Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The Town Council will hold a work session on the issue Tuesday night, and a public hearing next Tuesday, May 14.
At its first series of meetings in May, the Herndon Town Council plans to consider an amendment to the Town’s zoning ordinance that would change the maximum number of children an in-home daycare provider can care for, based on the type of dwelling. Taking a closer look at in-home childcare businesses is something the Commonwealth has been doing over the past year, to the dismay of childcare providers across the county who fear changes to limits could interfere with their income potential. However, Herndon's move appears to work more in the business' favors. Currently, in-home childcare businesses are allowed to care for up to five children at any one time. Under the proposed amendment, daycares in single-family homes will be allowed up …
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…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
DeMolay week took place March 17-24.
The Commander William L. Herndon Chapter, Order of DeMolay, was recognized by the Herndon Town Council for DeMolay Week Tuesday evening. DeMolay week took place March 17-24. DeMolay is a character-building organization that includes young men ages 12-21 who are dedicated to taking on active roles in the community and becoming the leaders of tomorrow. The Herndon chapter of DeMolay received the 2012 Chapter of the Year award from the Virginia State Association of the DeMolay. It's the fifth time the chapter has one the award and the third consecutive year. The Herndon chapter also assisted in establishing the new DeMolay chapter in Ashburn. The Herndon chapter has been providing service in the Herndon area for 35 years, supporting …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Short agenda includes three presentations, two public hearing items.
At this week's public hearing, the Herndon Town Council will vote on the appeal of a Heritage Preservation Review Board decision. The Town of Herndon's Heritage Preservation Review Board denied an application for a Certificate of Appropriateness for the alteration of an existing structure on Jan. 28. The application was for a porch enclosure on the structure located at 681 Monroe Street. The applicants installed a storefront window system, enclosing an existing porch on the property without first obtaining a Certificate of Appropriateness. The applicant has chosen to appeal the decision of the Heritage Preservation Review Board, which the Council will decide on tonight. The Herndon Town Council will also vote on an ordinance that would…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Herndon Town Council presented a certificate of appreciation to Lt. Keys for 33 years of service.
Herndon Police Leiutenant Jerry Keys retired this month, and was honored by the Herndon Town Council for 33 years of service Tuesday. Keys began working with the Herndon Police Department in July of 1980, and retired from his position this month. The town presented him with a certificate of appreciated for his many years of loyal and dedicated service tot he residents of Herndon, and for his outstanding contributions to the quality of life in the Herndon community. Keep up with Herndon news throughout the day by liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Twelve area residents graduate from Herndon Citizens Police Academy.
The Herndon Town Council presented certificates of responsible citizenship to 12 of the newest graduates of the Herndon Citizens Police Academy during Tuesday's public meeting. The classes, which were held from September through November, give area residents a better understanding of police operations in Herndon. Attendees listened to presentations, took part in hands-on activities, toured the Fairfax County jail, went to a firing range and more. Graduates include: Esthella Cobos-Clema, Jeffrey Davidson, Jocelyn Figueroa, Michael Galdun, Barbara Glakas, Reid E. March, James Rider, Maradee Rider, J. David Richardson, Leanne Swisher, Robert B. Walker and Andrew Wallace. Find Herndon Patch via:
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The Council will vote on a zoning ordinance text amendment on the establishment and demolition of historic district landmarks, buildings and structures.
The Herndon Town Council will honor Jerry S. Keys of the Herndon Police Department with a Certificate of Appreciation for his 33 years of service to the town at tonight's public hearing. Additional presentations at tonight's meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Ingram Council Chambers, include recognizing the graduates of the 18th session of the Herndon Citizens Police Academy and a proclamation for Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, which takes place March 11-17. The first public hearing item is a resolution to collect input on the 2014 budget from Herndon residents and business owners. Those interested are encouraged to comment on town services and programs they find valuable. The Herndon Town Council will discuss and vote on a …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Council will discuss a zoning ordinance text amendment on the establishment and demolition of historic district landmarks, buildings and structures.
The Herndon Town Council will discuss a zoning ordinance text amendment to update the town’s ordinance on the demolition of historic district landmarks, buildings or structures tonight. The amendment updates the town’s ordinance to bring it into compliance with Virginia State Code. During tonight's Herndon Town Council work session the council will also discuss a contract to sell 532 square feet of Town real estate on the north side of the Herndon Commerce Center building to be used as a planting strip. The town would retain public easements for the improvement of the downtown streetscape and other public municipal uses. The Herndon Commerce Center plans to install windows on the parking lot side of the building. The town will receive $17…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The team took first place and earned the second highest score ever recorded at the VHSL State Championships in November.
The Herndon Town Council honored the Herndon High School varsity co-ed cheer team with a certificate of congratulations on Tuesday. The town awarded the team "for a phenomenal season; for winning the Concorde District Title for the 3rd time; for placing 2nd at the Northern Regional Competition; and for winning the Virginia State Championship." The HHS cheer team won the state championship in November, earning the second highest score ever recorded at the competition. Additionally, the team was presented with their VHSL State Champion rings on Feb. 22. Find Herndon Patch via:
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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 …