Warrenton Chase Attachment 4

RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION APPROVING SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST SE03-C-20 TO ALLOW THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER STORAGE FACILITY

WHEREAS, currently, there is no public water service available to the Warrenton Chase development area or the surrounding properties; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant’s proposal to develop community wells was met with significant community concern regarding the effect that such a private well system might have on both the quantity and quality of water available from wells on adjacent properties; and

WHEREAS, public testimony has also indicated the existence of an illegal dumpsite dating to the 1950s, and, as a result, the potential that toxic materials have entered the water table; and

WHEREAS, the developers of Warrenton Chase have recognized that the surest response to the community’s concerns regarding the effect of the proposed development on water supply is the extension of a safe and adequate public water supply; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant has obtained a commitment from WSA to provide public water service to the development and adjacent properties via an extension of a water main from the New Baltimore area well system to be constructed by the Applicant; and

WHEREAS, the proposed water storage facility is a necessary component of the proposed public water system; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has expressed its concern that the proposed water lines be sized appropriately to accommodate fire hydrants and to assist Fire and Rescue in providing for a safer community; and

            WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has conducted a public hearing on SE03-C-20 and has forwarded a recommendation of approval to the Board of Supervisors; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 21st day of July 2003, That SE03-C-20 be, and is hereby, approved subject to the following conditions:

1.      The Fauquier County Board of Supervisors shall determine that the proposed extension of water service by WSA can be made without detrimental effect on the residents now served, or planned to be served, by the New Baltimore well system.

2.      That the physical extension of water lines shall be made at the sole expense of the Applicant, with no costs transferred to the County or WSA.

3.      That the physical extension of water lines shall be made in a manner that provides adequate lateral crossings of both Frytown and Duhollow Roads, as determined by WSA, to facilitate the connection to public water for current residents on either side of these two roads.

4.      The Applicant shall extend water line service to those lots in Frytown with designated contaminated wells that are under management of the Department of Emergency Services.

5.      The Applicant shall give careful consideration to the location of the proposed water lines, being sensitive to existing floodplain, erosive soils, private improvements, and natural resources.

6.      The Applicant shall work with the WSA and Fire and Rescue to determine the appropriate size of water lines needed to accommodate fire safety in the community and shall construct the proposed lines accordingly.