Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Raymond E. Graham, Vice Chairman, Cedar Run District

November 10, 2004  

Staff Lead:

Brian Duncan, Executive Director


Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board-Agency on Area Aging


A Resolution Authorizing the Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board to Borrow $3.2 Million from the Rural Development Authority


Topic Description:

In August 2004, John Bennett, Board Counsel for the Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board  (RRCSB), provided a draft borrowing resolution to Paul McCulla, County Attorney, for comments and feedback.  This resolution would authorize the RRCSB to borrow up to $3.2 million from the Rural Development Authority for the development and construction of a 36-bed substance abuse treatment facility (8 detoxification / 28 treatment).


Over the past four years, the RRCSB has sought alternatives to replace the physical plant for the Boxwood Substance Abuse Treatment Program located in Culpeper.  Since 1985, Boxwood has been serving the region and has had over 5,800 individuals graduate from the program.  Boxwood offers a unique residential treatment program for individuals without alternative means to access treatment services.  It has successfully broken the “revolving door” for thousands of individuals between their chemical dependence, work, home, and the judicial system.  The current facility, located in an old motel/restaurant on Route 29 North, was built in the 1960s and is grossly inadequate for continued use.  The RRCSB owns this facility and plans to sell the property, with proceeds going to support the new program.


The Rural Development Authority has made a tentative commitment to fund this project with a 40-year fixed rate loan at 4.375%.  Operating and debt service funds are available both through ongoing State general funds and user fees. 


For over four years, the full RRCSB-AAA Board of Directors has made this as a priority.  The Board is pleased with the financing available, and to be in a position to secure a new treatment facility for continued services to the region. 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

The RRCSB-AAA has been operating Boxwood for nearly 20 years.  Operating and debt service funds are drawn from State general funds and user fees.  Local funding is not utilized.  As presented in the resolution, Fauquier County assumes no liability for this debt.

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

Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board