WHEREAS, during the 2003 session of the General Assembly, legislation was passed to revise §33.1-70.1 of the Code of Virginia, to allow for the improvement and hard surfacing of certain unpaved roads deemed to qualify for and be designated Rural Rustic Roads; and


WHEREAS, such roads must be located in a low-density development area and have a minimum of 50 vehicles per day (vpd) and have no more than 500 vpd; and


WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors is unaware of pending development that will significantly affect the existing traffic on the road; and


WHEREAS, the citizens that utilize this road have been aware of this road being paved with minimal improvements; and


WHEREAS, the Board believes Route 790 (Boteler Road) should be designated a Rural Rustic Road, from Route 642 (Old Calverton Road) to the end of State Maintenance owing to its qualifying characteristics; and


WHEREAS, Route 790 is in the Board’s Six-Year Plan for improvements to its secondary system of State highways; now, therefore, be it 


            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 11th day of August 2005, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby designate and request the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Resident Administrator to concur that the aforesaid road is a Rural Rustic Road; and, be it


            RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Board requests that this road be hard surfaced and, to the fullest extent prudent, be improved within the existing right-of-way and ditch-lines to preserve as much as possible the adjacent trees, vegetation, side slopes, and rural rustic character along the road in their current state; and, be it


            RESOLVED FINALLY, That a certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Resident Administrator for the Virginia Department of Transportation.