RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO FILE WITH THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA A REQUEST THAT THE COUNTY OF FAUQUIER BE DESIGNATED AS A DROUGHT DISASTER AREA

            WHEREAS, the drought conditions in Fauquier County have severely affected farmers; and

            WHEREAS, during the growing season of this year, Fauquier County received considerably less rain than normal, while experiencing unseasonably high temperatures; and

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Food and Agriculture Council, made up of the Farm Service Agency, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, and Virginia Cooperative Extension, reports that approximately 100,000 acres of farmland have been adversely affected within Fauquier County, at an estimated loss of $2.5 million; and

            WHEREAS, it is incumbent upon the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to authorize the County Administrator to file with the Governor of Virginia a request that Fauquier County be designated as a drought disaster area; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 19th day of August 2002, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to file with the Governor of Virginia a request that Fauquier County be designated as a drought disaster area.