WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determined that it is in the best interest of the County to amend Sections 2-17 and 2-17.1 of the Code of Fauquier County relating to the daily Supervision of the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, and its adherence to County Finance policies; and


WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has received the comments of the public on the proposed amendments; now, therefore, be it


ORDAINED by the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County this ______ day of______________ 2005, That Sections 2-17 and 2-17.1 of the Code of Fauquier County be, and are hereby, amended as follows:


            Section 2-17.  Powers and duties


            Immediately after their appointment, the board shall meet and organize by electing one of their members chairman and such other officers as may be necessary.  The board may appoint a liaison advisory group of five (5) members under twenty-one (21) years of age such advisory committees as it deems appropriate.  The board shall have power to adopt bylaws, rules and regulations of the proper conduct of parks and recreation for the county.  The board shall also have the power to direct the daily activities programs and projects of the parks and recreation department within the board guidelines as may be set by the board of supervisors.  The board of supervisors county administrator shall have authority to appoint or terminate the director appoint, supervise, evaluate and terminate the director; however, the board of supervisors county administrator shall take no action on appointment or termination of the director until the parks and recreation board shall have had an opportunity to make a recommendation on same.  The parks and recreation director, under the supervision of the county administrator shall direct the daily activities of the department including the direction of all administrative responsibilities.


Section 2-17.1.  Finances generally


(a) Annually, the parks and recreation board shall submit a budget request to the board of supervisors for operation and maintenance of the park and recreation facilities of the county for their approval.  In addition to any funds appropriated by the board of supervisors, the parks and recreation board may accept any grant or devise of real estate or any gift or bequest of money or other personal property or donation to the applied principal or income for either temporary or permanent use for parks and recreation purposes; but if acceptable thereof for such persons which subject the board of supervisors to additional expense for improvements, maintenance or renewal, the acceptance of any grant or devise of real estate shall be subject to the approval of the board of supervisors.  Money received for such purposes, unless otherwise specified in the terms of the gift or bequest, shall be deposited with the county treasury and designated for the parks and recreation budget of the county.


(b) The parks and recreation board may charge a nominal fee for such activities as the board shall see fit.


(c) The park and recreation board shall not be permitted to encumber any debt upon the county beyond its annual budget appropriation unless express permission is given by the board of supervisors.


(d) Use and expenditures of appropriated and donated funds shall be in conformance with adopted board of supervisorsí purchasing and financial policies.