RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION TO FUND A FIBER OPTIC NETWORK PROJECT AND TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO INSTALL THE FIBER

 

            WHEREAS, the Town of Warrenton, Fauquier County Public Schools and Fauquier County Government have worked with a consultant to design a fiber optic network to support future data and communication needs; and

 

            WHEREAS, there is an immediate need for a fiber connection between the Sheriff’s Office and the Town Police Department to support the establishment of a back-up dispatch system for the Warrenton-Fauquier Joint Communications Center; and

 

            WHEREAS, the fiber connection will be an asset to the County’s information technology infrastructure by increasing data speed on the wide area network allowing for faster processing of information on all systems used by County Government, including the accounting, land records, and geographic information; and

 

            WHEREAS, the cost of the project is $250,000 including equipment, wiring installation and contract construction management; and

 

WHEREAS, the County Finance Committee has reviewed the issue, determined funds are available and recommends approval of the project; and

 

            WHEREAS, on April 8, 2004, a request for proposals was issued resulting in the selection of Maughan Construction Company, Inc. to install the fiber routes that serve the Town and County in the amount of $153,803; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 19th day of July 2004, That $250,000 be, and is hereby, authorized to support this project; and, be it

 

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County Budget Office is directed to take the necessary steps to identify funding and to ensure all transfers are in accordance with established policies; and, be it

 

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to enter into a contract with Maughan Construction Company, Inc. for the installation of fiber optic infrastructure.