County Notebook

County Notebook


<bt>An article in last week's Connection stated that Paul Baldino was leaving the Fairfax County Park Authority to become director of the Arlington County Department of Human Resources. Baldino will be a staff member with the department. Jill Neuville is the director of the Arlington County Department of Human Resources.

Last week's edition also referred to Joe Stowers as the transportation chairman for the Reston Association. Mike Corrigan is RA's transportation chairman. Stowers is the transportation chairman for the Reston Citizens Association.

<sh>White Appointed

<bt>John Wesley White, the director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services was selected to serve on the board of directors for the Center for Watershed Protection in June. The Center for Watershed Protection helps communities protect streams and rivers and implement environmentally-sensitive development practices.

White has been the director of DPWES since 1998. He has over 30 years experience in state and local government. Last June he also traveled to Germany as a member of the Potomac International Urban Watershed Management Exchange Germany Team sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Team-members met with their German counterparts to discuss environmental protection measures.

<sh>Seniors On-The-Go!

<bt>Seniors On-The-Go!, a taxicab program for seniors was expanded Aug. 6 to make it available to all eligible senior citizens in the county. Started in March 2001 as a pilot program, the reduced-fee service was available only to 16 Fairfax County zip codes. The response prompted the county to expand the program. To be eligible for the program, citizens must be 65 or older, live in the county or the City of Fairfax, have a gross annual income of less that $50,000 and $60,000 for a couple. Seniors can apply by going to or by calling 703-324-1172. Applications will also be available at several government centers throughout the county but seniors are encouraged to call ahead to be sure.

<sh>No VDOT Phone Survey

<bt>The Virginia Department of Transportation announced Aug. 10 that it is not conducting a phone survey; two citizens reported receiving calls from people claiming to be conducting a survey on November's sales tax referendum on behalf of VDOT.