RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION APPROVING VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ACQUISITION OF A 1.78 ACRE SITE LOCATED IN THE SOUTHERN FAUQUIER AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTAL DISTRICT

  

WHEREAS, the Code of Virginia, Section 15.2-4313, sets forth a specific procedure which must be followed when an agency of the Commonwealth proposes to acquire more than one acre of land within an agricultural and forestal district; and

 

WHEREAS, on September 27, 2005, the County received official notice of the Virginia Department of Transportationís intention to acquire through purchase a 1.78 acre portion of a 46.69 acre property owned by Julia P. Burton, located in the Southern Fauquier Agricultural and Forestal District; and

 

WHEREAS, by memo dated October 19, 2005, information on the proposed acquisition has been provided to the Agricultural and Forestal Advisory Committee and Planning Commission for comment to the Board of Supervisors; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board has determined, pursuant to Section 15.2-4313 of the Code of Virginia that:

 

i)          the action would have no affect upon the preservation and enhancement of agriculture and forestry and agricultural and forestal resources within the district and the policy of this chapter

 

ii)         the proposed action is necessary to provide service to the public in the most economical and practical manner

 

iii)                 no reasonable alternatives to the proposed action are available that would minimize or avoid any adverse impacts on agricultural and forestal resources within the district

 

; now, therefore, be it 

 

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of December 2005, That the County is authorizing the proposed action of the Virginia Department of Transportation to acquire through purchase the land and reconstruct the sharp curve on Route 806.