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The recessed meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. with Supervisor Bulova being present, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

Supervisor Dix arrived at 6:40 p.m.

Supervisor Mendelsohn arrived at 6:45 p.m.

Supervisor Connolly arrived at 7:00 p.m.

Supervisor Frey arrived at 7:35 p.m.

Supervisor Gross arrived at 8:10 p.m.

Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor Kauffman arrived at 8:30 p.m.

Supervisor McConnell was absent from the entire meeting.

Others present were Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., 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 Clarice Morris, Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.

2. ABSENCE OF SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT SUPERVISOR ELAINE MCCONNELL (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley announced that Supervisor McConnell would be absent from the entire meeting due to illness in the family.

3. 6:30 P.M. - CONTINUATION OF THE PH ON THE PROPOSED (FY) 1999 FISCAL PLAN (BUDGET); COUNTY'S AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) FOR FY 1999-2003 (WITH FUTURE FISCAL YEARS TO 2006) (Tape 1)

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 17, 1998:

n Proposed adoption of the County's and Schools' proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 Fiscal Plan (Budget);

n Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the Fiscal Years 1999-2003 (with future years to 2006).

Request for Staff Response to Testimony

Following the testimony of Mr. Robert Dublin, Chairman, Fairfax Area Disability Services Board, (Speaker 1), Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to prepare a response to the issues raised in the testimony. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Request for Additional Information Regarding the Funding Request from the Computer Learning Center

Following the testimony of Ms. Sandye Harris (Speaker 7), Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide Board Members with additional information on the funding request from the Computer Learning Center. Without objection, it was so ordered.

The public hearing was held, with testimony presented by 12 speakers, and scheduled for continuation at 7:30 p.m.

4. PRESENTATION BY THE SCHOOL BOARD OF ITS PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1999 BUDGET (Tape 2)

Mark H. Emery, Chairman, Fairfax County School Board, presented the School Board's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 Budget. A discussion ensued following the presentation.

5. 7:30 P.M. - PH ON THE PROPOSED (FY) 1999 FISCAL PLAN (BUDGET); COUNTY'S AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) FOR FY 1999-2003 (WITH FUTURE FISCAL YEARS TO 2006) (Tapes 2-6)

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 17, 1998:

n Proposed adoption of the County's and Schools' proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 Fiscal Plan (Budget); and

n Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the Fiscal Years 1999-2003 (with future fiscal years to 2006).

(Tape 3)

Late Arrival of Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland, and Lee District Supervisor Dana Kauffman

Following the testimony of Jessica Burmester (Speaker Five), Supervisor Hyland apologized for his late arrival, stating that he and Supervisor Kauffman were attending the dedication of the new addition to the Walt Whitman School in Mount Vernon.

(Tape 5)

Request for Information Regarding "Most Business Friendly Rating" for the County

Following the testimony of Judy Gray, President and CEO, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce (Speaker 51), and input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide Board Members with copies of a booklet in which Fairfax County is rated as 'the most business friendly' by the commercial real estate community. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

(Tape 6)

Request for Additional Information Regarding Teen Centers

Following the testimony of William Thomson (Speaker 58), Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide Board Members with additional information regarding the exact cuts made from the teen centers in terms of the hours and the dollar amount and what it would cost to restore them. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Recognition of Staff from the Office of Management and Budget

Following the testimony of William Knudson (Speaker 63), Chairman Hanley recognized the presence in the Board Auditorium of the following staff from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):

n Edward L. Long, Jr., Director;

n Susan Datta, Assistant Director;

n Charles K. Collins, Budget Analyst IV;

n Brian Heffern, Budget Analyst; and

n Paul Spruill, Budget Analyst.

Request for Information Regarding the 1997 Park Authority Survey Conducted in 1997

Following the testimony of Patrick Hagan (Speaker 64), Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide Board Members with information, as soon as possible, regarding the survey conducted by the Park Authority on park issues in 1997. Without objection, it was so ordered.

The public hearing was held, with testimony presented by 64 speakers, and scheduled for continuation on Wednesday, April 1, 1998 at 7:30 p.m.

6. BOARD RECESS (Tape 6)

At 12:05 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 1998, the Board recessed until 7:30 p.m. for continuation of the following public hearings:

n Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 Fiscal Plan (Budget); and

n Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for FY 1999-2003 (with future years to 2006).