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January 26, 2007

>>>2nd Public Meeting on Sheriff's Substation at Rolling Ridge Elementary School
>>>MONDAY, JAN. 29, 6:30 P.M.

As I requested another public meeting on the proposed construction of a Loudoun County Sheriff's Office substation next to Rolling Ridge Elementary School will be held Monday, January 29, 2007, at 6:30 p.m., at the school, which is located at 500 East Frederick Drive in Sterling.

Eugene Delgaudio of Sterling District, School Board and Sheriff Stephen Simpson will host the session to update the community on the proposal to build the facility on a parcel adjacent to Rolling Ridge Elementary School. The meeting will review recent Board of Supervisors and School Board actions, public process requirements and timelines, and planning processes.

The proposed substation is envisioned to be an 18,000-square-foot facility that will provide patrol, crime prevention, and other law enforcement services to the Sterling area. The facility will house staff offices, a community room, deputy work rooms and temporary prisoner- holding facilities. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will provide coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week under the command of a Sheriff's captain.

The planned substation is expected to provide substantial public safety services to the community reduce travel time to the Sheriff's Office Headquarters in Leesburg and expand the Sheriff's Community Policing Program. Incorporating a community meeting room would also provide a venue for community meetings easily accessible from Sterling Boulevard.

>>>> Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Senior Center

The date and location are now announced for the 2nd meeting to access plans for improvements on Route 7. Six months ago a well attended meeting resulted in plans being developed further with public input.

Together with Sup. Mick Staton, I will ask staff to present "30 per cent" design plans to you. To review the plans please join me on Thursday, February 8th at 7:30 P.M. at the Senior Center in Cascades which is next to the regional library.

The County hired A. Morton Thomas and Associates (AMT) to refine the VHB company's concepts into construction plans and associated bidding documents. A preliminary design has been completed and will be presented at a Community Information Meeting in the near future. I will keep you informed as to the date and time.

The Loudoun County Transportation office will be mailing notices about the Sterling Community Information Meeting to all properties fronting on Route 7 and all homeowners/owners associations along Route 7 from the Fairfax County Border to NOVA campus. Drawings and sketches will be available for interested individuals to review and discuss with the designers and County staff. Citizen comments will be accepted, reviewed and considered as the construction plans move through the design process.


Please talk to people who live or work in this area. If they have opinions or do not know how ROAD IMPROVEMENTS are made, this is part of the process.

>>>TUESDAY, JAN. 30 3:30 P.M. AND 6:30 P.M.

Sterling citizens who rely upon the Dulles Greenway as a route around Loudoun will have a chance to speak against
a proposal to increase tolls on the roadway by a walloping 78 percent. Please pass this notice on to friends who do not know about two public hearings on the proposal next week in Leesburg, Virginia.

On Tuesday, January 30th the State Corporation Commission will be in Leesburg at the Government Center to hear public comment on the request by Toll Road Investors Partnership II, LP (TRIP II) for an increase in the maximum authorized level of tolls. The Board of Supervisors is on the record opposing the increase. Citizens should tell the SCC their opinion.

If the proposal is approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC), the agency charged with oversight of toll roads in Virginia, tolls on each driver would eventually escalate from $2.70 to $4.80 each way on the Dulles Greenway.

The first hearing is at 2 P.M. in the Board Room and there will be an additional hearing at 6:30 P.M. also in the Board Room.

>>>> MONDAY JAN. 29, 2007 10 A.M. IN ASHBURN

In an effort to help area non-profit organizations and local governments learn more about the federal grant process, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) will host a conference on applying for federal grants January 29 in Loudoun County.

The conference will begin 10 a.m. at the Loudoun County Public School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, Virginia. Attendance is limited to the first 400 people to register. Groups interested in attending can contact any of Wolf's offices or register online at Click on "Grants Conference."

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There are some liberals screaming the opposite. Facts run counter to the hysteria.

Historically as late as 2004 there were SIX Sterling area intersections in the top ten worst with 376 accidents total. In 2005 there were FIVE intersections in the top ten worst with 298 accidents and now in 2006 there are FOUR Sterling area intersections in the top ten worst with 235 accidents. The improvements resulted in lesser accidents.

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