Village News 7/26/18

Dear Village Neighbors / Friends,


The Herrity Report – Our Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity puts out a monthly report that highlights the actions considered and taken by the County’s Board of Supervisors. In his July report, Supervisor Herrity discussed the possibility of allowing and taxing short term rentals such as Air B&B and others. The possibility of tax revenue will carry this measure, but what will that mean to our community? See the pros and cons in his report. If you need, I can forward it to you. Also in this report is a discussion about saving Lake Accotink or not, and the county’s unsustainable pension plan. It can’t continue, but the unions and state legislators are refusing to discuss changes. I don’t care about your politics, but you might want to get up to speed on these issues and other information contained in the Herrity Report. You can subscribe at


Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Sharon Bullova also puts out a periodic report, but her website is chock full of good information (


Ice Cream Social / National Night Out – 7 August, 6 – 8:00 PM at the Village West Pool. Your civic association and the Village West Pool will host what should become an annual community-building event that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.

The pool’s Board of Directors will grant free pool time from 6 – 8:00 PM for members and non-members of the VW Pool or civic association alike. If this becomes an annual event for us, perhaps we can plan a more elaborate menu starting next year, but for this year – we’ll serve ice cream until it’s gone or until 8:00 PM. No RSVP required; just come join us with a goal of meeting all who attend.


Membership Drive – next month we will again conduct the drive. The dues remain the same $10.00 per annum and if you are heading out on a long vacation – you can submit your dues if I have your directory listing instructions recorded correctly.  Let me know if you want me to review your recorded instructions with you.


Plumber Recommendations – Recent monsoon type rains left many of us with water in basements, especially those who have the outside drain in the walk out and up basements. Those drains are particularly hard to keep open, but plumbers have recommended that you run your garden hose at full volume into the drain early in the spring to keep them open. I used to do the same for my laundry room drain, but found it necessary to stuff a cloth around the hose in the drain to keep the water from coming back up.


Food Drive - Piper Rigsby and Rhyanna Ashton are continuing to work on collecting food for the food bank that feeds Rolling Valley Elementary students for our GS Silver Award.  They're working with the PTA and the VW Pool and have put boxes there for food collection. Please see their .pdf flyer attached. Food drive and GS Silver Award – both good reasons to donate.


Furniture For Sale - including manual reclining sofa, manual recliner, power reclining loveseat with USB port (Bob's Furniture: Navigator sofa, loveseat, recliner), plus dining table with natural stone on top (Bob's Furniture: Montibello Dining Table) with 6 chair, plus 3 piece coffee table set with mirror at the bottom (Bob's Furniture: Stella Coffee Table Set) are for sale for $1500.00. All items are bought less than a year ago. Furniture (sofa, loveseat, recliner) and 4 chairs of dining table have guarantee for 4 years unlimited repairing at home and one time replacement, in case of great damage. If interest in the lot or items in the lot, please contact Sarah at 202/446-8954.






Stay safe, dry and drive carefully.


John Cooley


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