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The recessed meeting was reconvened at 7:30 p.m., with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross, and Supervisor McConnell, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

Supervisor Gross arrived at 7:55 p.m.

Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor McConnell were absent from the entire meeting.

Others present were Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive; David P. Bobzien, County Attorney; Catherine A. Chianese, Assistant to the County Executive; Nancy Vehrs, Clerk to the Board of Supervisors; and Clarice Morris, 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 1-5)

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 3)

Following the testimony of Louise Pennington, Representative, Community Action Advisory Board (Speaker 31), Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information regarding the limitation of the provision of assistance to low-income families to once a year. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Following the public hearing, with testimony presented by 58 speakers, Chairman Hanley announced that the record would remain open for the submission of written testimony only.

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CONSIDERATION ITEMS FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 BUDGET (Tape 5)

Transitional Housing for Reunification Program Proposal

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to add to the list of Consideration Items for the FY 2000 Budget the $91,000 for the Continuum of Care Program to fund a transitional housing program as requested by the Department of Family Services. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

Towns of Herndon and Vienna Police Physicals

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the direct staff to add to the list of Consideration Items for the FY 2000 Budget the $36,000 for the Occupational Health and Safety Center to continue to provide physicals for police officers from the towns of Herndon and Vienna. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Screening for Alabama Park

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to add to the list of Consideration Items for the FY 2000 Budget the $12,000 for the screening for Alabama Park in the town of Herndon.

Increased Compensation for the Planning Commission and Various Boards, Authorities, and Commissions

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to add to the list of Consideration Items for the FY 2000 Budget an increase in compensation for members of the Planning Commission.

Following discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, County Executive, Supervisor Mendelsohn amended his request to also include the following Boards, Authorities, and Commissions:

  • School Board
  • Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Redevelopment and Housing Authority
  • Tree Commission
  • Park Authority

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

4.

BUDGET WORKSHOP (Tape 5)

Supervisor Bulova, Chairman, Board's Budget Committee, announced that there would be a pre-markup session budget workshop at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 12, 1999, and asked all Board Members to turn in their Consideration Items for the FY 2000 Budget as soon as possible.

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BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 5)

At 11:35 p.m., the Board adjourned.