CLERK'S BOARD SUMMARY

 

REPORT OF ACTIONS OF THE

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

MONDAY

MAY 8, 2000

 

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.co.fairfax.va.us/gov/bos/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 9:35 a.m., with all Members being present, with the exceptions of Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor McConnell, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

 

Supervisor Frey arrived at 9:40 a.m.

 

Supervisor Connolly arrived at 9:45 a.m.

 

Supervisor McConnell arrived at 9:50 a.m.

 

Others present were Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive; David P. Bobzien, County Attorney; Catherine A. Chianese, Assistant to the County Executive; Christina M. Manning, Assistant to the County Executive; Nancy Vehrs, Clerk to the Board of Supervisors; and Patti M. Hicks, Deputy Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.

 

BOARD MATTER

 

1.                     MOMENT OF SILENCE  (Tape 1)

 

Supervisor Gross asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers Mr. Jack Hurt, long time Fairfax County resident and supporter of so many good causes, who is in the hospital with health complications.  Chairman Hanley expressed her appreciation to Mr. Hurt and his wife, Mary Ann, for their long time support to Mason District community activities.

                        Supervisor Hudgins asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers Mr. Pat Kane, who had a stroke a week ago Saturday.  He is a long time activist in Reston and the community and well-known in his work in planning and development.

 

                        Supervisor Hudgins announced that at 1 p.m. today at the Vienna Presbyterian Church there will be memorial service for Mr. Steve Palmer, who recently died.  Mr. Palmer, who was an active retiree of the State Department for many years and active in the community, was a long time resident of the area, first in Providence District, then in Hunter Mill District.  Supervisor Hudgins asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers Mr. Palmer's family.

 

AGENDA ITEMS

 

2.                     PROCLAMATION PROCLAIMING SUNDAY, MAY 14, 2000, AS “MILLION MOM MARCH DAY” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY  (Tape 1)

 

Chairman Hanley moved approval of the Proclamation proclaiming Sunday,   May 14, 2000, as “Million Mom March Day” in Fairfax County.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell not yet having arrived.

 

3.                     PROCLAMATION RECOGNIZING MAY 2000 AS “COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY  (Tape 1)

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved approval of the Proclamation recognizing May 2000 as  "Community Action Month” in Fairfax County.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

4.                     PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MAY 2000 AS “MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AND AWARENESS MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY  (Tape 1)

 

Chairman Hanley moved approval of the Proclamation designating May 2000 as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month” in Fairfax County.  Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Bulova jointly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

5.                     CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MR. “JESS” HENDRIX  (Tape 1)

 

Supervisor Frey moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Mr. “Jess” Hendrix for receiving the 2000 Building Safety Community Partnership Award given the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services' for his contribution toward DPWES' mission of assuring building and construction safety in Fairfax County.  Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Kauffman and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

6.                     PROCLAMATION OBSERVING MAY AS “FOSTER FAMILY RECOGNITION MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY  (Tape 1)

 

Chairman Hanley moved approval of the Proclamation observing May as “Foster Family Recognition Month” in Fairfax County.  Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

7.                     PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MAY AS “STROKE AWARENESS MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY  (Tape 1)

 

Supervisor Gross moved approval of the Proclamation designating May as “Stroke Awareness Month” in Fairfax County.  Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Frey and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

8.                     CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MR. LEONARD WALES  (Tape 1)

 

Supervisor Connolly moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Mr. Leonard Wales, Assistant Director, Department of Management and Budget, for being the only government representative in North America invited to present his paper on planning for debt management at the international United Nations Conference on Trade Development.  Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Bulova jointly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

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ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

 

9.                     DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION ITEMS I-4 AND I-5  (Tape 2)

 

Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to Information Items I-4 and I-5, which were distributed around the dais in the red folders.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board discussed these items.  See Clerk's Summary Items CL#19 and CL#20.)

 


AGENDA ITEMS

 

10.                   ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS  (Tape 2)

 

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

 

Supervisor Connolly called the Board's attention to Admin 5 - Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 7 (Central Absentee Voter Election Districts), Relating to Election Precincts and discussion ensued with input from Carol Ann Coryell, Electoral Board Secretary.

 

Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to continue to meet to examine a better utilization of North Springfield Elementary School to possibly accommodate the North Springfield #3 precinct there.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Discussion continued briefly, with input from Ms. Coryell.

 

Supervisor Connolly called the Board's attention to Admin 7 - Authorization for the Department of Housing and Community Development to Submit Associated Grant Applications to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for Funding through the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program and a brief discussion ensued with input from Dana W. Paige, Director, Department of Family Services.

 

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

 

                        ADMIN 1 – STREETS INTO THE SECONDARY SYSTEM (DRANESVILLE AND SULLY DISTRICTS)

 

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

 

Subdivision

District

Street

 

Starrett/Nemetz

 

Dranesville

 

Old Georgetown Court

      Route 7632

 

 

 

Fairhunt Estates

Sully

Flowerstone Street

      Route 5768

 

 

 

Fox Den Estates

      Section 4

Sully

Brecknock Street

      Route 6563

Fox Land Court

 

 

 

Weltman Estates

      Sections 4 & 6/Westport

      Section 147

Sully

Meherrin Drive

      Route 8580

Smith’s Trace

      Route 8311

Vine Cottage Drive

      Route 8314

Lawnes Creek Court

Marston Cluster

Smith’s Trace

      Route 8311

Addl ROW Only

                       

ADMIN 2 – DESIGNATE PLANS EXAMINER STATUS UNDER THE EXPEDITED LAND DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROGRAM 

 

Designated the following four individuals; identified with their registration numbers, as Plans Examiners:

 

·        Nelson P. Kirchner (194)

·        Jorg Huckabee (195)

·        Charles J. Huntley, Jr. (196)

·        Blake A. Smith (197)

 

                        ADMIN 3 – EXTENSION OF REVIEW PERIODS FOR PUBLIC FACILITY 2232 REVIEW APPLICATIONS (BRADDOCK, DRANESVILLE, HUNTER MILL, MASON, MOUNT VERNON, PROVIDENCE, AND SULLY DISTRICTS)

 

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

 

·        Application 2232-Y00-3 to July 8, 2000

 

·        Application FS-M00-38 to July 22, 2000

 

·        Application FS-H00-39 to July 23, 2000

 

·        Application FS-B00-40 to July 23, 2000

 

·        Application FS-V00-41 to July 24, 2000

 

·        Application FS-D00-42 to July 29, 2000

 

·        Application FS-P00-43 to July 29, 2000

 

·        Application FS-Y00-44 to July 29, 2000

 

                        ADMIN 4 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC) ESTABLISHING THE SPRINGDALE RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD), DISTRICT 33 (MASON DISTRICT)

 

(A)                                      Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on June 5, 2000, at 3:30 p.m. to consider proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), Appendix G to establish the Springdale RPPD, District 33.  The proposed District includes the following street blocks:

 

·        Lacy Boulevard (Route 1026) from Columbia Pike (Route 244) to Hoffmans Lane (Route 7555)

 

·        Lacy Boulevard from Hoffmans Lane to Lewis Lane (Route 2658), west side only

 

·        Munson Road (Route 795) from Lewis Lane to the north end

 

                        ADMIN 5 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 7 (CENTRAL ABSENTEE VOTER ELECTION DISTRICTS), RELATING TO ELECTION PRECINCTS (COUNTYWIDE)

 

(A)                   (NOTE:  Earlier in the meeting, the Board discussed this item and additional action was taken.  See page 4.)

 

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on June 5, 2000, at 3:30 p.m. to consider proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 7, Article 2 (Central Absentee Voter Election Districts), relating to election precincts.

 


ADMIN 6 – AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO SUBMIT A GRANT RENEWAL APPLICATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL VICTIM SERVICES SECTION

 

Approved the Fairfax County Police Department’s application to the Department of Criminal Justice Services in the amount of $280,058 for the continuation of four grant merit positions (4/4.0 SYE), and the addition of two Probation Counselor II positions (2/2.0 SYE).  No local cash match is required.

 

ADMIN 7 – AUTHORIZATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (HCD) TO SUBMIT ASSOCIATED GRANT APPLICATIONS TO THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) FOR FUNDING THROUGH THE CONTINUUM OF CARE HOMELESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 

 

(NOTE:  Earlier in the meeting, there was a brief discussion of this item.  See page 4.)

 

·        Authorized HCD in partnership with Pathway Homes to submit both a new and a renewal Shelter Plus Care grant application to HUD.

 

·        Authorized the Department of Family Services to submit two renewal grant applications.

 

·        Endorsed applications by non-profit organizations for the remaining 19 renewal grants and two new proposals. 

 

The local cash match requirement for the three years is $1,345,487. 

 

ADMIN 8 – PERMISSION TO APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDING TO EXPAND THE ONGOING HEAD START PROGRAM WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES/OFFICE FOR CHILDREN

 

Approved the application for funding in the amount of $848,074 to expand and improve full-day Head Start services.  This grant is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families.  This grant will support 8/8.0 new SYE merit-grant positions for the new children and increase the SYE’s for the existing positions by 0/1.56.  A local cash supplement of $144,764 is required from the County in Fiscal Year 2001, as well as in-kind contributions totaling $46,307.

 


11.                   A-1 – PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE PERSONNEL REGULATIONS REGARDING THE OPERATION OF THE FAIRFAX COUNTY MERIT SYSTEM, CHAPTER 16, CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE, ADDENDUM 1, STANDARDS OF CONDUCT  (Tape 2)

 

Supervisor Gross moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and approve the proposed amendment to the Personnel Regulations regarding the operation of the Fairfax County Merit System, Chapter 16, Conduct and Discipline, Addendum 1, Standards of Conduct.  Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion, with input from Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, and David P. Bobzien, County Attorney, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved to amend the motion to forward the proposed amendment to the Personnel Regulations to the Civil Service Commission for a public hearing and a recommendation prior to Board action.  Supervisor Frey seconded the amendment to the motion.

 

Supervisor McConnell moved to amend the amendment to include a review of the County's hiring practices as well as the Standards of Conduct. 

 

Following discussion, with input from Mr. Bobzien, Chairman Hanley ruled that the amendment to the amendment was not germane to the timing of the item and that the Board would consider it following a vote on the initial amendment.

 

Following further discussion, with input from Mr. Bobzien, the question was called on the amendment to forward this to the Civil Service Commission for a public hearing prior to Board action, and it FAILED by a recorded vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn voting "AYE."

 

Following discussion, the question was called on the main motion, to approve the proposed amendment to the Personnel Regulations, which CARRIED by a recorded vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor McConnell, and Supervisor Mendelsohn voting "NAY."

 

Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board direct staff to:

 

·       Examine any discrimination in the County's hiring practices.

 

·       Schedule this item for consideration by the Board's Personnel Committee.

 

·       Schedule a public hearing on this item as appropriate.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the County Attorney to circulate to the Board the different set of hiring regulations the County has and what the restrictions are on the County, when this matter is scheduled for discussion by the Personnel Committee.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

In reference to the Board's action regarding the amendments to the Personnel Regulations, Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the County Executive to disseminate this information to County staff via e-mail or another appropriate method of his choice.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked to amend the request to direct the County Executive to also provide the time, place, and information about when the public hearings are scheduled so that any employees who would like to comment may do so.  This was accepted with the understanding that there not be a delay in disseminating the action taken prior to securing the additional information.  Without objection, the request, as amended, was so ordered.

 

12.                   A-2 – AUTHORIZATION TO USE METROACCESS FOR ALL FAIRFAX COUNTY AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) TRIPS (COUNTYWIDE)  (Tape 2)

 

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff, with the addition that the Board direct Metroaccess to provide the Board with statistics on the volume and reliability of service delivery for Fairfax County riders, and:

 

·        Authorize the use of MetroAccess service for all Fairfax County ADA trips.

 

·        Discontinue the ADA service currently provided by FASTRAN.

 

·        Direct staff to take the necessary actions to make this change on October 1, 2000.

 

Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 


13.                   A-3 – ENDORSEMENT OF DESIGN PLANS FOR AN ADDITIONAL LEFT TURN LANE ON SOUTHBOUND ROLLING ROAD TO EASTBOUND OLD KEENE MILL ROAD (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT)  (Tape 2)

 

On motion of Supervisor McConnell, seconded by Supervisor Kauffman, and carried by unanimous vote, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and endorsed the design plans to add a second (dual) left turn lane on southbound Rolling Road to eastbound Old Keene Mill Road, including signal modifications and a five-foot sidewalk on the west side, subject to the following modification:

 

·        Consider adding a second left turn lane on northbound Rolling Road to westbound Old Keene Mill Road, if that can be done without delaying the project.

14.                   A-4 – BOARD REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF COMMENTS REGARDING THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY’S (WMATA) PROPOSED INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL PROGRAM (IRP)  (COUNTYWIDE)  (Tapes 2-3)

 

Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and approve the endorsement of the following comments and directed staff to transmit them to WMATA:

 

·        The County has signed the Interjurisdictional Funding Agreement, and, through it, has committed to fund WMATA’s IRP (Previously called the CIP) through Fiscal Year (FY) 2003, subject to annual appropriations.  On April 24, 2000, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved funding for the WMATA FY 2001 IRP.

 

·        WMATA and the County continue to review and refine the IRP funding levels proposed for beyond FY2003 and determine appropriate funding support needed from various sources.

 

·        WMATA should continue to closely manage all capital project costs, and use any savings to offset the increasing cost of system maintenance and preservation.

 

Supervisor Connolly and Chairman Hanley jointly seconded the motion.

 

Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to the top of page 46b of the Memorandum to the Board dated May 8, 2000, which states "an additional $0.2 million will be needed for capital expenses."  Chairman Hanley stated that she had been made aware that there is an additional $200,000 from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission because of a formula change.

 

Therefore, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the motion to direct staff to use the aforementioned $200,000 to cover the additional capital expenses, and this was accepted.

 

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

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

15.                   C-1 – APPEAL BY ALBERT AND ROSALYND KEYS OF A PROFFER INTERPRETATION FOR REZONING APPLICATION RZ 94-Y-037 (SULLY DISTRICT)  (Tape 3)

 

                        Supervisor Frey moved to defer C-1 - Appeal by Albert and Rosalynd Keys of a Proffer Interpretation for Rezoning Application RZ 94-Y-037, until June 5, 2000, to allow for the review of additional technical material.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

16.                   I-1 – PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION ON PUBLIC FACILITIES APPLICATION 2232-Y99-18, DEPARTMENT OF PUBIC WORKS AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (SULLY DISTRICT)  (Tape 3)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 8, 2000, announcing the Planning Commission's approval of Public Facilities Application 2232-Y99-18.

 

17.                   I-2 – CONTRACT AWARD – BALLOU COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENTS (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)  (Tape 3)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 8, 2000, requesting authorization for staff to:

 

·        Award a contract to D&F Construction in the amount of $554,566.75 for the construction of Project C00096, Ballou Community Improvements, in Fund 314, Neighborhood Improvement Program.

 

·        Reallocate funds as outlined in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 8, 2000.

 

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 


18.                   I-3 –REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COUNTY’S OPEN SPACE EASEMENT POLICY  (Tape 3)

 

(P)                   The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 8, 2000, presenting the staff recommendation regarding the review of the implementation of the County’s Open Space Easement Policy, which is based on the Virginia Open Space Land Act, Virginia Code Ann. Sections 10.1-1700 through 10.1-1705.

 

Discussion ensued, with input from Jeffery Blackford, Site Development Services, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, and Alison F. Kriviskey, Planner III, Planning Division, Department of Planning and Zoning.

 

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board direct staff to bring forth action items on recommendations one through six, as contained on pages 18-19 of the Open Space Easements Report, dated April 2000.  Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion.

 

With reference to recommendation four regarding historic sites, Supervisor Frey asked to amend the motion to direct the History Commission to work with the Board to develop the criteria, and this was accepted.

 

Following discussion, Chairman Hanley amended her motion to direct staff to present the recommendations for action by September 2000, and this was accepted.

 

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

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

19.                   I-4 VIRGINIA MUNICIPAL LEAGUE (VML) 2000 POLICY COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS  (Tape 3)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, this item was distributed.  See Clerk's Summary Item CL#9.)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 8, 2000, stating that The Municipal League (VML) is accepting nominations for its five policy committees; Environmental Quality, Finance, General Laws, Human Development and Education, Transportation.  Committee membership is open only to elected and appointed officials of full-member local governments.  The local governments determine which officials will serve on the policy committees.  Each local government may nominate up to two people to each committee; at least one nominee must be a governing body member.

 

Chairman Hanley asked Board Members to notify her or the County Executive by the end of the day if they are interested in serving on any of the committees.

 

20.                   I-5 - FAIRFAX COUNTY'S CONTINUED PARTICIPATION IN THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA CODE RED, RIDE FREE PROGRAM  (Tape 3)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, this item was distributed.  See Clerk's Summary Item CL#9.)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated May 8, 2000, requesting authorization for:

 

·       Staff to work with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission to ensure County participation in the Fiscal Year 2000-2001 Code Red, Ride Free Program. 

 

·       The County Executive to sign the concurrence letter as identified as Attachment One to the Memorandum to the Board.

 

Following discussion, with input from Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, and staff, Department of Transportation, Supervisor Bulova suggested that Board Members who send spring newsletters might include information about this service on Code Red days during the summer.

 

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

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21.                   LETTER FROM COMMISSION FOR WOMEN REGARDING COMPENSATION TO MEMBERS  (Tape 4)

 

(BACs)            Chairman Hanley stated that she received a letter from the chairman of the Commission for Women clarifying that the commission does not pay its members.  The commission had voted to eliminate payments effective July 1, 1999.

 

22.                   RECOGNITION OF LORDS AND LADIES FAIRFAX AND THE CELEBRATE FAIRFAX SPONSORS FOR THE YEAR 2000 EVENT  (Tape 4)

 

To acknowledge the individual Lords and Ladies Fairfax and the Celebrate Fairfax sponsors for the year 2000 event, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board direct staff to invite the appropriate individuals to appear before the Board at the June 5, 2000, meeting to receive certificates of recognition.  Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

23.                   UNITED STATES ARMY WEEK  (Tape 4)

 

Chairman Hanley stated that the United States Army Band known as Pershing’s Own will perform twice at the Fairfax County Fair.  Additionally, the year 2000 marks the two hundred twenty-fifth anniversary of the United States Army.  In recognition of that milestone, she moved that the Board direct staff to invite representatives to appear before the Board at the June 5, 2000, meeting to receive a proclamation declaring the week of June 5, 2000, as "United States Army Week" in Fairfax County.  Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

24.                   NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK  (Tape 4)

 

Chairman Hanley announced that the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services has requested that the Board designate May 21 through 27, 2000, as National Public Works Week in Fairfax County.  Accordingly, she moved that the Board direct staff to invite the appropriate representatives to appear before the Board at the May 22, 2000, meeting to receive a proclamation declaring the week of May 21-27, 2000, as "Public Works Week" in Fairfax County.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room.

 

25.                   THE FAIRFAX AREA AGENCY ON AGING NEEDS VOLUNTEERS  (Tape 4)

 

Chairman Hanley noted that the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging requested that she call to the Board's attention its need for volunteers to assist with many programs that provide services to seniors in the County and in the cities of Falls Church and Fairfax.  Services provided through these programs enhance the lives of area seniors and allow many to continue living independently.  Programs most urgently in need of support include:

 

·       Volunteer Home Services for Seniors

 

·       Telephone Reassurance and Friendship Senior Program

 

·       Guardian/Conservator Volunteers

 

·       Meals on Wheels

 

·       Nutritional Supplement Program

 

Chairman Hanley stated that additional information on these volunteer opportunities is available through the Volunteer Intake Program Hotline at 703-324-5406 or online via the Area Agency on Aging website at www.co.fairfax.va.us/service/homepage.htm.  She asked unanimous consent that the Board:

 

·       Direct staff to post this information on the County's website under "volunteers."

 

·       Notify the Volunteer Center of Fairfax County.

 

·       Include this information in Board Members' spring newsletters, as applicable.

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

26.                   STORMWATER MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP  (Tape 4)

 

Chairman Hanley reported that the "Managing Stormwater in Fairfax County - Strategies for Success" workshop, held in the Board Auditorium on April 26, 2000, was a resounding success.  She said that after conference speakers completed their presentations, attendees participated in discussion groups to discuss stormwater goals for the County.  More than 200 people from the building industry, citizen organizations, engineers, environmental groups, and County staff attended.  Staff will compile recommendations and present a summary to the Board.

 

On behalf of the Board, she expressed appreciation to the following organizations that contributed to the success of the workshop:

 

·       Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District

 

·       Department of Public Works and Environmental Services

 

·       Conference sponsors, including:

 

·        Natural Resources Defense Council

 

·        Northern Virginia Building Industry Association

 

·        National Association of Industrial Officer Properties, Northern Virginia Chapter

 

·        Engineers and Surveyors Institute

 

Discussion ensued.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, there was additional discussion regarding this workshop.  See Clerk's Summary Item CL#29.)

 

27.                   CONNECTOR BUS ADVERTISEMENTS  (Tape 4)

 

Chairman Hanley moved that the Board direct staff to present a Consideration Item to the Board to review the issue of posting advertisements on Connector buses and to include the following information:

 

·       Advantages and disadvantages of allowing advertisements

 

·       Any constraints, particularly First Amendment constraints, of which the Board should be made aware

·       Revenue estimates

 

Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion, Chairman Hanley amended her motion to include a request for information regarding public service advertisements, and this was accepted.

 

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

 

28.                   BUS SHELTER INSTALLATIONS/ADVERTISEMENTS  (Tape 4)

 

Chairman Hanley raised the idea of the possibility of contracting out the installation of bus shelters with wind shields.  She asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

 

·       Review and provide a recommendation as to whether the County should contract out the installations.

 

·       Review the issue of advertising in bus shelters, to include the following:

 

·        To whom the revenue would accrue

 

·        A determination of the ownership of each bus shelter

 

Following discussion, with input from Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, without objection, the request was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

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29.                   ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE MEETING  (Tape 5)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, there was discussion of this issue.  See Clerk's Summary Item CL#26.)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn noted that there was a need to schedule an Environmental Committee meeting.  He added that he had several issues to add to the agenda regarding stormwater issues.

 

30.                   APPOINTMENT TO THE ATHLETIC COUNCIL  (Tape 5)

 

(APPT)            Supervisor Mendelsohn announced that the Town of Herndon was requesting the Board to confirm an appointment to the Athletic Council.

 

Chairman Hanley noted that the Board will not be making at-large appointments to Boards, Authorities, and Commissions at the meeting scheduled for May 22, 2000, because a full Board will not be present.  She added that district appointments could be made on May 22, 2000, but not at-large appointments.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board confirm the appointment of Mr. Jerry Carter as the Town of Herndon (Principal) Representative to the Athletic Council to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Richard Thoesen.  Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Frey and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

31.                   LONGFELLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL RECIPIENTS OF OUTSTANDING AWARDS  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that students at Longfellow Middle School, in McLean, have been the recipients of several outstanding awards in the areas of math, chess and music.  The Math Counts Team recently won the Virginia State competition and will continue on to compete at the national competition to be held in Washington, DC on May 12, 2000.  Longfellow students also captured first place in the Statewide Virginia Math League competition for both the seventh and eighth grades.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that not only do Longfellow students excel in math competitions, but they excel in chess competitions as well.  Longfellow's Chess Team recently won the Virginia State Championship as well as several other local tournaments.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn noted that Longfellow is also the home of award-winning musicians.  The Longfellow Middle School Symphonic Band, directed by J.D. Anderson, was named a recipient of the 1999 Sousa Foundation's Sudler Silver Cup Award, the highest recognition of excellence in concert performance conferred on a junior high or middle school concert band.  During the 14 years the award has been in existence, only 22 bands from the US and Canada have received the Sudler Silver Cup Award.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board invite the members of the Longfellow Math Counts Team, the Chess Team, the Virginia Math League Team and the Symphonic Band to appear before the Board on June 5, 2000, to receive recognition and congratulations.  Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Frey and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

32.                   TYSONS-BETHESDA EXPRESS BUS ROUTES  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said the Board will recall that the Virginia Department of Transportation, with the support of TyTran, built the West Park (Spring Hill) Bus Transfer Station over one year ago as a major transfer point for bus customers in Tysons Corner and the surrounding area.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn noted that he is very supportive of the concept of bus transfer points, and the critical need for those transfers to help the internal traffic circulation within Tysons Corner.  However, he said that he objects to the location of this particular station because it cannot handle increased traffic flow and because the current location will not bring necessary usage.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that several residents have questioned whether either the West Park (Spring Hill) Transfer Station or the Express Bus routes are being used.  Many residents have reported seeing virtually empty buses exiting the Transfer Station during all times of the day, including during rush hours.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the County Executive to:

 

·        Determine the specific ridership for the Tysons-Bethesda Express Bus Routes and usage of the West Park (Spring Hill) Transfer Point

 

·        Report with his findings at the May 22, 2000, meeting

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

There was a brief discussion of this issue.

 

33.                   MCLEAN HIGH SCHOOL RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD)  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that the residents of Rosemont Drive from Westmoreland Street to Rosemont Court and on Simmons Drive from Rosemont Drive to Simmons Court have petitioned the Board to be included in the McLean High School RPPD.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that these locations represent residential streets that are more than 1,500 feet from a pedestrian entrance to McLean High School, but these locations have also met most Code of the County criteria for inclusion in an RPPD.  This includes the requirement that 75 percent of available parking spaces be occupied by parked vehicles and that 50 percent of occupied parking spaces be occupied by non-residents of the block.

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that the petitioners have not, however, met the criteria of having the 100 contiguous parking spaces normally required for inclusion in an RPPD.  They have only 53 spaces.  Because these streets are immediately contiguous to others already admitted to this RPPD, the Department of Transportation has recommended a waiver of this requirement and, consistent with this recommendation, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board waive the:

 

·        Requirement for the criteria of having 100 contiguous parking spaces for inclusion in an RPPD.

 

·        Filing fees of $10 per petition address.

 

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

 

34.                   PEAT BIOFLO SYSTEM  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn noted that Fairfax County has approved the use of the Peat Bioflo System as an alternative septic system on lots which are not being subdivided.  This system has the distinct advantage of requiring virtually no tree removal.  This alternative system takes a fraction of the space needed for a traditional system and dramatically reduces the loss of trees.  Despite the obvious benefits of this system for tree preservation and reduction of land disturbance, many citizens are not aware of this option and County staff does not inform citizens that such an option exists.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to make the public aware of this alternative system during the site review process and, further, that staff inform individual applicants who propose traditional septic systems in forested areas of this option.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, announced that the program has only been approved as a pilot project and that he would report with additional information regarding this issue.

 

There was a brief discussion of this item.

 

35.                   FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS INTERJURISDICTIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that on May 3, 2000, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Interjurisdictional Committee hosted a meeting with the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman and Loudoun County Supervisors of districts abutting Fairfax County.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn stated that the meeting established a line of communications between the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and resulted in several important initiatives.  As a result of this meetings, the staffs of both counties will begin the preparation of a Tri-County Planning Map and will ask that Prince William County as well as the Town of Herndon join in this effort to create a planning map reflecting what each county has planned in the various border areas.  This map will enhance the ability to cross for development, recreation, and transportation.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that it is planned that affected supervisors and staff from Loudoun, Prince William and Fairfax would meet next month to discuss issues adjacent to the Sully District and that a similar meeting between affected supervisors and staff from Loudoun and Fairfax, with their respective Planning Commissioners, along with the Herndon Mayor and his staff, would occur in the fall to address issues adjacent to the Dranesville District.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that Loudoun County is considering whether to implement some provisions of the Chesapeake Bay Act even though the law does not require them to do so.

 

As a transportation initiative, the Loudoun County Board has agreed to advertise the availability of the Herndon/Monroe Park and Ride and the availability of Express Bus Service to West Falls Church and the transfer station in Tysons in its literature and other promotional efforts in an attempt to increase the effectiveness of those facilities.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn expressed his appreciation to his colleagues on the Board as well as County staff for attending this collegial and productive meeting.

 


36.                   PROJECT HOSPITALITY  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that for the fifth year, the Safe Community Coalition is sponsoring Project Hospitality.  This program promotes cooperation between County high schools, the Safe Community Coalition, and local hotels by providing the dates and locations of each participating school's prom and discourages post‑prom parties in hotels without chaperons.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to publicize this program.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

37.                   FIBER OPTIC CABLE  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that the McLean Citizens Association Board of Directors passed a resolution regarding the activities of the telecommunications companies laying fiber optic cable.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board:

 

·        Refer the resolution to staff for review and a response.

 

·        Update the Board on the meetings with the Virginia Department of Transportation.

 

Following discussion, with input from Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked to amend the request to direct staff to express the Board’s support for a Request for Proposal (RFP) and ask the Virginia Department of Transportation to provide information regarding its plans to coordinate digging while waiting for the completion of RFP process, and this was accepted.

 

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

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

 

Supervisor Hudgins asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with information regarding an interim step to address notification and enforcement issues.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

38.                   MCLEAN DAY FESTIVAL  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn announced that the McLean community is celebrating its 85th annual McLean Day Festival on Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Lewinsville Park from noon until 4 p.m.  This annual day of fun for all ages includes carnival rides, games, craft booths and exhibits.

 

Supervisor Mendelsohn invited Board Members to attend the festivities to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2000, at Lewinsville Park in McLean.

 

39.                   CONGRATULATIONS TO DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND RESCUE PERSONNEL  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Hyland said Mr. Froelke writes that on April 7, 2000, he arrived home to find numerous pieces of fire equipment on the scene.  While his home was extensively damaged by fire, the men and women were extremely polite, considerate, and helpful. 

 

The Froelkes have expressed their sincere gratitude to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue team who worked on their fire and applaud the skill and professionalism they demonstrated during this very traumatic event for these residents.

 

Supervisor Hyland moved that the men and women of Fairfax County's Fire and Rescue service be congratulated for their outstanding care and effectiveness and that a copy of Mr. Froelke's letter and the Board's recognition be placed in each firefighter's personnel file.  Supervisor Mendelsohn seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

40.                   TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE COUNTY’S REAL ESTATE TAX PROCESS  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Hyland said that he has received a number of letters from citizens expressing concerns about real estate tax assessment increases, questioning the rationale and process upon which these property assessments are based.

 

In one case, the constituent questions the fact that his land and that of his neighbors was valued the same in 1999 regardless of lot size.  Yet for the year 2000 their land value increased 44.1 percent while improvements decreased.  Further, he asks why land values remained static in a declining market (1998 - 1999).  If fair market value is the basis for assessments, he questions why assessed values remained flat for two years in a declining market and why land values increased when the real estate market increased, yet the value of improvements decreased.  He requests an explanation of how "fair market value" is derived and used to assess property.

 

In another case, the resident questions the assessment process and specifically "Land Value" assessments in terms of dollars per square foot.  He cites as unfair, inconsistent, and inequitable the manner in which assessments for land value of both residential and commercial properties are made in Fairfax County, asking why assessment based on square footage is not used especially since it is listed on tax record and why the County does not have a single standard that is measurable and comparable from property to property.

 

Supervisor Hyland said that the communications he has received from citizens raise significant questions concerning the County's assessment process and leads him to question the process:

 

·        Is it fair?

 

·        Is it equitable?

 

·        How does Fairfax County measure up against other local jurisdictions in the area?

 

·        Should the Board be looking at having an independent study performed to assure that the process is fair when one property is compared with another?

 

·        How much of the County's process is "perceived" as being unfair versus the reality of the situation?

 

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that this matter be referred to staff for review and comment back to the Board no later than the first meeting in June.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

41.                   CONGRATULATIONS TO COUNTY PERSONNEL  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Hyland referred to a complaint from Mrs. Abbott whose mailbox was damaged by a County truck.  He said that the citizens were very impressed by the staff response.

 

Supervisor Hyland moved that the employees involved be congratulated for their outstanding diligence and that a copy of Mrs. Abbot's letter and the Board's recognition be placed in each employee's personnel file.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

42.                   COOPER-PAGE, INCORPORATED/HUNTER PLAZA  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Hyland Cooper-Page, Incorporated and its principals, the Page family, have been operating a service station on a portion of tax map 99-1((1)) 4 & 5D for over 20 years. 

 

Supervisor Hyland said that the Hunter service station in Newington, which has served historic Newington for more than 45 years, under only two different owners, has recently been demolished by the last owner, Exxon Corporation.  The local Newington family that ran the station recently signed a new 30-year lease with the landowner and wishes to rebuild the service station and add accessory services to the station site.

 

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct:

 

·        The Department of Planning and Zoning to expedite the processing of the Cooper-Page, Incorporated/Hunter Plaza rezoning and special exception application.

 

·        The Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to concurrently process the site plan and related documents to allow construction to begin as soon as possible.

 

This motion does not relieve the applicant from complying with the provisions of any applicable ordinances, regulations, or adopted standards and does not prejudice the consideration of the land use application in any way.  Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

43.                   BRE/VCD ASSOCIATES, LLC – SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 00-H-016  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Hudgins stated that BRE/VCD Associates, LLC submitted Special Exception Application SE 00-H-016 to convert one free standing building to two fast food restaurants, one with a drive-in window in the Village Center at Dulles. The proposed fast food restaurant (Baja Fresh) and drive through fast food restaurant (Starbucks) will replace the vacated drive-in bank building.

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved that the Board direct the Director of the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to accept and process the site plans and building plans for property identified as Tax Map 16-3 ((1)) 15B with concurrently pending application Special Exception Application SE 00-H-016.  This motion does not relieve the applicant from complying with the provisions of any application conditions, regulations or adopted standards, and it does not prejudice the consideration of this application in any way.  Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

44.                   REVIEW OF CURRENT GUIDELINES FOR TAXICAB OPERATIONS  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Hudgins said that a constituent has brought to her attention concerns of numerous illegal operations by taxicab and limousine companies in Fairfax County.  At present, there are four taxicab companies authorized to operate in the County: Fairfax Yellow Taxi, Fairfax Taxi, Fairfax White Top, and Springfield Yellow Taxi.  The Consumer Services Division provides the guidance and inspection of taxicabs in the County; however, the constituent has observed activities that may indicate the need for greater enforcement of the regulations.

 

Currently, there is only one full-time hack inspector.  Supervisor Hudgins asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a review of the current guidelines for taxicab operations, as well as, how the County regulates against the illegal operation of taxicabs and provide data on the reports and enforcement against the illegal operation of taxicabs in Fairfax County.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

45.                   HUNTER MILL DISTRICT TO HOLD A TRANSPORTATION SEMINAR  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Hudgins announced that the Hunter Mill District will have a transportation seminar and she invited Board Members and residents of Hunter Mill District to attend.

 

Supervisor Hudgins said that the seminar is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2000, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Reston Community Center.

 

46.                   REDUCED SPEED LIMIT AT THE MIXING BOWL (I-95/395/495) (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor McConnell announced that the State reduced the speed at the mixing bowl to 50 miles-per-hour (mph) and will reduce it further to 45 mph for a 1.5 mile length between the construction site if necessary.

 

47.                   OCCOQUAN RIVER  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor McConnell said that there are many issues regarding the Occoquan River and the need for it to be dredged due to silt build-up.  She announced that she will be hosting meetings to discuss issues relating to the river.

 

There was a brief discussion with input from Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive.

 

48.                   GIS/PUBLIC SAFETY SEMINAR  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor McConnell said that she attended a GIS Seminar for public safety and including latest technology.  She noted the importance of keeping staff up-to-day on the latest technology.

 

49.                   SIGNS FOR THE OCCOQUAN RESERVE  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor McConnell raised the issue of erecting signs in the Occoquan Reserve so that people will know that the area is a protected area.  She said that unfortunately the item was deferred by the Water Authority and she urged Board Members to raise the issue with their District Representatives to the Water Authority.

 

There was a brief discussion of this issue.

 

50.                   EXPANSION OF THE LAKE BRADDOCK RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICT (RPPD): EXPEDITED PROCESSING AND WAIVER OF THE FEES  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Bulova said that student parking on residential streets around Lake Braddock High School continues to be a serious problem and expansion of the Lake Braddock RPPD is needed.

 

Supervisor Bulova said that she has forwarded to the Department of Transportation the petition for the expansion of the RPPD on Cotherstone Court from Lake Braddock Drive to the end of the cul‑de-sac.  To proceed with the request, staff needs Board approval to waive the fees and to proceed as expeditiously as possible.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board direct staff to waive the fees and to proceed as expeditiously as possible.  Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

51.                   REQUEST TO WAIVE FEES FOR SHOWMOBILE AT WESTMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON MAY 21, 2000  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Bulova said that the Westmore Elementary School in Fairfax City has been a neighborhood school for 47 years.  This year it will close its doors.  The faculty and PTA are hosting a "Celebration of Westmore" open house on May 21, 2000, for the students, parents, neighbors, past faculty, and students and any other friends who would like to stop by.  The classrooms will be open with displays running on some computers.  There will be an art show in the halls.

 

The student-run museum will be open.  A country band, "Heavy Country" has donated its time to entertain.  There will be speeches by past principals and dignitaries and light refreshments will be available.  They are anticipating that 750 people may attend.  Although the Fairfax City School Board has given the school a most generous gift of $750 toward the expenses, that will not cover the cost of the event.  The Westmore PTA has requested a waiver by the Board for the cost of the showmobile for this event.

 

Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board waive the fees for the showmobile at Westmore Elementary School on May 21, 2000.  Supervisor Frey seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion, Supervisor Connolly asked to amend the motion, to approve the motion if the City of Fairfax does not have a showmobile, and this was accepted.

 

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

 

52.                   SIGNING FOR LAND USE PUBLIC HEARING  (Tape 5)

 

Supervisor Bulova said that the signs used to notify citizens of public hearings were often unclear and confusing.  She asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide suggestions for clear and easier to read signs.

 

Following discussion, with input from Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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53.                   FIREFIGHTER PAY ISSUE  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Gross stated that during the past several years, the Board has endorsed a number of studies to ensure County employees are compensated fairly.  In some cases adjustments were required to pay and/or grades as indicated by peer and market studies in the metropolitan region.  The most recent Market Pay Study by Deloitte and Touche has just been completed, as has the process for employee appeals of the decisions.

 

Supervisor Gross said that despite the work previously described, compensation for firefighters and rescue personnel remain substantially below the market when compared to other departments in the region.  She cited some statistics and examples.

 

Acknowledging that adjustments made by the County Executive and endorsed by the Board in adoption of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 Budget have improved the situation somewhat, Supervisor Gross asserted that there is still a disparity in compensation for firefighters and rescue personnel.  To correct the disparity, she moved that the Board direct staff to add a Consideration Item for review at the FY 2000 Carryover in the amount of $900,000 for this purpose.  Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, *Supervisor Hudgins being out of the room.

 

(NOTE: *Later in the meeting, Supervisor Hudgins asked to be recorded as voting "AYE" on this item. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#73.)

 


54.                   MADISON LANE ABANDONMENT  (Tape 6)

 

(A)                   Supervisor Gross stated that, along with the construction of the Madison Place community, Madison Lane was realigned.  The developer applied for vacation or abandonment of the old Madison Lane right-of-way in April of 1999, but complications ensued that delayed processing of the applications.  Those complications have now been resolved.

 

To proceed with this issue as soon as possible, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to advertise a public hearing for the abandonment of the old Madison Lane right-of-way to be held before the Board on June 5, 2000, at 3:30 p.m.  Chairman Hanley seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hudgins being out of the room.

 

55.                   BAILEYS DAY 2000  (Tape 6)

           

Supervisor Gross called the Board's attention to a flyer publicizing Baileys Day 2000, a community event scheduled for Sunday, May 14, 2000, Mothers' Day, from noon until 4 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson Library.

 

56.                   ANNANDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARDS  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Gross reported that the Annandale Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner and awards ceremony on Thursday, May 4, 2000.  She congratulated the following award recipients:

 

·       Citizen of the Year: The Reverend Buddy Wright

 

·       Lossie J. Tucker Meritorious Service: Mr. Warren Rowlands

 

·       Business of the Year: Main Street, USA, owned and managed by Mr. Larry Spoth

 

·       Member of the Year: Mr. Sami Kalifa, operator of the Flower Den

 

·       Special Recognition: Mr. Irv Denton

 

57.                   USE OF NATIONAL CRIME INFORMATION CENTER (NCIC) FOR SCREENING SECTION 8 AND PUBLIC HOUSING TENANTS  (Tape 6)

 

As noted in a recent newsletter from the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Supervisor Kauffman announced that effective May 1, 2000, HCD's Compliance and Community Program began utilizing data from NCIC for screening Section 8 and Public Housing Tenants.  HCD staff supports the "one strike and you're out" policy allowing local housing authorities and citizens associations to combat criminal violence and drug activities in Section 8 and Public Housing units.  All tenants within a household receiving housing assistance through Public Housing or Section 8 will be subject to having an NCIC background check in an effort to increase safety in low income neighborhoods and ensure tenants are law-abiding residents of the communities in the County.

 

Supervisor Kauffman noted the high number of law-abiding applicants on waiting lists for housing assistance in the County.  In light of that fact, he commended HCD for its decision to utilize NCIC data that will help it terminate assistance to citizens who contribute to unsafe neighborhoods through criminal activity and allow those in real need to receive assistance.  He cited this action as an example of one of the many advances HCD has made to improve the assisted housing programs in the County and he noted that it deserved public recognition.

 

58.                   PROFFERS FOR REZONING APPLICATION RZ 2000-LE-011  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Kauffman reminded the Board that Rezoning Application RZ 2000‑LE‑011 for the South County Center is scheduled for a public hearing to be held before the Board on Monday, June 5, 2000.  Because the County has an interest in this application, a representative must sign the proffers for the case.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board direct the County Executive to sign the proffers for Rezoning Application RZ 2000-LE-011.  He noted that this motion should not be construed as a favorable recommendation on the rezoning application by the Board and does not relieve the applicant/owner from compliance with the provisions of any applicable ordinances, regulations, or adopted standards.

 

Following discussion, with input from Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, and David P. Bobzien, County Attorney, Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

 

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

 

59.                   INTENT TO DEFER THE PUBLIC HEARING ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-LE-074  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Kauffman announced his intent to defer later in the meeting at the appropriate time the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1998-LE-074 until May 22, 2000, at 3 p.m.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, this public hearing was formally deferred. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#87.)

 


60.                   INTENT TO DEFER THE PUBLIC HEARING ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 99-P-042  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Connolly announced his intent to defer later in the meeting at the appropriate time the public hearing on Special Exception Application SE‑99‑P‑042 until June 26, 2000, at 3 p.m.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, this public hearing was formally deferred. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#81.)

 

61.                   TINNER HILL HERITAGE FOUNDATION STREET FESTIVAL  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Connolly announced that the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation will hold its seventh annual Tinner Hill Street Festival on Saturday, June 3, 2000, from 12:30-5 p.m. on the Tinner Hill property.  The festival is free of charge and will include musical entertainment, historical displays, and vendors.  This year's festival commemorates the recent acquisition of the Tinner Hill site by the City of Falls Church and the County.  There will be archeological research of the site as well as some archeological tours.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff of the Office of Public Affairs to publicize this important event.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

62.                   TWO COUNTY SCHOOLS ON NATIONAL "TOP 100 WIRED SCHOOLS" LIST  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Connolly announced that Mantua Elementary School and Burke Elementary School have been selected as two of America's top 100 wired schools in Family PC magazine's second annual survey.  In its May edition, the national publication spotlights 100 elementary, middle, and high schools from across the country that it determined has the most innovative use of technology to best educate the children.  He listed the criteria for selection.

 

To indicate the Board's pride in these two schools, Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite the principals of both schools and their technology professionals and volunteers to appear before the Board at an appropriate time to be honored for their strong commitment and for this honor in being named two of those 100 schools.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

63.                   COMPUTER SCIENCES CORPORATION (CSC) HOSTS FALLS CHURCH HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Connolly stated that public-private partnerships have become a vital part of the County Public School's support system.  He cited an example of how CSC, in partnership with Falls Church High School, has enriched the opportunities of young people to develop their talents in a recent event.  "Making Connections at CSC, the company's second annual student art show, featured an impressive array of drawings, paintings, photography, and computer art.  The show is part of an ongoing partnership in which CSC employee volunteers participate.

 

Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board invite representatives of CSC, Falls Church Principal Dr. Vera Blake, art teacher Penny Shaw, Grand Prize Winner Sherry Arriaga, and other awardees to appear before the Board at the meeting on May 22, 2000, to be recognized for this outstanding public-private partnership and the talent it nurtures and showcases.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

64.                   PROVIDENCE DISTRICT FAITH IN ACTION FORUM  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Connolly called the Board's attention to a flyer announcing a Faith in Action Forum in the Providence District, program entitled Faith Communities: Enriching (and Enriched By) Our Immigrant Community, scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 2000, from 6:45 until 9:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7406 Idylwood Road.

 

65.                   SPECIAL TAX DISTRICT IN OAKTON  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Connolly noted that he was conducting an informal ballot of Providence District constituents in Oakton requesting their opinions regarding a special tax district.  Acknowledging that the County's e-mail service was down several days because of the "I Love You" computer virus, Supervisor Connolly extended the May 7, 2000, deadline for input until the end of the week.  He noted that he has received 1,200 responses.  Participants must be registered voters living in one of two precincts, Oakton or Oak Marr, and must provide names, addresses, and telephone numbers.

 

66.                   INTENT TO DEFER THE PUBLIC HEARING ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1999-SU-067  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Frey announced his intent to defer later in the meeting at the appropriate time the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1999-SU-067 until May 22, 2000, at 3 p.m.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, this public hearing was formally deferred. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#91.)

 


67.                   REZONING APPLICATION RZ 2000-SU-008, EDGEMOORE HOMES  (Tape 6)

 

(A)                   Supervisor Frey reminded the Board that a few months ago the Board approved Rezoning Application RZ 99-SU-030 in the name of Edgemoore Homes.  The property was on the south side of Walney Park Drive.  One of the issues at the time was the completion of that road.  The applicant was willing to complete it, but did not control all of the necessary right-of-way.  Since that time, the applicants have acquired the property and have filed an application to incorporate the missing piece into the previous assemblage. 

 

Accordingly, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct:

 

·       Staff to schedule a public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 2000-SU-008 to be held before the Board on June 26, 2000, at 4 p.m.

 

·       The Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to accept and process concurrently the site, subdivision, and public improvement plans associated with this application.

 

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

 

68.                   SHARED PARKING STUDY FOR WATERFORD AT FAIR OAKS  (Tape 6)

 

Supervisor Frey reported that he and Chairman Hanley recently "broke walls" for the Waterford at Fair Oaks, a redevelopment of the former movie theatres at Fair Oaks Mall into a catering/reception hall.  To ensure that the facility opens as scheduled, he moved that the Board direct staff to schedule the shared parking study for action by the Board no later than June 26, 2000.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Hudgins being out of the room.

 

69.                   RECESS/CLOSED SESSION  (Tape 6)

 

At 1:05 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:

 

·       Rezoning Application RZ 1998-PR-027, Hearthstone Vanguard Joint Venture

 

·       Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County versus Washington, DC SMSA, LP, Number 982627

 

The second to this motion was inaudible.

 

Chairman Hanley announced that should the motion carry, the Board would convene closed session at 1:15 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

ACTIONS FROM CLOSED SESSION

 

70.                   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 open meeting requirements and only such public business matters as were identified in the motion by which closed session was convened 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 Gross, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

 

71.                   REJECTION OF THE SETTLEMENT OF HECHINGER STORES COMPANY AND HECHINGER INVESTMENT COMPANY OF DELAWARE, INCORPORATED VERSUS BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF FAIRFAX COUNTY, AT LAW NUMBERS 185356 AND 185357  (Tape 7)

 

Supervisor Gross moved that the Board reject the settlement of Hechinger Stores Company and Hechinger Investment Company of Delaware, Incorporated versus Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, At Law Numbers 185356 and 185357, according to the terms and conditions outlined by the County Attorney in closed session.  Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room.                 

 


ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

 

72.                   INTRODUCTION OF DR. LINDA FISHER, MPH, DIRECTOR, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH  (Tape 7)

 

Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, introduced Dr. Linda Fisher, MPH, Director, of the Department of Health, to the Board and warmly welcomed her to the Board Auditorium.  Dr. Fisher recently relocated here from the State of Missouri; she was formerly with the St. Louis County Health Department.

 

73.                   REQUEST TO RECORD VOTE  (Tape 7)

 (NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, Supervisor Hudgins was not present for the vote on Supervisor Gross' Board Matter regarding pay for firefighters. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#53.)

Supervisor Hudgins asked unanimous consent that she be recorded as voting "AYE" on the personnel item regarding firefighters' pay.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

74.                                      SCHOOL BOARD’S ESTABLISHMENT OF THE HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE DELIVERY TASK FORCE  (Tape 7)

(APPTS)

(BACs)            Chairman Hanley stated that she had a letter from the School Board regarding the establishment of the Health and Medical Care Delivery Task Force, a joint task force and ad hoc committee of two School Board Members and two Members of the Board of Supervisors, who will determine who will participate in the task force and how the task force will operate.

Therefore, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board recommend that Supervisor Stuart Mendelsohn and Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins represent the Board of Supervisors on the ad hoc committee.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

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75.                   ORDERS OF THE DAY  (Tape 8)

 

                        Chairman Hanley announced that since the Board just received the proffers for Rezoning Application RZ 1997-MV-049 there would be a change in the Orders of the Day to proceed with the public hearing on the creation of a Local Sanitary District for Refuse and Leaf Collection Service.

 


76.                   3 P.M. – PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1997-MV-049 (ROBERT L. TRAVERS) (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (Tape 8)

                                   

(NOTE:  Later in the meeting this public hearing was deferred.  See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#84.)

 

77.                   3 P.M. - PH ON THE CREATION OF A LOCAL SANITARY DISTRICT FOR REFUSE AND LEAF COLLECTION SERVICE (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (Tape 8)

 

(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 April 20 and April 27, 2000.

 

Following the public hearing, with input from Terry Czarny, Division of Solid Waste Collection and Recycling, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, which included testimony by four speakers, Supervisor Hyland moved adoption of the proposed Resolution for the Mount Vernon District in accordance with the Board’s adopted criteria for the Creation/Enlargement/Withdrawal of Small or Local Sanitary Districts as follows:

 

Sanitary District

Action

Service

Recommendation

Local District C

Within Small District 1 Mount Vernon District (Waynewood Subdivision)

Create

Refuse & Leaf

Approve

 

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

 

78.                   BOARD RECESS  (Tape 8)

 

At 3:25 p.m., the Board recessed briefly, and at 3:30 p.m., reconvened with all Members present with the exception of Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

 


79.                   3:30 P.M. - PH ON THE EMERGENCY UNCODIFIED ORDINANCE TO CONTINUE THE FIFTY-CENT TAXICAB FUEL SURCHARGE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2000  (Tape 8)

 

(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 April 20 and April 27, 2000.

 

                        Following the public hearing, Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board reaffirm the adoption of an emergency uncodified ordinance to provide for a fifty-cent taxicab fuel surcharge which became effective April 4, 2000, and is to extend until September 30, 2000.  Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting “AYE,” Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

 

80.                   3:30 P.M. - PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATON SE 99-L-044 (BEST INDUSTRIES, INCORPORATED) (LEE DISTRICT)  (Tape 8)

 

                        Mr. William C. Thomas, Jr. reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

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

 

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

 

Supervisor Kauffman moved approval of Special Exception Application SE 99‑L‑044, subject to the development conditions dated April 24, 2000.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

81.                   3:30 P.M. – PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 99-P-042 (DALE SYKES) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)  (Tape 8)

 

Supervisor Connolly moved to defer the public hearing on Special Exception Application SE 99-P-042 until June 26, 2000, at 3 p.m.  This motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 


82.                   3:30 P.M. – PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 99-P-046 (FLINT HILL SCHOOL) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)  (Tape 8)

 

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

 

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

 

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by one speaker, MaryAnn Godfrey, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

Supervisor Connolly moved:

 

·        Approval of Special Exception Application SE 99-P-046, subject to the development conditions dated May 8, 2000.

 

·        Modification to the transitional screening requirements to permit an alternative planting schedule as depicted on the SE plat, subject to the development conditions dated May 8, 2000.

 

·        Modification of the transitional screening requirements to permit a reduction in the width of the planting schedule as depicted on the SE plat, subject to the development conditions dated May 8, 2000.

 

·        Waiver of the barrier requirements along Jermantown Road and Oakton Road and a modification to the barrier location along the south and southwest, subject to the development conditions dated May 8, 2000.

 

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

 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

 

83.                   QUESTIONS REGARDING THE MAP FOR THE PROPOSED ABANDONMENT OF A PORTION OF OAKTON ROAD AND JERMANTOWN ROAD  (Tape 8)

 

Following discussion, Michael Davis, Planner, Department of Transportation, responded to questions about the map for proposed abandonment of a portion of


Oakton Road and Jermantown Road.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting a public hearing was held on the proposed abandonment of a portion of Oakton Road and Jermantown Road.  See Clerk's Summary Item CL#85.)

 

AGENDA ITEMS

 

84.                   3 P.M. – PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1997-MV-049 (ROBERT L. TRAVERS) (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (Tape 8)

                       

Supervisor Hyland moved to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1997-MV-049 until May 22, 2000, at 3:30 p.m.  Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

85.                   4 P.M. - PH ON THE PROPOSED ABANDONMENT OF A PORTION OF OAKTON ROAD AND PORTIONS OF JERMANTOWN ROAD (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)  (Tape 8)

 

(R)                   (NOTE: Earlier in the meeting there was discussion regarding this issue.  See Clerk's Summary Item CL#83.)

 

A Certificate of Publication was filed from the editor of the Fairfax Journal showing that notice of said public hearing had been duly advertised in that newspaper in the issues of April 20 and April 27, 2000.

 

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Connolly moved:

 

·        Adoption of the Order to abandon portions of Oakton Road and Jermantown Road

 

·        Adoption of the Resolution requesting that a portion of Old Oakton Road be added to the secondary system

 

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

 

86.                   4 P.M. – PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1999-HM-055 (EQUITY HOMES) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)  (Tape 8)

 

(O)                   Mr. Keith C. Martin  reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

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

 

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

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved:

 

·        Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 1999-HM-055, Alternative A, from the R-1 District to the R-3 District, subject to the proffers dated May 8, 2000.

 

·        Waiver of the minimum district size requirement.

 

·        Waiver of the minimum one acre open space requirement for a cluster subdivision.

 

·        Submission by the applicant for review, by the Hunter Mill District Supervisor’s Office, a site plan for further consideration of open space area.

 

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

 

87.                   4 P.M. – PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1998-LE-074 (ARCHSTONE COMMUNITIES TRUST) (LEE DISTRICT)  (Tape 8)

 

Supervisor Kauffman moved to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1998-LE-074 until May 22, 2000, at 3 p.m.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

88.                   4 P.M. – PH ON DEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION DPA C-099 (RESTON ASSOCIATION) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)  (Tapes 8-9)

 

                        Mr. Lawrence T. Butler reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

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

 

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

                       

Supervisor Hudgins moved approval of Development Plan Amendment Application DPA C-099 subject to the development conditions dated April 25, 2000.  Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Connolly jointly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved waiver of the transitional screening requirements and barrier requirement along the site's western property boundary in favor of that provided on the DPA.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

89.                   4 P.M. – PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 115 (LOCAL AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTAL DISTRICT) AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTAL RENEWAL APPLICATION AR 90-S-005 (KRISTIN, STEPHEN W., KAREN M., BRIAN A., AND ALESIA G. KLARE) (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT)  (Tape 9)

 

(O)                   Ms. Kristin Klare reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

Ms. Klare had filed the necessary notices showing that at least 25 adjacent and/or interested parties had been notified of the date and hour of this public hearing and she proceeded to present her case.

 

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

 

Supervisor McConnell moved adoption of the proposed amendment to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 115 (Local Agricultural and Forestal District), Appendix F, to renew the Kristin, Stephen W., Karen M., Brian A., and Alesia G. Klare Agricultural and Forestal District (Application AR 90-S-005), subject to the proposed ordinance provisions dated September 1, 1999.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it CARRIED by a recorded vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting “AYE,” Supervisor Frey and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

 

90.                   ANNOUNCEMENTS  (Tape 9)

 

Chairman Hanley noted that a full Board would not be present for the meeting scheduled for May 22, 2000.

 

Supervisor Connolly announced that a young couple was married in his office today.

 

Chairman Hanley announced that the following items have been added to the May 22, 2000, Agenda:

 

·        Three items for 3 p.m.

 

·        Four items for 3:30 p.m.

 

·        Four items for 4 p.m.

 

·        Two items for 4:30 p.m.

 

Supervisor McConnell noted that Supervisor Bulova is getting married.

 

Chairman Hanley announced that there are 15 public hearings scheduled for June 5, 2000.

 

AGENDA ITEMS

 

91.                   4:30 P.M. – PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 1999-SU-067 (COSCAN WASHINGTON, INCORPORATED) (SULLY DISTRICT)  (Tape 9)

 

                        Supervisor Mendelsohn moved to defer the public hearing on Rezoning Application RZ 1999-SU-067 until May 22, 2000, at 3 p.m.  Supervisor Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Frey and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

 

92.                   BOARD ADJOURNMENT  (Tape 9)

 

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