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The meeting was called to order at 9:35 a.m. with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor McConnell, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

 

Supervisor McConnell arrived at 9:50 a.m.

 

Others present were Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive; David P. Bobzien, County Attorney; Catherine A. Chianese, Assistant to the County Executive; Barbara M. Jenkins, Assistant to the County Executive; Nancy Vehrs, Clerk to the Board of Supervisors; and Patti M. Hicks, Deputy Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.

 

BOARD MATTERS

 

2. MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE LATE REVEREND LINWOOD GRAHAM, PASTOR, MERRIFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH; ROBERT E. HOPE, SULLY DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE, HUMAN SERVICES COUNCIL; ANN HARRIS, STUDENT AT MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL; DAVID CLARKE, COUNCIL CHAIRMAN, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC); AND JOHNNYE SIMS, ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY (Tape 1)

 

(BACs)

Chairman Hanley noted the recent death of Reverend Linwood Graham, Pastor of the Merrifield Baptist Church and a vital part of the community.

 

Supervisor Frey called the Board=s attention to the sudden death of Robert E. Hope, Sully District Representative, Human Services Council, as well as a Citizen Representative on the Route 28 Tax District Advisory Committee.

 

Supervisor Hyland asked the Board to remember the family of Ann Harris, an outstanding student and community participant from Mount Vernon High School, who was tragically killed in a drive-by shooting while visiting in Tacoma, Washington.

 

Supervisor Dix asked the Board to keep in their thoughts and prayers the family of the late David Clarke, Council Chairman of the District of Columbia (DC).

 

Supervisor Kauffman noted the death of Johnnye Sims, an active member of the African American community.

 

3. LOSS OF LARGE OVERHEAD TELEVISION SCREEN IN BOARD AUDITORIUM (Tape 1)

 

Chairman Hanley noted that the large overhead television screen is temporarily out-of-order and two television sets have been placed in the auditorium to assist the audience in viewing today=s Board meeting.

 

AGENDA ITEMS

 

4. CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MS. BARBARA O=BRIEN (Tape 1)

 

Supervisor Hyland moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Ms. Barbara O=Brien for her years of service on the Fairfax County Athletic Council. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Frey and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell not yet having arrived.

 

5. PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF APRIL 13 THROUGH APRIL 19, 1997 AS "NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Proclamation presented to Joyce Andrews, Chairman, Fairfax County Library Board, designating the week of April 13 through April 19, 1997 as "National Library Week" in Fairfax County. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Dix and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell not yet having arrived.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

6. CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MS. ANNINA BURNS (Tape 1)

 

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Ms. Annina Burns for winning the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell not yet having arrived.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

7. PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF APRIL 7 THROUGH APRIL 13, 1997 AS "PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Proclamation presented to Dr. Robert B. Stroube, Director, Department of Health, designating the week of April 7 through April 13, 1997 as "Public Health Week" in Fairfax County. This motion was seconded by Vice-Chairman Hyland and carried by unanimous vote.

 

Dr. Stroube introduced Eleanor Gillis, Nursing Supervisor, Mount Vernon District, who has been selected as Fairfax County=s "Public Health Nurse of the Year."

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

8. CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO LIEUTENANT FRANK WERNLEIN AND PRIVATE FIRST CLASS NAVEED BUTT OF THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT (Tape 1)

 

Supervisor Hyland moved approval of the Certificates of Recognition presented to Lieutenant Frank Wernlein and Private First Class Naveed Butt of the Fairfax County Police Department for securing surplus military equipment for local law enforcement purposes. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Kauffman and carried by unanimous vote.

 

9. PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF APRIL 6 THROUGH APRIL 12, 1997 AS "BUILDING SAFETY WEEK" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Supervisor Frey moved approval of the Proclamation presented to Edward J. Jankiewicz, Director, Design Review Division, Department of Environmental Management (DEM), and Brian W. Smith, Deputy Director, Inspection Services Division, DEM, designating the week of April 6 through April 12, 1997 as "Building Safety Week" in Fairfax County. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Mendelsohn and carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor McConnell acknowledged the dedication and hard work of Irving Birmingham, Director, DEM, and asked everyone to keep him in their thoughts and prayers because he is still seriously ill in the hospital.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board considered an Information Item on International Building Safety Week. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#20.)

 

10. PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF APRIL 13 THROUGH APRIL 19, 1997 AS "VICTIMS= RIGHTS WEEK" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Proclamation presented to Carroll Ann Ellis, Director, Victim/Witness Assistance Unit, Criminal Investigations Bureau, Police Department, designating the week of April 13 through April 19, 1997 as "Victims= Rights Week" in Fairfax County. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and carried by unanimous vote.

 

11. CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MR. PAUL "RED" JENKINS (Tape 1)

 

Supervisor Bulova moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Mr. Paul "Red" Jenkins for 35 years of service to Woodson High School as Boys Basketball Coach. This motion was seconded by Supervisor McConnell and carried by unanimous vote.

 

12. PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF APRIL 13 THROUGH APRIL 19, 1997 AS "NATIONAL COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEEK" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tapes 1-2)

Supervisor Hyland moved approval of the Proclamation designating the week of April 13 through April 19, 1997 as "National County Government Week" in Fairfax County. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and carried by unanimous vote.

 

13. CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE CIVITAN CLUB OF FAIRFAX ON THE OCCASION OF ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY (Tape 2)

 

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the Civitan Club of Fairfax on the occasion of its 35th anniversary. This motion was seconded by Supervisor McConnell and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

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14. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS (Tape 3)

 

Supervisor Connolly moved approval of the Administrative Items. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Gross.

 

Supervisor Frey called the Board=s attention to Administrative Item 5 - Additional Time to Commence Construction for Special Exception Application SE 90-S-017, Richard L. Labbe, Trustee and Star Enterprise (Sully District), and asked to amend the motion to consider this item separately, and this was accepted.

 

Supervisor Kauffman called the Board=s attention to Administrative Item 7 - Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment Work Program for 1997. Chairman Hanley informed Board Members that she had circulated a letter from the Federation of Citizens Associations regarding this item.

 

Supervisor Kauffman called the Board=s attention to Item Seven of Administrative Item Seven, as set forth in Attachment One of the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997 regarding the cluster subdivisions, and cautioned the Board to be careful when considering this item since it relates to in-fill development concerns.

 

Supervisor Kauffman commended staff for including information on the incentive provisions to encourage revitalization efforts as outlined on handwritten page three, Item 18, as contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997.

 

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to correct the missing language on handwritten page six, number seven. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

The question was called on the motion, as amended, which carried by unanimous vote, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting AAYE.@

 

ADMIN 1 - STREETS INTO THE SECONDARY SYSTEM (PROVIDENCE AND SULLY DISTRICTS)

 

(R) Approved the request that certain streets listed in the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997 be recommended into the State Secondary System:

 

Subdivision

District

Street

George Washington Road Property

Providence

George Washington Court, George Washington Road, Route 2794, Additional right-of-way only

Ashburton Manors, Section One

Sully

Ashburton Manor Drive, Saffron Drive, Route 8195, Pleasantree Court, West Ox Road, Route 608, Additional right-of-way only

Heritage Estates 1B, Blue Gray Lane

Sully

Singleton=s Way, Route 7784, Blue Gray Lane

Virginia Run,

Sully

Hidden Canyon Road, Route 6202

Ridgemont Drive, Route 8557

The Estates

Willow Ponds, Section One

Sully

Autumn Willow Drive, Route 7988

Whisper Willow Drive

 

 

ADMIN 2 - EXTENSION OF REVIEW PERIOD FOR PUBLIC FACILITY REVIEW APPLICATIONS

 

Authorized the extension of the review period for the seven Public Facility Review Applications listed in the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997, until October 7, 1997 to ensure compliance with the 60-day review requirement mandated by Section 15.1-456 of the Code of Virginia.

 

ADMIN 3 - INSTALLATION OF MULTI-WAY STOPS AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF KING DAVID BOULEVARD AND COLT LANE, AND KING DAVID BOULEVARD AND ALYSSUM WAY (BRADDOCK DISTRICT)

 

Approved the endorsement of the installation of multi-way stops at the following intersections:

ADMIN 4 - INSTALLATION OF MULTI-WAY STOPS AT THE INTERSECTION OF CENTRAL PARK DRIVE AND LAWRENCE STREET (LEE DISTRICT)

 

Approved the endorsement of the installation of multi-way stops at the following intersection:

 

 

 

ADMIN 5 - ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 90-S-017, RICHARD L. LABBE, TRUSTEE AND STAR ENTERPRISE (SULLY DISTRICT)

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, action was taken on this item. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#15.)

 

ADMIN 6 - DESIGNATION OF PLANS EXAMINERS STATUS UNDER THE EXPEDITED LAND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROGRAM

 

Approved the designation of the following individuals, identified with their registration numbers, as Plans Examiners:

 

 

ADMIN 7 - PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT WORK PROGRAM FOR 1997

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, additional action was taken regarding this item. See page five.)

 

Endorsed the Zoning Ordinance Amendment Work Program for 1997 as recommended by the Development Process Subcommittee, as set forth in Attachment One of the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997.

 

ADMIN 8 - AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE THE METRIC PUBLIC FACILITIES MANUAL (PFM) (COUNTYWIDE)

 

(A) Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Planning Commission on May 1, 1997 and before the Board on May 19, 1997 at 3:30 p.m. regarding the proposed metric Public Facilities Manual (PFM). The metric PFM is proposed to become effective on August 1, 1997 at 12:01 a.m.

 

15. ADMIN 5 - ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 90-S-017, RICHARD L. LABBE, TRUSTEE AND STAR ENTERPRISE (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, action was taken to consider this item separately. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#14.)

 

Supervisor Frey moved that the Board defer action on this item for two weeks. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Dix and carried by unanimous vote.

 

16. A-1 - CAPITAL BELTWAY (I-496/I-95) MAJOR INVESTMENT STUDY (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

 

Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff to proceed to Phase Two of the Capital Beltway Study as outlined in the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997 with the following amendments:

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Hyland.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked to amend the motion to add the following language to the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997:

and this was accepted.

 

Supervisor McConnell asked to amend the motion to direct staff to provide the Transportation Subcommittee with regular Beltway updates, and this was accepted.

 

Following further discussion, with input from Shiva K. Pant, Director, Office of Transportation, the question was called on the motion, as amended, which carried by unanimous vote.

17. A-2 - FAIRFAX COUNTY=S COMMENTS REGARDING THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY=S (WMATA) PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1998 ANNUAL BUDGET (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

 

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and:

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Bulova.

 

Following discussion, with input from Shiva K. Pant, Director, Office of Transportation, the question was called on the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

18. C-1 - BOARD CONSIDERATION OF A POLICY TO IMPLEMENT A SECONDARY LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYMENT ADMINISTRATIVE FEE (Tape 3)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997 regarding consideration of a Policy for the Police Department to implement a Secondary Law Enforcement Employment Administrative Fee, amounting to $1.50 per hour, per officer, which would be assessed against all part-time employers of off-duty law enforcement officers.

 

Following discussion, with input from Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive; David P. Bobzien, County Attorney; and J. Thomas Manger, Deputy Chief of Police, Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board defer action on this item. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Mendelsohn.

 

Following further discussion, with input from Mr. Griffin, Mr. Bobzien, and Colonel Manger, the question was called on the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, during Board Matters, the Board took action regarding liability insurance and Workers= Compensation issues for off-duty police officers. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#57.)

 

 

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19. I-1 - GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION (GFOA) 1997 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE GOES TO FAIRFAX COUNTY - OFFICE OF FINANCE RECOGNIZED FOR INNOVATIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY (Tape 4)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997 announcing that the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has selected the Fairfax County Office of Finance to receive the 1997 Award for Excellence in Financial Management in the highly competitive Technology category.

 

There was a brief discussion with input from Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive.

 

20. I-2 - INTERNATIONAL BUILDING SAFETY WEEK (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 4)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board designated the week of April 6 through April 12, 1997 as Building Safety Week in Fairfax County. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#9.)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997 announcing the observance of International Building Safety Week as April 6-12, 1997. The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) is conducting a campaign to promote and increase public awareness of building safety in Fairfax County.

 

21. I-3 - FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1997 EMPLOYER SERVICES PROGRAM AND METROCHEK MATCH PROGRAM (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 4)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997 requesting authorization for staff to present the Metrochek Match Program to major employers as one component of the Employer Services Program.

 

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

22. I-4 - CONTRACT AWARD - CONSTRUCTION OF ATHLETIC FIELD IRRIGATION IMPROVEMENTS AT POPLAR TREE PARK (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997 requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Hydro-Tech Irrigation Company of Oakton, Virginia in the amount of $159,782 for construction of athletic field irrigation improvements at Poplar Tree Park as a part of Project 474188, Athletic Field Development, in Subfund 451, Park Authority Bond Construction.

 

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

23. I-5 - CONTRACT AWARD - GEOTECHNICAL AND SPECIAL INSPECTION SERVICES FOR CONSTRUCTION OF A GOLF COURSE AND RELATED FACILITIES AT OAK MARR PARK (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997 requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Dames and Moore of Bethesda, Maryland in the amount of $59,446 for geotechnical and special inspection services for construction of a golf course and related facilities at Oak Marr Park as a part of Project 004753, Golf Course Development, Subfund 950, Park Capital Improvement Trust Fund.

 

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

24. I-6 - CONTRACT AWARD - CONSTRUCTION OF A CLUBHOUSE, TEE STRUCTURE, MAINTENANCE BUILDING AND RELATED SITE WORK AT OAK MARR PARK (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated April 7, 1997 requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to H and H Contractors, Incorporated of Silver Spring, Maryland in the amount of $1,367,000 for the construction of a clubhouse, tee structure, maintenance building and related site work at Oak Marr Park as a part of Project 004753, Golf Course Development, in Subfund 950, Park Authority Capital Improvement Trust Fund.

 

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

 

25. APPOINTMENTS TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Tape 4)

 

(APPTS)

Chairman Hanley moved the following appointments to the Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee:

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Sully District Representative was appointed to this Committee. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#49.)

 

26. 1997 LORDS AND LADIES OF FAIRFAX (Tape 4)

 

Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to prepare a Proclamation for Monday, May 19, 1997 to recognize the:

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor McConnell and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Bulova being out of the room.

 

27. FAIRFAX COUNTY CHANNEL 16 WINS TWO CABLEACE AWARDS (Tape 4)

 

Chairman Hanley announced that Fairfax County Channel 16 has won two CableAce first place awards in public affairs for cable programming. This is the ninth consecutive year that the County has won at least one ACE award. Chairman Hanley further stated that programs honored were:

 

 

Therefore, Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to invite the appropriate Cable Programming Division staff, the Commission for Women, and Public Library staff to appear before the Board to receive the awards. This motion was seconded by Supervisor McConnell and carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

 

28. LETTER FROM THE COMMUNITY ACTION ADVISORY BOARD (CAAB) (Tape 4)

 

(BACs)

Chairman Hanley referred to a letter from the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB) regarding an increase in revenue for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the CAAB to inform the Board of what action they would like the Board to take. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board took additional action regarding this letter. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#93.)

 

29. LETTER FROM THE FAIRFAX COUNTY TOWING ADVISORY BOARD (Tape 4)

 

(BACs)

Chairman Hanley referred to a letter that she had received from the Fairfax County Towing Advisory Board in which they recommend proceeding with the modification of the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), Section 82-5-31(e), as proposed.

 

30. VIRGINIA MUNICIPAL LEAGUE (VML) COMMITTEES (Tape 4)

 

Chairman Hanley stated that she had received a letter from the Virginia Municipal League (VML) requesting names of Board Members willing to serve on VML committees. She stated that there is an April 25, 1997 deadline for a response; therefore, if anyone wishes to volunteer to please let her know.

 

31. DULLES CORRIDOR TRANSPORTATION STUDY (Tape 4)

 

Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to the Dulles Corridor Transportation Study and asked unanimous consent that the Board refer this report to staff for review and comment Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to request a copy of all the lists of those items that have been submitted by either the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) or the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT). This motion was seconded by Supervisor Bulova and carried by unanimous vote.

 

Acting-Chairman Dix returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

32. SUZANNE MANZO, DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES, TO RETIRE (Tape 4)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn stated that he was sorry to learn that Suzanne C. Manzo, Director, Department of Family Services, will be retiring on May 9, 1997. Her career has spanned over two decades in Fairfax County Government. Supervisor Mendelsohn further stated that as Director of the Department of Human Development and most recently as Director of the Department of Family Services she has been indispensable in coordinating and implementing the complex network of Federal, State, and local programs that provide family services. The tens of thousands of citizens she has served most capably over the last 20 years with Fairfax County will certainly miss her as well.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board direct staff to prepare a Proclamation and invite Ms. Manzo to appear before the Board to be recognized for her distinguished public service on April 28, 1997. This motion was seconded by Supervisor McConnell and carried by unanimous vote.

 

33. VACANT SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS (Tape 4)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn stated that there are a number of County senior manager positions which have become or will become vacant in the near future. Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board not permanently fill these vacant senior management positions until the new County Executive has been hired.

 

Following discussion, with input by Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive, this motion was seconded by Supervisor Dix.

 

Supervisor Hyland moved to defer this item until the Board is updated on the status of the new County Executive search. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and carried by unanimous vote.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, there was additional action taken on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#75.)

 

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34. WASHINGTON GOLF CENTER (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Connolly stated that the Washington Golf Center is currently building a new facility at 8201 Watson Street in Tysons Corner. He said that the owner of the Washington Golf Center has recently submitted a Special Exception Application for a free standing sign at this location. The applicant has expressed a desire to have the free-standing sign approved and constructed in time to coincide with the opening of his new business and the coming of the United States (US) Open to the Metropolitan Washington area in early June.

 

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct the Director of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the Director of the Office of Comprehensive Planning (OCP) to expeditiously and concurrently process this application and the associated plans and permits for property located at Tax Map Reference 29-4((2))15. This motion does not relieve the applicant with complying with all adopted standards, ordinances or regulations and does not prejudice the consideration of this application in any way. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Dix and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

 

35. SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 97-P-004 (EXXON SERVICE STATION) (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Connolly stated that the Exxon service station located at the intersection of Leesburg Pike and Old Gallows Road is the subject property of Special Exception Application SE 97-P-004 which seeks approval to renovate an existing facility. There do not appear to be any major issues associated with this request.

 

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct staff to simultaneously process the Site Plans, associated plats and permits connected with Special Exception Application SE 97-P-004. This motion does not relieve the applicant with complying with all adopted standards, ordinances or regulations and does not prejudice the consideration of this application in any way. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Dix and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

 

36. ANIMAL CONTROL ISSUES (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Connolly referred to animal control issues in the area of Blake Lane and Nottoway Parks and he asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Acting County Executive to review these issues and report his findings. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

37. REQUEST FOR CONCURRENT PROCESSING OF THE SITE PLAN ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 80-C-142 (MOBIL OIL CORPORATION AND LESTER F. MARKELL, JR.) (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Dix stated the applicant for Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 80-C-142 has requested the addition of a mini-mart to an existing service station and development of a car wash/vehicle light service establishment on property located at the intersection of Route 7 and Baron Cameron Avenue.

 

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board authorize the Director of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) to accept the Site Plan for concurrent processing with the Special Exception Amendment Application request. This motion does not relieve the applicant from complying with the provisions of any applicable conditions, regulations or adopted standards, and it does not prejudice the consideration of this application in any way. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Hyland and carried by unanimous vote.

 

38. REQUEST TO RECOGNIZE CARL JEFF BIANCHI, BAND DIRECTOR, JAMES MADISON HIGH SCHOOL (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Dix announced that Carl Jeff Bianchi, Band Director, James Madison High School in Vienna, will be retiring at the end of this school year after 31 years of service to the Fairfax County Public Schools and 23 years at Madison High School.

 

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board direct staff to invite Mr. Bianchi to appear before the Board on May 12, 1997 to be recognized for his hard work and outstanding accomplishments. This motion was seconded by Chairman Hanley and carried by unanimous vote.

 

39. FAIRFAX COUNTY YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Dix expressed his appreciation to Chairman Hanley, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor Gross for participating in the Awards Banquet for the Fairfax County Youth Basketball League. He also expressed his appreciation for the leadership of the League for another outstanding year.

 

40. FAIRFAX COUNTY RECREATION CENTERS (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

 

 

Following discussion, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the request to direct staff to:

 

 

Following discussion, without objection, the request as amended, was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, there was additional action regarding this item. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#54.)

 

41. NEW HUNTER MILL DISTRICT SUPERVISOR STAFF (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Dix announced the addition of a new staff member, George Koklanaris, and he introduced him to Board Members.

 

42. MASON DISTRICT BUDGET 1998 TOWN MEETING (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Gross said that she hosted the Mason District Budget 1998 Town Meeting at the Washington Gas Auditorium. She expressed her appreciation to Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive, Susan Datta, Assistant Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Chairman Hanley for attending and being part of the meeting. She also expressed her appreciation to Washington Gas for permitting her to hold the Town meeting at its beautiful facility.

 

43. APPOINTMENT TO THE FAIRFAX AREA DISABILITY SERVICES BOARD (Tape 5)

 

(APPT)

Supervisor Gross moved the appointment of Ms. Stephanie Mensh as the Mason District Representative to the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Julia Treagy. This motion was seconded by Supervisor McConnell and carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

44. REQUEST FOR CONCURRENT PROCESSING FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 90-M-003-2 (MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA) (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Gross said that the Montessori School of Northern Virginia has filed Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 90-M-003-2 for a building addition to its existing facilities. To allow construction of the proposed addition to occur while school is not in session, the applicant has requested simultaneous Site Plan processing.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to process the Site Plan associated with this application concurrently. This motion should not be construed as a favorable recommendation on this application by the Board, and does not relieve the applicant of compliance with the provisions of any applicable ordinances, regulations, or adopted standards. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Dix being out of the room.

 

45. SCHEDULING OF REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1997-MA-006 (COUNTRY SQUIRE, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Gross said that Rezoning Application RZ 1997-MA-006, in the name of Country Squire, Limited Partnership, is scheduled for a Planning Commission public hearing on May 1, 1997. She moved that the Board direct staff to schedule a public hearing to be held before the Board on June 9, 1997 at 4:00 p.m. on Rezoning Application RZ 1997-MA-006. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Bulova and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Dix being out of the room.

 

46. CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Gross said that Child Protective Services Task Force presented its conclusions to the Board. Among its findings was a recommendation that representatives from Child Protective Services and the School System should immediately work toward an agreement regarding the provision of follow-up reports. The Task Force recommendation set a date of April 30 to draft an agreement.

 

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to notify the Board to assure it that the meetings have taken place, progress has been made, and that the April 30 deadline will be met. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

47. USER FEES FOR COUNTY PARKS AND PLAYING FIELDS (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Gross expressed concern that fees charged to groups for use of County parks and playing fields may have been administered inconsistently over the past several years. She said that this came to her attention recently when a non-profit organization which holds a summer camp at one of the parks received a bill for thousands of dollars. She said that the Park Authority Board will consider this individual case.

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board:

 

 

Following discussion, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

48. GOVERNMENT CENTER COMPLEX GARAGES (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Gross said that on a recent trip to the Government Center complex, she was disappointed by the conditions she found in the parking garage behind the Pennino and Herrity Buildings. She said that it was surprisingly dark and difficult to see inside the garage. She added that the directional signage was difficult to follow. These were the conditions on an extremely bright day last week. She said that she has been informed that, on occasion, the lights at the Government Center parking garage have been turned off at night, leaving people to search for their cars in the dark.

 

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board:

 

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

49. APPOINTMENT TO THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Tape 5)

 

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(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, two appointments were made to this Committee. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#25.)

 

Supervisor Frey moved the appointment of Mr. John Grady as the Sully District Representative to the Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Hyland and carried by unanimous vote.

 

50. FAIR LAKES LAND BAY DB3 (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Frey noted that two national retailers were interested in moving into the Fair Lakes area. The construction of the two retail buildings requires a Final Development Plan Amendment Application (FDPA).

 

Supervisor Frey moved that the Board authorize the processing of the Site Plan for Fair Lakes Land Bay DB3 on Tax Map Reference 55-2((1))14b concurrent with consideration of FDPA 82-P-069-6 and FDPA 82-P-069-14-2. It is understood that the applicants take all the risk and if any changes are made during the process this should not be construed as support or approval of this application. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Hyland and carried by unanimous vote.

 

51. INTENT TO DEFER OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT OTPA S95-III-UP1 IN THE THOMPSON ROAD AREA (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Frey announced his intent to later defer, at the appropriate time, the public hearing scheduled for April 28, 1997 at 4:00 p.m. on Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment OTPA S95-III-UP1 in the Thompson Road area.

 

52. VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S (VDOT) ORIGINATION/DESTINATION STUDY (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Frey referred to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Orgination/Destination Study and he noted that VDOT is requesting Prince William County and Fairfax County to provide 10 percent of the cost of the study.

 

Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct the Acting County Executive to report with a Consideration Item for the Fiscal Year (FY) 1998 budget on this matter. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Hyland.

 

Following discussion, the question was called on the motion which carried by unanimous vote.

 

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53. GRAND LODGE, ORDER OF THE ELKS, BESTOW CITIZEN-OF-THE-YEAR AWARD TO CHAIRMAN KATHERINE K. HANLEY (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Hyland announced that on March 15, 1997, Chairman Katherine K. Hanley received the Citizen-of-the Year Award from the officers and members of the Arlington Fairfax Elks Lodge Number 2188. He noted that she is recognized by the benevolent and protective Lodge Number 2188 for her continued dedication to public safety and to the well being of the citizens in the Northern Virginia region.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite the officers and members of the Arlington Fairfax Elks Lodge Number 2188 to present Chairman Hanley with this high honor at the Board meeting scheduled for April 28, 1997. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

54. CONSIDERATION OF RANDOM METAL DETECTORS IN COMMUNITY CENTERS (Tape 6)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board discussed AWeapons Free Zones@ in recreation centers. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#40.)

 

Chairman Hanley circulated to the Board copies of the two most recent postings on the Internet by the National Rifle Association (NRA).

 

In view of continuing community concern about safety at community centers and recreation centers, Supervisor Hyland stated his belief that something needs to be done immediately to protect those who frequent the centers in light of Governor Allen's veto of the bill which would have banned dangerous weapons on these premises. This includes not only adults but the youth in the community who participate in programs at the centers.

Supervisor Hyland stated that one of the most effective alternatives to enhance safety efforts in neighborhoods is a ban on the possession of dangerous weapons in community centers and recreation centers, and he suggested consideration be given to having metal detectors placed at centers at random intervals for the purpose of providing a spot check for discovering those who might be carrying concealed weapons into these community-sensitive areas. He stated his belief that just the possibility of a weapons check being conducted at County facilities would be a deterrent through the use of unannounced spot checks. In addition, the random checks would provide more empirical data on the number of young people carrying dangerous weapons and would enhance the County=s ability to have the state enact legislation to protect the youth.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor Hyland moved to refer this matter to staff for their review and recommendation as to how and where metal detectors might be placed in Fairfax County Community Centers and Recreation Centers along with any budgetary impact which might occur as a result of this proposed safeguard to users of these neighborhood facilities. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Dix.

 

Following discussion, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Acting-Chairman Dix and asked to amend the motion to include this suggestion in the earlier item referred to the Board=s Legislative Committee regarding what options are available to the County, and this was accepted.

 

The question was called on the motion, as amended, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Acting-Chairman Dix returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

55. LETTER OF COMMENDATION FOR QUICK ACTION BY POLICE OFFICERS (Tape 6)

 

With reference to his written Board Matters, Supervisor Hyland described a situation where two police officers acted quickly to avert a potential medical tragedy while having lunch in a local restaurant. Mount Vernon District residents Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Braun were grateful for the officers= assistance.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct staff to prepare a letter of commendation on behalf of the Board for the Chairman's signature for placement in the personnel files of Sergeant Mike Kline and Private First Class (PFC) Phil Archer. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and carried by unanimous vote.

 

56. RICHMOND HIGHWAY BUS SERVICE COORDINATION (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Hyland stated that in response to an issue which arose at a recent Metro Board meeting, he and Supervisor Kauffman asked staff from the Office of Transportation (OT) and Metrobus to work together in developing a solution to achieve more effective coordination of schedules for Metrobus and Fairfax Connector on specific routes in the Richmond Highway area.

 

Supervisor Hyland explained that OT staff developed a proposal to coordinate the schedules of Metrobus Route 9C and FAIRFAX CONNECTOR Routes 105, 106 and the new Route 107 so that the intervals between buses (headways) would be the same. This would assure passengers a more regular pattern of service than they have today with the current uneven spacing. Staff of Fairfax County, Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) met to review the proposal and agreed that it should be implemented as planned except that three morning and evening trips on Route 107 will be extended from the Huntington Metro Station to Old Town Alexandria. Supervisor Hyland noted that staff would like to implement these changes in concurrence with the bus service changes to go into effect in the Franconia-Springfield area in June.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor Hyland, along with Supervisor Kauffman, moved that the Board:

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Kauffman.

 

Following discussion, the question was called on the motion which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to coordinate all time transfers. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

57. WORKERS= COMPENSATION FOR OFF-DUTY POLICE (Tape 6)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board discussed Workers= Compensation issues for secondary law enforcement employment. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#18.)

 

Supervisor Hyland stated that many Richmond Highway (Route One) Corridor Apartment owners find that they have no choice but to hire off-duty police officers to provide a level of security necessary to protect their tenants. There is concern about payment of the liability insurance and the necessary Workers= Compensation coverage. Supervisor Hyland stated that the County needs to help with this problem and to consider extending liability and Workers's Compensation coverage to these officers who are providing necessary community policing.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

 

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

58. REQUEST FOR BLOODHOUNDS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (DC) DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FACILITY LOCATED IN LORTON (Tape 6)

 

In the wake of another recent escape from the District of Columbia (DC) Department of Corrections Facility located in Lorton, and with reference to his written Board Matter on the subject, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct staff to prepare a letter for the Chairman=s signature to be sent to all pertinent officials, elected and appointed, requesting that the Department of Corrections maintain trained bloodhounds onsite in Lorton to be available as part of their search procedures for escapees. This motion was seconded by Supervisor McConnell.

 

Following discussion, the question was called on the motion which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

A brief discussion followed the vote.

 

59. POSSIBLE CLOSURE OF COMPREHENSIVE ADDICTION TREATMENT SERVICES (CATS) AT INOVA HEALTH SYSTEM (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Hyland explained that he had received a letter dated April 2, 1997, from Dr. Charles L. Armstrong who expressed his concern that INOVA Health System is considering closing the inpatient center of the Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Services (CATS) and reducing their outpatient treatment program. CATS is the only inpatient center in the region.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board refer this issue to the Health Care Advisory Board (HCAB) and the INOVA Board for review and to report to the Board as expeditiously as possible. This motion was seconded by Supervisor McConnell.

 

Following a brief discussion, the question was called on the motion which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

60. NO WAKE ZONES (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Hyland stated that on March 18, 1997, the General Assembly enacted an amendment to the Code of Virginia, Section 29.1-744. This amendment, after public input, allows a local entity to apply to the Commonwealth for Ano wake@ zones and the placement of Ano wake@ buoys, et cetera in any water within the County=s territorial limits for, but not limited to, such things as safe and reasonable operation of vessels on its waters, to protect the public safety, and/or prevent erosion damage to adjacent property.

 

Supervisor Hyland added that this issue is of considerable concern to the Fairfax County Police Department and the water safety patrol of the Fire and Rescue teams. It is also a concern to residents adjacent to waterways and to persons trying to use waterways.

 

Chairman Hanley stated that the proposed legislation was vetoed by the governor.

 

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board refer this issue to staff and determine whether the County has the authority to enact ANo Wake@ zones. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

61. TEMPORARY NURSERY SITE (Tape 6)

 

With reference to an issue he raised at the Board meeting on March 24, 1997 regarding a permit for a temporary nursery on Route One, Supervisor Hyland stated that the site now has a nursery operation, used car sales, and shed sales. Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

 

 

Following input from Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive, without objection, the request was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Hyland provided details about another problematic shed sale site.

 

62. EXPANSION OF THE ROBINSON RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD) (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Bulova explained that student parking on residential streets around Robinson Secondary School continues to be a serious problem and expansion of the Robinson Residential Permit Parking District (RPPD) is needed. She stated that she has forwarded a petition for the expansion of the RPPD to the Office of Transportation (OT). The petition requests relief on Gainsborough Drive from Lister Court to Wheatstone Court and on Lister Court. To proceed with the request, OT needs Board approval to waive the minimum number of parking spaces and the fees to proceed as expeditiously as possible.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board direct staff to:

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor McConnell and carried by unanimous vote.

 

63. SCHEDULING OF THE PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 97-B-013 (FAIRFAX CENTRE II STOP AND GO) (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Bulova stated that the owner of the Fairfax Centre II Shopping Center has a prospective tenant who wishes to locate a 1500 square foot quick service food store in an existing building that contains space for five uses. Because this is a quick serve store rather than a fast food place, a special exception application is needed since the building cannot accommodate six or more uses. The delay for the special exception is creating a hardship for the tenant and there has been a request to expedite the case.

Therefore, Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board direct staff to schedule the public hearings to be held before the Planning Commission on June 18, 1997 and before the Board on June 23, 1997. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Frey and carried by unanimous vote.

 

64. LAKE BRADDOCK STUDENTS WIN DIVE CHAMPIONSHIP (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Bulova announced that Brad Galleher and Jeff Hudson, members of the Lake Braddock Secondary School Dive Team, won the State Championship. Accordingly, she moved that the Board direct staff to invite Mr. Galleher, Mr. Hudson, and Robert Carjaval, Dive Team coach, to appear before the Board to be recognized for their outstanding accomplishment. This motion was seconded by Supervisor McConnell and carried by unanimous vote.

 

65. DESIGNATION OF APRIL 11, 1997 AS AWILLIAM >BILLY= RUPPRECHT DAY@ (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Bulova stated that on Friday, April 11, 1997 William ABilly@ Rupprecht will retire after 23 and one-half years with the County. He was an outstanding employee and valuable resource in the Public Utility Branch of the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and will be missed.

 

In recognition and appreciation of his service to the residents of the County, Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board declare April 11, 1997 as William ABilly@ Rupprecht Day in Fairfax County. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Frey and carried by unanimous vote.

 

66. NEW CITIZENS HANDBOOK (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Bulova commended staff for the recent edition of the Citizens Handbook. However, on pages 62 and 63, under Transportation, she noted that there is no reference to the Virginia Rail Express (VRE). Accordingly, she asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

 

 

Following a brief discussion, with input from Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive, without objection, the request was so ordered.

 

67. CIVIC SATURDAY (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Kauffman related the success of his ACivic Saturday@ program at his office.

 

68. FEE WAIVER FOR FAIRFAX 4-H THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor McConnell stated that she had been contacted by Michelle Fillipelli, Program Director of the Fairfax 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program, who has requested a fee waiver for a dustless surface waiver for their program at 6301 Newman Road in Clifton. Supervisor McConnell explained that the application for a dustless surface waiver costs $500 and that the Riding Program provides great benefits for many County citizens and any fee savings would be used to serve additional children.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board direct staff to waive the fees associated with the dustless surface waiver for the Fairfax 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program=s 6301 Newman Road location. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Bulova and carried by unanimous vote.

 

69. SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 79-S-031-2, MCDONALD=S CORPORATION (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor McConnell stated that the McDonald=s Corporation will be filing Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 79-S-031-2 on property referenced among Tax Map Records as 88-1((1)) 14C and located at 9528 Old Keene Mill Road. She said that the McDonald=s Corporation requests approval to construct two building locations, without an increase in seats, and additional freezer/cooler space to accommodate McDonald=s remodeling and conversion of this Roy Rogers= Restaurant. She stated that the applicant wishes to submit the necessary plans to the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) for review as soon as possible to facilitate the construction process.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board direct the staff of:

 

 

She noted that this motion is in no way an endorsement of this application.

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Mendelsohn and carried by unanimous vote.

 

70. BEST WISHES TO EDWARD L. LONG, JR., DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB) (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor McConnell extended greetings and best wishes to Edward L. Long, Director, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), who would not be present for the budget public hearings because of illness.

 

71. RECESS/EXECUTIVE SESSION (Tape 6)

 

At 12:25 p.m., Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board recess and go into Executive Session for discussion or consideration of matters enumerated in Virginia Code Section 2.1-344 and listed in the Agenda for this meeting.

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Hyland.

 

Supervisor Dix asked to amend the motion to add discussion of contract awards for transportation consultant services, and this was accepted.

 

Chairman Hanley announced that the Board would proceed to lunch and convene Executive Session at 1:55 p.m.

 

The vote to convene Executive Session was inaudible.

 

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At 3:30 p.m., the Board reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Board Members being present, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

 

ACTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

72. CERTIFICATION BY BOARD MEMBERS REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION (Tape 7)

Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board certify that, to the best of its knowledge, only public business matters lawfully exempted from the open meeting requirements prescribed by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and only matters identified in the motion to convene Executive Session were heard, discussed, or considered by the Board during the Executive Session. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Hyland and carried by unanimous vote, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting AAYE.@

 

 

73. AUTHORIZATION FOR SETTLEMENT OF R&B TYSONS CORNER VENTURE VERSUS COUNTY OF FAIRFAX (Tape 7)

 

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board authorize the settlement of R&B Tysons Corner Venture versus County of Fairfax, At Law Number 134034, according to the terms and conditions outlined by the County Attorney in Executive Session. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Hyland and carried by unanimous vote.

 

74. AUTHORIZATION FOR SETTLEMENT OF TANDEM COMPUTERS INCORPORATED, VERSUS FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA (Tape 7)

 

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board authorize the settlement of Tandem Computers, Incorporated versus Fairfax County, Virginia, At Law Number 148612, according to the terms and conditions outlined by the County Attorney in Executive Session. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Mendelsohn and carried by unanimous vote.

 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

 

75. VACANT SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS (Tape 7)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, during Board Matters, this item was deferred. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#33.)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn restated his motion made earlier in the day, during Board Matters, that the Board hold off on permanently filling any senior management positions until a new County Executive is hired. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Dix.

 

Following a brief discussion, the question was called on the motion, which CARRIED by a recorded vote of nine, Supervisor Connolly voting ANAY.@

 

76. RECONSIDERATION OF BOARD DECISION ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE) REGARDING PDH AND PDC DISTRICT RECREATIONAL FACILITIES (Tape 7)

 

(O) Supervisor Frey stated that there appears to be some confusion as to the phasing aspect of the approved amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance) adopted at the Board Meeting on March 24, 1997, which provides for an increase in the minimum expenditure requirement for recreational facilities for dwellings in the PDH and PDC District. The provisions adopted by the Board provide for a phase in of the increase with $500 required per dwelling unit for Rezoning Applications approved between March 25, 1997 and March 24, 1998, with the requirement increasing to $955 per dwelling unit for rezoning applications approved after March 24, 1998.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Frey moved to reconsider the Board=s decision adopted on March 24, 1997. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Hyland and carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Frey moved that the Board adopt the amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance) as contained in the handout distributed to Board Members, to become effective upon adoption, with the following grandfather provisions as approved on March 25, 1997:

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Hyland.

 

Following discussion, with input from David P. Bobzien, County Attorney, the question was called on the motion which carried by unanimous vote, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting AAYE.@

 

77. INQUIRY REGARDING A CONTRACTUAL MATTER (Tape 7)

 

Supervisor Dix inquired about the issue of a contractual matter about which he had raised questions, and Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive, responded that staff was still researching this issue.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, action was taken by the Board on this issue. See Clerk=s Summary Items CL#89 and CL#92.)

 

78. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, APPENDIX I (FAIRFAX COUNTY SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT FOR THE CONTROL OF GYPSY MOTH INFESTATIONS) TO REDUCE THE TAX RATE (Tape 7)

 

Certificates of Publication were filed from the Editor of the Fairfax Journal, showing that notice of said public hearing had been duly advertised in that Newspaper in the issues of March 6, March 13 and March 20, 1997.

 

Following the public hearing, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board:

 

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

79. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 67.1 (SANITARY SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL) TO REVISE THE SEWER SERVICE CHARGES AND THE AVAILABILITY FEES (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 7)

 

Certificates of Publication were filed from the Editor of the Fairfax Journal, showing that notice of said public hearing had been duly advertised in that Newspaper in the issues of March 20 and March 27, 1997.

 

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board:

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Bulova and carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

80. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 4 (TAXATION AND FINANCE), ARTICLES 14, 15 AND 16.1, REGARDING HARDSHIP EXTENSIONS TO APPLY FOR TAX RELIEF - REGULATORY REFORM PROGRAM (Tape 7)

 

(O) Certificates of Publication were filed from the Editor of the Fairfax Journal, showing that notice of said public hearing had been duly advertised in that Newspaper in the issues of March 20 and March 27, 1997.

 

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Hyland moved adoption of the proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 4 (Taxation and Finance), Articles 14, 15, and 16.1 to allow for an extension of the tax relief filing deadline for first time filers and in hardship cases. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Chairman Hanley voting AAYE,@ Supervisor Dix, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

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ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

 

81. BUDGET WORKSHOP AND FIELD TRIPS (Tape 8)

 

Supervisor Bulova reminded the Board Members of the budget workshop scheduled for Tuesday, April 8, 1997, regarding the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) and noted that the meeting would begin at 10:00 a.m. instead of 9:00 a.m.

In response to a query from Chairman Hanley, Supervisor Bulova announced that the next Budget Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 14, 1997 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

 

Chairman Hanley stated that after the last Budget Committee meeting, the Board went on a field trip to see a demonstration of the Automated Systems for Integrated Services Team Work (ASSIST), and arrangements have been made for the Board to go on a field trip to see a demonstration of the Land Development System (LDS).

 

82. BOARD RECESS (Tape 8)

 

At 3:45 p.m., the Board recessed briefly and at 4:05 p.m., reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Board Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley, and with Vice-Chairman Hyland presiding.

83. 4:00 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1996-SU-033 [FAIRFAX COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY (FCRHA)] (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

 

(O) Mr. Jack B. Clark reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

Mr. Clark had filed the necessary notices showing that at least 25 adjacent and/or interested parties had been notified of the date and hour of this public hearing and he proceeded to present his case.

 

Supervisor Kauffman disclosed the following campaign contribution which he had received:

 

Supervisor Frey disclosed the following campaign contribution which he had received:

 

 

Supervisor Dix disclosed the following campaign contribution which he had received:

 

 

Supervisor Frey disclosed the following campaign contribution which he had received:

 

 

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by three speakers, Susan Johnson, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Office of Comprehensive Planning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

Supervisor Frey moved that the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1996-SU-033 be amended from the R-1 District to the R-12 District subject to the execution of the two sets of proffers dated March 3, 1997. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Dix and carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, and Vice-Chairman Hyland voting "AYE," Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

 

Supervisor Frey moved:

 

 

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, and Vice-Chairman Hyland voting "AYE," Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

 

84. 4:00 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 96-M-027 AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 96-M-037 (CHILDREN=S ACHIEVEMENT CENTER, INCORPORATED) (MASON DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

 

(O) Mr. John Bellaschi reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

Mr. Bellaschi had filed the necessary notices showing that at least 25 adjacent and/or interested parties had been notified of the date and hour of this public hearing and he proceeded to present his case.

 

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by one speaker, Denise James, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Office of Comprehensive Planning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

Supervisor Gross moved:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn and Vice-Chairman Hyland voting "AYE," Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor McConnell, and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

 

85. 4:00 P.M. - PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 96-L-046 (EILEEN F. GIAIMO) (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

 

Mr. Christopher J. Giaimo reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

Mr. Giaimo had filed the necessary notices showing that at least 25 adjacent and/or interested parties had been notified of the date and hour of this public hearing and he proceeded to present his case.

 

Following the public hearing, Phyllis Wilson, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Office of Comprehensive Planning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

Supervisor Kauffman moved:

 

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Dix and carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor McConnell, and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

 

86. 4:00 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 7 (CENTRAL ABSENTEE VOTER ELECTION DISTRICT) RELATING TO ELECTION PRECINCTS (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 8)

 

(O) Certificates of Publication were filed from the Editor of the Fairfax Journal, showing that notice of said public hearing had been duly advertised in that Newspaper in the issues of March 20 and March 27, 1997.

 

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by two speakers, and discussion with input from Patricia W. Drain, Electoral Board Secretary, and Michael Long, Assistant County Attorney, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved adoption of the proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 7 (Central Absentee Voter Election District) regarding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Kauffman.

 

Supervisor Hyland asked to amend the motion to:

 

 

 

and this was accepted.

 

The question was called on the motion, as amended, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

87. 4:30 P.M. - PH ON THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND RIGHTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SANGER STREET (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tapes 8-9)

 

(R) Certificates of Publication were filed from the Editor of the Fairfax Journal, showing that notice of said public hearing had been duly advertised in that Newspaper in the issues of March 7 and March 14, 1997.

 

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by four speakers, Supervisor Hyland moved:

 

 

 

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Gross and carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

88. 4:30 P.M. - BOARD DECISION ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE) REGARDING AIRPORT NOISE IMPACT OVERLAY DISTRICT AND UPDATED NOISE AND LAND USE COMPATIBILITY GUIDANCE IN THE DULLES AIRPORT NOISE IMPACT AREA (COUNTYWIDE) AND REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1996-CW-041 (BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, OWN MOTION) (HUNTER MILL AND SULLY DISTRICTS) (Tape 9)

 

(O) (NOTE: On March 24, 1997, the Board held the public hearing on this application, and deferred its decision until April 7, 1997.)

 

Following discussion, with input from Noel H. Kaplan, Senior Environmental Planner, Environment and Development Review Branch (EDRB), Office of Comprehensive Planning (OCP), and Bruce Douglas, Branch Chief, EDRB, OCP, Supervisor Frey moved adoption of the proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance) to revise the noise contours for Washington Dulles International Airport as set forth in the Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Amendments staff report dated February 3, 1997, with an effective date of 12:01 a.m., April 8, 1997. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Mendelsohn and CARRIED by recorded vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Bulova voting "NAY," Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

Supervisor Frey moved that as the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1996-CW-041 be amended from the Residential, Commercial, Industrial Zoning Districts as well as Airport Noise Impact Overlay District to Airport Noise Impact Overlay District as set forth in the staff report dated February 19, 1997. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Hyland and CARRIED by recorded vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Bulova voting "NAY," Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

 

89. CONTRACT FOR TRANSPORTATION CONSULTANT SERVICES (Tape 9)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, this issue was raised. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#77.)

 

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct the Acting County Executive to approve the contractual relationship with Government Relations, Incorporated consistent with the details discussed in Executive Session. The second to this motion was indistinguishable.

 

Following discussion, Supervisor Dix moved a substitute motion to defer action on this issue until the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board to allow time for clarification of outstanding issues. The second to this motion was inaudible.

 

Following discussion, with input from Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive, Supervisor Kauffman asked to amend the substitute motion to defer action no later than Wednesday, April 9, 1997, and this was accepted.

 

The question was called on the motion, as substituted and amended, which CARRIED by a recorded vote of six, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, and Chairman Hanley voting ANAY,@ Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, action was taken by the Board on this issue. See Clerk=s Summary Item CL#92.)

 

90. BOARD RECESS (Tape 9)

 

At 5:50 p.m. the Board recessed for dinner, and at 7:35 p.m., reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Board Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor McConnell, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

 

91. WELCOME TO BOY SCOUT TROOP 1132 (Tape 10)

 

Supervisor Connolly recognized the presence of Boy Scout Troop 1132 and warmly welcomed them to the Board Auditorium.

 

92. CONTRACT FOR TRANSPORTATION CONSULTANT SERVICES (Tape 10)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, this issue was raised. See Clerk=s Summary Items CL#77 and CL#89.)

 

Chairman Hanley stated that she had contacted both Congressman Thomas M. Davis III (R-11) and Congressman Frank R. Wolf (R-10) regarding the procurement of a contract for transportation consultant services and she summarized the conversations.

 

Supervisor Hyland renewed his earlier motion that the Board direct the Acting County Executive to approve the contractual relationship with Government Relations, Incorporated consistent with the details discussed in Executive Session. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Connolly and CARRIED by a recorded vote of six, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor Mendelsohn voting ANAY,@ Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

93. 7:30 P.M. - PH ON THE PROPOSED (FY) 1998 FISCAL PLAN (BUDGET); COUNTY'S AND SCHOOLS= PROPOSED FY 1997 THIRD QUARTER REVIEW; AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) FOR FY 1998-2002 (WITH FUTURE FISCAL YEARS TO 2005) (Tapes 10-13)

 

Certificates of Publication were filed from the Editor of the Fairfax Journal, showing that notice of said public hearing had been duly advertised in that Newspaper in the issue of March 18, 1997:

 

 

 

 

(Tape 12)

 

Letters from the Community Action Advisory Board

 

[NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, during Board Matters, the Board took action regarding a communication from the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB). See Clerk's Summary Item CL#28.]

 

Following the testimony of Iona Levin (Speaker 43), Chairman of CAAB, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the CAAB to forward the draft letters addressed to the three local members of Congress to the Board for action. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

(Tape 13)

 

Medical Care for Children

 

Following the testimony of Renette Oklewicz (Speaker 49), and Carshall A. Burris (Speaker 50), Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Acting County Executive to respond to the issue of the continuing commitment by the County for $184,000 to support medical care for children. Following a response by Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive, without objection, the request was so ordered.

 

The public hearing was held, with testimony presented by 59 speakers, and scheduled for continuation on Tuesday, April 8, 1997 at 7:30 p.m.

 

94. BOARD RECESS (Tape 13)

 

At 11:00 p.m., the Board recessed until April 8, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. for continuation of the following public hearings:

 

 

 

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