RESOLUTION 

A RESOLUTION TO AMEND THE APPROVED BUDGETARY STRATEGIES RELATING TO ANTICIPATED FISCAL YEAR 2003 AND FISCAL YEAR 2004
 STATE REVENUE REDUCTIONS
 

WHEREAS, on August 19, 2002, Governor Mark Warner announced a $1.5 billion revenue shortfall in the State’s two-year budget cycle; and  

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors held a work session at which time it was determined necessary and appropriate to initiate certain budgetary strategies effective immediately to increase its ability to effectively respond to the Fiscal Year 2003 and Fiscal Year 2004 State revenue reductions; and  

WHEREAS, on October 21, 2002, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors adopted the following budgetary strategies relating to anticipated Fiscal Year 2003 and Fiscal Year 2004 State revenue reductions: 

  1. All permanent General Government positions becoming vacant require County Administration approval to be filled.
  2. Effective immediately, there shall be a moratorium on the creation of new positions or other expenses that constitute discretionary new programs or an expansion of mission outside of the annual budget cycle.
  3. The County Administrator is directed to initiate a detailed review of capital project balances and related operating costs.
  4. Effective immediately, there shall be a moratorium on the further appropriation of unobligated FY 2002 carryover balances for both the General Government and School Division, except to address specific State reductions, until the mid-year revenue and expenditure review.
  5. Following the identification of the areas and amounts of State funding reduction, the County Administrator is hereby directed to prepare a detailed response plan for FY 2003 for consideration by the Board of Supervisors. This plan shall be presented to the Board no later than December 2002.
  6. Any identified State funding reductions for FY 2004 will be addressed as part of the FY 2004 Budget process; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determined that certain changes to the budgetary strategies to exempt, from the vacancy approval process, sworn law enforcement and certain emergency dispatch personnel are necessary and appropriate; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of January 2003, That budgetary strategy #1, relating to anticipated Fiscal Year 2003 and Fiscal Year 2004 State revenue reductions, be, and is hereby, amended as follows: 

“All permanent General Government positions, except sworn positions of the Sheriff’s Office and positions within the Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communication Center that perform dispatch duties, becoming vacant require County Administration approval to be filled.”