Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Apr. 10, 2012

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on April 10, 2012.

The Board recognized:

  • the Oakton High School Girls Swim and Dive Team for winning the state championship
  • the Centreville High School Football Team for advancing to the Virginia State finals in the Division VI category
  • the Vienna Little League for its 60th anniversary
  • the Police Department, Fire and Rescue Department and the Sheriff’s Office for participating in the 2011 World Police and Fire Games
  • Robert Lederer for his years of service and partnership with Fairfax County

The Board designated:

  • The Board approved the recommended names for the eight Silver Line Metrorail stations in the county. These names will be sent to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s board for final approval and adoption. The approved names are:


    Tysons Corner


    Spring Hill

    Wiehle-Reston East

    Reston Town Center


    Innovation Center

  • The Board confirmed the county’s participation in Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Prior to today’s board action, the county sought public input on the cost and financing for the project’s second phase. County officials conducted four public meetings and an online chat, and the Board held a public hearing on March 20. The estimated cost for building the second phase of Dulles Rail is $2.7 billion—$1 billion less than earlier estimates, and 80 percent of the county's total cost for the project will be paid for through voluntary, special tax districts.

  • The Board approved Fairfax County's 2012 Disease Carrying Insects Program to continue mosquito suppression strategies (i.e., surveillance, larviciding mosquito breeding areas, and public outreach) and tick surveillance program and public outreach through June 30, 2013.

  • The Board appointed Edward L. Long Jr. as county executive, effective April 25. Long has more than 34 years of experience with the county, and retired as deputy county executive and chief financial officer in May 2011. Long replaces Anthony H. Griffin, who retires this month.

  • The Board is holding public hearings on the FY 2013 fiscal plan this week. There was a public hearing tonight on the County Executive’s Proposed FY 2013 Advertised Budget Plan, the Advertised Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2013-2017and the Current Appropriation in the FY 2012 Revised Budget Plan and the public hearings will continue on Wednesday and Thursday, April 11-12. The board’s budget pre-markup session is scheduled for Friday, April 20, at 1 p.m. and the markup session will be on Tuesday, April 24, at 10 a.m. The formal adoption of the budget is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. during the regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Supervisors.

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

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