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CLERK'S BOARD SUMMARY

REPORT OF ACTIONS OF THE

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

MONDAY

JULY 10, 2000

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The meeting was called to order at 9:50 a.m., with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey were absent from the entire meeting.

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 MATTERS

1. ABSENCE OF SUPERVISOR CONNOLLY AND SUPERVISOR FREY (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley announced that Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey were on their way to Israel for a study mission and would not be present for the Board meeting.

2. MOMENT OF SILENCE (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers the late Richard Korink, Chairman of Centreville Corps Study Task Force and an active participant in the creation of the Centreville Historic District, who passed away last week.

Supervisor Gross asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers the late Mr. John Sidney Holland, who for 71 years was a member, leader, and deacon of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in the Lincolnia area of Mason District. He was also the leader in establishing the Luther Jackson High School.

Supervisor Bulova asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers Ms. Regina Murray, who worked for many years as a dedicated planner for the Department of Planning and Zoning and who is presently working in the private sector in Michigan. Ms. Murray will be undergoing brain surgery this week.

AGENDA ITEMS

3. CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO FOREST EDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S ODYSSEY OF THE MIND TEAMS (Tape 1)

Supervisor Hudgins moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Forest Edge Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind Shrinking Structure Team. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

Supervisor Hudgins moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Forest Edge Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind Pest-aside Team. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

Supervisor Hudgins moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the Forest Edge Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind The Classics . . . King Arthur Team. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

4. RESOLUTION PRESENTED TO MR. JOHN CASAGRANDE (Tape 1)

Supervisor Bulova moved approval of the Resolution presented to John Casagrande, Director of Bands at Woodson High School, to recognize his accomplishments upon retirement. Supervisor McConnell and Chairman Hanley jointly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

5. CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO WEBER ASSOCIATES (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Weber Associates for winning the seventeenth annual US Senate Productivity and Quality Award for Virginia. Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Bulova jointly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

6. CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MS. LINDA CLARK (Tape 1)

Chairman Hanley moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Linda Clark, retiring principal of Flint Hill Elementary School, for her contributions to the community. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

7. CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MS. HELEN FITZGERALD (Tape 1)

Supervisor Gross moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Ms. Helen Fitzgerald for 23 years of service with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

8. 10:00 A.M. – INTRODUCTION OF GARY FENTON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA REGIONAL PARK AUTHORITY (NVRPA) (Tape 1)

(BACs) Former Board Chairman Jean R. Packard, Representative, NVRPA, introduced Gary Fenton, Executive Director, NVRPA, who briefly addressed the Board.

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9. 10:10 A.M. – PRESENTATION BY THE 2000 CENSUS COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE (Tape 2)

(BACs) Carol A. Hawn, Chair, 2000 Census Complete Count Committee and James Kelly, Vice Chair, 2000 Census Complete Count Committee, presented the 2000 Census Complete Committee Report.

Following discussion, with input from Robert Koreski, Project Manager, Department of Systems Management for Human Services, Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to forward the report to the School Board.

Following further discussion, Supervisor Hudgins moved that the committee recommendations be forwarded to staff and that the report be forwarded to the School Board. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Frey and Supervisor Connolly being absent.

10. 10:25 A.M. - APPOINTMENTS TO THE DULLES CORRIDOR LAND USE TASK FORCE (Tape 2)

(BACs)

(APPTS) Chairman Hanley moved the appointment of the following individuals as (Chairman’s) At-Large Representatives to the Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force:

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved the appointment of Ms. Sheila A. Olem as the Dranesville District Representative to the Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force.

Supervisor Hudgins moved the appointment of Ms. Monique C. M. Leahy as the Hunter Mill District Representative to the Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force.

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Supervisor Hudgins moved the appointment of the following individuals as Hunter Mill District (Wiehle Station) Representatives to the Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force:

Supervisor Hudgins moved the appointment of the following individuals as Hunter Mill District (Reston Parkway Station) Representatives to the Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force:

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved the appointment of the following individuals as Dranesville District (Herndon Monroe Station) Representatives to the Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force:

Supervisor Hudgins moved the appointment of the following individuals as Hunter Mill District (Herndon-Monroe Station) Representatives to the Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force:

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved the appointment of the following individuals as Dranesville District (CIT Station) Representatives to the Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force:

Supervisor Hudgins moved the appointment of the following individuals as Hunter Mill District (CIT Station) Representatives to the Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force:

Supervisor Mendelsohn moved the confirmation of Mr. Theodore D. Britt as the Herndon Chamber of Commerce Representative to the Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force.

Supervisor Hudgins moved the confirmation of Mr. Mark Looney as the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce Representative to the Dulles Corridor Land Use Task Force.

Chairman Hanley seconded the motions, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

Supervisor Hudgins proposed that a temporary chair be appointed and confirmed at the first meeting. Following discussion, Chairman Hanley announced that Ms. Whitney would act as temporary chair to convene the first meeting, at which point a permanent chair would be elected by the members.

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11. ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS (Tape 3)

Supervisor Bulova moved approval of the Administrative Items. Supervisor Hudgins and Supervisor Gross jointly seconded the motion.

Chairman Hanley called the Board's attention to Admin 5 - Authorization for the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board to Apply to the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services for $125,000 to Develop a Regional Enhanced Project Link, and discussion ensued with input from Joan Rodgers, Director of Community Services for Alcohol and Drug Services.

Supervisor Hyland called the Board's attention to Admin 9 - Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing Regarding the Leasing of a Portion of a County-Leased Facility Located at 6301 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia to Hopkins House (Mount Vernon District), and discussion ensued with input from William O. Howland, Jr., Director, Department of Administration for Human Services.

Following discussion, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board consider this item separately later in the meeting. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Supervisor Mendelsohn called the Board's attention to Admin 10 - Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), Article 5A, Residential Parking Permit Districts, and discussion ensued with input from Samuel T. Chamberlain, Engineer IV, Department of Transportation, and Christopher D. Wells, Transportation Planner II, Department of Transportation.

The question was called on the motion, with the exception of Admin 9, and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

Supervisor Hyland moved to defer Admin 9 - Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing Regarding the Leasing of a Portion of a County-Leased Facility Located at 6301 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia to Hopkins House (Mount Vernon District) for further information. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

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

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

 

Subdivision

District

Street

Patrician Woods

Dranesville

Patrician Woods Court

Springvale Road

Route 674

Addl ROW Only

 

Piney Pond Estates

Dranesville

Piney Pond Drive

Leesburg Pike

Route 7

Addl ROW Only

Oak Farms, Section 2

Hunter Mill

Oak Farms Drive

Route 8825

Oak Shadow Drive

Route 8941

Owlsley Way

Netherleigh Place

Ashland Manor Estates

Lee

Walhaven Drive

Route 1001

ADMIN 2 – EXTENSION OF REVIEW PERIODS FOR PUBLIC FACILITY 2232 REVIEW APPLICATIONS (BRADDOCK, LEE, MOUNT VERNON, AND PROVIDENCE DISTRICTS)

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

ADMIN 3 – ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 94-D-002, LEWINSVILLE CENTER (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)

(AT) Approved the request for 24 months of additional time for Special Exception Application SE 94-D-002 until July 18, 2002, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

 

ADMIN 4 – APPROVAL OF THE FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2001 PERFORMANCE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, MENTAL RETARDATION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES (DMHMRSAS) AND THE FAIRFAX-FALLS CHURCH COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD (CSB)

Approved the Performance Contract for FY 2001 between the Virginia DMHMRSAS and the CSB.

ADMIN 5 – AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FAIRFAX-FALLS CHURCH COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD (CSB) TO APPLY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, MENTAL RETARDATION, AND SUBSANCE ABUSE SERVICES (DMHMRSAS) FOR $125,000 TO DEVELOP A REGIONAL ENHANCED PROJECT LINK PROGRAM

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting there was discussion regarding this item. See page _.)

Approved the CSB's application to DMHMRSAS totaling $125,000 for a regional Project LINK program. This grant will provide funds for 3/2.0 SYE merit-grant positions and create a Project LINK site providing site intensive case management and wrap-around services to women who are pregnant or with small children and who have substance abuse problems. No local cash match is required.

ADMIN 6 – AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT (FCPD) TO APPLY TO THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ), OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING SERVICES, FOR A GRANT UNDER THE COPS MORE 2000 PROGRAM

Authorized the FCPD to apply for a COPS MORE 2000 grant in the amount of $175,000 from the US DOJ. This grant will enable the agency to establish seven civilian support staff positions and redeploy an equal number of sworn officers to community policing activities. The grant will require a cash match of $116,714, for a total program cost of $291,714.

ADMIN 7 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 01012 FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) TO ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS TO SUPPORT AN INTERNSHIP

(SAR)

ADMIN 8 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSAL TO VACATE A PORTION OF BUENA VISTA ROAD (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)

ADMIN 9 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE LEASING OF A PORTION OF A COUNTY-LEASED FACILITY LOCATED AT 6301 RICHMOND HIGHWAY, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA TO HOPKINS HOUSE (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting there was discussion regarding this item. See page 6.)

(NOTE: Later in the meeting action was taken regarding this item. See Clerk's Summary #52.)

ADMIN 10 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), ARTICLE 5A, RESIDENTIAL PARKING PERMIT DISTRICTS (RPPD)

(A) (NOTE: Earlier in the meeting there was discussion regarding this item. See page 6.)

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on August 7, 2000, at 3:30 p.m. to consider adopting proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), Article 5A, RPPD, to allow alternatives to in-person application for RPPD passes, to expand the distance criterion for RPPD designation near high schools to 2,000 feet, and to improve the administration of the RPPD Program.

ADMIN 11 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSAL TO VACATE AN UNNAMED STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY ADJOINING DREWLAINE DRIVE (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)

ADMIN 12 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 01013 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) RIDESOURCES PROGRAM

(SAR)

ADMIN 13 – SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION RESOLUTION (SAR) AS 01014 FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) EMPLOYER SERVICES PROGRAM

(SAR)

12. A-1 – AUTHORIZATION TO CONVEY THE HERNDON COMMUNITY CENTER BUILDING AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE TOWN OF HERNDON (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

On motion of Supervisor Mendelsohn, jointly seconded by Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor McConnell, and carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and authorized the County Executive to execute all appropriate documents to convey the Herndon Community Center building and improvements to the Town of Herndon.

13. A-2 – APPROVAL TO DONATE SURPLUS PUMPER TO THE SPERRYVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN EXCHANGE FOR HISTORICAL PUMPER (Tape 3)

On motion of Supervisor McConnell, seconded by Supervisor Hyland, and carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and approved the donation of vehicle #7140, 1983 Duplex/Emergency One pumper, to the Sperryville Volunteer Fire Department in exchange for a 1971 Seagrave pumper (previous vehicle #4659).

14. C-1 – PROHIBITION OF PARKING OF WATERCRAFT, BOAT TRAILERS, MOTOR HOMES, AND CAMPING TRAILERS IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 3)

(A) The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated July 10, 2000, regarding measures to regulate or prohibit parking of watercraft, boat trailer, motor homes, and camping trailers on public highways in the County.

Supervisor Kauffman referred to Option One as contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated July 10, 2000, and moved to amend the first bullet as follows:

Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

Discussion ensued with input from Michael Long, Senior Assistant County Attorney.

Supervisor Kauffman amended his motion to add the following language to the first bullet of Option One:

This was accepted.

Further discussion ensued with input from Samuel T. Chamberlain, Engineer IV, Department of Transportation, and Lt. John L. Dooley, Fairfax County Police Department.

Supervisor McConnell referred to Attachment I of the Memorandum to the Board dated July 10, 2000, and asked to amend the motion to also include the following language to lines 10 and 25 of page three:

This was accepted.

Supervisor Bulova moved to amend the motion to authorize the advertisement of Option One and Option Two, as contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated July 10, 2000. Supervisor Gross seconded the motion.

Following discussion, with input from David P. Bobzien, County Attorney, the question was called on the amendment to the motion (Supervisor Bulova's) and it CARRIED by a recorded vote of six, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Mendelsohn, and Chairman Hanley voting "AYE," Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor Kauffman voting "NAY," Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

Following additional discussion, the question was called on the main motion, as amended, and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

15. I-1 – AGREEMENTS PROVIDING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALKS AND TRAILS ALONG SECONDARY ROAD PROJECTS CONSTRUCTED BY THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT) (Tape 3)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated July 10, 2000, requesting authorization for staff to execute agreements with VDOT to construct improvements to various secondary roadways in Fairfax County under the VDOT Six-Year Secondary Improvement Program.

There was a brief discussion, with input from Katherine D. Ichter, Chief, Highway Operations Division, Department of Transportation.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

16. I-2 – CONTRACT AWARD - WELTMAN ESTATES DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS (SULLY DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated July 10, 2000, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Ed Lawrence Construction Company, Incorporated, in the amount of $143,604.87 for the construction of Subobject U118, Weltman Estates Drainage Improvements, in Project U00006, Developer Default, in Fund 308, Public Works Construction.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

17. I-3 – CONTRACT AWARD - BELLE HAVEN SEWER REPLACEMENT (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated July 10, 2000, requesting authorization for staff to:

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

18. I-4 – CONTRACT AWARD - MOUNT VERNON MANOR NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENTS (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 3)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated July 10, 2000, requesting authorization for staff to award a contact to A&W Contracting Corporation in the amount of $2,080,616.50, for the construction of Project C00091, Mount Vernon Manor Neighborhood Improvements, in Fund 314, Neighborhood Improvement Program. This project will include street improvements for Lea Lane, Oak Leaf Drive, McNair Drive, and will provide drainage improvements, curb and gutter and repaving in Mount Vernon District.

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

19. I-5 – FAIRFAX COUNTY WINS FOUR NATIONAL AWARDS (Tape 3)

The Board next considered an item contained in the Memorandum to the Board dated July 10, 2000, announcing that Fairfax County has won four 2000 National Achievement Awards for innovative programs from the National Association of Counties (NACo). One of these programs, the Gum Springs Community Center Clubhouse Model, earned special recognition and was designated Best in Category in the Children and Youth Category.

The NACo Awards presented to Fairfax County are as follows:

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

20. PROCLAMATION TO DECLARE SEPTEMBER 15 THROUGH OCTOBER 15 AS "HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH" IN FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley informed the Board that September 15 through October 15 is traditionally recognized as Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the history, contributions, concerns, and achievements of Hispanic Americans.

Therefore, Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and moved that the Board direct staff to invite representatives from the Office of Equity Programs and the Hispanic community to appear before the Board at the September 11, 2000, meeting to receive a proclamation declaring "Hispanic Heritage Month" in Fairfax County. Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

21. TEMPORARY FAREWELL TO MS. ELLEN GALLAGHER (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley stated that Ellen Gallagher, Section Chief, Project Planning Section of the Highway Operations Division, Department of Transportation, is taking a leave of absence for a year beginning on Friday, July 14, 2000, to care for her ailing father who lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Gallagher, a professional engineer, and a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, has brought her expertise to work on a number of transportation projects.

Chairman Hanley expressed her appreciation to Ms. Gallagher and hoped that she would be able to return to Fairfax County Government soon.

22. FAIRFAX COUNTY ECONOMIC INDEX (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley shared with the Board copies of the Fairfax County Economic Index dated June 2000, regarding the Virginia Economic Indicator. She stated that the number of residential building permits issued from April 1999 to April 2000 have rapidly declined by 57 percent.

A brief discussion ensued.

23. VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES STUDY OF JOINT LEGISLATIVE AUDIT AND REVIEW COMMISSION (JLARC) EDUCATIONAL FUNDING (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley announced that she would presenting the County's fiscal issues at the JLARC meeting to be held July 26, 2000, at Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Virginia.

24. HIGH GROWTH COALITION (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley announced that the House Committee on Counties, Cities, and Towns, and the Senate Committee on Local Government is meeting to discuss high growth issues. Chairman Hanley stated that she would make a presentation on the powers of local governments and the need for that.

 

25. DULLES CORRIDOR RAPID TRANSIT PROJECT PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING/NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (PE/NEPA) PUBLIC SCOPING MEETINGS (Tape 3)

Chairman Hanley announced the following PE/NEPA scoping meetings regarding the Dulles Corridor Rapid Transit Project.

George C. Marshall High School

Langston Hughes Middle School

Ashburn Elementary School

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26. ESCHEAT SALE (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to determine when the last escheat sale was held and how many properties are available. Without objection, it was so ordered.

There was a brief discussion, with input from David P. Bobzien, County Attorney.

27. STRIPING OF METRO GARAGE (Tape 4)

Chairman Hanley asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to expedite the process to allow Metro to "stripe" the Franconia-Springfield garage. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

28. DEATH OF MR. LEIGHTON A. CAIN (Tape 4)

Supervisor Mendelsohn asked everyone to remember in thoughts and prayers the family of Mr. Leighton A. Cain who recently died.

29. TREE PRESERVATION TASK FORCE MEETING (Tape 4)

(BACs) Supervisor Mendelsohn announced that a Tree Preservation Task Force meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13, 2000, at 4 p.m.

 

30. MCLEAN-LANGLEY SAFE COMMUNITY COALITION (SCC) (Tape 4)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that on June 1, 2000, he had the pleasure of speaking at a McLean-Langley SCC program featuring the SCC's Middle School After-School Program. He noted that this program has been a great success and a valuable asset to the schools and to the communities.

On behalf of the McLean-Langley Safe Community Coalition, he presented a certificate to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for its support of the Middle School After-School Program Countywide.

31. SHOWMOBILE FOR THE OPENING OF GREAT FALLS COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Tape 4)

Although October is still a long way off, Supervisor Mendelsohn stated that the Friends of the Great Falls Community Library and members of the Great Falls community are already making preparations for the much-anticipated opening of the Great Falls Community Library which has been scheduled for October 14, 2000. Fairfax County Public Library has reserved the use of the County Showmobile for the Grand Opening festivities.

Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board waive the fees associated with the use of the Showmobile for this event. Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review this issue and report with a recommendation as to the circumstances under which the Board should charge a fee for the Showmobile. Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

32. OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT FOR PROPERTIES ON DRANESVILLE ROAD (Tape 4)

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that the owner of property located at 1100 Dranesville Road in Herndon has expressed an interest in constructing an independent living facility on his property. This property, which is bisected by the Fairfax/Loudoun County line, is located between the Town Center at Herndon Junction and Bowl America. The Loudoun County portion of the property is zoned for 16 dwelling units per acre. Based upon the current land uses of the adjacent parcels, the proposal for a plan amendment consistent with those uses seems to have merit. Research by staff has shown the plan recommends that this property and the adjacent property (currently, Bowl America), which are located between Hughes Branch and Woodson Road, be utilized as public parkland. He said that as a follow-up to this research he asked staff to do the following:

In response to his inquiry, staff has provided the following information: the Plan research indicates that the area between Hughes Branch and Woodson Road, as well as most of Sugarland Run, was designated the 100-year floodplain Plan category when the PLUS Plan was adopted in 1975. During the 1977 Annual Plan Review (APR), the 100-year floodplain Plan category was eliminated and areas within the 100-year floodplain designation were changed to either public park or private open space. Pursuant to this process, the subject properties and Sugarland Run were re-designated public park.

Supervisor Mendelsohn said that staff further concluded that the plan designation of floodplain in 1975 was an error, since most of this area was not, and currently is not, within the floodplain. If the 1977 APR item had included a re-evaluation of the areas designated with the Plan's 100-year floodplain category, the subject properties may have been re-planned at that time to a designation other than Public Park.

Park Authority staff has determined that the subject property has little value as public parkland since it is not contiguous to existing Park Authority property and does not appear to be suitable for recreational development due to its size and location.

Since 1975 a major planning objective for this area of the County has been to preserve the stream valleys of Sugarland Run and its tributaries. Therefore, preserving the floodplain and Resource Protection Area (RPA) portions of the property will be a critical issue to address in re-planning this area.

With this background, Supervisor Mendelsohn said that staff should evaluate the appropriateness of re-planning the property between Hughes Branch and Woodson Drive and should identify appropriate planned land uses on the property.

Therefore, Supervisor Mendelsohn moved that the Board authorize an Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment for the parcels on Tax Map Number 6-3((1))11 and 11A for the purpose of considering:

The evaluation of the institutional use option should include a determination of the appropriate intensity of these uses, whether types of these uses should be mentioned in the Plan, and whether a second point of access is needed from Loudoun County through parcel 11. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion.

Following discussion, the question was called on the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

33. HEALTH DEPARTMENT RULES CONCERNING THE OPERATION OF YOUTH ATHLETIC EVENT FOOD STANDS (Tape 4)

(BACs) Supervisor Mendelsohn referred to the issue of the Health Department changing the rules concerning the operation of youth athletic event food stands and he moved that the Board direct staff to:

Chairman Hanley seconded the motion.

Following discussion, Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with information on who would be responsible if there is a contamination issue. Without objection, it was so ordered.

Following additional discussion, with input from Linda A. Fisher, M.D., MPH, Director, Health Department, Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with information on whether there have been any problems with the groups that have been exempted. Without objection, it was so ordered.

The question was called on the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

34. NO BOARD MATTERS FOR SUPERVISOR KAUFFMAN (Tape 4)

Supervisor Kauffman announced that he had no Board Matters to present today.

35. ACCOLADES TO FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL (Tape 4)

Supervisor Hyland said that he recently received a letter from Captain Roy Tandy, a resident of Sherwood Hall Lane who had occasion to call for assistance from the Mount Vernon Fire and Rescue Station nearby.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to send its congratulations by the Board to the Fire and Rescue employees involved in so willingly and ably assisting Captain Tandy and that the congratulatory remarks be noted in each of their personnel files. Without objection, it was so ordered.

36. FURTHER CLARIFICATION REQUESTED FOR URBAN FORESTRY NOTICES (Tape 4)

Supervisor Hyland said that in April this year, he requested language simplification for notices and advisory boards concerning public hearings. He requested the same consideration be given to waivers provided to his office by the Urban Forestry Branch.

Although staff had given an elaborate verbal description of why the waiver was being requested and why it was being granted, the notice itself is void of any detail.

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to research and make recommendations to the Board for requiring that waivers being recommended by Urban Forestry include more detail. Without objection, it was so ordered.

37. FIRE SUPPRESSION (Tape 4)

Supervisor Hyland noted the need for additional fire suppression in certain areas of Fairfax County in more rural places. Certain sections of the Mason Neck is one such area.

During a meeting he had with Chief Edward L. Stinnette of the Fire and Rescue Department, the Chief indicated that there will be replacement of an older fire suppression truck with a new one. (Normally these trucks are traded in or sold.) Supervisor Hyland said that keeping the truck will give the County additional fire suppression equipment. If this Board so directs, Chief Stinnette would keep the truck, which will "float" to where and when it is needed anywhere in the County for fire suppression purposes.

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review this issue. Without objection, it was so ordered.

There was a brief discussion regarding this issue.

38. NEW CHESAPEAKE BAY AGREEMENT SIGNED BY THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (Tape 4)

Supervisor Hyland said that on June 28, 2000, a new agreement was signed by the Chesapeake Executive Council. Membership includes Governors of both Virginia and Maryland, the Mayor of DC, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review the new Chesapeake Bay agreement to determine how Fairfax County is impacted by this agreement and to report with its action plan recommendations on September 11, 2000. Without objection, it was so ordered.

39. POTOMAC RIVER DAY CELEBRATION (Tape 4)

Supervisor Hyland announced that the second annual Potomac River Day celebration will be taking place at the Accokeek Foundation, Piscataway Park, Maryland on Saturday, July 29, 2000. This event will celebrate ongoing joint commitments to the Potomac River’s American Heritage River Initiative as sponsored by President Clinton.

For further information call 301-283-2113, extension 928.

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to assist in publicizing this event by posting it on Channel 16, by issuing a press release, and by creating a ticker tape on the County’s website. Without objection, it was so ordered.

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40. FEE WAIVER FOR SHOWMOBILE AT MASON DISTRICT PARK FESTIVAL (Tape 5)

Supervisor Gross announced that on Saturday, September 30, 2000, the Friends of Mason District Park will host the twenty-first annual Mason District Park Festival from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Friends have reserved the County Showmobile for this community event. Accordingly, she moved that the Board waive the fees associated with the use of the Showmobile for the festival on September 30. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

41. ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT (Tape 5)

Supervisor Gross announced that she had received a letter from Chief Edward L. Stinnette of the Department of Fire and Rescue regarding the annual golf tournament for the retirement association. The Board has been asked to sponsor the putting green at a cost of $300, $25 for each Member of the Board, the County Executive, and the Fire Chief. She submitted her $25 check to Chairman Hanley and moved that the Board sponsor the putting green along with the County Executive and the Fire Chief. This motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

42. NO BOARD MATTERS FOR HUNTER MILL DISTRICT SUPERVISOR CATHERINE M. HUDGINS (Tape 5)

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

43. MOUNTAIN BIKE COMPETITION FOR POLICE DEPARTMENTS (Tape 5)

Supervisor McConnell announced that the County Police Department's Neighborhood Policing Units at the seven district stations are sponsoring a Mountain Bike Competition for Police Departments with Bicycle Officers in the mid-eastern region of the country. The competition, in addition to helping the riders improve their skills, will benefit the INOVA Fairfax Hospital Trauma Center. The Trauma Center is a joint sponsor of the competition and will use proceeds raised to benefit child head trauma prevention programs through education and equipment projects. She noted that the competition will be held Saturday, September 30 at Lake Accotink Park and will include many family-related activities.

Supervisor McConnell asked Members of the Board to join her in sponsoring the event and helping to recruit additional sponsors from within their respective districts. She referred the Board to Lt. Purvis Dawson at the Franconia District Station or her office staff for further information or assistance. She encouraged businesses and citizens to support this worthwhile cause.

Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to prepare a proclamation to present to the police in September to aid in publicizing this event. Without objection, it was so ordered.

44. OCCOQUAN WATERSHED SIGNS (Tape 5)

Supervisor McConnell reminded the Board that several months ago it approved the installation of signs alerting motorists when they were entering the Occoquan Watershed area. The same motion requested the Fairfax County Water Authority (FCWA) to pay for the signs. She said that subsequently the FCWA indicated that it would not pay for the signs.

Citing grants the Water Authority has distributed for projects outside of the County, Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board write again to the FCWA asking them to pay for the signs alerting motorists that they are in the Occoquan Watershed. She stated that the purpose of the signs is to encourage people to better protect the water supply, conserve water use, and be responsible in the discarding of possible pollutants.

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 that she write on behalf of the Board regarding the proposal and transmit it to the FCWA.

Following further discussion, with input from Mr. Griffin, the request, as amended, was so ordered.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

45. AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING A TEMPORARY CHANGE IN LOCATION OF THE WEST SPRINGFIELD ABSENTEE VOTING SATELLITE STATION (Tape 5)

(A) At the request of the Electoral Board, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board authorize the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on July 24, 2000, at 4 p.m. to approve moving the West Springfield Absentee Voting Satellite Station from 6140 Rolling Road, temporarily, to 8438 Bauer Street, due to construction at the West Springfield Governmental Center.

Chairman Hanley seconded the motion with the understanding that the public hearing would be held at 3:30 p.m. on July 24. The question was called on the motion, as clarified, which carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Mendelsohn being out of the room, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

46. BOARD RECOGNITION OF THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF MR. GORDON BROWN TO THE YOUTH OF FAIRFAX COUNTY (Tape 5)

Supervisor Bulova stated that the Fairfax Partnership for Youth has asked that the Board recognize one of its founding members and strongest advocates, Mr. Gordon Brown. She said that he has selflessly and tirelessly devoted years of his life to the youth of the County. She recounted his accomplishments and volunteer efforts.

To express appreciation to Mr. Brown, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite him to appear before the Board to be recognized for his efforts.

Following discussion, with input from Debra Bianchi, Acting Director, Office of Public Affairs, Chairman Hanley suggested that staff schedule this recognition for August 7, 2000.

Without objection, the request was so ordered.

47. REPLACEMENT OF BUS SHELTERS (Tape 5)

Supervisor Bulova stated that it had been called to her attention that in June of 1997 the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) damaged a bus shelter on the southwest corner of Ravensworth Road and Braddock Road while extending a turn lane. According to neighbors in the area, it took VDOT five months to replace the shelter. Just a few months later, the replacement shelter was damaged by a vehicle. She said that VDOT decided that the damaged bus shelter was a danger and removed it in June of this year.

Supervisor Bulova expressed the residents' concern about the history of the length of time it has taken for a replacement shelter. Additionally, her office contacted the County's Department of Transportation (DOT) about this issue and was told that VDOT is not planning to replace any shelters that it has removed. She stated her understanding that DOT has a list of several critical replacement shelters that are currently unfunded. However, at the same time, the County is proceeding with plans to install new shelters with enhancement funds received for this purpose. She stated the difficulty of explaining to a neighborhood whose bus shelter has been removed because it was damaged that it cannot have it replaced while at the same time the County is installing new shelters in new locations.

Accordingly, Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board direct staff to examine this issue and report with a recommendation on how to resolve this situation. Chairman Hanley seconded the motion and, after relinquishing the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland, asked to amend the motion to direct staff to ask VDOT staff to:

This was accepted.

The question was called on the motion, as amended, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley.

48. APPOINTMENT TO THE COMMISSION ON ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION (Tape 5)

(APPT) Supervisor Bulova moved the appointment of Mr. William J. McGuigan to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Alfred M. Selgas as the Braddock District Representative to the Commission on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation. Supervisor Hudgins seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

49. RECESS/CLOSED SESSION (Tape 5)

At 12:55 p.m., Supervisor Gross 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 Bulova seconded the motion.

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

The question was called on the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

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At 4:05 p.m., the Board reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.

ACTIONS FROM CLOSED SESSION

50. CERTIFICATION BY BOARD MEMBERS REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION (Tape 6)

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 Gross 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 Hyland and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

51. REJECTION OF SETTLEMENT OFFER (Tape 6)

Supervisor Hudgins moved that the Board of Supervisors reject the settlement offer in Sandra Evans v. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Chairman Hanley, and Fairfax County Water Authority, HUD Case No. 03-00-0359-8, Housing Discrimination Complaint, according to the terms and conditions outlined by the County Attorney in Closed Session. 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.

 

 

52. ADMIN 9 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE LEASING OF A PORTION OF A COUNTY-LEASED FACILITY LOCATED AT 6301 RICHMOND HIGHWAY, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA TO HOPKINS HOUSE (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT) (Tape 6)

(A) (NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, action on this item was deferred. See Clerk's Summary Item CL#11 .)

Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board authorize the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on August 7, 2000, at 4 p.m. regarding the leasing of a portion of a County-leased facility located at 6301 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia (Tax Map Number 083-3-/01/0024-B), to Hopkins House. Supervisor Gross seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of six, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room, Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Frey being absent.

53. 3 P.M. – PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATIONS SEA 81-C-027-2 AND SEA 82-C-027 (WOLF TRAP FOUNDATION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS) (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT) (Tape 6)

Ms. Elizabeth D. Baker reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

Ms. Baker 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, which included testimony by one speaker, Cathy Lewis, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

Chairman Hanley disclosed that she had accepted invitations to galas at Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts for which the cost of the ticket could be in excess of $200.

Supervisor Hudgins disclosed that she had accepted invitations to galas at Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts for which the cost of the ticket could be in excess of $200.

Supervisor Gross disclosed that she had accepted invitations to galas at Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts for which the cost of the ticket could be in excess of $200.

Supervisor Hudgins moved:

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

54. BOARD ADJOURNMENT (Tape 6)

At 4:25 p.m., the Board adjourned.

Index

 

 

AGENDA ITEM Page

Presentations: Certificates/Proclamations 2-3

Appointments 3-5, 23

Items Presented by the County Executive

Administrative Items 5-10

Action Items 10

Consideration Items 11-12

Information Items 12-13

Board Matters

Chairman Hanley 1, 13-15

Supervisor Bulova 2, 22-23

Supervisor Connolly N/A

Supervisor Frey N/A

Supervisor Gross 1, 20-21

Supervisor Hudgins N/A

Supervisor Hyland 19-20

Supervisor Kauffman N/A

Supervisor McConnell 21-22

Supervisor Mendelsohn 15-18

Actions from Closed Session 24

Public Hearings 25-26