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The special meeting was called to order at 12:10 p.m. in the County Executive's conference room, with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor McConnell, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

Supervisor McConnell arrived at 12:15 p.m.

Others present were Robert J. O'Neill, Jr., County Executive; David P. Bobzien, County Attorney; Anthony H. Griffin, Deputy County Executive; and Nancy Vehrs, Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.

2.

RECESS/EXECUTIVE SESSION (Tape 1)

At 12:10 p.m., Supervisor Connolly moved that the Board recess and go into executive session for matters enumerated in Virginia Code Section 2.1-344, namely interviews and discussion of prospective candidates for employment as the Fire Chief.

Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Gross jointly seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell not yet having arrived.

At 3:50 p.m., the Board reconvened in the County Executive's conference room with all Members being present, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

ACTIONS FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

3.

CERTIFICATION BY BOARD MEMBERS REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION (Tape 1)

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

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APPOINTMENT OF EDWARD L. STINNETTE AS CHIEF OF FIRE AND RESCUE (Tape 1)

Supervisor Gross moved the appointment of Edward L. Stinnette as Chief of Fire and Rescue at a salary of $110,642 annually with other details to be determined and acted upon at the meeting of April 26, 1999. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion.

Supervisor Dix asked to amend the motion to direct staff to notify Chief Stinnette before the media contacts him, and this was accepted.

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

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BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 1)

At 3:50 p.m., the Board adjourned.