RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INSTALL SIGNS ADVISING OF THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR EXCEEDING THE POSTED MAXIMUM SPEED LIMIT IN THE VILLAGE OF ORLEAN  

            WHEREAS, the General Assembly of Virginia, in its 1996 session, determined that the penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit should be increased in certain residential districts, when indicated, by appropriately placed signs displaying the posted speed limit and the penalty for violations; and 

             WHEREAS, the General Assembly of Virginia, in its 1999 session, determined that the applicability for installation of such signage should include minor arterial roads and streets on the primary system; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Orlean has experienced a history of traffic exceeding the posted speed limit of twenty-five (25 mph) miles per hour along Leeds Manor Road (Route 688); and

WHEREAS, Leeds Manor Road (Route 688) is defined by Fauquier County as a major rural collector and meets Virginia Department of Transportationís policy definition of a Minor Arterial Street, and

WHEREAS, the Village of Orlean is a "residence district" as defined by Section 46.2 -100 of the Code of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) requires that the Board of Supervisors forward a resolution approving a request for signage indicating the maximum penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit; and

WHEREAS, at its meeting on March 27, 2002, the Fauquier County Transportation Committee approved a motion recommending approval of the requested signs advising of the maximum penalty for exceeding the posted speed limit; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED, by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 15th day of April 2002, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize the County's request pursuant to Section 46.2-878.2 of the Code of Virginia for the installation and maintenance by VDOT of signs advising of the maximum penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit along Leeds Manor Road (Route 688) in the Village of Orlean.