Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Jan. 28, 2014


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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on January 28, 2014.


The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals.

The Board recognized:

  • the students — past and present — from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology for the TJ3 Satellite project.

  • Yara El Mowafy and Jordan Bivings for establishing a Student Meal Assistance Fund for George Mason University students who are homeless.

  • Terri Baker for her contributions to Fairfax County and the Animal Shelter.

 

The Board designated:

  • January as Stalking Awareness Month in Fairfax County.

  • February as African-American History Month in Fairfax County.

  • The Don Smith Awards were presented by the Employees Advisory Council. The Don Smith awardees are Charles Keener, Library and Jennifer McCullough, Library.  Honorable mention recognition went to Joe Wilhelm, Facilities Management Division, and Sharron Cayere, Fire and Rescue.

  • The Board authorized several Fairfax County agencies to apply for and accept funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

  • The Board approved a project agreement between Cityline Partners, LLC, and Fairfax County for the Scotts Run stream restoration. The stream restoration project is a proffered element within Arbor Row, a mixed use development project by Cityline, located in Tysons.

  • The Board approved a 20.1 percent overall parking reduction for A&R Huntington Avenue Properties.  The site is located within ¼ mile of the Huntington Metrorail Station. The applicant plans on constructing an apartment building with 139 dwelling units and a three-level parking garage.

  • The Board authorized memorandums of agreement that establish the terms for the distribution of the local share of the revenues from the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority to the County, and from the County to the Towns of Herndon and Vienna.

  • The Board approved an agreement between Fairfax County and George Mason University for an employee commuter shuttle pool as a transportation demand management strategy as part of the I-95 Express Lanes Transportation Management Plan.

  • The Board approved comments to the Federal Communications Commission regarding co-locations of telecommunications equipment, requesting preservation of the ability of local governments to control land use decisions to the maximum extent possible.

  • The Board approved $1.4 billion in transportation project priorities over the next six years. This money—the majority of which will come from the state and regional sources—will go towards new and existing roads, sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes. There are approximately 180 projects that will be funded, not including reserve funding for other projects. The county will be developing schedules for each project in the coming months.

  • The Board approved an amendment to the lease with Comstock Reston Station Holdings concerning the county-owned property adjacent to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station, setting the annual base rent at $2.9 million, with the requirement that Comstock commence construction of a building on the site by June 1, 2014.

  • As required by the state, the Board adopted a new stormwater ordinance to limit polluted runoff from new development. The new rules will help protect stream channels and water quality by placing a cap on the amount of stormwater and pollutants, such as phosphorus and nitrogen, permitted to flow from newly-developed properties.

  • The Board held a public hearing on a new land use plan that calls for transit-oriented development in the areas within a half mile from these Silver Line Metro stations: Wiehle-Reston East, Reston Town Center and Herndon.  The Board deferred a decision until the next board meeting on Feb. 11, 2014.

  • The Board held a public hearing on an amendment to a special exception previously approved for Oakcrest School, but deferred a decision until the next board meeting on Feb. 11, 2014.

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.


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