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 continuation of Geophysical Surveys and Exploratory Drilling in the New Baltimore Service District, Hydrogeologic Assessments of Sensitive Groundwater Development Protection Areas in Bealeton, Warrenton, and Remington Service Districts, and Groundwater Testing for Yield and Quality in New Baltimore 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, Emery & Garrett Groundwater, Inc. produced a reassessment and update on the status of previously selected groundwater development zones report submitted to Fauquier County in March 2007 entitled “2006-2007 Continuation of Groundwater Investigation in New Baltimore Service District;” and

WHEREAS, in April 2007, Emery & Garrett Groundwater, Inc. produced a groundwater exploration and development program report submitted to Fauquier County entitled “Preliminary Hydrologic Investigation” for the Marshall Service District; and

WHEREAS, it is imperative that groundwater supplies in Fauquier County continue to be identified and investigated to secure supplies for future generations, 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, subsequently modified to the amount of $77,500.00, and additionally modified through Fauquier County Board of Supervisors approval in September 2006 for an additional $ 250,000 in the Fiscal Year 2007 for implementation of groundwater investigation; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors appropriated $250,000.00 in the Fiscal Year 2008 Water Resource Management Program budget for the continuation of Geophysical Surveys and Exploratory Drilling in the New Baltimore Service District, Hydrogeologic Assessments of Sensitive Groundwater Development Protection Areas in Bealeton, Warrenton, and Remington Service Districts, and Groundwater Testing for Yield and Quality in New Baltimore Service District; 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 8th day of November 2007, 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 March 5, 2007.

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