The county Board of Supervisors divvied a $46.6 million surplus at its Sept. 12 meeting. Here is how the supervisors decided to distribute nearly all of the money:
* $5.8 million to expand the real estate tax relief program for the elderly and disabled, by increasing the asset eligibility requirement from $240,000 a year to the state maximum of $340,000 and increasing the income limit from $52,000 a year to the state maximum of $72,000. A public hearing on this proposal has been scheduled for Oct. 17.
* $14.6 million to a fund that provides a mechanism for maintaining a balanced budget in times of severe fiscal stress. This brings the fund's balance to $62.7 million.
* $2 million for a reserve fund that supports the county's self-insurance program.
* $1 million for Fairfax County public schools. The money will be held in reserve until school officials identify computer and bus replacement priorities, or expenses associated with Hurricane Katrina such as higher gasoline prices or additional displaced students who have relocated to the area.
* $500,000 for the Lorton Arts Foundation, to be held in reserve until the foundation has raised the required matching funds. The foundation is planning the cultural uses at the former Lorton prison.
* $500,000 that will be held in reserve until the Board of Supervisors approves a list of environmental projects.
* $2 million for the Fire and Rescue Department's fund covering the replacement and availability of emergency response vehicles.
* $1.1 million to fund after-school programs in county middle schools that in part are aimed at keeping kids out of gangs.
* $5 million for a forensics facility to be built as part of the Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center on West Ox Road.
* $3.5 million for the Judicial Center's expansion and renovation.
* $500,000 for security improvements at county facilities.
* $400,000 for transportation improvements at Leesburg Pike (Route 7) near the site of the new Wolf Trap fire station.
* $300,000 for studies to establish accurate cost estimates for various facilities in the public safety bond referendum planned for fall 2006.
* $300,000 to address safety concerns at the police driver training track.
* $3.5 million to acquire half of the initial collection of materials for the Oakton and Burke Centre libraries scheduled to open in 2007.
* $1 million for heating and air conditioning projects at various county buildings.
* $400,000 for additional construction costs at the Katherine K. Hanley Family Shelter in western Fairfax.
* $300,000 to support "developer default projects," in which developer contributions were not enough to complete road improvements and drainage repairs.
* $100,000 to improve pedestrian access to the Burke Centre station of Virginia Railway Express.
* $100,000 for the Herndon Harbor House Senior Center meal program due to higher-than-projected costs and an increased number of participants.
* $100,000 to provide for stabilization efforts at the Mount Gilead property in Centreville.
* $2.1 million for information technology projects.
* $200,000 for additional affordable housing initiatives, including establishing an ombudsman position and support for relocation counseling to households being displaced by demolition of affordable housing and the increasing number of condominium conversions.
* $200,000 for maintenance salaries at the Department of Housing and Community Development.
* $800,000 for reserve fund adjustments associated with these items.
Source: Fairfax County government. Information on the surplus is available at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dmb and by calling the Department of Management and Budget at 703-324-2391, TTY 711.