RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE CITIZEN COMMENTS ON A PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 8-37 OF THE CODE OF FAUQUIER COUNTY RELATING TO FEES IN CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC CASES

            WHEREAS, Section 8-37 of the Code of Fauquier County imposes a fee on all criminal and traffic cases to provide for courthouse maintenance; and

            WHEREAS, Section 53.1-120 of the Code of Virginia mandates that the Sheriff designate deputies to provide security for the courthouse and courtrooms to secure the same against violence and disruption; and

            WHEREAS, Section 53.1-120 was amended by the General Assembly effective July 1, 2002, to permit the County of Fauquier to assess a sum not in excess of five dollars ($5.00) as part of costs in each criminal or traffic case to defray the cost of courthouse or courtroom security personnel; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors wishes to receive citizen comments on a proposed ordinance amending Section 8-37 of the Code of Fauquier County relating to fees assessed in criminal and traffic cases; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED, by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 15th day of April, 2002,  That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to schedule a public hearing on a proposed ordinance amending Section 8-37 of the Code of Fauquier County relating to fees assessed in criminal and traffic cases.