May County Board Meeting: Presenting Proposed FY 2019-FY 2028 CIP

Published on May 12, 2018

The County Manager will present the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2028 CIP to the County Board at the Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Recessed County Board Meeting.

The CIP outlines planned investments in building, maintaining, upgrading and replacing County facilities and infrastructure over the next 10 years. This includes investments in libraries; parks; community centers; technology systems; water, sewer, stormwater, and transportation infrastructure; and more.

The Manager's presentation will mark the start of an intensive public review process. The Manager plans a virtual town hall in late May, the Board will hold four CIP work sessions with the Manager and departments between May 29 and June 26, and a public hearing will take place on June 27. The Board will adopt the CIP at its July meeting.

The Board work sessions and public hearing will be live-streamed on the County website and broadcast on Comcast and Verizon by ATV, the County's cable channel.

To learn more, visit the County website. Beginning June 20 at 8 a.m., you can sign up in advance to speak at the June 27 public hearing.

May County Board Meeting Agenda Highlights

The County Board will consider dozens of items at its May 2018 meeting on Saturday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 22. 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 & 1085 (HD), 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.

Saturday, May 19 — Regular Meeting

(Note: The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. with public comment. Some reports will be posted closer to the meeting date.) View the agenda. Highlights include:

Four Mile Run Valley Policy Framework — The Board will hold a public hearing and consider adopting the Four Mile Run Valley Policy Framework for the long-term development of Four Mile Run Valley. This comprehensive community planning effort, tying together development of an Area Plan for the mostly industrial area south of Four Mile Run Drive and east of Shirlington Road, Park Master Plans for Jennie Dean, Shirlington, and Shirlington Dog parks, and design of the Nauck Town Square, began in 2016. Adopton of the Policy Framework will be a precursor to consideration of the final Area Plan and Park Master Plan documents that will be developed later this year. Learn more about the Four Mile Run Valley planning effort, and view the draft framework. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 45 on the agenda.

Powhatan Springs Skate Park reconstruction — After three years of public engagement with the skater community, adjacent neighbors, civic associations, commissions and more, the County Board will consider approving a $1.87 million (including contingency) contract with Bennett Group Inc., to replace the Powhatan Springs Skate Park, 6020 Wilson Blvd. The County's only skate park has served thousands of skateboards, inline skaters and BMX bicyclists for nearly 14 years. Now, significant portions of its concrete are failing, causing potentially hazardous conditions for users. In addition, the sport has evolved, requiring a new design for the park. View the concept design. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 33 on the agenda.

South Walter Reed Drive contract — The Board will consider approving a $1.8 million contract (including contingency) with A & M Construction to improve a short, critical segment of South Walter Reed Drive, between South Four Mile Run Drive and South Arlington Mill Drive. Bicycle and pedestrian connections between two of the County's busiest trails — Washington & Old Dominion and the Four Mile Run Trail — will be made safer by constructing wider shared sidewalks between the trails, upgrading curb ramps for ADA-compliant access, constructing curb extensions and enlarging the pedestrian refuge at South Arlington Mill Drive, among other improvements. The public was involved in a lengthy development process for the project, which is part of the County's Complete Streets program. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 29 on the agenda.

Lubber Run Farmers Market — The County Board will consider a Use Permit request from Field to Table, Inc., to operate a farmers market at Barrett Elementary School, 4401 Henderson Road. The applicant has a license agreement with Arlington Public Schools to operate the market on school grounds on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the part of the parking lot that fronts on George Mason Drive. Learn more about Arlington farmers markets. To read the staff report, scroll to Item No. 17 on the agenda.

Tuesday, May 22 — Recessed Meeting

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

3 p.m. — Board and County Manager Reports, Awards and Recognitions 

Honoring Carrie Johnson -- The Board will remember former Planning Commissioner Carrie Johnson, who died on May 5, and honor her decades of civic activism. The public is invited to submit suggestions to the County Board office for opportunities to memorialize Ms. Johnson's extraordinary service to our community by emailing by Tuesday, May 29. 

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 Manager will present the proposed Fiscal Year 2019-2028 Capital Improvement Plan to the County Board (not a public hearing).