Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Feb. 22, 2011


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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on Feb. 22, 2011.

  • The Board made the following presentations:

    • Herndon High School for its 100th anniversary
    • Susan Kinsley, a teacher at West Springfield High School, for being selected by the National Association of Biology Teachers as the 2010 Outstanding Biology Teacher in Virginia.
    • Herndon Woman’s Club for its 70th anniversary.
    • Reston Hospital Center for its 25th anniversary.
    • Kathy Ichter for her years of service, most recently as the director of the Fairfax County Department of Transportation.
    • The Board proclaimed March as Alternative Dispute Resolution Month in Fairfax County.

 

  • Fairfax County Executive Anthony H. Griffin proposed a General Fund budget of $3.38 billion for Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2012), a decrease of or 0.5 percent from the FY 2011 Revised Budget Plan. Excluding adjustments in the current fiscal year, the decrease from the FY 2011 Adopted Budget is 2 percent. The total of all appropriated funds is $6.1 billion. This proposal from the county executive keeps the real estate tax rate at $1.09 per $100 of assessed value — the same as it was last year. Later in the meeting, the Board authorized advertisement of the FY 2012 budget and tax rate at $1.09.

    The recommended transfer to Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) operations is $1.61 billion, no change from the FY 2011 Adopted Budget Plan. Including transfers for school debt service, the total proposed transfer to FCPS is $1.774 billion, an increase of $2.8 million from the FY 2011 funding level, which represents 52.5 percent of total County General Fund Disbursements.

    Griffin noted in his presentation that the average price of homes sold in Fairfax County increased an estimated 8.9 percent from last year, although the total number of homes decreased 7.8 percent. Residential real estate revenue accounts for approximately 76 percent of the total tax base. Nonresidential values increased 3.7 percent.
    The proposal results in an available balance of $30 million, which the Board can utilize in a number of ways.

    You can learn more about the FY 2012 Advertised Budget Plan by accessing budget documents online. In addition, reference copies are available in all county libraries. Public hearings on the FY 2012 fiscal plan have been set for Tuesday, March 29, at 6 p.m., and Wednesday and Thursday, March 30-31, at 3 p.m. The Board of Supervisors will adopt the budget on April 26.

  • The Board deferred the decision on the application to place a WMATA regional bus facility on Cinder Bed Road until the Board meeting on March 8.

  • The Board held a public hearing concerning Fairfax County’s option to purchase the I-95 Waste-to-Energy Facility at its fair market value, as an exercise of an option in the existing service agreement among Fairfax County, the Solid Waste Authority, and Covanta Fairfax, Inc.

 

That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.

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