Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: September 25, 2012
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County
Board of Supervisors meeting on September 25, 2012.
The Board and officials from Keçiröen, Ankara, Turkey, signed a Sister
Memorandum of Understanding.
The Board recognized Fairfax County programs that won 2012
Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties.
The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals.
The Board recognized:
the Fairfax County Department of Housing and
Community Development for receiving awards from the National
Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and the National
Association of Counties.
Pets on Wheels for its 25th anniversary.
the Braddock Road Youth Club ’98 for winning the 2012 Virginia
Youth Soccer Association state championship.
George Towery for his years of service to Fairfax County.
- the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development for receiving awards from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials and the National Association of Counties.
The Board designated:
October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Fairfax County.
October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Fairfax
Oct. 7-13, as Fire Prevention Week in Fairfax County.
October as Domestic Violence
Awareness Month in Fairfax County.
- Sept. 25-Oct. 2, as Voter Registration Week in Fairfax County.
- The Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards were presented, recognizing the dedication of time and energy to benefit the environment and support county environmental initiatives.
- The Board authorized the county executive to sign a programmatic agreement prepared for compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act relative to the widening of U.S. Route 1 (Richmond Highway) between Telegraph Road and Mount Vernon Memorial Highway.
- The Board authorized funding in an amount not to exceed $3,900,000, from Housing Blueprint Funds for the acquisition and rehabilitation of the 130-unit Mount Vernon House.
- The Board approved the FY 2013-14 State Performance Contract between the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the associated acceptance of funds.
- The Board authorized the county executive to sign agreements with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority capital and operations projects and for Fairfax County transit capital projects and operations.
- The Board appointed Police Chief David M. Rohrer as deputy county executive. He will begin his new position Oct. 20. Rohrer will be responsible for Fairfax County’s public safety programs and will oversee the following agencies: Police Department, Fire and Rescue Department, Office of Emergency Management, and Department of Public Safety Communications. He will also have a liaison relationship with the Office of the Sheriff and the courts. This appointment will add an increased focus on public safety, which is the county’s largest direct expenditure function, receiving 12.4 percent of general fund disbursements in the Fiscal Year 2013 Adopted Budget.
- The Board approved Capital One Bank’s plan to build new, mixed use development. The entire project will be within a quarter mile of the McLean Metro Station, one of the four new stations in Tysons that are scheduled to open next year as part of the Dulles Rail project.
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.