RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A GRANT APPLICATION FOR TORNADO WARNING EQUIPMENT

            WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, through the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, has funding available for Citizen Alerting Systems with a maximum amount of $50,000 per locality; and

            WHEREAS, the Public Safety Committee has identified a need to improve our capabilities for warning citizens of impending tornados; and

            WHEREAS, a program using the Warrenton Fire Station siren for tornado warnings has been in place for several years, the Volunteer Fire Rescue Association has approved to use its member company sirens only for community warnings; and

            WHEREAS, this grant funding will be used for public education of such a program and to purchase and install a new siren at the Remington Volunteer Fire Station; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of June 2008, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to execute for and on behalf of Fauquier County, a public entity established under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the FY 2007 Homeland Security Citizenís Alerting System Grant, administered by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Emergency Management; and, be it

            RESOLVED FURTHER, That Fauquier County, a public entity established under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, hereby authorizes its agent to provide to the Commonwealth and to the Department of Homeland Security for all matters pertaining to such Federal financial assistance any and all information pertaining to this Grant as may be requested.

                       

A Copy Teste

 

 Paul S. McCulla
Clerk to the Board of Supervisors
                                              

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