Village News 3/13/17

Dear Village Neighbors / Friends,

Thanks to you who responded week before last concerning receipt of the enews. My doubts started when my wife said she didn’t get a recent edition. We decided to skip last week’s edition of the enews since there wasn’t any time sensitive input. But, I’ll run this out early to catch up and then get back onto a Thursday schedule. 

Winter Storm Warning – Forecast calls for 1 to 18” of snow mixed with rain. Just read we should get 3 – 6” accumulation starting tonight and into tomorrow. A few reminders to help VDOT keep our roads open:

            Park in your driveway, carports or garages. If you have to park curbside – coordinate with your neighbors to park only on one side of the road to keep more road open for snow plows and traffic. Park close to the car in front to limit how much digging you’ll have to do to get your car out. Lift your windshield wipers to keep them from freezing to the windshield. Make sure the windshield washer fluid is topped off, but not with water.

            If the wind blows as expected and we become at risk for losing electricity – prep your flashlights, but use candles only in occupied rooms. Charge your cell phones and tablets before the power is interrupted.

            Bring your pets inside. And, check on your neighbors. You know which ones may need your help.

County Budget Town Hall – Monday, 20 March starting at 7:00 PM in the West Springfield Government Center, 6140 Rolling Road. All are welcome. Supervisor Pat Herrity will discuss how the County is spending your money and address your questions. He will provide a candid assessment of the fiscal outlook for Fairfax County and key issues you should know about. Special guest will be County’s Executive Ed Long along with representatives from the Department of Management and Budget. County’s Board of Supervisors will host Public Hearings on proposed budget during the period of 4 – 6 April and then set to conduct formal budget adoption on 2 May.

Report Potholes - It’s been a pretty mild winter, but potholes are still showing up. Report potholes or any other road repair issues to VDOT's Customer Service Center at 800/367-7623.

New I-395 Express Lanes Northern Extension - The Express Lanes project will convert the existing two I-395 HOV lanes into three Express Lanes from Edsall Road to the vicinity of Eads Street.  The project will add capacity on I-395 with addition of a third lane and active traffic management. Construction will start this summer and finish in 2019.

New I-95 Express Lanes Southern Extension - Construction is underway to extend the Interstate 95 Express Lanes about two miles beyond the flyover ramp where the current 95 Express Lanes end today, north of Garrisonville Road (Exit 143) in Stafford County. The project aims to:

  • Reduce delays for northbound general lanes during the a.m. peak and reduce delays for southbound express lanes during the p.m. peak.
  • Improve safety by reducing vehicles weaving to enter and exit the lanes.  Increase capacity within existing right-of-way and add capacity on I-395 with addition of a third lane and active traffic management.

Construction will finish in the summer of 2018. 

Special of the Week – Henry & Sherry Butler changed printers a few months ago and are now left with some brand spanking new ink cartridges for the old printer. They are for a Canon PIXMA 4-in-1 printer and are as follows:

  • Two (2) 226 Yellow
  • Three (3) 226 Black
  • One (1) 226 Blue (Cian)
  • Two (2) 225 Black PGPK

$20.00 for all eight. They are unopened; still wrapped in the factory shrink wrap. Contact Henry at

Coming Soon for Sale - Wonderful Queen Colonial in excellent condition. Do you know someone who would like to move into the Village? Call Chris Creasi at 571/205-5642 to arrange a personal tour or if you are planning to sell your home. NOTE – Chris is licensed in VA since 1986 as a Realtor now with Samson Properties, Alexandria, VA. See more about Chris and homes on the market at

Update to Long Term Plans for Springfield Town Center - Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust receiving inquiries to develop Springfield Town Center lots - Washington Business Journal

Hidden Pond Nature Center Summer Programs – See the attached flyer for a list of great summer programs for your children.

Stay warm; drive safely and stay safe.

John Cooley, CAWSV 



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