Post #432: Public meetings relevant to MAC, week of 10/28/2019

Posted on October 28, 2019

Some topics to be discussed this week include:

For Town meetings and work sessions, audio recordings will be available the “archives” section of this web page:

In addition, for Town Council and Planning Commission meetings, the Town broadcasts meetings, the Town broadcasts those live on Cox channel 27, Verizon FIOS channel 38, and streaming at

Monday, 10/28/2019, at 7:30 PM in Town Hall, Town Council will hold a work session to discuss, among other things, the scope of a proposed (roughly) quarter-million-dollar contract for a consultant to help update the Town’s zoning ordinances.  Separately, they will discuss a proposal to allow 30% lot coverage in residential areas (up from the current 25%) if homeowners implement a stormwater management system.  

The relevant materials can be found here:

Tuesday, 10/29/2019, at 8:00 PM in Town Hall, the Transportation Safety Commission will meet to discuss, among other things, a pilot program for rental electric scooters (and other “shared mobility devices”) in the Town of Vienna.  Separately, they will discuss red-light and speed cameras in Vienna. 

Prior to this, starting at 7 PM, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety advisory committees will meet, but no agenda is yet available for that meeting.

The .pdf agenda for the meeting (no materials are provided) can be found here:

Tuesday, 10/29/2019, at 7:30 PM in the Community Center, there will be a meeting to introduce (probably) Sunrise Assisted Living as the (possible) new owner of the 380 Maple Avenue (Maple and Wade Hampton) MAC development.

As far as I know, there has been no official public announcement of this by the Town of Vienna.  I believe that some individuals received an email.  Citizens are welcome to hear Sunrise’s plans and to ask questions or offer concerns.

Wednesday, 10/30/2019, at 8:00 PM in Town Hall, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on extending the MAC moratorium to June 30, 2020.  (The extension should not be controversial, but this public hearing is a legal requirement.)  Prior to this, starting at 7:00 PM, they will hold a work session for discussions with the Town Attorney.

This is a public hearing, so I believe citizens may speak for up to three minutes.

Public hearing materials are here:
Prior work session notice is here (read the .pdf agenda to see the content of the meeting).