AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Harry F. Atherton, Vice-Chairman, Marshall District Supervisor

December 14, 2006

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

County Administration

Topic: 

A Resolution of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to Support the Virginia General Assembly’s Designation of that Portion of Goose Creek Located Within the Boundaries of Fauquier County as Scenic River Pursuant to the Scenic Rivers Act (Sections 10.1-400 Through 10.1-418) of the Code of Virginia

 

Topic Description:

Title 10.1, Sections 10.1-400 through 10.1-418, of the Code of Virginia provides for a “Scenic Rivers Act” under the jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.  In 1976, the portion of Goose Creek located in Loudoun County was designated by the Virginia General Assembly as a State Scenic River.  The Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan, as adopted by the Board of Supervisors, recognizes Goose Creek as scenic and environmentally sensitive.  The designation of the portion of Goose Creek within Fauquier County is consistent in meeting designation status goals as expressed in the 2002 Virginia Outdoors Plan.  Designation of the portion of Goose Creek within Fauquier County as a Scenic River would recognize this resource throughout its length from its headwaters to its confluence with the Potomac River.  By letter to Joseph H. Maroon, Director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Board of Supervisors has requested that the Department conduct a study of that portion of Goose Creek located within Fauquier County to determine its potential as a State Scenic River.  The attached resolution requests the General Assembly to designate the portion of Goose Creek within the boundaries of Fauquier County as a Scenic River pursuant to the Scenic Rivers Act of the Code of Virginia.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

 

Financial Impacts Analysis:

None at this time.

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

Fauquier County Goose Creek Scenic River Task Force
Department of Community Development

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