Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Sept. 24, 2013

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on September 24, 2013.

The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals.

The Board designated:

  • October as Disability Employment Awareness Month in Fairfax County.

  • Oct. 6-12 as Fire Prevention Week in Fairfax County.

  • October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Fairfax County.

  • Oct. 18 as Jeans Day in Fairfax County.

The Board recognized:

  • Bruce Butler for his years of service to Fairfax County.

  • the Mason District Base Realignment and Closure 133 Task Force for its work.

  • The Fire and Rescue Department for its participation in the Safety in Our Community program to check and install smoke alarms.

  • The 2013 Exceptional Design Awards were presented. 

  • Each year, the Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Awards recognize county individuals and groups that dedicate time and energy to benefit the environment and support county environmental goals and initiatives. The 2013 award recipients, selected by the Environmental Quality Advisory Council, were honored at the meeting.

  • The Board authorized the Fairfax County Department of Family Services to apply for and accept grant funding from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services Bridging Systems of Care to Scale Grant. Funding in the amount of $600,000 will support the formation of a local organization of families of children with behavioral health issues for the purpose of providing paraprofessional support services to Fairfax families.

  • The Board approved the Fire and Rescue Department to accept grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.

  • The Board approved issuance by the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority of its multifamily housing revenue bonds for the benefit of The Residences at Government Center.

  • The Board approved funding for bus service between Dulles Airport and the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum Annex.

  • The Board authorized the Department of Transportation to apply for FY 2020 Regional Surface Transportation Program and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program Funds and FY 2015 Virginia Department of Transportation Revenue Sharing Program Funds.

  • At the last meeting on Sept. 10, the Board deferred the decision on a special exception amendment for the installation of a Parklawn Recreation Association telecommunication facility which includes a monopole.  The Board approved this item, subject to revised development conditions and with the requirement that a special permit amendment be approved before construction begins.

  • The Board approved Tysons West, which totals more than 1.7 million square feet of mixed use development across from the Spring Hill Metro station, the western-most Silver Line stop in Tysons. Today's approval will add two new residential buildings with a total of 700 apartments and a high-rise office building to the site on Leesburg Pike, accompanying the recently opened urban-style Walmart and 24-hour gym.

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

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