Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: July 31, 2012


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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 Schools.

  • Mayo Stuntz of Vienna for nearly 50 years of service on the Fairfax County History Commission.

  • Suzanne Levy for 31 years of service as the Virginia Room librarian at the City of Fairfax Regional Library.

  • 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 neighbors.

  • 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 National Championships.

  • 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 Fairfax County.

  • 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.


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