Transportation for Older Adults and People with Disabilities
Fairfax County needs Meals on Wheels volunteers throughout the county. Contact Fairfax County's Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 703-449-1186,VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov, or visit Volunteer Solutions at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices and click on volunteers.
Boards, Authorities and Commissions
Supervisor Hyland needs dedicated community leaders to serve on important Boards, Authorities and Commissions for Fairfax County. Click here to learn about vacancies and how to apply.
2013 Fairfax County Solid Waste Special Collection Event Schedule
Electric Sundays - Fairfax County residents can recycle televisions, computers and peripheral devices – including keyboards, speakers, printers, external drives and other such materials – and unbroken fluorescent light bulbs and tubes. For detailed information and events at other sites, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/electric-sunday.htm.
June 23: I-95 Complex, 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton - 10 a.m. - 3
September 22: I-95 Complex, 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Secure Document Shredding - The Fairfax County Solid Waste Management Program will be sponsoring one secure document shredding event in each supervisory district this year. For detailed information and events at other sites, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/recycling/shredding.htm.
April 27: I-95 Complex, 9850 Furnace Road, Lorton - 8 a.m. - Noon
2012 Stormwater Bond
As approved by voters, the $30 million stormwater bond will pay to build a levee and pumping station to protect the Huntington neighborhood from flooding.
During the past 10 years, three floods have damaged homes, vehicles and other property in this neighborhood, and there are 180 homes in the FEMA-designated floodplain that are at risk in the future.
At Fairfax County’s request, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers studied the best ways to protect Huntington from future floods. The study examined a number of options, including dredging Cameron Run, buying the flood-prone properties and flood proofing individual homes. It found that a levee and a pumping station are the most cost-effective way to protect Huntington.
While the levee can prevent flooding of houses from the types of storms that have happened in the past, it is not designed to offer protection from flooding that is caused by storms that are greater than a 100-year event (a storm that may occur once every 100 years).
Belle View/New Alexandria Flood Reduction Study Public Meeting
Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland recently hosted a public meeting to discuss the Belle View/New Alexandria flood reduction study. The Army Corps of Engineers meeting presentation can be found here, in four parts:
Part A (7.7 mg PDF file)
Part B (7.3 mg PDF file)
Part C (6.5 mg PDF file)
Part D (6.6 mg PDF file)
The Belle Haven watershed contains two subdivisions (Belle View and New Alexandria) which experienced severe flooding from storm surges during Hurricane Isabel in September 2003. It is estimated that more than 200 structures were damaged by flooding during that storm event. The majority of both subdivisions lies within the 100-year floodplain located along the lower Potomac River and may be susceptible to flooding in the future.
This meeting was intended to bring together members of the community to:
- review the Belle View/New Alexandria flood reduction study
- initiate a discussion with residents about the alignment of the flood wall for Belle View/New Alexandria
- create consensus among residents about the best location of the proposed flood wall
The study was completed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in February 2008 and may be seen on line at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/publications/stormwater/bellehavenfinalreport.pdf.
For more information, residents may call the Fairfax County Stormwater Management staff at 703-324-5500, TTY 711. Media representatives should call the Stormwater Management Program information office at 703-324-5821, TTY 711.