Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon


<bt>In the Connection's article last week, April 14-20, 2004, on the proposed budget public hearing, the $540,228 quoted refers to the proposed budget for the entire Neighborhood Resources Department, of which the Neighborhood Resource Center is a part.

<sh>Candidate Forum

<bt>The Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce and HCTV will host the biannual Candidates Forum for the Town of Herndon Sunday, April 25, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St. The 12 candidates for Town Council will be presented from 4-7 p.m. The forum breaks for an hour's dinner and resumes with the mayoral candidates from 8-9:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the free event and there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience and the local press. All of those running for the offices of mayor and Town Council are requested to contact the chamber at 703-437-5556 in order to receive an invitation to participate.

<sh>Exposure in Oak Hill Area

<bt>A man exposed himself while on a bike path in the Oak Hill area. According to Fairfax County police, at around 4:20 p.m., Saturday, April 10, an 18-year-old New York woman and a 17-year-old Oak Hill-area girl were in the 12700 block of Franklin Farm Road when they saw the man exposing himself. The suspect was described as white, in his 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with short brown hair. He was wearing a gray T-shirt and light colored jeans. Anyone with information is asked to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131 or Fairfax County Crime Solvers at 1-800- 673-2777.

<sh>Special Planning Meeting

<bt>The Herndon Planning Commission has scheduled a special work session for Monday, April 26, beginning at 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers conference room, 765 Lynn St.

The work session will be to discuss the development of a Downtown Plan, including planned land uses, densities, design characteristics and other issues affecting the downtown.

The plan will be considered as a Comprehensive Plan Amendment later in the year. Public hearings will be held before any action is taken. For more information, contact Dana Heiberg, 703-787-7380 or through e-mail dana.heiberg@herndon-va.gov.

<sh>Communications Committee

<bt>The next meeting of the Joint Communications Committee will be held on Tuesday, April 27, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers conference room, 765 Lynn St.

<sh>Golf Course Master Plan Forum

<bt>The Herndon Centennial Golf Course and town Public Works staff will play host to a public forum Thursday, April 29, beginning at 6 p.m., in the golf course clubhouse, 909 Ferndale Ave. The purpose is to solicit comments on the proposed golf course maser plan developed by Ault, Clark & Associates. A representative from the firm will give a presentation and answer questions related to the overall planning process and the proposed improvements. For more information, call 703-435-6800 ext. 2180 or e-mail gene.fleming@town.herndon.va.us.

<sh>Ordinance Revision Committee Meeting

<bt>The Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance Revision Project Advisory Committee will have a meeting Thursday, April 29, from 7-10 p.m., in the second-floor conference room of the Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn St. For more information, contact Elizabeth Gilleran, 703-787-7380 or through e-mail at lisa.gilleran@town.herndon.va.us.

<sh>Community Day

<bt>Herndon will be holding it's fourth annual Community Day Saturday, May 1, from noon-4 p.m., at the Dulles Park Shopping Center and inside the Neighborhood Resource Center, 1086 Elden ST.. In addition, there will also be a Housing Fair, which will feature seminars and exhibits for home owners, buyers and sellers. There will be live jazz music, a Tae Kwon Do demonstration by H.K. Lee Karate and dances from around the world including Bolivian, Mexican, Iranian, Irish and salsa. The event will also feature a moon bounce, face painting, crafts, Susan Wall's Carousel Puppets and a cakewalk. A hands-on nature tent display will feature snakes, butterflies and tadpoles. The Herndon Police will offer free child-safety services such as car-seat inspections and inkless child fingerprinting by the Fairfax County police. The Lions Club will sponsor free hearing and vision screening.

For more information, call 703-435-6830.

<sh>Reception for De Noyer

<bt>The Herndon Town Council will play host to a reception honoring Councilman John De Noyer for 16 years of service to the Herndon community as a member of the Town Council, Wednesday, May 19, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St. Refreshments will be served and individuals will have an opportunity to wish De Noyer well in his retirement during an open microphone period.

The public is invited to attend the reception and interested individuals are requested to contact the town clerk by Friday, May 7, by calling 703-435-6804 or e-mailing viki.wellershaus@town.herndon.va.us.

<sh>Town Calendar

<bt>Thursday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Town Council regular session: public hearing on proposed FY 2005 budget and CIP. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Monday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission public hearing. Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.

Tuesday, May 4, 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

Town elections. Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. For more election information, go to the State Board of Elections Web site at www.sbe.state.va.us.

Friday, May 7, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Friday Night Live, Soul Purpose, modern/classic rock covers. Town Green.