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The recessed meeting was reconvened at 7:35 p.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; Patti M. Hicks, Deputy Clerk to the Board of Supervisors; and Annie M. Richardson, Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.

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7:30 P.M. - PH ON THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 FISCAL PLAN (BUDGET); COUNTY'S AND SCHOOLS' PROPOSED FY 1997 THIRD QUARTER REVIEW; AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) FOR FY 2000-2004 (WITH FUTURE FISCAL YEARS TO 2007) (Tapes 1-4)

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 issue of March 19, 1999:

  • Proposed adoption of the County's and Schools' proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Fiscal Plan (Budget).
  • Proposed County and Schools' FY 1999 Third Quarter Review.
  • Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the Fiscal Years 2000-2004 (with future years to 2007)

(Tape 1)

Welcome Boy Scout Troops 1145 and 1343

Following the testimony of Diane Brody (Speaker nine), Chairman Hanley recognized the presence of Boy Scouts from Troops 1145 and 1343 in Burke and Springfield, and extended a warm welcome.

(Tape 2)

Welcome Boy Scout Troop 1128

Following the testimony of Beverly Blondell (Speaker 16), Chairman Hanley recognized the presence of Boy Scouts from Troop 1128 in Vienna, and extended a warm welcome.

(Tape 3)

Status of Computer Learning Facilities

Following the testimony of Louis Lee (Speaker 35), Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide an evaluation of the current status of the facilities available for the Computer Learning Centers Partnership. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

(Tape 3)

Major Issues of the Volunteer Fire Commission

With reference to the testimony of William Schmidt, Chairman, Fairfax County Volunteer Fire Commission, (Speaker 39), Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to respond to the Commission's concerns. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to add a Consideration Item in the amount of $105,000 for the Volunteer Fire Department, and provide a report on the replacement schedule for pumpers. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to update the issue of the appointment of a Medical Director and add this as a Consideration Item at Budget review in the amount of $162,000. Without objection, it was so ordered.

(Tape 3)

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes

Following the testimony of Carolyn McCarthy (Speaker 40), Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

  • Add a Consideration Item in the amount of $280,000 in the Budget review for the English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.
  • Determine if additional funding is needed to provide the ESL teachers with adequate space to perform their jobs.

Without objection, it was so ordered.

With reference to a letter dated April 1, 1999, from Daniel A. Domenech, Superintendent of Schools, regarding the ESL facilities at the Willston Multicultural Center, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board request the Schools to provide information on the location of additional trailers, and the availability of other facilities in the Seven Corners area for the ESL classes. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to examine other facilities with additional space for the ESL classes, such as the Health Department and Human Services Building located at Seven Corners. Without objection, it was so ordered.

The public hearing was held, with testimony presented by 44 speakers.

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BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 4)

At 10:40 p.m., the Board recessed until April 7, 1999, at 7:30 p.m. for continuation of the following public hearings:

  • Proposed adoption of the County's and Schools' proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Fiscal Plan (Budget).
  • Proposed County and Schools' FY 1999 Third Quarter Review.
  • Proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for the Fiscal Years 2000-2004 (with future years to 2007).