Board of Supervisors Approves Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Carryover Package

Sept. 12, 2017

Today, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Carryover package following a public hearing. Fairfax County Executive Edward L. Long presented his recommendations for use of FY 2017 Carryover Funds at the board meeting held July 25. Carryover is the process by which certain unspent or unencumbered funds for commitments to pay for goods and services at the end of one fiscal year are reappropriated to the next fiscal year. FY 2017 ended on June 30, 2017.

The FY 2017 Budget Carryover package includes:

  • $58.88 million to be allocated in the carryover package as follows
    • $35.81 million for funding county reserves and infrastructure needs based on county policy.  
    • $15.40 million to fully fund the demolition of the Massey Building (Public Safety Center), which is anticipated to be vacated by the end of 2017.
    • $1.52 million for the Planning and Land Use System (PLUS) Project using permit fee revenues received in FY 2017 and funding for 10 positions, fully offset by anticipated FY 2018 revenues, to continue the ongoing investment to improve the county’s land development process.
    • $0.50 million placed in reserve for gang prevention efforts in the community. In addition, $1.1 million is allocated to the Community Services Board to increase residential treatment and medical detoxification beds to begin to address the growing opioid epidemic. An additional $2.5 million is set aside in reserve to provide ongoing flexibility as the county works to develop additional strategies to combat opioid use.
    • $0.76 million for funding other requirements such as the Aug. 29 School Board at-large special election, Park Authority equipment needs and one-time funding to support the county's summer entertainment series. In addition, at no net cost to the county, 11 positions are added to address increasing public assistance caseloads and one position is added to support workload requirements related to the maintenance of Fairfax County Public Schools' vehicles.
    • $4.89 million in reserves associated with disbursement increases funded in the carryover package.
  • $0.80 million to be held in reserve to address critical one-time requirements and funding needs. When added to the $0.24 million held in reserve as part of the FY 2018 Adopted Budget Plan, a total of $1.04 million is available for one-time requirements in FY 2018 or FY 2019.

More information on the Fairfax County Budget can be found at




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