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CLERK'S BOARD SUMMARY 

REPORT OF ACTIONS OF THE

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

TUESDAY

April 5, 2005

 

 

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The recessed meeting was called to order at 6 p.m., with the Supervisor Smyth present, and with Chairman Connolly presiding.

 

Supervisors Hudgins arrived at 6:02 p.m.

 

Supervisor Hyland arrived at 6:02 p.m.

 

Supervisors Gross arrived at 6:03 p.m.

 

Supervisor Bulova arrived at 6:04 p.m.

 

Supervisor Kauffman arrived at 6:23 p.m.

 

Supervisor DuBois arrived at 6:25 p.m.

 

Supervisor Frey arrived at 6:44 p.m.

 

Supervisor McConnell arrived at 7 p.m.

 

Others present were Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive; David P. Bobzien, County Attorney; Catherine A. Chianese, Assistant to the County Executive; Angela Schauweker, Assistant to the County Executive, Regina Thorn Corbett, Assistant to the County Executive; Patti M. Hicks, Deputy Clerk to the Board of Supervisors; and Dianne Tomasek, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.

 


AGENDA ITEMS

 

1.                     6 P.M. – PRESENTATION BY THE FAIRFAX COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD  (6 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly recognized the presence of the following members of the School Board and warmly welcomed them to the Board Auditorium:

 

·        Stuart D. Gibson, Hunter Mill District

 

·        Kathy L. Smith, Sully District

 

·        Janie Strauss, Dranesville District

 

·        Judith (Tessie) Wilson, Braddock District

 

·        Janet Oleszek, Member at Large

 

·        Ilrvong Moon, Member at Large

 

·        Catherine A. Belter, Springfield District

 

Chairman Connolly also recognized the presence of Brad Draeger, Chief Academic Officer, Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

(6:02 p.m.)

 

Phillip Niedzielski-Eichner, School Board Chair, presented the School Board’s Fiscal Year 2006 budget.

 

(6:27 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board request the School Board to report to the Board on the growth of the School Board’s budget as impacted by unfunded mandates.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(6:32 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins recognized the presence of Stuart D. Gibson, Hunter Mill District Representative, School Board.

 


(6:35 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly recognized the presence of Jack Dale, Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board request the School Board to determine the cost of providing all-day kindergarten throughout the County, and report its findings to the Board.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

(6:36 p.m.)

 

Discussion ensued concerning how the County might save money by providing all-day kindergarten by reducing or eliminating other programs.

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct Edward L. Long, Jr., Chief Financial Officer, and Susan W. Datta, Director, Department of Management and Budget, to determine what savings would accrue.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

(6:39 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board request the School Board to assist the Board with the upcoming Teenage Driving Summit which is scheduled for May 25, 2005. 

 

Following discussion regarding driving school education within the schools, with input from Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, Superintendent Dale stated that the School Board would participate.

 

(6:41 p.m.)

 

Discussion ensued concerning the status of an inventory of surplus school property.  Superintendent Dale informed the Board that the title search should be completed by the end of April.  Those results would be submitted to the School Board who would determine what property was surplus, and that information would be forwarded to the Board.

 


(6:42 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Bulova then raised the issue of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).  Following discussion, with input form Mr. Griffin and Mr. Long, Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to determine how costs for AEDs would be shared between the Board and the School Board.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

2.                     BOARD RECESS  (6:45 p.m.)

 

The Board briefly recessed and, at 7:03 p.m., reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Members being present, with the exception of Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor DuBois, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor McConnell, and with Chairman Connolly presiding.

 

3.                     7 P.M. – CONTINUATION OF THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2006 ADVERTISED BUDGET PLAN, THE ADVERTISED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (CIP) FOR FY’S 2006–2010_ (WITH FUTURE FY’S TO 2015) AND THE CURRENT APPROPRIATION IN THE FY 2005 REVISED BUDGET PLAN  (7:03 p.m.)

 

A Certificate of Publication was filed from the editor of the Washington Times showing that notice of said public hearings were duly advertised in the newspaper as follows:

 

·        County Executive’s proposed FY 2005 Advertised Budget Plan and the CIP for the FYs 2005-2009 with future FYs to 2014 on March 17 and March 24, 2005.

 

·        The current appropriation in the FY 2004 Revised Budget Plan on March 24, 2005.

 

(7:32 p.m.)

 

Following the testimony of Tom Simcoe, President, Fairfax County Firefighters Association (Speaker 9), Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review Mr. Simcoe’s testimony to determine the cost of his proposal regarding health care for retirees.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 


(10:40 p.m.)

 

Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to include as a Consideration Item the management of Clifton Town Hall in the amount of $20,000.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(10:41 p.m.)

 

Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to include as a Consideration Item the reprinting of a booklet originally published by the Virginia Department of Transportation entitled “Adventure in Driving - Survive The Ride” in the amount of $10,000.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(10:42 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to include as a Consideration Item $350,000 for the Department of Transportation to test and evaluate consultant transportation studies and for one experienced staff person.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(10:43 p.m.)

 

Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to include as a Consideration Item the issue of the Police Department request regarding the number of police officers.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(10:55 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with a complete accounting of what is included in the FY 2006 Budget for field maintenance from all aspects such as school facilities and park facilities.   Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with additional information including costs for the year-round diamond maintenance.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(10:56 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Gross referred to a request that she received from the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons, requesting an increase in its contract.

 


Therefore, Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to report with an analysis of the contract and the number of individuals served.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

                        The public hearing was held with testimony from 58 speakers.

 

4.                     BOARD RECESS  (10:57 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly announced that the Board would recess until 7 p.m. on April 6, 2005, for the continuation of the following public hearings at 7 p.m.:

 

·        The proposed adoption of the County Executive's FY 2006 Advertised Budget Plan.

 

·        The Capital Improvement Program for FY 2006 - 2010 (with future FYs to 2015).

 

·        The Current Appropriation Level in the FY 2005 Revised Budget Plan.