Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: Sept. 22, 2015

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Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on September 22, 2015.

The Board:

  • Held a public hearing and approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Carryover package. The FY 2015 carryover balance (revenue and disbursements) is $46.91 million, which is slightly more than 1 percent of the county’s General Fund Budget.

  • Received a presentation on the rollout of the Text to 9-1-1 program. Steve Souder, director of the 9-1-1 Center, explains the three main reasons to text to 9-1-1 instead of calling:
    [audio … “The three primary reasons … to text a 9-1-1 call.”]
    Remember: Call when you can. Text when you can’t.

  • Appointed Joe Mondoro chief financial officer for Fairfax County.  He has been the acting CFO and director of DMB since April and prior to that was deputy director of DMB since 2004. As the county’s CFO, he will lead the financial management and budget operations and is responsible for oversight of the departments of Tax Administration, Finance and Purchasing and Supply Management.  He also serves as a liaison with the county’s Office of the Internal Auditor and the Retirement Administration Agency.

  • Authorized a public hearing on Oct. 20 to consider an amendment to the Fairfax County Code regarding cruelty to animals, including dog tethering. The amendment, if approved, will also incorporate into county code the Code of Virginia’s cruelty to animals provisions, which address the definitions and penalties for neglect, cruelty and abandonment of companion animals.

  • Authorized a public hearing on Oct. 20 on acquiring land rights for the constructing pedestrian intersection improvements at Highland Street/Backlick Road/Amherst Avenue.

  • Approved distribution of plain English explanations for the 2015 County Bond Referendums for improvements to public schools and public safety facilities.

  • Authorized a public hearing on Oct. 21 (Planning Commission) and Nov. 17 (Board of Supervisors) on a proposed zoning ordinance amendment to define and establish alternative lending institutions, including motor vehicle title lenders and payday lenders, as a distinct land use in select commercial zoning districts with proposed use limitations.

  • Approved the Fairfax County Police Department’s application for grant funding for a Driving While Intoxicated Enforcement initiative.

  • Approved the Board of Supervisors' meeting schedule for calendar year 2016.

  • Received the annual list of delinquent real estate, personal property, and business, professional, occupational license (BPOL) taxes.

  • Approved a resolution requesting Circuit Court to extend the time frame for issuing county general obligation bonds authorized on Nov. 6, 2007, from eight years to 10 years.

  • Approved standard project agreements with the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and the Virginia Department of Transportation for a variety of road projects.

  • Approved acquiring the Reston Towne Green property from the Park Authority.

  • Approved submitting the Transportation the Demand Management Plan (TDMP) for the Virginia Department of Public Rail Transportation (VDRPT) fiscal years 2016-2021.

  • Approved a project funding agreement with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority for the Innovation Center Metrorail Station Project.

  • Endorsed comments on the I-66 Inside the Beltway Multimodal Improvement Project in a letter to Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne.

  • Held a public hearing and approved a plan amendment to consider adding a new option for retail use for approximately 21 acres in the Dulles Suburban Center.

  • Held a public hearing and approved an interim real estate exchange agreement with Inova Health Care Services in the Reston area.

  • Held a public hearing and approved providing county trash, recycling and vacuum leaf collection service to the Martha’s Road area.


The Board made presentations to community groups and individuals. The Board recognized:

  • Residents and businesses that have made properties available for training to the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and the Police Department.

  • Those whose efforts have contributed to the success of Santa’s Ride.

  • Virginia State Senator Toddy Puller.

  • Virginia State Delegate Tom Rust.

  • Lynbrook Elementary School teacher and principal Mary McNamee.

  • Fairfax Connector’s 30th anniversary.

  • NV Rides and its partners.

The Board also designated:


Board 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: .This podcast is produced by the Fairfax County, VA, government.

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