RESOLUTION  

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AWARD OF
RECREATIONAL ACCESS GRANT FUNDING FOR THE
CENTRAL FAUQUIER SPORTS COMPLEX AND COMMUNITY PARK  

WHEREAS, the Central Fauquier Sports Complex and Community Park is owned and is to be jointly developed by the County of Fauquier and the Fauquier Youth Sports Coordination Council as a recreational facility serving the residents of Fauquier County and adjoining localities; and

            WHEREAS, the facility is in need of adequate vehicular and bicycle access; and

            WHEREAS, the procedure governing the allocation of recreational access funds as set forth in Section 33.1-223 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, requires joint action by the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Commonwealth Transportation Board; and

            WHEREAS, a statement of policy agreed upon between the said Director and Board approves the use of such funds for the construction of access facilities to publicly-owned recreational areas; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has duly adopted a Zoning Ordinance pursuant to Article 8 (Section15.1-486 et seq.), Chapter11, Title 15.1 of the Code of Virginia; and

            WHEREAS, it appears to the Board of Supervisors that all requirements of the law have been met to permit the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation to designate the Central Fauquier Sports Complex and Community Park as a public recreational facility and further permit the Commonwealth Transportation Board to provide funds for access to this public recreation area in accordance with Section 33.1-223 of the Code of Virginia; and

            WHEREAS, the right of way of the proposed access road and bikeway will be provided by the County of Fauquier at no cost to the Recreational Access Fund; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors acknowledges that, pursuant to the provisions of Section 33.1-223 of the Code of Virginia, this road and bikeway shall be designated a “Virginia Byway” and recommends the Commonwealth Transportation Board, in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, take the appropriate action to implement this designation. Further, the Board of Supervisors agrees, in keeping with the intent of Section33.1-63 of the Code of Virginia, to use its good offices to reasonably protect the aesthetic or cultural value of this road and bikeway; and

WHEREAS, on October 16, 2002, the Virginia Department of Transportation Board awarded Recreation Access Funds in the amount of $320,450 for the Central Fauquier Sports Complex with a breakdown as follows:  Bikeway State funding of $53,000, and Access Road State funding of $250,000 plus a State match of $17,450 = $320,450 (a local match of  $17,450 to be funded from the current Central Sports Complex allocation brings total Access Road funding to  $337,900); and

WHEREAS, all grants must be accepted by the Board of Supervisors; now, therefore be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of February 2003, That the County of Fauquier accepts the Recreation Access Grant Award of $320,450, from the Virginia Department of Transportation, to provide an entrance roadway and bikeway to the Central Fauquier Sports Complex; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Virginia Department of Transportation Recreation Access Grant Award be, and is hereby, accepted and the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to execute any necessary documents; and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of $320,450, as outlined on the attached Budget Action Form be, and is hereby, approved.