PHCA Community Meeting Notes - September 6, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011 3:45 PM | Deleted user
The meeting was called to order at 7:30 and began with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Dranesville Supervisor John Foust spoke to the residents regarding events and projects that impact Pimmit Hills. Highlights include:
-The Pimmit Hills National Night Out event in August was the largest one in the Dranesville District.
-County budget may have some surplus this year. Hoping to give pay raises to county employees who've gone without them for 3 years.
- Dulles Rail Phase 1 is going exceedingly well but phase 2 costs are higher than expected.
- Bicycle Access to Metro Silver Line: looking at a sidewalk on 123 from Anderson Rd to Great Falls and a trail through Scotts Run from Magarity to 123.
- Traffic Calming in Pimmit Hills. His office approved the proposal for 4 stop signs and it now goes to the FC Dept of Transportation for the next round of review and approvals. If approved by FC DOT, then the proposal goes before the Board of Supervisors.
- Sound Walls were approved for the area along the Dulles Toll Connector Road. A sound study is underway and results should be released this fall.
- Tysons Pimmit Library was damaged by the earthquake but it is at the top of the list for renovations.
- Pimmit Barns property on Cherri Drive. The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board wants to use the property as a group home for disabled adults. The Park Authority is seeking to divest the property.

Q & A:
1. Question: Tysons East - will there be a pedestrian bridge across 123. Answer: YES.
2. Comment: Rt 7 Station near Marshalls, there is no way to turn left, you have to go further down Rt 7 and make a legal U turn. It is always backed up.
3. Question about the purpose of the proposed group home on Cherri Drive. Answer: It would be for disabled citizens.
4. Question: Storm drains collapsed in February 2010 and still haven't been repaired. What can we do to get them fixed, they are dangerous for the small children and pets in our neighborhood. Answer: contact Julie Ide in my office to find out the status but he believes a contract was awarded in summer 2011 for their repair.
5. Question: A resident read in the paper that WMAT is considering eliminating the 3T route, does Supervisor Foust know of this plan?  Answer: He is unaware but will follow up to find out. Public transportation is important to this neighborhood and Tysons. There is a public meeting regarding transportation and pedestrian access in Tysons scheduled for October 4 at Freedom Hills Elementary School in Vienna.
6. Question: With all the redevelopment in Tysons is there a plan for schools? Yes there has been discussion of possibly reopening the Pimmit Hills School but nothing has been decided.
7. Question: the original Silver Line plans doesn't include parking lots, will that impact us? Answer: Foust has asked that parking lots be secured for the Silver Line to prevent residential parking problems.

Old Business
- The issue of a pedestrian bridge across Pimmit Run at Redd Road was discussed.  A motion was made in support of a pedestrian bridge.

- The Ledo's Pizza Night fundraiser was a great success and raised over $300. A thank you letter was sent. Please remember to support our local businesses.

New Business & Announcements
- The right lane of Pimmit Drive now turns left as well. This is dangerous since the signs further back still indicate it goes straight or turns right. PHCA wasn't informed of this change.
- There is a Household Hazardous Waste disposal event this saturday at the Balls Hill Government Center.


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