Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: May 18, 2009
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on May 18, 2009.
The Fairfax County History Commission presented its annual report; the
Commission was established by the County of Fairfax in 1969 to help
identify, document, record and preserve our county’s historic past here
in Northern Virginia.
The Board authorized public hearings as another step to legally declare
some blighted properties as nuisances. After the owner is
notified that the property is blighted, if the property owner does not
remove the blight or present an acceptable plan to cure the blight
within a reasonable period of time, under powers granted under the Code
of Virginia, the County can declare, by ordinance, any blighted
property as a nuisance and then compel the abatement of the nuisance.
If the owner or owners fail to abate the nuisance, the County may do so
and charge and collect the cost thereof from the owner of the property
in any manner provided by law for the collection of state or local
The Board approved acceptance of $1.4 million in federal stimulus funds
for job/training services for youth, adults and displaced
The Board authorized the Community Services Board to apply for up to $2
million federal grant for substance abuse and mental health
The Board approved a loan to The Brain Foundation to provide rental
housing for people with brain injuries/illnesses
The Board approved federal neighborhood stabilization funds under the
Silver Lining Plus Foreclosure Purchase Program to three county
nonprofits, including Reston Interfaith Housing Corporation, Pathway
Homes, Inc. and Christian Relief Services of Virginia, to acquire
foreclosed properties for affordable rental housing
The Board authorized a special study of the Reston-Dulles Corridor,
which will include a review of the 20 deferred North County Area Plans
Review (APR) nominations in the Hunter Mill District. It should
be conducted in the context of the planning process outlined for the
review of the Reston Master Plan, beginning with the Reston Land Use
College and the existing conditions analysis. An update on the
schedule will be prepared by the end of June.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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