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CLERK'S BOARD SUMMARY 

REPORT OF ACTIONS OF THE

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

WEDNESDAY

April 9, 2003

 This does not represent a verbatim transcript of the Board Meeting and is subject to minor change.  For the most up-to-date version, check the website http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/bosclerk/main.htm.  This document will be made available in an alternative format upon request.  Please call 703-324-3151 (VOICE), 703‑324-3903 (TTY).

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The recessed meeting was called to order at 5:35 p.m., with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Connolly, Supervisor Kauffman, and Supervisor Mendelsohn, and with Chairman Hanley presiding. 

Supervisor Kauffman arrived at 5:40 p.m. 

Supervisor Connolly arrived at 7:15 p.m. 

Supervisor Mendelsohn arrived at 7:45 p.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; Donna M. Budd, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Clerk to the Board of the Supervisors, and Susan B. Erskine, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors. 

BOARD MATTERS 

1.                     CHAIRMAN HANLEY’S LAST BUDGET HEARING  (Tape 1) 

Chairman Hanley announced that this was the last time that she would have the opportunity to take testimony in a budget public hearing. She expressed appreciation to her colleagues and the citizenry in the Board Auditorium as the Board began to hear the citizens’ views on the budget. 

2.                     LATE ARRIVAL OF BOARD MEMBERS  (Tape 1) 

Chairman Hanley announced that both Supervisor Connolly and Supervisor Mendelsohn would be arriving late to the meeting.  Supervisor Connolly was attending a ribbon cutting at the new Cap One Building in Tysons Corner. 

AGENDA ITEMS 

3.                     5:30 P.M. - CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE'S PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2004 ADVERTISED BUDGET PLAN, THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) FOR FY 2004-2008 (WITH FUTURE FISCAL YEARS TO 2013), AND THE CURRENT APPROPRIATION LEVEL IN FY 2003 REVISED BUDGET PLAN  (Tapes 1-7) 

A Certificate of Publication was filed from the Editor of the Washington Times showing that notice of said public hearing had been duly advertised in that Newspaper in the issue of March 20 and 27, 2003.

                        This public hearing is regarding the:

·        County Executive's Proposed FY 2004 Advertised Budget Plan.

 

·        CIP for FY 2004 - 2008 (with future FYs to 2013).

 

·        Current appropriation level in the FY 2003 Revised Budget Plan.

 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER 

 

Recognition of Chief Edward L. Stinnett of the Department of Fire and Rescue 

 

During the testimony of Mike Mohler, President, Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics (Speaker 2), Chairman Hanley recognized the presence of Chief Edward L. Stinnett of the Department of Fire and Rescue and warmly welcomed him to the Board Auditorium.  

                        (Tape 2) 

Following the testimony of Alotta Taylor, Chair, Commission for Women (Speaker 14), Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with a list of the pilot projects from the Office of Women to which Ms. Taylor referred.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

                        Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley. 

                        Following the testimony of Karren Loeb Weisman, representative, Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (Speaker 20), Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to delineate specifically to the Board the proposed cut for the Northern Virginia Resource Center. Without objection, it was so ordered. 

                        Vice-Chairman Hyland returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley. 

                        (Tape 3) 

                        Following the testimony of H. Jay Spiegel, representative, Spiegel’s Landing Homeowner’s Association (Speaker 32), Chairman Hanley relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Hyland and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide the Board with the difference between the roles of the Department of Fire and Rescue and Police Marine Patrol in the various waters surrounding Fairfax County. 

                        Vice-Chairman Hyland relinquished the Chair to Acting-Chairman McConnell and asked to amend the request to direct staff to report with details on Mr. Spiegel’s suggestion in terms of the acquisition of a new fire boat as to what it is replacing and the function of that new piece of equipment.  Without objection, the request, as amended was so ordered. 

Acting-Chairman McConnell returned the gavel to Chairman Hanley. 

                        Supervisor Mendelsohn asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report as to what waters the Department of Fire and Rescue and Police Marine Patrol actually patrol and which jurisdiction they are actually in.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

                        Supervisor McConnell stated that she understood that the District of Columbia receives federal money for part of the patrol of the Potomac River and she asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report as to whether the County is eligible for federal money.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

                        Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report: 

·        On the number of events the County’s patrol intervened, either by saving lives, or stopping people with a ticket, etcetera.

 

·        A breakdown of the number involving County citizens and how many do not involve County citizens. 

Without objection, it was so ordered. 

(Tape 4) 

Following the testimony of Rebecca Cate, Chair, Providence District Council (Speaker 48), Supervisor Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to investigate and report the cost to move the Economic Development Authority (EDA) to some other unidentified location and what, if any, impact that would have on the EDA programs.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

                        (Tape 5)

                        Following the testimony of Mr. Michael Gravino (Speaker 62), speaking about the Libraries, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the County Executive to review Mr. Gravino’s proposal and report with information on the idea and concept of generating $4 million plus for the libraries.  Without objection, it was so ordered. 

                                    ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER 

Board Wishes Chairman Hanley Well on Her Last Budget Hearing  (Tape 7)

 

Supervisor Hudgins, on behalf of the Board, wished Chairman Hanley well after her last budget hearing, and a brief discussion ensued.  

Chairman Hanley closed the public hearing, but left the record open for written testimony only.   

The public hearing was held with testimony presented by 105 speakers. 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER 

4.                     BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 18, 2003  (Tape 7) 

Supervisor Bulova announced that the next Budget Committee meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 18, 2003, at 3 p.m. 

The decision on the adoption of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 Advertised Budget Plan, the CIP for FY 2004-2008 (with future FYs to 2013) and the County and Schools' Proposed FY 2003 Third Quarter Review (Amendments to the Current Appropriation Level in the FY 2003 Revised Budget Plan) is scheduled for April 28, 2003, at 10 a.m. 

5.                     BOARD ADJOURNMENT  (Tape 7) 

At 12:20 a.m., on Thursday, April 10, 2003, the Board adjourned.