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Recommendations for Consideration by School Board

May 22, 2018

I am thankful to the parents and teachers that came together to help identify several issues in our schools and how to resolve them. Through their advisement we developed these recommendations that were forwarded to the members of the Prince William County School Board this morning.

I understand that the power to adopt these recommendations falls under their responsibility, and hope that they will continue to work with the community as we move forward on developing a culture where all stakeholders feel respected and protected.

Community Forum

April 19, 2018

Hello all, I will be working with Police Chief Barry Barnard to hold a community forum to discuss important topics for the Gainesville District. Please see the flyer below for details.

A Service Opportunity For You This Weekend

March 5, 2018

This information was passed on to my office and I wanted to share it with those of you who would be willing to participate. It is volunteers like you that help keep our community beautiful.

Nighttime Closures on I-66 Inside the Beltway to continue

February 9, 2018

My office has received this notice. You may need to change your travel plans depending on when you leave for work.

NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES CONTINUE ON I-66 INSIDE THE BELTWAY

Crews to perform survey work for eastbound widening project through end of March

FAIRFAX – Single lane closures will continue on eastbound I-66 inside the Beltway during overnight hours (weather permitting) through the end of March from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. The closures will occur between I-495 and Fairfax Drive (Route 237) to allow crews to safely perform survey and geotechnical investigation work related to the I-66 eastbound widening project. Additionally, intermittent shoulder closures are planned (weather permitting) from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.

For specific dates, times, and location associated with the lane and shoulder closures, and for real-time traffic information, please visit 511Virginia.

The survey and geotechnical investigation work is needed prior to the start of construction that will add an additional through lane along four miles of eastbound I-66 between the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) and Fairfax Drive (Exit 71) in Fairfax and Arlington counties. Other key project features include constructing a new bridge over Lee Highway for the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail and providing direct access from eastbound I-66 to the West Falls Church Metro station by constructing a new ramp connection between two existing ramps (eastbound I-66 to Route 7 and the eastbound I-66 collector-distributor road adjacent to the station’s parking garage).

The additional lane will be open to traffic in fall 2020 and the overall project is expected to be complete in fall 2021. Find additional I-66 project information at Transform 66.

VDOT Public Hearing Concerning I-66

December 12, 2017

I have received this notice concerning Transform 66 and want to pass it on for your review. I would encourage you to attend, but if you are unable, there are instructions on how to submit an official comment via email at the bottom of the notice.

Gainesville Library Holiday Book Sale

November 29, 2017

Friends of the Gainesville Library is holding their holiday book sale this week. This is a great way to support an excellent community organization and find gifts for friends and family.

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Community Christmas Party Brunch

November 21, 2017

Save the date- Saturday December 16th from 11-1pm. Parks at Piedmont Clubhouse

 

2017 Veterans Concert

October 31, 2017

If you are looking to show your support for Veterans Day and listen to some great music, then you will want to attend one of these events in November. See the flyer for details.

Concert Details Flyer

Upcoming Town Halls

October 11, 2017

Dear Friends,
 

It is important for me to hear from you as often as possible to accurately represent your interests. For this reason, I would like to invite you to participate in two opportunities in the coming weeks to hear updates on County issues and share your feedback.

Tonight, Wednesday October 11th, I will be holding a tele-town hall at 7:30 p.m.  From the comfort of your own home, you will be able to participate by calling in 855-756-7520 EXT. 36951#. While on the line, I will go over updates on items impacting our area such as the Dominion Power Line developments, I-66 changes, and surrounding transportation updates. You will also be able to ask a question if you’d like, so please call in at 7:30 to submit them.

The following week on Wednesday Oct. 18th, I would like to invite the residents of the Manassas/Sudley area to attend a town hall at the Bull Run Library. The meeting will be held in Community Room A at 6:30 p.m. Residents will have an opportunity to discuss important community issues with me and representatives from the Prince William County Police, Transportation, and Neighborhood Services departments.

I look forward to hearing your ideas, concerns, and questions. Please pass this invite along to your neighbors and friends so they too can participate.

Sincerely,

Pete Candland, Supervisor
Gainesville Magisterial District

Pumpkins at the Preserve

September 29, 2017

The Virginia Outdoors Foundation has asked that I pass this on so families, hikers, and any other interested parties can attend and participate. Enjoy the start of fall with some cider and pick up a pumpkin or two as we enter October, all while celebrating Public Lands Day at the Bull Run Reserve.