A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO FILE WITH THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA A REQUEST TO DESIGNATE FAUQUIER COUNTY AS A DROUGHT DISASTER AREA
WHEREAS, the drought conditions in the Fauquier County have severely affected farmers; and
WHEREAS, during the growing season of this year Fauquier County has received considerably less rain than normal while experiencing unseasonably high temperatures; and
WHEREAS, the County of Fauquier Food and Agriculture Council, made up of the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Virginia Cooperative Extension, has reported that approximately 150,500 acres of farm land has been adversely affected within the County at an estimated loss of $2.35 million; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of July 2005, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to file with the Governor of Virginia a request that the Fauquier County be designated as a drought disaster area.