Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Nov. 1, 2011
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on November 1, 2011.
The Board recognized:
The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2068 for its
success in the 2011 Fill the Boot campaign.
The James Madison High
School Girls Lacrosse Team for its accomplishments.
The Langley High School
Golf Team for its accomplishments.
Ron Christian for his years of service to Fairfax County.
- The Pennywise Thrift Shop for its 50th anniversary.
The Board designated:
Nov. 6-12 as Animal Shelter Appreciation
Week in Fairfax County.
November as American Indian Heritage Month in Fairfax County.
- Dec. 1 as AIDS Awareness Day in Fairfax County.
- The Board authorized advertisement of a public hearing to be held at the December 6, 2011 meeting 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 Consumer Protection Commission report, Review of City of Falls Church Water System: Rates and Capital Improvements was adopted and two recommendations were endorsed:
1. Pursuant to its authority under Section 15.2-2111 of the Virginia
Code, the Board of Supervisors should fix rates and charges for water
service provided to customers located in Fairfax County so that no
Fairfax County customer of the City of Falls Church water system will be
charged rates and charges that exceed those of Fairfax Water, unless the
City can demonstrate the need for higher rates and charges to the
2. Pursuant to its authority under Section 15.2-2111 of the Virginia Code, the Board of Supervisors should establish Fairfax Water as the exclusive water service provider for all new development and redevelopment in Fairfax County, unless Fairfax Water determines that it is unable to furnish water service to a given location.
The Board authorized the refinancing of a Section 108 Loan with the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which will
lower the interest rate resulting in approximately $247,159 in
The Board recognized Fairfax County Government Channel 16 for receiving
its first Emmy and being named Best Government Cable TV Station in two
The Board received a quarterly status report on the second four-year
transportation program and it was announced that in response to a Fairfax County grant proposal, the
U.S. Office of Economic Adjustment within the Department of Defense has
selected a project to widen Route 1 from Telegraph Road to Mount Vernon
Memorial Highway to receive $180 million.
- The Board held a public hearing to receive comment on the 2012 preliminary draft Fairfax County Legislative Program, which will be on the Board’s agenda for adoption at the December 6, 2011 meeting and then presented to the County’s 2012 Virginia General Assembly delegation.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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