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Posted on: April 27, 2016

Registration Continues for Bike to Work Day; Bike Program Set for Ashburn Library

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Loudoun County continues to gear up for Bike to Work Day on May 20, 2016, with ongoing registration for the event and a bicycling information program scheduled for the Ashburn Library May 5.

Anyone interested in participating in the 2016 Bike to Work D...More...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

First Half Personal Property Tax Deadline is May 5, 2016

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Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr. reminds taxpayers that the deadline for payment of the second half personal property tax is Thursday, May 5, 2016.

Payments postmarked after May 5, 2016, will incur a 10 percent late payment penalty. Additio...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Board Endorses Process for Developing New Comprehensive Plan

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has endorsed a process for development of a new Comprehensive Plan for Loudoun. On Thursday, the Board unanimously approved a comprehensive plan charter, which outlines the process for creating the new plan.

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

Public Input Sought on Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Disability Services

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The Loudoun County Community Services Board (CSB) invites the public to the second of two town hall meetings in May to provide input about services critical to the mental health, substance abuse, and developmental disability needs of the community.

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

Loudoun Celebrates “Topping Out” of Dulles South Multipurpose Center

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Loudoun County marked a significant milestone for Phase II and III of the Dulles South Multipurpose Center with a “topping out” ceremony at the center Tuesday, which is a tradition in the construction industry to recognize completion of the structural pha...Details...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Loudoun County Breaks Ground on Sheriff’s Office Ashburn Station

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Loudoun County officials gathered Monday to break ground on the Sheriff’s Office Ashburn Station, located at the intersection of Russell Branch Parkway and Savin Hill Drive in the One Loudoun community.

The Ashburn Station will be a one-story structur...More...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Loudoun GIS Forum Set for May 10, 2016

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The 11th annual Loudoun GIS Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at the facilities of AOL in Dulles from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Loudoun GIS Forum is a one-day event that brings together all levels of government and the private sector to ...Details...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

Loudoun County Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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Loudoun County has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition i...More...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

It's Your Turn to 'Drive' Loudoun County Transit!

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Loudoun County is offering residents, commuters and businesses several opportunities to take part in shaping the county’s Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP is a six-year bus operations plan for Loudoun’s commuter, Metro Connection, and local bus ser...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

Night Work, Lane Closures Continue on Ashburn Village Boulevard at Russell Branch Parkway

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Loudoun County officials announce that night work and lane closures are expected to continue through Thursday, April 21, 2016, on Ashburn Village Boulevard at the intersection of Russell Branch Parkway. The work originally was scheduled to end April 19. ...More...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Favorite Loudoun Tree Photo Contest Deadline is April 22, 2016

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The annual Loudoun Arbor Day photo contest is underway. Entries are being accepted through Friday, April 22, 2016, in advance of the 29th Annual Loudoun Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Entries must be:

  • Photos of a single tree in ...
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Posted on: April 11, 2016

Commissioner of the Revenue to End DMV Select Services June 30, 2016

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Robert S. Wertz Jr., Loudoun’s Commissioner of the Revenue, announces that his office will end DMV Select Services on June 30, 2016. Wertz recently provided the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) notification of his intent not to renew his agree...Details...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Law Enforcement Officers Using New Assessment Tool for Domestic Violence Incidents

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Law enforcement officers in Loudoun County are now using the Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP) at the scene of domestic violence incidents. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg Police Department are using the nationally-recognized, evide...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Adopts Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has approved a budget totaling approximately $2.46 billion in total appropriations for the general county government and school system for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17). The adopted budget includes a real property tax r...Details...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Opportunities Available to Serve on Loudoun County Government Boards and Commissions

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors encourages residents to become actively involved in their county government. There are currently opportunities for people to serve on the following county and regional advisory boards, commissions and committees.
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Posted on: March 30, 2016

‘Drive LCT:’ County Forming Focus Groups for Transit Development Plan

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Loudoun County is asking current and potential transit riders to participate in focus groups as part of the development of a Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP is a six-year plan that will guide the county’s bus operations beyond 2020 when Phase 2 of...Details...

Posted on: March 28, 2016

Loudoun County Seeks Input From Residents on Septic Amendments

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Loudoun County is inviting residents with septic systems to provide comment on proposed changes to septic system regulations at a meeting set for 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2016. The meeting will take place in the Dulles Room of the Loudoun County Gover...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2016

Registration is Open for Bike to Work Day 2016

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Registration is open for Bike to Work Day which will take place this year on Friday, May 20, 2016. New and experienced bicycle commuters are invited to register at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org or by calling 800-745-RIDE (800-745-7433). Loudoun County hosts two local pit stops where registrants can pick-up free T-shirts, receive giveaways, enjoy refreshments, and win prizes. All registrants will be entered into a regional bicycle raffle.

Bike to Work Day celebrates a clean, healthy and fun way to get to work at more than 80 pit stops throughout the metropolitan Washington region. The Loudoun County pit stops are adjacent to the Washington and Old Dominion Trail in:

  • Leesburg at Raflo Park on Harrison Street, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; and
  • Sterling, just east of Route 28, at Ruritan Road behind Orbital ATK from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
This free event is coordinated regionally by the Washington Area Bicyclist Association and Commuter Connections, a program of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The local festivities are planned by Loudoun County Commuter Services.

Promotional materials, including posters and rack cards, for anyone interested in participating in the event are available by calling Judy Galen of Loudoun County Commuter Services at 703-737-8044. More information also is online at www.loudoun.gov/biketowork.

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

Animal Foster Care Orientation April 5 Moved to Animal Shelter

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Loudoun County Animal Service’s Foster Orientation meeting scheduled for Tuesday April 5, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. has been moved from Windmill Drive in Ashburn to the Loudoun County Animal Shelter at 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford. The time and date remain...Read on...

Posted on: March 30, 2016

Clerk’s First Friday Exhibition April 1 Focuses on History of Liquor in Loudoun

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As part of Leesburg’s first Friday celebration, April 1, 2016, the Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court will present an exhibition on “Home Brew: Sale and Production of Liquor in Loudoun, 1757-1933.” The exhibition will be on display from 6:00 to 8:0...Read on...

Posted on: March 15, 2016

Loudoun County Offers ‘Mental Health First Aid’ Training

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Loudoun County is offering a new program, Mental Health First Aid, designed to help members of the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.

This free, public education program is intended for a variety of audiences...More...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

Deadline to Register to Vote in Town Elections in Loudoun County is April 11

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Loudoun County election officials remind voters that the deadline to register to vote for the upcoming town elections in Loudoun County is Monday, April 11, 2016. Elections for local offices are being held in the towns of Hamilton, Lovettsville, Middlebur...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2016

SCC to Hold Hearing in Loudoun on Poland Road Transmission Line Project March 29

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The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has scheduled a public hearing on Dominion Virginia Power's application for the Poland Road Transmission Line project beginning at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the Freedom High School auditorium, 2...More...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

Loudoun County Public Library Closed for System Upgrade March 27 and 28, 2016

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All Loudoun County Public Library branches will be closed Sunday and Monday, March 27 and 28, 2016, for a major upgrade of the Library’s catalog system.

The closure is necessary because the library’s current computer systems will be shut down beginnin...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2016

Text to 911 Available in Loudoun

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Beginning Tuesday, March 1, 2016, the Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center (ECC) will have the capability to receive text messages to 911. Text to 911 allows people in Loudoun County and all of its incorporated towns to send a text message from ...More...

Posted on: March 10, 2016

County Schedules Spring Household Hazardous Waste Events

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Loudoun County announces the spring schedule of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) events. The first HHW collection event of the year will be held Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Leesburg Park and Ride, 19730 Sycolin Road.

All HHW events are held on Sat...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Proffer Bill Likely to Be Signed; Loudoun Board Requests Changes

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Following repeated attempts by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and its legislative program staff to work with and to educate members of Virginia’s General Assembly regarding the very probable unintended consequences of Senate Bill 549, it has beco...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

Loudoun Board of Supervisors Appeals to Governor to Veto Proffer Bill

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is appealing to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to veto a bill passed by the General Assembly that would limit a locality’s ability to negotiate and accept proffers.

On Tuesday, the Board unanimously adopted a ...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Loudoun County Administrator Presents Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2017

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Loudoun County Administrator Tim Hemstreet has presented a proposed budget for the Loudoun County government for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY 17) to the Board of Supervisors. The budget totals $2.5 billion in appropriations for the general county government and s...Details...

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Blasting for Route 7 & Route 659 Interchange Construction Set to Begin

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Loudoun County officials announce that blasting for the Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) interchange construction project will begin on or about Friday, February 26, 2016, and continue for approximately three months.

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Posted on: February 19, 2016

Preliminary Work on Allder School Road to Begin in March 2016

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The Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure is scheduled to begin work on the Allder School Road Project in early March 2016. The initial work area will be from approximately a quarter mile west of Hillsboro Road (Route 690...More...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

2016 Loudoun County Real Estate Assessments Available Online

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Commissioner of the Revenue, Robert S. Wertz, Jr., announced that Loudoun County real estate assessments for tax year 2016 will be available online at www.loudoun.gov/parceldatabase at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Printed assessment notices will be mailed to property owners later this week. These assessment notices, which are not tax bills, communicate to property owners the value of their real property as of January 1, 2016 and are reflective of real estate market activity that occurred during 2015. The assessed value in conjunction with the tax rate to be set by the Board of Supervisors in April provides the basis for real estate tax bills that will be due on June 5 and December 5. Property owners who believe their assessments are incorrect may file an Application for Review with the Commissioner online at www.loudoun.gov/reaa by March 7, 2016. Thereafter, appeals may be made to the Board of Equalization until June 1.

The county’s total taxable real estate increased to $69.1 billion, up 3.67% overall. An average existing urban single family detached home saw the largest average year-over-year increase in value of 2.26% while condominiums declined 3.02%. These numbers are only averages and property owners may see changes that are more or less than these figures. The total value of commercial property in the county was up 6.4% over 2015.

Property owners may also communicate with their respective appraiser whose name and contact information is listed on the assessment notice, or by calling the Commissioner’s office at 703 777-0260 weekdays during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by emailing [email protected] The Commissioner of the Revenue’s offices are located at the Loudoun County Government Center, at 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg and in the Loudoun Tech Center at 21641 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 100, in Sterling.

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Margaret Graham is New Director of Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Developmental Services

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Margaret Graham has been selected to serve as the new Director of the Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Developmental Services (MHSADS), County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced Tuesday. Graham, who joined the Loudoun Count...More...

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Loudoun, Leesburg Officials Ask for Patience as Snow Recovery Efforts Continue

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Loudoun County officials are thanking residents for their patience as the recovery from the weekend’s historic snow storm continues. At a news conference Tuesday, Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall urged residents to continue “what you are...Details...

Posted on: January 23, 2016

Top 4 Messages for Loudoun Residents During the Blizzard

Updated Sunday, January 24, 2016: All Loudoun County facilities are closed on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Loudoun County officials continue to monitor the evolving weather and road conditions. All Loudoun County facilities are closed on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The National Weather Service reports more than 12 inches snow fell overnight and the blizzard warning remains in effect until 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning, January 24, 2016.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is out in full force. Updated road conditions can be viewed online 511virginia.org

Here the top 4 messages for all of us to know during the blizzard:

1. Stay Off the Roads. State Police and VDOT report that road conditions across Loudoun County are “severe.” Please do not considering driving today for the following reasons:

  • Even 4-wheel drive vehicles and large plow trucks are having trouble getting around—in some cases they’re getting stuck! Don't risk it.
  • VDOT plow drivers can get their job done more easily without vehicles on the roads.
  • Don’t create an unnecessary call to public safety. Many roads are not passable - you will get stuck and need help; Sheriff’s Office and Fire & Rescue personnel are needed for true emergencies. In addition, this weather is likely to delay responses.

2. Be Prepared.

3. Stay Safe.

4. Stay Informed.Get regular updates on the process of the blizzard by watching local news reports or visiting the National Weather Service’s website. Loudoun County will keep you up-to-date along with VDOT and others. We’ve posted links to all the information sources you need at www.loudoun.gov/winterMore...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

Letourneau Elected Vice Chairman of Regional Council of Governments Board

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Loudoun County Dulles District Supervisor Matthew F. Letourneau has been elected Vice Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors for 2016.

Roger Berliner, Vice President of the Montgomery County Council, ...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2016

Loudoun County Planning Commission Elects Officers

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The Loudoun County Planning Commission has elected Dulles District Planning Commissioner Jeff Salmon as Chair and Ashburn District Planning Commissioner Robert Klancher as Vice Chair.

The other members of the newly-appointed Planning Commission, who wi...More...

Posted on: January 28, 2016

Loudoun Invites Area Vendors to Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions

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All local area vendors are invited to attend the Loudoun County Procurement Division’s 2016 Buyer/Seller Information Exchange Sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to provide information on the county’s procurement processes and upcoming contracts. E...Details...

Posted on: January 6, 2016

Board of Supervisors Sets 2016 Meeting Schedule; Elects Buona Vice Chairman

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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has set its meeting schedule for 2016 and has elected Ashburn District Supervisor Ralph Buona as Vice Chairman. In the absence of Chair Phyllis J. Randall, Buona will perform the duties of the Chair.

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

Loudoun Partners with Mental Health Nonprofit to Provide Early Intervention Program

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The Loudoun County Community Services Board has partnered with PRS, Inc., a nonprofit helping those living with serious mental health issues, to start LINC (Linking Individuals and Navigating Care). LINC is a coordinated specialty service program designed...Details...

Posted on: November 4, 2015

Loudoun Receives National Recognition for Budget Presentation

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Loudoun County has received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for the Fiscal Year 2016 budget, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced Wednesday.

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

Successful Opening Month for Loudoun County Crisis Intervention Team Assessment Center

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In its first month of operation, the Loudoun County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Assessment Center provided direct crisis intervention and stabilization evaluations to more than 100 individuals.

The CIT Assessment Center, which is open from 7:00 a.m...Details...

Posted on: September 14, 2015

Work on Route 7-659 Interchange to Begin

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The Loudoun County government has issued a “notice to proceed” for the Route 7/Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) interchange and widening project. Work on the interchange at the intersection of Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Road is planned for 36 months. The cou...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2015

Board of Supervisors Meetings/Records are Available on TV/Online

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With the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors back in session following the August recess, Loudoun County officials remind members of the public that they can keep up with the actions of the Board through a variety of means that include:

  • Agendas and Meeti...
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Posted on: September 6, 2015

Shawn Williams Releases Statement Following Resignation from Board of Supervisors

UPDATE: September 7, 2015 - 10:50 a.m.

Following his resignation from the Board of Supervisors yesterday, Shawn Williams released the statement below this morning, which the county is publishing on his behalf.

"Yesterday I resigned my position as t...Read on...

Posted on: September 3, 2015

Board of Supervisors Meetings/Records are Available on TV/Online

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With the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors back in session following the August recess, Loudoun County officials remind members of the public that they can keep up with the actions of the Board through a variety of means that include:

  • Agendas and Meeti...
Details...

Posted on: August 20, 2015

Procurement Division Recognized for Excellence by National Organization

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The Loudoun County Division of Procurement has received the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute.

The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award is given annually to organizations that demonstrate ...Read on...



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