Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Mar. 4, 2014

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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.

  • The Board 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 p.m.

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

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