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October 11, 2002

"White Chevy Astro Van with a ladder on the back."

There is lettering saying "Total Recall" (or something similar). For seven hours they have been looking for this van. If you know anything about this van, dial the Consolidated Tip Line for Sniper Shootings at 1-888-324-9800. Write this down and carry it with you.

To find out how to help the authorities or to get the latest descriptions from the authorities, visit

or visit and click on "How You Can Help or Get Help".


The Columbus Day Parade has been canncelled for Saturday, Oct. 12 due to the continuing killings. Repeat: there will be no parade down Sterling Boulevard this year.


The Sterlingfest event in Downtown Sterling is going on as scheduled with a 5K run at 8:30 a.m. and festivities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. I will be in or near the Republican Booth (No. 28).

If you can, please help me pass out some special treats and Citizen Surveys. Help me for at least an hour if you can.

You know I can not do this all alone, so please consider coming by and helping me out. In any case, you can see me for old times sake. Thanks.


Scheduled for Tuesday, October 15

FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES: The county will hold a public information session to provide an update on the subject of malaria at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Parkway in Sterling. The public is welcome to attend.

Dr. David Goodfriend, Director of the Loudoun County Health Department, will provide information on what has been learned about the malaria situation in Maryland and Virginia, where mosquitoes have tested positive for malaria. He will also discuss what steps are planned to ensure the safety of the public.

A list of frequently asked questions about malaria is available on the Loudoun County website at .

The Finance Committee is funding a full budget for spraying and this will on the board agenda on October 21.


on Sales Tax Referendum

I have spoken against the sales tax referendum every time it comes up at the board, including this past Monday. Now Senator George Allen, is saying where he stands.

On October 8, 2002, in Virginia Beach, VA, when asked on Tuesday his position on the November sales tax referendum for transportation during a telephone interview, former Virginia governor and now United States Senator George Allen stated that he preferred not to get involved in regional issues.

After being pressed for an opinion by WNIS-AM790 radio talk show host Tony Macrini for a position, Senator Allen revealed his opposition to the measure.

Senator Allen stated that during his administration as governor, he protected the one half cent sales tax revenue dedicated for transportation, and didn't allow it to be used for non-transportation projects, unlike the current administration which recently moved $317 million from the dedicated transportation fund to the general fund.

The senator went on to say that he has heard from many businessmen who are concerned about the loss of business on refrigerators and other big ticket items to localities just beyond the higher sales tax border.

When asked about elected officials supporting the tax increase, Allen said, "Our state representatives were elected to listen to the people, not tell them how to vote."

Senator Allen closed his comments by saying that "We need to find other ways to address transportation issues instead of raising taxes."

Source of this information: Virginia News Source
October 8, 2002


I have been critical of the approximately $500,000 to one million dollars going to travel boondoggles by this county government and by a majority of the Supervisors. Supervisor Mark Herring has been to Europe. Chairman York goes to Romania. Supervisor Chuck Harris mocks me every chance he gets whenever he mentions his trips to "Washington,D.C. -- that's a trip outside the county Mr. Delgaudio".

Of course, Supervisor Harris knows I am critical of trips outside the area with overnight stays at top hotels.

I believe the blanket endorsement of excessive travel for all county employees is one of the most under-reported wastes of this current government.

Travel is not bad when paid for by county employees. I am not against any employee sponsored trip like the one to New York City to commemorate 9-11. That was great.


Here is the actual text of a memo proving the large scale spending going on. It refers to ten surplus tickets to New Mexico. I received it recently and you can judge for yourself how outrageous it is for county funds to be used for such extravegant travel.

(Quote) "Loudoun County has 13 surplus Delta Airline tickets for sale. These tickets are valued at $366 and were written for a trip to Albuquerque, NM leaving Monday (10/7/02). To use the tickets for any other flight, the buyer must pay a $100 transfer fee per ticket to Delta. The tickets may be used for anywhere Delta flies and must be used by July 2003.

If you are awarded any number of these tickets, you will need to contact Delta Airline ticketing BEFORE midnight Sunday (10/6/02) to make your new travel arrangements and pay the $100 transfer fee. If you do not confirm new travel arrangements with Delta BEFORE Sunday night, you will forfeit your tickets and your bid amount to the County. If your new ticket price exceeds $366, you will be required to pay the difference. If your new ticket price is less than $366 you will NOT receive a refund for the remaining amount

If you would like to place a sealed bid for these tickets, please submit your written bid indicating your name, address and signature, the number of tickets you are bidding on, your bid price per ticket, and a check for the total amount bid for all tickets. Your bid must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "Surplus Tickets Bid" to (Loudoun County) before NOON on Friday (10/4/02).

The County will award the tickets to the thirteen highest bids. If your bid is not accepted your check will be returned to you. " (unquote)



Here's the tentative agenda for a Board meeting coming up on October 21. They start at 9 a.m. and go to 6 p.m. The public comment part is the most interesting. Some of the items do get put on consent as we have debated them in committee or at other meetings.

Here's the Tentative Agenda for the October 21, 2002 Board of Supervisors Meeting

Time Specific: 9:00 a.m. Call to Order, 10:30 a.m. Presentation by the Loudoun Tourism Council; 11:00 a.m. Presentation by Healthcare Task Force; 12:00-1:30 p.m. Recess and Luncheon with Student Members of the Advisory Commission on Youth - Lovettsville Room (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

15 Mins. after Board Meeting: Joint Finance/Government Services Committee and Transportation Committee Meeting, followed by F/GSC Meeting

Here's the Order of Business:

I. Call to Order - Chairman York

Invocation/Pledge of Allegiance - Supervisor Burton
Introduction of Student Members of the Advisory Commission on Youth

II.Resolutions of Appreciation and Commendation

III.Public Comment

IV.Administrator's Comment

V.Board Comment

VI.Information Items
10:30 a.m. Loudoun Tourism Council Presentation
11:00 a.m. Healthcare Task Force Presentation


VIII. Requests for Amendments, Deletions to Agenda/Adoption of Consent Agenda

IX.Action Items Administrative Items Report
CMPT 2001-0009, SPEX 2001-0021 / Crown Castle-Valley Vista Monopole; - CMPT 2001-0025 / Meadows Farms Monopole;
-- Dulles Corridor Rail Association / Request for Contribution;
-- Grant of Easement on Public Property to Dominion Transmission, Inc. and to Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative / Shellhorn Tract;
-- Renewal of Featherbed Agricultural & Forestal District;
-- Renewal of Pretty Chicks Welcome Agricultural and Forestal District;
Renewal of Simpson Agricultural and Forestal District;
Amendment to Chapter 480 of the Codified Ordinances of Loudoun County / Parking Generally;
Through-Truck Traffic Restrictions on Algonkian Parkway (Rt. 1582);
Appeal 2002-0010 / Belmont Chase, L.C.;
ZMAP 2001-0001, SPEX 2001-0001 / Brooks Property;

X. Board Standing Committee Reports
-- Finance / Government Services Committee Reports:
-- Rural Lighting Program;
-- Revision to Fee Schedule and Operating Policy / Loudoun County Solid Waste Management Facility;
Contract Amendment / Architectural and Engineering Design Services for Phase II Renovation and Expansion of the Loudoun County Courts



I WILL HAVE TO LEAVE THE OCT. 21 board meeting early for a special tribute to the late Tim Page. The deadline has been extended for playing in this Tim Page Memorial tournament.

Let's turn out for Sterling's Former Planning Commissioner, the late Tim Page, as he is being remembered Oct. 21.


On Monday, October 21, 2002 at 11:00 am at the River Creek Club there will be the first Tim Page Golf Tournament. 100% of all net proceeds are to benefit the Page Family. Cost per player is $125.00. A Hole Sponsor is $100.00 registration is due by October 15, 2002. (THIS IS AN EXTENDED DEADLINE) I will be there.


The price includes greens fees, carts, door prizes, lunch, hors d'oeuvres and Auction following the tournament. The response so far is great.


For you Golfers: This is a tournament! If you do well, you will be recognized as the excellent sportsperson that you are. Yes, there are trophies too.

There are good players registering so you will have a challenge to win. SO GET YOUR REGISTRATION IN NOW.

Or sponsor a hole. All sponsors will be listed in the program.

I have been told that if you are not golfing and would like to be around for the awards presentation, the presentation will occur between 4-5 pm. You will be able to bid on some auction items , too.

Let's salute Tim Page's family. A representative of the Page family will be present.

Make checks payable to:
Tim Page Golf Tournament 20 Pidgeon Hill Dr. #201 Sterling, Va. 20165 or call call: Phyllis Stakem-444-5900 ext. 227. THE NEW DEADLINE IS TUESDAY OCT. 15.

(Here is a picture of Tim posted on Leesburg Today:)

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