Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Harry F. Atherton, Vice Chairman, Marshall District Supervisor

April 13, 2006

Staff Lead:


Elizabeth Cook, Chief of Planning

Larry W. Miller, Director

Community Development

Parks and Recreation


A Resolution to Authorize Fauquier County to Maintain a Proposed Trail to be Located in the Virginia Department of Transportation Right-of-Way Along a Portion of Bear Wallow Road, Adjacent to the Silver Cup Subdivision

Topic Description:

The residents of the Silver Cup Subdivision and SYG Associates, Inc., developer, have requested that the trail shown on the approved Final Constructions Plan in the subdivision’s common open space be relocated into the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) right-of-way, in order to alleviate concerns expressed by the residents of the Silver Cup Subdivision.  While County staff and VDOT support this proposed location change, VDOT has advised that it will not maintain the trail and will not accept the location of the trail within the right-of-way without an agreement from Fauquier County to maintain the trail.  If the Fauquier Board of Supervisors agrees to assume the maintenance of the trail, the County will need to make a permit application with VDOT.  Construction of this segment of trail by SYG will complete an essential link in the County Trail Plan. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution

Financial Impacts Analysis:

SYG Associates, Inc., developer of the Silver Cup Subdivision will contribute a one-time lump sum monetary contribution to Fauquier County Board of Supervisors towards the long-term maintenance of the trail.  At the preparation of this report, SYG has not indicated the amount of the proposed lump sum contribution.

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

Parks and Recreation Department

Residents of the Silver Cup Subdivision

SYG Associates, Inc.

County Residents


1.                  A signed petition from the residents of Silver Cup Subdivision opposing the location of the trail on the HOA’s property

2.                  Photos depicting the view of the trail to be built as currently shown on the plan.
Photo 1, Photo 2

3.                  Reduction of the proposed trail plan 

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