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<sh>Traffic Safety Campaign

<bt>The Sully District Police Station will be conducting a traffic safety campaign to increase public awareness of traffic safety and to reduce motor vehicle crashes. In response to community concerns about traffic and road safety, the Sully District Station will deploy a special traffic enforcement team on the primary roads throughout the District.

The campaign will start on Jan. 24, and will continue for eight weeks. The enforcement team will consist of six officers who will work during daytime and evening hours. The daytime team will primarily focus on traffic offenses while the evening team will focus on alcohol-related offenses.

Examples of traffic violations the team will be looking for include speeding, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, aggressive driving, improper lane change, passing on the shoulder, traffic signal violations, highway sign violations, seat belt and child safety-seat violations, and violations related to pedestrian safety.

For more information on the campaign, contact 1st Lt. J. D. Call, Assistant Station Commander for Sully District, at 703-814-7000.

<sh>Centreville Community Coalition

<bt>The next meeting of the Centreville Community Coalition will be Friday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. at Centreville Elementary. Call Debbie Martin at 703-802-9454.

<sh>Point Pleasant Pipeline Work

<bt>Colonial Pipeline is currently hard at work on Point Pleasant Drive in Chantilly replacing a faulty section of pipeline between Stringfellow Road and Majestic Lane. As a result, Point Pleasant has been closed to traffic between these two roads since Jan. 10 and is expected to remain that way until at least this Friday, Jan. 21. Meanwhile, detour signs are rerouting traffic to Poplar Tree and Stringfellow roads.

<sh>Sully District Council Mtg.

<bt>The Sully District Council of Citizens Associations will meet Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Call Mark McConn at 703-818-9124.

<sh>Park Authority to Meet

<bt>The next meeting of the Fairfax County Park Authority will be Wednesday, Jan. 26, 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>Child Safety-Seat Inspections

<bt>Certified technicians at the Sully District Police Station will do free inspections of child safety seats Thursday, Jan. 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Appointments are not necessary; just come to the station at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. For additional child-seat inspection times, call 703-280-0559.

<sh>Constituent Viewpoint Hotline

<bt>The Virginia General Assembly will again provide a toll-free Constituent Viewpoint hotline. This will allow residents to express their views on issues before the General Assembly to their representatives in the Senate and the House of Delegates. The number is 1-800-889-0229. Constituent Viewpoint will receive calls from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each legislative workday from Jan. 12 through Feb. 25.

Operators will ask callers to provide their names, addresses and phone numbers for verification purposes, plus the legislative issue on which they are expressing their views. Operators will provide the names of the callers' legislators, record their messages and forward this information to the legislators.

<sh>Rezoning for Auto Park OK'd

<bt>The Fairfax County Planning Commission last week helped pave the way for a possible, 27-acre expansion of the Chantilly Auto Park off Route 50 west and Stonecroft Boulevard. The move would bring four new dealerships — Mercedes, Audi, Honda and Nissan — to that location.

The site was originally zoned industrial for a flex office park there, but a change in rezoning to commercial usage is being requested. The Planning Commission gave a thumbs-up to the idea, last Wednesday, Jan. 12. The issue goes before the county Board of Supervisors next Monday, Jan. 24.

<sh>Dulles Airport Runways Draft EIS

<bt>The draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the new runways at Dulles International Airport has just been released. It may be viewed at www.mwaa.com/dulles/EnvironmentalStudies/RunwaysEIS.htm. In addition, a public hearing on this document and its contents will be held Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Stone Middle School. The public information meeting will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the public hearing at 6 p.m.

<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.