Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Road Trip (a Haiku)

Three highways later,
we meet at the gas station.
You're sad. My hands hurt.

copyright 2014, KMG

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Prince William Board of County Supervisors Agenda‏ - August 2014

Board Chamber, One County Complex Court
Prince William, Virginia  22192

HON. COREY A. STEWART, CHAIRMAN
HON. MICHAEL C. MAY, VICE CHAIRMAN
HON. MAUREEN S. CADDIGAN
HON. PETE CANDLAND
HON. W.S. WALLY COVINGTON III
HON. JOHN D. JENKINS
HON. MARTIN E. NOHE
HON. FRANK J. PRINCIPI

1. Pledge of Allegiance 2:00 P.M.

2. Invocation
Reverend Jonna Garvin, Novant Health System, Manassas

3. Approval of Minutes

A. RES - Approve Minutes of July 8, 2014 view B. RES – Approve Minutes of July 15, 2014

4. Consent Agenda  view A. RES – Proclaim – August 5, 2014 – National Night Out –
Stephan Hudson – Police Department

B. RES - Proclaim – September 1-5, 2014 - Payroll Week –
Chairman Stewart

C. RES – Commend – Lake Ridge Lions Club – 40 Years of
Service – Supervisor May

D. RES – Commend – Nancy White – Years of Service - Animal
Shelter Volunteer – Chairman Stewart

E. RES – Commend – Barbara DeChene – Former Chief of Staff
– Supervisor Principi

F. RES – Approve – License for Non-Federal Use of
Department of the Navy Real Property for a Federal
Land Easement in Connection with the Heritage
Center Improvements Project – Potomac Magisterial
District - Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation

G. RES - Approve – Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 State
Performance Contract with the Department of
Behavioral Health and Developmental Services –
Alan Wooten – Community Services 

H. RES - Authorize – Prince William County to Accept the
Title of a 2003 E-One Engine from Dumfries-
Triangle Volunteer Fire Department – Matt Smolsky
– Department of Fire and Rescue

I. RES – Authorize – Submission of an Application for
Ongoing Funding Offered by the Department of
Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to
Support the Development and Expansion of Services for Young Adults Experiencing Serious Behavioral Health Conditions, Including Substance Use/Abuse and the Initial Onset of Psychosis in an Amount Not to Exceed $700,000 – Alan Wooten – Community Services 

J. RES – Authorize – Public Hearing to Consider Approving a
Lease with Milestone Tower Limited Partnership-III for Installation of a Telecommunications Monopole and Equipment Building Across County Property
Located at Turley Field, 15011 Birchdale Avenue,
Woodbridge, Virginia 22193, GPIN 8291-33-0384 –
Neabsco Magisterial District – Thomas Bruun – Public Works

K. RES – Award - Construction Contract for $266,372 to
GameTime c/o Cunningham Recreation for the Installation of Playground Equipment at James S.
Long Regional Park and Andrew Leitch Park -
Gainesville and Neabsco Magisterial Districts – Debra Andrew, Parks and Recreation

L. RES – Amend – Plan Document of the Supplemental Pension
Plan for Police Officers and Uniformed Fire and Rescue Personnel to Reflect Changes Approved by the Board of Trustees and Requested by the Internal Revenue Service – Linda Satlin – Human
Resources and Michelle Attreed – Finance
Department Budget Amendments – All Departments

M. RES – Transfer, Budget and Appropriate $75,000 from the
FY 2015 Administrative Contingency to the Public
Works Environmental Services Division for a
Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis for Holly Acres
Mobile Home Park – Woodbridge Magisterial District – Marc Aveni – Public Works 

N. RES – Transfer, Budget and Appropriate $850,000 from the
Fire Levy Capital Fund Balance to the Gainesville
Fire and Rescue Station Renovation Project – Kevin
McGee – Department of Fire and Rescue

O. RES – Budget and Appropriate $334,000 from Fire Levy
Capital Sub-Fund for the Purchase of a Medic Unit for Yorkshire Station 8 – Matt Smolsky –
Department of Fire and Rescue

P. RES - Budget and Appropriate $100,000 from the Lake
Jackson Service District Fund Balance for Costs
Associated with Tar and Chip Roads Maintenance –
Marc Aveni – Public Works

Q. RES - Budget and Appropriate $750,000 in the Office of
Housing and Community Development FY 2015 Budget, in Accordance with the Board of County Supervisors’ Resolution No. 14-361, to Fund the
Successful Applicants from the Housing
Preservation and Development Fund Competitive
Process – Elijah Johnson – Office of Housing and
Community Development

R. RES – Budget and Appropriate $20,000 in Revenue and
Expenditure for Rental Payments Due to the
Department of Corrections in Accordance with a
Lease Agreement – Thomas McQuillan – Department of
Information Technology

S. RES – Budget and Appropriate a $499,104 Reimbursement
from the Prince William County Service Authority for Change Orders and Contingencies to Construct Betterments in Connection with the Route 1 North
Improvement (Public-Private Transportation Act)
Project, Neabsco Mills Road to Featherstone Road –
Woodbridge Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation 

T. RES – Budget and Appropriate Fire Levy Fiscal Year 2014
Year-End Balances in the Amount of $20,338,874 to the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget – Kevin McGee –
Department of Fire and Rescue 

U. RES - Budget and Appropriate $140,418 from the Adult 
Detention Center Operating Fund Balance to the
Fiscal Year 2015 Operating Expenditure Budget for Extended Construction Administration Services for the Modular Jail Repair Project – Pete Meletis -
Adult Detention Center 

V. RES – Budget and Appropriate $50,000 from Emergency
Medical Services Billing Fund Balance to the
Department of Fire and Rescue for Volunteer
Emergency Medical Services Classes – Susan
Sablinski – Department of Fire and Rescue

W. RES – Transfer, Budget and Appropriate $31,859 in
Criminal Forfeiture Funds from Fiscal Year 2014 to
Fiscal Year 2015 within the Office of the
Commonwealth’s Attorney – Paul Ebert –
Commonwealth’s Attorney 

5.  Citizens' Time

6. County Executive

7. County Attorney

A. RES - Authorize - Closed Meeting

8.  Finance/Office of Management and Budget 

A.     – Presentation - Quarterly Revenue Report – 4th
Quarter Fiscal Year 2014 - Michelle Attreed – Finance Department

B. RES - Implement Board of County Supervisors Policy
Direction and Approve the Contribution of
$3,050,000 to Maintain Unassigned Fund Balance at 7.50% of General Fund Revenues, Approve Allocation of FY 2014 General Fund Revenue Shortfall and Approve the Use of $2,628,723 from the Revenue
Stabilization Fund – Michelle Casciato – Office of
Management and Budget and Michelle Attreed-
Finance Department

9. Public Hearings 2:00 P.M.

A. RES – Consider Tax-Exempt Financing – Dumfries-Triangle Volunteer Fire Department - To consider tax-exempt financing in the amount of $497,182 over a seven-year period for Dumfries-Triangle Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. to lease purchase a 2015 E-One
Custom Rescue Squad to be located at 18321 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, Virginia  22172 – Miles Young – Dumfries-Triangle Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
Authorize Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take Powers –   Route 1 North Project - Authorize Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take Powers to Acquire Property and Easements on 2245   Merseyside Drive, 14538 and 14914 Jefferson Davis Highway   in Conjunction with the Route 1 North (Neabsco Mills Road   to Featherstone Road) Project – Woodbridge Magisterial   District – Thomas Blaser - Department of Transportation

B. RES – Authorize Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take
Powers to Acquire Property and Easements on 2245 Merseyside Drive, Owned by Real Property Holding Prince William County VA, LLC in Conjunction with the Route 1 North (Neabsco Mills Road to Featherstone Road) Project

C. RES - Authorize Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take
Powers to Acquire Property and Easements on 14538
Jefferson Davis Highway, Owned by H-Alexandria RE, LLC in Conjunction with the Route 1 North (Neabsco Mills Road to Featherstone Road) Project

D. RES - Authorize Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take
Powers to Acquire Property and Easements on 14914
Jefferson Davis Highway, Owned by Almy Benefits,
LLC in Conjunction with the Route 1 North (Neabsco
Mills Road to Featherstone Road) Project

E. RES - Authorize Dedication of Washington Gas Easement
for Gas Metering and Regulation Station -
Authorize Dedication of a Washington Gas Easement
Across County-Owned Property Located at 1 County
Complex Court for the Construction of a Gas
Metering and Regulation Station – Occoquan Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser - Department of Transportation

DEPARTMENTS

10. Department of Fire and Rescue

A.     – Presentation – Emergency Alert Notification System 
  – Scott Boggs – Department of Fire and Rescue 

B.     – Presentation - Weatherbug Weather Station – Alexa 
  Lenhart – Department of Fire and Rescue

11. Supervisors' Time

12. Closed Meeting

A. RES – Certify Closed Meeting

13. Citizens' Time 7:30 P.M.

14. Public Hearings
Consolidated Public Hearings

A. ORD - Rezoning #PLN2013-00373, First Mount Zion Baptist 
Church - To rezone +/- 8.35 ac. from M-2, Light Industrial to B-1, General Business to allow the expansion of an existing religious facility and accessory uses and to allow a buffer modification.  The site is located on the west side of Rt. 234, +/- 640 ft. north of Talon Dr., and identified as GPIN 8189-59-7191 pt.  The site is part of the Rt.
234 HCOD and designated Neighborhood Commercial
(NC) in the Comprehensive Plan - Potomac
Magisterial District – Fran Burnszynski - Planning Office

B. ORD - Zoning Text Amendment #PLN2014-00365, Apply  Conditions to Family Day Home Permits – To amend provisions of Section 32-300.02 of the PWC Zoning Ordinance to enable the Board of County Supervisors to apply conditions to Family Day Home permits upon appeal - Countywide – Brian Wilson - Planning Office

C. RES - Request to Amend Fee Schedule - Family Day Home
Appeal Requests - To consider revisions to Prince
William County’s Land Development Application
Review and Inspection Fees and Land Use
Applications (Zoning, Rezoning and Special Use
Permit) Fee Schedule. The Planning Office recommends amending the Prince William County’s Land Development Application Review and Inspection Fees and Land Use Applications (Zoning, Rezoning and Special Use Permit) Fee Schedule by adding a $250 fee for Family Day Home Appeal requests. The proposed adoption of the fee revisions is authorized pursuant to §15.2-2286 VA Code Ann.  The full text and supporting documents to justify the fee revisions are on file for public inspection at the Planning Office – Nick Evers -
Countywide – Planning Office

WITHDRAWN
D. RES - Zoning Text Amendment #PLN2014-00378, Allow
Storage Containers in the A-1 Agricultural
District – To amend provisions of Article II and Article III of the PWC Zoning Ordinance to permit storage “sea” containers on lots 10 acres or larger in the A-1 Agriculture district located outside of a planned development - Countywide -
Planning Office

15. Adjourn Meeting

A. RES – Adjourn Meeting

Bull Run Library Presents: August 2014 Adult and Family Programs‏

All programs are free but registration is requested and begins three weeks prior to the program date unless otherwise noted. Sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation is available if requested three weeks prior to the program date. 

To register, please visit Bull Run Regional Library at 8051 Ashton Avenue, Manassas, Virginia, or call 703-792-4530 (TTY 703-792-4524), or sign up on the website www.pwcgov.org/library using the online Calendar of Events.


*Bull Run Books Go Far – An Adult Summer Reading Contest


June 2-August 30


Are you going on vacation (or even taking a staycation in the backyard) this summer? Are you taking a library book with you? You could win a prize in this summer’s Bull Run Books Go Far adult reading contest simply by bringing or sending us a postcard of the place you visited! A random drawing held in September will award one First Prize of $50 and two Second Prizes of $25 each. Winners must be over 18 and have a valid library card. Make sure your name, phone number and library book title are on your entry. Entries may be dropped off at the Information Desk at the library or mailed to Books Go Far Contest, Bull Run Regional Library, 8051 Ashton Ave, Manassas, VA 20109. Enter early and often. Bon voyage and happy reading!


ESL Classes (English as a Second Language)


Fridays, August 1, 6, 15, 22 and 29 at 10 am


Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 6:30 pm


Literacy Volunteers of America/Prince William offer a free program to adults who want to learn how to speak, read, and write English. Call 703-670-5702 for more information.



Monday’s Page Turners


Monday, August 4, 1 pm


At its inaugural meeting, this book club will discuss Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie. Crusie’s romantic and funny ghost story includes a screwball cast of characters and two endearing children. Read it and join us. No registration required.



*English Conversation Club


Mondays, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 6 pm and Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10 am


This is an opportunity for new speakers of English to practice their speaking skills in a fun and friendly environment. No registration required. New members always welcome.



*Memoir Writers


Tuesday, August 5, 10:15 am


Group meets monthly to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. No registration required. New members always welcome.



*Spanish for Fun


Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 12 noon


Bring your lunch and chat with new friends in Spanish. We’ll supply coffee and dessert! A native Spanish speaker will be available for help. No registration required. Todos bienvenidos.



Bull Run BookTalkers: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


Tuesday, August 12, 7 pm


They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose. Louisa Clark takes a job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. He is an acerbic, moody boss but soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. Will had always lived a huge, exciting life – can he live with his new reality? When Lou learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living. No registration required.



Writers of Adult Literature


Saturdays, August 9 and 23, 2 pm


Group meets to share their writing and offer encouragement and constructive criticism. New members are always welcome. No registration required.



Tracing American Ancestors Before 1850


Thursday, August 14, 11 am (will repeat on Tuesday, August 26, at 7 pm)


Before 1850, the lack of census detail and official vital records can make genealogy difficult. Your immigrant ancestor may seem to be out of reach. Explore sources and techniques to overcome that barrier with RELIC’s Don Wilson. (This program will be repeated on Tuesday, August 26, at 7 pm) To register, please contact RELIC at Relic2@pwcgov.org or at (703) 792-4540.



Random House Book Buzz Tour


Monday, August 18, 1 pm


Attention Book Lovers! Want to learn about future bestsellers BEFORE they become bestsellers? How about a chance to read books BEFORE they are published? A Random House representative will be here to buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on summer and fall titles. Advanced Readers Copies, book catalogs, and Keep Calm and Read On tote bags will be available for attendees. Call 703-792-4530 to register.



Random Reads Book Discussion Group: The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline


Monday, August 18, 2 pm


“A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of American history. Beautiful” said one reviewer. Feel free to bring your lunch. No registration.



Tracing American Ancestors Before 1850 (Repeat)


Tuesday, August 26, 7 pm


Before 1850, the lack of census detail and official vital records can make genealogy difficult. Your immigrant ancestor may seem to be out of reach. Explore sources and techniques to overcome that barrier with RELIC’s Don Wilson. To register for this free program, contact RELIC @ (703) 792-4540 or relic2@pwcgov.org.



*North of Fifty Lunch & Learn: A Taste of India


Thursday, August 28, 12:30 pm


Sample authentic Indian cuisine, learn about some traditional foods and spices from India and take home recipes to share. This is a forum for seasoned adults over 50. Register online or by phone at 703-792-4530.



*Special thanks to the Friends of the Library for their programming support!