RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE INCREASE OF CONTRACT #63-05SMC, WITH
EMERY & GARRETT GROUNDWATER, INC., BY THE AMOUNT OF $250,000.00,
FOR THE GROUNDWATER EXPLORATION AND INVESTIGATIONS IN THE NEW BALTIMORE SERVICE DISTRICT, AND THE INITIATION OF GROUNDWATER
INVESTIGATIONS WITHIN THE MARSHALL SERVICE DISTRICT

            WHEREAS, on October 15, 2001, the Board of Supervisors resolved that groundwater would serve all County provided public water; and

WHEREAS, Emery & Garrett Groundwater, Inc., produced a hydrogeologic report submitted to Fauquier County in July 1992 entitled “Groundwater Resource Investigation – New Baltimore Service Area – County of Fauquier, Virginia”; and

WHEREAS, the results of that report identified thirteen (13) zones within New Baltimore that were considered hydrologically favorable for developing potable groundwater resources; and

WHEREAS, only four (4) zones have been fully investigated, four (4) zones have been partially investigated, and the remaining five (5) zones have not been investigated for groundwater development; and

WHEREAS, the exploration for groundwater availability in New Baltimore needs to be completed to support current and future public water needs; and

WHEREAS, the Marshall Service District requires zones that are favorable to groundwater development to support current and future public water needs; and

WHEREAS, in February 2005, a contract was awarded to Emery & Garrett Groundwater, Inc., for Water Resource Management and Consulting Services in the amount of $72,000.00, and subsequently modified to the amount of $77,500.00; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors appropriated $250,000.00 in the Fiscal Year 2007 Water Resource Management Program budget for the implementation of groundwater investigation; and

WHEREAS, Procurement Policy Section 4.1.15 states that no fixed-price contract may be increased by more than 25% of the contract or $50,000, whichever is greater, without the advance written approval of the Board of Supervisors; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of September 2006, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize the issuance of a modification to increase the Emery & Garrett Groundwater, Inc., Contract #63-05smc by the amount of $250,000.00, in order to accomplish the tasks set forth in Emery & Garrett’s proposal dated August 30, 2006. 

 

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