Public Hearing Notices

To speak on public hearing matters or general issues at that meeting, complete a speaker form at www.fallschurchva.gov/PublicComment before noon on the day of the Council meeting. You may also submit written comments at that link.

Public hearing and final City Council action is scheduled for the following on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard.

(TR21-05) RESOLUTION TO AMEND CHAPTER 3 OF THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD “ENRICHING FALLS CHURCH: PUBLIC ART SECTION OF THE COMMUNITY CHARACTER, APPEARANCE, AND DESIGN CHAPTER OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN”

The ordinance referenced below was given first reading on March 8, 2021. Public hearing, second reading, and final City Council action is scheduled for Monday, April 12, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard.

(TO21-03) ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH AN ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH IN THE AREA SHOWN ON THE MAP ENTITLED ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT

The ordinances referenced below were given first reading on March 22, 2021. Public hearings are scheduled for Monday, April 12, 2021 and Monday April 26, 2021, with second reading and final Council action scheduled for Monday, April 26, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters may be heard.

(TO21-04) ORDINANCE FIXING AND DETERMINING THE BUDGET OF EXPENDITURES AND REVENUES AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2022: GENERAL FUND; SCHOOL OPERATING FUND; SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVICE FUND; SCHOOL FOOD SERVICE FUND; CABLE ACCESS FUND; SEWER FUND; AND STORMWATER FUND

The proposed budget includes: 

  • $106,001,174 for the General Fund revenues and expenditures.
  • $4,490,000 for the Sewer Fund revenues and expenditures.
  • $1,708,000 for the Stormwater Fund revenues and expenditures.
  • $53,620,529 for the School Operating Fund revenues and expenditures.
  • $2,330,700 for the School Community Service Fund revenues and expenditures.
  • $1,025,357 for the School Food Service Fund revenues and expenditures.
  • $217,496 for the Cable Access Fund revenues and expenditures.

(TO21-05) ORDINANCE FIXING AND DETERMINING THE FY2022-FY2027 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM BUDGET AND APPROPRIATING EXPENDITURE AND REVENUE FUNDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2022

Total proposed CIP appropriations for FY22 are $7,685,924, offset by $3,249,000 in grants and other outside revenues.

(TO21-06) ORDINANCE SETTING THE RATE OF TAX LEVY ON REAL ESTATE FOR TAX YEAR 2022 AND ON PERSONAL PROPERTY, MACHINERY AND TOOLS AND ALL OTHER PROPERTY SEGREGATED BY LAW FOR LOCAL TAXATION IN THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH VIRGINIA FOR TAX YEAR 2021

The proposed real estate tax rate for the tax year beginning July 1, 2021 is:

  • $1.34 upon each $100.00 of assessed value of real estate in the City of Falls Church, which is a decrease in the current tax rate. This is the “Lowered Rate Necessary to Offset Increased Assessment” as defined by state law.

The proposed tax rate for tangible personal property, and machinery and tools, and all other property segregated by law for the tax year beginning January 1, 2021 is:

  • $5.00 upon each $100.00 of assessed value on tangible personal property, and machinery and tools, and all other property segregated by law for local taxation within the City, including the property separately classified by Section 58.1-3500 et seq. of the Code of Virginia except such personal property as is exempted; and except that pursuant to Section 58.1-2606 of the Code of Virginia, a portion of assessed value of tangible personal property of public service corporations shall be taxed at the real estate rate.

(TO21-07) ORDINANCE TO SET THE STORMWATER UTILITY BILLING UNIT RATE IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 42, ARTICLE VII OF THE CODE OF THE CITY OF FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA AS OF JULY 1, 2021

Under the legal authority granted by VA § 15.2-2114, an increase to the City stormwater utility unit billing rate from $18.36 per 200 square feet of impervious surface (billing unit) to $18.72 per billing unit annually is proposed, effective July 1, 2021, which would constitute an increase of 2% per billing unit.

Public hearings will be held electronically. To speak on a public hearing item, complete a speaker form at www.fallschurchva.gov/PublicComment before noon on the day of the Council meeting. Following submission of the form, you will receive emailed instructions to join the virtual Council meeting. Written public hearing comments may be sent until noon on the day of the meeting to cityclerk@fallschurchva.gov. Council members will attend the meeting through electronic means and members of the public may view the meeting at www.fallschurchva.gov/CouncilMeetings and on FCCTV (Cox 11, RCN 2, Verizon 35). Video will be available after the meeting at the same link. For copies of legislation, contact the City Clerk's office at (703-248-5014) or cityclerk@fallschurchva.gov. The City of Falls Church is committed to the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability, call 703-248-5014 (TTY 711).

CELESTE HEATH, CITY CLERK