Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: July 26, 2011
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on July 26, 2011.
The Board made the following presentations and recognized:
the South County Secondary School Baseball Team for its numerous
the McLean High School Girls Soccer Team for winning the Virginia Group
AAA state championship.
the Langley High School Boys Lacrosse Team for winning the Virginia
high School League state tournament for the third consecutive
the Mount Vernon District Visioning Task Force for its service and
report providing a vision of where the district should be in 25
Paola and Robert Pizzano for their contribution from the Joey Pizzano
Memorial Foundation to fund a family recreation area at the Lee
the vision, dedication, leadership and significant contributions to the
Lorton Arts Foundation, Workhouse Arts Center and Fairfax County of
John Harvey Ariail Jr.
John Monsul and the crew of the Fairfax Public Access Cable Channel 10
program, "Communicating Today."
Nancy Mercer and Jill Eglè for their years of service at The Arc of
Northern Virginia for residents of Fairfax County.
- September as Direct Support Professionals Appreciation Month in Fairfax County.
During the meeting, the Board:
approved advertisement of an increase to the FY 2012 budget
appropriation level. The advertisement will encompass both the County
and the Schools’ FY 2011 Carry over Reviews and the public hearing will
be held on September 13, 2011 at 10:45 a.m. FY 2011 revenue came in
higher than anticipated, so the carryover package includes funding of
$11.30 million to meet the Board of Supervisor’s guidance to support a
market rate adjustment for County staff which could not be accommodated
within the FY 2012 adopted budget. More information on carryover, the
potential 1.52 percent employee market rate adjustment and the other
information is online.
endorsed the major
provisions of a Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Phase II scope
reduction strategy as proposed by the U. S. Secretary of Transportation
to reduce project cost from approximately $3.83 billion to
approximately $2.805 billion. The Proposal includes shifting some
project elements to Fairfax County and Loudoun County for full funding
and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) agreeing to
an aerial station at Dulles International Airport. The Board approved
having the County Executive act as the Board’s agent in further
negotiations concerning the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on
these outstanding issues subject to the Board’s approval of a final MOU
prior to execution.
approved the release of $6 million dollars from the Route 28 District
Project Completion Fund for the preparation of final design plans for
four priority sections of Route 28 widening.
Fred Selden as director of the Department of Planning and
approved a special exception to allow a Brightview Assisted Living
facility on the former site of Thelma’s Ice Cream in Great Falls.
approved two ordinances that amended the Fairfax County Code relating
to election precincts. These ordinances create some new precincts,
rename existing precincts, adjust some precinct boundaries, abolish
some existing precincts through consolidations, and move some polling
places to new locations. These changes conform the precinct boundaries
to the boundaries of the newly adopted election districts for the
Virginia Senate and House of Delegates and for the newly adopted
- approved a letter to be sent to Virginia’s congressional delegation and the President of the United States that comments on the potential impact of the current federal fiscal impasse on the County’s triple-A bond rating.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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