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Coffee 10 AM with LCSA

March 9, 2006

>>> NEW WATER MAIN FOR STERLING
>>> GROUNDING BREAKING 10 AM Friday

I hope you can join me for some FREE COFFEE at 10 A.M. on Friday. Like
the trees that are coming to Sterling Blvd. and the new intersection at
Sterling Blvd. and route 28, this is right up there as an event to mark
your calendar as the start of something nice for Sterling.

On Friday, March 10 at 10:00 am, near West Erving Place off of Sterling
Boulevard, opposite Briar Patch Park and East Frederick Drive, LCSA will
have some FREE COFFEE and break ground on a $9.6 million project to
install a new 24-inch water main along Sterling Boulevard. The current,
12-inch pipe is now too small.

Like highway improvements help improve traffic conditions, installing
this new water main will improve the transmission of water from North to
South through Sterling, and increase the overall water system's
reliability.

The existing water main will remain in service for redundancy, which
will help minimize service impacts to individual residents during
construction, which is expected to take nine
months.

Most of the new main will be placed in the VDOT right-of-way along the
west side of the boulevard. LCSA will also maintain a website for the
project at www.lcsa.org, which will be updated as progress is made.
Customers can also contact LCSA at 703-771-1095.

>>> Good Shepherd Works To Replace Jeremiah House

Loudoun County is not a friendly place for unemployed women facing
crisis pregnancies. The Town of Purcellville and Good Shepherd Alliance
are working to change that through a public-private partnership.

The idea is to remodel an old house the town owns at 871 S. 20th St.
into a Transitional Home for Women that Good Shepherd will run. It will
be similar to the Jeremiah House that closed in Paeonian Springs.See LTM
article.

http://www.zwire.com/site/tab1.cfm?newsid=16261579&BRD=2553&PAG=461&dept_id=506035&rfi=6

>>> SULLY DISCOVERY PARK WALKATHON

On Saturday, March 18th, 2006, the Sully PTO will host a Walk-A-Thon for
Discovery Park.

Calling all students, teachers, brothers, sisters, moms, dads, friends,
classmates, scouts and teammates to join in the fun! Open to the entire
community. Babies and toddlers in strollers are also welcome to attend
(BYOP - Bring Your Own Pusher!). A route will be set up along the
school track. Registration will begin at 10:00am. There will be music,
food, and prizes!

The Walk-A-Thon will take place rain or shine. If necessary, it will
take place inside the school.

>>> ROUTE 28 BUILDERS GIVE BIG CHECK TO SULLY PTO

Route 28 Corridor Improvements, LLC, consisting of Shirley Contracting
Company and Clark Construction has made a donation of $3550 to the Sully
Elementary School PTO in support of Discovery Park, the new Science Park
& playground to be built at Sully Elementary School in October 2006.

The Discovery Park March newsletter is available online at
http://www.sullypto.com/newsletter.htm

>>CONGRESSMAN WOLF SPONSORED EVENT:
>>SCIENTIST WHO DISCOVERED TITANIC SHIPWRECK COMING TO STERLING
>>April 4 Program Open to All Sudents and Parents in Region

Come spend an evening with the renowned oceanographer who discovered the
shipwreck and subsequently developed a national education program that
virtually takes students to the bottom of the sea as a way to get them
excited about math and science.

Dr. Robert Ballard, explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic
Society, will describe some of his notable deep-sea discoveries as well
as how scientists can motivate students by bringing the thrill of
discovery and exploration into the classroom at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April
4, at Dominion High School in Sterling.

For ticket information, contact Wolf's Herndon office at (703) 709-5800
or online at www.house.gov/wolf . This is a serious boost to Sterling by
Congressman Wolf.

>>>> WOLF FINDS OUT WHY STOPLIGHTS NOT IMPROVED

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) released the Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) report on the installation of state-of-the-art technology aimed
at synchronizing in real time the
stoplights on Route 7 from Tysons Corner to Leesburg.

Wolf last November asked FHWA to evaluate the project after learning the
Virginia Department of Transportation had encountered problems getting
the system up and running. (Copy of original letter to FHWA is online at
www.house.gov/wolf. Click on News, 2005, November 8.) The 14-page
report provides a detailed analysis of the project - including criticism
of how the system was installed - and offers a series of recommendations.

Among the report's findings:"The analysis of the VIDS (video imaging
dector system) design
showed several deficiencies..... camera location should have been
analyzed on
an intersection-by-intersection basis."

Rep. Wolf concluded: "I am disappointed that it has taken so long - and
that VDOT needed
outside help - to realize that there was a problem with how the system was
installed, but am hopeful that with the Federal Highway Administration's
help, the kinks in the system will be worked out and we can use this new
technology to keep traffic flowing in the corridor."

>>>>Sheriff's Office Investigates Possible Return of Travelers

The Sheriff's Office is asking residents to be leary of workers going
door to door in neighborhoods offering to resurface driveways, work on
roofs or complete other work "for great prices."

>>> Sterling's "Bumper Car" Thieves Nabbed

Six teenagers, referred to as the 'bumper car thieves', have been
arrested and charged in connection with a series of auto thefts in
Sterling and Northern Virginia.

>>>Sheriff's Office Receives More Reports of Potential Tax Scam

A recent attempted tax scam has prompted the Sheriff's Office to issue a
second alert to Loudoun residents regarding the dangers of providing
personal information over the
telephone. Last week a Sterling woman received a phone call from an
unknown person
who claimed to be a representative from the Federal Government. Be warned.

>>>DELGAUDIO USES ALL CAPS:

I AGREE WITH MANY OF YOU WHO HAVE WRITTEN AND OTHER LOUDOUN HOME OWNERS
THAT THE REAL ESTATE TAX ASSESSMENTS PROCESS HAS EXPLODED AND ARE NOT IN
THE BEST INTERESTS OF OUR TAXPAYERS. I BELIEVE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SHOULD TAKE A STRONG STAND AND THEREFORE I AM SUPPORTING AN 81 CENT TAX
RATE WHICH IS SUBSTANTIALLY BELOW THE RATE IN EFFECT LAST YEAR. A
REDUCED RATE WILL SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE TAX BITE POTENTIAL ON OUR
CITIZENS FROM THE INCREASED ASSESSMENTS. FOR A REDUCED RATE TO BE
APPROVED IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HEAR FROM
LOUDOUN CITIZENS ABOUT THEIR SUPPORT FOR MY PROPOSALS AND OTHER
PROPOSALS TO REDUCE SPENDING AND TAXES. Thank you. Write bos@loudoun.gov.

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