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Website © 2020. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal. THE JOURNAL Wednesday, June 1, 2016 7 | nical DAHLGREN, Va. -- Dohn Bur- neR," Deputy Technical Director for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, retired after 34 years of civil service during a cer- emony in Dahlgren in March. During his tenure, Burnett led the planning and execution of the command's technical mission of re- search, development, test, and eval- uation of surface naval warfighting systems. He directed a workforce of 3,700 employees and oversaw an- nual operations of $1.5 billion. "This is a really exciting time for the Navy and for Dahlgren" said Burnett, citing innovative technolo- gies developed at the command such as hypervelocity projectiles, lasers, railgun, and cyber engineer- ing. "We have a lot of revolutionary work going on right now." BurneR's insight and involvement spanned the command's research, development, test, evaluation, anal- ysis, systems engineering, and in- tegration efforts for complex naval combat, systems. The technological work has been evolving - and the range of techni- cal programs increasing - at Dahl- gren over the last century with the changing missions of the warfighter and advances in technology. "In addition to the revolutionary work there's a great deal of evolu- tionary work" said BurneR, refer- ring to initiatives in radars, missiles, and command and control systems in addition to new methodologies in combat systems engineering and new capabilities through integra- tion of combat systems. Burnett and NSWCDD leader- ship anticipate that the command's unique set of capabilities in warfare systems development and integra-. tion will lead the Navy's efforts to develop new naval and joint war~are systems. Burnett's leadership was crucial .to realigning NSWCDD to make sure its organizational construct U.S. Navy photo Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Commanding Officer Capt. Brian Durant presents the Dahlgren Award to NSWCDD DeputyTechnical Director Dohn Burnett for 34 years of continuous service in March 2016. Burnett - who was also awarded the Navy Superior Civilian Service Medal at his retirement ceremony - considers leadership development as one of the top highlights of his civil service career."Their (NSWCDD leaders at all levels) work is going to continue after the systems I helped develop are gone;' Said Burnett."l made it a priority in my career to work on developing leaders and, in turn, they will develop leaders. That legacy will live on and Dahlgren will continue to do great work because it has good leaders:' was aligned to the commands strat- development and support efforts. "I ons design, development and inte- cesses so that investments and other egy. He also impacted the develop- think we've made really good prog- gration; mission engineering and resource decisions are based on ment of the command's 2015-2020 ress aligning the organization to analysis; and cyber vcarfare engi- criteria in that plan" said Burnett. Strategic Plan, charting the course that plan:' neering in naval systems - build "Implementing the plan and using for NSWCDD to remain the Navy's The strategic plan placed special off the commands science and en- it to guide our decisions, especially leader in warfare systems research, emphasis on technical opportuni- gineering foundation, and are en- funding investments and hiring, is development, and integration, ties in emerging warfare or "thrust" visioned to become an integral part really important." "We're stillimplementing our new areas aligned with NSWCDD's core of the organization's core technical Burnett recounted the top three strategic plan," said Burnett, who capability to deliver integrated solu- expertise in the future, highlights of his civil service career. previously served as the NSWCDD tions through innovation and sys- "Most people understand that "Developing leaders at all levels Warfare Systems Department head, tems engineering. we have these thrust areas and now who will be here long after I'm gone leading Navy surface combat system The thrust areas - electric weap- we've been able to modify our pro- - their work is going to continue after the systems I helped develop are gone. I made it a priority in my career to work on developing lead- ers and, in turn, they will develop leaders. That legacy will live on and Dahlgren will continue to do great work because it has good leaders." "The work I've done over the years on Aegis, and the Aegis Bal- listic Missile Defense System. I was fortunate to help build Aegis, de- ploy it in the Fleet, and have a role in what it's become today and for the foreseeable future. It's the back- bone of the surface Navy, and will continue to be for a long time. I had a small part to play in its develop- ment and I'm proud of that. Aegis is the best warfighting system ever developed and deployed" "Dahlgren is stronger than when I got here. It was a great or- ganization when I got here, and I think we have improved it over the 34 years to where it's even stronger now. Dahlgren is involved in every- thing big going on in the surface Navy. Virtually every sponsor we have wants more Dahlgren involve- ment. Our workforce - scientists and engineers and support work- force - are second to none. I feel re- ally good about where Dahlgren is. I had a small part to play in that, and I'm proud of that." Prior to his NSWCDD deputy technical director and department head positions, Burnett served as the division head for the com- mand's Systems Certification and Fleet Operations Division where he had management oversight of sys- tem certification and configuration management; combat system test and evaluation; shipboard computer program installations and control; and direct Fleet support. Burner also served as the program manager for the NSWCDD Sly Fox leader- ship development program and he was the deputy program manager for the DD-21 Zumwalt-class Land Attack Destroyer Program. FMC, Inc., A LOCAL UTILITY company installing municipal water/sewer lines is seeking experienced pipe layers, Class A CDL ddvers (must be willing to work in the field when not driving) and general laborers. Great opportunity for highly motivated individuals with advancement opportunities. Benefits available. 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If you have a question about the property listed on your bill, please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue (540) 775-4664. The bills are created and corrected by the Commissioner of the Revenue. The Treasurer's Office cannot make corrections; they only collect as assessed. If there is a question concerning delinquency, please contact the Treasurer's Office. Please take the time to check the mailing address on each bill and correct, if necessary, with the Commissioner of the Revenue. NOTE: Please do not enclose tax payment with utility payment. Credit Card Payments Accepted ONLINE only at: Clickon Online Payments By order of King George County Treasurer 5/25, 6/1 PUZZLE SOLUTIONS 217463589 938751 426 546298731 795836214 1 64572398 823914657 459387162 682145973 371 629845 PUBLIC NOTICE TOWN OF COLONIAL BEACH Please take notice that on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at a regular meeting of the Colo- nial Beach Town Council, the Council will conduct a public hearing on Ordinance No. 676 and the FY2016-17 budget, The meeting will be held at the Colonial Beach Town Center, 22 Washington Avenue, Colonial Beach 22443. All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in the public hear- ing. Following the public hearing on Ord. No, 676 the Town Council may take action to approve the Ordinance. If special accommodations are needed in order to participate, please contact the Town Clerk in advance of the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made. ORDINANCE NO. 676 ORDINANCE NO. 676 MODIFIES CERTAIN TAX RATES. THE RECENT COUNTY-WIDE REASSESSMENT RE- DUCED THE TOTAL PROPERTY VALUE WITHIN THE TOWN BY MORE THAN tWO (2%) PERCENT. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED REAL ESTATE AND PUBLIC UTILITIES TAX RATE INCREASE IS TO GENERATE THE SAME AMOUNT OF REVENUE AS FY 2015-16. THE PROPOSED PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX RATES ARE REDUCED TO BENEFIT THE CITIZENS IN RESPONSE TO ADDITIONAL TOWN REVENUE FROM OTHER SOURCES. ORDINANCE NO, 676 CHANGES THE TAX RATES AS SHOWN: REAL ESTATE TAXES & PUBLIC UTILITY TAXES CURRENT PROPOSED .68 PER $]00 OF ASSESSED VALUE .70 PER $100 OF ASSESSED VALUE PERSONAL $4.00 PER $100 OF ASSESSED VALUE $3.20 PER $100 OF ASSESSED VALUE PROPERTY TAXES FY 2016-17 Budget Summary FY 2016 Tax Rate Real Estate .68 Personal Property 4,00 Mobile Homes ,58 Farm Machinery 2.60 Public Utilities ,68 Boat Tax .01 Proposed FY 2017 Tax Rate Change .70 + .02 3.20 - .80 .58 0 2.60 0 .7O .02 .01 0 All rates listed above are per $100 of assessed value PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017 BUDGET FY 2016 FY 2017 Change General Fund Town Government$4,938,863 Transfer to School Operating Fund $2,299,916 Grand Total - General Fund $7,238,779 $6 083 609 +23.18% * $2,299,916 0% $8,383,525 + 15.8% School Operations $6,636,621 $6,902,325 +4% School Food Service $216,183 $230,793 +6.76% School Construction Fund $8,737,368 $8,110,525 -7.17%** Utilities Fund $2,676,565 $2,666,325 -.4% Utilities Capital Projects Fund $-0- $4,100,000 N/A*** Funds appropriated in FY 2017 for Capital Improvements, including construction in progress, will not lapse at the end of the year, but shall remain appropriated for the life of the project(s) until completion, or until the Town Council eliminates the appropriation. *The Town has received grant funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation and from the Department of Housing and Community Development for projects already in progress. The amounts anticipated to be spent in FY 2017 are included in the General Fund budget and total $900,089. **The School Construction Fund represents bond funding from Virginia Public Schools Authority (VPSA) to construct an elementary school. The bond issuance occurred in FY 2016. The project is cur- rently in the "bid" phase for Construction services. ***The Utilities Capital Projects funding is expected during FY 2017 from the Environmental Pro- tection Agency, through the Virginia Department of Health for improvements to the water system, to include upgrades to the Robin Grove facility, waterline replacement and the completion of town-wide metering to all residences. A complete copy of Ordinance No, 676 as well as the FY2016-17 budget is available for public inspection weekdays from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the Colonial Beach Town Hall, 315 Douglas Avenue, Colonial Beach, Virginia, 22443. ~i~!~:~ By order of the Colonial Beach Town Council I~$ ~D.~Ill 61112016 )