REVISED
ARLINGTON COUNTY BOARD MEETING
Saturday, November 15, 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

4. Regional Reports

5. County Manager Report

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

CONSENT (ITEMS 6-26)

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 the Consent Agenda – items #6 through #26 – except for items #9, 12D, 14, 20 and 23, which were removed from the consent agenda and voted on separately after a public hearing.

Site Plans/Amendments/Reviews

6.

A. Z-2498-03-1 Rezoning : from "C-2" Service Commercial- Community Business Districts to "C-O-2.5" Commercial Office Building, Hotel and Apartment Districts at premises known as 3901 N. Fairfax Dr. (RPC #14-030-012, -013, -014).

C.M. Recommendation: Defer until the December 6, 2003 County Board meeting.

P.C. Recommendation: Defer until the December 6, 2003 County Board meeting.

B. SP #374 Site Plan: TCR Mid-Atlantic Properties, Inc. approx. 140 dwelling units, community facility, public plaza, retention of existing commercial use, with modifications of use regulations for density, coverage, and exclusion of below grade space in existing funeral home from GFA; premises known as 3901 N. Fairfax Dr. (RPC #14-030-012, -013, -014).

C.M. Recommendation: Defer until the December 6, 2003 County Board meeting.

P.C. Recommendation: Defer until the December 6, 2003 County Board meeting.

7. SP #349 Site Plan Amendment (Carry-Over) : GMUF Arlington Campus LLC, amend condition #22 and requirements for utility undergrounding, modify facade at premises known as 3422, 3426, 3434, 3444 Washington Blvd. (RPC #15-087-005, -006, -007, -008).

C.M. Recommendation: Defer until the December 6, 2003 County Board meeting.

8. SP #231 Site Plan Amendment: Clarendon Alliance, Flea Market at premises known as 1400 N. Courthouse Rd. (RPC #18-002-001).

C.M. Recommendation: Defer until the January 10, 2004 County Board meeting.

9. SP #24 Site Plan Amendment: Ruby Tuesday, Inc. , enclose outdoor patio at premises known as 1300 Wilson Blvd. (RPC #17-003-030).

C.M. Recommendation: Approve the site plan amendment to enclose the existing outdoor restaurant seating area, subject to all previous conditions and a new condition as stated in the staff report.

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Fisette, 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 deferred to December 6, 2003, the subject Site Plan Amendment SP #24 for the Commonwealth Building.

10. SP #239 Site Plan Review: outdoor seating at premises known as 4121 Wilson Blvd. (Matsutake Japanese Restaurant) (RPC #14-047-017).

C.M. Recommendation: Renew, subject to all previous conditions, with a review in three (3) years (November 2006).

11. SP #72 Site Plan Review: temporary addition to existing sales office at premises known as 585 N. Glebe Rd. (American Service Center) (RPC #14-061-069).

C.M. Recommendation: Discontinue.

Use Permits Request/Reviews/Amendments

12. Use Permit: BB&T Corp., comprehensive sign plans

A. U-3067-03-3 Use Permit: BB&T Corp., comprehensive sign plan at premises known as 920 North Taylor Street. (RPC #14-051-004).

C.M. Recommendation: Defer until the December 6, 2004 County Board meeting.

B. U-3068-03-3 Use Permit: BB&T Corp., comprehensive sign plan at premises known as 1100 S. Walter Reed Dr. (RPC #32-006-001).

C.M. Recommendation: Approve subject to the conditions stated in the staff report.

C. U-3069-03-2 Use Permit: BB&T Corp., comprehensive sign plan at premises known as 5515 Lee Hwy. (RPC #02-053-030).

C.M. Recommendation: Defer until the December 6, 2004 County Board meeting.

D. U-3070-03-1 Use Permit: BB&T Corp., comprehensive sign plan at premises known as 3005 N. Washington Blvd. (RPC #18-026-001).

C.M. Recommendation: Defer until the December 6, 2004 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 deferred to the first regular meeting in January 2004 (January 10, 2004), the subject Use Permit U-3070-03-1.

13. U-2670-90-5 Use Permit Review: automotive service station and public garage at premises known as 6720, 6730 Lee Hwy (Exxon) (RPC #11-005-042, -001).

C.M. Recommendation: Renew subject to all previous conditions with an administrative review in one (1) year (November 2004) and a review by the County Board in two years (November 2005).

14. U-2629-89-1 Use Permit Review: live entertainment and dancing at premises known as 2039 Wilson Blvd. (Guarapo) (RPC #18-030-003).

C.M. Recommendation: Renew subject to all previous conditions and amended conditions #4 and # 5, with a review in three years (November 2006).

FINAL ACTION: On motion by Mr. Fisette, 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 renewed the subject Use Permit U-2629-89-1, as recommended in the County Manager’s November 5, 2003 report.

15. U-2825-94-1 Use Permit Review: live entertainment at premises known as 2950 Clarendon Blvd. (Aegean Taverna Restaurant) (RPC #18-014-004).

C.M. Recommendation: Renew subject to all previous conditions and without further review.

16. U-3048-02-1 Use Permit Review: job-training classes at premises known as 825 S. Taylor St. (Our Savior Lutheran Church) (RPC #23-034-146).

C.M. Recommendation: Renew subject to all previous conditions and a review by the County Board in three years (November 2006).

Vacations, Easements, Rights of Way, Encroachments & Leases

17. Vacation of a Portion of a Five-Foot (5’) Sanitary Sewer Easement on Lots 3 to 8, Part 9, Thomas H. West Subdivision and Provisions for the Granting of a New Easement for Sanitary Sewer on Lots 3 to 8, Part 9, Thomas H. West Subdivision, 2249 Shirlington Rd. (RPC #31-025-039), with conditions.

C.M. Recommendation: Approve as requested in staff report.

18. Authorization to accept Deed of Temporary Easement and Construction Agreements for certain Public Improvement Purposes for the Department of Public Works Improvement Projects located at Washington Boulevard-Route 237 from North Frederick Street to North Kensington Street, North Buchanan Street from 14th Street North to 16th Street North, 12th Street North from North Frederick Street to North Harrison Street and North Manchester Street from Wilson Boulevard to 4th Road North.

C.M. Recommendation: Adopt the motion contained in the staff report approving various Deeds of Temporary Easement and Construction Agreements and authorizing the execution thereof.

Ordinances and Plans

19. Ordinance Authorizing The Placement of Banners for the Rosslyn Business Improvement District (“Rosslyn BID”) on streetlights in the Rosslyn Business Improvement Service District.

C.M. Recommendation: Adopt the ordinance contained in the staff report authorizing the placement of banners on the street light poles in the Rosslyn Business Improvement Service District (“Rosslyn BID”).

Appropriations, Grant Applications & Contracts

20. Amendment to the Design Contract for DES Water Pollution Control Plant Master Plan 2001 Update.

C.M. Recommendation: Approve the recommended amendments to the contract as stated in the staff report.

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 subject Design Contracts for the Water Pollution Control Plant Master Plan 2001 Update, as recommended in the County Manager’s October 22, 2003 report.

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

C.M. Recommendation: Appropriate $46,611 from the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services to the Department of Human Services for services provided to chemically dependent adults in the Arlington County Department of Human Services Behavioral Healthcare Division.

22. Contract award to TAMS Consultants, Inc. for engineering design services for Lee Center Site Improvements.

C.M. Recommendation: Approve the contract award to TAMS Consultants, Inc. for engineering design services for Lee Center Site Improvements and authorize the purchasing agent to execute the appropriate contract documents.

23. Contract award to A&E design services for renovation of the Fairlington Community Center.

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

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 the recommendation in the County Manager’s October 20, 2003 report relating to the Fairlington Community Center.

24. Request for approval of an agreement between the County Board and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration for the Implementation of the Federal Transportation and Community and System Preservation Program Grant.

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

Request to Advertise

25. Request to advertise an enactment of an amendment to Chapter 17-11 (Trespass) of the Arlington County Code, relating to the appointment of the Arlington County Police Department as "a person in charge" of certain commercial or private properties, for enforcing trespass violations for public hearing at the December 6, 2003 County Board meeting.

C.M. Recommendation: Authorize advertisement of the enactment of the proposed amendments to Chapter 17-11 of the County Code as recommended in the staff report relating to the appointment of the Arlington County Police Department as “a person in charge” of certain commercial or residential properties for specific purposes as it relates to trespassing for public hearing at the December 6, 2003 County Board meeting.

Other

26. Minutes.

REGULAR HEARING

27. Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 Closeout and Reappropriation into FY 2004.

Attachment: Other Operating Funds
Attachment 1: Appropriations Resolution
Attachment 2A: General Fund Summary
Attachment 2C: Expenditures
Attachment 2D: Incomplete Projects
Attachment 2E: Incomplete Projects - New Items
Attachment 3A: Schools Final Fiscal Status Report
Attachment 3A: School Operating Fund

C.M. Recommendation: Adopt the revised Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 County government appropriation resolution contained in the report and amend the FY 2004 County Budget by approving the appropriations as stated in the staff report. Also, allocate from the FY 2003 General Fund Balance $800,000 to the General Fund Operating Reserve and $5,253,755 as a reserve for the FY 2005 budget and amend the FY 2004 Schools budget by approving the appropriations stated in the report.

FINAL ACTION: The Board took the following actions: 1) 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 recommendations number 1-3 in the County Manager’s November 3, 2003 report relating to the Fiscal Year 2003 Closeout and Reappropriation into Fiscal Year 2004; and 2) on motion by Ms. Favola, 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, Mr. Tejada – Abstaining, and Mr. Zimmerman – Aye, the Board approved recommendation number 4 in the aforementioned report.

28. Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Budget Guidance .

Attachment 1: Forecast Estimate
Attachment 2: Revenue Sharing Agreement
Attachment 3: Revenue Sharing Agreement

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

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 the recommendations in the County Manager’s Revised November 5, 2003 report (only page numbering added to report) relating to Fiscal Year 2005 Budget Guidance.

29. Arlington County 2004 Legislative Program for Virginia General Assembly session.

Attachment: Legislative Program

C.M. Recommendation: Adopt the 2004 Legislative Program for the Virginia Assembly as recommended in staff report.

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 the 2004 Legislative Program attached to the County Manager’s November 4, 2003 report, as amended at the meeting. (Please call Clerk’s Office at 703-228-3130 for copy of final adopted Program, which will also be posted on the County website in the near future.)

30. Zoning Ordinance Amendments to Section 26. “C-2” Service Commercial-Community Business Districts, Subsection 26.A.1. Uses Permitted, to amend, reenact and recodify zoning provisions deleting uses permitted by reference to “RA8-18” districts in “C-2” Districts (and “C-3” Districts, by reference) and adding Subsection 26.B.21. special exceptions to offer a use permit option for mixed-use development within “C-2” districts. Additional Amendment to Section 31. Special Provisions, adding Subsection 31.A.14 Unified Commercial/Mixed Use Development which enacts and codifies regulations for developments permitted under Subsection 26.B.21.

C.M. Recommendation: Adopt the ordinances contained in the staff report to amend, reenact and re-codify the Zoning Ordinance, Section 26 and Section 31.

P.C. Recommendation: Adopt the ordinances contained in the staff report to amend, reenact and re-codify the Zoning Ordinance, Section 26 and Section 31.

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 the recommendation in the County Manager’s November 13, 2003 Revised report adopting both of the subject Zoning Ordinance amendments, with the revised recommendation of the County Attorney to add the language “as required by the public necessity, convenience, general welfare, and good zoning practice” as part of the adopted motion.

31.

A. GP-292-03-1 General Land Use Plan Amendment to designate a “Special Affordable Housing Protection District” and add Note 13 for properties located at 1301, 1311, 1321 N. Troy St., 2001, 2003 N. 13th St., 1308 N. Taft St.

C.M. Recommendation: Defer until the February 7, 2004 County Board meeting.

P. C. Recommendation: Defer until the February 7, 2004 County Board meeting.

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 deferred to the January 26, 2004 Planning Commission meeting, and the February 7, 2004 County Board meeting, the subject General Land Use Plan Amendment GP-292-03-1, Rezoning Z-2493-03-1, Site Plan SP #366, and Property Vacation for the Gables project.

B. Z-2493-03-1 Rezoning: Gables Residential Services, Inc. from "RA8-18" Apartment Dwelling Districts to "RA-H-3.2" Multiple family Dwelling and Hotel Districts at premises known as 1301, 1311, 1321 N. Troy St., 2001, 2003 N. 13th St., 1308 N. Taft St. (RPC #17-013-006).

C.M. Recommendation: Defer until the February 7, 2004 County Board meeting.

P. C. Recommendation: Defer until the February 7, 2004 County Board meeting.

C. SP #366 SITE PLAN: Gables Residential Services, Inc. approx. 372 dwelling units with modifications of use regulations for density and height, and exclusions of mechanical closets within units, residential storage, exercise room, trash rooms, and mechanical shafts for density calculations at premises known as 1301, 1311, 1321 N. Troy St., 2001, 2003 N. 13th St., 1308 N. Taft St. (RPC #17-013-006).

C.M. Recommendation: Defer until the February 7, 2004 County Board meeting.

P. C. Recommendation: Defer until the February 7, 2004 County Board meeting.

D. Vacation of the western Portion of N. Taft St. , approximately 3,905 Square Feet, adjacent to Lots 10, 11 and 16, Block 15, Fort Myer Heights, 2001 N. 13th St., SP #366 (RPC # 17-013-006), with conditions.

C.M. Recommendation: Defer until the February 7, 2004 County Board meeting.

P. C. Recommendation: Defer until the February 7, 2004 County Board meeting.

32. Ordinance to amend, reenact, recodify Chapter 25 (Taxicab-Rates of Fare) of Arlington County Code.

C.M. Recommendation: Enact an ordinance to amend, reenact and recodify Section 25-14 of the County Code as recommended in the staff report.

TO BE HEARD BY THE COUNTY BOARD AT THE RECESSED MEETING OF WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, AT 7:30 P.M.

Other

33. Contract award for construction of roadway, streetscape and utility improvements at the intersection of South Glebe Road and Columbia Pike.

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

TO BE HEARD BY THE COUNTY BOARD AT THE RECESSED MEETING OF WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, AT 7:30 P.M.

ADJOURNEMENT: At 7:00 p.m., the meeting was recessed to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, 2003, to hear items #32 and 33.


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