News to Use Podcast Transcript: Nov. 17, 2010
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for November 17, 2010. Coming up, learn about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, the slug line at the former Circuit City on Old Keene Mill Road, an award for Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova and the application deadline for sports teams to file for turf fields. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, locally known as the Northern Virginia CASH – Creating Assets, Savings and Hope – Campaign relies on volunteers to deliver free tax preparation services at no cost to working families and individuals in our community. The Fairfax County Department of Family Services is recruiting volunteers to help prepare tax returns or serve as greeters/screeners, IT support and interpreters. This short-term, focused effort only requires a few hours a week during tax season, with an immediate positive impact. The Internal Revenue Service provides free tax certification training to volunteers. More information and volunteer registration are online at www.nvacash.org, or call 703-533-5702.
The slugging area for “Bob’s Slug Line,” located in the former Circuit City front parking lot along Old Keene Mill Road, has been temporarily relocated to the rear, or south end, of the lot. Drivers may enter the relocated slugging area from Springfield Boulevard, bear right and circle counterclockwise around the parking area to pick up sluggers, and then exit back onto Springfield Boulevard. Drivers should not pick up slugs along Old Keene Mill Road. The front parking area will be re-paved and painted, and a bus shelter will be installed in the front of the lot. The front parking area is expected to re-open in several weeks with project completion on schedule for a December opening. For more information, call 703-877-5606.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova recently received an award from the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association for her leadership while chairing the Greater Washington 2050 Initiative. According to Bulova, Greater Washington 2050's Region Forward builds on a wide range of exercises, regional planning studies and public input and creates a framework to address our existing and future regional challenges. This framework involves clear action-oriented goals, a mechanism to measure regional progress, and a Compact agreement that respects jurisdictional autonomy while incentivizing action.
Finally, any youth or adult sports organization, league or group that currently receives field use permits from the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services is eligible to apply for funding to develop a turf field. Applicants must attend an information meeting prior to proposal submission to be eligible. A notice of intent to apply is due Dec. 1; applications are due Dec. 15. For more information, call 703-324-5533.
That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news. You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.