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VA Legislature Bill proposes shopping mall like list for commercial sales on Agriculture Properties. Read the CFFC Vice President's letter on this threat to "keeping agriculture lands in agriculture" on our RA Land Page, then follw the links provided to contact your elected representative in Richmond.
CFFC awarded grant for Rappahannock study by Park Service battlefield protection program The American Battlefield Protection Program awarded CFFC with a grant for $55,000 to study and map the troop movement along the southern borders of Fauquier and Culpeper Counties along the Rappahannock River. See our RappahannockMapping page for more information.
Auburn Battlefield receives recognition on Virginia State Register and National Register of Historic Places Thanks to a grant from the American Battlefield Protection Program and private donations, CFFC was able studies necessary for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to place the Auburn Battlefields on to the Virginia State Register of Historic Places and for the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, to place the battlefields on the National Register of Historic Places. See our Auburn Battlefield page for more information.
It is always a good time to check the BUY LOCAL brochures- CFFC supports buying local as a way to support local businesses and agriculture. We encourage you to support those establishments listed in the County published Fauquier Fresh brochure and Piedmont Environmental Council brochures. See our Buy Local page to get a copy of current brochures.
County US 17 Corridor Study in Bealeton - Two community meetings with active citizen participation were held March 24th and again on May 5th to discuss the Bealeton Route 17 Corridor Plan. At the May meeting, the background information and results from the first meeting were presented, and a vision for the corridor developed.Check our Bealeton US 17 Corridor page.
The Brown, Craig and Marsh Run TMDL plan has been finalized and is waiting approval from EPA.Once approved, it will be implemented through the John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District for agriculture and through the Health Department for the residential and commercial areas.Several farmers along Marsh run have already completed the Best Management Practices [BMP] identified in the plan. Check our Waterways page for a link to the Rappahannock Rapidan Regional Commission (RRRC) website where copies of the draft plan and prior meeting presentations and status of follow-on activities are available.
Cost of Growth discussed by Fauquier Supervisors - At the Board of Supervisors November 2009 work session Supervisor Jim Burton of Loudoun County, presented a briefing titled "Unbridled Growth" which recaped the residential building boom in Loudoun County which today leaves their home owners with a real estate tax rate equal to over 160% of Fauquier's rate. Check out our Cost of Growth page and down load a copy of Supervisor Burton's presentation.
VDOT US 29 Study Drops Gainesville Bypass in New Baltimore - Read our analysis on the VDOT 2030 Study page .
The response VDOT received at the 1 October VDOT comment session in Warrenton, and follow up correspondence and action by our Supervisors has made the Gainesville bypass in Fauquier go away again, but will it come back?
Will US 29/15 and Broadview end up with a string of stop lights - It does not have to happen. CFFC joined with PEC to sponsored a 4 August 2009 work session on roadway Access Management which was attended by Fauquier County planners, planning commissioners and supervisors. Check out the concepts that were exposed to which can aid in maintaining Fauquier's character on our Access Management page.
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