RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION CONFIRMING THE DECLARATION OF

LOCAL EMERGENCY MADE FEBRUARY 16, 2003

WHEREAS, on February 16, 2003 , a significant winter storm disrupted public services to all Fauquier County citizens; and

WHEREAS, the disruptions in transportation services threatened the delivery of public safety services to all of Fauquier County citizens for three days and nights requiring additional personnel, equipment and sheltering personnel to be on standby three days; and

WHEREAS, on February 16, 2003, the Director of Emergency Services for Fauquier County, on the recommendation of the Fauquier County Chief of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, issued a Declaration of Local Emergency; and

WHEREAS, Section 44-146.21 of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, requires the Board of Supervisors to confirm the Declaration of Local Emergency by the Director of Emergency Services; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 17th day of March 2003, That the Declaration of Local Emergency made on February 16, 2003, by the Director of Emergency Services, as a result of winter storm conditions which disrupted public services in Fauquier County, Virginia, be, and is hereby, confirmed.