Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: May 14, 2013

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on May 14, 2013.

The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals.

The Board recognized:

  • Lily Dunlap for her selection by the Reston Lions Club as the winner of the International Peace Poster contest.

  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PRS Inc.) for its 50th anniversary.

  • the John Marshall Library for its 50th anniversary.

  • the Stuff the Bus program for its success.

The Board designated:

  • May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Fairfax County.

  • May 22 as American Cancer Society Day in Fairfax County and recognize its 100th anniversary.

  • May as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in Fairfax County.

  • June 1-2 as Springfield Days in Fairfax County.

  • May 19-25 as Public Works Week in Fairfax County.

  • The Volunteer Fire Commission presented its annual report to the Board, and there was a ceremonial signing of the Management Agreement Contract (MAC) with the Volunteer Fire Departments that serve the county, formalizing the long-standing relationship of the county’s combined system.

  • The Board authorized the Department of Transportation to apply for TIGER V (Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recover) Program grant funds. The County will request $20 million for design and construction of the Dulles Rail Phase II Innovation Center Metrorail Station.  The Board also endorsed projects for consideration for FY 2014 regional funding from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.

  • The Board endorsed the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project application submitted to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) for funding consideration in FY 2013.

  • The Board approved execution of project agreements with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and spending of federal funds for preliminary engineering, right-of-way and utilities, and construction expenses for the transportation improvements recommended in the Tysons Metrorail Station Access Management Study and the Reston Metrorail Access Group transportation program improvements.

  • The Board approved execution of a project agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to use $2.4 million in federal Regional Surface Transportation Program funds for the preliminary engineering and associated expenses for the Jones Branch Connector project.

  • The Board of Supervisors approved a Fairfax County Public Schools Referendum totaling $250,000,000, as requested by the School Board, and adopted resolutions requesting the Circuit Court to order a special election on the issuance of such bonds on November 5, 2013.

  • Fairfax County took the first step toward applying for a joint $1.9 billion federal loan that will help pay for about a third of the Silver Line’s total costs. This will move forward the County’s request to the United States Department of Transportation for a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. 

  • The Board adopted an ordinance to amend the County Code to grant a 10-year, non-exclusive cable television franchise to Cox Communications, and authorized the County Executive to execute it when the current Cox cable franchise agreement expires on June 9, 2013.

  • The Board held a public hearing but deferred the final decision concerning increasing the maximum number of children that may be cared for in a home child care facility with special permit approval.  The decision was deferred to the board meeting on June 18, 2013.  The Board is considering this action because of a recent change in policy by the Virginia Department of Social Services which requires the Zoning Administrator to review home child care facilities that are subject to State licensing.

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

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