An article in the June 26 Loudoun Extra said a new county park in the Belmont Greene subdivision of Ashburn would have two ballfields. It will have two playing fields. (Published 7/21/2005)

Board Boosts Hatrick's Pay

The Loudoun County School Board voted Wednesday to give Superintendent Edgar B. Hatrick III a 5 percent raise and signaled its intent to offer him a new four-year contract.

The board voted unanimously to raise Hatrick's salary for the 2005-06 school year to $203,549. His vehicle allowance automatically increases 4 percent to $811.20 a month.

By a 6 to 3 vote, the board expressed its interest in offering a new contract to Hatrick that would begin July 1, 2006, and end June 30, 2010. Those voting against were board members Sarah B. Smith (Leesburg), J. Warren Geurin (Sterling) and Joseph M. Guzman (Sugarland Run).

Hatrick has been Loudoun's superintendent since 1991.

Names Sought for Park

The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services is asking residents to suggest names for a new park in the Belmont Greene subdivision of Ashburn.

The 9.22-acre property on Leier Place adjacent to Trailside Park and the WO&D trail is being completed by the developer and will include two ball fields, a park area, benches, a gazebo, a trail and a pond with wetlands.

Suggested names should be e-mailed by July 22 to or mailed to Diane Ryburn, Director, Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, 215 Depot Ct. SE, Leesburg 20175. Include your full name, mailing address and phone number.

Construction Worker Killed

A construction worker died Wednesday night after falling from the second story of a home near Leesburg, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

Jose Omar Robles Melgar, 18, of Alexandria was working on the single-family home in the 20500 block of Myers Place when witnesses said he fell about 20 feet and hit his head.

Melgar was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he later died.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD