Please advise me what
to do next.
Fauquier County Attorney's
10 Hotel Street,
NEW MAILING ADDRESS
September 22, 2004 4:23
Subject: Fox Meade
Steve Weber from R.L. Rider
examined the Fox Meade (Trifam) property in Bealeton to determine whether a
trail would be feasible on that property. He told me the
- Construction of the trail should
start at the high end of the pond close to the property line with the
houses. This is to avoid having to make any repairs to the pond and
avoid the floodplain.
- There is an electrical pole near
Road which would probably need to be
- There are a few manholes along
the potential path that might need to be moved as well (assuming the trail
can't be diverted around them).
- To build the trail along the
existing grade without a significant amount of fill and grading would run
about $80-100,000 (plus engineering/surveying costs, cost to move manholes
& electrical pole, etc.).
- It is possible to build a trail
on existing grade. However, the stormwater drainage for the houses run
along that strip to the creek on the other side. He believes this
drainage will cause wear on the trail which will result in the need for
frequent maintenance and repaving of certain portions of the
- The only way to avoid the above
would be to regrade the backyards of the properties located along the trail or
use a significant amount of fill raising the trail above the existing grade
and have culverts at intervals along the trail. Both of these options
would be a major expense.
Please do not hesitate to contact
me if you have any questions. I will be passing this information along to
Paul this afternoon and ask him to direct me as to the next step I should
10 Hotel Street, Suite
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