Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.
- Received a presentation of the Volunteer Fire Commission Awards and Annual Report.
- Received County Executive Bryan Hill’s FY 2018 Budget Carryover Recommendations. 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 2018 ended on June 30, 2018. The FY 2018 carryover balance, after funding prior year obligations and associated reserves, is $58.16 million, which is approximately 1.4 percent of the county’s total General Fund budget.
- Authorized advertising a public hearing on Sept. 25 on the County and Schools’ FY 2018 Carryover Review to amend the appropriation level in the FY 2019 Revised Budget Plan.
- Authorized advertising a public hearing on Sept. 25 on proposed amendments to Fairfax County Code to prohibit fleet vehicle parking, as defined, and to expand the definition of unattended vehicles to facilitate code enforcement.
- Authorized advertising a public hearing on Sept. 25 on amendments to the Code of the County of Fairfax, Chapter 6, Weapons.
- Authorized advertising a public hearing on Sept. 20 (Planning Commission) and Sept. 25 (Board of Supervisors) on a proposed Zoning Ordinance amendment in response to 2018 legislation on wireless telecommunications infrastructure.
- Authorized processing payment vouchers for items previously approved and appropriated in FY 2018 for the interim period July 1 until the Board approves the FY 2018 Carryover Review, scheduled for action on Sept. 25.
- Approved an MOU and cost reimbursement agreement between the Police Department and the FBI, Washington, D.C. Metro Safe Streets Task Force to better combat the opioid crisis in Fairfax County.
- Approved a plain language explanation for the 2018 Bond Referendum for Public Safety facilities.
- Adopted the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Amendment Work Program, including the proposed 2017 North County site-specific plan amendment nominations.
- Approved resolutions endorsing projects submitted for state funding through the Commonwealth Transportation Board's Smart Scale Program.
- Approved an MOU between the Public Schools and the Police Department for the school liaison commander and the School Resource Officer program.
- Public hearings included Board of Supervisors’ approval of:
- A new, more than 943,000-square-foot data center in Reston.
- The development plan for a car wash on a vacant parcel located in a portion of the Festival at Manchester Lakes shopping center in Alexandria
- Reston Crescent, a new 4.1-million-square-foot, mixed-use development, the first major redevelopment on the south side of the Reston Town Center Metro Station.
- Reston Gateway, a 4.8-million-square-foot, mixed-use development on north side of the Reston Town Center Metro Station.
- 13 townhomes and 175 apartments on the south side of Sunset Hills Road near the intersection with Michael Faraday Drive.
- Springfield Gateway rezoning for an extended-stay hotel.
- Updating Heritage Resources information in the Comprehensive Plan.
- New zoning rules that for the first time permit short-term lodging, like Airbnb, in homes and apartments.
Made presentations to community groups and individuals. The Board recognized:
- The appropriate jurisdictions, agencies, organizations and entities for their service during and subsequent to the simultaneous fires on May 2 in Fairfax County.
- The West Springfield High School Varsity Baseball team for winning the Virginia Class 6A State Championship.
- Marlene Miller and Steve Hunt for their 16 years of service as publishers of The Mount Vernon Voice.
The Board designated:
- September as Suicide Awareness Month.
- September as Environmental Health Awareness Month and recognized the environmental health specialists deployed to the U.S. Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
That’s all for this podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, thanks for listening. For more information about the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, including full meeting minutes and documents, visit the county Web site: www.fairfaxcounty.gov. This podcast is produced by the Fairfax County, VA, government.