The Braddock Beacon, December 2011


Supervisor Cook Announces Town Hall to Solicit Input on Hiring County Executive 
With the impending retirement of County Executive Tony Griffin, the Board is in the early stages of finding his successor. Supervisor Cook is seeking the benefit of the thoughts and comments of Fairfax County residents and is pleased to announce a Town Hall to solicit input on the hiring of a new County Executive which he will host on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Kings Park Library Meeting Room. 

Water Rates for Fairfax Residents Now Subject to County Review
As reported, the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on December 6 to establish an 'Exclusive Service Area' and maximum allowable rates, fees and charges for Water Service provided to Fairfax County residents currently served by other Water Authorities. The Board also established Fairfax Water as the exclusive water service provider for all new development, unless Fairfax Water determines that it is unable to provide service to a given location.  

Preliminary Forecast for FY 2013 County Budgets Presented, Public Input Sought
During a joint meeting between the Board of Supervisors and School Board on November 29, Fairfax County Executive Tony Griffin and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Jack Dale presented their preliminary forecasts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.

Board Approves Funding Agreement for Dulles Rail Phase Two
On December 6, the Board approved changes to the funding agreement for the second phase of the Dulles Rail project, saving as much as an estimated $757 million in fees for Dulles Toll Road users. 

VDOT's Snow Briefing Helps Prep Area for Winter Weather

On December 1, VDOT held its annual Snow Briefing, sharing valuable information about how they hope to respond to this winter's snow events, as well as how all of us can help them. 

Braddock Neighborhood News
This section is a round-up of community events articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following: 

        Final Message from Braddock School Board Representative, Tessie Wilson
        Supervisor Cook in the Community
        Annual Taste of Braddock Open House Once Again a Huge Success
        County Youth Survey Completed
        Free Discount Card for Prescription Drugs

Up-to-Date Look at Ongoing Braddock District Land Use Cases
This section is a round-up of land use articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following: 

        TD Bank at Cardinal Forest Shopping Center
        New Public Safety Headquarters

Environmental Updates of Interest
This section is a round-up of environmental articles of importance to the Braddock District and includes the following: 

        Reforest Fairfax with a Holiday Gift of Trees
        Monitor Streams, Hunt for Fossils
        Calling All Flying Squirrels


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