RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADVERTISEMENT OF A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE APPROVING A PROPOSED CONTRACT WITH VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY d/b/a DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER (HEREINAFTER “VIRGINIA POWER”) FOR THE PROVISION OF ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO THE COUNTY

            WHEREAS, Fauquier County has a contract with Virginia Power to provide electric and power service; and

            WHEREAS, the present contract was negotiated by Virginia Municipal League/Virginia Association of Counties (VML/VACo) for use by jurisdictions in Virginia; and

            WHEREAS, the present contract expired on July 1, 2001; and

            WHEREAS, the VML/VACo Virginia Power Steering Committee has negotiated a new seven year contract with Virginia Power; and

            WHEREAS, Fauquier County wishes to consider the adoption of an ordinance authorizing the County Administrator to execute a contract with Virginia Power under the terms and conditions negotiated by VML/VACo; and

            WHEREAS, Virginia Code Section 15.2-1300 requires that a County must, under the Joint Powers Act, approve the contract by ordinance; and

            WHEREAS, due notice and public hearing are required prior to the adoption of any ordinance; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of March 2002, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to schedule a public hearing to receive citizens comments on the proposed seven year contract between the County of Fauquier and Virginia Power, said contract having been negotiated by the VML/VACo Virginia Power Steering Committee.