The special meeting was called to order at 8:40 a.m. in Room 232 of the Government Center, with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Alexander, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell, and with Chairman Davis presiding.
Supervisor Alexander, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell arrived at 8:45 a.m.
Supervisor Frey arrived at 10:55 a.m.
Others present were William J. Leidinger, County Executive; David Bobzien, County Attorney; William O. Howland, Jr., Assistant to the County Executive; and Nancy Vehrs, Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.
2.WAIVER OF NOTICE OF MEETING REQUIREMENT
David Bobzien, County Attorney, announced that pursuant to the Code of Virginia Section 15.1-538 (1989), all Board Members would be requested to sign a waiver of the notice of meeting requirement.
3.BRIEFING ON THE MARCH 28, 1993 COLONIAL
Mark S. Wheatley, Chief Deputy, and Michael Neuhard, Captain, Fire and Rescue Department, briefed the Board on the Colonial Pipeline fuel spill which occurred on Sunday, March 28, 1993 and described the continuing response. Carol S. Sharrett, M.D., Acting Director of the Health Department, presented the Health Department response.
Board discussion ensued.
Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to conduct a briefing at the next meeting on the type of inspections that can or should be done to this pipeline to ensure a level of comfort about the operation of the pipeline. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to ask Colonial Pipeline for information on the recent clearing of its easement in the Braddock District. Without objection, it was so ordered.
After further discussion, Supervisor Dix moved that pursuant to Section 14-2-1(a) of the Code of the County of Fairfax and Section 44-146.21 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Supervisors confirm the declaration of the existence of a local emergency by the County Executive, as Director of Emergency Services, on March 28, 1993. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Berger and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey not yet having arrived.
4.CONVENING OF A SUGARLAND RUN TASK FORCE
Supervisor Dix stated that in light of the serious environmental crisis which resulted from the Colonial Pipeline fuel spill, it has become increasingly apparent that there is a need for a mechanism to ensure the necessary long-term planning, coordination, and oversight of the clean up of Sugarland Run and surrounding areas. He stated that in concert with Delegate William Mims (R) of Loudoun County, Supervisor Berger, and others, and with the Board's approval, that he would be announcing later this morning the convening of a Sugarland Run Task Force.
Accordingly, Supervisor Dix moved that the Board go on record as:
·Recognizing the serious environmental crisis faced by Sugarland Run and the need for aggressive long-term as well as short-term mitigation and restoration efforts; and
·Endorsing the formation of a bipartisan, multi-jurisdictional, public and private sector Sugarland Run Task Force to help ensure the long-term restoration of Sugarland Run.
This motion was jointly seconded by Supervisor Berger and Supervisor Hyland and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey not yet having arrived.
5.RECESS (NO TAPE)
At 9:05 a.m. the Board recessed the special meeting to conduct a Budget Subcommittee Meeting and, at 10:55 a.m., reconvened in Room 232 with all Board Members present, with the exception of Supervisor Bulova, and with Chairman Davis presiding.
6.ADJOURNMENT (NO TAPE)
At 10:55 a.m. the Board adjourned.