RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR TO TAKE ALL ACTIONS NECESSARY TO INSTITUTE THE ROAD ABANDONMENT PROCESS FOR A PORTION OF OLD ROUTE 671, WHICH HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR MAINTENANCE AND IS NOT CURRENTLY IN THE STATE SECONDARY SYSTEM OF HIGHWAYS

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has discontinued for maintenance, as a part of the State Secondary System of Highways, a portion of Route 671 approximately 0.1 mile north of its intersection with the northbound lane of Route 50; and

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has received a request to abandon approximately 0.15 mile of the aforesaid road located northeast of the Paris water tank lot, along and within the boundaries of an approximately 32-acre parcel of land identified as PIN 6035-91-4374-000; said portion of road being shown on that certain Fauquier County Geographic Information System Plat dated November 7, 2002 and titled "Portion of Route 671 to be Abandoned"; and

            WHEREAS, Virginia Code Title 33.1, Chapter 1, Article 12, Sections 33.1-156, et seq., sets forth a procedure by which roads not in the State Highway System or Secondary System may be abandoned; and

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Transportation Committee has received a request from a citizen of the County to abandon the aforesaid section of the road; and

            WHEREAS, after consultation with appropriate officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation and a review of the pertinent facts and circumstances, the Fauquier County Transportation Committee members present at the October 30, 2002 meeting recommended the abandonment of the aforesaid section of the road; and

            WHEREAS, based upon the informal recommendation of its Transportation Committee, the Board of Supervisors wishes to institute the abandonment process for the aforesaid portion of road; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of November 2002, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, directed to take all steps necessary to institute the road abandonment process for the aforesaid road.