CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:                                                          Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Joe Winkelmann, Vice-Chair, Center District                   February 18, 2003

Staff Lead:                                                                    Department: 

Larry Miller, Director                                      Fauquier County Parks and Recreation

Topic: 

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

Topic Description:

The Parks and Recreation Department obtained approval to submit two (2) grant applications for funding to assist with access/egress improvements and access road installation for the Northern and Central Sports Complexes.  The grant request included  $250,000 for roadways and $60,000 for bikeways per site.  The grant further provides, if needed, an additional $100,000 for roadways, if matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis, and an additional $15,000 for bikeways, also if matched dollar-for-dollar.

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).

The State only funds to the focal point of the facility, and must be assured that park development will occur in a timely fashion related to access construction.  The grant does not provide for right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation needed in order to attain an acceptable entrance and roadway – these are responsibilities of the applicant.  The funding source is the Virginia Department of Transportation.  Any roadway constructed must be entered into the State Scenic Byway System. 

The County’s standard non-appropriation clause needs to be added to the enclosed draft prior to execution.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Recreation Access Funds in the amount of $320,450  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.

The local match for the above items is contained within the funding already approved by the Board of Supervisors for the central sports complex and therefore no additional funding is needed.

Identify Any Other Departments, Organizations or Individuals That Would be Affected by This Request:

Finance Department

Virginia Department of Transportation

Fauquier Youth Sports Coordination Council

Attachments:

Letter from Transportation Board