PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

May 12, 2005

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Alexander A. Ables, General Registrar

 General Registrar

Topic:

A Resolution to Amend Section 7-2 of the County Code Relating to Polling Place Locations

 

Topic Description:

 The Electoral Board has been officially notified by Mount Carmel Baptist Church that it no longer wishes to serve as the polling location for Lois Precinct.  Under the terms of the signed polling place use agreement, the church must allow use of it facilities as a polling place for up to one year from the date of termination.

 

The Community Christian Church, located at 12698 Shipps Store Road in Bealeton, has been identified as a new polling place location.  Church representatives have been contacted about the possibility of relocating the polling place to their facility and are very positive towards this end.  Church representatives have expressed a great willingness to work with County officials and make this change occur in a smooth and timely fashion.

 

The church is of new construction with ample parking and easy access off of Route 17 in either direction.  This new location is 1/4 mile outside the Lois Precinct boundary, but within the maximum allowable distance of one mile, as provided by 24.2-310 of the Code of Virginia.  The church does have long term plans to pave the entire parking lot; however, one handicap accessible parking space on asphalt will need to be constructed at County expense.  The accessible parking space will be similar to one constructed at the Marshall Precinct location.

 

A signed use agreement will be required between the Community Christian Church and Fauquier County not only for use of church facilities for each election, but for reimbursement of improvement costs upon early termination of the contract.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The cost of improvements is estimated to be $3,000.

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

General Registrar

County Attorney

Citizens of Fauquier County