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Tuesday night "Last" Public Input, Wolf Gets Assignments, Chesapeake Bay Act Threatens All of Sterling and Loudoun Again

January 18, 2011
Dear Sterling American

Happy Martin Luther King Holiday to all.


The snow and ice are falling right now and there will be rain later. Keep tuned to the radio and the school notices will be posted at six a.m. Give yourself extra time to get around on Tuesday.


Tuesday night "Last" Public Input



The board of supervisors will have its last open ended public input session Tuesday night. It is expected the board will limit public input to one hour "until the 2nd meeting in April" in light of the work load on redistricting discussions and due to the hours in public hearings on the budget and in worksessions.

LARGE CROWDS TURN OUT MONDAY NIGHTS

Sometimes when it concerns hot topics like shrinking roads from six lanes to two lanes, or abolishing the nativity or forcing each homeowner to pay $5,000 for planting or removing a bush or tree there is are large crowds that turn out with hours of speakers.

Tuesday January 18 is also the night before the board actually considers, once again, the dreaded Chesapeake Bay ordinance which will control Sterling home owners and impact any landscaping plans for Townhouse developments forever.

Opposition to the Chesapeake Bay is as intense as ever but the board majority seems bound and determined to keep it on track for "consideration" (i.e. passage). To voice your opinion on being forced into the Chesapeake Bay ordinances which cover any area 100 feet within a minor or major flood plain (not excluding drainage ditches) write the board at bos@loudoun.gov.


Board and County Backpedal A little bit On Redistricting Deadline


We are spending time discussing it and already it seems most supervisors want to avoid reducing Eastern Loudoun while increasing representation in rural Loudoun. That happened at the last meeting.

I have been saying it since September but 9 of the 11 plans called for reducing Eastern Loudoun representation.

Its part of the process they say.

At its regular March 7, 2011, public hearing, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will take input from citizens on redrawing local election districts. Using the county's data, the county staff has drafted nine redistricting scenarios which are available at www.loudoun.gov/redistricting.


The county has posted a correction


...... from previous postings. It now reads "Any plan submitted by the close of business on Friday, January 28, 2011, will be posted on the Loudoun County website and forwarded to the Board as part of the staff report for the March 7, 2011, public hearing"

Previously they had ignored completely my warnings that "final deadlines" prior to the census numbers was illegal. A change in language was made after the public saw the "final deadline" for comment being January 28.

It seems the supervisors can ignore things like that until other people, besides me, bring it to their attention. Thank you to the person or persons who took notice.

For more information and maps on redistricting go to

and

Another Citizens Group Opposes Board Imposed Regulations On Every Homeowner


for more go to this link:


Lisa Freeman writes "We've updated BIGLOUDOUN.com to share what we've learned, and invite you to visit our site to read our summary of the stakeholder process, their recommendations, and our thoughts on where we go from here. We also have links to Virginia's Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) recently approved by the EPA to meet the new pollution control loads on the Chesapeake Bay."

She says "The bottom line is we support Clean Water in Loudoun without more Bureaucracy and Cost. We believe the CBPO has not been sufficiently justified to warrant the additional costs to ALL taxpayers. The Board of Supervisors should abandon the CBPO, enforce existing regulations, and wait to see what responsibilities the state will mandate for Loudoun County under the new approved WIP."




Residents Warned of Telephone-Based "Jury Duty Scam"


Please be alert to people pretending to be from the Court.





5K Run & 1M Walk To Raise Funds To Combat Lyme Disease, May 15


Event Will Also Include Free Information Fair to Educate Public


Details at this link


WHY:Loudoun County is home to the third largest number of Lyme cases in the nation, with 22 percent of the state's reported cases occurring in the county. According to the CDC, the United States has 24,000 new cases of Lyme each year. However, the disease is difficult to diagnose and the actual figure may be 10 times as great.

WHEN: Sunday, May 15, 2011
Line-up begins at 7:30 am, event starts at 8:00 am, fair runs until 12:00 pm.
WHERE:National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, Virginia 20176

Proceeds benefiting the National Capital Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Association.

LINK FOR REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS



Budget Presentation is now confirmed at Monday 5pm, February 7, 2011



This the time for the presentation of the county budget at a $1.30 rate per the board majority instuction to start at the current tax rate. There is a move on the board majority to "look" at $1.33, a higher rate. I have spoken against keeping the rate high during bad econonomic times and condemned the Loudoun County Board for having the highest spending in the region.



Teens To March Prior to Right To Life March Jan. 24


Teen Defenders, a Pro-Life Unity project, is inviting teens from all over the world to walk for the unborn this January 24th in Washington, DC. The 1.4 mile walk will end at the start point of the annual March for Life at 11:30 am.


PARK VIEW HS BAND WINS TOP HONORS


CONGRATULATIONS to The Park View High School Band Members who earned a spot in the all District Band. Park View had 14 students successfully audition into the band. This was the 2nd most out of the 12 schools in our district. The average school gets in 7 students. This is a huge accomplishment!!!
For a complete list of the winners AND some upcoming dates go to this link
Natalie Jefferson - Flute
Jasmeen Pantleay - Flute
Debbie Mellon - Clarinet
Suhaib Khan - Clarinet
Jason Miller - Alto Saxophone
Rebecca Nagley - Trumpet
Emily Nykorchuk - French Horn
Daniel Shafer - Trombone
Emily Phillips - Euphonium
Kristin Ward - Euphonium
Nick Love - Euphonium
Kyle Snoich - Tuba
Patrick Fisher - Percussion
Lyons Sanchezconcha - Percussion
7 Students are eligible for All State Auditions based earning very high chairs.
These students are: Natalie Jefferson, Rebecca Nagley, Emily Nykorchuk, Daniel Shafer,
Emily Phillips, Kyle Snoich, and Patrick Fisher.

Pre-Festival Jazz Concert ~ January 19th @ Seneca Ridge Middle School
PERFORMANCE = 7:00 pm
Jazz Festival ~ January 29th @ Woodgrove High School
1:00 pm = Warm Up
1:30 pm = Perform
2:30 pm = Stone Bridge Band
3:00 pm = Loudoun Valley Band

How can you help the Park View HS Band?


A direct donation to the "PVHS Band" c/o Park View High School 400 West Laurel Avenue Sterling, Va. 20164 or

Another way to donate to the Band: For years the Ruritan Club has graciously invited the Park View Band department to provide a snack bar on BINGO night. The music department averages a small amount of proceeds in each time we work the snack bar. So attend the Ruritan BINGO night and buy snacks!


WOLF RECEIVES COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS FOR 112th CONGRESS


Will Again Chair Appropriations Subcommittee With Commerce, Justice and Science Oversight

for the complete information go to this link

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) today announced his committee assignments for the 112th Congress.
Wolf, the senior member of the Virginia congressional delegation, will continue to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, where he will return as chairman of the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) Appropriations subcommittee. He served as chairman from 2001 - 2006 and was the top Republican on the subcommittee in 2009 - 2010. In addition to overseeing the budgets of the Commerce and Justice departments, the subcommittee has jurisdiction over NASA, the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. It also oversees the budgets of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the International Trade Commission.

Wolf also will continue to serve on the Transportation Appropriations subcommittee, where he was chairman from 1995 - 2000, and returns to the State and Foreign Operations panel, where he served as the top Republican from 2007-2008.

As chairman of the CJS subcommittee, Wolf will work with the Commerce Department to focus on job creation by boosting American exports, bringing jobs back to the U.S. and rebuilding the manufacturing sector. In science and technology, he will work to prioritize science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and invigorate NASA's manned space exploration program to increase American competitiveness.

WOLF WILL CONTINUE FOCUS ON CRIME IN STERLING



He also will work with the FBI to focus on U.S. counterterrorism strategy and fighting crime. It was during his tenure as chairman from 2001-2006 that the two anti-gang task forces operating in northern Virginia were established. He also pushed for the creation of the National Gang Intelligence Center at the FBI, which serves as a national clearinghouse for information on gang-related activity.

Gunderman Reports: Thousands Helped Through Holiday Distributions


for the complete information go to this link

Mark Gunderman tells me "The major distribution to needy residents in eastern Loudoun and western Fairfax is through LINK. Lisa Lombardozzi, coordinator for the LINK program, reported being able to serve 1,417 families over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, most of them clients over each holiday, amounting to slightly more

7,000 individuals who received food for five to seven days, plus $37,000 worth of gift cards, used winter coats and clothing, two new toys for children from newborn to 16 years of age and almost 1,000 pounds of frozen meat. Included in the 1,400 families were 182 families that were not previously registered, but sought assistance as walk-ins, Lombardozzi said. Some 90 homebound families also received delivered assistance".

See Leesburg Today article.

Thank you to the donors who came through to make my financial report look much much better on the last day of 2010, "last year". I will file that report Tuesday.


Sincerely,
EUGENE DELGAUDIO
STERLING DISTRICT
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