RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE PROJECT ADMINISTRATION AGREEMENT FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE PALMER EXTENSION TO THE WARRENTON BRANCH GREENWAY

 

WHEREAS, the existing Warrenton Branch Greenway has been an unqualified success; and

WHEREAS, the community and Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department has received commitment for a donation of land for the purpose of  adding approximately ˝ mile of trail to the current trail system; and

WHEREAS, the proposed trail will ultimately connect to the Warrenton Branch Greenway and offer a safe, and off-road route for students who will attend the school planned for the adjacent property as well as to Lord Fairfax Community College as well as increase non-vehicular transportation opportunities further into the County, expand the recreational value of the linear park, and preserve another section of an environmental corridor of the County; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department capitalized upon an opportunity to apply for funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement Program,  also known as TEA; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Transportation has now awarded $150,000 for design and construction of that portion of the trail on the land to be donated by the Palmer family; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of March 2008, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize the County Administrator to execute the Standard Project Administration Agreement with the Commonwealth Transportation Board, Transportation Enhancement Program for the Warrenton Branch Greenway – Palmer Extension that awards $150,000 to design and construct the ˝ mile trail on land to be donated by the Palmer trustee; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County of Fauquier hereby agrees to serve as the facilitator, for the monies being contributed by Fauquier Trails Coalition, and for the in-kind services contributions as noted in the application that all told equal or exceed the twenty (20%) local match required for the application; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County of Fauquier shall not acquire, or agree to acquire, or agree to accept any donation of, or agree to expend any grant funds to acquire, any real property associated with this project, until it has received an environmental audit of the real property to be acquired by purchase or donation which is acceptable to the Board of Supervisors; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County of Fauquier shall reimburse the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for its proportionate share of the funds expended by VDOT associated with this project, provided, however, the County’s obligation to reimburse VDOT for any funds expended by VDOT shall be subject to appropriation and shall extend only to those funds for which the Board of Supervisors has approved their expenditure; and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of $150,000, as outlined on the attached Budget Action Form be, and is hereby, approved.

 

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