Week in Loudoun

Week in Loudoun


<bt>A box accompanying the story on the slumping real estate market in the Loudoun Connection, Ashburn edition, Oct. 18-24; and Cascades edition, Oct. 11-17, incorrectly listed the number of houses for sale in the county. The story contained the correct figure, which is 4,174.

<sh>Meeting Change

<bt>The next regular business meeting of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 8, because of the election Tuesday, Nov. 7. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the board room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison St., S.E., Leesburg. The meeting of the full board Nov. 8 will be followed by the regular meeting of the board's finance/government services committee.

Documents for board meetings are available on the Loudoun County Government Web site at www.loudoun.gov/bos/documents.htm.

<sh>Polling Place Changes

<bt>Loudoun County election officials have sent notices to voters affected by recent precinct changes for the upcoming election Tuesday, Nov. 7. Since the most recent election, three new precincts have been created.

In the Broad Run District, precinct 813-Seldens Landing has been split and some voters are now in a new precinct, 815-Belmont Ridge. The polling place for the new precinct is Belmont Ridge Middle School, 19045 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg.

In the Dulles District, precinct 109-Hutchinson has been split and some voters are now in a new precinct, 112-Freedom. The polling place for the new precinct is Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding.

Also in the Dulles District, some voters who previously were in precinct 106-Eagle Ridge and 108-Mercer are in a new precinct, 111-Briar Woods. The polling place for the new precinct is Briar Woods High School, 22525 Belmont Ridge Road, Ashburn.

More information is available by calling 703-777-0380 or on the county Web site at www.loudoun.gov/government/voting.htm.

<sh>Climate Change Summit

<bt>Future energy challenges to this region, and regional, local and personal solutions will be the focus of the Northern Virginia Climate Change Summit, at the George Washington University, Virginia Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, Thursday Nov. 9. Beginning at 7 p.m., the program will feature presentations from four guest speakers, followed by statements from local elected officials and a moderated question-and-answer session. Event is free and open to the public. Visit the event Web site http://www.lccss.org/NVCCS.

<sh>Free Gun Safety Kits

<bt>The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office has more than 1,000 gunlocks donated by Project ChildSafe, a nationwide firearms safety education program in an effort to prevent gun accidents in the homes of county residents.

The free safety kits, which include a gunlock, will be distributed on a first come-first serve basis at the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Administration Building, 39 Catoctin Circle, S.E., Leesburg, between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays.

Each kit contains a safety curriculum and a cable-style gunlock. The locks fit on most types of handguns, rifles and shotguns. The goal is to prevent a child or any other unauthorized person from accessing a firearm in the home.

<sh>Goose Creek Honored

<bt>Scenic Virginia has selected the winners of its 2006 Scenic Awards, which recognize excellence in the field of scenic conservation. The Goose Creek Scenic River Advisory BoardÕs work along Goose Creek Scenic River in Loudoun County from the Fauquier County line to the Potomac River was given an honorable mention in the Best Preservation of a Scenic Water Corridor category.