Loudoun County news in brief

October 11, 2012
Public hearing Wednesdayon Metrorail service districts

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing on the proposed Metrorail service districts will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the boardroom of the Loudoun County Government Center,
1 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg.

The service districts, which would surround the three Silver Line Metro stations in Loudoun, would help pay for the construction of the Metrorail extension to Loudoun and the ongoing costs of providing Metrorail service at the three stations.

An additional real property tax might be levied in the districts, at a maximum rate of 20 cents per $100 of assessed property value, Loudoun officials said in a statement.

Information and maps of the proposed districts are at www.loudoun.gov/dullesrail.

More than 575 pounds of prescription drugs collected

Loudoun County law enforcement agencies collected more than 575 pounds of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction during the nationwide Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative Sept. 29, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said.

It was the largest amount of drugs collected by authorities since the introduction of the initiative in Loudoun. The sheriff’s office and the Leesburg and the Purcellville police departments partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration in the effort to help prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.

Leesburg to begin curbside leaf collection Oct. 22

Leesburg’s Public Works Department will begin its fall bulk leaf collection Oct. 22. Crews will collect non-bagged leaves placed at the curb in all quadrants of the town throughout the leaf season.

Residents are asked to follow these guidelines:

3Rake leaves no more than four feet from the edge of the curb by Sunday evening of each collection week.

3On streets without curbs and gutters, place leaves as close as possible to the front property line.

3Do not park vehicles or place equipment or toys in or around leaves.

3Do not rake leaves in front of storm drain inlets.

3Do not rake leaves in front of or around fire hydrants or utility boxes.

3Do not mix grass clippings, yard waste or other brush with the leaves.

Leaves will be collected at least once a week. Collection days in a particular neighborhood might vary.

The final leaf pickup for the season is scheduled for the week of Dec. 27. Heavy rain or snow might extend the collection period.

After bulk leaf collection has ended, all leaves must be set out in covered trash cans with handles or biodegradable paper yard waste bags for pickup on regular collection days.

— Compiled by Caitlin Gibson

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