RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INSTALL SIGNS advising of THE maximum penalty for exceeding THE posted maximum speed limit in the village of HUME

 

            WHEREAS, in 1996, the General Assembly of Virginia determined that the penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit should be increased in certain residential districts, when indicated, by appropriately placed signs displaying the posted speed limit and the penalty for violations; and

 

            WHEREAS, in 1999, the General Assembly of Virginia determined that the applicability for installation of such signage should include minor arterial roads and streets on the primary system; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Village of Hume has experienced a history of traffic exceeding the posted speed limits of thirty-five (35) and twenty-five (25 mph) miles per hour along Leeds Manor Road (Route 688) and Hume Road (Route 635); and

 

            WHEREAS, Leeds Manor Road (Route 688) and Hume Road (Route 635) are defined by Fauquier County as rural collectors and meet the Virginia Department of Transportationís policy definition of minor arterial street; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Village of Hume is a "residence district" as defined by Section 46.2-100 of the Code of Virginia; and

 

WHEREAS, Section 46.2-878.2 of the Code of Virginia makes provision for the increased penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit in residence districts; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) requires that the Board of Supervisors forward a resolution approving a request for signage indicating the maximum penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit; and

 

            WHEREAS, on July 28, 2004, the Fauquier County Transportation Committee approved a motion recommending approval of the requested signs advising of the maximum penalty for exceeding the posted speed limit; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 16th day of August 2004, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize the Countyís request pursuant to Section 46.2-878.2 of the Code of Virginia for the installation and maintenance by VDOT of signs advising of the maximum penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit along Leeds Manor Road (Route 688) and Hume Road (Route 635) in the Village of Hume.