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The recessed meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

 

Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor Mendelsohn arrived at 7:35 p.m.

 

Supervisor McConnell arrived at 7:40 p.m.

 

Supervisor Dix arrived at 7:45 p.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; Alyce McCarter, Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors; and Patti M. Hicks, Deputy Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.

 

BOARD MATTER

 

2. WELCOME TO BOY SCOUTS FROM TROOP 991 (Tape 1)

 

Supervisor Bulova recognized the presence of Boy Scouts from Troop 991, and warmly welcomed them to the Board Auditorium.

 

3. 7:30 P.M. - CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING 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 1-4)

 

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:

  • Proposed adoption of the County's and Schools' proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 1998 Fiscal Plan (Budget);

 

  • Proposed County and Schools' FY 1996 Third Quarter Review; and

 

  • Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the Fiscal Years 1998-2002 (with future years to 2005).

 

Request for Information Regarding the Difference Between a Senior Center and a Regional Center

Following the testimony of Ms. Marge Zitzmann (Speaker seven), Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information as to the:

 

  • Difference between a Senior Center and a Regional Center; and

 

  • The cost estimates for the expansion from a Senior Center to a Regional Center.

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Request for Information Regarding the Child and Development Block Grant Funds

Following the testimony of Ms. Phoebe Meyer (Speaker 13), Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information as to the accessibility of the Child and Development Block Grant funds. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

(Tape 2)

 

Request for Additional Information Regarding the Triple-A Bond Ratings

 

Following the testimony of Mr. Tom Donlan (Speaker 20), Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review and provide comments on the proposal regarding the Triple-A Bond Ratings presented by Mr. Donlan. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(Tape 3)

 

Speaker's List

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to double check the spelling of the names on the Speakers List. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(Tape 4)

 

Request for Additional Information Regarding the English as a Second Language Program (ESL)

 

Following the testimony of Mr. Paul Ellington (Speaker 45), and with input from Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide the:

 

  • Funding history for the English as a Second Language Program (ESL); and

 

  • Proposed funding for the ESL Program this year.

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information as to whether funding for the ESL Program has been cut or whether the program demand has increased. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Request for Additional Information on Transitional Housing

 

Following the testimony of Ms. Nancy Taxson (Speaker 48), Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information as to why the Homestretch Program is more successful than the County's transitional housing program. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information as to whether the County has ever evicted any families from the County's transitional housing. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Following discussion, with input from Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information as to who are the clients served by both Homestretch and the County's Transitional Housing Program. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

Request for Additional Information Regarding the Collection of Fees For the Service of an Ambulance by Volunteer Fire Companies

 

Following the testimony of Mr. William Schmidt (Speaker 50), Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information on the legal issue of collection of fees for the services of an ambulance by volunteer fire companies. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice- Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information on what other local jurisdictions do with respect to these fees. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The public hearing was held, with testimony being presented by 50 speakers, and scheduled for continuation on Wednesday, April 9, 1997 at 7:30 p.m.

 

4. BOARD RECESS (Tape 4)

 

At 11:00 p.m., the Board recessed until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 1997 for the continuation of the following public hearings:

 

  • Proposed adoption of the County's and Schools' proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 1998 Fiscal Plan (Budget);

 

  • Proposed County and Schools' FY 1996 Third Quarter Review; and

 

  • Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the Fiscal Years 1998-2002 (with future years to 2005).