March 2018 County Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

Published on March 09, 2018

The Arlington County Board will consider nearly two dozen items at its March 2018 meeting, on Saturday, March 17 and Tuesday, March 20. The meetings, held in the County Board Room on the third floor of 2100 Clarendon Blvd, are open to the public. Visit the County website for information on speaking at a Regular County Board Meeting.

All County Board meetings are live-streamed on the County website, and broadcast live on the County's cable channel, ATV, with live captioning. You can watch the Board Meetings on Comcast 25 & 74 and Verizon FiOS 39 & 40, or live-streamed on YouTube. Videos of Board meetings are archived on the County website (with captions and reports) and on YouTube.

Here are some of the agenda highlights:

Saturday, March 17 — County Board Regular Meeting


View the agenda and read the staff reports for this meeting. (Note: The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. with public comment. Some reports will be posted closer to the meeting date.). Among the highlights from the agenda items that the Board will consider:

  • Expanding the Rosslyn Farmer's Market — The County Board will consider a request from FreshFarm Markets, Inc. to increase the Rosslyn FreshFarm farmer's market's hours of operation and number of vendors. When the market opened in May 2017 on Central Place's public plaza, the plaza was only partially completed. With the plaza finished, the applicant wants to operate the market from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (an addition of two hours) every Wednesday, from April through November, and increase the maximum number of vendors to 20. To read the staff report, visit the County website. Scroll to Item No. 1 on the agenda.

  • Renovating the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center -- The County Board will consider awarding a $2.6 million contract (including contingency) to Architecture, Inc. to design the interior renovation of the Ellen M. Bozman Government Center at 2100 Clarendon Blvd. The contract will be funded by the landlord, from the $23.7 million tenant improvement allowance that the County negotiated when it extended its lease on the government building for 15 years in February 2017. The County also will pay no rent from November 1, 2018 through Oct. 31, 2019, a savings of $9.9 million and anticipates a $2.5 million broker rebate. To read the staff report, visit the County website. Scroll to Item No.11 on the agenda.

  •  Synthetic turf contract Synthetic Turf Contract — The County Board will consider approving a rider contract that includes nine synthetic turf vendors to provide synthetic turf surfacing on an as-needed basis for new or replacement synthetic turf fields. The rider contract, if approved, will save the County time and money when replacing synthetic turf fields or installing new synthetic turf fields by reducing administrative costs and being able to purchase the services at a discounted rate. To read the staff report, visit the County website; scroll to Item No.12 on the agenda.

  • Pentagon Commuter Store — The County Board will consider approving an agreement between the County and the Washington Headquarters Services and Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DPRT) that will award the County $328,970 for a Commuter Store at the Pentagon. If the Board approves the agreement, DPRT would pay the operating costs of a Commuter store that would operate 12 hours a day, five days a week for 18 months, providing information about community options, construction updates and a place to buy public transit tickets for both Pentagon staff and outside visitors. The store was identified as a potential Transportation Management Plan construction mitigation strategy for commuters in the I-395 corridor. To read the staff report, visit the County website. Scroll to Item No.13 on the agenda.

  • Sidewalk and sewer contracts -- The County Board will consider approving a $289,324 (including contingency) contract with Sagres Construction Corporation to construct a sidewalk along the eastbound side of Old Dominion Drive between North Thomas Street and Fire Station No. 3. This is the final remaining section of Old Dominion Drive east of 37th Street N. that doesn't have sidewalks on both sides of the street. The proposed sidewalk would have ADA curb ramps, crosswalks and provisions for future streetlights. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No.10 on the agenda.

  • The Board also will consider approving a $709,315 contract with Midas Utilities LLC to coat the inside of manholes to prevent groundwater from infiltrating into the sewer system. The process complements sanitary sewer relining. The County rehabilitates about 200 manholes every year. Water vaults, usually associated with large commercial meters, will also be rehabilitated and sealed. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 9 on the agenda.


Tuesday, March 20 — County Board Recessed Meeting


 View the agenda and read the staff reports for this meeting.

3 p.m. — Board and County Manager Reports

No sooner than 6:30 p.m. — The Board will hold public hearings on, and consider, any items pulled from Saturday's Consent Agenda.

No sooner than 6:45 p.m. — The Board will consider Regular Hearing items.

  • Westover Market— The County Board will consider a request from the owner of the Westover Market for a new use permit that would allow the number of outdoor seats to increase from the current 28 to up to 102. The Board will also consider amending the Use Permit for live entertainment, to allow more hours and days when outdoor live entertainment would be permitted at the Westover Market's Beer Garden, at 5863 Washington Blvd. If the applicant's request is approved, the hours that "piped-in" music is allowed will comply with the County's noise ordinance and be allowed until close of business. Outdoor live entertainment hours would be expanded from the current three days a week: from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to 1 0 p.m. on Fridays, and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, to add Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday's from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., only when the following Monday is a federal holiday. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No.18 on the agenda.