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<sh>OK for Lighting Waiver

<bt>The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved a lighting-ordinance waiver in the Sully District. Rosenthal is opening a Jaguar and Land Rover dealership in the Dulles Auto Park along Stonecroft Boulevard in Chantilly. But it wanted to install lights just as bright there as at three other existing car dealerships in that area.

Rosenthal's building is not yet constructed, and the other businesses opened their doors before the county adopted its new lighting ordinance. But believing that potential nighttime customers might think Rosenthal isn't open because its lights would be dimmer, it sought a special exception, or waiver, so it wouldn't have to comply with the new ordinance. On July 26, the supervisors approved the waiver.

<sh>Mixed-Use Project Proposed

<bt>Centreville resident Dennis Hogge needs permission from Fairfax County to rezone 3 1/2 acres he owns just outside Centreville's Historic District. That's because he hopes to someday see a mixed-use project arise there.

It would contain retail and office uses, and possibly a residential component, and would be called Founders' Village. Some 2 1/2 acres are along Mount Gilead Road, and one acre is adjacent to Centreville Preschool Inc.

To accommodate his plans, Hogge is seeking a zoning change from the current R-1 (residential, one home per acre) designation to C-8 (commercial, eight units per acre). He also hopes to bring back the historic Royal Oaks house — which is presently disassembled and in Delaplane — and place it on the site here.

<sh>Clifton Town Council Mtg.

<bt>The Clifton Town Council will meet Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clifton Town Meeting Hall, 12641 Chapel Road in Clifton. The Fairfax County game warden will discuss deer population, growth and control in the Clifton area.

<sh>Land-Use Meeting, Sept. 7

<bt>The Springfield District/Fairfax Center Land-Use Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. in conference room 8 of the Fairfax County Government Center. The members will review an application by builder Stanley Martin to construct townhouses on the south side of Post Forest Drive, east of its intersection with West Ox Road, in Fairfax.

<sh>Democratic Committee Meets

<bt>The Springfield District Democratic Committee meets the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Pohick Library at the intersection of Old Keene Mill and Sydenstricker Roads in Burke. It's a campaign planning meeting, and volunteers are welcome. For more information, contact Jennifer Heinz at 703-569-5903.

<sh>Help Plan Centreville Day

<bt>The Centreville Community Foundation (CCF) will hold a Centreville Day planning meeting, Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend and help plan this fun-filled, annual, Centreville celebration. Volunteers are needed! This year's celebration will be Saturday, Sept. 11 in Centreville's Historic District. For more information, contact Sue Davis at 571-213-7298 or glysdishd@aol.com.

<sh>Park Authority to Meet

<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority will meet Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway, Suite 900, in Fairfax. Call Judy Pedersen at 703-324-8662.

<sh>Trespassing Case Continued

<bt>In the article, "A Dividing Land," in the Aug. 26 Centre View, Bill Frazier was to have faced a charge of trespassing, Aug. 27, in Fairfax County General District Court. But the case was continued, at the defendant's request, until Oct. 20.

<sh>Sully Land-Use, Transportation

<bt>The Sully District Land-Use and Transportation Committee will meet Monday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Jeff Parnes, evenings, at 703-904-0131. The members will learn about a proposal from Stanford Hotels Corp. seeking an increase in the allowable building height in the northeast quadrant of Route 50 and Route 28.

<sh>Ox Hill, Union Mills Plans

<bt>The Fairfax County Park Authority will hold a public hearing Monday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. to present a proposal for the general management and conceptual development plan for two historic sites. One is Ox Hill Battlefield Park, and the other is the Union Mills/Confederate Fortifications Historic Site.

Both locations represent important, local, historic and cultural resources relating to the Civil War, and both warrant protection and interpretation. The public hearing will be in room 106/107, on the first floor of the Herrity Building, 12055 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax.

<sh>Youthful Driver Improvement

<bt>Fairfax County police will hold a one-day, hands-on driving course geared to youth, ages 16-18. The FCPD Youthful Driver Improvement Program provides advanced driver-training techniques to young motorists. Students drive a four-door sedan as they attempt to master proper braking techniques, crash avoidance, skid control, steering-wheel management and off-road recovery techniques.

The next class is on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's at the Emergency Vehicle Operations Center at 3725 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly — a secured facility just off Route 50. The track is a 1.1-mile circuit completed in 1994 and is one of only a handful in the country built specifically for law-enforcement driver training.

Interested students may pick up applications from their high-school resource officers. For more information, call Officer David Kuhar at 703-818-1924, ext. 204.

<sh>WFCM Urgently Needs Food

<bt>Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM) is in urgent need of canned goods and groceries for its food pantry for local needy families. Especially needed is food for children, including: Breakfast cereal; peanut butter; jelly; macaroni and cheese; canned fruit and fruit juices; canned meats such as tuna, salmon, corned beef and Spam; spaghetti sauce; canned pasta meals; and baby formula.

Items may be brought to WFCM's Shepherd Center in the Sully Plaza Shopping Center. It's at 13981 Metrotech Drive, next to Midas Muffler and near Backyard Grill & Bar and Blockbuster Video.

<sh>Blood Donations are Sought

<bt>The Inova Blood Donor Center in the Centremed I Building on Route 29 in Centreville (across from the Centreville Multiplex Cinemas) is in urgent need of blood donations — especially O positive or negative, as well as A and B. They're accepted Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. For an appointment to give blood, call 703-322-1970, or drop in at your own convenience.