Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Sept. 28, 2010
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on Sept. 28, 2010.
The Board made
the following presentations:
To the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2068 for
the Fill the Boot Campaign. Fairfax County fire fighters and
paramedics collected nearly $561,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy
Association during the Labor Day weekend.
To designate the week of Oct. 3-9 as Fire Prevention Week in
Fairfax County. The theme for 2010 is “Smoke Alarms: A Sound You
Can Live With!”
To designate the week of Oct. 18-23 as Operation Medicine Cabinet
Cleanout Week in Fairfax County. During that week the Mason, Mount
Vernon, Reston and Sully District
Police Stations will serve as disposal sites for unused or
To designate October as African American Adoption Awareness Month
in Fairfax County. Of the 18 children in foster care in Fairfax
County awaiting adoptive homes, one-third are African
To designate October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in
To designate Oct. 3-9 as Mental Illness Awareness Week in Fairfax
To recognize America’s Adopt A Soldier for providing ongoing
support activities to serve and respond to the needs of veterans,
soldiers and their families.
To designate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in
Fairfax County. Efforts are being made to address domestic violence
in Fairfax County through a coordinated community response
facilitated by the Domestic Violence
Prevention, Policy and Coordinating Council.
To designate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Fairfax
To designate October as Family History Month in Fairfax County.
Researching family history gives people a sense of heritage and
responsibility to carry out the legacy begun by their
To designate September as Transit Month in Fairfax County.
- To the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2068 for the Fill the Boot Campaign. Fairfax County fire fighters and paramedics collected nearly $561,500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the Labor Day weekend.
presented its 2010 Environmental
Excellence Awards to:
Maureen Goble, director of the Advanced Placement Environmental
Science Program at
Lake Braddock Secondary School.
Project Performance Corporation, a Tysons Corner-based management
Meghan Fellows, a natural resource specialist and invasive
management coordinator for the Fairfax County
- Maureen Goble, director of the Advanced Placement Environmental Science Program at Lake Braddock Secondary School.
The Board approved a letter to be sent to the MWAA Board of Directors
and the MWAA President and CEO informing them of the Board’s position
on phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project and offering to
work together to achieve cost containment, sustainability, and funding
The Board approved a real estate
transaction between the County and Inova at the Inova Fairfax
Hospital campus, which would allow the County to acquire the nearby
Willow Oaks Land on which to build the New Woodburn Replacement
- The Board repealed the sunset provisions of the Deferred Retirement Option Program (DROP) for the Employees,’ Uniformed and Police Officers Retirement Systems. The DROP provision in the County retirement systems is a means of providing employees who choose to work beyond their normal retirement dates the flexibility to elect to receive some of their retirement benefits in a lump sum rather than continuing to earn additional years of retirement service and higher monthly annuities.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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