CLERK'S BOARD SUMMARY  

REPORT OF ACTIONS OF THE

FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

 

MONDAY

February 27, 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, February 27, 2006, at 9:52 a.m., there were present:

 

1.                              Chairman Gerald E. Connolly, presiding

 

1.      Supervisor Sharon Bulova, Braddock District

 

2.      Supervisor Joan M. DuBois, Dranesville District

 

3.      Supervisor Michael Frey, Sully District

 

4.      Supervisor Penelope A. Gross, Mason District

 

5.      Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins, Hunter Mill District

 

6.      Supervisor Gerald W. Hyland, Mount Vernon District

 

7.      Supervisor Dana Kauffman, Lee District

 

8.      Supervisor Linda Q. Smyth, Providence District

 

                        Supervisor Elaine McConnell, Springfield District, arrived at 10:04 a.m.

 

Others present during the meeting were Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive; David P. Bobzien, County Attorney; J. Patrick Taves, Deputy 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.

AGENDA ITEMS

 

1.                     CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO SECOND LIEUTENANT RANDALL HARGUS  (9:52 a.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Second Lieutenant Randall Hargus of the Fairfax County Police Department for being selected to receive the second annual Theodore Roosevelt Police Award.   Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell not yet having arrived.

 

                        Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

2.                     CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO KINGSLEY COMMONS SOCCER CLUB  (9:57 a.m.)

 

Supervisor Smyth moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to members of the Kingsley Commons Soccer Club for winning the Little River Soccer Club recreational league divisional title.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell not yet having arrived.

 

3.                     CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MARSHALL HIGH SCHOOL FIELD HOCKEY TEAM  (10:06 a.m.)

 

Supervisor Smyth moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to members of the Marshall High School Field Hockey Team for winning the Northern Region championship.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

 

4.                     PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MARCH 2006 AS “INCLUDING PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY  (10:11 a.m.)

 

Supervisor Bulova moved approval of the Proclamation to designate March 2006 as “Including People with Developmental Disabilities Month” in Fairfax County.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room. 

 

5.                     CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO OAKTON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM AND BOYS’ CROSS COUNTY TEAM  (10:17 a.m.)

 

Supervisor Frey moved approval of the Certificates of Recognition presented to members of the Oakton High School Football Team and members of the Boys’ Cross County Team for winning the state championships in their respective sports.  Supervisor Smyth seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Gross being out of the room.

 

6.                     PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MARCH 2006 AS “ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY  (10:28 a.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and moved approval of the Proclamation to designate March 2006 as “Alternative Dispute Resolution Month” in Fairfax County.  Vice-Chairman Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room. 

 

                        Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

7.                     PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING MARCH 2006 AS “WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY  (10:38 a.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and moved approval of the Proclamation to designate March 2006 as “Women’s History Month” in Fairfax County.  Supervisor Gross and Supervisor Hyland jointly seconded the motion.

 

                                    ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

 

Happy Birthday to Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine Hudgins

 

Chairman Connolly announced that Supervisor Hudgins’ birthday is today.  On behalf of the Board he wished her a happy birthday.

 

The question was called on the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

                        Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

8.                     CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION PRESENTED TO MR. JAMES DEDES  (10:51 a.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved approval of the Certificate of Recognition presented to Mr. James Dedes for being selected to receive the Juvenile Court Administrator Award by the National Juvenile Court Services Association.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Frey and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 


9.                     PROCLAMATION DESIGNATING FEBRUARY 19­–25, 2006, AS “ENGINEERS WEEK” IN FAIRFAX COUNTY  (10:57 a.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and moved approval of the Proclamation to designate February 19–25, 2006, as “Engineers Week” in Fairfax County.  Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Frey being out of the room. 

 

                        Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

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ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

 

10.                   PRESENTATION OF LENGTH OF SERVICE AWARDS TO NANCY VEHRS, CLERK TO THE BOARD, AND BRADDOCK DISTRICT SUPERVISOR SHARON BULOVA  (11:03 a.m.)

 

                        Chairman Connolly presented awards to:

 

1.      Nancy Vehrs, Clerk to the Board, for 25 years of service.  He noted that Ms. Vehrs also served as the president of the State-wide Clerks’ organization and thanked her and her staff for their efforts to ensure that the Board works effectively on behalf of the citizens of the County.

 

2.      Vice-Chairman Bulova for 20 years of service to the County.

                       

11.                   10 A.M. – REPORT ON GENERAL ASSEMBLY ACTIVITIES  (11:06 a.m.)

 

                        Chairman Connolly presented a brief synopsis of the Legislative Report and noted the following accomplishments:

 

1.      Attainment of a grandfather provision to the cable legislation.

 

2.      Passage of machete legislation by the Senate Courts and Justice Committee on a unanimous vote.

 

3.      Designation of Old Keene Mill Road as a Blue Star Memorial Highway.

 

4.      Passage of condominium conversion and spot blight abatement legislation by the Senate.

 

Chairman Connolly informed the Board that the quarter-of-a-cent sales tax will be considered tomorrow by the full House Finance Committee.  Discussion ensued with input from Michael H. Long, Senior Assistant County Attorney.

 

Chairman Connolly noted that dedicated funding for METRO was the top transportation priority for all of the regional groups in Northern Virginia, and it has been endorsed by every major business group including the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Chamber of Commerce.

 

Chairman Connolly stated that the annual legislative reception will be held February 28, 2006, at 5:30 p.m. at the Virginia Library and encouraged all Board Members to attend.

 

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide the Board with a preparatory sheet of legislative highlights as well as a list of thank yous.  Without objection it was so ordered.

 

Discussion ensued with input from Claudia Arko, Management Analyst IV, Office of the County Executive.

 

Supervisor Kauffman stated that County-initiated legislation concerning a rational approach to the overcrowding situation had been passed over until next year and noted that the lead delegate that had delayed this legislation was the same Virginia Beach delegate who killed land-use controls.

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and moved adoption of the Legislative Report dated February 27, 2006.  Vice-Chairman Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

                        Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

                        Chairman Connolly noted that there was a letter in the Board’s package addressed to both the Honorable Vincent F. Callahan, Jr., Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and the Honorable John H. Chichester, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee of the Virginia General Assembly dated February 23, 2006, with respect to the Washington Area Housing Trust Fund (WAHTF), as well as a statement by the Northern Virginia City Mayors and Board Chairs on transportation funding.

 

 

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12.                   10:15 A.M. – PRESENTATION OF THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2007 BUDGET BY THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE  (11:17 a.m.)

 

Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, called the Board’s attention to white tote bags provided to each Member which included four budget volumes and a CD.  The Board was also provided with information on the increase in assessments of real estate.  He presented the Proposed FY 2007 Budget with the theme “Strengthening our Community Infrastructure.”  His tax rate proposal included a seven cent reduction from a rate of $1.00 per hundred of assessed value to $.93 per hundred.  Each penny of the tax rate equates to $21.9 million.  The entire FY 2007 Advertised Budget Plan is available on the Internet at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dmb.

 

Mr. Griffin expressed appreciation to staff in the Department of Management and Budget for their assistance.

 

Following the presentation, discussion ensued regarding the budget proposal, with input from Mr. Griffin.

 

With regard to an additional $68 million in revenue projected for the FY 2006 Third Quarter Budget Review, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a breakdown between recurring and non-recurring revenue.  Following input from Mr. Griffin, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

With reference to page 45 of the FY 2007 Advertised Budget Plan Presentation regarding a GIS position to support revitalization efforts, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide more information on the actual program and whether it will help with residential revitalization.  Following input from Mr. Griffin, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

With regard to a requested report on recruitment and retention issues for the Sheriff’s Office, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide the report to the Board.  Following input from Mr. Griffin, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Discussion ensued regarding the market scale adjustment, with input from Mr. Griffin.

 

As the Chair of the Board’s Budget Committee, Supervisor Bulova called the Board’s attention to the FY 2007 Budget Development Schedule as distributed and noted that the March 20 budget workshop will be a joint meeting with the School Board.  Following the public hearings on April 3, 4, and 5, she will be meeting with each Board Member in preparation for budget markup scheduled on April 24.

 

With reference to the proposal for additional police officers, Supervisor McConnell asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to prepare a Consideration Item to increase staffing by one police officer per station.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review:

 

1.      Ratios of police officers to residents.

 

2.      Police staffing needs at the stations. 

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Following discussion, with input from Mr. Griffin, regarding retiree benefits in relation to Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) 45 and Medicare Part D, Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide the GASB 45 requirements including graphs or charts and the costs.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Discussion continued with input from Mr. Griffin and Edward L. Long, Jr., Chief Financial Officer.

 

With reference to the Chairman’s proposal to abolish the auto decal fee, Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a list of the enforcement efforts that will be utilized without the decal.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Chairman formally presented the proposal to abolish the auto decal and fee.  See Clerk’s Board Summary Item CL#13.)

 

Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information regarding compensation and competition for public safety professionals, both police and fire.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide salary scale information to include the acceptable range and like comparisons.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Gross asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information regarding the increased refuse collection fee for residents in sanitary service districts and how it correlates with the new Solid Waste Policy that limits bulk and special pickups.   Following input from Mr. Griffin, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

With reference to the refuse collection fee increase, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a breakdown between the amount necessary because of increased costs and the amount necessary to replenish the reserve.  Following input from Mr. Griffin, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Following discussion, with input from Mr. Griffin, Supervisor Smyth stated that she would present a Consideration Item to address tree save.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, Supervisor Smyth presented this item.  See Clerk’s Board Summary Item CL#76.)

 

Supervisor Smyth asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a breakdown of unfunded mandates between State and Federal mandates.  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 include the breakdown of unfunded mandates in future budget presentations.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

With reference to the City of New Orleans and its two-week budget reserves when Hurricane Katrina hit last year, Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide more information on revenue stabilization reserves.  Following input from Mr. Griffin, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

With reference to page 13 of the presentation, Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a crosswalk (table) explaining how the median price of homes is up 7.61 percent from January 2005, but the assessment increase is up more than 20 percent.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

With reference to page 15 of the presentation regarding investments and funding for stabilization of the Burkholder and Belle Willard facilities, Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide more information.  Following input from Mr. Griffin regarding the possible use of Belle Willard for enhanced laboratory space, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

With reference to the proposal for additional animal control officers, Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide an update on the effort to locate an animal control facility in South County.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

With regard to Courthouse expansion and court operations, Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to send a diplomatic letter to the Chief Judge requesting the consideration of opportunities for operational changes to save money.  Following discussion, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

With reference to page 34 of the presentation, Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide more information about the six additional staff needed to provide courthouse security.  Following input from Mr. Griffin, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board revisited the courthouse security issue.  See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#83.)

 

With reference to the Combined Inspector Program on page 44 of the presentation, Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to try to prevent the loss of skilled employees in the process of trying to meet the needs Countywide.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Kauffman asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to review the funding formula used for developer contributions toward parks and recreation and recommend updates, if necessary, for Board consideration.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Chairman Connolly noted that the Board received a memorandum from Ilryong Moon, School Board Chairman, regarding the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funding and the transfer of surplus properties.  Chairman Moon requested some form of written notice of the Board of Supervisors’ concurrence with the original understanding with respect to this issue. 

 

Following discussion regarding some concerns, Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct him to provide the concurrence that Chairman Moon is seeking—that in general the outlines as discussed remain the outlines that the Board of Supervisors is interested in proceeding.  With the concurrence of the Board, with the exception of Supervisor Kauffman, Chairman Connolly announced that he would proceed as proposed.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

Supervisor McConnell noted a scheduling conflict with the Inova Board’s retreat.

 

Supervisor Bulova announced the following budget workshop schedule:

 

1.      March 20, 10 a.m.12 noon

Joint Meeting with the Schools

 

2.      March 31, 2-5 p.m.

Meeting with the Human Services Council

 

3.      April 21, 3-5 p.m.

Pre-Mark-up

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting the Board announced budget meetings and workshops in the district offices.  See Clerk’s Board Summary Items CL#78, CL#80, and CL#88.)

 

(NOTE:  Later in the meeting, items were placed on the Board’s Consideration List for the FY 2007 Budget.  See Clerk’s Summary Items CL#62, CL#68, CL#75, CL#76, and CL#82.)


ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTER

 

13.                   ABOLISH THE AUTO DECAL TAX  (1:16 p.m.)

 

(A)                   Chairman Connolly stated that he had discussed with each Board Member the abolishment of the auto decal and the auto decal fee of $25.  He noted that each Board Member sought to be an original co-sponsor of this Board Matter.  He asserted that the County could afford to take this action for the following reasons:

 

1.      The County enjoys 98 percent compliance with the personal property tax.

 

2.      Several years ago the County went on an honor system and mailed decals in advance of the requirement to pay and there was still 98 percent compliance.

 

3.      Technology has made the decal obsolete through multiple ways of identifying those who have not paid and ways to enforce payment.

 

Therefore, Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and, on behalf of the each Member of the Board, moved that the Board:

 

1.      Authorize staff to advertise a public hearing to eliminate auto decals and the associated fee by repealing Article 12, Motor Vehicle License Tax, Sections 82-12-1 through 82-12-12, of the Code of the County of Fairfax, to be effective beginning July 1, 2006.  The current decal will be the last. 

 

2.      Direct staff to include the fiscal impact of this action as a Consideration Item for the Board as it deliberates on the FY 2007 Advertised Budget Plan.

 

Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion regarding the loss of a $20.3 million dollar revenue source and the effectIVE reliance on the real estate tax as well as identification implications for Neighborhood Watch, with input from Susan W. Datta, Director, Department of Management and Budget, Chairman Connolly noted that real estate taxes are deductible from State and Federal taxes, but decal fees are not.

 

Supervisor Hudgins asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Department of Housing and Community Development to report with the number of people on the waiting list for housing.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Hudgins noted the need for tax relief for homeowners who are not part of the senior or disability communities.

 

Further discussion ensued regarding actions of other localities and ways to trim the budget.

 

Supervisor Smyth asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the staff to include in the staff report for the Board item the impacts such as how the regional parks determine whether visitors are members of regional jurisdictions.  These impacts could be in the form of frequently asked questions and include any cost savings such as staffing, police enforcement, and administrative costs.  Following input from Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Following additional discussion, with input from Mr. Griffin, the question was called on the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

Chairman Connolly expressed appreciation to Mr. Griffin and Kevin Greenlief, Director, Department of Tax Administration, for their assistance in determining that this idea was manageable.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

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14.                   10:45 A.M. – APPOINTMENTS TO CITIZEN BOARDS, AUTHORITIES, COMMISSIONS, AND ADVISORY GROUPS  (1:26 p.m.)

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(BACs)            A. HEATH ONTHANK MEMORIAL AWARD SELECTION COMMITTEE

 

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

 

ADVISORY SOCIAL SERVICES BOARD

 

Supervisor Kauffman moved the appointment of Mr. Bernard Grant to fill the unexpired term of Ms. Pamela Neisch as the Lee District Representative to the Advisory Social Services Board.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote. 

 

AIRPORTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

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

 

Chairman Connolly moved the reappointment of Mr. Philip Church, Jr. as the At-Large Chairman’s Representative to the Animal Services Advisory Commission.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Bulova moved the reappointment of Mr. Russell Klosk as the Braddock District Representative to the Animal Services Advisory Commission.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor DuBois moved the reappointment of Ms. Katharine Ryan as the Dranesville District Representative to the Animal Services Advisory Commission.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Kauffman moved the reappointment of Mr. Brock Benson as the Lee District Representative to the Animal Services Advisory Commission.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Gross moved the reappointment of Ms. Michelle Hupp as the Mason District Representative to the Animal Services Advisory Commission.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Hyland moved the reappointment of Ms. Gina Marie Lynch as the Mount Vernon District Representative to the Animal Services Advisory Commission.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Smyth moved the reappointment of Ms. Allison Volpert as the Providence District Representative to the Animal Services Advisory Commission.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor McConnell moved the reappointment of Ms. Victoria Kirby as the Springfield District Representative to the Animal Services Advisory Commission.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Frey moved the reappointment of Ms. Robin Kasten-Daryanani as the Sully District Representative to the Animal Services Advisory Commission.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

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

 


ATHLETIC COUNCIL

 

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

 

(NOTE:  Later in the meeting, the Board made an additional appointment to this council.  See below.)

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE

 

Chairman Connolly moved the reappointment of Mr. Michael Hershman as the At-Large #2 Representative to the Audit Committee.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

ATHLETIC COUNCIL

 

(NOTE:  Earlier in the meeting, the Board made an appointment to this council.  See above.)

 

            CONFIRMATION:

 

Supervisor Frey moved the confirmation of the following appointment to the Athletic Council:

 

1.      Mr. William Pruiett as the Fast Pitch Softball Principal Representative

 

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

 

BOARD OF BUILDING CODE APPEALS

 

Supervisor Kauffman moved the reappointment of Mr. James Ritter as the Design Professional #6 Representative to the Board of Building Code Appeals.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

CHESAPEAKE BAY PRESERVATION ORDINANCE EXCEPTION REVIEW COMMITTEE

 

Supervisor Bulova moved the appointment of Ms. Mary Cortina to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Daniel Jackson as the Braddock District Representative to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Review Committee.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 


CHILD CARE ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

Chairman Connolly moved the reappointment of Ms. Eileen Filler-Corn as the At-Large Chairman’s Representative to the Child Care Advisory Council.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

COMMISSION ON ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION AND TRANSPLANTATION

 

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

 

            CONFIRMATION:

 

Supervisor Hyland moved the confirmation of the following appointment to the Commission on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation:

 

2.      Ms. Jane Roberts as the Virginia Heart Association Representative

 

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

 COMMUNITY ACTION ADVISORY BOARD

 

Chairman Connolly moved the reappointment of Mr. Tom Fox as the At-Large Chairman’s Representative to the Community Action Advisory Board.  Supervisor Bulova and Supervisor Gross jointly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor Bulova moved the reappointment of Ms. Iona Levin as the Braddock District Representative to the Community Action Advisory Board.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

Supervisor DuBois moved the appointment of Mr. Steven Bloom as the Dranesville District Representative to the Community Action Advisory Board.  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 Community Action Advisory Board.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 


            CONFIRMATION:

 

Supervisor Hyland moved the confirmation of the following appointment to the Community Action Advisory Board:

 

3.      Mr. Adalene Spivy as the Junior League of Northern Virginia Representative

 

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

 

CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMISSION

 

Supervisor Kauffman moved the appointment of Mr. Dirck Hargraves to fill the unexpired term of Mr. David Bulova as the County Resident #5 Representative to the Consumer Protection Commission.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVISORY BOARD

 

Supervisor Gross moved the reappointment of Mr. Andrew Hunter as the Mason District Representative to the Criminal Justice Advisory Board.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

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

 

FAIRFAX AREA DISABILITY SERVICES BOARD

 

Chairman Connolly moved the reappointment of Mr. Robert Rudney as the At-Large #2 (Business Community) Representative to the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

The Board deferred the appointments of the Hunter Mill and Providence District Representatives to the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board.

 

FAIRFAX-FALLS CHURCH COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the Dranesville District Representative to the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.

 

HISTORY COMMISSION

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the At-Large #1 Representative to the History Commission.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

Supervisor McConnell moved the appointment of Mr. Michael Drobnis as the Springfield District Representative to the Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

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

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the Fairfax County #2 Representative to the Northern Virginia Community College Board.

 

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.

 

ROAD VIEWERS BOARD

 

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

 

SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION

 

Supervisor Bulova moved the appointment of Mr. Peter Nguyen as the Braddock District Representative to the Small Business Commission.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

SOUTHGATE COMMUNITY CENTER ADVISORY COUNCIL

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved the appointment of Ms. Sandra Richardson to fill the unexpired term of Mr. Gabriel Itoka as the Fairfax County #7 Representative to the Southgate Community Center Advisory Council.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

TENANT LANDLORD COMMISSION

 

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

 


TRAILS AND SIDEWALKS COMMITTEE

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the Sully District Representative to the Trails and Sidewalks Committee.

 

            CONFIRMATION:

 

Supervisor Bulova moved the confirmation of the following appointment to the Trails and Sidewalks Committee:

 

4.      Ms. Ann Pimley as the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board Representative

 

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

 

Supervisor Hyland moved the appointment of Mr. Peter Christensen as the Mount Vernon District Representative to the Trails and Sidewalks Committee.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMISSION

 

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

 

UNIFORMED RETIREMENT SYSTEM

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the Citizen #2 Representative to the Uniformed Retirement System.

 

                        AD HOC COMMITTEES

 

LAND USE INFORMATION ACCESSIBILITY ADVISORY GROUP

 

Supervisor Smyth moved the appointment of Mr. Linus F. Upson, III, as the Citizen #1 Representative to the Land Use Information Accessibility Advisory Group.  Chairman Connolly seconded the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

TYSONS CORNER TRANSPORTATION AND URBAN DESIGN STUDY COORDINATING COMMITTEE

 

The Board deferred the appointment of the Sully District Representative to the Tysons Corner Transportation and Urban Design Study Coordinating Committee.

 


VIRGINIA 2007 COMMUNITY CITIZENS PLANNING COMMITTEE

 

            CONFIRMATIONS:

 

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

 

5.      Mr. Ben Hiatt as the Chamber of Commerce Representative

 

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

 

15.                   ADMINISTRATIVE ITEMS   (1:34 p.m.)

 

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

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked to amend the motion to consider Admin 11 separately, and this was accepted.

 

                        Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

Chairman Connolly called the Board's attention to Admin 12 – Authorization to Advertise a Public Hearing Regarding the Conveyance of County-Owned Property Known as Mount Gilead House to the Fairfax County Park Authority.  Discussion ensued with input from Luis Lopez, Property Analyst, Property Management Branch, Facilities Management Department, and Kay Rutledge, Manager, Land Acquisition and Management Branch, Park Authority, regarding a long term plan for the Sears House.

 

The question was called on the motion to approve the Administrative Items, with the exception of Admin 11, 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 – EXTENSION OF REVIEW PERIODS FOR 2232 PUBLIC FACILITIES REVIEW APPLICATIONS (DRANESVILLE AND MASON DISTRICTS)

 

Approved an extension of review period for the following 2232 Public Facilities Review Applications:

 

Application

Number

 

Description

 

New Date

 

2232-D05-20

Verizon Wireless

108-foot tall monopole (tree pole)

1927 Pimmit Drive

(Dranesville District)

April 30, 2006

 

FSA-53-1

 

Nextel Communications of the Mid‑Atlantic, Incorporated

Four additional antennas on rooftop

6200 Wilson Boulevard

(Mason District)

 

May 11, 2006

 

FSA-M00-32-2

 

Nextel Communications of the Mid‑Atlantic, Incorporated

One additional antenna on rooftop

3100 South Manchester Street

(Mason District)

 

May 11, 2006

 

FSA-M00-106-2

 

Nextel Communications of the Mid‑Atlantic, Incorporated

One additional antenna

3401 Washington Drive

(Mason District)

 

May 11, 2006

 

ADMIN 2 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ACQUISITION OF CERTAIN LAND RIGHTS NECESSARY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE FOX MILL ROAD AT RESTON PARKWAY PROJECT (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)

 

(A)                   Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on March 27, 2006, at 4:30 p.m. to consider the acquisition of certain land rights necessary for the construction of Project 006617 – Fox Mill Road at Reston Parkway, in Fund 300, Countywide Roadway Improvement Fund.

 


ADMIN 3 – ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 78‑D‑098-3, MCLEAN BIBLE CHURCH (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)

 

(AT)                 Approved the request for 18 months of additional time to commence construction for Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 78-D-098-3, McLean Bible Church, to August 4, 2007, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

 

                        ADMIN 4 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSAL TO VACATE A PORTION OF PINE STREET (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)

 

(A)                   Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on March 27, 2006, at 4 p.m. to consider the vacation of a portion of Pine Street, located east of Hibbard Street (Route 784).

 

ADMIN 5 – APPROVAL OF TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES FOR OLD ROLLING ROAD AS PART OF THE FAIRFAX COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT) RESIDENTIAL TRAFFIC ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM (R-TAP) (LEE DISTRICT)

 

1.      Endorsed the traffic calming plan for Old Rolling Road as proposed by DOT and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) as part of the R-TAP, consisting of the following measures:

 

1.      One speed table adjacent to 6024 Old Rolling Road, 5467 Anne Ly Lane, and 5500 Maplefield Place

 

2.      Multi-way stop at the intersection of Old Rolling Road and Trin Street

 

2.      Directed staff to request VDOT to install the approved measures as soon as possible.

 

ADMIN 6 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 67.1 (SANITARY SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL), TO REVISE THE SEWER SERVICE CHARGES AND THE AVAILABILITY FEES

 

(A)                   Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on April 3, 2006, at 3:30 p.m. to consider proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 67.1 (Sanitary Sewers and Sewage Disposal), to revise the sewer service charges and the availability fees.

ADMIN 7 – ADDITIONAL TIME TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 00-D-036, WALKER ROAD ASSOCIATES, LLC (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)

 

(AT)                 Approved the request for 18 months of additional time to commence construction for Special Exception Application SE 00-D-036, Walker Road Associates, LLC to July 8, 2007, pursuant to the provisions of Section 9-015 of the Zoning Ordinance.

 

ADMIN 8 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSAL TO ABANDON A PORTION OF A SERVICE DRIVE ADJOINING LITTLE RIVER TURNPIKE (ROUTE 236) (MASON DISTRICT)

 

(A)                   Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on March 27, 2006, at 4 p.m. to consider the abandonment of a portion of a service drive on Little River Turnpike (Route 236).

 

ADMIN 9 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSAL TO VACATE AND ABANDON A PORTION OF POTOMAC AVENUE (ROUTE 1501) (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)

 

(A)                   Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on March 27, 2006, at 4:30 p.m. to consider the vacation and abandonment of a portion of Potomac Avenue (Route 1501).

 

ADMIN 10 – STREETS INTO THE SECONDARY SYSTEM (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)

 

(R)                   Approved the request that the following streets be accepted into the State System.

 

Subdivision

District

Street

 

Waples Mill Manor

Providence

Highland Place

Walnut Creek Court

Waples Mill Road

       Route 665

       Additional ROW Only

 

ADMIN 11 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), SECTIONS 82-5A AND 82-5B (RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING AND COMMUNITY PARKING DISTRICTS), TO AMEND PARKING REGULATIONS

 

(NOTE:  Later in the meeting, action was taken on this item.  See Clerk's Summary Item CL#16.)

 


ADMIN 12 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING REGARDING THE CONVEYANCE OF COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY KNOWN AS MOUNT GILEAD HOUSE TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY (SULLY DISTRICT)

 

(A)                   (NOTE:  Earlier in the meeting, there was a brief discussion of this item.  See page 18.)

 

Authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on March 27, 2006, at 4 p.m. to consider the conveyance of County-owned property known as Mount Gilead House located at 5714 Mount Gilead Road, Centreville, to the Fairfax County Park Authority.

 

ADMIN 13 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE), REGARDING MODIFICATION OF CERTAIN FENCE AND YARD REQUIREMENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER DEVELOPMENT APPLICATIONS AND ACCESSORY STRUCTURE HEIGHT MEASUREMENT

 

(R) (As)           Adopted the Resolution authorizing the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Planning Commission on March 23, 2006, at 8:15 p.m. and before the Board on May 1, 2006, at 4 p.m. to consider the proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance), regarding modification of certain fence and yard requirements in conjunction with other development applications and accessory structure height measurement.

 

16.                   ADMIN 11 – AUTHORIZATION TO ADVERTISE A PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 82 (MOTOR VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC), SECTIONS 82-5A AND 82-5B, RESIDENTIAL PERMIT PARKING DISTRICTS (RPPD) AND COMMUNITY PARKING DISTRICTS (CPD), TO AMEND PARKING REGULATIONS  (1:37 p.m.)

 

(A)                   (NOTE:  Earlier in the meeting the Board took action to consider this item separately.  See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#15.)

 

Following discussion, with input from Bruce Taylor, Senior Transportation Planner, Department of Transportation, Supervisor Smyth asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide additional provisions for a temporary RPPD.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Following additional discussion, with input from Mr. Taylor, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide additional information regarding possible refunds for the Burke Centre CPD as a result of the recent action to streamline the CPD program which reduced signage intervals and locations.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Further discussion ensued with input from Mr. Taylor regarding reduced mailing notifications to impact areas.

 

Supervisor Bulova moved to authorize the advertisement of a public hearing to be held before the Board on March 27, 2006, at 4:30 p.m. to consider proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 82 (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), Sections 82-5A and 82-5B (Residential Permit Parking and Community Parking Districts), to amend parking regulations.  Supervisor Smyth seconded the motion and it CARRIED by a recorded vote of nine, Chairman Connolly voting "NAY."

 

17.                   A-1 – EXPANSION OF THE APPROVED SEWER SERVICE AREA (ASSA) TO INCLUDE A PORTION OF THE SPRING HILL COMMUNITY PLANNING SECTOR (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)  (1:45 p.m.)

 

On motion of Supervisor DuBois, seconded by Chairman Connolly, and carried by unanimous vote, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and approved expansion of the ASSA to include the portion of Spring Hill (M6) Community Planning Sector as shown in Attachment One of the Board Agenda Item dated February 27, 2006.

 

18.                   A-2 – TRANSITION OF METROBUS NON-REGIONAL ROUTES (2W, 12A, 12C, 12D, 12E, 12F, 12G, 12L, 12M, 12R, 12S, 20F, 20W, 20X, AND 20Y) TO FAIRFAX CONNECTOR (PROVIDENCE, SPRINGFIELD, AND SULLY DISTRICTS)  (1:45 p.m.)

 

                        Supervisor Frey moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and take the actions regarding Metrobus Non-Regional Routes, as outlined in the Board Agenda Item dated February 27, 2006.  Supervisor Smyth seconded the motion.

 

                        Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide additional information on pursuing cost reimbursement.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

                        Following additional discussion with input from Rollo Axton, Chief Transit Services, Department of Transportation, Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide additional data regarding the addition of new positions.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

                        Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

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

 

19.                   A-3 – APPROVAL OF A PROJECT AMENDMENT AND FUNDING FOR THE LOCAL CASH MATCH FOR THE RICHMOND HIGHWAY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INITIATIVE (MOUNT VERNON AND LEE DISTRICTS)  (1:49 p.m.)

 

On motion of Supervisor Hyland, seconded by Supervisor Kauffman, and carried by unanimous vote, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and approved the project amendment, in substantial form, for the Virginia Department of Transportation Revenue Sharing Funds totaling $668,921 awarded to the County and the required $668.921 in local cash match from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.  The total cost for improvements associated with this amendment will not exceed $1,337,842.

 

20.                   A-4 – APPROVAL OF THE WEST OX JOINT-USE LEASE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY (WMATA) AND FAIRFAX COUNTY  (1:49 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and approve the West Ox Joint-Use Lease Agreement with WMATA.  This motion, the second to which was indistinguishable, carried by a unanimous vote.

 

21.                   A-5 – APPROVAL OF A PROJECT AMENDMENT AND FUNDING FOR THE LOCAL CASH MATCH FOR THE PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING OF THE WIDENING OF LEE HIGHWAY (ROUTE 29) TO SIX LANES FROM SHIRLEY GATE ROAD TO OLD CENTREVILLE ROAD (SULLY, SPRINGFIELD, AND BRADDOCK DISTRICTS)  (1:54 p.m.)

 

Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board concur in the recommendation of staff and approve a project amendment, in substantial form, for the Virginia Department of Transportation Revenue Sharing Funds totaling $244,920 awarded to the County and the required $244,920 in local cash match.  The total costs for improvements associated with this amendment will not exceed $489,840.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion with input from Larry Ichter, staff, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide a plan for providing sidewalks on both sides of Lee Highway.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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

 


22.                   A-6 – APPROVAL FOR THE FAIRFAX COUNTY REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY (FCRHA) TO: (1) ENTER INTO A GROUND LEASE FOR A PORTION OF THE LITTLE RIVER GLEN HOUSING CAMPUS AND TO OWN THE LITTLE RIVER GLEN III ELDERLY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT (LRG III), (2) APPROVAL TO APPLY TO THE VIRGINIA HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (VDHA) FOR LOW INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDITS, AND (3) APPROVAL OF A REQUEST FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF REAL ESTATE TAXES (BRADDOCK DISTRICT)  (1:59 p.m.)

 

On motion of Supervisor Bulova, seconded by Supervisor Hudgins, and carried by unanimous vote, the Board concurred in the recommendation of staff and approved the following:

 

1.                              The formation of a limited liability company to be known as FCRHA Little River Glen III LLC.

 

2.                              The transfer of control of the Little River Glen III portion of the property to FCRHA Little River Glen III LLC by means of a ground lease agreement.

 

3.                              The submission by FCRHA Little River Glen III LLC of an application for low income housing tax credits to VHDA.

 

4.                              The request by FCRHA for the reimbursement of real estate taxes to be paid for Little River Glen III.

 

23.                   I-1 – CONTRACT AWARD – CLIFTON PUMP AND HAUL FACILITY (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT – TOWN OF CLIFTON)  (2 p.m.)

 

                        The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated February 27, 2006, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Martin and Gass, Incorporated, in the amount of $959,393.75 for the construction of the Clifton Pump and Haul Facility, Project Number I00351, Pumping Station Renovations in Fund 402, Sewer Construction Improvements.

 

                        The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

24.                   I-2 – CONTRACT AWARD –ROUTE 1/ENGLESIDE POST OFFICE TURN LANE (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (2 p.m.)

 

                        The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated February 27, 2006, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Sagres Construction Corporation in the amount of $307,460.75 for the construction of Route 1/Engleside Post Office Turn Lane, Project 4YP002 in Fund 304, Primary and Secondary Road Construction.  The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

25.                   I-3 – CONTRACT AWARD – ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR WALKWAY AND BUS STOP DESIGN  (2 p.m.)

 

                        The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated February 27, 2006, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Whitman, Requardt and Associates, LLP for a not-to-exceed amount of $500,000 to provide engineering design services on an annual basis for walkway and bus stop projects authorized by the County. 

 

                        The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

26.                   I-4 – PLANNING COMMISSION ACTION ON PUBLIC FACILITIES REVIEW APPLICATION 2232-B05-23, NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS, PCS, LLC; OMNIPOINT COMMUNICATIONS CAP OPERATIONS, LLC; MILESTONE COMMUNICATIONS, LLP (BRADDOCK DISTRICT)  (2 p.m.)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated February 27, 2006, announcing the Planning Commission’s approval of Public Facilities Review Application 2232-B05-23, New Cingular Wireless, PCS, LLC; Omnipoint Communications Cap Operations, LLC; Milestone Communications, LLP.  The application is to replace an existing light pole at Annandale High School, located approximately 75 feet to the northeast of the original site between the baseball field and the track.  The amended application also sought a new location for the two equipment cabinet lease areas, east of the original location, in fenced area adjacent to the tennis courts and the baseball field.  The property is located at 4700 Medford Drive, in Annandale, Tax Map 71-1 ((1)) 68.

 

27.                   I-5 – CONTRACT AWARD – ROUTE 236 SIDEWALK (MASON DISTRICT)  (2 p.m.)

 

                        The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated February 27, 2006, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Sagres Construction Corporation, in the amount of $484,580 for the construction of Project 4YP011, Route 236 Sidewalk, in Fund 304.  This project includes construction of sidewalk, storm drainage pipes and structures, retaining wall, bus shelter, curb and gutter, and other related items.

 

                        The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

28.                   I-6 – PARKING MATRIX  (2:01 p.m.)

 

(NOTE:  Earlier in the meeting, the Board proposed the elimination of the car decal.  See Clerk's Summary Item CL#13.)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated February 27, 2006, regarding a matrix of the inputs from the various members of the committee that researched and prepared materials to guide enforcement in parking matters.

 

Chairman Connolly noted that the matrix should now include the proposed elimination of car decals.

 

29.                   I-7 – CONTRACT AWARD – BURKE CENTRE LIBRARY PHASE 1 –VRE PARKING LOT (BRADDOCK DISTRICT)  (2:01 p.m.)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated February 27, 2006, requesting authorization for staff to award a contract to Tavares Concrete Company, Incorporated, in the amount of $1,062,411 for the construction of Project 004838, in Fund 302, Library Construction.  This contract will provide for the development of the Burke Library parking lot as Phase 1 of the total project development. 

 

The staff was directed administratively to proceed as proposed.

 

30.                   I-8 – STATUS REPORT ON TRANSPORTATION CAPITAL PROJECTS WITHIN FAIRFAX COUNTY  (2:01 p.m.)

 

The Board next considered an item contained in the Board Agenda dated February 27, 2006, regarding the status report on Transportation Capital Projects within the County.

 

Supervisor Frey asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide updated Phase II dates of the West Ox Road project.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

31.                   RECESS/CLOSED SESSION  (2:02 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.      Software AG, Inc. v. Fairfax County, At Law No. CL-2005-0007413 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.)

 

2.      Application of Elantic Telecom, Inc., Case No. PST-2005-00029 (Virginia State Corporation Commission) (Countywide)

 

3.      Unique Nurses, Inc. v. County of Fairfax, At Law No. CL‑2005-0006153 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.)

 

4.      National Amusements, Inc. v. Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia, At Law No. CL‑2005-0007773 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.)

 

5.      Ranjith R. Ranasinghe v. Jason C. Herbert, At Law No. CL-2005-0001186 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.)

 

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

 

7.      The Grievance Appeal of John P. Kakalec, Fairfax County Civil Service Commission

 

8.      Board of Supervisors v. Church Street Group Limited Partnership, et al., Record No. 052254 (Sup. Ct. Va.) (Hunter Mill District)

 

9.      The Trustees of the Fairfax Assembly of God Church and Centerpointe Church at Fair Oaks v. County of Fairfax, Virginia, and The Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, et al., In Chancery No. CH-2005-0004651 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Springfield District)

 

10.    William E. Shoup, Fairfax County Zoning Administrator v. Craig R. Prindle and Kristen K. Prindle, In Chancery No. CH-2004-0191091 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Sully District)

 


11.    William E. Shoup, Fairfax County Zoning Administrator v. Nisha Govindani and Siddarth Govindani, In Chancery No. CH-2005-0005448 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Providence District)

 

12.    William E. Shoup, Fairfax County Zoning Administrator v. Patricia DeLisio and John Aidonis, In Chancery No. CH-2004-0199371; Jean J. Aidonis v. Fairfax County Zoning Administrator, Fairfax County, F. Hayden Codding, and Susan Epstein, Case No. CL-2006-0001145 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Hunter Mill District)

 

13.    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)

 

14.    William E. Shoup, Fairfax County Zoning Administrator v. John N. Nassikas, III, and Georgia C. Nassikas, Case No. CL-2006-0001302 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Dranesville District)

 

15.    William E. Shoup, Fairfax County Zoning Administrator v. Marshall Field Stores, Inc., Case No. CL-2006-0001784 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Braddock District)

 

16.    William E. Shoup, Fairfax County Zoning Administrator v. Thanh Truong, Case No. CL-2006-0001577 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Providence District)

 

17.    Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia v. The Advance Group/Lake Fairfax, LLC, et al., At Law No. CL-2005-0005564 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Hunter Mill District)

 

18.    Board of Supervisors v. Country Developers, Inc., At Law No. CL-2005-0001945 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Dranesville District)

 

19.    Board of Supervisors v. McDonald's Corporation, et al., At Law No. CL-2005-0002343 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Mason District)

 

20.    Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County, Virginia v. Chantilly Amusements, L.L.C., et al., Case No. CL-2006-0001640 (Fx. Co. Cir. Ct.) (Sully District)

 

And in addition:

 

1.      Virginia Code Section 15.2-2308 D

 

2.      Krish Karunakaram, et al. versus Town of Herndon, et al., CH‑005‑0004013

 

3.      Consultation with legal counsel pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2‑3711(A)(7) regarding the application of the Virginia Public Procurement Act to the acquisition and installation of sports lighting equipment

 

4.      Consultation with legal counsel pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2‑3711(A)(7) regarding the application of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to appointment calendars

 

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

 

KMD:kmd

 

At 4:26 p.m., the Board reconvened in the Board Auditorium with all Members being present, and with Chairman Connolly presiding.

 

ACTIONS FROM CLOSED SESSION

 

32.                   CERTIFICATION BY BOARD MEMBERS REGARDING ITEMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION  (4:26 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 Hyland 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."

 


33.                   APPOINTMENT OF MS. KATHARINE ICHTER AS THE DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION (DOT)  (4:28 p.m.)

                       

Supervisor Gross moved the appointment of Ms. Katharine D. Ichter, as the Director of DOT at a salary of $134,000 effective with the current pay period. Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

34.                   APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FOR THE BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS (BZA) RETENTION OF LEGAL COUNSEL  (4:30 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board appropriate up to $5000 to the BZA under VA. Code Ann. § 15.2-2308 for the BZA’s retention of Sharon E. Pandak, or another qualified attorney if she is unavailable, to advise the BZA on the application of Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (“RLUIPA”) to special permit applications. Supervisor DuBois seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

AGENDA ITEMS

 

DS:ds

 

35.                   3 P.M. – PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 2005-SU-026 (SULLY NORTH INVESTMENTS, LC) (SULLY DISTRICT)

 

AND

 

PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 2005-SU-023 (SULLY NORTH INVESTMENTS, LC) (SULLY DISTRICT)  (4:30 p.m.)

 

(O)                   The application property is located on the south side of Wall Road approximately 800 feet west of its intersection with Centreville Road, Tax Map 34-2 ((1)) 33 pt. and 34 pt and Tax Map 34-2 ((1)) 34.

 

Mr. Francis A. McDermott reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

                        Supervisor Frey disclosed the following campaign contribution which he had received:

 

1.      In excess of $100 from Mr. Jon M. Peterson

 

                        Supervisor McConnell disclosed the following campaign contributions which she had received in excess of $100 from:

 

2.      Mr. Francis A. McDermott

 

3.      Mr. Milton V. Peterson

 

4.      Mr. Jeffrey H. Saxe

 

5.      Mr. William Smith

 

                        Chairman Connolly disclosed the following campaign contribution which he had received:

 

6.      In excess of $100 from Mr. Milton V. Peterson

 

                        Mr. McDermott 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, Aaron Shriber, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

                        Supervisor Frey moved amendment of the Zoning Ordinance, as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 2005-SU-026, from the R-1, I-3, and WS Districts to the I-5 and WS Districts, subject to the proffers dated February 7, 2006.  Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor DuBois, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Smyth, and Chairman Connolly voting “AYE,” Supervisor Gross and Supervisor Hyland being out of the room.

 

                        Supervisor Frey moved approval of Special Exception Application SE 2005‑SU‑023, subject to the development conditions dated January 26, 2006, with the following correction:

 

7.      Development Condition Number Eight – All parking lot landscape islands shall be a minimum of nine feet in width as shown on the Special Exception (SE) plat.

 

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

 

                        Supervisor Frey moved:

 

1.                              Modification of the transitional screening and barrier requirements along portions of the northern, southern, eastern, and western property boundaries as shown in the Generalized Development Plan (GDP) and the SE plat.

 

2.                              Waiver of the Comprehensive Trail Plan recommendation along a portion of Wall Road in favor of that shown on the GDP and SE plat.

 

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

 

36.                   3 P.M. – PH ON REZONING APPLICATION RZ 2005-LE-027 (OLIVET EPISCOPAL CHURCH) (LEE DISTRICT)  (4:38 p.m.)

 

(O)                   The application property is located in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of Franconia Road and Beulah Street, Tax Map 81-3 ((5)) 1B.

 

Mr. William H. Higham, Jr., reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

                        Mr. Higham 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, David J. Moss, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division (ZED), Department of Planning and Zoning (DPZ), presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

                        Supervisor Kauffman moved:

 

3.                              Amendment of the Zoning Ordinance, as it applies to the property which is the subject of Rezoning Application RZ 2005-LE-027, from the R-1, R-2, C-5, and HC Districts to the C-2 and HC Districts, subject to the development conditions* dated January 19, 2006.

 

4.                              Waiver of the transitional screening and barrier requirements along the southern and eastern boundaries of the site.

 

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

 

*Following discussion, with input from Barbara A. Byron, Director, ZED, DPZ, regarding the motion, Supervisor Kauffman clarified that the Rezoning Application approval was subject to the proffers dated January 19, 2006, not development conditions.

 


37.                   3 P.M. – PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 2005-LE-026 (PREMIER RE FUND I LLC) (LEE DISTRICT)  (4:46 p.m.)

 

The application property is located at 6120, 6122–6134 Brandon Avenue, Tax Map 80-4 ((1)) 1 and 1A.

 

Ms. Inda E. Stagg reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

                        Ms. Stagg 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, Cathy Lewis, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

                        Supervisor Kauffman moved approval of Special Exception Application SE 2005‑LE-026, subject to the development conditions dated February 22, 2006.  Supervisor Smyth seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

38.                   3 P.M. – PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 87-L-078 (P.R. RESTAURANT, INCORPORATED AND SM PROPERTIES, INCORPORATED, T/A PORTALES RESTAURANT) (LEE DISTRICT)  (4:49 p.m.)

 

The application property is located at 6148 Franconia Road, Tax Map 81-3 ((4)) 5A pt. and 5B1.

 

Mr. William “Tom” Thomas reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

                        Mr. Thomas 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, St. Clair Williams, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

                        Supervisor Kauffman moved approval of Special Exception Amendment Application SEA 87-L-078, subject to the development conditions dated February 27, 2006.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

39.                   3 P.M. – PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 84-L-020-20 (APPLE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORES, INCORPORATED) (LEE DISTRICT)  (4:54 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Kauffman moved to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 84-L-020-20 until April 3, 2006, at 3 p.m.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

40.                   3:30 P.M. – PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 2005‑MV‑024 (PROSPECT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, INCORPORATED) (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (4:55 p.m.)

 

                        Supervisor Bulova moved to defer the public hearing on Special Exception Application SE 2005‑MV‑024 until March 13, 2006, at 3 p.m.  Supervisor DuBois seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of seven, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Hyland, and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

41.                   3:30 P.M. – PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 2005‑MA‑030 (MICHAEL P. HAENE AND CLIFFORD D. HAENE) (MASON DISTRICT)  (4:55 p.m.)

 

The application property is located at 5838 Columbia Pike, Tax Map 61-2 ((17)) (A) 15 and 16.

 

Mr. Michael P. Haene reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

Tracy Strunk, Senior Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented a brief description of the application and site location.

 

Discussion ensued, with input from Ms. Strunk, regarding the use of the proposed application. 

 

                        Mr. Haene 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, Ms. Strunk presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

                        Supervisor Gross moved:

 

1.                              Approval of Special Exception Application SE 2005‑MA‑030, subject to the development conditions dated February 8, 2006.

 

2.                              Waiver of the service drive requirement on Columbia Pike.

 

3.                              Modification of the transitional screening requirement on a portion of the northern boundary in favor of that shown on the SE plat.

 

4.                              Waivers and modifications of the Commercial Revitalization District requirements to allow 18 percent open space and a 12 percent reduction in required parking.

 

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

 

42.                   3:30 P.M. – PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 2000-SU-032-2 (INOVA HEALTH CARE SERVICES) (SULLY DISTRICT)

 

AND

 

PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT APPLICATION SEA 84‑C-076-08 (INOVA HEALTH CARE SERVICES) (SULLY DISTRICT)  (5:02 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Frey moved to defer the public hearing on Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 2000-SU-032-2 and Special Exception Application SEA 84-C-076-08 to March 13, 2006, at 3 p.m.  Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Hyland and Supervisor McConnell being out of the room.

 

43.                   3:30 P.M. – PH ON PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA 1998-PR-027 (FAIRFAX COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS) (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)  (5:03 p.m.)

 

The application property is located in the northwest corner of the intersection of Lynnhaven Place and Hunter Mill Road, Tax Map 47-2 ((54)) B.

 

Ms. Katayoon Shaya reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

                        Ms. Shaya had filed the necessary notices showing that at least 25 adjacent and/or interested parties had been notified of the date and hour of this public hearing and she proceeded to present her case.

 

                        Following the public hearing, which included testimony by one speaker, Jonathan Papp, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.

 

                        Supervisor Smyth moved:

 

1.                              Approval of Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA 1998-PR-027, subject to the proffers dated February 15, 2006.

 

2.                              That the Board recommend to the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services that it modify the Comprehensive Plan requirements of the 54 foot right-of-way to that shown on the  Conceptual Development Plan Amendment/Final Development Plan Amendment (CDPA/FDPA), since the ultimate Hunter Mill Road improvements were completed with the Hearthstone Village rezoning.

 

3.                              Modification of the transitional screening and barrier requirements in favor of those shown on the CDPA/FDPA.

 

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

 

On February 22, 2006, the Planning Commission approved Final Development Plan Amendment Application FDPA 1998-PR-027, subject to the development conditions dated February 8, 2006.

 

44.                   3:30 P.M. – PH ON SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 2005‑MV‑025 (ENTERPRISE LEASING COMPANY D/B/A ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR) (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (5:11 p.m.)

 

The application property is located at 7500 Fullerton Road, Tax Map 99-1 ((7)) 2A.

 

Ms. Sherri L. Hoy reaffirmed the validity of the affidavit for the record.

 

Supervisor Frey disclosed the following campaign contribution which he had received:

 

8.      In excess of $100 from Carson Lee Fifer, Jr., McGuire Woods, LLP

 

St. Clair Williams, Staff Coordinator, Zoning Evaluation Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented a brief description of the application and site location.

 

                        Ms. Hoy 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, Supervisor Hyland moved to waive the reading of the staff and Planning Commission recommendations.  Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Smyth being out of the room.

 

                        Supervisor Hyland moved approval of Special Exception Application SE 2005‑MV‑025, subject to the development conditions dated January 11, 2006.  Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor McConnell and Supervisor Smyth being out of the room.

 

45.                   4 P.M. – PH 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)  (5:14 p.m.)

 

(R)                   A Certificate of Publication was filed from the editor of the Washington Times showing that notice of said public hearing was duly advertised in that newspaper in the issues of February 9 and February 16, 2006.

 

Douglas Hansen, Senior Transportation Planner, Traffic Operations Section, Division of Capital Projects and Operations, Department of Transportation, presented the staff report.

 

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by ten speakers, Supervisor Bulova moved adoption of the Resolution endorsing the following roads to be included in the R-TAP for a through truck traffic restriction:

 

1.                              Wakefield Chapel Road between Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road

 

2.                              Guinea Road between Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road

 

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

 

46.                   4 P.M. – PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC FACILITIES MANUAL (PFM) REGARDING SERVICE DRIVE REQUIREMENTS AND STREETLIGHT REQUIREMENTS  (5:38 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Frey moved to indefinitely defer the public hearing on proposed amendments to the Public Facilities Manual regarding service drive and streetlight requirements.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of eight, Supervisor Hudgins and Supervisor Smyth being out of the room.

 

47.                   4 P.M. – PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE PUBLIC FACILITIES MANUAL (PFM) REGARDING PAVEMENT DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR PIPESTEM DRIVEWAYS, DENSITY TESTING, AND THE TIMING OF DIRECTOR APPROVAL OF ALTERNATE PAVEMENT SECTIONS AND SPECIAL DESIGNS  (5:39 p.m.)

 

(O)                   A Certificate of Publication was filed from the editor of the Washington Times showing that notice of said public hearing was duly advertised in that newspaper in the issues of February 9 and February 16, 2006.

 

Judith Cronauer, Engineer III, Code Analysis Division, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, presented the staff report.

 

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Frey moved:

 

9.      Adoption of the proposed amendments to the PFM, regarding pipestem driveways, density testing, and the timing of director approval for alternate pavement sections and special designs, as advertised and set forth in the staff report dated January 9, 2006, with the incorporation of the recommended changes by the Planning Commission.

 

10.  That the proposed amendments become effective at 12:01 a.m., February 28, 2006.

 

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

 

48.                   4 P.M. – PH ON A PROPOSAL TO ABANDON A PORTION OF FOLEY STREET (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (5:42 p.m.)

 

(O)                   A Certificate of Publication was filed from the editor of the Washington Times showing that notice of said public hearing was duly advertised in that newspaper in the issues of February 9 and February 16, 2006.

 

Michael A. Davis, Senior Transportation Planner, Department of Transportation, presented the staff report.

 

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by one speaker, Supervisor Hyland moved adoption of the Order abandoning a segment of Foley Street.  Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor DuBois, Supervisor Frey, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Smyth, and Chairman Connolly voting “AYE,” Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

 

49.                   4 P.M. – PH ON PROPOSED PLAN AMENDMENT APPLICATION S04‑III-FC2, FOR PROPERTY TAX MAP PARCELS 56-2 ((1)) 72A, 37, 37A, 39, AND 40 (PT.), LOCATED NORTH OF LEE HIGHWAY BETWEEN WAPLES MILL ROAD AND RIDGE TOP ROAD (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT)  (5:44 p.m.)

 

A Certificate of Publication was filed from the editor of the Washington Times showing that notice of said public hearing was duly advertised in that newspaper in the issues of February 9 and February 16, 2006.

 

Meghan Van Dam, Planner II, Policy and Plan Development Branch, Planning Division, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff report.

 

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by two speakers, Supervisor McConnell moved approval of proposed Plan Amendment Application S04-III-FC2, as set forth in the Planning Commission document dated February 22, 2006.  Supervisor DuBois seconded the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Kauffman being out of the room.

 

50.                   4 P.M. – PH REGARDING THE CONVEYANCE OF COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY PARK AUTHORITY  (5:49 p.m.)

 

(R)                   A Certificate of Publication was filed from the editor of the Washington Times showing that notice of said public hearing was duly advertised in that newspaper in the issues of February 9 and February 16, 2006.

 

Diane Wolfrey, Property Analyst, Facilities Management Department, presented the staff report.

 

Supervisor Kauffman reminded the Board that at its January 23, 2006, meeting when this public hearing was authorized for advertisement the Board supported inclusion of a piece of land on Lockheed Boulevard identified as 92-4-001, Parcel 12B, which was inadvertently left out.  After discussion with the David P. Bobzien, County Attorney, he was informed that it could be included in today’s public hearing.  This parcel, 92-4-001, Parcel 12B will be transferred from the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) to the Fairfax County Park Authority.

 

Discussion ensued, with input from Hayden Codding, Assistant County Attorney, regarding ownership and inclusion of the parcel.

 

Further discussion ensued, with input from Mr. Bobzien, regarding the advertising of this public hearing and the Board’s authority to approve transfer of the parcel.

 

Following the public hearing, which included testimony by two speakers, Supervisor Frey moved adoption of the staff recommendation to endorse the Resolution authorizing the conveyance of the County-owned property to the Park Authority.  Supervisor Gross seconded the motion.

 

Supervisor Frey amended his motion to exempt from the Resolution the 1.1 acre parcel identified as 45-1 ((12)) Parcel A and defer decision until March 27, 2006, and this was accepted. 

 

Supervisor Kauffman asked to amend the main motion to include the parcel identified as 92-4-001 Parcel 12 B, and, if for some reason there is any difficulty encountered, that HCD staff be instructed to work with the appropriate staff from the Park Authority and the County Attorney’s Office to ensure transfer of the sale.  This was accepted.

 

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.”

 

51.                   4:30 P.M. – PH ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CODE OF THE COUNTY OF FAIRFAX, CHAPTER 112 (ZONING ORDINANCE) REGARDING THE AFFORDABLE DWELLING UNIT PROGRAM – CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENTS; COVENANT, PRICE, AND FINANCING CONTROL; AND MAXIMUM DENSITY IN A PLANNED RESIDENTIAL MIXED USE DISTRICT  (6:06 p.m.)

 

(O)                   A Certificate of Publication was filed from the editor of the Washington Times showing that notice of said public hearing was duly advertised in that newspaper in the issues of February 9 and February 16, 2006.

 

Donna Pesto, Senior Assistant to the Zoning Administrator, Department of Planning and Zoning, presented the staff report.

 

Discussion ensued, with input from Ms. Pesto, regarding the proposed amendment and the financing control period.

 

Following the public hearing, Supervisor Hudgins moved adoption of the proposed amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 112 (Zoning Ordinance), as recommended by the Planning Commission, with an effective date of February 28, 2006, at 12:01 a.m., and with the following changes recommended by staff:

 

1.                              Handwritten Page 10, Section 2-812, Paragraph 1:  Change “Except as qualified by Paragraph 8 below,…” to “Except as qualified in this section,…”

 

2.                              Handwritten Page 16, Section 2-812, Paragraph 2:  Change “…the thirty (30) year renewable control period with respect to rental units…” to “…the thirty (30) year control period with respect to rental units…”

 

Supervisor Bulova seconded the motion.

 

Discussion ensued, with input from Ms. Pesto, regarding the number of applicable affordable dwelling units (ADU).

 

Supervisor Bulova asked to amend the motion, on handwritten page 15, last paragraph, include the date “July 1, 2006.”  Also, the word renewable be replaced with “on or after.”

 

Following discussion, with input from Ms. Pesto, regarding the amendment and the date, Supervisor Bulova withdrew her amendment to the motion.

 

The question was called on the motion and it carried by a vote of nine, Supervisor Bulova, Supervisor DuBois, Supervisor Gross, Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor Hyland, Supervisor Kauffman, Supervisor McConnell, Supervisor Smyth, and Chairman Connolly voting “AYE,” Supervisor Frey being out of the room.

 

52.                   5 P.M. – PUBLIC COMMENT FROM FAIRFAX COUNTY CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES ON ISSUES OF CONCERN  (6:19 p.m.)

 

A Certificate of Publication was filed from the editor of the Washington Times showing that notice of said public hearing was duly advertised in that newspaper in the issues of February 9 and February 16, 2006.

 

Citizens and Businesses of Fairfax County are encouraged to present their views on issues of concern.  The Board will hear public comment on any issue except: issues under litigation, issues which have been scheduled for public hearing before the Board (this date and future dates), personnel matters and/or comments regarding individuals.  Each speaker may have up to three minutes and a maximum of ten speakers will be heard.  Speakers may address the Board only once during a six month period.

 

This public hearing was held and included testimony by Ms. Deanna Jennings regarding issues dealing with a contractor and County building inspectors.

 

Chairman Connolly relinquished the Chair to Vice-Chairman Bulova and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Providence District Supervisor’s Office to review this matter and report with its findings.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 

ADDITIONAL BOARD MATTERS

 

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53.                   SENIOR CITIZENS ISSUES FORUM  (6:24 p.m.)

 

Jointly with Supervisor Smyth, Chairman Connolly reported that they attended a senior citizens issues forum for the Mantua Citizens Association using a town meeting format.  He said it was a successful forum where they answered many seniors’ questions and highlighted County services.

 

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

 

1.      Invite the organizers of Saturday’s forum to appear before the Board to be honored for creating this valuable template event.

 

2.      Work with organizers and Members of the Board to develop and offer this program in other locations in the County.

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Kauffman shared with the Board that he is working with the Area Agency on Aging to kick off the Board’s new Committee on Aging that will deal with senior issues.  He noted that two pieces of legislation have passed in both houses of the General Assembly.  One is House Bill HB 110 which has each State level department examine and report annually on the impact of aging on their departments and how they are responding.  The other is House Bill HB 854 which requires each department to have a designated person to review policy and program decisions in light of aging and disabilities. 

 

(NOTE: Later in the meeting, the Board revisited the issue of forums for senior citizens.  See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#71.)

 

54.                   STATE FUNDING OF JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES  (6:26 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly called the Board’s attention to a memorandum from the Human Services Council detailing the lack of funding the State has provided for the County’s juvenile justice services.  According to the Human Services Council, after a 2003 Statewide reduction of 51 percent funding for the Virginia Juvenile Community Crime Control Act, the County currently receives $858,000, as opposed to the roughly $1.75 million received in Fiscal Year (FY) 2002. 

 

Chairman Connolly stated that in FY 2005, the County received $1.58 million from the Department of Juvenile Justice for State salary reimbursement of probation services.  The County’s share was almost $7.5 million.  The State’s funding represents only 21 percent of the total funding needed and is far below the 50 percent funding level that was initially intended in the State and County partnership on juvenile justice services.  In FY 2005, 41 percent of the youths the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court’s Probation Services supervised were at medium to high risk of re-offending.  He asserted that funding is inadequate for critical services.

 

Therefore, Chairman Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board draft a letter to Governor Kaine and the Fairfax County Delegation to the General Assembly expressing its concerns over the State’s lack of funding of these important services for the juvenile justice services.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

55.                   NORTHERN VIRGINIA SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT (NVSWCD) SEEDLING SALE  (6:28 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly said that in 2004, the Board cemented its dedication to the environment by adopting the 20-Year Environmental Agenda, the main goal being the preservation and enhancement of the County’s natural habitat.  He said that the NVSWCD announced its 2006 seedling sale, and asked that Board Members help publicize the event in their own districts.  For $16.95, citizens will receive several seedlings of six different varieties of trees, such as graystem dogwood, American hazelnut, and Virginia pine.  Pre-paid orders are due by April 14 and will be available for pickup April 21-22.

 

Chairman Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to coordinate with the NVSWCD to publicize the 2006 Seedling Sale.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

56.                   CLEAN UP FAIRFAX CAMPAIGN  (6:28 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly said that when the Board talks about preserving and enhancing the natural environment as part of its commitment to the Board’s 20‑Year Environmental Agenda, it has placed a particular emphasis on helping the Park Authority increase its land holdings within the County.  The Board has given the Park Authority a specific goal to have ten percent of the County’s land under the ownership and management of the Park Authority. 

 

Chairman Connolly asserted that litter on all public property, particularly in the parks and on and around athletic fields, is a growing problem in the County, and if the County wants to continue to preserve and enhance its world-class parks and fields, it must reach out to everyone in the community with a comprehensive, multi-cultural, coordinated educational and enforceable anti-litter campaign.

 

Therefore, Chairman Connolly moved that the Board direct the County Executive to convene a work group to implement an aggressive “2006 Clean Up Fairfax” campaign focusing on environmental education and anti-littering enforcement. Membership of this work group should include, but not be limited to, representatives from the Park Authority, Fairfax County Public Schools, the Police Department, the Department of Systems Management for Human Services, Conserve Fairfax, and the Clean Fairfax Council.  Vice-Chairman Bulova seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

57.                   SEVENTEENTH ANNUAL POTOMAC RIVER WATERSHED CLEANUP  (6:29 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly said that no discussion of habitat enhancement in the County would be complete without touching on the over 900 miles of rivers and streams within the County’s 30 watersheds.  He asserted that these watersheds should be protected from pollution and litter.

 

Chairman Connolly announced that the Alice Ferguson Foundation is sponsoring its Seventeenth Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup on Saturday, April 8, 2006, from 9 a.m. until noon, rain or shine.  The theme for this year’s clean-up is “Take Pride in Our Potomac: Trash Free by 2013.”  He urged Board Members to take the opportunity to urge interested citizens to participate.  Training and supplies are provided by the organization.

 

Chairman Connolly said that more information can be found on the flyer he distributed as well as through either the County’s website, www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpwes/watersheds/springcleanup.htm, or the Alice Ferguson’s Foundation’s website at www.potomaccleanup.org. 

 

Chairman Connolly asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to promote this event. 

 

Discussion ensued regarding the fact that volunteers do not have to don hip boots to go in the water and that emphasis is on the land to prevent litter from entering the Potomac River.

 

Without objection, the request was so ordered.

 

58.                   TREES 2006 CAMPAIGN  (6:31 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly reminded the Board of its very successful Trees 2000 campaign from six years ago, in which 2000 trees were planted in the 2000 calendar year.  To duplicate that success, Chairman Connolly moved that the Board:

 

1.      Initiate a Trees 2006 campaign, in which 2006 trees will be planted by the end of the calendar year.

 

2.      Request its representatives on the Tree Commission to partner with Fairfax ReLeaf, the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District, the County Executive’s Office, the County’s Environmental Coordinator, and appropriate County agencies, including the Park Authority and the Office of Public Affairs, to identify resources, as well as promote and implement projects for this effort, in Members’ respective districts.

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

59.                   FAIR HOUSING MONTH  (6:32 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly announced that April is celebrated as Fair Housing Month.  He noted that the County had made strides in affordable housing.

 

Therefore, Chairman Connolly moved that the Board proclaim April 2006 as “Fair Housing Month” in Fairfax County and direct staff to invite the appropriate representatives from the Human Rights Commission and others to appear before the Board to receive the proclamation at March 27, 2006, Board meeting.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

60.                   WORLD TUBERCULOSIS (TB) DAY  (6:32 p.m.)

 

Chairman Connolly said that “World Tuberculosis Day,” is March 24, 2006.  Therefore, he asked unanimous consent that the Board proclaim March 24, 2006, “World TB Day” in Fairfax County and direct staff to invite representatives from the Health Care Advisory Board and others to be recognized with the proclamation at the March 13, 2006, Board meeting.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

61.                   BLOCKING THE BOX  (6:33 p.m.)

Chairman Connolly said that on his recent WTOP radio show, “Ask The Chairman,” a caller complained about rush hour traffic in the Tysons area.  Specifically, he noted that drivers blocked an intersection so that opposite direction travelers could not enter it through repeated cycle changes of the traffic lights.  He reported waiting through eight cycle changes before he could pass through the intersection.  As the County’s only designated Urban Core, Tysons is experiencing major city traffic problems, however, this problem is not restricted to only Tysons Corner. 

 

Chairman Connolly reported that many cities have found that that no roadway sensor or photo electric eye can surpass the skills of an experienced traffic officer in controlling the movement of traffic through a congested area.  Therefore, he moved that the Board direct the County Executive, in consultation with the Chief of Police, the Department of Transportation, and the Virginia Department of Transportation to develop, with all dispatch, a set of initiatives and provide the Board with recommendations for implementation of a plan designed to curtail the practice of Blocking the Box.  Included in this effort should be a pilot project to determine the effectiveness of traffic control by sworn officers.  Supervisor DuBois seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion regarding enforcement efforts and programs in other localities including signs, the question was called on the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

62.                   FUNDING FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE BICYCLING INITIATIVE  (6:35 p.m.)

 

[NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the County Executive presented his Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Budget.  See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#12.]

 

Chairman Connolly said that on December 5, 2005, the Board asked the Department of Transportation (DOT) to outline what would be required to improve facilities and procedures for bicycle transportation in the County, including, but not limited to, the creation of a bicycle program manager position, the creation of a Countywide bicycle facilities map, and the implementation of a pilot bicycle network in a specific area of the County.

 

Chairman Connolly said that Katharine D. Ichter, Director, DOT, reported to the Board with information on the cost of these various items, as detailed in the memorandum dated February 20 distributed with his written Board Matters.   Because of the timing of the Board’s request and DOT’s response, these items did not make it into the County Executive’s Proposed FY 2007 Budget which was presented earlier today.

 

Therefore, Chairman Connolly asked unanimous consent that the following items be placed on the Board’s Consideration List for the FY 2007 Budget:

 

1.      $90,026 to fund the position of Bicycle Program Coordinator.

 

2.      $250,000 for consultant services to establish a pilot interconnected bicycling network in a specific area of the County.

 

3.      $500,000 for contractor and consultant services to provide an inventory of the County’s bicycle infrastructure to be used in creating a map of bicycle facilities within the County.

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Vice-Chairman Bulova returned the gavel to Chairman Connolly.

 


63.                   AMENDMENT TO OUT-OF-TURN PLAN AMENDMENT S05-IV-LP4 (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (6:36 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland said that on August 1, 2005, the Board adopted his motion to direct staff to prepare an Out-of-Turn Plan Amendment for property adjacent to the former Lorton Elementary School site in Lorton.  This motion was based on the possible use of the land as a Healthplex office building which is not currently supported by the Comprehensive Plan.  He clarified that the motion was intended to apply to the entire land unit where the property is situated so that issues of access and consolidation may be properly considered.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland moved to specifically include all of Sub-unit B2 of the Lorton South Route 1 Community Planning Sector in the Lower Potomac Planning District, Area IV, south of Lorton Road, and west of Interstate 95 in the evaluation of a Healthplex.  Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

64.                   PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AT RICHMOND HIGHWAY AND FORT HUNT ROAD (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (6:37 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland said that staff has made him aware that the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Team, without coordination with staff or Mount Vernon residents, decided to eliminate the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Richmond Highway and Fort Hunt Road.  Richmond Highway is an enhanced transit corridor that needs extensive pedestrian improvements extending from the City of Alexandria to Fort Belvoir.  Given the close proximity of Metro, offices, and high-density residential development, and a new pedestrian trail linking Fairfax County's northern gateway to Old Town Alexandria, this intersection should encourage safe pedestrian travel, not eliminate it.  The Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Team informed him that its current plans do not preclude putting in a raised pedestrian crossing at this intersection.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board write a letter of support to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner, the VDOT Northern Virginia District Administrator, and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Team requesting them to install either an at grade or bridged pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Fort Hunt Road and Richmond Highway.  Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

65.                   USE OF VOTER SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ON ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS  (6:38 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland said that several weeks ago, one of his constituents went to the Electoral Board to fill out an absentee ballot application.  He was advised that his application would not be processed if he did not provide his Social Security number.  In fact, the form itself states "REQUIRED" on Part D.  Supervisor Hyland said that he has been told by the County Attorney's office that after a review of the applicable statues, a Social Security number should not have been required. 

 

As outlined in the written Board Matter, Virginia Code Annex §§ 24.2-701 and 24.2-643 (Supplement 2005), sets forth the requirements for applications for absentee ballots and requires an applicant to furnish one of several types of identification to include a Virginia voter registration card, a Social Security card, a valid Virginia driver's license, among others.  Furthermore, Section 7 (b) of the Federal Privacy Act requires that any state or local government that requests a Social Security number shall inform the individual whether such disclosure is mandatory or voluntary and by what authority that number is requested.  The current absentee ballot application fails to meet this provision.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct the Chairman, on behalf of the Board, to write a letter to the State Board of Elections requesting a revision to the form to provide the requisite Federal notice and to provide for the use of any of the alternative forms of identification specified in Virginia Code Annex § 24.2-643.  Supervisor Hudgins seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion regarding the Social Security number, the question was called on the motion, which carried by unanimous vote.

 

66.                   RECOGNITION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CROSS COUNTY TRAIL THROUGH LAUREL HILL (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (6:40 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland said that it is anticipated that the Cross County Trail will be completed through Laurel Hill later this spring.  This trail, crossing through some of the County's most scenic areas, will make its final connection through Laurel Hill and connect the Occoquan River to the Potomac’s Great Falls Park.  The Park Authority will reach another milestone as the trail segment over Giles Run is built in late March.

 

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct staff to invite:

 

1.      The Park Authority Board to appear before the Board on March 27 to be recognized for this accomplishment.

 

2.      Senior staff from the Park Authority to participate in a small reception prior to the Board meeting.

 

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

 


67.                   RECOGNITION FOR MOUNT VERNON STUDENTS’ HEROISM  (6:41 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland said his next written Board Matter concerned four students from the Mount Vernon District who were cited for performing extraordinary acts of bravery when they assisted Fire and Rescue personnel in extinguishing a fire and rescuing people from the Potomac River.  He described their actions in his written Board Matter.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hyland asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite these heroic Mount Vernon District students to appear before the Board to be recognized for their bravery.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

68.                   PARTIAL TAX RELIEF FOR RESERVE DEPUTY SHERIFFS  (6:42 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland noted that the County grants partial tax relief for volunteer firefighters and auxiliary police officers to thank them for the countless hours of service to the community.  Some years ago, the Virginia General Assembly approved a statute allowing for partial (personal property) tax relief for one vehicle for such volunteers. After the State approved the statute, the Board granted relief for the volunteer firefighters and auxiliary police.

 

Supervisor Hyland said that subsequent to that action, the Sheriff’s Office created a valuable Reserve Deputy Sheriff Program.  The program is similar to the police auxiliary and Supervisor Hyland asserted that these volunteers should be treated the same.

 

Given their often thankless service and the tremendous amount of personnel savings they bring to the taxpayers, Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board direct staff to include as a part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Budget for consideration, inclusion of Reserve Deputy Sheriffs in the special tax status category with volunteer firefighters and auxiliary police officers.  Staff has preliminarily indicated that the revenue implications of such action are negligible.

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

 

69.                   SPECIAL EXCEPTION AMENDMENT FOR MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL’S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION (MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT)  (6:43 pm.)

 

Supervisor Hyland said that his next written Board Matter concerns a special exception amendment application submitted by Inova Health Care Services for the Mount Vernon Hospital’s renovation and expansion.

 

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board:

 

      1. Direct staff to review the special exception amendment application submitted by Inova Health Care Services regarding Mount Vernon Hospital on an expedited basis and to schedule the public hearings on the application before the Planning Commission and the Board on an expedited basis.

 

      1. Direct staff to process the site and building plans for the expansion concurrently with the special exception amendment application.

 

      1. Consent to the filing of a special exception amendment application by Inova Health Care Services for the property identified on Tax Map 102-1 ((1)) part 4, which is owned by the Board.

 

Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

70.                   MARCH IS PURCHASING MONTH  (6:44 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland moved that the Board proclaim “March as Purchasing Month” in Fairfax County and direct staff to invite representatives from the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management and the Public Schools’ Office of Supply Operations to be recognized with the proclamation at the March 13, 2006, Board meeting.  Supervisor McConnell seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

71.                   SENIOR CITIZEN FORUMS IN THE MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT  (6:44 p.m.)

 

(NOTE: Earlier in the meeting, the Board discussed a forum for senior citizens held in the Providence District.  See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#53.)

 

Supervisor Hyland stated that he will follow Supervisor Smyth’s and Chairman Connolly’s lead and will hold a similar forum for senior citizens in the spring.

 

72.                   NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF THE MOUNT VERNON DISTRICT TOWN MEETING  (6:45 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hyland called the Board’s attention to copies of the Mount Vernon Voice dated February 9, 2006, which had extensive coverage of his February 4 Mount Vernon District Town Meeting.

 

73.                   CITIZEN CORPS  (6:45 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Bulova reminded the Board that she presented a Board Matter on January 23 regarding the Citizens Corps Council.  She had noted that some reorganization and structural changes were underway, but that those changes had not been presented to the Board for information and concurrence.  She inquired about the status of a Board-approved acceptance of a UASI sub-grant in the amount of $335,504.  Subsequently, the County Executive responded in a memorandum to all Board Members dated February 15.  She said that not all of her concerns have been addressed.

 

Supervisor Bulova stated that the new organizational structure appears to be a diminution of citizen participation and she believes that the Citizens Corps Executive Committee has not had an opportunity to review the report.

 

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

 

1.      Refer the report to the Citizens Corps Executive Committee for its review and comments to be shared with the Board. 

 

2.      Provide information on the release of the grant funds and how the funds will be monitored.

 

3.      Report whether Volunteer Fairfax plans to use some of the grant money for a program similar to the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), and, if so, whether that is a duplication.  She noted that the Department of Fire and Rescue Services (FRS) is having difficulty in continuing to hold CERT programs, and she asked staff to determine whether there are available funds for FRS that are going to another organization.

 

Supervisor Gross asked to amend the request to direct staff to respond by April 3, and this was accepted.

 

Following brief input from Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, without objection, the request, as amended, was so ordered.

 

74.                   OAKTON GROUND BREAKING AND COMMUNITY DAY (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)  (6:49 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Smyth said that the groundbreaking for the Oakton Library, the first library in the Providence District, is scheduled for April 3, 2006.  Her written Board Matter provided details on the history of this library.

 

Supervisor Smyth asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to publicize this event.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

To recognize the positive contributions of Library Director Edwin S. (“Sam”) Clay, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services’ Architect Katayoon Shaya, as well as the Friends of the Oakton Library, and the Oakton Women's Club, Supervisor Smyth moved that the Board:

 

1.      Direct staff to invite these individuals to appear before the Board on April 3, 2006, to formally commemorate their contributions.

 

2.      Proclaim Saturday, April 8, 2006, as "Oakton Community Day" in Fairfax County and direct staff to prepare a proclamation to be read at the celebration.

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

75.                   DEVELOPMENT OF A COUNTYWIDE TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT (TDM) PLAN FISCAL YEAR 2007 BUDGET CONSIDERATION ITEM  (6:51 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Smyth said that over a year ago she asked the Board to direct staff to form a working group to examine how to better incorporate TDM as an integral part of the land use and development process in the County and to report with their findings and recommendations.  The Department of Transportation (DOT) staff transmitted a summary report on the working group's recommendations to all Board members for review and comment that includes funding for increased staffing, marketing, and outreach.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Smyth moved that the Board, in conjunction with its review of the FY 2007 Budget:

 

1.      Consider expanding the resources dedicated to TDM Countywide in the annual amount of $608,233.

 

2.      Direct staff to initiate those items on the list contained in her written Board Matter of recommendations that can be undertaken within existing resources in advance of approval of the FY 2007 Budget.

 

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

 

76.                   BUDGET CONSIDERATION ITEM FOR URBAN FORESTERS (“TREE SAVE”)  (6:52 p.m.)

 

(NOTE:  Earlier in the meeting, during presentation of the proposed budget, there was discussion regarding tree save.  See Clerk’s Summary Item #12, page 7.)

 

Supervisor Smyth asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to add a Budget Consideration Item for the addition of urban foresters for better implementation of tree proffers and enhanced enforcement of them. 

 

Following discussion regarding the dollar amount, Anthony H. Griffin, County Executive, stated that he would return with a staffing recommendation to address the concern.

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

77.                   JOHN FISHER’S EAGLE SCOUT PROJECTS (PROVIDENCE DISTRICT)  (6:53 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Smyth said that at the heart of the many activities in which Providence District residents engage lies the desire and commitment of individuals who want to better communities.  She called the Board’s attention to John Fisher, a Mantua resident, whose Eagle Scout Project’s objective was the following:

 

1.      To match the actual locations of fire hydrants in the area between Route 236 and Route 50 and Prosperity and Pickett Road, with the locations shown on the street maps that Fire Station 23 uses when responding to fire and emergencies.  It will help the firefighters find the fire hydrants easily, and the citizens will benefit also.

 

Supervisor Smyth reported that Mr. Fisher's project not only went according to plan, but the original search area was also expanded beyond Mantua.  Mr. Fisher discovered that of the 215 fire hydrants shown on the map. 8 new ones were found and that 3 existing ones were actually missing.  His findings were explained on a fire and rescue map and submitted, together with his report, to Fire Station 23.  Furthermore, Mr. Fisher then went on to clear the debris and clutter surrounding 25 fire hydrants.

 

Supervisor Smyth said that Mr. Fisher exemplifies Providence District residents who desire and are committed to better their communities.  Therefore, Supervisor Smyth asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite Mr. Fisher to appear before the Board, at an appropriate date, to accept a Certificate of Recognition for his noteworthy commitment and dedication to the Mantua community and Fire Station 23.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

78.                   PROVIDENCE DISTRICT BUDGET WORKSHOP  (6:54 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Smyth announced that her office will be hosting a budget workshop on March 9 at 7 p.m.  The workshop will be held at Fairhill Elementary School, 3001 Chichester Lane, Fairfax.  This event is open to all residents.

 

Furthermore, Supervisor Smyth asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to publicize this event.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 


79.                   PROVIDENCE DISTRICT SENIOR TAX RELIEF WORKSHOPS  (6:54 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Smyth announced that her office will be hosting senior tax relief workshops for the third year in a row.  The workshops are scheduled for the following dates and times:

 

2.            March 15 from 10 am. -  2 p.m.  

 

3.            April 5 from 10 am. -  2 p.m.

 

Both workshops will be held at the Providence District office located at 8739 Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22031.  Residents are asked to call 703- 560-6946; TTY 711, to make an appointment.

 

Supervisor Smyth asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to publicize the workshop events as soon as possible.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Smyth said that in the three years that she has been holding these workshops, two familiar staff members have continued to make them accessible and productive to residents.  Accordingly, she asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite Ms. Desi Baltimore and Ms. Paula Loures, of the Department of Tax Administration, to appear before the Board to receive Certificates of Recognition in the service of assisting and educating seniors in matters of tax relief at an appropriate date.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

Supervisor Gross asserted that these two employees should be nominated for outstanding performance awards and that she would follow up with Supervisor Smyth on this endeavor.

 

80.                   BUDGET WORKSHOP AND TAX RELIEF WORKSHOP FOR SENIORS (BRADDOCK DISTRICT)  (6:56 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Bulova asked unanimous consent that the Board direct the Office of Public Affairs to publicize the:

 

1.      Budget briefing for Braddock District residents to be held March 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Braddock District Hall adjacent to her office. 

 

2.      Upcoming Braddock District tax relief workshop for senior citizens.

 

Without objection, it was so ordered.

 


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81.                   HUNTINGTON METRO STATION GARAGE (LEE DISTRICT)  (6:57 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Kauffman, jointly with Supervisor Hyland, reminded the Board that joint development around the Huntington Metro Station was underway.  He said that in the next phase of development, replacement parking, as well as 500 additional parking spaces, were to be provided and it was critical that this occur in a timely fashion to minimize inconvenience for transit riders at the station.

 

                        Supervisor Kauffman moved that the Board direct Jimmie D. Jenkins, Director, Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES), to allow modified processing for the garage in order to allow the construction of the replacement to advance quickly.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

82.                   CONSIDERATION ITEM:  CUMULATIVE IMPACT ISSUE - TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT (TDM)  (6:58 p.m.)

 

                        Supervisor Kauffman noted Supervisor Smyth’s work in the development of the County-wide TDM plan and stressed the need for it to be integral to every development.  He pointed out that last year he raised as a consideration item addressing cumulative impact issues to better address the enhanced modeling capacity; however, neither the necessary software packages, nor staff funding issues, were addressed in the Information Technology (IT) budget for 2007.

 

                        Supervisor Kauffman stated that approximately $100,000 was needed for IT needs and another $800,000 was necessary for staff, which included personnel in the Department of Transportation, one staff member in the Department of Planning and Zoning, and one-time consultant services. 

 

                        Therefore, Supervisor Kauffman moved to include as a Consideration Item $900,000 for enhanced modeling capacity to enable the Board to be better prepared to engage cumulative impact issues in new development.  Supervisor Smyth seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

83.                   BUDGET QUESTION: COURTHOUSE EXPANSION PROPOSAL AND THE INDICATION FOR ADDITIONAL SECURITY  (7 p.m.)

 

                        (NOTE:  Earlier in the meeting, during presentation of the proposed Fiscal Year 2007 Budget, additional action was taken regarding courthouse security.  See Clerk’s Summary Item CL#12, page 8.)

 

With regard to the courthouse expansion proposal, and the indication for additional security needed, Supervisor Kauffman moved that, as a part of the budget review, the County Executive be directed to explore the feasibility of a pilot project to meet the security needs within the same budget figures proposed by the County Executive using staffing for security other than the Sheriff’s office.  Supervisor Smyth seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

84.                   PRESIDENT’S DAY WEEKEND FAIRFAX ANIMAL SHELTER ADOPTION EVENT (SULLY DISTRICT)  (7:01 p.m.)

 

                        Supervisor Frey, jointly with Supervisor DuBois, stated that on Sunday, February 19, 2006, the Fairfax County Animal Shelter opened its doors to host a special adoption event for homeless animals from Northern Virginia as well as for dogs and puppies recently rescued from the Gulf Coast.  He noted that the event was a huge success with nearly 700 people attending.

 

                        Supervisor Frey said that in early February five animal control officers and one shelter staff person traveled 2200 miles to Gulfport, Mississippi and back as part of a regional effort to help animals in need at shelters in the areas hit hard by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  He said they returned with 14 Katrina dogs and puppies which were provided medical care by Deepwood Veterinary Clinic and then placed in foster homes for a two-week adjustment period.

 

                        Supervisor Frey noted that the adoption event was a collaborative effort by individuals who care about the welfare of animals and wanted to help the dogs left homeless by the hurricanes, and that several dogs and cats that had been waiting at the shelter for some time also found adoptive homes as well.

 

                        Supervisor Frey particularly noted the efforts of Karen Diviney, Shelter Director; Mike Lucas, Chief Animal Control Officer; Captain Pamela Minnich, Commander of the Shelter; the entire shelter staff; members of the Animal Services Advisory Committee; Catherine Chianese, Office of the County Executive; the veterinarians at Deepwood Clinic; the foster care families; and the volunteers who made the event a success.

 

                        Therefore, Supervisor Frey, jointly with Supervisor DuBois, asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite the individuals involved to appear before the Board at a future meeting to be recognized.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

                                   

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85.                   CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR HUNTER MILL DISTRICT RESIDENT  (7:04 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins moved that the Board direct staff to prepare a certificate of recognition for a dedicated Restonian volunteer to be presented outside the Board Auditorium.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

                       


86.                   MAESTRO DINGWALL FLEARY’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)  (7:05 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins said that the Hunter Mill District is fortunate that many talented musicians perform throughout the district bringing beautiful music to multiple audiences.  In particular Reston is fortunate to provide a home for the Reston Community Orchestra, a group of 48 professional, yet unpaid, volunteer musicians performing under the baton of Maestro Dingwall Fleary.  Maestro Fleary is a harpsichordist, organist, and pianist.  He has served as the music director for the Wolftrap International Children's Festival and is now serving in his tenth year as Conductor of the Reston Community Orchestra.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hudgins asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite Maestro Fleary to appear before the Board to receive a certificate of recognition for his ten years of service as the Conductor of the Reston Community Orchestra.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

87.                   ROUTE 989 BUS MEETING (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)  (7:06 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins reminded the community that on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at 7:30 p.m., the Fairfax County Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting at McNair Elementary School to accept comments on proposed schedule changes to Route 989 from the Dulles Corridor to the Pentagon and Crystal City.   She asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to assist with publicizing the event.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

88.                   HUNTER MILL DISTRICT COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON THE FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2007 BUDGET  (7:06 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins noted that this morning the County Executive presented the FY 2007 Advertised Budget.  To foster a sense of inclusion and to help constituents gather a better understanding of the advertised budget, she announced that she will be hosting three separate community meetings:

 

1.      Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road — Reston 20191

 

2.      Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, S.E.,Vienna, 22180

 

3.      Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at McNair Elementary School- 2499 Thomas Jefferson Drive, Herndon, 20171

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hudgins asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to assist in notifying the public and the appropriate media regarding these opportunities for input and to voice their concerns.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

89.                   DSV DULLES FOX MILL, LP – PROFFERED CONDITION AMENDMENT APPLICATION PCA C-696-5 (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)  (7:07 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins said that DSV Dulles Fox Mill, LP has filed Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA C-696-5 to modify one existing proffer associated with Dulles Station for off-site transportation improvements along Sunrise Valley Drive and Frying Pan Road.  The applicant is working closely with staff and the Department of Transportation on this application and is scheduled for a Planning Commission public hearing on March 23, 2006.  The applicant has requested an expedited Board public hearing date.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hudgins moved that the Board direct staff to schedule a public hearing to be held before the Board on March 27, 2006, regarding Proffered Condition Amendment Application PCA C-696-5.  This motion shall not be construed as a favorable recommendation by the Board or staff on the proposed application and does not relieve the applicant from complying with all regulations, ordinances, or adopted standards, and does not prejudice the consideration of this application in any way.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

90.                   SMALL DISTRICT 5 (SD5)  (7:08 p.m.)

 

(BACs)            Supervisor Hudgins said that in March 1975, the Board created SD5.  It was located wholly within what was then the Centreville District.  Its purpose was to acquire, construct, maintain or operate a community center within the district.  The Reston Community Center (RCC) is funded by property tax receipts from Small District 5.

 

Currently, after three reapportionments, the greatest land mass within the SD5 is now located in the Hunter Mill District; however, small portions are also located within Dranesville and Sully Districts.

 

On September 12, 2005, on Supervisor Frey's motion, the Board directed staff to review the boundaries of SD5 and to provide options for persons who would like to be removed from it.  A response from the County Attorney's Office to Supervisor Frey indicates that under Virginia Code Section 15.2-85 the Board has the authority by the adoption of an ordinance, after conducting a public hearing on the proposed ordinance, to contract the boundaries of SD5.

 

In December 2005, RCC Board voted 4-4, on the issue of redrawing the boundaries of Small District 5 to include only areas in the Reston Master Plan. In February 2006, the RCC conducted two public meetings to discuss the possibilities of boundary changes and funding requirements for the Reston Community Center.

 

Supervisor Hudgins said that the community has expressed through correspondence to her office and the public hearings held by the RCC Board a clear desire for some change in the boundaries.  It appears now is the appropriate time to address the original intent of the creation of SD5 by arriving at the most appropriate boundary adjustment.  Boundary adjustments will affect some real estate tax bills of SD5 residents and businesses.  Therefore, any change must be done in a timeframe to coincide with the County's Fiscal Year 2007 notification of the real estate taxes; thus, it is necessary to consider this matter immediately.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hudgins moved that the Board direct staff to prepare by March 13, 2006, an advertisement of a proposed ordinance, for public hearing for March 27, 2006, to contract the boundaries of SD5, such that the district will be wholly contained within the Hunter Mill District; and further, that an option be provided which will allow consideration of such district to be aligned with the Reston Master Plan.  Supervisor Hyland seconded the motion.

 

Following discussion regarding the motion, Supervisor Frey expressed concern about the rapid turnaround of the proposal and asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to provide information regarding the status of elected RCC board members who live outside the proposed district and the notification process.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

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

 

91.                   HUNTER MILL DISTRICT WINTER COAT CLOSET RECOGNITION  (7:17 p.m.)

 

Supervisor Hudgins said that the 2005-2006 Hunter Mill District Winter Coat Closet ended February 11, 2006.  Enormous community support for the fourth Annual Coat Closet enabled volunteers to distribute an estimated 2,715 coats and 770 hats, gloves, and scarves.  This compared with some 500 distributed last year. This endeavor would not have been possible without the dedicated staff support from Reston Interfaith and its cadre of volunteers.

 

Therefore, Supervisor Hudgins asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to prepare certificates of recognition for the volunteers in appreciation of their generosity.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

92.                   NO BOARD MATTERS FOR MASON DISTRICT SUPERVISOR GROSS  (7:17 p.m.)

 

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

 


93.                   WINCHESTER HOMES (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)  (7:17 p.m.)

 

Supervisor DuBois said that Winchester Homes has been working for over a year with staff and with the community on Rezoning/Final Development Plan Applications RZ/FDP-2005-DR-009 to build approximately 21 homes on 8.11 acres at the intersection of Spring Hill Road and Lewinsville Road in McLean. Winchester has recently agreed to a request from the Dranesville Planning Commissioner to defer its Commission public hearing date to April 19, 2006, to resolve some open space and transportation issues that have been raised by staff.

 

Therefore, Supervisor DuBois moved that the Board direct staff to schedule a public hearing to be held before the Board on May 1, 2006, at 3:30 p.m. regarding on Rezoning/Final Development Plan Applications RZ/FDP 2005‑DR‑009.  This motion shall not be construed as a favorable recommendation by the Board or staff on the proposed application and does not relieve the applicant from compliance of all regulations, ordinances, or adopted standards and does not prejudice this application in any way.  Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

94.                   EVANS FARM PROPERTY (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)  (7:19 p.m.)

 

Supervisor DuBois said that a proffered condition amendment application has been submitted for the Evans Farm property in McLean.  Proffered Condition Amendment/Final Development Plan Amendment Applications PCA/FDPA 1998-DR-049-03 requests the consolidation of two lots currently shown on the final development plan.  The change would allow for the construction of one residence and a pool house in lieu of two residences, at an elevation other than what has been previously depicted on the approved plan.

 

This application is minor in nature, has the support of the community and is currently scheduled for a public hearing by the Planning Commission on March 16, 2006.

 

Therefore, Supervisor DuBois moved that the Board direct staff to schedule a public hearing to be held before the Board on March 27, 2006, at 3:30 p.m. regarding Proffered Condition Amendment/Final Development Plan Amendment Applications PCA/FDPA 1998-DR-049-03.  This motion shall not be construed as a favorable recommendation by the Board or staff on the proposed application and does not relieve the applicant from compliance of all regulations, ordinances, or adopted standards and does not prejudice this application in any way.  Supervisor Kauffman seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 


95.                   FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE HUNTER MILL ROAD AREA SPECIAL STUDY (HUNTER MILL DISTRICT)  (7:20 p.m.)

 

(BACs)            Jointly with Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor DuBois said that last March the Board authorized a Special Study of the Hunter Mill Road area to comprehensively review the Plan for the area around Sunset Hills Road and Hunter Mill Road.  The impetus of the study was several 2004 North County Area Plan Review items and the complexity of issues surrounding any proposed change to land use and transportation for this area of the County.  Supervisor DuBois said that she and Supervisor Hudgins appointed a task force made up of community members from both districts to guide this effort. The task force worked with County staff to examine the existing Plan and to consider proposed changes.  The task force received input from the community at its meetings and through an outreach process implemented with the help of Circle Point, a firm specializing in public involvement.  The special study approach enabled the task force and staff to review a logical planning area, and provided the opportunity for greater public outreach and participation than typically occurs in the APR review process.

 

As a result of its eight-month study, the Hunter Mill Road Area special study task force prepared and delivered its final report which has been provided in the Board package.  The report strongly supports retaining the adopted Comprehensive Plan for this area which is for low density residential use.

 

Jointly with Supervisor Hudgins, Supervisor DuBois moved that the Board take the following actions:

 

1.      The Task Force voted to retain the current Comprehensive Plan's land use recommendation for residential use at .2-.5 dwelling units per acre for the entire Hunter Mill Road Special Study Area. Therefore, no further consideration is warranted for APR Items 04‑III-2UP and 04-III-4UP that proposed changes to the land use and density recommendations for this area.

 

2.      The Task Force strongly supported adding text to the Comprehensive Plan recognizing Hunter Mill Road as a Virginia Byway.  Two APR nominations, 04-III-lUP and 04-III-6UP, apply to segments of Hunter Mill Road in the Hunter Mill and Dranesville Districts, while three other APR nominations pertain to segments of the road that are in the Providence and Sully Districts. All were deferred pending the recommendation from the Task Force.  Accordingly, staff is directed to schedule APR Items 04‑III-1UP, 04-III-6UP, 04-II-2F, 04-II-2V, and 04-II-6V for a public hearing before the Planning Commission as soon as possible and to convey to the Planning Commission the Task Force's support for the staff recommendation for this item that was also supported by the Providence and Sully APR Task Forces.

 

3.      The Task Force expressed concern about the presence of naturally occurring asbestos in the study area and would like the County to consider showing on its zoning maps areas where soils with this type of mineral deposit occur, similar to the designation of marine clay soils.  Therefore, staff is directed to review this issue and report with its recommendations to address this concern.

 

4.      The Task Force had several recommendations related to transportation and trails.  Therefore the Trails and Sidewalks Committee is directed to consider ways to improvement park-trail access in the study area as outlined the final task force report; that the Department of Transportation be directed to review and consider the Task Force recommendations to improve the transportation system in this area; and, that the traffic calming strategies recommended by the Task Force be referred to the Northern Virginia Regional Commission for use in its Hunter Mill Road Traffic Calming study.

 

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

 

Finally, Supervisor Hudgins and Supervisor DuBois expressed their appreciation to the members of the Hunter Mill Road Area Special Study Task Force, especially the co-Chairs John Ulfelder and Brian McMillan.  They also thanked those in the community who took time to attend the task force meetings and the Saturday and evening workshops.  Lastly, before, during and since the task force deliberations, staff has worked tirelessly to support the effort.  Special thanks for the skill, professionalism, and patience shown by all the staff members associated with the study.

 

96.                   RESIGNATION OF MILBURN SANDERS FROM THE HISTORY COMMISSION  (7:25 p.m.)

 

(BACs)            Supervisor DuBois announced that Milburn Sanders has resigned from the History Commission.  She asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite Mr. Sanders to appear before the Board to be recognized for his years of service.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 

97.                   NORTHERN REGION CHAMPIONSHIP BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAM (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)  (7:26 p.m.)

 

Supervisor DuBois announced that the Herndon High School boys’ basketball team won the Northern Region Championship.  She asked unanimous consent that the Board direct staff to invite the team to appear before the Board to be recognized for this accomplishment.  Without objection, it was so ordered.

 


98.                   SWIMMING RECORD BROKEN  (7:26 p.m.)

 

Supervisor DuBois noted that Katie Ziegler broke the record in the 500 free style metro championships.

 

99.                   DEATH OF MR. DICK POOL (DRANESVILLE DISTRICT)  (7:27 p.m.)

 

Supervisor DuBois noted that Mr. Dick Pool, former chairman of the McLean Trees Committee died yesterday.  She outlined his many accomplishments.

 

100.                 CONCURRENT PROCESSING FOR PLANS ASSOCIATED WITH SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION SE 2005-SP-033 (SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT)  (7:28 p.m.)

 

Supervisor McConnell said that Village West, Incorporated and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC  filed Special Exception Application SE 2005-SP-033 to install a 120 foot monopole and related equipment structures on property of Village West, Incorporated located at 7008 Elkton Drive, Springfield, Tax Map Number 089-4((5))A.

 

Since preliminary indicators reveal overwhelming community support for this application and to ensure that this application, if approved by the Board, can be implemented as quickly as possible, Supervisor McConnell moved that the Board direct staff to concurrently process the site plan and building permit application for the proposed New Cingular Wireless facility.  This motion does not relieve the applicant from complying with all regulations, ordinances, or adopted standards, and does not prejudice the consideration of this application in any way.  Supervisor Frey seconded the motion and it carried by unanimous vote.

 

101.                 EFFORTS OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DURING A RECENT STORM  (7:28 p.m.)

 

Supervisor McConnell commended the efforts of the Police Department during a recent storm.

 

102.                 BOARD ADJOURNMENT  (7:30 p.m.)

 

                        The Board adjourned.