Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon


<bt>Shalamar Dade was arrested May 28 and is being held without bond for an alleged malicious wounding that occurred May 7 on the W & OD Trail in the Runnymede policing district. The Herndon Police are still seeking his alleged partner, Eugene Alexander Jones, 19, of Herndon. Jones is described as having a light complexion, 6 feet 1 inch tall, and weighing 180 pounds. A warrant for Jones is on file for attempted robbery. Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 703-435-6846.

<sh>Seeking Witnesses

<bt>The Herndon Police Department is seeking assistance from the community in its investigation of the shooting death of 17-year-old Jose Sandoval, which occurred Sunday, May 16, at approximately 9:41 p.m., in the 1000 block of Park Avenue. Police are asking to hear from community members who saw anyone suspicious either on a bicycle or walking in the area just prior to or immediately after in incident. Contact the department at 703-435-6846, and all information will be kept confidential.

<sh>Chamber Names De Noyer 'Best'

<bt>Soon-to-be retired Councilman John De Noyer received the Best of Herndon Dulles Award for May for his long years of volunteer service to the community. The Herndon Dulles Award is given jointly by the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce and the Hyatt Dulles.

De Noyer, who holds a Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of California Berkeley, has served on the Town Council for 16 years. He was instrumental in developing a downtown development plan, including the basic concepts for the Herndon Municipal Center and Town Green, library, Council Chambers and the still-to-be-built Cultural Arts Center. He provided the leadership for developing the underground parking attached to the Municipal Center. He also championed the purchase of land to relieve the critical shortage of ball fields in 1990, which would later become the Haley Smith Park.

De Noyer is known for his environmental projects. He developed the town's Chesapeake Bay Ordinance and subsequent revisions; Runnymede Park, a natural park with a planned nature center; and won better recognition for tree cover. In 1998, he launched Arbor Day, now an institution in Herndon, and persuaded the town to hire an urban forester. He and his wife, Ann Czonka, also helped establish nature education in town, along with the farmers' market and partnered cooperative programs to groups in nearby Sterling and Reston.

<sh>Joint Planning Meeting

<bt>The Herndon Planning Commission will hold an informal discussion session Tuesday, June 15, in the Council Chambers conference room, 765 Lynn St., beginning at 7:30 p.m., with members of the town's Architectural Review Board and the Heritage Preservation Review Board. The topic for the evening will be the role of heritage preservation in planning for the future land use in the downtown, including the role of a number of buildings that could be considered contributing structures in the Downtown Heritage District. The meeting is part of the ongoing efforts of the commission create a Downtown Plan. For additional information, contact senior planner Dana Heiberg, at 703-787-7380 or through e-mail dana.heiberg@herndon-va.gov.

<sh>Swearing-In Ceremony

<bt>The newly-elected mayor and Town Council will be sworn in Thursday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m., in the Herndon Town Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St. The oaths of office will be administered by John Frey, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Fairfax County, to mayor-elect Michael O'Reilly and council-elect Carol Bruce, Dennis Husch, Steven Mitchell, Ann Null, Harlon Reece and Darryl Smith. The mayor and Town Council members will serve two-year terms beginning July 1, with their first meeting being a work session Tuesday, July 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Town Council Chambers conference room. The public is invited to attend the swearing-in ceremony and light refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. to the Town Clerk's Office at 703-435-6804 or by e-mail viki.wellershaus@herndon-va.gov by Friday, June 11.

<sh>Planning To Review Downtown Plan

<bt>The Herndon Planning Commission will hold the third in a series of meetings Monday, June 21, in the Council Chambers conference room, 765 Lynn St. beginning at 7:30 p.m., on the development of a Downtown Plan, which could address matters relating to land use, densities, design characteristics and numerous other issues affecting the Herndon downtown area. It is anticipated the Downtown Plan will be considered as a Comprehensive Plan amendment later this year. There will be public hearings before the commission and Town Council before any action is taken. For more information, contact senior planner Dana Heiberg, at 703-787-7380 or through e-mail dana.heiberg@herndon-va.gov.

<sh>Town Calendar

<bt>Thursday, June 3-Sunday, June 6

Herndon Festival. Town Green.

Monday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday, June 8, 7:30 p.m.

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

Friday, June 11, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Friday Night Live, Mr. GreenGenes, Dewey Beach, Del.-modern rock/party band. Town Green.