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Festival and Golf Outing

October 2, 2002

PROPORTIONAL REDUCTIONS TO BE PASSED ON?

The board meets on Monday, October 7. There is a full agenda (public comment is at 9 a.m., but the chairman might cut comment to 2 minutes from the 5 minute limit of previous boards). There is a proposal to pass along any cuts in state funding to the respective effected departments. What do you think? If the state falls short in funding of $4 million or $3 million, should Loudoun County simply pass on the same proportionate reduction? For 3 years, I have proposed specific cuts and have been outvoted 6 to 3, 7 to 2 and even 8 to 1 on some of my reductions. What do you think, should Loudoun pass on the reductions to the departments? (The big departments will be effected the most, like the Sheriff's department for example.)

DON'T PARK IN FRONT OF MY DRIVEWAY?

There is a public hearing on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. Among the many items on the agenda are Parking Regulations which seem to be needed in Sterling and Eastern Loudoun. I have worked with staff on the need for this and will ask that the Park View High School area be added as a special zone for study. We do need some expression of opinions from the community on this proposal.

TEAR DOWN THIS WALL

The wall is down. Oh Joy. Earlier this year, on June 25, I reported to you how I got unanimous support from the Board and Planning Commission on a Sterling Project. I presented a request at a joint work session (four times in 7 days) of the Planning Commission and Board of Supervsors. Everybody agreed on my request to "pull down the wall" that was erected as a result of a regulation at Park View HS. For the sake of public safety, I asked for some flexability.

A Blind Spot Is Gone!

The wall actually created several hundred feet of a blind spot where school authorities can not see where Students go. A bad situation created by the "ordinances" and paid for with taxpayer money. Today the wall came down. There is no wall blocking neighbor's back yards from view anymore. Thank you to the principal, the school board, the neighbors, the BOS and the PC.

SMILE, BIG (LOUDOUN) GOVERNMENT IS WATCHING

Some months back I asked for a sign warning Sterling drivers that Fairfax County has erected cameras at Dranesville Road. Finally a sign has been put there warning drivers that a camera will catch them if they choose to run a red light. At the last Transportation Committee meeting, the Board was told that staff is looking at installing these types of cameras in Loudoun County. As I learn about this new development, I will keep you informed.

Brace yourself. I am going to tell you about two events now.

OCTOBER 5 FALL COUNTRY FESTIVAL FEATURES COUNTY WIDE CROWD--- CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE

I will attend a Fall Country Festival, with other elected officials, on October 5, 2002 From 1 to 4 in the Afternoon at the Shockey's Farm. Jack and Patricia want me to invite you to their "Fall Country Festival".

MRS. PAGE TO RECEIVE AWARD FOR TIM PAGE

The sponsors will also present their annual property rights award to Mrs. Caren Page, the wife of the late Planning Commissioner Tim Page. This will be a golden moment for all Loudoun taxpayers.

The Menu includes Carolina Pit Barbeque
Glorious Pig Pickin', Sandwiches (Pork and Beef)
BBQ Chicken Quarters, Baked Beans
Whole Pig
Coleslaw and Potato Salad
Lemonade and Soft Drinks
Homemade Pecan & Apple Pie

And here are some Events at this Fall Country Festival: 20 Acre Lake for Fishing, Panning for "Gold" for Children Pony rides, Singing Cowboys, Hay Wagon Rides A Country Auction at 2:00 P.M. which will feature some of the finest prizes ever seen in the modern world. Silent Auction throughout the day.

Directions from Leesburg:

Follow Route 15 South to Route 50. Turn Left onto Route 50 East. Follow approxi- mately 4 miles. Road turns into four lanes. Slow down and make a U-turn at Arcola Area Headquarters crossover and proceed on Rt. 50 west 1/4 mile. Turn right on Racefield Lane. Then follow signs.
If you want to RSVP, call 540-338-7431

Make your checks payable to : Citizens for Property Rights, HOW MUCH YOU ASK? You get the Tim Page Award Ceremony, all this food and entertainment, kids under 12 free for the extremely low price of $25 per person $35 per couple $40 Family. A bargain.

FIRST ANNUAL TIM PAGE MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT PROCEEDS GO 100 PER CENT TO TIM PAGE FAMILY

To me, politics is more than alliances, conveniences, agreements and arrangements. To me, politics is friends and family. That was my direction to Tim as my planning commissioner, as Sterling's Commissioner. Think of the board and planning commission as family, I told him. He did.

Tim Page made you laugh a lot, and figured out how to make me cry. His passing earlier this year, on May 30, brought this salute from former Board of Supervisors Chairlady Dale Polen Myers: "Tim Page was will go down as one of the greatest political leaders of our time".

Page did not make the headlines as much as the Board of Supervisors. But he was neck deep in alligators. I recall my published comments earlier this year ( Page) "cast a giant shadow on the minute details of zoning and land use on behalf of Sterling and on behalf of, ...., property rights interests and in resisting the social planning of western Loudoun. Tim Page made the case for people who had no other spokesman and for reasons of fairness." (end of published quote).

Sterling found a new planning commissioner, Jenelle Offerman, mother of 3 and she is fighting for Sterling in place of Tim Page. She has quite a standard to follow. And she is doing it. Let's not forget Tim and his family.

Let's turn out for Sterling's Former Planning Commissioner, the late Tim Page, as he is being remembered Oct. 21.

OKAY HERE IS THE DRILL.

On Monday, October 21, 2002 at 11:00 am at the River Creek Club there will be the first Tim Page Golf Tournament. 100% of all net proceeds are to benefit the Page Family. Cost per player is $125.00. A Hole Sponsor is $100.00 registration is due by October 7, 2002. I will be there.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

The price includes greens fees, carts, door prizes, lunch, hors d'oeuvres and Auction following the tournament. Remax Select is staffing the tournament, that is the office where Tim was Number One. Volunteers from Rotary, my office, and Tim's church are also helping out. And the response so far is great.

WHO WILL WIN THE FIRST TPGT?

For you Golfers: This is a tournament! If you do well, you will be recognized as the excellent sportsperson that you are. Yes, there are trophies too.

There are some good players registering so you will have a challenge to win. SO GET YOUR REGISTRATION IN NOW.

Or sponsor a hole. All sponsors will be listed in the program.

I have been told that if you are not golfing and would like to be around for the awards presentation, the presentation will occur between 4-5 pm. You will be able to bid on some auction items , too.

Let's salute Tim Page's family. A representative of the Page family will be present.

Make checks payable to:
Tim Page Golf Tournament 20 Pidgeon Hill Dr. #201 Sterling, Va. 20165 or call call: Phyllis Stakem-444-5900 ext. 227. THE DEADLINE IS MONDAY, OCT. 7.

(For the local legal types: The communication above, about CPR's Festival, or the Golf Tournament is NOT AN ENDORSEMENT of, or in coordination with any candidate, or political party. Donations are not tax deductible for IRS purposes but corporate checks are appreciated and to those of you who have already come foreward: thanks. )

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