AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Richard W. Robinson, Center District Supervisor

February 8, 2007

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Larry Miller

Parks and Recreation

Topic: 

A Resolution Accepting the Warrenton Branch Greenway Agreement Amendment from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement Program

Topic Description:

The Parks and Recreation Department submitted a grant application for funding for the first phase of a trail connector from Warrenton Branch Greenway to Lord Fairfax Community College.  Phase 1 included acquisition of property and planning for the trail.  The County was one of 80 applicants awarded funding and at the October 15, 2001 meeting the County accepted the Commonwealth Transportation Board Transportation Enhancement Program grant award of $102,000 for land acquisition   

In May 2006 the Commonwealth Transportation Board allocated an additional $104,000 bringing the total award to $206,000.  A Project Administrative Agreement Amendment has been issued by the Department of Transportation to reflect the total award.  During initial planning it was found that the land acquisition included in the original grant submission was not feasible.  VDOT subsequently allowed the County to focus all funding on design and construction for that portion of the trail on Lord Fairfax Community College property.  

As per County policy all grants must be formally accepted by the Board of Supervisors. 

The Warrenton Branch Greenway Extension – Agreement Amendment is attached. 

A Budget Action Form for appropriating the grant funds is also attached for approval.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Adoption of resolution accepting TEA-21 Warrenton Branch Greenway Extension – Agreement Amendment.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Matching funding is already allocated.  This requires no additional financial outlay.

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

County Attorney

Parks and Recreation

Lord Fairfax Community College

Finance Department

Attachments:

1.                  Warrenton Branch Greenway Extension – Agreement Amendment

2.                  Budget Action Form

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