A few Block III will be having a yard sale on
Saturday, November 10th 2012, 8am-12pm
If other blocks would like to participate, please let me know & put up signs.
|3rd Place Pumpkin Carving Contest winner by the Parker/Ikhide family. |
Photo by Kelvin Ikhide
Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will host a community meeting Oct. 1 about proposals Fairfax County has received for future development at Crescent Apartments.
The county in February released a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit a developer to redevelop the Crescent property. This meeting will present a review of the proposals and feature public participation. Meeting time is 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center Lake Anne.
|Many trees had limbs twisted and snapped off, these between Block III & II were uprooted.|
|The damaged Goodman swing by the Lake Anne Elementary path.|
I've been hearing odd construction noise at night off and on and when it's on the sound is in flux. Sounds a bit like a saw or grinding equipment of some sort…even thought it was a welder at first. Just couldn't put my finger on it, but seemed to be coming from the school. I didn't give it much thought because I assumed they might be working round the clock to wrap up before the end of summer. Then today as I walked past the building taking Adrian to school I heard it from the black-top: it's the new A/C unit on the roof at the school.
I've been in touch with Dr. Menuey the principle and he's having the contractors look into it, but preliminarily at least they seem to be dismissive and at least wanting to verify with other neighbors. So I thought I'd send you this to post on the blog spot in case anyone else is hearing this now or has been wondering what on earth it was! -Raymond Merrill, Block III
|ASTEROID Duron 5414D|
|TRAIN SMOKE Duron 5415A|
As you may know a rating hearing occurred on RELAC on June 5, 2012 in Richmond VA before the State Corporation Commission [SCC]which regulates utilities in Virginia. I drove down and testified as a user upset with the unreasonably high cost of the system and its effectiveness. I have attached my comments outline from which I spoke. The hearing lasted from about 1000 AM until 330 PM. It was tedious but I am glad I went to get a sense of the communication between AQUA and the Judge for the SCC.
The bottom line is that the SCC Staff and AQUA agreed by stipulation to a rate increase reduced from AQUA's request of $ 108,775 to $ 78,000 or close to a 15% increase that will be in effect as an interim rate for the rest of 2012. The county staff questioned AQUA at length and in detail on performance output by AQUA's records and AQUA's records on customer complaints. There were clear deficiencies. On the matter of using Cooling Towers which I asked about, AQUA responded that they have not decided yet to in stall them. They said it would cost $ 250,000 to $ 400,000 installed. It may be that AQUA America owns them and they would sell them to AQUA RELAC.
Who knows what lies ahead with RELAC??
The case, PUE-2011-00130 can be tracked on line at http://www.scc.virginia.gov/case
|One of Hollin Hills’ iconic mid-century modern homes designed by architect Charles Goodman. (Karl Ericson)|
|JBG Drawing of Possible Town Home Configuration for Fairway Redevelopment|
|Drawing submitted by Aqua, VA of the proposed cooling tower installation as seen from the tennis courts.|
|Soft 'Raku' Bowl - crocheted & felted by Alice Abrash|