June, 2005 - Volume 89, No. 10
ACCF General Meeting Notice
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 at 7:30pm
Hazel Conference Center
Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington
1701 North George Mason Drive
Tuesday, June 7, 2005
7:30pm, Call to Order
1. Pledge of Allegiance (formal start of meeting)
7:50pm Program Begins
2. Approval of Agenda and Minutes (May 3, 2005)
3. Treasurer's Report
4. Committee Reports
5. Unfinished Business
6. New Business
Message from the President
The June meeting will begin with elections for the 2005-2006 Civic Federation Officers and Executive Committee members. The Nominating Committee has presented the following slate: President-Patrick Smaldore; Vice President-Anne Fisher; Treasurer-Frances Finta; Secretary- Burt Bostwick; Executive Committee (5 members) - Beth Offenbacker, Frank Emerson, Larry Mayer, Stan Karson, Eileen Williams. Additional nominations will be accepted from the floor. Pursuant to our bylaws, all Officers and Executive Committee members must be delegates or alternates to the Federation at the time of election.
Upcoming ACCF Legislative Committee Meeting Dates:
The ACCF Legislative Committee will meet on Monday August 22nd, Monday August 29th, and Monday September 12th - Meetings will be held 7:30pm at the Arlington Hospice of Northern Virginia, located at Buchanan Street off N. 16th St. - August Meetings will be held in the Hospice conference room, and the September meeting will be held in the Hospice cafeteria. For more information please contact Nancy Graham, Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) 703-243-4650
Zoning Ordinance Amendment
As we go to press with the June Newsletter the County Manager has recommended to defer consideration to the June 6th Planning Commission Meeting and the June 18th County Board Meeting. The ACCF Planning and Zoning Committee will discuss any changes to this timeline at the our meeting on June 7th. You can download the presentations, handouts, and survey results from the 4/23 Civic Federation Public Forum on Lot Coverage from Martha Moore's server: http://homepage.mac.com/mooretraining/FileSharing1.html
Arlington County Fair Booth Needs Your Help!
Its time again for the Federation to begin preparing for the 29th annual Arlington County Fair. The Fair will be held Thursday August 19th thru Sunday August 22nd at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center 3501 South Second Street. Opening ceremonies are Thursday August 19th at 6:30pm. The theme for this year's Fair will be "A Celebration for All Generations". We need ACCF Volunteers for Thursday 7pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 10am to 9pm, and Sunday 11am to 5pm. Please sign up for the 3-hour period, on Thursday opening night, or for 2-hour or 3-hour periods on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Our corner space this year is J-18. For further information on volunteering please contact Patrick Smaldore - Pat@Civfed.org - (703-528-3935) or Beth Offenbacker (email@example.com) - 703-623-4811
New ACCF Committee Chair
Please join me in welcoming Burt Bostwick as the ACCF Revenues and Expenditures Chair. Many thanks to Bob Atkins, and Randy Swart for the remarkable work they have been doing on this committee for the past several years. The Arlington County Civic Federation is grateful for your very noteworthy efforts. Burt can be contacted at (firstname.lastname@example.org) 703-527-5415
All the best to Burt!!
The future of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security and other issues impacting the Senior Community
"The Arlington Commission on Aging" is hosting it's regular Advocacy Network meeting on Wednesday, June 8th at The Carlin (4300 N. Carlin Springs Road) at 10:00 am. Our invited guest speakers will be representatives from the offices of Senators Warner and Allen and Representative Moran. The topics for discussion will be the future of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security and other issues impacting the senior community. Please join us for this important meeting. Paid parking is available one block from The Carlin at Ballston Commons Mall. For more information on this program or joining the Arlington Advocacy Network, please contact Patrick Hope at (703) 528-8956."
Letter to the Arlington County Board
May 3, 2005
Lot Coverage Amendment
Arlington County Board
Arlington County, Virginia
#1 Courthouse Plaza, Suite 300
2100 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Honorable Jay Fisette, Chairman
Subject: Resolution of the Arlington County Civic Federation on Lot Coverage Amendment
The Arlington County Civic Federation at the April 23, 2005 public forum passed the following resolution:
(1) That the Arlington County Board not adopt either the ZORC proposal or the Manager's proposed amendment; and
(2) That the Arlington County Board determine that no change is warranted to the lot coverage rules in the absence of consideration of other factors and refer the matter back to staff and a community committee to examine how the zoning rules might be changed with more equitable effect, including to take into account the special circumstances of individual neighborhoods.
You can download the presentations, handouts, and survey results from the 4/23 Civic Federation Public Forum on Lot Coverage from Martha Moore's server.
We feel this is important, and we ask that you include it in your discussions of these matters. We look forward to your response to our letter. Please feel free to contact me via telephone at: 703-528-3935, or via email at; email@example.com.
Patrick A. Smaldore Jr.
Patrick A. Smaldore Jr.
President, Arlington County Civic Federation
ACCF Committee Chairs
Ad Hoc Airports Committee
Community Relations Committee
Cultural Affairs Committee
Ben Axelroad, Chair - 703-525-3083
Frances Finta, Chair - 703-528-2882/fax 703-528-0182
Parks & Recreation Committee
Planning & Zoning Committee
Public Services Committee - Amy Levin, 703-521-4894+
Revenues & Expenditures Committee
Burt Bostwick - 703-527-5415
Special Events Committee
Jim Pebley - 703-525-0766
Tim Reese 703-533-0091, Co-Chairs
Frances Finta - Phone 703-528-2882/ Fax 703-528-0182
The Arlington County Civic Federation 2004-2005
Executive Committee Officers
President - Patrick Smaldore - 703-528-3935
Vice President - Anne Fisher - 703-838-8502
Treasurer - Frances Finta - 703-528-2882/fax 703-528-0182
Secretary - Tim Russo - 703-527-3693
Executive Committee Members
Arlington County Civic Federation
C/o Patrick A. Smaldore Jr.
3859 North Second Street
Arlington, VA 22203-3803
This page was last revised on: May 24, 2005.