Thursday, February 21, 2013
A look ahead at transportation, parks, education and more.
Thursday, February 21
Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity delivered his State of the County address Tuesday. Here it is, in its entirety, courtesy of Supervisor Herrity: Looking Back 2012 was a year full of surprises, some good, some not so good. With the backdrop of the Presidential and federal elections many of the issues raised at the national level mirrored those that we at the County had to deal with; namely our fiscal situation, regulatory policies, and infrastructure. 2012 was also a year of surprises for me personally. As I approach the one year anniversary of my open heart surgery I am grateful to have made a full and speedy recovery, to be here and to be able to continue to serve you. As we enter 2013 and look ahead to the challenges facing us…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
By Supervisor Pat Herrity
Tuesday, February 12
We have had some successes in improving parts of the Parkway (completing the full Parkway repaving, the Fair Lakes Interchange project, and converting the Parkway to a primary road), but even with these improvements, the Parkway is experiencing significant congestion. In order to get in front of the problem and before we wake up and find the Parkway as congested as I-66, I have asked the Board of Supervisors at today’s meeting to request the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conduct a Corridor Improvement Study (CIS). A CIS will provide a comprehensive look at what improvements need to be made to the Parkway in order to keep up with increased use. The study will outline short and long term solutions, examine various methods for…
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Residents of South Run in Fairfax Station met with Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity to discuss traffic problems in their neighborhood caused my unofficial access to Burke Lake Park. They fear dam repairs set for this fall and winter will only
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The delegate was asked by residents to investigate the loss of the 'wink-o-matic' at Willow Springs Elementary.
Delegate Tim Hugo (R-40th) has called a meeting of concerned community members, Fairfax County Public Schools, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Fairfax County Police and local politicians to discuss the loss of the wink-o-matic safety signal at the Braddock Road entrance to Willow Springs Elementary School. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept, 6, at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Residents noticed the safety lights missing from the intersection just week's before the start of school, according to the delegate's staff. It is not yet clear who ordered them removed. In a letter inviting leaders to the meeting, Del. Hugo said, "...many of you are aware, the removal of the 'wink-o-matic' lights have resulted in the school’s …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Fairfax County Historical Marker commemorates the village of Fairfax Station.
The Friends of the Fairfax Station Railroad Museum held a dedication ceremony Wednesday for the unveiling of the Fairfax Station Commemorative Marker. The new sign is part of the Fairfax County History Commission Historical Roadside Marker project. Virginia Delegate Tim Hugo and Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity were among the guests who gathered as four longtime Fairfax Station residents unveiled the plaque. Joan Rogers, president of Fairfax Station Railroad Museum Friends, introduced the guests, who shared memories of their growing up in what was then a small town with an active train station. The speakers were brother and sister Jim and Nancy Wyckoff, Lee Hubbard and Jane Peterson. The event was part of a weeklong Fairfax …
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity underwent open-heart surgery today at INOVA Fairfax.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Supervisor Pat Herrity, age 52, underwent open heart surgery at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Fairfax Inova Heart and Vascular Institute. The surgery was conducted by Dr. Alan Spier and Dr. Niv Ad, two of the hospital's leading surgeons. At this time the surgeons have informed the family the surgery went as expected. Supervisor Herrity is currently recovering in the ICU. Doctors Spier and Ad have advised Herry that post-surgery he can expect to be in ICU for a day or two, walking the hospital halls the next day or two, and out of hospital in four to six days. They also say it will take four to six weeks to fully recover. In November 2011 Supervisor Herrity began having abnormal heart rhythms – atrial fibrillation (A-Fib). While A-Fib itself is …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Herrity's 'State of the District' address included transportation, homeowner taxes, government regulation, jobs and the future of the Fairfax County Parkway.
"Phase II of Dulles Rail fails miserably as a transportation project," Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity told about 50 people gathered in the West Springfield District Government Office auditorium one day last week, for his annual State of the Distric address. This spring the Fairfax County and Loudoun County boards of supervisors must decide whether to opt in or opt out of Phase II of the Dulles Rail Project. Herrity warned that Fairfax County is not ready for that vote. "Rail through Tysons past the airport and into Loudoun is the largest public works project in the history of the Commonwealth, and it has significant financial implications to the counties, their residents and businesses, and the users of the Dulles Toll Road" …