1. BRADDOCK BEACON Newsletter: A good overview of what the Braddock office doing and local events: http://www.
fairfaxcounty.gov/braddock/ pdfs/newsletters/november_ beacon.pdf
2. EVERY 3RD WEDNESDAY: Braddock’s “Aging in Place” committee webpage is here https://sites.google.com/site/
aipcommittee/ and resources for the Braddock “Neighbor-to-Neighbor” initiative are here https://sites.google.com/site/ aipcommittee/neighbor-to- neighbor-program . They meet at 1:00 pm every 3rd Wednesday at the Braddock Supervisor’s Meeting Room (9002 Burke Lake Road)
3. DECEMBER 14: The FREE “Taste of Braddock” with local restaurants will take place at 5:30 p.m. at 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke VA 22015 in Braddock
Hall (same building as the Kings Park Library).
4. Budget cuts are anticipated because the Meals Tax Proposal did not pass. An increase in property taxes will probably be debated as an additional way to manage the Fairfax County budget in future Supervisor meetings. Legislative changes may be proposed in the state legislature to enable the County to tax more. This would require a comprehensive review of Virginia’s use of the Dillon rule to limit home rule for local government (see https://en.wikipedia.org/
wiki/Home_rule_in_the_United_ States ).
5. MARCH 2017: Plastic bags for yard waste won’t be permitted starting in March 2017. You can buy paper bags for yard waste at Home Depot/Lowes etc.
6. WAKEFIELD RECYCLING CENTER TO CLOSE NOVEMBER 30 http://www.fairfaxcounty.
gov/dpwes/news/recycling-drop- off-centers-slated-to-close. htm
7. DEER MANAGEMENT – Bow hunting for private property owners does not require a minimum acreage. Licensed bow hunters are listed here: http://www.
fairfaxcounty.gov/living/ wildlife/deer-management/ private-property.htm
8. BRADDOCK DISTRICT LAND USE & ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in Braddock Hall, next to the Supervisor’s office at 9002 Burke Lake Road, Burke, VA 22015, which is in the same building as the Kings Park Library. Agenda includes applications for re-use of the Training Center on Braddock Road (see https://dgs.virginia.gov/
LinkClick.aspx?fileticket= AH98H8CE9ac%3D&portalid=0 ). Cook said they had possible buyers but they are not disclosing names.
9. AIRBnB in FAIRFAX: Cook expressed concern about the spread and use of unregulated AIRBnB type services. He also expressed concern about use of the Uber ride service. No decisions are pending, but it may come up for debate and efforts at regulation/fees/taxation in future Supervisor meetings.
For more information, go to www.bdcfx.org