Shown below is the agenda for the April 22 meeting of the Falls Church City Council, to occur at City Hall at 7:30pm.
AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA
HELD IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 300 PARK AVENUE AT 7:30 P.M.,
MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
|1.||CALL TO ORDER|
|2.||PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE|
|4.||VALIDATION OF NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING|
|5.||ADOPTION OF MEETING AGENDA|
|(1)||Proclamation Declaring April 22, 2013 as Earth Day|
|Earth Day Proc.|
|(2)||Proclamation Declaring April 22-27, 2013 as Relay for Life Week|
|Relay For Life Proc.|
|(3)||Proclamation Declaring May 2013 as Building Safety Month and Green Home Awards (Doug Fraser, Building Official)|
|Building Safety Month Proc.|
|(4)||Proclamation Declaring May 5-11, 2013 as Public Service Recognition Week|
|Public Service Recognition Proc.|
|7.||OATH OF OFFICE TO NEW BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS|
|8.||RECEIPT OF PUBLIC COMMENTS, REQUESTS, AND CONSENT ITEM COMMENTS. [The public may address Council for one 3-minute period. The Mayor may shorten the time allowed each speaker, depending on the length of the agenda and number of speakers. A chair or representative of a board, commission, or committee may make a 5-minute oral summary of the written report.]|
|(a)||Summary of Written Comments.|
|9.||REPORT OF CITY MANAGER TO COUNCIL|
|10.||BUSINESS ON THE AGENDA|
|(a)||Second readings of ordinances and other items requiring public hearings|
|(1)||(A) (TO13-07, Option2) ORDINANCE FIXING AND DETERMINING THE BUDGET OF EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014: GENERAL FUND; SCHOOL OPERATING FUND; SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND; AND SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE FUND; WATER FUND, SEWER FUND, AND ENTERPRISE FUND; AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND (Wyatt Shields, City Manager)|
|(TO13-07) Budget Ord. Option 2|
(B) (TO13-07, Option2b.) ORDINANCE FIXING AND DETERMINING THE BUDGET OF EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014: GENERAL FUND; SCHOOL OPERATING FUND; SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND; AND SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE FUND; WATER FUND, SEWER FUND, AND ENTERPRISE FUND; AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND (Wyatt Shields, City Manager)
|(TO13-07) Budget Ord. Option 2b|
(C) (TO13-07, Option 3) ORDINANCE FIXING AND DETERMINING THE BUDGET OF EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014: GENERAL FUND; SCHOOL OPERATING FUND; SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND; AND SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE FUND; WATER FUND, SEWER FUND, AND ENTERPRISE FUND; AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND (Wyatt Shields, City Manager)
|(TO13-07) Budget Ord. Option 3|
(D) (TO13-07, Option 4) ORDINANCE FIXING AND DETERMINING THE BUDGET OF EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014: GENERAL FUND; SCHOOL OPERATING FUND; SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND; AND SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE FUND; WATER FUND, SEWER FUND, AND ENTERPRISE FUND; AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND (Wyatt Shields, City Manager)
|(TO13-07) Budget Ord. Option 4|
|(2)||(TO13-09) ORDINANCE TO CREATE ARTICLE VII, “STORMWATER,” UNDER CHAPTER 42, “UTILITIES,” OF THE FALLS CHURCH CITY CODE TO ESTABLISH A STORMWATER UTILITY (William Hicks, Public Works Director)|
|(TO13-09) Create Stormwater Utility|
|(3)||(TO13-08) ORDINANCE FIXING AND DETERMINING THE FY2014-FY2018 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM BUDGET AND APPROPRIATING EXPENDITURE AND REVENUE FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014 (Cindy Mester, Assistant City Manager)|
|(TO13-08) CIP Budget Ordinance|
|(4)||(TO13-06) ORDINANCE SETTING THE RATE OF TAX LEVY ON REAL ESTATE, PERSONAL PROPERTY, MACHINERY AND TOOLS AND ALL OTHER PROPERTY SEGREGATED BY LAW FOR LOCAL TAXATION IN THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH VIRGINIA FOR THE TAX YEAR 2013 (Wyatt Shields, City Manager)|
|(TO13-06) Ordinance Setting Tax Rate|
|(5)||(TO13-05) ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 42, “UTILITIES,” TO REVISE SEWER RATES AND FEES AS OF JULY 1, 2013 (William Hicks, Public Works Director)|
|(TO13-05) Ord. Revising Sewer Rates|
|(6)||(TO13-10) ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 28, “MISCELLANEOUS OFFENSES,” ARTICLE VII, “WEAPONS,” OF THE FALLS CHURCH CITY CODE BY THE ADDITION OF SECTION 28-202, DISCHARGE OF PNEUMATIC GUNS IN CERTAIN PLACES PROHIBITED; EXCEPTIONS (Mary Gavin, Police Chief)|
|(TO13-10) BB Gun Ord.|
|(b)||Resolutions and first readings of ordinances|
|(1)||(TR13-12) RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE PLAN OF FINANCING AND THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS BY THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF EASTER SEALS GREATER WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE, INC. (Richard LaCondré, CFO and Director of Finance)|
|(TR13-12) EDA Bonds for Easter Seals|
|(2)||(TR13-13) RESOLUTION TO (1) APPROVE A VOLUNTARY BOUNDARY ADJUSTMENT AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) AND MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (“MOU”) BETWEEN THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA AND FAIRFAX COUNTY; AND (2) REQUEST THAT THE COMMISSION ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVIEW AND PROVIDE A FAVORABLE RECOMMENDATION ON THE AGREEMENT AND NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT. (John E. Foster, City Attorney)|
|(TR13-13) Res. Approving Boundary Adjustment et al.|
|a)||New Candidate: Elizabeth Hanson – Retirement Board – 5/1/12 – 4/30/15 (Unexpired Term)|
|b)||Reappointment: Larry Little – Retirement Board – 5/1/13 – 4/30/16|
|c)||Reappointment: Dennis Szymanski – Tree Commission – 4/1/13 – 3/31/16|
|d)||Reappointment: Robert Donaldson – Tree Commission – 4/1/13 – 3/31/16|
|2)||The City Council is requested to make the recommendation that the City Attorney submit a Praecipe and Order to the Arlington County Circuit Court requesting the appointment of the following candidates to the City’s Board of Equalization: Mr. James Craig for the unexpired term of February 1, 2013 – January 31, 2016; Mr. Brian LeBlanc for the unexpired term of February 1, 2012 – January 31, 2015; Mr. John Nixon for the unexpired term of February 1, 2012 – January 31, 2015; and Mr. Paul Handly for the unexpired term of February 1, 2011 – January 31, 2014.|
|(d)||Items removed from consent|
|11.||BUSINESS NOT ON THE AGENDA|
|12.||COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS|
|13.||APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS|
By Carl W. Anderson
April 4, 2013
The following Community Comment reflects oral remarks of Carl W. Anderson before the Falls Church City Council on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 concerning the proposed development of mixed-use commercial and residential properties in the 300 block of West Broad Street.
A modestly-sized Harris Teeter (and some other commercial offices or restaurants) could be a constructive addition to the downtown Falls Church area, but Rushmark’s proposal to build 282 apartments at “301 West Broad Street” will have the perverse effect of keeping the City’s school budget in a continuous state of shortfall for years to come. Building 282 apartments will benefit Rushmark, not current residents of the City of Falls Church.
Moreover, adding 282 apartments in this already crowded area will destroy the quality of life for Winter Hill residents, many of whom have been paying taxes to the City for decades. Current residents of Winter Hill should not be forced to bear nearly all of the adverse effects of development that will primarily benefit new residents and Falls Church residents living in uncongested areas of the city. Winter Hill residents already made a choice to be “environmentally conscious” years ago by buying homes with “small environmental footprints.”
I think it was Council member Ira Kaylin who commented that the apartments and condos in the relatively new mixed-use high-rise developments in Falls Church had contributed “only 30 percent of the new additional student population” in Falls Church public schools.
A 30-percent increase in the population of “new students” is a very significant increase when one considers that the recent mixed-use high-rise developments have all been built since 2005. If the new residences had been occupied by childless couples starting in 2006, their eldest children would be in just the first or second grades as of 2013; so, obviously, many people with children moved into the new high-rises beginning in 2006.
Further, an argument that “only 30 percent of the new additional student population in Falls Church public schools comes from new high-rise development” reflects a lack of thought about how families grow. Almost every family I ever knew began with a couple renting an apartment. (I know that many well-to-do young couples have been able to buy a house with inherited or family money, but most young couples still start out in an apartment.) By the time the first child arrives, the couple is planning either to move to a larger apartment or to buy a house, depending upon their career paths. Few successful couples stay in the same apartment for more than a very few years. Furthermore, there are heavy economic incentives for them to move out of an apartment: they can’t build equity by renting an apartment, and owning a home acts as a hedge against inflation. If their careers are going well enough and they still like the area, they may choose to buy a home in Falls Church, in which case they will continue to add to the school population.
As soon as they move out of the apartment, that apartment is available for rent by another couple, also of child-bearing age. And the process of family building repeats itself with the new couple.
Does anyone know a significant number of families that have not developed according to the pattern I have just described?
I know that Rushmark proudly proclaims that most of the 282 apartments will be small enough to discourage rental by couples. Has anyone on the Council heard of single-parent families, by any chance? They are pretty common in the United States these days, especially in large urban areas like inside the Washington beltway. In these times of diminished employment opportunities, many single parents—or couples of modest means—are going to be willing to squeeze into a small apartment. This will continue at least until the single parent or couple finds means to move to larger accommodations, or accommodations of their own.
In my remarks to the City Council on Wednesday, March 27, I stated that allowing Rushmark to build 282 apartments is “sacrificing the future for short-term gain.”
Why did I say that? Primarily because according to the City’s latest estimates of expenditures for 2014, education will eat up 45 percent of the City’s expenditures. (And a few years back, the City staff indicated that schools ate up about 75 percent of the capital budget.) So by building 282 new apartments as proposed by Rushmark, the City will lock itself into a long-term budgetary shortfall. Because of the process I have described above about how families grow and move into better lodgings, building the apartments will only increase the likelihood that the City stays in a permanent state of budgetary shortfall with respect to funding the City school system.
Therefore, building 282 apartments is for Rushmark’s benefit, not the City’s. Moreover, building that many apartments above the proposed Harris Teeter supermarket will ruin the quality of life for residents already living in the Winter Hill area, primarily for three reasons.
First, there are already about 481 residential units in the Winter Hill area immediately adjacent to the proposed Rushmark development. This includes the 194 townhouses of the Winter Hill Community Association, the 200 condominiums of the Winter Hill Condominium Association, and about 87 subsidized apartment units for low-income families and individuals. Adding 282 apartments above the Harris Teeter supermarket will increase the number of residential units in the Winter Hill area by about 60 percent. That is an outrageous number of new residences to add to an already crowded neighborhood. Rushmark claims to be providing sufficient new parking for the apartments; but since, according to Rushmark, it will be mostly young single professionals inhabiting these apartments, has Rushmark planned parking for the two-car married couples and the assorted friends and relatives who come to visit for parties and overnight stays?
Second, parking in the entire Winter Hill Community has always been inadequate. The parking lots for the townhouses, the condominiums, and the subsidized apartments are on the old “footprint” established for the Tyler Garden Apartments that preceded the Winter Hill developments. The Tyler Garden Apartments were built in 1946, immediately after World War II, when a family was lucky to own one automobile, let alone several. Parking in our community has worked out over the past 35 years solely because most neighbors are considerate of each other’s needs.
When I walked home with a neighbor after the City Council meeting on the night of March 27, the parking lanes on Annandale Road behind the proposed development site were loaded with vehicles “spilled over” from Winter Hill parking lots. I can only imagine what the parking spillover from 282 additional apartments will do to parking in the neighborhood. I expect the parking situation in Winter Hill to degenerate to nasty and brutish “Hobbesian conditions” in which parking becomes “a war of all against all.” (Yes, this is a bit hyperbolic, but I supervised the maintenance of Winter Hill townhouse parking lots from 2000 to 2013 and found that people become nasty when their parking is threatened.) As it is, the late-night parking situation throughout all of Winter Hill is certainly as dense as any in Northern Virginia and may equal the densest parking conditions in downtown Washington DC.
Third, it is already difficult to enter or leave the Winter Hill area during the morning and evening rush hours. There is a long wait to cross Broad Street at South Virginia Avenue, and Annandale Road traffic impedes exit from Gundry Drive and parking lots opening onto Annandale Road. Moreover, Annandale Road—a main route to the entrances to the proposed Harris Teeter and overlying apartments—presents a huge problem. There is a strong tendency for distracted or scofflaw drivers to run the stop signs located at Annandale Road’s intersection with Gundry Drive. Drivers exiting Broad Street want to “get the heck out of Falls Church”; and drivers headed toward Broad Street are accustomed to driving at 35 miles an hour for miles up Annandale Road and don’t seem to want to be inconvenienced by having to slow down approaching Broad Street. In any case, they constantly run the stop signs in both directions, and the City has had to station police nearby to ticket people running the signs. The ill-fated stop signs are located about 300 feet from the proposed Annandale Road entrances to the Harris Teeter/Apartment complex. This traffic-control problem will not be solved without a traffic light controlling the entrances to the complex. Good luck to all Winter Hill residents trying to leave the neighborhood to get to work on time in the morning.
In summary, the 282 apartments are a completely counterproductive idea in terms of generating revenue for Falls Church City Schools, and they will destroy the quality of life for Winter Hill residents who have been paying taxes to the City for decades. If the City Council had really wanted to help the City, they would have asked for a more modest supermarket of 30,000 or 40,000 square feet instead of the 60,000-square-foot behemoth that’s proposed. (I understand the Harris Teeter at Lee-Harrison Shopping Center in Arlington is about 40,000 square feet.) The smaller footprint would have left more room between the development and existing townhouses located on Annandale Road. Also, there would have been more room to accommodate Anthony’s Restaurant, and perhaps several other small shops, thereby preserving the quality of “The Little City.” (The current proposal might make it more like Clarendon or Ballston, except that there will be no subway service to alleviate traffic and parking problems.)
Instead of seven or eight levels of apartments above the Harris Teeter, there could be but two or three levels above Harris Teeter for other types of businesses or offices. That would at least comply with the City’s own zoning ordinances on building height. Offices and shopping would add revenue to Falls Church without overloading the school system. Offices would supply employees to frequent city restaurants and businesses, and the employees would leave the area in the evenings. They could use underground parking for offices and the Harris Teeter, and construction for office parking would not require as much expensive excavation as that required to provide parking for an additional 282 residential units.
For those of you who will make the final vote on this proposal in May, I ask that you do three simple things:
(1) Please take a drive around all streets in the Winter Hill area during the morning rush hour. You will notice that the first block of South Virginia Avenue below Broad Street is very narrow—especially when residents are still parked along the street. It is amazing that more drivers do not sideswipe each other in that area.
(2) Please do the same thing for the evening rush hour. You will notice that there are numerous young families with young children along all areas of Winter Hill during warm weather. It would be a good thing if all of those young children reached adulthood by virtue of having lived in a safe neighborhood. You will also notice how inconvenient it is to cross Broad Street and how unruly traffic is on Annandale Road.
(3) Please take a drive through all streets in the Winter Hill area after 9:30 pm. on a normal week night. You will see that the parking situation is very tight. A number of neighbors have complained to me that when they arrive home from a late night at work or an evening out, they have to park several blocks from home. That doesn’t sound very much like “home” to me, and the City Council can make things much worse with the approval of this misguided project.
Finally, one of the Council members on March 27 stated that it was important for the City to resist being absorbed back into Fairfax County, or with Arlington County—with which the City of Falls Church has merged its legal system. Well, if the City Council is going to insist on approving “mixed-use high-rise developments” that are self-defeating, increase gridlock, and which ensure that the City stays in budgetary shortfall with respect to its future school system—“chasing its tail,” so to speak—then I think that integrating with one or the other of the larger jurisdictions will become an inevitability, rather than a matter of choice. (You’ve already had to sell the water system to Fairfax.) Furthermore, if you’re going to approve projects that create gridlock and make Falls Church a choke point for Northern Virginia commuters trying to move along Route 7 or Route 29, then the puffed-up “Little City” will soon become a subject of derision and scorn. (To really emulate Clarendon and Ballston, you must have a subway.)
Carl W. Anderson has lived in the Winter Hill section of Falls Church City for 35 years.
The City of Falls Church Environmental Services Council invites residents to a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center (223 Little Falls Street).
Representatives from the City’s Public Works Department will be on hand to inform, explain, and answer questions related the City’s stormwater needs. Discussions will focus on the current state of the system, how the impending Chesapeake Bay requirements will affect it, and the structure and allocation of the proposed Stormwater Enterprise Fund.
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
March 28, 2013
Hi-lights of Wednesday evening’s meeting of the City Council.
The Council voted to create a stormwater utility, 6-1, with Mr. Duncan voting no. A second reading and public hearing are scheduled for April 22.
Advertised tax rates for the 2013 tax year were set as follows (voted 7-0):
- Personal property, machinery and tools tax rate of $4.84 per each $100 of assessed value.
An earlier motion by Mr. Snyder, seconded by Mr. Tarter, to amend the tax real estate tax rate, replacing $1.41 with $1.39 throughout the budget documents, failed on a 3-4 vote, with Ms. Barry, Mr. Kaylin, Mr. Peppe and Mayor Baroukh voting no.
A public hearing was held on a resolution to grant a special exception for residential uses within mixed use development projects and a height bonus for a mixed-use development on the properties at 235 and 301 W. Broad St, commonly known as the Harris-Teeter project. The Council did not vote on the resolution.
An ordinance to revise sewer rates and fees as of July 1, 2013 passed on first reading, unanimously 7-0. A second reading and public hearing are scheduled for April 22.
Links to the City website:
Legislative Update (items not referenced above):
(TO13-07) AN ORDINANCE FIXING AND DETERMINING THE BUDGET OF EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES, APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014: GENERAL FUND; SCHOOL OPERATING FUND; SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND; AND SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE FUND; WATER FUND, SEWER FUND, AND ENTERPRISE FUND; AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING FUND
PASSED on roll call vote on first reading, unanimously 7-0; public hearings scheduled for March 27, April 8, and April 22; and second reading and adoption scheduled for April 22, 2013.
(TO13-08) AN ORDINANCE FIXING AND DETERMINING THE FY2014 FY2018 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM BUDGET AND APPROPRIATING EXPENDITURE AND REVENUE FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2014
PASSED on roll call vote on first reading, unanimously 7-0, with public hearings scheduled for April 8 and April 22, 2013; second reading and adoption on April 22, 2013; and referred to the Planning Commission, School Board, Library Board of Trustees, Recreation and Parks Advisory Board, Environmental Services Council and the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department.
(TR13-11) RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO REIMBURSE ITSELF FROM THE PROCEEDS OF ONE OR MORE FINANCINGS FOR CERTAIN CAPITAL PROJECT COSTS (Richard A. LaCondré, CFO)
PASSED on roll call vote, unanimously 7-0. (Res. 2013-09)
1) Authorize the City Manager to Amend the Contract with Reliable Engineering Services, Inc. to Expend up to $300,000 annually. (William Hicks, PE, CFM, Director of Public Works)
CONSENT MOTION: MOVE to Authorize the City Manager to Amend the Contract with Reliable Engineering Services, Inc. to Expend up to $300,000 annually.
a) Reappointment: Tori McKinney – Housing Commission – 01/01/13 – 12/31/15
b) Reappointment: Mark Sokolowski – CACT – 02/01/13 – 01/31/16
c) New Appointment: Gareth Howell – BZA (alternate) – 01/01/10 – 12/31/13 (Unexpired Term)
CONSENT MOTION: MOVE appointment of the recommended slate of candidates.
Other Business — None.
Approval of Minutes
Minutes of February 11, 2013 APPROVED unanimously on voice vote as amended.
Minutes of February 25, 2013 APPROVED unanimously on voice vote as amended.
Closed Session –None.
Upon proper motion and unanimous voice vote, the meeting was ADJOURNED at 10:57 p.m.
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
March 13, 2013
Editor’s Note: Actions taken by the Falls Church City Council are reported by the City Clerk in a “Legislative Update” typically published within a few hours of adjournment of a City Council meeting. Video and minutes (2 hours and 19 minutes) from this Council meeting are now available online. Other materials including agendas, working materials, past minutes, and the schedule of upcoming meetings are available from City website.
Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields summarized the FY14 budget for the Council with a 34 page presentation [PDF]. The budget, as presented, calls for a 6 cent increase in real estate taxes which would provide 60% of revenue. For fiscal year 2014 Shields proposed an 8.2% increase in spending over 2013 levels.
Council Member David Snyder immediately reacted negatively to the budget saying “In all my 19 to 20 years of local government budgets I’ve never seen a budget more out of line with the economic realities in which we exist than this one, so my initial comment is there is an awful lot of work that is going to have to be done on this.” By contrast Council Member Ron Peppe was more sanguine saying he’s “not that shocked by what i see here” explaining that after kicking the can down the road sometimes you catch up with the can.
The fact that the proposed budget did not include City or School funding for Falls Church City TV was mentioned by several of the Council Members as a potential issue.
Budget review will include two readings of the Budget and Tax Rate Ordinances before the Council at meetings on March 27 and April 8 leading up to the final vote on April 22. The budget will be discussed in Town Hall meetings on March 16 and April 13 both at 10 a.m. at the Community Center. More details about revenue, spending, and the budget revue process are available in a special section of the City website.
In other work the Council passed the first reading of an agreement between the City and the Falls Church Housing Corporation and the first reading to adopt a FY13 funding recommendation for an arts challenge grant.
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
March 11, 2013
Shown below is the agenda for the March 11 meeting of the Falls Church City Council, to occur at City Hall at 7:30pm.
AGENDA FOR THE REGULAR MEETING
OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA
HELD IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 300 PARK AVENUE AT 7:30 P.M.,
MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. ROLL CALL
4. VALIDATION OF NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
5. ADOPTION OF MEETING AGENDA
(1) Proclamation Declaring March 23, 2013 as Earth Hour
6 (1) Earth Hour 2013 Proclamation
7. OATH OF OFFICE TO NEW BOARD AND COMMISSION MEMBERS
8. RECEIPT OF PUBLIC COMMENTS, REQUESTS, AND CONSENT ITEM COMMENTS. [The public may address Council for one 3-minute period. The Mayor may shorten the time allowed each speaker, depending on the length of the agenda and number of speakers. A chair or representative of a board, commission, or committee may make a 5-minute oral summary of the written report.]
(a) Summary of Written Comments.
(b) Council Requests
9. REPORT OF CITY MANAGER TO COUNCIL
(1) FY14 Budget Presentation by City Manager
10. BUSINESS ON THE AGENDA
(a) Second readings of ordinances and other items requiring public hearings
(b) Resolutions and first readings of ordinances
(1) (TR13-09) RESOLUTION TO ADOPT FY2013 FUNDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE ARTS AND CULTURAL GRANTS AND VIRGINIA COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS (VCA) LOCAL CHALLENGE GRANT SUBMISSION (Assistant City Manager Cindy Mester and Director of Recreation and Parks Daniel Schlitt)
10 (b) (1) (TR13-09)-1 Arts and Cultural Grant Awards and VCA Submission Staff Report
10 (b) (1) (TR13-09)-2 Attachment A TLCCF Grant Review Recommendations to Council
10 (b) (1) (TR13-09)-3 Attachment B CATCH and TLCCF Overview and Membership 2012-2013
10 (b) (1) (TR13-09)-4 Attachment C TLCCF Grant Recommendation for FY2013
10 (b) (1) (TR13-09)-5 Attachment D TLCCF Grant Guidelines
10 (b) (1) (TR13-09)-6 Attachment E TLCCF Grants Description and Outline
(2) (TR 13-05) RESOLUTION TO ADOPT THE REVISED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH AND THE FALLS CHURCH HOUSING CORPORATION (Nancy Vincent, Director of Housing and Human Services)
10 (b) (2) (TR13-05)-1 2013 FCHC Co-Op Agreement
10 (b) (2) (TR13-05)-2 Attach B – NHP-FCHC OrgChart
10 (b) (2) (TR13-05)-3 Attach C – HC Support FCHC
(c) Consent items
(d) Items removed from consent
(e) Other business
11. BUSINESS NOT ON THE AGENDA
12. COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS
13. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS
(1) Minutes of the January 14, 2013 City Council Meeting
DRAFT Minutes 1-14-13
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By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
February 27, 2013
Editor’s Note: Actions taken by the Falls Church City Council are reported by the City Clerk in a “Legislative Update” typically published within a few hours of adjournment of a City Council meeting. Video and minutes (3 hour and 31 minutes) from this Council meeting are now available online. Other materials including agendas, working materials, past minutes, and the schedule of upcoming meetings are available from City website.
Amongst other business and after comments by a number of citizens, City Council voted 7-0 on first readings to refer to committees resolutions that would change the designation of over 2 acres of land on South Washington St. from “business” to “mixed use” on the City’s Future Land Use Map and grant a special exception for residential development and height. Public hearings will be held on March 13, 2013. Read more
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
February 18, 2013
OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE
CITY OF FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA
HELD IN THE DOGWOOD ROOM AT CITY HALL, 300
AT 7:00 P.M.,
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013