Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Feb. 25, 2014

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on February 25, 2014.

The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals.

The Board recognized:

  • The Centreville High School football team for winning the Virginia High School League state championship.

  • Milton Matthews for his leadership as the chief executive officer of the Reston Association.

  • Our Military Kids for its work on behalf of children in Fairfax County and the United States.

The Board designated:

  • March as Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Inclusion Month in Fairfax County.

  • March as Tuberculosis Awareness Month in Fairfax County. 

  • Fairfax County Executive Edward L. Long presented his proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Budget, including the Multi-Year FY 2015-2016 Budget Plan to the Board. He proposed a General Fund budget of $3.7 billion for FY 2015 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015), an increase of 3.29 percent over the FY 2014 Adopted Budget Plan. 2014 assessments for Fairfax County property owners are now available online and are being mailed. As a result of the county’s strengthening economy, 88 percent of residential property in the county increased in value over the past year. The average increase in residential value across the county was 6.54 percent.

  • The Board approved the 2014 Forest Pest Management Suppression Program, including Gypsy Moth and Fall Cankerworm Suppression, monitoring of Emerald Ash Borer, Thousand Canker Disease of Walnut and Sudden Oak Death Disease and management plans for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Asian Longhorned Beetle.

  • The Board approved the annual Disease Carrying Insects Program which includes West Nile virus, Lyme disease and tick-borne disease activities and public outreach and education about other disease-transmitting insects.

  • The Board approved awarding $1,374,641 in Federal HOME program funds to Fairfax County nonprofit housing organizations: Cornerstones Housing Corporation, Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services and Pathway Homes, Inc.   The funds will be used for the acquisition and preservation of affordable rental housing for low-income households.

  • The Board approved an amendment to a special exception previously approved for Oakcrest School, subject to development conditions.

  • The Board approved the latest development in the heart of Tysons.  This mixed use development will add two high-rise apartment buildings to an almost seven-acre site with two existing office towers in Tysons.  The project will be a quick walk to two Silver Line Metro stations: the Greensboro and Tysons Corner stations.  Greensboro Park Place includes up to 520 apartments, 1,990 square feet of ground-floor retail, 3,000 square feet for public community space and 1.5 acres of urban parks.

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

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