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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Prince William Board of County Supervisors Agenda‏ - July 15, 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
Pastor Darcy Tillman, Lutheran Church of the Covenant, Dale City

3. Presentations

A.     – Presentation – Vote Centers – Tony Guiffre –  Electoral Board 

4. Consent Agenda

A. RES – Commend – Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – 30th Anniversary
– Supervisor Jenkins

B. RES - Approve – Award of Contract to Glover Construction
Company, Inc. for Multipurpose Field Construction at the Independent Hill Park in the Amount of $862,500 – Coles Magisterial District – Thomas Bruun – Public Works

C. RES – Approve – Design Contract Modification No. 5
Between Prince William County and Rinker Design
Associates, P.C. in the Amount of $223,442 for
Additional Right-of-Way Services and Best
Management Practice Credits Required for Purcell
Road Improvement Project – Coles Magisterial
District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation

D. RES – Approve – Board of Equalization FY2015
Compensation for Board Members and Assistants –
Ronald Yoho – Board of Equalization 

E. RES – Award – Contracts for Open-Ended Construction
Project Management and Inspection Services for
Federally-Funded Transportation Projects – Thomas
Blaser – Department of Transportation
Budget Amendments – All Departments

F. RES – Transfer, Budget and Appropriate $7,676,500 in
Proffer Funds to the School Board for School Purposes – Christopher Price – Planning Office
view G. RES – Budget and Appropriate the Remaining Balance of
$6,793,048 for Unencumbered Capital and
Construction Project Balances for the Solid Waste
Enterprise Fund – Thomas Bruun – Public Works

5. Citizens' Time
 
6. County Executive

7. County Attorney

A. RES - Authorize - Closed Meeting
DEPARTMENTS

8. Legislative

A.     – Presentation – Federal Issues Update – John
Stirrup – Alcade and Fay

9. Planning

A. RES – Endorse – Shenandoah Station Virginia Housing
Development Authority Year 2014 Low-Income Housing
Tax Credits Application and Authorize the County
Executive to Forward a “Letter of Support” –
Potomac Magisterial District – Christopher Price – Planning Office

B.     – Presentation – Cockpit Point Battlefield Study –
Potomac Magisterial District – Justin Patton –
Planning Office

10. Intergovernmental Report view

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 - Special Use Permit #PLN2014-00030, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Sign Upgrade - To replace an existing changeable copy monument sign with an electronic message display (LED) sign along the northern property frontage.  The subject property is located at 14999 Birchdale Ave., southwest of the intersection of Dale Blvd. and Birchdale Ave., and ±375 ft. east of the intersection of Benita Fitzgerald Dr. and Dale Blvd.  The site is identified on County maps as GPIN 8291-24-4801, is zoned RPC, Residential Planned Community, is planned as church use within the Dale City MZP, and is located within the Dale Boulevard Highway Corridor Overlay District (HCOD) - Neabsco
Magisterial District – Scott Meyer - Planning Office
Consolidated Public Hearings

B. ORD - Rezoning #PLN2013-00291, The Haven at Haymarket    Crossing - To rezone +/-19.02 acres from A-1, Agricultural, to R-16, Suburban Residential, and +/-0.76 acre from PBD, Planned Business District, to R-16, Suburban Residential, to allow the development of up to 316 multifamily units.  The site is located ±300 ft. west of the existing western terminus of Heathcote Blvd. and is identified as GPIN 7298-64-2019 (pt).  The site is designated REC, Regional Employment Center, in the Comprehensive Plan - Gainesville Magisterial
District – Stephen Donohoe - Planning Office

C. ORD - Proffer Amendment #PLN2014-00056 & Special Use Permit #PLN2014-00055, The Glen Chick-Fil-A - To amend the proffers of Rezoning #PLN2006-00525 to allow a drive-through restaurant or maintain a previous approval for office buildings and a Special Use Permit to allow a drive-through restaurant and sign modification, located on the south side of Old Bridge Rd. ±260 ft. east of Prince William Pkwy., and identified as GPIN 8192-59-6092 pt.  The 1.38-acre site is located on the south side of Old Bridge Rd. ±260 ft. east of Prince William Pkwy. and identified as GPIN 8292-59-6092 pt.  The site is zoned B-1, General
Business, is part of the Prince William Pkwy. &
Old Bridge Rd. HCODs and is designated CEC,
Community Employment Center, in the Comprehensive
Plan - Occoquan Magisterial District – Fran Burnszynski - Planning Office

D. ORD - Special Use Permit #PLN2014-00140, McDonald’s – Sudley Rd. Renovation - To allow a restaurant with drive-through facility and sign modification.  The +/- 1.09-acre site is located at 8203 Sudley Rd., +/-200 ft. SE of the intersection of Sudley Rd. and Portsmouth Rd.  The site is zoned B-1, General Business, is identified as GPIN 7696-67-4385, and is designated GC, General Commercial in the Comprehensive Plan - Brentsville Magisterial District – Stephen Donohoe - Planning Office
Consolidated Public Hearings

E. ORD - Special Use Permit #PLN2014-00261, Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center Sign Package - To allow a comprehensive sign plan with signage modifications at the Novant Health Haymarket Medical Center, located at 15195 Heathcote Blvd., on the south side of Heathcote Blvd., ± 1,500 feet west of Rt. 15 and identified as GPIN 7298-73-3114.  The site is zoned Planned Mixed Use District, PMD; is part of the Rt. 15 HCOD, and is designated Regional Employment Center, REC, in the Comprehensive Plan
- Gainesville Magisterial District – Fran Burnszynski - Planning Office

F. ORD - Special Use Permit #PLN2014-00288, Auto Trademark – Renewal SUP - To allow the expansion of an existing nonconforming motor vehicle sales facility.  (Previously-issued SUP #PLN2012-00368 expired due to a time lapse in submitting the site plan.)  The site is located at 7583 Centreville Rd., 7591 Centreville Rd., 7640 Chestnut St., and
7642 Chestnut St., ±100 feet north of Rugby Rd. between Centreville Rd. and Chestnut St.  The site is identified as GPINs 7897-22-8970, -8559, 7897-32-1354, and -1663; is zoned B-1, General Business; is designated GC, General Commercial, and SRL, Suburban Residential Low, in the
Comprehensive Plan and is partially located within the Route 28 ROD, Redevelopment Overlay District - Coles Magisterial District – Scott Meyer - Planning Office

G. ORD - Special Use Permit #PLN2014-00332, VFW LED Signage
- To upgrade an existing monument sign to an electronic message display (LED) sign at the entrance of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1503 facility, located directly across and south of the intersection of Minnieville Rd. and Stratford Dr.  The site is identified as GPIN 8091-55-6857, is zoned O(L), Office Low Rise, is designated SRL, Suburban Low Residential, and ER, Environmental
Resource, in the Comprehensive Plan, and is located within the Minnieville Road Highway Corridor Overlay District (HCOD) - Potomac
Magisterial District – Scott Meyer - Planning
Office

H. ORD - Special Use Permit #PLN2014-00354, Dillingham Square - One Hanson Pharmacy Drive-Through - To allow the use of an existing drive-through lane, located at 14493 Dillingham Sq., north of Old Bridge Rd. at its intersection with Cricket Ln., and identified as GPIN 8293-04-2120(pt.).  The site is zoned General Business, B-1, and is designated Neighborhood Commercial (NC), in the Comprehensive Plan - Occoquan Magisterial District
– Fran Burnszynski - Planning Office
 Standard Public Hearings

I. ORD - Rezoning #PLN2014-00095, Casey’s Corner - To
rezone +/-6.16 acres from M-1, Heavy Industrial, to B-1, General Business.  The site is located on the southeast corner of Balls Ford Rd. and Wellington Rd.  The site is identified on County maps as GPIN 7496-99-5193, is zoned M-1, Heavy Industrial, and designated EI, Industrial Employment, in the Comprehensive Plan.  Concurrent with SUP #PLN2014-00096 - Brentsville Magisterial
District – Stephen Donohoe - Planning Office

J. ORD - Special Use Permit #PLN2014-00096, Sheetz - Balls Ford Road - To allow a motor vehicle fuel station with a drive-through facility, quick service food store and restaurant, car wash, and sign modification, located on the southeast corner of Balls Ford Rd. and Wellington Rd. and identified as GPIN 7496-99-5193(pt).  The +/-3.96-acre site is zoned M-1, Heavy Industrial, and designated EI, Industrial Employment, in the Comprehensive Plan. 
Concurrent with REZ#PLN2014-00095 – Stephen
Donohoe - Brentsville Magisterial District – Planning Office

K. ORD - Zoning Text Amendment #PLN2014-00272, M/T and M-2 Districts Storage and Moving - To amend Article IV of the PWC Zoning Ordinance to permit moving and storage in the M/T, Industrial Transportation, and
M-2, Light Industrial Zoning Districts -
Countywide – Nick Evers - Planning Office

L. ORD - Design and Construction Standards Manual Amendment
#PLN 2014-00274, Design and Construction Standards Manual Amendment to Sections 300, 600, 700, 800 and 1000- To amend section 600 (Transportation) of the DCSM to add Urban Road Standards and Off-Road Trail Standards.  Amend sections 300, 600, 700,
800 and 1000; including the CADD drawings and cross-sections; to solve/correct design and construction issues, omissions, errors and inconsistencies that have been identified during the implementation of County design standards – Countywide – Rick Canizales – Department of
Transportation

15. Adjourn Meeting

A. RES – Adjourn Meeting

Friday, July 04, 2014

Prince William Board of County Supervisors Agenda‏ - July 8, 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
Pastor Bill Roberts, Christ Chapel Assembly of God,
Woodbridge

3. Approval of Minutes view A. RES - Approve Minutes of June 17, 2014

4. Consent Agenda

A. RES – Proclaim – July 2014 – Prince William County Parks
and Recreation Month – Debra Andrew – Department of Parks and Recreation 

B. RES - Proclaim – July 2, 2014 – 50th Anniversary Year –
Civil Rights Act of 1964 – Phyllis Aggrey – Human
Rights Commission 

C. RES – Proclaim – July 7-13, 2014 – Amateur Radio Week -
Supervisor Jenkins

D. RES – Commend/Resign – Congressman Gerald E. Connolly –
Member – Hylton Performing Arts Executive Board –
Supervisor Principi

E. RES – Commend/Resign – Ellen Ripper – Member – Library
Board – Supervisor Principi

F. RES – Commend – Posthumous Recognition – Colonel Edward P. Grier, Sr. – Supervisor Principi

G. RES – Commend – Yellow Cab of Prince William County – 36
Years of Service - Chairman Stewart 

H. RES - Accept – Revision of Existing Mutual Aid Agreement
for the Provision of Police Services in Prince William County and the City of Manassas and
Authorize the Chairman of the Board of County
Supervisors to Execute the Agreement – Stephan
Hudson – Police Department

I. RES – Approve – FY15 Arts Grants Disbursement as
Recommended by the Arts Grants Panel and the Parks and Recreation Commission – Debra Andrew – Department of Parks and Recreation

J. RES – Approve – Three Percent Pay for Performance
Adjustment for Constitutional Officers to be Effective July 1, 2014 – Michele Casciato – Office of Management and Budget

K. RES - Endorse – Virginia Department of Transportation
Brentsville Road Bridge Project and Road Closure –
Brentsville Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation

L. RES - Authorize – Street Name Change to Rename Rhett
Michael Court to Hawk Ridge Court – Brentsville
Magisterial District – Helen Walla – Department of Information Technology 

M. RES – Authorize – Public Hearing to Consider 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

N. RES – Authorize – Public Hearing to Request the
Commonwealth Transportation Board to Examine
Restricting Through-Truck Traffic on Waterfall
Road/Hopewell Road, State Route 601 – Gainesville Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation

O. RES – Authorize – Public Hearing 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 – Potomac Magisterial District – Chief Miles Young – Dumfries-Triangle Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

P. RES – Authorize – Execution of a Deed of Easement and
Memorandum of Understanding Between the Prince
William Board of County Supervisors and the City of Manassas for the Purpose of Obtaining Sanitary Sewer Service at Rollins Ford Park Via Connection to the City of Manassas Water Treatment Plant Facility – Brentsville Magisterial District –
Debra Andrew – Department of Parks and Recreation.

Q. RES – Authorize – Acceptance of Seized Vehicle from the
Department of Criminal Justice Services and
Authorize Auction of the Vehicle – Stephan Hudson
– Police Department

R. RES – Renew – Northern Virginia Workforce Investment 
Board Consortium Agreement and Authorize Signature by the Board Chairman – Janine Sewell – Department of Social Services

S. RES – Renew – Lease Agreement Between the Prince William 
Board of County Supervisors and Northern Virginia
Soccer Club for the League Storage Building at Ben
Lomond Park for a Five-Year Term – Debra Andrew –
Department of Parks and Recreation 

T. RES – Renew – Lease Agreement Between the Prince William
Board of County Supervisors and Northern Virginia
Soccer Club for the League Concessions Building at
George Hellwig Park for a Five-Year Term – Debra
Andrew – Department of Parks and Recreation 

U. RES – Amend – Position Classification Plan – Linda
Satlin – Human Resources
view Request - VDOT Accept Into Secondary Street System – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation

V. RES - Portions of Kite Way, Ladderbacked Drive, Swift
Way-Route 3964 and Broadwinged Drive-Route 3955
Located in the Meadows at Morris Farm Section 10
Subdivision – Brentsville Magisterial District

W. RES – Portions of Redtailed Court, Barn Owl Court and
Broadwinged Drive-Route 3955 Located in the
Meadows at Morris Farm Section 11 – Brentsville
Magisterial District

X. RES – Rollins Ford Road-Route 3500 – Brentsville
Magisterial District 
Budget Amendments – All Departments

Y. RES – Budget and Appropriate $5,000 from Friends of Manassas Senior Center and $25,000 from the City of Manassas, and Transfer $50,000 from Brentsville Magisterial District and $70,000 from Coles Magisterial District for a Total of $150,000 for an Automatic Fire Sprinkler System and to Establish a Capital Construction Project of a
1,725 Square Foot Addition to the Manassas Senior Center with the Required Automatic Fire Sprinkler System - Courtney Tierney – Area Agency on Aging

Z. RES – Budget and Appropriate $185,702 in State Funding
from the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Old Bridge Road Pedestrian Improvement Project –
Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation

AA. RES – Ratify – Department of Homeland Security 2013
Urban Areas Security Initiatives Grant Program
Application and Accept, Budget and Appropriate up to $121,625 for Swift Water Rescue Operational Sustainment Initiatives – Kevin McGee – Department of Fire and Rescue 

5. Citizens' Time

6. County Executive

7. County Attorney

A. RES - Authorize - Closed Meeting

8. Public Hearings 2:00 P.M.

A. RES – Dedication of Right-of-Way - Silver Lake Drive –
Consider dedication of right-of-way on public property located at 15800 Silver Lake Drive in Haymarket, Virginia to allow Tanning House Place to be considered for acceptance into the Virginia
State Secondary System – Curt Spear - County Attorney’s Office
view Authorize Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take Powers –   Route 1 North Project - Authorize condemnation and   exercise quick-take powers to acquire property and   easements on 2021 Mellott Road, 2245 Merseyside Drive,   14544, 14550, 14904, 14906, 14908 and 15009 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 2021
Mellott Road, Owned by Successor in Title to
Starlis F. Mellott in Conjunction with the Route 1
North (Neabsco Mills Road to Featherstone Road)
Project – Woodbridge Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation 

C. 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 – Woodbridge
Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation 

D. RES - Authorize – Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take
Powers to Acquire Property Located at 14544
Jefferson Davis Highway, Owned by Nina Galene
Craven, et al. T-C in Conjunction with the Route 1
North (Neabsco Mills Road to Featherstone Road)
Project – Woodbridge Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation 

E. RES - Authorize – Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take
Powers to Acquire Property Located at 14550 Jefferson Davis Highway, Owned by Joseph E.
Bayliss in Conjunction with the Route 1 North
(Neabsco Mills Road to Featherstone Road) Project – Woodbridge Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation 

F. RES - Authorize – Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take
Powers to Acquire Property and Easements on 14904
Jefferson Davis Highway, Owned by Unit Owners of
Woodbridge Medical Condominium in Conjunction with
the Route 1 North (Neabsco Mills Road to
Featherstone Road) Project – Woodbridge
Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation 

G. RES - Authorize – Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take
Powers to Acquire Property and Easements on 14906
Jefferson Davis Highway, Owned by Woodbridge RE,
LLC in Conjunction with the Route 1 North (Neabsco
Mills Road to Featherstone Road) Project –
Woodbridge Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation 

H. RES - Authorize – Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take
Powers to Acquire Property and Easements on 14908
Jefferson Davis Highway, Owned by Sareed Marefat and Roya Marefat in Conjunction with the Route 1 North (Neabsco Mills Road to Featherstone Road)
Project – Woodbridge Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation 

I. RES - Authorize – Condemnation and Exercise Quick-Take
Powers to Acquire Property and Easements on 15009
Jefferson Davis Highway, Owned by Conrad Tyree III and Diana L. Tyree in Conjunction with the Route 1 North (Neabsco Mills Road to Featherstone Road)
Project – Woodbridge Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation 

J. RES - Vacation and Conveyance of Unneeded Right-of-Way –  Spriggs Road - Consider vacation and conveyance of unneeded right-of-way along a portion of Spriggs Road, Route 643 on property owned by the Trustees for the Benefit of Grace Baptist Church, Dumfries
- Coles Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser -Department of Transportation

K. ORD - Restrict Through-Truck Traffic – Forest Lane, 
Woodside Drive, Walnut Street, Pratt Street, Sycamore Street and Overlook Drive – Consider adoption of an ordinance to request the Commonwealth Transportation Board to restrict through-truck traffic on Forest Lane-Route 759, Woodside Drive-Route 733, Walnut Street-Route 735,
Pratt Street-Route 736, Sycamore Street-Route 737 and Overlook Drive-Route 734 – Woodbridge Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser -Department of Transportation

L. RES - Install Speed Tables – Edmonston Drive – Authorize
the Prince William County Department of Transportation to install speed tables on
Edmonston Drive, State Route 3297 – Brentsville Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser - Department of Transportation 

9. Supervisors' Time

A. RES – Appoint – Scott A. Weible of 6067 Erinblair
Loop,Haymarket as the Regular Gainesville Magisterial District Representative to the Design and Construction Standards Manual/Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee – Supervisor Candland

B. RES – Appoint - Johnathan W. Torres of 2055 Stargrass
Court, Woodbridge as an Alternate At-Large
Representative to the Prince William County
Committee for Persons with Disabilities (Disability
Services Board) – Supervisor May

C. RES – Appoint – First Sergeant Richard W. Noble of 8406
Kao Circle, Manassas as a Regular At-Large Law
Enforcement Representative to the Towing Ordinance
Advisory Board – Chairman Stewart

D. RES – Request – Virginia Department of Transportation to
Install Multi-Way Stop Signs at the Intersection of
Fincastle Drive at Pamplin Pipe Court – Potomac Magisterial District – Thomas Blaser – Department of Transportation

E. RES – Transfer, Budget and Appropriate $10,000 to the
Brentsville Jail Capital Project and $20,400 to the
Rollins Ford Park Capital Project from FY 2014
Brentsville Magisterial District Funds – Supervisor Covington

F. RES – Amend – Bull Run Mountain Service District Roadway
Maintenance Agreement to Re-Establish the Bull Run Mountain Road Advisory Committee - Chairman Stewart

G. RES – Establish – New Advisory Roads Committee for Bull
Run Mountain Service District to be Appointed by the Board of County Supervisors – Supervisor
Candland

H. RES – Direct – County Attorney to Make Freedom of
Information Act Request to United States Department of Homeland Security to Determine Status in the Deportation and Removal Process and Last Known Physical Whereabouts of Persons Taken into Custody by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Division from Prince William County from the Police
Department and/or Adult Detention Center Between July 1, 2008 and July 8, 2014 – Chairman Stewart

10. Closed Meeting

A. RES – Certify Closed Meeting

11. Adjourn Meeting

A. RES – Adjourn Meeting

City of Manassas Fire & Rescue and Police Camps‏

Beginning July 7 through July 18, 2014, City of Manassas Fire & Rescue and Police will hold summer camps for incoming freshman of Osbourn High School.  The Manassas City Police Camp is two one-week camps being held at the Manassas City Police Department. During Police Camp, teens will learn how to conduct a traffic stop; see demonstrations from the K-9 Unit, Bike Team and Motor Unit; learn aboutevidence collection; take a tour of the animal shelter; visit with the Manassas City SWAT Team; and learn about physical defense tactics.  The week culminates with a laser tag exercise and pizza party held at a City of Manassas business.

The Manassas City Police Charitable Foundation, run by the Manassas City PoliceAssociation, has made a monetary donation to both camps to help with expenses in an effort to provide outreach to youth in our community.  The association is run with funds donated by the community, and they feel this is a great way to give back to that community.

The City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department will hold one two-week incoming freshman camp and one one-week rising sophomore camp.  The freshman camp offers hands-on experience learning what it takes to be a firefighter.  Campers will learn to suit up in under a minute, communicate on the radio, ride in a fire truck, use a fire hose to put out mock fires and other basic firefighting skills.  On the emergency services side, students will learn CPR and basic first aid, and explore a medevac helicopter.

During the Fire & Rescue sophomore camp, being held July 28 through Aug. 1, students will take their skills to the next level, carrying a hose through a burn house, experiencing an airplane crash simulation and using firefighting tools to take apart a car, as firefighters do to extricate victims of car accidents.

These camps are an opportunity for high school students to explore possible career choices as they begin their high school journey.  At Osbourn High School, if a student attends both the freshman and sophomore Fire & Rescue camps, they then become eligible for the new EMS/Firefighting courses being offered in their junior and senior years.

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City of Manassas, VA
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Upcoming Classes with Virginia Cooperative Extension: June – October 2014 ‏

June – October 2014
Schedule of Classes

Saturday in the Garden
Taught by VCE - Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers
Teaching Garden at St. Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, 20136.
All programs are free and run from 9:00am - Noon.  Registration is requested call 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org

July 12 - Simple ways to use water wisely in your landscape.  Learn how plants use water, tips on  rain barrels, proper irrigation &  best practices for utilizing water more effectively . The Fall Vegetable Garden  The Cooks’ Garden team will share tips for planting the Fall vegetable garden & extending the seasons.

August 2 - The Frugal Gardener  How to garden on a shoestring budget, get the most from your dollar by dividing plants, saving seeds and other smart ideas from Master Gardener Volunteers.  Seasonal Solutions   Join the Cooks’ Garden Volunteers for some seasonal tips for the organic vegetable garden

September 6 - Weeds, Soil Health and Cover Crops  Learn from VCE Staff & Master Gardener Volunteers how to improve your soil, identify weeds and use cover crops effectively.

October 4 - Tree Identification  Join Arborist, Julie Flanagan, for a class on Tree identification from 9 – 11:30 am.  Storing homegrown produce The Cooks’ Garden Volunteers will give you tips for storing your homegrown produce from 11:30 - 12 noon.

Ask a Master Gardener your Gardening Questions 

Manassas City Farmers’ Market - 10 am to 1 pm

July 5 July 19 August 2 August 16
August 30 September 13 September 27 October 4
October 18

Dale City Farmers’ Market - 10 am to 1 pm

July 6 July 20 August 3 August 17
August 31 September 14 September 28 October 12
October 26

Call 703-792-7747 for more information.


Prince William County Fair
August 8 - 16, 2014
10624 Dumfries Road
Manassas, VA 20112

Have your gardening, insect and wildlife questions answered by VCE Prince William Master Gardener Volunteers at the Prince William County Fair.  Check out the Master Gardener booth in the Agri-Culture Barn.
Visit the Prince William 4-H Children’s Barn for hand’s on activities.

Introduction to the Prince William County
Master Gardener Program
Find out about becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer with Virginia Cooperative Extension.  Please plan to attend one of the information sessions:

Monday, August 25 - 6:30-8 pm - Development Services Building Room 202 A & B - 5 County Complex Court, Prince William, 22192
or
Wednesday, August 27 - 6:30-8 pm - McCoy Room at Sudley North Government Building 7987 Ashton Avenue, Manassas 20109 Free, but registration is necessary please call 703-792-7747 or email master_gardener@pwcgov.org 

Save the Date!
Charles Smith, a member of the Prince William Wildflower Society and an avid birder, will speak on Birds in our area.  It’s October 7th, from 7-9 pm at the Old Courthouse on 9248 Lee Ave in Manassas VA 20110.  Come join us.  Rsvp to 703-792-7747, the VCE Horticulture Help Desk 

Ten Steps to a Greener Lawn
Call today to schedule a Ten Steps to a Greener Lawn class for your homeowners association or community group, this class teaches how to have a beautiful lawn with less cost to you and the environment!  bestlawns@pwcgov.org or 703-792-4037.  also, call for info on our BEST Lawns (Building Environmentally Sustainable Turf) program - a research - based program for lawn education from Virginia Cooperative Extension - Prince William.

B.E.S.T Lawns
Building Environmentally Sustainable Turf
Learn turf fertilization, maintenance practices, and timing that prevents problems.  Sign up your lawn for a Master Gardener visit and detailed report by VCE for just $25 and you can have a BEST Lawn too! Call if you have questions or need an application at 703-792-7747 or Email: BESTLawns@pwcgov.org