RESOLUTION

 

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

 

WHEREAS, on August 22, 2005, Fauquier County convened a Riparian Buffer Easement Program Solutions Team to collaborate on the development of a Riparian Buffer Easement Program in order to preserve, protect and improve the quality of Fauquier County’s water supply; and

 

WHEREAS, on November 28, 2005, the Fauquier County Riparian Buffer Easement Program Solutions Team signed a Declaration of Cooperation committing team members to continue the development of a riparian buffer easement program; and

 

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia is developing Tributary Strategy goals to reduce non-point source pollutants; and

 

WHEREAS, riparian buffer easements are a key implementation component to the Tributary Strategy goals outlined for Fauquier County; and

 

WHEREAS, considerable resources are required to develop and implement a riparian buffer easement program; and

 

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation issued grant funding from the Water Quality Improvement Fund for the purpose of implementing the goals of Tributary Strategies; and

 

WHEREAS, a dedicated staff position with monitoring equipment would enable Fauquier County to further develop and implement a riparian buffer easement program with members of the Riparian Buffer Easement Solutions Team; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th of January 2006, That Fauquier County believes a riparian buffer easement program is important to the implementation of the Tributary Strategy goals of reducing non-point source pollution; and, be it

 

RESOLVED FURTHER, That funding from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Water Quality Improvement Fund will help Fauquier County meet the Tributary Strategy implementation goals; and, be it

 

RESOLVED FINALLY, That Fauquier County hereby accepts the grant application to the Virginia Department of Conservation of Recreation’s Water Quality Improvement Fund.