Morning Notes

The Reston Town Center pavilion has been decorated with butterflies (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Deadline to Pay Car Taxes Looms — “Personal property taxes — better known as car taxes — are due on Thursday, Oct. 5. Bills were mailed this summer, and there are many convenient ways to pay…To help vehicle owners, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved 10% tax relief for personal property taxes” for 2023. [Fairfax County Government]

FCPS Tightens Grading Policy on Missing Assignments — “In an update to its grading policies, Fairfax County Public Schools said teachers can now give students a zero for an assignment that’s not turned in. The change marks a departure from previous guidance, which said 50% is the lowest grade a teacher can give to a student who doesn’t turn in work.” [WTOP]

Metro Considers More Detailed Station Signs — “Metro will be trying out new signage at select stations in an effort to make the system easier to navigate for riders and ultimately boost ridership.” The changes, such as the direction a train is headed, are being tested at the L’Enfant Plaza station ahead of a potential wider rollout. [DCist]

Town Hall Tonight on Proposed Lee Chapel Road Changes — “Eight months after two 16-year-old girls died in a high-speed crash, Fairfax County leaders will hold a virtual town hall Wednesday on road improvements.” Officials will discuss a proposal to remove two hills along the Fairfax Station road that Springfield District Supervisor Pat Herrity says limit visibility. [WJLA]

Mural in the Works at Annandale Shopping Center — “Spiderman and baseball legend Jackie Robinson are making an appearance in a mural being painted on the side of the Annandale Shopping Center. Collector’s World, a tenant in the shopping center at 7006 Columbia Pike, commissioned the mural.” [Annandale Today]

County Needs More Time to Sell Public Safety Bonds — “Fairfax voters on Nov. 3, 2015, approved a public-safety bond totaling $151 million, which included funding to renovate or replace several of police and fire stations. To date, $67 million remains unspent owing to a number of delays with individual projects.” [Gazette Leader]

Herndon Transportation Network Expands Reach — “More senior citizens can take advantage of free transportation provided by Herndon Village Network (HVN). The local, all-volunteer nonprofit has just added Brightview Dulles Corner to its service area, which also includes the entirety of 20170 and portions of 20171.” [Patch]

It’s Wednesday — There is a 60% chance of showers and potential thunderstorms in the morning, followed by mostly sunny skies and a high of 79°F. In the evening, expect partly cloudy weather with a low of 61°F and north winds at the same speed. []

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