Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: April 27, 2010
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on April 27, 2010.
The Board made the following presentations
Financial Literacy Month
The Board of Supervisors designated April 2010 as Financial Literacy Month in Fairfax County to raise awareness of the importance of being financially savvy.
Lyme Disease Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors designated May 2010 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Fairfax County.
Temple Douglas, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, was recognized for her work in developing a quick and accurate test for Lyme disease resulting in being named a semifinalist of the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search, a program of the Society for Science & the Public.
Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month
The Board of Supervisors designated May 2010 as Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month in Fairfax County.
Parents Who Host Lose the Most
The Board of Supervisors designated May 2010 as Parents Who Host Lose the Most Month in Fairfax County.
The Board of Supervisors designated May 6-12 as Nurses Week in Fairfax County.
Building Safety Week
The Board of Supervisors designated May 9-15 as Building Safety Week in Fairfax County.
Internal Audit Awareness Month
The Board of Supervisors designated May as Internal Audit Awareness Month in Fairfax County and congratulated the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors on its 25th anniversary.
- Financial Literacy Month
The Fairfax County Board of
Supervisors adopted the Fiscal Year 2011
Budget. This action means that the
adopted the budget resolutions necessary to implement the budget
proposal that was marked up on April 20. The FY 2011 marked-up
budget proposal included a real estate tax rate of $1.09 per $100 of
assessed value, a $0.05 increase from the $1.04 rate in FY 2010. In
addition, it slightly increased the stormwater services fee from $0.01
to $0.015 per $100 assessed value. Based on these two tax rate
adjustments, the net reduction for the average homeowner’s tax bill is
$26.93. The board also approved establishing a Vehicle Registration
License fee of $33 per vehicle for most vehicles for FY 2011. The sewer
service charge increases by $0.77 per 1,000 gallons, from $4.50 to
$5.27. This fee increase addresses aging sewer infrastructure and
ensures compliance with state and federal clean water and environmental
The Board approved the Consolidated Community Funding
Pool recommendations for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012.
The Board approved modifications to the Silver Lining and Silver Lining
The Board approved execution of a project agreement with the Virginia
Department of Transportation (VDOT) and expenditure of up to $10.0
million in County identified funds to complete funding for the widening
of Telegraph Road between South Kings Highway and South Van Dorn Street
from two lanes to four lanes.
- The Board held a public hearing on two proposed plans affecting federally funded housing programs: the Five-Year Consolidated Plan for FY 2011 - 2015 and the Consolidated One-Year Action Plan for FY 2011. The Board will take action at their next meeting on May 11, 2010. The proposed plans are required for funding four federal housing programs: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Emergency Shelter Grant and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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