantilly Premier rezoning RZ-2022-SU-00019 (PDCREF 2 Chantilly LLC- data center) application has been deferred until January 2024.
- On the Road to Zero: Fairfax Connector Introduces Battery-Electric Buses
Eight battery-powered Fairfax Connector buses began operating this week, and this number is expected to double by 2025. Battery-electric buses offer a multitude of environmental benefits, including:
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions;
- Less air and noise pollution;
- Reduced dependence on fossil fuels; and
- Potential for reduced maintenance needs.
Fairfax County's Operational Energy Strategy has set a goal for carbon neutrality in public facilities, fleet vehicles and county operations by 2040. Related transportation improvements include the photovoltaic panels at the Stringfellow Transit Center and the upcoming panel installation at the Monument and Springfield parking garages. The transition to battery-electric buses represents not only a step towards environmental responsibility but also a milestone in building a greener, healthier and more accessible future for Fairfax County.
- Autumn Tree Planting Season in Virginia
- An important goal of our community is to plant more native trees, and autumn is the best time to do that. October celebrates Native Tree Month here in Virginia, so it is important to educate ourselves on maintaining our forests from invasive species and disease. We need to plant and preserve more of our native trees. Most of the places that need them are on private property. Learn more in this article on the Plant NOVA Trees website.
- WMATA Celebrates 1mil. Customers on Silver Line to Dulles
- What happened? Earlier this month, Metro commemorated its 1 millionth passenger to ride to the Washington Dulles International Airport Silver Line Metrorail Station since opening in November.
- Tell me more! This is a major milestone for the Silver Line. The completion and opening of the Silver Line was something that took decades of hard work and coordination to accomplish. It's wonderful to see that since its opening, the Silver Line has already helped serve over a million riders.
- Anything else? To read more about Metro's Millionth Dulles rider, visit Celebrating one million customers who took the train to the plane at Dulles International Airport | WMATA.
- Scheduled Meetings/Events
- Fairfax Federation
- The Fairfax Federation membership meeting on 26 October 7:30 virtually:
Topic #1: Petition for Continuing leaf vacuum services
Topic #2: Potential proposal for a Casino in Reston
- Upcoming Webinar Will Help Businesses Integrate Workplace Vehicle Charging Programs
- Fairfax County staff and Charge@Work will hold the "Green Business Partners and Best Workplaces for Commuters Webinar” on November 14 at 12 p.m. to help businesses implement electric vehicle (EV) charging programs. Attendees will be able to learn about a new free online tool designed for employers to plan and implement EV charging solutions for employees.
- Charge@Work is an organization that engages workplaces to promote the installation of EV charging stations. Participants in this webinar will receive an overview of relevant workplace charging programs and get connected to helpful resources. Please sign up using the online form, and any questions about the event can be emailed to email@example.com.
- West Springfield District Station’s “Personal Safety for Women” Course on November 20th
- Officers from the West Springfield District Station will be presenting Personal Safety for Women on Monday, November 20, 2023, at 6:30PM in the community room of the West Springfield Government Center (6140 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA).
- This lecture-based course is designed to provide information on situational awareness, how to recognize and react in various locations, and how to defend yourself in a dangerous situation. The presentation will take approximately one hour, with time for questions during and after the class. If there are any questions before the class, contact MPO Tony Capizzi at 703-277-2363 or Anthony.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- As circumstances permit, unless otherwise specified next month's meetings will start at 7 PM in the Sully Government Facility front meeting room, 4900 Stonecroft Boulevard, Chantilly, VA, 20151
- The next Sully District Council meeting will be held on Wednesday, 15 November 2023.
- Next month's Joint Sully Land Use and Transportation Committee is scheduled for Monday, 20 November 2023.
- 7:00 — Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan Review and Revision presented by Tina Schmidt, Regional Planner, Department of Emergency Management and Security (DEMS), Fairfax County
DEMS is conducting a review and revision of the Fairfax County Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan (PDRP). This review is scheduled to begin this fall with the final product due in April 2024. DEMS is facilitating this review process will have a first draft ready to distribute. You can review the current (2020) version of the plan here. The PDRP underwent an extensive review and revision in 2020, so it is possible that there will be very few changes during this review and revision process.
Over the remainder of 2023 and into 2024 they will be updating the PDRP base plan and all the Recovery Support Function (RSF) Annexes. DEMS Planning will be distributing the RSF Annexes to the Lead and Supporting Agencies for a review and comment period. A meeting to review the comments will be scheduled in October/November to review your specific RSF Annexes. After the review and revision, the PDRP must be signed by all agency directors involved and approved by the County Executive.
- 8:00 — Cornerstones Plan Amendment
The 1.12-acre property is located northwest of the interchange of Route 50 and West Ox Road and planned within Sub-unit C2 of the Comprehensive Plan's Fairfax Center Area Suburban Center, which recommends Residential use at 2 dwelling units per acre (du/ac) at the baseline level, or low intensity office use up to .25 Floor Area Ratio (FAR) at the overlay level. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors requested that staff consider affordable housing up to a density of 35 du/ac as an alternative use on the property. A noise impact study should be a key component in the review of the amendment. The Plan amendment should also be reviewed concurrently with a rezoning application, once such an application is submitted.
Jeffrey M. Parnes
Sully District Council
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