Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: June 19, 2012

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on June 19, 2012.

The Board recognized:

  • the Forestville Elementary School Odyssey of the Mind Team for winning the Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Competition held at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, from May 23-26.

  • the Senior Dance Company from Buffa’s Dance Studio in Burke for numerous achievements at the Contest of Champions held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fl., on February 25, including the title of Grand National Champions.

  • Stephen J. De Benedittis of Herndon for his years of service as the mayor of the Town of Herndon.

The Board designated:

  • June 17-23 as Fire and EMS Safety, Health and Survival Week in Fairfax County.

  • June 23 as Hepatitis Awareness Day in Fairfax County.

  • June 25-30 as Mosquito Control Awareness Week in Fairfax County.

The Board presented the A. Heath Onthank Awards, the highest honor Fairfax County bestows on its employees. The awardees were Richard Cabellos, park/recreation specialist; Judy Flaig, elections management analyst and Stephen Sinclair, senior utilities analyst.

  • The Volunteer Fire Commission presented its annual report.

  • The Board approved an updated agreement between Fairfax County and the Virginia Department of Transportation to accept congestion mitigation and air quality and regional surface transportation program funding for the Route 50 pedestrian initiative.

  • The Board approved the 2012 zoning ordinance amendment work program, which contains requests for amendments to the Zoning Ordinance generated from the Board, the Planning Commission, the Board of Zoning Appeals, staff, members of the public and industry representatives.  The program was amended to include a review of the number of children who can be cared for in a home child care facility to be consistent with the currently authorized state maximum of 12 children (the existing maximum under the zoning ordinance is 10 children).

  • The Board authorized the renewal of a joint funding agreement between the County and the United States Geological Survey for the continuation of a water resources monitoring network.

  • The Board approved agreements between the Town of Herndon and Fairfax County to construct pond retrofits at the Herndon Centennial Park Golf Course and at the Herndon Public Works Maintenance Facility.

  • The Board approved a construction and funding agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation as part of the Safe Routes to School Grant Program to support preliminary engineering and construction costs for installation of a pedestrian refuge island at the intersection of Burke Center Parkway and Marshall Pond Road in the vicinity of Terra Centre Elementary School.

  • The Board approved regional comments objecting to the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s change in the way the Commonwealth will direct distribution of its financial assistance for transit to Northern Virginia localities.

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

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