Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Mar. 4, 2014
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 4, 2014.
Due to the weather, the Board meeting time was rescheduled to 1 p.m.,
and the J. Hamilton Lambert Conference Center dedication and morning
presentations were postponed and will be rescheduled.
The Board approved a resolution for the Fire and Rescue Department to
accept grant funding in the amount of $2,089,236 from the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management
Agency for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response
(SAFER) grant program. Funding will support 12 firefighter positions
from April 30, 2014 through April 29, 2016.
authorized advertisement of a real estate tax rate for Fiscal Year
(FY) 2015 of $1.105 per $100 of assessed value. The current FY 2014
rate is $1.085. In addition, the Board approved the advertisement of
the FY 2014 Third Quarter Review. Advertising an increase in the rate
does not prevent the board from lowering any advertised tax rate, but a
higher tax rate cannot be imposed without advertising the higher rate.
Each one cent increase in the real estate tax rate impacts the average
residential taxpayer’s annual bill by approximately $50. The value of a
penny on the Real Estate Tax Rate is $21.9 million in FY 2015. A
public hearing on the effective tax rate will be held on Tuesday, April
8, 3 p.m. in the Fairfax
County Government Center Board Auditorium. In addition, public
hearings on the proposed FY 2015 Budget, the advertised capital
improvement plan (CIP) and the proposed tax rate are Tuesday, April 8,
at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, at 3 p.m. and Thursday, April 10, at 3
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.