CLERK'S BOARD SUMMARY
REPORT OF ACTIONS OF THE
FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
April 9, 2002
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The recessed meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m., with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Gross, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.
Supervisor Gross arrived at 6:40 p.m.
Others present were Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive; David P. Bobzien, County Attorney; Catherine A. Chianese, Assistant to the County Executive; Sharon Landry, Administrative Assistant, County Executive's Office; Patti M. Hicks, Deputy Clerk to the Board of Supervisors; and Patty Wood, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Clerk to the Board of the Supervisors.
1. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT (Tape 1)
Supervisor Connolly noted the absence of Dominic Benaiuto, reporter with the Times Community Newspapers and announced that Mr. Benaiuto's wife gave birth to a baby boy this morning. His name is Sebastian Benaiuto, weighing 7 pounds 10 ounces.
2. 6:30 P.M. - PRESENTATION BY THE FAIRFAX COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD (Tapes 1-2)
Chairman Hanley welcomed to the Board Auditorium, Stuart D. Gibson, Chairman, Fairfax County School Board, who introduced the following School Board Members and School Division staff:
Discussion ensued between Board Members, Mr. Gibson, and Tom Brady, Assistant Superintendent for Facilities.
Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to determine if the Board can legally consider a sliding scale based on ability to pay for programs that are proposed on the "chopping block." Without objection, it was so ordered.
At 7:45 p.m. the Board briefly recessed and reconvened at 7:50 p.m. with all Members being present, and with Chairman Hanley presiding.
4. 7:30 P.M. - CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2003 ADVERTISED BUDGET PLAN, THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) FOR FY 2003-2007 (WITH FUTURE FISCAL YEARS TO 2012), AND THE CURRENT APPROPRIATION LEVEL IN FY 2002 REVISED BUDGET PLAN (Tapes 2-6)
A Certificate of Publication was filed from the Editor of the Northern Virginia Journal showing that notice of said public hearing had been duly advertised in that Newspaper in the issue of March 26, 2002.
This public hearing is regarding the:
Following the testimony of Tony Crosby, Representative, United Professionals Associations (UPA) for Fairfax County Public Schools (Speaker 3), Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with information regarding the:
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Following the testimony of Suzanne Levy, Chairman, Fairfax County Public Library Employees Association (Speaker 29), Supervisor Hudgins asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with information regarding why only managers are eligible for the five percent pay increase level. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Following the testimony of Judy Johnson, President, Fairfax County Federation of Teachers (Speaker 30), Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to request from the School staff:
Without objection, it was so ordered.
Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to request the School staff to report with information regarding the minimum amount of time needed to spend at a school to be classified as school based. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Following the testimony of Mike Mohler, Representative, Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics (Speaker 43), Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with information regarding the "Carter" method for funding retiree healthcare. Without objection, it was so ordered.
Prior to testimony by Mr. David Richwine (Speaker 61), and following discussion, Chairman Hanley announced that the continuation of the public hearing would begin at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2002, instead of 4 p.m.
Following the testimony of David Richwine, Representative, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, (Speaker 61), discussion ensued between Board Members, Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, and Mr. Richwine.
Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with information regarding the status of the interchanges on Route 28. Without objection, it was so ordered.
The public hearing was held with testimony presented by 71 speakers.
5. BOARD RECESS (Tape 6)
At 12:05 a.m., on Wednesday, April 10, 2002, Supervisor Bulova moved that the Board recess until 3 p.m. for continuation of the following public hearings:
Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.