Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Sept. 27, 2011
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on September 27, 2011.
The Board made the following presentations and designated:
Oct. 9-15 as Fire Prevention Week in Fairfax County.
Oct. 10-14 as Operation Medicine Cabinet Cleanout Week in Fairfax
October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Fairfax County.
November as Adoption Awareness Month in Fairfax County.
October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Fairfax
Oct. 2-8 as Mental Illness Awareness Week in Fairfax County.
- October as Cemetery Preservation Month in Fairfax County
The Board approved the preparation and printing of an explanatory statement on the forthcoming referendum on whether the County should be authorized to issue bonds in the amount of $252,750,000 for the Fairfax County Public Schools.
On April 26, 2011, the Board directed the Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) to undertake a comprehensive review of the City of Falls Church’s water ratemaking actions. The CPC’s report was presented to the Board, which accepted it, adopted the report’s findings and endorsed the two recommendations. Staff was asked to return to the Oct. 18 Board meeting to report on recommendations to implement the CPC report’s recommendations, including a process for outreach to stakeholders. The recommendations are:
Pursuant to its authority under Section 15.2-2111 of the Virginia Code,
the Board 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 County’s satisfaction;
- Pursuant to its authority under Section 15.2-2111 of the Virginia Code, the Board 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 approved the rezoning for the Georgelas Group’s proposed development near the future Tysons Spring Hill Metro Station. This development is the first rezoning to be reviewed under the new Tysons land use plan.
This will redevelop an area currently characterized by a mix of low-level industrial uses, car dealerships, and some small office uses. A total of 19 buildings (including two existing larger office buildings and a new fire station incorporated in a building) are proposed.
The Board adopted the September 2011 Quarterly Report of the Office of Financial and Program Audit and endorsed the report’s recommendations.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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