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Free Iced Coffee, Milkshakes and Brigadoon

May 6, 2010

Dunking Donuts has free iced coffee in 16 ounce cups for you all day Tuesday May 11. And currently you can get a free donut with any beverage you buy.

Chick Fila Coupons In the Mail

Free Milkshake, Free Yogurt Parfait, Free chick-n-strips coupons arrived in the mail this week in a card stock insert for the Sugarland crossing Chick Fil-A located opposite the Burlington Coat Factory. This Chick-Fil-a sponsors the annual 9-11 charity and sponsors dozens of other charities.

Auditions for Brigadoon

Sterling is like Brigadoon everyday to me. Sterling Playmakers are holding auditions for their production Friday May 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday May 8 at 12:30 p.m. in the Senior Center at Cascades at 21060 Whitefield Place in Sterling. Casting is for 25 Males and 25 Females ages 14 and up. 10-12 roles for ages 8 to 13. All roles open.

SAVE THE DATE
SAVE THE DATE
Grand Opening Sheriff Substation June 9

The sheriff's substation is now operational but not open to the public. The official opening ceremony is Wednesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. All the county supervisors, delegates, senators and law enforcement from every level will be there.

Criminals are welcome to surrender or turn themselves in. Thank you.


DELGAUDIO MAILS LETTERS, DEFENDS THE CHAMBER, GETS PLUGS IN MEDIA

Yes, there lots going on. And the news papers have been selling papers too. I assure you that I take a stand for principles and will not give in or yield to anyone when I know I am right.

In spite of personal attacks and misrepresentations, I am still standing. No job is worth stooping to personal attacks and while I do take strong positions and make blunt statements it is always with a respectful and polite manner. I know disagreements over policy can be disappointing to many who work very hard for their beliefs.

On a few occassions the liberals do run me over with a truck and I do exclaim or protest but only "for the record" so that Sterling residents know I have been run over by the liberal truck.

Liberals even get mad and angry when I make such a noise so that my being run over can be noted.

When others are getting mauled, like the Redskins or the taxpayers, expect me to simply state the case in defense.

Recently the chamber of commerce and other economic development leaders were in the gallows of liberal scorn. I defended them out in the open. Political hi jinks followed and a measure requiring members of the respective private economic councils (a long list) to be subject to public meeting laws was defeated five to four.

We live in the age of President Obama where a White House can not pay attention to a gigantic oil spill but can take over the Health Industry, the Auto Industry and spend trillions of dollars and still have a crash on Wall Street. So I guess Loudoun County liberals want to play Little Obama with the Chamber of Commerce and are more than a little disappointed when they don't have five votes to do it on a 9 member board.

In the mean time I will be vigliant and defend taxpayers and company CEOs alike. Please feel free to discuss government affairs without having to report to the county-- for now. I will keep you posted if it becomes a matter for the Loudoun Board again to take up this matter.


KUDOS TO DEPUTIES, ZONING AND HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
How a handful of dedicated servants make a difference


I have filed lots of complaints about overcrowding, cars on lawns, expired tags, tall grass, commercial trucks in the residential areas, abandoned trailers and cars-- over 100 in April. The biggest mess was a dumping right on Sterling Boulevard at a foreclosed home. The waste management office took care of it within several days. Another absurd disruption was the display of a dozen motor scooters for sale on the lawn of a private home. Zoning closed them down in 48 hours.

The deputies under Sheriff Simpson and Sterling substation Commander Ricky Frye have been working to remove abandoned vehicles left on the streets of Sterling. This clears up space for parking and improves safety for walkers, runners, bikers and moms with strollers and children.


CHRISTMAS UNDER ATTACK AGAIN


Yes, the appointees of the Loudoun County Courts and Grounds are coming before the board and wants authority to decide if the Courts have any religious displays. These anogistic want to bees do not give up, I will grant them that. They now propose adopting "federal guidelines" similar to the federal court system.

As a long time observer of the federal guidelines for the courts and national parks in my other job, allow me to warn all who value religious freedom, the local court system is not the federal court system.

The federal court and national park regulations eliminate the placement of religious displays for the most part.

There is no national security issue comparable to the federal court system. To apply the federal standard is wrong and will eliminate most religious displays which is the unstated but obvious result of this "new" plan.

CHESAPEAKE PAY ACT COSTS YOU BIG MONEY

Chairman York exclaimed to staff last night: "How much is it going to cost me for a PERMIT to put a deck on my house under this proposed adoption of the Chesapeake Bay Act?" The answer came back "about $3700" based on estimates and a chart showing the details of how the county planning commission and the board of supervisors will make each homeowner pay for the charting of a "special map" showing how Loudoun conforms with the "voluntary" Chesqpeake Bay Act.

The one page chart listed "mapping" for $700 and other fees totaling as high as $4000.00 for a home to get a deck permit.

This does not include the cost of the deck on your house. Or the patio. It would be the fees paid to the county to determine if you are in the flood plain area drawn in general scale by the county. You the taxpayer would pay for mapping to determine if you fall in the area to be regulated.

Confused? So is the county.

The county will require "YOU" to finance compliance with this new law (which we do not have to adopt) adopted by the state of Maryland but not the state of Pennslyvania by requiring anyone who may be affected to fund a report establishing if they are, indeed, to be regulated when they come in for a permit to build a deck, patio or add on to the existing house.

This "only" affects homeowners who have not built a deck or patio or other structure (i.e. a shed or garage) on their property at this time and are in a generally designated area.

Only ten or twenty thousand people.

The county might grandfather in existing structures but can not exempt any property or residential parcel. So all future improvements would require the "$3700" fee for a permit (SIC).

For more information on how you will have to pay $3700 County Fee to build a deck visit
http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=2872&zoom_highlight=chesapeake+act


Loudoun Launches New Online System To Enforce the Quality Of Life

Loudoun County has launched a new online system for service requests, complaints and concerns.

By going to www.loudoun.gov/servicerequests, members of the public may submit requests for service and reports of concern to the Loudoun County government for follow-up and resolution. The types of requests and areas of concern that can be submitted using this system include:

Zoning violations and questions --
Overcrowding, Residential Building Falling Apart, Cars On Lawns

Tall grass (uncut grass over 1 foot in height)

Cable TV complaints

Rodents/vermin issues

Stormwater problems

Site plans/Subdivisions/Parcels

ABANDONED CARS

NO COUNTY TAGS

CARS ON LAWNS

Illegal Dumping of Litter

A request, complaint or concern submitted through the online system will be directed to the appropriate staff person within the Loudoun County government. The person who makes the request can keep track of its status through a case number and access code, which are created after the form is submitted.

This new system is a first step to keeping complaints coming quickly and for the county government to respond FASTER.

If for any reason you don't want to submit a form, please email me at eugenedelgaudio@erols.com and provide me your phone number and I will investigate and file the form. Or call the office of Supervisor Delgaudio at 703-771-5819.

I have asked for this technology and it does save a week to ten days to get it "mechanized" but it requires monitoring.

It is the nature of these online complaints that we Sterling Americans appreciate many things being taken care of but there are some serious issues that require frequent complaints due to the transient nature of the incidents or timing of the visit by the county.


THIS IS THE LINK TO THE QUALITY OF LIFE COMPLAINT ON-LINE SUMMARY
http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=3129


THE DISCLAIMERS TO READ AND AGREE TO IN ORDER TO FILL OUT THE FORM
http://www.loudoun.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=3078

PERMISSION GRANTED TO SEND ON TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS NOW.

Sincerely,

EUGENE DELGAUDIO
STERLING DISTRICT

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