AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Harry F. Atherton, Chairman,  Marshall District Supervisor

August 16, 2004

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Talmage Reeves, Director

Department of Economic Development

Topic: 

A Resolution for Local Support of the Utilization of Industrial Access Railroad Track Funds

 

Topic Description:

The company, RGR Reload, Inc., trading as Whiting Road, LLC, is relocating  their company from Haymarket, Virginia, to a 22-acre parcel of property on Whiting Road in Marshall, Virginia. The company will bring lumber products in by rail (Norfolk-Southern Railroad) and transfer them into temporary  storage or onto trucks to be delivered into the Northern Virginia / Washington, D.C. market area. A rail spur is proposed for construction into the property. The property owners request support from the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors in the form of a resolution for application for funding assistance from the Railroad Industrial Access Program in the amount of $375,000  administered by the Virginia Department of Business Assistance and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. There are no local funds requested; however, each application under this program must be accompanied by a resolution from the local governing body showing support for the project.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

There is no financial impact to Fauquier County.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

RGR Reload, Inc.

Fauquier County Department of Economic Development

Virginia Department of Business Development

Virginia Department of Rail and  Public Transportation