The following were among actions taken at the Jan. 12 meeting of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. For more information, call 335-6600.
BONDS FOR SCHOOL REPAIRS -- A request for permission from the supervisors by the county School Board to apply to the Virginia Public School Authority for $8.4 million in state bonds for capital improvements and repairs died for a lack of a second.
A motion by supervisor Edwin C. King (D-Dumfries) to adopt the school system proposal met with silence from members of the County Board. The state bonds would have paid for improvements in a failing roof at Woodbridge High School, air conditioning for eight schools, and an asbestos abatement program.
Echoing other supervisors, County Board Chairwoman Kathleen K. Seefeldt (D-Occoquan) said the request should be made as part of the county's regular fiscal 1989 capital budget planning process, which begins in February.
School Superintendent Edward L. Kelly and other school officials, who had expected little opposition to the request, said they were stunned by the supervisors' response. The deadline for the state's spring bond application was Jan. 19.
The School Board requested the supervisors' approval to apply for the state bonds last month, citing an "urgent" need for improvements not forseen when the school system's major $44.9 million county bond issue was approved by voters last fall.
SCHOOL BOND SALE -- The board unanimously approved details of a $25.2 million school bond sale slated to begin Jan. 26, part of the $44.9 million in school bonds approved by county voters last November. The remainder of the $44.9 million in bonds will be offered for sale beginning in January 1989, school officials said.
Of the $25.2 million in bonds to be sold, $4 million will be used to construct a new high school, $10 million for elementary school improvements and new construction and $11.2 million for middle school construction.
MIDYEAR BUDGET REVIEW -- Prince William County Executive Robert S. Noe Jr. presented a midyear review of the county's current fiscal 1988 budget and requested an additional expenditure of $249,392 to meet the "critical needs" of the county for the next half of the budgetary year -- primarily police overtime pay and expansion of emergency county fire and rescure services.
With the additional expenditures, however, the county has depleted its reserve funds set aside for unexpected needs, Noe said. But he added, "athough we have no fund balance, that does not mean we don't have cash." Noe said that more than $100 million in revenue is in the bank for future county expenditures.
Deleted from the midyear request, which was approved unanimously by the supervisors, were funds for foster care and gypsy moth control programs.
Both programs require more money than the county can afford at the moment, Noe said. He said the county will attempt to find other means of funding the programs.