Fairfax Supervisors to Approve 2012 Budget Carryover Tuesday

The Board of Supervisors will also host a 9/11 ceremony before its Tuesday meeting.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is expected to approve the county’s 2012 budget carryover during its meeting Tuesday after a public hearing on a $40 million surplus.

About $27 million of the total is planned for necessary administrative adjustments.

“The critical requirements funded at Carryover are largely one-time and include capital needs, such as funding to address Americans with Disabilities Act improvements identified during the Department of Justice audit,” County Executive Ed Long wrote in a July memo to the board.

In his memo, Long wrote that the remaining $12 million of the remaining $13 million should be used to establish vital reserves. He recommended that a $7 million reserve be made in case of federal sequestration cuts and a “litigation of reserve” of $5 million.

The county’s 2012 surplus total is only two-thirds the size of last year’s roughly $60 million.

Click here for the full details of the county’s 2012 budget carryover package.

Before its meeting, the Board of Supervisors will host a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in the forum at Fairfax County Government Center. Chairman Sharon Bulova, Fire Chief Ronald Mastin and Police Chief David Rohrer are scheduled to reflect on the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

The ceremony will be followed by a procession out to the government center’s 9/11 Memorial Grove. The public is invited to attend, and they can expect sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s.


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