Dearest Neighborhood Advocates!
Please note that the next Neighborhood Leaders Group Workshop is on Tuesday, June 19 from 7-9 pm in Room 107 on the first floor of the Development Services Bldg. at 5 County Complex Ct. in Woodbridge. This month we will feature a discussion with Nancy Berlin of PWC Cooperative Extension who will discuss ways neighborhoods can encourage drought-tolerant yards and other plantings as well as green, money-saving landscaping issues in common areas and community gardens. We will do a brief overview of Reserve Studies and why these are critical for common interest community associations and we will build upon previous discussions about Neighborhood Leader Group initiatives including the proposed Adopt-a-Neighbor program, Neighborhood Mediation/Dispute Resolution, the Graffiti Abatement Paint Bank, and the fall Neighborhood Leader Conferences. As always, feel free to join us for a social/networking half-hour from 6:30 to 7 pm.
Also, please remind neighbors to take advantage of the last two opportunities to dispose of household clutter or yard debris in one of the last two free dumpster provided by the County before the summer at a location near your home. The two final "Open Dumpster" events, which are open to all residents, will take place tomorrow, Saturday June 16 and on the following Saturday, June 23. Tomorrow’s open dumpster will be located at Yorkshire Elementary School near the northern end of the County at 7610 Old Centreville Rd. in Manassas (off of Centreville Rd/Route 28). Next Saturday’s event will take place at River Oaks Fire Station off of Route 1 in Woodbridge. A free paper shredding device will also be available to residents at the Woodbridge event only.
The events run from 8am to Noon. IMPORTANT: If you know of residents who need help hauling items to the event for disposal, especially elderly or disabled neighbors, please offer whatever assistance you can provide (such as lifting and or hauling services) so that all take part in these opportunities. Please note that these events CANNOT ACCEPT fuel tanks, motor oil, fuel drums, household hazardous waste, antifreeze, pool chemicals, paint thinners, pesticides, or commercial waste. These items (other than commercial waste) can be discarded at the PWC Landfill free of charge to all residents on all Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year from 10am to 5pm.
A special thanks to the offices of Coles District Supervisor Marty Nohe and Woodbridge District Supervisor Frank Principi and the Woodbridge-Potomac Community Civic Association for organizing and providing volunteers to staff these events.
Finally, please check out the new HTML version of the Neighborhood News on the Neighborhood Services website which is updated weekly with breaking news and timely information. You can access the e-newsletter at http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/publicworks/ns/Pages/E-Neighborhood-News.aspx. An abridged, 6-page PDF version is available for those who would prefer to print the publication out for reading. As always, all the content in the Neighborhood News can be lifted and used in Prince William County community newsletters.
Evan O. Jones
Prince William County, Virginia
Neighborhood Services Division
Department of Public Works
5 County Complex Court — Suite 280
Prince William, VA 22192
OFFICE: (703) 792-7455
MOBILE (571) 722-8131
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Dearest Neighborhood Advocates!