Archive for January, 2012


The National Wildlife Refuge Next Door

Posted by Lou on January 29, 2012 in Video, Wildlife Refuge

William Hong of William Hong Photography produced this short video that captures the flora and fauna on display at the newly rediscovered Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

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2012 Boat Show Season

Posted by Lou on January 16, 2012 in Boat Shows, Boating News
 
The river hasn’t frozen over and we haven’t seen much snow but boating season 2012 is just around the corner! In a mere 45 days, the early birds will be de-winterizing and setting sail. If you’re thinking about buying a new boat or upgrading, attending a boat show is a great place to start. Here are the dates for the upcoming boat shows:
 

January 19th – 22th

January 27th – 29th

February 17th – 19th

March 9th – 11th

Prince William Boat Show

March 23rd – 25th

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Prince William County Board of Supervisors OK’s Oaks III

Posted by Lou on January 11, 2012 in Politics, Redevelopment, Town News

 

Despite strenuous opposition from over 100 Occoquan residents and well-spoken appeals from many, including Mayor Porta and James Phelps, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to rezone Tanyard Hill Road for commercial development.

Specifically, developer Ken Thompson will now be permitted to build a 32,500 square foot office building on an old windy road with dire traffic, drainage and erosion problems. The motion passed 5-3, under the unwavering support of Chairman Corey Stewart.

In favor of rezoning:

– Corey Stewart
– Wally Covington
– Peter Candland
– John Jenkins
– Maureen Caddigan

Opposed to rezoning:

– Michael May
– Martin Nohe
– Frank Principi

It is the official position of the Town of Occoquan and OccoquanWaterfront that the planned commercial development is flawed and will only exacerbate the existing traffic and flooding problems in town. The impact will be most keenly felt in November, 2015 – when the Prince William County Board of Supervisors is up for reelection.

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Occoquan Reach Time-Lapse Construction

Posted by Lou on January 7, 2012 in Redevelopment, Video

No snow on the ground this year but this time-lapse video of the construction of Phase III of the Occoquan Reach community captures the impact of Snowmageddon in January 2010.

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Oppose the Oaks III Rezoning Request

Posted by Lou on January 4, 2012 in Redevelopment, Town News

Calling all Occoquan residents: Please attend the Board of County Supervisors meeting on January 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the McCoart Administration Building to oppose the Oaks III rezoning request.  The Chairman of the Board, Corey Stewart, has flipped. He now supports the developer and is pressuring other members of the board to do so as well.

Please consider emailing the members of the Board of Supervisors to respectfully request that they support the Town of Occoquan in opposing the rezoning request and the accompanying negative storm water and traffic impact that will result.

Chairman Corey Stewart – cstewart@pwcgov.org
John Jenkins – jjenkins@pwcgov.org
Wally Covington – wcovington@pwcgov.org
Mike May – mcmay@pwcgov.org
Martin E. Nohe – mnohe@pwcgov.org
Maureen Caddigan – mcaddigan@pwcgov.org
Peter Candland – gainesville@pwcgov.org
Frank Principi – fprincipi@pwcgov.org

 

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