Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Terrence L. Nyhous, Center District Supervisor

December  11, 2008

Staff Lead:


Anthony I. Hooper, Deputy County Administrator

County Administration


Consideration of a Lease of Property to the Fauquier Community Action Committee in Support of a Community Farm Proposal

Topic Description:

For several months both agricultural and administrative staff has reviewed the possibility of establishing a community farm in Fauquier.  In November 2008, the Board of Supervisors conducted a work session to learn more about the project.  The Board wishes to support the “Community Farm” proposal.  A lease with a term of five years is proposed.  Provisions include the ability of the County to terminate the lease upon six months notice.  All uses of existing buildings and proposed improvements must be approved by the County.  At this time, a master plan for the use of the Stafford tract has not been developed, however, the Board may determine at some point in the future that the property is needed for other public purposes.

Attached is background information on the “community farm” concept.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Conduct a public hearing and consider adoption of the attached resolution.


Financial Impacts Analysis:

No outlay of County funds is requested.

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

Cooperative Extension Office

Agricultural Development

General Services



  1. Fauquier Community Farm a Community Partnership
  2. Community Farm Proposal for Fauquier County


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