Wednesday, November 17, 2010

County Board to consider O'Connell proposal on Jan. 22

Bishop O'Connell said Tuesday night that it was delaying the County Board's consideration of its proposal to renovate, enlarge and light its sports fields.  O'Connell's proposal will be heard on January 22, 2011.

At a meeting of representatives of the two civic associations (Williamsburg and Arlington/East Falls Church), school officials indicated that they are continuing to work with the County Planning Department on a number of issues, including the location of the light poles, landscaping, and parking management.

O'Connell rejected requests by the representatives to (1) limit the use of the sports field to O'Connell students (and exclude County youth and adult leagues and Marymount college students); and (2) adopt an 8:00 p.m., curfew on weeknights.