May 2016 County Board Meeting Agenda Highlights
Published on May 09, 2016
CORRECTION: As originally issued, this release said that the County Manager will update the Board on the Employee Financial Fraud, Waste and Abuse hotline's first year of operation. That was incorrect. The Manager will not be reporting to the Board on the hotline this month.
Here are some highlights from the upcoming May 2016 County Board Meeting Agenda. The Regular Meeting will be held Sat., May 14. The Recessed Meeting will be held Tues., May 17.
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at a Board Meeting. Among the items the Board will consider:
Sat., May 14 Regular Meeting Agenda HighlightsView the agenda
and read the staff reports for this meeting.
(Note: this meeting starts at 8:30 am
with public comment.) Following public comment, the Board will consider the Consent Calendar items. Any items pulled from the Consent Calendar, either by members of the public or County Board members, will be heard at the Tuesday May 17 Recessed County Board Meeting.
- Leasing land on Shirlington Road for use as a parking lot for County vehicles. The Board will consider approving a seven-year lease with NOBE I, LLC and SHCH, LLC for property at 2631 Shirlington Road. The County plans to store and park County vehicles and ART fleet overflow at the site. Most of the 65 ART buses that now are stored at the former LaPorte property (Jennie Dean Park), will be moved to the new S. Eads ART Bus Facility after its completion. If approved, the lease will give the County until at least 2023 to find a more permanent bus storage solution for its growing ART fleet. To read the staff report, scroll down to Item #19 on the Agenda for the Saturday, May 14 Regular County Board Meeting.
- Increasing the Transit Occupancy Tax. The Board will consider amending the County Code to levy an additional .25% Transit Occupancy Tax on County hotel rooms. The additional tax will bring in $1.25 million more in revenue, money that will be used to fund tourism promotion and marketing in Arlington. To read the staff report, scroll down to Item #20 on the Agenda for the Saturday, May 14 Regular County Board Meeting.
- Mixed-use residential and retail development at 2000 Clarendon Blvd. The Board will hold a public hearing and consider a proposal to build a 14-story condominium building with ground floor retail in the Courthouse neighborhood. The developer is asking for bonus density for achieving LEED Silver and Energy Star compliance, and for providing four on-site affordable units, two of which will be two-bedroom units. The staff report for this Item, #34 on the Agenda for the Saturday, May 14 Regular County Board Meeting, has not yet been posted.
- ConnectArlington MOU with University of Maryland/Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX). The Board will consider approving a Memorandum of Understanding that would allow the University of Maryland/MAX to put equipment in the County's Courthouse Plaza Network Operations Center (NOC) and license the County's dark fiber (ConnectArlington). This would provide a high speed connection between the MAX network and the County's network. The MAX network provides access to universities, industries and governments that develop advanced Internet technologies and applications that gather, assimilate and analyze extraordinarily large volumes of data. In some cases, the arrangement would provide an opportunity for MAX participants to become licensees of the County's dark fiber. To read the staff report scroll down to Item #27 on the Agenda for the Saturday, May 14 Regular County Board Meeting.
- Marymount Open Air Market. The Board will consider a Use Permit to allow an open —air market at Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road. The market, if approved, would operate on part of the campus's surface parking lot. Applicant Field to Table wants to operate a farmers' market on Saturdays from May, after Marymount's graduation ceremony, through November, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To read the staff report, scroll down to Item #12 on the Agenda for the Saturday, May 14 Regular County Board Meeting.
- Board Guidance on Stratford School access. (Item #33). The Board will hold a public hearing on the School Board's proposed expansion and renovation of the Stratford School, with the aim of giving the County Manager guidance on access to and from the school.
Tues., April 17 Recessed County Board Meeting Agenda HighlightsView the agenda
and read the staff reports for this meeting.At the 3 p.m. session:
The County Board Chair, members of the County Board and the County Manager will report on local and regional items of interest.No earlier than 6:30 p.m.
The Board will consider any items pulled from Saturday's Consent Calendar. In addition:
- FY 2017-2024 Proposed CIP. The County Manager will the Proposed Capital Improvement Plan, a 10-year plan for long-term capital needs that is updated every two years. This is the County's blueprint for major investments in facilities, infrastructure and more. The current CIP, last updated in 2014, totaled nearly $3 billion.
- The Berkeley, a proposed residential development at 2900 and 2910 South Glebe Road. The Board will hold a public hearing and consider a plan to build 257 dwelling units at this site. The Board will consider both a rezoning and a site plan. The staff report for this Item, #35 on the Agenda for the Tuesday, May 17 Recessed County Board Meeting, has not yet been posted.