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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 Kauffman, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

Supervisor Kauffman arrived at 9:50 a.m.

Others present were Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive; David P. Bobzien, County Attorney; Catherine A. Chianese, Assistant to the County Executive; Christina M. Manning, Assistant to the County Executive; Nancy Vehrs, Clerk to the Board of Supervisors; and Patti M. Hicks, Deputy Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.

2.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MR. ALEX STRATOUDAKIS (Tape 1)

Supervisor Connolly moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Mr. Alex Stratoudakis for being selected as the 1998 Potomac Valley Amateur Athletic Union Baseball Player of the Year. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Kauffman not yet having arrived.

3.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO DR. EDWARD LEFRAK FOR IMPROVING THE WELFARE OF THE LESS FORTUNATE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD (Tape 1)

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Dr. Edward Lefrak for improving the welfare of the less fortunate throughout the world. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Kauffman not yet having arrived.

4.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO DR. MICHAEL MCCOMBS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS FOR GIVING GENEROUSLY OF THEIR TIME AND EXPERTISE TO “OPERATION SMILE” (Tape 1)

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Dr. Michael McCombs and other professionals for giving generously of their time and expertise to “Operation Smile.” Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

5.

PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MARCH 1999 AS “DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES INCLUSION MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Supervisor Bulova moved approval of the Proclamation designating March 1999 as “Developmental Disabilities Inclusion Month” in Fairfax County. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

6.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO KENNETH C. DOGGETT, DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND ZONING (DPZ) (Tape 1)

Supervisor Hyland moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Kenneth C. Doggett, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), for his years of service with Fairfax County. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

7.

PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING APRIL 1999 AS “IMMUNIZATION MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Proclamation designating April 1999 as “Immunization Month” in Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Following discussion, Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to assist the Department of Health in finding ways to publicize the importance of immunizations. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

8.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE SPONSORS OF THE 1998 ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley presented the Certificates of Recognition to the sponsors of the 1998 Adopt-A-Family Program for the contribution of their time and resources.

9.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MS. EDITH SMITH FOR BEING SELECTED CITIZEN OF THE YEAR BY THE SPRINGFIELD TIMES (Tapes 1-2)

Supervisor McConnell moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Ms. Edith Smith for being selected Citizen of the Year by the Springfield Times. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Frey and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

10.

10 A.M. – PRESENTATION BY THE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMMISSION OF THE 1998 VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR AWARDS (Tape 2)

Acting Fire Chief Edward L. Stinnette, Fire and Rescue Department, and William A. Schmidt, Chair, Volunteer Fire Commission, honored the following outstanding volunteers for their service during 1998:

Firefighter of the Year John Jacobs, Franconia Volunteer Fire

Department

Volunteer Officer John S. “Pete” Kirby, Centreville Volunteer

Fire Department

Volunteer EMS Provider Donald R. Melick, Burke Volunteer Fire and

Rescue Department

Volunteer ALS Provider Eric G. Patterson, Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire

Department

Volunteer BLS Provider Joseph McNeer, Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and

Rescue Company

Volunteer Rookie Kelsea N. Lockhart, Franconia Volunteer Fire

Department

Administrative Officer Larry A. Bocknek, Burke Volunteer Fire and

Rescue Department

Administrative Member David Bollinger, Fair Oaks Volunteer Fire and

Rescue Company

Canteen Member Shirley A. Binsky, Annandale Volunteer Fire

Department

In addition, Chief Timothy G. Fleming of the Franconia Volunteer Fire Department was recognized as the recipient of the Fire Chief's Award.

11.

10:10 A.M. – PRESENTATION BY THE CLEAN FAIRFAX COUNCIL OF THREE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS ON GRAFFITI, LITTER PREVENTION, AND RECYCLING (Tape 2)

Rosemary Burn, Executive Director, Clean Fairfax Council, presented three public service announcements on graffiti, litter prevention, and recycling.

12.

10:15 A.M. – REPORT ON GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES (Tape 2)

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board accept the 1999 Legislative Report as circulated. Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Following a brief discussion, with input from Susan E. Mittereder, Legislative Liaison, Chairman Hanley expressed her appreciation to staff for all its hard work on behalf of Fairfax County in Richmond.

Chairman Hanley noted the jail reimbursement effort and the Northern Virginia Transportation Council (NVTC) allocation formula changes.

13.

10:30 A.M. – BOARD DECISION ON THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN: ONE YEAR ACTION PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 (Tape 2)

Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board:

  • Adopt the Consolidated Plan: One Year Action Plan for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 dated December 18, 1998, with recommended revisions dated February 9, 1999, as prepared by the Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee, with funding allocations outlined in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 8, 1999, based on final FY 2000 grant amounts.
  • Authorize signature of the Consolidated Plan Certifications and federal funding application forms required by the United States (US) Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

Following discussion, Supervisor Gross noted that on handwritten page 30 of Enclosure One of the Memorandum to the Board dated March 8, 1999, Safe Haven New Hope Housing in Mason District was incorrectly listed as an emergency shelter and asked to amend the motion to have it listed correctly in its own box, and this was accepted.

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

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14.

ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS (Tape 3)

Supervisor Connolly moved approval of the Administrative Items. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

Supervisor Bulova asked to amend the motion to consider separately Administrative Item 1 – Streets into the Secondary System, and this was accepted.

Supervisor Dix asked to amend the motion to consider separately Administrative Item 14 - Authorization to Advertised Publication of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget and Required Tax Rates, and this was accepted.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the motion to consider separately Administrative Item 15 - Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 4 (Taxation and Finance) Regarding the Real Estate Tax Abatement Ordinance, and this was accepted.

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 "AYE"

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

ADMIN 1 – STREETS INTO THE SECONDARY SYSTEM (DRANESVILLE AND HUNTER MILL DISTRICTS)

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

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ADMIN 2 – TRANSFER OF PORTIONS OF THE FORMER ALIGNMENT OF OX ROAD FROM THE PRIMARY SYSTEM OF HIGHWAYS TO THE SECONDARY SYSTEM OF HIGHWAYS (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT)

Adopted a Resolution concurring with the transfer of portions of the former alignment of Ox Road (Route 123) from the primary system of highways to the secondary system of highways

ADMIN 3 – INSTALLATION OF MULTI-WAY STOPS AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF RIDGE CREEK WAY AND RIDGEBROOK DRIVE AND RIDGE CREEK WAY AND DAVIS FIELD LANE (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT)

  • Endorsed the installation of multi-way stops at the following intersections:
  • Ridge Creek Way and Ridgebrook Drive.
  • Ridge Creek Way and Davis Field Lane.
  • Directed staff to request the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to approve the installation of the multi-way stops and install these signs at the earliest possible date.

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ADMIN 4 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), ARTICLE 5A, RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD), TO EXPAND THE JEFFERSON RPPD, DISTRICT 27 (MASON DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on April 5, 1999 at 4 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), Article 5A, Residential Permit Parking District (RPPD), Appendix G, to expand the Jefferson RPPD, District 27, to include the north side only of Randolph Drive (Route 2912) between Wenruth Place (Route 3617) and Braddock Road (Route 620).

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ADMIN 5 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND RIGHTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF COUNTY PROJECT – OLD RESTON AVENUE (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on April 5, 1999 at 4 p.m. on the acquisition of interests in real property necessary for the construction of County Project 064195 – Old Reston Avenue.

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ADMIN 6 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE ENLARGEMENT OF SMALL AND LOCAL SANITARY DISTRICTS FOR REFUSE AND LEAF COLLECTION SERVICE (DRANESVILLE, LEE, AND PROVIDENCE DISTRICTS)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on April 5, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. to consider the following changes to local and small sanitary districts for refuse and leaf collection service in accordance with the Board's adopted criteria for the Creation/Enlargement/Withdrawl of Small or Local Sanitary Districts:

Sanitary District Action Service Recommendation

Local District A-6-1 Enlarge Refuse Approve

Within Small District 1 &Leaf

Within Dranesville

District

(1960 Rockingham Street)

Local District C Enlarge Refuse Approve

Within Small District 1 & Leaf

Within Lee District

(5601 Brookland Road)

Local District C Enlarge Refuse Approve

Within Small District 1 & Leaf

Within Lee District

(5824 Jane Way)

Small District 1 Enlarge Refuse Approve

Within Providence & Leaf

District

(2257 & 2253 Senseney Lane)

Small District 2 Enlarge Leaf Approve

Within Providence

District

(3739 Prince William Drive)

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ADMIN 7 – ADDITIONAL TIME TO ESTABLISH THE USE FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 97-L-073, SPRINGFIELD HOSPITALITY, LLC (LEE DISTRICT)

Approved a request for three months of additional time to establish the use for Special Exception Application SE 97-L-073, to April 13, 1999, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

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ADMIN 8 – ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 80-S-133, MCDONALD'S CORPORATION (LEE DISTRICT)

Approved a request for 12 months of additional time to commence construction for Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 80-S-133, to January 17, 2000, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

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ADMIN 9 – ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 95-S-068, PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT)

Approved a request for seven months of additional time to commence construction for Special Exception Application SE 95-S-068, to September 5, 1999, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

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ADMIN 10 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 7 (CENTRAL ABSENTEE VOTER ELECTION DISTRICT), ARTICLE 2, TO CONSIDER A RELOCATION OF THE POLLING PLACE FOR BAILEYS PRECINCT

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on March 22, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 7 (Central Absentee Voter Election District), Article 2, to consider relocating the existing temporary polling place for Baileys Precinct at the Baileys Crossroads Volunteer Fire Station to the Baileys Community Center, located at 5920 Summers Lane in Falls Church, Virginia.

ADMIN 11 – APPROVAL OF FAIRFAX COUNTY LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHALLENGE GRANT APPLICATION TO THE VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS

Approved submission by the Department of Community and Recreation Services of a grant application in the amount of $5,000 to the Virginia Commission for the Arts. The grant program requires a 100 percent local match; however, since the County already makes contributions in excess of $5,000 to various community arts programs, the local match requirement has already been met.

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ADMIN 12 – ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A BOND BY THE FAIRFAX COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (EDA) ON BEHALF OF THE POTOMAC SCHOOL (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)

Adopted a Resolution approving the issuance of a bond by the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (EDA) on behalf of the Potomac School.

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ADMIN 13 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS 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)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on April 5, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. on proposed amendments 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, with Board decision to coincide with markup and adoption of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Advertised Budget Plan.

ADMIN 14 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE PUBLICATION OF THE FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 BUDGET AND REQUIRED TAX RATES (COUNTYWIDE)

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, action was taken regarding this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#16.)

ADMIN 15 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 4 (TAXATION AND FINANCE) REGARDING THE REAL ESTATE TAX ABATEMENT ORDINANCE

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, action was taken regarding this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#17.)

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ADMIN 1 – STREETS INTO THE SECONDARY SYSTEM (DRANESVILLE AND HUNTER MILL DISTRICTS) (Tape 3)

Following discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, Supervisor Bulova stated there are instances where the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) requires the developer to provide sidewalks, curbs and gutters on one side of the street in a community but the developer provides them on both sides of the street with the understanding that the County will be responsible for maintenance. Therefore, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

  • Provide information on the Policy for maintenance of those sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
  • Determine if funding is available and whether the County has a prioritized list of those communities in which VDOT intends to replace the sidewalks, curbs and gutters so the County can coordinate replacement.

Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information as to the number of communities in which the County is doing this, and whether this is a possibility in any new subdivision where sidewalks are added to both sides of the street that the County will assume responsibility for maintenance of sidewalks on one side and VDOT on the other. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Bulova moved approval of the request that certain streets listed in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 8, 1999 be recommended into the State Secondary System:

Subdivision District Street

McLean Falls at Dranesville Chinquapin Road,

Chinquapin Route 2531

Georgetown Pike,

Route 193,

Additional

Right-of-way only

Old Dominion Drive

Route 738,

Additional

Right-of-way only

Stark's Crossing Hunter Mill Timberview Court

Savannah Crossing Court

Clarks Crossing Road,

Route 676

Additional

Right-of-way only

The motion was seconded by Supervisor Dix and it 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 "AYE"

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ADMIN 14 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE PUBLICATION OF THE FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 BUDGET AND REQUIRED TAX RATES (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

Supervisor Connolly moved approval of the authorization of the advertisement of the following items:

  • A brief synopsis of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget and a notice of proposed adoption of a Resolution appropriating funds for FY 2000 to be advertised during the week ending March 26, 1999.
  • The notice required by Virginia Code Section 58.1-3321.
  • Public hearings on the Advertised Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the FYs 2000 through 2004 (with future years through 2007).

Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive; Edward L. Long, Jr., Director, Department of Management and Budget (DMB), and Michael H. Long, Senior Assistant County Attorney, the question was called on the motion which carried by unanimous vote.

17.

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ADMIN 15 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 4 (TAXATION AND FINANCE) REGARDING THE REAL ESTATE TAX ABATEMENT ORDINANCE (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board authorize the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on April 5, 1999 at 5 p.m. on proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 4 (Taxation and Finance), regarding the Real Estate Tax Abatement Ordinance to include proposal C as recommended by the Revitalization Policy Committee (RPC) and alternative proposal C1 as found in Attachment One of the Memorandum to the Board dated March 8, 1999. Vice-Chairman Hyland seconded the motion.

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

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

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Bonds

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A-1 – SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 1999A (Tape 3)

On motion of Supervisor Bulova, seconded by Supervisor Connolly, 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 "AYE," the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and:

  • Approved the sale of General Obligation Bonds in the amount of $154,2000,000, the proceeds of which will be used to fund the Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 construction of capital facilities and infrastructure as previously approved by the Board.
  • Approved the sale of General Obligation Refunding Bonds in the amount of approximately $141,410,000 associated with Series 1992B, 1993B and 1994A. The proceeds of this sale will be held in escrow and used to redeem portions of previously issued and outstanding Public Improvement Bonds in three previously issued series.
  • Adopted the Resolution authorizing the issuance of the General Obligation Bonds and Refunding Bonds, which also authorizes the execution and delivery of a Continuing Disclosure Agreement. The Series 1992B, 1993B and 1994A bonds will be refunded provided that the present value of the debt service savings, as calculated by the County's financial advisor, obtained from the refunding of the refunded bonds is not less than four percent of the principal amount of the refunded bonds.
  • Adopted the Resolution providing for the sale of General Obligation Bonds and Refunding Bonds which also approves the form of the notice of sale and the Official Statement, and authorizes the Chairman to sign the Official Statement.
  • Adopted the Resolution delegating to the County Executive or the Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Department of Management and Budget (DMB), authority to award the bonds to the best bidder. Bond Counsel has advised that this form of authorization is acceptable and consistent with the previous bond sales. The winning bid must offer the lowest true cost, and the true interest cost rate must not exceed six percent per annum.
  • Approved the form of the Escrow Agreement for the General Obligation Refunding Bonds.

19.

A-2 – INSTALLATION OF ADDITIONAL LIGHTING AT OAKTON HIGH SCHOOL TO ADEQUATELY LIGHT GIRLS SOFTBALL FIELDS (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

On motion of Supervisor Connolly, seconded by Supervisor Dix, and carried by unanimous vote, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and approved the use of funds set aside in Project 004999 to install two light poles, one each on the varsity and junior varsity fields at Oakton High School to augment the existing field hockey lighting installed this past fall.

20.

A-3 – RESIDENTIAL REVITALIZATION RICHMOND HIGHWAY CORRIDOR PROPOSAL (Tape 3)

Following discussion, with input from James P. Zook, Director, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and endorse the pilot program designed to address residential revitalization issues in the Richmond Highway Corridor and to develop and refine a neighborhood volunteer program. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion.

Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to set up a reporting time table to determine the success of the program and the demand for resources. Without objection, it was so ordered.

The question was called on the motion which CARRIED by a recorded vote of nine, Supervisor Connolly abstaining.

21.

A-4 - FECAL COLIFORM BACTERIA SOURCE TRACKING STUDY AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITED STATES (US) GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and authorize the execution of an agreement contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 8, 1999 regarding a fecal coliform bacteria source tracking study within the Accotink Creek watershed of Fairfax County. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

22.

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A-5 - PROPOSED INTERIM POLICY REGARDING TREE PRESERVATION AND PLANTING IN AND AROUND STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PONDS (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

Following discussion, with input from John Wesley White, Director, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPW&ES), Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and adopt an interim Policy to be in effect immediately regarding tree preservation and planting in and around stormwater management ponds.

Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to put this interim Policy on the Web Site. Without objection, it was so ordered.

In reference to the brochure regarding the interim Policy which was distributed earlier, Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to change the last sentence of the brochure to read "...are there limitations on the type of tree species in the tree planting areas?” Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

23.

I-1 - PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION ON PUBLIC FACILITIES APPLICATION 2232-P98-15, MEDIA GENERAL CABLE OF FAIRFAX COUNTY, INCORPORATED (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 8, 1999 announcing the Planning Commission's approval of Public Facilities Application 2232-P98-15.

24.

I-2 - LOCAL SUPPORT LETTER TO THE VIRGINIA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (VHDA) ON THE TOWNHOUSES OF BRIARCLIFF I (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 8, 1999 requesting authorization for staff to sign the local support letter as requested by the Catholics for Housing, Incorporated and provide it to the applicant for inclusion in the tax credit application.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

25.

I-3 – BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR THE PURCHASE OF HANDGUNS (Tape 3)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 8, 1999 requesting authorization for staff to continue to perform background checks on prospective firearms purchasers and will also require all individuals wishing to purchase handguns to adhere to the 72-hour waiting period prior to the completion of the transaction.

There was discussion on this item with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, and Walter A. Baranyk, Deputy Chief of Police, Investigations/Operations Support.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

26.

I-4 – FAIRFAX COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY AND DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND RECREATION SERVICES FUNCTIONAL CONSOLIDATION (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 8, 1999 requesting authorization for staff to implement the recommendations contained in the Task Force regarding the consolidation of various functions presently performed by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Department of Community and Recreation Services to provide improved and seamless services.

Following a brief discussion of this item, staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

BOARD MATTERS

27.

PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING THE WEEK OF MARCH 29 THROUGH APRIL 4, 1999 AS "COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEK" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley said that Community Development Week is celebrated in the spring to focus attention on the importance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The celebration is a national initiative supported by the National Association of Counties (NACo), the National League of Cities and the National Community Development Association. 1999 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the program.

Therefore, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board direct staff to invite representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to appear before the Board at the March 22, 1999 meeting to receive a proclamation declaring the week of March 29, 1999 to April 4, 1999 as "Community Development Week" in Fairfax County. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

28.

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FOR WASHINGTON GAS/COLUMBIA ENERGY GROUP (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley said that the Washington Gas/Columbia Energy Group has donated $60,000 to the Fairfax County Public Library Foundation to purchase energy and environment-related material for the public library system. To acknowledge this generous gift, Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to invite representatives from the Washington Gas/Columbia Energy Group and the Public Library Foundation to appear before the Board at the April 5, 1999 meeting to receive a Certificate of Appreciation. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

29.

PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING THE MONTH OF APRIL AS "FAIR HOUSING MONTH" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley pointed out that April is the month that the nation traditionally celebrates as "Fair Housing Month." In conjunction with these observances, the Human Rights Commission has requested a Proclamation to acknowledge the celebration.

Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to invite representatives from the Human Rights Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development to appear before the Board at the April 5, 1999 meeting to receive a Proclamation designating April as "Fair Housing Month" in Fairfax County. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

30.

COUNTY'S PREPARATION FOR THE YEAR 2000 (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley said that recently her office has received inquiries from a number of constituents who are concerned about the County's preparations for the Year 2000 (Y2K). While they are concerned about the County's internal efforts to ensure that all of the computer systems will continue to function after the Year 2000, they are also very concerned about the County's contingency plans for dealing with the possible adverse affects on the community as a result of potential private sector and other governmental computer system failures resulting from the Y2K bug.

Chairman Hanley announced that the United States (US) Senate recently issued a report which, while generally optimistic, warned of the possibility of brown-outs and power shortages, and advising Americans to take reasonable steps to prepare for some minor inconveniences that are likely to accompany the turn of the millennium. Therefore, Chairman Hanley moved:

  • That, in addition to the Quarterly reports the Board is currently receiving regarding the County's progress in addressing the Y2K problem as it affects the County's computer systems, staff report to the Board on the County's plans for dealing with any potential disruptions in the community as a result of Y2K computer failures.
  • That the Board direct staff to consider if there is a need to prepare any public information or education materials advising County residents on what needs to be done and what services, if any, would be available from the County government.

Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion.

Supervisor Dix stated that the County has worked with the Council of Governments (COG) and with the President's Council on the Y2K conversion and that on March 18 there will be a meeting of senior technology staff people from all of the local governments. Therefore, Supervisor Dix asked to amend the motion to request that Fairfax County be represented at that meeting, and this was accepted.

Supervisor Connolly asked to amend the motion that the Board direct staff to provide all Board Members with a copy of COG Report on Regional Preparedness, and this was accepted.

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

31.

MIXING BOWL (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley stated that 375,000 people from as far south as Spotsylvania County travel through the Springfield Interchange (Mixing Bowl) every day en route to employment destinations in Maryland, the District of Columbia (DC), and Virginia. Of the 69 percent of commuters going to Virginia, 47 percent are heading to Fairfax County locations.

Chairman Hanley further stated that while the Transportation Association of Greater Springfield (TAGS) is being organized to work with employers in that area, employers in other parts of the County have not been brought up to speed on congestion management information meets.

Therefore, Chairman Hanley and Supervisor Kauffman jointly asked unanimous consent that the Board send a letter to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) asking that they contact the Tysons Transportation Association (TYTRAN), Dulles Area Transit Association (DATA), and other transportation management organizations outside the Springfield area to let them know what options are available for commuters that need to use the Springfield interchange to get to and from work. Without objection, it was so ordered.

32.

SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS (SROs) (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley said that in reviewing the County Executive's Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Advertised Budget Plan there are not additional funds for school resource officers (SROs). Chairman Hanley further stated that there are SROs in all the County High Schools, but there are some middle schools which need to have SROs. Therefore, Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to prepare a cost estimate for a Consideration Item to provide SROs to those middle schools. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion.

Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide the total cost of the SROs. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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

33.

SULLY DISTRICT POLICE STATION (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley said that in reading the advertised Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for Fiscal Years (FY) 2000-2004, she noticed that the construction of the Sully District Police Station is not scheduled to begin until Fiscal Year 2002, more than 18 months after work will begin on expanding the Mount Vernon and Springfield stations. Acceleration of the design and construction of the Sully District Station is especially desirable because that station is planned to include other community facilities. Acceleration of the project could be achieved by applying some of the House Bill (HB) 599 money recently appropriated by the General Assembly to this project.

Therefore, Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to:

  • Prepare a Consideration Item to apply some of the HB 599 money to accelerate the Sully District Police Station project.
  • Review the possibility of using some of the HB 599 money for other public safety improvements programmed for bond sales and transferring that debt capacity to the School Division.

Supervisor Frey seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, the question was called on the motion which carried by unanimous vote.

34.

UNSOLD TRANSIT PROJECT BONDS (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley stated that the County continues to have authorized but unsold bonds that were originally approved with the intention of financing the construction of transit projects. For example, in 1990, $36 million was approved for transit projects in the Dulles Corridor. Chairman Hanley noted that this bonding capacity was approved with the intention that it be used to fund transit projects. Therefore, Chairman Hanley moved that the sale of these bonds be reserved to meet the additional annual capital requirements for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Rehabilitation and Replacement Program that the County committed to in 1998 as part of the Interjurisdictional Funding Agreement (IFA), and to provide a possible source of matching funds for Dulles Corridor transit projects. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, there was discussion of the funding for the Reston Park-and-Ride lots. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#64.)

35.

SAFETY REGULATIONS FOR CHILDREN'S SLEEPWARE (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley said that she recently learned that the Consumer Project Safety Commission is changing the safety regulations for children's' sleepwear. She stated that anyone interested in more information on this issue can contact Renee Henningsen, Public Information Office, Department of Fire and Rescue, at (703) 246-3962.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

36.

MANASSAS GAP RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY (Tape 4)

Supervisor Gross said that a property owner recently submitted a preliminary subdivision plan for a parcel located at Tax Map 60-3 ((6)) Lot 4. The owner thought the parcel extended between Annandale Road and Medford Drive. However, during review of the plan by the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPW&ES), it was discovered that there is a narrow parcel which lies between Lot 4 and Medford Drive. This narrow parcel, located at Tax Map 60-3 ((6)) Lot 3A, is owned by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and appears to be part of the original Manassas Gap Railroad right-of-way.

Supervisor Gross said that, in addition, this narrow parcel runs between Medford Drive and the neighboring Annandale Oaks subdivision, at Tax Map 60-3 ((43)). It appears that the Annandale Oaks subdivision may have been approved in error because the Medford Drive lots do not have actual public street frontage.

Therefore, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to investigate the situation of Lots 60-3 ((6)) 3A and 4, and the Annandale Oaks subdivision, and to report within 60 days regarding the options available to resolve this issue. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

37.

PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 88-M-077

(Tape 4)

Supervisor Gross said that MFG 21-Madison Lane LLC has filed Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 88-M-077 and a Rezoning Application for an additional parcel located at Tax Map 61-4 ((1)) Lot 17. Madison Lane was realigned in the original rezoning, and the applicant is preparing a request for vacation or abandonment of the unused portion of the Old Madison Lane.

Therefore, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board allow the unused portion of Madison Lane right-of-way be included in MFG 21-Madison Lane, LLC's Rezoning and PCA Applications. This motion should not be construed as indicative of the Board's future action on the application. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

38.

FREE TAX ASSISTANCE IN MASON DISTRICT (Tape 4)

Supervisor Gross stated that with tax returns coming due, she would like to make Mason District residents aware, especially those who are elderly or low income, of free tax assistance available to them. Residents may come to the Mason District Governmental Center every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and have their tax returns prepared free of charge. Tax assistance is also available at the Woodrow Wilson Library, located at 6101 Knollwood Drive in the Culmore section of Bailey's Crossroad, on Mondays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tax assistance at both the Mason Governmental Center and Woodrow Wilson Library ends April 15.

Supervisor Gross further stated that the Mason District senior citizens and disabled residents who are applying to the Fairfax County Tax Relief Program can receive assistance at the Mason District Governmental Center on Tuesday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call Nancy Lundien of the Department of Tax Administration (DTA) at (703) 324-3806 to set up an appointment.

Therefore, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to make this information available in both English and Spanish through press releases and the Channel 16 bulletin board. The motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

39.

BAILEYS DAY 1999 (Tape 4)

Supervisor Gross said that the Baileys Day Committee, comprised of the nonprofit Baileys Crossroad Revitalization Corporation and the Human Services Roundtable, has reserved the County's showmobile for Bailey's Day 1999. This year's festival will be held on Sunday, May 23.

Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to waive the fees associated with the use of the County Showmobile for this important community event. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion.

Following the discussion, the question was called on the motion which carried by a vote nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board took additional action regarding the Showmobile. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#65.)

40.

CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION FOR MR. GREG WALLEY (Tape 4)

Supervisor Gross said that Mr. Greg Walley is the manager of Everly-Colonial Funeral Home in Baileys Crossroads, and a member of the Board of the Baileys Crossroads Revitalization Corporation. Over the past several years, Mr. Walley has been a steadfast contributor to the community, donating time and money to local events such as Baileys Day. Most recently he stepped forward on multiple occasions to assist a public-private initiative to enhance the grounds and landscaping at the Woodrow Wilson Library. Members of the Friends of the Library have asked that the Board join in thanking Mr. Walley for his considerable contributions.

Therefore, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to invite Mr. Walley to appear before the Board to receive a Certificate of Appreciation. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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41.

ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS FOR THE ROUTE ONE INTERCHANGE AT THE I-95/WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE (Tape 5)

Supervisor Hyland said that he has previously reported that the Stakeholder Participation Panel, comprised of representation from different jurisdictions and interests, has been working with the design team on the Route One Interchange. Serious concerns about the operation of this interchange have been brought to him by citizens as well as panel members representing Fairfax County and he is asking the Board=s support in requesting that modifications be made at this stage of design rather than waiting until the detailed design is completed.

The issues are two-fold. The current design for bridge alternative 4-A was selected by the original Coordination Committee. When strong objections were raised about introducing new signal lights on the Route One overpass at these Coordination Committee meetings, people were told not to be concerned about the interchange operations and exit ramps as they would Abe addressed in the design phase.@ It is in the design phase now and the Route One Interchange design contains flaws which can seriously impede flow of traffic on Route One.

The current design, as presented to the panel, introduces two new traffic signals on the bridge (overpass) over the Beltway. Concerns of citizens, businesses, property owners and panelists are unanimously opposed to the addition of signal lights which they believe will exacerbate already poor conditions at the convergence of Fort Hunt Road/Huntington Avenue and Route One at I-95. Placing traffic signals and stacking lanes at the Route One overpass can only serve to impede growing traffic volumes. The group understands that further studies need to be performed to quantify traffic projections, but also recognizes what is presently occurring and its concern as well as those of others in the community is steadily growing.

Supervisor Hyland distributed a list of proposed alternatives which may be considered among others but not to preclude any which could be developed to accomplish the same objectives by technical staff at a later date.

Accordingly, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board submit a letter, under the Chairman=s signature, to the Virginia Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of the United States (US) Department of Transportation, the Administrator of the Federal Highways Administration and Congressman James P. Moran to include:

Concerns about the issues raised by citizens and Route One Interchange Stakeholder Participation Panel members

  • The Board's opposition to the introduction of new traffic signals
  • Urging that the alternatives proposed by Panel members as well as others be given an opportunity for full review and consideration.

Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

42.

EARTH DAY/ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION (Tape 5)

Supervisor Bulova reminded everyone that the Earth Day/Arbor Day celebration is coming up. The celebration is being held at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) on Saturday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Supervisor Bulova said that Earth Day/Arbor Day is sponsored by Ogden Martin Systems of Fairfax, Target Stores, Clean Fairfax Council, the Virginia Department of Forestry, NVCC, and Fairfax County.

Every year the County also participates in and assists with the event. Therefore, she moved that the Board direct the County Executive to provide the Earth Day/Arbor Day Committee with staff to help plan County involvement in this event. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Dix being out of the room.

Supervisor Bulova encouraged Board Members to provide staff to help with staffing of the event so their districts will be well represented.

43.

WAKEFIELD CHAPEL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AND MEMORABILIA (Tape 5)

Supervisor Bulova noted that this year marks the one hundreth anniversary of the Wakefield Chapel, which is located in Annandale across from the Braddock District Office. A Centennial celebration is being sponsored by the Park Authority's Historic Properties Division, the History Commission and her office with help from a Braddock District volunteer committee. The event will also be a part of the County's official Millennium celebration.

On Sunday, October 10, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. an old-fashioned community Birthday Party at the Chapel complete with nineteenth century games, entertainment, demonstrations, and food.

Supervisor Bulova pointed out that each year the County chooses one historic property as the subject for a holiday ornament to be sold in the County Maps and Publications store. She moved that a replica of the Wakefield Chapel be produced for this year's ornament and that it be available in time to offer for sale at the celebration in October. This motion was seconded by Chairman Hanley and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Dix being out of the room.

Supervisor Bulova said that the Chapel is located on Park Authority property adjacent to School Board property. The event, which will include tents, will straddle both properties. There may be some permits and inspections associated with this event. She moved that the Board direct the County Executive to authorize the waiver of any fees associated with this community event. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Dix being out of the room.

44.

BOARD'S ADMINISTRATIVE APPROVAL OF HIGHER FENCE HEIGHT FOR RESIDENTS ABUTTING THE RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED SEGMENT OF ROBERTS ROAD (Tape 5)

Supervisor Bulova said that the newly-constructed segment of Roberts Road from Collingham Drive to Nellie White Lane was opened to traffic this past December. To mitigate the impacts from this new segment of roadway, enhancement funding was secured for selected roadside landscaping and fencing. Plans are being finalized for the planting of the various types of six to seven foot trees and the installation of a six foot, board-on-board wooden fence behind a number of the homes.

To provide screening and privacy, the fence will have to be higher than four feet allowed by the Zoning Ordinance. Paragraph 3G of Section 10-104 of the Zoning Ordinance allows the Board to administratively approve a higher fence height under certain circumstances.

Supervisor Bulova noted that in accordance with County Policy, letters were sent to adjacent property owners who would be affected by the higher fences. No objections have been received regarding the fence height.

Therefore, in accordance with paragraph 3G of Section 10-104 of the Zoning Ordinance, Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board administratively approve six foot high fences for the listed properties abutting the new segment of Roberts Road. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, *Supervisor Connolly* being out of the room.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that he be recorded as voting "AYE" on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#46.)

45.

PROCESS FOR CONSIDERATION ITEMS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 (Tape 5)

Supervisor Bulova announced that she received a request from Supervisor Connolly that an item be considered for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget and she reminded Board Members of the process for having Consideration Items considered is for a memorandum to be sent to her or brought to the Board. She added that copies should go to all Board Members.

A brief discussion followed.

46.

REQUEST TO RECORD VOTE (Tape 5)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, action was taken on an issue of fence height on a segment of Roberts Road. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#44.)

Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that he be recorded as voting "AYE" on the issue of administrative approval of higher fence height for residents abutting the recently constructed segment of Roberts Road. Without objection, it was so ordered.

47.

INTERNATIONAL BUILDING SAFETY WEEK (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey announced that this year, International Building Safety Week will be observed the week of April 4-10, 1999. To mark the event, the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPW&ES) has scheduled several public outreach efforts in local hardware and construction supply retail stores. In addition, the Department will honor a County resident with the 1999 Building Safety Community Partnership Award. This year, the award will be presented to Mr.Thomas D. Fleury during the Board meeting on April 5, 1999.

Therefore, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct staff to prepare a proclamation declaring the week of April 4-10, 1999 as “Building Safety Week” in Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

48.

SIMULTANEOUS SITE PLAN PROCESSING WITH PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 94-Y-033 AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 94-Y-038 (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey said that AJB is currently processing the Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 94-Y-033 and Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 94-Y-038 to make revisions to the Dulles International Auto Park.

Therefore, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct staff to simultaneously process Site Plans with the above-referenced applications. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

49.

WESTFIELDS 21, LLC – VIRGINIA INNS, INCORPORATED (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey said Westfields 21, LLC and Virginia Inns, Incorporated, have filed Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 96-4-054 to permit a six-story hotel and a maximum of two eating establishments. To maintain their timeline, the applicant has requested concurrent processing of the necessary Site Plans with the Special Exception Amendment Application.

Therefore, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct staff to accept and process the Site Plans associated with Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 96-4-054 concurrently with the SEA application. It is understood that 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. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

50.

MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey said that the Historic Centreville Society is planning a Memorial Day Weekend Celebration as a special reminder of Centreville's rich and storied past and its link to the future. The three-day event will take place on May 29, 30, and 31, 1999.

To help the Historic Society with the costs for the event, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board waive the tipping fee for the William A. Hazel Company which is cleaning up the County owned site in preparation for the event. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Gross and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

51.

HOUSE BILL 2139 (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey said that HB2139 was passed by the General Assembly that overturns the prior decision to require plans to be submitted in metric. He noted that the County changed its requirements based on the presumption that all road and subdivision plans would be required to be submitted in metric.

Therefore, Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review this issue and report its findings as soon as possible with recommendations as to whether the County should continue to require metric or whether it should convert back. Without objection, it was so ordered.

There was a brief discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive.

52.

OAK HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey noted the achievements of the Oak Hill students regarding their accomplishment on the WordMasters Challenge.

Therefore, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct staff to invite the students and the Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) to appear before the Board and to prepare Certificates of Recognition to be presented at a Board meeting. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

53.

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY (GMU) PATRIOTS MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey announced that the George Mason University (GMU) Patriots Men's Basketball Team not only earned first place in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) regular season, but also went on to win the CAA tournament title and an automatic berth to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament.

Therefore, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct staff to invite the members of the GMU Men's Basketball Team to appear before the Board on April 26, 1999 to honor them for their remarkable accomplishments this season. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

54.

INTENT TO DEFER THE PUBLIC HEARING ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 85-L-046-2 (GREENSTAR I, LLC) (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 5)

Supervisor Kauffman announced his intent, later in the meeting at the appropriate time, to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 85-L-046-2 until March 22, 1999 at 3:30 p.m.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the public hearing was formally deferred. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#94.)

55.

PACE OF PROJECTS ASSOCIATED WITH MITIGATING THE IMPACT OF THE I-95/395/495 INTERCHANGE (Tape 5)

Supervisor Kauffman and Supervisor McConnell jointly expressed concern over the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) approach to and pace of projects associated with mitigating the impact of the I-95/395/495 interchange improvement project. Accordingly, they moved that the Board direct the Chairman to write the Secretary of Transportation and the Commissioner to:

  • Re-emphasize the importance of ensuring that congestion management funding levels (as a part of the overall project) not stand in the way of ensuring that Springfield remain open for business.
  • Ensure that priority treatment be given within VDOT to projects approved for congestion management to ensure their timely completion.
  • Ensure that needed park-and-ride lots proceed and that leased spaces be used as necessary to fill the breach.

The motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by unanimous vote.

56.

BUS SERVICE BETWEEN THE LORTON VIRGINIA RAILWAY EXPRESS (VRE) STATION AND FORT BELVOIR (Tape 5)

Supervisor Kauffman noted that the Council of Governments (COG) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently released a study which showed, among other things, that there is a significant number of commuters who travel between Prince William County and Fort Belvoir. Currently, there are limited options for making this trip by transit. However, it may be possible to improve transit options, and reduce roadway congestion, by operating bus service between the Lorton Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station and Fort Belvoir. Jointly with Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board direct staff to work with VRE, PRTC and other appropriate agencies to review the ridership projections, costs, partial funding sources, equipment requirements, and alternatives for such a service and report its finding. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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57.

INTENT TO DEFER PUBLIC HEARINGS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Mendelsohn announced his intent, later in the meeting at the appropriate time, to defer the public hearings on:

  • Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 74-3-087 until April 5, 1999 at 5 p.m.
  • Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 94-D-040 until March 22, 1999 at 6 p.m.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, these public hearings were formally deferred. See Clerk's Summary Items CL#102 and CL#104.)

58.

LANGLEY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' SWIM AND DIVE TEAM WINS TRIPLE CROWN (Tape 6)

Supervisor Mendelsohn announced that for the second consecutive year, the Langley High School Girls' Swim and Dive Team has won the District, Regional, and State Championships, completing the triple crown of high school swimming. Because of the dedication, commitment, and significant accomplishments of the team members and their coach, Eric Waananen, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board direct staff to invite the Langley High School Girls' Swim and Dive Team to appear before the Board at a future meeting to receive the Board's recognition and congratulations. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board directed staff to coordinate the recognition of this team with the South Lakes High School Boys' Swim Team. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#67.)

59.

TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF GREAT FALLS LITTLE LEAGUE (Tape 6)

Supervisor Mendelsohn announced that the Great Falls Little League is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year as a non-profit, all-volunteer organization serving the youth of Great Falls. The league began in 1989 with just more than 100 children participating and this season the league has more than 550 children participating. He outlined some significant accomplishments of this league.

Accordingly, in honor of its tenth anniversary and contributions to the community, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board direct staff to invite representatives of the Great Falls Little League to appear before the Board to receive recognition and congratulations. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Chairman Hanley suggested that the Board begin an upcoming meeting earlier than the usual 9:30 a.m. to accommodate recognition of the many scheduled groups and teams.

60.

BUSINESS DISTRICTS AND THE URBAN FOREST FACT SHEET (Tape 6)

Supervisor Mendelsohn called the Board's attention to a fact sheet entitled Business Districts and the Urban Forest, which he had received from Ed Mainland, President, Fairfax ReLeaf, and had provided to the McLean Revitalization Corporation.

61.

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REPRESENTATION ON THE POLICE RETIREMENT BOARD (Tape 6)

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report whether there are any retired police officers on the Police Retirement Board, and if not, to explain why. Without objection, it was so ordered.

62.

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APPOINTMENT TO THE CHILD CARE ADVISORY BOARD (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix moved the appointment of Ms. Lucie Roane as the Hunter Mill District Representative to the Child Care Advisory Council to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Anna Marie Twohie who has submitted her resignation. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous.

63.

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APPOINTMENT TO THE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMISSION (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix moved the appointment of Mr. Eric Zicht as the Hunter Mill District Representative to the Transportation Advisory Council to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Craig Sharon who has submitted his resignation. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

64.

RESTON PARK-AND-RIDE LOTS (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board took action to make bond proceeds available for transit projects in the Dulles Corridor. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#34.)

Supervisor Dix reported on the success of the Park-and-Ride facilities in the Reston area. They have now surpassed a figure of 1000 vehicles per day at the Reston East, Reston North, and Reston South lots. Accordingly, in reference to a March 5, 1999 memorandum from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, regarding expansion of the Reston East Park and Ride, he asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to examine the possibilities of funding sources for the referenced feasibility study and report with suggestions. Without objection, it was so ordered.

65.

RESTON FESTIVAL (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board discussed the use of the County Showmobile. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#39.)

Supervisor Dix announced that the Reston Citizens Association, Reston Association, and other community groups are sponsoring the Reston Festival, which will be held on May 22 and 23 at the Lake Anne Plaza in Reston. This year's festival, “Celebrate a Place Called Reston” will commemorate the heritage of Reston, promote Reston-based businesses, artisans, and local volunteer organizations, provide entertainment, and promote civic unity.

Noting that the Reston Association has reserved the use of the County Showmobile for the Festival Activities, Supervisor Dix moved that the Board waive the fee associated with the use of the Showmobile for this community event. This motion, the second to which was indistinguishable, carried by unanimous vote.

66.

RECOGNITION OF PASTOR STEPHEN RHODES AS OUTGOING PRESIDENT OF BARRIOS UNIDOS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix reported that he had learned that Pastor Stephen Rhodes has resigned as President of the Northern Virginia Barrios Unidos Board of Directors. Barrios Unidos/United Neighborhoods is a multicultural organization that works with youth to prevent violence and gang activity. It is a growing movement of former gang members, community and church leaders, educators, government agencies, and police. Accordingly, Supervisor Dix moved that the Board direct staff to:

  • Invite Pastor Rhodes to appear before the Board at a mutually convenient date.
  • Prepare an appropriate Certificate of Appreciation to recognize and express appreciation to him for his vision and dedication to Barrios Unidos.

Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

67.

SOUTH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' SWIM TEAM WINS AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board directed staff to invite the Langley High School Girls' Swim and Dive team to be recognized by the Board. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#58.)

Supervisor Dix announced that the South Lakes High School Seahawks Boys' Swim Team was crowned AAA State Champions on Saturday, February 20, 1999. Accordingly, Supervisor Dix moved that the Board direct staff to:

  • Invite the coaches, players, and parents from South Lakes to appear before the Board on April 5, 1999.
  • Prepare an appropriate Certificate of Appreciation to recognize the pride that the South Lakes High School Boys' Swim Team has brought to Reston, the Hunter Mill District, and the entire County.
  • Coordinate the recognition of this team with that of the Langley Girls' Swim and Dive Team and the affected Board Members.

Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

68.

SOUTH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' BASKETBALL TEAM WINS NORTHERN REGIONAL BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix reported that the South Lakes High School Seahawks Boys' Basketball Team captured the Northern Regional Finals at the George Mason Patriot Center on Saturday, February 27, 1999. Accordingly, he moved that the Board direct staff to:

  • Invite the coaches, players, and parents from South Lakes to appear before the Board on March 22, 1999.
  • Prepare an appropriate Certificate of Appreciation to recognize the Seahawks Basketball Team.

Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

69.

1998 FAIRFAX COUNTY YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE AWARDS BRUNCH (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix announced that the 1998 Fairfax County Youth Basketball League Awards Brunch will be held March 21, 1999 at 11:45 a.m. at the McLean Hilton Hotel. On behalf of the League, he extended an invitation to all Members of the Board.

70.

ATHLETIC FIELD AVAILABILITY FOR THE 1999 SPRING/SUMMER SEASON (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix called the Board's attention to a memorandum to all Board Members dated February 19, 1999 from Robert J. O'Neill, County Executive, regarding athletic field availability for the 1999 spring/summer season. He expressed his concern about the 44 school playing fields that will be taken out of commission for construction or field renovation during the prime time of the spring/summer season.

Accordingly, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the County Executive to communicate with Dr. Daniel Domenech, School Superintendent, in an effort to coordinate the scheduling of these improvements to mitigate the adverse impact on the sports programs. Following a brief discussion, without objection, it was so ordered.

[NOTE: Later in the meeting, this issue was raised with the School Board during the discussion following its Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget Presentation. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#107.]

71.

AFFORDABLE DWELLING UNIT (ADU) ORDINANCE (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix stated that compatibility continues to remain an issue related to the Affordable Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance. This is an issue of unit type particularly with single-family attached ADUs in single-family detached developments. He expressed his support of the goals of the ADU Ordinance.

Supervisor Dix presented an additional element to the ADU Ordinance which addresses the challenge of access to down payments for prospective home buyers. The obstacle to home ownership is often the ability to raise the required cash for the down payment. Accordingly, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that in the case of a residential development which triggers the requirements of the ADU Ordinance, and where the resulting ADU units would not be a similar unit type to the base development unit type and the surrounding communities, to direct staff to evaluate and report on the following option, which could fulfill the ADU obligation:

· Have the developer contribute on a per unit basis, a percentage of the gross selling price to a fund which would be reserved on a down payment grant basis for eligible applicants.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the request to direct staff to provide the details of any discussion the previous task force had had on "payment in lieu of" issues.

Without objection, the request, as amended, was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

72.

SYSTEM 21 MONOBEAM FOR RESTON (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix stated that on Friday, March 5, 1999, the Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA) held a seminar where transportation alternatives were discussed. He reminded the Board that several weeks ago he had requested Board support to authorize staff to examine the System 21 monobeam technology in Reston. He noted that this technology provides an affordable lightweight transportation connectivity in concentrated areas. He presented a brief videotape of a 1/4-scale model of the system. A full-scale model will be operational later in 1999 or 2000 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Supervisor Dix also presented slides of two possible layouts of the system for the Reston area. The estimated cost for Layout I is $70-85 million for a 3.4-mile system and the estimated cost for Layout II is $110-140 million for a 5.5- mile system.

Following a brief discussion, Supervisor Dix expressed his appreciation to the Department of Information Technology's Geographic Information Service (GIS) staff for work on the map displays and Michael Liberman from the Telecommunications Productions Division of the Department of Telecommunications and Consumer Services for his work in editing the tape.

Supervisor Kauffman pointed out that this fall the Springfield area will have a circulator bus system to follow the path of the service that might ultimately be similar to this system.

73.

ALLOCATION OF TEA21 SURPLUS GAS TAX FUNDS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly stated that there has been much debate between Congressional representatives of districts in need of transit funding and those from rural areas where the interest is primarily in road improvements. The Secretary of Transportation, in Congressional hearings this week, expressed the administration's position that the intent of the TEA21 legislation is to utilize surplus gas tax funds, that is, the portion of those revenues above the amount preallocated by Congress, for BOTH roads and transit. As the County and State move forward on projects such as the addition of HOV lanes to the Capitol Beltway and other major roadway projects, Supervisor Connolly asserted that the County must take every opportunity to secure funding to accelerate transit improvements to take cars off the road, such as those outlined in the 2020 Study.

Accordingly, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct the County Executive to consult with the County federal lobbyist regarding the issue of using portions of the TEA21 surplus gas tax revenues for transit projects and report to the Board on its potential impact on the County. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Gross and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

74.

SEA RESCUE BY SCOUT LEONARD WESCHLER (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly reported that last summer off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii, a boating accident occurred that could have had a tragic outcome. When sailing back to shore, a woman and her husband and son capsized into the water. Vienna Webelo Scout Leonard Weschler of Cub Scout Pack 1139 and a fifth-grader at Marshall Road Elementary School, was one of several surfers nearby who immediately came to the aid of the woman and her son. He helped them onto his surfboard and stayed with them until a rescue team arrived.

Supervisor Connolly noted that Leonard was recently awarded the Medal of Merit at the Boy Scouts of America National Court of Honor for his exemplary bravery. Accordingly, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct staff to invite Scout Leonard Weschler to appear before the Board at an appropriate time to be determined to be commended for his courage. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Gross and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

75.

RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD) ALONG KIDWELL DRIVE IN TYSONS CORNER (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly stated that he has received petitions from residents in the Kidwell Towns community requesting the creation of a Residential Permit Parking District (RPPD) along Kidwell Drive in the Tyson's Corner area. Kidwell Towns is bordered by commercial development and has had increasing problems with nonresidents parking along Kidwell Drive, sometimes blocking mailboxes and precluding access to fire hydrants. Because of the street's unique location, bounded on one side by land zoned I-3, only the side of the street adjacent to the community would be eligible for inclusion in the RPPD. For this reason, the proposed RPD would not meet the minimum 100 contiguous parking space requirement.

Accordingly, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct the Department of Transportation (DOT) to:

  • Study Kidwell Drive to determine the feasibility of Kidwell Drive's inclusion into the RPPD Program.
  • Waive the 100 contiguous parking space requirement and the $10 household filing fee.

Supervisor Gross seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

76.

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NOMINATION OF GERALDINE MASKELL TO THE FAIRFAX-FALLS CHURCH COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD (CSB) (Tape 6)

In accordance with Virginia Code Section 37.1-195, Supervisor Connolly announced his intent to move the appointment of Ms. Geraldine Maskell to the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) on March 22, 1999. He distributed copies of her rJsumJ.

77.

COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly announced that the National Association of Community Action Agencies has declared May 1999 National Community Action Month. This celebration will coincide with the Thirty-fifth Anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's Economic Opportunity Act (EOC) of 1964.

Therefore, on behalf of the members of the Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB), Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board:

  • Recognize May 1999 as "Community Action Month" in Fairfax County.
  • Direct staff to prepare a Proclamation to be read at the Board Meeting scheduled for May 10, 1999.
  • Direct staff to invite the appropriate CAAB members to appear before the Board to receive the Proclamation.

Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

78.

AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPERS AND MADISON HOMES SIMULTANEOUS PROCESSING (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly stated that American Land Developers, which is referenced by Rezoning Application RZ 1997-PR-016, has filed a pending rezoning application for land in the northeast quadrant of Gallows Road and Oak Street. The applicant proposed to rezone 7.13 acres from R-1 to PDH-5 to allow development of 34 single-family detached homes. The applicant for Madison Homes, referenced by Rezoning Application RZ 1998-PR-011, proposes to rezone 8.69 acres on the east side of Gallows Road, approximately 800 feet north of Oak Street, from R-1 to PDH-5 to develop 42 single-family attached dwelling units. American Land Developers and Madison Homes are scheduled for a public hearing before the Board on March 22, 1999.

Accordingly, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct the Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPW&ES) to simultaneously process the Subdivision Plan associated with Rezoning Application RZ 1997-PR-016 and the Site Plans associated with Rezoning Application RZ 1998-PR-011. He noted that this action does not prejudice the consideration of this review in any way. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

79.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTENT TO DEFER PUBLIC HEARINGS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly announced his intent to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 84-P-129-5, which is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. today, to March 22, 1999 at 5:00 p.m.

Supervisor Connolly announced his intent to defer the public hearing on Special Exception Application SE 98-P-040, which is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. today, to March 22, 1999 at 5:30 p.m.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, at the appropriate time, the Board formally deferred these public hearings. See Clerk's Summary Items CL#91 and CL#101.)

80.

THERMAL IMAGING HELMETS (Tape 6)

Supervisor McConnell explained that the nonprofit organization, FIND of Northern Virginia, was organized by mothers of small children for the purpose of obtaining life-saving equipment for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. The equipment consists of thermal imaging helmets that aid firefighters in locating victims who are unconscious in smoke-filled buildings or locate the source of fire quickly. FIND is attempting to raise money to purchase 15 to 20 of these helmets. Supervisor McConnell noted that funding for these helmets is not included in the Department of Fire and Rescue's budget submission because of higher priority items.

Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite members of FIND to appear before the Board to make a brief presentation regarding

the thermal imaging helmets. Following discussion, with input from Catherine A. Chianese, Assistant to the County Executive, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the request to schedule FIND to appear on March 22, 1999 at 10:30 a.m., and this was accepted. Without objection, the request, as amended, was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

81.

REQUEST FOR INCREASED LEVEL OF REIMBURSEMENT BY TRI-CARE PRIME (Tape 6)

Jointly with Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor McConnell expressed their concern regarding more than 140,000 residents of Northern Virginia who could have their basic medical needs placed in jeopardy because of the low reimbursement rate paid by TRI-CARE PRIME to local medical providers. TRI-CARE PRIME is the medical insurance available to military families.

Accordingly, jointly with Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board send a letter to the entire Northern Virginia Congressional Delegation requesting an increase in the reimbursement rate paid to medical providers by TRI-CARE PRIME for medical services to military families. This increased level of reimbursement will allow military families to access the same level of health care provided to other federal employees and their families. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

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

82.

SPEEDING ON THE FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY (Tape 6)

Supervisor McConnell expressed her concern about the excessive speeds of motorists on the Fairfax County Parkway. She asked unanimous that the Board direct staff to enforce the current speed limit or take appropriate measures to make it a high-speed highway.

Chairman Hanley restated the request as encouraging additional enforcement. Without objection, it was so ordered.

83.

RECESS/EXECUTIVE SESSION (Tape 6)

At 1:30 p.m., Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board recess and go into Executive Session for discussion and consideration of matters enumerated in Virginia Code Section 2.1-344 and listed in the Agenda for this meeting and in addition:

· Sheila Patterson versus County of Fairfax, Virginia; The Board of County Supervisors, Number 97-1015, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

· Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia versus Riva Ridge, Incorporated, and Westchester Fire Insurance Company, At Law Number 165510.

· Federal requirements regarding local land use review of proposed monopoles on federal property.

Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Chairman Hanley announced that the Board would convene Executive Session at 2:25 p.m.

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At 3:35 p.m., the Board reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Members being present, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

84.

WELCOME TO BOY SCOUT TROUPS (Tape 7)

Chairman Hanley recognized the presence of Boy Scout Troop 1131 from Braddock District and Boy Scout Troops 51 and 695 from Sully District and extended a warm welcome.

ACTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

85.

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. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it 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 "AYE."

86.

AUTHORIZATION FOR SETTLEMENT IN BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA VERSUS RIVA RIDGE, INCORPORATED, AND WESTCHESTER FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, AT LAW NUMBER 165510 (Tape 7)

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board authorize settlement in Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia versus Riva Ridge, Incorporated, and Westchester Fire Insurance Company, At Law Number 165510, according to the terms and conditions outlined by the County Attorney in Executive Session. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

AGENDA ITEMS

87.

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3:30 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC FACILITIES MANUAL (PFM) REGARDING LETTERS OF CREDIT, RECYCLING SYSTEMS, RECORD PLAT CHECK SHEETS, AND MISCELLANEOUS TECHNICAL STANDARDS (COUNTY WIDE) (Tape 7)

A Certificate of Publication was 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 February 18 and February 25, 1999.

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Connolly moved adoption of the proposed amendments to the Public Facilities Manual (PFM) regarding letters of credit, recycling systems, record plat check sheets and miscellaneous technical standards to become effective on March 9, 1999 at 12:01 a.m. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it 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 “AYE.”

88.

3:30 P.M. – PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 91-C-042 (GREAT FALLS HUNT, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 7)

Ms. Elizabeth D. Baker reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Ms. Baker 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 she proceeded to present her case.

Following the public hearing, Leslie Johnson, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Dix moved approval of Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 91-C-042 subject to the development conditions as recommended by the Planning Commission and dated February 3, 1999. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

Supervisor Dix moved:

  • Waiver of the transitional screening and barrier requirement along a portion of the eastern property boundary as shown on the SEA Plat.
  • Waiver of the barrier requirement along the Hunter Mill Road and the Baron Cameron Avenue frontages of the site.
  • Waiver of the service drive requirement along the Route Seven frontage of the site.

Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

89.

3:30 P.M. - PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 97-Y-058 (VIRGINIA TOWERS, L.C.) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tapes 7-8)

Mr. Elliott M. Harrigan reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

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

· In excess of $200 from Luckstone Quarry.

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

· A contribution from Mr. Frank Stearns.

Mr. Harrigan 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 eight speakers, Greg Russ, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Frey moved to defer decision on Special Exception Application SE 97-Y-058 until March 22, 1999 at 5 p.m. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

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3:30 P.M. – PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-SU-042 (WINCHESTER HOMES, INCORPORATED) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

Mr. Francis A. McDermott reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Mr. McDermott 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, Leslie Johnson, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), 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 1998-SU-042 be amended from the R-1 and WS Districts to the R-3 and WS Districts subject to the execution of the proffers dated February 2, 1999. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting “AYE,” Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

91.

3:30 P.M. – PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 84-P-129-5 (JADE DUNN LORING METRO, L.L.C.) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

Supervisor Connolly moved to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 84-P-129-5 until March 22, 1999 at 5 p.m. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Kauffman and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

92.

4 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-SU-015 (B&D PROPERTIES, LP AND LAFAYETTE PROPERTIES LLC) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

Supervisor Frey moved to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1998-SU-015 until April 5, 1999 at 4:30 p.m. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Kauffman and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

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4 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1997-BR-004 (JCE, INCORPORATED) (BRADDOCK DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

Ms. Lynne J. Strobel reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Ms. Strobel 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 she proceeded to present her case.

Following the public hearing, Tracy Swagler, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Bulova moved:

  • That the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1997-BR-004 be amended from the R-1 and R-3 Districts to the PDH-3 District subject to the execution of the proffers dated February 10, 1999.
  • Waiver of the 600 foot maximum length for private streets.

Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting “AYE,” Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

94.

4 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 85-L-046-2 (GREENSTAR I, LLC) (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

Supervisor Kauffman moved to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 85-L-046-2 until March 22, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

95.

4 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 3 (COUNTY EMPLOYEES), ARTICLE 1, SECTION 3-1-23, CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECK AND FINGERPRINTING REQUIRED (Tape 8)

A Certificate of Publication was 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 February 18 and February 25, 1999.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by one speaker and input from Peter D. Andreoli, Jr., Senior Assistant County Attorney, and Mary E. Egan, Deputy Director, Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Supervisor Connolly moved to defer decision on the adoption of the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 3 (County Employees), Article 1, Section 3-1-23, pending additional information on what positions in the County presently require criminal record checks and fingerprinting, until March 22, 1999 at 5 p.m. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

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4:30 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 13 (AUXILIARY POLICE FORCE), ARTICLE 1, SECTION 13-1-3 (APPOINTMENT OF AUXILIARY MEMBERS) AND SECTION 13-1-11 (ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS; APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP) (Tape 9)

A Certificate of Publication was 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 February 18 and February 25, 1999.

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Gross moved adoption of the proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 13 (Auxiliary Police Force), Article 1, Section 13-1-3 (Appointment of Auxiliary Members) and Section 13-1-11 (Eligibility Requirements; Application for Membership) to become effective on March 9, 1999 at 12:01 a.m. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Frey, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

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4:30 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1999-MV-001 AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 99-V-001 [FAIRFAX COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY (FCRHA)] (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

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.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by three speakers, Inda Stagg, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Following discussion with input from Jack Clark, Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Supervisor Hyland moved:

  • Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1999-MV-001 from the C-8, R-2, CRD, and HC Districts to the R-8, CRD, and HC Districts subject to the execution of the proffers dated March 8, 1999.
  • Approval of Special Exception Application SE 99-V-001 subject to the development conditions dated March 8, 1999.
  • Waiver of the Housing for the Elderly Additional Standard Number 10, minimum front, side, and rear yard requirements for the northern and southern side yards only.
  • Waiver of the minimum R-8 district size requirements.
  • Waiver of the service drive requirement along Richmond Highway.
  • Waiver of the loading space requirements.
  • Waiver of the transitional screening requirements on the eastern periphery of the site, adjacent to the vacated outlet road.
  • Modification of the transitional screening requirements on the southern periphery, adjacent to parcels 71 and 72.

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

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board:

  • Direct staff to return the facility's Site Plan and Architectural renderings to the Planning Commission for review and approval prior to Site Plan approval.
  • Deny the applicant's request to waive pavement construction along Richmond Highway.

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

98.

4:30 P.M. - PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 89-M-043 (HOANG ENTERPRISES AND DR. LONG K. HOANG) (MASON DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

Ms. Lisette Q. Hoang Nguyen reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Ms. Nguyen 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 she proceeded to present her case.

Following the public hearing, Tracy Swagler, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Gross moved:

  • Approval of Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 89-M-043 subject to the development conditions dated March 3, 1999.
  • Waiver of the transitional screening and barrier requirements along the eastern and western boundaries of the site.
  • Modification of the transitional screening requirement on the southern boundary of the site in favor of the existing vegetation and as conditioned.

Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

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4:30 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-SU-043 (PS/SE CENTREVILLE ASSEMBLAGE, LLC) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

Mr. Keith C. Martin reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Mr. Martin 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, Greg Russ, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) 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 1998-SU-043 be amended from the R-1, HC, and WS Districts to the PDH-16, HC, and WS Districts subject to the execution of the proffers dated January 29, 1999. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

Supervisor Frey moved:

  • Waiver of the 200 foot minimum privacy yard requirement.
  • Waiver of the service drive requirement along Centreville Road.
  • Waiver of the 600 foot maximum length of private streets.

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

100.

5 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 96-L-005 AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 96-L-034 (SPRINGFIELD CAMPUS, LLC) (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

Mr. Robert A. Lawrence reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Mr. Lawrence 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 moved to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 96-L-005 and Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 96-L-034 until March 22, 1999 at 6 p.m. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

101.

5 P.M. - PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 98-P-040 (SUN COMPANY, INCORPORATED) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

Supervisor Connolly moved to defer the public hearing on Special Exception Application SE 98-P-040 until March 22, 1999 at 5:30 p.m. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

102.

5 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 74-3-087 (RICHARD M. ROBERTSON) (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

On behalf of Supervisor Mendelsohn, Supervisor Connolly moved to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 74-3-087 until April 5, 1999 at 5 p.m. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

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5 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-HM-020 (COSCAN BROOKFIELD HOMES) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

Mr. Martin D. Walsh reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Mr. Walsh 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, Leslie Johnson, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Dix moved:

  • Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1998-HM-020 from the R-1 District to the PDH-1 District.
  • Approval of the Conceptual Development Plan subject to the execution of the proffers dated January 28, 1999.

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

Supervisor Dix further moved:

  • Waiver of the 600 foot limitation on the length of private streets.
  • Waiver of the requirement for construction of a service drive along the Route Seven frontage of the site.
  • Approval of a modification of the transitional screening requirements along the east, west, and south boundaries of the child care center in favor of that shown on the Conceptual Development Plan/Final Development Plan (CDP/FDP).
  • Waiver of the barrier requirement along the eastern property boundary of the child care center.

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

104.

5:30 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 94-D-040 (TECTUM, LLC) (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

On behalf of Supervisor Mendelsohn, Supervisor Connolly moved to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 94-D-040 until March 27, 1999 at 6 p.m. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

105.

5 P.M. - PH ON OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT S98-II-M1 FOR THE EVANS FARM INN PROPERTY (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tapes 9-12)

A Certificate of Publication was 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 February 4 and February 11, 1999.

Discussion ensued with input from Fred Selden, Director, Planning Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ).

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by 42 speakers, Chairman Hanley announced that because of the lateness of the hour, the Board would now proceed with the 6 p.m. Presentation by the School Board of its Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, action was taken on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#108.)

106.

5:30 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 94-D-040 (TECTUM, LLC) (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (No Tape)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, action was taken on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#104.)

107.

6 P.M. – PRESENTATION BY THE SCHOOL BOARD OF ITS PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 BUDGET (Tapes 12-13)

Robert Frye, Chairman, Fairfax County School Board, presented the School Board's proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget.

Chairman Hanley introduced Dr. Daniel A. Domenech, Division Superintendent, Fairfax County Schools, and warmly welcomed him to the Board Auditorium.

Supervisor Bulova announced that the Board has a Budget Workshop scheduled for Monday, March 15, 1999 at 9 a.m. and at 11 a.m. there will be discussion about the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Supervisor Bulova also stated that a formal

invitation has been sent to the School Board inviting its members to join the Board at 11 a.m. for the Monday meeting, and informing them that they may give a brief presentation and join in the discussion to discuss the School Board's needs in the CIP.

Discussion followed, with input from Charles Woodruff, Director, Office of Budget Services, Financial Services, Fairfax County Schools, Mr. Frye, Dr. Domenech, and Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive.

Supervisor Dix stated that he had raised an issue this morning in his Board Matters on having received a memorandum recently stating that over 40 fields at public schools are being taken out of commission, six times the number that were taken out of service last year for various purposes. (See Clerk's Summary Item CL#70.)

Supervisor Dix stated that the request that was made earlier in the day is to try to work with Mr. Domenech and his staff, to determine if there can be some scheduling sensitivity to the fact that March 1 to June 30 is the peak season for spring sports for the young boys and girls around the County. Therefore, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review and determine if there is some way this can be accommodated through the scheduling to limit the adverse impact on the various sports programs throughout the County. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the meeting of the Information Technology (IT) Subcommittee be moved to 2 p.m. on Monday to allow more time for discussion. regarding schools. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

108.

RETURN TO THE PH ON OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT S98-II-M1 FOR THE EVANS FARM INN PROPERTY (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tape 13)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, this public hearing was held. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#105.)

Following discussion, with input from Fred Selden, Director, Planning Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, (DPZ), Supervisor Mendelsohn moved to adopt staff recommendation to put alternative language into the Plan to allow "this land to be used, as an option, only for public open space, farm park, or community serving facilities.” Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and further discussion ensued, with input from Mr. Selden.

Supervisor Mendelsohn stated, for the record, that the main purpose of this motion was to keep an effort alive. However, if this motion does not pass, it does not negate the ability to procure this land for park land in some fashion.

Following discussion, the question was called on the motion which FAILED by a recorded vote of six, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE."

Further discussion followed, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, and David P. Bobzien, County Attorney.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

109.

DEVELOPMENT PROCESS COMMITTEE MEETING (Tape 13)

Supervisor Frey reminded the Board that the Development Process Committee will meet at 10 a.m. tomorrow, March 9, 1999, in Room 232 of the Conference Center.

110.

BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 13)

At 9:55 p.m., the Board adjourned.