Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: July 31, 2012
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors meeting on July 31, 2012.
The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals:
The Board recognized:
Lawrence Walker for 28 years of service to Fairfax County Public
Mayo Stuntz of Vienna for nearly 50 years of service on the Fairfax County History
Suzanne Levy for 31 years of service as the Virginia Room librarian at the City of Fairfax Regional
Johnny Karlinchak of Springfield for his initiative and outreach in the
community following the derecho storm.
Faith Kim and her father, Bill, for saving the lives of their
Maame Biney of Lorton for being named the overall winner for the Midget
Ladies group at the 2012 U.S. Speedskating Short Track Age Group
Eileen McLane for 27 years of service to Fairfax County in the
Department of Planning and Zoning, most recently as the Zoning
Administrator since 2006.
The Board designated:
Tuesday, Aug. 7, as National Night Out in Fairfax County.
August as Immunization
Awareness Month in Fairfax County.
September as Food Safety Education Month in
The Board approved a
streetcar line as the locally preferred option for transit along
the Columbia Pike corridor. A joint project with Arlington County, the
4.9-mile Columbia Pike
Streetcar will run from Pentagon City to Skyline in Fairfax County.
The county’s three stations will be located in the Baileys area:
Goodwin House, Jefferson Street and Skyline.
The Board authorized a public hearing for the board meeting on Sept. 11
to amend the appropriation level in the FY 2013 budget. The Board is
scheduled to approve the FY 2012 Budget Carryover package at that
time. Carryover is the process by which certain unspent or
unencumbered funds for commitments to pay for goods and services at the
end of one fiscal year are reappropriated in the next fiscal year.
Typically, funds carried over are nonrecurring expenditures, such as
capital projects or capital equipment items. More details on the
carryover package are online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov
The Board authorized a joint funding agreement with the United States
Geological Survey for an expansion to the existing water resources
monitoring network established in Fairfax County in 2007.
The Board authorized the Chairman to sign grant and consortium
agreements that will allow the consortium of seven Northern Virginia
jurisdictions (Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties and the
cities of Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park) to receive
Workforce Investment Act funds.
The Board approved the Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council
bylaws and self-assessment report. The Board also approved the
conversion of the Fairfax County Public Schools Early Head Start
home-based option into a center-based model.
The Board approved the donation of a surplus road tractor from the
Department of Public Works and Environmental Services to the Northern
Virginia Community College Education Foundation.
The Board approved the application
amending the proffers and conceptual development plan for the public
safety headquarters, a 275,000 square foot building, which will be
located south of Monument Drive and east of Legato Road in the Fairfax
County Government Center complex, which also contains the main
Government Center building, the Herrity building, and the Pennino
building. Construction of the new HQ is expected to begin in 2014
with substantial completion expected in 2016.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
For more information about the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, including full meeting minutes and documents, visit the county Web site: www.fairfaxcounty.gov
This podcast is produced by the Fairfax County, VA, government.