Greetings NEVCA Member and Northeast Vienna Virginia friends,
We are reaching the final chapter securing safe pedestrian crossings over Beulah Road (first mentioned two years ago in this newsletter).
NEVCA officers attended recent town budget meetings to show support for funding for the rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) at Ayr Hill & MacArthur Avenue NE recommended months ago by the Transportation Safety Commission. Council ultimately decided since they are capital expenditures they can be funded by a previous bond and can be installed without further delay.
There is good news to report too on finishing the north sidewalk in the 300 block of Church Street NE. Council approved design plans for the segment from mid-block to Glyndon Road on April 17. The segment from mid-block to Beulah was largely finished this winter.
A 2” caliper Pin Oak tree donated by NEVCA was planted in the grove near Glyndon Park’s picnic shelters on April 7th, 2017. I observed its planting by the Town of Vienna Parks & Recreation Department near other recently planted tree species there, all of which enhance the town’s status as a Tree City USA community. Interested in learning about donating a tree? Read our article about donating to the Vienna tree fund .
Because the candidates for the Vienna Town Council are running unopposed this year, NEVCA decided not hold a Candidate Forum. Carey Sienicki, Howard Springsteen, and Tara Voigt are running for reelection. Inside these pages, however, you will find candidates’ answers to five questions posed by NEVCA’s board. Check it out. We encourage you to follow the candidates’ positions, engage them in issues important to you, and get out and vote on Tuesday, May 2.
Please show your support and come out to vote.
NEVCA’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held Thursday, May 18, 7:30pm, at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Center St South. Featured speaker will be Dr. Gerald Gordon, president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, to talk about issues concerning Tysons and plans for the future.
Please put May 18th’s meeting on your calendar.
This is your opportunity to learn about what is planned, and to ask questions! Annual election of NEVCA officers will be held, and door prizes will be awarded courtesy of Great Harvest Bread Company, 132 Church Street NW. All are welcome.
And we all ask you to consider joining the 100+ northeast Vienna Virginia families, your neighbors, who belong to the Association. Use the membership application form on the back of the mailing. If you already are a member and your annual membership of $10 has expired (check the ‘good through’ date on the mailing label), please keep it up and send it in.
And remember, your contribution is tax deductible since NEVCA is a 501 (c)(3) organization.
For the entire board, committees and volunteers,
Robert J. McCahill, president, North East Vienna Citizens Association
PO Box 356 Vienna, VA 22183