Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Dec. 6, 2011
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on December 6, 2011.
The Board recognized:
Fairfax County Executive Anthony H. Griffin who received the
International City/County Management Association Mark E. Keane Career
Fairfax County employers selected by the Fairfax County Department of
Transportation as “Best Workplaces for Commuters.”
The Make it Work Program for students with disabilities, a program that
facilitates their transition from Fairfax County high schools to the
Garrett Evans from Rachel Carson Middle School for being named the
Virginia Middle School Technology Education Teacher of the Year for
Persons who assisted with the rescue and recovery of the Huntington
community and other areas of Fairfax County during Tropical Storm
Robin Hardy Ransom for her years of service to Fairfax County.
Nancy Vehrs for her years of service to Fairfax County.
The Lawrence V.
Fowler Award was presented to Marlene Blum.
Varon Award was presented to Gerald W. (Jerry) Hopkins.
The Board adopted the 2012
Fairfax County Legislative Program which will be presented to the
County’s 2012 Virginia General Assembly delegation at a work session on
Dec. 7, 2011. Also adopted was the County’s Federal Legislative
Strategy and Principles for Federal Legislation for the 112th
The 2011 Annual Report on the
Environment was presented.
The Board authorized agreements for the sale, delivery and use of
reclaimed water between Fairfax County and both the Fairfax County Park
Authority and the South County Little League.
Acting on the recommendation of the Consumer Protection Commission, the
Board denied a request for a taxicab rate increase.
The Board approved the third amendment to the master agreement with the
Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for funding
transportation demand management outreach in the Fairfax County
Department of Transportation.
The Board accepted the results of the Tysons Metrorail Station Access
Management Study (TMSAMS) public outreach efforts and referred the
report to staff for evaluation and recommendations.
The Board approved changes to the funding agreement for the second
phase of the
Dulles Rail project, saving as much as an estimated $757 million in
fees for Dulles Toll Road users.
The Board appointed assistant county executive Cathy Chianese to serve
as interim clerk to the Board, in addition to her current duties.
The Board held a public hearing regarding an amendment to the County
Code for the establishment of an exclusive service area and maximum
allowable rates, fees and charges for water service. This follows the
actions taken by the Board on September 27, 2011 when a Fairfax County
Commission report, Review of City
of Falls Church Water System: Rates and Capital Improvements
was adopted. While the CPC report focused on the City of Falls Church
water system, the recommendations therein, and any implementation
thereof, could be made applicable by the Board to any or all water
system providers of service to Fairfax County residents who do not
reside in any city or town within the County. Following the public
hearing, the Board adopted the amendment and established an exclusive
service area and maximum allowable rates, fees, and charges for water
service in Fairfax County.
- The Board noted that the County is making free prescription drug discount cards available to all residents.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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