Fauquier County owns a parcel
of land described as Parcel 13, Vint Hill Farms Station.
The building located on this parcel is commonly known as the
Vint Hill Community Theater, Building 188. Since April
2001 the County has allowed Fauquier Community Theatre to
use the Vint Hill theater facility. On April 13, 2004 the
Board of Supervisors and the Fauquier Community Theatre,
Ltd. entered into a six-month Concession Agreement allowing
the theater to be operated by Fauquier Community Theater,
Ltd. (FCT). This Concession Agreement was later extended
from October 13, 2004 to April 13, 2005, then to May 13,
2005, and finally to July 13, 2005. The Concession
Agreement was then extended from July 20, 2005 for a term of
one year with two one year automatic renewals until July 20,
2008. On June 12, 2008 another Agreement was approved for
one year, expiring on June 11, 2009.
A new agreement is proposed
that runs through December 31 with conditions for an
extension until June 30, 2010. The shortened period is to
encourage Fauquier Community Theatre – Story Painters, Inc.
to complete the repairs and overall cleanup and safety
modifications agreed to in the 2008-2009 Agreement and to
develop long-term plans for continued use of the structure
as approved by the Fauquier Community Thetaer Boardin 2008.
The Concession fee for the
one year Agreement will remain $250 per month.
Parks and Recreation Board
approved the proposed Agreement at the May 6, 2009 meeting.
This agreement incurs no
additional financial responsibility on the County but as the
theater infrastructure ages more costs will be incurred by
the County to address replacement and repair, e.g. it is
anticipated that the HVAC system will need to be replaced
within the next 12 months. Rent charged in the amount of
$250 per month will provide a small amount of funding for
the County to help maintain the facility. A study of the
HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems is available should
the Board desire to review this information.