Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Jay Howell re-elected, Dennis Findley and Paul Kohlenberger round out adult leadership.
The 2013 McLean Community Center board is finalized with Jay Howell winning re-election. The winners of the community center’s election must be confirmed by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, which will meet next on June 4. Dennis Findley and Paul Kohlenberger rounded out the adult leadership. The three men will serve three-year terms, according to the center’s Website. Sudharasan Sriram, a student at Langley High School and Steven Pardo, a student at McLean High School, will serve one-year terms each as youth leaders at the community center.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the McLean Community Center.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The McLean Community Center is due for a few upgrades and the center's governing board will review three different renovation options at a special meeting Tuesday night. SWSG, a design and engineering firm based in Herndon, will present three concept floor plans to the board for review. The public is invited to attend the meeting, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Dr., McLean. SWSG will take the board's feedback and create 3-D models based on the concept floor plans. Those models will be unveiled at a meeting on Dec. 4. A final decision on a renovation option could be made in January.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
In case you missed some of the news around McLean last week: Monday May 14 McLean Project for the Arts Birthday Bash. Hundreds gather to celebrate 50 years of the arts in McLean. New Voter Registration Cards. Half of McLean officially notified of new congressional district. Traffic Alert. Up to 30 minute closings of the Capital Beltway, Dulles Toll Road in Tysons Corner this week. Also deliveries for construction of traction station will disrupt traffic. Tuesday May 15 Parents Stunned by Drinking. McLean parents hear results of youth survey. New Security Director at Madeira. McLean's elite private school hires a new protector of its students and campus. Self-Defense Classes for Women. Fairfax police sponsor classes to help women of all …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Comparing campaign statements with the facts
As a public service, McLean Patch assesses claims made by candidates running for reelection as many newspapers do. Today we look at campaign statements made by Susan Bourgeois who is running for election to a second term on the McLean Community Center Board. Craig Richardson, a second incumbent, is also running for reelection --- but as a write-in candidate. He said he decided to run after the deadline for candidates. As a write-in candidate he filed no campaign statements as other candidates are required to do. Bourgeois Campaign statement: "I have consistently voted for a reduction in the district tax rate to minimize the surplus while keeping in mind that to be “the center of it all,” MCC should have a larger presence in the downtown …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Election Day is May 19
UPDATE: McLean Patch just sent questions submitted by McLean residents and readers to the seven candidates running for the McLean Community Center Board. The election is May 19 at McLean Day. The questions are: 1. What would you do with the $12 million budget surplus that has accrued over the past several years? 2. Are you in favor of devoting the surplus to a multi-use recreational facility in the center of McLean, and how to do you see that affecting use of the current community center and the Spring Hill Rec Center? How do you see a structure of this sort affecting downtown McLean traffic? 3. McLean residents agreed to tax themselves to pay for building the Community Center 35 years ago. Since the bonds that built MCC were paid off long…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Good Morning Neighbors, Lots of news this morning: Fairfax County Heroes. More than 100 police, fire officers and deputy sherrifs receive awards for saving the lives of county residents. Friday Deadline for McLean Board Candidates. Three seats up for election on MCC board. McLean Artist on Display in Bethesda. McLean Weekly Crime Report.
Nominating petitions must be filed by 5 p.m. Friday
Tomorrow, Friday is the deadline for filing a nominating petition if you want to seat for one of four seats open this year on the McLean Community Center Board. The Community Center board is the only citizens board in McLean with the power to levy taxes. That's how they have accumulated a surplus totalling $10.7 million. Three adult positions and two youth positions are open this year. The terms of board members Susan Bourgeois, Craig Richardson and David Sanders. MCC’s board oversees the Community Center on Ingleside Avenue, the Robert Ames Alden Theatre and the Old Firehouse Teen Center. MCC is an agency of Fairfax County Government. Board members are unpaid. Candidates must be residents of the Center’s tax district (Dranesville Small …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
MCC Board vs. Kevin Fay
The McLean Community Center Board held a showdown with the Dranesville Park Authority representative recently over the board's plan to erect a new lighted sign in McLean Central Park. Kevin Fay, a McLean resident and the Dranesville Park representative, won the showdown. He had told the MCC Board twice already that he had serious concerns about a lighted sign on park property but the board proceeded. Fay reiterated those concerns at the board's Capital Facilities committee meeting Feb. 14. The Fairfax County Park Authority Board must approve the proposed sign because it's on their land. That won't happen if the local representative opposes it. Why do McLean taxpayers care? The proposed signs, 10 in all, would cost an estimated $90,000 …
Friday, December 9, 2011
MCA Cites MCC Board's Lack of Accountability
The McLean Citizens Association sent a strong message Wednesday night: Its members are deeply concerned about a $12 million surplus accumulated by the McLean Community Center and a perceived lack of accountability by the MCC board. MCA, McLean's unofficial town council, unanimously approved a resolution that "strongly urges the MCC Governing Board and the Board of Supervisors to resolve the question of the disposition of the taxpayer-funded surplus and the possible expansion of the MCC’s facilities in the Fairfax County budget for fiscal 2013." "We've got a big problem with them having this big reserve," said MCA president Rob Jackson after approval of the resolution. "To have a taxpayer reserve is not right. They should not be having this…