Monday, October 22, 2012
A traffic signal at the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and Plaza Street is one of the first items listed on Monday night's agenda.
The Leesburg Town Council will discuss the intersection of Battlefield Parkway and Plaza Street during a work session Monday night following a letter submitted by Elizabeth Whiting, chair of the Standing Residential Traffic Committee (SRTC). Members have requested that council members consider the funding and installation of a traffic light at the intersection sooner than later. It is currently scheduled for construction in FY 2017, however the letter notes that the intersection warrants installing the traffic signal even sooner. The committee is recommending that the council fund the traffic signal in FY 2014. Monday night's agenda also includes discussion related to the installation of a telecommunications site within Izaak Walton Park…
Monday, September 24, 2012
Members will meet Monday night beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The Town Council will meet for a work session Monday night where they will receive an update from the Standing Residential Traffic Committee (SRTC). Topics up for discussion include the placement of a raised crosswalk at 336 Deerpath Ave., truck traffic on Catoctin Circle, between Edwards Ferry Road and Battlefield Parkway, the addition of yield to pedestrian signs at the W&OD Trail and a policy for evaluating one-way traffic requests. The Town Council will also discuss the Route 15 Bypass and Edwards Ferry Road intersection. Back in March, the Town Council approved a resolution in regards to right turn lane improvements. Members will discuss schedules, funding, and pedestrian issues. Also on the agenda: The full agenda is available on the…
Monday, July 23, 2012
The group will discuss the 2012 General Assembly Session and preliminary discussions regarding issues for the 2013 session.
The Leesburg Town Council will meet with local state legislators on Monday night for a recap discussion of the 2012 General Assembly Session and preliminary discussions regarding issues for the 2013 Session. Sen. Mark Herring (D-33), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-31) and Del. Randy Minchew (R-10) have confirmed that they will be in attendance. Some items that will be discussed include the following: • Town charter amendment • Conditional zoning (Cornerstone Chapel issue) • Storm water service districts • Utility line relocation • Flexibility in use of cash proffers • Diversion of local fine revenue to the state • State funding for local law enforcement (HB 599 funding) • Local taxing authority – BPOL and cigarette taxes • Public procurement…
Monday, July 9, 2012
Members will meet for a work session Monday night where they will discuss the issue along with three other items.
Leesburg's Town Council will meet for a work session Monday night where they will receive an update on Raspberry Falls. Since November 2011, Loudoun Water has continued its discussions with the town regarding the appropriate long-term solutions for the preferred water treatment for the neighborhood. Water has been supplied to both areas by two community wells in a system operated by Loudoun Water. However, one of those wells was found to be under the influence of ground water back in November 2010. Though it was stated that the water supply is safe for those in the local community, staff was directed to look at long-term options for both of the local communities, separately and combined. Options have included a membrane filtration for …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The Board of Supervisors will hold its final work session on Friday, June 29.
Friday, June 22, 2012
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hold its final worksession on financing Phase II of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project beginning at 5 p.m., Friday, June 29. The meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. Also, due to the Fourth of July holiday, the Board’s public input/general business meeting has been moved to 5 p.m., Monday, July 2 and the Board’s regular business meeting has been moved to 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 3. The Board of Supervisors is facing a deadline of July 4 to decide whether to commit to the Dulles Rail project. More information about the project is online.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Town Council heard more about the Rt. 7 climbing lane and Sycolin Road bypass during a work session Monday night.
The Town Council met with members of VDOT Monday evening to go over plans for a Route 7 climbing lane and operational improvements. Preliminary Engineering Manager Jim Zeller said that the purpose of the project is to improve safety and ease congestion along westbound Route 7 between W. Market Street and Route 9 by constructing a truck-climbing lane for heavy, slow-moving vehicles. Currently, tractor-trailers and other large vehicles slow traffic down while traveling the steep grade. The project would help alleviate traffic congestion and improve traffic operations, he said, including safety at various locations within the project's limits. The project would allow medians to be reconfigured in order to reduce turning conflicts and some …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Board of Supervisors will meet at 6 p.m. to discuss the proposed FY 2013 budget.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will hold budget work sessions on the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget throughout March. The first budget work session will be held Thursday, March 1 beginning at 6 p.m. in the board room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The dates and times of the Board’s worksessions are listed on the Loudoun County Government Master Calendar at www.loudoun.gov/mastercalendar. More information about the proposed budget, including the complete budget document, is online at www.loudoun.gov/budget.
Monday, January 9, 2012
A work session is scheduled to take place tonight at Town Hall where council members will begin to review the upcoming budget, among other things.
Monday, January 9, 2012
The Town Council will meet for a work session tonight, beginning at 7:30 p.m. On the agenda is the FY 2011 audit report including a FY 2012 budget update. Other items to be discussed include an update on the Mason Enterprise Center, Villages at Leesburg and form based codes. The public is welcome to attend the meeting or view it live on one of Leesburg's Government Access Channels, Comcast Channel 67 and Verizon Channel 35 or by webcast.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Town Council discussed on Monday using eminent domain to acquire and destroy or repair older buildings that are eyesores or safety threats.
In its efforts to make Leesburg more attractive, the Town Council might now begin targeting “spot blight”: buildings that are damaged to the point of being eyesores or safety hazards. On Monday the council discussed their legal options to combat spot blight. “The state code does give any locality the authority to acquire by eminent domain these properties to demolish or repair,” Town Attorney Jeanette Irby said. There will also be times when the town will need to ask for county resources to tackle spot blight work, she added. Eminent domain means that the town must purchase the property, but does not need the owner’s consent to do so. Irby said that the town would pay “fair market value” for any pieces of property it acquired through …