RESOLUTION  

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE AWARD OF A VIRGINIA OUTDOORS FUND/LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND GRANT FOR PARK DEVELOPMENT AT VINT HILL SWIMMING POOL

WHEREAS, there is, and has been for years, an urgent need in Fauquier County for swimming facilities; and

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has adopted a plan to address the shortage of swimming pools in Fauquier County ; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has appropriated funding for the initial pool to be built at Vint Hill; and

            WHEREAS, this project has been deemed to be of high development priority by the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County and shall be referred to as the Vint Hill Swimming Pool; and

            WHEREAS, in order to obtain funding assistance from the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County has given its assurance that the funds needed as the proportionate share of the cost of the approved program will be provided, up to One Million One Hundred Seventy-Four Thousand Seven Hundred Six Dollars ($1,174,706); and

WHEREAS, an additional amount beyond that proportionate share of this project of One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000) was requested from the Department of Conservation and Recreation; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and the National Park Service approved said grant request of $125,000 in January of 2003; 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 does hereby accept the Grant of $125,000 in support of park development at Vint Hill Swimming Pool from the Virginia Outdoors Fund/Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&WCF); and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Virginia Outdoors Fund (VOF)/Land and Water Conservation Fund (L&WCF) Program Agreement for Project Development and Administration be, and it is hereby, approved, and that G. Robert Lee, County Administrator, be, and is hereby, authorized to execute this Agreement; and, be it 

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County Administrator is hereby authorized to cause such information or materials as may be necessary to be provided to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and to enter into such agreement as may be necessary to permit the formulation, approval, and funding of the Vint Hill Swimming Pool; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County gives its assurance that the General Provisions of the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (L&WCF) and the Virginia Outdoors Fund Fiscal Procedures will be complied with in the administration of this project; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County will operate and maintain the public recreation facility in good condition and will provide permanent project acknowledgement signs of the participating funding agencies and that this signage will clearly state that said facility is a “public” recreational facility; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County shall dedicate the metes and bounds of the Vint Hill Swimming Pool property, in perpetuity, for public outdoors, recreational purposes in accordance with the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act (L&WCF); and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County gives its assurance that all other applicable Federal and State regulations governing such expenditure of funds will be complied with in the administration, development, and subsequent operation of this Swimming Pool; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Department of Conservation and Recreation is respectfully requested to assist in approval and funding of the Vint Hill Swimming Pool in order to enhance the standard of public recreational enjoyment for all our citizens; and, be it

            RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Virginia Outdoors Fund/Land and Water Conservation Fund Grant Award be, and is hereby, accepted and that the County Administrator, be, and is hereby, authorized to execute any documents needed; and, be it

            RESOLVED FINALLY, That the Supplemental Appropriation in the amount $125,000 be, and is hereby, approved.