Monday, March 25, 2013
Public school students are on spring break, but other programs and offices are affected by this rare, late-March snowstorm.
Fairfax County Public Schools students are on spring break—it just doesn't look very springlike this morning. Fairfax County government offices are opening on time this morning. FCPS programs and activities that do operate during spring break are operating on a two-hour delay. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers opened at 7:15 a.m. Adult and community education classes are starting on time Monday. Many main roads are mostly just wet now, but side roads are slushy or snowy; please use caution while driving. The snow is expected to mix with rain later on Monday before switching back to snow showers in the afternoon and evening. Precipitation should end late Monday night. More information is always available through Fairfax County's …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
With budget shortfalls on the horizon, Fairfax County employee pay could take a hit this year.
Fairfax County employees likely won't see their salaries increase in Fiscal Year 2014, according to County Executive Ed Long. The county faces dramatic budget shortfalls over the next two years and pay increases this year might not be financially feasible, Long told supervisors Tuesday during a divisive discussion of a new proposed employee pay structure. In Long’s proposed plan, which would kick in after FY 2014, county employees would get a cost of living increase (estimated to be about 2 percent) in odd-numbered years and be eligible for regular and performance-based pay bumps in even-numbered years. Public safety employees would still receive increases based on longevity annually, but public safety merit increases would be paid only in…
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
In annual State of the County address, Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova warns sequestration could impact revenues, is making business owners delay decisions.
Revitalization and development will drive Fairfax County's economy in 2013 and beyond, Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova said in her annual state of the county address Wednesday. Talking to members of the media Wednesday morning, Bulova said massive development projects in Tysons, Merrifield and Springfield will create "bright days and years ahead" — but the threat of sequestration was also making business owners hesitant to commit to a relocation or expansion in the county. “Fairfax County’s future is in development,” Bulova said in her statement. “Aging commercial centers near mass transit, like Tysons, present especially valuable opportunities for attractive, transit-oriented mixed-use revitalization.” The county is hoping …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Fairfax County is offering inexpensive seedling packages to residents who want to spruce up their property this spring.
Fairfax County is offering packages of tree seedlings and shrubs starting now and continuing through April 22. The 2013 small tree package includes 6 seedlings for $10.95, including river birch, willow oak and bald cypress seedlings. The 2013 shrub and tree package includes 10 seedlings for $15.95 and includes flowering dogwood, American witchhazel, northern bayberry, arrowood viburnum and smooth sumac. The first 200 people to order will also get a pollinator packet. You may order now through Monday, April 22 (or whenever supplies run out). You must pay in full and payment is non-refundable. Orders can be picked up Friday, April 26 or Saturday, April 27—more details on ordering and pickup are here. Here's the 2013 order form. Keep up…
Monday, January 28, 2013
The fee to purchase a dog license is $10 for all dogs.
Monday, January 28
by Virginia Patch Staff All dogs four months of age and older must be licensed in Fairfax County by Jan. 31. The fee for a dog license is $10 for all dogs, and the license lasts for one year. License tags are free of charge to those who own dogs that are trained service dogs for the blind, deaf or mobility-impaired. Dog owners can purchase a license by mail, online or in person. To purchase a license by mail, send a completed copy of the Dog License Application, a check payable to the County of Fairfax and a current certificate of rabies vaccination to the County of Fairfax, Department of Tax Administration, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 223, Fairfax, VA 22035. To purchase a dog license in person, bring a completed copy of the Dog…
Monday, October 29, 2012
Fairfax County Government Offices, community centers and SACCs will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Fairfax County Government Offices will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30 and employees are granted emergency administrative leave. Emergency service personnel will report as scheduled, according to Fairfax County Government. Fairfax County Public Schools and Offices will also be closed Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. Other business closings and county cancellations include: The Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline has been activated and is available for residents to call for information about the storm. The number is 571-350-1300, TTY 711. For an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Personal property tax deadline extended by a day; must be postmarked Oct. 6.
Update: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova said in a statement Friday that residents would get an extension on personal property taxes due today. Residents will get "a one-day waiver of the late fee for online property tax payments received before midnight tomorrow, October 6, 2012, and mailed payments postmarked by the same date," Bulova said. The cause of the issue is still unknown. Original: The County’s Department of Information Technology is working to isolate and resolve the system problem with our online payment service. Thank you for your patience. Just minutes before the close of business the day personal property taxes are due, Fairfax County officials are trying to fix issues with its online payment …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Parents of children with developmental delays may be placed on a waiting list for county services without additional funding.
Parents of young children with developmental disabilities may be placed on a waiting list for Fairfax County's Infant Toddler Connection program unless Gov. Bob McDonnell comes through with additional funding for early childhood services. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is appealing to McDonnell for money to support ITC, which is facing a $1 million budget shortfall for the 2013 fiscal year. ITC provides early intervention services for children up to age three who have or are at risk for developmental disabilities including speech, learning and movement. During its meeting on Tuesday, the Fairfax board voted to send a letter to McDonnell, urging him to increase funding for the ITC program by an additional $8.5 million statewide …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Fairfax government closed.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
What's Open and closed in Fairfax County on July 4th: County Government – Closed Courts – Closed Public Schools and School Offices – Closed Library – Closed Fairfax Connector – Operating a Saturday schedule on July 4. Routes with Saturday service operate according to the Saturday schedule. Routes without Saturday service will not operate. Fastran – Not in service. Park Authority – RECenters will open on regular schedule and close at 4 p.m., except George Washington RECenter, which will be closed. Nature centers open noon to 5 p.m.; historic sites open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visitor center open from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Green Spring Gardens open noon to 4:30 p.m.; historic house closed. Teen and …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Yes, Virginia is hiring.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
It's Sunday ... it must be the day to peruse the classifieds! But drop the red pen; we'll bring the list of new jobs open in Fairfax County government to you. Need a job for yourself? Your son or daughter? The county has great opportunities. Here are the newest available for the week of July 2, 2012. 12-0929 Senior Human Resources Consultant (closes July 13, 2012) Coordinates various organizational development and training such as managing business process redesign training and efforts; and strategic planning to include the balanced scorecard approach. Oversees the development and preparation of detailed training work plans. Develops RFPs and participates in the negotiation and selection of vendors. To learn more, visit http://www.…