CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Raymond E. Graham , Supervisor Cedar Run District

February 18, 2003

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Ellis D. Bingham, Director

Environmental Services

Topic: 

A Resolution to Authorize the Department of Environmental Services to Hold a Waste Tire Amnesty Program for County Residents

Topic Description:

At its February meeting, the Board of Supervisors will be considering a budget amendment to fund an educational and monitoring program pertaining to the West Nile Virus issue.  A portion of the program will deal with prevention and control measures that can be taken by citizens to reduce the risk of the virus.  In this regard, old waste tires are a prime-breeding place for mosquitoes, which carry the West Nile Virus.  It is in the best interest of all county residents to eliminate waste tires that have accumulated or are illegally disposed of on their property.  During this amnesty period, the regular fees for bringing tires to the landfill will be waived as an incentive to clean-up properties and reduce potential mosquito breeding areas.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Fauquier County presently charges from $2 to $5 per tire for the disposal of tires.  This fee will be waived for a two-week period.  Other landfill revenues can offset the reduction of revenue from tires for this time period.

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

Finance