Archive for January, 2013

Registration for Neighborhood Conference Begins

The fifth annual Neighborhood Conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Court, in Woodbridge.  The annual event will feature topics on various community issues and is open to everyone. There is also a separate track designed specifically for homeowner and condominium associations.  Registration information is available at www.pwcgov.org/neighborhoodconference or by calling Prince William County Neighborhood Services at (703)792-7018.  A registration fee of $25 includes conference materials, morning and afternoon break refreshments, and lunch.

The conference topics are relevant to many of the current challenges facing neighborhoods. This year’s opening session, “Uniting Your Community Through Emergency Preparedness”, will present information on County resources when faced with an emergency situation.

Sessions designed specifically for Home Owner and Condominium Owner Associations include: Contracting, Storm Water Retention Pond Owner Responsibilities & Maintenance and Options for Addressing Vacant/Foreclosed Properties.  

Sessions designed for all communities include: How to Address Common Neighborhood Property Code Violations, Troublesome Signs & Understanding the County’s Zoning Ordinance and Generating Community Involvement: Engaging & Retaining Community Volunteers.    

The conference is sponsored by the Prince William County Department of Public Works.  Please contact the Neighborhood Services Division at (703)792-7018 or email nsd@pwcgov.org for more information.

FY 2014 Budget Questions Database

The FY 2014 Budget Questions Database is now available! During the FY 2014 budget process, all questions that are received concerning the FY 2014 Budget will be posted and answered on this site. Submit your questions now!  For more information on the budget process, visit www.pwcgov.org/Budget.

Supervisor Covington Elected Vice Chair

At our meeting held on January 8, 2013, the Board of County Supervisors voted on several procedural items, to include electing a vice chair and adopting its 2013 meeting calendar. The Board elected Brentsville Magisterial District Supervisor Wally Covington, III, to a one-year term as vice chairman. The vice chairman represents Prince William County at a variety of public events, as well as presides over Board meetings in the chairman’s absence. This is the second time Supervisor Covington has been elected to serve as Vice Chairman. The Board also elected Neabsco Magisterial District John D. Jenkins to a one-year term as Chairman Pro Tem.

I would like to thank my colleagues on the Board of County Supervisors for electing me as Vice Chairman for 2012.  Serving as Vice Chairman was an honor and afforded me many opportunities to represent Prince William County throughout the community.

Dog License Deadline

All dogs age four months and older must be licensed by February 1, 2013. The license fee is $10 per dog. To obtain a license, you need a valid rabies certificate. Applications are available online at http://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/finance/Pages/Tax-Administration-Division.aspx or by calling (703) 792-6710.

Prince William County Honors the Life and Service of Police Officer Chris Yung

On December 31, 2012, at 2:04 p.m., Motor Officer Chris Yung was involved in a crash at the intersection of Nokesville Road and Piper Lane in Bristow while responding to a separate crash. A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a minivan was making a left turn from northbound Nokesville Road into a shopping center, crossing in front of Officer Yung, 35, who was traveling southbound on Nokesville Road.

Officer Yung served with the Prince William County Police Department for seven years and was assigned to the Traffic Unit as a motorcycle officer. Officer Yung was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and is survived by his wife and three children.

The arrangements for the viewing and service for Officer Chris Yung have been finalized. They are open to the public.  The viewing/wake will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Gideon Drive in Woodbridge.  The service will be held Friday, January 4, 2013, at 10 a.m., also at the Hylton Memorial Chapel. The interment will be private.

Donations in memory of Officer Yung may be sent to:

Prince William County Police Department
The Office of the Chief of Police (MC475)
1 County Complex Court
Prince William, VA 22192
ATTN: Kisha Williams

Checks should be written to:  Prince William County Police Department.  The memo line should read: In memory of Officer Chris Yung.

All funds collected will be sent to Law Enforcement United in memory of Officer Yung.