Village News, 6/18/20

Dear West Springfield Neighbor / Friend,

Short report today.

COVID-19 Update - Virginia will not move into the next phase this week. The latest on reopening in Fairfax County can be found here.

4th of July Flag Pride – Tim Royster (Smyth Street, 571/275-0871) of the Royster Hearth Group will, in cooperation with our Civic Association of West Springfield Village (CAWSV) place small American flags by residential mailboxes. Flags measuring 12" x 18" on a 31.5" wooden staff will be placed next to your mailboxes between Wednesday, 1 July and Friday, 3 July.  All the flags will be removed on Monday, 6 July for storage until the next holiday”. 

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“If you do not want a flag placed in your yard, please e-mail Tim with your address at troyster1108@gmail.com by Monday, 29 June.” 

Volunteers will be needed to help place and remove the flags. If you are interested, please e-mail Tim at troyster1108@gmail.com.  

Rolling Road Widening Project – submitted by Brian Meli (Bluefield Court) Funding has been confirmed for the Rolling Road improvements.  "The Old Keene Mill Road Intersection construction is scheduled to begin in late 2020, and the Rolling Road Widening Construction will begin in early 2024." See related article here:   http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2020/jun/17/four-road-projects-move-forward-transportation-app/.

School Basketball Courts and Playgrounds – reopened last Friday. The athletic fields are typically allocated with permit to leagues, but playgrounds are open without special cleaning of playground equipment or area. Visitors may use at their own risk and while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Dogs on the School Fields – Even though the sign is mysteriously absent, dogs are not allowed on school grounds even during this period of the virus. That prohibition includes that convenient sidewalk that goes from the edge of the school’s parking lot to Ontario Street. And while we are talking about dogs – leash them and pick up after them and put that that you picked up in your own trash can, certainly not in the storm water intakes. Please advise your dogs to abide by the community quiet hours (10:00 PM – 7:00 AM the next day).

Renting vs. Buying a Home – from Tim Royster (Smyth Street) - Which is right for you?  How's the rental market in our area?  Click on the link to learn more! https://roysterhearthgroup.com/rent-or-buy-a-house/.

Help Requested - The Hoffmann’s (Landor Lane) are donating their RV to a children’s camp in West Virginia. John & Lois need help getting it ready to go. If you can help in de-winterizing, washing the exterior or cleaning the interior please call John at 703/508-0200.

 

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Stay safe and stay healthy!

John Cooley, CAWSV

 

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