Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: June 1, 2009
Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on June 1, 2009.
The Board designated June 14-20 as Army Strong Week; Col. Jerry Blixt,
Commander of Fort Belvoir made brief remarks and the Board
congratulated the United States Army on the 234th anniversary of its
The Board recognized the 2009 Lord and Lady Fairfax honorees for their
dedication to the community. The Lord and Lady Fairfax program is
connected with Celebrate Fairfax, the annual county fair to be held on
June 5-7, 2009. Individuals chosen for this year are:
- Corazon Sandoval Foley and William W. Hanks, At-Large;
- Pamela K. Barrett and Thomas Frenzinger, Braddock District;
- Lisa Lombardozzi and Vance S. Zavela, Dranesville District;
- Joan Dempsey and Howard J. Springsteen, Hunter Mill District;
- Michele Menapace and J. Douglas Koelemay, Lee District;
- Suzanne Holland and Kevin Holland, Mason District;
- Christine Morin and Gilbert McCutcheon, Mount Vernon District;
- Lola Quintela and Dr. G. Ray Worley, Providence District;
- Leslie Carlin and Erik Hawkins, Springfield District;
Patricia Strat and David L. Lacey, Sully District.
The Board designated June 21-27 as Mosquito Control Awareness
June 13 has been designated as Hepatitis Awareness Day in Fairfax
The Board recognized the Oakton High School Girls Varsity basketball
team for advancing to the finals of the Virginia State
The Board voted to send a letter to state elected officials and VDOT
noting safety concerns about the lack of grass mowing along
Contracts were awarded
- for Tuttle Road Trail that will improve access to West Springfield High School
- for Vine Street Pond, which will retrofit stormwater facility, improve water quality and help reduce flooding in the area
for the South Kings Highway/Harrison Lane intersection, funding
improvements including new turn lanes, sidewalks and traffic
The Board approved construction of a new staircase at the Vienna
Metro station platform to ease congestion; funding was from the 2007
The Board approved up to $3.35 million to fund planning for a street
grid and possible circulator system to/from the new Tysons Metro
stations. Of this total amount, $2.5 million will go
towards a conceptual design and engineering study for a grid of
streets, and $500,000 will be used for a feasibility study for a
possible circulator system in the future.
The Board approved projects with VDOT for improvements at Columbia
Pike/Backlick Road and Columbia Pike/Route 7 at Seminary Road.
A Complete Count Committee for the 2010 Census was established;
committee members will be appointed in July.
The Board approved an application for $1.6 million in federal stimulus
funding for housing needs such as rehabilitation of housing units
operated by nonprofits.
The Board accepted federal stimulus funding for a nutrition program for
pregnant and post partum women, infants & children.
The Board authorized the Community Services Board to apply for and
accept funding for the Signs of Suicide program.
The Board approved a comprehensive agreement with Comstock regarding
the development of the Wiehle Avenue park & ride site located at
Wiehle Avenue and the Dulles Toll Road. Comstock will build a
2,300 parking space garage for Metro riders. The agreement grants
Comstock the development rights at the site, to include a mix of office
buildings, retail stores and residential buildings which will be built
on top of the parking structure.
- The Board reluctantly approved the six-year Virginia Department of Transportation Secondary System Construction Program for FY 2010-2015, voicing frustration with the level of transportation funding for Northern Virginia.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.
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