Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Feb. 25, 2014
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:
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Inclusion Month in
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
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
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
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
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.