Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: June 4, 2013

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on June 4, 2013.

The Army Color Guard and ensemble from the Old Guard Fife and Drum Crops presented and retired the Colors.

The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals.

The Board recognized:

  • the 2013 Lord and Lady Fairfax honorees.

  • Nathan Kiley from Westfield High School for winning the 800 meter race at the New Balance High School Indoor National Championship.

  • the Robinson Secondary School Varsity Wrestling Team for winning the 2013 AAA state title.

  • the Robinson Secondary School Mens Swim and Dive team for winning the 2013 AAA state title.

  • Abi Speers from Langley High School for winning the 50-yard Freestyle 2013 AAA state title.

  • Michael Long for his years of service to Fairfax County.

  • the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and members of the bicycling community for their work to make Bike to Work Day a successful event.

The Board designated:

  • June 9-15 as Army Strong Week in Fairfax County.

  • June as Fight the Bite Awareness Month in Fairfax County.

  • June 16-22 as Safety, Health and Survival Week in Fairfax County.

  • The Board authorized the Department of Family Services to apply for and accept grant funding from the Virginia Department of Social Services for the Virginia Quality Rating and Improvement System.

  • The Board approved three new bus routes for Tysons and changes to 41 Connector bus routes to connect riders with Metro’s Silver Line.  This action was taken to encourage ridership on the new rail line, and the route changes are planned to take effect when the Silver Line starts service later this year. The five stations that make up the project’s first phase likely will open this winter.

  • The Board approved the Northern Virginia Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement.

  • The Board authorized the use of housing blueprint funds for the preservation and rehabilitation of the Murraygate Village Apartments.

  • The Board approved a letter transmitting its recommendations and emphasizing its concerns regarding the proposed allocations to interstate, primary, and urban highway systems and public transportation projects, facilities, and services in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Six-Year Improvement Program for FY 2014 Through FY 2019.

  • The Board noted that the Dolley Madison Library and I-66 Transfer Station Operations Center received Mid-Atlantic Chapter American Public Works Association Project of the Year Awards.

  • The Board supported the county executive’s appointment of Jill G. Cooper as the executive director of the Fairfax County Planning Commission. She will begin her duties on July 1. As executive director, she will oversee staff support of the Planning Commission.

  • The Board voted to file a petition asking the Circuit Court to schedule a special election concurrent with the November, 2013 general election to fill the position of Sheriff, which will become vacant on July 1, 2013. 

  • The Board approved the largest new residential development in Tysons to date, with up to 2,571 apartments spread across seven high-rises. When built out, the new development on the 21-acre site—which will continue to be called the Commons — will offer seven times more apartments than the 331-unit complex today. It also will provide more affordable housing units than exist currently. About 80 percent of the development will be a quarter to a third of mile from the future McLean Metro Station, the eastern most Silver Line stop in Tysons.

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

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