RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO ABANDON A PORTION OF OLD STATE ROUTE 671

IN FAUQUIER COUNTY

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has received a request to abandon a portion of Old State Route 671 located northeast of the Paris Water Tank parcel along and within the boundaries of an approximately 32-acre parcel of land identified as PIN 6035-91-4374-000; and

WHEREAS, the stated portion of road is shown on the specified Fauquier County Geographic Information System Plat dated November 7, 2002 and titled "Portion of Route 671 to be Abandoned"; and

            WHEREAS, a public notice was posted as prescribed under 33.1-151, Code of Virginia, announcing a public hearing to receive comments concerning abandoning the section of road described herein from the Secondary System of State Highways; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation was provided the prescribed notice of this Board's intent to abandon the subject section of road; and

WHEREAS, on August 18, 2003 , the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on the proposed abandonment and considered testimony received; and

WHEREAS, the property owner, Beatrice Beckner, has granted an ingress/egress easement to the adjoining property owner, Timothy J. Shearer; and

WHEREAS, after considering all evidence available, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors is satisfied that no public necessity exists for the continuance of the section of Secondary Route 671, from the Paris Water Storage Tank parcel to the Fauquier County line, a distance of approximately 0.15 miles, and hereby deems that section of road is no longer necessary as a part of the Secondary System of State Highways; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 15th day of September 2003, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby abandon the above described section of road and removes it from the Secondary System of State Highways, pursuant to 33.1-151, Code of Virginia; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Resident Engineer of the Virginia Department of Transportation.