Revised
ARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD MEETING
Saturday, February 22, 2003

Meeting Agenda

8:30 A.M. Public Comments, Reports
9:00 A.M. Public Hearings or as
Soon thereafter as matters
May be heard

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Note: Revisions to the Agenda will be shown in italics.

Analysis of Contingent Accounts

1. Public Comment

2. County Board Reports

3. Appointments

FINAL ACTION: On nomination by Mr. Ferguson, and upon receipt of 4 votes, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board adopted the following charge establishing the Fire Station #3 Relocation Task Force ; and on nomination by Mr. Ferguson, and upon receipt of 4 votes, the Board appointed Nancy Iacomini to the Task Force and designated her as Chairman.

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Mr. Fisette and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board adopted the following charge to permit the merging of the Travel and Tourism Commission and Economic Development Commission .

FINAL ACTION: On nomination by Mr. Ferguson, and upon receipt of 4 votes, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board made the following appointments to advisory groups .

4. Regional Reports

5. County Manager Report

Public Hearing Items Begin No Earlier than 9:00 A.M.

CONSENT (ITEM 6 - 19)

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Ms. Favola and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the County Manager's recommendation for all items on the consent agenda, which included Items # 6 - 19 .

Ordinance and Plans

6. Special Designation of Two Trees by Ordinance .

Attachment to Item 6 .

C. M. Recommendation: Adopt as recommended in the staff report.

Appropriations, Grant Applications & Contracts

7. Appropriation of Emergency Management Grants from the Federal Government .

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

8. FY 2004 Transit Program Grants .

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

9. Request for FY 2004 Governor’s Congestion Relief Program Funds .

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

10. Allocation of funds for the March 11, 2003 Special Election.

C.M. Recommendation: Allocate $43,013 from the General Fund General Contingency (001.713) to the Electoral Board (001.101) for the March 11, 2003 Special Election.

11. Request for State and Federal Transportation Funds .

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

Vacations, Easements, Encroachments & Leases

12. Authorization to Accept Deeds of Easement for Sidewalks, Utilities and Drainage Purposes on property located at 919 North Kenmore Street and 2830 North Trinidad Street.

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

13. Various Deeds of Temporary Easements and Construction Agreements .

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

14. Approval of a Deed of Lease between The County Board of Arlington County, Virginia, and APC Realty and Equipment Company, LLC, for existing antennas and equipment on the County's real property at 2400 North Wakefield Street, Arlington, Virginia.

Attachment to Item 14 .

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

15. Approval of the Third Extension to Lease Agreement between the Trustees of the First Baptist Church of Ballston and the County Board of Arlington County, Virginia for Classroom, Office and Shared Space at 1031 North Vermont Street, Arlington, Virginia 22201.

Attachment to Item 15 .

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

Request to Advertise

16. FY 2004 Budget Items

A. Request to Advertise an Increase to the Household Solid Waste
Rate
.

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize advertisement of public hearing to be held on March 27, 2003.

B. Request to Advertise an Increase to the Water/Sewer Rate .

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize advertisement of public hearing to be held on March 27, 2003.

C. Request to advertise proposed amendment to the Arlington County Code , Section 3-5 relating to Permit Fees.

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize advertisement of public hearing to be held on March 27, 2003.

D. Request to Advertise an Ordinance Amending Section 14.2-44 of the County Code to increase Parking Meter Rates, Effective July 1, 2003.

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize advertisement of public hearing to be held on March 27, 2003.

E. Request to Advertise an Ordinance to Amend the salaries of the County Board Chairman and Members .

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize advertisement of public hearing to be held on March 27, 2003.

F. Request to Advertise Amendments to Chapter 9.2, Food and Food Handling Code of the Arlington County Code – Application Processing Fee.

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize advertisement of public hearing to be held on March 27, 2003.

G. Request to Advertise FY 2004 Department of Human Services Sliding Fee Scale for Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.

Attachment to Item 16G .

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize advertisement of public hearing to be held on March 27, 2003.

17. Request to Advertise Amendments to Chapter 10 of Arlington County Code (Garbage, Refuse, and Weeds), Relating to Refuse Collection Services Provided and Customer Responsibilities.

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize advertisement of public hearing to be held on March 29, 2003.

Other

18. Authorize the County Manager to Pursue a Short Term Loan to Provide Interim Financing for Priority Work Identified in the DES Water Pollution Control Plant 2001 Update to the Master Plan.

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

19. Minutes

REGULAR HEARING

20. Small Parks Program FY 2003 .

C.M. Recommendation: Approve an allocation of $62,664 from previously appropriated County Small Parks Program funds for fourteen (14) projects as recommended by the Park and Recreation Commission.

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Fisette, seconded by Mr. Zimmerman and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager's February 11, 2003(sic) report relating to the Fiscal Year 2003 Small Parks Program .

21. Allocation of Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 Affordable Housing Investment Fund/HOME (AHIF) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) financial assistance to Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH), to assist with the purchase of Columbia Grove Apartments.

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Mr. Fisette and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager's February 7, 2003 report relating to the Columbia Grove Apartments project .

22. Architect/Engineer contract for the design of the Emergency Communication Center ("ECC") and Emergency Operation Center ("EOC") .

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Ms. Favola, seconded by Mr. Ferguson and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager's February 22, 2003 report relating to the design of the Centers.

 

23. Authorization to preorder five CNG buses for the ART Fleet .

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize the purchase of five Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses.

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Mr. Ferguson and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager's February 20, 2003 report relating to the purchase of compressed natural gas buses .

The following items will be heard at a recessed County Board Meeting on February 25, 2003 at 7:30 PM

Columbia Pike Initiatives

24. GP-284-02-1 GENERAL LAND USE PLAN AMENDMENTS from “Low-Medium” Residential” to “Public” or inclusion of a “General Location of Open Space” symbol for the area generally located at the southeast corner of Columbia Pike and S. Columbus Street; from “Low” Residential (11-15) to “Low” Residential (1-10) for the area generally bounded by S. Columbus Street, Four Mile Run Park, S. George Mason Drive, and 10th Street South; and an inclusion of a "General Location of Open Space" symbol for the area generally located on the south side of Columbia Pike between South Quincy Street and South Monroe Street.

P.C. Recommendation: Approve the General Land Use Plan Amendments as advertised.

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

FINAL ACTION: At its February 25, 2003 Recessed Meeting, on motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Mr. Fisette and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager's February 14, 2003 report, approving the General Land Use Plan Amendment , with an amendment to change the date in the associated Resolution from February 22, 2003, to February 25, 2003.

25. ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS to Section 20 to change the title from “C-S-C” Convenience Service Commercial Districts, to “CP-FBC” Form Based Code Districts; and Codify Permitted Uses, Use Limitations, and other regulations governing land use within the “CP-FBC” District; and Adopt the Columbia Pike Form Base Code, including the Regulating Plan, Architectural Standards and Administrative Procedures, which will serve as the standard option for by-right development with the “Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District.” Amend 3, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 23, 25, 26, and 27 of the Zoning Ordinance to reference Development using the Form Based Code (FBC) as a by-right option in the districts under the provisions of Section 20 for properties located with the Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District.

FINAL ACTION: At its February 25, 2003 Recessed Meeting, on motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Ms. Favola and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager's February 24, 2003 revised report for adoption of the Form Based Code, with the amendments discussed by the Board at the meeting, which include removing from the Regulating Plan the Western Gateway, the Four Mile Run area and the street locator map, subject to subsequent recommendations which may come forward from the Columbia Pike Street Space Planning Task Force to be created (see next motion); deleting from page 69 of " The Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District Form Base Code " shown as "Addition to 25." and dated February 18, 2003, the first full paragraph relating to possible minor variations to the Code, and deleting the associated paragraph on page 2 of the " Staff Draft 4 - Errata Sheet and Amendments " which was "Revised on February 25, 2003" and shown also as "Addition to 25."; correcting a typographical error in subsection E.3.b. from "call" to "called", adding "as of February 25, 2003" to the end of subsection E.3.b.(2) relating to possible modifications to required building lines (RBLs) for the location of new alleys or streets, for historic buildings and for existing parking garages, and deleting subsection E.3.b.(3) relating to breaks between buildings, all relating to page 21 of the Manager's February 24, 2003 revised report; and adding the recommendation of the Environment and Energy Conservation in its February 25, 2003 letter to include in Section VI, subsection "A. General Principles and Intent" the following language: "The use of building designs, techniques, materials, and product types that promote energy conservation and environmental conservation are encouraged".

In addition, on motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Mr. Fisette and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendations in the County Manager's February 24, 2003 Supplemental Report, with an amendment to recommendation #2 to include the issue of parking in the formal review of the Form Based Code to be undertaken.

The Board also provided guidance to the County Manager to include in the quarterly updates of the implementation of the Columbia Pike Initiative and Form Based Code the comments and suggestions of citizens and community groups with which the Board agreed and has endorsed, specifically referencing the January 2, 2003 letter from Todd Endo of The Urban Alternative. 

26. Columbia Pike Incentive tools for Revitalization

A. Columbia Pike Technology Zone: Amendment to Chapter 66 of the Arlington County Code.

B. Columbia Pike Rehabilitation Tax Exemption: Amendment to Chapter 20 of the Arlington County Code.

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

FINAL ACTION: At its February 25, 2003 Recessed Meeting, on motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Ms. Favola and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager's February 11, 2003 report, approving amendments to Chapter 66 (Technology Zones) and Chapter 20 (Real Estate Assessment) , and also authorized the County Manager to bring forward for Board consideration any additional advertisements for amendments to both Codes which would clarify that those projects in the Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District, including by-right development, will follow the Form Based Code to take advantage of the tax incentives in the relevant sections of those Code Chapters.



27. REZONING from “R-5” One Family, Restricted Two-Family Dwelling Districts to “CP-FBC” Form Based Code Districts (Option 1) or “C-O-1.0” Commercial Office Building, Hotel and Apartment Districts (Option 2); premises known as 1100 - 1108 S. Edgewood Street (Lots 1-4 Capstone’s Addition, Outlot A Capstone Addition, and Lots 27, 28, 29 & 30 Heads Addition).

P.C. Recommendation: Approve rezoning to the “CP-FBC” Form Base Code District.

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as recommended in the staff report.

FINAL ACTION: At its February 25, 2003 Recessed Meeting, on motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Ms. Favola and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager's February 14, 2003 report, approving Rezoning Z-2496-03-1 .

 

28. Request to Advertise General Land Use Plan Amendment to revise the boundaries of the Special Revitalization District.

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize the advertisement of public hearings on a proposed amendment to the General Land Use Plan by the Planning Commission on April 14, 2003 and by the County Board on April 26, 2003.

FINAL ACTION: At its February 25, 2003 Recessed Meeting, on motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Mr. Fisette and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager's February 12, 2003 report, authorizing advertising for public hearings on the General Land Use Plan Amendment , as amended to include the removal of South 12th Street between South Highland Street and South Walter Reed Drive from the Columbia Pike Special Revitalization District, but keeping in the District parcels that front South Walter Reed Drive.

Additional Items

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Ferguson, seconded by Ms. Favola and carried by a vote of 4 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson - Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved a revised Confidentiality Agreement among Comcast Cablevision of Potomac LLC, the School Board and the County Board, which will give the County access to documents, records and information containing information that is considered to be confidential, proprietary, privileged or in the nature of a trade secret by Comcast, and authorized the County Manager to execute, on behalf of the County Board, the revised Confidentiality Agreement and all related documents necessary to complete this transaction, following approval of all such documents as to form by the County Attorney.

At 12:38 p.m., the meeting was recessed to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2003, for a public hearing on items #24-28 relating to the Columbia Pike Initiative.
 

 


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