Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Mar. 20, 2012

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 20, 2012.

  • Leadership Fairfax presented the “2012 Katherine K. Hanley Public Service Award“ to Anthony H. Griffin, Fairfax County Executive.

  • The Board participated in the annual statewide tornado drill, a joint effort of the National Weather Service and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Fairfax County departments and agencies, along with businesses, schools and individual residents, registered to take part in this statewide drill as a way to test shelter-in-place locations and verify plans and procedures. Today’s tornado drill occurred on day two of Fairfax County’s three-day emergency exercise “Operation Enduring Collaboration,” which is exercising county agencies on a tornado scenario. David McKernan, the Fairfax County emergency management coordinator, updated the Board on the exercise.

The Board recognized:

  • Marshall Road Elementary School for its 50th anniversary.

  • Dr. and Mrs. Alan Merten for their contributions to Fairfax County.

  • The Fairfax County Master Gardeners Association for its 35th anniversary.

The Board designated:

    • March as Alternative Dispute Resolution Month in Fairfax County.

    • April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Fairfax County.

    • April as Donate Life Month in Fairfax County.

    • April 2-8 as Public Health Week in Fairfax County.

    • April as Fair Housing Month in Fairfax County.

    • April 8-14 as Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Fairfax County.


  • The Board authorized the sale of Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Facilities Revenue Bonds to fund the Woodburn Replacement Center Project (Mid-County Center) and the Providence Community Center Project.

  • The Board authorized the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority to utilize federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds as a loan to Pathway Homes, Inc. for the acquisition of housing units to serve income-eligible persons with multiple disabilities.

  • The Board held a public hearing on Fairfax County’s participation in Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project and then deferred action on the decision until the next Board meeting on April 10, 2012.

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

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