RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD AND DIRECT COUNTY STAFF TO ADMINISTER THE PARKS AND RECREATION ORDINANCE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THAT RECOMMENDATION

WHEREAS, Section 16-7 of the Fauquier County Code prohibits the carrying of guns and weapons in County parks; and

            WHEREAS, the Virginia General Assembly, in adopting Virginia Code § 15.2-915, has prohibited the Commonwealth’s Attorney from prosecuting cases wherein the accused was carrying a concealed weapon under a valid concealed weapon permit; and

            WHEREAS, based upon the General Assembly's adoption of §15.2-915, it is unnecessary to amend the County Code to permit carrying concealed weapons within County parks; and

            WHEREAS, by a memorandum dated April 11, 2003, the Parks and Recreation Board, through its Chairman, recommended that the Board of Supervisors refrain from revising Section 16-7 of the County Code to avoid eliminating any flexibility the County may have in the future on this issue; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st of July 2003, That the recommendations of the Parks and Recreation Board be, and are hereby, accepted; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County Attorney be, and is hereby, directed to inform the Sheriff and the staff of the Parks and Recreation Department that State law takes precedence over the County Code, and that no action should be taken which conflicts with that law.