RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE ACCEPTANCE OF A CONSERVATION EASEMENT OVER THE PROPERTY OF LEE D. ROSE AND JANET E. ROSE

WHEREAS, Lee D. Rose and Janet E. Rose have proposed to donate a conservation easement over their property described as PIN #6936-17-6137; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the proposed easement is appropriate and in the public interest; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors has determined that the proposed easement will preserve important agricultural and scenic resources in a manner consistent with the Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors hereby designates the property as open-space under the authority of Chapter 17 of Title 10.1 of the Code of Virginia, the “Open-Space Land Act”; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 14th day of December 2006, That the Board finds that the Grantor’s Property is proximate to other property under open-space easement to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation, an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia and contributes to the open-space values of such lands; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Board of Supervisors hereby finds:

1.         The Property has approximately three hundred (300) linear feet of frontage along State Route 688 (Leeds Manor Road), a Virginia Scenic Byway, is primarily forested land, with approximately thirty percent (30%) pasture land and three springs rise on the Property, including one bold spring which is the headwaters of         a tributary (the “Protected Stream”) to Thumb Run, itself a tributary to the Rappahannock River, a State Scenic River; and

2.         The Property is located within the Upper Rappahannock River water­shed, an area shown on Map 8.11, "Scenic Roads, Areas and Rivers” in the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan (1992-2010) and identified for special environmental protection in that Comprehensive Plan, the Rappahannock River being a public drinking water supply for the City of Fredericksburg and having been first designated a Scenic River in 1985 and extended in 1990 by a subsequent Act of the General Assembly; and

3.         Most of the Property is visible from State Route 688 (Leeds Manor Road), a Virginia Scenic Byway, and contributes to the scenic enjoyment of the public traveling along that road; and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the County Administrator and the County Attorney be, and are hereby, authorized to accept the donation of a conservation easement under those terms generally set forth in the proposed easement attached to the agenda request for this item, subject to such revisions as may be deemed appropriate to the County Administrator and County Attorney.

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