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2-23-03

February 23, 2003

We had high winds today, heavy fog, flooding, rains and deep deep snow throughout the week. I met many neighbors every day and will remember the kind reception given to me especially when when I escorted a bulldozer down several streets. These were the VDOT "Snowfighters" who did not rest from Monday through Thursday.

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS meets Monday

The Board of Supervisors will be meeting Monday, February 24 at 9 a.m. to make up for last week's cancelled board meeting due to the heavy snow. There will be a Finance Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m. and a Transportation Committee meeting at 5:30 p.m.

REPUBLICAN MEETING

High Drama and Liberals Squealing

I invited you all to come and join me at the last Republican meeting. Many of you did actually join me for front row seats at the last Republican Meeting (the entire front and 2nd rows!) and we had a great time. For free -- no charge.

Even Democrats came to join us in a packed room (Democrat Supervisor Sally Kurtz and others). Their eyes bugged out of their heads as they saw convention style music and even hoopla and cheers throughout the meeting.

I am supporting former Supervisor Steve Whitener for chairman of the Republican Party. Steve had held national political office in President Ronald Reagan's Administration. For 20 years, Steve has worked with national political leaders like current Republican National Committeeman Morton Blackwell. Steve is a guiding light to hundreds of political leaders in Virginia and in Loudoun County. The liberals on this current Board of Supervisors are FEARFUL of a man with Steve's expertise holding the position of Republican Chairman.

CONVENTION CONVENTION CONVENTION

Futher clarification is needed in the Plan that we voted on and the Liberals will be using this opportunity to stop the Convention. So, there will be another vote in favor of a convention process for the nomination of candidates for public office. We need your help to make it an overwhelming vote.

So join me again Monday night. Look for my orange hat and orange vest. I hope to get a front row seat again.

THE LOCATION FOR THE FEBRUARY 24th LCRC MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SIMPSON MIDDLE SCHOOL IN LEESBURG. The meeting time remains 7:30, and the date remains Monday, February 24th.

The Loudoun County Adminstrator cleared the Board room for the Board of Supervisors meeting that had to be rescheduled -- requiring the LCRC to find a new location.

I objected to the decision to cancel the Republican Committee meeting in the Board Room, last Thursday night during a Budget Hearing in which Chairman York spent one hour waiting for some citizens who did not show up. Factors influencing this low turnout at a budget hearing could be the severe weather conditions of this week, and the fact that a clear majority of Supervisors will vote for budget and tax increases no matter what the public says. Saturday's hearing was cancelled.

DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS DIRECTIONS

Directions to Simpson Middle School follow:
Directions from Points East Via Route 7:

  1. Take Route 7 towards Leesburg
  2. Take the Route 15 Bypass towards Purcellville by going over the fly-over right before entering Leesburg. The Exit sign is labeled "Warrenton/Winchester - South 15, West 7"
  3. Go a mile or two.
  4. Take the second King Street exit (south)
  5. Take the next left onto Route 621
  6. Go 3/4 mile. The school is on your Left

Directions from Points East Via Dulles

Tollroad/Dulles Greenway:

  1. Take Dulles Tollroad through to the Dulles Greenway
  2. Take the Greenway to the very end and take the Left exit
  3. Shift over one lane so you don't end up going the wrong direction into Leesburg
  4. Take the second Route 15/King Street exit.
  5. Take the next left onto Route 621
  6. Go 3/4 mile. The school is on your Left

STERLING DMV OFFICE IS NOW OPEN

The Sterling DMV reopened on February 20, 2003. Hours for the service center will be as follows:

Monday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday - Closed
Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

DMV is also in the process of rehiring staff from the Fair Oaks Mall branch, which cannot be reopened because the lease with DMV has expired and the space is under contract. Fair Oaks staff will be deployed to nearby branches, including the Sterling branch, until another location is found for the Fair Oaks Service Center.

>>>THANK YOU to all of you and Delegate Rust for working >>>together to get this done. A United Sterling accomplished this.

VDOT AND DEPUTIES WIPE OUT GRAFITTI

Sheriff's Office Removes Gang Related Graffiti

Members of the Sheriff's Office Community Work Force along with members of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office removed gang related graffiti in Sterling recently. The graffiti was located along the outer portion of the sound barrier wall along Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) near the intersection of Sterling Boulevard.

Sheriff Stephen O. Simpson said "by cleaning this up, it shows the gang members that someone cares about the community." He added "studies show that the quicker the graffiti is removed the less it is likely to return."

In cases where graffiti has been discovered members of the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division and Community Policing work in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Transportation and property and business owners to make sure the graffiti is removed in a timely manner.

Home Depot in Sterling donated and helped match the paint used for today's project. VDOT Staff assisted also. >>>Thank you to all VDOT Staff, Deputies and Home Depot!

LINK GALA A MUST ATTEND EVENT

Celebrate Thanksgiving in March! LINK Gala Benefit at Lansdowne Resort to support LINK's 2003 Thanksgiving Program.

On Sunday, March 23, the Riverside Wind Symphony will present a concert in the Grand Ballroom of the Lansdowne Resort to benefit LINK. The proceeds from this event will be used to cover the costs for this years LINK Thanksgiving Food basket program!

Tickets are $25 per person (includes dinner and concert) and can be purchased by contacting the Riverside Presbyterian Church office at 703.444.3528.

Local Scout Pack 950 Trip

Help sponsor a Scouting trip . Every year, 100 scouts and parents travel to Baltimore and spend two nights aboard a Coast Guard Cutter and aboard a submarine. PACK 950 meets on the fourth Friday of every month Sept.- May, start time is 7 o'clock in the Potowmack elementary School cafeteria. Call scoutmaster Sully 703 444 4093 to send financial support.

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