Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: May 18, 2009


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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 taxes.


  • The Board approved acceptance of $1.4 million in federal stimulus funds for job/training services for youth, adults and displaced workers  


  • The Board authorized the Community Services Board to apply for up to $2 million federal grant for substance abuse and mental health services.


  • 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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