Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: June 1, 2009


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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 formation.


  • 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 Week


  • June 13 has been designated as Hepatitis Awareness Day in Fairfax County


  • The Board recognized the Oakton High School Girls Varsity basketball team for advancing to the finals of the Virginia State Championship.


  • The Board voted to send a letter to state elected officials and VDOT noting safety concerns about the lack of grass mowing along roads/sidewalks.


  • 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 signals.


  •   The Board approved construction of a new staircase at the Vienna Metro station platform to ease congestion; funding was from the 2007 bond referendum.


  • 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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