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Week in Herndon

Town Hall Meeting on County Budget

Dranesville Supervisor John Foust has scheduled three town hall meetings in March and April to give Dranesville residents an opportunity to learn about and discuss the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 (FY2014) Budget for Fairfax County. County management and budget staff will be present to make a summary presentation of the budget and answer questions. The Herndon session is scheduled for Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at the Herndon Town Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St., Herndon.

For details about the FY2014 Budget visit the county website at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dmb. For more information on these public meetings contact Jane Edmondson in Supervisor Foust’s Dranesville District office at 703-356-0551, TTY 711 or email Dranesville@fairfaxcounty.gov.

AT&T to Install New Cable Lines

Beginning in mid-March and concluding in December, AT&T will install new cable service lines along Dranesville Road, Madison Street and Van Buren Street. Minimal disruption to residents and businesses is anticipated; the contractor will provide advance notice to those potentially affected by construction activities and will keep residents and businesses informed as the work approaches their neighborhoods.

To minimize disruption, the majority of the work will be performed by underground boring behind existing sidewalks and in easements. All disturbed property will be restored to its original condition. Contractors will be working from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. off the roadway and, when necessary, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. within the roadway. Traffic will be controlled as needed.

The Public Works Projects page of the town’s website, www.herndon-va.gov, will be updated throughout the life of the project as warranted. Residents and business owners may contact Public Works at 703-435-6860 or public.works@herndon-va.gov.

Herndon Festival Tops List of "Fantastic Festivals"

Herndon Festival and the Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department were recognized in the latest issue of Recreation Management magazine in an article that highlights successful community events. “Programming: Make It Special” provides insights “gathered from cities and towns putting on stellar special events all over the country.” The Herndon Festival, produced by Herndon Parks and Recreation staff, was touted for being the largest free festival in northern Virginia that offers “something for everyone.”

To see the article and the complete list of “Fantastic Festivals”, go to http://www.recmanagement.com/201302fe03.php. The 33rd Annual Herndon Festival takes place May 30-June 2013 in historic downtown Herndon.