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CLERK'S BOARD SUMMARY

REPORT OF ACTIONS OF THE

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

MONDAY

NOVEMBER 15, 1999

This does not represent a verbatim transcript of the Board Meeting and is subject to minor change. For the most up-to-date version, check the website http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/main.htm. This document will be made available in an alternative format upon request. Please call 703-324-3151 (VOICE), 703-324-3903 (TTY).

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The meeting was called to order at 9:30 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 announced that this was the first time the Board had met since Veterans Day and asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers those who have served the US in the wars of its history and also the people of Turkey, who experienced another earthquake, and pray for a safe return of the Fairfax County firefighters who are back in Turkey to help in the rescue efforts.

Supervisor McConnell asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers the family of Thomas E. Croup, retired Master Police Officer, who died recently. Mr. Croup had been president of the Fairfax County Police Association.

Supervisor Connolly asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers the family of Mr. Martin D. Walsh of Walsh, Colucci, Stackhouse, Emrich and Lubeley, whose father died last week.

Supervisor Connolly also asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers the family of Mr. Michael Kirwan, head of a homeless shelter for men in Washington, DC, who died recently.

Supervisor Dix asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers the family of Mr. Michael Abraham, Proprietor of the Vienna Inn Restaurant in Vienna and supporter of many youth organizations in the community, who died last week.

AGENDA ITEMS

3. CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE THE JAMES MADISON HIGH SCHOOL WARHAWK BAND FOR WINNING THE GRAND CHAMPION PRIZE IN THE FOURTH ANNUAL VIRGINIA SHOWCASE OF BANDS COMPETITION (Tape 1)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the James Madison High School Warhawk Band for winning the Grand Champion Prize in the Fourth Annual Virginia Showcase of Bands Competition. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

4. CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE MOUNT EAGLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY (Tape 1)

Supervisor Kauffman moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Mount Eagle Elementary School on its fiftieth anniversary. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Connolly being out of the room.

5. CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE MR. THOMAS B. "BO" WHITE FOR RECEIVING THE 1999 VOLUNTARY SERVICE AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL RECREATION AND PARK ASSOCIATION (Tape 1)

Supervisor Gross moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Mr. Thomas B. "Bo" White for receiving the 1999 Voluntary Service Award from the National Recreation and Park Association. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

6. CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE THE INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING THE CELEBRATION OF WAKEFIELD CHAPEL’S ONE-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY AND THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED TOWARDS THE CELEBRATIONS (Tape 1)

Supervisor Bulova moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the individuals responsible for planning the celebration of Wakefield Chapel’s one-hundredth anniversary and those who contributed towards the celebrations. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Gross and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

 

7. CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE MS. JENNIFER ROBERTS FOR ASSISTING IN THE RESCUE OF MORE THAN 300 ANIMALS FROM THE FLOOD-RAVAGED AREA IN NORTH CAROLINA (Tape 1)

Supervisor Frey moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Ms. Jennifer Roberts for assisting in the rescue of more than 300 animals from the flood-ravaged area in North Carolina. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Kauffman and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information about the national organization for the rescuing of animals, Nationwide Response Team, and determine whether Fairfax County may be able to provide any assistance. Without objection, it was so ordered.

8. PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING NOVEMBER 15, 1999, AS AMERICA RECYCLES DAY IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Proclamation designating November 15, 1999, as America Recycles Day in Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

9. PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING NOVEMBER 15–19, 1999, AS SUBSTANCE ABUSE AWARENESS WEEK IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley moved approval of the Proclamation designating November 15- 19, 1999, as Substance Abuse Awareness Week in Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

10. PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING NOVEMBER 19, 1999, AS GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS DAY IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 2)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Proclamation designating November 19, 1999, as Geographic Information Systems Day in Fairfax County. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

 

 

 

 

 

11. SPECIAL PRESENTATION TO RECOGNIZE FAIRFAX COUNTY RECIPIENTS OF VIRGINIA MUNICIPAL LEAGUE (VML) AWARDS (Tape 2)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Special Presentation recognizing the Fairfax County Office of Building Code Services for winning the 1999 VML President’s Award and the Fairfax County Office of Systems Management for Human Services for winning the 1999 VML Communications Award. The motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by unanimous vote.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

12. 10 A.M. - PRESENTATION BY THE FAIRFAX AREA COMMISSION ON AGING OF THE LOUIS B. WAGNER LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Tape 2)

Ms. Fran McWhorter, Chairman, Fairfax Area Commission on Aging, presented the Louis B. Wagner Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding serve to elders to Mr. J. Knox Singleton.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

13. WELCOME TO FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD MS. JEAN PACKARD (Tape 2)

Supervisor Bulova recognized the presence of Ms. Jean Packard, former Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and warmly welcomed her to the Board Auditorium.

AGENDA ITEMS

14. 10:15 A.M. - PRESENTATION BY THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION ON THE SAFE RETURN INITIATIVE (Tape 2)

Ms. Mariette Klein, MSW, Safe Return Initiative Coordinator, Northern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association presented a report on the Safe Return Initiative Program.

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15. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS (Tape 3)

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

Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to Administrative Item 20 Supplemental Appropriation Resolution (SAR) AS 00046 for the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board to Accept $21,000 from the Governor’s Office for Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities to Fund Youth Leadership Development Activities and pointed out that the Board is accepting a grant before it was submitted. She added that she hoped this process would not occur in the future.

The question was called on 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."

ADMIN 1 – STREETS INTO THE SECONDARY SYSTEM (DRANESVILLE, HUNTER MILL, LEE, PROVIDENCE, AND SPRINGFIELD DISTRICTS)

(R) Approved the request that the streets listed below be accepted into the State Secondary System:

Subdivision District Street

Fox Run Dranesville Fox Forest Drive

Lily Loch Way

Springvale Road,

Route 674

Additional

right-of-way only

Dulles Town Center, Hunter Mill Horse Pen Road,

Phase 1 Route 605,

(2 Additional Lanes)

Victoria Oaks Lee Ewing Place,

Route 1673

Franconia Road,

Route 644,

Additional

right-of-way only

Merrifield Plaza Providence Porter Road (4 Lanes)

Gallows Road,

Route 650

Additional,

right-of-way only

 

Barrington, Section 12 Springfield Old Barrington Blvd

Route 8770,

Silverbrook Road

Route 600,

Additional

right-of-way only

ADMIN 2 – ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 94-D-025, DAVID B. NOURSI, TRUSTEE FOR KJS PARTNERSHIP (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)

(AT) Approved thirty months of additional time until July 23, 2002, to commence construction for Special Exception Application SE 94-D-025, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

ADMIN 3 – ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 87-Y-035, MERCHANT’S INCORPORATED (SULLY DISTRICT)

(AT) Approved thirty months of additional time until February 10, 2002, to commence construction for Special Exception Application SE 87-Y-035, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

ADMIN 4 – INSTALLATION OF "WATCH FOR CHILDREN" SIGNS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS (COUNTYWIDE)

ADMIN 5 – INSTALLATION OF MULTI-WAY STOPS AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS (COUNTYWIDE)

ADMIN 6 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING JOINTLY WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT) ON PROPOSED CUT-THROUGH TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS ON COLUMBIA ROAD BETWEEN LITTLE RIVER TURNPIKE AND BRADDOCK ROAD (MASON DISTRICT)

(A) Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on December 6, 1999, at 3:30 p.m. to consider a VDOT proposal to limit cut-through traffic on Columbia Road between Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road.

ADMIN 7 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC) ESTABLISHING THE LEE RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT, (RPPD) DISTRICT 32 (LEE DISTRICT)

(A) Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on December 6, 1999, at 4:00 p.m. to consider a proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicle and Traffic) to establish the Lee RPPD, District 32.

ADMIN 8 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC) TO EXPAND THE CULMORE RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD), DISTRICT 9 (MASON DISTRICT)

(A) Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on December 6, 1999, at 4:00 p.m. to consider a proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic) to expand the Culmore RPPD, District 9.

 

ADMIN 9 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC) TO EXPAND THE ANNANDALE RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT(RPPD), DISTRICT 14 (BRADDOCK DISTRICT)

(A) Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on December 6, 1999, at 4:00 p.m. to consider a proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic) to expand the Annandale RPPD, District 14.

ADMIN 10 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC) TO EXPAND THE JEFFERSON RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD), DISTRICT 27 (MASON DISTRICT)

(A) Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on December 6, 1999, at 3:30 p.m. to consider a proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic) to expand the Jefferson RPPD, District 27.

ADMIN 11 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSAL TO VACATE AND ABANDON PORTIONS OF DALLAS STREET AND WESTMORE STREET (SULLY DISTRICT)

(A) Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on December 6, 1999, at 4:00 p.m. to consider the vacation and abandonment of portions of Dallas Street (Route 745) and Westmore Street (Route 3575).

ADMIN 12 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSAL TO VACATE AN UNNAMED STREET ADJOINING FOREST HILL DRIVE (SULLY DISTRICT)

(A) Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on December 6, 1999, at 3:30 p.m. to consider the vacation of an unnamed street adjoining Forest Hill Drive.

ADMIN 13 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM PROJECTS (COUNTYWIDE)

(A) Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on December 6, 1999, at 3:30 p.m. to solicit comments and input on proposed Fiscal Year 2001 Transportation Enhancement Projects.

 

ADMIN 14 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 116 (WETLANDS ZONING ORDINANCE) TO ACCOMMODATE AN INCREASE IN THE WETLANDS PERMIT APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE (COUNTYWIDE)

(A) Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on January 24, 2000, at 4:00 p.m. regarding a proposed amendment the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 116 (Wetlands Zoning Ordinance), to increase the Wetlands Permit Application Processing Fee that is currently $50 to $300.

ADMIN 15 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00042 FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT A GRANT AWARD FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FOR A SMOOTH OPERATOR/ROAD SHARK ENFORCEMENT AND EDUCATION PROGRAM

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00042 in the amount of $55,000 to fund a Smooth Operator/Road Shark Enforcement and Education Program. No additional County funding is required.

ADMIN 16 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00039 FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT A GRANT AWARD FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FOR AN OPERATION KIDS CHILD PASSENGER PROGRAM

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00039 in the amount of $5,000 to fund the continuation of the Operation Kids Child Passenger Program. No additional County funding is required.

ADMIN 17 - AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER REQUESTS FROM FOURTEEN PRIVATE ENTITIES FOR SPECIAL LEGISLATION TO OBTAIN AN EXEMPTION FROM COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES (COUNTYWIDE)

(A) Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on December 6, 1999, at 4:00 p.m. regarding the consideration of requests from fourteen private entities for special legislation to obtain an exemption from County real and personal property taxes.

ADMIN 18 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00040 FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT A GRANT AWARD FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FOR A TRAFFIC SAFETY WATCH PROGRAM

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00040 in the amount of $25,000 to fund a Traffic Safety Watch Program. No additional County funding is required.

ADMIN 19 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00044 FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE FAIRFAX COUNTY SHERIFF TO ACCEPT FUNDING FROM THE BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE FOR THE PURCHASE OF BULLETPROOF VESTS

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00044 in the amount of $21,000 for the Fairfax County Police Department and the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Department to accept a Federal Fiscal Year 1999 grant. This award will require a local cash match of $21,000, for a total cost of $42,000. The local cash match is available from the Reserve for Anticipated Local Cash Match in Fund 102, Federal/State Grant Fund.

ADMIN 20 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00046 FOR THE FAIRFAX-FALLS CHURCH COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD TO ACCEPT $21,000 FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE FOR SAFE AND DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES TO FUND YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00046 as requested for Alcohol and Drug Services of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board to accept a one-time award of $21,000 from the Governor’s Office for Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities to fund youth leadership development activities. Local match requirements will be met through the provision of in-kind supervision and miscellaneous operating expenses in the ADS Prevention Services budget.

ADMIN 21 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00038 FOR THE FAIRFAX-FALLS CHURCH COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD TO ACCEPT SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS SERVICES GRANT FUNDS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00038 to accept $34,421 in continuation grant funding from the Department of Criminal Justice Service for sexual assault counseling services through June 30, 2000.

ADMIN 22 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00037 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND RECREATION SERVICES’ LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHALLENGE GRANT FROM VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting there was a brief discussion of this item. See pages 4 and 5.)

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00037 in the amount of $5,000 for Local Government Challenge Grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. No local cash match is required.

 

ADMIN 23 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00045 FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS FROM THE GOVERNOR’S EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING DEPARTMENT AND THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS WITHIN THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA MANPOWER CONSORTIUM

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00045 in the amount of $710,828 to provide additional funding for employment and training services under existing grant programs. No local cash match is required.

16. A-1 – RECOMMENDATION OF STREETS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE TRAFFIC CALMING PILOT PROGRAM (TCPP) (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

On motion of Supervisor Kauffman, seconded by Supervisor Hyland, and carried by a unanimous vote, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and endorsed the following streets to be included in the TCPP:

17. A-2 – ENDORSEMENT OF DESIGN PLANS FOR WIDENING OF CENTREVILLE ROAD/ELDEN STREET TO SIX LANES FROM WORLDGATE DRIVE/PARCHER AVENUE TO HERNDON PARKWAY (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and endorse the Virginia Department of Transportation’s design plans for widening Centreville Road (Route 657)/Elden Street (Route 228) from Worldgate Drive (no route number)/Parcher Avenue (Route 5050) to Herndon Parkway (Route 235). Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

There was a brief discussion of this item with input from staff.

18. A-3 – PROPOSED ASSIGNMENT OF MAINTENANCE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR A STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FACILITY FROM WESTERRA RESTON LLC TO RESTON TOWN CENTER JOINT COMMITTEE (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

On motion of Supervisor Dix, seconded by Supervisor Kauffman, and carried by unanimous vote, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and endorsed the agreement assigning maintenance responsibilities for a stormwater management facility on property located on Tax Map 17-1 ((1)) 3F & 3J from Reston Land Corporation and Westerra Reston LLC to the Reston Town Center Joint Committee.

19. A-4 – SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, SERIES 1999B (Tape 3)

Bonds On motion of Supervisor Bulova, seconded by Supervisor Connolly, and carried

(Rs) by unanimous vote, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," the Board:

20. A-5 – RESOLUTION ENDORSING THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA 2020 TRANSPORTATION PLAN (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

(R) Supervisor McConnell moved adoption of a Resolution endorsing the Northern Virginia 2020 Transportation Plan. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion.

Supervisor Dix moved to amend the motion to include in the Resolution:

The amendment to the motion died for lack of a second.

Supervisor Dix further moved to amend the motion to include in the Resolution the following language:

The second to the amendment to the motion was inaudible.

Following further discussion with input from Young Ho Chang, P.E., Director, Department of Transportation, the question was called on the amendment to 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."

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board amend the motion to include in the Resolution the following language:

Supervisor Connolly seconded the amendment to 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."

The question was called on the main motion, as amended, and it carried by unanimous vote, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE."

Chairman Hanley, Supervisor Bulova, and Supervisor Connolly expressed their appreciation to all those who worked on the 2020 Transportation Plan.

21. A-6 – ENDORSEMENT OF WORK PROGRAM FOR THE INFILL AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STUDY (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 3)

With regard to infill development, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the issue of the impact of development of subsurface water flow in neighboring properties be reviewed. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and endorse the work program for the infill and residential development study.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the motion to include meetings regarding this issue in each Supervisor District in addition to Countywide meetings, and this was accepted.

Chairman Hanley referred to handwritten page 15, number 11 "Create a sample database of vacant and underutilized parcels. An inventory of parcels where new residential development may occur is an important aspect of this study determining where potential opportunities exist for infill development in Fairfax County." She asked to amend the motion to direct staff to report with data:

This was accepted.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked to amend the motion to include data regarding the number of units in the Agricultural and Forestal Districts, and this was accepted.

Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with economic impacts of the proposal. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Following discussion, with input from James P. Zook, Director, Department of Planning and Zoning, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the motion to include revitalization organizations, local chambers of commerce, and district councils in the List of Potential Public Partners, and this was accepted.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

Following additional discussion, the question was called on the motion, as amended, and it CARRIED by a recorded vote of eight, Supervisor Frey and Supervisor McConnell voting "NAY."

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22. C-1 – AMENDMENTS TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY ATHLETIC COUNCIL (FCAC) BYLAWS (Tape 4)

(BACs) The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated November 15, 1999, regarding amendments to FCAC Bylaws.

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the following bylaws:

Chairman Hanley seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

23. RECOGNITION OF RICHARD C. THOESEN, VICE-MAYOR, TOWN OF HERNDON (Tape 4)

Supervisor Mendelsohn recognized the presence of Richard C. Thoesen, Vice-Mayor of the Town of Herndon and warmly welcomed him to the Board Auditorium.

AGENDA ITEMS

24. I-1 – PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION ON PUBLIC FACILITIES APPLICATION 2232-S99-14, FAIRFAX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated November 15, 1999, announcing the Planning Commission’s approval of Public Facilities Application 2232-S99-14 to undertake building and site improvements to the West Springfield Government Center, including the Supervisor’s office and the police and fire stations, located at 6140 Rolling Road, Tax Map 79-3 ((4)) 32, 32A, 33, 34, 35B, 35C.

25. I-2 – PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION ON PUBLIC FACILITIES APPLICATION 2232-Y99-7, FAIRFAX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated November 15, 1999, announcing the Planning Commission’s approval of Public Facilities Application 2232-Y99-7 to expand the existing West Ox Maintenance Facility located at 4620 West Ox Road, Tax Map 56-1 ((1)) 2pt., 2D pt., by adding to the existing building and constructing two new buildings, specifically for the maintenance of Fire and Rescue Department vehicles based in the northern portion of the County.

26. I-3 – CONTRACT AWARD – CONSTRUCTION OF A MAINTENANCE BUILDING AND RELATED WORK AT TWIN LAKES GOLF COURSE (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated November 15, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to the Tan-Kat Corporation of Fairfax, Virginia in the amount of $560,600 for the construction of a maintenance building and related work at Twin Lakes Golf Course as part of Project 004748, General Park Improvements in Fund 371, Park Capital Improvement Fund.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

27. I-4 – CONTRACT AWARD – BURKE VOLUNTEER FIRE STATION (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated November 15, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to R.A. Ponte and Associates, Incorporated, for the construction of Project 009204, Burke Volunteer Fire Station, in the amount of $4,448,037 to fund the associated contingency and other project costs. Funds are currently appropriated in the amount of $2,948,037; however, the current appropriation is not sufficient to fund this award. The additional $1,500,000 required for the contract award is being provided by the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department through a loan with First Virginia Bank.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

28. I-5 – THE NATIONAL PURCHASING INSTITUTE’S 1999 EXCELLENCE IN PROCUREMENT AWARD (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated November 15, 1999, congratulating the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management for receiving an Achievement for Excellence in Procurement for 1999, from the National Purchasing Institute.

29. I-6 – FAIRFAX COUNTY’S INVESTMENT POLICY CERTIFIED BY THE MUNICIPAL TREASURERS’ ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated November 15, 1999, regarding the certification of Fairfax County’s Investment Policy by the Municipal Treasurers’ Association of the United States and Canada (MTA).

30. I-7 – REVISED PROCEDURES FOR DISPOSAL/DISTRIBUTION OF COUNTY COMPUTERS (Tape 4)

(P) The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated November 15, 1999, requesting authorization for staff to implement the proposed Policy regarding the revised procedures for disposal/distribution of County computers.

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review the possibility of donating County computers to the Teen Center in the Vienna Community Center. Without objection, it was so ordered.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

31. I-8 – PROPOSED EXAMINATION OF THE PROCESS FOR REVIEWING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY THE FAIRFAX COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated November 15, 1999, requesting the authorization for the Planning Commission, in coordination with staff, to begin an examination of the Plan Review process and proceed with Plan Review activities as set forth in the October 13, 1999, Memorandum to the Board from Peter F. Murphy, Jr., Chairman, Planning Commission, and James P. Zook, Director, Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ).

Following discussion, with input from Mr. Zook and Fred R. Selden, Director, Planning Division, DPZ, the staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

BOARD MATTERS

32. RECOGNITION OF THE RETIREMENT OF MR. DAVID C. HOBSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA REGIONAL PARK AUTHORITY (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley stated that Mr. David C. Hobson, Executive Director of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, has announced his plans to retire from that position effective December 31, 1999.

To commemorate his more than 31 years of service with that body and to express the Board’s appreciation for his stewardship of regional park lands, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board direct staff to invite Mr. Hobson to appear before the Board to be recognized for his achievements. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

33. LETTER FROM THE FAIRFAX AREA DISABILITY SERVICES BOARD (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley shared a letter that she received from the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board regarding its concern that efforts to notify property owners of the requirement to update handicapped or disabled parking signs are ineffective.

Chairman Hanley asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to publicize this matter in ways that will reach the majority of property owners. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

Supervisor Gross stated that perhaps the press could also help to publicize these concerns through the local newspapers.

34. RESIGNATION OF MR. DON EMERSON, BRADDOCK DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENT OF MS. MARSHA SCHERR (Tape 4)

(APPT) Supervisor Bulova stated that she had accepted the resignation of Mr. Don Emerson as the Braddock District Representative to the Transportation Advisory Committee and moved the appointment of Ms. Marsha Scherr to fill his unexpired term. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite Mr. Emerson to appear before the Board to be recognized for his years of service. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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35. MOTOR-VOTER PROGRAM (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn noted that technical difficulties occurred with the motor-voter program, which resulted in some potential voters' being turned away at the polls on November 2, 1999.

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Electoral Board and the Registrar's office to investigate the problems with the motor-voter program and report its findings along with solutions that address any problems identified. Without objection, it was so ordered.

There was a brief discussion of this item.

36. CLAUDE MOORE COLONIAL FARM (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that the Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run is the only national park in the United States that is an authentic living history museum depicting life on an eighteenth century working farm. Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite representatives of the Farm to appear before the Board on December 6, 1999, to receive a Certificate of Appreciation for its valuable service to Fairfax County. Without objection, it was so ordered.

37. CENTREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL'S GIRLS' TENNIS TEAM (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey announced that the Centreville Girls’ Tennis Team defeated Douglas Freeman, 5-4, to earn its second straight Virginia Group AAA State Championship at the Raintree Swim and Racquet Club in Richmond. The Wildcats hold the third longest winning streak of 35 straight matches dating from September 3, 1998. In dual matches this season, Centreville's starting seven compiled an individual match record of 140-22. Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite the members of the Centreville Girls' Tennis Team to appear before the Board to be recognized for their second straight State victory. Without objection, it was so ordered.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, additional tennis players were invited to appear before the Board. See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#60.)

38. CONCURRENT PROCESSING AND SCHEDULING OF A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE TOWER GROUP LLC (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey said that the Tower Group LLC, has assembled several properties at the intersection of Centreville Road, Old Centreville Road and Westview Drive with the intent to construct a fast food restaurant and an eating establishment. The consolidation was delayed to accommodate Virginia Department of Transportation acquisition of right-of-way for the Route 28/Route 29 interchange.

The applicants are anxious to continue with the development of this parcel and have asked for Board assistance in securing concurrent processing of the SE application and the necessary engineering plans. Also, they would like to schedule a public hearing to be held before the Board.

Therefore, Supervisor Frey moved that Board direct staff to:

The applicants understand that this motion will not prejudice the consideration of the applications in any way. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

39. CONCURRENT PROCESSING FOR GLEN ALDEN, LLC (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey said that Glen Alden, LLC is pursuing applications to construct a childcare center within the existing Alden Glen neighborhood. To address concerns from the neighborhood, the applicant modified the plan subsequent to the Planning Commission approval, which necessitated a new public hearing. The Planning Commission has recommended approval, and the Board public hearing date was postponed until January as a result of an affidavit issue.

The applicant is prepared to file the site plan, and has requested that the Board authorize concurrent processing of the zoning application and the related site plan and/or subdivision plans. The applicant understands that this motion will not prejudice the consideration of the applications in any way.

Therefore, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct staff to process the site and subdivision plans associated with this property concurrently with consideration of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 80-S-088 and Final Development Plan Application FDP 80-S-088-2. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

40. CONCURRENT PROCESSING OF THE SITE AND SUBDIVISION PLANS ASSOCIATED WITH CENTEX HOMES REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1999-SU-028 (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey said that on October 11, 1999, he made a motion that was approved by the Board to schedule a public hearing to be held before the Board regarding a rezoning application by Centex Homes on Herbert Road. As part of that motion, he said that he intended to request that the Board authorize concurrent processing of the zoning application and the necessary engineering plans. He said that a portion of that motion may not have occurred.

Therefore, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct staff to concurrently process the necessary site and subdivision plans associated with Rezoning Application RZ 1999-SU-028. The applicants understand that this motion will not prejudice the consideration of the applications in any way. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

41. TRAFFIC SIGNALS (Tape 5)

Supervisor Frey said that he previously raised the issue of getting traffic signals approved and installed. He asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to determine if there are ways for Fairfax County to assist the Virginia Department of Transportation in expediting this process. Without objection, it was so ordered.

There was a brief discussion of this item.

42. TELEWORK (Tape 5)

(BACs) Supervisor Connolly said that the International Telework Association and Council estimate that 60 percent of workers in the area have jobs conducive to telecommuting several times a week. It is estimated that only five percent of the region's 2.6 million workers telecommute.

Supervisor Connolly noted that the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments recently completed the latest study in the region on telecommuting, or teleworking, a system that allows employees to work at home or at a satellite telework center one or more days a week. Workers keep in touch with their offices via phone, fax, modem and teleconferencing.

Supervisor Connolly said that there are several efforts the Board has the opportunity to endorse and encourage both on the Federal and State level. HR 2556, sponsored by Congressman Frank Wolf, would establish a pilot program to encourage teleworking in large, traffic-congested metropolitan areas, including Washington, DC. This pilot is built around awarding "pollution credits" to employers who allow large numbers of employees to telecommute.

Therefore, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board commit itself to look for incentives and other ways to encourage telecommuting in the County to relieve congestion on the highways and stress on the citizens and that the Board set a quantitative goal for increasing telecommuting in the County by taking the following steps:

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

43. FIRST PROVIDENCE DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL WORKSHOP (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly expressed his appreciation to the many people who helped make the first Providence District Environmental Workshop, held Saturday at Luther Jackson Middle School, such a success.

Among the participating groups were the National Wildlife Federation, Releaf, Fairfax County's Waste Reduction and Recycling Branch, the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission, the Fairfax County Park Authority, the Virginia Native Plant Society, County Wildlife Biologist Earl Hodnett, the County Gypsy Moth office, the Regional Park Authority, the Land Preservation Trust, and the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District.

The displays and the workshops were genuinely informative and the presenters were enthusiastic, professional, and knowledgeable.

44. JAMES H. PICKFORD MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly said that many residents of Fairfax County knew Mr. Jim Pickford, a community leader who worked tirelessly to improve human services, champion environmental issues, create affordable housing opportunities, and improve community appearance and design.

Supervisor Connolly said that the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission (NVPDC) and George Mason University (GMU) have now created the James H. Pickford Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund to honor Jim, who served as an NVPDC commissioner for over 20 years. The Pickford Scholarship will be awarded annually to GMU students earning a degree in Public Administration or Urban Systems Engineering. NVPDC has committed to raising $20,000 by December 2004, when the Pickford Scholarship will be implemented.

Supervisor Connolly expressed his appreciation to NVPDC and especially Mr. David Bulova who created a special display with Mr. Pickford's photograph and biography for the Providence District Environmental Workshop. Those wishing to donate to the fund can call Supervisor Connolly's office or NVPDC and information and donor envelopes will be sent.

45. NEW NUTLEY STREET OFFICIALLY OPEN (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly said that last week he was joined by Chairman Hanley, Delegate Jim Scott, numerous Providence District civic association leaders, residents of The Virginian, Ms. Dorothy Purvis of the Virginia Department of Transportation, staff members from the Fairfax Department of Public Works and Environmental Services and the Department of Transportation, and others for a long-anticipated event, the ribbon cutting to open the newly rebuilt section of Nutley Street between Arlington Boulevard and Lee Highway.

Supervisor Connolly noted that Nutley Street was a private, minimum standard road originally built to serve a small apartment complex and a shopping area. The fact that there was never any drainage system or substructure caused perennial numerous and deep potholes which worsened with each storm or freeze and was a constant danger for motorists. Since it was originally built, the Vienna Metro Station and I-66 have made the street a major feeder for those facilities from Route 50.

Supervisor Connolly reported that the contractor completed this project $300,000 under budget and 45 days early.

46. INSPECTION OF UTILITIES (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly said that he recently attended a meeting with Whitestone Homeowners Association during which he was informed that the community had discovered an electric line had been installed over a gas line. While this incident occurred in the Whitestone development, such an error could occur elsewhere. The State Corporation Commission regulates utilities; therefore, Fairfax County does not inspect utility installation. If a utility will cross a County easement, however, a Fairfax County permit is required.

Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board:

Without objection, it was so ordered.

47. GOLDEN GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAMS (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly reported that four Golden Girls softball teams from Fairfax County attended the National Senior Olympics Competition at Walt Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida, October 18-29, 1999. These four teams had all qualified in earlier competitions held in Williamsburg for the chance to compete at the national competition in Orlando. Each of the four teams at the competition achieved impressive results.

Therefore, Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite the members of these four teams to appear before the Board to be recognized for their efforts. Without objection, it was so ordered.

48. ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly said that the Fairfax County Office of Partnerships has an excellent program, the Adopt-a-Family, now in its tenth year. This year the partnership is looking for enough sponsors to guarantee that at least one hundred families will have festive and joyous holidays.

Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to work with the Office of Partnerships to promote this wonderful program so that as many families as possible will benefit. Without objection, it was so ordered.

49. CONCURRENT PROCESSING FOR VAN METRE HOMES, INCORPORATED - REZONING/FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN APPLICATION RZ/FDP 1999-PR-064 (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly said that Van Metre Homes, Incorporated has filed a rezoning and final development plan application for 11 parcels on Horse Shoe Drive. This rezoning is a result of a recent plan amendment, which was reviewed by many of the residents in the neighborhood of the property. The applicant has requested concurrent processing in an effort to avoid extensions of the contracts and ensure that all of the parcels remain part of this application. The applicant has met with the community to discuss the application.

Therefore, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct staff to concurrently process the site plans with the building plans and permits for the Van Metre Homes application for Rezoning/Final Development Plan Application RZ/FDP 1999-PR-064. This action does not prejudice the consideration of this review in any way. Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

50. USE TAX (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly referred to the Use Tax and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Chairman to sign the proposed letter regarding this issue.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the request that the Board direct staff to send the letter to regional chief elected officials in Northern Virginia and the Virginia Association of Counties Board of Directors, and this was accepted.

The request, as amended, was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to send the letter to those committees in the General Assembly that would be responsible for providing relief. Without objection, it was so ordered.

There was a brief discussion, with input from staff and Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive.

51. LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board accept the Legislative Program, copies of which were distributed to the Board, for public hearing. He noted that there was an error regarding the housing unit. He noted that the last page was not included on the summary page that refers to the State income tax revenue stream. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board took further action regarding the proposed Legislative Program. See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#54.)

52. MCILVAINE PROPERTIES (Tape 5)

Supervisor Gross said that the McIlvaine properties, located at 6201 and 6211 Leesburg Pike were developed in the 1960's. At that time, the service drive was apparently dedicated to Fairfax County, but was never accepted into the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) maintenance. Thirty-plus years later, the service drive is starting to show some wear.

Therefore, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to investigate and initiate the process by which this service drive may be accepted by VDOT. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

53. FRIENDS OF GEORGE MASON LIBRARY (Tape 5)

Supervisor Gross referred to a newspaper article regarding the activities of the Friends of George Mason Library. The Library sent $30,000 to help Carrollton, Virginia, replace its library that was damaged during Hurricane Floyd.

Therefore, Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite the Friends of George Mason Library to appear before the Board to be recognized for their humanitarian efforts on behalf of libraries elsewhere in the State. Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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54. FURTHER ACTION CONCERNING THE PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board took action regarding the proposed Legislative Program. See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#51.)

With reference to the proposed legislative program, Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to the Environmental Quality Advisory Council's resolution regarding the land trust issue and the locality's approval.

Supervisor Connolly stated that this resolution was incorporated at the committee level.

55. NO BOARD MATTERS FOR SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT SUPERVISOR ELAINE MCCONNELL (Tape 6)

Chairman Hanley announced that Supervisor McConnell had no Board Matters to present.

56. CONCURRENT PROCESSING FOR SECTION 93, BLOCKS 3 AND 4 OF THE RESTON TOWN CENTER CORE AREA (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix stated that the Planning Commission recently approved the Town Center Concept Plan for Reston Section 93, Blocks 3 and 4 (Discovery Square), located at the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Reston Parkway and Sunset Hills Road. This project includes two nine-story office buildings and has received the initial approval of the Town Center Design Review Board and the support and endorsement of the Reston Planning and Zoning Committee. Among the amenities to be provided are an extensive tree save area and a landscaped plaza and a pedestrian bridge and walkway over the W&OD Trail, connecting to the Reston Town Center Core Area.

Accordingly, Supervisor Dix moved that the Board authorize the Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to accept the PRC and final site plan for Section 93, Blocks 3 and 4, of the Reston Town Center Core Area for concurrent processing. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

57. CONCURRENT PROCESSING FOR LAKE FAIRFAX BUSINESS PARK PARCEL (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix stated that Lake Fairfax Business Park recently submitted an application to rezone a 1,809 square foot parcel from the R-E District to the I-3 District. This small R-E parcel is located in the middle of Parcel 9 in the Business Park and is surrounded by I-3 zoned property. AboveNet Communications, Incorporated intends to develop a computer co-location facility on Parcel 9.

Accordingly, Supervisor Dix moved that the Board authorize the Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to accept the site plan for Parcel 9 and the AboveNet project for concurrent processing with this rezoning request. He noted that this motion does not relieve the applicant from complying with the provisions of any applicable conditions, regulations, or adopted standards, and it does not prejudice the consideration of this application in any way. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

58. CONCURRENT PROCESSING FOR PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 88-C-003 SUBMITTED BY LS INVESTMENTS, LLC (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix stated that LS Investments, LLC has submitted a Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 88-C-003 for a 7.9 acre parcel located in the Dulles Corner area. The application is for minor layout and design changes to a previously approved development plan. There is no increase in the floor area ratio and all relevant proffer commitments are retained and supplemented.

Accordingly, Supervisor Dix moved that the Board authorize the Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to accept the site plan for this proposed development for concurrent processing with the PCA request. He noted that this motion does not relieve the applicant from complying with the provisions of any applicable conditions, regulations, or adopted standards, and it does not prejudice the consideration of this application in any way. Supervisor Frey seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

59. RECOGNITION OF HIGH SCHOOL RUNNER ALAN WEBB (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix called the Board’s attention to the outstanding accomplishments of Mr. Alan Webb, a gifted cross-country athlete from South Lakes High School. Supervisor Dix shared news of Mr. Webb’s significant achievements, including a first place finish at the Eastern States Championship in New York and a win at the State Cross Country competition. Mr. Webb is also a nationally-ranked miler and last year recorded the fastest mile ever by a sophomore, 4 minutes, 6.94 seconds.

In recognition of Mr. Webb’s efforts, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

Without objection, it was so ordered.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to also invite the State Girls' Cross-Country Champion to appear before the Board for recognition at the same time.

Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, Chairman Hanley presented additional information about the State Girls' Cross-Country Champion. See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#68.)

60. RECOGNITION OF WINNERS IN THE GROUP AAA GIRLS’ STATE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board took action to invite the Centreville High School's Girls' Tennis Team to appear before the Board. See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#37.)

Supervisor Dix stated that James Madison High School Juniors, Ms. Katie Ruckert and Ms. Mary Kovarik, enjoyed success at the Group AAA Girls’ State Tennis Championship tournament. Ms. Ruckert won the State singles title in a match against Ms. Kovarik. Afterwards, the two teamed up to defeat a duo from Richmond to win the doubles title. These results were unprecedented; no one school has ever had the State singles champion and runner-up and the doubles champion in the same season.

To properly recognize these champions, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

Without objection, it was so ordered.

Following a query and response from Debra Bianchi, Deputy Director, Office of Public Affairs, Chairman Hanley announced that the Board may begin the meeting of December 6, 1999, at 9 a.m.

61. CONGRATULATIONS TO REELECTED BOARD MEMBERS (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix extended his congratulations to Board Members who were recently reelected.

Supervisor Dix expressed his appreciation to citizens and staff who have communicated to him their support. He also expressed particular appreciation to his family and wife Aggie for their love and support.

Supervisor Hyland publicly thanked Supervisor Dix.

62. PROCLAMATION AND RECOGNITION FOR YOUTH APPRECIATION WEEK NOVEMBER 21-27, 1999 (Tape 6)

With reference to his written Board Matters, copies of which were distributed to the Board, Supervisor Hyland stated that each year the Sunrise Optimist Club of Alexandria requests a proclamation in recognition of Youth Appreciation Week and its awards ceremony. This year's event, during which recognition is given to the positive actions of young people, will be celebrated the week of November 21-27 by Optimists across North America.

In recognition of this event, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous request that the Board direct staff to issue an appropriate proclamation to be presented to each of the young people at the Optimist Club presentation on November 23, 1999, in Mount Vernon District. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

63. CONSIDER RETIREMENT ALTERNATIVES (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland referred to an article from the September 12, 1999, edition of The Washington Post that discussed the rise of phased retirement, where workers gradually moved toward full retirement. He asked unanimous consent that the Board refer this article to staff for review and recommendation regarding whether it would be something to consider for Fairfax County employees. Without objection, it was so ordered.

64. RETIREMENT OF MR. WES "MICKEY" KENDRICK (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland stated that in a recent communication from the County Executive, Board Members learned that Wes "Mickey@ Kendrick, Director of the Department of Community and Recreation Services, will retire on December 3, 1999, after 26 years of service to the County.

Supervisor Hyland recounted Mr. Kendrick's outstanding service to the County and the Board and asked unanimous consent that the Board invite him to appear before the Board on December 6, 1999, to be recognized for his accomplishments. Without objection, it was so ordered.

65. SAVE THE BLUE CRAB (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland stated that he recently received a letter from the chairman of the Save the Blue Crab Foundation in which he was told that the most serious cause of the decline in Virginia=s blue crab population, second only to crab dredging, is the harvesting of sponge (egg) crabs. Each sponge crab, the pregnant blue crab, carries between 900,000 and 8,000,000 eggs with an average of 3.5 million.

Supervisor Hyland said that current Virginia law permits the harvesting of sponge crabs despite the fact that they are easily distinguishable from other crabs by their bright orange protruding egg masses. If the sponge crabs remained in the water, they would disburse their eggs within two weeks, after which time the mature female can be safely harvested without substantially reducing the egg supply. Supervisor Hyland asserted that watermen should be restrained from harvesting these sponge crabs until after they have disbursed their eggs. Virginia is the only state that allows the harvesting of sponge crabs.

Inasmuch as the blue crab is an important Virginia economic and natural resource, Supervisor Hyland moved that Fairfax County lend its support to the Save the Blue Crab Foundation in its efforts to ban the harvesting of sponge crabs by directing staff to inform the State delegation of the Board's opposition to the harvesting of blue crabs and the importance of preserving this threatened species. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion.

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

66. GUNSTON/WILEY SANITARY SEWER REQUEST (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hyland stated that on November 11, 1999, he received a letter from a citizen in the Gunston/Wiley subdivision requesting separation of the two subdivisions for the purposes of providing public sewer to one of the subdivisions more quickly.

Supervisor Hyland stated his understanding that the sewer lines' design and construction do not interconnect the two subdivisions. The Wiley subdivision's sewer line, pumps, tanks, electric, hardware, et cetera are very close to completion. That community could be connected while lines, pumps, and tanks are being constructed for Gunston Heights. This would provide for faster relief to the continuing health hazards that exist in the Wiley subdivision.

Noting that staff indicated that it is feasible to separate the two communities, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct the County Executive to separate Wiley from Gunston Heights subdivision for purposes of allowing the homeowners in Wiley to connect to the pump and haul system more quickly. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Dix and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

67. "HOW TO" INFORMATION PLEASE (Tape 6)

With reference to his written Board Matter on the subject, Supervisor Hyland stated that the County used to have informational pamphlets available to help residents through the requirements of the development process. Many of these booklets are either out-of-print or out-of-date.

Accordingly, he moved that the Board direct staff to:

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

68. MS. ERIN SWAIN WINS STATE GIRLS' CROSS COUNTRY TITLE (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, Chairman Hanley directed that the Girls' State Cross-Country champion be invited to appear before the Board. See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#59.)

With an expression of appreciation to her staff for providing the information, Chairman Hanley announced that the name of the winner of the State Girls' Cross-Country title was Ms. Erin Swain from Lake Braddock Secondary School.

69. CONCURRENT PROCESSING FOR KINGSTOWNE COMMERCIAL LP REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-LE-065 (Tape 6)

Supervisor Kauffman stated that Kingstowne Commercial LP has a pending application to rezone Tax Map Number 91-2(1)33 in Kingstowne to the I-4 District. Supervisor Kauffman said that prior to the zoning review and approval process, the applicant worked in good faith with both Planning staff and the surrounding community. The applicant has received the support of the Kingstowne Residential Owners’ Corporation, the Lee District Land Use Committee, the Planning Commission, and staff of the Department of Planning and Zoning.

Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board direct staff to concurrently process the site plans and related engineering drawings associated with Rezoning Application RZ 1998-LE-065. He noted that if approved and adopted, this motion for concurrent processing in no way prejudges the merits of the pending zoning application. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

70. CONCURRENT PROCESSING FOR KINGSTOWNE COMMERCIAL LP PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA C-448-17 AND FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENT C-448-33 (Tape 6)

Supervisor Kauffman stated that Kingstowne Commercial LP has a pending proffered condition amendment/final development plan amendment application in Kingstowne for townhouse development. Supervisor Kauffman said that prior to the zoning review and approval process, the applicant worked in good faith with both Planning staff and the surrounding community. The applicant has received the support of the Kingstowne Residential Owners’ Corporation, the Lee District Land Use Committee, the Planning Commission, and staff of the Department of Planning and Zoning.

Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board direct staff to concurrently process the site plans and related engineering drawings associated with Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA C-448-17 and Final Development Plan Amendment C-448-33. He noted that if approved and adopted, this motion for concurrent processing in no way prejudges the merits of the pending zoning application. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

71. RECESS/CLOSED SESSION (Tape 6)

At 1:10 p.m., Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board recess and go into closed 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:

Following input from David P. Bobzien, County Attorney, Chairman Hanley announced that should this motion carry, the Board would convene closed session at 2:15 p.m.

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

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At 3:45 p.m., the Board reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor McConnell, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

 

ACTIONS FROM CLOSED SESSION

72. CERTIFICATION BY BOARD MEMBERS REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED 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 closed session were heard, discussed, or considered by the Board during the closed session. Supervisor Connolly 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.

Chairman Hanley noted that Supervisor McConnell did not attend the closed session.

73. AUTHORIZATION OF A PETITION FOR A SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM IN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION INVESTIGATION IN NOBLES-CLOVER VERSUS PEST MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INCORPORATED, HRC NUMBER 99070E/EEOC NUMBER 100990127 (Tape 7)

Supervisor Gross moved that the Board authorize a petition for a subpoena duces tecum in Human Rights Commission Investigation in Nobles-Clover versus Pest Management Services, Incorporated, HRC Number 99070E/EEOC Number 100990127, according to the terms and conditions outlined by the County Attorney in closed session. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

74. AUTHORIZATION OF THE SETTLEMENT OF W. H. TYSONS PAGE CORPORATION VERSUS BOARD OF SUPERVISOR OF FAIRFAX COUNTY, ET AL., AT LAW NUMBER 179472 (Tape 7)

Supervisor Dix moved that the Board authorize the settlement of W. H. Tysons Page Corporation versus Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, et al., At Law Number 179472, according to the terms and conditions outlined by the County Attorney in closed session. Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

AGENDA ITEMS

75. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE), REGARDING DWELLING UNITS IN CONJUNCTION WITH SPECIAL EXCEPTION AND SPECIAL PERMIT USES (Tape 7)

(O) 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 October 28 and November 4, 1999.

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Connolly moved adoption of the proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance), regarding dwelling units in conjunction with special exception and special permit uses to become effective on November 16, 1999 at 12:01 a.m. Supervisor Dix seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

76. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE), REGARDING ZONING VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES (Tape 7)

(O) 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 October 28 and November 4, 1999.

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Connolly moved adoption of the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance), regarding zoning violations and penalties to become effective on November 16, 1999, at 12:01 a.m. Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

77. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), ARTICLE 5A, REGARDING THE EXPANSION OF THE CULMORE RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD), DISTRICT 9 (MASON DISTRICT) (Tape 7)

(O) 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 October 28 and November 4, 1999.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by nine speakers, Supervisor Gross moved adoption of the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), to expand the Culmore RPPD, District 9, to include Vista Drive (Route 942) from Glenmore Drive (Route 980) to Nevius Street (Route 1888), Freedom Place (Route 2940) from Vista Drive to Knollwood Drive (Route 943), and Gordon Street (Route 901) from Lake Street (Route 773) to Columbia Pike (Route 244), with the understanding that staff will continue to work with Bailey's Elementary Parents Teacher Association volunteers and the community to address their concerns. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to install the signs as soon as possible. Without objection, it was so ordered.

78. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 4 (TAXATION AND FINANCE) TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN ELDERLY AND DISABLED PERSONS FROM REAL PROPERTY TAXES LEVIED BY CERTAIN SPECIAL TAX DISTRICTS (COUNTYWIDE) (Tape 7)

(O) 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 October 28 and November 4, 1999.

The public hearing was held with testimony by one speaker.

Following discussion, with input from Kevin C. Greenlief, Director, Department of Tax Administration, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved adoption of the proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 4 (Taxation and Finance), Sections 4-14-5 and 4-14-6, to provide an exemption for certain elderly and disabled persons from real property taxes levied by certain special tax districts. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

79. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON A PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 62 (FIRE PROTECTION) REGARDING THE SALE OF FIREWORKS (Tape 7)

(O) 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 October 28, and November 4, 1999.

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Gross moved adoption of the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 62 (Fire Protection) to allow the sale of fireworks for the period beginning December 15, 1999, and ending January 5, 2000. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

80. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON THE CONTINUED LEASING OF COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE LEWINSVILLE FACILITY LOCATED AT 1609 GREAT FALLS STREET, MCLEAN, VIRGINIA 22101, TO FUN AND FRIENDS CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS, INCORPORATED (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tape 7)

(NOTE: On October 11, 1999, the Board deferred the public hearing on this item until November 15, 1999.)

On behalf of Supervisor Mendelsohn, Supervisor Kauffman moved to defer the public hearing on this item until December 6, 1999, at 3:30 p.m. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

81. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 7 (CENTRAL ABSENTEE VOTER ELECTION DISTRICT), TO CONSIDER RELOCATION OF THE PINE SPRING PRECINCT POLLING PLACE (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT) (Tape 7)

(O) 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 October 28 and November 4, 1999.

Following the public hearing, with input from Carol Ann Coryell, Secretary, Electoral Board, Supervisor Connolly moved adoption of the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 7 (Central Absentee Voter Election District), to consider temporarily relocating the polling place for Pine Spring Elementary School to the National Gardens Baptist Church, 2937 Strathmeade Street, Falls Church, Virginia, due to extensive renovations. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

82. UPCOMING EVENTS (Tape 7)

Chairman Hanley announced that on November 22, 1999, there will be:

83. BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 7)

At 4:45 p.m., the Board adjourned.