Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Vice-Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

  January 20, 2004

Staff Lead:


  Larry Miller, Director

Parks and Recreation


A Resolution to Request the Virginia General Assembly to Include Funding in the State Budget to Support the Historic Preservation of Monroe Park

Topic Description:

The Parks and Recreation Board is requesting that the Board of Supervisors amend its 2004 Legislative Proposals for the General Assembly to budget $250,000 as a good faith match for the County's financial commitment toward the development of Monroe Park.


In light of the recognition of the General Assembly designation of Monroe Park as the official Gold Mining Interpretive Site for the Commonwealth, and the subsequent allocation of $1.9 million towards the development of the Monroe Park Gold Mining Camp, the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Board, at its January 2004 meeting, unanimously voted to request the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to request the General Assembly to include $250,000 in the State’s budget as a partial match to support the County’s effort to enhance this important aspect of Virginia’s history.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

$250,000 in additional State funding would be provided.

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

Parks and Recreation Department

Department of Economic Development and Tourism