The Braddock Beacon: August 2009

In this Edition of the Braddock Beacon

Fairfax’s Looming Transportation Crisis
Fairfax County has long faced difficult transportation problems, but today it faces a transportation crisis which, if not met, could choke off our economic recovery and put a host of our long-term goals out of reach.

Braddock Community Corner
An upcoming community initiative, a round-up of events the Supervisor attended over the last month and the Constituent Day at Little Run Elementary School

Transportation and Land Use Round Up
A look at recent and upcoming land use cases as well as an update on 1-495 construction.

Lake Barton Dam Structure to be Improved Beginning Next Year
The Lake Barton dam rehabilitation project will assure continued recreation and safety benefits to the 1,585 people who live and work downstream.

Plaza, Playgrounds to Come With Ossian Hall Park Improvements
Upgrades to Ossian Hall Park will start becoming visible in the spring of 2010 as Phase 2 of the park’s improvement plan reaches construction.

Braddock Citizen Budget Committee is in Full Swing
Work is already beginning on next year’s County budget and some of the best work is being done by Braddock District citizens.

This Month on BNN: ARC of Northern Virginia
This month, Supervisor Cook discusses what we can do for our neighbors who live with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities with Nancy Mercer, Co-Executive Director of the Arc of Northern Virginia.

Reforesting 1-495 and Trapping the Emerald Ash Borer
Over the last six months, a public private partnership, the Fairfax County Restoration Project, has been formed to proactively work with VDOT and Fluor to restore much of the land along 1-495 where the HOT Lanes construction is taking place.
The large purple traps people have been noticing are set to attract emerald ash borers, a beetle native to Asia which has made its way into Fairfax County.

Burke Centre Library is First Library in Virginia to Achieve LEED Silver Certification
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council, is a rating system that promotes sustainability by recognizing performance in water and energy efficiency, among other areas.

Annandale Fall Festival: It’s Bigger and Better Than Ever
On Saturday, October 24th, the Annandale Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Annandale will sponsor a spectacular Fall Festival in the Safeway parking lot on Little River Turnpike.

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