Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

October 13, 2005

Staff Lead:


Bryan Tippie, Budget Director

Budget Office


A Resolution to Amend the Debt Referendum Policy for Fauquier County

Topic Description:

Attached for the Board of Supervisorsí consideration is a revised Debt Referendum Policy on public participation in the decision making on large construction projects. The original policy was adopted on June 11, 2003, and revised November 17, 2003. Based on the number of major construction projects estimated in the next ten years, the time and expense to hold a referendum and the significant escalation of construction costs a revision to the Debt Referendum Policy is recommended. A summary of the changes:


1.      The threshold to hold a referendum would increase from the current $10 million to $25 million.


2.      To provide the Board of Supervisorsí with the greatest flexibility the limitation due to possible exceeding the debt limit was also removed as well as requiring the referendum to be held in conjunction with a General Election.



Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

No expenditure impact.

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


County and School Division and any other agencies seeking County funding support for large construction projects.