Transcript Board of Supervisors Highlights Podcast

Board of Supervisors Highlights Podcast

Board of Supervisors Meeting ~ Jan. 24, 2023

Welcome to the podcast of meeting highlights for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.

 

The Board recognized:

  • The Langley High School Golf Team for its accomplishments.
  • Shelley Murphy, Wesley Housing and Michelle Krocker, Northern Virginia Housing Alliance for their accomplishments.

 

The Board also designated:

  • January 2023 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
  • January 16-22, 2023, as Community Risk Reduction Week.

 

The Board approved the following administrative items:

  • Supplemental Appropriation Resolution for the Department of Family Services to accept Workforce Innovation Grant funding from Virginia Community College System to support the Northern Virginia Career Pathways for Refugees Initiative.
  • Authorization for the Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination to apply for accept grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the Charge Up Fairfax Program.
  • “Watch for Children” sign as part of the Residential Traffic Administration Program in the Sully District.
  • “$200 additional fine for speeding” signs as part of the Residential Traffic Administration Program in the Springfield District.
  • Discontinuance of a portion of Route 1049 (Mackall Avenue) from the Secondary System of State Highways in the Dranesville District.
  • Discontinuance of a portion of Route 676 (Clark’s Crossing Road) from the Secondary System of State Highways in the Hunter Mill District.
  • Authorization to advertise a public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance to establish the Covington Community Parking District.
  • Authorization for the Department of Family Services to apply for and accept grant funding from the Virginia Department of Social Services to support healthy youth prevention education.
  • Authorization for the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services to request the consolidation of the Head Start and Early Head Start grant and Early Head Start Child Care Partnership and Expansion Grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

The Board approved the following action items:

  • Board of Supervisors’ regular meeting schedule for calendar year 2023 and authorization for the Chairman to postpone a scheduled meeting in the event of weather or other hazardous conditions.
  • Approval of a parking reduction for Vista Apartments multi-family development.
  • Designation of the residences at the Government Center II site as a revitalization area.
  • Resolution to support the abandonment of a portion of Lincolnia School Route 9610.
  • Resolution endorsing projects for submission to the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission for the Fiscal Years 2024-2025 I-395/I-95 Commuter Choice Program.
  • Revisions to Chapters 2,4, and 8 of the Fairfax County Personnel Regulations.

 

In Public Hearing highlights:

  • The Board of Supervisors approved a lower real estate tax rate for the surviving spouses of military service members who died in the line of duty, significantly reducing their tax bills as a result. The board’s action on Tuesday establishes a tax rate for these spouses at $0.01 per $100 of assessed value which is the lowest rate allowed under the state law passed last year. This law grants local governments the option to offer a lower tax rate by creating a separate classification for real property owned by surviving spouses. 

This reduced tax rate is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2022, and there is no cap on the maximum amount of reduction that may be provided. Fairfax County is only the second jurisdiction in Virginia to enact this tax relief for surviving spouses.

For a complete listing of public hearings that were held and approved, please see the summary of Board actions that is available the week following the board meeting

 

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

 

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