REVISED

ARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD MEETING
Saturday, June 28, 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 5 votes recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson – Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, Mr. Tejada – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board made the appointments to advisory groups listed in the attached document .

4. Regional Reports

5. County Manager Report

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

CONSENT (ITEMS 6 -19)

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Ms. Favola, and carried by a vote of 5 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson – Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, Mr. Tejada – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved all items on the consent agenda (items #6 through 19) except for items #9, 12 and 18 which were removed from the consent agenda and voted on separately (please see that particular item number for the final action).

Vacations, Easements, Rights of Way, Encroachments & Leases

6. Authorization to Accept Deeds of Temporary Easement and Construction Agreements (“Deeds”) for Certain Public Improvement Purposes for the Department of Public Works Improvement Projects (“Projects”) located at Franklin Road from Wilson Boulevard to North Bryan Street, and North Hudson Street from 7th Street North to 5th Street North.

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


7. Authorization to Accept Deeds of Temporary Easement and Construction Agreements for Certain Public Improvement Purposes for the Department of Public Works Improvement Project located at North Edgewood Street, between North Pershing Drive and Washington Boulevard.

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

8. Authorization to Accept a Deed of Temporary Easement and Construction Agreement (“Deed”) for Utility Under grounding Purposes for the Department of Public Works Utility Under grounding Program (“Project”) located at U.S. Route 50 (Service Road) and North Meade Street.

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

9. VACATION of 750 sq. ft. Easement for Storm Sewer, and Easement for Public Street and Utility Purposes; and Rededication of Easement for Storm Sewer and Easement for Public Street and Utilities Purposes through Parcel A-1, Property of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 3501, 3599 North Fairfax Drive, 3450 Washington Boulevard, 955 and 1001 North Monroe Street. (SP #248)

C.M. Recommendation: Approve the requested vacation and enact the Ordinance to vacate an easement.

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Ms. Favola, seconded by Mr. Zimmerman, and carried by a vote of 5 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson – Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, Mr. Tejada – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager’s June 26, 2003 revised report for Vacation of an Easement for the property of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Appropriations, Grant Applications & Contracts

10. Appropriation of Newly Allocated Funds from the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.

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

11. Governing Body Resolution for Local Governments Authorizing the Department of Human Services to Apply for and Accept a SHARE Shelter Support Grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Housing and Community Development.

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize the Arlington County Board Chair to sign the Resolution for Local Governments to enable the Department of Human Services to complete the application and receive funds from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.


Ordinances and Plans

12. ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT : Section 34. Nameplates, Signs, and other Displays or Devices to Direct, Identify, and Inform, of the Arlington County Zoning Ordinance to amend regulations regarding commercial signs, noncommercial signs and temporary political signs.

P.C. Recommendation: Defer to the July 7, 2003 Planning Commission meeting and the July 19, 2003 County Board meeting.

C.M. Recommendation: Defer consideration of the subject Zoning Ordinance Amendment to the July 7, 2003 Planning Commission meeting and the July 19, 2003 County Board meeting.

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Fisette, seconded by Mr. Zimmerman, and carried by a vote of 5 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson – Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, Mr. Tejada – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager’s June 17, 2003 report on the subject Zoning Ordinance amendment relating to the sign ordinance, deferring the matter to the July 7, 2003 Planning Commission meeting and the July 19, 2003 County Board meeting.

Requests to Advertise

13. Request to Advertise Amendments to the Ordinance on Precincts and Polling Places.

Attachment 1 to Item 13

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize the advertisement of a public hearing for the July 19, 2003 County Board meeting.

14. Ratification of Advertisement of Ordinances concerning proposed Arlington Transit (ART) Fares and Penalty for failure to pay fares.

C.M. Recommendation: Ratify the advertisement placed in the Arlington Journal on June 26, 2003, and approve the second advertisement scheduled for July 3, 1003, as notification of a public hearing to be held on July 19, 2003 to amend Chapter 14.2, (Motor Vehicles and Traffic), Article VI of the Code of Arlington County, Virginia by adding thereto a new section 14.2-95.1 concerning failure to pay Arlington Transit (“ART”) fares and enacting a non-codified ordinance amending and reenacting such fares, effective July 20, 2003.
 

Other

15. Modification to the Community Housing Finance Corporation (CHFC) Articles of Incorporation that would give CHFC, subject to County Board approval, the ability to spend or loan funds.

C.M. Recommendation: Approve the Articles of Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation of CHFC, as recommended in the staff report.

16. Resubordination of County Loan to facilitate refinancing of South Ballston Place Apartments.

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

17. Authorization to submit an application for Transportation Enhancements Program funds to the Commonwealth Transportation Board for the design of an extension of the Arlington Boulevard Trail.

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

18. Resolution Authorizing Preliminary Assessment for Local Improvements for High Density and High Pedestrian Concrete Repair Program, at the SE Corner of North Nelson Street @ 10th Street North, 2311 2nd Street South, 1621 South Walter Reed Drive.

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

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Fisette, seconded by Mr. Tejada, and carried by a vote of 5 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson – Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, Mr. Tejada – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager’s June 17, 2003 report on the subject Preliminary Assessment.

19. Minutes
 

REGULAR HEARING

20. Amendments to the Arlington County Code § 14.2-34 to limit parking of commercial vehicles, motor homes, camping trailers, boats, and boat trailers in areas zoned for residential use.

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

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Fisette, seconded by Mr. Tejada, and carried by a vote of 5 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson – Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, Mr. Tejada – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager’s June 9, 2003 report on the subject County Code amendment relating to commercial vehicle parking.

21. Amendment to Chapter 10 of the Arlington County Code (Garbage, Refuse, and Weeds), relating to prohibiting the parking of commercial motor vehicles used to transport municipal solid waste on or adjacent to County highways or streets.

C.M. Recommendation: Adopt the amendment to Chapter 10 of the Arlington County Code (Garbage, Refuse, and Weeds) effective July 1, 2003, as recommended in the staff report.

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Ferguson, seconded by Mr. Zimmerman, and carried by a vote of 5 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson – Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, Mr. Tejada – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager’s June 2, 2003 report relating to the amendment to Chapter 10 of the Arlington County Code.

22. Amendments to the Arlington County Purchasing Resolution to Permit the Use of the "Best Value" Concept, and Establish a Living Wage Policy, for Certain County Contracts.

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

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Zimmerman, seconded by Mr. Tejada, and carried by a vote of 5 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson – Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, Mr. Tejada – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager’s June 27, 2003 revised report relating to the establishment of a Living Wage Policy and Best Value Concept.

23. Contract with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington for FY 2004.

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

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Fisette, seconded by Mr. Zimmerman, and carried by a vote of 5 to 0, the voting recorded as follows: Mr. Ferguson – Aye, Ms. Favola – Aye, Mr. Fisette – Aye, Mr. Tejada – Aye, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved the recommendation in the County Manager’s June 9, 2003 report relating to the approval of the contract with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington for FY 2004.

Additional Items

ADJOURNMENT: At 2:30 p.m., the meeting was adjourned.


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INSTRUCTIONS FOR SPEAKING ON AGENDA ITEMS:
The following are in accordance with the Meeting Procedures adopted by the County Board:

General: Persons wishing to speak on agenda items must submit a speaker slip to the Clerk the day of the hearing (no slips are taken in advance of meeting dates). Please note that speakers may not donate time to others (the person whose name is on the slip must be the one presenting testimony). Speakers are called by the Clerk in the order in which slips are received. When providing written testimony, 8 copies are requested.

Public Comment Period (Agenda Item #1): Begins at 8:30 a.m. Fill out special portion of the speaker slip and submit to Clerk before last speaker for this period is called. Topics should be new business and not items previously discussed or on that day's agenda. Only one speaker per topic may be heard. Maximum of two (2) minutes is allowed to speak.

Consent Agenda: Fill out special portion of the speaker slip and submit to Clerk before vote on items not removed from Consent Agenda. Individuals and organizational representatives have a maximum of three (3) minutes to speak on all Consent Agenda items identified by the speaker on the slip.

Regular Hearing Items (excluding Consent Agenda): A speaker slip must be submitted to the Clerk before the first speaker on that item is called. There are two classes of speakers:

Individuals: A maximum of 3 minutes is allowed to speak.
Organizations: A maximum of 5 minutes is allowed and only one speaker per organization is permitted per agenda item.
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