Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Braddock Road has long been a problem area, and officials say it's time to do something about it.
During peak commuting hours, long lines of cars back up at the intersection of Pleasant Valley and Braddock roads, with drivers often waiting over 10 minutes for their turn at the stop sign. That situation just might change in the next few years. VDOT is considering plans to make some major changes at that intersection, which a large number of commuters from the South Riding area use. "The current four-way stop operates at level of service 'F'. Which is obviously failing," said Bill Cuttler, a representative of VDOT, to chuckles from a group of about three dozen residents at a meeting about the project in the Sully District Governmental Center Monday. Cuttler said that the proposals VDOT is considering would improve the traffic …
Some residents say that while the situation is bad, they're worried improvements will only move the problem to other areas.
Centreville and Chantilly area residents have known for years that the intersection of Pleasant Valley and Braddock roads is a problem for drivers, but some are concerned over the proposed solutions. VDOT is considering adding a roundabout or a stoplight at the four-way intersection. The intersection has long been a trouble spot: eight years ago an effort to put in a roundabout went nowhere after project costs rose significantly. About three dozen residents attended a meeting on the project in the Sully District Governmental Center Monday. Some said that they're worried the traffic will just get worse elsewhere if the situation at the intersection improves. "The roundabout scares the heck out of me," said Chris Terpak-Malm, a Pleasant …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The Sully District supervisor and school board member will hold a meeting March 13 at Rocky Run Middle School.
Sully District Supervisor Michael Frey and School Board member Kathy Smith will host a town hall meeting on the Fairfax County budget March 13. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre in Rocky Run Middle School in Chantilly. Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools management and budget staff will also co-host along with the Western Fairfax County Citizens Association and Sully District Council. County executive Ed Long’s advertised budget includes a 2-cent increase in the real estate tax rate, which is projected to raise nearly $42 million in count revenue. When coupled with increases in real estate assessments, the proposed rate would cost the average county household about $262 more in real estate taxes. The mean …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The cost for rabies shots at the clinic is $12.00 per dog or cat. All pets will receive a one-year rabies vaccine.
Friday, June 22, 2012
The Fairfax County Animal Shelter will host its June 24 low-cost rabies clinic from 2-4 p.m. at the Sully District Governmental Center. The cost for rabies shots at the clinic is $12.00 per dog or cat. All pets will receive a one-year rabies vaccine. To obtain a three-year vaccine, citizens must bring their pet’s rabies certificate showing the animal’s current rabies vaccination and vaccination expiration date. Rabies certificates will be issued, no tags. All dogs should be on leashes and all cats should be in carriers. Vaccines for ferrets are no longer available at this clinic. Fairfax County 2012 dog licenses will be sold separately at the clinic and cost $10.00 per dog. Cash or checks only will be accepted at the clinic. No credit …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
FY 2013 spending blueprint calls for no tax hike.
County and FCPS officials laid out the details of the county’s “no-frills” FY 2013 budget proposal at a Sully District town hall meeting Thursday night. District supervisor Michael Frey and school board representative Kathy Smith discussed next year’s budget (which starts July 1) with about 20 residents at the meeting in the Rocky Run Middle School cafeteria. “Things are looking much better than they did two years ago, but the truth of the matter is we are going to face a couple of more tough years in the future,” Frey said. “Federal spending is going to go down and we see that we are going to have to absorb much of these cuts at the local level.” Anthony Griffin, the county’s chief executive, has proposed a $6.7 billion budget that …