BVSCA Membership Meeting July 2008

Agenda for Annual Meeting Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Important Reminder. BVSCA now has parking garage arrangements in the Ballston Station Building, 4301 N. Fairfax Drive. Bring your Colonial Parking ticket to the meeting; we will stamp it with a mark (BVSCA Arlington, VA) that the attendants recognize. The parking garage entrance is on the building's east side, 1000 block of N. Taylor St. Elevators will bring you from garage to street level. You must exit the building on the ground floor to enter our meeting room on the N. Utah St. side.

Annual Meeting Mini-Buffet. Alex Topchy, owner of the Marvelous Market and a regular BVSCA meeting contributor catered our food selections for this evening. We have spent almost no money on our members or for meetings in recent years. It was time to spring for the treats!

7:00 PM A. Discussion and planning by officers and representatives until 7:30 pm.

7:30 PM B. Snacks and drinks are available at the table. All are welcome to sample these while we meet. Arlington County Police Department Information: Announcements and/or reports concerning law enforcement. Our contact: Captain Franz Desamour,, 703 228 4062. BVSCA in Police Department's new 1st District. Corporal David Green Jr., Operations Division, is the liaison to BVSCA. We are free to contact him with questions or requests at 703 228 4348.

8:00 PM C. Founders Square Developments Update. BVSCA has benefitted from reports and on-site visits regarding proposed work during this past year. This project will construct high security offices and other commercial spaces in the area east of Ballston Common on the site of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Kevin Shooshan and his associates are eager to share their plans with the surrounding communities that will be directly affected by the construction of this facility. The Shooshan Company has routinely provided information to the Ballston-Virginia Square Civic Association and others. BVSCA has members on a County Board sponsored committee for decision-making on this construction. Our contact for this meeting is once again Palmer Harned, Development Assistant, The Shooshan Company, 4075 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 440, Arlington, VA 22203, 571.483.4245 (direct), 571.483.4251 (fax).

8:30 PM D. Annual Meeting (BVSCA By-Laws). A quorum present, the meeting will come to order.

9:00 PM E. Reports of Committees, if any new information.

9:15 PM F. Unfinished Business.

9:30 PM G. Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee (NCAC)

9:45 PM H. New business:

    Consider these options and any others proposed:

  1. Arlington Civic Federation (new President Frances Finta died in June);
  2. Pros and cons of Accessory Dwellings-a key zoning topic in Arlington. Details were furnished by the neighborhoods, Housing Committee, Traffic Committee, etc. and a solution or compromise was reached. Ideas and opinions among people and organizations varied widely. The Arlington County Board's approved changes in the Zoning Ordinance after an open meeting held on Saturday, 19 July 2008. In general, apartments of limited size occupied by not more than two persons not related to the homeowner will be allowed in single-family homes. Separate housing units are not approved. Details and reasoning are furnished on the Arlington County web site and in the newspapers.
  3. Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee (NCAC) work;
  4. Discussion of options for community future work (streets, parks, etc.);
  5. Site plan attendance by some BVSCA members (Peck/Staples, Founder's Square, St. Charles School);
  6. BVSCA review of School Board Plan is coming soon (August);
  7. Recent United Bank accounts arrangements etc;
  8. Discussions of the Arlington County department activities;
  9. Offer of lecture on Self-Protection;
  10. Recommendations about Home Repair options.

BVSCA Newsletter: progress toward production; a plan for newsletter distribution: Nia Bagley

Comments on activities of the Arlington County Civic Federation: Any ACCF representative who attended can summarize if practical.


Ballston-Virginia Square Civic Association Information

BVSCA meetings are normally held on the last Tuesday of alternate months. (2007-Sep 25, Nov 27; 2008-Jan 29, Mar 25, May 27, Jul 29, Sep 30, Nov 25). The location is the public meeting room behind (north of) the Willow Restaurant, northeast corner of N. Utah St. and Fairfax Dr., Ballston Station Building (4301), Arlington. The entrance is the fourth set of green doors, 1000 block on N. Utah St. Parking is authorized in building for BVSCA members who present stamped tickets when leaving on scheduled meeting days.

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