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CLERK'S BOARD SUMMARY

REPORT OF ACTIONS OF THE

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

MONDAY

JUNE 7, 1999

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

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

BOARD MATTERS

2.

MOMENT OF SILENCE (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley asked everyone to keep the family of the late Ms. Marta Wyatt in their thoughts and prayers. Ms. Wyatt was a vital part of the Fairfax community.

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite Ms. Wyatt's family and members of the Hispanic Committee to appear before the Board, sometime in July, to receive a Certificate of Appreciation for her service to the County. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Chairman Hanley announced the death of Johnnie Forte, Jr., Assistant Superintendent of General Services for Fairfax County Public Schools, and asked everyone to remember his family in their thoughts and prayers.

Supervisor Bulova announced that Mayor John Mason from the City of Fairfax will be having surgery soon and asked that everyone keep him in their thoughts and prayers.

 

Supervisor Kauffman announced the recent death of Mr. Ernest Mittendorf who was a key member of the Lee District community and asked that everyone remember his family in their thoughts and prayers.

3.

WELCOME TO YOUNG HO CHANG, DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley recognized the presence of Young Ho Chang, the new Director of the Department of Transportation, and warmly welcomed him to the Board Auditorium.

4.

WELCOME TO JOHN M. HOWARD, DIRECTOR, FAIRFAX COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley recognized the presence of John M. Howard, the new Director of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, and warmly welcomed him to the Board Auditorium.

5.

WELCOME TO JUDITH W. DOWNER, PLANNING COMMISSIONER FROM THE DRANESVILLE DISTRICT (Tape 1)

Supervisor Mendelsohn recognized the presence of Judith W. Downer, Planning Commissioner from the Dranesville District, and warmly welcomed her to the Board Auditorium.

AGENDA ITEMS

6.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE 1999 LORDS AND LADIES OF FAIRFAX AND THE SPONSORS OF THE 1999 FAIRFAX FAIR (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley presented the following Certificates of Recognition to the 1999 Lords and Ladies of Fairfax:

At Large

  • Ms. Patricia Hutcherson and

  • Mr. Kevin Bell

Braddock District

  • Ms. Barbara Shanahan and

  • Mr. Ronald A. Axelrod

 

 

 

 

Dranesville District

  • Ms. Jan L. Auerbach and

  • Mr. Jack Wilbern

Hunter Mill District

  • Ms. Daphne Dollar Sloan and

  • Mr. Harold Leff

Lee District

  • Ms. Darelyn Handley and

  • Mr. Mark D. Sickles

Mason District

  • Ms. Rosemary Purple and

  • Mr. Lee Frame

Mount Vernon District

  • Ms. Queenie Cox and

  • Mr. Earl Layton Flanagan

Providence District

  • Ms. Linda Smyth and

  • Mr. Carl Coan, Jr.

Springfield District

  • Ms. Mary C. Halfhill and

  • Mr. Peter F. Murphy, Jr.

Sully District

  • Ms. Patricia Brown and

  • Mr. Ron Savage

Chairman Hanley thanked Charlotte Peed, President, Celebrate Fairfax, and the sponsors of the 1999 Fairfax Fair.

 

 

7.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE FOREST EDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Tape 1)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the Forest Edge Elementary School for hosting the "Kids for Kosovo" 5K Run or Walk. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

8.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO THE HERNDON HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAM AND OTHER PARTICIPATING TEAMS FROM FAIRFAX COUNTY SCHOOLS (Tape 1)

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the Herndon High School Robotics Team and other participating teams from Fairfax County Schools for their efforts and contributions to technology education. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

9.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BOB STAMPER, VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHER FOR THE BOARD (Tape 1)

Following Chairman Hanley's announcement that Bob Stamper, Volunteer Photographer for the Board, recently celebrated his eightieth birthday, everyone sang Happy Birthday.

AGENDA ITEMS

 

10.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MS. ALICIA PAYNE FOR HER MANY YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tapes 1-2)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Ms. Alicia Payne for her many years of service to the residents of Fairfax County. Supervisor McConnell 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.

11.

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MS. CONNIE STIGER AND MR. STAN PEIKIN FOR THEIR HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (Tape 2)

Supervisor McConnell moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Ms. Connie Stiger and Mr. Stan Peikin for their humanitarian efforts with Habitat for Humanity. Supervisor Dix 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.

Supervisor Gross moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia for its efforts in building and providing affordable homes for families in Fairfax County. Chairman Hanley 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 MATTER

12.

RECOGNITION OF ERNESTINE HEASTIE, PROVIDENCE DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE (Tape 2)

Chairman Hanley recognized the presence of Ms. Earnestine Heastie, Providence District School Board Representative, and warmly welcomed her to the Board Auditorium.

AGENDA ITEMS

13.

10 A.M. -- PRESENTATION BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY PROGRAM ON THE PROGRAM'S BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-12 (No Tape)

(NOTE: The presentation from the CISCO Networking Academy Program was deferred until later in the meeting. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#15.)

14.

10:15 A.M. -- PRESENTATION OF THE 1998 A. HEATH ONTHANK MEMORIAL AWARDS (Tape 2)

Peter J. Schroth, Director, Department of Human Resources, presented the 1998 A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award to the following County and School employees:

  • George Cross, Building Supervisor, Laurel Ridge Elementary School

  • Michael Neuhard, Battalion Chief, Fire and Rescue Department

  • Nancy Nicely, Communications Clerk, Special Education Transportation Office

  • Edward C. O'Carroll, Private First Class, Police Department

  • Elizabeth A. Petersilia, Mental Health Therapist, Woodburn Center for Community Mental Health

  • Wayne Promisel, Detective, Police Department

  • Wesley Rice, Building Supervisor, Buzz Aldrin Elementary School

  • Jean Skinner, Adapted Aquatics Supervisor, Park Authority

  • Paul F. Thompson, Coordinator, Transportation Training Center, Office of Transportation Services, Schools

  • John Turner, Lead Housing Services Specialist, Department of Housing and Community Development

15.

10 A.M. -- PRESENTATION BY REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY PROGRAM ON THE PROGRAM'S BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K-12 (Tape 2)

Gene Longo, Networking Manager, gave a presentation on the CISCO Networking Academy Program's benefits for students in grades K-12.

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16.

ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS (Tape 3)

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

Chairman Hanley announced that Information Item 8 -- Comparison of Original and Existing Cost Estimates and Projected Bid Advertisement Dates for Virginia Department Of Transportation (VDOT) Projects (Countywide) would be discussed later in the meeting.

Supervisor Kauffman asked to amend the motion to consider separately Administrative Item 28 - Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing on a Spot Blight Abatement Ordinance For 5951 Telegraph Road, Tax Map Number 082-4-((01))-0028, and this was accepted.

The question was called on the motion, as amended, and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," *Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

(NOTE: *Later in the meeting, Supervisor McConnell asked to be recorded as voting "AYE" on these items. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#39.)

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 1 -- STREETS INTO THE SECONDARY SYSTEM (PROVIDENCE AND SPRINGFIELD DISTRICTS)

Approved the request that certain streets listed in the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999, be recommended into the State Secondary System:

Subdivision District Street

Manor Station Providence Oakton Drive

Oakton Grove, Providence Powdermill Lane

Phase III

Oakton Plantation Providence Oakton Plantation

Lane

Oakton Plantation

Court

Courthouse Road,

Route 673,

Additional

Right-of-way only

Oaks at Crosspointe, Springfield Larkview Lane,

Phase I Route 8345

Larkview Court

Nuthatch Drive

Ox Road, Route 123,

Additional

Right-of-way only

 

ADMIN 2 -- EXTENSION OF REVIEW PERIOD FOR THREE 2232 PUBLIC FACILITY REVIEW APPLICATIONS

Authorized extension of the review period for 2232 Public Facility Review Application Number FS-S99-9 until September 2, 1999; Application Number 2232-Y99-4 until October 7, 1999; and Application Number 2232-P99-3 to December 27, 1999, to ensure compliance with the review requirements mandated by Section 15.2-2232 of the Code of Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 3 -- ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 96-M-028, ANNANDALE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB (MASON DISTRICT)

Approved a request for six months of additional time to commence construction for Special Exception Application SE 96-M-028 to November 18, 1999, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 4 -- ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 81-C-008, DAVCO RESTAURANTS, INCORPORATED (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)

Approved a request for six months of additional time to commence construction for Special Exception Application SE 81-C-008 to October 30, 1999, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

 

 

 

 

(SAR)

ADMIN 5 -- SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 99065 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S ANONYMOUS HIV TESTING SITE GRANT

Approved Supplemental Appropriation Resolution (SAR) AS 99065 in the amount of $18,000 for Fiscal Year 2000 grant funds for the Department of Health's Anonymous HIV Testing Site Grant. There is no local cash match requirement.

 

 

 

 

(SAR)

ADMIN 6 -- SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00003 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH'S MINORITY AIDS PROJECT GRANT

Approved Supplemental Appropriation Resolution (SAR) AS 00003 in the amount of $116,810 for the Department of Health's Minority HIV Prevention/Education Projects. There is no local cash match requirement.

 

 

 

(SAR)

ADMIN 7 -- SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00006 FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE CIRCUIT COURT'S NEUTRAL CASE EVALUATION/ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE (NCE/ADR) GRANT

Approved Supplemental Appropriation Resolution (SAR) AS 00006 in the amount of $40,426 from the Supreme Court of Virginia to continue the Neutral Case Evaluation/Alternative Dispute Resolution grant. The cost of the Management Analyst I position exceeds the grant amount; however, the agency will absorb the difference within current appropriations.

 

 

 

 

 

(SAR)

ADMIN 8 -- SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00002 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES FISCAL YEAR 2000 TITLE V, SENIORS IN COMMUNITY SERVICES EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

Approved Supplemental Appropriation Resolution (SAR) AS 00002 in the amount of $90,344 for funding of the Title V, Seniors in Community Services Employment Program Older Worker Employment Program administered by the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging on behalf of the Department of Family Services. A 10 percent local cash match in the amount of $9,034 is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(SAR)

ADMIN 9 -- SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00004 TO CONTINUE THE VIRGINIA INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL SERVICES TRAINING ACTIVITIES PROGRAM FOR HUMAN SERVICES STAFF AND LICENSED AND NON-LICENSED DAY CARE PROVIDERS

Approved Supplemental Appropriation Resolution (SAR) AS 00004 in the amount of $532,255 to expand State sponsored training sessions for local departments of social services and licensed and non-licensed day care settings through the Virginia Institute for Social Services Training Activities program. There is no local cash match requirement.

 

 

 

 

(SAR)

ADMIN 10 - SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00001 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES CASE MANAGEMENT FOR ELDERLY VIRGINIANS GRANT

Approved Supplemental Appropriation Resolution (SAR) AS 00001 in the amount of $447,090 to appropriate funds for the Case Management for Elderly Virginians State Grant. Local funding is necessary in Fiscal Year 2000 in the amount of $65,723 to maintain current service levels, and is included in the reserve for anticipated local cash match in Fund 102, Federal/State Grant Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

(SAR)

ADMIN 11 -- SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00005 FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT ADULT AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

Approved Supplemental Appropriation Resolution (SAR) AS 00005 in the amount of $379,557 to appropriate Federal funding for the continuation of the Job Training Partnership Act Adult and Youth Programs administered by the Department of Family Services on behalf of the Northern Virginia Manpower Consortium. There is no local cash match requirement.

 

 

 

 

(SAR)

ADMIN 12 - SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 99073 TOTALING $208,920 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE PARENT TRAINING GRANT

Approved Supplemental Appropriation Resolution (SAR) AS 99073 in the amount of $208,920 for the renewal of the Foster and Adoptive Parent Training Grant administered by the Department of Family Services to support ongoing efforts to expand the number of foster and adoptive parents through recruitment, training and retention activities. A 25 percent local cash match requirement in the amount of $52,230 will be met through funds held in Fund 102 in the Fiscal Year 1999 local cash match reserve.

 

 

 

ADMIN 13 -- AUTHORIZATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES TO APPLY FOR A GRANT FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES STATEWIDE WELFARE TO WORK COMPETITIVE GRANT FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES FOR WELFARE TO WORK PARTICIPANTS

Approved the submission of a grant application in the amount of $345,987 by the Department of Family Services (DFS) from the Virginia Department of Social Services through the Statewide Welfare to Work Competitive Grant. The required 50 percent in-kind match is $172,993 and will be provided by DFS and by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, Alcohol and Drug Services.

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 14 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE LEASING OF COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY AT THE JEFFERSON FIRE STATION TO NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC, INCORPORATED (MASON DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 4:30 p.m. regarding the proposed leasing of County-owned property at the Jefferson Fire Station, 3101 Hodge Place, Tax Map Number 50-3((04))B, to Nextel Communications of the Mid-Atlantic, Incorporated, for the purpose of installing a cellular communications base station.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 15 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), ARTICLE 5A, RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD), TO EXPAND THE CULMORE RPPD, DISTRICT 9 (MASON DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 3:30 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), Article 5A, Residential Permit Parking District (RPPD), to expand the Culmore RPPD, District 9, to include Glenmore Drive (Route 980) from Vista Drive (Route 942) to Knollwood Drive (Route 943) and Vista Drive from Glenmore Drive to Freedom Place (Route 2940).

 

 

 

 

 

(A)

ADMIN 16 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE), REGARDING OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENT FOR SHOPPING CENTERS

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Planning Commission on July 8, 1999, and before the Board on July 26, 1999, at 3:30 p.m. to revise the off-street parking requirement for shopping centers of 1,000,000 square feet of Gross Floor Area (GFA) or greater and to convert the determinant upon which the off-street parking requirement is based for shopping centers greater than 400,000 square feet in size from Net Floor Area to a GFA base.

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

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 17 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSAL TO ABANDON A ROADWAY FORMERLY DESIGNATED AS ROUTE 670 (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 4 p.m. to consider a proposal to abandon a roadway formerly designated as Route 670.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(A)

ADMIN 18 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), ARTICLE 2, SECTION 82-2-7, TRAFFIC LIGHT SIGNAL VIOLATION MONITORING SYSTEMS, ENFORCEMENT, AND PENALTY (COUNTYWIDE)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 4:30 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), Article 2, Section 82-2-7, traffic light signal violation monitoring systems, enforcement, and penalty, to remove the exemption given to leased vehicles and to change language in the existing statute to bring it into conformance with the Code of Virginia, as amended during the 1999 General Assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 19 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), ARTICLE 5A, RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD), TO EXPAND THE HERNDON RPPD, DISTRICT 26 (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 3:30 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), Article 5A, Residential Permit Parking District (RPPD), to expand the Herndon RPPD, District 26, to include Kingstream Circle (Route 6963) from Kingstream Drive (Route 6701) to Meadow Chase Drive (Route 7803).

 

 

 

 

 

(A)

ADMIN 20 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 83 (BOATS), ARTICLE 4, SECTION 83-4-12.1, RELATING TO BOATING SAFETY

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on June 28, 1999, at 4 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 83 (Boats), Article 4, Section 83-4-12.1, to reflect the 1999 amendments to the Code of Virginia relating to boating safety.

 

 

 

 

 

(A)

ADMIN 21 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), ARTICLE 1, SECTION 82-1-6, ADOPTION OF STATE LAW

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on June 28, 1999, at 4 p.m. on a proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), Article 1, Section 82-1-6, Adoption of State Law.

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 22 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPOT BLIGHT ABATEMENT ORDINANCE FOR 10001 RICHMOND HIGHWAY, TAX MAP NUMBER 113-2-((01))-0072 (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 6 p.m. to consider adoption of a Spot Blight Abatement Ordinance for 10001 Richmond Highway, Tax Map Number 113-2-((01))-0072.

 

 

 

 

(A)

ADMIN 23 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPOT BLIGHT ABATEMENT ORDINANCE FOR 6627 CAVALIER DRIVE, TAX MAP NUMBER 093-1-((23))-(L)-0009 (LEE DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 6 p.m. to consider adoption of a Spot Blight Abatement Ordinance for 6627 Cavalier Drive, Tax Map Number 093-1-((23))-(L)-0009.

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 24 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPOT BLIGHT ABATEMENT ORDINANCE FOR 7645 FORDSON ROAD, TAX MAP NUMBERS 102-1-((01))-0084 AND 102-1-((01)-0084-C (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 5:30 p.m. to consider adoption of a Spot Blight Abatement Ordinance for 7645 Fordson Road, Tax Map Numbers 102-1-((01))-0084 and 102-1-((01))-0084-C.

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 25 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPOT BLIGHT ABATEMENT ORDINANCE FOR 7701 RICHMOND HIGHWAY, TAX MAP NUMBERS 102-1-((07))-(07)-0025 AND 102-1-((01))-(07)-0026-A (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 5:30 p.m. to consider adoption of a Spot Blight Abatement Ordinance for 7011 Richmond Highway, Tax Map Numbers 102-1-((07))-0025 and 102-1-((01))-(07)-0026A.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 26 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPOT BLIGHT ABATEMENT ORDINANCE FOR 14529 OLD MILL ROAD, TAX MAP NUMBER 065-1-((01))-0019 (SULLY DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 5 p.m. to consider adoption of a Spot Blight Abatement Ordinance for 14529 Old Mill Road, Tax Map Number 065-1-((01))-0019.

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 27 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPOT BLIGHT ABATEMENT ORDINANCE FOR 7213 HICKORY STREET, TAX MAP 040-3-((10))-0013 (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 5 p.m. to consider adoption of a Spot Blight Abatement Ordinance for 7213 Hickory Street, Tax Map Number 040-3-((10))-0013.

 

ADMIN 28 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPOT BLIGHT ABATEMENT ORDINANCE FOR 5951 TELEGRAPH ROAD, TAX MAP NUMBER 082-4-((01))-0028 (LEE DISTRICT)

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

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 29 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPOT BLIGHT ABATEMENT ORDINANCE FOR 5009 MOUNT VERNON MEMORIAL HIGHWAY, TAX MAP NUMBER 110-3-((05))-(B)-0003-A (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 5 p.m. to consider adoption of a Spot Blight Abatement Ordinance for 5009 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Tax Map Number 110-3-((05))-(B)-0003-A.

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 30 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPOT BLIGHT ABATEMENT ORDINANCE FOR 8850 HOOES ROAD, TAX MAP NUMBER 097-2-((01))-0010 (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 5 p.m. to consider adoption of a Spot Blight Abatement Ordinance for 8850 Hooes Road, Tax Map Number 097-2-((01))-0010.

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 31 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPOT BLIGHT ABATEMENT ORDINANCE FOR 2902 ROGERS DRIVE, TAX MAP NUMBER 050-3-((15))-0112 (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 5:30 p.m. to consider adoption of a Spot Blight Abatement Ordinance for 2902 Rogers Drive, Tax Map Number 050-3-((15))-0112.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADMIN 32 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, APPENDIX H (CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISES) TO EFFECT A TRANSFER OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH COUNTY CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISES (COUNTYWIDE)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999 at 3:30 p.m. on proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Appendix H (Cable Television Franchises) to effect a transfer of the North and South County Cable Television System Franchises from Media General Cable of Fairfax County, Incorporated, to COXCOM, Incorporated.

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ADMIN 28 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A SPOT BLIGHT ABATEMENT ORDINANCE FOR 5951 TELEGRAPH ROAD, TAX MAP NUMBER 082-4-((01))-0028 (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

Following discussion, Supervisor Kauffman moved authorization of the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 5:30 p.m. to consider adoption of a Spot Blight Abatement Ordinance for 5951 Telegraph Road, Tax Map Number 082-4-((01))-0028. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a report on the current status of blight abatement no later than the next Revitalization Committee meeting. Without objection, it was so ordered.

18.

ADDITIONAL ACTION REGARDING ADMIN 16 -- AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE), REGARDING OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENT FOR SHOPPING CENTERS (Tape 3)

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

Supervisor Kauffman stated that a movie theater is being proposed for the Kingstowne Town Center and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information as to how the parking for that theater might be modified as a result of this Zoning Ordinance amendment. Without objection, it was so ordered.

19.

A-1 -- APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE BURKE VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT CONCERNING THE RECONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A NEW FIRE STATION AT 9501 OLD BURKE LAKE ROAD AND TO PROVIDE COUNTY FUNDS FOR THAT RECONSTRUCTION (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley announced that this item would be deferred until Supervisor McConnell's return to the Board Auditorium.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, action was taken on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#26.)

20.

A-2 -- AUTHORIZATION TO EXECUTE A CAPITAL FACILITY LEASE FOR THE REPLACEMENT BUILDING FOR MONDLOCH I (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

On motion of Supervisor Kauffman, seconded by Supervisor Connolly, and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and authorized execution of the Capital Facility Lease for the replacement building for Mondloch I.

21.

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A-3 -- SCHOOL BOND REFERENDUM (Tape 3)

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and:

  • Authorize a referendum for Schools totaling $297,205,000 as requested by the School Board.

  • Adopt the Resolution requesting the Circuit Court to order a special election on the issuance of such bonds to be held on November 2, 1999.

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

22.

A-4 -- VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT) ALLOCATION PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE SIX-YEAR INTERSTATE, PRIMARY, URBAN, AND TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEARS (FY) 2000-2005 (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley announced that this item would be deferred until Supervisor McConnell's return to the Board Auditorium.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, action was taken on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#28.)

23.

A-5 -- FAIRFAX COUNTY'S COMMENTS REGARDING THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY'S (WMATA) PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET, 10-YEAR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, AND RAIL CAPITAL PROGRAM BUDGET (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and endorse the following comments and direct staff to transmit them to WMATA:

  • Support WMATA's reinstatement of the policy of allocating audit adjustments to the individual jurisdictions to reflect actual costs and to allow jurisdictions receiving a positive audit adjustment to apply this credit to bills in the following fiscal year.

  • Endorsed the regional Metrobus service changes included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 proposed budget, based on the new regional bus service guidelines.

  • Reiterated that the County has signed the Interjurisdictional Funding Agreement, and, through it, has committed to fund WMATA's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) through FY 2003, subject to annual appropriations. The County commitment to support the CIP funding levels proposed for FY 2004 and FY 2005 is contingent upon the determination of Federal and State funding levels and the availability of local funds.

Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide more detail about what is actually being contemplated. Without objection, it was so ordered.

The question was called on the motion which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Bulova being out of the room.

24.

A-6 -- APPROVAL OF FAIRFAX COUNTY PARTICIPATION IN THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA CODE RED RIDE FREE PROGRAM (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

On motion of Supervisor Connolly, seconded by Supervisor Dix, and carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Bulova being out of the room, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and took the following actions:

  • Approved a suspension of fare collection by FAIRFAX CONNECTOR drivers on days for which the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) has issued an unhealthy, or Code Red, air quality forecast. This suspension of fares will be contingent upon the continued availability of an outside source of funding.

  • Authorized the Director of the Department of Transportation (DOT) to enter into a project agreement (Attachment I of the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999) with NVTC on behalf of Fairfax County. Under this agreement, NVTC will reimburse the County for the bus fare revenue that is not collected as a result of the County's participation in the Northern Virginia Code Red Ride Free Program.

  • Authorized the Director of the DOT to extend the attached project agreement beyond the current project completion date of October 15, 1999, if outside funding for the Code Red Ride Free program is available in subsequent years.

25.

A-7 -- FAIRFAX CONNECTOR AND METROBUS (NON-REGIONAL) BUS SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and approve the FAIRFAX CONNECTOR and Metrobus service enhancements listed in Attachment I of the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Leonard Wolfenstein, Head, Planning Analysis and Special Projects Section, Department of Transportation, Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to determine the feasibility of providing bus service between the Springfield and Reston employment centers and the Route One Corridor and Reston. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to include the Bus Riders Council from the Reston area in any meetings regarding the linking of the Route One Corridor and Reston. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff provide the Board with information regarding the preliminary proposal. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

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

26.

A-1 -- APPROVAL OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE BURKE VOLUNTEER FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT CONCERNING THE RECONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF A NEW FIRE STATION AT 9501 OLD BURKE LAKE ROAD AND TO PROVIDE COUNTY FUNDS FOR THAT RECONSTRUCTION (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and authorize the County Executive to enter into an agreement with the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, Incorporated to rebuild the station previously destroyed by fire and to provide for the operation of that station by the Burke Volunteers in accordance with County standards. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, and Michael H. Long, Senior Assistant County Attorney, the question was called on the motion which carried by unanimous vote.

27.

ORDERS OF THE DAY (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley announced that there would be a change in the Orders of the Day to proceed with:

  • Action Item 4 -- Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Allocation Public Hearing for the Six-Year Interstate, Primary, Urban, and Transit Improvement Program for Fiscal Years (FY) 2000-2005 (Countywide).

  • Action Item 8 -- Endorsement of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Design Public Hearing Plans for Route 123 from the South Side of the Occoquan River to Burke Lake Road (Route 645) (Springfield and Mount Vernon Districts).

  • Information Item - 8 -- Comparison of Original and Existing Cost Estimates and Projected Bid Advertisement Dates for Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Projects.

28.

A-4 -- VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT) ALLOCATION PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE SIX-YEAR INTERSTATE, PRIMARY, URBAN, AND TRANSIT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEARS (FY) 2000-2005 (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

Following discussion, with input from Katherine D. Ichter, Chief, Highway Operations Division, Department of Transportation, Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information as to the

number of riders who currently use the Smart Mover. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Following further discussion, Supervisor Connolly moved:

  • Approval of the comments on specific projects (Attachment I of the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999) for transmittal to VDOT.

  • Reaffirmation of the Board's previous allocation priority recommendations of March 22, 1999, (Attachment II), as presented to the Commonwealth Transportation Board at the March 26, 1999, public hearing.

  • Approval of sending a letter to Secretary Ybarra (Attachment III), but with a change to the wording to describe the difficulty in project delay between time of public hearing and construction and reflect the comments of Board Members regarding the proposed allocations. Attachments I and II will also be attachments to the letter to Secretary Ybarra.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to request that if there are funds remaining from the Route 123 project that the funds be allocated to the Route 7 project. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

29.

A-8 -- ENDORSEMENT OF THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT) DESIGN PUBLIC HEARING PLANS FOR ROUTE 123 FROM THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE OCCOQUAN RIVER TO BURKE LAKE ROAD (ROUTE 645) (SPRINGFIELD AND MOUNT VERNON DISTRICTS) (Tape 4)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board took action regarding the Route 123 Project. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#28.)

Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and endorse the design plans for Route 123 as presented at the March 22, 1999, and March 24, 1999, Design Public Hearings, including the following design features:

  • Widening of the roadway to four lanes on six lanes of right-of-way from Burke Lake Road to approximately 500 feet north of Furnace Road (vicinity of Davis Drive). The Burke Lake Road to Lee Chapel Road segment is the construction priority within this roadway section.

  • Building of six lanes from approximately 500 feet north of Furnace Road (vicinity of Davis Drive) to south of the Occoquan River in Prince William County where six lanes are already in place at such time as this segment proceeds to construction.

  • Inclusion of a 3-meter (10-foot) bicycle trail and a 1.5-meter (five foot) natural surface equestrian trail (as identified on the County's Trail Plan).

Staff recommendations included the following conditions and modifications to the endorsement of the design plans for Route 123, as presented at the Design Public Hearing:

  • Make every effort to accelerate the completion of design, land acquisition, and construction of the entire project length from Lee Chapel Road to the Fairfax County line. Based on current project estimates, all necessary funding for the project within Fairfax County has been allocated in current programs or earmarked in future programs.

  • Re-evaluate access options for Community Lane and the Temple B'nai Shalom.

  • Provide a median crossover at the intersection of South Run Oaks Drive.

  • Consider design alternatives for Hooes Road in the vicinity of the Hooes/Furnace Road triangle to reduce impacts to residents.

  • Consider special architectural treatments for the Occoquan River bridge to make the bridge more aesthetically pleasing to those viewing the bridge from the water, from the Town of Occoquan, and from the Fairfax County approach to the bridge.

  • Continue coordinating with the Fairfax County Park Authority, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, and Fairfax County Water Authority regarding outstanding issues.

  • Conduct traffic signal warrants analyses of intersections along Route 123 to determine which intersections should be signalized as part of the project construction.

Supervisor Dix seconded the motion.

Following discussion, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the motion to:

  • Reevaluate the land acquisition cost as laid out in the new allocation of the Six Year Plan.

  • Indicate that the segmentation of the project is important.

  • Complete the portion of the road between Burke Lake to Lee Chapel first.

  • Complete the portion of the road between Lee Chapel to the north side of the river second.

  • Request that there be no further delays on this project.

This was accepted.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

Supervisor Dix said that in earlier discussions it was agreed that this project would be completed from the north to the south; therefore, he asked to amend the motion to endorse the plans to begin at Burke Lake Road and continue to the Route 123 south side of the Occoquan River, and this was accepted.

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

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board authorize the Chairman to prepare a letter to be sent to the appropriate authority recommending that, from a process standpoint, a new element be included in the annual process on the update to the Six-Year Plan that the Members of the Board or a delegation thereof be allowed to participate in a work session with the Commonwealth Transportation Board prior to final recommendations on the update to the Six-Year Plan so that funding and project priorities can be clearly articulated from the position of the local government to those decision makers. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion.

Supervisor McConnell asked to amend the motion to include all of the Members of the Board in this request, and this was accepted.

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

30.

I-8 -- COMPARISON OF ORIGINAL AND EXISTING COST ESTIMATES AND PROJECTED BID ADVERTISEMENT DATES FOR VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT) PROJECTS (COUNTYWIDE (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999, providing information on the current road improvement projects.

There was discussion on this item.

31.

I-1 -- FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS' SAFE SCHOOLS/HEALTHY STUDENTS GRANT (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999 announcing that Fairfax County Public Schools is the applicant for a $2 million grant aimed at promoting a safe school environment, reducing violence, and addressing substance abuse and mental health issues among students.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide further information on this item. Without objection, it was so ordered.

32.

I-2 -- CONTRACT AWARD -- CONSTRUCTION OF CORE FACILITIES AND RELATED WORK AT LAKE ACCOTINK PARK (BRADDOCK DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Lucky Contracting Corporation in the amount of $1,393,000 for the construction of core facilities and related work at Lake Accotink Park as part of Project 474888, Lake Accotink, in Fund 370, Park Authority Bond Construction.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

33.

I-3 -- CONTRACT AWARD -- ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR TRAIL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to C & F Construction Company in the amount of 407,518.75 for trail maintenance and repair.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

34.

I-4 -- CONTRACT AWARD -- ROUTE 7/UTTERBACK STORE ROAD (PHASE I) AND HUNTER MILL ROAD/WICKENS ROAD (PHASE II) (DRANESVILLE, HUNTER MILL, AND SULLY DISTRICTS) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Cube Construction Corporation in the amount of $105,547.80 for the construction of Project 064168, Route 7/Utterback Store Road (Phase I), and Project 064180, Hunter Mill Road/Wickens Road (Phase II), in Fund 304, Primary and Secondary Road Bond Construction.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to correct an error in the second paragraph of the Memorandum to the Board which refers to eastbound Wickens Road and it should be westbound Wickens Road. Without objection, it was so ordered.

35.

I-5 -- ENGINEERING CONTRACT AWARD FOR SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL ENGINEERING SERVICES (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Draper Aden Associates and Malcolm Pirnie in the amount of $245,000 per year each, for a period not to exceed four years to provide consulting services for the County's solid waste disposal system.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

 

36.

I-6 -- ADDENDUM TO THE ENGINEERING CONTRACT ADDENDUM FOR STEPHENSON AND GOOD, INCORPORATED FOR THE DESIGN OF COLUMBIA PIKE STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS (MASON DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award an addendum to the contract of Stephenson and Good, Incorporated in the amount of $150,645.76 for the Bailey's Crossroad Streetscape, Project 008911, in Fund 315, Commercial Revitalization Program to Stephenson and Good, Incorporated.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

37.

I-7 -- CONTRACT AWARD FOR SITE WORK AT FOUNDERS RIDGE (KINGSTOWNE, SECTION 19) (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated June 7, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Rice Contracting Corporation in the amount of $624,500 for the construction of site improvement work for the Founders Ridge development located in the Kingstown community.

38.

I-8 -- COMPARISON OF ORIGINAL AND EXISTING COST ESTIMATES AND PROJECTED BID ADVERTISEMENT DATES FOR VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT) PROJECTS (COUNTYWIDE (No Tape)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, there was discussion on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#30.)

39.

REQUEST TO RECORD VOTE (Tape 4)

Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent to be recorded as voting "AYE" on the motion to approve the Administrative Items. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

40.

BUS FARE BUYDOWN PROGRAM (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley distributed to Board Members a letter she had received from the Commonwealth Transportation Board regarding the Bus Fare Buydown Program.

41.

WATER CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley distributed to Board Members information supplied by the Fairfax County Water Authority regarding water conservation and education.

42.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA FREEWAY INCIDENT MANUAL (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley announced that the issue of the Northern Virginia Freeway Incident Manual would be addressed later in the meeting by Supervisor Kauffman and Supervisor McConnell.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, action was taken on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#72.)

43.

 

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APPOINTMENT TO THE MILLENNIUM STEERING COMMITTEE (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved the appointment of Ms. Charlotte Wilheilme as the Northern Virginia Community College Representative to the Millennium Steering Committee. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

44.

PRESERVATION OF BOUNDARY STONES (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley said that she had received a memorandum from the County Attorney regarding the History Commission's recommendations regarding the preservation of boundary stones.

Chairman Hanley moved that the Board refer the History Commission's recommendations to the County's representatives on the Regional Park Authority Board with the request that they raise this issue with the Regional Park Authority. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

45.

LETTER FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FROM THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley distributed to Board Members a letter from the Board of Trustees of the Retirement System requesting that, when the Board considers the employee salary and benefits package, the retirement benefits be included.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

46.

INTENT TO DEFER PUBLIC HEARING ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 91-C-014 AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 84-C-092-5 (COLUMBIA ARLINGTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, LLC) (Tape 4)

Supervisor Dix announced his intent, later in the meeting at the appropriate time, to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 91-C-014 and Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 84-C-092-5 until June 28, 1999, at 5 p.m.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the public hearing was formally deferred. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#103.)

47.

PROPOSED POWER PLANT IN FAUQUIER COUNTY (Tape 4)

Supervisor Dix stated that at the last meeting of the Metropolitan Washington Air Quality Committee (MWAQ) the issue of a proposal for a power plant in Fauquier County was brought to the Board's attention. Members of MWAQ expressed serious concern to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality about a previous occurrence regarding the proposal of a power plant in Leesburg where many of the Board Members were not notified.

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board support the request that the comment period be extended for an additional 60 days and refer this matter to staff to determine whether comments should be included. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room

48.

911 EMERGENCY SERVICE COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE TOWNS OF HERNDON AND VIENNA (Tape 4)

Supervisor Dix said that in the towns of Vienna and Herndon the two networks of 911 emergency services do not communicate with one another under the present system due to a lack of specialized equipment at both the Public Safety Communication Center, the Vienna Police Station, and the Herndon Police Station. The towns are prepared to make the investment in the equipment that is necessary to resolve the issue in the towns and a request was made to the County through the Department of Information Technology to address this issue in the last budget; however this was not included in the budget.

Therefore, Supervisor Dix moved that the Board direct staff to review this matter to determine if funding could come from the 911 fees and included at Carryover. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

 

49.

HERNDON/MONROE PARK-AND-RIDE GRAND OPENING (Tape 4)

Supervisor Dix announced that the grand opening ceremony for the Herndon/Monroe Park-and-Ride facility has been scheduled for Saturday, July 17, 1999, at 1 p.m. Shuttle bus tours will operate between the Herndon/Monroe facility and the Tysons West*Park Transit Station following the ceremony from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

The Dulles Corridor Express Bus Service Plan, which will offer more than twice the bus service in the Dulles Corridor than currently exists, will start on July 18, 1999.

Supervisor Dix further stated that staff in the Department of Transportation (DOT) have begun an extensive marketing and community outreach program to promote the new bus service and to provide information on the new bus routes. As part of that effort, informational open houses have been scheduled at the Sheraton Reston in Reston on Tuesday, June 15 from 8 to 11 a.m. and on Saturday, June 26 from 12 to 3 p.m. at South Lakes High School. In addition, an Open House will be held at the new Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center on Thursday, June 24 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Supervisor Dix commended all of the DOT staff who have worked on both the planning and implementation of the Dulles Corridor Express Bus Service Plan. During the planning phase of this new bus service, community input was extensive, and the staff was very responsive to the many citizen suggestions and questions.

Supervisor Dix referred to his written Board Matters and commended numerous individuals for their work on the Dulles Corridor Express Bus Service project.

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite the appropriate individuals to appear before the Board for recognition of their exceptional efforts on the Dulles Corridor Express Bus Service Plan. Without objection, it was so ordered.

50.

CONCURRENT PROCESSING FOR SYCAMORES APARTMENT COMPLEX (Tape 4)

Supervisor Dix said that since the purchase of the property in 1998, the owners and managers of the Sycamores Apartment Complex in Reston, SSR Realty Advisors and Metric Management, have endeavored to revitalize and update the property through a number of facility improvements. Landscape and maintenance improvements have been made, new signage has been installed, exterior lighting has been replaced and upgraded, apartment interiors have been renovated, and carports have been added. Further, a new clubhouse and offices for the use and service of the tenants will be constructed. The addition of the clubhouse will require an update to the Planned Residential Community (PRC) Plan for this property, as well as the submission of a minor site plan.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Dix moved that the Board authorize the Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to accept the PRC Plan and the site plan for the Sycamores Apartments clubhouse project for concurrent processing. He noted that this motion should not be construed as a favorable recommendation on this application, nor does this motion relieve the applicant of compliance with all applicable ordinances, regulations, or standards in any way. This motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

51.

RESTON DESIGNATED A TREE CITY USA BY NATIONAL ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION (Tape 4)

Supervisor Dix announced that Reston has once again been designated a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This is the fifth year Reston has received this national recognition.

Supervisor Dix further stated that the Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.

Therefore, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite Ms. Vicky Wingert, Executive Vice-President of the Reston Association (RA), representatives of the RA Board, and staff to appear before the Board to be recognized for their extraordinary efforts in working with the community, his office, and County staff on ensuring preservation of the environment with specific emphasis on tree planting and maintenance and a community forestry program. Without objection, it was so ordered.

52.

RECOGNITION OF MS. NANCY BURKE (Tape 4)

Supervisor Dix called the Board's attention to a special Fairfax County Public School employees, Ms. Nancy Burke. Ms. Burke, the athletic trainer at South Lakes High School, was recently honored by The Washington Post at the twelfth annual All-Met Luncheon in receiving the Donald Huff Award for unheralded service to high school athletics. She joined over 330 high school athletes and 30 coaches who were recognized for their participation and support.

Supervisor Dix further stated that South Lakes High School gave Ms. Burke its own special recognition by naming the training room "The Nancy Burke Center" and installing a bronze plaque in the "always open" training room. Ms. Burke has developed a computer database for identifying and healing athletic injuries. However, she will be most remembered for her interactions with the students. Her counsel and guidance is often rendered without request, but always graciously given and she has seen many a youthful athlete go on to excel in both sports and academics.

Therefore, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite Ms. Burke to appear before this Board at a mutually convenient date to receive a Certificate of Recognition. Without objection, it was so ordered.

53.

PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING RESTON AS A CHARACTER COUNTS! COMMUNITY (Tape 4)

Supervisor Dix stated that Reston has taken a bold step to declare itself a Character Counts! Community. The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, Reston Association, Reston Community Center, Reston Citizens Association, and Reston Interfaith have all signed a proclamation declaring the Reston Community as a Character Counts! Community, believing that the community where people live, work, learn, and play should be a place where character truly does count.

The Reston Character Counts! Coalition, chaired by Ms. Cate Lucas of the Reston Association, will provide leadership, coordination, and resources to promote character development throughout the community to ensure that Reston continues to be a place where trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship are developed and nurtured, and that the core ethical values transcend cultural, religious, and socioeconomic difference. The coalition is comprised of community leaders, businesses, schools, law enforcement, and individuals who have a desire to see the Character Counts! initiative grow throughout the Reston area, and he applauded their effort.

Therefore, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite representatives of the above-mentioned organizations to appear before the Board on July 12, 1999, to receive recognition for their outstanding efforts. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Chairman Hanley announced that the Board Meeting on June 28, 1999, will begin at 9 a.m.

54.

INSTALLATION OF STREET LIGHTS IN RESTON (Tape 4)

Supervisor Dix said he had received correspondence from the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, the Reston Association, and the Reston Citizens Association requesting that the Board establish a plan for funding the installation of street lights at all of Reston's major intersections, using the same fixtures and lamps as have been installed in North Reston and the Town Center.

Therefore, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review this issue and determine possible funding sources.

Supervisor Frey asked to amend the request to ask that this be made a Countywide consideration, and this was accepted.

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

Following discussion, Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to make recommendations as to major intersections which need to be lighted. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information as to how the experimental lights which were installed in Reston are working and their cost. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to assist in the preparation of the response to this correspondence as to how the County might proceed in that direction. Without objection, it was so ordered.

55.

RECOGNITION OF PRINCIPALS RETIRING FROM THE FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Tape 4)

Supervisor Dix said that Fairfax County Public Schools in Hunter Mill District will have three elementary school principals retiring this year: Mr. Bob Pantell of Vienna Elementary School, Ms. Linda Goldberg of Hunters Woods Elementary School, and Ms. Opel Cotton of Dogwood Elementary School. Each of these principals has put in many years of devoted service to delivery the excellent education that Fairfax County is so renowned for and for the care and concern for the students in their charge.

Therefore, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board invite these retiring principals to appear before the Board on June 28, 1999, for recognition of their dedication and service. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to include Mary Carter, principal of Graham Road Elementary, and Margaret Keel, principal of Woodson High School. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to include Betsy Rice, principal of Springhill Elementary and Dorothy Hinckle, principal of Franklin Sherman Elementary. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite Daniel A. Domenech, School Superintendent, to also be present. Without objection, it was so ordered.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, there was further discussion of this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#64.)

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56.

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that this spring, George Mason University hosted the annual regional competition for National History Day which involved young people from Northern Virginia competing in six categories on an historical topic that had been selected the previous fall. Students worked independently throughout the year researching and refining their projects. As a result of this significant effort, a number of individual and group teams from Northern Virginia proceeded to the State competition in Williamsburg on May 1. He noted that eight teams from the Dranesville District won either first or second place in that competition and were selected to compete in the Junior category at National History Day on June 11 at the University of Maryland. The topic of this year's competition was "Science, Technology, Invention in History: Impact, Influence, Change."

Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board direct staff to invite the 13 students who will represent the Commonwealth of Virginia to appear before the Board to receive recognition and congratulations on their success. He also recognized their teachers, including two who are retiring this year from teaching careers with Fairfax County Public Schools and whose leadership will be significantly missed. The students to be recognized are from Haycock Elementary School, Churchill Road Elementary School, and Longfellow Intermediate School. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

57.

COLVIN RUN ROAD (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn pointed out that Colvin Run Road is one of the last surviving segments of the original Leesburg Turnpike, one of Fairfax County's most historic roads which was constructed in the early part of the nineteenth century. Colvin Run Road actually predates turnpike construction and has been in use from the earliest days of European settlement in the Upper Potomac Region. By the end of the eighteenth century, small commercial centers or villages had developed at intervals along Colvin Run Road, and the Colvin Run Mill had become a focal point of one of those commercial centers. In addition to the mill at that location, there were also stores, a post office, a school house, a doctor's office, a blacksmith shop, and numerous dwellings. It was typical of the villages that developed with the agrarian economy that existed in the Upper Potomac Region of Fairfax County until the middle of the twentieth century.

Supervisor Mendelsohn noted that it is fortunate that much of the Colvin Run Village area has survived, complete with its original road in accurate historic alignment. Unlike the area surrounding Colvin Run Road, the other crossroads villages in this area have been destroyed or absorbed by suburban development and road improvements. The historic and scenic resources of Colvin Run remain largely intact, however, due to the protections provided by the designation of the Colvin Mill Historic District and private preservation efforts.

Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board direct the Chairman to write a letter to Senator Janet Howell and Delegate Vincent Callahan of the Northern Virginia Delegation requesting that they co-sponsor a bill in the General Assembly to designate the Colvin Run Road, (Route 743), as a Virginia Historic and Scenic Byway. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

 

58.

RACCOON ATTACKS (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that Fairfax County has experienced a problem over the last several years due to the presence of rabid raccoons in residential neighborhoods. Recently in the Dranesville District there have been several incidents of raccoon attacks on humans, and at least one of the animals in those attacks was determined to be rabid. It is important that the Board take all necessary measures and precautions to reduce the incidents of rabid raccoon attacks in Fairfax County and that all other matters of animal control be addressed as expeditiously and thoroughly as possible.

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that the Department of Animal Control has historically done a fine job of responding to these problems and issues. It has, however, come to his attention that there may be additional staffing needs within the department to continue that high level of service and response to increasing problems of rabid raccoons and other animal concerns. As the result of reorganization efforts initiated by the County Executive last year and authorized by this Board, the Department of Animal Control has become a part of the Fairfax County Police Department.

Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct Police Chief Manger and his staff to examine the staffing needs of the Department of Animal Control and report the results of that investigation to this Board as soon as possible.

Supervisor Connolly asked to amend the request to expand it beyond staffing and include other measures that might be taken, and this was accepted.

Supervisor Gross asked to amend the request to include foxes, and this was accepted.

Supervisor Kauffman asked to amend the request to include location of the basic services and issues of cross training with the Police Department, and this was accepted.

Supervisor Frey asked to amend the motion to direct staff to provide an update on the pellet program, and this was accepted.

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

59.

1999 VIRGINIA FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING STATE BOWL (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that this past April, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology hosted the 1999 Virginia Future Problem Solving State Bowl. Over 450 finalists from Virginia gathered that day to compete, and he reported that a school in the Dranesville District performed extremely well. The Future Problem Solving Program is a year-long educational program which challenges capable students to solve problems related to global topics.

 

This year Haycock Elementary School's Junior Division won the First Place Award and earned the right to represent the Commonwealth at the International Future Problem Solving (FPS) Conference to be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on June 11-14. Haycock students also took first place in the three-minute skit competition for presenting their FPS action plan. In all, Haycock sent eight teams to the competition.

Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board direct staff to invite members of Haycock Elementary School's Future Problem Solving Team to the appear before the Board on June 28 to receive recognition and congratulations for their success. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

60.

WATER RATE INCREASE FOR THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn referred to a memorandum that he had received from Mayor Dave Snyder, City of Falls Church, regarding a water rate increase and there was a brief discussion.

61.

SITE OF EVANS FARM INN (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that the rezoning application for the site of Evans Farm in McLean is pending for decision before the Planning Commission, and decision in that matter is scheduled for June 17, 1999. Although the Planning Commission will not make its recommendation until at least June 17 and the Board does not ordinarily schedule its public hearings until after such recommendations, he said that he has been asked by a number of citizens to schedule a date certain for public hearing of this case before the Board so that they can plan their summer vacations.

Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board direct staff to schedule the public hearing for RZ 1998-DR-049, Evans Farm, for July 26, 1999, at 5 p.m. It was noted that this item will be the last public hearing scheduled at 5 p.m. This motion does not in any way prejudice the review of this application and does not relieve the applicant from compliance with any and all applicable ordinances, regulations, or adopted standards. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from Catherine A. Chianese, Assistant to the County Executive, the question was called on the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

62.

NO BOARD MATTERS FOR BRADDOCK DISTRICT SUPERVISOR SHARON BULOVA (Tape 5)

Supervisor Bulova announced that she had no Board Matters to present today.

 

 

63.

INTENT TO DEFER THE PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT S98-IV-S1 LOCATED GENERALLY IN THE NORTHWEST QUADRANT OF FRANCONIA - SPRINGFIELD PARKWAY/ MANCHESTER BOULEVARD AND BEULAH STREET (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 5)

Supervisor Kauffman announced his intent, later in the meeting at the appropriate time, to defer the public hearing on Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment S98-IV-S1 until July 12, 1999, at 6 p.m.

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

64.

RETIRING SCHOOL PRINCIPALS (Tape 5)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, there was action regarding this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#55.)

Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board expand the invitation to invite any and all retiring school principals that the School Superintendent identifies to appear before the Board for recognition of service. Without objection, it was so ordered.

65.

STREAM VALLEY TRAILS (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly said that the Fairfax County Park Authority is working to design and construct an extension of the Accotink Valley Stream Trail as well as other trail projects across the County to link existing trails and to provide increased recreational and transportation options to County residents. One of the concerns raised by citizens, however, is that trails often need to be constructed with impervious materials such as asphalt, that, while providing a strong surface for trail users, can complicate drainage and stormwater management planning, especially in stream valley areas.

Supervisor Connolly said that he had received information describing a commercial porous pavement product called Stabilizer, which is made from psyllium fiber, and could possibly be used for stream valley trails in the County.

Therefore, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct staff to examine the applicability of this pavement material and report its findings. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

 

 

66.

SLC, LC AND PAUL L. SWEENY TESTAMENTARY TRUST (SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 99-P-021) (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly said that Special Exception Application SE 99-P-021 was submitted by SLC, LC and Paul L. Sweeny Testamentary Trust for a temporary parking lot to be built next to the Vienna-Fairfax/GMU Metrorail Station. This temporary lot will serve as displacement parking during the construction of a new parking structure on an existing surface lot at the station. The temporary lot will provide 650 parking spaces for approximately 14 months, during construction of the new garage, and will close when the garage opens. The new parking structure is needed as soon as possible to address current excess demand for parking at the station. Construction of the garage is expected to begin in early November 1999.

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct staff to concurrently process the site plans and permits for this project along with the above referenced Special Exception application. This action does not prejudice the consideration of this review in any way. This motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

67.

TINNER HILL (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly said that on Saturday June 5 the City of Falls Church and the County celebrated Tinner Hill Day. This annual festival celebrates an extraordinary chapter of local history when a brave band of Afro-American citizens, led by Joseph Tinner, defied a segregation ordinance that had been passed by the then Falls Church Town Council in 1915. Forming a chapter of the NAACP the Tinner Hill community successfully fought the ordinance which was repealed in 1917. The Tinner Hill Foundation, with support from General Assembly Delegate Bob Hull who secured State funds, has raised monies to place commemorative plaques in the Tinner Hill community celebrating this courageous chapter in local history. There may now be an opportunity to acquire some land, straddling the city and the County, on which Joseph Tinner built his home.

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct the County Executive and other County officials, to meet with officials from Falls Church and the Tinner Hill Foundation to determine the feasibility of acquiring this land and the steps that may be required to do so. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion.

Following discussion, the question was called on the motion which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

68.

FAIRFAX COUNTY CROSS-COUNTY TRAIL (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly said that on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, an intrepid band of trekkers met at the Oak Marr Recreation Center to hike the Fairfax Cross-County trail, a 30-mile trail running approximately from Lorton in the south to Great Falls in the north. Sponsored by Fairfax Trails and Streams, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, the Northern Virginia Hiking Club, and the Sierra Club, the event celebrated the open space and parkland that has been preserved in the County. The trail passes through all of the nine Supervisor districts. He noted that the trail is incomplete and sections are missing, connections between segments of the trail need to be acquired, signage needs to be established identifying the trail location, intersections with major roadways, and the like. In addition, when the Lorton property becomes available it may be possible to extend the trail to the Occoquan River linking it to the existing 17-mile Bull Run Trail.

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct the County Executive to:

  • Begin discussions with the Park Authority with an aim to completing the Cross-County Trail as a fully connected, properly marked trail that will allow County residents an uninterrupted 30 mile trek across Fairfax County and include a plan of action that identifies the steps, such as additional land acquisition and easements and their costs, necessary to complete the trail and to connect it to the Bull Run Trail.

  • Report with his plan at the first meeting in September.

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

69.

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING STANDARDS BOARD RULES (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly said that there was an article in The New York Times noting that the Government Accounting Standards Board is adopting some rules that may have an impact on the County. He asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the County Executive to review this issue and report possible impacts. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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70.

WEST SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' VARSITY SOCCER TEAM WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (Tape 6)

Supervisor McConnell announced that the West Springfield High School girls' varsity soccer team won the Virginia AAA Soccer Championship for 1999 with a record of 20 wins, 1 loss, and no ties. She noted that the National High School Soccer Coaches Association has rated it the number one team in the nation. She moved that the Board direct staff to:

  • Invite the team to appear before the Board on June 28, 1999.

  • Prepare the appropriate Certificates of Appreciation to recognize the team for its success.

Chairman Hanley seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

71.

NEED FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND RESCUE TO HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT CONTRACTS WITH HAZ-MAT CLEANUP COMPANIES (Tape 6)

In a joint Board Matter with Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell noted that the latest major traffic incident on the County's interstate road system has highlighted the need to consider modifications to local, state, and federal laws pertaining to hazardous material incidents' containment, mitigation, and clearance. The June 2, 1999, incident with the overturned flatbed truck carrying black powder at the Springfield Interchange demonstrated the potential for delays in cleanup activities because of the lack of specific language, or the presence of restrictive clauses in rules and laws governing the emergency response and cleanup of hazardous materials. She said that the Department of Fire and Rescue needs the authority to implement contracts with haz-mat cleanup companies without going through the time-consuming process of attempting to locate the responsible parties.

Accordingly, jointly with Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board direct the appropriate staff from the Department of Fire and Rescue, Police Department, Department of Transportation, and the County Attorney's Office to:

  • Draft appropriate language for the Board to review as proposed legislative changes to local, state, and federal laws and regulations, which would expedite the clearance of haz-mat incidents.

  • Present these changes to the Board at the last meeting before the summer recess so the changes may be reviewed before September.

She noted that this timetable is necessary to obtain a finished package of proposed changes for the next session of federal and state legislative body agendas. She also stated her and Supervisor Kauffman's willingness to co-chair each session of the working group, if necessary, but that was not deemed the case.

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

A brief discussion followed.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, there were additional references to the June 2, 1999, incident. See Clerk's Summary Items CL#72 and CL#73.)

72.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA FREEWAY INCIDENT MANUAL (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board discussed an incident on June 2, 1999. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#71.)

 

In another joint Board Matter with Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell stated that the Northern Virginia Freeway Incident Manual, created in 1988 and reprinted twice in 1990 and 1994, has been a valuable and necessary part of the Freeway Incident Management Team's response to major disruptions to the roadways. She noted that the manual has never been updated and needs revision in both the text and alternate routing sections.

Following the presentation of the details of this issue, as outlined in the written Board Matter, Supervisor McConnell, jointly with Supervisor Kauffman, moved that the Board direct the Police Department and the Department of Fire and Rescue, through the County Executive, to:

  • Recommit the components of Freeway Incident Management into their agencies and actively foster the recovery of the Northern Virginia Freeway Incident Management Team.

  • Allocate the necessary personnel and resources to revise the manual and create alternate route plans.

She further moved that the Board direct:

  • The County GIS Section in the Department of Information Technology to provide assistance.

  • Agencies that cannot absorb the associated costs within current budget allocations to meet with the County Executive.

  • Staff to present a revised and completed manual and a plan for training all current and future personnel to the Board in September 1999.

  • Staff to submit directly to the Board Chairman and Chairman of the Board's Transportation Committee an annual report in January of each year on the status of the Northern Virginia Freeway Incident Management Team, with suggestions for improvement.

  • Staff to create a line item in the County Executive's Office budget to support the work of the team.

  • Staff to contact, through a letter from the Chairman, the other eight member jurisdictions' governing bodies to request similar support.

  • Board Members to initiate discussions with the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to reaffirm VDOT's commitment to incident management and traffic operations in Northern Virginia.

Supervisor McConnell noted that she and Supervisor Kauffman were willing to serve in any capacity.

Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and, after expressing appreciation to Ronald P. Miner from Supervisor McConnell's staff for his efforts, asked to amend the motion to direct staff to:

  • Coordinate the efforts of all of the public information officers.

  • Add mass transit alternatives to the manual.

This was accepted.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the motion to direct staff to:

  • Present the manual as quickly as possible.

  • Prepare a consideration item in the Carryover Budget should there be a need for additional funding for this work (rather than direct the creation of a line item in the County Executive's budget).

  • Send a letter from the Chairman only if a letter is required to initiate the process.

This was accepted.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

Supervisor Bulova called the Board's attention to the second paragraph on the first page of the written Board Matter and noted for the record that recently the Board has increased the number of officers for the Police Department. Cutbacks occurred several years ago.

Discussion ensued regarding the June 2 incident.

Rather than co-chairing the committee involved with the manual, Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to allow her and Supervisor Kauffman's attendance at the meetings and to keep them posted on the issue. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, there was additional discussion about the June 2, 1999, incident. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#73.)

 

 

73.

JUNE 2, 1999, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT AT THE SPRINGFIELD INTERCHANGE (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board discussed topics related to the June 2, 1999, incident. See Clerk's Summary Items CL#71 and CL#72.)

Supervisor Kauffman provided additional comments and clarifications regarding the response following the hazardous materials incident with the overturned truck at the Springfield Interchange of I-95. He expressed his appreciation to staff and all entities involved for their response.

74.

CONCURRENT PROCESSING REQUEST FOR ROLLINGWOOD WEST PRELIMINARY PLAN NUMBER 7705-P-02-1 (Tape 6)

Supervisor McConnell stated that the engineering firm representing the Rollingwood West subdivision had contacted her to request consideration for concurrent processing for this property's preliminary plan and subdivision plan.

After detailing the circumstances as outlined in her written Board Matter, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board direct staff to assist in the concurrent processing of the Preliminary Plan Number 7705-P-02-1 and the forthcoming subdivision plan associated with the subject property known as Rollingwood West. She noted that this motion does not relieve the applicant from complying with all regulations, ordinances, or adopted standards in any way. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion.

Following a query to Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, the question was called on the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

75.

OFFENSIVE IMAGES AND LANGUAGE IN THE MEDIA (Tape 6)

Supervisor McConnell stated that she was recently contacted by Pastor Ralph Wiechmann of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and School regarding offensive images and language in the media. She distributed copies of an advertisement that appeared in the Weekend section of the Washington Post, which she said is a prime example of the types of violent and offensive images to which the County's children are exposed. She asked unanimous consent that the Board make note of this issue for future reference in working with children's groups in each of their respective districts. Without objection, it was so ordered.

76.

EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM BOSNIA (Tape 6)

Supervisor McConnell stated that a woman who works with a program for orphaned children from Bosnia had contacted her this morning. An orphaned 17-year-old Bosnian has been selected as an exchange student to the United States. While he has received some funds for transportation and has a place to live, he does not have the resources to pay the County's high school tuition to attend school. Accordingly, she asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the County Executive to discuss with the School Superintendent the policy for such instances. Without objection, it was so ordered.

77.

SCHEDULING OF THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1999-MA-006, THE RYLAND GROUP (Tape 6)

Supervisor Gross announced that the Planning Commission public hearing for Rezoning Application RZ 1999-MA-006, in the name of Ryland Group, has been deferred to early September. To partially offset this delay, the applicant has requested that the Board public hearing be scheduled and that site plan processing be concurrent with the rezoning request.

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

  • Schedule this application for public hearing before the Board no later than the end of September.

  • Process the site plan associated with this application concurrently.

She noted that this motion should not be construed as a favorable recommendation on the rezoning application by the Board and does not relieve the applicant of compliance with the provisions of any applicable ordinances, regulations, or adopted standards. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

78.

FREEDOM PLACE RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD) (Tape 6)

Supervisor Gross stated that the residents of Freedom Place in Baileys Crossroads are requesting implementation of an RPPD on their street. She recently received their completed petitions along with the $10 per household application fees.

Supervisor Gross moved that the Board:

  • Waive the RPPD requirement of 100 contiguous parking spaces for Freedom Place.

  • Direct staff to conduct the parking surveys in the late evening when residents report that the parking situation is at its worst.

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

79.

CLARK HOUSE (Tape 6)

Supervisor Gross noted that Mason District and Fairfax County are home to a number of historic artifacts, in addition to historic buildings. She reminded the Board that she recently shared with the History Commission two historic prints of Baileys Crossroads. Another Mason District resident has loaned her a nineteenth century hand-tinted map of northern Virginia. She said that it would be appropriate to have a repository or museum where County residents could view these and other historic artifacts.

Supervisor Gross stated her belief that Clark House, located at 6332 Barcroft Mews Drive off Columbia Pike, might be an appropriate place for a museum or repository for a collection relevant to Mason District. The recently renovated house is available for rental through the Park Authority's Historic Properties Rental Services. She envisioned a Clark House that is used by the public with a more substantial use of this historic facility.

Accordingly, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct the Park Authority and the History Commission to work together to determine the feasibility of providing space at the Clark House for a museum of historic artifacts, while maintaining the building as a rental facility. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion.

Following discussion, Supervisor Gross clarified that this motion would not designate the Clark House as the designated repository or museum for the County's artifacts. It is simply an effort to find a location to allow for certain of those artifacts to be displayed.

The question was called on the motion, as clarified, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

80.

NEW ENTRANCE FOR GREEN SPRING GARDENS PARK (Tape 6)

Supervisor Gross reminded the Board that last fall's park bond referendum included funding for a new Braddock Road entrance to Green Spring Gardens Park in Mason District. The recent Green Spring Garden Days underscored how critical a new entrance is. The current access is through a narrow road that also serves the Salvation Army store and drop-off center and service bays for Jerry's Ford. Gridlock occurs on busy Saturdays.

Supervisor Gross said that while funding is available in the bond for a new entrance, citizens have expressed concern that design alone may take 18 months. Any delay will increase the cost of this sorely-needed project. Accordingly, she asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide by July 1 a status report on the planning for this project, along with a projected timeline for completion. Without objection, it was so ordered.

81.

HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING (Tape 6)

Supervisor Gross raised the issue of the agenda for the Human Services Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, June 14. Discussion of the substance abuse report regarding young people is on the agenda. Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to clearly publicize the agenda for the meeting.

Following discussion, without objection, the request was so ordered.

82.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT (Tape 6)

Supervisor Frey announced that the National Town Watch Association is sponsoring the fifteenth annual "National Night Out" on Tuesday, August 3, 1999. "National Night Out" is a crime prevention event in which communities across the nation demonstrate their neighborhood spirit and cooperation between citizens and the police. He moved that the Board direct staff to prepare a proclamation proclaiming Tuesday, August 3 as "National Night Out" in Fairfax County and present the proclamation at the July 26 Board meeting. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

83.

REZONING APPLICATION FOR FOREST HILL DRIVE (Tape 6)

Supervisor Frey said that Forest Hill, L.L.C. has filed a rezoning application for approximately 17.69 acres located on the west side of Forest Hill Drive, north of Leehigh Drive. The applicant proposes a single-family detached residential community in accordance with the recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan. As part of the rezoning, the applicant proposes to vacate a portion of the dedicated right-of-way for Forest Hill Drive, which enters the property. If the rezoning application is successful, the right-of-way will not be necessary to access other properties.

Because the Board owns the right-of-way, Supervisor Frey stated that the Board must concur in the filing of the rezoning application. Accordingly, he moved that the Board concur in the filing of a rezoning application by Forest Hill L.L.C., which includes a portion of the dedicated right-of-way of a portion of Forest Hill Drive. He noted that this motion should not be construed as a favorable recommendation on the rezoning application by the Board and does not relieve the applicant from compliance with the provisions of any applicable ordinances, regulations, or adopted standards in any way. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

84.

COMMENDATION OF MS. PATRICIA LAWLESS FOR BEING NAMED 1999 REALTOR OF THE YEAR (Tape 6)

Supervisor Frey, jointly with Supervisor McConnell, commended Ms. Patricia Lawless for being named the 1999 Realtor of the Year by the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors. She is a life-long resident of the Sully District and has worked closely with the staff of both Supervisor Frey and Supervisor McConnell. Accordingly, jointly with Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Frey asked moved that the Board direct staff to invite Ms. Lawless to appear before the Board for recognition on July 12. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

85.

ASSISTED HOUSING UNITS IN CENTREVILLE (Tape 6)

Supervisor Frey reminded the Board that the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) maintains fairly long waiting lists for assisted housing units. He noted that a project is being constructed adjacent to his district office and that a large sign advertises one and two-bedroom units. He asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to explain why the FCRHA would be advertising this program and inviting people to inquire about it when there is a waiting list. Without objection, it was so ordered.

86.

SIMULTANEOUS SITE PLAN PROCESSING WITH REZONING APPLICATION RZ 98-MV-059 (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct staff to simultaneously process the site plan for Shawnee Road LLC=s site plan with Rezoning Application RZ 98-MV-059 for the reasons specified in his written Board Matter. This motion does not relieve the applicant from complying with the provisions of any applicable ordinances, regulations or adopted standards and does not prejudice the consideration of the land use application in any way. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

87.

LEGISLATIVE ALERT: REVIVAL OF "RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PROTECTION ACT" (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland referred to his written Board Matter on the National Association of Counties' legislative alert that the House Judiciary Committee may be voting on HR 1691, the 1999 version of last year's "Religious Liberty Protection Act" restricting local land use laws by providing religious institutions with preferential treatment for structures and activities. He moved that the Board send a letter to the local Congressional delegation, under the Chairman=s signature, expressing the Board=s opposition to HR 1691, first, that it not be reported out of the House Judiciary Committee or brought to the House floor; and second, if the Bill is brought up for floor action, that members vote against it. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

88.

RESIDENTIAL REVITALIZATION PILOT PROGRAM (Tape 6)

With reference to his written Board Matter entitled "Citizens in Residential Revitalization Pilot Anxious to Begin," Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board refer this matter to the County Executive to determine the status of the "Community Volunteer Program - Citizens in Partnership with Fairfax County to Improve the Quality of Neighborhoods@ so that the pilot project can start.

Following discussion, which clarified that only a small number of citizens will receive training, without objection, the request was so ordered.

89.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FIRING RANGE SHUT DOWN PERMANENTLY (Tape 6)

With reference to his written Board Matter that recounted the recent dangerous situation with the District of Columbia's firing range in Lorton, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board send commendation letters under the Chairman=s signature, to District of Columbia Police Chief Ramsey and to Fairfax County police officers involved in the incident, recognizing their significant role which resulted in permanently closing the firing range. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

90.

"WHOOPS!" - RENAMING OF ROADS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland noted that the County had recently changed the name of Denali Way and an unnamed outlet road to Salisbury Hollow Lane and Windrush Drive, respectively, without notifying all of the owners of property on those roads. Accordingly, he moved that the Board rescind its previous action on May 10, 1999. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to work with all of the subject property owners and return with a recommendation for a name change. Without objection, it was so ordered.

A brief discussion ensued.

91.

KITTENS AND CATS FOR ADOPTION (Tape 6)

Noting that there has been some recent publicity about the cats living at the prison located in Lorton, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct staff from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter and the Office of Public Affairs to provide as much information as possible to encourage people to consider adopting one of the 300 kittens and cats at the prison. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

92.

MOUNT VERNON ESTATE FOR A QUARTER (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland referred to his written Board Matter on the subject and moved that the Board send a letter to Governor Gilmore asking him to consider selecting Mount Vernon as the design for the "tails" side of the commemorative quarter for which the Commonwealth of Virginia is being asked to submit a recommendation. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

 

93.

 

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REVISIONS TO THE LAUREL HILL COMMUNITY PLANNING SECTOR (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland reminded the Board that it reconstituted the Laurel Hill Citizens Advisory Committee to work with staff in reviewing the Comprehensive Plan provisions for the Lorton Correctional Facilities Complex. This action was prompted by the passage of the Lorton Technical Corrections Act of 1998 by Congress. The committee and staff have been meeting and will be bringing their recommendations concerning Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment S9-CW-1CP for consideration to the Planning Commission and the Board.

Accordingly, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board authorize staff to advertise recommendations by the Citizens Advisory Committee and by staff for Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment S9-CW-1CP for public hearings before the Planning Commission on July 8, 1999, and the Board on July 26, 1999. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and reminded the Board that the July 26 meeting will be very long.

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

94.

RECESS/EXECUTIVE SESSION (Tape 6)

At 2:10 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:

  • 1999 amendments to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

  • Nicholas J. Devanny versus Bryan Cooke, At Law Number CL99-142 (Stafford County Circuit Court) and companion cases.

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

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

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

 

 

ACTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

95.

CERTIFICATION BY BOARD MEMBERS REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION (Tape 7)

Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board certify that, to the best of its knowledge, only public business matters lawfully exempted from the open meeting requirements prescribed by the Virginia Freedom of Information Act and only matters identified in the motion to convene Executive Session were heard, discussed, or considered by the Board during the Executive Session. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE."

96.

AUTHORIZATION TO PETITION THE FAIRFAX COUNTY GENERAL DISTRICT COURT FOR SUBPOENA ON BEHALF OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION IN COLVIN VERSUS HERNDON ASSOCIATES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP, HRC #9817E, EEOC #10D980273 (Tape 7)

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board authorize the County Attorney to petition the Fairfax County General District Court for a subpoena on behalf of the Human Rights Commission in Colvin versus Herndon Associates Limited Partnership, HRC #9817E, EEOC #10D980273, according to the terms and conditions outlined by the County Attorney in Executive Session. Superervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

97.

AUTHORIZATION TO SETTLE THE LAWSUITS OF NICHOLAS J. DEVANNY VERSUS BRYAN K. COOKE, AT LAW NUMBER CL99-142; RACHEL M. DEVANNY VERSUS BRYAN K. COOKE, AT LAW NUMBER CL99-143; AND JAMIE J. DEVANNY VERSUS BRYAN K. COOKE, AT LAW NUMBER CL99-144 (Tape 7)

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct the County Attorney and the Risk Manager to settle the lawsuits of Nicholas J. Devanny versus Bryan K. Cooke, At Law Number Cl99-142; Rachel M. Devanny versus Bryan K. Cooke, At Law Number Cl99-143; and Jamie J. Devanny versus Bryan K. Cooke, At Law Number Cl99-144 (Stafford County Circuit Court) according to the terms and conditions outlined by the County Attorney in Executive Session.

Supervisor Connolly further moved that the Board direct the County Attorney to take appropriate legal action to recover the damages, costs, and other expenses incurred by the County as a result of this accident from Bryan K. Cooke. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

98.

REQUEST TO INCLUDE A TIME SLOT ON PROFFERS DISTRIBUTED TO BOARD MEMBERS (Tape 7)

With a notation that handouts distributed to Board Members did not show a time slot, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff in the future to reflect a time on all proffers. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

99.

WELCOME TO MEMBERS OF PACK 1313, WEBELO DENS ONE AND TWO, FROM SUNRISE VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Tape 7)

Supervisor Dix welcomed members of Pack 1313, Webelo Dens One and Two, from Sunrise Valley Elementary School, and warmly welcomed them to the Board Auditorium.

AGENDA ITEMS

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3:30 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 4 (TAXATION AND FINANCE), RELATING TO INTEREST CHARGES ON COLLECTIONS AND REFUNDS, LEVY OF SUPPLEMENTAL REAL ESTATE ASSESSMENT WITH THE COMPLETION OF PROPERTY CONSTRUCTION, AND OTHER MINOR UPDATE AMENDMENTS (Tape 8)

A Certificate of Publication was filed from the editor of the Fairfax Journal showing that notice of said public hearing had been duly advertised in that newspaper in the issues of May 26 and June 2, 1999.

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Connolly moved adoption of the proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 4 (Taxation and Finance), to reflect changes enacted by the 1999 Session of the Virginia General Assembly relating to interest charges on collections and refunds, levy of supplemental real estate assessment with the completion of property construction, and general housekeeping amendments that update obsolete provisions and make various clarifications and stylistic changes. Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Hyland jointly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

 

101.

3:30 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 86-S-071-2 (TRINITY LAKE, LLC) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

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, Tracy Swagler, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Frey moved approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 86-S-071-2, subject to the executed proffers dated May 20, 1999. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

102.

3:30 P.M. - PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMDNT APPLICATION SEA 83-L-033-02 (MEDIA GENERAL CABLE OF FAIRFAX COUNTY, INCORPORATED) (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

Ms. M. Catharine Puskar reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Ms. Puskar 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, Cathy Sieber, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations to the Board.

Supervisor Kauffman moved:

  • Approval of Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 83-L-033-02, subject to the development conditions dated June 4, 1999.

  • Modification of the barrier requirement on all peripheries of the property to permit the six-foot chain link fence on the interior of the property to satisfy the requirements of the ordinance.

  • Waiver of the transitional screening requirement of the southern periphery.

 

  • Addition of transitional screening requirements on the northern and western periphery of the site to allow the existing vegetation to satisfy the requirements of the ordinance.

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

103.

3:30 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 91-C-014 AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 84-C-092-5 (COLUMBIA ARLINGTON HEALTHCARE SYSTEM LLC) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

Supervisor Dix moved to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 91-C-014 and Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 84-C-092-5 until June 28, 1999, at 5 p.m. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

 

104.

BOARD RECESS (Tape 8)

At 3:50 p.m., the Board recessed briefly, and at 4:05 p.m., reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, and Supervisor Frey, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

AGENDA ITEMS

105.

4 P.M. - PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 85-C-091-4, REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-SU-067, AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 84-C-076-5 (INOVA HEALTH CARE SERVICES) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 8)

On behalf of Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland moved to defer the public hearings on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 85-C-091-4, Rezoning Application RZ 1998-SU-067, and Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 84-C-076-5 until June 28, 1999, at 5 p.m. Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, and Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

106.

4 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT S97-CW-4CP TO CONSIDER CHANGES TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR THE RICHMOND HIGHWAY CORRIDOR (MOUNT VERNON AND LEE DISTRICTS) (Tapes 8-9)

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 May 20 and May 27, 1999.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by eight speakers, discussion ensued with input from Barbara H. Carpenter, Director, Division of Revitalization, Department of Housing and Community Development.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

  • Determine whether the Federal Government had sent any correspondence in connection with the repayment of the funds used to acquire the site for the mobile home park.

  • Anticipate whether repayment will be demanded.

  • Report with its findings.

Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Kauffman and Supervisor Hyland jointly moved approval of Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment S97-CW-4CP as recommended by the Planning Commission on May 19, 1999, as shown in the document entitled Attachment B, "Richmond Highway Corridor Draft Comprehensive Plan Text," of the Memo to the Board, with the following modifications:

Lee District:

Corridor wide:

  • Add on handwritten page 90 under Urban Design Recommendations, Parking Lot Design, a new number 6 on line 18, as follows:

"Number 6 - Provide sidewalks or walkways for safe pedestrian access that connect to adjacent street sidewalks and/or trails."

  • Amend the transportation recommendations concerning alignment of Popkins Lane and Collard Street which appears on Figure 43 on handwritten page 79; Figure 58, handwritten page 103; and Figure 75 on handwritten page 109, to read:

"Align Popkins Lane and Collard Street at Collard Street's current locations."

  • Delete transportation recommendation concerning a connecting road between Arlington Drive and Beechcraft Drive on Figure 44 on handwritten page 80 and Figure 58 on handwritten page 103 that reads: "Construct new road in this area connecting from Beechcraft Drive to Arlington Drive."

 

  • Delete two bulleted conditions on lines 43 and 45 of handwritten page 51 concerning transit provisions and replace them with the following condition:

"Transportation improvements necessary to mitigate impacts must be included."

Mount Vernon District

  • On handwritten page 44, delete the third condition on lines 35 and 36 which recommends that development be concentrated on Parcels 83-3((11))91 and 92 with the remaining parcels preserved as open space.

  • On handwritten page 33, delete "mini-warehouse" from the uses listed. Amend lines 45 and 46 to read:

"Strongly discourage fast food, car washes, and pawn shops as they are not consistent with quality revitalization."

  • On handwritten page 34, add an objective on line 1 to read:

"Mini-warehouses are not appropriate uses in the Richmond Highway Corridor."

  • On handwritten page 60, Sub-unit B-4, Hybla Valley/Gum Springs CBC, line 25, retain the current Plan text which was recommended to be deleted by the Planning Commission:

"with maximum building heights of 40 feet."

  • On handwritten page 67, Area #5, last sentence on line 41, amend and add a new sentence to read:

"Existing retail uses on Parcels 34, 34A, and 35A are appropriate to be retained up to .30 Floor Area Ratio (FAR). Parcel 36 is appropriate for retail use up to .35 FAR."

  • On handwritten page 71, Area #19, add after the last sentence on line 11 a new sentence to read:

"See recommendation #21 for additional recommendations."

 

 

 

 

  • On handwritten page 71, Area #21, add on line 31 a new sentence:

"If Areas 19 and 21 are fully consolidated, an option for mixed use including retail and office uses an intensity up to .50 FAR may be appropriate."

  • On Figure 44 on handwritten page 80 and on Figure 75 on handwritten page 109, amend the recommendation concerning the Fordson Road and Boswell Avenue intersections with Richmond Highway to read:

"Consolidate intersections by extending Fordson Road on east side of Richmond Highway to Richmond Highway with Boswell Avenue intersecting Fordson Road on a side street." The depiction of this connection as shown on these two figures should also be changed accordingly.

The second to this motion was inaudible.

Following discussion, the question was called on the motion of the Planning Commission recommendation as modified, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Frey and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

Supervisor Kauffman moved:

  • On handwritten page 55, Recommendation 2, concerning property located on the south side of Holly Hill Road, to amend the sentence beginning on line 14 and add a new sentence to read as follows:

Additionally, and as an option, housing for the elderly, or a mini-warehouse, at an intensity not to exceed .50 FAR may be appropriate for Tax Map 92 - 4((1))48 and 49A. A proposal for a mini-warehouse should provide sufficient architectural treatment, townhouse-style office buildings facing Fordson Road, and buffering and landscaping to create an unobtrusive facility."

Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it CARRIED by recorded vote of seven, Supervisor Hyland voting "NAY," Supervisor Frey and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor Kauffman jointly moved adoption of Out-of-Turn Plan Amendments S97-IV-MVI and S97-IV-MV2, as shown in the document entitled Attachment B, Richmond Highway Corridor Draft Comprehensive Plan Text as recommended by the Planning Commission, on May 19, 1999. Text concerning S97-IV-MVI is shown under recommendations for Land Units C and D of the Penn Daw CBC shown on handwritten page 44. Text concerning S97-IV-MV2 is shown under the recommendation for Land Unit B1 Hybla Valley/Gum Springs CBC on handwritten page 59.

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

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct staff to study the expansion of the boundaries of Land Unit B4 in the Hybla Valley/Gum Springs CBC to include adjacent parcels located to the east of the eastern boundary between Woodlawn Trail and Boswell Avenue. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell abstaining, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

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4 P.M. -- PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-MA-029 AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 98-M-031 (DAVCO RESTAURANTS, INCORPORATED) (MASON DISTRICT) (Tape 10)

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 two speakers, Cathy Lewis, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Gross moved:

  • Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1998-MA-029 from the R-2 and HC Districts to the C-6 and HC Districts, subject to the execution of the proffers dated May 25, 1999.

  • Approval of Special Exception Application SE 98-M-031, subject to the development conditions dated April 21, 1999.

  • Modification of the transitional screening and waiver of the barrier requirement along the south property line in favor of that shown on the Generalized Development Plan/Special Exception Plat.

  • Waiver of the trail requirement along Route 236 in favor of a sidewalk as described.

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

108.

4 P.M. -- PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 99-B-014 (ALBERT J. DWOSKIN, TRUSTEE) (BRADDOCK DISTRICT) (Tape 10)

Mr. Benjamin F. Tompkins reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

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

  • In excess of $200 from Albert J. Dwoskin and Associates, Incorporated.

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

  • Approximately $170 over the past two years from Albert J. Dwoskin and Associates, Incorporated.

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

  • In excess of $200 from Albert J. Dwoskin and Associates, Incorporated.

Mr. Tompkins 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, Susan Johnson, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Supervisor Bulova moved approval of Special Exception Application SE 99-B-014, subject to the development conditions dated June 2, 1999. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Kauffman, and Chairman Hanley being out of the room.

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4:30 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-SP-068 (BATAL BUILDERS - CENTER ROAD, LC) (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT) (Tape 10)

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

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

 

 

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

Supervisor McConnell moved:

  • Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1998-SP-068 from the R-1 District to the R-4 District, subject to the execution of the proffers dated May 25, 1999.

  • That the Board direct the Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to approve a modification of the County's minimum standards for public street cul-de-sacs to allow construction of the public street cul-de-sac within this development in accordance with Virginia Department of Transportation's minimum subdivision street standards for a circular turn around.

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

110.

DEFERRAL OF SULLY DISTRICT PUBLIC HEARINGS (Tape 10)

Supervisor Frey moved to defer the public hearings on the following applications until June 28, 1999, at 5 p.m.:

  • Rezoning Applications RZ 1998-SU-040 and RZ 1998-SU-041, and Special Exception Application SE 98-Y-038 (Jack W. Carney and Benjamin M. Smith, Jr., Trustees).

  • Rezoning Application RZ 1998-SU-025 (Centex Homes).

  • Rezoning Application RZ 1998-SU-057 (Coscan Washington, Incorporated).

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

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4:30 P.M. - PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-PR-023 (NATIONAL CAPITAL LAND AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tapes 10-11)

Mr. Frank W. Stearns reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

 

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

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

Following discussion, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board:

  • Defer decision on Rezoning Application RZ 1998-PR-023.

  • Direct staff to readvertise this application for public hearing to be held before the Board on July 12, 1999, at 3:30 p.m.

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

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct staff to concurrently and expeditiously process the Subdivision Plan for this application, with the understanding that 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 application in any way. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

112.

4:30 P.M. -- PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 91-C-015 (THE SULLY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 11)

Supervisor Frey moved to defer the public hearing on Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 91-C-015 until June 28, 1999, at 5 p.m. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

113.

4:30 P.M. -- PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 83-D-030-6 (THE MADEIRA SCHOOL, INCORPORATED) (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tape 11)

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

Supervisor Dix disclosed that his wife is the basketball coach at Madeira School.

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

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved to waive the reading of the staff and Planning Commission recommendations. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved:

  • Approval of Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 83-D-030-6, subject to the development conditions dated April 15, 1999.

  • Waiver of the barrier requirements and modifications of the transitional screening requirements on the eastern, western, and southern peripheries of the site to permit existing vegetation to satisfy the requirements of the Ordinance.

  • Waiver of the service drive requirement.

  • Waiver of the frontage improvement requirements along Georgetown Pike.

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

114.

4:30 P.M. -- PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 91-C-015 (THE SULLY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) (SULLY DISTRICT) (No Tape)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board deferred this public hearing. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#112.)

115.

5 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT S98-IV-S1 LOCATED GENERALLY IN THE NORTHWEST QUADRANT OF FRANCONIA - SPRINGFIELD PARKWAY/ MANCHESTER BOULEVARD AND BEULAH STREET (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 11)

On behalf of Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Connolly moved to defer the public hearing on Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment S98-IV-S1 until July 12, 1999, at 5 p.m. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

116.

BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 11)

At 6:30 p.m., the Board adjourned.