WHEREAS, Fauquier County, like any jurisdiction, is vulnerable to an array of natural and human-caused hazards that can result in loss of life and damages to public and private property; and


WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to protect its citizens and property from the effects of natural and human-caused hazards to the furthest extent possible; and


WHEREAS, Fauquier County desires to seek ways to effectively reduce (mitigate) the risk of these natural and human caused hazards through participation with the Rappahannock-Rapidan  Regional Commission and adjoining jurisdictions in the development and implementation of a regional all hazard mitigation plan; and


WHEREAS, it is also the intent of the Board of Supervisors to fulfill its obligation under Section 322: Mitigation Planning, of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to remain eligible to receive State and Federal assistance in the event of a declared disaster affecting  Fauquier County; and


WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management has reviewed said plan, inclusive of the Fauquier County section prepared with input from appropriate local and State officials and has approved the plan pending the completion of local adoption procedures; now, therefore, be it


RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of October 2004, That the Board adopts the Rappahannock-Rapidan Region (Multi-Jurisdictional) All Hazard Mitigation Plan and agrees to take such other official action as may be reasonably necessary to carry out the proposed actions included in the Fauquier County section of the Plan effective this date.