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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 Connolly, Supervisor Dix, and Supervisor Frey, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

Supervisor Connolly arrived at 7:35 p.m.

Supervisor Frey arrived at 7:40 p.m.

Supervisor Dix arrived at 9:15 p.m.

Others present were Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive; Robert L. Howell, Deputy 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; Patti M. Hicks, Deputy Clerk to the Board of Supervisors, and Annie M. Richardson, Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.

2. 7:30 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); and

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

(Tape 2)

Funding in Support of Hospice

Following the testimony of Angela Kerfoot (Speaker 25), Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff, with reference to the hospice issue, to examine whether the criteria used for the community funding pool is broad enough in scope to cover a unique service such as hospice. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Happy Birthday to Caitlin Connolly!

Providence District Supervisor Gerald Connolly recognized the presence of his daughter, Caitlin, and wished her a very happy seventh birthday!

(Tape 3)

School Support Staff

Following the testimony of Kris Simms (Speaker 41), Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review the possibility of returning the non-instructional Schools support staff to the County pay scale. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

(Tape 4)

Availability of Leaf Mulch

Following the testimony of Roy Ray (Speaker 55), Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information on the availability and location of leaf mulch for County residents.

Following input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, without objection, it was so ordered.

Fiduciary and Reporting Responsibilities of the Park Authority Board

Following the testimony of Rose Purple (Speaker 56), Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information on the present and the proposed fiduciary responsibility of the Park Authority Board. 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 data on what occurred during a previous attempt to change the reporting responsibility of the Park Authority Board. Without objection, it was so ordered.

(Tape 5)

Fire Station Diesel Exhaust Systems

Following the testimony of R. Michael Mohler (Speaker 67), Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to submit a report on the status of the installation of diesel exhaust systems within the 20 fire stations without them. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by 75 speakers, Chairman Hanley announced that the public hearing on the proposed Fiscal Year (FY)1999 Fiscal Plan (Budget and the CIP for FY 1999-2003 (with future fiscal years to 2006) would remain open for submission of written testimony.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

3. CONSIDERATION ITEMS FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1999 BUDGET (Tapes 5-6)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board add the following Consideration Item to the Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 Budget:

n Law Library - $60,000;

Without objection, it was so ordered.

In addition, Chairman Hanley asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information on the following:

n Park Authority - fiduciary report related to structure of previous, present, and proposed changes; and

n Itemized list of programs and facilities owned and operated by the Park Authority and by the Department of Community and Recreation Services.

Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

4. MEETING ANNOUNCEMENTS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Bulova announced that a Budget Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at 10:00 a.m., to be followed by meetings of the Reorganization Committee and the Legislative Committee.

Supervisor Bulova noted that individual briefings for each Supervisor have been scheduled.

5. BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 6)

At 12:35 a.m., April 2, 1998, the Board adjourned.