RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE WARRENTON BRANCH GREENWAY AGREEMENT AMENDMENT FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONíS TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the existing Warrenton Branch Greenway has been an unqualified success; and

WHEREAS, the community and Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department desired to extend the greenway from its present terminus to the Lord Fairfax Community College campus in Fauquier County; and

WHEREAS, Lord Fairfax Community College expressed its support and willingness to cooperate in this venture; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department capitalized upon an opportunity to apply for funding from the Virginia Department of Transportationís Transportation Enhancement Program,  also known as TEA-21; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Transportation has now increased the original Agreement adding $104,000 to the previous $102,000 award for a total of $206,000 for design and construction of that portion of the trail on Lord Fairfax Community College property; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of February 2007, That the County of Fauquier does hereby accept the Commonwealth Transportation Board Transportation Enhancement Program Warrenton Branch Greenway Extension Agreement Amendment to add $104,000 to the original $102,000 award to design and construct the portion that extends the Warrenton Branch Greenway to Lord Fairfax Community College; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County of Fauquier hereby agrees to serve as the facilitator for the monies being contributed by Fauquier Trails Coalition, and for the in-kind services contributions as noted in the application that all told equal or exceed the twenty (20%) local match required for the application; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County of Fauquier shall not acquire, or agree to acquire, or agree to accept any donation of, or agree to expend any grant funds to acquire, any real property associated with this project, until it has received an environmental audit of the real property to be acquired by purchase or donation which is acceptable to the Board of Supervisors; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County of Fauquier shall reimburse the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for its proportionate share of the funds expended by VDOT associated with this project, provided, however, the Countyís obligation to reimburse VDOT for any funds expended by VDOT shall be subject to appropriation and shall extend only to those funds for which the Board of Supervisors has approved their expenditure; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Virginia Department of Transportation Project Agreement Amendment be, and is hereby, accepted and that the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to execute the document; and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of $104,000 be, and is hereby, approved.

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