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Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

Loudoun Continues Opposition to MWAA Dulles Rail Station Decision

From Loudoun County -- The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has taken action on several fronts in its continued opposition to the decision of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board of Directors in favor of an underground alignment for the proposed Metrorail station at Dulles International Airport.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors directed the County Administrator to seek additional information from MWAA and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority regarding the potential impacts on Dulles Metrorail, the operations at Dulles Airport, and any possible extension further into Loudoun County should the Board vote to opt out of the funding agreement for Phase 2 of the project.

Thomas Balch Library Recognizes Volunteers At Annual Appreciation Luncheon

Thomas Balch Library Recognizes Volunteers At Annual Appreciation Luncheon

From the Town of Leesburg – On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, the Thomas Balch Library Advisory Commission recognized the contributions of its many volunteers with an appreciation luncheon.

“The success of the Thomas Balch Library is attributable in large part to the support we receive from our community of volunteers,” explained Alexandra Gressitt, the Library’s Director. “We are fortunate to have so many talented and dedicated volunteers.  Volunteers contribute to every facet of the Library’s operations, including research, transcribing manuscripts, indexing collections, assisting customers and teaching seminars and classes.”

This year’s honorees included:

·         Peggy & Fred Howard and Betty & Bobby Lowenbach, for their efforts on photographic identification.

Loudoun County CDBG Program Earns Praise from National Officials at HUD

Loudoun County CDBG Program Earns Praise from National Officials at HUD

Loudoun County’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) has been spotlighted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as an example of a successful program.

At a recent event hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, HUD Regional Administrator Jane Vincent highlighted two CDBG projects in Loudoun: the county’s Emergency Homeless Shelter and the renovation of affordable housing rental units near Middleburg.

The purpose of the CDBG program is to help develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. Organizations within the community are given the opportunity to compete for these funds through an organized application process.

Loudoun County's Current Online Auction Ends May 12

Loudoun County's Current Online Auction Ends May 12

Loudoun County's current online auction of surplus goods is scheduled to close at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2011. Items for sale online include vehicles, laptops, computer equipment, a shelving unit, a wood-paneled presentation board, children’s movies on VHS videotapes, and other miscellaneous items.

Every month, Loudoun County sells selected items online through Public Surplus, which was created specifically for public agencies. The auctions last for ten days. Anyone interested in bidding on the items must be registered with http://www.publicsurplus.com. Registration is free. Bidders are not charged a fee to use the service.

To view the items for sale, go to: www.publicsurplus.com/sms/loudoun,va/browse/home.

County Offers Businesses Cost-Effective Way to Dispose of Hazardous Waste

County Offers Businesses Cost-Effective Way to Dispose of Hazardous Waste

From Loudoun County -- Loudoun County's Department of Construction and Waste Management will host a Business Hazardous Waste Program event from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility located on 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg.

The Business Hazardous Waste Program provides a cost effective way for eligible county businesses, organizations, and agencies to dispose of small quantities of hazardous waste in an environmentally responsible manner and in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.  Businesses and organizations located in Loudoun County that generate less than 220 lbs. of hazardous waste or 2.2 lbs. of acute hazardous waste in a calendar month and never accumulate more than 2200 lbs. of hazardous waste at any time are eligible to participate in this program. 

Loudoun County Personal Property Tax Deadline is May 5, 2011

Loudoun County Personal Property Tax Deadline is May 5, 2011

From Loudoun County -- Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr. reminds taxpayers that the deadline for payment of the first half personal property tax is Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Payments postmarked after May 5, 2011, will incur a 10% late payment penalty. Additional interest at the rate of 10% per annum will be assessed. Payments not received within 60 days of the due date will incur an additional 15% penalty. The due date will not be extended for bills where assessment questions have been filed with the Commissioner of the Revenue.

The Treasurer’s Office offers convenient payment options and locations:

Online: www.loudoun.gov/ppt - To pay using electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover

Mail: County of Loudoun, P.O. Box 1000, Leesburg, Virginia 20177-1000

Loudoun Government Center Exhibition Features Artist Debbie Cadenas

Loudoun Government Center Exhibition Features Artist Debbie Cadenas

The Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee presents an exhibition of twenty oil and acrylic paintings by Middleburg artist Debbie Cadenas.  The exhibition can be viewed during business hours in the Loudoun County Government’s “Gallery One” through the end of April. The gallery is located on the first floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg.

Cadenas shares her Middleburg home with her husband of 24 years and their three children.  She enjoys caring for her animals, which include sheep, goats, chickens and horses, and which inspire some of her paintings.

The art exhibition is sponsored by the Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee whose members are appointed by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.