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CLERK'S BOARD SUMMARY

REPORT OF ACTIONS OF THE

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

MONDAY

NOVEMBER 22, 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 9:45 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 remember that this is Thanksgiving week. She also asked everyone to remember the anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination that occurred on November 22, 1963. She gave thanks for the Fairfax County Firefighters who are safely home from Turkey and expressed thanks for the many volunteers who serve year round to make lives for all citizens better.

3. BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO MRS. MENDELSOHN (Tape 1)

Supervisor Mendelsohn announced that today is his wife’s birthday and he wished her a happy birthday.

AGENDA ITEMS

4. CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE THE ELEVEN-YEAR-OLD PIONEER BASEBALL BABE RUTH "BAMBINO" TEAM FOR WINNING THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (Tape 1)

Supervisor Kauffman moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the eleven-year-old Pioneer Baseball Babe Ruth "Bambino" Team for winning the State Championship. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

5. CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE MR. MATTHEW HARPER FOR COMPLETING AN EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT TO BENEFIT THE EMBRY RUCKER COMMUNITY SHELTER (Tape 1)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Mr. Matthew Harper for completing an Eagle Scout project to benefit the Embry Rucker Community Shelter. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

6. CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE THE CENTREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ TENNIS TEAM FOR WINNING THE GROUP AAA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP (Tape 1)

Supervisor Frey moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the Centreville High School Girls’ Tennis Team for winning the Group AAA State Championship. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Connolly being out of the room.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

7. INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME TO THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF PHILIPPINES MAYORS (Tape 1)

Supervisor Mendelsohn welcomed and introduced members of the Association of Philippines Mayors and warmly welcomed them to the Board Auditorium.

AGENDA ITEMS

8. PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING NOVEMBER 21-27, 1999, AS NATIONAL FAMILY WEEK IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Proclamation designating November 21-27, 1999, as National Family Week in Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

9. CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE MR. FRED CRABTREE AND THE LAHEY FAMILY HEIRS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LAHEY LOST VALLEY PARK (Tape 1)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Mr. Fred Crabtree and the Lahey Family Heirs for their contributions towards the establishment of the Lahey Lost Valley Park. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

10. PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING DECEMBER 1, 1999, AS AIDS AWARENESS DAY IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley moved approval of the Proclamation designating December 1, 1999, as Aids Awareness Day in Fairfax County. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

11. CERTIFICATE TO RECOGNIZE J.R. STOCKYARD INN ON THE OCCASION OF ITS TWENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY (Tape 1)

Supervisor Dix moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to J.R. Stockyard Inn on the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

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12. 10 A.M. – RECOGNITION OF ELECTION ’99 COUNTY STAFF SUPPORT (Tape 2)

Chairman Hanley expressed her appreciation to Carol Ann Coryell, Secretary, Electoral Board, for her efforts with the recent election.

Ms. Coryell recognized numerous County agencies and employees within Fairfax County for their assistance towards Election 1999.

13. 10:15 A.M. - PRESENTATION BY THE FAIRFAX COUNTY COMMISSION FOR WOMEN ON ITS FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1999 ANNUAL REVIEW (Tapes 2-3)

(BACs) Alta Newman, Chair, Fairfax County Commission for Women, presented highlights of reports that summarized all the work of the Commission and the Office for Women on its FY 1999 Annual Review.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to determine why the Virginia Employment Commission’s data is different from the County data regarding cultural outreach statistics. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

Following discussion, with input from J. Thomas Manger, Chief of Police, Supervisor Dix moved that the Board accept this report and refer it to staff for review and report its findings. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Dix referred to page nine of the report and moved that the Board direct the Department of Community and Recreation Services, working with the Park Authority, to:

Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board include representation from the Commission for Women on the 2000 Census Complete Count Committee. Vice-Chairman Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

14. 10:30 A.M. - PRESENTATION BY THE FAIRFAX COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (EQAC) ON ITS ANNUAL REPORT ON THE ENVIRONMENT (Tape 3)

(BACs) Robert McLaren, Chairman, Fairfax County EQAC, presented its annual report of the environment.

Supervisor Hyland expressed his appreciation to Mr. McLaren and EQAC for its work.

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct EQAC to report with recommendations regarding the issue of illegally placed signs. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Following discussion, with input from David P. Bobzien, County Attorney, Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review the issue of restricting the placing of political signs until October 1. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Kauffman expressed his appreciation to Mr. McLaren for his hard work and moved acceptance of the annual report. Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board again raised the issue of signs. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#48.)

15. 10:45 A.M. - PRESENTATION BY THE FAIRFAX COUNTY HISTORY COMMISSION ON ITS ANNUAL REPORT (Tape 3)

(BACs) Carol Drake Friedman, Chairman, Fairfax County History Commission, presented its annual report.

Following discussion, Supervisor Connolly moved acceptance of the annual report. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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16. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS (Tape 4)

Supervisor Connolly moved approval of the Administrative Items. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE."

ADMIN 1 – STREETS INTO THE SECONDARY SYSTEM (HUNTER MILL, DISTRICT)

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

Subdivision District Street

Horsepen Acres Hunter Mill Mares Neck Lane

West Ox Road,

Route 608,

Additional

right-of-way only

Reston, Section 75, Hunter Mill Water Pointe Lane

Block 1A

Reston, Section 75, Hunter Mill Water Pointe Lane

Block 1B Water Pointe Circle

 

ADMIN 2 – EXTENSION OF REVIEW PERIODS (2232) REVIEW APPLICATIONS

Authorized the extension of review periods for the following Public Facility (2232) Review Applications to the dates noted:

ADMIN 3 – INSTALLATION OF "WATCH FOR CHILDREN" SIGNS AT CARRHILL ROAD (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)

ADMIN 4 – PROPOSED STREET NAME CHANGE FOR BOEING COURT (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)

Approved a street name change in the Official Street Names and Property Numbering Atlas from Boeing Court to Science Applications Court from its intersection with Gallows Road to the end of the cul-de-sac on Tax Map 039-2, effective within 30 days of its approval on November 22, 1999. Property owners requesting the name change are responsible for total costs.

ADMIN 5 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00049 FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT COMPREHENSIVE AIDS RESOURCES EMERGENCY (CARE) ACT TITLE I FUNDS

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00049 in the amount of $9,425 to appropriate a Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act grant award administered by the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission. No local cash match is required.

 

ADMIN 6 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00048 FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT TUBERCULOSIS NURSE COORDINATOR GRANT FUNDS

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00048 in the amount of $56,665 to accept a Tuberculosis Nurse Coordinator Grant from the Bureau of Tuberculosis Control, Virginia Department of Health. No local cash match is required.

ADMIN 7 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00047 FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT IMMUNIZATION WIC GRANT FUNDS

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00047 in the amount of $112,000 to accept grant funds under the Immunization WIC Grant. No local cash match is required.

ADMIN 8 – INSTALLATION OF MULTI-WAY STOP AT SADDLE ROAD AND CARRHILL ROAD (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)

ADMIN 9 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 00043 FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT A GRANT AWARD FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES FOR A DEER CRASH ABATEMENT PROGRAM

(SAR) Approved SAR AS 00043 in the amount of $40,000 to fund a Deer Crash Abatement Program through a grant award from the Commonwealth of Virginia. No additional County funding is required.

17. A-1 – AWARD OF HOME INVESTMENTS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME) AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM FUNDS TO TWO NON-PROFIT CORPORATIONS (DRANESVILLE, HUNTER MILL, AND MOUNT VERNON DISTRICTS) (Tape 4)

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board:

Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

18. I-1 – CONTRACT AWARD FOR RENOVATIONS/UPGRADES AT THE PARK TOWNHOUSES (LEE DISTRICT) (Tape 4)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated November 22, 1999, requesting authorization for the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority to award a contract to Mid Atlantic General Contractor’s, Incorporated, in the amount of $171,930 for the interior and exterior improvements under the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Comprehensive Grant Program at the Park (Project VA-19-06 and VA 07-07).

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

19. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) OPEN HOUSE (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley said that a round of applause is in order for the County's GIS, Mapping Services, and Land Survey Branch of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services for its interactive GIS Day on Friday, November 19, 1999. The open house gave everyone an opportunity to meet the hardworking employees who play such an important but not often recognized role in the day-to-day affairs and to see the technology associated with modern mapping. She expressed thanks to everyone who made this informative day possible.

20. FAIRFAX COUNTY FIREFIGHERS COMPETE IN FIREFIGHTING SKILLS COMPETITIONS (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley said that November has been a very good month for members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department competing in various firefighting skills competitions. On Saturday, November 6, 1999, Fairfax County took home the coveted Metro Cup at the Third Annual Fire Department Rodeo, beating out teams from the City of Alexandria, Prince Georges, Montgomery, and Arlington Counties.

Earlier this month several members of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department participated in the eighth Annual World Firefighter Combat Challenge. The challenge involved close to one hundred teams of firefighters representing fire departments from the United States (US) and Canada. Chairman Hanley said the Fairfax County team finished ninth in the World, and sixth among US, and that Sam Gray finished tenth overall in the individual competition, in a field of more than 500 competitors.

Therefore, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board direct staff to:

Supervisor Gross seconded the motion.

Following discussion, Supervisor Bulova asked to amend the motion to schedule the Board meeting on December 6, 1999, at 9 a.m., and this was accepted.

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

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board again discussed the time for the December 6, 1999, meeting. See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#39.)

21. QUARTERLY REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to the quarterly report of the Audit Committee and reminded Board Members that an Audit Committee meeting will be held on November 30, 1999.

22. LETTER FROM THE BUREAU OF THE CENSUS (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley circulated copies of a letter she had received from the Bureau of Census regarding the Census 2000 special place address list and asked unanimous consent that the Board refer this letter to staff. Without objection, it was so ordered.

23. LETTER REGARDING FIRE INSPECTION REVIEWS (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley referred to a copy of a letter she had received from Patrick Dean, Executive Director, Associated Builders and Contractors, regarding fire inspection review in connection with the development process in Fairfax County.

Following discussion, with input from Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive, Chairman Hanley asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide an update on this issue. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to determine ways to streamline the entire fire inspection review process. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

24. FAIRFAX COUNTY URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM DEMONSTRATION (Tape 4)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, Chairman Hanley announced that the Search and Rescue Team would appear before the Board on December 6, 1999. See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#20.)

Supervisor Hyland said that Fairfax County has one of the two elite Urban Search and Rescue Teams in the United States. In the last ten years they have assisted search and rescue teams in Russia, the Philippines, and Oklahoma City. In the last three years they have traveled to Georgia, Kenya, Columbia, Turkey, Taiwan and back to Turkey. He said that their skills and compassion are beyond anything imaginable; they smell death, and yet they still go searching under very dangerous circumstances. They succeed in locating victims even while earthquake after shocks are occurring. The task is always the same: daunting, risky, sad, and joyous. The Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team is remarkably well trained and is willing to demonstrate to the general public what is typically done in a search and rescue mission.

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite the Urban Search and Rescue Team to demonstrate a search and rescue mission during the Celebrate Fairfax event and at the Fall Festival in 2000. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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25. FERAL CATS (Tape 5)

Supervisor Gross said that a constituent contacted her regarding the presence of feral cats in his backyard. The gentleman contacted Animal Control to request traps, and was told that the County would neither lend traps nor come out to assist with the situation.

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information to the Board on the availability of assistance from Animal Control regarding cats. Without objection, it was so ordered.

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, Supervisor McConnell presented a light-hearted Board Matter regarding cats. See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#36.)

26. GARDENER'S HOLIDAY (Tape 5)

Supervisor Gross invited Board Members and those interested individuals to the reception for Gardener's Holiday to be held on Saturday, December 4, 1999, from 6 until 8 p.m. at Green Spring Gardens Park. She said that it would be an evening of music, gardening displays and art.

27. MCLEAN MUSTANGS (Tape 5)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that the McLean Mustangs, a County Youth Football League, sent an unprecedented three teams to the County Championship games on Saturday, November 13, 1999. Two of those teams, the 110-pound team and the 125-pound team, won the Central Division County Championship in their respective weight classes. A third team, the 95-pound team, boasted an undefeated regular season record, but lost in the championship game.

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board direct staff to invite the members of the 110-pound team, the 125-pound team and their coaches to the Board meeting scheduled for December 6, 1999, to receive the Board's recognition and congratulations. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

28. LEE DORSON PUBLIC SERVICE AND CITIZENSHIP AWARDS (Tape 5)

Supervisor Kauffman announced that the following Lee Dorson Public Service and Citizenship Awards would be presented at the Lee District Holiday Banquet on December 8, 1999, at the Springfield Hilton:

29. LEAF COLLECTION (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly stated that as the construction season nears its end, contractors working for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are finishing repaving work on neighborhood streets throughout Fairfax County. This work coincides with the fall leaf collection provided by Fairfax County.

Therefore, Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to work with VDOT to better coordinate VDOT's paving activities and the County's leaf collection. Without objection, it was so ordered.

30. FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENTS SELECTED IN NATIONAL HISPANIC SCHOLAR RECOGNITION PROGRAM (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly announced that 28 Fairfax County Public School students have been selected in the 2000 National Hispanic Scholar Recognition Program, which recognizes academically outstanding Hispanic students as part of the effort to encourage colleges and universities to recruit them and provide them with financial support. To qualify as a scholar, students must have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Scholars selected from Fairfax County were:

Honorable Mention Winners were:

Therefore, Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct staff to invite these outstanding individuals to appear before the Board to be recognized for their scholarship and for bringing honor to their families, community, and County in receiving this distinction. Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

31. REQUEST FOR CONCURRENT PROCESSING AND PUBLIC HEARING DATE FOR A&R GENERAL PARTNERSHIP; AUSTIN-WESTON CENTER - PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 82-P-084-1 (Tape 5)

Supervisor Connolly said that A&R General Partnership filed Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 82-P-084-1 to permit construction of a building addition to an existing medical office building. The .65 acre subject site is located on Old Meadow Road in Tysons and is currently developed with a 5,334 square foot single story medical office building and an accessory trailer for additional storage.

Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board direct the:

This action does not prejudice the consideration of this review in any way. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

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32. CENTREVILLE HIGH SCHOOL WINS REGIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP (Tape 6)

Supervisor Frey announced that Centreville High School defeated Lake Braddock Secondary School by a score of 21-17 to win the Northern Region Championship. As a result of a wager on this game, Supervisor Bulova would be treating Supervisor Frey to lunch.

33. LIFESAVING ACT AT TERRASET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix reported on a recent lifesaving action by two teachers and the clinic nurse at Terraset Elementary School. Ms. Ellen Lopez, a substitute teacher, had collapsed and was unconscious when clinic nurse Gladelle Hardenbergh and teachers Ms. Cheryl Reames and Ms. Marylou Sybert responded to the emergency situation and began CPR. Because of their efforts, Ms. Lopez was revived prior to the arrival of paramedics and, following several subsequent surgeries, she has recovered.

Because of this heroic act, Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

Without objection, it was so ordered.

34. TASK FORCE ON REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY ISSUES (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix stated that he and Supervisor Gross served on the Council of Governments (COG) Task Force on Regional Water Supply Issues. He said that the COG Board of Directors recently adopted a resolution that supports recommendations from the task force. He, along with the director of environmental programs in Montgomery County, Maryland, authored a set of recommendations on a region-wide approach on how to notify the public and how area local governments should proceed should another water situation similar to the one experienced this past summer occur again. He asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to share this information with the Board.

Supervisor Dix also acknowledged and expressed appreciation to the Water Authority for its leadership and planning. He noted that the County's water supply was never at risk this past summer and could always meet the demand.

Without objection, the request was so ordered.

A brief discussion ensued.

35. RESTON 2000 TASK FORCE (Tape 6)

Supervisor Dix reported that the Reston 2000 Task Force has now completed its mission. This citizen task force sought and received community input to determine the desired future of the community.

Supervisor Dix asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite the chairman, the two co-chairs, and the chairman of each of the respective seven committees to appear before the Board on December 6, 1999, to be recognized for their extraordinary effort over the past two years. He also stated that he would share a copy of the report with Members of the Board. Without objection, it was so ordered.

36. CATS (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, Supervisor Gross presented a Board Matter regarding feral cats. See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#25.)

With tongue-in-cheek, and with a reference to a Board Matter on feral cats, Supervisor McConnell sent out a message to her cats Puffy, Squeaker, Flippin, Dusty, and Pixie that they will not be arrested for going out in the yard.

37. SCHOOL STREET AREA OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT (Tape 6)

Supervisor Bulova stated that for several years representatives of the County, Schools, City of Fairfax, and George Mason University (GMU) have been working together to shape the redevelopment of the School Street area. This area is located east of Route 123 between the city and GMU and includes the Eleven Oaks School, which is used for administrative offices and school bus parking.

Supervisor Bulova said that in 1997, the Board approved a Comprehensive Plan amendment that incorporated a redevelopment option into the Plan. This option allows for the consideration of mixed-use development to include residential use at 12-16 dwellings units per acre (du/ac) and a hotel and conference center with support retail use if the entire area, including the school site, is consolidated for redevelopment. To date, efforts at finding an alternative school bus parking area and consolidating the school property have been unsuccessful.

To provide incentives for less than full consolidation of the parcels, Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board authorize an Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment for the area east of Route 123 between the City of Fairfax and GMU. She said that this proposed amendment should consider restoring the option for residential use at 8-12 du/ac with conditions related to parcel consolidation, transportation access, and urban design. This option would be in addition to the mixed-use and higher density residential options that are available with the full consolidation of the area. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion.

Following discussion, Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to add discussion of the Krasnow property to the agenda of the next City/County Committee meeting. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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

38. LAKE BRADDOCK SECONDARY SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH TO RETIRE (Tape 6)

Supervisor Bulova announced that Francis Dall, football coach at Lake Braddock Secondary School will be retiring after 11 years. She asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite Mr. Dall to appear before the Board to be thanked and recognized for his years of service. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Frey announced that Mr. Dall, while retiring as coach, will be the athletic director at the new high school in Sully District.

39. FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THE STARTING TIME FOR THE DECEMBER 6, 1999, BOARD MEETING (Tape 6)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board set the starting time for the December 6, 1999, Board meeting for 9 a.m. See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#20.)

Following discussion regarding the early start time for the December 6, 1999, Board meeting, with input from Catherine A. Chianese, Assistant to the County Executive, Chairman Hanley took a straw poll for a preference between 8:30 and 9 a.m. Following the results, she announced that the meeting would begin at 9 a.m. as previously announced.

40. RECESS/CLOSED SESSION (Tape 6)

At 12:50 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:

Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

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

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

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At 3:40 p.m., the Board reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Members being present, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

ACTIONS FROM CLOSED SESSION

41. 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 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."

42. APPOINTMENT OF ANTHONY H. GRIFFIN, DEPUTY COUNTY EXECUTIVE, AS FAIRFAX COUNTY EXECUTIVE (Tape 7)

Supervisor Gross moved the appointment of Mr. Anthony H. Griffin as the next County Executive, subject to negotiation of terms and conditions of that employment, and that the term of his office start on January 15, 2000. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

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43. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND RIGHTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF COUNTY ROAD BOND PROJECT - WESTMORELAND STREET/KIRBY ROAD (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tape 7)

(R) 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 November 3 and November 10, 1999.

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved adoption of the Resolution authorizing the acquisition of the necessary property interests for the construction of County Road Bond Project - 064198 - Westmoreland Street/Kirby Road. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

44. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF A SANITARY SEWER EASEMENT IN THE BELLE HAVEN SUBDIVISION (MOUNT VERNON) (No Tape)

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, action was taken on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#46.)

45. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC) TO EXPAND THE WEST SPRINGFIELD RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT, (RPPD) DISTRICT 7 (SPRINGFIELD 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 November 3 and November 10, 1999.

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by three speakers, Supervisor McConnell moved adoption of the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), to expand the West Springfield RPPD, District 7, to include: Oakford Drive (Route 4180) from Forrester Boulevard (Route 4183) to Roxbury Avenue (Route 4136) and Oakford Drive from Roxbury Avenue to Filbert Court (Route 4182). Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

46. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF A SANITARY SEWER EASEMENT IN THE BELLE HAVEN SUBDIVISION (MOUNT VERNON) (Tape 7)

(O) (NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, action was taken on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#44.)

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 November 3 and November 10, 1999.

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Hyland moved adoption of an Ordinance vacating a sanitary sewer easement in the Belle Haven Subdivision, Tax Map Number 83-4((3))-(8)-25. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor McConnell, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

47. 3:30 P.M. - PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC) TO ESTABLISH THE SKYLINE RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT, (RPPD) DISTRICT 31 (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 November 3 and November 10, 1999.

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Gross moved adoption of the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), to establish the Skyline RPPD, District 31 to include: Lee Court (Route 916) from Forest Drive (Route 915) to the end, and Hamilton Drive from Forest Drive to South George Mason Drive (Route 3449), south side only. Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Dix, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

48. 4:00 P.M. - PH TO RECEIVE COMMENT FROM CITIZENS ON THE PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM THAT THE COUNTY WILL PRESENT TO THE 2000 VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Tape 7)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, during the report of the Environmental Quality Advisory Council, the Board discussed a potential legislative item regarding signs. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#14.)

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 November 3 and November 10, 1999.

Three speakers presented testimony on the proposed Legislative Program that the County will present to the 2000 Virginia General Assembly.

With reference to a discussion earlier in the meeting, Supervisor Mendelsohn stated for the record his intent to develop some language for a legislative initiative regarding the removal of signs.

Following discussion, Supervisor Connolly stated his intent at the December 6, 1999, meeting to include the request of the Library Board regarding elimination of the caps in the State aid formula as per the memorandum he received from Mr. Herbert A. Doyle, Jr., copies of which were distributed to the Board.

Following discussion, with input from Susan E. Mittereder, Legislative Liaison, Chairman Hanley closed the public hearing, but noted that the record would remain open for the submission of written testimony on the Proposed Legislative Program that the County will present to the 2000 Virginia General Assembly. Board adoption is scheduled for December 6, 1999.

Supervisor Connolly announced that the proposed Legislative Committee meeting scheduled for November 29, 1999, would be cancelled.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

49. YEAR 2000 AS THE YEAR OF THE CHILD (Tape 7)

Chairman Hanley stated that the "Year of the Child 2000," sponsored by Inova Fairfax Hospital, for children, government bodies, local school systems, and community organizations, will bring together a broad spectrum of community leaders and resources to foster the health and well-being of the children in the community. Therefore, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice- Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board:

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

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

50. SWEET POTATOES (Tape 7)

Supervisor Hyland presented each of the Board Members with a bag of Haymon sweet potatoes from his farm and provided cooking directions.

51. BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 7)

At 4:30 p.m., the Board adjourned.