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 …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Here's what Fairfax County government offices and services will be open and closed for Christmas.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Fairfax County's government offices and services will have special hours and closings during the Christmas holiday. County Government Courts Public Schools and School Offices Library Fairfax Connector Fastran Park Authority Teen and Senior Centers Community Centers McLean Community Center Reston Community Center Hunters Woods and Reston Community Center Lake Anne County Trash and Recycling Collection – For residents receiving Fairfax County collection service for trash and recyclables, there will be no trash or recycling collection on Dec. 25. Trash collection for Tuesday customers will occur on Dec. 26. Please have your trash and recycling to the curb by 6 a.m. to ensure collection. Recycling and Disposal Facilities at I-66 …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Fairfax County officials host one in second round of public meetings Thursday at Key Middle School.
Fairfax County Department of Transportation officials are seeking public input on the Countywide Transit Network Study. This is the second round of public meetings. The first round was this summer. You can see the presentation and handouts from these meetings on the Countywide Transit Network Study Resources page. After the first round of meetings, Patch reported, "At least 66 percent of people surveyed in the Fairfax County Transit Network Study believe transit infrastructure is vital for the future of the Washington, D.C. metro area’s future. But at what cost is still unclear...because the study didn't put financial parameters around the questions it asked of its hundreds of respondents." The meeting Thursday in Springfield will be held …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Fairfax County's Office of Elections provided this update Tuesday about voting in Fairfax County.
For complete elections coverage, visit the Patch election tab at the top of this site.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Satellite locations and Government Center location will have extended hours through Saturday.
The Fairfax County Electoral Board has announced extended in-person absentee voting hours for the next several days, in part to compensate for voting location closures during Hurricane Sandy. Absentee voting continues through Saturday, Nov. 3. More information about absentee voting is available through the Fairfax County Office of Elections, including what qualifies you to vote absentee and mail-in requirements. The Fairfax County Government Center location, 12000 Government Center Parkway, will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 through Friday, Nov. 2. This location will be open Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Anyone in line before closing times will be able to vote, but you may not join the line after 8 p.m. …
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.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Patrick Moran resigns from his father's reelection campaign, 7-year-old Lorton girl burned in gasoline fire and a man holds up the TD Bank on Richmond Highway.
Obviously, Hurricane Sandy has been dominating the news the past few days, but here are a few other stories of note in the past week from Patch sites across southern Fairfax County: Moran's Son Resigns From Campaign Following 'Error in Judgment' Patrick Moran, son of Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, has resigned from his father's reelection campaign. "Effective immediately, I have resigned from the Moran for Congress campaign," Patrick Moran said in an email. The resignation follows the release of a near 27-minute video filmed in various locations in Arlington's Courthouse community in which the younger Moran apparently talks with someone posing as a supporter about skirting new voter identification laws. The video was released by …
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 …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The value of some vehicles has risen due to increased demand for used cars.
The high demand for used cars may make your personal property tax bill just a little bit higher this year. Personal property taxes for Fairfax County residents are due Friday, Oct. 5. Those include taxes for cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and business personal property. The valuation of automobiles is normally based on the National Automobile Dealers’ Association’s Official Used Car Guide value as of Jan. 1. Most vehicles depreciate in value over time, and this is still the case. But supply and demand in the current economic climate is a factor and the value of some used vehicles has actually risen as more people are buying previously owned cars to save money. “In times of economic instability, used vehicles become more attractive than …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Many offices are closed for the federal holiday.
According to the Fairfax County Government website, the following is the Labor Day holiday schedule for county offices and services on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. County Government – Closed. Courts – Closed. Public Schools and School Offices – Closed. Library – Closed Sunday, Sept. 2 and Monday, Sept. 3 Fairfax Connector – Operating Sunday schedule on Sept. 3. Routes with Sunday service operate according to the Sunday schedule. Routes without Sunday service will not operate. Fastran – Not in service. Park Authority – RECenters are open to 6 p.m., except George Washington and Mount Vernon RECenters, which are closed. Historic sites are open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nature centers are open noon to 5 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; …