Agenda Request



Joe Winkelmann, Vice-Chairman Board of Supervisors                 August 20, 2001

Anthony Hooper, Staff Lead

Department, Organization                                                                     Board of Supervisors

Or Person Making Request                                                                   Meeting Date



Topic:              A Resolution Concerning the Allocation of Revenue from the Construction and

Demolition Debris Landfill


At the June 2001 and July 2001 Board meetings, actions were taken to authorize the use of the old landfill for construction and demolition debris.  There has been discussion concerning the use of a portion of the revenue generated by the new operation to offset the tipping fees that are now charged to the Towns of The Plains, Remington, and Warrenton.  Town residents now pay for the tipping fees through Town taxes or fees as well as contribute, as County taxpayers, to the cost of tipping fees for refuse delivered from convenience sites.  In order to address this issue, it is proposed that the Towns be reimbursed the cost of tipping for wastes billed to any Town or itís contractor to the extent that funds from the new construction/demolition debris operation will allow.


In the proposal to begin the new operation there were a number of financial goals to be achieved.  These goals include: the need to eliminate future tipping fee increases; the need to repay the loan from the General Fund to construct the new road and convenience site at the landfill; the need to build up reserves in order to close the old landfill, to open new sanitary waste cells and to provide the required financial assurances associated with the operation of the landfill; and the opportunity to reduce the General Fund support needed to operate the convenience sites in addition  to reducing or eliminating the tipping fees charged the Towns.


During the first month of operation, the site received the anticipated tonnage.  We will continue to monitor this activity to determine if the projected tonnage holds during the colder months when construction activity slows.  The attached chart illustrates how the projected new revenues may be used to meet these future financial needs and to provide reimbursements to the Towns.


The five-year financial projection anticipates an increase in the C/D fee from $15.00 to $20.00 after a one-year period of establishing a market.  The model would provide reimbursement to the Towns for the period beginning in October 2001.  Reimbursement would be in the form of a monthly credit beginning in November 2001 and continuing as long as funds are generally available within the five-year financial framework.  To determine if funds are available with the five year framework, the sum of the three preceding months receipts will be evaluated in terms of the meeting the forecasted annual revenue estimate.  Reimbursement will be authorized if net revenue is in line to meet the amount anticipated in the five-year plan. 



Requested Action by the Board of Supervisors:


Consider adoption of a resolution that would authorize reimbursements to the Towns of The Plains, Remington, and Warrenton, subject to availability of net revenue as forecast in the five-year financial plan.


Financial Impact Analysis:


The financial impact is illustrated in the five-year financial plan.


Identify Any Other Departments, Organizations or Individuals That Would Be Affected By This Request:


Department of Environmental Services

Finance Department

Town of The Plains, Remington, and Warrenton






            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has authorized the operation of a construction and demolition debris landfill; and


            WHEREAS, the operation of this program is possible at the old landfill for an anticipated period of five years; and


            WHEREAS, the net revenue from this operation will allow the County to address a number of needs at the landfill; and


            WHEREAS, a five-year plan has been prepared to earmark these new revenues; and


            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors wishes to provide reimbursement to town governments for tipping fees for wastes now billed Town governments subject to the receipt of net revenue as outlined in the Five-year Financial Plan; now, therefore, be it


            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 20th day of August 2001, That commencing with landfill charges for wastes generated within the Towns of The Plains, Remington, and Warrenton, beginning October 2001, that tipping fees shall be reimbursed monthly as long as the net revenue from the Construction and Demolition landfill shall meet budget projections for the previous three-month period.