RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE AWARD OF

RECREATIONAL ACCESS GRANT FUNDING FOR THE

NORTHERN SPORTS FIELD COMPLEX

WHEREAS, the Northern Sports Field Complex is owned by Fauquier County and is to be jointly developed by the County of Fauquier and the Fauquier Youth Sports Coordination Council, as a recreational facility serving the residents of Fauquier County and adjoining localities; and

            WHEREAS, the facility is in need of adequate vehicular and bicycle access; and

            WHEREAS, the procedure governing the allocation of recreational access fund, as set forth in Section 33.1-223 of the Code of Virginia, requires joint action by the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Commonwealth Transportation Board; and

            WHEREAS, a statement of policy agreed upon between the said Director and Board approves the use of such funds for the construction of access facilities to publicly-owned recreational areas; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has duly adopted a zoning ordinance pursuant to Article 8 (Section 15.1-486 et seq.), Chapter 11, Title 15.1 of the Code of Virginia; and

            WHEREAS, it appears to the Board of Supervisors that all requirements of the law have been met to permit the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation to designate the Northern Sports Field Complex as a public recreational facility, and further permit the Commonwealth Transportation Board to provide funds for access to this public recreation area in accordance with Section 33.1-223 of the Code of Virginia; and

            WHEREAS, the right-of-way of the proposed access road and bikeway will be provided by the County of Fauquier at no cost to the Recreational Access Fund; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors acknowledges that, pursuant to the provisions of Section 33.1-223 of the Code of Virginia, this road and bikeway shall be designated a “Virginia Byway” and recommends the Commonwealth Transportation Board, in cooperation with the Director of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, take the appropriate action to implement this designation; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors agrees, in keeping with the intent of Section 33.1-63 of the Code of Virginia, to use its good offices to reasonably protect the aesthetic or cultural value of this road and bikeway; and

WHEREAS, on October 16, 2002, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded Recreation Access Funds in the amount of $310,000 for the Northern Sports Field Complex with a breakdown as follows:  Bikeway State funding of $60,000, and Access Road State funding of $223,000 plus a State match of $27,000 = $310,000 (a local match of $27,000 to be funded from the current Northern Sports Field Complex allocation brings total Access Road funding to $337,000); and

WHEREAS, all grants must be accepted by the Board of Supervisors; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of April 2003, that the County of Fauquier does hereby accept the Recreation Access Grant Award of $310,000 from the Virginia Department of Transportation to provide an entrance roadway and bikeway to the Northern Sports Field Complex; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Virginia Department of Transportation Recreation Access Grant Award be, and is hereby, accepted and that the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to execute the document; and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of $310,000 be, and is hereby, approved.