To serve as a non-partisan community political advocate to promote all aspects of community interest accruing to a common good and to preserve the historic, low density, semi-rural character of Great Falls and its natural resources.
GFCA Town Meeting
• GFCA Nomination Committee Presents Slate
for Officers and Executive Board, click here
• Great Falls Exxon Oil Spill - Get the Facts . . .
The Environment, Parks and Trails Committee hosted the May 14th meeting to discuss the gasoline leak at the former Exxon gas station. This leak was revealed during a routine site survey several years ago. Although some immediate steps were taken to stop the leak, the actual remediation and clean-up of spilled gasoline has not been addressed yet.
Kurt Kochan, Remediation Specialist, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, spoke with the community about what actions have been taken, what still needs to be done, who is responsible, what plans are in place to complete the remediation, and the impacts, if any, to local residents and ground water. Carol Stone, a fractured limestone bedrock and water quality specialist from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, explained simple steps that residents can take to ensure a safer home and community water supply.
Once the new owner, Fairfax Petroleum, files the Corrective Action Plan, there will be a 60 day public comment period. It now appears that this comment period will likely occur during July/August, a time when many are away from the area or engaged in summer activities and not really following public announcements.
New GFCA Board Members
Beach Mill Road Closures
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has advised that work on the new Beach Mill Road Bridge over NIchols Run will begin in late April - on at least four (4) weekends during the period April 26 to June 19, 2013. Beach Mill Road, between Utterback Store Road and Springvale Road, will be closed to through traffic from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. These closures will not be scheduled over the Memorial Day weekend.
The road will close completely on June 19, the day after Fairfax County Schools end for academic year 2012-2103. As planned, the project will be completed before the new school year begins. For more info, click here
Walker Road "Diet" Project
The Walker Road "Diet" Project, temporarily delayed while VDOT and Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FDOT) coordinated on a design waiver to retain on-street parking, is now proceeding. An updated scheulde is shown below. It is expected that construction will be completed by the end of the year.. Construction will be completed by the end of the year.
April 2, 2013: Design waiver approved by VDOT. Waiting to receive VDOT approval on pavement marking and Transportation Management Plan; By the end of April 2013: VDOT construction permit/application to be submitted; By July 2013: Construction bid advertised; and By December 2013: Construction completed.
To view details of Proposed Projects – Route 7 Widening from Jarrett Valley Drive to Reston Avenue details, click here
TD Bank’s Special Exception
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