Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Jan. 12, 2010
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on January 12, 2010.
The Fairfax County Board of
Supervisors held its first meeting of the year, and Mason District
Supervisor Penelope A. Gross was chosen by the board as vice chairman
for the second consecutive year. Sharon Bulova enters her second year
as chairman. Board meetings will be held on Tuesdays in 2010 and the
complete schedule can be found on the county’s Web site.
The Board made the following presentations
Westfield High School - The Board of Supervisors recognized
the Westfield High School Golf Team for winning the 2009 Virginia
AAA State Golf Championship.
Shawn Akard - The Board of Supervisors recognized Shawn
Akard for receiving the American Horticultural Society 2009 Annual
Great American National Award for Youth and Children’s
Sydenstricker United Methodist Church - The Board of
Supervisors recognized Sydenstricker United Methodist Church for
its 100th anniversary.
Mentoring Month - The Board of Supervisors designated
January 2010 as Mentoring Month in Fairfax County.
Year of Appreciation for Older Adults - The Board of
Supervisors designated 2010 as the Year of Appreciation for Older
Adults in Fairfax County.
Verdia Haywood, Ken Garnes and Jimmie Jenkins - The Board of
Supervisors recognized Verdia Haywood, Ken Garnes and Jimmie
Jenkins for their years of service to Fairfax County.
- Haywood, a deputy county executive, led the Fairfax County human services system for more than 30 years.
- Garnes was the director of the Department of Administration for Human Services. In addition, he served with the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board.
Jenkins served more than 33 years in the Department of Public
Works and Environmental Services, most recently as its
- Westfield High School - The Board of Supervisors recognized the Westfield High School Golf Team for winning the 2009 Virginia AAA State Golf Championship.
The Board made the annual appointments of Board Members to
various regional and internal boards and committees.
The Board completed its annual
evaluation of County Executive Anthony H. Griffin and County
Attorney David P. Bobzien.
Service changes for the Fairfax Connector
were approved. Additional trips, adjusted routes and schedules will
begin next week.
The Board opposed the freeze on the local “ability to pay” composite
index update, used to determine the state and local share of education
costs. This delay will cost the county millions of dollars.
The Board approved a resolution requesting Economic Development
Authority-issued bonds for financing the Wiehle Ave. Metrorail Station
The Board endorsed the design plan for the Seven Corners Transit
- The Board scheduled a joint meeting with the Planning Commission on Feb. 2, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. for a briefing on the status of the Tysons plan and demonstration project and affirmed a schedule for the Tysons Plan Amendment.
For more information about the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, including full meeting minutes and documents, visit the county Web site: www.fairfaxcounty.gov
This podcast is produced by the Fairfax County, VA, government.