A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO FILE WITH THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA A REQUEST THAT FAUQUIER COUNTY BE DESIGNATED A DROUGHT DISASTER AREA
WHEREAS, the drought conditions in Fauquier County have severely affected farmers; and
WHEREAS, during the growing season of this year, Fauquier County received considerably less rain than normal; and
WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Food and Agriculture Council, made up of the Farm Services Agency, the National Resource Conservation Service, and the Virginia Cooperative Extension, reports that approximately 100,000 acres of pasture land and 45 acres of hay land have been adversely affected within Fauquier County, at an estimated loss of $3.6 million; and
WHEREAS, it is incumbent upon the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to authorize the County Administrator to file a request with the Governor of Virginia a request that Fauquier County be designated as a drought disaster area; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of July 2006, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to file a request with the Governor of Virginia to declare Fauquier County a drought disaster area.