CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Harry F. Atherton, Chairman, Marshall District

September 15, 2003

Staff Lead:

Department: 

J. Randall Wheeler, Deputy County Administrator

County Administration

Topic: 

A Resolution to Amend the Board of Supervisorsí Legislative Proposals for the 2004 General Assembly

Topic Description:

Each year the Board of Supervisors is asked to approve its legislative proposals for the upcoming legislative year.  The adopted legislative plan is used as a lobbying guide by members of the Board of Supervisors and County staff and serves to convey the Countyís official position on matters under consideration by the General Assembly to our local General Assembly delegation.  This document also assists the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo), the Virginia Municipal League (VML), and other local government-related associations and groups in determining their statewide priorities.   

This document is fluid and may be amended during the year as new issues are identified.  The Library Board and Public Safety Committee have requested the addition of three legislative issues which are:  

  1. Full Funding of the State Aid Formula for Public Libraries: State aid is currently funded at $16M.  Twenty-three million dollars ($23M) will be needed in each year of the biennium to fully fund the state aid formula.  The Board of Supervisors supports restoration of full funding over two bienniumís with the $2M added to the base each year for the next four (4) years.  This proposed addition was recommended by the Fauquier County Library Board.
  2. Increased funding of State Library Technology Plan: The Board of Supervisors supports $2.5M in each year of the biennium to license a core collection of full text electronic resources used by patrons of all Virginia public libraries.  This proposed addition was recommended by the Fauquier County Library Board.
  3. Northern Virginia Differential: The Board of Supervisors respectfully requests those State legislators representing Fauquier County introduce legislation to extend the Northern Virginia Differential to all state employees working with the County. This proposed addition was recommended by the Board of Supervisorsí Public Safety Committee.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

None.

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

Fauquier County Legislative Delegation

Virginia Association of Counties

Virginia Municipal League

Eldon James, Legislative Liaison