RESOLUTION  

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE A DONATION TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS FOR THE SOLID WASTE TIPPING FEES AND LAND DEVELOPMENT FEES ASSOCIATED WITH THE DISPOSAL OF THE REMNANTS OF THE FIRE DAMAGED RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE OWNED BY THE PATTERSON FAMILY AND THE RECONSTRUCTION THEREOF  

WHEREAS, on January 6, 2003, the Board of Supervisors has received a letter, dated December 17, 2002, from the American Red Cross, Fauquier Chapter, requesting that the Fauquier County Government provide assistance to the Patterson Family, Cedar Run Magisterial District, who lost their home to fire on December 8, 2002; and 

WHEREAS, the Patterson family, consisting of an elderly couple on disability and a disabled son, are suffering under severe financial hardship, which will make it extremely difficult for the family to pay the solid waste tipping fees required for the disposal of the fire damaged remnants of their former residence, as well as the land development fees relating to its reconstruction;

WHEREAS, the Fauquier community, including community non-profits and local churches, have rallied together to help the family in their time of need assisting with the provision of basic care items, food, clothing and will be assisting with the construction of a new home for the family;

WHEREAS, in recognition of the severe financial hardship being experienced by the Patterson family, as they endeavor to replace their fire damage home and in support of the many community groups working with the family, the Board of Supervisors wishes to assist through the donation of debris disposal and land development fees, to help make this a worthy community goal; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of January 2003, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors authorize a donation to be made to the American Red Cross to cover costs of landfill tipping fees associated with the disposal of the fire damaged remnants of the Patterson home, which was destroyed by fire December 8, 2002, and for any Land Development fees.