Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Richard W. Robison, Center District Supervisor

March 9, 2006

Staff Lead:


Elizabeth A. Cook, Chief of Planning

Community Development

Magisterial District:  Center



A Resolution to Abandon a Portion of Movern Lane (Route 890) in Fauquier County

Topic Description:

On November 10, 2005, the Board of Supervisors instituted the road abandonment process for a portion of excess right-of-way identified as Movern Lane (Route 890).  Within the White's Mill subdivision, the Commonwealth of Virginia acquired a segment of right-of-way for a comprehensive plan road, which is no longer contemplated.  Movern Lane, one of the subdivision streets, bisects this portion of right-of-way and has been dedicated to public use, but has not yet been accepted into the State system.  The remaining portion of the right-of-way is not required for the subdivision street.  A plat showing the proposed vacation of right-of-way is attached.  The Code of Virginia authorizes the abandonment of right-of-way no longer needed for the secondary system of highways upon compliance with statutory posting and notice requirements, which have been completed. 


As of the preparation of this report, no citizen comments have been received.  February 27, 2006, was the last day for a county resident to request that a public hearing be held on the proposed abandonment.  If a public hearing is not required, the Board may proceed with the abandonment.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Transportation Committee Recommendation:

On October 26, 2005, the Transportation Committee recommended approval of the abandonment. 

Financial Impact Analysis:

There was no financial impact analysis required for this request.

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


Department of Community Development

Residents of the White’s Mill Subdivision





Plat Showing Right-of-Way Abandonment – Movern Lane