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JUNE 23, 2022
3 Mayors Don’t Seek Reelection
BY NORMAN K. STYER firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes are coming to several western Loudoun towns. With the filing deadline for the November elections closing Tuesday night, at least three towns will be electing new mayors and voters will see some new names on the ballots. This year’s local elections include selection for mayor and town council in Hamilton, Hillsboro, Leesburg, and Lovettsville. There also will be special elections to fill two School Board seats, in the Broad Run and Leesburg districts. In the municipal elections, some prominent names are missing from the roster of candidates. In Purcellville, Mayor Kwasi Fraser will not be on the ballot for a fifth two-year term. Instead, this fall’s race for mayor will feature two Town Council members: Joel Grewe, who this year is completing his first four-year term, and Stanley J. Milan Sr., who was elected in 2020 and has two years remaining on his council term. If Milan loses the mayor’s race, he will remain on council with two years left in his term. If Grewe loses, his term expires at year’s end. In Lovettsville, Nate Fontaine did not file to seek a third term as mayor. Current Vice Mayor Christopher M. Hornbaker, whose council term expires this year, was the only resident to file for the mayor’s seat. The Town Council also will have new faces as incumbents Tony Quintana, Renee Edmonston did not file for reelection. On the ballot for three available seats are Bobby Merhaut, Brandon A. Davis, and Jennifer K. Reed. In Hamilton, Mayor David Simpson stepped down earlier this month following his recovery from a serious auto accident and after serving in the post for eight years and four years on the Town Council before that. In what may be a record for the small town, three people have filed in the mayor’s race. Kenneth Wine has served on the council since 2012 and, as vice mayor, has stepped in to fill Simpson’s duties. He’ll be challenged by two newcomers, Vaughn W. Stanford and Brian J. Daskaovitz. If Wine loses his race for mayor, he will remain on council with two years left in his term. TOWN ELECTIONS continues on page 47
Seniors Graduate After Tumultuous High School Career Olivia Ausnehmer/Loudoun Now
Seniors at Riverside High School celebrate their graduation on Friday, June 17.
BY RENSS GREENE AND OLIVIA AUSNEHMER
A class that has gone from a normal freshman year, to almost two years outside the classroom
during the COVID-19 pandemic and then back into the classroom has finally wrapped up their tumultuous high school career. Thursday, June 16 was also the first graduation for the county’s
newest high school, Lightridge. Tanmayi Alaparti was the school’s first-ever valedictorian, with SCHOOL’S OUT continues on page 47
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NOTICE OF RESPECT EARNED Little did Katherine (“Kate”) Gordon, President of Loudoun Commercial Title, LLC, realize in late 2019, when she signed up for an Executive MBA Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, how intense the next couple of years would be. She already had a law degree from the University of Virginia and ten years of work and law experience. Just as the program got going, the COVID-19 Pandemic hit us. We struggled with all the challenges of COVID, while dealing with an explosion of commercial transactions. The workload was so intense for two years that I thought it would break me. Kate did her share and more, managed the company to record profits, and worked on her Darden MBA on nights and weekends, for two years. On May 22, 2022 Kate received her Darden MBA-we don’t know how she did it all. As her business partner, and father, I salute Kate on her perseverance and achievement. Robert M. Gordon
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Chris Giragosian, Esq., Hunton Andrews Kurth PLLC Mildred F. (“Bucky”) Slater, Esq., Slater Law Firm Norbert J. Prigge, Esq., Fidelity National Financial Gary Fuller, Esq., Stewart Title & Guaranty Company Frank J. Baltz, Esq., Clark Construction Group Chris Kammler John Coles, Thomas & Talbot Real Estate Wyatt Bethel, Esq., Odin Feldman & Pittleman JoAnn Bitner, Esq., Odin Feldman & Pittleman Kristina J. Bouweiri, Reston Limousine Mike Breen, Breen Titles RJ Davis, Esq., Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Peter C. Burnett, Esq., Burnett & Williams Samuel H. Busey, Lost Barrel Brewery Antonio J. Calabrese, Esq., DLA Piper Lou Casciano, Pearson Smith Realty David Gunter, CGR-Commercial Group Realty Gorham S. (“Rory”) Clark Esq., Legacy Elder Law Center Gary S. Clemens, Clerk, Loudoun County Circuit Court Bob Wertz, Commissioner of the Revenue, Loudoun County, Virginia. Eric D. Combs Esq., Combs & Taylor LLP David Culbert, Esq., Culbert & Schmitt, PLLC. John W. Daniel, Standard Properties, Inc. Leland Mahan Esq., Mahan Law Thomas A. Murray, Community Wireless Structures Kevin O’Connor, Senior Associate, Urban Ltd. John R. Roberts, Esq., former Loudoun County Attorney Leonard S. “Hobie” Mitchel, Clear Springs Development Kishor Karki, Regional VP, Apple Federal Credit Union Randal B. Kell, Esq., Retired, The Mark Winkler Company Patty Brown, Marathon Realty Group, Inc. Peter Hutchinson, Marathon Realty Group, Inc Vincent Keegan, Esq., Keegan & DeVol PLC Gifford Hampshire, Esq., Blankingship & Keith PC
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JUNE 23, 2022
NAACP Celebrates Juneteenth with Calls to Action BY RENSS GREENE
The Loudoun NAACP celebrated Juneteenth on Monday, the day the newest state and federal holiday is observed, with a march through Leesburg from the courthouse to the Orion Anderson memorial and calls to action. Both locations are steeped in the history of race in Loudoun—the county courthouse saw both slave auctions from its steps and an important historical case argued by pioneering civil rights attorney Charles Hamilton Houston. And the Orion Anderson sign along the W&OD Trail marks the spot where a 14-year-old Black boy was dragged from jail and lynched in 1889. Juneteenth marks the day on June 19, 1865, when United States troops, victorious in the Civil War, proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in Texas more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued Jan. 1, 1863. The slate of speakers after the march called for both education and continuing action. “Not admitting that we don’t know everything will automatically lead to our JUNETEENTH continues on page 46
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Scouts lead the Loudoun NAACP’s Juneteenth march through Leesburg Monday, June 20.
1 Kidney, 7 Summits Organ Donor Proves the Adventure Continues BY OLIVIA AUSNEHMER
David Ashley summitted Mt. Everest last month with one kidney, hoping to inspire others to consider living organ donations. With that climb, he completed the extraordinary effort to summit the highest peaks on seven continents. Ashley is the first living kidney donor to accomplish all seven of the challenging climbs. Ashley is a graduate of the Loudoun Valley High School class of 1992 and attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1997. In 2016, one of Ashley’s West Point classmates was in a dire need of a kidney, and Ashley volunteered to get tested to see if he was a match. After finding out he was a match, he decided to go through with the donation, even though he didn’t know much about the process or the lasting impacts he would experience. “The one question I couldn’t find in my research was what my physical capacity would be when I’m done,” Ashley said.
Ashley has been an athlete his entire life, more specially an endurance athlete participating in the sport of adventure racing. The multidisciplinary—run, bike, paddle, navigate—team sport races take anywhere from four hours to seven days, with sleep optional. “With only one kidney, I wasn’t sure if I was putting myself in danger, or if I’d not be competitive anymore. At the national level, I was a competitive racer and I just had to accept that I’m not going to get an answer to that before donating,” Ashley said. In 2017, Ashley went through a successful kidney donation. Two months later, he participated in his first short race and won. A month after that he completed an ultra-marathon in the West Virginia mountains, and seven months after the donation he competed in the seven-day adventure racing world championship, proving to himself that he can still accomplish his goals without a kidney. Contributed
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David Ashley climbs Mt. Everest as part of his 1 Kidney, 7 Summits adventure.
JUNE 23, 2022
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JUNE 23, 2022
ON THE Agenda
Etro Celebrated for Work on Housing BY RENSS GREENE
Longtime Loudoun planner and leader on the county’s efforts to increase housing affordability Sarah Coyle Etro was recognized at the kickoff of the Community Foundation’s Workforce Housing Now campaign June 14. Etro, who is retiring from Loudoun County after 32 years, has been at the forefront of the county’s attainable housing work, although often uncelebrated as she worked in county government to start and shape Loudoun’s ongoing efforts today such as the Unmet Housing Needs Strategic Plan. And at the surprise recognition of her impact on Tuesday, she again deferred her personal accolades to the importance of the mission and the community effort. “It’s not about what I’ve been able to do, it’s the support and the partnership of the community,” she said. “I’m so excited about this community awareness campaign, for example. It’s taking the plan and making it real, and getting it out there and getting it to the next place. I’ve had the support of great boards of supervisors, had the chance to work with them, so it’s not about what one person does—it’s about what we do together, and I truly believe that.” Assistant County Administrator Valmarie Turner highlighted Etro’s long ser-
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Sarah Coyle Etro was recognized for her long service to Loudoun and impactful work on housing on June 14.
vice to the county as the “resident expert on housing.” Under Etro’s leadership the administration evolved toward a new focus on housing, with the housing division moving from a division with the Department of Family Services, into the Office of the County Administrator, and this year established as Department of Housing and Community Development.
“Sarah actually took an entire year off of her day-to-day to work specifically on the Unmet Housing Needs Strategic Plan,” Turner said. “She was in the county administrator’s office in an office of her own, and she led that project as the project manager. And … we are so extremely proud of the work that she has done, and the legacy that she she’s leaving.” n
Construction Begins on Ashburn Rec Center BY NICK CHESHIRE
Members of the Board of Supervisors and the Department of Parks and Recreation broke ground Thursday, June 16 on the site of the Ashburn Recreation and Community Center, moving the longplanned project into its construction phrase. Ashburn District Supervisor Mike Turner (D) labeled the event as a momentous day not only for Ashburn, but for Loudoun County as a whole. Construction of the center is expected to take three years, with projected completion in summer 2025. The 117,000-square-foot recreation ASHBURN REC. CENTER continues on page 8 A rendering of the future Ashburn Recreation and Community Center.
Energy Strategy Online Public Input Session Set Loudoun County will host a virtual public input session on the development of an updated energy strategy for the county Wednesday, June 29, starting at 6:30 p.m. The county is updating the 2009 Loudoun County Energy Strategy and gathering public comment on three major topics: supporting renewable energy development in Loudoun, stimulating countywide action outside government, and governing by example. More information about the county’s energy initiatives and the June 29 virtual public input session, including how to sign up to speak at the meeting and provide comments through the online form, can be found at loudoun.gov/energy. Members of the public are encouraged to watch a video presentation and submit an online comment form prior to the meeting. Members of the public must sign up in advance by noon June 28 to provide comments during the meeting.
County Seeks Info on Green Hydrogen, Waste Energy County supervisors on Tuesday were set to approve a $68,525 addition to a county contractor’s work on updating the county energy plan, to explore waste reuse technologies such as green hydrogen and potential public-private projects. The county has received unsolicited proposals from renewable energy vendors and been approached by utility companies with renewable natural gas and waste-to-energy inquires. The board’s finance committee unanimously recommended the full board add to the contractor’s work seeking more information on those technologies. Results are expected by March 2023.
Staff, Committee OK LED Streetlight Pilot in Sterling County transportation staff members and supervisors serving on the finance committee have recommended installing LED streetlights on six Sterling Boulevard intersections, in part as a pilot for a countywide streetlight program. Loudoun County
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JUNE 23, 2022
Local Plastic Bag Tax Begins July 1 LOUDOUN NOW STAFF REPORT
The new five-cent local tax on disposable plastic bags at grocery stores, drug stores and convenience stores will go into effect July 1. The Board of Supervisors adopted the new tax arguing it would reduce plastic bag waste, and that shoppers will bring reusable bags to avoid the
tax. The tax does not apply to restaurants, food banks, farmers markets or clothing stores. It also does not apply to reusable plastic bags, bags used solely to package things like ice cream or meat, or used to carry dry cleaning or prescription drugs. Revenue from the tax, per the General Assembly legislation that permits localities to levy it, may only be spent
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The six intersections are all between Rt. 7 and the W&OD Trail, including Greenthorn/Staunton Avenue, Maple Avenue, Holly Avenue, Beech Road, Church Road, and East Frederick Drive. The intersections were selected based on night-time crash data from the Virginia Department of Transportation. The project is expected to cost $214,320, and add close to $3,000 in annual service costs. The county continues work on a new Countywide LED Streetlight Program, although that is expected to include a service district model causing people living in a service district to pay an additional real estate tax to pay for the streetlights.
on programs to address litter and pollution, or to help low-income residents get free reusable bags. Loudoun will use it the revenues to buy reusable bags for people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP, Program and the Women, Infants, and Children or WIC Program, as well as for environmental cleanup work, education and outreach, and other programs to mitigate pollution and litter such as expanding the county’s hazardous waste and electron-
ics recycling programs. Loudoun County also plans to distribute free reusable bags later in the summer. More information is at loudoun.gov/bringyourownbag. Information for businesses about the tax is at biz.loudoun.gov/smallbiz/plastic-bag-tax. Other jurisdictions in the region including Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria and Fredericksburg already charge a bag tax. n
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Study Recommends Hillsboro Road Safety Work A study of safety and crash data along Rt. 690, Hillsboro Road, between Hillsboro and Purcellville has resulted in recommendations for near-term improvements along high-crash areas of the road. Crashes were found to be most common north of Koerner Lane, north of Ashbury Church Road, north of Gallop Lane and by Allder School Road and the Woodgrove High School campus. The most serious crashes were near Gallop Lane. Contractors assessing the road also saw high speeds going into curves and aggressive driving. Traffic on the two-lane road is expected to increase after the county finishes a project to build an interchange at Rt. 7, with construction on that expected to begin next year. A study of crash data along the road found some hot spots in curved sections of the road, including a “Safety Edge” eliminating a sharp drop-off along the edge of the road, additional signage and striping, and clearing some vegetation. All of that is expected to cost about $160,000. Supervisors were expected to vote on that at their June 21 meeting. n
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NOVA Parks is seeking community input on its Draft 2023-2027 Strategic Plan. The parks agency is asking Northern Virginia residents, businesses, visitors and community organizations to review the draft plan and provide feedback online. “I commend the NOVA Parks Board and Professional Team for crafting a 5-Year Plan that simultaneously addresses the imperative need to reduce northern Virginia’s carbon footprint while creating additional park experiences for all residents of our region,” said NOVA Parks Chairwoman Cate Magennis Wyatt. “I believe the visionaries who founded NOVA Parks over 60 years ago, as a conservation organization, would be proud of this plan and the professional NOVA Parks Team, led by Executive Director Paul Gilbert, who will execute it.”
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Ashburn Rec. Center continued from page 6 and community center, located near the intersection of Carolina Wren Drive and Coopers Hawk Drive, will stand two stories tall and feature numerous indoor and outdoor amenities. Inside, the center will have a 50-meter competition pool with spectator seating, classrooms, offices, meeting spaces, fitness areas, a full-size gymnasium, a leisure pool, a multipurpose room with a catering and teaching kitchen, a running track, six indoor basketball courts, a soft sensory playroom, and a spa. “The fact that it’s so centrally located and the fact that it has so many amenities,
By 2027, NOVA Parks aims to increase parkland; enhance park amenities; offer new services; serve more community members; create a sense of belonging; offset carbon; conserve energy; become a national brand; attract and retain top-quality employees; and further develop the systems to support and grow this dynamic agency. The 5-year strategic plan provides specific goals and objectives to achieve this vision. The draft plan is organized into five pillars—Environment, Belonging, Our Team, Building the Future, and Revenue and Efficiency—with two short questions per section and two overall questions. Go to novaparks.com/ StrategicPlan to review plan and provide feedback by July 8. n it’s going to draw people from all over the county,” Turner said. Outside, features include a large courtyard with seating, a playground and splash play area, and a multi-use trail will run around the property. Turner called the center “a beautiful, state-of-the-art facility that we cannot wait to see constructed.” The total budget for the community center sits just above $86 million, with the construction contract awarded to Costello Construction of Maryland. It is expected that the start of site work activities, including clearing, grading, and utility work will begin within the upcoming weeks. n Nick Cheshire is a student at Virginia Tech and an intern at Loudoun Now.
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Virginia First Lady Visits Cana BY RENSS GREENE email@example.com
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Council Enacts Automatic COLA Pay Hikes BY RENSS GREENE firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leesburg Town Council last week approved annual pay increases for the mayor and council members, equal to any Cost of Living Adjustment they approve for town employees. Currently, the mayor is paid a stipend of $16,200 a year, and council members are paid $15,600 per year, disbursed in monthly installments. The increase passed with little discussion at the June 14 meeting.
Mayor Kelly Burk and council members Neil Steinberg, Marty Martinez and Ara Bagdasarian voted in favor; Suzanne Fox, Zach Cummings and Kari Nacy voted against. Virginia law allows for paying mayors and town council members, as well as providing them with same benefits, such has health insurance, provided to town employees by the town. A provision preventing a council from enacting a pay increase during current term in office is not applied to councils such as Leesburg’s with staggered terms.
The first raise will go into effect on July 1 with the beginning of the town’s fiscal year 2023; town employees and, now the town council and mayor, will receive a 2% COLA. The Board of Supervisors, which unlike the town does not see its powers drawn out in a town charter, in 2017 to raise board salaries, but did not find that they have the authority to tie those raises to anything else such as an annual COLA. The board, which does not have staggered terms, also is not permitted to enact those raises during its own term. n
SAR Champe Chapter Commemorates Loudoun Resolves LOUDOUN NOW STAFF REPORT
The Sgt. Maj. John Champe Chapter of the Virginia Sons of the American Revolution on Saturday marked the 248th anniversary of the Loudoun Resolves, which sent a delegation to the Virginia-wide meeting to consider responses to British taxation in the lead up to the Revolutionary War. The event brought together members from other Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters around the region in front of the Spirit of Loudoun Revolutionary War monument at the Loudoun County courthouse in downtown Leesburg. Passed during a meeting of freeholders—people who owned property in Loudoun County—on June 14, 1774, the resolves state that “it is beneath the dignity of freemen to submit to any tax not imposed on them in the usual manner, by representatives of their own choosing,” Loudoun’s own version of American colonists’ complaints about taxation without representation and punishment without trials. The resolves also stated that the British Parliament’s decision punish people without trials “is utterly repugnant to the fundamental laws of justice,” and that the East India Company in taking part in the taxation with the export of tea from English to America “have thereby rendered themselves odious and detestable throughout all America.” The freeholders
Public Invited to Police Task Force Input Session Members of the public are invited to attend an input session Tuesday, June 28 to provide feedback on recommendations made by the Leesburg Police Citizen Task Force. Established by the Leesburg Town Council in July 2021, the task force is made up of Town residents with backgrounds and expertise in law enforcement and legal services. Their goal was to explore the potential creation of an advisory commission for the Leesburg Police Department. Their recommendations were presented to the Town Council in April. The next step is to gather public input. The input session will take place during the Town Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 28, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Town Hall Council Chambers. A copy of the task force’s final report from April 2022 will be available in the council’s agenda packet, which is expected to be posted online by Wednesday, June 22.
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resolved not to have any commercial relationship with Great Britain until those laws were repealed. The event also featured the presentation of the Law Enforcement Commendation and Medal for retired Master Trooper Randall “Randy” Pieper of the Virginia State Police for his long service. Pieper worked in law enforcement for more than 40 years, mostly with the Virginia State Police, and with work ranging from high
patrol to training to tactical teams, with certifications such as hostage rescue and search and rescue. Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk also attended to present a proclamation of the Town Council marking the commemoration of the Loudoun Resolves. It notes a copy of the resolves was sent to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia as well as to London, and echoes some of the language of those resolves. n
From left, Leesburg Police Chief Gregory Brown, International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology director of multimedia marketing Elizabeth Mamat, Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk, ISELP president Kent Allen, Robert Cohencious of ISELP, Councilman Zachary Cummings, Councilwoman Suzanne Fox, and Police Deputy Chief Vanessa Grigsby.
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Police Department equipment to benefit equine efforts in Ukraine. The Town will donate a total of 80 pieces of surplus police safety equipment including ballistic vests, ballistic helmets and heavy plates to aid equine veterinarians in Ukraine. Representatives from ISELP reached out to the town in May 2022 to inquire about the donation of tactical equipment. The group offered to facilitate the donation to equine providers in Ukraine, who are continuing to provide their services to the equine population as the war continues. Following approval by both the Town Attorney and Chief of Police, the Town Council unanimously voted June 14 to donate the equipment.
July 4 Celebration Planned The Town of Leesburg’s July 4 parade on King Street, and free concert and fireworks at Ida Lee Park, will return. The town’s 32nd annual Independence Day Celebration will be on Monday, July 4. Due to the event, A.V. Symington Aquatic Center will be closed all day to the public. Ida Lee Park Recreation Cen-
ter will be open from 6 a.m. to noon. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Ida Lee Park, traveling down King Street through downtown and concluding at Fairfax Street. It will feature the Annual Patriot’s Cup Competition, sponsored by Loudoun Now, for the best parade float. King Street will close to through-traffic beginning at 9:30 a.m. in preparation for the parade. Downtown streets will reopen at approximately 12:30 p.m. That evening, the gates will open at 6 p.m. at Ida Lee Park for a live performance by Kevin Mac & The Homies beginning at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a food court with festival foods, funnel cakes, ice cream, hot dogs, and more. One of the region’s largest fireworks display will light up the sky starting at 9:30 p.m. choreographed to music. Coolers and large bags are permitted but will be checked at gate entrances. Pets, alcohol, glass containers, and personal fireworks including sparklers are not permitted. In the event of rain, fireworks will be rescheduled for July 5 at 9:30 p.m. No other activities will be rescheduled. Heave traffic through town is expected before and after the celebrations. For more information visit idalee.org. n
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County Supervisors Weigh Plan to Automate School Funding BY RENSS GREENE email@example.com
The Board of Supervisors’ finance committee is discussing whether the county board should give up on budget talks with the School Board and simply automatically allocate a predetermined portion local tax revenues each year. While the School Board has control over its own budget, it has no taxing authority and gets the bulk of its funding from the county government. The Board of Supervisors for years has, as a starting point to budget talks, dedicated roughly two-thirds of new local tax revenues—the year-over-year growth in tax revenues, after new debt and capital expenses—to the School Board. However, as the school district’s historically rapid growth has slowed and board members express frustration with the annual budget debates, supervisors are looking into new ways to organize their funding talks. In practice, the percentage of new local tax funding that goes to the school system after county budget deliberations conclude has generally decreased over the past decade.
And the new tax revenue split does not equate to two-thirds of all county taxes going to the school district—in the fiscal year 2022, the school system got $1.19 billion across all funds including debt service and capital expenditures, about 63% of the county’s $1.87 billion in local tax revenues. The school operating fund received $1 billion in funding, about 54% of local tax revenues. Each year’s budget process is marked by a request from the School Board, questions from the Board of Supervisors to explain the budget request, reluctance from the School Board to give up that line-byline autonomy over their own budget and often-acrimonious public debate about the county’s funding for the school system. County Chair Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) said, “we cannot keep doing what we’re doing right now.” “It’s not working, it creates a lot of hostility. We get emails from teachers all the time,” she said. The majority of supervisors on the committee favored a system that would set a revenue split and provide that amount to the School Board. Such an arrangement would not be unique—
Prince William County, for example, for decades has passed its budgets with a revenue sharing agreement with the School Board, with occasional changes to the revenue split or extra funding sent to the schools. Committee members were less interested in giving the School Board the option to argue for additional funding beyond a set revenue split. “This is only going to work if the both bodies sort of commit to that process in good faith, and—maybe I’m just too jaded—I just don’t really see that happening,” said Supervisor Matthew F. Letourneau (R-Dulles). “… They want to just know what their number is and then they sort of have that discussion amongst themselves.” “LCPS providing justification for a requested amount, I just think, is not something that they have shown interest in even trying to do,” Randall said. Randall and finance committee Chairwoman Kristen C. Umstattd (D-Leesburg) are expected to next request meetings with their School Board counterparts to continue to hash out a new system for funding the schools. n
Loudoun Laurels Awards 2 $40K Scholarships LOUDOUN NOW STAFF REPORT
The Loudoun Laurels Foundation awarded $40,000 scholarships to two Loudoun County Public School students this year. Jasmeet Kaur, a Tuscarora High School graduate will attend George Mason University, where she plans to major in accounting. Carlos Morales, a Potomac Falls High School graduate, will attend George Mason University to pursue a course of study in biomedical engineering. The 2022 scholarship awards were made by the Foundation’s board chairman Joe T. May and Vice Chairman Edgar Hatrick. Jasmeet Kaur participated in the national program, Advancement Via In-
dividual Determination (AVID), and Carlos Morales participated in LCPS’s program, College Achievement Minority Program for Unique Students (CAMPUS), before graduating this month. The Loudoun Laurels Foundation is committed to honoring exceptional community service for the benefit of Loudoun County citizens and seeks to develop future civic leaders through scholarships and mentorships. Each of its scholarship awards is made in the amount of $40,000 and dispersed in $10,000 annual increments during the student’s four-year undergraduate study. Since 2013, the Loudoun Laurels Foundation has awarded 25 scholarships, totaling $1,000,000, to LCPS students. In addition to the awarding of schol-
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arships, the Foundation honors Loudoun County citizens whose commitment to the Loudoun community through leadership, community service, and philanthropy have helped make Loudoun County a great place in which to live and work. On June 1, the Foundation Board announced that Sandy Lerner was named 2022 Loudoun Laureate. The Loudoun Laurels Foundation hosts an annual gala to honor its laureate and scholarship recipients. This year’s gala will be held on Sept. 30 at Lansdowne Resort and Spa. For more information on gala sponsorships and invitations, prior Laureate honorees, and the Loudoun Laurels Stewardship Trust scholars, go to www.loudounlaurels.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. n
Old Ashburn Elementary Proposed as Surplus Use of the original Ashburn Elementary School building, which opened in 1945 on Partlow Road, may be winding down. On Tuesday, the School Board’s Finance Committee was asked to endorse a plan to declare the building to be surplus property and turn it over to the Board of Supervisors. Co-located on a 24-acre lot with Cedar Lane Elementary School, the building has been used as a staff training center since the new Ashburn Elementary School opened in 1992. It also houses the offices for the Department of Digital Innovation and the Department of Instruction’s Head Start and Starting Toward Excellence in Preschool programs. Earlier plans to renovate that building have been abandoned because of the high cost, and the school division recently leased space in the Leesburg Tech Park along Sycolin Road for the training center uses.
Administrators Look to Expand EV Bus Fleet Loudoun County Public School is looking to expand from its initial pilot electric bus program to add 25 more plug-in school buses through a federal grant program. According to a report presented to the School Board’s Finance Committee on Tuesday, the division operates five electric 77-passenger buses that were funded through a partnership with Dominion Energy. It had ordered six 81-passenger buses, and five 81-passenger buses through state grants. The staff is proposing to order another 25 electric buses through the U.S. EPA Clean School Bus Grant Program. The grants pay the difference in cost between the lower-priced diesel buses and the electric models. The school division has $9.2 million available to purchase 60 buses in Fiscal Year 2024. n
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Public Safety Court to Review Life Sentence in Hammer Attack BY NORMAN K. STYER email@example.com
The full Virginia Court of Appeals will review a life sentence imposed by a Loudoun Circuit Court judge in a 2015 aggravated malicious wounding case. In 2020, Judge James P. Fisher handed down the sentence on Bradford Thomas Cellucci, who was charged with attacking an 18-year-old worker at a Leesburg Premium Outlets Cellucci store with a hammer, leaving the victim paralyzed. Cellucci, now 30, entered an Alford Plea in which he did not admit guilt, but acknowledged that the commonwealth would present enough evidence to secure a conviction against him. The state’s sentencing guidelines recommended a range between five years
and eight months and 12 years and eight months of incarceration. County prosecutors argued for a sentence of up to 35 years in prison. In handing down the statutory maximum sentence of life in prison and a $100,000 fine, Fisher said Cellucci’s crime was a “blow to civil society” and his paralyzed victim had been dealt a “sentence that he’ll never escape.” In May, a three-judge panel of the Appeals Court ordered the case to be reversed and remanded to the Circuit Court for resentencing. That was a split ruling with Chief Judge Marla Graff Decker dissenting. This week, that order was placed on hold as the full Appeals Court agreed to review the case. In the majority opinion by Judge Daniel Ortiz, the hearing panel found that Fisher did not adequately apply mitigating factors, including Cellucci’s lack of criminal history and “substantial capacity for rehabilitation.” During the sentencing hearing, testimony indicated Cellucci met the criteria for a diagnosis of autism
spectrum disorder and was involved with substance abuse at the time of the crime. “A trial court’s decision to modify a sentence after a horrific crime is a weighty matter. The decision’s solemn and case-specific nature often requires an appellate court to defer to the lower court’s judgment. Yet, this Court cannot turn a blind eye to a trial court’s erroneous legal conclusions and failure to consider all relevant factors when deciding whether to modify a sentence under Code § 19.2-303. In these rare circumstances, an appellate court must reverse for the trial court’s abuse of discretion,” Ortiz wrote. In a footnote, he suggested the case should be reviewed by a different judge because of “the deeply personal nature of sentencing and the concerns about the appearance of fairness.” In her dissent, Decker found no fault with Fisher’s actions. “The Supreme Court of Virginia has
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Driver Dies in Ashburn Rollover Crash The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that occurred early Sunday morning on Gloucester Parkway in Ashburn. According to the report, a 29-yearold Ashburn resident was driving a 2012 Honda Accord on Gloucester Parkway near Ringold Drive shortly before 5:30 a.m. June 19 when he lost control and ran off the roadway and the car rolled over. He died at the scene. Witnesses to the crash are asked to contact Investigator T. Bradley at 703-777-1021.
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A Loudoun grand jury last week issued a direct indictment against Shane L. Pearsons. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the investigation stemmed from two complainants by victims who reported they sent photos to an unknown person they met through online apps. The person then demanded additional photos, sexual favors, or money or the photos would be distributed. Pearsons is charged with two felony counts of computer solicitation of a minor under the age of 15; two felony counts of producing child pornography involving subjects under the age of 15, two felony counts of possession of child pornography, felony extortion, and misdemeanor counts of coercing, Intimidating, or harassing a person by computer. Pearson was arrested June 14 and held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center pending a June 22 bond hearing.
An image from a surveillance video shows a suspect breaking a car window and stealing a bag from the back seat, one of several larcenies reported on Saturday in Sterling.
vehicles that occurred Saturday in the Sterling area and is urging residents to remove items of value from their vehicles.
PAGE 15 Detectives have released surveillance video of a suspect who is shown looking into a car and then smashing a window and running away with a purse or bag. See the video at vimeo.com/722603444. The agency said that was one of several larcenies that happened June 18 in the area of Potomac Run Plaza, Dulles Town Circle, Davenport Drive, Lake Center Plaza, Waterview Plaza, and Atlantic Boulevard. The victims later returned to their vehicles to find damaged windows and items taken from inside. Items taken included purses, backpacks, and electronics. n
Sheriff’s Office Seeks Suspect in Sterling Car Break-ins The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a series of larcenies from
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The Arc Honors Outstanding Volunteers LOUDOUN NOW STAFF REPORT
The Arc of Loudoun presented its community service awards during its annual meeting held June 2. Sonny Swann, president of Climatic and Cooling, was presented the Beth Mills Service Award. Established in 2015, the award was created to honor those who voluntarily take on the responsibility to be of service to people with disabilities. Swann joined the Arc of Loudoun through the annual fundraiser Shocktober. He spent four years as a director on The Arc’s board, served as chairman of the Development Committee, and has donated countless hours of labor and materials to keep The Arc’s buildings warm in winter and cool in summer. Sue Fajer, program manager for Youth Development Initiatives of the Children’s Science Center, received the Rick Berry Professional of the Year Award. Established in 2016, award was created to honor a dedicated professional who began his career as a teacher and ended as a special education supervisor for Loudoun
Sonny Swann, Curt Carlson, Lisa Kimball, Sue Fajer and John Tett celebrate the Arc of Loudoun’s annual community service awards.
County. Berry also served for more than 15 years on The Arc’s board of directors, volunteering above and beyond to better the lives of children with disabilities. Fajer is program manager for Youth Development Initiatives at the Children’s Science Center and was instrumental in introducing STEM to The Arc’s students and created many online and in person programs to keep students engaged and
excited about learning during the pandemic. Curt Carlson, president at ASEC2 Inc., was named the Mary B. Tett Volunteer of the Year. Established in 2018, the award was created in memory of Mary Bridget Tett who spent hours each week at The Arc of Loudoun’s Maggies’ Closet preparing and sorting donated clothes for needy families. Carlson came to The Arc through Shocktober. In 2014 he was elected to the board of directors, served on the executive leadership team as vice president, conducted several fundraising events and is a committed advocate and ambassador for The Arc’s mission. Affectionately nicknamed “mother,” Carlson has been the security eyes keeping staff and volunteers safe during the Shocktober season for many years. “Our volunteers are the heartbeat of The Arc of Loudoun’s mission,” Kimball said. “Loudoun County has a wealth of good people in the community that continue to show up and serve, and we feel like we have the cream of the crop when it comes to selfless volunteers.” n
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GIVING back BENEFIT Presents Grant Checks Volunteer members of BENEFIT gathered on the Leesburg Town Green stage Saturday night just prior to the weekly Acoustic the Green concert to present grant checks totaling $24,000 to seven community nonprofits. Established in 2017, BENEFIT is a coalition of musicians and community leaders uniting people with music to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations serving children in Loudoun County. The grants were awarded from the proceeds of BENEFIT’s 2021 Crossroads Music Festival and its 2021 Hope for the Holidays online music special. The grant recipients are: Loudoun Literacy Council, $4,000; INMED USA, a division of INMED Partnerships for Children, $3,700; Just Neighbors, $3,500; National Alliance on Mental Illness – Northern Virginia (NAMI-Northern GIVING BACK continues on page 17
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Virginia), $3,500; Bridle Paths, $3,300; Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters (BRAWS), $3,200; and The Ryan Bartel Foundation, $3,000.
Preservation Grant Deadline July 15 The Loudoun Preservation Society reminds the public that applications are being accepted for its 2022 Grant Awards. Applications will be received through July 15. Since 1973 the society has awarded over $800,000 in grants to nonprofit and governmental organizations throughout Loudoun County to promote the historic preservation of Loudoun’s built historic landscape. The grants have helped to promote dozens of small historic preservation, rehabilitation, and education projects for local organizations and historic properties in recent years including Oatlands, Aldie Mill, Aldie Heritage Association, America’s Routes, the Lincoln Preservation Foundation, the Lovettsville Historical Society, Loudoun Clerk’s Office, the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area, the Friends of Bluemont, the Waterford Foundation, the Westmoreland Davis Foundation, the Willisville Preservation Foundation, the Mt. Zion Church Cemetery, the Thomas Balch Library of History and Genealogy, and several historic churches. Applications and qualifications may be found at preserveloudoun.org/Programs/ LPS_Grant_Application.pdf.
Inova Awards $1M in Health Equity Grants to Nonprofits LOUDOUN NOW STAFF REPORT
Inova Health System has awarded $1 million in Health Equity Grants to 23 Northern Virginia nonprofits, the largest level of funding to date for this grants program. The grants include several Loudoun organizations. The grants were awarded to organizations whose initiatives seek to improve health equity and support under-resourced communities with unmet health-
care needs. Applicants were required to propose programs that demonstrate clear, reasonable, attainable, and measurable impacts. The 2022 Health Equity Grant recipients with offices in Loudoun include ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia, INMED Partnerships for Children, Loudoun Education Foundation, Loudoun Hunger Relief, Loudoun Literacy Council, SCAN of Northern Virginia and Youth for Tomorrow. Some other winning non-
profits also serve Loudoun; recipients include ACT for Alexandria, Arm & Arm, Boat People SOS Inc., Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Capital Area Food Bank, Capital Youth Empowerment Program, Edu-Futuro, Family Counseling Center of Greater Washington, Food for Others Inc., National Alliance on Mental Illness, NuevaVida, Our Minds Matter, SevaTruck Foundation, The Heart Leaf Center, The Women’s Center and Western Fairfax Christian Ministries. n
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Catoctin Creek’s Harrises Recognized for Leadership in Craft Distilling Industry LOUDOUN NOW STAFF REPORT
Catoctin Creek Distilling Company owners Scott and Becky Harris were presented with the Dave Pickerell Memorial Craft Member of the Year Award during the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States annual conference in New Orleans on June 9. “We are so humbled by this award,” Scott Harris said. “Dave Pickerell was a mentor and a friend to us, and to receive an award in his honor is something we will cherish for the rest of our lives.” Pickerell, a chemical engineer who worked 14 years for Maker’s Mark, is considered the founding father of craft distilling. The award is presented to a DISCUS Craft Council member who has been a leader in supporting the association and the needs of the craft distillery community. The Harris’ were recognized for their support of the industry in Virginia and internationally. Scott has been a long-time member of the DISCUS Craft Distiller Advisory Council and sits on the Virginia Distillers Association’s board of directors. Becky supports the industry’s growth as president of the American Craft Spirits Association’s board of directors and Secretary of the ACSA’s STEPUP
Becky and Scott Harris accept the Dave Pickerell Memorial Craft Member of the Year Award during the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States annual conference in New Orleans on June 9.
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“The fact that this award was voted on by our peers in the Craft Advisory Council at DISCUS makes this even more special.
To be recognized by them is indeed quite an honor,” Becky Harris said. Learn more at distilledspirits.org. n
BUSINESS Announcements Yowell Joins Global Broadband Solutions Global Broadband Solutions, an advanced telecommunications services company headquartered in Leesburg’s HUBZone, has appointed Brad Yowell as Yowell senior vice president of Operations and Administration, Chief Technology Officer, and part owner of the 24-yearold specialized engineering firm. Yowell will have responsibility for multiple functional areas, key research
and development initiatives, and global Submarine Fiber Optic Cable system projects, including United States critical infrastructure. Brad is currently engaged in an historic Desktop Study with the National Science Foundation pursuing a “SMART” (Science Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunication) Submarine Cable System that would provide increased connectivity for researchers stationed across Antarctica, New Zealand and Australia. As CTO, Brad oversees information technology and cybersecurity implementation, maintaining essential compliance programs for GBS. Yowell specializes in developing complex cable routes with intricate terrain requirements. With this appointment, Brad joins fellow GBS owners
Nicholas Koopalethes, Peter Sillitto and Bruce Morris. A longtime Loudoun County resident, Yowell holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from James Madison University and a master’s degree ininformation systems technology management from George Washington University. He is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Learn more at GBS1.com.
Luxury Auto Dealership Ribbon Cutting Saturday Exclusive Automotive Group’s Bentley and Aston Martin dealership in Ashburn will hold its ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, June 25 at 11 a.m.
The program will include tours of the new dealership, complimentary food and refreshments and the chance to meet college basketball standout and Leesburg resident Jeremy Roach of the Duke Blue Devils. Exclusive Automotive Group has partnered with Roach’s local basketball camps over the years. On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. he will share stories of what it’s like to play in the college basketball tournament, recruiting tips for up and coming players, and take photos with fans. Exclusive Automotive Group is at 45180 Russell Branch Parkway in Ashburn. Learn more about Jeremy Roach Basketball Skills Camp at jeremyroachbasketballcamp.com. n
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Seniors are Growing Tech Savvy BY MICHELLE FAVERIO PEW RESEARCH CENTER
Younger adults are often more likely than their elders to be earlier adopters of innovations, and that has been true for many digital technologies since Pew Research Center began documenting their use. There are still notable differences in tech use between U.S. adults under 30 and those 65 and older. But on several fronts, adoption of key technologies by those in the oldest age group has grown markedly since about a decade ago, and the gap between the oldest and youngest adults has narrowed, according to new analysis of a Center survey conducted in 2021. The survey found that 96% of those ages 18 to 29 own a smartphone compared with 61% of those 65 and older, a 35 percentage point difference. However, that gap had decreased from 53 points in 2012. The survey also showed that 95% of those ages 30 to 49 reported owning a smartphone in 2021 and 83% of those 50 to 64 said the same. Similarly, those 65 and older also were the least likely to say they use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram in the most recent survey. Some 45% reported using social media, compared with 84% of those ages 18 to 29 and 81% of those 30 to 49. At the same time, presence on social media among Americans 65 and older grew about fourfold since 2010, while use by the youngest adults remained relatively constant in that time frame. Since 2010, the gap between adults under 30 and adults 65 and older shrank from 71 points to 39 points.
Ownership of tablet computers is a somewhat different situation. Those ages 30 to 49 were the most likely people to own one in 2021. Roughly six-in-ten (61%) said they currently owned a tablet. That compares with 53% of those ages 50 to 64 who have a tablet, 46% of those 18 to 29 and 44% of those 65 and older. When it comes to internet use, virtually all adults ages 18 to 29 now say they use the internet (99%). A similar share of those 30 to 49 (98%) say the same. And 96%
of those 50 to 64 use the internet, compared with 75% of those 65 and older who report being internet users. In 2000, the gap between the oldest and youngest groups of adults in internet use was 56 percentage points; it now is 24 points. There are also gaps between older adults and some of their younger counterparts when it comes to home broadband: 64% of those ages 65 and older have such connections now, compared with 86% of those 30 to 49 and 79% of those 50 to 64. (The share of adults under 30 who have home broadband – 70% – is statistically similar to that for adults 65 and older.) There are notable differences between age groups when measuring the frequency of internet use. Some 48% of those ages 18 to 29 said they were online “almost constantly,” compared with 22% of those 50 to 64 and 8% of those 65 and older. Among sites and apps specifically asked about in the survey, YouTube tops the list in the share of adults using it, and the platform has gained traction among older adults. From 2019 to 2021, the share of Americans ages 50 to 64 who said they ever used YouTube increased from 70% to 83%. Among those 65 and older, YouTube use increased from 38% to 49% – gains of 13 and 11 points respectively. By contrast, the share of those using YouTube has remained fairly stable within younger age groups during the same period, with vast majorities saying they use the platform. More details about this report can be found online at pewrsr.ch/3HZd2ao. n
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Older LGBTQ Adults Worry About Lack of Support A national AARP survey found many LGBTQ adults age 45 and over have concerns about aging, with worries about having enough money in retirement, discrimination and a lack of family support topping the list. Nearly one-half, 49%, of LGBTQ participants were either extremely or very concerned about having enough family and social supports to rely on as they age. More than half, 52%, report being socially isolated, and 22% see a mental health professional for depression or anxiety. Most gay men reported that they are less likely to be married, less likely to have children or grandchildren and more likely to live alone, which could put them at greater risk of becoming isolated as they age. Almost
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of gay men. “The realities of older LGBTQ adults are often invisible, but our research shows they are clearly worried about aging with dignity, especially when it comes to finances, discrimination and family and social support,” said AARP Senior Research Advisor Cassandra Cantave. “It’s critical that we as a society address the unique challenges and disparities that older LGBTQ adults face so they can thrive throughout their lives.” In addition to family and social supports, LGBTQ adults also reported concerns about their financial security as they age. The vast majority of respondents, 85% are at least somewhat concerned about having enough income or savings to retire, with the highest con-
cern among those who are age 45 to 54, Black, and transgender and nonbinary participants. While two-thirds of participants indicated they are in at least good financial health, 35% evaluated their financial situation as fair or poor. Older adults across all segments of the LGBTQ community have anxiety over discrimination and the negative impact it may have on them as they age. Most, 85%, are at least somewhat concerned about sexual discrimination, while transgender and nonbinary adults are more worried with gender and gender identity discrimination. The survey was fielded online in November 2021, gathering responses from 2004 LGBTQ people. More information is at AARP.org/pride. n
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Research: Older Adults Favor Good Quality Life Over Long Life Research by the AARP and National Geographic Partners has found that older adults value having more healthy years more than simply living longer, and that the oldest Americans are also some of the happiest. While three-quarters or more of those 60 and over have at least one serious health condition, nearly half rate their health as very good or excellent, according to that research. The Second Half of Life Research found that Americans are more likely to take steps to address their health as they get older, including getting health screenings, eating more produce and monitoring their sugar intake. And having more healthy years matters more than simply living longer— most respondents were interested in a hypothetical pill that could slow down aging, but far fewer would take a pill to extend their life by a decade. The oldest Americans are also some of the happiest: about one in three people 80 and older said they were very happy with their life, compared to just 16% of those ages 40-49. The Second Half of Life Study paired a national survey of
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County Seeks Approval of Sports Fields, Commuter Lot Plans in Purcellville BY NORMAN K. STYER email@example.com
After years of planning, the county government is pushing to get a new Purcellville sports fields complex and commuter park and ride lot on the Fields Farm property closer to construction, but that work may not yet be on the fast track. During a joint meeting of the Town Council and Planning Commission on June 16, town leaders balked at a proposal to process the required land use applications on an accelerated schedule this summer. The county has applied to rezone the land and for commission permits and special use permits for the facilities. The approvals are needed before the projects can enter the design phase. The 226-acre property is located between Rt. 7 and Woodgrove High School and west of the Mayfair neighborhood. Town Manager David A. Mekarski had laid out a six-week review schedule, but commissioners and council members questioned whether that was possible or wise. The Planning Commission is focusing its efforts this summer to work with
Loudoun County supervisors on Tuesday voted to sell the Aldie Assemblage, commonly known as the Aldie Tavern, to the Piedmont Environmental Council, sending that proposal to a future public hearing. In December 2021, the PEC, a regional conservation nonprofit, wrote to the county offering $600,000 for the property, which has been at the center of a yearslong debate around conservation and construction in the historic village. “Hopefully once this goes to public hearing and we get more public support for this and we actually move forward with actually signing the documents, this will end the Aldie saga for the Aldie
Town Celebrates Independence Day Saturday Hillsboro always gets the jump on Independence Day celebrations in Loudoun, and especially so this year with a Sunday, June 26 party. The event at the Old Stone School runs from 4 to 10 p.m. with concerts by The Darby Brothers, Shannon Bielski and Moonlight Drive, and Joey & The Waitress. There will be a variety of food and beverage vendors on the grounds. The evening is capped off with the county’s earliest fireworks display starting at dusk. Table reservations and advance drink tickets are available at oldstoneschool.org.
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A public notice sign posted at the terminus of Mayfair Crown Drive foreshadows the changes coming to the neighborhood.
a town consultant to rewrite the Zoning Ordinance to better implement the latest Town Plan update, and members questioned whether they could tackle review of the county’s projects—and conduct the needed public outreach—without
sidetracking that and other priorities. Council members also questioned whether the county has provided traffic studies and other elements needed to adequately FIELDS FARM continues on page 26
Supervisors Vote to Sell Aldie Assemblage to Piedmont Environmental Council BY RENSS GREENE
Assemblage, and I’m so tired of talking about it,” said Supervisor Tony R. Buffington (R-Blue Ridge) before the June 21 vote. “We finally have what we as a board majority believe is a very trustworthy organization with a long history of doing great things in this area that wants to take on this responsibility, own this property and do good things with it in coordination with the local community.” County Chair Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) joked, “I think I had my first meeting on the Aldie Assemblage when I was 9 years old.” “I just think they’ve [the PEC] been such a good community partner, a good community player, that there are times we have to recognize an organization that’s in your community and that you know wants the best things for our community,”
she said. Supervisors voted 7-2 in favor of advancing the sale, with Vice Chairman Koran T. Saines (D-Sterling) and Supervisor Matthew F. Letourneau (R-Dulles) opposed. Letourneau said supervisors, out of fairness, should sell the property to the highest responsible bidder, referencing an offer for $100,000 more from Aldie resident Adam McBride. McBride had offered $700,000, with a proposal to restore and preserve the assemblage. Supervisors also received a $75,000 offer from the Aldie Volunteer Fire Department. The Piedmont Environmental Council’s purchase also includes part of the current Aldie Volunteer Fire ALDIE ASSEMBLAGE continues on page 47
Lecture Explores Lafayette’s U.S. Tour The Lovettsville Historical Society on Sunday will feature a talk by Patricia L. Maclay, who will discuss the Marquis de Lafayette’s triumphal 1824-25 tour of the United States as the “guest of the nation.” Maclay, an official of the American Friends of Lafayette group, will also discuss plans for the bicentennial celebration of Lafayette’s tour, which will take place in 2024-2025. Near the end of his tour, in August 1825, Lafayette expressed his desire to visit with his old friend James Monroe, by then retired and living at Oak Hill south of Leesburg. At the invitation of the Loudoun County militia, he came to Leesburg, accompanied by cavalry, infantry, and other military units and veterans. The grand procession ended up at the county courthouse, where many thousands welcomed him. This event will held be in-person at the Lovettsville Town Council Chambers and also be streamed online via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent out a few days before the lecture. To request the Zoom link, RSVP to events@LovettsvilleHistoricalSociety.org For more information, go to LovettsvilleHistoricalSociety.org. AROUND TOWNS continues on page 25
JUNE 23, 2022
Benning School of Golf Hosts Middle Atlantic Championship at Stoneleigh BY LINDSEY SOMERS
Professional golfer Bob Benning has spent his life dedicated to the sport. Through years of effort, he has been able to craft his natural ability into a career and helped others to Benning do the same. Now the championship that bears his name—the Bob Benning Middle Atlantic Championship—is part of Middle Atlantic PGA Junior Golf. It is held this year June 22–23 at Stone-
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LUCKETTS VDOT to Host Virtual Meeting on Safety Plans The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a virtual design public hearing on Thursday, June 23 on planned safety improvements along Rt. 15 in the village. The improvements include adding sidewalks, enhancing the pedestrian crossing adjacent to the northern Lucketts Elementary School entrance, striping a new crosswalk with pedestrian signals at the Stumptown Road intersection, and modifying the right-turn lane to Lucketts Road. Rt. 15 averages 26,000 vehicles a day within the project limits based on 2019 data. This improvement are financed with federal and state funding. The session starts at 6:30 p.m. To participate, go to virginiadot.org/Lucketts.
PURCELLVILLE Library Lands Green Grant The Town of Purcellville will receive a $1,000 award for a program called “Read! Plant! Grow!” that will be implemented in partnership with the Purcellville Library. It was one of 30 grants awarded throughout Virginia as part of Keep Virginia Beautiful’s 12th annual “Green Grants” Program. Every year, government, nonprofit, civic, and service organizations in Virginia are invited to apply for grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 to help address an environmental concern in their community. Grants must focus on litter prevention,
leigh Golf Course, drawing some of the region’s top youth players. “It’s a huge program and PGA professionals have jumped into this wholeheartedly. … We’re very lucky to have a spot in the tournament,” he said. Benning began his golf career at just 11 years old in Dayton, OH, working as a golf caddy. After taking a keen interest in the sport, he focused on improving his skill and eventually found himself with a golf scholarship to Purdue University. There he was captain of the golf team his senior year and went on to win the Big Ten golf championship in 1954. Following higher education, Benning served in the Marine Corps as a communications recycling, cigarette litter prevention, or community beautification. The Purcellville program will kick off with the Purcellville Library staff selecting and displaying books about pollinators and pollinator gardening. In the fall, the town and library will jointly host a community planting day at the Chapman DeMary Trail. Funds received from the grant will be used to purchase native pollinator plants. Those who attend the community planting day will receive a packet of seeds with native plants for their own gardens. Details about how to volunteer to help with the community planting will be available this summer.
officer. During his three years as a Marine, Benning won the U.S. Marine “All Marine ‘’ championship, further igniting his desire to go pro. Following his time in the military, Benning followed his dreams to become a professional golfer. “I wanted to go out and be another Arnold Palmer. And I was good, but I wasn’t quite good enough.” Benning said. He spent two years playing in two PGA golf tournaments and two U.S. Opens before turning to a career as a club professional. Benning spent nine years in New Jersey at Plainfield Country Club and 11 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD, where he was the host professional during the 1976 PGA Championship. When not on the course, Benning also spent time working as an on-air radio commentator for major championships such as the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the Masters. After meeting her at a golf tournament in Baltimore, Bob married his wife, Sue, in 1982 in Ayr, Scotland. “The ladder of my golf career has gone well because of the great support of my wife,” Benning said. Together, the couple have two sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren, whom he has shared his
love of golf with. When Round Hill’s Stoneleigh Golf Course opened in 1993, Benning became its first director of golf. “I’ve seen Stoneleigh right from the beginning and that has just been a great experience … to see the golf course progress to what it is now,” he said. Benning had spent his years administering the various levels of business that came with acting as a club professional, but found he wanted to focus more on teaching the game. “I’ve always enjoyed teaching. To see and encourage junior golfers to go on and play in high school, college, and beyond has been wonderful,” he said. Pursuing this interest, Benning opened the Bob Benning School of Golf at Stoneleigh, where he used his talents to help players of all levels improve their game. In recent years, the Bob Benning Championship at Stoneleigh has become a Middle Atlantic PGA event. For more information go to benningolf.com. n Lindsey Somers is a Woodgrove High School graduate who completed her capstone project at Loudoun Now.
ROUND HILL Pacheco Tapped for Town Council Seat The Round Hill Town Council is back to a full roster after the appointment of Isaac D. Pacheco to fill a vacant seat. A relatively new town resident, moving to the Lake View neighborhood from Fairfax six months ago, Pacheco works for the Department of State as director of the State Magazine Division and served in the Marine Corps. He said he was inspired to serve on the council in part because of the service of his grandfather as a local government leader in Kentucky. Attracted to Round Hill to get closer to nature and because of its small-town feel, Pacheco said he was interested in helping promote sustainable growth in the community. He was the only resident to apply to take the seat vacated by Melissa Hoffmann, who resigned in April. The seat will be on the ballot for a special election in November. Pacheco indicated he planned to file to be on the ballot. The deadline for candidate filings in that special election will be Aug. 19. n
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Suzanne and Glenn Youngkin present the first Spirit of the Horse Award to Dorothy “Punkin” Lee during the 2022 Upperville Colt and Horse Show.
Lee Presented with Spirit of the Horse Award
As part of the 2022 Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Virginia First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin presented the inaugural Spirit of the Horse Award to longtime Middleburg volunteer and civic leader Dorothy “Punkin” Lee. Youngkin, who is a past rider in the event, stopped in with her husband, Gov. Glenn Youngkin to view the final day of the competition, which culminated with the $216,000 Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4* won by Schuyler Riley of Wellington, FL, and Stockton, NJ. The award was established to recognize Virginia women who demonstrate exceptional service or dedication to, or promotion of, the equine industry and is planned to be given annually at the show in celebration of the commonwealth’s robust agriculture and equine industry.
Lee was selected for her more than 30 years of volunteer service in helping run the show and serving as a board member. She is a second-generation volunteer, as her mother served as the show secretary. “This award was quite the honor,” Lee said, “but it is really everyone working together that makes this show what it is. We are not one of the cookie-cutter shows—we’re a community show with international participation, run by the community.” The award includes an engraved bowl, a gift certificate to a Virginia Governor’s Cup award-winning winery, a reception for family and friends and a $1,000 donation to an equine charity of choice. Lee plans to give the donation to a local therapeutic riding organization. n
public comments have been positive about the projects, especially plans to provide a second entrance to the Woodgrove school complex and to build a trail link to the downtown area. However, they said, more information is needed about how traffic will impact other streets in the area and how pedestrian safety concerns will be addresses, along with questions about buffering requirements and regulations on lights and noise at the sports complex. After more than two hours of discussion, the council agreed to have the commission propose a review schedule after its members receive and review more details about the projects. The town has advertised a June 30 Planning Commission public hearing on the applications. n
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evaluate the impact of the projects. The debate was confused somewhat by concerns raised by Mekarski that federal funding earmarked for the work could be at risk if the approvals weren’t done quickly. However, Nancy Boyd, the acting director of the county’s Department of Transportation and Capital infrastructure, said the urgency more directly is driven by an effort to get the projects underway following pandemic delays. In addition to those projects, the county is preparing to extend Mayfair Crown Drive to connect with Rt. 690, which already has approvals. Council members said in general,
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THINGS to do
SUMMER TUNES VAL Plaza Party: Something Shiny
Friday, June 24, 6-9 p.m. Village At Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg Details: villageatleesburg.com Bassist Stephen Bray and guitarist Russ Groover have been entertaining audiences for more than a decade. Their unique twist on songs from five decades and their humorous stage banter create a unique acoustic show.
NSLM Open Late Concert Series: Silver Tones
Friday, June 24, 6-8 p.m. National Sporting Library And Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg Details: nationalsporting.org This month’s Open Late concert features big band hits from the 1930s, 40s, 50s and beyond from top DMV musicians.
Tarara Summer Concert Series: Turnstiles Billy Joel Tribute
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Juliet Lloyd performs to a crowd at Sunset Hills Vineyard last Saturday.
Inspired by Loudoun’s Music Scene, Juliet Lloyd Gives Music a Front Seat BY JAN MERCKER
Fifteen years ago, Juliet Lloyd had a brush with musical fame and gave it up for a corporate career. Now the singer/ songwriter is shifting gears again, taking the plunge into life as a full-time performer—with Loudoun at the heart of her latest release. Lloyd is a fan favorite on the county’s winery and brewery circuit. She said her new five-song EP “High Road,” which drops July 6 on streaming platforms, is inspired in part by her Loudoun shows. And, like many musicians, her musical journey involves a pandemic-inspired pivot. “It was a chance to reflect and think about what’s important. How do I want to be spending my time–knowing that opportunities can come and go,” she said. “Having the live performance part of music taken away, having to find other ways to create and connect with people was really eye-opening for me. It reignited in
many ways a desire to do more of this— because now you know what it feels like not to be able to do it at all.” Lloyd said “High Road” is a departure from her past piano-driven pop songwriting style. The new record has a country edge, inspired in part by fan requests at Loudoun gigs. “I have found myself gravitating more toward country music and country-influenced music over the last couple of years,” Lloyd said. “I think a large reason for that is that we play so many venues [in Loudoun], and I get so many requests for country songs. It sort of opened my eyes.” Lloyd embraced country influences on her new album’s lead track “Starting Something.” She had the idea for the song in 2019 on a flight back from Nashville and wrote the full lyrics last year. But she struggled to find the right tune–until she allowed her more recent country influences to fall into place. “The pieces finally came together,” Lloyd said. “It had been bouncing around in my brain for a while. I think the key to
that was letting it be what it was, which was country-influenced.” Lloyd grew up in Rochester, NY, where she fell in love with the piano in elementary school and took up the trumpet in school bands. She discovered her talent as a vocalist in high school musical theater productions and as part of an all-woman a capella group in college. Lloyd earned a degree in economics before shifting gears and attending Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music on a vocal scholarship. She spent the early 2000s building a name as a musician, playing gigs in Boston, and touring with international acts. When her second full-length album “Leave the Light On” was released in 2007, the Boston Globe declared that Lloyd was “on the cusp of stardom,” with several tracks featured on television shows on MTV and VH1 and played on radio stations around the country. But like many musicians, Lloyd was torn between the need to create with bread-and-butter issues. LLOYD continues on page 28
Saturday, June 25, 6-9:30 p.m. Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Lucketts Details: tararaconcerts.com Turnstiles recreates Billy Joel’s classics so faithfully they’ll move fans to their feet singing along with favorites from across the decades. Tickets are $20.
VAL Plaza Party: Crush Funk Brass
Saturday, June 25, 6-9 p.m. Village At Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg Details: villageatleesburg.com This group of passionate young musicians brings high-energy funky brass to venues around the DMV.
Acoustic on the Green: Gary Jay and Fireball
Saturday, June 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Leesburg Town Green, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg Details: leesburgva.gov Gary Jay and Fireball are an exciting country grassroots two-man band who use a special percussion device so they don’t need loopers or backing tracks. Gary serves up vocals, percussion and guitar while Vince brings the hot fireball harmonica.
LOCO LIVE Live Music: Lenny Burridge Trio
Friday, June 24, 5:30 p.m. Lost Barrel Brewing, 36138 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg Details: lostbarrel.com Celebrate Friday with acoustic blues and Americana, classic rock and new rock from Lenny Burridge.
Live Music: Just South of 7
Friday, June 24, 6:30 p.m. MacDowell Brew Kitchen, 202 South St. SE, Leesburg Details: macsbeach.com Just South of 7 brings five decades of rock to Mac’s Beach.
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Lloyd continued from page 27 “It was really hard to make a living at it,” she said. Lloyd found she enjoyed the promotional aspect of being a musician and went to graduate school for communications. “That led to having a ‘real job’ for a long time and leaning into that—and having music take a back seat,” she said. Lloyd moved to the DMV in 2009 for a communications job and now lives in Montgomery County, MD. But a few years ago, she decided it was time to start performing again. Lloyd dipped her toe into the burgeoning Loudoun music scene while visiting favorite wineries. She said she regularly grabbed copies of Get Out Loudoun and reached out to venues one by one, quickly building a solid fan base. But coming out of the pandemic, it was time to take things up a notch. “I suddenly had this urge to write and perform a lot more,” she said. “It’s like I finally had things to say again.” Lloyd recorded “High Road” with noted Loudoun-based producer Jim Ebert, founder of the beloved Cancer Can Rock
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Live Music: David Davol
Saturday, June 25, 1-5 p.m. Maggie Malick Wine Caves, 12138 Harpers Ferry Road, Neersville Details: maggiemalickwinecaves.com Davol is back with folk rock and country favorites from the Eagles to James Taylor.
Live Music: Pete Lapp
Saturday, June 25, 2-5 p.m. Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Road, Hillsboro Details: doukeniewinery.com Singer and guitarist Pete Lapp plays acoustic interpretations of classic and alternative rock favorites.
Live Music: Something’s Brewing
Saturday, June 25, 6 p.m., MacDowell Brew Kitchen, 202 South St. SE, Leesburg Details: macsbeach.com Classic rock, pop and folk, old and new from some of the area’s best musicians.
Live Music: BORH John Prine Tribute
Saturday, June 24, 7-9 p.m. Barns of Rose Hill, 95 Chalmers Court, Berryville Details: barnsofrosehill.org Regional favorites pay tribute to the legendary singer/songwriter. The lineup includes Dave Van Deventer, Morgan Morrison, Melissa Wright, Randy Thompson, Allen Kitselman and Bob Strow. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
nonprofit and continues to play Loudoun shows nearly every weekend. “I have more opportunities than I can handle at this point,” she said. “I feel like I’m out in Loudoun County multiple times a weekend most of the time. … Every time we play, I’ll recognize a handful of people who are there to see me. Sometimes people will sneak in a request for originals, which always means a lot.” Lloyd recently won the 2022 Bernard/ Ebb Songwriting Competition, recognizing top songwriting talent in the DC region. The award includes studio time, so she’s gearing up to crank out some more new material. And the musical momentum inspired her to leave her day job earlier this spring. “I feel like the release of [“High Road”] combined with really leaning in full time into music and the momentum I’ve gained from playing so many shows this year, it’s really the start of something,” Lloyd said. “I’m really excited to see where the next year goes.” Catch Juliet Lloyd Saturday, June 25 at 5 p.m. at Lost Barrel Brewing in Middleburg. “High Road” drops Wednesday, July 6, on streaming platforms. For more information, go to julietlloyd.com. n
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Live Music: Acoustic Moose
Sunday, June 26, 1-5 p.m. Maggie Malick Wine Caves, 12138 Harpers Ferry Road, Neersville Details: maggiemalickwinecaves.com This south-central PA duo with acoustic guitar and dynamic vocal harmonies plays a range of folk rock, blues and classic rock favorites.
Live Music: Jason Masi
Sunday, June 26, 2-5 p.m. Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Road, Hillsboro Details: doukeniewinery.com Folk/rock singer-songwriter and musician Jason Masi is a local favorite with a roots rock/acoustic soul/R&B sound.
Live Music: Thomas Cassell
Sunday, June 26, 3 p.m. B Chord BrewingB Chord Brewing, 34266 Williams Gap Road, Round Hill Details: bchordbrewing.com Mandolin virtuoso Thomas Cassell is a founding member of respected progressive bluegrass group Circus No. 9, now creating fresh, original bluegrass in Nashville. Admission is free.
Live Music: Melissa Quinn Fox
Sunday, June 26, 4:30-8 p.m. MacDowell Brew Kitchen, 202 South St. SE, Leesburg Details: macsbeach.com Wind down the weekend with a smooth blend of country and rock from a local favorite.
Live Music: Strangelove Depeche Mode Experience Saturday, June 25, 8 p.m. Tally Ho Theater, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg Details: tallyhotheater.com
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JUST SOUTH OF 7 Friday, June 24, 6-10 p.m. MacDowell’s Beach macsbeach.com
TURNSTILES - Tribute to the Music of Billy Joel Saturday, June 25, 6-9:30 p.m. Tarara Winery tararaconcerts.com
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Live Music: The Music of Cream
Thursday, June 30, 7 p.m. Tally Ho Theater, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg Details: tallyhotheater.com Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker’s son) and Will Johns (Eric Clapton’s nephew) honor Cream’s landmark Album “Disraeli Gears,” followed by a second set of favorites and rarities from Eric Clapton, Blind Faith and Cream.
GARY JAY & FIREBALL June 25, 7-9 p.m. Leesburg Town Green loudounnow.com/aotg
Tickets are $28 for general admission, $55 for VIP seats.
LIBATIONS Crooked Run’s Totally Rad Ninth Anniversary
Saturday, June 25, noon-8 p.m. Crooked Run Fermentation, 22455 Davis Drive #120, Sterling Details: crookedrunbrewing.com Celebrate nine years of Crooked Run with live music, new beer releases and more.
JOHN PRINE TRIBUTE Saturday, June 25, 7-9 p.m. Barns of Rose Hill barnsofrosehill.org
LOUDOUN PRIDE FESTIVAL Sunday, June 26, 1-8 p.m. Claude Moore Park eqloco.com/pride
Pride in the Vines
THE MUSIC OF CREAM Thursday, June 30, 8 p.m. Tally Ho Theater tallyhotheater.com
Purcellville Details: sunsethillsvineyard.com Sunset Hills Summer Solstice party features live music from Steve George and Friends, food trucks, great wine and a gorgeous view. Tickets are $25 and include a glass of wine.
Saturday, June 25, noon-8 p.m. Forever Farm & Vineyard, 15779 Woodgrove Road, Purcellville Details: foreverfarmandvineyard.com Celebrate Pride with music from the Potomac Fever ensemble from Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, and food for sale from the Roaming Bistro Food Truck.
Summer Solstice at Sunset Hills
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Saturday, June 25, 7-9:30 p.m. Sunset Hills Vineyard, 38295 Fremont Overlook Lane,
The Town of Leesburg’s Award Winning Free Summer Concert Series
Town Green 25 West Market Street Official Radio & Social Media Partner
Official Media Partner
“One of the Summer’s best concert lineups.” -The Washington Post Washingtonian Magazine’s Best Bet for Summer Concerts.
Gary Jay & Fireball Saturday, June 25 7:00 - 8:30 pm Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. No smoking, alcoholic beverages, or pets allowed. In case of inclement weather, the show will be cancelled. For more information, visit www.idalee.org
Ambassadors’ Cup Brings Polo, Pageantry to Morven Park BY NORMAN K. STYER firstname.lastname@example.org
For the first time in more than a decade, teams returned to Morven Park’s grass polo field on Saturday to compete in the revived Ambassadors’ Cup Invitational, while a crowd of well-dressed spectators competed for their own prizes.
The match celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Chief of Protocol trophy, originally created by the U.S. State Department as a tool of international diplomacy, and served to kick off the weekly Polo in the Park series that begins July 9 and continues Saturday nights through the summer. The event enjoyed clear, sunny skies, but strong winds played havoc with the elaborate hats displayed by spectators. Christina Shu, sporting a butterfly-theme hat, took home the top prize in that category. For the men, it was Bernard Mustafa in a seersucker suit who won the dapper dresser award. “It was a beautiful day at Morven Park
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to welcome everyone to the Ambassadors’ Cup Invitational Polo Match. It had been 12 years since our last match was played on the grass field, so we were excited to bring this event back to the community,” Morven Park Executive Director Stacey Metcalfe said. Included in the day of tailgating and romping polo ponies was a visit by the Loudoun Hunt hounds, a trick riding performance by KJM Enterprises, and carriage driving demonstrations by the Piedmont Carriage Club and the USEF Developing Driving team. For information about Morven Park’s summer polo series, go to PoloInThePark.org. n
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Christina Shu, sporting a butterfly-theme hat, took home the top prize in that category. For the men, it was Bernard Mustafa in a seersucker suit who won the dapper dresser award.
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LOCO CULTURE Tales & Ales Storytelling Show Friday, June 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Old Ox Brewery, 44652 Guilford Drive, Ashburn Details: novatalesandales.com This month’s storytelling theme is “Lived to Tell the Tale.” Hear tales from seven powerhouse storytellers (including Loudoun Now’s own Renss Greene) with the hilarious Carol Moore as emcee and live music from local Wane Helge. Tickets are $20. Proceeds benefit the Arc of Loudoun.
Banshee Reeks Pollinator Festival Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road, Leesburg Details: bansheereeksnp.org Celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them in honor of National Pollinator Week. The event features hands-on demonstrations, hayrides and fun learning activities for the whole family.
Loudoun Museum 1758 Proof Walking Tour Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26, 3-4 p.m. Loudoun Museum, 16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg Details: loudounmuseum.org Join the Loudoun Museum for a walking tour of downtown Leesburg covering 300 years of the storied history of brewing, taverns and alcohol in Loudoun. The tour covers taverns and ordinaries during the Early Republic period, the controversies and conspiracies surrounding spirits into the Prohibition era and contemporary brewing in Loudoun. Tickets are $7.50.
History Talk: Lafayette’s Farewell Tour Sunday, June 26, 2-4 p.m. Lovettsville Town Hall, 4 East Pennsylvania Ave., Lovettsville Details: lovettsvillehistoricalsociety.org The Lovettsville Historical Society hosts Dr. Patricia L. Maclay who will discuss the Marquis de Lafayette’s triumphal 1824-25 tour of the United States as the “guest of the nation.” Dr. Maclay will also share plans for the bicentennial celebration of Lafayette’s tour slated for 2024 and 2025.
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JUNE 23, 2022
Legal Notices ORDER OF PUBLICATION
Mary Bodmer Lee Mary Bodmer Lee of Aldie, VA passed away on June 1, 2022 at the age of 85. Born December 7, 1936 in Aldie, VA, to John Perry and Eva Grimes Bodmer. Mary graduated from the first class of Loudoun County High School in 1955. She worked for the Navy Department until the birth of her first child. Later she worked at the Aldie Elementary School and retired after 30 years there, touching the lives of hundreds of students, parents and teachers. She also worked at The Middleburg Bank, part time for over 42 years and was known by all as the smiling face at the drive thru. She was a lifelong member and supporter of the Aldie United Methodist Church and a longtime member of the Aldie Horticultural Society. Her passions included spending as much time as possible with family and friends, flower and vegetable gardening, baking, cooking and preserving jellies, jams and vegetables. She was famous locally for her preserves, pickles and rolls. She loved to prepare Sunday dinner for her family every Sunday without exception until she moved into assisted living. Mary is survived by her daughter, Brenda Childress; son David Lee, brother John “Pete” Bodmer; nieces and nephews, Russell Furr, John Bodmer, Ruth Anne Rowland, Julia Edwards, George “Bill” Bodmer, Robert “Bob” Bodmer, and sister-in-law Inge Bodmer. She is predeceased by her sister, Sally Furr, brother-in-law Wilbur “Billy” Furr, brother George “Bill” Bodmer and sister-in-law Ruthie Bodmer. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Aldie United Methodist Church, www.aldieumc.org.
, of Richmond, Virginia, passed away Monday, June 13th, 2022. He was 95 years old. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two children, Frederic Lord Taylor Jr. and Jaquelin Taylor Bishof, and her husband, Mark Christopher Bishof; and three grandchildren, Katherine, Jaquelin and Rebecca Bishof. Funeral services are private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Episcopal Church, River Road, Richmond, Virginia. passed away suddenly on June 10, 2022 after a relatively short illness. He is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years Dana Long-Gould, and the family of his two children, Jerry and Hanh, and Charles Junior, grandchildren Megan and Vy, as well as many good friends and dear acquaintances. Although we are saddened by this loss, we know his deep faith has brought him to a much better place where we will one day meet again. A viewing was on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 10:30am-11am with a service following at 11am at Loudoun Funeral Chapel & Crematory 158 Catoctin Cir SE, Leesburg, VA 20175. Memorial gifts can be made in his name to the Navy Relief Society of Arlington, Virginia. Full military burial honors would be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date to be announced when finalized. (57) passed away on Saturday, June 11th, 2022. Sherry was survived by her husband, Scott, son, Michael Frye, step-son Brian Riley (Alina), grandson, Jameson, mother, Bonnie Whetsell, and preceded in death by her father, Mike Whetsell. She was also survived by her brother, Wayne Whetsell (Michele) and her nieces & nephew (Madelyn, Morgan, Meghan, and Zach). Viewing was June 22 from 10am-1pm with funeral service starting at 1pm at Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg, VA with interment at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and/or American Heart Association. , age 80, of Leesburg, VA died on June 15th, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Linda; his three sons Craig (Julie) of Huntsville, AL, Chris (Kim) of Ashburn, VA, and Brian (Teresa) of Manassas, VA; his three brothers Charlie of Richmond, VA, Larry (Pat) of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Perry (Gianna) of Sandston, VA; six grandchildren and six Great-grandchildren. A memorial service for Earl was held last Thursday, 10:30am at Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg, VA.
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA VA. CODE § 1-211.1; 8.01-316, -317, 20-104 Case No.:
22-2470 LOUDOUN COUNTY Circuit Court
18 East Market St., Leesburg VA 20176 Christopher Kasean King v. Name change
PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) The Town of Leesburg will accept bids electronically via the Commonwealth’s e-procurement website (www.eva.virginia. gov), until 4:00 p.m. on July 14, 2022 for the following:
IFB NO. 20005-FY22-48 POTOMAC CROSSING PARK TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS The Town is soliciting bids from qualified contractors to provide construction of cementtreated aggregate trail, concrete sidewalk and pad, wooden fence, and miscellaneous site work and all incidentals related thereto. For additional information, visit http://www.leesburgva.gov/bidboard 6/23/22
The object of this suit is to change name to Christopher Rasean King Peterson. It is ORDERED that the Charles Ricardo King appear at the above-named court and protect his interests on or before July 15, 2022 at 2PM. 6/2, 6/9, 6/16 & 6/23
ORDER OF PUBLICATION COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA VA. CODE § 8.01-316 Case No.:
Loudoun Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Commonwealth of Virginia, in re Alexander Beers Loudoun County Department of Family Services /v. John Beers, putative father The object of this suit is to hold a dispositional hearing for child in need of services case, pursuant to Virginia Code § 16.1-278.4 and to review the initial Foster Care Plan pursuant to Virginia Code § 16.1-281 for Alexander Beers. It is ORDERED that the defendant John Beers appear at the above-named Court and protect his or her interests on or before July 1, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. 6/2, 6/9, 6/16, & 6/23/22
ORDER OF PUBLICATION
PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) The Town of Leesburg will accept bids electronically via the Commonwealth’s e-procurement website (www.eva.virginia. gov), until 3:00 p.m. on August 17, 2022 for the following:
IFB NO. 20001-FY22-36 POLICE STATION EXPANSION The Town of Leesburg, Virginia is requesting sealed bids from qualified Bidders to provide construction services for the Police Station Expansion project. Work includes construction services, including, but not limited to the construction of the building addition, the renovation of the existing main building, HVAC work on the Support Building, site work and all incidentals related thereto. For additional information, visit: http://www.leesburgva.gov/bidboard 6/23/22
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA Virginia Code § 8.01-316
Case No.: JJJ045837-02-00; JJ045838-02-00; JJ045839-02-00; JJ045840-02-00; JJ04584102-00; JJ045842-02-00 Loudoun Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Commonwealth of Virginia, in re Zubayer Rafik Ekren, Sumeyyah Nadiya Ekren, Asiyeh Hanan Ekren, Khadija Ulka Ekren, Fatima Zahra Ekren and Osama Othman Ekren Loudoun County Department of Family Services /v. Unknown Father(s) The object of this suit is to hold a foster care review hearing and review of foster care plan pursuant to Virginia Code § 16.1-282 and 16.1-281 for Zubayer Rafik Ekren, Sumeyyah Nadiya Ekren, Asiyeh Hanan Ekren, Khadija Ulka Ekren, Fatima Zahra Ekren and Osama Othman Ekren It is ORDERED that the defendant, Unknown Father(s) appear at the above-named Court and protect his or her interests on or before July 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. 6/9. 6/16, 6/23 & 6/30/22
JUNE 23, 2022
Legal Notices LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETINGS A series of community meetings are being scheduled by Loudoun County Public Schools’ Department of Support Services to provide a forum to share information on funded, planned, and proposed school capital projects across the county. To focus the discussion and public involvement, each meeting will include a general overview of the Fiscal Year 2023 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and Capital Asset Preservation Program (CAPP) budgets and then spotlight on a specific geographic area of Loudoun. The first three meetings will be in June. Additional community meetings for other areas of the county will be scheduled and announced. Date & Time
Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:00 p.m.
Brambleton Middle School (23070 Learning Cir, Ashburn)
Thursday, June 23, 2022 6:00 p.m.
Park View High School (400 W Laurel Ave, Sterling)
Thursday, June 30, 2002 6:00 p.m.
Loudoun County High School (415 Dry Mill Rd SW, Leesburg)
Dulles North Area (General Description: North of Rt 50, East of Goose Creek, South of Rt 267, West of Rt 28)
Eastern Loudoun Area (General Description: North/East of Rt 28, South of Potomac River, West of Fairfax County) Central Loudoun/Leesburg Area (General Description: North/West of Goose Creek, East of Catoctin Mountain Ridgeline, South of Potomac River)
VIRGINIA: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF LOUDOUN COUNTY IN RE: ESTATE OF HARRY RUSSELL GRAY ) FIDUCIARY 19616 SHOW CAUSE ORDER AGAINST DISTRIBUTION It appearing that the Personal Representative has petitioned this Court to enter a Rule to Show Cause against Distribution; that the debts and demands against is estate has been filed, that the First and Final Account has been filed with the Commissioner of Accounts, and the six months have elapsed since the qualification, on Motion of the said Personal Representatives; It is ORDERED that the creditors of, and all others interested in, the Estate do show cause, if any they can, on the 22nd day of July, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. before this Court in its Courtroom, against the payment and delivery of the Estate of Harry Russell Gray, deceased, to the payees without refunding bonds.
PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) The Town of Leesburg will accept bids electronically via the Commonwealth’s e-procurement website (www.eva.virginia.gov), until 3:00 p.m. on July 19, 2022 for the following:
IFB NO. 500630-FY22-18 RE-BID KENNETH B. ROLLINS WATER FILTRATION PLANT (WFP) FILTERS 1 AND 2 REHABILITATION RE-BID The Town is soliciting bids from qualified contractors to provide rehabilitation of two filter underdrain systems at the Town’s Kenneth B. Rollins Water Treatment Plant and all incidentals related thereto. For additional information, visit: http://www.leesburgva.gov/bidboard
6/16 & 6/23/22
Subsequently, each meeting presentation will be posted on the Loudoun County Public Schools website: https://www.lcps.org/Page/81470.
LOUDOUN COUNTY WILL BE ACCEPTING SEALED COMPETITIVE BIDS FOR:
Those who need translation/interpretation assistance or a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability in order to participate meaningfully in the community meetings should contact the Support Services office at least three (3) days prior to the specific meeting.
SHAW ROAD WIDENING & DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, IFB No. 515782 until prior to 4:00 p.m., local “Atomic Time”, July 20, 2022.
Kevin L. Lewis, Chief Operations Officer Loudoun County Public Schools, Department of Support Services 21000 Education Court Ashburn, Virginia 20148 Telephone: 571-252-1385 Email: LCPSPLAN@LCPS.ORG 6/9/22, 6/16/22, 6/23/22
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA VA. CODE § 1-211.1; 8.01-316, -317, 20-104
CL21004658-00 LOUDOUN COUNTY Circuit Court
18 East Market St., Leesburg VA 20176 Kimdara, LLC v Kevin Falkner, et al. The object of this suit is to seek monetary relief and equitable relief to address the wrongdoings of Defendants. It is ORDERED that Kevin Falkner appear at the above-named court and protect his interests on or before August 5, 2022 @ 10:00 a.m. 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 & 7/7/22
WHEN CALLING, PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU NEED ANY REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION FOR ANY TYPE OF DISABILITY IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCUREMENT. 6/23/22
TOWN OF LEESBURG NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT SESSION LEESBURG POLICE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS
ORDER OF PUBLICATION Case No.:
Solicitation forms may be obtained 24 hours a day by visiting our web site at www.loudoun.gov/procurement. If you do not have access to the Internet, call (703) 777-0403, M - F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Green Tree Corp., trading as The Green Tree, 15 S. King Street, Leesburg VA 20175 The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA AlCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL (ABC) AUTHORITY for a Mixed Alcoholic Beverage license to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages. Fabian Saeidi Note: Objections to the issuance of this license must be submitted to ABC no later than 30 days from the publishing date of the first of two required newspaper legal notices. Objections should be registered at www.abc.virginia.gov or 800-552-3200. 6/23 & 6/30/22
The Leesburg Town Council will hold a public input session on: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA at which time the public shall have the right to present oral and written testimony on the recommendations of the Leesburg Police Task Force, which presented its final report to the Town Council in April 2022. A copy of the task force report is available from the Clerk of Council, located in Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.); or by calling Eileen Boeing, Clerk of Council, at 703-771-2733. At this input session, all persons desiring to express their views concerning these matters will be heard. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact the Clerk of Council at 703-771-2733, three days in advance of the meeting. For TTY/TDD service, use the Virginia Relay Center by dialing 711. 6/23/22
JUNE 23, 2022
Legal Notices PUBLIC HEARING The LOUDOUN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS will hold a public hearing in the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Room, County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Leesburg, Virginia, at 6:00 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2022, in order to consider: PROPOSED CONVEYANCE OF COUNTY PROPERTY Grant of Easement to Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative 41975 Loudoun Center Place Pursuant to Virginia Code §15.2-1800 et seq., the Board of Supervisors shall consider granting a 15-foot wide easement and right-of-way to the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative through and across a portion of County property known as the Government Support Center Campus and Phillip A. Bolen Memorial Park for the purpose of installing, laying, constructing, operating, repairing, altering and maintaining underground conduit and cable lines for transmitting and distributing electric power, and for telephone, television and other communication purposes, and such easement will service the planned mixed-use development known as Tuscarora Crossing. The subject property is located on the east side of Sycolin Road (Route 625) and north of Cochran Mill Road (Route 653) near the intersection of Kincaid Boulevard and Cross Trail Boulevard at 41975 Loudoun Center Place, Leesburg, Virginia, in the Catoctin Election District. The subject property is more particularly described as PIN: 191-16-9866. Copies of the draft deed and exhibit showing the location of the above-listed conveyance, and associated documents, are available for review and may be examined at the Loudoun County Government Center, Information Desk, 1st Floor, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Leesburg, Virginia, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or call (703) 777-0200. Documents also may be viewed and downloaded electronically 72 hours in advance of the public hearing at: www.loudoun.gov/bosdocuments (for Public Hearing documents, follow the link for “Board of Supervisors Business Meetings, Public Hearings and Special Meetings”).
ZMAP-2020-0012 & SPEX-2021-0020 MOUNTAIN VIEW RESIDENTIAL (Zoning Map Amendment & Special Exception)
43500 Mountain View Dr LLC, of Brambleton, Virginia, and 43474 Mountainviewdr LLC, of Chantilly, Virginia, have submitted applications for the following: 1) to rezone approximately 6.33 acres from the CR-1 (Countryside Residential - 1) zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance to the R-8 ADU (Single Family Residential - 8, ADU Development Regulations) zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance in order to develop 41 Single Family Attached residential units, at a density of approximately 6.5 dwelling units per acre; and 2) A Special Exception to permit the modification of the minimum yard requirements for ADU developments in the R-8 ADU zoning district from 15 feet to 10 feet. These applications are subject to the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance and the proposed modification of the minimum yard requirements for ADU developments in the R-8 ADU zoning district is authorized by Special Exception under Section 7-803(C)(4). The subject property is located within the AI (Airport Impact) Overlay District, between the Ldn 60-65 aircraft noise contours and is also located within the QN (Quarry Notification) Overlay District, Chantilly Crush Stone Note Area. The subject property is approximately 6.33 acres in size and is located on the north side of Mountain View Drive (Route 834), west of Poland Road (Route 742) and south of Savoy Woods Court (Route 2290) in the Dulles Election District. The subject property is more particularly described as: PIN
43500 Mountain View Drive, Chantilly, Virginia
43474 and 43494 Mountain View Drive, Chantilly, Virginia
The area is governed by the policies of the Loudoun County 2019 General Plan (Suburban Policy Area (Suburban Neighborhood Place Type)) which designate this area for predominately Residential uses on medium-to-large lots with a residential density up to four dwelling units per acres, or up to six units per acre for infill development, and a total non-residential Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of up to 1.0.
to one (1) dwelling units per 20 acres.
SPEX-2021-0039 ASHBURN CORPORATE CENTER HOTELS (Special Exception)
EH19, LLC of Arlington, Virginia has submitted an application for a Special Exception to modify the Conditions of Approval and Special Exception Plat associated with SPEX-1998-0016 (Ashburn Corporate Center L 4 and 5), in order to increase the maximum number of hotel rooms from 240 to 244 within the PD-IP (Planned Development – Industrial Park) zoning district. This application is subject to the 1972 Zoning Ordinance, and the proposed use is listed as a Special Exception use under Sections 722.214.171.124 and 607.2.4. The subject property is located within the Route 28 Taxing District, Corridor Business (CB) Optional Overlay, and located within the AI (Airport Impact) Overlay District, between the Ldn 60-65 aircraft noise contours. The subject property is approximately 7.16 acres in size and is located on the north side of Waxpool Road (Route 625), west of Loudoun County Parkway (Route 607) and east of Smith Switch Road (Route 1950), at 44610 Waxpool Drive, Ashburn, Virginia, in the Broad Run Election District. The subject property is more particularly described as PIN: 061-37-8938. The area is governed by the polices of the Loudoun County 2019 General Plan (Suburban Policy Area (Suburban Employment Place Type)), which supports a broad array of employment uses up to a 1.0 floor area ratio (FAR).
ZMAP-2021-0007, ZMOD-2021-0025, ZMOD-2021-0026, ZMOD-2021-0027 & ZMOD-2021-0028 INNOVATION MULTIFAMILY (Zoning Map Amendment & Zoning Modifications)
Greystar Development East, LLC of McLean, Virginia, has submitted an application to rezone approximately 4.8 acres from the R-1 (Single Family Residential) zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance to the PD-TC (Planned Development – Town Center) zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance in order to develop a maximum of 415 attached multifamily dwelling units at a proposed maximum density of 86.46 dwelling units per acre. The applicant also requests the following Zoning Ordinance modification(s): ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION
Reduce the PD-TC minimum zoning district size from 30 acres to 4 acres.
§4-802, PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Size, Location, and Components.
Allow the Town Center Core to be located within 10,000 feet of another Town Center Core.
§4-802(A), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Size, Location and Components, Town Center Core.
Eliminate the requirement for vertically integrated buildings.
§4-802(A), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Size, Location and Components, Town Center Core.
Reduce the Town Center Core minimum size from 10 acres to four acres.
§4-805(A)(3)(a), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Lot Requirements, Town Center Core, Yards, Front.
Increase the maximum front yard setback from 25 feet to 35 feet.
§4-805(C)(2), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Lot Requirements, Other yard requirements, Adjacent to Other Districts.
Reduce the minimum building and parking setback from 20 feet to 15 feet.
SPEX-2021-0052 & CMPT-2021-0013 MDS EQUINE CENTER (Special Exception & Commission Permit)
Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc. of Blacksburg, Virginia, has submitted applications for the following: 1) a Special Exception for termination of non-conforming status of the public utilities provided by the Town of Leesburg serving the animal hospital use in the AR-1 (Agriculture Rural–1) zoning district; and 2) Commission approval to permit the extension of Town of Leesburg municipal sewer and water lines to serve an expansion of the animal hospital. These applications are subject to the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance, and a non-conforming use or structure may be deemed to be in conformity with the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance and allowed to continue and to expand as a lawfully existing use or structure through the issuance of Special Exception approval in accordance with Section 1-405. The subject property is located within the LOD (Limestone Overlay District) and is also located partially within the FOD (Floodplain Overlay District). The subject property is approximately 197.99 acres in size and is located on the east side of the intersection of Old Waterford Road, NW and Fairview Street, NW, at 17690 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg, Virginia, in the Catoctin Election District. The property is more particularly described as PIN: 229-27-9023. The area is governed by the policies of the Loudoun County 2019 General Plan (Rural Policy Area (Rural North Place Type)), which designate this area for Agricultural and Agricultural Supportive uses with limited Residential, Rural Business, and Tourism uses at a recommended density up
§4-802, PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Size, Location, and Components.
and Reduce the minimum setback for outdoor storage and loading from 35 feet to 5 feet.
§4-806(A), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Building Requirements, Lot Coverage.
Eliminate the 0.80 maximum lot coverage requirement in the Town Center Fringe.
§4-806(B)(1)(a), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Building Requirements, Building Height, Town Center Core, Maximum Height.
Increase the maximum building height from 60 feet to 85 feet.
§4-808(A)(2), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Land Use Arrangement, Generally.
Eliminate the requirement for a town green.
§4-808(A)(3), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Land Use Arrangement, Generally.
Allow for a maximum of up to 100% of the total gross floor area to be devoted to residential use.
§4-808(A)(4), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Land Use Arrangement, Generally.
Eliminate the requirement for civic or public uses.
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§4-808(A)(5), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Land Use Arrangement, Generally.
Eliminate the requirement for on-street parking.
§4-808(A)(8), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Land Use Arrangement, Generally.
Eliminate the requirement for 12 foot sidewalks in the Town Center Core.
§4-808(A)(11), PD-TC Planned Development – Town Center, Land Use Arrangement, Generally.
Eliminate the requirement for above grade parking structures to be compatible with nearby building architecture.
§4-808(B)(1), PD-TC Planned Development –Town Center, Land Use Arrangement, Town Center Core.
Eliminate the requirement for blocks in the Town Center Core.
§4-808(B)(2), PD-TC Planned Development –Town Center, Land Use Arrangement, Town Center Core.
Eliminate the requirement for block frontages to be occupied by pedestrian oriented businesses on the ground floor.
§4-808(D), PD-TC Planned Development –Town Center, Land Use Arrangement, Access from Major Roads.
Allow the primary access to the district to be from a residential neighborhood street.
§5-1102(D) and Table 5-1102, Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements, Number of Parking and Loading Spaces Required, Parking and Loading Requirement by Use.
Reduce the parking requirements to 1.25 parking spaces per unit.
§5-1303(A)(1), Tree Planting and Replacement, Canopy Requirements, Site Planning.
Allow the 10% tree canopy requirement to be calculated based on the land area of the property in lieu of the limits of the rezoning.
§5-1403(B) Landscaping, Buffer Yards, Screening, and Landscape Plans, Road Corridor Buffers and Setbacks, Road Corridor Buffers and Setbacks Matrix, Table 5-1403 (B).
Reduce the required building setback from 75 feet to 20 feet and the required parking setback from 35 feet to 15 feet along Innovation Avenue and Davis Drive. and Allow for a Buffer Type 1 along Innovation Avenue and Davis Drive in lieu of a Buffer Type 2.
§5-1403(D) Landscaping, Buffer Yards, Screening, and Landscape Plans, Road Corridor Buffers and Setbacks, Road Corridor Buffer Width and Plant Requirements, Table 5-1403(D).
Reduce the Type 1 required road corridor buffer width from 10 feet to eight feet.
§5-1404(B) Landscaping, Buffer Yards, Screening, and Landscape Plans, Buffer Yards, Use Buffer Yard Matrix, Table 5-1404(B).
Eliminate the buffer requirements along the northern property line.
The subject property is located within the Route 28 Taxing District and within the AI (Airport Impact) Overlay District outside of but within one (1) mile of the Ldn 60 aircraft noise contours, within the QN (Quarry Notification) Overlay District- Loudoun Note Area, and partially within the FOD (Floodplain Overlay District). The subject property is approximately 7.11 acres in size and is located north of Innovation Avenue (Route 209) and east of Sully Road (Route 28), in the Broad Run Election District. The subject property is more particularly described as PIN 035-27-7033. The area is governed by the policies of the Loudoun County 2019 General Plan (Urban Policy Area (Urban Transit Center Place Type)) which designate this area for a range of Residential, Retail, Office, Entertainment, and Community Activity uses at a recommended Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of up to 2.0.
ZRTD-2021-0008 & SPEX-2021-0040 1501 MORAN ROAD
(Zoning Conversion in the Route 28 Taxing District & Special Exception) 1501 Moran Road Development LLC of Washington, District of Columbia has submitted applications for the following: 1) to rezone 7.65 acres from the PD-IP (Planned Development – Industrial Park) zoning district under the 1993 Zoning Ordinance to the PD-IP zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance, in order to permit all principal and accessory uses permitted in the PD-IP zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance, at a maximum Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 0.60 (up to 1.0 by Special Exception); and 2) a Special Exception to permit an increase in the maximum FAR from 0.60 to 1.0 for data center and associated uses. The subject property is located within the Route 28 Taxing District, and the AI (Airport Impact) Overlay District outside of but within one (1) mile of the Ldn 60 aircraft noise contours. The subject property is approximately 7.65 acres in size and is located on the south side of the intersection of Moran Road (Route 634) and Broderick Drive (Route 1070) and on the east side of the intersection of Moran Road (Route 634) and Acacia Lane (Route 865) in the Broad Run Election District. The Subject Property is more particularly described as PIN: 045-46-5016. The area is governed by the policies of the 2019 General Plan (Suburban Policy Area (Suburban Employment Place Type) which designate this area for Office, Production, Flex Space, and Warehousing uses at up to 1.0 Floor Area Ratio.
APPROVAL OF A BOUNDARY LINE AGREEMENT TO CHANGE THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN LOUDOUN COUNTY, VIRGINIA, AND THE TOWN OF ROUND HILL, VIRGINIA Pursuant to Virginia Code §15.2-3106 et seq., the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors hereby provides notice of its intention to approve a Boundary Line Agreement with the Town of Round Hill, Virginia, (“Town”) to change the existing boundary line between Loudoun County, Virginia, (“County”) and the Town. The proposed boundary line change would incorporate into the municipal limits of the Town a land area containing 125.47 acres, more or less, being all of the property identified in the table below, plus a Virginia Department of Transportation parcel identified as 35435 Harry Byrd Highway, and a portion of Harry Flood Byrd Highway (Route 7). The new location of the boundary line between the County and the Town would correspond generally to a line extending westerly from a point located along the Town’s northwestern boundary, which point also is located along the northeastern corner of a parcel owned by the Loudoun County Public Schools (PIN 584-28-9179), westerly along the parcel’s northern boundary, to the southeastern boundary of a parcel owned by Loudoun County School Board (PIN 584-38-6516), then northerly to the parcel’s northeastern boundary, then westerly and northwesterly along the southern right-of-way of Pickett Road (Route 1311) to the northern boundary of a parcel owned by Loudoun County School Board (PIN 584-38-2815), then generally westerly along the boundary of PIN 584-38-2815 to the parcel’s northwestern boundary, then southerly along the parcel’s western boundary, to the northern boundary of PIN 584-27-9883 and then westerly along the parcel’s northern boundary to the parcels northwestern point, then southerly along the parcel’s western boundary to the northwestern point of PIN 584-27-3688, then easterly along the northern boundary of PIN 584-27-3688 to the parcel’s northeastern point, then southerly to the northern boundary of 584-27-3147 and then southerly across Walraven Way to the northern boundary of PIN 584-17-9082 and then westerly along the parcel’s northern boundary to the parcel’s northwestern point, then southerly along the western boundary of PIN 584-17-9082 to the northwestern point of PIN 584-17-7032 and then easterly along the northern boundary of PINs 584-17-7032 and 584-17-8435 to the northeastern point of PIN 584-17-8435 and then south along the parcel’s eastern boundary to the parcel’s southeastern point, then crossing Simpsons Creek Road (Route 1158) to the roadway’s southern edge and extending southwesterly to the southeastern point of PIN 585-45-5313, then extending southwesterly along the southern boundary of PIN 585-45-5313 to the southeastern point of PIN 585-45-1906, and then extending north-northwesterly, northwesterly, and westerly to a point where the boundary extends southwesterly to the parcel’s western point, then extending southeasterly to a point and then southerly along the western boundaries of PINs 585-45-1906 and 610-30-6565, crossing Harry Flood Byrd Highway (Route 7) to the northwestern point of PIN 610-30-7924 and then extending northeasterly along the northern boundary of PIN 610-30-7924, crossing Stoneleigh Drive (Route 1330) to the northwestern point of PIN 585-352635 and extending northeasterly along the northern boundaries of PINs 585-35-2635 and 585-27-2235, 585-47-4718, 585-47-9130, 585-48-0233, 585-48-1235, 585-48-2237, 585-48-3337, 585-48-4337, and 585-48-5438 to the parcel’s northeastern point, then crossing Route 7 to the southeastern point of PIN 585-48-2279 and then extending northerly to the southeastern point of PIN 584-18-6013 and then west to a point and then northwesterly to the southern point of PIN 585-48-1892 and then northeasterly along the eastern boundary of PIN 585-48-1892 to the parcel’s northern boundary, then extending easterly along the northern boundary of 584-18-6013 and crossing Mystic Lane (Route 1161) to the northwestern point of PIN 584-18-9118 and extending southwesterly along the parcel’s western boundary to the parcel’s southwestern point, then easterly to the parcel’s southeastern point, then extending northerly to the existing Town boundary and then following the existing western Town boundary northwesterly and then northerly, crossing West Loudoun Street (Route 7 Business) and following the existing western Town boundary to the northwestern point of PIN 584-18-9751, then extending easterly along the northern boundary of PINs 584-18-9751, 584-19-1251, and 584-19-3086 to the existing western Town boundary extending northerly along the eastern boundaries of PINs 584-29-4402-001 and 584-29-0920, the western edge of High Street (Route T1301), and through PIN 584-28-9179 to the parcel’s northeastern point, which is also the point of beginning. The Subject Properties to be incorporated into the Town are located adjacent to generally to the western side of the current municipal limits of the Town, in the Blue Ridge Election District, and are depicted on the below map. PIN
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Legal Notices VIRGINIA: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF LOUDOUN COUNTY RE: ESTATE OF KENNETTA PETERS RUSS, deceased ) PROBATE FILE NO. 19431 SHOW CAUSE ORDER IT APPEARING THAT a report of the account of Kennetta Peters Russ, as Executor of the Estate of Kennetta Peters Russ (the “Estate”) and of the debts and demands against the Estate has been filed in the Clerk’s office and that six months has elapsed since his qualification, on motion of such Executor; IT IS ORDERED that the creditors, beneficiaries and all other interested parties in the Estate do show cause, if any they can, on July 15, 2022, at 9 a.m., before this Court at its Courtroom against the payment and delivery of the Estate to the creditors, claimants and beneficiaries in the amounts stated in the accounting filed with the Clerk of the Loudoun County Circuit Court.
ORDER OF PUBLICATION 6/23 & 6/30 COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA VA. CODE § 8.01-316 Case No.:
Loudoun Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Commonwealth of Virginia, in re Joseph Kevin O’Brien Loudoun County Department of Family Services /v. Patrick Kevin O’Brien The object of this suit is to hold a foster care review hearing and review of foster care plan pursuant to Virginia Code §§ 16.1-282 and 16.1-281 for Joseph Kevin O’Brien. It is ORDERED that the defendant Patrick Kevin O’Brien appear at the above-named Court and protect his or her interests on or before July 27, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. 6/23, 6/30, 7/7 & 7/14
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NOTICE OF IMPOUNDMENT OF ABANDONED VEHICLES This notice is to inform the owner and any person having a security interest in their right to reclaim the motor vehicle herein described within 15 days after the date of storage charges resulting from placing the vehicle in custody, and the failure of the owner or persons having security interests to exercise their right to reclaim the vehicle within the time provided shall be deemed a waiver by the owner, and all persons having security interests of all right, title and interest in the vehicle, and consent to the sale of the abandoned motor vehicle at a public auction. This notice shall also advise the owner of record of his or her right to contest the determination by the Sheriff that the motor vehicle was “abandoned,” as provided in Chapter 630.08 of the Loudoun County Ordinance, by requesting a hearing before the County Administrator in writing. Such written request for a hearing must be made within 15 days of the notice. YR.
Unless otherwise noted in the above notices, copies of the above-referenced amendments, applications, ordinances, and/or plans and related documents may be examined by request at the Loudoun County Government Center, Information Desk, 1st Floor, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Leesburg, Virginia, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or call 703-7770246 (option 5) to request hard copies or electronic copies, or electronically at www.loudoun.gov/lola. This link also provides an additional opportunity for public input on active applications. Documents also may be viewed and downloaded electronically 72 hours in advance of the public hearing at: www.loudoun.gov/bosdocuments (for Public Hearing documents, follow the link for “Board of Supervisors Business Meetings, Public Hearings and Special Meetings”). In addition, for detailed instructions on how to access documents using LOLA, to request that documents be emailed to you, to receive physical copies of documents, or to arrange a time to view the file at the Loudoun County Government Center, please email DPZ@loudoun.gov or call 703-777-0246 (option 5). Board of Supervisors public hearings are available for live viewing on television on Comcast Government Channel 23 and Verizon FiOS Channel 40, and livestreamed at loudoun.gov/meetings. All members of the public who desire to speak will be heard as to their views pertinent to these matters. Public input may be provided by electronic means at Board public hearings. Members of the public who wish to provide public input, whether electronically or in person, will be accommodated without advanced sign-up during the hearing, however, members of the public are strongly encouraged to sign-up in advance. For this public hearing, advanced sign-up will be taken after 8:30 a.m. on June 30, 2022, and no later than 12:00 p.m. on July 13, 2022. If you wish to sign-up in advance, call the Office of the County Administrator at (703) 777-0200. Citizens will also have the option to sign-up during the public hearing. Citizens may also submit written comments by email sent to email@example.com. Any written comments received prior to the public hearing will be distributed to Board members and made part of the minutes for the public hearing. Hearing assistance is available for meetings in the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Room. If you require any type of reasonable accommodation as a result of a physical, sensory or mental disability to participate in this meeting, please contact the Office of the County Administrator at 703-777-0200. At least one business day of advance notice is requested; some accommodations may require more than one day of notice. FM Assistive Listening System is available at the meetings. BY ORDER OF:
PHYLLIS RANDALL, CHAIR LOUDOUN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
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TOWN OF LEESBURG NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LEESBURG TOWN CODE AMENDMENT CHAPTER 32 (TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES); ARTICLE IV (OPERATION OF VEHICLES GENERALLY); SECTION 32-122 (DESIGNATION OF PUBLIC STREETS IN TOWN FOR GOLF CART OPERATION) In accordance with Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended, sections 15.2-1102; 15.2-1427, 46.2-916.1, 46.2-916.2, and 46.2-916.3, the Leesburg Town Council will hold a public hearing on: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers of Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA at which time the public shall have the right to present oral and written testimony on the proposed amendment to Town Code Section 32-122 (Designation of Public Streets in Town for Golf Cart Operation) to consider an expansion to the area where commercial shuttle golf carts may operate and the number of golf carts on the road at the same time. A copy of the proposed ordinance is available from the Clerk of Council, located in Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.); or by calling Eileen Boeing, Clerk of Council, at 703-771-2733. At this hearing, all persons desiring to express their views concerning these matters will be heard. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact the Clerk of Council at 703-771-2733, three days in advance of the meeting. For TTY/TDD service, use the Virginia Relay Center by dialing 711. 6/16 & 6/23/22
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Legal Notices PUBLIC HEARING The LOUDOUN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing in the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Room on the first floor of the County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Leesburg, Virginia, on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. to consider the following: ZMAP-2021-0012 COMPASS CREEK SECTION 4 (Zoning Map Amendment) Leesburg Commercial LC of Fairfax, Virginia has submitted an application to rezone approximately 10.03 acres from the PD-CC(SC) (Planned Development – Commercial Center – Small Regional Center) zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance to the PD-IP (Planned Development – Industrial Park) zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance in order to permit all principal and accessory uses permitted in the PD-IP zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance, at a maximum Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 0.60 (up to 1.0 by Special Exception). The subject property is located within the AI (Airport Impact) Overlay District, outside of but within one (1) mile of the Ldn 60 aircraft noise contour and the Limestone Overlay District. The subject property is approximately 10.03acres in size and is located south of Battlefield Parkway on the east side of the Dulles Greenway (Route 276) and the west side of Compass Creek Parkway in the Catoctin Election District. The subject property is more particularly described as PIN: 234-38-2596. The area is governed by the policies of the 2019 General Plan (Leesburg Joint Management Area (Leesburg Joint Land Management Area Employment Place Type)) which designate this area for a range of light and General Industry uses at a recommended FAR of up to 1.0. ZCPA-2021-0006 MERRITT AT ASHBROOK LOT 4 (Zoning Concept Plan Amendment) Merritt-AB4, LLC of Baltimore, Maryland, has submitted an application to amend the existing proffers and concept development plan (“CDP”) approved with ZMAP-19940012 in order to reduce the building setback from Route 7 from 300 feet to 200 feet so that an additional 34,000 square-foot building can be constructed on the property. The property is currently developed with a 72,492 square foot, two-story office building with associated surface parking. The resulting change would increase the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) from approximately 0.24 to 0.35. The subject property is located within the Planned Development – Industrial Park (PD-IP) zoning district and within the AI (Airport Impact) Overlay District outside of but within one (1) mile of the Ldn 60 noise contour. This application is subject to the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance. The subject property is approximately 7.07 acres in size and is located south of Harry Byrd Highway (Route 2020) and on the east side of Ashbrook Place in the Broad Run Election District. The subject property is more particularly described as PIN: 057-47-2346 with an address of 2009 Ashbrook Place, Ashburn, Virginia. The area is governed by the policies of the Loudoun County 2019 Comprehensive Plan (Suburban Policy Area (Suburban Mixed Use Place Type)), which designate this area for compact, pedestrian friendly mix of Residential, Commercial, Entertainment, Cultural and Recreational uses at a recommended FAR of up to 1.0. ZMAP-2021-0005, SPEX-2022-0022 ZMOD-2021-0015 & ZMOD-2021-0046 BELMONT PARK (Zoning Map Amendment, Special Exception & Zoning Modifications) Belmont Gym Building, LLC, of McLean, Virginia, has submitted an application to rezone approximately 12.16 acres from the PD-OP (Planned Development – Office Park) zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance to the R-16 ADU (Townhouse/Multifamily Residential-16, ADU Development Regulations) zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance in order to develop 163 residential units, consisting of a maximum 106 multifamily units and a maximum of 57 single family attached units, at a density of approximately 13.4 dwelling units per acre. The applicant is also requesting a Special Exception to permit the modification of the
minimum yard requirements for ADU (Affordable Dwelling Units) developments in the R-16 ADU zoning district. This application is subject to the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance and the proposed modification of the minimum yard requirements for ADU developments in the R-16 ADU zoning district is listed as Special Exception under Section 7-903(C)(1)(a). The applicant also requests the following Zoning Ordinance modification(s): ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION
§3-607(B) (2) R-16 Townhouse/ Multifamily Residential, Building Requirements, Building Height, Multifamily.
Increase maximum permitted building height for multifamily buildings from 45 feet to 55 feet without additional setbacks.
§5-1403(B) Landscaping, Buffer Yards, Screening, and Landscape Plans, Road Corridor Buffers and Setbacks, Road Corridor Buffers and Setbacks Matrix, Table Section 5-1403 (B).
Reduce the required building setback from 200 feet to 80 feet and the parking setback from 125 feet to 50 feet along Harry Byrd Highway and Reduce the required building setback from 75 feet to 33 feet and the parking setback from 35 feet to 13 along Russell Branch Parkway.
The subject property is approximately 12.16 acres in size and is located on the east side of Russell Branch Parkway (Route 1061), west of Claiborne Parkway (Route 901) and south of Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) in the Ashburn Election District. The subject property is more particularly described as PIN: 083-46-9403. The area is governed by the policies of the Loudoun County 2019 General Plan (Suburban Policy Area (Suburban Mixed Use Place Type)) which designate this area for a mix of Residential, Commercial, Entertainment, Cultural and Recreational uses at recommended Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 1.0. SPEX-2021-0046, SPEX-2021-0048, ZMOD-2021-0065 & ZMOD-2021-0067 21800 BEAUMEADE CIRCLE (Special Exceptions & Zoning Ordinance Modifications) H5 Capital – Ashburn, LLC of Beverly Hills, California has submitted an application for Special Exceptions to permit an increase of maximum lot coverage in the PD-IP (Planned Development-Industrial Park) zoning district up to from .45 to .55 and to permit an increase in the maximum Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in the PD-IP zoning district from 0.60 to 1.0. These applications are subject to the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance. The proposed increase in maximum lot coverage is permitted by Special Exception under Section 4-506 (A). The proposed increase in maximum FAR is permitted by Special Exception under Section 4-506(C). The applicant also requests the following Zoning Ordinance modifications:
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Legal LegalNotices Notices LOUDOUN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING continued from previous page ZONING ORDINANCE SECTION
§5-1404(D), Landscaping, Buffer Yards, Screening, and Landscaping Plans, Buffer Yards, Buffer Yard Widths and Plant Requirements.
To eliminate the east (rear) buffer yard.
§5-1303(A)(1), Tree Planting and To reduce the required site tree canopy Replacement, from 10% to 7%. Canopy Requirements, Site Planning. The modification to §5-1404(D) has been amended since this notice was first advertised, and a third modification has been removed from the proposal. The subject property is located within the Route 28 Taxing District and the Route 28 CB (Corridor Business) Optional Overlay, within the AI (Airport Impact) Overlay District, between the Ldn 6065 aircraft noise contours, and is located within the FOD (Floodplain Overlay District). The subject property is approximately 5.25 acres in size and is located on the east side of Beaumeade Circle (Route 3037), north of Waxpool Road (Route 625) and east of Loudoun County Parkway (Route 607) at 21800 Beaumeade Circle, Ashburn, Virginia, in the Broad Run Election District. The subject property is more particularly described as follows: PIN
21800 Beaumeade Circle, Ashburn, Virginia
Amendments to Chapter 3 – Natural, Environmental, and Heritage Resources: • Revise the title reference to the map depicting the adopted airport noise contours from “Airport Impact Overlay District” to “Airport Noise Impact Area.” • Establish new, and clarify, revise and/or delete certain existing policy and criteria for the evaluation of airport noise impacts. • Revise the map depicting the adopted aircraft noise contours. Specifically, consider adopting revised noise contours for Washington Dulles International Airport. Amendments to the Reference Map of the Airport Impact Overlay District: • Establish new, and clarify, revise, and/or delete as necessary to implement and be in accordance with foregoing amendments. Amendments to Chapter 7 – Implementation: • Revise the list of key implementation actions to indicate that consideration of the noise contours in the 2019 Washington Dulles International Noise Contour Map Update has been implemented. • Revise the Implementation Matrix in accordance with foregoing amendments. Amendments to the Glossary: • Revise the definition of “Airport Noise Impact Area.”
The area is governed by the policies of the Loudoun County 2019 General Plan (Suburban Policy Area (Suburban Employment Place Type)), which designate this area for a mix of office, production, flex space, and warehousing uses at densities up to 1.0 FAR. CPAM-2021-0001 AIRPORT IMPACT OVERLAY DISTRICT UPDATE (Comprehensive Plan Amendment) Pursuant to Virginia Code §§15.2-2225 and 15.2-2229 and a resolution adopted by the Board of Supervisors on February 2, 2021, the Planning Commission hereby gives notice of a Comprehensive Plan Amendment (CPAM) to amend the Loudoun County 2019 General Plan (adopted June 20, 2019, as amended) in order to establish new, clarify existing, revise, and/or delete certain existing policies and guidelines and maps in regard to airport noise around Washington Dulles International Airport. The amendment proposes revisions to Chapters 2, 3, and 7, the Glossary, the map used to depict and administer said policies and guidelines, and such other Chapters, policies, and provisions of the Loudoun County 2019 General Plan (2019 GP) as necessary to implement and maintain consistency with the foregoing amendments or as otherwise necessary to correct typographical errors, section and subsection numbering, and formatting within, update cross-references to, and further clarify the policies of, the above-mentioned section(s) of the 2019 General Plan. The proposed CPAM would apply Countywide. The proposed text amendments under consideration include, without limitation, the following: Proposed 2019 General Plan Amendments Amendments to Chapter 2 – Land Use: • Establish new, and clarify, revise, and/or delete certain existing terminology pertaining to airport noise impacts to be more consistent with terms used in the Zoning Ordinance. • Clarify and revise the description of the Suburban Policy Area (SPA), to remove references to Washington Dulles International Airport’s Ldn 65 noise contour.
(CPAM-2021-0001, AIRPORT IMPACT OVERLAY DISTRICT UPDATE will be heard in conjunction with ZMAP-2021-0011 & ZOAM-2021-0002, AIRPORT IMPACT OVERLAY DISTRICT UPDATE)
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Legal Notices LOUDOUN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING continued from previous page ZMAP-2021-0011 & ZOAM-2021-0002 AIRPORT IMPACT OVERLAY DISTRICT UPDATE (Zoning Ordinance Amendment and Zoning Map Amendment) Pursuant to Virginia Code §§15.2-2204, 15.2-2284, 15.2-2285, and 15.2-2286, and a Resolution of Intent to Amend adopted by the Board of Supervisors on March 1, 2022, the Planning Commission hereby gives notice of proposed amendments to the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance (“Zoning Ordinance”) in order to establish new, clarify existing, revise, regulations and definitions to the AI-Airport Impact Overlay District (AIOD). These amendments are being proposed pursuant to the 2019 Washington Dulles International Airport (Dulles International Airport) Aircraft Noise Contour Map Update. The amendment proposes revisions to Article 4, Special & Overlay Districts, Section 4-1400, AI-Airport Impact Overlay District and such other Articles, Sections, Subsections, and provisions of the Zoning Ordinance as necessary to implement and maintain consistency with the foregoing amendments or as otherwise necessary to correct section and subsection numbering, and formatting within, update crossreferences to, and further clarify the requirements of the above-mentioned section(s) of the Zoning Ordinance. The proposed text amendments under consideration include, without limitation, the following: Amendments to Article 4, Special & Overlay Districts, Section 4-1400, AI-Airport Impact Overlay District: • Add the basis for the AOID boundaries based on the Washington Dulles International Airport Aircraft Noise Contour Map Update, May 2019. • Amend the AIOD boundaries as reflected on the AIOD Map. • Clarify the disclosure statements for prospective purchasers of properties within (1) mile of Ldn 60 and for properties within Ldn 60-65. • Add for previously approved residential that designated residential uses located outside of the Ldn 65 or higher aircraft noise impact area at the time of approval but subsequently became located within the Ldn 65 or higher aircraft noise impact area as a result of amendments to the AIOD map shall continue to have all applications processed in accord with the approved rezoning and the Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance in effect prior to the adoption of the amendment. • Add exceptions for properties that are relocated to a Ldn 65 or higher area where residential uses and structures and additions are not permitted, as a result of the adoption of ZMAP-2021-0011 & ZOAM 2021-0002. • Amend the Zoning Ordinance text throughout Section 4-1400 et. seq. to clarify applicability and maintain consistency with the Zoning Ordinance. In addition to the ZOAM, pursuant to the Resolution of Intent to Amend adopted by the Board of Supervisors on March 1, 2022, the Planning Commission hereby gives notice of proposed amendments to the Loudoun County Zoning AI-Airport Impact Overlay Map around Washington Dulles International Airport. Adoption of the new aircraft noise contours may result in a change in a property location within a new noise impact area (within one (1) mile of Ldn 60, Ldn 60-65, or Ldn 65 or higher). Adoption of new aircraft noise contours will result in some properties being subject to Ldn 65 or higher area zoning restrictions, which prohibits new residential uses and structures and additions, unless previously approved, or existing. Also, the adoption of new aircraft noise contours would result in some properties, currently restricted, to permit residential development. The total size of the area proposed to be subject to ZOAM-2021-0002 and ZMAP-2021-0011 is approximately 36,102 acres. The area proposed as the Dulles International Airport Impact Overlay District is generally east of Watson Road and Belmont Ridge Road, north of Seven Hills Drive, and encompasses properties up to the northern and eastern County boundaries. The area proposed as the Leesburg Executive Airport Impact Overlay District is not proposed to change but is subject to proposed text amendments. That area continues to include properties south of Harry Byrd Highway, north of Loudoun Academy Drive, generally east of South King Street, and west of Belmont Ridge Road.
The public purposes of these amendments are to achieve the purposes of zoning as set forth in Virginia Code §§15.2-2200 and 15.2-2283, including, without limitation, furtherance of the public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practice and facilitating the creation of a convenient, attractive and harmonious community. (ZMAP-2021-0011 & ZOAM-2021-0002, AIRPORT IMPACT OVERLAY DISTRICT UPDATE will be heard in conjunction with CPAM-2021-0001, AIRPORT IMPACT OVERLAY DISTRICT UPDATE) ZOAM-2018-0001 SHORT-TERM RESIDENTIAL RENTALS (Zoning Ordinance Amendment) Pursuant to Virginia Code §§15.2-2204, 15.2-2285, and 15.2-2286, and a Resolution of Intent to Amend adopted by the Board of Supervisors on October 17, 2019, the Planning Commission hereby gives notice of proposed amendments to the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance (“Zoning Ordinance”) in order to establish new, and clarify and revise, regulations and definitions to add “Short-Term Rental – Residential Accessory” as a new accessory use to residential uses and to establish “Short-Term Rental – Commercial Whole House” as a Permitted Use, Minor Special Exception Use or a Special Exception use in zoning districts permitting residential uses. In addition, the amendments propose adding additional use regulations; definitions; and process requirements for the Short-Term Residential Rental uses. The amendment proposes revisions to Article 2, Non-Suburban District Regulations, Article 3, Suburban District Continues on next page
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Legal LegalNotices Notices LOUDOUN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING continued from previous page Regulations, Article 4, Special and Overlay Districts, Section 5-100, Accessory Uses and Structures, Section 5-600, Additional Regulations for Specific Uses, Section 6-700, Site Plan Review, Article 8, Definitions, and such other Articles, Sections, Subsections, and provisions of the Zoning Ordinance as necessary to implement and maintain consistency with the foregoing amendments or as otherwise necessary to correct typographical errors, section and subsection numbering, and formatting within, update cross-references to, and further clarify the requirements of, the abovementioned section(s) of the Zoning Ordinance. The proposed text amendments under consideration include, without limitation, the following: Amendments to Article 2, Non-Suburban District Regulations: Establish new, and clarify and revise, existing, regulations to: • Add “Short-Term Rental – Commercial Whole House” as a Permitted use, subject to Additional Use Regulations, in the following zoning districts: AR-1 (Agricultural Rural – 1) (Section 2-100), AR-2 (Agricultural Rural – 2) (Section 2-200), A-10 (Agriculture) (Section 2-300), A-3 (Agricultural Residential) (Section 2-400), RC (Rural Commercial) (Section 2-900), JLMA20 (Joint Land Management Area – 20) (Section 2-1300), TR-10 (Transitional Residential – 10) (Section 2-1400), and TR-3 (Transitional Residential – 3) (Section 2-1500). • Add “Short-Term Rental – Commercial Whole House” as a Minor Special Exception use, subject to Additional Regulations, in the following zoning districts: CR-1 (Countryside Residential – 1) (Section 2-500), CR-2 (Countryside Residential – 2) (Section 2-600), CR-3 (Countryside Residential – 3) (Section 2-700), CR-4 (Countryside Residential – 4) (Section 2-800), JLMA-1 (Joint Land Management Area – 1) (Section 2-1000), JLMA-2 (Joint Land Management Area – 2) (Section 2-1100), JLMA-3 (Joint Land Management Area – 3) (Section 2-1200), TR-2 (Transitional Residential – 2) (Section 2-1600), and TR-1 (Transitional Residential – 1) (Section 2-1700). Amendments to Article 3, Suburban District Regulations: Establish new, and clarify and revise, existing, regulations to: • Add “Short-Term Rental – Commercial Whole House” as a Minor Special Exception use, subject to Additional Regulations, in the following zoning districts: R-1 (Single Family Residential) (Section 3-100) and R-2 (Single Family Residential) (Section 3-200). • Add “Short-Term Rental – Commercial Whole House” as a Special Exception use, subject to Additional Regulations, in the following zoning districts: R-3 (Single Family Residential) (Section 3-300), R-4 (Single Family Residential) (Section 3-400), and R-8 (Single Family Residential) (Section 3-500). Amendments to Article 4, Special & Overlay Districts: Establish new, and clarify and revise, existing, regulations to: • Add “Short-Term Rental – Commercial Whole House” as a Permitted use, subject to Additional Use Regulations, in the following zoning district: PD-RV (Planned Development – Rural Village) (Section 4-1200). • Add “Short-Term Rental – Commercial Whole House” as a Minor Special Exception use, subject to Additional Regulations, in the following zoning district: PD-CV (Planned Development – Countryside Village) (Section 4-900). • Add “Short-Term Rental – Commercial Whole House” as a Special Exception use, subject to Additional Regulations, in the following zoning districts: PD-TC (Planned Development – Town Center) (Section 4-800) and the PD-MUB (Planned Development – Mixed Use Business District) (Section 4-1350).
Additional Regulations for Specific Uses: Establish new, and clarify and revise, existing, regulations to: • Add additional use regulations for the “Short-Term Rental – Residential Accessory” use and the “Short-Term Rental – Commercial Whole House” use. Amendments to Article 6, Development Process and Administration, Section 6-700, Site Plan Review, Section 6-703, Sketch Plan: Establish new, and clarify and revise, existing, regulations to: • Add “Short-Term Rental – Commercial Whole House (with less than 5,000 sq. ft. of disturbance)” to the list of uses requiring a sketch plan as a part of a zoning permit application. Amendments to Article 8, Definitions: Establish new, and clarify and revise, existing, regulations to: • Add definitions for the “Short-Term Rental – Residential Accessory” accessory use and the “Short-Term Rental – Commercial Whole House” principal use. The public purposes of these amendments are to achieve the purposes of zoning as set forth in Virginia Code §§15.2-2200 and 15.2-2283, including, without limitation, furtherance of the public necessity, convenience, general welfare and good zoning practice and facilitating the creation of a convenient, attractive and harmonious community. ZOAM-2022-0002 & ZMAP-2022-0011 PROPOSED SOLAR PROJECT AT DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (Zoning Ordinance Amendment and Zoning Map Amendment) Pursuant to Virginia Code §§15.2-2204, 15.2-2285, and 15.2-2286, and a Resolution of Intent to Amend adopted by the Board of Supervisors on May 17, 2022, the Planning Commission hereby gives notice of proposed amendments to the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance (“Zoning Ordinance”) in order to establish new, and clarify and revise, regulations and definitions to add “Utility generating plant and transmission facility, ground-mounted solar energy generation facility only” as a permitted use, subject to new “Use Limitations” in the Planned Development-General Industry (PDGI) zoning district. These amendments are being considered to permit Dominion Energy to establish a utility-scale solar generation and storage project (Solar Project) at Washington Dulles International Airport (Washington International Airport). The amendment proposes revisions to Article 4, Special & Overlay Districts, Section 4-600, PD-GI Planned Development-General Industry, Section 4-603, Permitted Uses, Section 4-607 Use Limitations, and such other Articles, Sections, Subsections, and provisions of the Zoning Ordinance as necessary to implement and maintain consistency with the foregoing amendments or as otherwise necessary to correct typographical errors, section and subsection numbering, and formatting within, update cross-references to, and further clarify the requirements of, the above-mentioned section(s) of the Zoning Ordinance. The proposed text amendments under consideration include, without limitation, the following: Amendments to Article 4, Special & Overlay Districts, Section 4-600, PD-GI Planned Development-General Industry, Section 4-603, Permitted Uses: • Add “Utility generating plant and transmission facility, ground-mounted solar energy generation facility only, pursuant to Section 4-607(L)” to the lists of permitted uses.
Amendments to Article 5, Additional Use Regulations and Standards, Section 5-101, Permitted Accessory Uses and Structures, Subsection (A), Residential: Establish new, and clarify and revise, existing, regulations to: • Add “Short-Term Rental – Residential Accessory” to the list of permitted accessory uses and structures for residential uses.
Amendments to Article 4, Special & Overlay Districts, Section 4-600, PD-GI Planned Development-General Industry, Section 4-607, Use Limitations: • Add new use limitations for the “Utility generating plant and transmission facility, ground-mounted solar energy generation facility” use.
Amendments to Article 5, Additional Use Regulations and Standards, Section 5-600,
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JUNE 23, 2022
Legal Legal Notices Notices LOUDOUN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING continued from previous page In addition to the ZOAM, pursuant to the Resolution of Intent to Amend adopted by the Board of Supervisors on May 17, 2022, the Planning Commission hereby gives notice of proposed amendments to the Loudoun County Zoning Map to rezone certain property of the Dulles International Airport property from the Residential Single Family (R-2) zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance to the Planned Development-General Industry (PD-GI) zoning district under the Revised 1993 Zoning Ordinance in order to permit Dominion Energy to establish a ground-mounted solar energy generation facility on approximately 835 acres of land at Dulles International Airport. The subject property is located within the Airport Impact (AI) Overlay District, partially within the Ldn 65 or higher, Ldn 60-Ldn 65 and outside of the Ldn 60 noise contours. The subject property is also located partially within the Route 28 Taxing District, the Floodplain Overlay District (FOD) and the Quarry Notification Overlay District. The subject property is approximately 7,507 acres and is located north of Route 50 and west of Route 28 at 23546 Autopilot Drive, Sterling, Virginia in the Dulles Election District. The subject property is more particularly described as PIN: 067-37-9924. The area is governed by the policies of the 2019 General Plan which designate this area for airport related uses. The public purposes of these amendments are to achieve the purposes of zoning as set forth in Virginia Code §§15.2-2200 and 15.2-2283, including, without limitation, furtherance of the public necessity, convenience, general welfare, and good zoning practice and facilitating the creation of a convenient, attractive, and harmonious community. Unless otherwise noted above, full and complete copies of the above-referenced amendments, applications, ordinances and/or plans, and related documents may be examined in the Loudoun County Department of Building and Development, County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., 2nd Floor, Leesburg, Virginia, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday or call 703-777-0220, or electronically at www.loudoun.gov/lola. This link also provides an additional opportunity for public input on active applications. Additionally, documents may be viewed and downloaded electronically the week before the hearing at www. loudoun.gov/pc. For further information, contact the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246.
hearing. Speakers may also sign up at the hearing. Written comments are welcomed at any time and may be sent to the Loudoun County Planning Commission, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., 3rd Floor, MSC #62, Leesburg, Virginia 20175, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. If written comments are presented at the hearing, please provide ten (10) copies for distribution to the Commission and the Clerk’s records. All members of the public will be heard as to their views pertinent to these matters. Any individual representing and/or proposing to be the sole speaker on behalf of a citizen’s organization or civic association is encouraged to contact the Department of Planning and Zoning prior to the date of the public hearing if special arrangements for additional speaking time and/or audio-visual equipment will be requested. Such an organization representative will be allotted 6 minutes to speak, and the Chairman may grant additional time if the request is made prior to the date of the hearing and the need for additional time is reasonably justified. Citizens are encouraged to call the Department of Planning and Zoning on the day of the public hearing to confirm that an item is on the agenda, or, the most current agenda may be viewed on the Planning Commission’s website at www.loudoun. gov/pc. In the event that the second Thursday is a holiday or the meeting may not be held due to inclement weather or other conditions that make it hazardous for members to attend, the meeting will be moved to the third Tuesday of the month. In the event that Tuesday is a holiday or the Tuesday meeting may not be held due to inclement weather or other conditions that make it hazardous for members to attend, the meeting will be held on the following Thursday. The meeting will be held at a place determined by the Chairman. Hearing assistance is available for meetings in the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting Room. FM Assistive Listening System is available at the meetings at all other locations. If you require any type of reasonable accommodation as a result of a physical, sensory or mental disability to participate in this meeting, contact the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246. Please provide three days’ notice. BY ORDER OF: ERIC COMBS, CHAIRMAN LOUDOUN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
Citizens are encouraged to call in advance to sign up to speak at the public hearing. If you wish to sign up in advance of the hearing, please call the Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-777-0246 prior to 12:00 PM on the day of the public
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TOWN OF LEESBURG NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISISON PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF LEESBURG NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TO CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT TO ZONING ORDINANCE ARTICLE 9 USE STANDARDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF POTENTIALLY REVISING THE CONTENTS OF SECTION 126.96.36.199 DOGGY DAY CARE
Pursuant to Sections 15.2-1427, 15.2-2204, 15.2-2205 and 15.2-2285 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, the LEESBURG PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing on THURSDAY, July 7, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176 to consider Zoning Ordinance Amendment TLOA-2021-0004 to potentially revise the following Section of the Zoning Ordinance: 1.
Sec. 188.8.131.52 Doggy Day Care, to add additional use standards for this use including indoor animal space requirements.
Copies and additional information regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment is available at the Department of Planning and Zoning located on the second floor of the Leesburg Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), or by calling Scott E. Parker, AICP, Senior Planning Project Manager at 703-771-2771. This proposed zoning ordinance amendment is identified as case number TLOA-2021-0004.
TO CONSIDER AN AMENDMENT TO ZONING ORDINANCE ARTICLE 9, USE REGULATIONS Pursuant to Sections 15.2-1427, 15.2-2204, 15.2-2205 and 15.2-2285 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, the LEESBURG PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a public hearing on THURSDAY, July 7, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176, to consider the following amendments to the Zoning Ordinance: 1.
Sec. 9.5.4 Specific Temporary Uses, creating a new temporary use “Temporary Outdoor Seating, Eating Establishments” with use standards.
Copies and additional information regarding these proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments are available at the Department of Planning and Zoning located on the second floor of the Leesburg Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), or by calling 703-737-7920 and asking for Michael Watkins, Zoning Administrator. This Zoning Ordinance Amendment application is identified as case number TLOA-2021-0006.
At this hearing all persons desiring to express their views concerning these matters will be heard. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact the Clerk of the Commission at (703) 771-2434 three days in advance of the meeting. For TTY/TDD service, use the Virginia Relay Center by dialing 711.
At this hearing all persons desiring to express their views concerning these matters will be heard. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact the Clerk of the Commission at (703) 771-2434 three days in advance of the meeting. For TTY/TDD service, use the Virginia Relay Center by dialing 711.
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Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TOWN OF ROUND HILL, VIRGINIA The Round Hill Town Council (“Town”) will hold a public hearing on July 6, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. at the Round Hill Town Office, 23 Main Street, Round Hill, Virginia 20141, to receive public comment and consider adoption of a proposed Boundary Line Agreement (“Agreement”) with the County of Loudoun (“County”) to change the existing boundary line between the Town and the County, pursuant to Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended, §3106 et seq. A copy of the Agreement and related documents are available for inspection and copying in the Town Clerk’s Office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on the Town website at www.roundhillva.org The proposed boundary line change would incorporate into the municipal limits of the Town a land area containing 125.47 acres, more or less, being all of the property identified in the table below, plus a Virginia Department of Transportation parcel identified as 35435 Harry Byrd Highway, and a portion of Harry Flood Byrd Highway (Route 7). The new location of the boundary line between the County and the Town would correspond generally to a line extending westerly from a point located along the Town’s northwestern boundary, which point also is located along the northeastern corner of a parcel owned by the Loudoun County Public Schools (PIN 584-28-9179), westerly along the parcel’s northern boundary, to the southeastern boundary of a parcel owned by Loudoun County School Board (PIN 584-38-6516), then northerly to the parcel’s northeastern boundary, then westerly and northwesterly along the southern right-of-way of Pickett Road (Route 1311) to the northern boundary of a parcel owned by Loudoun County School Board (PIN 584-38-2815), then generally westerly along the boundary of PIN 584-38-2815 to the parcel’s northwestern boundary, then southerly along the parcel’s western boundary, to the northern boundary of PIN 584-27-9883 and then westerly along the parcel’s northern boundary to the parcels northwestern point, then southerly along the parcel’s western boundary to the northwestern point of PIN 584-27-3688, then easterly along the northern boundary of PIN 584-27-3688 to the parcel’s northeastern point, then southerly to the northern boundary of 584-27-3147 and then southerly across Walraven Way to the northern boundary of PIN 584-17-9082 and then westerly along the parcel’s northern boundary to the parcel’s northwestern point, then southerly along the western boundary of PIN 584-17-9082 to the northwestern point of PIN 584-17-7032 and then easterly along the northern boundary of PINs 584-177032 and 584-17-8435 to the northeastern point of PIN 584-17-8435 and then south along the parcel’s eastern boundary to the parcel’s southeastern point, then crossing Simpsons Creek Road (Route 1158) to the roadway’s southern edge and extending southwesterly to the southeastern point of PIN 585-455313, then extending southwesterly along the southern boundary of PIN 585-45-5313 to the southeastern point of PIN 585-45-1906, and then extending north-northwesterly, northwesterly, and westerly to a point where the boundary extends southwesterly to the parcel’s western point, then extending southeasterly to a point and then southerly along the western boundaries of PINs 585-45-1906 and 610-30-6565, crossing Harry Flood Byrd Highway (Route 7) to the northwestern point of PIN 610-30-7924 and then extending northeasterly along the northern boundary of PIN 610-30-7924, crossing Stoneleigh Drive (Route 1330) to the northwestern point of PIN 585-35-2635 and extending northeasterly along the northern boundaries of PINs 585-35-2635 and 585-27-2235, 585-47-4718, 585-47-9130, 585-48-0233, 585-48-1235, 585-482237, 585-48-3337, 585-48-4337, and 585-48-5438 to the parcel’s northeastern point, then crossing Route 7 to the southeastern point of PIN 585-48-2279 and then extending northerly to the southeastern point of PIN 584-18-6013 and then west to a point and then northwesterly to the southern point of PIN 58548-1892 and then northeasterly along the eastern boundary of PIN 585-48-1892 to the parcel’s northern boundary, then extending easterly along the northern boundary of 584-18-6013 and crossing Mystic Lane (Route 1161) to the northwestern point of PIN 584-18-9118 and extending southwesterly along the parcel’s western boundary to the parcel’s southwestern point, then easterly to the parcel’s southeastern point, then extending northerly to the existing Town boundary and then following the existing western Town boundary northwesterly and then northerly, crossing West Loudoun Street (Route 7 Business) and following the existing western Town boundary to the northwestern point of PIN 584-18-9751, then extending easterly along the northern boundary of PINs 584-18-9751, 584-19-1251, and 584-19-3086 to the existing western Town boundary extending northerly along the eastern boundaries of PINs 584-29-4402-001 and 584-29-0920, the western edge of High Street (Route T1301), and through PIN 584-28-9179 to the parcel’s northeastern point, which is also the point of beginning.
The Subject Properties to be incorporated into the Town are located adjacent generally to the western side of the current municipal limits of the Town, in the Blue Ridge Election District, and are depicted on the below map.
The regularly scheduled Town Council meeting will take place immediately following the public hearing. 6/23 & 6/30
NOTICE OF ABANDONED BICYCLES Notice is hereby given that the bicycles described below were found and delivered to the Office of the Sheriff of Loudoun County; if the owners of the listed bicycles are not identified within sixty (60) days following the final publication of this notice, the individuals who found said bicycles shall be entitled to them if he/she desires. All unclaimed bicycles will be handled according to Chapter 228.04 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County.
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ORDER OF PUBLICATION COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA Virginia Code § 8.01-316 Case No.:
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF PURCELLVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
Loudoun Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
APPLICATIONS FOR REZONING, SPECIAL USE PERMITS, & COMMISSION PERMITS PARCEL 522-29-5928 - OWNER: LOUDOUN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Loudoun County Department of Family Services /v. Melanie Healey, mother and Unknown Father
The Planning Commission of the Town of Purcellville will conduct a public hearing on THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022, at 7:00 PM for the purpose of receiving comments on, considering, and possibly voting on the following applications for parcel number 522-29-5928: (1) Rezoning application RZ20-01, and (2) Two Special Use Permit applications (SUP 20-01 and SUP 20-02) for the following uses: (a) a 260-space commuter parking lot, and (b) 5 new public recreational fields, and (3) Two Commission Permit applications (CP 20-01 and CP 20-02), for the purpose of assessing whether the proposed rezoning and special use permits, described above, are in substantial accord with the Town’s adopted Comprehensive Plan. This parcel is located north of Route 7 and between Route 690 and 611. The parcel is currently zoned X, Transition, and the existing use is vacant. The proposed zoning is IP, Institutional and Public Use.
A full and complete copy of the proposed zoning documents, special use permit and location map, is available for review on the town’s website at https://www.purcellvilleva.gov/1017/Fields-Farm-ParkProjects, and also in-person at the office of the Town Clerk, or at the office of the Planning Department, both located within the Purcellville Town Hall, 221 S. Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, Virginia from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, holidays excepted. For questions, please call (540) 338-7421. At this public hearing, all persons desiring to present their views concerning this matter will be heard. Hearing assistance is available for meetings in the Town Council Chambers. If you require any type of reasonable accommodation to participate in this meeting as a result of a physical, sensory or mental disability, contact the Town Clerk at 540-751-2334; please provide notice of the accommodation at least three days in advance of the meeting. GoToMeeting If you have already installed the GoToMeeting app and wish to comment during the hearing but cannot attend in person, please join the Public Hearing remotely by going to the following:
Commonwealth of Virginia, in re Madison Bartlett
The object of this suit is to hold a foster care review hearing and review of foster care plan pursuant to Virginia Code §§ 16.1-282 and 16.1-281 for Madison Bartlett, and; hold a hearing on placement in a qualified residential treatment program pursuant to Virginia Code § 16.1-281(E) for Madison Bartlett. It is ORDERED that the defendant Melanie Healey, mother and Unknown Father appear at the above-named court and protect his or her interests on or before July 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.
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JUNE 23, 2022
Opinion The Foundation This week, the Board of Supervisors formally launched the effort to rewrite the county’s cluster development rules. After the previous board ordered a hands-off approach during the adoption of the county’s new comprehensive plan, this project will have the biggest impact in defining the scale and scope of rural development in coming years. It’s a challenging balancing act that no board has tackled since the county wiped away most of its once-dominant A-3 zoning and pushed developers to either build at lower densities on larger lots or cluster homes on small lots attached to larger preserved spaces. The concept was that those
large spaces would be used by a new generation of farmers. That rarely happened. Advocates of the proposed revisions blame that disconnect on developers building homes on the best soils and leaving little of use to agricultural pursuits. In rural areas, homes need the same welldrained soils as most cash crops for their septic systems to function well. Critics of the plan already have decried the effort as a backdoor way to further downzone western land. The zoning revision order approved by the board goes beyond just seeking to preserve prime agricultural soils. It gives the Planning Commission and the planning staff broad authority to alter the current regulations on the permitted and permissible
uses throughout the rural area—perhaps bringing new restrictions for some of the most popular, and successful, rural enterprises. The work should be built on the foundations of the county’s landmark rural economic development plan—1998’s “The 200,000 Solution”—which recognized that zoning alone cannot preserve Loudoun’s countryside. Rather, the most effective strategy is to provide landowners with viable alternatives to carving fields into subdivisions. A zoning strategy can be instantly changed by the votes of just five supervisors. A thriving rural enterprise or a conservation easement carry on longer than the careers of many politicians. n
LETTERS to the Editor Reconsider Editor: I am deeply concerned with the Loudoun supervisors’ approval of 246 homes on Fleetwood Road when the current zoning allows for 29 single family homes. Before any approvals go in, please look in for the current state of the local schools, infrastructure, facilities that will be serving the neighborhood. As a candidate for 2019 School Board in the district where this development has been approved, I have driven through Fleetwood many times and the condition of the VDOT road is not safe given good weather conditions. When bad weather sets in, I can only imagine the conditions being only much worse. This will be a blame that Board of Supervisors has to bear and not the school system for improperly planning as it’s being shoved to their throat. There’s
a difference of 217 homes between what was zoned and was approved. That’s an additional 200 homes we are talking about that will be built, meaning we need to have that infrastructure. I agree with Supervisors Buffington and Letourneau’s comments. I request the supervisors who voted in favor of this application to bring the item back for reconsideration and see if we can have the horse before the cart or in this case have the support systems ready before building those 246 homes. Failing to plan is planning to fail. — Ram Venkatachalam, Brambleton
Missed Point Editor: On Jun 16, I submitted an email to the Board of Supervisors stating my dissatisfaction with the plastic bags tax and my frustration with the runaway tax and
spending. We have lost sight of the role of government and its infringements on our rights. “BOS Thanks once again for smacking the little guy down. Everything you do has harmful consequences as you think you are doing good. Can’t wait to vote you out of office” I received a response a half hour later from Supervisors Koran Saines stating: “Do you need some reusable bags? Please let me know, and I can provide some for you.” In return, I responded to him with the following: “Thank you for your reply. Consider the following: 1. You are missing the point. 2. You cannot tax the county out of its problems. 3. Taxing plastic bags will not make the climate cleaner but will put another industry out of business.
4. Do you realize how many industries require petroleum and plastics? 5. Replying with an offer of bags for me is more an indication that you as a supervisor sees that those upon whom you tax and spend are nothing more than servile subjects to be dismissed. 6. The agenda, hidden or otherwise, you are advocating for, is not the will of the people. Nor does it work. No one wants to be taxed to death, rich or poor. 7. Your job is not to use taxing power to take other people’s money, it is theft, especially due to misguided intent. 8. Your job is to preserve property, protect our lives and secure our liberty, even while we shop. 9. Your job is not to hand out plastic bags.” — Cathryn Giannini Rice, Leesburg,
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7 summits continued from page 3 “Clearly there’s no impact, why don’t more people know about this?” Ashley said he asked himself. He then decided he wanted to do something “epic,” something that nobody else could say they have done before, which was to climb the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents as a living organ donor. Also known as the Seven Summits, the climbs include the challenging peak Mount Everest, which brought to light a new goal: “1 Kidney, 7 Summits,” a slogan for Ashley. After retiring from the military in 2019, Ashley began his new journey of mountaineering. He started training for the highest mountains in the world climbing Mount Rainier, Mount Whitney, and glaciated peaks in Chile and Ecuador. Coronavirus put a temporary halt to his journey, but with the world on pause and isolated, Ashley decided he wanted to continue saving lives through organ donation. In May 2020, Ashley took part in a non-directed donation of part of his liver. After a year of recovery from the liver donation, Ashley was back to climbing the tallest mountains in the world. Last June, Ashley climbed Mount Denali (North America), followed by Mount Elbrus (Europe) and Mount Kilimanjaro (Africa) in September 2021. Last winter, Ashley climbed Mount Vinson (Antarctica) and Mount Aconcagua (South America) and this spring, Ashley completed the seven summits conquering Mount Kosciuszko (Australia) and Mount Everest (Asia). Ashley completed all seven climbs on the first try. Most people take years to finish the
David Ashley summited the highest peaks on seven continents in less than a year.
seven summits, but Ashley completed all climbs in under one year—335 days. “Despite all of the travel, time zones, and the schedule of being gone half of the year climbing mountains, there were no limitations to me physically by being an organ donor,” Ashley said. Many dream of climbing Mt. Everest, but the preparation is not easy. Ashley recommends climbing challenging glaciated mountains with similar terrain and high elevation to train for the highest mountain in the world. Prior to the climb, anywhere from two to six weeks is dedicated to
allowing the body to adjust to the altitude. Ashley spent six days climbing from base camp to the summit, and back down safely. “I love mountaineering,” Ashley said. “It gives me a lot of time outside to feel connected with the earth and people on my team.” Ashley wants to continue his love of mountaineering, the outdoors, and staying active. He plans to be an adventure guide and share his experiences to help others learn and complete mountain climbs as well as to conquer the high points in each
state. “I want to do what I love and share it with other people,” Ashley said. “There’s nothing like putting in real hard work for a good reward, and when you get to the top of the mountain, even if it’s not a clear day, you have accomplished something, you know you’ve made it. All of the suffering, time and money invested is worthwhile,” Ashley said. “My biggest goal is to inspire somebody to become a living donor, or provide some additional information for people who need a donated kidney. When they are trying to find a living donor they can now answer the question: Are there any physical repressions? Am I going to be handicapped for life?’” Ashley said. Clearly, the answer is no. Pete Holden, Ashley’s father and a Lincoln resident, said he is proud of what his son has accomplished. “He’s amazing, I can’t believe he does what he does. He deserves to be recognized for all of his hard work,” Holden said. Kidney donations are needed, as there are roughly 100,00 people in the United States waiting for a donated organ. Three nonprofits that have helped Ashley in his process of donating a kidney and that he recommends for more information on kidney donations are The National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org), the National Kidney Registry (kidneyregistry.org) and DOVE transplant (dovetransplant.org). Learn more about Ashley’s adventures at adventurekidney.com. Ashley also blogs his climbing adventures on his public Facebook account facebook.com/dave.ashley.338. n Olivia Ausnehmer is a rising junior at Penn State interning at Loudoun Now.
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Juneteenth continued from page 3 assumptions in our thought processes and our interactions with others, which can have horrible consequences to people of minority,” said Israfeel Martinez Jaka. “Our brains will be so filled with assumptions that we will not be able to listen to what others say. So once we admit our own deficiencies in our knowledge, only then we can allow new ideas and solutions to come in from others who are different from us to build a more beloved community.” Speakers also talked about the long history of racism in America. “Here in this country, we have more years with slavery than we do with freedom, and that casts a long shadow on America and on disparities and in our country,” said Rep. Jennifer Wexton (DVA-10). Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) talked about the unique American institution of slavery, created during the colonial period at a time when England had already outlawed slavery, and modified over time from putting Black indentured servants into slavery, to abandoning an English legal precedent to ensure that the children born of enslaved Black women who were raped by slaveholders would themselves also be enslaved rather than free like their fathers. He said Juneteenth is also a celebration of truth. “Folks in Texas did not want their slaves to know that truth when the Civil War ended in April of 1865. That was a big deal, but the slave owners and officials
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U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) speaks at a Juneteenth celebration in Leesburg Monday, June 20.
in Texas did not want enslaved people to know that truth. Not everybody wants you to know the truth,” Kaine said. “They may be afraid of the truth. They may be threatened by the truth. They may be ashamed of the truth. They may be guilty about the truth. They may be worried that if you know the truth, you’ll take actions that they don’t like and so they may decide they don’t want to tell you what the truth is, or they may decide to flood your inbox with so much misinformation and disinformation that you get all confused and have a hard time telling what’s fact from what’s fiction.” And he said there were to parallels with Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order and tip line against teachers on “inherently divisive concepts.” “Everything I just told you, in
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Loudoun NAACP 3rd Vice President Christian Yohannes speaks at a Juneteenth celebration Monday, June 20.
Virginia and some other states right now, you would worry in teaching that truth. You would worry in teaching that truth that someone might call it a ‘divisive concept,’ call you in on a tip line to complain about you for just stating the facts,” he said. He pointed out that the Youngkin administration has fought against disclosing information about the tip line under a Freedom of Information Act request from a collection of newspapers—“The powers that be said, ‘we’re not showing it to you.’ Not everybody wants you to know what the truth is.” And NAACP Third Vice President and George Washington University student Christian Yohannes said, “in a time where so much history has been politicized, polarized, or simply denied, it’s easy to lose the true meaning of today.”
“Today, we live in a society that’s conveniently colorblind. We live in a society that discourages the teachings of relevant, transparent history,” he said. “We live in a society that suppresses the full nature of our past and hopes that the status quo remains intact. We live in a society in which those in power are unwilling to extend themselves to the oppressed to deter them from realizing their true freedoms.” He said he worries that Juneteenth could “become commercialized and misinterpreted, similar to the way in which I see MLK Day.” “Our ideals as a nation are feasible. However, like many things, it will not come without putting in the necessary work,” he said. “I know that racism is widespread and deep-rooted. I know that racism will not be eradicated in one single generation. However, I involved myself in this work, and I encourage others to involve themselves in this work, and I thank you for involving yourself in this work, because if we’re able to push the needle towards the direction of companionship, we will have done our jobs. We will have set up brighter, more safe days for the generation of my children, your grandchildren, and many more to come.” “I’m a researcher, I’m a strategist, but you can’t get your job done without truth,” said Loudoun NAACP President Pastor Michelle C. Thomas. “You have to have truth. Truth will give you boldness. Truth will give you the courage to stand up against hate and haters. Truth will allow you to walk alone where everybody takes the safe road.” n
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Loudoun NAACP President Michelle Thomas speaks at a Juneteenth celebration Monday, June 20.
JUNE 23, 2022
Town elections continued from page 1 This year, several municipal races also feature crowded Town Council ballots. In Leesburg, the mayor’s race features a previously announced battle between threeterm incumbent Kelly Burk and two-term Councilwoman Suzanne Fox. With Fox giving up her council seat and Vice Mayor Mary Martinez running for the House of Delegates, the only incumbent on the bal-
School’s out continued from page 1 Andrew Collins and Vainateya Rangaraju its first salutatorians. “The Class of 2022 Bolts is one of the most resilient classes to graduate from Loudoun County Public Schools,” said Lightridge Principal Ryan Hitchman. “They have transitioned through multiple schools with grace and distinction. We are proud of the impressive contributions they continue to make to the world.” Resiliency was a common theme in last week’s graduation speeches and ceremonies. At the county’s oldest high school, Loudoun County High School, Principal Michelle Luttrell had similar praise.
Adlie Assemblage continued from page 24 Department—the property line includes outbuildings and passes through the main building. The volunteer fire department is slated for replacement, and the PEC plans to lease to the volunteer fire department for $1 a year until the new station near Gilberts Corner is ready. The county had bought the property with plans to build the new fire station there, but retreated from those plans after sustained outcry from the Aldie community starting in 2018. Supervisors later backed out of a tentative agreement to swap the land for property proposed for development near St. Louis, and then another to sell the property to Aldie resident and Aldie Heritage Association member Guy Gerachis. The Piedmont Environmental Council seeks to become “steward of the property’s diverse natural, historic and scenic resources” and recognizes that “the vitality of our region’s towns and villages and the health of our environment are closely linked,” President Christopher
lot for three available council seats will be Neil Steinburg. But that will be a six-way race with Todd A. Cimino-Johnson, Colin N. Doniger, John W. Spence, Patrick J. Daly, and Patrick J. Wilt also qualifying for the ballot. Devon Carter also had filed, but had withdrawn by Tuesday’s deadline. The top three vote-getters will win four-year terms. In Purcellville, two incumbents—Erin K. Rayner and “Tip” Stinnette—are seeking reelection. They are joined on the ballot by Caleb J. Stought, Ronald B. Rise Jr.,
Carol A. Luke, and Mary F. “Boo” Bennett. The three with the most votes win seats. In Hamilton, incumbents Rebecca A. Jones, Cathy Salter and Craig M. Green are seeking reelection. Elena M. Boras and Amy Barden also are in the race for three available seats. The Town of Hillsboro also will hold elections for mayor and Town Council in November, but following long tradition, no candidate filed to appear on the ballot. The government leaders will be selected through write-ins.
Round Hill will hold a special election to fill an unexpired town council term, but the filing deadline is not until Aug. 19. In the School Board special elections, both appointed incumbents will make bids to hold their seats. In the Leesburg District, Tom Marshall will be challenged by Michael A. Rivera, Lauren E. Shernoff, and Erika R. Ogedegbe. In the Broad Run District, Andrew Hoyler is on the ballot with Tiffany L. Polifko and Nicholas R. Gothard. n
“The class of 2022 was a class that boldly reemerged and bravely reengaged after their lives were reshaped and redefined by the hardest of times,” Luttrell said. “They leave Loudoun County High School as caring, connected and compassionate people who are not afraid to give their most authentic self to the world and unconditionally accept others as they do the same.” “This class has gone from shut down, to masks being back. They are resilient, they are talented and they are going far in our community,” said Broad Run Principal David Spage. “The Dominion High School Class of 2022 embodies the concept of ‘Truly Titan,’ demonstrating resilience in the face of adversity and exhibiting kindness and trustworthiness indicative of our school
community’s values,” said Dominion Principal John Brewer. “The term ‘persistence’ is defined as doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. The Briar Woods Class of 2022 exemplifies persistence,” said Briar Woods Principal Sheila Alzate. “In the face of years of adversity, they consistently put one foot in front of the other despite a world of uncertainty, and found their way to success on this journey.” At Riverside High School, on the school’s newly renamed F.A.C.T. Field, longtime teacher Phillip Campbell recalled the stories of a class some of whom he taught in sixth grade at Belmont Ridge Middle School. “I encourage each one of you to be
the authentic, courageous and the original person that is you, because when it comes to being you, there is no one in this world that will be more of an expert to being you, then you,” Campbell said. “I will forever have your back, just as you have always had mine.” Kiki Stathis, senior class president and future University of Alabama student, wished her peers good luck and noted that change is hard. “We can laugh while we cry, cheer while we reflect, and we get to do so together as the final act of the Class of 2022,” Stathis said. n
Miller wrote. “This is particularly true in the case of Aldie, which stands at the intersection of many of PEC’s long standing conservation initiatives, including protection of the Bull Run Mountains and the [sic] preserving the integrity of the Route 50 Traffic Calming project,” he wrote. The terms of the proposed contract would commit the PEC to bring the structures into compliance with state building code and the county’s ordinance on maintenance of buildings in historic districts. The building has deteriorated in the years the county has owned it. It is far from the council’s first environmental and preservation project in Loudoun. Those include acquiring 239 acres at nearby Gilberts Corner and working with NOVA Parks to create the 150acre Gilberts Corner Regional Park, being a part of planning exercises in Loudoun such as Envision Loudoun and the ongoing zoning ordinance rewrite, being a founding member of the Route 50 Corridor Coalition—which eventually led to the Rt. 50 roundabouts—and the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership. n
Olivia Ausnehmer is a rising junior at Penn State and an intern at Loudoun Now.
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