CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

 

Sponsor:                                                                  Board of Supervisorís Meeting:

Harry Atherton, Chairman, Marshall District                                  April 21, 2003

Staff Lead:                                                                                 Department:

Ronald Mabry, Project Manager                                         County Administration  

Topic:              A Resolution to Accept the Award of Recreational Access Grant Funding for the Northern Sports Field Complex

Description:

The Parks and Recreation Department obtained approval to submit two (2) grant applications for funding to assist with access/egress improvements and access road installation for the Northern and Central Sports Complexes.  The Northern Sports Field Complex grant request included $276,500 for roadways and $60,500 for bikeways per site.  The grant application further requested, if needed, an additional $100,000 for roadways, if matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis, and an additional $15,000 for bikeways, also if matched dollar-for-dollar.

On October 16, 2002 , the Virginia Department of Transportation Board awarded Recreation Access Funds in the amount of $337,000 for the Northern Sports Field Complex.  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.

 The grant does not provide for right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation needed in order to attain an acceptable entrance and roadway.  The funding source is the Virginia Department of Transportation, Commonwealth Transportation Board.  Any roadway constructed must be entered into the State Scenic Byway System. 

In March 2003, the grant was reviewed and recommended for approval by the County Finance Committee.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

Recreation Access Funds in the amount of $337,000 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.  

Identify Any Other Departments, Organizations or Individuals That Would be Affected by This Request:

Finance Department

Virginia Department of Transportation

Fauquier Youth Sports Coordination Council

Attachments:

Finance Committee Budget Action Form

Recreational Access Draft Agreement