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The meeting was called to order at 9:35 a.m., with all Members being present, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

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.

BOARD MATTERS

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MOMENT OF SILENCE (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley asked everyone to remember in their thoughts and prayers the family of the late Robert F. Lundy, an important participant in the community in Lorton and throughout the County, who died recently.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, there was another reference to the accomplishments of Mr. Lundy. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#59.)

Supervisor Bulova asked everyone to remember in their thoughts and prayers Gloria Carroll, wife of John Lee Carroll, Electronic Equipment Technician, Department of Information Technology (DIT), who is very ill in the hospital and whose father died recently.

3.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SULLY DISTRICT SUPERVISOR MICHAEL FREY ON BECOMING CHAIRMAN OF THE VIRGINIA BASEBALL STADIUM AUTHORITY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley congratulated Supervisor Frey on becoming Chairman of the Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, there was additional discussion of this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#48.)

AGENDA ITEMS

4.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO SOUTH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' BASKETBALL TEAM (Tape 1)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to South Lakes High School Boys' Basketball Team for winning the Northern Regional Finals. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

5.

CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED FOR RESPONSE AND SERVICE DURING THE JANUARY 15, 1999 ICE STORM (Tape 1)

Supervisor Connolly moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Virginia Power for their response and service during the January 15, 1999 ice storm. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Connolly further moved approval of the Certificates of Recognition presented to the following County agencies for their response and service during the referenced ice storm:

  • Fairfax County Emergency Services/Police and Fire and Rescue.
  • Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPW&ES).
  • Department of Vehicle Services (DVS).

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

Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to correct the Certificate of Recognition presented to Virginia Power to read “215,000 Virginia Power customers.” Without objection, it was so ordered.

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CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., DAY PLANNING COMMITTEE (Tape 1)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to members of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Planning Committee for the service they have given to the community. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MARCH 29 – APRIL 4, 1999 AS “COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WEEK” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Acting-Chairman Dix and moved approval of the Proclamation designating March 29 – April 4, 1999 as “Community Development Week” in Fairfax County. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

Acting-Chairman Dix returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

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CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO WALTER D. WEBDALE, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (HCD) (Tape 1)

Supervisor Bulova moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Walter D. Webdale, former Director, Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), for his years of service with Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

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RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT (NVS&WCD) (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved adoption of the Resolution to recognize the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District (NVS&WCD) for winning awards for two of its publications. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Frey and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

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INTRODUCTION OF LAWRENCE WEBB, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT IN CHAIRMAN HANLEY'S OFFICE (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley introduced Lawrence Webb, Administrative Assistant, a new staff member in her office, and welcomed him to the Board Auditorium and her staff.

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PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING APRIL 1999 AS “GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES' CELEBRATE DIVERSITY MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tapes 1-2)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland moved approval of the Proclamation, presented to Donna Zadnik, Vocational Counselor, Department for Visually Handicapped, Fairfax Regional Office, designating April 1999 as “Fairfax County Government Employees' Celebrate Diversity Month” in Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

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10 A.M. – PRESENTATION OF THE 1998 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FAIRFAX COUNTY ADVISORY SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD (Tape 2)

Yvonne Campbell-Cole, Chairman, presented the 1998 Annual Report of the Fairfax County Advisory Social Services Board.

Following discussion, with input from Dana W. Paige, Director, Department of Family Services (DFS), and Donna Foster, Acting Deputy Director, DFS, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to return with a recommended structure for the Citizens Study Group to be established on how to develop a strategic plan for County long term care service delivery. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board direct staff to review the recommendations in the 1998 Annual Report and respond to the Board. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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10:15 A.M. – PRESENTATION BY FINDING INDIVIDUALS IN THE DARK (FIND) OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA ON EFFORTS TO ACQUIRE THERMAL IMAGING HELMETS FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT (Tapes 2-3)

Karen Ribeiro, President, Finding Individuals in the Dark (FIND), presented a report on efforts to acquire thermal imaging helmets for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department.

Discussion ensued with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, and Al Sladek, Sales Representative, Cains Iris, Incorporated.

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APPOINTMENTS TO CITIZEN BOARDS, AUTHORITIES, COMMISSIONS, AND ADVISORY GROUPS (Tape 4)

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AIRPORTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

(NOTE: The appointments of the Braddock and the Dranesville District Representatives to the Airports Advisory Committee were deferred.)

ALCOHOL SAFETY ACTION PROGRAM LOCAL POLICY BOARD

CONFIRMATION:

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board confirm the following appointment to the Alcohol Safety Action Program Local Policy Board:

· Ms. Susan Baldassari to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Teresa McCarthy as the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Representative

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

ATHLETIC COUNCIL

Supervisor Kauffman moved the reappointment of Mr. Dick Combs as the Lee District (Principal) Representative to the Athletic Council. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

[NOTE: The appointments of the Dranesville (Principal and Alternate) and the Springfield (Alternate) Representatives to the Athletic Council were deferred.]

COMMISSION ON ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION

(NOTE: The appointments of the At-Large and the Lee District Representatives to the Commission on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation were deferred.)

COMMUNITY ACTION ADVISORY BOARD

Supervisor Gross moved the appointment of Mr. David F. Wright as the Mason District Representative to the Community Action Advisory Committee. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to invite Ms. Edith Mead to appear before the Board to receive recognition for her many years of service on the Community Action Advisory Board. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

CONFIRMATIONS:

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board confirm the following appointments to the Community Action Advisory Board:

  • Ms. Fern True as the Community Ministry Representative
  • Ms. Roxanne Rice as the United Way Representative
  • Ms. Wendy Shang as the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Representative
  • Ms. Elizabeth Redmond as the Junior League of Northern Virginia Representative
  • Ms. Sunny Harris Rome to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Ruth Zambrana as the George Mason University Representative

Supervisor Bulova seconded this motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE

[NOTE: The appointments of the Braddock, Dranesville, Mason (Fairdale Community), and Sully District Representatives to the Community Improvement Committee were deferred.]

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVISORY BOARD

(NOTE: The appointment of the Mason District Representative to the Criminal Justice Advisory Board was deferred.)

ELECTRICAL ADVISORY AND LICENSING BOARD

(NOTE: The appointment of the At-Large Representative to the Electrical Advisory and Licensing Board was deferred.)

ENGINEERING STANDARDS REVIEW COMMITTEE

CONFIRMATIONS:

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board confirm the following appointments to the Engineering Standards Review Committee:

  • Mr. Reid M. Dudley as the Engineers and Surveyors Institute Representative
  • Ms. Jean Packard as the League of Women Voters Representative
  • Mr. John W. Ewing as the Northern Virginia Building Industry Representative
  • Ms. Gloria Fisher as the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Representative

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

FAIRFAX AREA DISABILITY SERVICES BOARD

(NOTE: The appointment of the Sully District Representative to the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board was deferred.)

FAIRFAX-FALLS CHURCH COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD

Supervisor Connolly moved the appointment of Ms. Geraldine Maskell as the Providence District Representative to the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

HISTORY COMMISSION

[NOTE: The appointment of the At-Large (Citizen) Representative to the History Commission was deferred.]

JUVENILE COURT CITIZEN ADVISORY COUNCIL

Supervisor Connolly moved the appointment of Ms. Leslie Persily to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Elinor Light as the Providence District Representative to the Juvenile Court Citizen Advisory Council. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

(NOTE: The appointment of the Hunter Mill District Representative to the Juvenile Court Citizen Advisory Council was deferred.)

MECHANICAL ADVISORY (HVAC) BOARD

[NOTE: The appointments of the two At-Large (Master Mechanics), the At-Large (Mechanical/Professional Engineer), and the At-Large (Manufacturer/Distributor) Representative to the Mechanical Advisory (HVAC) Board were deferred.]

MILLENNIUM STEERING COMMITTEE

(NOTE: The appointments of the Hunter Mill and the Sully District Representatives to the Millennium Steering Committee were deferred.)

CONFIRMATIONS:

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board confirm the following appointments to the Millennium Steering Committee:

  • Mr. Christopher Bright as the Committee of 100 Representative
  • Ms. Sandy Turner as the Fairfax County Public Schools Representative
  • Ms. Carol Reimers as the League of Women Voters Representative
  • Ms. Bobbie Kilberg as the Northern Virginia Technology Council Representative

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

PLUMBING ADVISORY BOARD

[NOTE: The appointments of the At-Large (Master Plumber) and the At-Large (Professional Engineer) Representatives to the Plumbing Advisory Board were deferred.]

REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY

Supervisor Bulova moved:

  • The appointment of the Reverend Ronald F. Christian as the Braddock District Representative to the Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
  • That the Board direct staff to invite Ms. Barbara Shanahan to appear before the Board to receive recognition for her years of service on the Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

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

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved the reappointment of Mr. Martin Dunn as the Dranesville District Representative to the Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

ROAD VIEWERS BOARD

(NOTE: The appointments of the two At-Large Representatives to the Road Viewers Board were deferred.)

TENANT LANDLORD COMMISSION

Chairman Hanley moved the appointment of Mr. Adam D. Shubert as an At-Large (Tenant) Representative to the Tenant Landlord Commission. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Chairman Hanley moved the appointment of Mr. Christopher L. Kocsis as an At-Large (Landlord) Representative to the Tenant Landlord Commission. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

[NOTE: The appointment of the one At-Large (Tenant) Representative to the Tenant Landlord Commission was deferred.]

TREE COMMISSION

(NOTE: The appointment of the Springfield District Representative to the Tree Commission was deferred.)

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ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS (Tapes 4-5)

Supervisor Connolly moved approval of the Administrative Items with the exception of Administrative Item 7 – Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing on Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment Re: Places of Worship. The second to this motion was inaudible.

Supervisor Dix asked to amend the motion to consider separately Administrative Item 4 – Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing on the Acquisition of Certain Land Rights Necessary for the Construction of the Presidents Park Complex (Hunter Mill District), and Administrative Item 12 – Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing to Amend the Current Appropriation Level in the Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 Revised Budget Plan, and this was accepted.

Supervisor Dix called the Board's attention to Administrative Item 10 – Authorization for the Fairfax County Police Department to Accept Funding from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services to Recover a Portion of the Local Cash Match for Community Oriented Policing Grants and a discussion ensued with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, and Edward L. Long, Jr., Chief Financial Officer, Department of Management and Budget.

Supervisor McConnell called the Board's attention to Administrative Item 11 – Authorization for the Fairfax County Police Department to Apply to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to Fund a Deer Crash Abatement Program and a discussion ensued with input from Mr. O'Neill.

The question was called on the motion to approve the Administrative Items, 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.”

ADMIN 1 – EXTENSION OF REVIEW PERIODS FOR 2232 PUBLIC FACILITY REVIEW APPLICATIONS

Authorized the extension of the review periods for the three 2232 Public Facility Review Applications as listed in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999, to ensure compliance with the review requirements mandated by Section 15.2-2232 of the Code of Virginia.

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ADMIN 2 – ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 95-Y-024, CHANTILLY 50-28 ASSOCIATES, LIMITED PARTNERSHIP (SULLY DISTRICT)

Approved a request for 30 months of additional time to commence construction for Special Exception Application SE 95-Y-024 to August 5, 2001, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

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ADMIN 3 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND RIGHTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE HOLLY PARK SUBDIVISION SANITARY SEWER EXTENSION AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (BRADDOCK DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on April 26, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. on the acquisition of certain land rights necessary for the construction of Project X00826 (M00052) – Holly Park Subdivision Sanitary Sewer Extension and Improvement.

ADMIN 4 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND RIGHTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PRESIDENTS PARK COMPLEX (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board deferred action on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#16.)

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ADMIN 5 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE), REGARDING BED AND BREAKFASTS

Adopted the Resolution authorizing the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Planning Commission on April 22, 1999, and before the Board on May 24, 1999 at 4 p.m. on proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance), to revise the standards for bed and breakfast special exception uses.

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ADMIN 6 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE), TO REVISE THE USES ALLOWED IN CERTAIN COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS

Adopted the Resolution authorizing the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Planning Commission on April 22, 1999, and before the Board on May 24, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. on proposed amendments to the Code of the County of

Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance), to revise the uses allowed by right and by special permit in the C-3 and C-4 Office Districts and the C-5, C-6, C-7 and C-8 Retail Commercial Districts, and to revise the use limitations concerning outside activities in the C-3, C-4, I-l, I-2, I-3, and I-4 Districts.

ADMIN 7 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE), REGARDING PLACES OF WORSHIP

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

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ADMIN 8 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 99058 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE GRANT – ELECTRONIC FILING

Approved Supplemental Appropriation Resolution (SAR) AS 99058 in the amount of $30,000 from the State Justice Institute for a Technical Assistance Grant to initiate an electronic filing pilot program. This technology allows the court to receive pleadings, motions, etcetera, in an electronic format and provides access to information within seconds. The required in-kind match of 50 percent will be met by the Circuit Court.

ADMIN 9 – _AUTHORIZATION FOR COURT SERVICES DIVISION OF THE GENERAL DISTRICT COURT TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDS FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 GRANT FUNDING UNDER THE COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS ACT AND THE PRETRIAL SERVICES ACT

Authorized the Court Services Division of the General District Court to apply for funding in the amount of $424,937 from the Department of Criminal Justice Services under the Comprehensive Community Corrections Act and Pretrial Services Act. This grant requires no local cash match.

ADMIN 10 – AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT FUNDING FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES TO RECOVER A PORTION OF THE LOCAL CASH MATCH FOR COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING GRANTS

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board discussed this item. See page nine.)

Authorized the Fairfax County Police Department to accept funding from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services to recover a portion of the local cash match for community oriented policing grants.

ADMIN 11 – AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO APPLY TO THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV) TO FUND A DEER CRASH ABATEMENT PROGRAM

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board discussed this item. See page nine.)

Authorized the Fairfax County Police Department's application for a mini-grant in the amount of $1,500 to fund a deer crash abatement pilot program. This is a project made available to local law enforcement agencies through the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). No additional County funding is required.

ADMIN 12 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING TO AMEND THE CURRENT APPROPRIATION LEVEL IN THE FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1999 REVISED BUDGET PLAN

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board took action on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#18.)

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ADMIN 4 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND RIGHTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PRESIDENTS PARK COMPLEX (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

Supervisor Dix moved to defer authorization to advertise a public hearing on the acquisition of certain land rights necessary for the construction of the Presidents Parks Complex until April 26, 1999. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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ADMIN 7 - AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT RE: PLACES OF WORSHIP (Tape 4)

Following a query from Supervisor Connolly, with input from Jane W. Gwinn, Zoning Administrator, Zoning Administration Division (ZAD), Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board authorize the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Planning Commission on May 6, 1999, and before the Board on June 7, 1999 at 4:30 p.m. on proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance), which would allow places of worship to locate in the R-C, R-E, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5 and R-8 Districts as uses permitted by right, subject to use limitations. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion.

Following further discussion, Supervisor Dix asked to amend the motion to direct staff to offer the opportunity for a workshop, prior to the public hearing, for representatives from places of worship, district councils, and the Federation of Citizens Associations to answer questions and provide more details regarding the recommended zoning ordinance amendment, 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.”

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ADMIN 12 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING TO AMEND THE CURRENT APPROPRIATION LEVEL IN THE FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1999 REVISED BUDGET PLAN (Tapes 4-5)

Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board authorize the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on April 5, 6, and 7, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. to increase the Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 appropriation level. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive; Verdia L. Haywood, Deputy County Executive; and Edward L. Long, Jr., Chief Financial Officer, Department of Management and Budget, Supervisor Dix moved to amend the motion to delete the $500,000 for the Revised Performance Evaluation System from the Third Quarter Budget item and move it into consideration for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget. Supervisor Frey seconded this motion.

Following further discussion, the question was called on the amendment to the motion which FAILED by a recorded vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Frey voting “AYE.”

Supervisor Dix moved to amend the motion to delete the $1,229,674 for Agency 16, the Economic Development Authority (EDA), from the Third Quarter Budget item to be advertised and move it into the regular budget consideration. Supervisor Frey seconded this motion.

Following further discussion, with input from Mr. O'Neill, the question was called on the amendment to the motion, which FAILED by a recorded vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Frey voting “AYE.”

The question was then called on the main motion to authorize the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on April 5, 6, and 7, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. to increase the Fiscal Year (FY) 1999 appropriation level, which CARRIED by a recorded vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Frey voting “NAY.”

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A-1 – AUTHORIZATION TO PAY THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY (WMATA) FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1999 FOURTH QUARTER BILLING (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 5)

On motion of Supervisor Kauffman, seconded by Chairman Hanley, 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 adopted the

Resolution authorizing payment of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) fourth quarter transit operating and capital billing in the amount of $12,310,694.

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A-2 – DESIGNATION OF VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REVENUE SHARING FUNDS AND MATCHING FAIRFAX COUNTY FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board defer action on this item until later in the day. Without objection, it was so ordered.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board took action on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#120.)

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A-3 – PREALLOCATION PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT) HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board defer action on this item until later in the day. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board took action on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#121.)

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A-4 – SPRINGFIELD CIRCULATOR LOCAL MATCH (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 5)

Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and approve the general fund transfer of up to $178,000 to Fund 309, Metro Operations and Construction, for the local match to initiate the Springfield Circulator Bus Service. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

There was a brief discussion regarding this item, with input from Andrew J. Szakos, Chief, Transit Operations Division, Department of Transportation (DOT).

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A-5 –WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY (WMATA) AND FAIRFAX CONNECTOR FARE SIMPLIFICATION AND INTEGRATION (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 5)

On motion of Supervisor Connolly, seconded by Supervisor Kauffman, and carried by unanimous vote, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and approved the proposed changes outlined in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999, regarding the FAIRFAX CONNECTOR fares and endorsed the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) changes to the Metrobus and Metrorail fare structures.

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A-6 – PARKING REDUCTION FOR ATI CAREER INSTITUTE COMPUTER TRAINING FACILITY (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly disclosured the following campaign contribution which he had received:

· In excess of $200 from the ATI Career Institute.

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and approve a 20 percent parking reduction, from the required 426 parking spaces to 341 parking spaces, available on site based on shared parking between the existing uses and the proposed computer training facility subject to the conditions outlined in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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I-1 – PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION ON PUBLIC FACILITIES APPLICATION 2232-V98-13, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (DPW&ES) (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 5)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999, announcing the Planning Commission's approval of Public Facilities Application 2232-V98-13.

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I-2 – MINOR REROUTING OF FAIRFAX CONNECTOR ROUTE 202 (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 5)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to implement on April 25, 1999 the proposed rerouting on FAIRFAX CONNECTOR Route 202. This proposed change will have no fiscal impact on the County.

Following a brief discussion, with input from Leonard Wolfenstein, Transit Operations Division, Department of Transportation (DOT), staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

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I-3 – 1998 ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM OF FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 5)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to forward the 1998 Annual Report for the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System of Fairfax County, Virginia to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

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I-4 – AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE TO THE ARCHITECTURAL CONTRACT WITH GRIMM AND PARKER, P.C., FOR THE DESIGN OF THE SPRINGFIELD POLICE STATION RENOVATION AND EXPANSION (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT) (Tape 5)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract amendment to Grimm and Parker, P.C., in the amount of $886,484 for the Springfield District Police Station, Project 009207, within Fund 312, Public Safety Construction, consisting of the design and construction of the 23,400 square foot renovation and 18,500 square foot addition and related site improvements.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

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I-5 – AMENDMENT NUMBER ONE TO THE ARCHITECTURAL CONTRACT WITH WARD/HALL ASSOCIATES, FOR THE DESIGN OF THE EXPANSION AND RENOVATION OF MOUNT VERNON POLICE STATION (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 5)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract amendment to Ward/Hall Associates in the amount of $676,069 for the Mount Vernon Police Station, Project 009206, within Fund 312, Public Safety Construction, consisting of the design and construction of a 19,000 square foot renovation and a 14,500 square foot addition and related site improvements.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

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I-6 - CONTRACT AWARD - GUNSTON/WILEY SANITARY SEWER PUMP AND HAUL PROJECT (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 5)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Martin and Gass, Incorporated in the amount of $2,068,556.81 for the construction of Project I00355 Gunston/Wiley Sanitary Sewer Pump and Haul in Fund 402, Sewer Bond Extension and Improvement.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

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I-7 - AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO GOLDEN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY BY THE FAIRFAX COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY (FCRHA) FOR THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR RENOVATION OF THE LELAND ROAD PROPERTY (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 5)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Golden Construction Company for the interior and exterior renovation of the property located at 13525 Leland Road.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

32.

I-8 - LOCAL COMMENT LETTER TO THE VIRGINIA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (VHDA) ON WEXFORD MANOR APARTMENTS (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 5)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to sign the letter on Wexford Manor Apartments and forward it to the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) for consideration with the tax credit application.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

33.

I-9 – PROCESS USED TO ESTABLISH NAME ASSIGNMENTS FOR STREETS AND SUBDIVISIONS (Tape 5)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999, presenting information on the process used to establish name assignments for streets and subdivisions.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

34.

RECOGNITION OF JAMES C. WYCKOFF, JR., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PLANNING COMMISSION (Tape 5)

With reference to a recent retirement ceremony she attended for James C. Wyckoff, Jr., Executive Director, Planning Commission, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board direct staff to invite Mr. Wyckoff to appear before the Board to be recognized for his many years of service to the citizens of Fairfax County. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

35.

PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING APRIL 1999 AS “CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley stated that the Advisory Social Services Board has requested that April be proclaimed as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.”

Therefore, Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to invite the Advisory Social Services Board to appear before the Board on April 5, 1999, to receive a Proclamation designating April 1999 as “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

36.

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE FOR SENIOR CITIZENS (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to the increase in the aging population in the County. The 1998 Annual Report of the Advisory Social Services Board noted that the overall changing demographic composition and the aging of the population presents special challenges for the County. The steady growth of the elderly population signals the need to plan ways to meet the increased demands for services.

Chairman Hanley expressed her belief that there is a need for providing transportation assistance for the seniors who cannot get to public transportation, and others who may need door-to-door service. Accordingly, she moved that the Board direct staff to review the following:

  • Services currently provided for senior citizens, including fixed route bus service such as the Connector Bus as well as FASTRAN.
  • The possibility of expanding service to the 1992 levels and costs that would be incurred.
  • Recommendations for other options about transportation for senior citizens.

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

37.

OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE HERNDON PARK-AND-RIDE LOT (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley stated that the Herndon Park-and-Ride Lot will soon be completed and an opening ceremony to celebrate the long-awaited event would be appropriate. She asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to select a date and begin preparation for a ceremony to include elected officials, community representatives, and staff. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Dix stated that a ceremony is currently being organized.

38.

RESOLUTION TO IMPLEMENT AN ACTION PLAN TO FACILITATE THE PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION OF ON-ROAD BICYCLE FACILITIES (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley informed the Board of a Resolution, attached to her written Board Matter, from the Nonmotorized Transportation Committee that recommends the Board implement an action plan to facilitate the planning and construction of on-road bicycle facilities, as a component of Fairfax County's multi-modal transportation system.

Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to review the Resolution and the draft plan language and submit its recommendations. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a unanimous vote.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board took additional action regarding trails. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#81.)

39.

LETTER FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REGARDING THE WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE PROJECT (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to a letter, distributed to Board Members, from the Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration (SHA), regarding the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project.

40.

QUARTERLY STATUS REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to the Quarterly Status Report of the Audit Committee sent to each Supervisor's office and moved that the Board accept the report. Supervisor Kauffman 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 to be recorded as voting “AYE” on this motion. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#42.)

41.

STATUS REPORT ON THE OPENING OF THE ADULT DETENTION CENTER (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide Board Members with the following information regarding the new Adult Detention Center:

  • Where the County stands in the process of opening the facility.
  • How the opening will affect the budget this year.
  • How it is being staffed this year and the number of staff to be added next year.
  • The population.

Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, Supervisor Connolly asked to be recorded as not objecting to this request. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#42.)

42.

REQUEST TO RECORD VOTE (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent to be recorded as voting “AYE” on the two previous motions. Without objection, it was so ordered.

43.

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA (BSA) TROOP 128 CELEBRATES IT SEVENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn stated that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has been in existence for more than 89 years. During these 89 years, the mission of the BSA has been continuous and unfailing. Chief Scout Executive Jere Ratcliffe spoke most eloquently when he said that “the organization strives to develop good character in young people, to instill in them values of good citizenship and to encourage them to become physically fit, mentally alert, and morally straight – attributes that have never been more important than they are today.”

With a notation that since its inception, more than 96 million young people have been involved in scouting and have provided immeasurable services to their communities, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board direct staff to invite representatives from Boy Scout Troop 128 to appear before the Board to receive congratulations and recognition for 75 years of valuable service to the community. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

44.

“2000 TREES BY 2000” (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn informed the Board that as a kick-off to “2000 Trees by 2000,” staff members from the various Supervisors' offices gathered in Warrenton last Thursday to pick up trees from the Virginia Department of Forestry. All over the County, trees were planted this past weekend as a part of that effort.

Supervisor Mendelsohn stated that the importance of planting trees cannot be overstated. According to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, forested buffers are essential to the health of the Bay and, in fact, are considered to be one of the nine key indicators of the future well being of the Chesapeake Bay.

Supervisor Mendelsohn proudly reported that this past weekend Dranesville residents planted 1805 trees. Close to 1000 of these trees were planted in the Sugarland Stream Valley. Trees were also planted at schools, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) rights-of-way, public land and homeowner's associations open space. In addition, 27 mature trees were recently planted as a part of the McLean Revitalization effort. This public-private partnership will continue to encourage the planting of trees and the enhancement of the McLean Business District. Dranesville residents anticipate reaching their goal of 2000 trees in Dranesville later this week and look forward to exceeding that number by the end of the year.

45.

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WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE 2012 COALITION TO BRING THE OLYMPICS TO WASHINGTON (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn stated that he and Supervisor Connolly share the Board Matter regarding the Washington-Baltimore 2012 Coalition to bring the Olympics to Washington and are committed, in the words of the Coalition, to enriching “the lives of people in our region by capturing the spirit of the Olympics and successfully hosting the 2012 Olympic Games.”

Supervisor Mendelsohn stated that securing the 2012 Olympic Games for the region would be an exciting economic opportunity for Fairfax County and for the entire region. In addition to the benefit of having the games in the area, hosting the 2012 Olympic Games would leave behind a legacy of infrastructure improvements, including roads and athletic facilities, that would be enjoyed by citizens for years to come.

Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn and Supervisor Connolly jointly moved that the Board:

  • Adopt the Resolution of support, as attached to the written Board Matter.
  • Invite members of the organizing committee to appear before the Board to receive a copy of the Resolution.
  • Direct the County Executive to take steps to facilitate formation of a committee of business and community leaders to work with the 2012 Coalition to further Fairfax County's involvement in this effort.

Supervisor Connolly 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.”

46.

VACATION OF THE WIEHLE AVENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY EXTENSION INTO LOUDOUN COUNTY (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn informed the Board of Loudoun County's proposal to vacate the right-of-way for the extension of Wiehle Avenue into Loudoun County.

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board direct staff to send a letter to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors expressing concerns regarding the vacation of the Wiehle Avenue right-of-way prior to a more comprehensive study of both counties. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

47.

ANNUAL ETHICS DAY FOR HERNDON HIGH SCHOOL (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn informed the Board of the Annual Ethics Day sponsored by the Herndon Chamber of Commerce and held at the Government Center last week. Over 500 high school juniors attended the event and staff was commended on being gracious hosts and hostesses.

Supervisor Mendelsohn noted that he would like to see more high school events held in the Government Center.

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48.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SULLY DISTRICT SUPERVISOR MICHAEL FREY (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, this was announced. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#3.)

Supervisor Connolly congratulated Sully District Supervisor Michael Frey on being named Chairman of the Stadium Authority.

49.

SUPPORT FOR COMPLETE COUNTY/CENSUS 2000 (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly noted that the United States (US) Constitution mandates a census every 10 years to determine how many seats each state will have in the US House of Representatives, but local jurisdictions use the census for everything from planning schools and building roads to providing recreation opportunities and managing health care services. Every year over $100 billion in federal funding and even more in state funds are awarded to localities based on census numbers. This year, in an effort to accomplish the goal of a more accurate and cost efficient county, Census Complete County Committees are being formed in localities across the County.

Therefore, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct the County Executive to work with the Census Complete Count Committee to coordinate efforts to achieve an accurate count of citizens of Fairfax County. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Dix, being out of the room.

50.

TRAFFIC SIGNALS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly said that in 1993 Fairfax County entered into an agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) by which VDOT would upgrade traffic signals. These traffic signals were to automatically adjust in response to traffic volumes and thereby promote smoother traffic flow throughout the County. In addition, traffic signals would be networked so that any timing changes made to one signal could correspondingly adjust other signals. VDOT installed censors in the roadway at intersections in Northern Virginia as well as over

700 new signal controller boxes. The agreement called for VDOT to upgrade signal capability by networking signals along 10 corridors that were to be selected as part of the contract.

To date only one corridor has been completed (Route One). The upgraded signals do not adjust their operation in response to changes in traffic pattern, rather they continue to adjust their operation by time of day irrespective of traffic patterns. He said that equipment being installed by VDOT is not compatible with equipment being installed in other jurisdictions in Northern Virginia. Currently, VDOT has a contract to re-time signals in Northern Virginia based upon the time of day rather than in response to traffic demands as the original contract stipulated.

Therefore, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct the:

  • Chairman to write a letter to the Virginia Secretary of Transportation expressing the County's concern over the implementation of the computerized signal system and its inability to respond to traffic demands contrary to the terms in the original contract.
  • Staff to work with the staff from VDOT and report on the status of the signalization project and outstanding issues related to this issue that need to be resolved.

Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion.

Supervisor Bulova asked to amend the motion to include in the letter to the Virginia Secretary of Transportation, the Board's concern about coordinating neighboring jurisdictions systems with the VDOT system, and this was accepted.

Supervisor Kauffman asked to amend the motion to include concerns that the Route One corridor be completed as soon as possible, and this was accepted.

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

51.

INTENT TO DEFER THE PUBLIC HEARING ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-PR-051 (J. A. LOVELESS HOMES, INCORPORATED) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly announced his intent, later in the meeting at the appropriaate time, to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1998-PR-051 until April 5, 1999 at 4 p.m.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, this public hearing was formally deferred. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#115.)

52.

INTENT TO DEFER THE PUBLIC HEARING ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-PR-027 (HEARTHSTONE VANGUARD JOINT VENTURE) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly announced his intent, later in the meeting at the appropriate time, to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1998-PR-027 until April 5, 1999 at 3:30 p.m.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, this public hearing was formally deferred. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#104.)

53.

MIXING UP THE "GERRYS" (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly noted that recently the media has been getting him mixed-up with Supervisor Hyland since they have the same first name.

54.

QUESTIONS ABOUT Y2K (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with comprehensive answers to the following questions about Y2K and the level of preparedness of both the District of Columbia (DC) and Fairfax County:

  • What level of preparedness has the DC Government taken regarding the prison at Lorton specifically as to whether this facility will function adequately when the year 2000 arrives?
  • Other than checking and double checking of all of the County systems, what fall back position is in place should the County's systems – public safety, water, sewer, schools, etcetera -- experience an unforeseen glitch?

Without objection, it was so ordered.

55.

HONORING OLDER AMERICANS IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland said that each year, following the federal proclamation of May as Older Americans Month, the Board follows suit and makes its own proclamation in recognition of the growing population of older Americans in Fairfax County.

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Proclamation contained in his Board Matters be presented to the Fairfax Area Commission on Aging on Monday, April 26, 1999 honoring older citizens and designating May 1999 as "Older Americans Month" in Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

56.

HISTORICAL CHOCOLATES FOR FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland referred to his written Board Matter regarding historical chocolates for Fairfax County and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the County Executive to work with the Historical Chocolate Company to identify the many historical buildings in the County and to develop a plan to further market chocolates for Fairfax County and make the product available to the general public in all ways possible for the benefit of the County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion.

Following discussion, Supervisor Mendelsohn asked to amend the motion to direct staff to review the issue of the proceeds going to the Historical Society or historical sites, and this was accepted.

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

57.

POTOMAC BEND BOULEVARD NAME CHANGE REQUEST (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland said that Richard W. Hausler, President of KSI is requesting a boulevard name change in the Lorton Town Center. The existing boulevard is currently called Potomac Bend. The change to Lorton Station Boulevard, if the Board grants it, will help in directing users to the rail station; and will assist in establishing the identity of the rail station vicinity as the town center for the Lorton community.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board grant the request to change the current boulevard name from Potomac Bend Boulevard to Lorton Station Boulevard and to notify KSI of the Board's support and action. Without objection, it was so ordered.

58.

LORTON TRANSPORTATION FUND (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland said that on January 25, 1999, the Board directed staff to review existing transportation initiatives as they exist in, but not limited to, the Fairfax Center Area and determine a method for establishing a similar system for the Greater Lorton Community and to report with recommendations not later than the end of February so that, if adopted, it could be included in at least but not necessarily limited to the Laurel Hill Comprehensive Plan.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the County Executive to expedite the Board's previous request and report with recommendations by April 5, 1999. Without objection, it was so ordered.

59.

ROBERT "BOB" LUNDY (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlir in the meeting, the Board observed a Moment of Silence in honor of Mr. Lundy. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#2.)

Supervisor Hyland noted that a week ago today Robert "Bob" Lundy passed away.

Supervisor Hyland referred to his written Board Matter and outlined the many accomplishments of Mr. Lundy. He asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to prepare a Resolution thanking Mr. Lundy posthumously for always putting other people first and for making a lasting and positive difference in Fairfax County. Without objection, it was so ordered.

60.

INTENT TO DEFER THE PUBLIC HEARING ON DEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION DPA 86-C-121 (WESTERRA RESTON, LLC) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 7)

Supervisor Dix announced his intent, later in the meeting at the appropriate time, to defer the public hearing on Development Plan Amendment Application DPA 86-C-121 until April 26, 1999 at 3:30 p.m.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the public hearing was formally deferred. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#112.)

61.

ELECTRONIC VOTING BOARD (Tape 7)

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a status report on the electronic voting board. Without objection, it was so ordered.

62.

MAPSCAPE PROJECT (Tape 7)

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a status report on the mapscape project. Without objection, it was so ordered.

63.

SOUTH LAKES SPECIAL OLYMPICS BOYS' AND GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAMS AND A CHANGE IN THE START TIME OF THE BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 5, 1999 (Tape 7)

Supervisor Dix announced that the South Lakes High School Seahawks Special Olympics boys' basketball team went undefeated this season.

Supervisor Dix also commended the efforts of the Seahawk Girls' Special Olympics basketball team.

Given the efforts of both teams, Supervisor Dix moved that the Board direct staff to invite the coaches, players and parents from the South Lakes Olympics Boys and Girls Basketball teams to appear before the Board on April 5, 1999 and to prepare appropriate Certificates of Appreciation, so that both teams can be recognized for the pride that they have brought to themselves, their families and all of Fairfax County. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Following discussion, with input from Jean White, Director, Office of Public Affairs, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board change the start time of its meeting scheduled for April 5, 1999, to 9 a.m. This motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by unanimous vote.

64.

ATHLETIC FIELDS (Tape 7)

Supervisor Dix noted that some athletic fields had been taken out of service during the spring season due to rehabilitation activities in schools and parks. He said that several of those facilities are being returned to the inventory for use this spring thanks to the work of the schools and parks. He expressed his appreciation to those who worked on this project.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a list of those fields. Without objection, it was so ordered.

65.

SKIN DEEP TATTOO REMOVAL PROGRAM (Tape 7)

Supervisor Gross said that earlier this month, the third Skin Deep Tattoo Removal clinic opened in Fairfax County, and debuted to rave reviews. She noted that representatives from the Skin Deep Tattoo Removal Committee came before the Board last November to provide an update on the program's success.

Therefore, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to invite the surgeons from the Skin Deep Tattoo Removal Program to appear before the Board at a date yet to be determined, to be honored for the significant contribution they are making to the well-being of the community. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

66.

DRUNK DRIVING IN THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA (Tape 7)

As a member of the Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (COG) Human Services and Public Safety Policy Committee, Supervisor Gross attended a presentation on drunk and drugged driving in the area. She said that the news was encouraging, stating that most statistics are down, and the Washington region is doing well compared to the rest of the nation. However, the numbers also indicate that there is much more work to be done.

Supervisor Gross distributed to Board Members copies of the findings, titled, “How Safe are Our Roads?: An Annual Report on Drunk and Drugged Driving in the Washington Metropolitan Area.”

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67.

OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT FOR THE WALKER PROPERTY AND LEWIN PARK COMMUNITY (Tape 8)

Supervisor Kauffman reminded the Board that on July 27, 1998, it authorized an amendment (Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment S98-IV-S1) to the Comprehensive Plan to consider an option for office and commercial uses at an intensity of .5 Floor Area Ration (FAR) to 1.0 FAR for the Walker family properties and the adjacent industrial zoned property. These parcels are located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of the Franconia-Springfield Parkway and Beulah Street. To provide a more logical planning area, and at the request of planning staff, the Lee District Land Use and Transportation Advisory Committee, and a majority of the Lewin Park Community, Supervisor Kauffman moved that the amendment be expanded to include the adjacent Lewin Park subdivision and that it be clarified that the amendment include consideration of a hotel use in addition to the office and support retail uses. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

68.

QUARTERLY INSPECTIONS OF ABANDONED HOMES (Tape 8)

Supervisor Kauffman, in concert with Supervisor Hyland, reminded the Board of the recent tragic deaths of four people who were using a blighted property along the Richmond Highway corridor as a shelter. The house was dilapidated and slated for demolition. He stated that prior to the budget cuts in 1992, public health inspectors investigated all abandoned homes and properties on a quarterly basis; today the inspections are performed only annually. Supervisor Kauffman, along with Supervisor Hyland, asserted that more frequent inspections would be a wise public safety investment in concert with stepped-up efforts to remove the blight.

Accordingly, Supervisor Kauffman, jointly with Supervisor Hyland, moved that the Board direct staff to include quarterly inspections as a Consideration Item in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

Following discussion, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the motion to direct staff to determine how many staff would be involved and the associated costs, which would allow for the presentation of the costs for differing levels of service, and this was accepted.

The question was called on the motion, as amended, and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

69.

ORAL RABIES VACCINE PROGRAM (Tape 8)

Supervisor Kauffman reminded the Board of the serious rabies outbreak experienced in the southeastern end of the County during the late summer of 1997. In response

to an earlier Board Matter on the subject, appropriate staff has been meeting over the past year to investigate rabies control options.

Supervisor Kauffman reported that the group is recommending efforts to slow or stop the transmission of the rabies virus in wildlife by beginning an oral rabies vaccine program. The focus of the program would be to lessen the risk of human exposure to rabies by air-dropped distribution of a vaccine for use with raccoons. The vaccine has been successfully and safely used in a number of states, but it only lessens the spread and risk of rabies; no program totally eliminates rabies.

Supervisor Kauffman called the Board's attention to an item prepared by the Health Department that provided details on a proposed three-year program with a cost of $150,000 annually. Accordingly, Supervisor Kauffman, jointly with Supervisor Hyland, moved that the Board direct staff to include this program as a Consideration Item in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget to allow for the initiation of this program in the fall. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

70.

TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION OF GREATER SPRINGFIELD (Tape 8)

Supervisor Kauffman noted that last week he and Supervisor McConnell joined a large representative group of the Springfield business and civic community to form the Transportation Association of Greater Springfield. He expressed his appreciation to the Board for its support of the Springfield Circulator Bus System.

71.

STREET LIGHT MODIFICATION FOR GREENBRIAR (Tape 8)

Supervisor Frey stated that representatives from his office met with members of the Greenbriar Community regarding street light installation. He noted that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Virginia Power have developed a new street light called the Traditional Style Light. This light style is similar to the Colonial Style fixtures and provides the required illumination levels, but is not yet on the approved list.

Accordingly, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct staff to work with VDOT and Virginia Power to use the Tradition Style lights in the Greenbriar Community. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion.

Following a brief discussion regarding the inclusion of this style on the standardized list, the question was called on the motion which carried by unanimous vote.

72.

NEW PICNIC SHELTER FOR BULL RUN REGIONAL PARK (Tape 8)

Supervisor Frey stated that the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA) is proposing to construct a new picnic shelter and expand an existing picnic shelter at Bull Run Regional Park. Because the park lies within a floodplain, a Special Exception Application is required.

Supervisor Frey moved that the Board:

  • Authorize the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPW&ES) to concurrently process Special Exception Application SE 1999-Y-003 and the associated minor Site Plan.
  • Direct the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) to schedule the public hearing to be held before the Board on June 28, 1999.

Supervisor Frey stated that the applicants understand that this motion will not prejudice the consideration of the applications in any way. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

73.

ROCKLAND VILLAGE (Tape 8)

Supervisor Frey stated that Rockland Village L.C. has been pursuing a consolidation of approximately 27 acres within the area known as Rockland Village. It has held a number of meetings with the Western Fairfax County Citizens' Association and has been working closely with staff to design a community which will garner the support of citizens and staff. The applicant has requested concurrent processing of the zoning application and the related subdivision plans.

Accordingly, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct the staff of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPW&ES) to process the Site and Subdivision Plans associated with this property concurrently with the consideration of Rezoning/Final Development Plan Application RZ/FDP 1998-SU-050. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

74.

SCHEDULING OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR LAND USE CASES IN THE VICINITY OF THE GOVERNMENT CENTER (Tape 8)

Supervisor Frey reminded the Board that at a recent Board meeting he had made a motion for concurrent processing for several pending zoning applications just to the east of the Government Center. The Planning Commission public hearings have been scheduled for May 5, 1999, and the applicants have requested a public hearing date for the Board.

Accordingly, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board authorize staff to schedule public hearings to be held before the Board on May 24, 1999, for the following applications:

  • Rezoning Application RZ 1998-SU-040.
  • Rezoning Application RZ 1998-SU-041.
  • Special Exception Application SE 98-Y-038.
  • Rezoning/Final Development Plan ApplicationRZ/FDP 98-SU-025.
  • Rezoning/Final Development Plan Application RZ/FDP 98-SU-057.

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

75.

MR. AND MRS RALPH DIETZE TO RECEIVE CITIZEN VALOR AWARD (Tape 8)

Supervisor Frey announced that Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dietze from the Sully District have been selected to receive the Citizen Valor Award from the Department of Fire and Rescue. They noticed a fire in the garage of a home on Hidden Canyon Road. They immediately called the Department of Fire and Rescue and were able to get the occupant and her cat out of the house before the fire spread throughout the home.

Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct staff to invite Mr. and Mrs. Dietze to appear before the Board on April 26, 1999 to receive a Certificate of Recognition prepared by staff and to receive their Citizen Valor Award from the Department of Fire and Rescue. The second to this motion was inaudible.

Following a brief discussion, with input from Jean V. White, Director, Office of Public Affairs, the question was called on the motion which carried by unanimous vote.

76.

VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK (Tape 8)

Supervisor Frey reminded the Board that the Virginia Festival of the Book will take place in Charlottesville March 24-28, 1999. Throughout its four-year history, attendance at the Festival has grown to over 12,500 in 1998. He distributed advance copies of the program.

77.

REQUEST FOR UPDATE ON A POSSIBLE VIRGINIA RAILWAY EXPRESS (VRE) STATION FOR THE WESTERN PART OF THE COUNTY (Tape 8)

Supervisor Bulova stated that in May 1998, she had asked staff to examine the feasibility and potential location of a Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station in the western part of the County, but that she has not yet received a report. Accordingly, she asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide an update as to when the report would be available and to provide the report as soon as possible. Without objection, it was so ordered.

78.

FINES AND FEES FOR THE LIBRARIES (Tape 8)

Supervisor Bulova stated that she recently attended a meeting with Edwin S. "Sam" Clay, Director of Libraries, and the Braddock District Representative to the Library

Board regarding Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget modifications. One issue was the retention of the library fines and fees collected by the libraries. She noted that this could be a one-time or annual allocation.

Accordingly, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

  • Provide the amount of the fines and fees generated by the libraries.
  • Provide the effect of authorizing the libraries to retain those monies either for one year, more than one year, or a portion of a year.
  • Include this as a Consideration Item for FY 2000.

Without objection, it was so ordered.

79.

WEST SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' BASKETBALL TEAM WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (Tape 8)

Supervisor McConnell announced that the West Springfield High School Girls' basketball team, the Lady Spartans, won the Virginia State Championship with a record of 30-0. Members were recognized for their accomplishment at the Springfield District town meeting this past week.

Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board direct staff to invite the coaches, Bill Gibson, Bill Langloh, and Chip Deliee, and the Principal, Dr. David Smith, to appear before the Board at the next meeting, April 5, to receive a plaque for the Lady Spartans for their outstanding season. This motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by unanimous vote.

80.

EXTENSION OF CONTRACT WITH GOVERNMENT RELATIONS (Tape 8)

Supervisor McConnell stated that for the last two years the County has retained the firm of Government Relations, Incorporated, to provide federal liaison services and to represent the County's transportation interests in new federal legislation. She asserted that this investment was of significant assistance to the County and the County's congressional delegation in the passage of the multi-year funding bill for transportation, the Transportation Equity Act for the Twenty-first Century (TEA-21).

She noted that significant transportation funding issues remain to be considered by Congress including distribution of increased Highway Trust Fund reviews and the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Program. The County has no staff with experience with the legislative operations of Congress or the County's congressional delegation.

Accordingly, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board authorize the County's Purchasing Agent to extend the current contract with Government Relations, Incorporated for an additional year in accordance with the terms and conditions of the current contract. This is the last year the contract can be renewed. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

81.

OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT FOR COUNTYWIDE TRAILS PLAN (Tape 8)

Supervisor McConnell stated that she had been contacted by two members of the Countywide Non-Motorized Transportation ("Trails") Committee who have requested consideration of an Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment to the Countywide Trails Plan regarding trail construction standards in the Fairfax Station/Clifton areas. The County's existing trail construction standards require two types of trails in that area, a Type VI multipurpose trail which has a natural surface, and a tandem 6-8 foot wide asphalt trail.

Supervisor McConnell stated that the environmental impact of the construction of the tandem trail would affect the long-term water quality and rural character of the community and equates to the paving of a 9-12 acre area. She noted that the Trail Committee members consulted with community leaders including the mayor of the Town of Clifton and recommend amending the Countywide Trails Plan.

Accordingly, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board direct the Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) to prepare an Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment to amend the Countywide Trails Plan to designate all trails within the Fairfax Station and Clifton areas of the Occoquan Watershed as Type VI Multipurpose Natural Surface Trails. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

Following discussion, Supervisor Bulova asked to amend the motion to include as an option when the policy part of the Comprehensive Plan is reviewed. that the Board examine this question for Countywide implementation, and this was accepted.

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

82.

SARATOGA RECREATION GROUP, INCORPORATED (Tape 8)

Supervisor McConnell stated that she had been contacted by community residents representing the Saratoga Recreation Group, Incorporated, a non-profit community group established to take over the management and ownership of the recently-closed Saratoga Swimming Pool. The existing pool was recently and permanently closed by this facility's current property owners/managers. In reaction to this closure, several residents formed the newly established Saratoga Recreation Group, a non-profit organization formed to purchase and manage this facility to benefit the community.

Supervisor McConnell said that while the existing property owners have agreed to sell the property to the newly formed group for a nominal amount, these residents require financing to fund the facility's operating costs and fund necessary repairs prior to opening. Although the organization can demonstrate solid financial commitments from several hundred residents who support this endeavor, additional funding is required.

Accordingly, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board direct the staff of the Department of Housing and Community Development to work with the Saratoga Recreation Group to identify an available loan appropriate to meet this group's needs. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the motion to direct staff to review the rezoning application and its proffers to determine whether the operation of the facility was included, and this was accepted.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

Supervisor Gross reiterated a request she and Supervisor Bulova made several months ago directing staff to find ways to provide financial assistance to older community pools, such as low cost loans.

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

83.

REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL POLICE OFFICERS FOR THE SPRINGFIELD AND FRANCONIA POLICE STATIONS, RESPECTIVELY (Tape 8)

Supervisor McConnell stated her intent to request additional police officers for both the Springfield and Franconia Police Stations, respectively, to assist in alleviating traffic problems created by the Mixing Bowl construction. She noted that both stations would need at least six additional officers to control traffic traveling through the local neighborhoods. Accordingly, she asked unanimous consent that the Board refer this issue to staff for a cost estimate for a possible Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget Consideration Item. Without objection, it was so ordered.

84.

RECESS/EXECUTIVE SESSION (Tape 8)

At 2:05 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:

· Franconia Associates versus the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, At Law Number 167863.

· Public Street Frontage Waiver Number 017372, Benjamin G. Mason.

Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion.

Supervisor McConnell announced that she would be leaving the meeting early to attend a meeting of the State Mental Health Board in Richmond.

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

Chairman Hanley announced that the Board would convene Executive Session at 2:30 p.m.

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At 3:30 p.m., the Board reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Board Members being present, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

ACTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

85.

CERTIFICATION BY BOARD MEMBERS REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION (Tape 9)

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. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Frey 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."

86.

AUTHORIZATION F0R SETTLEMENT OF FRANCONIA ASSSOCIATES VERSUS BOARD OF SUPERVISOR, AT LAW NUMBER 167863 (Tape 9)

Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board authorize the settlement of Franconia Associates versus Board of Supervisors, At Law Number 167863, according to the terms and conditions outlined by the County Attorney in Executive Session. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

87.

USE OF THREE-HOLE PUNCH PAPER (Tape 9)

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to use three-hole punch paper for all the material that staff provides to the Board for the various public hearings in the afternoon. Without objection, it was so ordered.

AGENDA ITEMS

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3:30 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 7 (CENTRAL ABSENTEE VOTER ELECTION DISTRICT) REGARDING THE RELOCATION OF THE BAILEYS PRECINCT POLLING PLACE (MASON DISTRICT) (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 March 11 and March 18, 1999.

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Gross moved adoption of the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 7 (Central Absentee Voter Election District) to relocate the existing temporary polling place for Baileys precinct at the Baileys Crossroads Volunteer Fire Station to the Baileys Community Center, 5920 Summers Lane, Falls Church, Virginia 22041 and to make such corresponding changes as may be required. Supervisor Connolly 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."

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3:30 P.M. - PH ON THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND RIGHTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FAIRDALE NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (MASON DISTRICT) (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 March 4 and March 11, 1999.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by one speaker, Supervisor Gross moved approval of adoption of the Resolution authorizing the acquisition of the certain land rights necessary for the construction of Project C00093 - Fairdale Neighborhood Improvements. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Vice-Chairman Hyland voting "AYE," Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

90.

3:30 P.M. - PH ON THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND RIGHTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MOUNT VERNON MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (No Tape)

(NOTE: The land rights necessary for the construction of the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Improvements Project have been acquired.)

91.

3:30 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-SP-054 (COSCAN WASHINGTON, INCORPORATED) (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

Supervisor McConnell moved to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1998-SP-054 until April 5, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Mendelsohn and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

92.

3:30 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1997-SU-060 (BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' OWN MOTION) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

Supervisor Frey moved to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1997-SU-060 until April 5, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Mendelsohn and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

93.

3:30 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 85-L-046-2 (GREENSTAR I, LLC) (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

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.

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

· In excess of $220 from Mr. Dwight C. Schar.

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

· In excess of $200 from Mr. Dwight C. Schar.

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

Supervisor Kauffman moved:

  • Approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 85-L-046-2 subject to the executed proffers dated March 12, 1999.
  • Reaffirmation of the waiver of Section 2-414 of the Zoning Ordinance to allow residences within 200 feet of the railroad tracks.
  • Reaffirmation of the waiver of Section 2-414.
  • Reaffirmation of a waiver of the transitional screening and barrier requirements in favor of those shown on the Final Development Plan Amendment (FDPA).
  • Reaffirmation of the waiver to allow private streets in excess of 600 feet.

Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Mendelsohn and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

94.

VACATION OF A PORTION OF TALBERT ROAD (Tape 9)

Supervisor Hyland stated that on February 8, 1999 the Board held a public hearing on a request to vacate a portion of Talbert Road, but deferred decision until April 5, 1999. He further stated that staff has been working to schedule a meeting with property owners adjoining the Talbert Road right-of-way to discuss the future use of the roadway. The owners of parcels 12 through 15 adjoining the right-of-way are currently engaged in sale negotiations for these parcels. The potential developer of these parcels has indicated a willingness to discuss the concerns expressed during the public hearing and improvement scenarios for the Talbert Road area but is prevented from doing so at this time due to the pending sales agreement. It is anticipated that these concerns will be resolved. However, until the concerns of staff and residents are resolved it is premature to approve vacation of the subject area.

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland moved to defer indefinitely the decision to vacate a portion of Talbert Road with the understanding that staff will continue to diligently work to address the concerns expressed during the public hearing and resolve all outstanding issues prior to requesting the Board to make a final decision on this request. This motion was seconded by Supervisor Bulova and carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley being out of the room

95.

BOARD RECESS (Tape 9)

At 3:55 p.m., the Board recessed briefly, and at 4:00 p.m., reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Members present, with the exception of Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley, and with Vice-Chairman Hyland presiding.

AGENDA ITEMS

96.

4 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 86-L-056-3 (CONTINENTAL-BREN MAR ASSOCIATES, LP AND CAFFERTY BREN MAR ASSOCIATES, LP) (MASON DISTRICT) (Tape 9)

Mr. John B. Connor reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Mr. Connor 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, Jackie Blue, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Gross moved:

  • Approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 86-L-056-3 subject to the executed proffers dated February 17, 1999.
  • Reaffirmation of the waiver of the barrier requirement along the northern property line which is adjacent to the residentially developed property zoned R-4 and R-20.

Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

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4 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATIONS RZ 1997-PR-016 (AMERICAN LAND DEVELOPERS, INCORPORATED) AND RZ 1998-PR-011 (MADISON HOMES/GALLOWS ROAD LLC) (PROVIDENCE 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, Inda Stagg, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ) presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1997-PR-016 be amended from the R-1 District to the PDH-5 District subject to the execution of the proffers dated January 11, 1999. This motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell, voting "AYE," Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

Supervisor Connolly moved:

  • Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1998-PR-011 from the R-1 District to the PDH-5 District subject to the execution of the proffers dated January 29, 1999.
  • Modification of the trail requirement on Gallows Road.
  • Waiver of the barrier requirements and modification of the transitional screening requirements on the eastern and southern peripheries.

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

Supervisor Connolly noted that the applicant may request a waiver of construction along Gallows Road during the Site Plan review. Supervisor Connolly stated for the record that:

  • He does not want staff to waive the construction of a right turn lane.
  • The applicant should put in escrow any funds which are required for construction along Gallows Road prior to Site Plan approval.

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4 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE) AND THE PUBLIC FACILITIES MANUAL (PFM) REGARDING REQUIREMENT FOR SUBMISSION OF A VEGETATION MAP FOR CERTAIN APPLICATIONS (Tapes 9-10)

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 March 4 and March 11, 1999.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by five speakers, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved adoption of the proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance) and the Public Facilities Manual (PFM) regarding the addition of an existing vegetation map as a submission requirement for certain rezoning, Special Exception, Special Permit, and Variance applications as recommended by the Planning Commission and found in Attachment I of the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999. These amendments will become effective July 1, 1999 at 12:01 a.m. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Cecilia A. Lammers, Chief, Urban Forestry Branch, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPW&ES), Supervisor Frey moved to amend the motion to change the definition of the existing vegetation map to provide for each cover type of 2500 square feet or greater as opposed to 500 square feet. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it FAILED by a recorded vote of seven, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor McConnell voting "AYE."

Supervisor Dix moved to amend the motion to include a sunset provision of 24 months from the date that it is put into effect and that the item would expire unless affirmative action was taken by the Board to renew or to amend. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion.

Following further discussion, Supervisor Hyland moved a substitute to the amendment to the motion to adopt the proposed amendment for a 24 month period and at the end of that time it may be evaluated to determine if the provision should remain in effect or be deleted, and this was accepted.

Chairman Hanley restated that the substitute amendment is to adopt the proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance) and the PFM and at the end of a 24 month period it will be evaluated to determine if the provision should remain in effect or be deleted.

The question was called on the motion, as amended, which CARRIED by a recorded vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Frey and Supervisor McConnell voting "NAY."

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

99.

WELCOME TO BOY SCOUTS FROM TROOP 1956 (Tape 10)

Supervisor Bulova recognized the presence of the Boy Scouts from Troop 1966, and warmly welcomed them to the Board Auditorium.

AGENDA ITEMS

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4 P.M. - PH ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC) TO EXPAND THE CULMORE RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD), APPENDIX G, DISTRICT 9 (MASON DISTRICT) (Tape 10)

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 March 4 and March 11, 1999.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by three speakers, Supervisor Gross moved adoption of the proposed amendment to Appendix G, of the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic) to expand the Culmore Residential Permit Parking District (RPPD), Appendix G, District 9 to include Gordon Street (Route 901) between Lake Street (Route 773) and the north end, and Lake Street between Gordon Street and Blair Road (Route 902). Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

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4:30 P.M. - PH ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC) TO EXPAND THE CHANTILLY RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD), APPENDIX G, DISTRICT 29 (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 10)

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 March 4 and March 11, 1999.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by three speakers, Supervisor Frey moved adoption of the proposed amendment to Appendix G, of the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic) to expand the Chantilly Residential Permit Parking District (RPPD), Appendix G, District 29 to include Stream Valley Drive (Route 7989) from Stringfellow Road (Route 645) to the end. Supervisor Bulova 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.

102.

4:30 P.M. - PH ON THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND RIGHTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHIRLEY ACRES SANITARY SEWER EXTENSION AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 11)

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 March 4 and March 11, 1999.

Discussion followed the public hearing, which included testimony by three speakers.

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board:

  • Defer decision on this item until April 26, 1999 at 4 p.m.
  • Direct staff to determine if there are alternatives rather than taking the requested easements from the two properties in question.

Supervisor Connolly 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.

103.

4:30 P.M. - BOARD DECISION ON THE VACATION OF PORTIONS OF H STREET (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 11)

(NOTE: On December 7, 1998, the Board held a public hearing on this application, and deferred decision to January 11, 1999. On January 11, the Board deferred decision to January 25, 1999. On January 25, the Board deferred decision to February 8, 1999. On February 8, the Board deferred decision to February 22, 1999. On February 22, the Board deferred decision to March 22, 1999.)

Following discussion, Supervisor Hyland moved to defer decision on the ordinance vacating portions of H Street until April 5, 1999 at 4 p.m. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

104.

4:30 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-PR-027 (HEARTHSTONE VANGUARD JOINT VENTURE) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 11)

Supervisor Connolly moved to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1998-PR-027 until April 5, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

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4:30 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-PR-052; SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATIONS SE 98-P-051 AND SE 98-P-050; PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATIONS PCA 92-P-001 AND PCA 88-D-005-3 (WEST*GROUP PROPERTIES LLC) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 12)

Mr. Thomas D. Fleury 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 Ms. Kathryn A. MacLane.

Supervisor Bulova disclosed the following campaign contribution which she had received:

· $150 from Ms. Kathryn A. MacLane.

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

· In excess of $200 from Ms. Kathryn A. MacLane.

Supervisor Hyland disclosed the following campaign contributions which he had received:

  • $200 from Ms. Kathryn A. MacLane.
  • $195 from Mr. John C. Ulfelder.
  • $200 from Mr. Thomas F. Nicholson.
  • $175 from Mr. Charles B. Ewing, Jr.
  • In excess of $200 from Mr. Gerald T. Halpin.
  • In excess of $200 from Mr. Charles H. Smith, Jr.

Supervisor Gross disclosed the following campaign contribution which she had received:

· In excess of $200 from Ms. Kathryn A. MacLane.

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

· In excess of $200 from Ms. Kathryn A. MacLane.

Chairman Hanley disclosed the following campaign contribution which she had received:

· In excess of $200 from Ms. Kathryn A. MacLane.

Mr. Fleury 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, Donna McNeally, Branch Chief, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Connolly moved:

  • Approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 88-D-005-3 subject to the executed proffers dated February 26, 1999, with Exhibit B now dated March 17, 1999.
  • Modification of the transitional screening and waiver of the barrier with the application property as adjacent to residentially zoned property to that shown on the General Development Plan (GDP) and as proffered.
  • Approval of a waiver of the 75-foot setback requirement for the Dulles Access Airport Road to that shown on the GDP and as proffered.

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

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1998-PR-052 be amended from the I-4 and HC Districts to the C-3 and HC Districts subject to the execution of the proffers dated March 19, 1999, and subject to the abandonment of a portion of Old Springhouse Road. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting “AYE,” Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

Supervisor Connolly moved approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 92-P-001 subject to the executed proffers dated March 19, 1999. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

Supervisor Connolly moved:

  • Approval of Special Exception Application SE 98-P-050 subject to the development conditions dated March 19, 1999, and to PCA 92-P-001.
  • Modification of transitional screening and waiver of the barrier requirements along the west property line to that shown on Special Exception (SE) Plat.

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

Supervisor Connolly moved:

  • Approval of Special Exception Application SE 98-P-051 subject to the development conditions dated March 17, 1999, and to PCA 92-P-001 and RZ 1998-PR-052.
  • Modification of transitional screening and waiver of the barrier requirements along the north property line to that shown on the SE Plat.
  • Waiver of the minimum yard requirements as designated on the SE Plat pursuant to Section 2-418 of the Zoning Ordinance.

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

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5 P.M. - PH ON A PROPOSAL TO ABANDON PORTIONS OF OLD SPRINGHOUSE ROAD (ROUTE 3543) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 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 March 4 and March 11, 1999.

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Connolly moved adoption of the Order abandoning portions of Old Springhouse Road (Route 3543). Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting “AYE,” Supervisor Kauffman and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

107.

5 P.M. - BOARD DECISION ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 97-Y-058 (VIRGINIA TOWERS, LC) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 12)

(NOTE: On March 8, 1999, the Board held a public hearing on this application, and deferred decision to March 22, 1999.)

Supervisor Frey moved to defer decision on Special Exception Application SE 97-Y-058 until April 5, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. pending:

  • A plan to fly balloons at 150-feet for observation of sight level.
  • Review by the County Attorney of a letter from the Superintendent of the Manassas Battlefield Park to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding the need for environmental assessments.

Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

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5 P.M. - BOARD DECISION 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 12)

(NOTE: On March 8, 1999, the Board held a public hearing on this proposed amendment and deferred decision to March 22, 1999.)

Supervisor Bulova moved adoption of the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 3 (County Employees), Article 1, Section 3-1-23, regarding criminal record checks and fingerprinting for positions in the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) whose duties require entrance into private residences on a regular basis, to become effective on March 23, 1999 at 12:01 a.m. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Peter J. Schroth, Director, Human Resources, and Peter D. Andreoli, Jr., Senior Assistant County Attorney, the question was called on the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, and Chairman Hanley voting “AYE,” 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-BR-073, PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 75-8-036, AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION DPA C-546-22 (STEUART-BURKE CENTRE SHOPPING CENTER, LLC) (BRADDOCK DISTRICT) (Tape 12)

Mr. Jonathan P. Rak reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

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

Supervisor Bulova moved:

  • Approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 75-8-036 subject to the executed proffers dated February 4, 1999.
  • Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1998-BR-073 be amended from the I-5 District to the PRC District subject to the executed proffers dated February 4, 1999.
  • Approval of Development Plan Amendment Application DPA C-546-22 subject to the development conditions dated March 19, 1999.
  • Reaffirmation of a modification of transitional screening and waiver of barrier requirements on the northern boundary.
  • Modification of the interior parking lot landscaping requirements and the peripheral parking lot landscaping requirements in favor of that reflected on the Development Plan, as conditioned.

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

110.

5 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 84-P-129-5 (JADE DUNN LORING METRO, LLC) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tapes 12-13)

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

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

· In excess of $200 from Mr. Dwight C. Schar.

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

· In excess of $200 from the Pulte Home Corporation.

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

· In excess of $200 from both Mr. Dwight C. Schar and Pulte Home Corporation.

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, Inda Stagg, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Connolly moved:

  • Approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 88-P-129-5 subject to the executed proffers dated February 2, 1999.
  • Waiver of the 200 square foot privacy yard requirement for those townhomes which are rear loaded only.
  • Waiver of the loading space requirements for the multifamily dwellings on Parcels C and F1.
  • Waiver of the transitional screening and barrier requirements in the western periphery adjacent to Gallows Road.

Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

111.

5 P.M. - PH ON PUBLIC STREET FRONTAGE WAIVER REQUEST FOR BENJAMIN G. MASON PROPERTY, LOT 1-C (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 13)

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by four speakers, Supervisor Connolly moved to defer decision on the public street frontage waiver request for the Benjamin G. Mason Property, Lot 1-C, until April 5, 1999 at 4 p.m. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Dix*, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

(*NOTE: Upon returning to the Board Auditorium, Supervisor Dix asked to be recorded as voting “AYE” on this deferral.)

112.

5:30 P.M. - PH ON DEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION DPA 86-C-121 (WESTERRA RESTON, LLC) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 13)

Supervisor Dix moved to defer the public hearing on Development Plan Amendment Application DPA 86-C-121 until April 26, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

113.

5:30 P.M. - PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 98-V-048 (ROBERT D. AUDET) (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 13)

Mr. Robert D. Audet reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Mr. Audet 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, Supervisor Hyland moved to waive the reading of the staff and Planning Commission recommendations. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

Supervisor Hyland moved approval of Special Exception Application SE 98-V-048 subject to the development conditions dated February 8, 1999. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

114.

5:30 P.M. - PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 98-P-040 (SUN COMPANY, INCORPORATED) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 14)

Mr. Francis Emig reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Mr. Emig 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, Supervisor Connolly moved to waive the reading of the staff and Planning Commission recommendations. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

Supervisor Connolly moved:

  • Approval of Special Exception Application SE 98-P-040 subject to the development conditions dated January 28,1999.
  • Modification of the transitional screening requirement along the eastern property line in favor of that shown on the SE Plat.
  • Waiver of the barrier requirement along the eastern property line.

Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

115.

5:30 P.M. – PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-PR-051 (J. A. LOVELESS HOMES, INCORPORATED) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 14)

Supervisor Connolly moved to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1998-PR-051 until April 5, 1999 at 4 p.m. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

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5:30 P.M. – PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 77-C-019-2 (1757 BCD LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) AND PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 79-C-090 (LFBC NINE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 14)

Mr. Robert A. Lawrence 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 William H. Gordon Associates, Incorporated.

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.

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 Dix moved approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 77-C-019-2 subject to the executed proffers dated December 29, 1998. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

Supervisor Dix moved approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 79-C-090 subject to the executed proffers dated March 15, 1999. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

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5:30 P.M. - PH ON THE PROPOSED VACATION AND ABANDONMENT OF CLAY LANE (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 14)

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 March 4 and March 11, 1999.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by one speaker, Supervisor Dix moved the adoption of the Ordinance and Order vacating and abandoning Clay Lane (Route 5331). Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting “AYE,” Supervisor Kauffman and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

118.

6 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 94-D-040 (TECTUM, LLC) (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tape 14)

Ms . Susan K. Yantis reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Ms. Yantis 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, which included testimony by one speaker, Jackie Blue, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved:

  • Approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 94-D-040 subject to the executed proffers dated March 15, 1999.
  • Reaffirmation of the waiver of the service drive requirement along the property's Georgetown Pike frontage.

Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Kauffman and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room..

119.

6 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 14)

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.

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

On behalf of Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Connolly moved:

  • Approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 96-L-005 subject to the executed proffers dated January 19, 1999.
  • Approval of Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 96-L-034 subject to the development conditions dated March 8, 1999.
  • Modification of the transitional screening yard requirements in favor of the proffers and development conditions.
  • Reaffirmation of the previously granted modifications of paragraphs two and six of Section 9-306 of the Zoning Ordinance, and to allow the parking garage to be within 35 feet of the Franconia-Springfield Parkway.

Supervisor Dix 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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A-2 – DESIGNATION OF VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REVENUE SHARING FUNDS AND MATCHING FAIRFAX COUNTY FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 14)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board deferred action on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#20.)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved:

  • Adoption of the Resolution designating a maximum amount of $500,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Revenue Sharing Program Funds and $500,000 in matching Fairfax County Funds, to finance roadway improvement projects, for a total of $1,000,000 to finance design and preconstruction activities to widen Route 123 between I-495 and the Dulles Connector Road (widen to six lanes).
  • In lieu of Fund 304, Road Bond Construction, the Fairfax County Matching Funds be taken from available funds in Fund 301, Contributed Roadway Improvement Fund, Project 009911, Tysons Corner Reserve.
  • Since there are additional items, two through nine, the Board direct staff to identify funding for those remaining spot improvements listed in the Board item from non-bond resources such as the revenue identified in recent budget discussions for spot improvement road funds.

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

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

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A-3 – PREALLOCATION PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT) HIGHWAY AND TRANSIT FUNDS FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 (COUNTYWIDE) (Tapes 14-15)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board deferred action on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#21.)

Following discussion, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board:

  • Approve the testimony as outlined in the Memorandum to the Board dated March 22, 1999.
  • Designate Chairman Hanley to present the testimony at the Preallocation Public Hearing for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Highway and Transit Funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2000, scheduled for March 26, 1999, at 10 a.m.

Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Robert L. Moore, Acting Director, Department of Transportation (DOT), and Katherine D. Ichter, Chief, Highway Operations Division, DOT, Supervisor Mendelsohn referred to page 14, number eight (Georgetown Pike) of Attachment II, Interstate, Primary and Safety Projects in Priority Order for VDOT Funding, and asked to amend the motion to change the description of the project to read, “Safety improvements at River Bend Road,” and this was accepted.

Supervisor Dix referred to page 11, Attachment I, Projects in Priority Order to be Added to Six Year Program, and asked to amend the motion to change the priority order to renumber items seven and eight as items one and two, with the remaining projects to be renumbered accordingly, and this was accepted.

Supervisor Dix asked to amend the motion to include a notation in the testimony that a study should be funded to examine the issue of the ramps off I-66 into the proposed garage and the ramp onto Prosperity Avenue, and this was accepted.

The question was called on the motion, as amended, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Kauffman and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

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BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 15)

At 9:10 p.m., the Board adjourned.