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CLERK'S BOARD SUMMARY

REPORT OF ACTIONS OF THE

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

MONDAY

MAY 10, 1999

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The meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m., with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Connolly, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

Supervisor Connolly arrived at 9:10 a.m.

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

BOARD MATTER

2.

MOMENT OF SILENCE (Tape 1)

Supervisor Dix asked everyone to remember in their thoughts and prayers the family of Dick Evans who died recently. His wife Gerri was a long-time member of the Commission on Aging.

AGENDA ITEMS

3.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE STUDENTS AND STAFF AT TERRASET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (No Tape)

(NOTE: This presentation was deferred until later in the meeting, pending the arrival of the students and staff from Terraset Elementary School. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#13.)

 

 

4.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE CHANTILLY HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' CHARGER III SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL TEAM (Tape 1)

Supervisor Frey moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the Chantilly High School Girls' Charger III Special Olympics Basketball Team for winning a gold medal at the 1999 Special Olympics Virginia Basketball Championships. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Connolly not yet having arrived.

5.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE JAMES MADISON HIGH SCHOOL FORENSIC TEAM (Tape 1)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the James Madison High School Forensic Team for winning the State Championship for the sixth consecutive year. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

6.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM (Tape 1)

Supervisor Frey moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the George Mason University Men's Basketball Team for winning the Colonial Athletic Association tournament title. Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Dix jointly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MS. EDITH MEAD FOR HER MANY YEARS OF SERVICE ON THE COMMUNITY ACTION ADVISORY BOARD (Tape 1)

Supervisor Gross moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Ms. Edith Mead for her many years of service on the Community Action Advisory Board. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MR. JAMES C. WYCKOFF, JR., FOR HIS 28 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Mr. James C. Wyckoff, Jr., for his 28 years of service to the citizens of Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

 

9.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MR. EDWARD A. MAINLAND FOR HIS MANY YEARS OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE TO FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Mr. Edward A. Mainland for his many years of volunteer service to Fairfax County. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

10.

RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE 2012 COALITION AND SHOW SUPPORT FOR ITS EFFORTS TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF PEOPLE IN THE REGION (Tape 1)

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved adoption of the Resolution to recognize the Washington-Baltimore 2012 Coalition and show support for its efforts to enrich the lives of the people in the region by capturing the spirit of the Olympics and successfully hosting the 2012 Olympic Games. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

11.

PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MAY 12, 1999, AS "INOVA FAIR OAKS HOSPITAL NURSES' DAY" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Supervisor McConnell moved approval of the Proclamation, presented to Colleen Somerville, designating May 12, 1999, as "Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Nurses' Day" in Fairfax County. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

12.

PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MAY 15 -- JUNE 15, 1999, AS "SAFE BOATING AND COURTESY MARINE EXAMINATION MONTH" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Supervisor McConnell moved approval of the Proclamation, presented to Richard Hayes, Commander, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 14-01 and Bernard J. Tullington, Division Captain, designating May 15 - June 15, 1999, as "Safe Boating and Courtesy Marine Examination Month" in Fairfax County. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to publicize the safe boating course offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, with more information available at its website www.cgaux.org.com. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

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CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE STUDENTS AND STAFF AT TERRASET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Tapes 1-2)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the students and staff at Terraset Elementary School for winning the Forest of Fifty contest. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MAY 1999 AS "ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Proclamation, presented to Dr. Nasim Ashraf, Co-Chairman, The Human Development Foundation, designating May 1999 as "Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month" in Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor McConnell jointly 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.

15.

PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MAY 1999 AS "COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 3)

Supervisor Connolly moved approval of the Proclamation, presented to Carol Hawn, Vice Chair, Community Action Advisory Board, designating May 1999 as "Community Action Month" in Fairfax County. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, *Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

(*NOTE: Later in the meeting, Supervisor McConnell asked to be recorded as voting "AYE" on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#17.)

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PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MAY 16 -- 22, 1999, AS "PUBLIC WORKS WEEK" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Proclamation, presented to John Wesley White, Director, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, designating May 16 -- 22, 1999, as "Public Works Week" in Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and *Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

(*NOTE: Later in the meeting, Supervisor McConnell asked to be recorded as voting "AYE" on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#17.)

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REQUEST TO RECORD VOTE (Tape 3)

Upon her return to the Board Room, Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent to be recorded as voting "AYE" on the Proclamation designating May 1999 as "Community Action Month" in Fairfax County and the Proclamation designating May 16 - 22, 1999, as "Public Works Week" in Fairfax County. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MAY 1999 AS "EARLY INTERVENTION AWARENESS MONTH" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Proclamation, presented to Carmen Sanchez, designating May 1999 as "Early Intervention Awareness Month" in Fairfax County. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote of.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

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CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE SOUTH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' AND GIRLS' SPECIAL OLYMPICS BASKETBALL TEAMS (Tape  3)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the South Lakes High School Boys' and Girls' Special Olympics Basketball Teams for the pride they have brought to themselves, their families, and all of Fairfax County. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

20.

10 A.M. -- HOMELESS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE'S ANNUAL MESSAGE TO THE BOARD (Tape 3)

Sharon Kelso, Co-Chair, Homeless Oversight Committee, and Executive Director, United Community Ministries, presented the Homeless Oversight Committee's annual message to the Board.

Following discussion, Supervisor McConnell expressed her alarm at the figures that indicated that 85 percent of homeless single persons are mentally ill. She asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to send a copy of the entire report to the local delegates to the General Assembly, stressing the seriousness of the situation with mentally ill homeless persons. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Gross noted that the report states that 785 units of subsidized housing were lost in 1997 due to prepayment of federal below market mortgages. She asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide the statistics for 1998 and an update on the current situation regarding this prepayment issue.

 

 

 

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice Chairman Hyland and asked to amend this request to direct staff to provide this information to the Board separate from the copies of information that is provided to the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and this was accepted.

Following input from Ms. Kelso, the request, as amended, was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS (Tape 4)

Supervisor Connolly moved approval of the Administrative Items. Supervisor Hyland 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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ADMIN 1 -- STREETS INTO THE SECONDARY SYSTEM (HUNTER MILL, LEE, MASON, SPRINGFIELD, AND SULLY DISTRICTS)

Approved the request that certain streets listed in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999, be recommended into the State Secondary System:

Subdivision District Street

Manors at Wolf Trap Hunter Mill Lupine Den Drive

Lupine Den Court

Tetterton Avenue,

Route 3202

Island Creek/John Lee John Thomas Drive

Thomas Drive

Oakbrook Knolls, Lee Cobbs Road, Route 919

Section 1

Parkside Station Lee Montell Drive,

Route 4288

William Roberts Mason Boat Dock Drive,

Route 987

 

 

 

 

 

Edgewater, Springfield Missionary Lane

Section 1 (4 lanes)

Regency Station Drive

Burke Lake Road,

Route 645,

Additional

Right-of-way only

Cambryar Sully Cambryar Street

Piney Branch Sully Piney Branch Road,

Route 6187

 

ADMIN 2 -- PROPOSED STREET NAME CHANGE FOR A PORTION OF DENALI WAY (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)

Authorized the street name change in the Official Street Names and Property Numbering Atlas from Denali Way to Salisbury Hollow Lane from its intersection with Elk Horn Road to the southern corner of lot number 17, Tax Map Numbers 106-2, 106-3, and 106-4.

 

ADMIN 3 -- EXTENSION OF REVIEW PERIOD FOR 2232 PUBLIC FACILITY REVIEW APPLICATION

Authorized the extension of the review period for 2232 Public Facility Review Application Number FS-L99-7 until August 2, 1999, to ensure compliance with the review requirements mandated by Section 15.2-2232 of the Code of Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 4 -- ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 94-Y-054, CENTREVILLE MOOSE LODGE NUMBER 2168, INCORPORATED (SULLY DISTRICT)

Approved a request for 24 months of additional time to commence construction for Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 94-Y-054, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

 

ADMIN 5 -- APPROVAL OF THE 1999 SCHEDULE AND THE REVIEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THE EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN AWARDS PROGRAM (COUNTYWIDE)

Approved the implementation schedule and the Review Committee members for the 1999 Exceptional Design Awards Program as outlined in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999.

 

 

 

ADMIN 6 -- AUTHORIZATION TO SUBMIT ASSOCIATED GRANT APPLICATIONS TO THE UNITED STATES (US) DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) FOR FUNDING THROUGH THE CONTINUUM OF CARE HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Authorized:

  • The Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board to submit an application to renew a supportive housing grant to US HUD.

  • The Department of Housing and Community Development in partnership with Pathway Homes, to submit an application to renew a Shelter Plus Care grant and to submit two new Shelter Plus Care grant applications to HUD.

  • Endorsement of the applications from non-profit organizations for four renewal grants and three new grants.

Funding for all 11 grant applications is being requested through HUD's Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program.

 

ADMIN 7 -- AUTHORIZATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES/OFFICE FOR CHILDREN TO APPLY FOR CONTINUING FUNDING THROUGH THE VIRGINIA PRESCHOOL INITIATIVE

Authorized the Department of Family Services/Office for Children to apply for continuing funding in the amount of $987,689 from the Virginia Department of Education's Virginia Preschool Initiative for support of quality educational programs for at-risk four-year-old children. Total project cost is $3,526,200; the remaining $2,538,511, a required in-kind match, is met through existing Head Start services provided by Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

ADMIN 8 -- AUTHORIZATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES TO APPLY FOR AN EXPANSION OF THE HEAD START PROGRAM

Authorized the Department of Family Services/Office for Children to apply for $266,025 ($194,635 in ongoing funds and $71,390 in start-up funds) from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to expand the Head Start Program. A local cash match of $48,659 is required, for a total first-year program cost of $314,684.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 9 -- SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 99064 FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS DISTRICT COURT SERVICES TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES TO ESTABLISH AN INTENSIVE SUPERVISION PROGRAM

Approved SAR AS 99064 in the amount of $81,466 from the Department of Criminal Justice Services for the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Program to:

  • Establish an Intensive Supervision Program for youth identified as serious and habitual offenders.
  • Implement an evaluation of this program.
  • Engage in further needs assessment and strategic planning for the juvenile justice system in Fairfax County.

No local cash match is required.

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A-1 - BUS FARE BUYDOWN PROGRAM AND DULLES EXPRESS BUS FARES FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2000 (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and:

  • Endorse the FY 2000 Bus Fare Buydown Program specified in Table 1 contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999, and direct staff to request that the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation fund this program in FY 2000. This would continue the buydown fares in FY 2000 on all routes currently in the program. The base fare for the Dulles Express routes listed in Table 1 (CONNECTOR Routes 427, 551, 552, 553, 554, 556, 557, 585, 905, 951, 952, and 980) would be $0.75 while the buydown fare would be 0.50.

  • Establish a fare of $0.50 for FY 200 on Dulles Corridor bus routes not included in the Bus Fare Buydown Program (CONNECTOR Routes 421, 574, 901, 904, 922, 924, 927, 929, 941, 942, 984, RIBS 1, 2, 3, and 4).

  • Authorize staff to request the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to continue the buydown fares on the following Metrobus Routes: Centreville (12C, 12D, 12E, 12F, 12L, 12M, 12R, and 12S); Burke (18R and 18S); and Chantilly (20F, 20W, 20X, and 20Y).

Chairman Hanley further moved that the Board direct staff to write a letter to the Secretary of Transportation explaining the County's ongoing activity with the bus buydown program and urging that the money be retained for the program. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion.

Following discussion, Supervisor Dix asked to amend the motion to also write a letter to Thomas F. Farley, District Administrator, Virginia Department of Transportation, regarding a replacement to achieve air quality conformity, and this was accepted.

Following further discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, and Andrew J. Szakos, Chief, Transit Operations Division, Department of Transportation, the question was called on the motion, as amended, which carried by unanimous vote.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

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A-2 -- REHABILITATION OF FIVE FAIRFAX CONNECTOR BUSES AND EXPANSION OF BUS PARKING LOT AT FAIRFAX CONNECTOR HUNTINGTON DIVISION GARAGE (Tape 4)

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board:

  • Approve Item 1 in the recommendation of staff as outlined in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999, regarding the rehabilitation of five FAIRFAX CONNECTOR buses to extend their service life and to construct a parking lot expansion at the FAIRFAX CONNECTOR Huntington Division garage to accommodate additional spaces for buses and employee vehicles.

  • Defer action on Items 2, 3, and 4 until May 24, 1999.

Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion.

Following further discussion, with input from Tom Biesiadny, Transit Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review the possibility of using the transportation bond fund as a potential funding source. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide Board Members with information regarding the possible utilization of the maintenance facility on the prison grounds in Lorton once it closes in two or three years. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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

 

 

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A-3 -- DESIGNATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT) FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1999 REVENUE SHARING PROGRAM FUNDS (Tape 4)

On motion of Supervisor Hyland, seconded by Supervisor Connolly, and carried by unanimous vote, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and adopted the Resolution designating a maximum of $50,000 in matching Fairfax County funds for a total of $100,000, toward right-of-way and construction associated with the widening of Route 123 to six lanes between I-495 and the Dulles Connector Road.

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A-4 -- APPROVAL OF CHANGES TO THE VIRGINIA TRANSIT LIABILITY POOL MEMBER AGREEMENT (VTLP), AND REPRESENTATION ON THE POOL'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Tape 4)

On motion of Supervisor Hyland, seconded by Supervisor Connolly, and carried by unanimous vote, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and authorized the:

  • Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to execute Amendment Number 1 to the VTLP Member Agreement.

  • Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to execute Amendment Number 2 to the VTLP Member Agreement.

  • Director of the Department of Transportation to designate Fairfax County's representative on the VTLP Board of Directors.

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A-5 - YONDER HILLS REGIONAL POND PRO RATA SHARE REIMBURSEMENT AGREEMENT (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

On motion of Supervisor Dix, seconded by Supervisor Hyland, and carried by unanimous vote, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and executed an agreement to reimburse Renaissance at the Bridges of Oakton, LLC, from pro rata share collections for the engineering, design, easement dedication, and construction of the Yonder Hills Regional Stormwater Management Pond D-37 within the Yonder Hills subdivision development.

 

 

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A-6 - TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS ON CHANGES IN POSITION CONTROL, RECLASSIFICATIONS, REGRADES, ETCETERA AND AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 3 (COUNTY EMPLOYEES) ARTICLE 1 AMENDING THE MERIT SYSTEM ORDINANCE (Tape 4)

Supervisor Gross moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and approve the recommendations identified by the Task Force on changes in position control, reclassification, regrades, etcetera, and authorize the advertisement of a public hearing on proposed changes to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 3 (County Employees) where required. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, the question was called on the motion, which CARRIED by a recorded vote of nine, Supervisor Dix voting "NAY."

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A-7 - PROPOSED CONSOLIDATION OF THE MECHANICAL, PLUMBING, AND ELECTRICAL ADVISORY BOARDS INTO A SINGLE TRADES ADVISORY BOARD (Tape 4)

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and authorize staff to prepare amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 64 (Mechanical Provisions), Chapter 65 (Plumbing and Gas Provisions), and Chapter 66 (Electrical Provisions) to consolidate the Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Advisory Boards into a single construction trades advisory board. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

Following discussion, Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review the possibility of allowing this advisory board to expand its scope. Instead of dealing only with regulatory issues it could possibly work with the industry to meet the increasing demand for trade skills and service employees in the work force. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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

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A-8 - AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO A CAPITAL FACILITY LEASE FOR THE ADULT DAY HEALTH CARE CENTER AT HERNDON HARBOR HOUSE PHASE II AND TO EXECUTE A CLOSING CERTIFICATE AND CONTINUING DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT EACH TO BE EXECUTED BY THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

On motion of Supervisor Mendelsohn, seconded by Supervisor Hyland, and carried by unanimous vote, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and authorized the County Executive to execute the Capital Facility Lease, the Closing Certificate, and the Continuing Disclosure Agreement in connection with the issuance of the Adult Day Care Bonds.

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A-9 -- RESIDENTIAL INFILL DEVELOPMENT (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 4)

Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and accept the staff paper regarding residential infill development and refer it to the Planning Commission for deliberations and recommendations with the following change:

  • Add language to page 63 of the paper regarding residential infill to direct staff to bring the final report before the Planning Commission and the Board for endorsement and approval.

Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from James P. Zook, Director, Department of Planning and Zoning, Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to include in the paper a legal opinion establishing criteria that is different from past information regarding in-fill lots and the County's liability in restricting developments. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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

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I-1 -- CONTRACT AWARD -- PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract for two years, with two one-year renewals, to SWSG, Incorporated for professional engineering services.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

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I-2 -- ENGINEERING CONTRACT ADDENDUM FOR RHODESIDE AND HARWELL INCORPORATED, FOR THE DESIGN OF JOHN MARR DRIVE STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS (MASON DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract addendum to Rhodeside and Harwell, Incorporated, in the amount of $27,000 for the Annandale Streetscape, Project 008909, in Fund 315, Commercial Revitalization Program, consisting of design of streetscape improvements on John Marr Drive.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

 

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I-3 -- AGREEMENT PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW SIDEWALK AND BIKE TRAIL ALONG BRADDOCK ROAD (SPRINGFIELD AND SULLY DISTRICTS) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to execute an agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in the amount of $95,932, which includes a cost-share for a sidewalk and bike trail and will utilize funding from Project U00100, VDOT Participation Projects, in Fund 308, Public Works Construction.

Following a brief discussion, with input from Larry L. Ichter, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

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I-4 - AGREEMENT PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW SIDEWALK AND BIKE TRAIL ALONG CENTREVILLE ROAD (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to execute an agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in the amount of $16,120 which includes a cost-share for a sidewalk and bike trail and will utilize funding from Project U00100, VDOT Participation Projects, in Fund 308, Public Works Construction.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

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I-5 -- AGREEMENT PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW BIKE TRAIL ALONG BEULAH STREET (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to execute an agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in the amount of $23,513 which includes a cost-share for a bike trail and will utilize funding from Project U00100, VDOT Participation Projects, in Fund 308, Public Works Construction.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

 

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I-6 -- DISCOUNTED BUS-RAIL PASS OF THE I-95/395/495 CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROGRAM LEE AND SPRINGFIELD DISTRICTS) (Tape 5)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to:

  • Advise the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority that bus-rail pass holders will ride free on the FAIRFAX CONNECTOR.

  • Continue to seek outside funding to pay for FAIRFAX CONNECTOR fare revenue loss.

  • If necessary, use some of the increased gas tax revenue and State aid, associated with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission's allocation formula change, to pay for FAIRFAX CONNECTOR fare revenue loss. There is $712,555 of this increased aid included in Fund 309 of the County's Adopted Fiscal Year 2000 Budget. If this funding is used, there would be no fiscal impact to the County.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

37.

USE OF WOODROW WILSON BRIDGE BY HEAVY TRUCKS (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley stated that on April 30, 1999, she met with Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan and Washington, DC Mayor Anthony Williams for informal discussions about regional issues. The Woodrow Wilson Bridge came up as a regional issue, particularly the issue of where heavy trucks would go if they could not use Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Chairman Hanley noted that, during all the deliberations in the region about the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, it has been assumed that there is a possibility that if the bridge were not replaced in a timely manner, heavy trucks might have to be banned from the bridge to extend its life for cars. The date which has been mentioned most often for such a load limit is 2004. Whether that is the exact date, Chairman Hanley stated that it would be helpful for the jurisdictions in this region to know what the effects of such a truck ban would be on the surrounding road network.

Therefore, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board direct staff to request the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to provide information on:

  • Plans for re-routing trucks if there were a ban on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

  • Alternate routes VDOT would direct trucks to use.

  • How and where drivers would be notified.

  • The effect on surrounding streets and other Potomac River crossings.

Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion.

Vice-Chairman Hyland relinquished the Chair to Acting-Chairman Bulova and asked to amend the motion to request a clarification from VDOT on the exact length of time trucks can continue to use the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, and this was accepted.

Acting-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Vice-Chairman Hyland.

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

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, additional information was presented to the Board regarding the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#41.)

38.

STATUS REPORT FROM MEDIA GENERAL CABLE OF FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to the recent announcement of Cox Communications, Incorporated's plan to purchase Media General Cable of Fairfax County. Although the regulatory approval of this purchase has many steps remaining, Chairman Hanley noted that it would be helpful for Media General to provide the Board with a status report on its progress in fulfilling its commitments under the reauthorized franchise agreement.

Therefore, Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct the Department of Telecommunications and Consumer Services to request Media General to provide such a status report prior to the Board's May 24, 1999, meeting. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

39.

SUPPORT FOR THE CHESAPEAKE BAY RESTORATION ACT (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley noted that the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act of 1999, introduced in the Senate in March, calls for increasing overall support for the Environmental Protection Agency's Bay Program. In addition to continuing the program, the bill would make the Small Watershed Grants Program a permanent part of the bay program. Last year, the program provided 37 grants ranging from $500 to $40,000 for local restoration and education projects.

With a notation of the importance of the Small Watershed Grants Program to local governments and grassroots citizen organizations which may want to apply for grants to undertake activities to protect local waterways, Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to prepare a letter, to be sent to Senator Charles Robb and Senator John Warner, in support of this legislation. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information on what the rural counties of Virginia and Maryland are now doing in support of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act. Without objection, it was so ordered.

40.

PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING JUNE 5, 1999, AS "WATER SAFETY AWARENESS DAY" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to prepare a Proclamation designating June 5, 1999, as "Water Safety Awareness Day" in Fairfax County and invite representatives from the Fire and Rescue Department and the Park Authority to appear before the Board on May 24, 1999, to receive this Proclamation. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

41.

LETTER FROM THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION (Tape 5)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge was discussed. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#37.)

Chairman Hanley referred to a letter distributed to Board Members from the Federal Highway Administration, regarding the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project, which is in response to a letter from the Chairman.

42.

LETTER FROM OPPORTUNITIES, ALTERNATIVES AND RESOURCES (OAR) OF FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 5)

Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to a letter from Opportunities, Alternatives and Resources (OAR) asking the Board to publicize the need for new volunteers to assist in OAR's continuing efforts to break the cycle of crime in Fairfax County.

43.

MAY 24, 1999, BOARD MEETING TO BEGIN AT 9 A.M. (Tape 5)

Due to the increase in number of presentations, Chairman Hanley announced that the May 24, 1999, Board meeting would begin at 9 a.m.

 

 

44.

INTENT TO DEFER PUBLIC HEARING ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 85-P-038-2, TYSONS CORNER PROPERTY, L.L.C. (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly announced his intent, later in the meeting at the appropriate time, to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 85-P-038-2 until May 24, 1999, at 3:30 p.m.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, this public hearing was formally deferred. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#96.)

45.

INTENT TO DEFER PUBLIC HEARING ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-PR-027, HEARTHSTONE/VANGUARD JOINT VENTURE (Tape 5)

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 July 12, 1999, at 4 p.m.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, this public hearing was formally deferred. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#98.)

46.

MERRIFIELD TOWN MEETING (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly noted that a Town Meeting was held in Merrifield on Tuesday, April 27, 1999, to present the work of County staff and the Merrifield Task Force to residents and property owners in the Merrifield area. The meeting was a tremendous success with over 100 people in attendance. Citizens were given the opportunity to hear presentations on transportation and land-use improvements that the Task Force is considering. East/west and north/south road connections to alleviate traffic on main roads, and a possible town center are a few of the ideas the Task Force has been discussing over the last few months. Many who attended the Town Meeting provided suggestions and input as to how Merrifield could be improved in the future.

Supervisor Connolly expressed his appreciation to those who assisted in making the Town Meeting such a great success, including Sterling Wheeler, Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz, and Clara Quintero of the Department of Planning and Zoning; Sativander Sandhu of the Department of Transportation; Bill Ferrence of the Department of Housing and Community Development; Bob Mortensen, Chair of the Task Force; and Gary Hurst, Vice-Chair, and the rest of the Task Force members who attended the event and have been working hard on this effort.

47.

DR. ELLEN SCHOETZAU NAMED 1999 NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL PRINCIPAL (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly stated that Dr. Ellen Schoetzau, Principal of Mantua Elementary School, has been selected Virginia's 1999 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the United States Department of Education. This award marks only the fourth time in the award's 20-year history that a principal from Fairfax County has been selected. Dr. Schoetzau was nominated for this honor by her fellow principals "for achievements above and beyond those expected in a school program." The Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals represents 1,000 elementary school principals and assistant principals throughout the Commonwealth.

Accordingly, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct staff to invite Dr. Schoetzau, along with other appropriate school representatives, to appear before the Board to receive recognition for her outstanding achievement and the honor she has brought to the Fairfax County Public Schools system. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

48.

DANGEROUS WEAPONS IN PUBLIC FACILITIES (Tape 5)

With reference to the recent tragedy in a high school in Colorado, Supervisor Connolly stated that the issue of dangerous weapons in public facilities is one that the Board needs to revisit.

Accordingly, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board:

  • Reaffirm its position taken in 1996 favoring legislation which would grant the Board the ability to control access to public buildings for anyone carrying a dangerous weapon.

  • Make the initiation of such legislation a top priority in the next legislative package in the forthcoming General Assembly.

Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion.

Supervisor Frey asked to amend the motion to request staff to recirculate the legislation position taken by the Board in 1996, and this was accepted.

Supervisor Connolly referred to HB 116 and HB 140 and stated that this information would be circulated to Board Members prior to consideration of this matter later in the meeting.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, action was taken on this matter. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#81.)

49.

FAITH-IN-ACTION MEETING (Tape 6)

Supervisor Connolly announced that the fourth Faith-in-Action meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12, 1999, at 8 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Merrifield. The entire session will be devoted to "Seniors in Action," with a focus on the needs of senior citizens and their contributions to the community.

 

 

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50.

 

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REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-BR-072 (ZION DRIVE PROPERTY) (Tape 6)

Supervisor Bulova said that Rezoning Application RZ 1998-BR-072 is a small residential infill development proposed as an extension of the existing Windsor Hills Subdivision located on the north side of Zion Drive.

Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board direct staff to schedule a public hearing to be held before the Planning Commission on June 23, 1999, and before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 4 p.m. This motion does not relieve the applicant from complying with the provisions of any applicable ordinances, regulations or adopted standards nor does it prejudice the consideration of this application in any way. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

51.

"SAFE GRADUATION MONTH" (Tape 6)

Supervisor Bulova said that the Northern Virginia Project Graduation is an umbrella organization of volunteers currently representing 40 public and private high schools in the Northern Virginia area. Schools have joined to share information and resources while soliciting regional support for their respective all-night alcohol and drug free Graduation Celebrations which provide a safe celebration for approximately 15,000 graduates each year.

Supervisor Bulova asked moved that the Board direct staff to invite organizers, Patty Royall and Donna Cahoon, plus others who are working to make All-Night Graduation parties a success, to appear before the Board on May 24, 1999, to accept a Proclamation naming June as "Safe Graduation Month" in Fairfax County with the hope that this will encourage parents to volunteer and graduates to attend their school's celebration. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

52.

FAIRFAX COUNTY HOSPITALIZATION PROGRAM FOR RETIREES (Tape 6)

Supervisor Bulova said that it has been brought to her attention that once a retiree reaches the age of 65, Fairfax County has the option to drop the retiree from the Fairfax County hospitalization program.

Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review this Policy and report with information as to how often this is done and the effect of the Board rescinding or discontinuing that particular practice. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

53.

BRADDOCK DISTRICT FAITH-IN-ACTION (Tape 6)

Supervisor Bulova said that the Braddock District Faith-in-Action meeting was held last Wednesday. She said that the luncheon was hosted at her office and the topic was the Community Consolidated Funding Pool.

She expressed appreciation to staff, Margo Kiely, and Marlene Blum for their excellent presentation.

54.

SKIN DEEP TATTOO REMOVAL PROGRAM (Tape 6)

Supervisor Gross said that the Skin Deep Tattoo Removal Program is a phenomenal interagency program which addresses the needs of the at-risk youth. Representatives from the Skin Deep Tattoo Removal Committee came before the Board last November to provide an update on the program's success, and at the June 28 Board meeting the Board will have the opportunity to thank the surgeons who generously volunteer their time and skills.

Supervisor Gross called to the Board's attention a front page feature article which appeared in The Fairfax Journal on Sunday, May 2, 1999, providing a well-deserved recognition to the program.

55.

BAILEYS DAY '99 (Tape 6)

Supervisor Gross said that Baileys Day '99 will be held on Sunday, May 23, 1999, from noon until 4 p.m., outdoors at the Baileys Crossroads Shopping Center, located at the intersection of Route 7 and Columbia Pike. This year's event, with the theme "An International Taste of the Crossroads," will feature international food from renowned local restaurants. Baileys Day will also include exhibits by community organizations and County agencies, live entertainment, police and fire displays, activities for children, doorprizes, and much more. Admission is free.

Supervisor Gross invited Board Members and everyone in Fairfax County to attend Baileys Day.

56.

CLYDE BEATTY CIRCUS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to determine if the Park Authority sponsored the Clyde Beatty Circus or if Park Authority property was used. Without objection, it was so ordered.

57.

SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 99-H-022, ACADEMY OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix said that the Academy of Christian Education has submitted Special Exception Application SE 99-H-022 to relocate its school in Reston. The lease is expiring on the current facility on Sunset Hills Road, and the Academy plans to move to a larger facility on Michael Faraday Court.

Supervisor Dix noted that there are no significant issues with the site or the proposed use. He moved that the Board:

  • Direct staff to schedule a public hearing to be held before the Board on Special Exception Application SE 99-H-022 on July 26, 1999.

  • Authorize staff to accept the site plan for this project for concurrent processing with the Special Exception request.

This motion does not relieve the applicant from complying with provisions of any applicable conditions, regulations or adopted standards and it does not prejudice the consideration of this special exception application in any way. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

58.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA FINE ARTS FESTIVAL AT THE RESTON TOWN CENTER (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix said that the Greater Reston Arts Center is once again hosting the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival at the Reston Town Center on Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, 1999, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board waive the associated costs for police staffing of traffic control for this event and direct the Police Department's cooperation to work with his office and the organizers of the festival. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

59.

ORACLE CORPORATION (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix said that the Oracle Corporation has submitted a Concept Plan Amendment to increase the height of their Phase II building at the Oracle Reston Campus.

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board direct staff to accept the PRC plan and site plan for the Oracle Phase II project for concurrent processing with the Concept Plan Amendment request. This motion does not relieve the applicant from complying with the provisions of any applicable conditions, regulations or adopted standards, and it does not prejudice the consideration of the application in any way. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

 

 

60.

PLAYGROUND SAFETY DAY (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix said that on April 29, 1999, Parklawn Elementary School hosted the presentation ceremony where AT&T Wireless Services, Incorporated and Ericsson Mobile Phones kicked off National Playground Safety Day by donating digital phones to 13 Fairfax County Schools. These companies have established a Safe Schools program, and this year nearly 1000 schools across the United States will receive Ericsson mobile phones and free AT&T wireless air time service.

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite representatives from Ericsson Mobile Phone Company and AT&T Wireless to appear before the Board at a future date, and direct staff to prepare an appropriate Certificate of Appreciation. Without objection, it was so ordered.

61.

LOUISE ARCHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Tape 6)

Jointly with Supervisor Mendelsohn, Supervisor Dix said that the Louise Archer Elementary School recently celebrated their sixtieth anniversary Diamond Jubilee. An outstanding video giving those in attendance an overview of the history of the school accompanied by current and former students who performed skits and songs celebrating the rich history of the first all-black school in Fairfax County. Supervisor Dix noted that under the watchful eye of Principal Judy Azzara for the past 23 years, the school has blossomed and developed into a nationally recognized school for training teachers to use technology in the classroom. Ms. Azzara was recently named a finalist for the Fairfax County Schools Principal of the Year.

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board direct staff to invite Ms. Azzara and representatives of Louise Archer to appear before the Board on May 24, 1999, and direct staff to prepare an appropriate Certificate of Recognition. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

62.

1999 RESTON FESTIVAL (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix invited Board Members to attend the 1999 Reston Festival. "Celebrate a Place called Reston" is this year's theme. Activities will take place at the Plaza at Lake Anne on Saturday, May 22, 1999, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., and on Sunday, May 23, from noon until 6 p.m., rain or shine. Great Food, entertainment, arts and crafts, boat rides and family fun is in store for all those attending.

63.

16TH ANNUAL VIVA VIENNA! SET FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix said that for the past 16 years Viva Vienna! has brought the greater Vienna community together to celebrate this two-day open-air festival. For the second year, the Rotary Club of Vienna will provide volunteers to staff this event along historic Church Street between Lawyers Road and Mill Street.

Supervisor Dix invited Board Members and all citizens of Fairfax County to attend this outstanding community festival.

64.

COMMUNITY USE OF FIELDS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix said that he had previously raised the issue of community use of fields. He said that he had received a response from staff and Dr. Daniel A. Domenech, Superintendent of Schools, and he expressed his appreciation for the response.

65.

ELECTRONIC VOTING (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix said that the Board had received a memorandum dated May 7, 1999, regarding electronic voting. He moved that the Board set aside this item as a Consideration Item to determine whether the Board believes there is value in going to an electronic voting system.

Following discussion, Supervisor Bulova moved a substitute motion to refer this issue to the Procedures Committee.

Following discussion, Supervisor Mendelsohn asked to amend the substitute motion to include "that they shall meet within the next 30 days to take up this issue," and this was accepted.

Following a request for clarification, Supervisor Bulova clarified that the substitute motion will also include that the Committee provide a recommendation within 30 days.

The question was called on the substitute motion, as amended, and it carried by unanimous vote.

66.

STREETLIGHTS AND RELATED PROJECTS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 Budget, the Board approved the expenditure of $1 million Countywide to install up to 500 new streetlights and complete 20 related projects.

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff, as part of their investigation into the development of priorities for streetlights, to review the issues of both candlepower and shape of any new fixtures to be installed. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Mendelsohn reviewed Board Policy regarding allowing developers the option of installing new mercury vapor lights in lieu of standard hi-pressure sodium lights. Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review the costs and benefits which might be associated with the following:

 

  • Allowing neighborhoods to request that cutoff fixtures be installed in place of semi-cutoff cobra head fixtures.

  • Giving preference to communities which ask to install cutoff fixtures.

  • Retrofitting older lights by installing full cutoff fixtures to reduce light pollution.

  • Establishing a Policy of requiring that new installations be light pollution sensitive.

  • Conducting a public awareness campaign on the benefits of pollution-friendly fixtures.

Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board consider this issue as part of the Policy discussion surrounding any priority list developed for spending the FY 2000 funds. Without objection, it was so ordered.

67.

OMEGA SPRINKLER HEADS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that it has come to his attention that the Fairfax County Fire Department has begun the process of informing owners of single family homes, townhouses, and condominiums using Omega sprinkler heads that they constitute a fire safety hazard. These units were installed by Central Sprinkler Systems and were the subject of a recall issued by Consumer Product Safety Commission on October 14, 1998. He said that there are approximately 400 County addresses affected by a recall.

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that the Fire Department has indicated that it is not charging fees to homeowners for the time involved in inspections. However, to register the work as "completed," the Code of the County of Fairfax requires a plumbing inspection. At this time, the 'base' residential plumbing inspection fee is $56. He noted that the work is being completed by licensed plumbers and involves unscrewing the old sprinkler head and replacing it with a new one.

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to investigate whether the base residential plumbing inspection fee would qualify for consideration as an additional "no fee" item as provided under the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 61 (Buildings Provisions), Section 61-1-3(7), Household Appliance Permits, for smoke detectors and solar energy equipment. Without objection, it was so ordered.

68.

OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT S99-CW-TR1 (Tape 6)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that at the Board meeting of March 22, 1999, the Board authorized an Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment for the Countywide Trails Plan. The purpose of the amendment is to change the designation of certain Countywide trails planned in the Fairfax Station and Clifton areas from a combined bicycle and equestrian use to equestrian use. This will permit future construction of these equestrian trails to be of a natural surface with a reduced right-of-way width.

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that he would like a similar review of the combined equestrian and bicycle trails which are planned in the Great Falls area. Specifically, such planned trails are generally along Georgetown Pike from the Capital Beltway to Route 7, Walker Road, Colvin Run Road and Hickory Run, Jefferson Branch and Nichols Run, as shown on the Countywide Trails Plan.

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment S99-CW-TR1 be expanded to include an evaluation of the combined equestrian and bicycle trails shown in the Great Falls area. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion.

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

69.

AMERICAN LIBERTY ELMS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that Johnny Elmseed, a community service project, has provided his office with information regarding a program that seeks to plant disease-resistant American Liberty Elms in an effort to restore native elms which have been eliminated by Dutch Elm Disease.

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to publicize this effort and that the Office of Public Affairs provide information to the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce for distribution to corporations that may be interested in this project. Without objection, it was so ordered.

70.

CONSTRUCTION OF WIEHLE AVENUE FROM THE FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY TO DRANESVILLE ROAD (Tape 6)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that the Office of Transportation held an informational meeting with the communities of Dranesville Estates, Kingstream Homes Association and the Kingstream Community Council regarding the construction of Wiehle Avenue from the Fairfax County Parkway to Dranesville Road. This road will be the only east-west connection crossing the Sugarland Run for 3.3 miles between Route 7 and Elden Street.

As presently designed, construction does not include a traffic light at the intersection of Wiehle Avenue and Cassia Street. Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review this issue, which warrants analysis based on current traffic projections. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

 

71.

84TH ANNUAL MCLEAN DAY FESTIVAL (Tape 6)

Supervisor Mendelsohn announced that the McLean Community is celebrating its 84th annual McLean Day Festival on Saturday, May 15, 1999, at Lewinsville Park from noon until 4 p.m. This annual day of fun for all ages includes carnival rides, games, craft booths, and exhibits.

Supervisor Mendelsohn invited Board Members and all of the citizens of McLean to attend the festivities of the celebration.

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72.

REQUEST TO DESIGNATE THE FRANCONIA-SPRINGFIELD PARKWAY AS THE JOSEPH V. GARTLAN, JR. PARKWAY (Tape 7)

Supervisor Kauffman reminded the Board that Senator Joseph V. Gartlan, Jr., is retiring this year following a long and distinguished tenure serving the citizens of the County in the General Assembly. He noted that Senator Gartlan was a champion of the County's interests in transportation issues before the General Assembly. He stated his belief that a fitting tribute to Senator Gartlan's accomplishments would be the naming of the Franconia-Springfield Parkway, Route 7900, in his honor and in recognition of his accomplishments and his contributions to the improvement of transportation in the County during his tenure as State senator from the thirty-sixth district. Supervisor Kauffman said that a similar action took place when the Board designated the Fairfax County Parkway as the John F. Herrity Parkway in 1995.

Accordingly, Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board request the Commonwealth Transportation Board to:

  • Designate the Franconia-Springfield Parkway between Rolling Road and Beulah Street as the Joseph V. Gartlan, Jr. Parkway.

  • Place and maintain appropriate signage markers indicating the designation of this route.

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

73.

PROPOSED EXPANSION OF THE DISTRICT 7, WEST SPRINGFIELD RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD) (Tape 7)

Supervisor McConnell reported that she had been contacted by the residents of Oakford Drive near West Springfield High School requesting a study and establishment of an Residential Permit Parking District (RPPD) for their street. The residents are requesting that the section of Oakford Drive, from its intersection with Filbert Court to its cul-de-sac terminus, be included in the RPPD.

Accordingly, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board direct staff to:

  • Study Oakford Drive and make a recommendation as to the eligibility for inclusion into the existing District 7 West Springfield RPPD.

  • Waive the required application fees.

Supervisor McConnell noted that the appropriate staff from the Department of Transportation has been notified to coordinate this request.

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

74.

PARKING AT HIGH SCHOOLS (Tape 7)

Supervisor McConnell stated that many of the high schools in the County are experiencing a shortage of parking spaces. She asserted that for the most part, the shortage is caused by students needing to remain after school for activities when no late bus is offered, or staying at school after the late bus is scheduled. Additionally, many students are participants in cooperative/vocational work programs and must drive to report to their jobs.

Supervisor McConnell said that the schools charge each student assigned a parking space $100 per parking space for the school year, but there are rarely enough spaces to fill the demand. Consequently, students park in adjacent residential areas. Residential permit parking districts were established to help alleviate adverse impact on residential areas, but nothing has been done to add more spaces to the schools. She noted that the average high school receives $37,000 each year from student parking space fees, with 15 percent allocated for the school for local operations and the remainder for the school system's general fund.

Accordingly, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board direct staff to send a letter to the Superintendent of Schools suggesting that the money received from parking space rental, less the 15 percent retained by the school, go into a separate fund earmarked for increasing parking spaces at schools. She asserted that the pooled money would be given to create one or two additional lots each year at schools where space permits. Each school would be required to submit a plan for consideration and the superintendent could prioritize each project for funding.

Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and asked to amend it to:

  • Request information as to the present use of the collected fees.

  • Remind the School Board or School staff that when this fee was first established that the recommendation was to use the money to maintain parking lots or to create spaces.

This was accepted.

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

75.

SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT SUPERVISOR ELAINE N. MCCONNELL TO BE ABSENT FROM THE MAY 24, 1999, MEETING (Tape 7)

Supervisor McConnell announced that she would not be present for the meeting scheduled on May 24, 1999. She will be out-of-town attending a class reunion in Florida and her granddaughter's graduation ceremony from a master's program.

76.

NO BOARD MATTERS FOR SULLY DISTRICT SUPERVISOR MICHAEL R. FREY (Tape 7)

Supervisor Frey announced that he had no Board Matters to present today.

77.

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM NEEDS CONSIDERATION (Tape 7)

Recently Supervisor Hyland requested and was briefed on the status of projects pending in the Community Improvement Program (CIP). With reference to a chart attached to his written Board Matter, he stated that he learned that projects in Group Number 2 had adequate funding through completion for two of the three communities shown, with one that may require a transfer of General Fund dollars. For Group Number 3, however, he said that he was advised that staff would like to proceed to design, but cannot due to lack of funding. According to staff, any funding needs for Group Number 3, if addressed at all, will have to come before the Board as a Consideration Item at a quarterly budget review.

Supervisor Hyland stated that he had been informed that all funds from the 1988 Community Improvement Bond have been committed, so unless funding sources are identified, this could effectively mean the demise of the CIP. With its commitment to revitalization, Supervisor Hyland said that the Board may need to revisit the issue of funding community infrastructure improvements to prevent irreversible deterioration to neighborhoods.

Accordingly, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct staff to:

  • Include funding for Group Number 3 projects, Holmes Run Valley and Mount Vernon Hills, as a consideration item at the next available opportunity.

  • Brief the Board on the status of the CIP as pertains to the 31 communities presently on the waiting list, including the staff recommendation on how these communities may be improved in the next millennium.

Supervisor Gross seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Acting-Chairman Kauffman and asked to amend the motion to direct staff to combine them as a single item. The item would include the:

  • Status

  • List of projects on the waiting list

  • Bond approval

  • Fund allocation

This was accepted.

Acting-Chairman Kauffman returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

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

78.

INOVA=S BOOKLET IS TRULY A "HEALTH SOURCE" (Tape 7)

Supervisor Hyland stated that he recently received a copy of INOVA=s booklet entitled Health Information Library. In perusing the bilingual document, he found it to be extremely informative in guiding people who are seeking help with their health needs through a telephone voice system. The directory provides sources for persons to gain information on specific ailments and health challenges through the use of a 24-hour hotline, 703-204-3330, coupled with a four-digit code related to the ailment.

Accordingly, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to prepare and disseminate through a press release and the County=s website that the "Health Information Library" is available by contacting INOVA Health Systems directly at 703-204-3330 and following instructions or by accessing INOVA=s website www.inova.com. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion, which carried by vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

79.

CREATION OF A TECHNOLOGY ZONE ON RICHMOND HIGHWAY (Tape 7)

Supervisor Hyland stated that one of the Richmond Highway=s major employers involved in communications is in the process of deciding whether to continue to keep its base of operation there on the highway or to relocate to either another part of the County or another jurisdiction entirely. This is a serious problem for the area as efforts continue toward revitalization. The company's planned expansion would be a positive step for the area if it remains.

 

Supervisor Hyland said that he recently learned of areas that had designated specific sections of their jurisdictions as "Technology Zones@ by offering incentives to technology companies to relocate in their areas. He called the Board's attention to Article 9 of the Code of Virginia, which speaks to this issue, along with ordinances adopted by the Cities of Harrisonburg, Falls Church, and Winchester.

Supervisor Hyland noted that for some time citizens have indicated their support for having technology companies located on Richmond Highway. It would be a means for providing jobs, attracting qualified workers to the area, and offering a significant boost to revitalization efforts. Accordingly, he moved that the Board direct the County Executive to:

  • Review the possibilities and opportunities associated with designating specific areas of Richmond Highway as one or more "Technology Zones,@ including the utilization of an incentive package as a means of attracting and retaining this type of employer.

  • Provide the Board with his summary findings and recommendations by the next Board meeting on May 24.

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

80.

A HELPING HAND FOR KOSOVAR REFUGEES (Tape 7)

Supervisor Hyland stated that the County has begun to receive calls from citizens concerned about the Kosovar refugees. Many of those calling are frustrated because they are unable to get through to the 800 numbers provided. He noted that Congressman Moran sent a letter indicating the availability of the following web pages:

  • http://kosovo.info.usaid.gov/adopt.html. This site provides general information on refugee resettlement and why Kosovar orphans cannot be adopted yet.

InterAction is running a general information hotline at 800-727-4420, which is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday -- Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Supervisor Hyland stated that the County's Department of Family Services informed him that the care of Kosovar refugees coming to the DC area will be organized by Lutheran Social Services. That organization is seeking:

  • Volunteers to mentor and teach English to refugees and their children.

  • Furniture and basic items needed to furnish a home.

  • Employment opportunities for some refugees.

  • Money to pay rent until refugees are able to become self-sufficient.

Further information about this effort can be obtained by calling 703-698-5026, extension 100 or by e-mailing Dawsonruth@aol.com.

Accordingly, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board:

  • Direct the Office of Public Affairs to issue a press release concerning this information.

  • Request Channel 16 staff to post this information on its bulletin board.

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

81.

DANGEROUS WEAPONS IN PUBLIC FACILITIES (Tape 7)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board discussed this issue and requested additional information. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#48.)

Supervisor Connolly stated that he had circulated to the Board both the chronology since the 1996 General Assembly of County initiatives and the original two bills that would have banned weapons from public buildings.

Accordingly, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board:

  • Reaffirm its position that it will seek enabling legislation for the authority to ban dangerous weapons at all public facilities and properties in the County.

  • Authorize the Chairman to write to every member of the legislative delegation from Northern Virginia informing them of this reaffirmation and noting that it is the Board's intention as a top priority to seek such legislation in the next General Assembly.

Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, and Michael Long, Senior Assistant County Attorney, the question was called on the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

82.

RECESS/EXECUTIVE SESSION (Tape 7)

Following input from David P. Bobzien, County Attorney, Chairman Hanley announced that should the following motion carry, the Board would convene in Executive Session at 2 p.m.

At 1:05 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:

  • December 16, 1998, Opinion of the Attorney General Regarding the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

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

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

ACTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

83.

CERTIFICATION BY BOARD MEMBERS REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION (Tape 8)

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."

 

 

84.

APPOINTMENT OF MR. YOUNG HO CHANG AS DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Tape 8)

Supervisor Gross moved the appointment of Mr. Young Ho Chang to the position of Director of Transportation, at Grade 36, Step 10, which represents a salary of $105,594.11, effective Monday, June 7, 1999. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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3:30 P.M. - BOARD DECISION 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 9)

(NOTE: On March 22, 1999, the Board held the public hearing on this item and deferred decision until April 26, 1999. On April 26, the Board deferred decision to May 20, 1999.)

Supervisor Hyland moved adoption of the Resolution authorizing the acquisition of the necessary property interest for the construction of the Project X00823 (P00004) -- Shirley Acres Sanitary Sewer Extension and Improvement. Supervisor Kauffman 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 REGARDING THE CONVEYANCE OF COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY (COUNTYWIDE) (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 April 22 and April 29, 1999.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by seven speakers, Supervisor Connolly moved adoption of the Resolution, dated May 10, 1999, with a cover memo dated May 6, 1999, authorizing the conveyance of County-owned property to the Fairfax County Park Authority. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion.

Supervisor Kauffman asked to amend the motion to also delete the property identified as, Parcel 92-1 ((1)) 3B in the Lee District, and this was accepted.

Supervisor Bulova asked to amend the motion regarding the quit claim deed (attachment C, handwritten page 15 of the staff report dated May 10, 1999) to read:

  • "Grantor hereby further reserves, unto itself, and reserves the right to assign only to other public entities, public utilities, or telecommunications or cable television providers the right to design, lay out, construct, utilize and maintain rights of way."

This was accepted.

Following discussion, the question was called on the motion, as amended, 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."

87.

3:30 P.M. -- PH ON PROPOSED AREA PLANS REVIEW (APR) ITEM 98-III-10UP LOCATED AT 11091 SUNSET HILLS ROAD (HUNTER MILL 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 April 22 and April 29, 1999.

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to correct the address for Sunset Hills Road Drive to Sunset Hills Road. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Dix stated, for the record, that this property previously had an approved floor area ratio (FAR) of .7 and an approved site plan. It was one of the properties that was affected by the C and I Amendments in 1989 and this action would restore the density that was on the site prior to that amendment.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by three speakers, Supervisor Dix moved approval of APR Item 98-III-10UP as recommended by the Planning Commission, as found on page six of the staff report and shown in Attachment I of the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999. This alternative would add an option for office use up to .70 FAR subject to the conditions regarding access, building orientation, compatibility with the adjacent office building, and mitigation of impacts on the road network. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion.

Discussion followed with input from Heidi Tolo Merkel, Planner III, Planning Division, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), Barbara A. Byron, Division Director, Zoning Evaluation Division, DPZ, and Jane W. Gwinn, Zoning Administrator/Division Director, DPZ.

Supervisor Dix pointed out, for the record, that the property is more than a block away from Hunter Mill Road.

 

The question was called on the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

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3:30 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE) REGARDING DRIVE-THROUGH PHARMACIES (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 April 22 and April 29, 1999.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by three speakers, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved adoption of the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance), Alternative Two, as recommended by the Planning Commission and found on handwritten pages 18-19 of the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999, with the following modification:

  • After the semicolon on the fourth line from the bottom of Alternative Two, insert "when located on a lot that is not abutting or across a local street from residentially zoned property which is either developed with dwellings or vacant."

This motion was seconded by Supervisor Gross.

Following discussion, with input from Jane W. Gwinn, Zoning Administrator, Zoning Administration Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, Supervisor Gross asked to amend the motion to substitute "across a local street" with "across any street other than a major throughfare," and this was accepted.

Supervisor Frey moved a substitute motion to adopt the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance) Alternative 1A as found on handwritten pages 1-4 of the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it CARRIED by a recorded vote of five, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Kauffman, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross, and Supervisor Mendelsohn voting "NAY," Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following further discussion, Supervisor Gross moved to amend the main motion, as substituted, to add "or collector street" to line six on handwritten page two of the Memorandum to the Board dated May 10, 1999, after "...which is not abutting or not across a local street..." Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

The question was called on the main motion, as substituted and amended (Alternative 1-A), which CARRIED by a recorded vote of six, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Mendelsohn voting "NAY," Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

89.

3:30 P.M. -- PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-HM-053 (IRENE C. BETTIUS) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 10)

Ms. Sarah E. Hall reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Ms. Hall 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 two speakers, Leslie Johnson, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Following discussion, Supervisor Dix moved:

  • Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1998-HM-053 from the R-1 and R-E Districts to the PDH-3 District, subject to the execution of the proffers dated April 6, 1999. The Planning Commission approved Final Development Plan FDP 1998-HM-053 on March 24, 1999.

  • The Conceptual Development Plan (CDP).

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

 

 

90.

4 P.M. -- PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 86-C-105-2 AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATIONS SE 98-Y-054 AND SE 98-Y-053 (HAFT/EQUITIES -- SULLY PLAZA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 10)

Supervisor Frey moved to defer until May 24, 1999, at 4 p.m. the public hearing on:

  • Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 86-C-105-2

  • Special Exception Application SE 98-Y-054

  • Special Exception Application SE 98-Y-053

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

91.

4 P.M. -- PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 86-C-054 (WESTERRA RESTON, LLC) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tapes 10-11)

Ms. Christine G. Kropat reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Ms. Kropat 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 three speakers, Leslie Johnson, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Dix moved approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 86-C-054 and the Conceptual Plan, subject to the executed proffers dated May 7, 1999; the Planning Commission having previously approved Final Development Plan FDP 86-C-054 on May 5, 1999. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

Supervisor Dix moved modification of the transitional screening requirement and a waiver of the barrier requirement along the Sunset Hills Road frontage of the site. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

 

 

 

Supervisor Dix moved waiver of the service drive requirement along the Dulles Airport Access and Toll Roads. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board direct the Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to coordinate with the Virginia Department of Transportation and the applicant during the design and construction of any improvements to Sunset Hills Road in the vicinity of Dressage Drive to ensure that some type of median break is provided at the entrance to Dressage Drive to permit left turns out of the Equestrian Park Subdivision and at the time of site plan that particular sensitivity be paid to the parcel entrance on the eastern parcel entrance and Dressage Drive. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

92.

4 P.M. -- PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 98-D-047 (CHESTERBROOK -- MCLEAN LITTLE LEAGUE, INCORPORATED) (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tape 11)

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 three speakers, Julie Schilling, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved:

  • Approval of Special Exception Application SE 98-D-047, subject to the development conditions dated May 4, 1999.

  • Modification of the transitional screening and barrier requirements along the northern and southwest property boundaries in accordance with Section 13-304 of the Zoning Ordinance.

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

 

 

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4 P.M. -- PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-SU-060 (BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' OWN MOTION) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 11)

Following the public hearing, Greg Russ, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Frey moved that the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1998-SU-060 be amended from the I-5 and WS Districts to the I-6 and WS Districts. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

94.

4:30 P.M. -- PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-SU-015 (B&D PROPERTIES, LP AND LAFAYETTE PROPERTIES, LLC) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 11)

Supervisor Frey moved to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1998-SU-015 until July 12, 1999 at 4 p.m. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

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4:30 P.M. -- PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATIONS PCA 80-C-086 AND PCA 83-C-069, (BOSTON PROPERTIES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AND WESTERRA RESTON, LLC) AND REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-HM-063 (WESTERRA RESTON, LLC) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tapes 11-12)

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, which included testimony by one speaker, Greg Russ, Senior, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Dix moved:

  • Approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 80-C-086, subject to the executed proffers dated April 14, 1999.

  • Approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 83-C-069, subject to the executed proffers dated April 14, 1999.

  • Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1998-HM-063 from the R-1, I-4, and I-5 Districts to the PDC District, and the Conceptual Development Plan subject to the execution of the proffers dated April 13, 1999 and the Board's approval of PCA 80-C-086 and PCA 83-C-069.

  • Modification of the transitional screening requirement along Sunrise Valley Drive in favor of that shown on the Conceptual Development Plan/Final Development Plan (CDP/FDP) and as further described in the proposed proffers.

  • Waiver of the barrier requirement along Sunrise Valley Drive.

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

96.

4:30 P.M. -- PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 85-P-038-2 (TYSONS CORNER PROPERTY, LLC) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 12)

On behalf of Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross moved to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 85-P-038-2 until May 24, 1999, at 3:30 p.m. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

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4:30 P.M. -- PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-SU-047 (PULTE HOME CORPORATION) (SULLY DISTRIC) (Tape 12)

Mr. Michael J. Giguere reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Mr. Giguere had filed the necessary notices showing that at least 25 adjacent and/or interested parties had been notified of the date and hour of this public hearing and he proceeded to present his case.

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

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

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

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

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

Following discussion, Supervisor Frey moved that the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1998-SU-047 be amended from the R-1 and WS Districts to the R-1, R-8, and WS Districts, subject to the execution of the proffers dated March 30, 1999. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

98.

4:30 P.M. -- PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-PR-027 (HEARTHSTONE VANGUARD JOINT VENTURE) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 12)

On behalf of Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross moved to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1998-PR-027 until July 12, 1999, at 4 p.m. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

99.

THANK YOU TO ROBERT L. MOORE (Tape 12)

On behalf of the Board, Supervisor Frey expressed appreciation to Robert L. Moore, who has been serving as Acting Director of the Department of Transportation.

100.

BOARD MEETING TIME CHANGE (Tape 12)

Chairman Hanley announced that the Board meeting on May 24, 1999, will begin at 9 a.m.

101.

BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 12 )

At 6:45 p.m., the Board adjourned.