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Votes

Town Will Purchase More Road Salt, Diesel

The Vienna Town Council approved the following items at their meeting Mar. 3rd. All votes were unanimous, with councilman Vince Olson absent:

* The council approved the vacation of the Town of Vienna sewer easements on the property of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Fairfax County, Va.

* The council approved of amending the Council of Governments (COG) contract with Montgomery County, Md. for the purchase of additional road/deicing salt. The salt, which comes from Santiago, Chile, will be the second 400 tons of salt the town will purchase with general funds. One ton costs approximately $39. The council also approved of amending the COG contract for the purchase of unleaded gasoline. The town had run out of fuel for two days, due to recent snowstorms.

* The council approved the list of individuals recommended to the Fairfax County Electoral Board for appointment as election officers for the Town Election on May 6, 2003, as well as the expenditure of Town funds for their wages and lunch on election day. Councilman Mike Polychrones abstained his vote, as his wife was on the list.

* The council reviewed and considered the Commonwealth Transportation Board’s request to identify critical rail, transit, bicycle, pedestrian and highway needs for the future. Mayor Jane Seeman will bring the town’s recommendations to the board. Besides brief mention of Beulah and Branch Roads, the council also mentioned Cottage Street and sound wall protection for southwest Vienna neighborhoods that abut Route 66. Councilman Al Boudreau also mentioned a ramp for Prosperity Avenue and Route 66, which would serve those working in the Tysons/Gallows Road area.

* The council approved reducing the space leased by Maxjet Corporation at 144 Maple Avenue E. by taking suite 206 off their lease as of Mar. 1, 2003.