Board of Supervisors Meeting Podcast Transcript: June 22, 2009


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 Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on June 22, 2009.

  • The Board recognized 12-year-old Centreville resident Tim Ruiter for finishing second in the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

  • The Board recognized Chesterbrook Residences for receiving the Commonwealth Council on Aging’s 2009 Best Practices Award in the housing category.

  • The Board recognized the Asian-American History Project Task Force for organizing people, organizations, businesses and government agencies for the first ever naturalization ceremony held in the Fairfax County Government Center. On May 29, 75 new citizens were naturalized and more than 200 people were registered to vote by the Office of Elections.

  • The Board recognized United Community Ministries for addressing the problems of poverty in southeastern Fairfax County for 40 years.

  • The Board recognized Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services on its 35th anniversary of providing programs for the working poor, disabled and elderly.

  • The Board recognized the Economic Development Authority (EDA) for its outstanding achievements in the past 18 months. Four corporations (Volkswagen Group of America, CSC, Google Federal and the Hilton Hotels Corporation) have relocated to Fairfax County in part because of the work of the EDA.

  • Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards were presented.

  • A. Heath Onthank Awards, the highest award for county employees, were presented to Fairfax County Government Employees Mary W. Kudless, deputy director, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board and Michael J. Lucas, chief animal control officer, Police Department. The Fairfax County Public Schools Employee Awardee was Katherine L. Stemler, transportation supervisor, Mount Vernon Pyramid, Facilities and Transportation Services.

  • An overview of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Project was presented. More information is available at Visit Fairfax, www.fxva.com.  

  • The Board approved additional “Watch for Children” signs in four neighborhoods with installation by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

  • The Board approved receipt of a $142,850 homeland security grant to review, update and develop high-hazard dam emergency plans.

  • The Board authorized public hearings on single family home heights. The Planning Commission hearing is scheduled for July 23; the Board hearing is scheduled for Sept. 14.

  • The Board discussed three county building projects that recently earned formal green building certification — Foundations (formerly known as the Girls Probation House); Crosspointe Fire Station; and the Burke Centre Library.

  • The Board adopted the “ Quarterly Status Report on Operations” from the Office of Financial and Programs Auditor. The report included findings based on a countywide review of take-home vehicles.


That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening.

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