Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: May 14, 2013
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
the John Marshall Library for its
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
- 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.
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.