The following were among the actions of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at its Sept. 26 meeting:
PARKING VIOLATIONS--Requested a reevaluation of county parking violation fees. Members of the board felt that the current fines are not deterring illegal parking.
SHERIFF RAISE--Raised the salaries of county deputy sheriff positions to equal county police salaries.
C&P RATE INCREASE--Asked the consumer protection staff to represent the county before State Corporation Commission to try and limit the proposed rate increase for telephone service. The board also requested a reevaluation of the county telephone tax and its effects on consumers in the face of C&P's increases.
ZONING ORDINANCE--Adopted a proposal to go before the General Assembly that would allow the county to prosecute zoning violations in civil, rather than criminal courts. The measure is designed to bring cases into county jurisdiction where county attorneys handle the cases instead of the commonwealth's attorneys.
TRUCKS--Restated intentions to ask the state and the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation to allow restrictions of truck traffic on residential roads. The board added new roads to a list of locations where truck traffic is potentially hazardous to pedestrians. Presently, the county has no authority to restrict truck traffic.
CONDOMINUM RENTALS BY NIGHT--Discussed reports that condominium owners may be renting their units by the night without abiding by hotel regulations, or considering impact on other condominium owners and neighbors. Directed the staff to explore whether this is legal and whether additional laws are needed to regulate this activity.
R--RATED MOVIES--Discussed the possibility of enacting an ordinance that would prohibit showing R-rated movies in video stores in the county. Asked the staff to write to such stores asking that they voluntarily stop showing such movies, and asked the county attorney to determine whether the board has authority to limit such showings.
NONSMOKING IN RESTAURANTS--Discussed negotiations with local restaurants to establish nonsmoking areas in restaurants. The board also asked the staff to continue to work on a possible nonsmoking ordinance for restaurants in case the talks fail.