Zoning Board Member Named
Leonard Warner, a 14-year veteran of the School Board who lost a bid for reappointment to the board two weeks ago, was appointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals last week by the Loudoun County Circuit Court. Warner will replace James Purks, who was appointed by the Board of Supervisors three weeks ago to fill School Board member Robert Lucas' seat. Lucas said he resigned because he is moving out of the district. Purks was chairman of the Board of Zoning Appeals. The court also appointed Nan Joseph to the Board of Zoning Appeals to replace Leesburg attorney Julia Cannon, who resigned because the law firm she is with specializes in zoning issues. Purcellville Tank Painting Delayed Purcellville's outgoing mayor, Ron Masters, said last week that the painting of Loudoun Valley High School's logo on the town's new water tower has been delayed until August because bids on the work were too high. A second proposal produced a $5,000 bid that town officials have accepted, Master said. The water tower, painted off-white, will feature the logo of the school in the school colors of yellow and green. The artwork was designed by art students from the school, and the student body has pledged to raise $1,000 toward the painting job, Masters said.
Masters also said he has applied for a position on the newly created Parks and Recreation Commission, established to plan a park on the nearly 11 acres recently donated to the town by developer Lynn Cornwell. Cornwell plans to build the town's first industrial development, in which the park is to be located. Paeonian Springs Day Raises $200 The second annual Paeonian Springs Day held two weeks ago attracted 250 people, 100 more than last year, and raised more than $200, most of it from a bake sale put on by the Hamilton Fire and Rescue squad. Village residents donated the baked goods, according to Paeonian Springs Council spokeswoman Betty Shiflett. The funds will be raised to help the squad pay its utility bills. Said Shiflett, "The squad's last fund drive fell thousands of dollars short of what they said they needed. We hope we helped." In addition, the Paeonian Springs Council raised about $70 for its own coffers. The money will be used to pay outstanding bills from the event, Shiflett said. Loudoun Preservation Awards Gala Set The Preservation Society of Loudoun County will hold its awards gala Saturday at Rokeby, a private residence in Leesburg that was used for two weeks in 1814 to preserve the country's archives when the British burned the capital. Among the winners in the fourth biennial awards program were a stone barn in Middleburg, White's Ferry in Leesburg, the Lucketts community center and the Elijah White Church of our Savior at Oatlands. Leesburg Concert Series to Continue The second of 10 summer concerts by the Bluemont Concert Series is slated for 7 p.m. Sunday on the old courthouse lawn in Leesburg. A troupe called Africa will create a traditional West African village with dancers, drummers, musicians and storytellers in native costume, concert executive director Peter Dunning said. The program will also feature an authentic Senegalese grass house and native drums and instruments. In case of rain, the concert will be held indoors; the decision to move inside will be made at 5 p.m. the day of the concert and will be broadcast over radio station WAGE. The town of Leesburg will close King Street between Loudoun and Cornwall streets and Market Street between Church and Wirt streets for the concerts. The streets will be closed for a half hour before the concerts begin, and signs will be posted directing traffic to Wirt Street. 'Twelve Angry Jurors' Run to End The Blue Ridge Alliance of the Performing Arts will wind up its run of "Twelve Angry Jurors" with 8 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday at the Sterling community center. The play is a revised version of the prize-winning drama "Twelve Angry Men" and features five women in its cast. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students; for reservations call 430-9228. Manassas City Manager to Get Aide Manassas City Manager John Cartwright will appoint an assistant city manager to help him in the post he assumed three weeks ago, according to City Council member John Weber. Weber said the council declined to name an assistant after appointing Cartwright out of a field of 115 applicants because "we wanted to give him the opportunity to name his own staff." The favorite candidate among council members, Weber said, is public works director Clyde Wimmer, who filled in as acting city manager after Macon Sammons resigned in November. Weber said the post is a necessary one because of the amount of work generated by the city's growth. School Board Selection Scheduled The Manassas Park City Council is expected to choose this week among seven candidates for two School Board posts. Among the candidates are Kenneth Dollinger and Robert Anderson, who were named to the board last year to fill the unexpired terms of two members who resigned in protest over a school grading policy. One of those who resigned, candidates are former board chairman Alma Dunn, is among the candidates. The others are Mary Arnold, David Murphy, Frank Cortazzi and Patricia Corum. Dunn, who currently serves on the Board of Zoning Appeals, has applied for several city boards and commissions, and, according to City Clerk Lana Conner, has told city officials she will serve wherever she is needed. Haymarket Development Scaled Back A development of six houses on a parcel of land at the south end of Haymarket has been scaled back to two because of a town requirement that any project of more than four housing units have curbs and gutters. Mayor Gertrude Bean said meeting the requirement would have cost the developer an additional $70,000. In other business, the Town Council last week approved a business license for Dr. Albert Weaver, who will be Haymarket's first internist. Pr. William Pro-Am Golf Tourney Slated The Mid-Atlantic Professional Golf Association Pro-Am tournament will begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow at the Prince William public golf course. For information call 754-7111.