RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION TO ABANDON A PORTION OF OLD TAVERN ROAD (ROUTE 245) IN FAUQUIER COUNTY

 

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has received a request to abandon a portion of Old Tavern Road (Route 245) along a parcel of land now owned by Ronda L. Cheatham, identified as PIN 6978-86-8792-000; and

 

WHEREAS, on February 2, 1983, Arlen W. and Donna B Ingman, the property owners at that time, granted the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors a 55-foot land dedication measured from the centerline of the existing travelway of Route 245; and

 

WHEREAS, Old Tavern Road is identified as a Rural Minor Arterial in the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the County’s Comprehensive Plan design policies indicate that right-of-way width for a Rural Minor Arterial should range from 80 to 160 feet; and

 

WHEREAS, the stated portion of road is shown on the graphic identified as Portion of Route 245 to be Abandoned; and

 

            WHEREAS, public notice was posted as prescribed under §33.1-156 et seq., Code of Virginia, concerning abandoning the section of road described herein; and

 

WHEREAS, after considering all evidence available, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors is satisfied that no public necessity exists for the continuance of the fifteen (15’) feet of right-of-way immediately adjacent to PIN 6978-86-8792-000 for that section of Route 245, a distance of approximately 217 feet, and hereby deems that section of road is no longer necessary; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of January 2005, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby abandon the above-described fifteen feet of road right-of-way along the frontage of PIN 6978-86-8792-000, pursuant to § 33.1-156 et seq., Code of Virginia; and, be it

 

            RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to execute any Quitclaim Deeds or other documents necessary to transfer any title or interest the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors may have acquired in the portion of the street which was abandoned; and, be it

 

            RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors does hereby transfer the remaining forty (40’) feet of right-of-way from the centerline of Route 245 to the Virginia Department of Transportation; and, be it

 

            RESOLVED FINALLY, That a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Resident Engineer of the Virginia Department of Transportation.