Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Jan. 29, 2013

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on January 29, 2013.

  • The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals.

The Board recognized:

  • The Chantilly High School Boys Cross Country Team for winning the 2012 Virginia championship and Sean McGorty for being the individual state champion and being selected as the Gatorade Virginia Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.

  • The Lake Braddock Secondary School Girls Cross Country Team as the state champion and Sophie Chase for being selected as the Gatorade Virginia Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year.

  • The Fairfax County Police Department Helicopter Unit, K-9 Nero and his handler, Lt. Shawn Martin, for their lifesaving efforts.

  • Robert E. Simon Jr, the Reston Association and its community partners for their vision and community leadership, resulting in the selection of Reston as the “Seventh Best Community in the United States” in 2012.

  • The Initiative for Public Art — Reston and the Reston Historic Trust and Museum for their vision and efforts to celebrate the story of community through art.

  • Dr. Karen Diviney for her years of service to Fairfax County.

  • Stephanie Abbott for her years of service on the Fairfax County Public Library Board.

  • Dominion Virginia Power for its donation of land to Fairfax County to enable safe, accessible pedestrian access to the Spring Hill RECenter and Spring Hill School.

  • The Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce for its 30th anniversary.

The Board designated:

  • February as African American History Month in Fairfax County.

  • The Employees Advisory Council presented the 2013 Don Smith Award to Dominic Runfola, Fire and Rescue Department, and honorable mentions to Amy Gaisor, Sheriff’s Office, and Mark Kidd, Police Department.

  • The Board heard a report on General Assembly activities.

  • The Board authorized the advertisement of a public hearing on a proposed agreement with the Commissioner of Highways of the Commonwealth of Virginia re: sign removal in the public rights-of-way.

  • The Board authorized the advertisement of a public hearing to establish the Bonnie Brae community parking district in the Braddock District.

  • The Board authorized the advertisement of a proposed zoning ordinance amendment re: home child care facilities.

  • The Board approved revisions to Chapters 4, 16 and 17 of the personnel regulations clarifying conflict of interest restrictions, aligning standards of conduct with Virginia Code, and aligning grievance submission schedules with Virginia Code.

  • The Board endorsed the FY 2014 VDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Grant Applications, with the exception of item #3, phase III of the Georgetown Pike Walkway Project.

  • The Board approved transfer of ownership and maintenance of 32 bus shelters located in Fairfax County from VDOT to the Fairfax County Department of Transportation.

  • The Board authorized a letter of agreement with WMATA that will facilitate the North Kings Highway median improvement project.

  • The Board approved comments for submission to the FCC concerning text-to-911 and other next generation 911 applications.

  • The Board authorized the VA Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a Fairfax County license plate.

  • The Board noted that the mid-county human services center and I-66 transfer station operations center received awards of excellence from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties.

  • The Board conducted the annual meeting of the Fairfax County Solid Waste Authority.

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

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