Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Terrence L. Nyhous, Center District Supervisor

February 14, 2008

Staff Lead:


Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

County Administration


A Resolution Stating the Intent of the Board of Supervisors to Issue Requests for Proposals on a Public/Private Partnership Project to Convert Municipal Solid Waste to Energy and/or Biofuels


Topic Description:

On January 10, 2008, the Board of Supervisors held a work session with George Fitch, Mayor for the Town of Warrenton and County staff and received an update on a proposal to build a waste to energy facility at the County’s sanitary landfill.  Under the proposal, municipal solid waste would be incinerated to create electricity which would then be sold.  In the future, the waste would be refined into bio-fuels.  At the end of the work session the Mayor requested, and the Board directed, that staff put together a document evidencing its interest in the project.  The resolution presented with this agenda item would direct staff to create and issue a Request for Proposals on a Public/Private Partnership project to convert municipal solid waste to energy and/or biofuels.  The Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (PPEA) Request for Proposal is a non-binding process that would allow the County to receive and evaluate proposals.  If the Board finds upon evaluation that a proposal has merit, it can then select an entity to negotiate with on the terms of an actual agreement.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.


Fiscal Analysis: 

This resolution does not have fiscal impact.


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

Mayor George Fitch
Town of Warrenton
Department of Environmental Services

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