Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Annual Car Show Nears

<bt>Four years ago, Guy Masters, a charter member of the Herndon Police Citizen Support Team, decided to hold a classic car show as a fund-raiser to bring out members of the community and more recently to benefit the citizen support team.

"I have a couple of classic cars, and I go to different car shows and cruise-ins," said Masters. "I thought it'd be neat to have one in Herndon."

Masters has been a member of the support team since it's inception 28 years ago. As one of the longest standing members, Masters wants to help not only the community but also the support team.

"It costs about $4,500 to outfit one member," said Masters of the various supplies the support team members need. "The biggest cost being the radio at $3,500, and that includes batteries, the charger and the radio."

Masters said the volunteers use their own vehicles and pay for their own gas when on patrol, but that the cost of other supplies was higher than many can afford.

The support team frees up the Herndon Police Department from doing such things as traffic control so that they can focus on their various specialties, which benefits the community in many ways, he said.

"A lot of folks in the Herndon Police Department are very talented and hard working," said Steve Kozup, citizen support team member. "A lot of our work is done behind the scenes, but if we can step in and help them focus on using their skills, the community as a whole benefits."

To help benefit the citizen support group, the Herndon Police Department has joined to promote their 4th annual fund-raiser this Saturday, Sept. 12.

The Classic Car Show will be held on Lynn and Center Streets in the area of the Herndon Municipal Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The competition is open to owners of all years, makes and models, and includes a separate motorcycle competition.

Last year more than 100 cars lined up in front of the Herndon Municipal Center to display the hard work and money put into their preservation.

Admission is free to the public and participants may pre-register or pay at the gate. The gates open at 8 a.m. on show day, and the first 100 registrants receive a dash plaque commemorating this year's event. Awards for participants will include Best in Class, Class Winners, Chief's Choice and Best in Show.

For more information, call Steve Kozup at 703-437-1278 or Lt. Sheffer at 703-435-6837, or e-mail HPCST_CarShow@att.net, or visit the Web site at http://www.town.herndon.va.us/police.htm.

<sh>19th Annual Pet Parade

<bt>The Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department will host the 19th Annual Family Pet Parade & Expo Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event includes participants four-years old and up, as well as pets of all kinds and sizes. Participants are encouraged to dress themselves and their pets in costumes, or build a float for their pet. There will be various categories that participants will be judged in, including, Best Costume, Best Float, Best Trick, Largest and Smallest (nose to tail), Most Unusual and Best of Show. Ribbons will be awarded for each category, and participants can enter more than one category.

For those who do not wish to participate in the parade, there will be vendors from the area offering special treats for pets.

Admission is $4 pre-order and $5 at the event, per person. Spectators are free. To pre-order tickets visit the Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Avenue. For more information call the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, 703-435-6868.

<sh>Upcoming Town Council Agenda

<bt>The next Town Council regular session is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

The agenda includes six presentations including the recognition of National POW/MIA Recognition Day; certificate of Responsible Citizenship to Timothy Ryan for attempting CPR to save the life of a Reston resident at the Herndon Golf Course; Yard of the Month award; recognition of Jim Deuel, general manager of the Hyatt Dulles, for his dedicated service to Herndon; an expression of appreciation to the Honorable Judy Downer for her work on the Planning Commission, and recognition of September being Hispanic Heritage Month.

Public hearings will be held on an ordinance that will officially terminate Madison Street where it currently ends in relation to the Ishee property preliminary subdivision, also known as Runnymede Manor Section 2. Approval of this ordinance would terminate the street in compliance with the original Comprehensive Plan adopted in 1990, as opposed to continuing it through the former Ishee property to the Herndon Parkway.

The council will hear a staff report on changing the Comprehensive Plan Amendment, CPA #04-2, land use plan map. The request is to amend the land use map from the adopted Herndon 2010 Comprehensive Plan and reclassify the land use designations for 10 areas, ranging from Adaptive Areas to either Neighborhood Conservation or Services and Industries.

The council will be presented with a zoning ordinance text amendment that, if approved, will allow a deviation of fence height to permit higher fences in rear and side yards.

The Department of Community Development has requested the council approve an ordinance that would amend the Fiscal Year 2005 budget, so that the department can hire an additional community inspector. The amended change would increase the Department of Community Development's proposed FY 2005 budget by $37,900, to pay for the additional salary and employer benefits of the new position. To fund the increase, it is recommended the FY 2005 revenue projection for cable TV franchise fees be increased by $37,900. The original FY 2005 revenue projection is $211,100.

The council will vote to approve a memorandum of understanding with the Herndon Foundation for the Cultural Arts, for the planning, funding, construction and operation of the proposed community arts center in the downtown.

<sh>Town Calendar

<bt>Thursday, Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Farmers' Market.

Saturday, Sept. 11.

Patriot Day.

Sunday, Sept. 12.

Downtown Classic Car Show, 11 a.m. -4 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 13.

Planning Commission Public Hearing, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Town Council Regular Session, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Architectural Review Board/Heritage Preservation Review Board Work Session, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Farmers' Market.

Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. - noon.

19th Annual Pet Parade & Expo.

Sunday, Sept. 19, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Nature Fest, Runnymede Park.