Monday, April 29, 2013
The Town Council passed its budget for Fiscal Year 2014 last week, with no new taxes and no tax increases.
The passing of the Town’s budget for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY 2014) by staff and officials last week means good news for residents – because it means no raised taxes, and no new taxes. At its meeting last Tuesday, April 23, the Town Council adopted an ordinance that will keep several taxes and fees at the same rate for FY 2014, including the town’s real estate tax; meals tax, water and sewer rates, recycling fees and more. Despite all taxes remaining at current levels, the Town managed to increase expenditures in a few areas, such as personnel and capital improvement projects. In all, total budget expenditures will increase by 7.3 percent over FY 2013. The FY 2014 budget in its entirety will be available on the Town’s website by June 30, and…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The mural is located in the Municipal Center downtown.
Herndon is moving into the future with its fresh new logo, colors and branding - and now it is all on display, for the town to see. Tuesday evening, Mayor Lisa Merkel, Council for the Arts of Herndon President Michael O’Reilly, and several other dignitaries were on hand for the official presentation and unveiling of the town's new logo, now on display in the vestibule of the Herndon Municipal Center’s ground level entranceway. The Council for the Arts of Herndon (CAH) officially presented the mural to the mayor and Town. The mural, painted by artist Keith Naquin, depicts historic downtown Herndon on a sunny spring day. The iconic depot, red caboose, municipal center and Nachman building are among the landmarks depicted in the mural. The…
Friday, March 29, 2013
Council thanked the Town fo Herndon staff for the vital role they play in educating the community through the town's many initiatives.
The Mayor and Herndon Town Council proclaimed March 31 through April 6 as Local Government Education Week during Tuesday's council meeting. Mayor Lisa Merkel said it's an appropriate week to do such, because the City of Staunton Virginia created the Council-Manager form of government on April 2, 1908. The Mayor and Council expressed appreciation to the Town fo Herndon staff for the vital role they play in educating the community through initiatives such as the Herndon Citizens Police Academy and the Youth Police Academy, the Neighborhood College, community budget outreach meetings, and other workshops and activities that are important to Herndon residents. Find Herndon Patch via:
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Herndon received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association for the 22nd year.
Town of Herndon Director of Finance Mary Tuohy and Director of Human Resources Linda Simmons were recognized at Tuesday's Herndon Town Council meeting for their work with the Town of Herndon budget. Herndon has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012. This is the 22nd year Herndon has received the award, which is the only national award in governmental budgeting. Find Herndon Patch via:
The annual spring clean up, where residents can get rid of large, bulky items, will be in April.
The Town of Herndon's annual spring clean up week wlil take place from April 22-26. Residents living in the Town of Herndon limits will have the opportunity to place large or bulky items at the curbside for pickup. Accepted items include: • appliances with the doors removed • furniture • vehicle parts and plumbing fixtures under 50 pounds • up to two tires per household • up to one cubic yard of building materials, with lengths not to exceed 4 feet Not included in the pickup is yard waste, auto parts weighing more than 50 pounds, large quantities of building materials and household hazardous waste. Items should be placed at the curbside by 7 a.m. on residents' trash day only, but no earlier than 24 hours prior to pickup. For more …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The victim reported their motorcycle was knocked over on three separate occasions causing damage to the mirror and windshield on March 22 in the 600 block of Dulles Park Court.
The Herndon Police Department reported the following incidents from March 18 through March 24, 2013. The following information was supplied by the Herndon Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. BRUIN DISTRICT • The victim reported their residence was entered between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. and their TV, Xbox, CDs and a small table were reported stolen on March 19 in the 2100 block of Highcourt Lane. • The victim reported being assaulted by an acquaintance at 1:07 p.m. on March 18 in the 400 block of Pickett Lane. • The victim reported being assaulted by an acquaintance at 10:58 p.m. on March 19 in the 2100 block of Highcourt Lane. • A 30-year-old South Riding man was arrested for being …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Workshop will offer overview of preventative home maintenance.
The Town of Herndon will host a free home maintenance workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The workshop will provide an overview of preventative home maintenance and small repair techniques that will help homeowners to avoid more costly repairs further down the road. The workshop will also include recommendations on how to develop short term and long term maintenance plans for appliances, HVAC systems, kitchens, bathrooms, electrical systems, plumbing, doors and windows, walls and floors, siding, roofing and more. The workshop will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, 1086 Elden St., at the Dulles Park Shopping Center in Herndon. The workshop is free and open to all. For more information…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Herndon Police reported an unknown subject hacked into someone's Xbox Live account on March 13 in the 1400 block of Summerfield Drive.
The Herndon Police Department reported the following incidents from March 11 through March 17, 2013. The following information was supplied by the Herndon Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. BRUIN DISTRICT • A 21-year-old Herndon man was arrested for assault at 10 a.m. on March 15 in the 300 block of Reneau Way. • Three victims reported having two wallets and an iPhone stolen from their lockers at a gym at 7:35 p.m. on March 13 in the 13000 block of Worldgate Drive. • The victim reported having yard signs stolen from their residence between 9:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on March 13 in the 300 block of Missouri Avenue. • The victim reported their iPhone was stolen from their cubicle between…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Herndon Police reported four separate incidents of drunk in public from March 4-10.
The Herndon Police Department reported the following incidents from March 4 through March 10, 2013. The following information was supplied by the Herndon Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. BRUIN DISTRICT • A 40-year-old Herndon man was arrested for assault and larceny at 6:30 p.m. on March 10 in the 700 block of Birch Court. • The victim reported their vehicle was broken into between 6 p.m. on March 4 and 9 a.m. on March 5 and sunglasses and tools were reported stolen near the intersection of Alton Square and Highcourt Lane. • The victim reported their vehicle was entered between 9:30 p.m. on March 7 and 9 a.m. on March 8 and sunglasses and a laptop computer were reported stolen …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Expo is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School in Falls Church.
The Town of Herndon will take part in the 2013 Northern Virginia Housing Expo this weekend in Falls Church. The town will be an exhibitor at the event, showcasing the benefits of living in Herndon. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, located at 7130 Leesburg Pike. The housing expo showcases home ownership and rental opportunities and resources in Northern Virginia and will include workshops, exhibits and more. A full list of exhibitors and the event schedule can be found at www.NoVaHousingExpo.org. Workshops are free and refreshments will be available on site. This is the third annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo, which rotates locations throughout the area each year. Last year's event included…