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Fairfax zoning rewrite not beloved, but wins passage

Capping a Zoning Ordinance Modernization (zMOD) Project that began several years ago and drew sharp reactions from some civic organizations, the Board of Supervisors on March 23 approved a new Fairfax County zoning ordinance that supersedes rules that have...

New Vienna Website aims for intuitive experience

People who visited the Vienna town government’s Website, www.viennava.gov, on the morning of March 23 probably were surprised if they returned to the site that afternoon, as town officials went live with a new, more intuitive and user-friendly Website...

Contentious subdivision plan near Vienna wins OK

Eight months after a proposed three-house subdivision on Old Courthouse Road in the Vienna area received a thumbs-down recommendation from the Fairfax County Planning Commission, a revised two-home proposal on March 23 obtained the Board of Supervisors’ unanimous approval. The...

Vienna ponies up more cash for sidewalk project

The town of Vienna will spend an additional $61,000 for right-of-way services associated with a sidewalk-improvement project on Park Street, N.E. The Vienna Town Council on March 22 unanimously approved the expenditure with Whitman, Requardt & Associates to secure temporary...

Vienna to upgrade equipment for cable-access channel

Vienna’s cable-access channel soon will be able to broadcast from multiple locations, following the Town Council’s March 22 purchase of $119,285 worth of new equipment from Human Circuit in Gaithersburg. Upgrades will include replacement of a production switcher to permit...

Gas-line relocation to aid Vienna police-station effort

Vienna Town Council members voted unanimously March 22 to spend $40,012 for Washington Gas to relocate a gas line at the former Faith Baptist Church property at 301 Center St., S. The line relocation will allow for permanent heating to...

Vienna moves forward on sidewalk project

The Vienna Town Council on March 22 unanimously approved a $1.4 million contract with Sagres Construction Corp. of Alexandria to build pedestrian improvements along the west side of Old Courthouse Road, N.E. In addition to sidewalks, the project will install...

School Board members get earful from frustrated constituents

Two Fairfax County School Board members joined a McLean Citizens Association (MCA) March 15 online forum to discuss the school system’s proposed fiscal 2022 budget, but spent most of the question-and-answer session fending off pointed – some might say...

Vienna officials taking cautious approach to budget

Vienna’s budgetary numbers look promising for fiscal 2022, but the Town Council plans to hold back some funds just in case circumstances go sideways again. “It’s Council’s intent to freeze a portion of the budget, 2 percent, as a pandemic...

Field set for Vienna Town Council election

Three Vienna Town Council incumbents and one challenger – all familiar to town residents from previous bids – will vie for three available seats in the May 4 election. Incumbents Howard Springsteen, Nisha Patel and Steve Potter are seeking new...

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