Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

<sh>Higher Fees for Over Occupancy

<bt>The Herndon Town Council approved the zoning ordinance text amendment, which raises the civil and criminal fines for zoning violations; makes illegal boarding houses a criminal violation rather than a civil violation; and increases the civil penalties for additional violations.

The measure was approved 5-0, with Mayor Rick Thoesen and Councilman Harlon Reece absent from the Oct. 14 meeting.

In addition, the council also voted to defer the public hearing on a proposed ordinance that would prohibit residents from keeping live fowl within town limits until Jan. 12, 2004.

<sh>Floris Church Ground Breaking

<bt>Floris United Methodist Church will break ground for a new church building Sunday, Oct. 26, at the intersection of Frying Pan and Centreville roads beginning at 1 p.m.

Parking is not permitted at the site, but a shuttle from 13560 Dulles Technology Drive will be provided to the location. Construction is expected to take three years, although church functions will move in within 18 months with the completion of a fellowship hall and offices.

This will be the third location for the Floris UM Church, which was originally located at 2629 Centreville Road, now the home of the Eden Korean Presbyterian Church.

<sh>Town Calendar

<bt>Thursday, Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Farmers' Market. Station Street Parking Lot.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Board of Zoning Appeals. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council regular session. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Thursday, Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Closing day for the Farmers' Market. Station Street Parking Lot.