Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Feb. 28, 2012

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on February 28, 2012.

The Board recognized:

  • Sophie Chase of Lake Braddock Secondary School for earning All-American honors at the 2011 Footlocker National Cross Country Finals and being named the Gatorade 2011 Cross Country Runner of the Year in Virginia.

  • The Fairfax County Public Schools and a center named after African-Americans.

  • EnviroSolutions, Inc., for its contribution to the Lorton Community Action Center.

  • The Fairfax County Park Foundation for its 10th anniversary.

The Board designated:

  • March as Tuberculosis Awareness Month in Fairfax County.

  • Less than two weeks remain until the scheduled adjournment of the 2012 General Assembly.  The Board’s Legislative Committee has met several times to consider issues of importance to the County and the Board received the committee’s report and recommendations for action.

  • Fairfax County Executive Anthony H. Griffin presented his proposed budget for FY 2013to the Board.  Heproposed a General Fund budgetof $3.52 billion for Fiscal Year 2013 (July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013), an increase of 1.71 percent from the FY 2012 Revised Budget Plan. Excluding adjustments in the current fiscal year, the increase from the FY 2012 Adopted Budget is 4.26 percent. The total of all appropriated funds is $6.7 billion.  Board of Supervisors Budget Committee meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, March 13 and 27, at 10 a.m. The board’s budget pre-markup session has been scheduled for Friday, April 20, at 1 p.m. and the markup session for Tuesday, April 24, at 10 a.m.  The formal adoption of the budget by the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. during the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting. 

  • The Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 on the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2013, which covers the third year of the County's Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2011-2015.  This Plan identifies the proposed use of funds for the four federal programs with an estimated amount of $6.7 million: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG - $4,414,224), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME - $1,405,283), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG - $469,222), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA - $438,386).

  • The Board directed staff to take actions concerning Fairfax County's Calendar Year 2012 Forest Pest Management Suppression Program.

  • The Board adopted the Northern Virginia Regional Water Supply Plan, developed by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC) in coordination with the 21 jurisdictions covered by the plan and local water utilities. The water supply plan indicates that existing water supplies will be sufficient to meet Fairfax County needs through the 2040 planning period.

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

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