CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

January 12, 2006

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Denise M. Harris, Project Officer

GIS (Water Resource Management Program)

Topic: 

A Resolution to Accept Fauquier County Grant from Application to the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Water Quality Improvement Fund

Topic Description:

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is accepting grant applications for the Water Quality Improvement Fund. Fauquier County will be mandated by the Commonwealth to help implement Tributary Strategy goals, of which a key component is riparian buffers. Therefore, Fauquier County has submitted a grant application to DCR to fund a full-time position for up to four years to develop and implement a self-sustaining riparian buffer easement program. Grants will be awarded in February 2006. If Fauquier County is successful, the grant cycle will follow the July 1 to June 30 fiscal year.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

There are no new cash requirements of Fauquier County with the grant submission. Matching funds are in-kind hours by existing staff.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Geographic Information System Department

Community Development

County Administration, County Attorney

Agricultural Development Office

John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District

Planning District 9

Goose Creek Association

Rappahannock River Basin Commission

Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory

Virginia Department of Forestry

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Citizens for Fauquier County

Piedmont Environmental Council

Virginia Outdoors Foundation

Attachments:

1.                  Staff Cover Memo to Board of Supervisors
 

2.                  DCR Grant Application
 

a.    Grant Cover Page
 

b.       Cover Letter from County Administrator
 

c.        Application Form and Project Financial Form
 

d.      Proposal and Scope of Work
 

e.       Budget Narrative

 

f.        Declaration of Cooperation
 

g.       Fauquier County Tributary Strategy Input Deck
 

h.       Letter(s) of Support