Sponsor:                                                                     Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:
Harry F. Atherton, Chairman, Marshall                                         June 21, 2004

District Supervisor       


Staff Lead:                                                                 Department: 

Paul S. McCulla County Attorney                                 County Attorney 




A Resolution Authorizing the Chairman of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to Execute a Boundary Adjustment Agreement with the Town of Warrenton


Topic Description:


The proposed resolution (Exhibit D to Attachment 1), authorizes the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors to execute a Boundary Adjustment Agreement with the Town of Warrenton (Attachment 1), adjusting into the Town's corporate limits a certain portion of the lands of the Estate of Walter N. Arrington containing 16.73869 acres, more or less, said parcel being more particularly described as a portion of PIN 6983-46-3320-000 (hereinafter  the "Home Depot parcel"), as shown on the Plat Showing Boundary Line Adjustment Between the Town of Warrenton and the County of Fauquier, by Franklin E. Jenkins, L.S., dated February 27, 2004.  That plat is an exhibit to the proposed Boundary Adjustment Agreement (Attachment 2).  The adjustment would also adjust into the Town's corporate limits, a 1.81948 acre portion of Alwington Boulevard (Exhibit A).


On March 29, 2004, the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the proposed resolution and voted to table the matter until the Director of the Department of Community Development determines that the site plan for the Home Depot property is ready for approval.  The staff reported that the site plan is ready for approval pending refinements that are generally minor in nature.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:


Consider adoption of the attached resolution.


Financial Impacts Analysis:


There is no financial impact from the adoption of this resolution at this time.  Construction of the Home Depot within the Town's boundaries means a loss of between $20,000 and $30,000 in estimated revenues from the County's Business License Tax Ordinance.  The County would continue to receive real and personal property taxes, along with sale tax revenues.

Summary Staff Report:


The Home Depot Major Site Plan has been through the Technical Review Committee.  The staff review team from the Town, VDOT, John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District and the County have completed the second detailed review and are awaiting refinements and the next re-submission. Refinements are due to final details, for example, regarding relocation of stormwater manhole locations to the median for ease of maintenance, addition of a required lane along the front of the site on Alwington Parkway, erosion and sediment control design, and other similar engineering details.  Plan approval is expected within the June timeframe.


Staff considers the site plan in its final stages of approval review, and recommends that the resolution initiating the Boundary Line Adjustment between Fauquier County and the Town of Warrenton be initiated. 


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


Department of Community Development

Home Depot

Town of Warrenton




1.         Boundary Adjustment Agreement

            A.        Legal Description

            B.         Notice of Public Hearing

            C.        Town of Warrenton Resolution

            D.        County of Fauquier Resolution

2.         Plat