Minutes - Tysons Transportation Service District Advisory Board


February 27,2013
7:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m.
Fairfax County Government Center
Conference Rooms 4 and 5
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA, 22035

Board Members in Attendance:

Keith Turner, Tysons Partnership; Jim Policaro, Lerner; Claudia Diamond, Westwood Village HOA; Michael Bogasky, Rotunda HOA; Cindy Clare, Kettler Management; Jane Seeman, Mayor, Town of Vienna; Stu Mendelsohn, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce; Mark Zetts, Dranesville District; Jay Klug, Hunter Mill District; Ron Parson, Townhomes at the Reserve HOA; Kip Killmon, Kip Killmon's Tysons Ford; Maria Hawthorne, Providence District; Sally Horn, McLean Citizens Association; Tim Steffan, Macerich

Board Members not in Attendance:

Jon Cox, Avalonbay Communities; Molly Peacock, Providence District; Raymond Baxter, Hunter Mill District

Others in Attendance:

Linda Smyth, Fairfax County Supervisor, Providence District; Barbara Byron, Office of Community Revitalization; Scott Sizer, Office of Community Revitalization; Tracy Strunk, Office of Community Revitalization; Fred Selden, Planning and Zoning; Len Wales, Management and Budget; Joe LaHait, Management and Budget; Paul Davis, Hunter Mill District; Tom Biesiadny, Transportation; Ray Johnson, Transportation

Summary Meeting Minutes:

There being a quorum, the meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. by Tom Biesiadny. The meeting started with around the table introductions, followed by a brief background on Tysons Transportation funding provided by Tom Biesiadny. Jim Policaro nominated Keith Turner for chairman of the board. Maria Hawthorne seconded the nomination, and the board unanimously approved. Keith Turner nominated Jim Policaro as vice chairman with unanimous approval from the board.

Tom Biesiadny briefly discussed Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) rules and that the board is subject to these regulations. Stu Mendelsohn asked if members of the Tysons Partnership Board are allowed to discuss matters pertaining to the service district outside of regularly scheduled Tysons Transportation Service District Advisory Board meetings. No certain answer was given. Tom Biesiadny agreed to contact the County Attorney's office and have an answer to the question for the next meeting. Keith Turner suggested that a summary sheet of FOIA "does and don'ts" be provided for the next meeting. Barbara Byron mentioned that Financial Disclosure statements would not be required of the board.

The board was advised that current contact information was included in the agenda packet, and any revisions should be submitted to Ray Johnson.

Tom Biesiadny discussed in brief detail Fairfax County Board items approving the Tysons Transportation Service District, the advisory board, rates and policies for the two road funds (Grid of Streets and Tysons Wide). It was mentioned that the County Executive had proposed and service district rate of 9 cents as part of his FY 2014 Advertised Budget. Other items discussed by Tom Biesiadny were the ordinance establishing the service district; the Planning Commission's funding recommendations to the Board of Supervisors; and the Board of Supervisors motions endorsing the Planning Commission's recommendations.

Ray Johnson gave a presentation on Tysons Transportation, Infrastructure and Funding. During the presentation several questions were raised leading to discussion.

The advisory board made a decision on dates, times, and location for the next two meetings. The board will meet Monday, March 18th from 8a.m. to 10a.m. and Wednesday, April 3rd from 5p.m. to 7p.m.. Both meetings are slated to be held at the County's community room at Tysons Mall.

Having no further business, the board adjourned at 9p.m.

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