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CLERK'S BOARD SUMMARY  

REPORT OF ACTIONS OF THE

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

MONDAY

January 23, 2006

 

 

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At a regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia, held in the Board Auditorium of the Government Center at Fairfax, Virginia, on Monday, January 23, 2006, at 9:45 a.m., there were present:

 

·        Chairman Gerald E. Connolly, presiding

 

·        Supervisor Sharon Bulova, Braddock District

 

·        Supervisor Joan M. DuBois, Dranesville District

 

·        Supervisor Michael Frey, Sully District

 

·        Supervisor Penelope A. Gross, Mason District

 

·        Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins, Hunter Mill District

 

·        Supervisor Gerald W. Hyland, Mount Vernon District

 

·        Supervisor Dana Kauffman, Lee District

 

·        Supervisor Elaine McConnell, Springfield District

 

·        Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth, Providence District

 

Others present during the meeting were Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive; David P. Bobzien, County Attorney; Catherine A. Chianese, Assistant to the County Executive; Regina Thorn Corbett, Administrative Assistant, Office of the County Executive; Nancy Vehrs, Clerk to the Board of Supervisors; and Patti M. Hicks, Chief Deputy Clerk to the Board of Supervisors.

BOARD MATTERS

 

1.                     LAND USE APPLICATIONS  (9:49 a.m.)

                       

Chairman Connolly remarked on the fact that there are only two land use public hearings scheduled for today.  He noted that at the January 9, 2006, Board meeting there was also only two land use public hearings scheduled.

 

2.                     MOMENT OF SILENCE  (9:49 a.m.)

 

                        Chairman Connolly asked everyone to keep in thoughts the family of John Hardy, former employee with the Department of Planning and Zoning, who passed away on January 15, 2006.  His wife, Sara Robin Hardy, is the Assistant Director of the Planning Commission.

 

                        Chairman Connolly noted that the County flag was flown at half staff to honor three members of the military with ties to the County who were killed recently in Iraq.  US Army Captain Christopher Petty, 33, who graduated from Madison High School, was killed January 5.  US Army Major William Hecker III, 37, who graduated from McLean High School, was killed on January 5.  Special Forces Staff Sergeant Ayman Taha, 31, who attended elementary school in McLean,  was killed on December 30.  Parents of all three reside in Vienna.

 

AGENDA ITEMS

 

3.                     RESOLUTION OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MR. CHARLIE CROWDER, JR.  (9:51 a.m.)

 

Supervisor Gross moved approval of the Resolution of Recognition presented to Mr. Charlie Crowder, Jr. for his years of service as General Manager of Fairfax Water.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a unanimous vote.

 

4.                     RESOLUTION OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MR. LARRY FOWLER  (9:54 a.m.)

 

Supervisor Kauffman moved approval of the Resolution of Recognition presented to Mr. Larry Fowler for his years of service on the Consumer Protection Commission.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried a unanimous vote.

 

5.                     RESOLUTION OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MS. NANCY BURKE  (10:05 a.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved approval of the Resolution of Recognition presented to Ms. Nancy Burke for her years of service and accomplishments at South Lakes High School.  Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor DuBois jointly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

 

6.                     PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING FEBRUARY 2006 AS “AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY  (10:11 a.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and moved approval of the Proclamation to designate February 2006 as “African American History Month” in Fairfax County.  Supervisor Hudgins seconded the motion and it carried by a unanimous vote. 

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

7.                     RESOLUTION OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO FASTRAN (10:11 a.m.)

                       

Supervisor Bulova moved approval of the Resolution of Recognition presented to FASTRAN on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary.  Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Hudgins jointly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

8.                     CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO FAIRFAX TELEWORKS CORE TEAM, KEVIN GREENLIEF, AND REPRESENTATIVE COUNTY TELEWORKERS  (10:28 a.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to the Fairfax Teleworks core team, Department of Tax Administration Director Kevin Greenlief, and representative County teleworkers for their role in exceeding the goal to have 20 percent of the County’s eligible workforce teleworking by the end of 2005.  Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Gross, and Supervisor Smyth jointly seconded the motion and it carried by a unanimous vote.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

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9.                     10 A.M. – PRESENTATION OF THE PEDESTRIAN TASK FORCE REPORT  ( 10:40 a.m.)

 

(BACs)            Bruce Wright, Member, Pedestrian Task Force, who is also Chairman of the Non‑Motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee, presented the final report of the Task Force.  The report included a brief overview and recommendations.  Mr. Wright introduced members of the Task Force which includes citizens, County staff, and Virginia Department of Highways (VDOT) staff.  He noted that David Patton, the new Bicycle Coordinator for Virginia, was in the auditorium.

 

                        Mr. Wright stated that while the County had come a long way since the 2001 Transportation Summit on Pedestrian Access which was the inception of the Pedestrian Task Force, there was still a long way to go.  He noted that of particular concern were: 

 

·        Incomplete or non-existent sidewalk systems.

 

·        Very difficult or often impossible pedestrian access to activity centers, employment centers, public transit, and recreation centers.

 

·        Long stretches of major highways which lacked crosswalks.

 

                        Mr. Wright asked that the County focus on:

 

·        Existing pedestrian efforts in the Route 1 corridor.

 

·        The top 40 pedestrian intersections that need retrofits.

 

·        Neighborhood connectivity.

 

·        Addressing the needs from the Bus Stop Safety Study.

 

·        Maintaining and upgrading facilities.

 

·        Ensuring that current facilities are ADA compliant.

 

·        Construction of bridges that link high density areas over difficult places to cross.

 

Mr. Wright noted that there were a number of miscellaneous recommendations in the final report that included naming a member of the Disability Services Board to the TRAILS Committee as well as making the Task Force a permanent body.

 

                        Following Mr. Wright’s presentation, discussion ensued concerning quick takes for eminent domain for sidewalks.  Supervisor Smyth asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review ways to streamline the County’s process and reduce costs.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Discussion continued concerning the costs associated with retrofitting, the benefits of streetscaping, the routine granting of sidewalk and trail waivers, and collapsible bus shelters. 

 


Supervisor Kauffman noted that the maps provided in the report were very helpful but difficult to read.  Therefore, he asked unanimous consent that the Board direct Chris Wells, Pedestrian Program Manager, Department of Transportation, to work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to provide enlarged district-by-district maps.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Additional discussion ensued concerning the lack of sidewalks along major thoroughfares, the need for a better way to coordinate roads, public transportation and pedestrian facilities, funding efforts for issues along Route 1, particularly for projects related to the Base Realignment and Closing Commission (BRAC) proposal to facilitate traffic onto and off of Fort Belvoir, and road diets, with input from Mr. Wells.

 

                        Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and moved that the Board:

 

·        Receive, with gratitude, the Pedestrian Task Force Final Report.

 

·        Direct staff to present a full implementation plan for proceeding on the recommendations, including membership on the Trails Committee.

 

·        Direct staff to present a streamlined plan, both for the County and suggestions for VDOT, to facilitate the creation and construction of sidewalk and sidewalk connections into the system in a more efficient manner.

 

·        Direct the County Executive, in the drafting of the Transportation Bond Referendum, to make financing of pedestrian connections identified in the report, a significant component of the referendum.

     

Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor Smyth jointly seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion, Supervisor Smyth asked to amend the motion to direct staff to include looking at by right opportunities or adding sidewalk connections, and this was accepted. 

 

Supervisor Smyth asked to further amend the motion to direct legislative staff to work with the Governor’s legislative liaison to include a quick-take for sidewalks in the Governor’s transportation plan, and this was accepted.

 

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

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 


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10.                   10:15 A.M. – PRESENTATION OF THE DON SMITH AWARD  (11:17 a.m.)

 

Anita Baker, Chairperson, Employees Advisory Council, presented the Don Smith Award to the following individuals:

 

·        Vera Finberg, Fairfax County Public Library, for her 13 years of service as the employee representative on the Fairfax County Employees’ Retirement System’s Board of Trustees.

 

·        Keith Foxx, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, for encouraging fellow employees to work toward a higher fitness level.

 

·        Susan Herbert, Fire and Rescue Department, for her efforts in managing the department’s Strategic and Operation Plans.

 

The following County employees were nominated and received certificates of recognition: David Baucom, Police Department; Purvis Dawson, Police Department; Monica Foote, Department of Administration for Human Services; Elizabeth Brooke Fuller, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board; Jean Helmandollar, Circuit Courts and Records; Stephanie Lawrence, Department of Family Services; Deborah McClure, Department of Administration for Human Services; Shawn Monaghan, Police Department; Maria Padmore, Health Department; Sandra Rathbun, Circuit Court and Records; John Smith, Fire and Rescue; and Guy Yates, Department of Tax Administration.

 

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11.                   10:30 A.M. – REPORT ON GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES  (11:27 a.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly called the Board’s attention to House Bill (HB) 1368, the Home Serenity and Tranquility Act, which prohibits the operation on an athletic field owned or operated by a public or private entity of any event before 8 a.m., after 6 p.m., or on Sunday without the unanimous written consent of the affected homeowners. 

 

Following discussion, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board vigorously oppose HB 1368.  Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Hyland jointly seconded the motion.

 

Additional discussion ensued regarding HB 1368 as well as notification from delegates when a bill affecting the County is introduced.

 

Supervisor Hyland asked to amend the motion to also direct the Chairman to communicate with the head of the Fairfax Delegation, either by letter or orally, expressing a desire to develop a process to notify the County in advance when certain sensitive bills are introduced.  This was accepted.

 

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

 

Chairman Connolly noted that the following Senate Bills (SB) passed:

 

·        SB 268 and 269 – Condominium Conversations - transfer of right to purchase and notice to locality

 

·        SB 311 – Spot Blight Abatement – interest on tax liens

 

Chairman Connolly noted that SB 533 on teen driving died in committee.  Discussion ensued, with input from Michael H. Long, Senior Assistant County Attorney.  Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board solicit support and encourage the Fairfax Delegate who voted against it to move to reconsider and revive the bill.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

With reference to the Legislative Report dated January 23, 2006, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to indicate that Supervisor Gross was present at the Legislative Committee meeting on January 20, 2006.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Chairman Connolly briefed the Board on the status of other bills and the report, and he discussed the Commonwealth debt ceiling.

 

Following input from Katie Boyle, legislative staff, Office of the County Executive, Chairman Connolly reminded the Board that the annual legislative reception is scheduled to be held February 28, 2006, at 5:30 p.m. at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.  He urged all Board Members to attend.

 

Supervisor Gross called the Board’s attention to HB 287, which was not discussed at the committee meeting.  It relates to examinations for applicants for driver’s licenses and reads, “All examinations of applicants for the written or otherwise shall be conducted exclusively in English language.  The Department [of Motor Vehicles] shall neither supply nor permit the use of interpreters in connection with conducting examinations of applicants.”  Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to monitor this bill and report with the potential impact to the residents of the County.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Additional discussion ensued regarding SB 138, concerning real estate tax assessments, with input from Mr. Long.  Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide additional information on this bill including its impact on senior citizens.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide additional information regarding a bill concerning the Bay Bridge Tunnel Commission and related funds.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Additional discussion ensued regarding legislation involving the Dulles Toll Road revenue.

The Board voted to accept the Legislative Report dated January 23, 2006, as amended, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that he be recorded as abstaining from action on SB 138 until he has further information.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

12.                   10:45 A.M. – APPOINTMENTS TO CITIZEN BOARDS, AUTHORITIES, COMMISSIONS, AND ADVISORY GROUPS  (11:56 a.m.)

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(BACs)            A. HEATH ONTHANK MEMORIAL AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

 

Chairman Connolly moved the reappointment of Mr. Clifford Fields as the At-Large Chairman’s Representative to the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award Selection Committee.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Bulova moved the reappointment of Ms. Jane Gwinn as the Braddock District Representative to the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award Selection Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor DuBois moved the reappointment of Ms. Jeanne McChesney as the Dranesville District Representative to the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award Selection Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved the reappointment of Mr. Ronald Copeland as the Hunter Mill District Representative to the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award Selection Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 


Supervisor Kauffman moved the appointment of Mr. Joseph Blackwell as the Lee District Representative to the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award Selection Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Gross moved the reappointment of Ms. Eileen Garnett as the Mason District Representative to the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award Selection Committee.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Hyland moved the reappointment of Mr. Mack Rhoades, Jr., as the Mount Vernon District Representative to the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award Selection Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Smyth moved the reappointment of Ms. Ernestine Heastie as the Providence District Representative to the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award Selection Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor McConnell moved the reappointment of Mr. Philip Rosenthal as the Springfield District Representative to the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award Selection Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the Sully District Representative to the A. Heath Onthank Memorial Award Selection Committee.

 

ADVISORY SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the Lee District Representative to the Advisory Social Services Board. 

 

AIRPORTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Chairman Connolly moved the reappointment of Ms. Carol Ann Hawn as the At-Large Chairman’s Representative to the Airports Advisory Committee.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Frey moved the reappointment of Mr. Mark Searle as the Sully District Business Representative to the Airports Advisory Committee.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 


            CONFIRMATION:

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved the confirmation of the following appointment to the Airports Advisory Committee:

 

·        Mr. David Edwards as the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce Representative

 

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

 

The Board deferred the appointments of the Mount Vernon District Business and Mount Vernon District Representatives to the Airports Advisory Committee.

 

ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMISSION

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the Hunter Mill District Representative to the Animal Services Advisory Commission.

 

ATHLETIC COUNCIL

 

Supervisor Gross moved the appointment of Ms. Jeny Beausoliel as the Mason District Alternate Representative to the Athletic Council.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

The Board deferred the appointments of the At-Large Diversity Alternate and Hunter Mill District Alternate Representatives to the Athletic Council.

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE

 

Supervisor Kauffman moved the reappointment of Mr. Frederick Haynes as the At-Large #1 Representative to the Audit Committee.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the At-Large #2 Representative to the Audit Committee.

 

COMMISSION ON AGING

 

Chairman Connolly moved the appointment of Ms. Eileen Duggan to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Frances McWhorter as the At-Large Chairman’s Representative to the Commission on Aging.  Supervisor Gross seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 


COMMISSION ON ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION

 

Supervisor Bulova moved the reappointment of Mr. Charles Dane as the Braddock District Representative to the Commission on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved the reappointment of Mr. Robert Neuman as the Donor Family Member Representative to the Commission on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor DuBois moved the reappointment of Ms. Lisa Kory as the Dranesville District Representative to the Commission on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

The Board deferred the appointments of the Medical Community and Sully District Representatives to the Commission on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation.

 

COMMUNITY ACTION ADVISORY BOARD

Supervisor Kauffman moved the appointment of Ms. Shavonta Green as the Lee District Representative to the Community Action Advisory Board.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

The Board deferred the appointment of the Lee District Representative to the Community Action Advisory Board.

COMMUNITY CRIMINAL JUSTICE BOARD

 

            CONFIRMATION:

 

Supervisor Hyland moved the confirmation of the following appointment to the Community Criminal Justice Board:

 

·        Mr. Todd Petit as the Office of the Public Defender Representative

 

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

 

COUNTYWIDE NON-MOTORIZED TRANSPORTATION (TRAILS) COMMITTEE

Chairman Connolly moved the reappointment of Mr. Gregory Galligan as the At-Large Chairman’s Representative to the Countywide Non-Motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee.  Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Kauffman jointly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Bulova moved the reappointment of Mr. Allan Jones as the Braddock District Representative to the Countywide Non-Motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor DuBois moved the reappointment of Mr. Wade Smith as the Dranesville District Representative to the Countywide Non-Motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Hudgins moved the reappointment of Mr. Bruce Wright as the Hunter Mill District Representative to the Countywide Non-Motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Kauffman moved the reappointment of Mr. Robert Michie as the Lee District Representative to the Countywide Non-Motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee.  This motion was multiply seconded and carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Gross moved the reappointment of Mr. Roy Brooks, Jr., as the Mason District Representative to the Countywide Non-Motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Smyth moved the reappointment of Mr. Roger Diedrich as the Providence District Representative to the Countywide Non-Motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee.  This motion was multiply seconded and carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor McConnell moved the reappointment of Mr. Michael Shannon as the Springfield District Representative to the Countywide Non-Motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 


            CONFIRMATIONS:

 

Supervisor Bulova moved the confirmation of the following appointments to the Countywide Non-Motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee:

 

·        Ms. Mary Flowers as the Clifton Horse Society Representative

 

·        Mr. Daniel Iglhaut as the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Representative

 

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

 

The Board deferred the appointments of the Mount Vernon and Sully District Representatives to the Countywide Non-Motorized Transportation (Trails) Committee.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVISORY BOARD

The Board deferred the appointment of the Hunter Mill District Representative to the Criminal Justice Advisory Board.

ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ADVISORY COUNCIL

Chairman Connolly moved the appointment of Mr. Doug Denneny to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Sheila Roit as the At-Large #3 Representative to the Environmental Quality Advisory Council.  Supervisor Gross seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Hudgins moved the reappointment of Ms. Diana Saccone Handy as the Hunter Mill District Representative to the Environmental Quality Advisory Council.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Gross moved the reappointment of Ms. Rachel Rifkind as the Mason District Representative to the Environmental Quality Advisory Council.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

FAIRFAX AREA DISABILITY SERVICES BOARD

Chairman Connolly moved the reappointment of Ms. Kim Callahan as the At-Large Chairman’s Representative to the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Kauffman moved the appointment of Ms. Lisa Goodfriend to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Kevin Hyde as the Lee District Representative to Fairfax Area Disability Services Board.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Gross moved the appointment of Mr. Bruce Harris as the Mason District Representative to the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

The Board deferred the appointments of the At-Large #2 (Business Community) Representative and the Hunter Mill and Providence District Representatives to the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board.

FAIRFAX COMMUNITY LONG TERM CARE COORDINATING COUNCIL

 

            CONFIRMATION:

 

Supervisor Bulova moved the confirmation of the following appointment to the Fairfax Community Long Term Care Coordinating Council:

 

·        Ms. Marcia Hoexter as the Advisory Social Services Board Representative

 

This motion, the second to which was indistinguishable, carried by  unanimous vote.

 

FAIRFAX COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Supervisor Gross moved the appointment of Ms. Terri Fox as the Mason District Representative to the Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Corporation Board of Directors.  Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

GEOTECHNICAL REVIEW BOARD

 

            CONFIRMATION:

 

Supervisor Bulova moved the confirmation of the following appointment to the Geotechnical Review Board:

 

·        Mr. Daniel S. Rom as the Primary #2 Representative

 

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

HUMAN SERVICES COUNCIL

Supervisor Gross noted that Ms. Sidney Savage has resigned and moved the appointment of Ms. Stephanie Mensh to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Savage as the Mason District #1 Representative to the Human Services Council.  Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Hudgins jointly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

The Board deferred the appointment of the Sully District #1 Representative to the Human Services Council.

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Board deferred the appointment of the Springfield District Representative to the Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee.

JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Supervisor Bulova moved the reappointment of Mr. Robert Bermingham as the Braddock District Representative to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Citizens Advisory Council.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor DuBois moved the reappointment of Mr. Amir Oveissi as the Dranesville District Representative to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Citizens Advisory Council.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Kauffman moved the reappointment of Mr. William Betts as the Lee District Representative to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Citizens Advisory Council.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor Gross moved the reappointment of Ms. Deborah Foreman as the Mason District Representative to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Citizens Advisory Council.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

Supervisor McConnell moved the reappointment of Mr. Joseph Bunnell as the Springfield District Representative to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Citizens Advisory Council.  Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Hyland jointly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

            CONFIRMATIONS:

 

Supervisor Bulova moved the confirmation of the following appointments to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Citizens Advisory Council:

 

·        Mr. John Harold as the Fairfax City Representative

 

·        Mr. George Ashley as the Fairfax City Council Representative

 

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

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the Providence District Representative to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Citizens Advisory Council.

 

OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE ON DRINKING AND DRIVING

 

The Board deferred the appointments of the Braddock, Mason, and Providence District Representatives to the Oversight Committee on Drinking and Driving.

 

POLICE OFFICERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD

 

Supervisor Hyland moved the appointment of Mr. Craig Dyson as the Citizen At-Large #1 Representative of the Police Officers Retirement System Board.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

ROAD VIEWERS BOARD

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the At-Large #4 Representative to the Road Viewers Board.

 

ROUTE 28 HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT  ADVISORY BOARD

 

Supervisor Frey moved the reappointment of Mr. Scott Crabtree as the Resident/Owner #1 Representative to the Route 28 Highway Transportation District Advisory Board.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Frey moved the reappointment of Mr. William Keech as the Resident/Owner #2 Representative to the Route 28 Highway Transportation District Advisory Board.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved the reappointment of Mr. Jeffrey Fairfield as the Resident/Owner #3 Representative to the Route 28 Highway Transportation District Advisory Board.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION

 

Chairman Connolly moved the appointment of Ms. Marjorie Castro to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Omar Kader as the At-Large #2 Representative to the Small Business Commission.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the Braddock District Representative to the Small Business Commission. 

 

SOUTHGATE COMMUNITY CENTER ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the Fairfax County #7 Representative to the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council.

 

TENANT LANDLORD COMMISSION

 

The Board deferred the appointments of the Tenant Member #1 and Landlord Member #1 Representatives to the Tenant Landlord Commission.

 

TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMISSION

 

The Board deferred the appointments of the Hunter Mill and Providence District Representatives to the Transportation Advisory Commission.

 

WETLANDS BOARD

 

Chairman Connolly moved the reappointment of Ms. Mary Lou Melley as the At-Large #2 Representative to the Wetlands Board.  This motion was multiply seconded and carried by unanimous vote.

 

                        AD HOC COMMITTEES

 

VIRGINIA 2007 COMMUNITY CITIZENS PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

            CONFIRMATIONS:

 

Supervisor Hyland moved the confirmation of the following appointments to the Virginia 2007 Community Citizens Planning Committee:

 

·        Mr. Luis Parada as the Hispanic Community Representative

 

·        Mr. Frank McNally as the Smithsonian Institution Representative

 

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

 

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13.                   ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS   (12:09 p.m.)

 

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

                       

Supervisor Gross called the Board’s attention Admin 5 – Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing Regarding the Conveyance of County-Owned Property to the Fairfax County Park Authority and announced that this will increase the amount of land in the Park System.

 

Supervisor Frey noted that, from his understanding, other County owned properties will be added to the Fairfax County Park Authority system soon.

 

Discussion ensued with input from Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, and Edward L. Long, Chief Financial Officer, regarding the transfer of other County-owned property.

 

Supervisor Kauffman asked to amend the motion to add the parcel located at 3506 Lockheed Boulevard to the list of land to be transferred to the Park Authority, and this was accepted. 

 

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a status report regarding the Berman Tract.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The question was called on the motion, as amended, and it carried by unanimous vote, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor DuBois, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Smyth, and Chairman Connolly voting “AYE.”

 

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

 

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

 

Subdivision

District

Street

 

Georgetown Court

 

 

 

The Mount at Tysons Corner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balmoral Greens

Section 5

 

 

 

 

Rockland Village Phase II

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Manors of Fox Mill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clifton Crest

Sec. 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maywood LLC

Improvement Rt. 50

 

Dranesville

 

 

 

Providence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Springfield

 

 

 

 

 

Sully

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sully

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sully

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sully

Shain Court

Service Road

       Route F – 1033

 

Colonel Lindsay Court

       Route 10027

Colonel Lindsay Drive

       Route 10028

Idylwood Road

       Route 695

       Additional ROW Only

 

Balmoral Greens Avenue

       Route 8880

Beckwith Lane

Quigg Street

Weymouth Hill Road

 

Walney Road

       Route 657

       Additional ROW Only

Walney Road

       Route 657

       Additional ROW Only

 

Fox Mill Manor Drive

Fox Mill Road

Route 665

Additional ROW Only

Hunts Mill Court

Talley Court

 

Caballero Way

Clifton Road

Route 645

Additional ROW Only

Lee Highway

Route 29

Additional ROW Only

Regal Crest Court

Regal Crest Drive

 

Lee Jackson Memorial

  Public Highway

Additional ROW Only

 

ADMIN 2 – RESOLUTION TO INSTALL A "WATCH FOR CHILDREN" SIGN ON LACKAWANNA DRIVE AS PART OF THE RESIDENTIAL TRAFFIC ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM (R-TAP) (LEE DISTRICT)

 

(R)                   Adopted the Resolution endorsing the installation of a “Watch for Children” sign on Lackawanna Drive (Lee District) as part of the Department of Transportation’s R-TAP.

 

ADMIN 3 – EXTENSION OF REVIEW PERIOD FOR A 2232 PUBLIC FACILITIES REVIEW APPLICATION (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)

 

Approved an extension of review period for 2232 Public Facilities Review Application FS-D05-37 to April 1, 2006.

 

ADMIN 4 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSAL TO PROHIBIT THROUGH TRUCK TRAFFIC ON WAKEFIELD CHAPEL ROAD AND GUINEA ROAD AS PART OF THE RESIDENTIAL TRAFFIC ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM (R‑TAP) (BRADDOCK DISTRICT)

 

(A)                   Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on February 27, 2006, at 4 p.m. to consider a proposal to prohibit through truck traffic on as part of R-TAP on the following roads:

 

·        Wakefield Chapel Road between Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road

 

·        Guinea Road between Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road

 

ADMIN 5 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE CONVEYANCE OF COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY

 

(A)

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, additional action was taken regarding this item.  See page 18.)

 

·        Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on February 27, 2006, at 4 p.m. to consider the conveyance of County-owned property to the Park Authority.

 

·        Waived County Policy requiring notification of adjacent property owners by certified mail of the public hearing.

 


14.                   A-1 – APPROVAL OF DISEASE CARRYING INSECTS PROGRAM  (12:14 p.m.)

 

Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and direct staff to take the following actions concerning the County’s 2006 Disease Carrying Insects Program:

 

·        Conduct a proactive West Nile virus surveillance program that includes avian (bird), human, and mosquito surveillance conducted through bird monitoring, human surveillance, and mosquito trapping.

 

·        Conduct a proactive treatment of the storm water catch basins and other mosquito breeding areas in the County using appropriate and approved larvicides, such as Bacillus sphaericus, according to established biological criteria in as many rounds during the May to October mosquito season as necessary.

 

·        Conduct an aggressive community outreach and education program to increase residents’ awareness of West Nile virus and its prevention.

 

·        Monitor and document the number of human infections to determine the effectiveness of the above measures directed at the control of mosquito larvae, prior to the initiation of more aggressive control measures.

 

·        If deemed necessary to protect public health, authorize the County Executive to take further appropriate control measures.

 

·        Continue a tick surveillance program to assess Lyme disease activities in the County.

 

Following discussion of the program, Jorge R. Arias, staff, Disease Carrying Insects Program, Health Department, noted that the program continues to be quite successful.

 

Supervisor Gross noted this issue is not only a health concern but also an environmental issue.

 

15.                   A-2 – FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2006 FOREST PEST MANAGEMENT SUPPRESSION PROGRAM  (12:16 p.m.)

 

                        Supervisor Gross moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and direct staff to take the actions outlined in the Board Agenda Item dated January 23, 2006, concerning the FY 2006 Forest Pest Management Suppression Program.

 

                        Supervisor Hyland called the Board’s attention to the last paragraph of page 29 of the Board Agenda item, regarding the hemlock woolly adelgid and discussion ensued with input from Troy Shaw, staff, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Forest Pest Management Suppression Program, regarding whether it is treatable/controllable.

 

                        Further discussion ensued regarding the locations that would be treated for the pests.

 

                        Supervisor DuBois asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide the Board with more specifics regarding the location of treatment sites within the Dranesville District.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

                        Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information on how individual districts are affected.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

                        Supervisor Hudgins asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provider information concerning the emerald ash borer.  Without objection it was so ordered.

 

                        Following further discussion, with input from Mr. Shaw, regarding the specific pests and the locations of treatment sites, the question was called on the motion, and it carried by unanimous vote, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor DuBois, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Smyth, and Chairman Connolly voting “AYE.”

 

16.                   A-3 – APPROVAL OF A GRANT FROM FUND 142, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT, REVITALIZATION,  TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE GROUP, INCORPORATED (BDAG) FOR A SMALL BUSINESS START-UP, EXPANSION AND RETENTION SERVICES PROJECT IN THE ANNANDALE AND BAILEYS CROSSROADS COMMERCIAL REVITALIZATION DISTRICTS (CRD) (MASON DISTRICT)  (12:20 p.m.)

 

                        Supervisor Gross moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and approve the amount of up to $191,233 for BDAG for an Annandale CRD, and Bailey’s Crossroads/Seven Corners CRD Small Business Start-Up, Expansion and Retention Services Project under the Investing in Communities Program. Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

                        Supervisor Gross noted that small businesses, especially those with owners who have other language skills, will have an opportunity to have successful businesses with this program and its additional resources.

 

17.                   A-4 – ADOPTION OF THE POPES HEAD CREEK WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN (BRADDOCK AND SPRINGFIELD DISTRICTS) (12:21 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Gross moved adoption of the Popes Head Creek Watershed Management Plan.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion.

 

Chairman Connolly noted that he, along with Supervisor McConnell met with staff to resolve questions regarding the cost structure of the management plan.  As a follow up to the meeting, Chairman Connolly issued a written statement that includes the following:

 

·        The Board’s reaffirming of its long history of environmental vigilance, endorsed by its adoption of the Environmental Agenda, which calls for the need to complete the watershed management planning process.  The information in these plans is vital to establishing a baseline inventory of potential project and policy needs Countywide.

 

·        These plans represent a menu of options and concepts that require an additional level of fiscal scrutiny.  This “cost-scrubbing” exercise for each potential project is essential.

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked to amend the motion to direct staff to recognize the following:

 

·        Projects, programs, and policy items in this plan will first undergo appropriate review by County staff and the Board prior to implementation.  Board adoption of the watershed plan will not set into motion automatic implementation of projects, programs, initiatives, or policy recommendations.

 

·        The Watershed plan is a conceptual master-list of non-structural programs and structural capital projects. Each fiscal year, staff will prepare and submit to the Board a detailed spending plan to include a description of proposed projects and an explanation of their ranking, based on specific criteria, such as the cost-effectiveness as compared to alternative projects, a clear public benefit, a need to protect public or private lands from erosion or flooding, and a need to meet a specific watershed or water quality goal.

 

·        Road projects not related to protection of streambeds or banks or water quality will not be funded out of the stormwater and watershed budget.

 

·        Structural projects will be value-engineered to ensure cost effectiveness before implementation.  In addition, alternatives such as enlisting volunteers will be considered for each project.

 

·        Obstruction removal projects on private lands will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for referral to the Zoning Administrator and/or County Attorney for action as public nuisances.

 

·        Stream restoration projects on private lands will be evaluated to determine means for cost-sharing by land owners directly responsible for degradation due to their land uses.

 

This was accepted.

 

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide Board Members with a copy of the Chairman’s amendment to the motion.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

                        Discussion ensued with input from Jimmie Jenkins, Director, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, regarding the value engineering cost effective principals.

           

Supervisor Hudgins noted that both private and public partnerships could be forged from this plan.

 

                        Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to use this process as general guidelines for subsequent projects.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

                        Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

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

                       

18.                   I-1 – AMENDMENT TO TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM AGREEMENT FOR CHAIN BRIDGE ROAD STREETSCAPE AND TRAFFIC CALMING PROJECT (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)  (12:30 p.m.)

 

                        The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated January 23, 2006, requesting authorization for staff to execute an Agreement Amendment with the Virginia Department of Transportation for the Chain Bridge Road Streetscape and Traffic Calming Project.

 

                        The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

19.                   I-2 – US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) LANDFILL METHANE OUTREACH PROGRAM AWARD  (12:30 p.m.)

 

                        The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated January 23, 2006, announcing that the EPA has selected the County to receive the 2005 Landfill Methane Outreach Program’s Community Partner of the Year award.

 

20.                   I-3 – CONTRACT AWARD – CONTRACT FOR LAND SURVEYING AND RELATED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES  (12:30 p.m.)

 

                        The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated January 23, 2006, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Incorporated, in the amount of $500,000 annually for supplemental consultant land surveying services on various County projects beyond the workflow capacity of the Land Survey Branch.  The contract is for one year or until all funds have been authorized, whichever occurs first, with an option to renew the contract for two additional years.

 

                        The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

21.                   I-4 – CONTRACT AWARD – ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR UNDERGROUND UTILITY DESIGNATING AND LOCATING SERVICES  (12:31 p.m.)

 

                        The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated January 23, 2006, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to So-Deep, Incorporated, for a not-to-exceed amount of $1 million for underground utility designating and locating services for authorized projects.  This contract will be for an initial 12-month period.  At the option of the County, this contract may be renewed for two additional 12-month time periods.

 

                        The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

22.                   I-5 – CONTRACT AWARDS – CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGN AND ANCILLARY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES  (12:31 p.m.)

 

                        The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated January 23, 2006, requesting authorization for staff to award contracts to A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Incorporated; AMEC Earth and Environmental Incorporated; KCI Technologies Incorporated; and Moffatt and Nichols/Rummel, Klepper and Kahl, LLP with the amount of each contract being $1 million for one year, with a maximum task order of $200,000, and with the option of two one-year extensions for engineering design and ancillary professional services to provide support for the County’s Capital Improvement Program with a specific focus on stormwater and watershed project implementation.

 

                        The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

23.                   I-6 – APPLICATION BY WASHINGTON GAS LIGHT COMPANY FOR APPROVAL OF AN EXPERIMENTAL WEATHER NORMALIZATION ADJUSTMENT, STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION (SCC) – CASE NUMBER PUE-2005-0001- FINAL ORDER  (12:31 p.m.)

 

                        The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated January 23, 2006, regarding SCC’s Final Order for Case Number PUE-2005-0001.

 

                        Supervisor Gross noted that the SCC agreed with the County’s position.  She also expressed gratitude to Steve Sinclair, Utility Analyst, Consumer Services Division, Department of Cable Communications and Consumer Protection.

 

24.                   I-7 – CONTRACT AMENDMENTS – ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF THE LEWINSVILLE SENIOR CENTER AND RESIDENCES FACILITY (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)  (12:31 p.m.)

 

                        The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated January 23, 2006, requesting authorization for staff to award contract amendments to the following:

 

·        Grimm and Parker Architects in an amount of $1,164,101, and encumber the associated contingency of $116,410

 

·        VIKA, Incorporated in an amount of $123,900, and encumber the associated contingency of $12,390

 

                        for architectural and engineering services for the renovation and expansion of the Lewinsville Senior Center and Residences Facility.  Funding is available in the Lewinsville Expansion Project, Project 014140, Fund 144, Housing Trust Fund, in the amount of $2,068,948.

 

                        The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 


ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

 

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25.                   LAND USE APPLICATIONS  (12:32 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly reiterated the fact that, for the second consecutive meeting, there were only two public hearings on land use on the agenda.  He noted that this is a reflection that the County is nearing “build out” and that the land use that is occurring is very select and mostly redevelopment.

 

26.                   CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WEEK  (12:33 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and moved that the Board approve the proclamation (resolution) distributed with his written Board Matters to proclaim the week of February 19-25, 2006, as “Chambers of Commerce Week” in Fairfax County and direct staff, if appropriate, to invite various members of the many chambers to appear before the Board to receive the proclamation at the appropriate meeting.  Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

27.                   LAND USE INFORMATION AND ACCESSIBILITY  (12:34 p.m.)

 

(BACs)            Chairman Connolly said that the County has a long history of citizen involvement and participation in land use decisions.  He noted the County’s diligence to include public participation and provide public information.  There are many informal and formal ways for the public to provide input.  He asserted that it is worth reviewing how accessible the County’s land use information is to the residents, and what new technologies could be employed to make the land use review and approval process as accessible and informative as possible. 

 

Chairman Connolly said that in most cases the information exists electronically in some form; but it is not easy to access.  While the LDSNet system contains a wealth of good information, it is internally-focused and difficult for the average citizen to navigate.  This information does exist – on plans buried in separate folders in rows of filing cabinets in the Department of Planning and Zoning and the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services – but it is not accessible.  From the public’s perspective, this information is tough to find, yet this information may be crucial to their understanding the approved course of the physical development of the County. 

 

Chairman Connolly asserted that the County needs to capture baseline information that communicates the true state about what is planned, zoned, approved, and in the pipeline for the County.  The County also needs to make available – at a minimum via the Internet – all relevant and useful information about proposed changes to the Comprehensive Plan, proposed rezonings and proposed site/subdivision plans.  Citizens should be able to go to the County website, find a proposed rezoning on an interactive GIS map, click on the site, and gain access to every bit of information the County has regarding that application, from development plans to current proffer proposals to be informed as a participant. 

 

Therefore, Chairman Connolly moved that the Board create and appoint a Land Use Information Accessibility Task Force to work with the County Executive and staff to develop a high level plan of recommended actions for reviewing and modernizing the accessibility and intelligibility of land use information, and providing the Board with a plan of action in the next six to eight months.  Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion.

 

Noting that she had visitors from George Mason University (GMU) regarding the County’s land use process, Supervisor McConnell asked to amend the motion to incorporate GMU, and this was accepted.

 

Following discussion regarding work with the County’s information technology staff, progress in the “My Neighborhood” section of the County’s website, and what is available in some other localities, the question was called on the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

28.                               CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID P. BOBZIEN, COUNTY ATTORNEY  (12:40 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly announced that David P. Bobzien, County Attorney, was inducted into the Virginia Law Foundation’s 2006 Class of Fellows.  He is the first government attorney to hold the post of president in the group’s 68-year history. The total membership is limited to one percent of the active and associate membership of the Virginia State Bar.

 

29.                   GREEN ROOFS AND GREEN BUILDINGS  (12:41 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly requested clarification regarding green roofs for new fire stations.  Discussion ensued with input from Michael Neuhard, Chief, Department of Fire and Rescue, who clarified that the buildings are “green buildings” because of environmentally friendly construction methods and materials and that staff is striving for silver awards from the leadership in environmental design program.  The fire stations were not designed to have “green roofs,” but they are part of the overall “green building.”  Further discussion on the subject ensued, with input from Howard Guba, Deputy Director, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES); Cary Needham, Chief, Building Design Branch, Planning and Design Division, DPWES; and Jimmie Jenkins, Director, DPWES.  Staff is planning a green roof demonstration project for the Herrity Building parking garage.  Supervisor Smyth currently has a green roof on the shed for her district office.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

30.                   INFORMATION SESSIONS REGARDING THE VIENNA/FAIRFAX-GMU METRORAIL STATION (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)  (12:46 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Smyth announced that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the County’s Department of Transportation, and her office are sponsoring the second community outreach session for users of the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail station (“Vienna Metro”) and residents adjacent to the station to discuss the existing and future capacity needs of the station.  The meeting is scheduled for January 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Oakton High School cafeteria.  She said that the agenda includes improvements to the station itself, as well as the third garage. 

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to publicize this meeting.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

31.                   REQUEST FOR CONCURRENT AND EXPEDITED PROCESSING FOR WINDOWS CATERING COMPANY (MASON DISTRICT)  (12:47 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Gross stated that she recently learned that Windows Catering Company purchased a building in Mason District and planned to move its well-known catering business from the City of Alexandria into the County.  Although the use is by-right at this location, it was initially not clear that its portion of a building, which has become two commercial condominiums, was encumbered by an old special exception application.  The old application conditioned percentages of retail and warehouse space for the building in its entirety, before it was split into two separate spaces.  Unfortunately, this was not realized until the applicant had already begun the County building permit process and had no ability to negotiate any more time in the old business location.  She said that expediting the necessary special exception amendment application would be very helpful as the current situation poses a serious risk of the applicant having to shut down a long standing and well recognized local business.

 

Accordingly, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to concurrently and expeditiously process Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 95‑M‑007 and schedule the public hearing to be held before the Board on March 13, 2006.  This motion should not be construed as a favorable recommendation on the application by the Board, and does not relieve the applicant of compliance with the provisions of any applicable ordinances, regulations, or adopted standards.  Supervisor DuBois seconded the motion, which carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Smyth being out of the room.

 

32.                   CONCURRENT AND EXPEDITED PROCESSING FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 2005-MA-034 (MASON DISTRICT)  (12:49 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Gross stated that Special Exception Application SE 2005-MA-034 was recently filed for a building in Mason District at the busy intersection of Braddock Road and Little River Turnpike.  The applicant proposes a small automotive detailing business.  Years ago the building was occupied by State Farm Insurance, but has sat vacant for a number of years.  Though it lies outside of the Annandale Commercial Revitalization District, Supervisor Gross moved to expedite the application's processing because it will improve the vitality of a major commercial intersection in Mason District.

 

Supervisor Gross moved that the Board direct staff to provide concurrent and expedited processing for Special Exception Application SE 2005-MA-034.  This motion should not be construed as a favorable recommendation on the application by the Board, and does not relieve the applicant of compliance with the provisions of any applicable ordinances, regulations, or adopted standards.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

33.                   MARCH IS “INCLUDING PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES MONTH”  (12:50 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Bulova said that throughout the US, March will be celebrated as “Including People with Developmental Disabilities Month.”  In the County, during the month of March, the Arc of Northern Virginia, in conjunction with People First, a self-advocacy group for people with developmental disabilities and their families, and the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB) educate the public about the abilities and needs of people with developmental disabilities.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board proclaim March as “Including People with Developmental Disabilities Month” in Fairfax County and that staff be directed to invite the Arc and the CSB to appear before the Board on March 6, to accept this proclamation.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board raised the issue of state funding for mental health.  See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#36.)

 

34.                   RECOGNITION OF INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) PROGRAMS IN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS  (12:51 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Bulova said that according to Washington Post staff writer Jay Mathews in his January 5, 2006, column, “Extra Credit,” the new equity and excellence ratings, now included in the Challenge Index rankings of high schools, indicate that “there are a great many teachers in the County doing exceptional work with students who are usually overlooked, and that is something worth measuring.”  Positive and rewarding alternatives to gang involvement and drug and alcohol use are being provided to many students through IB programs in the schools, which is in direct support of the Countywide anti-gang initiative.

 

Supervisor Bulova said that each of the 24 County high schools that provided Advanced Placement (AP) or IB rests in May 2005 rated in the top three percent of US schools with college level test preparation.  A number of these schools – Annandale, Edison, South Lakes, Lee, and Stuart, to name a few, had equity and excellence ratings that were better than their Challenge Index rankings.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to:

 

·        Invite the IB Coordinators at County high schools with high percentages of federal lunch subsidies or large populations of low income minority students, or challenged students, to appear at a future Board meeting to be recognized for their outstanding service and tremendous impact they have had on the lives of their students.

 

·        Invite principals of these schools and other appropriate officials to participate in this ceremony.

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Following a brief discussion regarding Erin McVadon Albright, IB Coordinator at Annandale High School, and a presentation by the principal at Stuart High School to the Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Connolly suggested that the Board schedule the same presentation.

 

Discussion continued briefly regarding the excellent public schools, as well of the success of a special needs student at a private school.

 

35.                   CITIZEN CORPS COUNCIL  (12:55 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Bulova said she understood that organization charts are being developed and organizational decisions are being made about the reorganization of the Citizen Corps Council without input or oversight from the Board.  She said that it is her understanding that information on the reorganization of the Citizen Corps Council was supposed to come before the Board for its information and possible approval.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide:

 

·        A report on changes to the structure and reorganization of the council at the Board’s next meeting.

 

·        A progress report on moving money to the individual programs regarding the $335,504 UASI Sub Grant.

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide clarity on where the money is going and the distinction between Volunteer Fairfax and the Citizen Corps.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

36.                   SUPPORT FOR STATE MENTAL HEALTH BOARD  (12:57 p.m.)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board declared “Including People With Developmental Disabilities Month.”  See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#33.)

 

Supervisor McConnell stated that last week she attended a meeting of the State Mental Health Board.  With reference to Supervisor Bulova’s Board Matter on developmental disabilities, she said that former Governor Warner provided sizable funds for this agency in his budget.  She said that there are concerns that the General Assembly may decrease those funds. 

 

Accordingly, Supervisor McConnell urged Board Members and the general public to speak with members of the General Assembly and ask that this money not be eliminated from the allocated funding in the governor’s budget.

 

37.                   DISCUSSIONS WITH THE COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY GENERAL (AG)  (12:58 p.m.)

 

Supervisor McConnell stated that she met with the AG last week.  They discussed the Public Safety Transportation Operations Center (“PSTOC”) and the road at Fort Belvoir (Engineer Proving Ground) to complete the cross County parkway.  These projects were tied up in the AG’s Office, but are important to the County.  She noted that the AG was responsive to her pleas.

 

A brief discussion ensued about the State’s responsibility regarding this land at Fort Belvoir and the criticality of the road.

 

38.                   HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT)  (1:01 p.m.)

 

Supervisor McConnell said that Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia has acquired a one-half-acre parcel located in the northwest quadrant of Lee Highway and Stevenson Street, identified as Tax Map 56-2-((3))-2, to construct a multifamily building with nine condominium units for its first time homebuyer program.

 

Supervisor McConnell noted that Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia Incorporated is a 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide simple, decent, affordable housing for neighbors in need.  This is accomplished by securing donated property, or acquiring property and building materials at reduced prices, coupled with private donations.

 

With Habitat for Humanity preparing to file a rezoning application for this parcel and given Habitat's mission and the importance of minimizing costs, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board waive all rezoning application fees and all other subsequent fees relating to permits and reviews of this particular project.  Supervisor Smyth seconded the motion.

 

David P. Bobzien, County Attorney, indicated that this action was permissible.

 

Following discussion regarding Board participation on a Habitat project, the question was called on the motion, and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

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39.                   ANNUAL LEE DISTRICT OPEN HOUSE  (1:04 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Kauffman invited Board Members and the community to attend the Lee District annual open house at the Franconia Governmental Center on Saturday, January 28 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

 

Supervisor Kauffman noted that the atrium of the Franconia Governmental Center has been transformed by the artwork of the Springfield Art Guild and artists will be at the open house to mingle with the guests.  The artwork is also available for sale.

 

40.                   RAIL TO CENTREVILLE (SULLY DISTRICT)  (1:04 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and jointly with Supervisor Frey moved that the Board reaffirm and communicate reaffirmation to the Secretary of Transportation, the Governor, and appropriate individuals in the General Assembly of its firm commitment to seeing rail in the I‑66 corridor.              Supervisor Smyth seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion regarding rail in Centreville, the question was called on the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

                        Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

41.                   CONCURRENT PROCESSING AND DATE CERTAIN REQUEST FOR PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 87-S-061 (SULLY DISTRICT)  (1:10 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Frey said that the applicant for Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 87-S-061 has asked that the application be afforded a date certain for the Board public hearing as well as concurrent processing.  This application proposes to modify the generalized development plan associated with Rezoning Application RZ 87-S-061.  The property is zoned I-3, and the proposed use is warehouse, consistent with the surrounding uses.  The proposed floor area ratio is slightly less than previously approved, the number of parking spaces is less, and the open space will remain substantially the same.

 

            Therefore, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct staff to:

 

·        Approve concurrent processing for both the site plan and building plans while the related zoning application is being processed.  The applicants understand that this motion will not prejudice the consideration of the applications in any way.

 

·        Schedule a public hearing to be held before the Board for a date certain at the earliest reasonable time after the Planning Commission hearing.

 

This motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by unanimous vote.

 

42.                   REZONING APPLICATION RZ 2004 –SU-029 – NVP, INCORPORATED (SULLY DISTRICT)  (1:11 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Frey said that Rezoning Application RZ 2004-SU-029 was filed by NVP, Incorporated to permit the construction of nine single family detached homes on 3.68 acres adjacent to the Centreville Historic District.  He said that in August, 2004, the Board authorized a work group to review the boundaries and Plan for the Centreville Historic District, to which this property is adjacent.  This application was filed in September 2004, and was deferred by the applicant to accommodate the work group process.  However, the work group recommendations are not yet final, and the applicant needs to move forward with the application.  The applicant has agreed to comply with the historic district regulations as they exist today, and as they may be amended for a period of nine months from the date of the rezoning, if approved.  The application has the support of staff, and the Planning Commission decision was deferred to allow the applicant to address issues recently raised by nearby property owners.

 

To compensate for the voluntary deferrals, Supervisor Frey moved that the Board direct staff to schedule a public hearing to be held before the Board on February 27, 2006.  The applicants understand that this motion will not prejudice
the consideration of the applications in any way.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion regarding the excavation of the land, the question was called on the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

43.                   CONSIDERATION ITEM REGARDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING  (1:16 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to include a Budget Consideration Item for the two cents of the real estate tax to be designated for the preservation of affordable housing.  Supervisor Hudgins noted that the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and the Department of Housing and Community Development have been identifying opportunities to move the County closer to its 1,000 unit preservation goal by 2007, and the one penny designation has been a large part of the success this past year.

 

Supervisor Hudgins said that the additional revenue created by the designation of two pennies will drastically assist the County as it attempts to preserve a dwindling affordable housing stock.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

44.                   TREE CUTTING ALONG THE WASHINGTON AND OLD DOMINION  TRAIL (W&OD)  (1:18 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins said that since June 2004, her office, along with the offices of Supervisor Smyth and Chairman Connolly, has been in discussion with Dominion Virginia Power regarding tree cutting along the W&OD.  Subsequently, the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA) has estimated that 26,000 trees stand the possibility of being cut down as the Dominion Virginia Power seeks to clear space for the western extension of a 230kv electrical transmission line to serve the needs of growth in Loudoun County.

 

In September 2004, Dominion Virginia Power halted cutting along the Loudoun County portion of the W&OD Trail due to the overwhelming public support for the trail.  In October 2005, the State Corporation Commission ordered that the W&OD Trail again must be considered as a route for the new line.  There are public hearings scheduled for February 8 and 9 in Leesburg, Virginia.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hudgins moved that the Board join the NVRPA in opposing the W&OD option for the Dominion Virginia Power transmission lines.  Supervisor Smyth and Chairman Connolly jointly seconded the motion.

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to send an appropriate communication that is strongly worded on this matter to the State Corporation Commission.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

Supervisor Smyth asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to notify the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and request that it take the same position as the Board.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

The question was called on the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

45.                   SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 2005-MV-025 ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR/FULLERTON ROAD (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (1:20 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland said that the Special Exception Application SE 2005-MV-025 is a request to permit a vehicle rental establishment in the Fullerton Industrial Park.  The applicant has presented the application to the Mount Vernon Council of Citizens’ Associations and the South County Federation and received no opposition. 

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board authorize staff to concurrently process the minor site plan and other engineering approvals associated with this application.  Approval of this motion shall in no way prejudice or affect any ongoing review and should not be construed as support for this application by the Board.  Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

46.                   HOLLIN HALL ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT STUDY (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (1:21 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland said that on January 31 at 9 a.m. the Board of Zoning Appeals will hear an appeal that will have a profound effect on the over half century old community of Hollin Hall Village.  On March 31, 1943, the County approved Sections 1 and 2 of the Hollin Hall Subdivision.  At that time, the land was zoned Urban Residential District which required a minimum lot area of 5,000 square feet and a minimum lot width of 50 feet, smaller than the minimum lot area and width that its current R-3 designation allows.  Many of the homes in Hollin Hall Village were built with one house straddling two lots.  Real estate developers, savvy with Section 4-205 of the Zoning Ordinance, have been buying single family homes that straddle two lots so they can demolish them and double the unit density.  This type of infill development, that destroys the quality of life of its residents, should not be allowed.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct the Zoning Administrator to review the proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance included in his written Board matters and report with recommendations.  Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 


47.                   STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FACILITY SIGNS  (1:22 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland said that Section 6-0303.6 of the Public Facilities Manual discusses safety measures to be taken on properties with storm drains.  In response, the County has placed signs on approximately 1,100 properties.

 

Supervisor Hyland said that although a well-intentioned effort, in some cases the placement of these signs seem to warn against a problem that has never happened or is unlikely to happen.  Also, in some cases the signs warn users of the property to not engage in activity that could never be undertaken on that property, e.g., “no boating, no fishing” in a back yard.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct the County Executive to:

 

·        Establish a procedure for property owners to request removal of these signs.

 

·        Explore less obtrusive ways to announce the presence of storm drains.

 

                        This motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by unanimous vote.

 

48.                   NO BOARD MATTERS FOR SUPERVISOR DUBOIS (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)  (1:25 p.m.)

 

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

 

49.                   RECESS/CLOSED SESSION  (1:25 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 (§) 2.2‑3711 and listed in the agenda for this meeting as follows:            

 

(a)     Discussion or consideration of personnel matters pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3711(A) (1).

 

(b)     Discussion or consideration of the acquisition of real property for a public purpose, or of the disposition of publicly held real property, where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the public body, pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2‑3711(A) (3).

 

(c)     Consultation with legal counsel and briefings by staff members or consultants pertaining to actual or probable litigation, and consultation with legal counsel regarding specific legal matters requiring the provision of legal advice by such counsel pursuant to Virginia Code § 2.2-3711(A) (7).

 

1.      Peerless Insurance Company and Excelsior Insurance Company v. County of Fairfax, Virginia, At Law No. CL-2005-0003069 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Springfield District)

 

2.      Delbert J. Allen v. Fairfax County Wastewater Collection Division, Ifty Khan, Chief, Tom McFadden, Superintendent, and George Bain, Supervisor, Civil Action No. 04-cv1540 (U.S. Dist. Ct. E.D. Va.)

 

3.      Stuart Edward Payne III v. Fairfax County, Virginia, Civil Action No. 1:05cv1446 (U.S. Dist. Ct. E.D. Va.)

 

4.      Luther Campbell v. County of Fairfax, At Law No. CL-2005-0006350 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.)

 

5.      Clifton Thomas v. Anthony H. Griffin and Michael A. Kane, In Chancery No. CH-2005-0004172 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.)

 

6.      Julien Modica v. Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, At Law No. CL-2005-0007205 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.)

 

7.      William E. Shoup, Fairfax County Zoning Administrator v. Patricia DeLisio and John Aidonis, In Chancery No. CH-2004-0199371 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Hunter Mill District)

 

8.      William E. Shoup, Fairfax County Zoning Administrator v. Charles S. Cauley, et al., In Chancery No. CH-2004-0191533 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Springfield District)

 

9.      William E. Shoup, Fairfax County Zoning Administrator v. Danny Bryant and Shannon Bryant, Case No. 2006-0000217 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Springfield District)

 

10.    William E. Shoup, Fairfax County Zoning Administrator v. Silvia R. Castillo, Case No. 2006-0000216 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Mt. Vernon District)

 

11.    Board of Supervisors v. Britt Construction, Inc., et al., At Law No. CL-2005-0003645 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Springfield District)

 

12.    Board of Supervisors v. Mid-Atlantic Realty Trust and United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, Case No. 2005-0007966 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Springfield District)

 

And in addition:

 

·        David S. Bennett v. Fairfax County, Virginia; C.A. No. 1:05CV250

 

·        1989 Adult Detention Facilities Bonds

 

·        The Williamson Group Land Development, LLC v. Board of Zoning Appeals, et al.; CL 2006-0153

 

·        Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Inspection Number 309234789

 

·        Fairfax County Code Sections 3-5-1.1 and 3-5-2.1

 

·        Senate Bill 459 and House Bill 331

 

                        This motion, the second to which was inaudible, carried by unanimous vote.

 

DET:det

 

At 4:27 p.m., the Board reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Members being present, and with Chairman Connolly presiding.

 

ACTIONS FROM CLOSED SESSION

 

50.                   CERTIFICATION BY BOARD MEMBERS REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION  (4:27 p.m.)

 

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 Smyth seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor DuBois, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Smyth, and Chairman Connolly voting "AYE."

 

51.                   AFFORDABLE HOUSING  (4:27 p.m.)

 

                        Supervisor Gross moved that the Board authorize the County Executive for affordable housing purposes in the County to:

 

·        Pursue acquisition by, on behalf of, or for the benefit of, the Board of certain real estate as identified and on the terms discussed in closed session.

 

·        Enter into financial commitments with the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority or other entities on such terms and conditions as described in closed session to support the preservation of affordable housing in Fairfax County.

           

                        Supervisor DuBois and Supervisor Hudgins jointly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

52.                   FILING OF STATEMENTS OF ECONOMIC INTEREST  (4:28 p.m.)

 

(BACs)            Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and stated that on November 21, 2005, the Board approved an amendment to The Code of the County of Fairfax, Virginia, Chapter 3 (County Employees), regarding the filing of forms by members of boards, authorities, and commissions (BACs, and by specified County employees.  He said it had been brought to his attention that the notice and advertising were defective for that amendment.  Based on that information and out of an abundance of caution, he stated that the Board should repeal the earlier amendment and start the process over to ensure that any amendment adopted in this regard was adopted without any potential defects in notice and advertising.

 

                        Chairman Connolly moved:

 

·        That the Board authorize the advertisement of amendments to Chapter 3 (see above) of the County Code to repeal the earlier amendment of November 21, 2005.

 

·        That the Board amend Code language that existed at that time by updating citations to the Virginia Code and delete from the filing requirements certain individuals as originally intended in November.

 

·        That the amendments be brought back to the Board as soon as possible for public hearing and that they be made retroactive to January 1, 2006, upon adoption.  Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and discussion ensued concerning current filings with input from David P. Bobzien, County Attorney. 

 

                        The question was called on the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

                        Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

53.                   COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL REVIEW FOR THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE AND THE COUNTY ATTORNEY  (4:30 p.m.)

 

                        Supervisor Gross stated that the Board had completed the Comprehensive Annual Review of the County Executive and the County Attorney and moved that the base salary of the County Executive, Anthony H. Griffin, be increased by 4.5 percent, or $9,215 annually, which would bring his base salary to $213,960, and further, that this increase be effective the next full pay period, February 4, 2006.  Other terms of his contract remain unchanged.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Gross further moved that the base salary of the County Attorney, David P. Bobzien, be increased by 5 percent, or $8,745 annually, which would bring his base salary to $183,680, and that this increase be effective the next full pay period, February 4, 2006.  His total compensation, including deferred compensation, would be $201,680 annually.  Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor Bulova jointly seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

AGENDA ITEMS

 

NV:nv

 

54.                   3 P.M. – ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FAIRFAX COUNTY SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY  (4:33 p.m.)

 

At 4:33 p.m., the annual meeting of the Fairfax County Solid Waste Authority was called to order by Chairman Connolly in accordance with Article III, Section I of the bylaws.

 

Following an initial statement outlining the agenda by Joyce M. Doughty, Authority Representative, Supervisor Gross moved that the Board appoint the following officers and officials to the Fairfax County Solid Waste Authority:

 

OFFICERS

 

                                    Gerald E. Connolly                                       Chairman

                                         Chairman, Fairfax County

                                         Board of Supervisors

 

                                   


Sharon Bulova                                              Vice-Chairman

                                         Vice-Chairman, Fairfax County

                                         Board of Supervisors

 

                                    Nancy Vehrs                                                Secretary

                                         Clerk to the Fairfax County

                                         Board of Supervisors

 

                                    Robert L. Mears                                           Treasurer

                                         Director, Office of Finance

 

                                    David P. Bobzien                                          Attorney

                                         County Attorney

 

                                    Anthony H. Griffin                                        Executive Director

                                         County Executive

 

                                    Joyce M. Doughty                                        Authority Representative

                                         Director, Division of Solid Waste

                                         Disposal and Resource Recovery,

                                         Department of Public Works and

                                         Environmental Services (DPWES)

 

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

 

Supervisor Gross moved approval of the minutes from the January 24, 2005, meeting of the Fairfax County Solid Waste Authority.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Gross moved approval of the Financial Statements and Supplemental Information dated June 30, 2005, and 2004, as presented to members of the Fairfax County Solid Waste Authority.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Gross moved to adjourn the Annual Meeting of the Fairfax County Solid Waste Authority.  Supervisor Smyth seconded the motion.

 

Following a very brief closing statement by Ms. Doughty, the question was called on the motion, and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

At 4:35 p.m., the Annual Meeting of the Fairfax County Solid Waste Authority was adjourned.

 


DET:det

 

55.                   3 P.M. – PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 2005-PR-020 (TCR MIDATLANTIC PROPERTIES, INCORPORATED) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)  (4:35 p.m.)

 

(O)                   (NOTE:  On January 9, 2006, the Board deferred the public hearing on this item until January 23, 2006.)

 

The application property is located in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Lee Jackson Memorial Highway and Waples Mill Road, Tax Map 56-2 ((2)) 19 and 20.

 

                        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, Tracy Strunk, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

                        Supervisor Smyth moved:

 

·        Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance, as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 2005-PR-020, from the I-5 and HC Districts to the R-16 and HC Districts, subject to the proffers dated January 23, 2006.

 

·        Waiver of the minimum district size requirement.

 

·        Waiver of the service drive requirement along Route 50.

 

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

 


56.                   3:30 P.M. – PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 85-S-061-04 (COPT PARKSTONE, LLC) (SULLY DISTRICT)  (4:39 p.m.)

 

                        The application property is located on the west side of Parkstone Drive, south of Conference Center Drive, and north of Braddock Road, Tax Map 43-4 ((6)) 27 pt. and 37A.

 

                        Mr. David S. Houston reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

                        Mr. Houston 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, John David Moss, Planner II, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

                        Supervisor Frey moved:

 

·        Approval of Proferred Conditional Amendment Application PCA 85-S-061-04, subject to the proffers dated January 3, 2006.

 

·        Modification to the required number of loading spaces.

 

·        Modification to the transitional screening requirements along the southern property line adjacent to Braddock Road.

 

·        Waiver of the barrier requirements along the southern property line adjacent to Braddock Road.

 

·        Approval of the waiver requirement to construct the expansion of Braddock Road per the Comprehensive Plan.

 

Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor DuBois and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

 

57.                   BOARD ADJOURNMENT  (4:45 p.m.)

 

                        The Board adjourned.