News To Use Podcast: June 30, 2010

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Learn about a survey on deer management in Fairfax County, Fairfax Connector fare increases, new hours for the county library system, how you can help residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and deck safety.

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News To Use Podcast: June 30, 2010

  1. 1. News to Use Podcast<br />June 30, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />June 30, 2010:<br />Survey on deer management.<br />Fairfax Connector fare increases.<br />New hours for the library system.<br />How to help residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities.<br />Deck safety.<br />
  3. 3. Deer Management<br />Residents are encouraged to complete a <br />survey concerning on the prevalence of <br />deer and ongoing and future attempts to <br />address issues surrounding them. <br />Survey is posted until Aug. 1. www.fairfaxcounty.gov/survey/deermanagement.htm<br />
  4. 4. Deer Management<br />For more about deer management in <br />Fairfax County, contact Fairfax County <br />Wildlife Biologist Vicky Monroe at 703-<br />324-0240. <br />Deer Survey www.fairfaxcounty.gov/survey/deermanagement.htm<br />
  5. 5. Fairfax Connector<br />Fare changeseffective Sunday, June 27. <br />Increase to base bus fare to $1.50 if paying by SmarTrip® card and $1.70 if paying by cash.<br />Senior and disabled fares increase to 75 cents if paying by SmarTrip® card and 85 cents if paying by cash.<br />
  6. 6. Fairfax Connector<br />Fare changeseffective Sunday, June 27. <br />Bus-to-bus transfers using a SmarTrip® card will be valid for up to 2 hours instead of 3 hours. <br />www.fairfaxconnector.com<br />Telephone Information Center<br />703-339-7200<br />
  7. 7. Library Hours<br />New hours effective July 1:<br />Regional and community library branches will alternate morning and evening hours four days a week.<br />New schedule allows branches to extend their evening hours from 8 until 9 p.m.  <br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library<br />
  8. 8. Help Fellow Residents<br />Help residents of nursing homes and <br />assisted living facilities resolve conflicts <br />and improve their quality of life.<br />Three-day training; Sept. 13, 14 and 23.<br />Commit minimum of four hours a week for one year. <br />
  9. 9. Help Fellow Residents<br />Set your own schedule; visits usually between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. weekdays.<br />Volunteers receive training and support.<br />Contact the Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program at 703-324-5861 or 703-324-5422 for details.<br />
  10. 10. Deck Safety<br />Check support posts and beams for rot, splitting or abnormal movement.   <br />Closely check the attachment points between the deck and the house.   <br />Check all fasteners, bolts, joist hangers and other hardware for rust and/or corrosion. <br />
  11. 11. Deck Safety<br />Check all guards and rails to be sure they are sturdy and secured.   <br />Use grills, heaters and outdoor fire pits with care. <br />Get a county permit and inspection anytime you make structural repairs or changes to a deck.<br />Call 703-222-0114 for more details.<br />
  12. 12. Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/getfairfax<br />703-FAIRFAX (324-7329). <br />

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