Week In Great Falls

Week In Great Falls

<sh>Dispose of Old Flags

<bt>On Flag Day, June 14, at 6:30 p.m., residents may bring well-worn flags to the rear parking lot of the Great Falls Library to have them destroyed in the proper and respectful manner. Residents may bring them in person or drop them off at the Library at any time preceding June 14. The ceremony is sponsored by the Children of the American Revolution. All Great Falls community members are invited and welcome to attend.

<sh>Connolly Asks BOS to Approve TYTRAN Grant

<bt>TYTRAN, the Tysons Transportation Association, has applied for and received a 50 percent federal Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) deployment grant in the amount of $215,396. This project will create a database of traffic information and expand the existing traffic camera network in and around Tysons Corner. Information from the expanded network will be made available to Tysons Corner commuters via the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) web site. TYTRAN has been able to obtain or provide a portion of the required 50 percent match for the federal grant, but not the entire amount, and has thus approached the county to request that the remaining funds be provided from the Tysons Transportation Fund. As a condition of receiving Tysons Transportation Fund money, TYTRAN has agreed to provide quarterly reports to the Department of Transportation substantiating progress on the project and itemizing the use of the cash match for the project. At the May 29 Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Gerald E. Connolly requested that the Board approve the use of up to $75,000 from the Tysons Transportation Fund to serve as a portion of the local cash match. Connolly also moved that the Board direct staff from the Department of Transportation to monitor the use of the Tysons Transportation Fund money.

<sh>Community Dialogues to End Homelessness

<bt>Please join Fairfax County residents, businesses, and faith organizations to learn about and participate in the goal to end Homelessness in Fairfax County in 10 years. You will be an important contributor in developing strategies and identifying resources, sharing your ideas and perspective, to "Create a Blueprint for Success." Community Dialogues will be held in each of the four Human Service Regions around the County on the following evenings from 6 - 9:30 p.m. and a light supper is included:

June 7, St. John Neumann Catholic Church 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston. Call 703-787-4962;

June 12, First Christian Church of Falls Church, 6165 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Call 703-533-5701;

June 14, Pender United Methodist Church, 12401 Alderwoods Drive, Fairfax. Call 703-324-5285.