The recessed meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.
Supervisor Dix arrived at 7:40 p.m.
Supervisor Frey arrived at 8:30 p.m.
Supervisor Kauffman arrived at 9:55 p.m.
Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor McConnell were absent from the entire meeting.
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 Ann Richardson, Office of Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.
2. DEATH OF IRVING BIRMINGHAM, DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (DEM) (Tape 1)
Chairman Hanley announced that Irving Birmingham, Director, Department of Environmental Management (DEM), died this afternoon following complications from viral pneumonia. She stated that the Board=s thoughts and prayers are with his family, his wife Sallie, and his children.
Anthony H. Griffin, Acting County Executive, announced that all County flags would fly at half-mast until Mr. Birmingham=s interment.
3. GREETINGS TO EDWARD L. LONG, JR., DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (Tape 1)
Chairman Hanley extended greetings to Edward L. Long, Jr., Director, Office of Management and Budget, who is still ill at home.
4. 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:
Query Regarding Any County Employee Step Increases Over Five Percent (Tape 1)
Following the testimony of Glenn Stroup, President, Federation of Citizens Associations, (Speaker one), Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information regarding any County employee step increases which are over five percent. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Availability of After-Hours Transportation to the Government Center (Tape 1)
Following the testimony of Tonya Moseke (Speaker four), Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to examine the possibility of providing after-hours transportation to disabled persons who wish to attend evening hearings at the Government Center; for example, FASTRAN or another form of alternative transportation. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Recommendations of the Community Development Advisory Committee (formerly the Project Selection Committee) (Tape 1)
Following the testimony of Robert Faherty, President, United Community Ministries, (Speaker seven), Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to determine when the recommendations of the Community Development Advisory Committee (formerly the Project Selection Committee) will be forthcoming. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Supplemental Funds Required from County for New Magistrates (Tape 2)
Following the testimony of Pier Broadnak, Representative, Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB), (Speaker 15), Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to ascertain the amount of County funds which would be required to supplement the salaries of new Magistrates. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Income and Utilization Rate from $10 Fee Charged to Parents Requesting Child Care Information (Tape 3)
Following the testimony of Elizabeth Book, Chairperson, Child Care Advisory Council, (Speaker 35), Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information on:
Reinstatement of $72,000 Needed for Staffing of Computer Learning Centers Partnership in Reston (Tape 3)
Following the testimony of Linda Singer, Representative, Computer Learning Centers Partnership, (Speaker 41), Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information on the history of this computer partnership and details of the $72,000 cut in funding referenced by Ms. Singer. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.
Allied Health Program (Tape 4)
With reference to the testimony of Kimberly Trijo (Speaker 42), Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide the history and the cost of the Allied Health Program. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Access to Computers at County Libraries (Tape 4)
With reference to the testimony of Doris Ray (Speaker two), Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a response to Ms. Ray=s remark regarding the lack of computer access at County libraries. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Following the public hearing, which included testimony by 50 speakers, Chairman Hanley announced that the record would remain open for submission of written testimony until the Budget markup on April 21, 1997.
5. BUDGET WORKSHOP SCHEDULE (Tape 4)
Supervisor Bulova announced that a Budget Workshop is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 1997.
6. BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 4)
At 11:05 p.m., the Board adjourned.