Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Apr. 26, 2011
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on April 26, 2011.
The Board recognized:
- The Robinson Secondary School wrestling team for winning the 2011 Virginia AAA State Championship.
- May as Foster Care and Foster Family Recognition Month in Fairfax County.
- May as Older Americans Month in Fairfax County.
- May as Building Safety Month in Fairfax County.
- May 6-12 as Nurses Week in Fairfax County.
- May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in Fairfax County.
May as Lyme Disease
Awareness Month in Fairfax County.
The Board adopted the FY 2012 Budget Plan. The
adopted budget includes a real estate tax rate of $1.07 per $100 of
assessed value, a two-cent decrease from the $1.09 rate in FY
The Board adopted a redistricting plan.
The plan maintains nine supervisors districts, but it shifts seven
voting precincts to different districts. Although the precinct changes
are effective immediately per state law, they cannot be implemented
until they are precleared by the U.S. Attorney General, as required by
federal law under Section 5 of Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The Board approved the Consolidated Plan
One-Year Action Plan for FY 2012.
The Board approved the Disease Carrying Insects
The Board approved the Virginia Railway Express Operations Board FY
2012 operating and capital budgets resolution, which amended the master
agreement related to Arlington and Alexandria’s subsidies.
The Board directed staff to cease working on an extension agreement
with Covanta, the company that has operated the Lorton waste-to-energy
plant with the county, and begin exploring all other options, including
legal and legislative, dealing with the waste-management in the
- The Board made a statement on the Mark Center: Fairfax County and others have been concerned about increased traffic and the implementation of a transportation management plan related to the opening of the new the Department of Defense facility at the Mark Center in Alexandria. Those concerns were heightened and validated earlier this month when the Inspector General of the Department of Defense published a report that was critical of the environmental assessment completed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 2008. Following the release of that report by the Inspector General, it was suggested that Fairfax County should consider taking legal action to force the Army to address the traffic management issues raised by the Inspector General. Fairfax County reviewed the matter, and determined that federal law does not give the County an opportunity to challenge that environmental assessment at this time.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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