RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE PROJECT ADMINISTRATION AGREEMENT FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM FOR THE WARRENTON TRAIL CONNECTION – WOODS OF WARRENTON

WHEREAS, the existing Fauquier trail system including the Warrenton Branch Greenway has been an unqualified success; and

WHEREAS, the community and the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department has received commitment for a donation of land for the purpose of  adding approximately ½ mile of trail to the current trail system; and

WHEREAS, the proposed trail will ultimately connect the Woods of Warrenton subdivision with the White’s Mill and the Warrenton Chase subdivisions and will provide a safe, off-road, and scenic means of transportation for citizens in and between the three neighborhoods, as well as preserve another section of the Cedar Run environmental corridor of the County; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department capitalized upon an opportunity to apply for funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement Program,  also known as TEA; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Transportation has now awarded $66,000 for initial design of the trail connecting the three subdivisions on the land proffered by the developer; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 11th day of December 2008, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize the County Administrator to execute the Standard Project Administration Agreement with the Commonwealth Transportation Board, Transportation Enhancement Program for the Warrenton Trail Connection – Woods of Warrenton that awards $66,000 to design and construct the ½ mile trail on land proffered by the developer; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County of Fauquier hereby agrees to serve as the facilitator for the monies being contributed by Fauquier Trails Coalition, and for the in-kind services contributions as noted in the application that equal or exceed the twenty (20%) local match required for the application; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County of Fauquier shall not acquire, or agree to acquire, or agree to accept any donation of, or agree to expend any grant funds to acquire, any real property associated with this project, until it has received an environmental audit of the real property to be acquired by purchase or donation which is acceptable to the Board of Supervisors; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the County of Fauquier shall reimburse the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for its proportionate share of the funds expended by VDOT associated with this project, provided, however, the County’s obligation to reimburse VDOT for any funds expended by VDOT shall be subject to appropriation and shall extend only to those funds for which the Board of Supervisors has approved their expenditure; and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the Supplemental Appropriation in the amount of $66,000, as outlined on the attached Budget Action Form be, and is hereby, approved.

 

                                                                                    A Copy Teste

 

                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla
                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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