Monthly Archives: January 2012

Don’t relax on proffers

Update: Minchew’s bill was struck but replaced by Del. Jimmie Massie’s identical bill, HB 326. It passed the house 99-0 and is now before a Senate committee. HB 326 will allow zoning changes on properties like Lansdowne, River Creek and Belmont with … Continue reading

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HB 801

Update: this bill died in committee on Feb. 2. “02/01/12  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote.” — Virginia Legislative Information Service   Joe May is patron of a bill to allow the Loudoun Board of Supervisors … Continue reading

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Loudoun Soccer minutes 7/11/11

A quote from Loudoun Soccer’s minutes from July 11, 2011. Their total cash contribution to maintaining fields at Lansdowne Sports Park is now closer to $25o,000. Del. Jimmie Massie’s HB 326 and Sen. Mark Herring’s SB 233 would allow proffers … Continue reading

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Whither the proffers?

Update: HB 903 was struck in committee but Del. Jimmie Massie still has HB 326 which does the same thing. Write your delegate and tell him not to support it: Del. Randy Minchew (10th) General Assembly Building, Room 505 Capitol … Continue reading

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Randy Minchew, true to form

Less surprising but no less disappointing to his supporters in Lansdowne, newly-minted state delegate Randy Minchew has filed HB 903 as a companion bill to go with Mark Herring’s SB 233 on the Senate side to make a cakewalk out … Continue reading

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Controversial HOA foreclosure rule defended by Associa founder

Reprinted from WFAA-TV, Dallas–122680849.html Posted May 26, 2011 Associa is North America’s largest community association management firm. Founded by Texas Sen. John Carona, it is based in Dallas. Associa has 8,000 employees and operates more than 140 branch offices … Continue reading

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Open season on proffers

This bill, SB 233, was entered by Va. Senator Mark Herring of Leesburg on Jan. 11, 2012. It would allow developers to change proffers — deals they make to do something such as build a road or a school in … Continue reading

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2012 Budget Comparison

2012 Budget comparison Lansdowne Belmont Management agent Associa (Dallas, TX) Associa (Dallas, TX) Households 2,155 2,142 Income $7,421,310 $6,558,021 Expenses Same as above Same as above Increase/decrease +$176,200 +$153,292 Legal fees $35,000 $50,000 Collections $65,000 $70,000 Open Band litigation $53,354 … Continue reading

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Supervisors to hear comment Jan. 17

To sign up for the speakers’ list at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17, call (703) 777-0200 before noon on the day of the meeting. According to the agenda, citizen input follows a presentation from the county Tax … Continue reading

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Drilling down

Drilling down in  vote totals from Lansdowne’s two precincts in the the Nov. 8, 2011 general election shows that Lansdowne voters preferred Lansdowne resident Debbie Piland to represent them on the Loudoun School Board. These are the official precinct totals … Continue reading

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