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Limited Sales Tax Holiday to May 31; Memorial Day Ceremonies Monday May 28; Metro Briefing May 31; DELGAUDIO ANNOUNCES "SURRENDER" RESPONSE JUNE 14 FLAG DAY AT JOE'S RESTAURANT

May 26, 2012

pay no taxes this week

Sterling Americans and other Virginians who want to stock up on batteries, bottled water, glow sticks and other supplies for the hurricane season will get a tax break this month.

Starting May 25 and continuing for seven days, until Thursday, May 31 a sales tax 'holiday' is in effect.

Items such as flashlights, tarps, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and big-ticket items such as generators priced at $1,000 or less are eligible (this list is just a sampling). You can learn more by visiting May Sales Tax Holiday.

for more information:

complete listing of items not taxed now to May 31.

Memorial Day In Sterling
Monday, May 28 11 A.M.

Please attend the Memorial Day ceremonies for Sterling at Holly Avenue and Sterling Blvd. at 11 am. Monday May 28.

There is a 21 gun salute at the conclusion of the ceremonies which take about a half hour. Salute our armed forces on Memorial Day.

annual flag day event!

FLAG DAY JUNE 14 6:30 P.M.

On Thursday June 14, 2012 at Six-thirty p.m. at Joe's Pizza on South Sterling Boulevard in Sterling next to Safeway just off Maple Avenue, I will announce our response to liberal demands to "Surrender Delgaudio". Admission is $25 per person and $35 per family. Please be part of the response.

Traffic Advisory: Rolling Thunder XXV, 25th Anniversary
"Ride for Freedom" May 27, 2012

SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012
Pentagon Parking Lot - 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Rolling Thunder XXV - Departure to Washington, DC - 12:00 p.m.
Rolling Thunder Speakers Program - Approx. 1:30 p.m. Stage location is between the
Reflecting Pool & Korean Memorial in the field.

Briefing on Metro Boondoggle Runaway Spending

How high will our county taxes go with a $260 million debt and possible $40 million a year operating expense for Loudoun (including capitol improvements)just for Metro?

All for up to 1,000 daily trips (500 Loudoun citizens, 500 non-Loudouners) in the first few years.

Some say the cost is "only" $500 per house per year. Others say $1000. How high will the toll go on the Dulles Toll Road to pay for Metro and when ? $1 next year. $10 increase in five years?

County staff will attempt to answer questions and explain the gigantic debt so that you can take Metro to Tysons Corner. National, State governments won't give Metro any money for this, banks will not finance it and developers have said nothing about paying for it. That leaves you the taxpayer to pay the Loudoun share.

Want more details? 7 p.m. Thursday May 31 at the Eastern Loudoun Regional Library at Cascades.

For the record: I am against the Metro financial plan which requires private citizens to pay for it out of of property taxes. And I have asked that developers pay for this if they REALLY WANT IT.

Save The Date:

Route 7 Improvements
Thursday June 28 7 PM

This is the evening set aside for a public briefing by county staff on the construction taking place at Sterling Blvd. and Route 7. This project is completely funded-- using no tax dollars--- 100 per cent with money received SIX YEARS ago by the inovative sale of public surplus propery in Sterling and profers siting in the bank for 10 years.

The construction will take place mostly at night and over a 12 month period along route 7. The briefing will take place at the Eastern Loudoun Regional Library in Cascades next to the Sterling Senior Center in Cascades.

Since there is no tax increase involved and no gigantic union that will reap billions, I guess that's why it took six years to award a contract. I admittedly digress.

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