RESOLUTION

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

            WHEREAS, the Code of Virginia, pursuant to Title 10.1, Sections 10.1-400 through 10.1-418, provides for a “Scenic Rivers Act” under the jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation; and

            WHEREAS, in 1976, the portion of Goose Creek located in Loudoun County was designated by the Virginia General Assembly as a State Scenic River; and

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan, as adopted by the Board of Supervisors, recognizes Goose Creek as scenic and environmentally sensitive; and

            WHEREAS, the designation of the portion of Goose Creek within Fauquier County as a Scenic River is consistent in meeting designation status goals as expressed in the 2002 Virginia Outdoors Plan; and

            WHEREAS, 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; and

WHEREAS, by letter to Joseph H. Maroon, Director of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors has requested that the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation conduct a study of Fauquier County’s portion of Goose Creek to determine its potential as a State Scenic River; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of December 2006, That the Board does hereby state its support for the Virginia General Assembly to designate that portion of Goose Creek within the boundaries of Fauquier County as a Scenic River pursuant to the Scenic Rivers Act; and, be it

            RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors does hereby respectfully request that the members of the Fauquier County legislative delegation introduce designation legislation to the Virginia General Assembly for approval and designation in the 2007 session.

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