Village News, 10/11/18

Dear Village Neighbor / Friend,


Had not heard anything about the transportation meetings below until this week; you?


Village Meeting Tonight, 7:30 PM in the cafeteria at Rolling Valley Elementary School. We vote to ratify the FY18 audit report, pass a FY19 budget proposal with markups as determined during the meeting and elect a new Board of Directors (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer). The 5th member of the Board is the Past President, a position that Kirby Myers is filling for us. The Executive Committee (Membership Chair, Directory Editor, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator and WebMaster) are appointed by the Board of Directors (BOD) and do not require a membership vote. Come join us and voice your opinion.


Pohick Stream Park Cleanup – 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon, this Saturday, 13 October. This is a great service project for scout troops, school or church groups and for each of us. We’ll meet at the end of Smyth Street to provide water and collection bags and then hit the woods down to the stream. Gloves, long pants and long-sleeve shirts are recommended. Collected trash will be left at our assembly point for county to pick up. This has been a good family outing doing something meaningful for our environment. Last time we cleaned – my 3 grandchildren (ages 5, 8 and 10) were on my team. Would love to have other kids and their parents. Interested?


From Delegate Kathy Tran - Hope you are doing well - I wanted to make sure that you and neighbors in CAWSV know about the Town Hall that Senator Scott Surovell and I are hosting with Dominion Energy on tonight (10/11) at 6:30 PM at South County High School Cafeteria. 


We will be discussing the 42nd District’s electrical grid and are inviting community members to join us to hear about undergrounding projects, SMART technology, and other activities that will help improve the reliability of electricity in our community. We look forward to the discussion –


Fairfax County & Franconia-Springfield Parkways Alternatives Analysis and Long Term Planning Study - FCDOT, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), is conducting a multimodal corridor study for the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 286) from Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) to Route 1 (Richmond Highway). The study corridor is approximately 31 miles in length and consists of 83 intersections and 17 interchanges.

There is a short-term and a long-term component of the study.


            The Long-Range Planning Study, led by FCDOT and in collaboration with VDOT, will provide recommendations for 2040 and beyond for the FCP/FSP corridor. It will consider whether changes should be made to the county’s current Transportation Plan. Intensive analysis using the County’s Traffic Forecasting Model will be used to determine future network deficiencies. Alternatives to remedy those deficiencies will be developed, and public input will be sought on those alternatives. Final recommendations will be considered for incorporation into the county’s Transportation Plan.

Some questions that are to be addressed in this study are:


  • The degree to which existing intersections should be considered for conversion to interchanges or under/ overpasses
  • How transit should be integrated into the corridor
  • Whether tolling and or HOV lanes on the Parkways should be planned.
  • Bicycle/ pedestrian mobility


Further input and direction from the public will help develop these preliminary alternatives and lead to an FCDOT / VDOT final recommendation in identifying a preferred alternative concept plan.


            The Short-Term Study, led by VDOT, was completed in 2017. The study evaluated existing transportation issues and developed recommendations for short-term multimodal improvements that can be implemented within one to ten years. Additional project resources:



The anticipated schedule of the Long-Range Planning Study includes:


  • Public Outreach #1 – Identify Future Deficiencies and Needs within the 30+ Mile Corridor (October 2018)
  • Develop Preliminary Alternatives (Fall 2018/Winter 2019)
  • Public Outreach #2 – Development and Testing of Preliminary Alternative Solutions (Spring 2019)
  • Identify Preferred Corridor Alternatives (Spring-Summer 2019)
  • Public Outreach #3 – Study Recommendations (Fall 2019)
  • Comprehensive Plan Amendment Process (Winter-Spring 2020)


Contact them and let them know what you think at:


Fleet Vehicle Parking – Board of Supervisors will vote next week to restrict fleet vehicle parking on state maintained streets. Such restrictions do not apply to a single, company vehicle assigned to an individual employee for take home use, provided, however, that the parking of such vehicle is otherwise permitted by law.


Their goal is to stop the companies that use public roads as their private parking lot—storing many vehicles at one location, not the single person who has take-home vehicle. More details are available at:


Where’s Your Bike? Someone left a kids bike left in the front yard at 6917 Barnack Drive. Homeowner is hoping the rightful owner comes to pick up the bike.


Missing Mail - Dan & Gloria Emrick recently had some items expected in the mail that were never delivered. We've contacted the senders who have assured us that they were sent. If you receive USPS mail that is not for you check to see if it is for a neighbor and deliver to them. If that is not possible or if it is for an unknown address, mark the envelope "Not At This Address" or "Wrong Address" or something similar and put it back into your mail box for re-delivery by the Post Office. 


Girl Scout Silver Award – Ava Hamilton is continuing the efforts of her Cadette Troop 5727 with the food drive assisting Abiding Presence Lutheran Church and she is working towards her Silver Award. Ava in her own words:


            “I am continuing the efforts of my Cadette Troop 5727  with the food drive to assist  the families in our community  who are short on food. I am also pursuing my Girl Scout Silver award and need your help! I am working with Abiding Presence Lutheran Church  located on Lee Chapel Road. I am collecting the items listed below for the next delivery on October 18th.

I can come by your home and pick up any items or if you pass my house they can be dropped off at the Hamiltons 6826 Barnack Drive home. Our phone number is 703/913-8017 if you want to call us for a pick up at your home. A huge THANK YOU for helping me achieve my Silver Award and the continuing efforts of my Cadette troop. Items needed are: 16 ounce jars of peanut butter, jelly in plastic bottles, individual serving size of cereal, oatmeal packets, individual serving size pretzels and Rice Krispy treats”.


Upcoming Village Events (updates included the weekly enews and on our website):


October 11      WS Village Meeting, 7:30 PM in Rolling Valley

                        Elementary School Cafeteria  

October 13      Pohick Stream Cleanup, 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Meet at end of

                        Smyth Street for bags, etc. 

October 28      WS Village Halloween Party & Chili Cook-off – 4 – 7:00 PM

open to all


Hope to see you at upcoming community events. Stay safe.


John Cooley


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