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We elected our 2011-2012 ACCF officers at the June membership meeting.
Membership meeting location changes for September and October: Meetings will be held in the auditorium of Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford Street - see details on the calendar page - because the Virginia Hospital Center auditorium is undergoing renovation.
Arlington County Fair, August 10 - 14: The Special Events committee chaired by Peter Olivere will soon make a recommendation on the Civic Federation’s Arlington County Fair participation level. The Civic Federation has traditionally participated by investing approximately $500 to lease a booth where Arlington residents may learn about the importance of participating with their Civic Federation member organization. Should member delegates determine that leasing the booth is a wise investment of Civic Federation funds, the committee will look for at least 20 Civic Federation member delegates to volunteer to work with Arlington residents at the booth. Please let Peter Olivere know your thoughts and ideas.
June 7: The June newsletter, the Civic Voice and the full agenda and officers' reports detail current information about activities of the civic federation, including the election of new officers. The slate proposed by the Nominating Committee (members listed above in Announcements) is President James Schroll, Ballston-Virginia Square; Vice President Terri Prell, North Rosslyn; Secretary - to be determined; Treasurer Peter Olivere, Glencarlyn; Executive Committee - Burt Bostwick, Old Glebe; Portia Clark, Nauck; Larry Finch, Donaldson Run; James Lantelme, Lyon Village; Amy Levin, Aurora Highlands. A resolution was introduced at the May meeting for consideration at the June meeting -- Resolution on Political Endorsement of School Board Candidates. The Public Safety Program will feature presentations from the Arlington County Police Department,
the Office of Emergency Management,
and the Arlington County Fire Department. There are program items from the Housing Committee and
the Planning and Zoning Committee, with comments made at the meeting.
May 3: The May newsletter, the Civic Voice and the full agenda and officer reports outlines detail of the meeting. Background information and presentations for the two programs at the May 3 meeting:
Sign Ordinance revisions, led by members of the ACCF Planning and Zoning Committee (Martha Moore, Larry Mayer, and Peter Owen)
Led by Larry Finch, Chair, Environmental Affairs Committee, members of the Arlington County Community Energy and Sustainability Task Force outlined the work and goals of the task force.
Two resolutions were adopted by membership vote:
Message from Mike Kerley, Past President, Arlington County Civic Federation:
As I let you know earlier, Gary Barbee passed away on May 9th.
Please join me in remembering Mr. Barbee and keep his family in your thoughts. You may pay your respects at Mt. Olive Babtist Church on Wednesday, May 18th. The viewing will be at 9:30 a.m. and the service will follow at 11:00. The address is 1601 S. 13th Road in Arlington and the office phone number is 703-920-7293. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Nauck Civic Association.
Mr. Barbee was a Civic Federation delegate from the Nauck Civic Association and Vice-Chair of the Civic Federation Executive Committee. In addition to his many accomplishments, he was a founding member of the Nauck Revitalization Organization. I will greatly miss him and his steady, strong and just leadership and commitment to community heritage.
The Civic Federation Annual Banquet was held on Friday, April 8. See banquet invitation for details. Paul Ferguson, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Arlington County was the banquet speaker.
April 8, 2011: 95th Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony
The Order of Distinguished Meritorious Service: Wayne Kubicki
Certificates of Appreciation: The Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance (AGLA), The Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN), The Friends of the Gulf Branch Nature Center, Reid Goldstein (The Family Network), Allen Muchnick, Susan Ingraham Bell
April 5: The April newsletter, the Civic Voice frames the discussion for the annual analysis and discussion of the county budget and tax rate for 2012 (see the full agenda and officer reports for more details). Several member delegates votes are anticipated after hearing and discussing the reports. The Revenue and Expenditures and Schools Budget Report was reviewed in two parts: the Revenues and Expenditures Committee's recommendations for FY 12 base budget were adopted by a vote of 55-11; a vote on mid-year adjustments for FY11 was adopted by a vote of 48-17 (see attachment 1 for listing of items). The Schools Committee Budget Resolution was adopted 36-23; the Schools Committee resolution on the Planetarium was defeated 22-35. In addition, the Nominating Committee for 2011-2012 officers was elected (Mike Kerley, Larry Mayer, Peter Owen, Jim Pebley, and Terri Prell) and a membership vote is scheduled on the motion introduced by Civic Federation member organization Fairlington Citizens Association to consider amending its boundaries (resolution with map) at the March 1st Civic Federation meeting . Civic Federation member delegates will discuss the issue during Unfinished Business after hearing the motion and a committee report from the Civic Federation Executive Committee -- (Executive Committee recommendation adopted 45-0). The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Hospital Center Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr.
The Revenue and Expenditures and Schools Budget Report was adopted by the ACCF membership at the April 5 meeting -- see votes below.
March 1: Activity for the March 1 membership meeting begins with introduction of a Resolution on Community Benefits Information. The March newsletter, the Civic Voice details current information about activities of the civic federation. The full agenda and officer reports shows arrangements for the annual meeting with the Arlington County School Board -- see presentation. See announcement section above for information on Planning and Zoning's interim report on Neighborhood Edge Re-Development. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Hospital Center Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr.
Michael Beer and Cecelia Espenoza, co-chairs ACCF Schools Committee, with School Board Members James Lander, Sally Baird, Emma Violand-Sanchez, Libby Garvey, and Abby Raphael
Civic Federation Banquet and Awards Ceremony: Paul Ferguson, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Arlington County and the City of Falls Church, will be the honored guest speaker. The banquet will be held on Friday, April 8, 2011, at 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive (Rosslyn Holiday Inn).If you did not receive an invitation in the mail click here for an electronic copy. Seating is limited so please RSVP quickly. Cocktails will be served at 6:30 p.m followed by dinner at 7:30.
The Arlington Neighborhood College program is aimed at Arlingtonians (and non-residents who work in the county) who want to become more active and effective in community affairs and who want to sharpen their communication and leadership skills. Applications are due by March 30, 2011.
February 1: The February newsletter, the Civic Voice announces the annual meeting of members of the Arlington County Board with the civic federation members (see full agenda and officer reports). The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Hospital Center Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr.
Terri Prell, ACCF Vice President, with County Board Members Barbara Favola, Walter Tejada, Chris Zimmerman, Mary Hynes and Jay Fisette
Arlington neighborhood civic associations play an important organizational role to help keep residents moving safely in snowy weather. The Barcroft snow brigade, for example, clears essential pedestrian walkways to bus stops, community centers, schools, and other destinations within and near the neighborhood. The Barcroft snow brigade is organized by the Barcroft School and Civic League.
How the Barcroft snow brigade works
How to organize a neighborhood snow brigade
Civic Federation Awards Committee elected: Mark Antell, Martha Moore, Sharon Rogers, Jackie Snelling, and Kathryn Scruggs The committee will consider recipients for the Sun Gazette Cup and Certificate of Appreciation awards that will be presented at the Civic Federation banquet on April 8, 2011. Please email any member of the Awards committee with your suggestions of people deserving of awards.
January 4: The January newsletter, the Civic Voice, features the January meeting with our annual Legislative Delegation Program. An additional program summarized
the County's plan for implementing the snow removal ordinance. (See full agenda and officer reports). Presentations on snow removal and storm response plans are available: Dave Hundelt, Arlington County Department of Environmental Services; Hunter Moore, Assistant Deputy County Manager; Deborah Johnson, Senior External Affairs Manager, Dominion Virginia Power. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Hospital Center Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr.
December 7: The December newsletter, the Civic Voice outlines the meeting plan: Arlington County Manager and APS Superintendent Programs, followed by a Commissioner of Revenue Program (see full agenda and officer reports). A vote on a resolution from the Legislation Committee is scheduled and the Legisation Committee's report of the Tax Administration motion is available in preparation for the meeting, along with a "white paper" on the tax administration proposal from the Commissioner of the Revenue. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Hospital Center Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr.
At the November 9 ACCF meeting, member delegates were invited to complete a questionnaire, created by the Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission, on their views on emergency preparedness issues. The questionnaire is now available in both PDF and Word formats. Completed questionnaires should be sent as email attachments to Jackie Snelling, along with any questions or comments regarding emergency preparedness.
November 9: Preparation for the November meeting begins with the Planning and Zoning Committee's background report on removing illegal signs -- and their recommendation not to approve a resolution -- as information for a resolution that will be presented to the membership for a vote at the meeting (resolution defeated 6 - 30). The November newsletter, the Civic Voice presents the three programs that will be offered at the November membership meeting: Emergency Preparedness, the Library System and Natural Resources Management. Here is the meeting agenda. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Hospital Center Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr.
October 5: The October newsletter, the Civic Voice presents the two programs that will be offered at the October membership meeting: November ballot bonds and constitutional amendments (see report from Revenue and Expenditures/Schools Committees)and the streets element of the Arlington County Master Transportation Plan -- presentation is available. Two unfinished business items will also be addressed: the revised resolution on LED Street Lighting (passed), carried over to October and a proposed bylaws change (adopted - see minutes for revised language). Here is the meeting agenda. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Hospital Center Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N. George Mason Dr.
See video of the Pepco LED Streetlight Pilot Project at National Harbor. ACCF Membership approved a resolution on LED lighting at the October meeting.
September 7: Our September newsletter, the Civic Voice and the agenda and officer reports outline arrangements for the Candidates Night that opens the 2010-2011 Civic Federation schedule (see rules for candidates). A resolution on LED Street Lighting, presented at the June membership meeting, has been referred to the Public Services Committee for action at the September 2010 meeting -- see new report. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Hospital Center Hazel Conference Center, 1701 N George Mason Dr.
Committee Reports for 2009-2010: Airports; Cultural Affairs; Environmental Affairs; Housing; Legislation; Membership; Parks and Recreation; Public Services; Schools; Special Events
The Executive Committee meets next on June 7, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at 1800 N. Oak Street (Gallery at Rosslyn). to plan future Civic Federation general meeting programs. Contact members of the Executive Committee for more information.
President Mike Kerley presented a summary of the ACCF resolution on the parking element of the transportation master plan to the County Board on Saturday, November 14, 2009.
June 1: Our June newsletter, the Civic Voice contains the full agenda (also see agenda and officer reports) for the June 1 membership meeting. The highlight of the meeting was County Board Chair Jay Fisette's introduction of new County Manager Michael Brown. The meeting will also feature election of officers for 2010-2011 (see slate in newsletter and our appreciation to the Nominating Committee) and an informational presentation on the County's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) presented by the Revenues and Expenditures and the Schools Committees. Both presentations on the Capital Improvement Plan from the meeting are available: County and Schools.
May 4: Our May newsletter, the Civic Voice contains the full agenda (also see agenda and officer reports) for the May 4 membership meeting. The content of the meeting will focus on Housing and Code Enforcement, followed by an update on the Cultural Center (Artisphere). The Civic Federation Housing Committee, Planning and Zoning Committee, and Public Services Committee presented a program (see presentation) with guest speakers Benjamin Barksdale, Chief Fire Marshal, Arlington County Fire Department; Susan Bell, Director, Arlington County Department of Community Planning, Housing and Development; and Dan Murray, Deputy Chief, Arlington County Police Department. The progress and status of the Cultural Center (Artisphere) and the economic impact of arts in Arlington was described (see presentation) by guest speakers Norma Kaplan, Division Chief, Arlington County Cultural Affairs, and John Seal, Chair, Arlington County Commission for the Arts.
The County Board has named Michael Brown as the new County Manager, to begin May 17. County Board Chair Jay Fisette will introduce Mr. Brown to Civic Federation members at the June 1 membership meeting.
On Tuesday, May 11, the Civic Federation, represented by Sal D'Itri, chair of the Public Services Committee, participated in an Arlington County ceremony to honor fallen members of the Arlington County Police Department.
April 6: Our April newsletter, the Civic Voice outlines the program -- see agenda and officer reports -- for our annual examination of the County's budget, with recommendations. This is the Revenues and Expenditures Committee and Schools Committees' meeting on recommendations for the Arlington County and Arlington School budgets. The FY 2011 budget report from Revenue and Expenditures and Schools committees is available. After deliberation by delegatesn the combined report was put to Civic Federation member delegates as two up or down votes. The Revenues and Expenditures Committee report on the County budget was accepted by delegates 45 to 6 and the Schools Committee report on the Arlington Public Schools budget was accepted on a vote of 36 to 12. Separate recommendations to restore proposed reductions in the Fire and Police Departments were adopted by delegates by votes of 49 to 2 (police department reductions) and 49 to 3 (fire department reductions).
The Civic Federation Annual Banquet was held on Friday, April 16. See invitation and details. Vivek Kundra, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the United States, was the banquet speaker.
April 16, 2010: 94th Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Certificates of Appreciation: Mark Antell, Barbara Donnellan, Wayne Kubicki, Sharon Rogers, Kathryn Scruggs
Member delegates: please let the Executive Committee know which issues you would like to address in future Civic Federation programs. Send your ideas to Mark Antell or Terri Prell.
The Revenues and Expenditures Committee met with Civic Federation
Committee Chairs on the proposed County budget on March 14, 2010
March: Our March meeting featured the Federation's annual meeting with members of the Arlington County School Board. School Board members addressed many questions directed to them by member delegates.
February: Our February meeting featured the Federation's annual meeting with members of the County Board The meeting was interesting and was well-attended despite the snowy evening.
The Executive Committee met on March 8, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at Carlin Hall (5711 4th Street, South) to plan future Civic Federation general meeting programs. Contact members of the Executive Committee for more information.
Delegates voted 45 yes to 8 no to approve a revised version of the resolution on helicopter activity initially presented at the December meeting.
NOTE: Snow Removal has been addressed by Civic Federation members in 2007 -- see Updated Resolution Regarding Arlington County’s Snow and Ice Policy
The Executive Committee met on February 8, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. via conference call (telephone Mike Kerley -- 703-945-8758 -- for call-in details). Program options for the future meetings will be discussed: March 2, 2010 – School Board; April 6, 2010 – Budget and Tax Rate. Contact members of the Executive Committee for more information.
January: Our January newsletter, the Civic Voice contains the full agenda (see agenda and officer reports) for the January 5, 2010 meeting. The program focused on issues for the state legislative delegation. Delegates voted 45 yes to 8 no to approve a revised version of the resolution on helicopter activity initially presented at the December meeting.
County issues plea to property owners: Help Us Get Our Kids Back to School
Ready Virginia encourages citizens to Resolve to Be Ready in 2010. Research shows that families with written emergency plans are better able to handle and recover from unexpected situations, emergencies and disasters. For more information, visit ReadyVirginia or the Spanish-language Web site ListoVirginia . The Web sites include free information, family plan worksheets, checklists and guidelines about the two other key components of emergency preparedness - getting an emergency supply kit and staying informed. Visit Arlington's Emergency Management website for more emergency preparedness information. To reach the Ready Virginia office at the Virginia Department of Emergency
Management, call toll-free 1-866-782-3470.
See current Arlington County information: Swine Flu (doorknob flyer); County Manager Search; Census 2010
December: Our December newsletter, the Civic Voice contains the full agenda (see agenda and officer reports) for the December 1 membership meeting, including a resolution on low-flying military helicopters over residential areas that was considered at the December 1 membership meeting and postponed (see draft minutes) to the January 5 membership meeting (for background information see executive summary, 2005 helicopter regional plan and helicopter route map). Two presentations are available: Acting County Manager Barbara Donnellan on the FY 2011 county budget and Patrick Murphy, Arlington Public Schools Superintendent on the 2011 outlook for Arlington County Schools. Any member of the 2010 Awards Committee may be contacted with nominations:
Nancy Graham, a long-time Civic Federation delegate and Chair of the Legislation Committee, passed way on Tuesday. You may recall that her husband Bill (himself a former CivFed President) died last summer. Nancy received the Order of Distinguished Meritorious Service in 2002. Her calm leadership kept the Legislation Committee on an even keel in a difficult period. She was made an Honorary Delegate (our first) in 2005 when she and Bill moved outside Arlington. Nancy's funeral will be at St. George's Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland Street (Oakland and Fairfax, Virginia Square metro) on Friday, December 18, 2009, at 11:00 am. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. The phone number for the church office is 703-525-8286.
The Executive Committee will meet on November 12, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. at 2300 Wilson Boulevard (Navy League). Program options for the December membership meeting will be discussed. Contact members of the Executive Committee for more information.
November: Our November newsletter, the Civic Voice contains the full agenda (see agenda and officer reports) for the November 10 meeting. The meeting included presentations on Recycling Metrics, Redistricting after the 2010 Census (see Kimball Brace and Robert Ruiz) and New Parking Element (ALERT: Arlington County has released the Parking and Curb Space Management Element of the Transportation Master Plan that will be considered by the County Board on November 14 with the County Manager recommendation). See the resolution on new parking elements with votes on each "resolved" clause and the Transportation Committee's report
Please contribute to the 9/11 Scholarship Fund. For more information contact Jim Pebley 703-525-0766
ALERT: Arlington County has released the Parking and Curb Space Management Element of the Transportation Master Plan that will be considered by the County Board on November 14 with the County Manager recommendation. The earlier draft was supplemented with a summary fact sheet and a summary of new initiatives.
On October 28, Barbara Favola (Chair, Arlington County Board), Mary Hynes (member, Arlington County Board) and Mike Kerley (President, Arlington County Civic Federation) met informally with civic association presidents from Arlington Forest (Julie Kirchhoff), Ballston-VA Square (Ali Gungor), Barcroft (Bryant Monroe), Douglas Park (John Snyder), Fairlington (Sam Anthony), Nauck (Portia Clark) and Woodmont (Sharon Rogers). The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the successes and challenges in each neighborhood and share strategies for neighborhoods to partner effectively with the County. The conversation also provided feedback on basic neighborhood-focused services, such as the new recycling program, traffic management, youth sports, and emergency services. The goal is for each Civic Federation member president to attend one of these meetings over the next couple of years. The next group will probably be invited in January.
October: The October 6 ACCF Membership Meeting (see agenda and officer reports) will feature three programs: 2010 Census; Affordable Housing; H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Preparation in Arlington. Our October newsletter, the Civic Voice contains the full agenda for the October 6 meeting as well as committee news and activities. This proposed resolution on park land acquisition and capital project funding was developed a joint meeting of Revenue & Expenditures Committee and Parks & Recreation Committee. The lobby opens at 7:00 and the meeting starts at 7:30. Parking is available in the Gold parking garage.
Executive Committee: The Civic Federation, along with the League of Women Voters and Chamber of Commerce, were invited participants in a September 28 meeting with the consultant for the County Manager search. President Mike Kerley presented a letter created by the Executive Committee and Committee Chairs specifying qualities Civic Federation members would like to see in the next County manager.
The Executive Committee will meet on October 12, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. at 2300 Wilson Boulevard (Navy League). Upcoming general meeting business, including agendas and programs, will be discussed. If you are interested in the Legislation Committee general meeting program, please attend the meeting. Contact members of the Executive Committee to let them know your thoughts.
September: September 1 is Candidates Night and our September newsletter, the Civic Voice contains the full agenda for the September 1 meeting. Welcome back to everyone. The lobby opens at 7:00 and the meeting starts at 7:30.
The first meeting of the Executive Committee will be on Tuesday, September 8 (note date shift because of Labor Day) at 7:30 pm in NRECA building, conference room three, 4301 Wilson Boulevard. For more information please contact Executive Committee Chair Mark Antell or Executive Committee Vice-Chair Terri Prell
Former CivFed Legislative Chair Nancy Graham's husband Bill has passed away. Bill was President of the Civic Federation 1966-68 and made many contributions to Arlington's civic life during his active years. He was awarded the Federation's Journal Cup in 1963 before becoming President. Bill's funeral service will be at St. Georges Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington, VA on Friday, July 3, 2009 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to the Goodwin House West Foundation Fund, 3440 South Jefferson St., Falls Church, Virginia or the charity of your choice.
The County Board will consider the transit element of the County's Master Transportation Plan on June 13. It will be presented to the Transportation Commission on June 4 (Meeting will be held at 2100 Clarendon Blvd., #307 County Board Room (see agenda. The transit element document is not posted on the County website as of 6/3/09 7 a.m.). See the document in the link in this message.
Our June newsletter, the Civic Voice. contains the full agenda for the June 2 meeting. Attend the meeting to participate in elections for 2009-2010, hear "An Arlington Retrospective/Prospective" from long-time delegate Roye Lowry, understand elements of Arlington County's Transportation plan (presentation -- be patient; it's a very large file!) and paving program (presentation; as background, see report or report summmary on economic impact of rough roads that may cost you $450/year), hear the details of the County's new Emergency Preparedness Advisory Commission (see presentation), and vote on a joint resolution from the Schools and Revenue and Expenditures Committee calling for a reexamination of the County’s existing Revenue Sharing Agreement(defeated: 16 in favor, 17 against). Roye Lowry is featured in the documentary recently produced by the County: “Arlington’s Smart Growth Journey?” -- it's 52 minutes and you'll find Roye at approximately 14:45, 29:25 and 41:00.
Our May newsletter, the Civic Voice. contains the full agenda for the May 5 meeting. The Public Services committee provides a report and resolution calling on the Arlington, Virginia County Board, County Manager, School Board, and School Superintendent to meet to determine if there would be cost savings and service improvements from combining common communication and information technology services. NOTE: The May meeting presentation about Arlington County Parks is available on the website.
The Nominating Committee for 2009-2010 was selected at the April meeting. Please contact any of the following if you have suggestions for nominees or wish to volunteer for officers or members of the executive committee: Larry Mayer, Martha Moore, Jim Pebley, Terry Prell, or Randy Swart. NOTE: To send email to us, replace the plus sign behind the name with @civfed.org
Our April newsletter, the Civic Voice contains the full agenda for the April 7 meeting. This is the Revenue and Expenditures Committee and Schools Committees' meeting on recommendations for the Arlington County and Arlington School budgets. Read about the structure of the meeting. The FY 2010 budget report from Revenue and Expenditures and Schools committees is available (NOTE: resolution adopted 44 to 3 with 5 abstentions). One separate budget related item on the Cultural Center was reviewed and not adopted (13 to 26 with 6 abstentions). See the fall 2008 edition of Rosslyn Magazine for a physical description of the proposed Center and the Rosslyn BID website for more details.
April 3, 2009: 93rd Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony
By authorization of the ACCF Executive Committee, the recommendations in the ACCF Schools Committee Report will be presented to the Arlington County School Board on Tuesday, March 17 by School Committee Chair Beth Wolffe. This report will also be on the agenda for discussion at the April ACCF Membership meeting.
John B. Catoe, Jr., General Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority, will be the speaker for the annual Civic Federation banquet on April 3 at the Holiday Inn, Rosslyn, 10 North Fort Myer Drive. Cocktails (cash bar) at 6:30 pm; dinner at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $45; parking is free. Please respond promptly to the snail mail invitation that has been mailed or downoad here. For further information please contact ACCF President Larry Mayer.
The Schools Committee will hold its final meeting on the school system budget on Sunday, March 29 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Fairlington Center, Room 100. The Fairlington Center is located at 3308 S. Stafford St. in Arlington. The committee makes recommendations about the Superintendent's proposed budget to the Civic Federation (to be presented at the Federation's April 7 meeting), and to the School Board (to be presented that the Board's public hearing on March 17). All are welcome to observe. If you wish to join the Committee, contact Beth Wolffe.
April 30 is the deadline for the Arlington County 2009 free Tree Distribution Program. Civic Association coordinators submit tree requests to Patrick Wegeng or phone 703-228-6521. The two trees that are available for free distribution in 2009 are described on the County Website. The County landscape unit will begin tree distribution on May 4. The trees will be delivered to the coordinator's place of residence. The coordinator contacts the requesters for pickup.
School Board Chair Ed Fendley speaks with Arlington County Civic Federation delegates on March 3. See presentation
Photographer: Mike Kerley
Our March newsletter, the Civic Voice. contains the full agenda for the March 3 meeting. This is our annual ACCF meeting with the Arlington County School Board. Given the rousing response to the February County Board program format, we adopted it for our session with the School Board. Highlights under the agenda (page 1) and program elements (page 2). Special thanks to the School's Committee for honchoing the moderator questions! You may come prepared with your questions also - see details in the newsletter.
Transportation: Open forum: Taxicab Operation in Arlington - New Rules. Thursday, February 19, 7 - 9 pm at Arlington County Central Library (Auditorium), 1015 N. Quincy St.. The County staff will make a presentation on what’s been developed so far, receive initial comments and questions on the draft ordinance, and answer as many questions as possible. Whether or not you can attend on Thursday night, comments will be very helpful now as the staff continues to review and revise the draft ordinance, leading to a version that will be recommended for the County Board, at its March 14th meeting, to authorize advertising for a public hearing to be conducted at its April 25th meeting. Three documents provide background information for this meeting: Highlights of Taxi Ordinance Work; New Arlington Taxicab Ordinance; Draft Chapter 25.1 of the County Code - 2/17/09 Version.
County Board Chair Barbara Favola introduces the discussion with the County Board on February 3
Photographer: Mike Kerley
Our February newsletter, the Civic Voice. contains the full agenda for the February 3 meeting. This meeting is the annual meeting with County Board members. Come prepared with your questions - see details in the newsletter.
Presentations from the January meeting are available: Waterworks presented by Jeff Harn, Arlington’s Integrated Solid Waste Management System by Erik Grabowsky and New Rail Service presented by Jim Hughes from Metro. The resolution from the Public Services Committee “Commending the Electoral Board and staff of the Office of Voter Registration" passed by unanimous consent.
2009 starts with our January newsletter, the Civic Voice. The full agenda for the January 6 meeting includes current issues on Metro's Blue Line Realignment, Solid Waste Management and New
Recycling Rules, and Arlington “Waterworks.” It also contains a proposed resolution from the Public Services Committee “Commending the Electoral Board and staff of the Office of Voter Registration.”
The Civic Voice is now delivered only electronically. Do we have your email address for future delivery? If not, please send your full name and email address to Mileva Hartman, Membership Committee chair.
Presentations from the December meeting are available: "Planning 101" by Jim Pebley, Neighborhood Planning Considerations by Bill Gearhart and Martha Moore, Arlington
County Financial Outlook by Ron Carlee, County Manager.
The agenda for the December meeting is in our December newsletter, the Civic Voice, This is the last printed newsletter. Do we have your email address for future delivery? If not, please send your full name and email address to Mileva Hartman, Membership Committee chair.
Actions from the November membership meeting: This is the final version of the 2009 Legislative package with votes. This resolution on ACCF participation in Managing Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) was passed.
Our November newsletter, the Civic Voice, [NOTE: This is the next to the last printed newsletter. Do we have your email address for delivery starting in December? See above.] has the agenda for the November 11 ACCF Membership meeting (note date change because of election). The Legislation Committee's draft 2009 Legislative Package was distributed at the October meeting for action at the November 11 meeting. Each item will be voted on separately. Friday, November 7 is the last day to submit, by email to Tim Wise, an additional item for consideration in the legislative package.
The Revenues and Expenditures Committee report on the Arlington County bond referenda on the November ballot provides background information for the October 7 meeting. The Schools has also submitted a report on the 2008 school bond proposal.
Our October newsletter, the Civic Voice, explains the agenda for the October 7 membership meeting. The meeting will feature discussions of the bond issues on the November ballot as well as a forum on the Housing Authority referendum.
At the September meeting, members of the Federation confirmed that Larry Mayer, our immediate Past President, will serve as President for the remainder of Frances Finta's term. See our September newsletter, the Civic Voice, for full details.
Our September newsletter, the Civic Voice, opens our 2008-2009 year with the agenda for the September 2 Candidates Night. NOTE: early start time of 7:00 p.m. Here are the special rules that will be observed for Candidates Night.
Arlington County has issued a summary of accessory dwellings provisions passed by the County Board on July 19.
The Arlington County Civic Federation booth invited County Fair participants to identify where they live by putting pins in the map --
County Board Chair Walter Tejada locates an Arlington neighborhood
Photographer: Larry Mayer
Wayne Kubicki, ACCF Executive Committee Vice Chair assists County
Fair participants to locate where they live
Photographer: Larry Mayer
2007-2008 Committee reports
Accessory Dwellings: July 19 vote by the County Board: approved Caregiver suites 5-0; approved Accessory Dwellings, with some modifications, 4-1. The final County Board report with attachments and a summary of recommendations including staff recommendations are on the website. The County Board will take up Accessory Dwellings in its regular meeting agenda on Saturday, July 19. County Board meetings are cablecast live on the Arlington Virginia Network (AVN) on cable (Comcast channel 74 and Verizon channel 40).
On Thursday, July 17, 7:30 p.m., the Transportation Commission will hold a Working Session on the draft Parking and Curbspace Management Element of Master Transportation Plan. The meeting is in the County Board room at Court House Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard. For more detail see September 2007 draft document and more current 2008 draft that will be part of the discussion.
Accessory Dwellings: The draft County Board report and its Executive Summary (NOTE ERROR: correct option for item #6 is D) include the draft staff recommendations. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposal at 7:00 pm on Monday, July 7, in the County Board Room, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. The Housing Commission will review the proposal at 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 10 in Rooms 7 E & F, 3033 Wilson Blvd.
The Arlington County Board will hold a public hearing on these changes to the Zoning Ordinance on July 19. A final County Board report will be released in advance of that meeting.
From former ACCF President Larry Mayer: "It is with deep sadness that I must inform all of you that that our dear friend and colleague Frances Finta passed away. The viewing will be at Murphy's on Wilson Boulevard this Thursday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. The funeral mass will be at St. Agnes on Friday at 10 am." From Jim Pebley, former ACCF President: "She was our core. I thought she would outlast us all and we would never lose her. It's not that I took her for granted when I was Civic Federation president. It's just that you knew that she made all the trains run on time, wound all the clocks, sent out all the newsletters, kept meetings on
track and was the soul of the Civic Federation. You never questioned
Frances -- she WAS always right and you never conceived how we could get
along without her. She was...is...too vital to us all to contemplate. If I had to have a hero or heroine in the pantheon of civic activism, Frances would have won all the laurels. No questions need be asked"
Frances Finta has a deep history with the Arlington County Civic Federation. She was elected President for 2008-2009 at the June meeting. The ACCF honored her in 2003 for Distinguished Meritorious Service and with the Journal Cup in 2001.
Peter Owen was elected Chair of the Executive Committee and Wayne Kubicki Vice-Chair for 2008-2009 at the June 9 Executive Committee meeting. The next Executive Committee meeting will be held on Monday, July 14 in the ground floor conference facility (pre-function room) at the Navy League Building, 2300 Wilson Boulevard. The Navy League building has a free (when validated), attended underground parking garage, and is located approximately 1 block from the Courthouse Metro station. It has entrances from both Clarendon and Wilson Boulevard, between Wayne and Adams Streets.For info please contact Excom President Peter Owen+
Our June newsletter, the Civic Voice, gives the agenda for the June 3 membership meeting. Here are the Accessory Dwelling Survey Results - final and the Accessory Dwelling Resolution (final language). for the June 2008 meeting agenda. In the Accessory Dwelling Resolution the Family Suite provision was 100% supported (Unanimous); the Accessory Dwellings provision was 67% supported and the Enforcement provision was 82% supported. June meeting presentations on the Arlington Information Technology Advisory Commission (ITAC)are available: Joe Pelton, Chair ITAC, Jack Belcher, Arlington Chief Information Officer
(CIO), and Bob Griffin, Director, Arlington Office of Emergency Management.
Schools Building Program 2009-2014: The Arlington School Board is considering its building program (Capital Improvement Program or "CIP") for
the next five years. The Board is scheduled to vote on the program -- and
its budget -- on Thursday, May 29, 2008. This is an early look at what the
2008 and 2010 school bond referenda will look like. The Schools Committee
report and recommendations on the CIP report is available, along with the
testimony on the CIP by Schools Committee Chairwoman Beth Wolffe at
the School Board's public hearing, and the transmittal letters to the superintendent and the School Board. The
CIP as originally proposed on May 5, 2008 is available on the APS website.
From President Larry Mayer: "May 20 Testimony to County Board on some "technical corrections" - related to the Advertisement of proposed zoning change language for: (1) Changes to existing zoning provisions for Family Suites (related to correcting Caregiver occupancy numbers and Caregiver definitions - consistency with ACCF survey definitions) - Points #1 and #2; (2) Zoning language for the "new" Accessory Dwellings (Correcting "minimum" size of AD consistent with minimum of the Family Suite, to make it consistent with Staff presentation at ACCF May 6, 2008 meeting -- and with ACCF Survey definitions) - Point #3. The Board adopted the suggested changes into the advertisement (although Mayer's "exact" suggested zoning language will be reviewed and modified by the County Attorney to "properly fit" zoning language) -- where hearings on adoption will be held in July (Board projected on July 19).
2008 Neighborhood Day Parade: Randy Swart,
Jay Wind, Frances Finta, Max Scruggs.
In background: Bernie Berne and Mark Antell
Photographer: Larry Mayer
May 13 is the deadline for delegates and alternates to submit the AD survey. Delegates may download and print the survey, along with the summary of the staff recommendations, for distribution in their associations. However, all delegate/alternate surveys must be returned no later than Tuesday, May 13 so the results can be collated and used to develop an AD resolution for the June 3 Civic Federation meeting. Mail completed survey to Larry Mayer, 3108 4th St. N., Arlington, VA 22201-1614.
Background: At the May 6 Civic Federation meeting, the Civic Federation presented a summary of the staff recommendations for Accessory Dwellings(AD). Delegates and guests were asked to complete an AD survey that gathers their opinions about the staff recommendations. Delegate and guest surveys are color-coded and will be tallied separately, a process we have used for past surveys. Each delegate survey must include the delegate’s organization, as only 4 delegates per organization may complete a delegate survey. Surveys from attendees were collected at the end of the May 6 meeting. Additionsl information is available from the County staff presentation at the May 6 ACCF membership meeting.
Our May newsletter, the Civic Voice gives the agenda for the May 6 membership meeting: "What's My Sign" Award; State Delegation program, Accessory Dwelling Program, Part I (see latest County proposal).
Accessory Dwellings: May 1 is the next Community Forum on Accessory Dwellings. It will be held from 7 - 9:30 pm in the Washington-Lee High School Cafeteria, 1301 North Stafford Street. The latest County proposal is available or go to County website. and search for "Accessory Dwelling" for a more comprehensive list of documents.
Plan now for Neighborhood Day on May 10. See the latest information on Arlington County plans. For your planning ideas see the Neighborhood Day Information Flyer. Consider nominating a Community Hero. For further information contact Civic Federation representative Jay Wind .
The Sun Gazette cup was awarded to Larry Mayer , current ACCF president, at the 92nd annual banquet and awards ceremony on March 28. Certificates of appreciation were presented to Mileva Hartman , Wayne Kubicki , Peter Owen and Martha Moore.
Our April newsletter, the Civic Voice. Agenda: budget package for County and Schools. Revenue and Expenditure FY 2009 committee report is available. Two Revenue and Expenditure committee proposals will be presented for separate votes: repeal the residential utility tax and homeowner grants. The Schools Committee recommendations for the FY2009 Arlington Public Schools budget is available for review.
April 18 is the deadline for Free Trees . It's also the extended deadline for accepting applications for the County Board’s Walking Town Meetings.
The Community Forum for the Housing Commission's Accessory Dwelling Proposal is Monday, March 31 from 7 - 9:30 pm in the Central Library Auditorium, 1015 North Quincy Street. For details see invitation. The report with executive summary is also available from the County. Documents from the Civic Federation include: Accessory Dwelling Units presentation; latest timeline for County consideration; Current Housing Rules; timeline for County Board action; resolution on Accessory Dwelling Units passed 2/5/08.
April 5 is the deadline for neighborhood associations to provide comments and input to the County staff on the newly "revised" Neighborhood Traffic Calming Manual. Mileva Hartman is the Civic Federation representative to the Traffic Calming Committee.
After our February meeting on the County's proposed Accessory Dwelling ordinance, Martha Moore worked with Susan Bell, the Director of the Department of Community Planning, Housing & Development, and others to produce this set of clarifing questions and answers. The latest timeline for County consideration of this issue is also available. There are more links to info on this issue below.
Our March meeting featured a presentation on food safety in Arlington by Arlington's Public Health Director, Dr. Reuben Varghese. We adopted a motion on the Central Place Observation Deck. Katy Brown-Henry presented background on the Neighborhood College and an invitation to join in.
Our March newsletter, the Civic Voice
From President Larry Mayer: "February 23 Testimony to County Board to request a county attorney opinion addressing a key question: "If the County legalizes Accessory Dwellings, can the County use a permit process to compel homeowners and accessory dwelling residents to submit to unscheduled inspections - or, as some people have asserted, would that violate their 4th amendment protections against search and seizure?"
February membership meeting and Accessory Dwelling Units: Our February newsletter, the Civic Voice, presents the agenda for the February 5 meeting featuring the annual meeting with the County Board. The revised resolution on Accessory Dwelling Units that was passed at the February meeting is supported by two background documents: the January 8 presentation on Accessory Dwelling Units and Current Housing Rules. Accessory dwelling units - and ACCF actions -- are in the local news: NBC4 on Friday, January 25 and Larry Mayer (toward the end of the video). A timeline for County Board action was distributed at the meeting. The original resolution on Accessory Dwelling Units is also available.
Civic Federation members are encouraged to participate in a MAPP Survey in English and Spanish to determine where the Arlington County Public Health System should focus its efforts over the next 10 years. Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-wide strategic planning tool for improving community health. The survey should be completed by the end of February.
March 7 is the application deadline for the Civic Federation 911 Scholarship (5 at $1,000; valued at $4,000) for high school seniors or students who have deferred college enrollment for one year with a 2.5 high school GPA to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. Applicants must have a parent who has been an Arlington County uniformed public safety employee or dispatcher for no fewer than 10 years, retired from one of the respective departments, been permanently disabled on the job, or killed in the line of duty. Renewable for up to 3 years with good academic standing. Apply online with one application for all scholarships offered by the Arlington Community Foundation:
scholarship application . See background information and donation form for the Civic Federation 911 Scholarship.
Our January newsletter, the Civic Voice presents the agenda for the January 8 meeting featuring a program on Accessory Dwellings and Arlington's Medical Reserve Corps. Regular meeting start time is 7:30 pm.
Our December newsletter, the Civic Voice presents the agenda for the December 4 meeting featuring the annual visit of the School Board and a proposed resolution on snow removal [NOTE: passed 29-1-1 on 12/4/07]. Also, a resolution on a New Tax for Stormwater Management [NOTE: passed 36-3-1 on 12/4/07] will be brought forward from the Revenues and Expenditures Committee. Regular meeting start time is 7:30 pm.
Second Round Voting for the Legislative Package
Results of the second round of voting on the 2008 Legislative Package are:
1) Evaluate/support JLARC recommendations on licensed psychiatric services =
In addition, Part I vote results are available. The October newsletter, the Civic Voice presented the new procedures for constructing the legislative package this year. The draft legislative package is also available for review.
From President Larry Mayer: "Testimony to County Board asking for a deferral of the Advertisement of the Master Transportation Plan (MTP) due to inconsistencies went fine -- but the Board decided in spite of problems [see memo to Ritch Viola specifying issues - and his reply] , which they acknowledged, to advertise anyway -- and stated (one can look at the three people who testified and the Board's responses on the County Web site) that they could always defer action (hearings) either until the November 27th carryover meeting (versus the November 13th Board meeting, to avoid conflict with the ACCF meeting at the same time) or until the December meeting -- but in any case wanted to take action prior to the calendar yearend.
2) Allow workforce housing in state/local government facilities = 19-15
3) Permit building affordable housing over publicly-owned property = 20-14
4) Adopt Instant Runoff Voting for elections in the Commonwealth = 14-19
Privately, after the meeting, the County Manager stated that he believed that new maps will be available next week (week of October 15th) and that it was "possible", but not certain, that designations could be changed to avoid conflicts with the GLUP designations.
Everyone should be aware that their only chance for comments is the Transportation Commission review on October 23rd [see information below] and/or the Planning Commission on October 29th.
The Arlington County Master Transportation Plan (MTP) will be reviewed in a public presentation on Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 to 9:00 pm - Navy League building, Ground floor conference room. 2300 Wilson Blvd. For more details go to Calendar Page and scroll to October 23.
Participate in What's My Sign by identifying unnecessary or duplicative signs, ugly signs, unhelpful/confusing signs, sign clutter, absence of necessary signs - and then letting us know.
2006-2007 Committee reports
On June 5 we adopted this resolution on Arlington's AIRE initiative.
On April 3 we approved this report on Arlington County's proposed FY 2008 budget.
On April 3 we adopted this resolution on use of Wilson School grounds.
At our 91st Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony on March 30th we awarded the Sun-Gazette Cup to Jerry Auten, Chair of the CivFed Transportation Committee, and awarded the Order of Distinguished Meritorius Service to Martha Moore, Co-Chair of Planning and Zoning Committee. Congratulations to two deserving and hard-working Federation delegates!
Here is the Report of the Revenues and Expenditures Committee on the County's FY 2008 Budget, the main business of our April 3 meeting. And here is earlier testimony by Committee Chair Burt Bostwick before the County Board on the FY 2008 budget.
Testimony of Schools Committee Chair Beth Wolffe before the School Board's budget hearing on March 15.
Our Transportation Committee prepared this Issues Paper for the Master Transportation Plan hearing on March 19.
Revenues and Expenditures Committee held its organizational meeting for this budget season on March 11 at Chairman Burt Bostwick's home, 3833 Military Road. Please email Burt (Burt+) if you are interested. Committee Chairs are urged to let R&E know of any budget priorities, particularly anything that has been requested by a CivFed resolution. The Schools Committee is also meeting through March. The final budget recommendation is likely to be voted on as a single package at our April 3rd meeting, so if your neighborhood has strong budgetary views you should be joining one of the committees as they work.
Longtime CivFed delegate Sherwin Landfield died on February 3rd. Sherwin was involved in many areas -- Airport issues among them. We awarded him our Order of Distinguished Meritorious Service in 1997. His urn was placed at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, February 21st. Many of us will always miss Sherwin whenever airport noise comes up. The Washington Post had a good obituary on February 21st.
February 6 Meeting:
We passed unanimously this resolution on Metrorail Blue Line service on January 2nd.
Here is the Sun Gazette coverage.
The School Board provided these materials as promised during their December visit: the formal written response to questions the Federation had posed before their visit, and the PowerPoint presentation they used during the meeting. We appreciate their responsiveness.
We adopted this resolution on building height in Rosslyn on December 5th.
We appointed on December 5th an Awards Committee consisting of Frances Finta, Ann Rudd, Charlotte Cleary, Herschel Kanter and Amy Levin. Please contact one of them if you have an award to suggest.
Our January Newsletter, the Civic Voice
We adopted our Legislative Package for 2007. Here is the final package. And here is the voting on the additional items we approved for inclusion in the package.
We adopted this resolution on Transfer of Development Rights on November 14.
Frances Finta and Larry Mayer with the
ACCF wreath at the Veterans Day Ceremony
In Clarendon Park. November 11, 2006
On October 3rd our Delegates voted in favor of all the bond issues on the November ballot, including the following for and against counts:
Here is the report of our Revenues and Expenditures Committee on the County's bond issues for 2006.
At our October 3rd meeting we also adopted this Resolution on constitutional amendments on the 2006 ballot and this Resolution on bond timing.
On September 18 we sent this letter to the County commending the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Resources for its prompt cleanup after the storm on June 25th.
On September 16 CivFed President Larry Mayer testified before the County Board on the position we adopted in this resolution on restoring the BZA's ability to grant exceptions to the Zoning Ordinance.
Our Transportation Committee met on Sunday, September 10 to discuss Arlington's Master Transportation Plan update. See this page for details on the comments made. Here is the County's Draft Residential Sidewalk Policy referred to in New Business at our September 5 meeting.
Joint letter to the County Board on LPACAP funding decisions. We also have the response from Chairman Zimmerman.
Here is a list of Arlington's CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) graduates by neighborhood. How many CERT grads does your neighborhood have for emergency response?
On August 10th we sent this letter to the Arlington County Board on plans for continuing the Arlington Urgent Care Center.
On July 6 we sent this letter to the Arlington County Board asking them to defer action action on Lot Definitions.
At our June 6 meeting we elected new officers.
- Parks 40 to 37
- Metro 71 to 6
- Community Infrastructure 57 to 19
- Utilities 68 to 8
- Schools 47 to 28
President: Larry Mayer
We also passed this Historic Preservation Policy Resolution, and did not pass a resolution on Buckingham.
Vice President: Frances Finta
Treasurer: Tim Wise
Secretary: Burt Bostwick
Executive Committee: Frank Emerson, Larry Finch, Stan Karson, Jackie Snelling, Eileen Williams
Check out our new Arlington County Street System Guide. There is logic to the system, and our guide will help you find any address in Arlington.
CIP hearing testimony by R&E Chairman Burt Bostwick.
Schools CIP recommendations from the ACCF Schools Committee.
The Office of Emergency Management has a page up on Hurricane Preparedness Week and others on preparing your pet for a disaster, having a Personal Response Plan, pandemic flu and receiving alerts from the County in case of disasters.
At our May 2nd meeting we passed the Airport Committee's resolution on an airport noise study. Here is a summary of the study's recommendations. Our State legislators briefed us on the perennial lack of progress in Richmond.
CivFed on Arlington TV! ACCF President and 2006 Sun-Gazette Cup Recipient Patrick Smaldore was interviewed by ACCF Community Relations Chair Beth Offenbacker on Arlington Weekly News. If you missed it, here is a partial transcript of the interview.
We met on April 4 and adopted this report incorporating resolutions with recommendations for the Arlington County budget for FY 2007. We also passed this resolution on sidewalks.
Our Schools Committee has produced this report for the Arlington County Public School Board on closing the education gap.
On March 7 we adopted this resolution on limiting the real estate tax rate used for the second collection to the amount required to generate planned budget funds.
Here are the two presentations on Transfer of Development Rights that experienced technical difficulties in our March meeting. It is a .pdf file. The first black and white slides were prepared by Martha Moore to introduce the topic. The second presentation was developed by Colleen Connor, County Planner. TDR's occur in Site Plan areas, so this map provided by the County shows where they could occur.
Our Executive Committee met with County Board Chairman Chris Zimmerman on February 17 to discuss Arlington civic issues.
L to R: Frank Emerson, (ex)Pres. Patrick Smaldore, Frances Finta, Chairman
Zimmerman (seated), Burt Bostwick, Stan Karson, current Pres. Larry Mayer
See this Memorandum of Meeting for the substance of the discussion.
On February 7 we passed a resolution on the Four Mile Run Plan
On February 7 we passed this resolution on support for ad hoc civic association alliances.
On February 7 we passed this resolution on Transfer of Density Rights.
Our Planning and Zoning Committee briefed us at our January 3 meeting on changes to regulations for secondary rental of church and lodge parking lots. Martha Moore and Bill Gearhart have developed background materials. We also took a straw poll of delegates that closed on January 15. Here are the results.
The Sun-Gazette mentioned our page on smoke-free restaurants in Arlington!
Here is a study on how neighborhood civic associations can include diverse groups.
Here is the County's announcement of the new zoning provisions affecting lot coverage, and a worksheet for finding out how your property may be affected. But the best guide to understanding Arlington's zoning regulations is Martha Moore's guide (pdf format). It's also on our page in Word format. Both were revised December 12th, and are expected to be revised again as clarifications emerge. Highly recommended! We had adopted this resolution on lot coverage restrictions at our October 4, 2005 meeting.
This page was last revised on: July 24, 2012