Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: October 16, 2012


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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on October 16, 2012.

The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals.

The Board recognized:

  • the Police Department for receiving the International Association of Chiefs of Police 2011 National Law Enforcement Award, as well as the Underage Alcohol Awareness Award in the special category and also for receiving the Occupant Protection Award, Underage Alcohol Awareness Award and Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Award in the 20011 Virginia Law Enforcement Challenge.

  • LINK for its 40th anniversary and contributions to western Fairfax County and eastern Loudoun County communities.

  • Wetland Studies and Solutions and staff from the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services Stormwater Management Program for their work on the Government Center Stream Restoration Project.

The Board designated:

  • November as Adoption Awareness Month in Fairfax County.

  • Nov. 9, as George C. Marshall High School Day in Fairfax County.

  • Oct. 27, as VolunteerFest Day in Fairfax County.

  • The 2012 Exceptional Design Awards were presented.

  • There was a presentation by the Economic Development Authority about their worldwide offices.

  • The final report and recommendations from the Private Sector Energy Task Force were presented, and the Board directed the county executive to begin engaging with task force leadership to begin development of a private sector Energy Alliance.  For more information on the Private Sector Energy Task Force see the online presentation, recommendations, and supporting information.

  • The Board endorsed the County’s applications for FY 2019 Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) Funds.  Some of the projects that will be funded are countywide transit stores, transportation improvements in the Reston area that would improve/increase access to the Dulles Rail project and Tysons access and roadway improvements.

  • The Board accepted Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FY 2012 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) subgrant awards in the amount of $9,305,569 which will be used by various county agencies to enhance security and overall preparedness.

  • The Board authorized execution of an agreement to reimburse Inova Health Care Services for the County’s share of the engineering, design, and construction of the Willow Oaks Stormwater Pond within the Willow Oaks development located within the Accotink Creek Watershed.

  • The Board authorized the County Executive to execute the VA WARN Mutual Aid Agreement among Fairfax County and member utilities of the Virginia Water and Wastewater Agency Response Network, each of which is responsible for public water supply or wastewater management in the Commonwealth of Virginia; the agreement addresses requesting assistance and providing such assistance during natural or man-made emergencies.

  • The Board approved amendments to the bylaws for the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Policy Management Team.

  • The Board approved amendments to the Fairfax County Code pertaining to an increase in the mileage charge for taxicab rates from $2.00 per mile to $2.10 per mile, or an increase of 4.7%.

 

The Board endorsed the Planning Commission’s transportation funding plan for Tysons as a comprehensive strategy for funding the set of infrastructure improvements identified in the Tysons Plan to support the 113 million square feet of development anticipated to occur by 2050


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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