1. RSCA Annual Meeting Review: County Manager Mark Schwartz and Old Dominion Project Manager Bill Roberts: Answer Questions at Rock Spring Civic Association Annual Meeting : Submitted by Charlie Flickner, RSCA Secretary
Mark Schwartz, County Manager since January, offered candid insights into the County government at the October 6, 2016 RSCA annual meeting. Issues related to over-building and lighting of school athletic facilities dominated the question and answer period. About 45 neighbors attended the first annual meeting held at Discovery Elementary School.
2. Old Dominion Construction Project Update:
Arlington County is adding sidewalks on both sides of Old Dominion Drive (Route 309), making the road more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. Other project features include new curbs and gutters, installation of a storm water system, upgrades to transit stops and new traffic signals, street lights and street trees. Construction work hours within the roadway are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.
3. Streetlight Demo Recap
On September 15, 2016 County staff demonstrated how new streetlights will function along Old Dominion Drive - staff answered streetlight and project related questions from local residents.
We continue to update our project page on the Arlington County website and construction photos are available on Flickr. If you have questions regarding construction please contact Gerald Roberson, Construction Manager. For project details please contact Jon Lawler, Capital Project Manager.
4. Williamsburg Blvd Green Street Project: Submitted by Jerry Paul.
The County reports that “we have had some delays in getting the estimate from the on-call contractor. They had some questions on the project design and one small change to the design was necessary. We have made the updates to the design and we expect to receive their cost estimate in the next month, and then move forward with scheduling the construction. We are excited to move forward with this exciting Green Street project! And, will keep the Civic Association informed”.
5. Williamsburg Field Evaluation Work Group: November 2 Open House
You are invited to an open house/information event at Williamsburg Middle School where Parks and Recreation are offering an opportunity for the community to learn more about the status of the fact finding and outstanding issues concerning the decision about whether to install lights on the synthetic fields at Williamsburg Middle School. (https://parks.arlingtonva.us/projects/williamsburg-workgroup/)
6. High School Boundary Meetings: APS is considering changing the boundaries for high school eligibility in order to accommodate overcrowding. If you are interested, please see the website which describes the process and meeting dates. https:/www.apsva.us/post/school-board-discusses-framework-process-timeline-proposed-high-school-boundary-refinements/
7. Create, Participate and Collect During Art Swaps at Arlington Mill Community Center. Sundays this fall. Nov. 6 and Dec. 4, 1 - 4 p.m. Free. Open to all artists and crafters!
Trade and network amongst other artists. Participation in the swap is optional.
Arlington Mill Community Center
Don't be stumped by spores or mystified by mycelium! Get to know these ancient organisms and the basics of mushroom identification then walk the park to find some fantastic fungi and practice ID skills. Teens welcomed. For information: 703-228-3403. Meet at Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Road. $10. #612846-D
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