Herndon Town Council Preview: HHS Cheer, 2014 Budget & More

The Herndon High School varsity co-ed cheer team will be honored by the Town Council on Tuesday.

Honoring the Herndon High School varsity co-ed cheer team and the 2014 budget are on the Herndon Town Council's public hearing agenda for Tuesday evening. 

The Council will be collecting input on the 2014 budget from Herndon residents and business owners, who are encouraged to comment on town services and programs they find valuable. 

Also on the agenda is an ordinance for rezoning at the Vinehaven development on the the northwest corner of the intersection of Vine and Center streets. The land is currently zoned central commercial and the landowners are seeking to rezone to planned development-downtown.

The developer is seeking to build 17 single-family homes on the land. The homes will include a variety of models, including those with main level master bedroom and baths. The project was originally proposed as a senior community, but will now be open to all homebuyers. 

The Council will vote on an ordinance to amend the 2013 adopted budget that would allow for adjustments to implement Town Manager Art Anselene's recommended mid-year budget modifications. 

Those modifications include: $30,000 to replace a 19-year-old passenger van in use by the Town of Herndon's parks and recreation department; $50,000 for community development expenses related to Metrorail area planning; $23,100 for an additional police "overfill" position using position vacancy savings; and moving $200,000 into the revenue stabilization fund. 

Lastly, the Council will discuss a resolution initiating consideration for a zoning ordinance amendment to increase the number of children that may be enrolled in a home-based business childcare center without a special exception. 

Currently when a special exception is granted even if the business owner moves elsewhere, the special exception stays with the property. The amendment would remove the requirement that special exceptions run with the land. It would also clarify the Council's power to limit the duration of special exceptions. 

The Herndon Town Council public hearing begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Herndon Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St., in downtown Herndon. 

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