Monday, March 25, 2013
Public school students are on spring break, but other programs and offices are affected by this rare, late-March snowstorm.
Fairfax County Public Schools students are on spring break—it just doesn't look very springlike this morning. Fairfax County government offices are opening on time this morning. FCPS programs and activities that do operate during spring break are operating on a two-hour delay. School Age Child Care (SACC) centers opened at 7:15 a.m. Adult and community education classes are starting on time Monday. Many main roads are mostly just wet now, but side roads are slushy or snowy; please use caution while driving. The snow is expected to mix with rain later on Monday before switching back to snow showers in the afternoon and evening. Precipitation should end late Monday night. More information is always available through Fairfax County's …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
County Executive Ed Long has proposed a new, alternating-year compensation system that could cut annual costs in half.
With looming budget shortfalls over the next two fiscal years, Fairfax County employees could be looking at adjustments to their compensation. “I am concerned that the County’s variable pay program is no longer effective and is financially unsustainable,” County Executive Ed Long said. “We just cannot afford the program that we have.” County workers received a pay increase during the Fiscal Year 2013 budget process, which cost the county about $50 million. Long said it was uncertain whether any employees would receive pay increases in FY 2014. In Long’s proposal, which would kick in after FY 2014, county employees would get a cost of living increase in odd-numbered years and be eligible for regular and performance-based pay bumps in even-…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Some Fairfax County offices and services will be closed on Friday as well as on Thanksgiving.
The Thankgiving holiday will stretch over several days for many Fairfax County offices and agencies. Here is a look at what is open and what is closed. County Government – Closed Nov. 22-23. Courts – Close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 21; closed Nov. 22-23. Public Schools and School Offices – Two-hour early closing for students only on Wednesday, Nov. 21; closed Nov. 22-23. Library – Closed Nov. 22-23. Fairfax Connector – Nov. 22 - Sunday schedule. Routes with Sunday service operate according to the Sunday schedule. Routes without Sunday service will not operate. Nov. 23 - Holiday weekday schedule. Routes with weekday service operate according to the weekday schedule except 335, 395, 585, 595, and 597, which will not operate. (These routes …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Fairfax County Government Offices, community centers and SACCs will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30.
Fairfax County Government Offices will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 30 and employees are granted emergency administrative leave. Emergency service personnel will report as scheduled, according to Fairfax County Government. Fairfax County Public Schools and Offices will also be closed Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. Other business closings and county cancellations include: The Fairfax County Emergency Information Hotline has been activated and is available for residents to call for information about the storm. The number is 571-350-1300, TTY 711. For an emergency, call 9-1-1.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Personal property tax deadline extended by a day; must be postmarked Oct. 6.
Update: Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova said in a statement Friday that residents would get an extension on personal property taxes due today. Residents will get "a one-day waiver of the late fee for online property tax payments received before midnight tomorrow, October 6, 2012, and mailed payments postmarked by the same date," Bulova said. The cause of the issue is still unknown. Original: The County’s Department of Information Technology is working to isolate and resolve the system problem with our online payment service. Thank you for your patience. Just minutes before the close of business the day personal property taxes are due, Fairfax County officials are trying to fix issues with its online payment …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A live blog covering the comments and presentations during Thursday's Fairfax County Board of Supervisors public hearings on the FY2013 budget.
Patch has been live blogging the public hearings on the fiscal year 2013 Fairfax County budget this week. Thursday's public hearing starts at 3 p.m. Also see: County Budget: Schools, Housing, Arts Among Public Hearing Topics Live Coverage: Wednesday's Public Hearing Live Coverage: Tuesday's Public Hearing
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Residents and county employees will speak at 3 p.m. in the second day of a public hearings on the 2013 budget.
Almost 50 residents and county employees spoke Tuesday evening at the first of three public hearings about the 2013 budget. (See Tuesday night's live coverage for the play-by-play of comments.) The public hearings continue Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center. Join Patch at 3 p.m. as we live blog coverage of Wednesday's hearing.