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Abingdon Elementary School’s LPBC

The Executive Board of the FCA has recommended Carol Dabbs and Anne Wasowski as FCA’s representatives on the Local Building Planning Committee (LBPC) for the renovation and expansion of Abingdon Elementary School. Dabbs is the FCA Secretary and Wasowski is an at-large Director of the Fairlington Villages Condominium Association Board. Both are long-term Fairlington residents.

The Arlington School Board is expected to formally create the LBPC at its September 4 meeting. In addition to FCA’s representatives, the committee will include members from the Abingdon PTA, other civic associations from Abingdon’s service area, and Arlington Public Schools (APS) staff. The committee will work with the design and engineering team to examine how the proposed addition to Abingdon Elementary will be configured on the school site, including the impacts on the existing playground and field as well as potential reconfiguration of parking and access to the building.

The committee is expected to meet twice a month for roughly six months. APS hopes to begin construction at the site in the spring 2016, with the project to be completed in time for the beginning of school in the fall of 2017. Funding for the construction and renovation work is included in the school bond package that will be considered by Arlington voters in November.

September All Fairlington Bulletin Posted

Read the September 2014 All Fairlington Bulletin.

Take the Fairlington Survey: Neighbor-to-Neighbor Services

All Fairlington residents are invited to take a survey to indicate their interest in getting or giving help with a variety of simple household and neighborhood activities as part of the Fairlington’s Steering Committee on Intergenerational Strategies’ ongoing study. Responses are completely anonymous, and no commitment to serve or be served is being solicited.

Take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/fcagenerations

If you prefer a paper copy, you will find the survey inserted in the soon-to-be-published September All-Fairlington Bulletin. The committee will hold a drop-in information exchange on Saturday, September 13, 10 am to 12 noon, at Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., where you can ask questions, complete your form, and get assistance with the survey if needed. The deadline for responding to the survey is Tuesday, September 30.

Save the Date: September 17!

Hopefully everyone is enjoying the summer and warm weather. The FCA did not have a speaker for the July and August meetings, but save the date Wednesday, September 17, 7 pm, for the next FCA meeting with Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette. Be sure to also check our calendar for upcoming neighborhood activities.

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