RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN APPLICATION BY THE MARSHALL BUSINESS AND RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION WITH THE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD FOR GRANT FUNDING FROM TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT FUNDS TO ESTABLISH A PROJECT FOR THE ENGINEERING OF STREET IMPROVEMENTS TO VIRGINIA ROUTE 55 (MAIN STREET) IN THE
UNINCORPORATED TOWN OF MARSHALL, FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA

WHEREAS, the Marshall Business and Residents Association wishes to apply for a Transportation Enhancement Grant in the amount of $350,000 to provide funds for the engineering of improvements to Route 55 (Main Street) in the Unincorporated Town of Marshall, Virginia; and

WHEREAS, the grant funds, if received, would be expended for the engineering of the reconstruction of sidewalks, construction of pedestrian amenities, the planting of street trees, the undergrounding of electric lines, and the installation of a storm water collection system with detention ponds; and

WHEREAS, the Marshall Business and Residents Association is asking that the County agree to act as the grant sponsor; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with Commonwealth Transportation Board allocation procedures, it is necessary that a request by resolution be received from the local government or State agency in order for the Virginia Department of Transportation to program a transportation enhancement project in the County of Fauquier; 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 endorse and authorize the application of the Marshall Business and Residents Association requesting that the Commonwealth Transportation Board establish a project for the engineering of street improvements to Route 55 (Main Street) in the unincorporated Town of Marshall, Fauquier County, Virginia; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That Fauquier County hereby agrees to pay a minimum of twenty percent (20%) of the total cost for planning and design, right of way, and construction of this project by in-kind match and/or local funding, and that, if Fauquier County subsequently elects to cancel this project, the County hereby agrees to reimburse the Virginia Department of Transportation for the total amount of the costs expended by the Department through the date the Department is notified of such cancellation; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, directed to develop and execute a Memorandum of Understanding by and between the County of Fauquier and the Marshall Business and Residents Association, formalizing an agreement regarding the fiscal and management responsibilities for administering this grant; and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to sign documents related to this grant application on behalf of Fauquier County as the Sponsor of the Grant Application.

 

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