Town Council Studying Expansion Options
(Updated on 11/5/19)
There will be a public information session on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 for residents of Brentwood Springs. The meeting will start at 7 pm at the Town Office (23 Main Street). Mayor Ramsey will provide a presentation and then answer questions. There will also be additional public information sessions to be scheduled in the near future for other neighborhoods. In addition, the Town will schedule personal appointments for any interested landowner to review their specific situation in detail.
Over the last two years, the Town Council has been studying expansion of the Town boundaries, and conducting outreach to the public.
The first public information session was held on August 3, 2017 with about 120 people in attendance. The second public information session was held on September 19, 2017 at Round Hill Elementary School with about 60 people in attendance. The Town plans additional outreach before it makes a decision on which areas it will seek to add to its jurisdiction.
Over November and December, the Town will be conducting direct outreach to residents of the short term area and holding small neighborhood specific meetings. These meetings can be held at the Town Office or at a resident’s home (someone who volunteers to host on behalf of the neighborhood). NOTE: If you are interested in attending or hosting a small neighborhood specific meeting, please contact Melissa Hynes. Another option is to meet with the Mayor or Staff one-on-one at a meeting time/location that fits with your schedule.
The Town currently has 255 households, but there are 1,400 other households outside of Town in the surrounding Joint Land Management Area as well as key public facilities such as the Round Hill Center, the Western Loudoun Sheriff’s Station, the future site of the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Department and two Town parks.
The 2017 Comprehensive Plan says the Town should “investigate a near-term expansion of Town boundaries in order to: increase the town population, enlarge the pool of candidates for local offices, boards and commissions, improve contacts and connections within the Round Hill community, increase the town tax base, and promote the achievement of Comprehensive Plan goals.”
A Growth Area Study was prepared by the Town to summarize financial and other impacts to the Town and area households from a change in Town boundaries.
After the current public engagement process, the Town Council will select a final set of parcels and neighborhoods for inclusion. A formal request will be prepared and submitted to Loudoun County for review and consideration by the Board of Supervisors.
The Town plans to pursue a Boundary Line Adjustment —a voluntary agreement between the Town and County that includes formal public hearings, formal approval by both bodies and certification by the Circuit Court.
The Town encourages all current and potential future residents to let the Town Council know their opinion and ideas regarding Town expansion at regularly scheduled Town Council meetings or via email or by contacting Town Council members directly via the Town website.