Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Jan. 8, 2013

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on January 8, 2013.

This was the first meeting of the year for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, and Mason District Supervisor Penelope A. Gross was chosen by the board as vice chairman for the fifth consecutive year. Sharon Bulova enters her fifth year as chairman.

  • The United Way of the National Capital Area presented a check to the Board representing the amount that was contributed through the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Impact Fund in 2012.

  • Representatives of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department presented a check to the American Cancer Society for funds raised to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

  • The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals.


The Board recognized:

    • International Association of Firefighters Local 2068 for its successful Labor Day 2012 Fill the Boot Campaign.

    • Gail Kinsey, principal of Fairfax Villa Elementary School in Fairfax for being named Virginia’s 2012 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

    • Janet Coldsmith for nearly 35 years of service to Fairfax County.

The Board designated:

    • January as Stalking Awareness Month in Fairfax County.

    • January as Mentoring Month in Fairfax County.

    • January 25 as Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day in Fairfax County.

  • Board members were appointed to various regional and internal boards and committees.

  • The Board approved a meeting schedule for calendar year 2013 and authorized the Chairman to postpone a scheduled meeting in the event of weather or other hazardous conditions.

  • The Board approved a memorandum of understanding between the Fairfax County Police Department, the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia and the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C. regarding the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

  • The Board approved the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy, and Coordinating Council’s Charter and Bylaws.

  • The Board announced service adjustments for Fairfax Connector Bus Service effective this month.

  • The Board appointed Mark Moffatt as the director of the Department of Vehicle Services (DVS).

  • The Board created a Tysons Transportation Service District as well as a Tysons Transportation Service District Advisory Board, and established the “Tysons-Wide” and “Tysons Grid of Streets” transportation funds, adopted their respective guidelines, and an annual rate adjustment for the existing Tysons transportation fund.  The Board will set the service district tax rate when they approve the budget in April and the first district taxes will be collected in January, 2014. 

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

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