October 12, 2018
5 Friday Fauquier factoids: County buys office building
The community services board’s mental health services will move from Hospital Drive to this building at 12 North Hill Drive in Warrenton. Fauquier’s board of supervisors Thursday night agreed to buy and renovate the vacant building at a total estimated cost of $2.47 million.
The price Fauquier’s board of supervisors and two partner organizations will pay for a 7,736-square-foot office building at 12 North Hill Drive in Warrenton.
The board approved the purchase, 4-0, Thursday night. The two-story brick building will house the Rappahannock-Rapidan Community Services Board’s mental health services, which will move from a county-owned building at 340 Hospital Drive.
With renovations and installation of an elevator, the total cost of North Hill Drive structure will be $2.475 million, with these funding sources:
• $708,000 each from the county and the community services board.
• Just more than $1 million from the PATH Foundation.
After the community services board moves, the plan calls for reuse of the Hospital Drive building to house a residential addiction treatment center.
“This is a huge step,” Supervisor Chris Granger (Center District) said of the effort to provide space for residential treatment and to expand mental health services in Fauquier.
The total Town of Warrenton budgeted but unspent funds in fiscal 2018, which ended June 30. That represents 6.8 percent of the total budget of $27.8 million.
Most of the surplus results from projects not completed during the fiscal year and “proffers” received in connection with past residential rezonings.
The town council Tuesday voted, 7-0, to amend the fiscal 2019 budget to include the “carryover.”
The number of “civil papers” the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office had served this year, as of Sept. 30.
Those documents include summonses to appear in court and petitions that initiate lawsuits. They also include eviction notices, Virginia Employment Commission documents and notices of wage garnishments.
Real estate foreclosures that banks, mortgage companies and individuals who hold notes on property filed with the Fauquier County Circuit Court clerk’s office in 2017.
In 2016, the office recorded 84 foreclosures, or 18.3 percent more than last year.
From January 2018 through Sept. 30, the office processed 40 foreclosures.
Five years ago, it recorded 95 foreclosures.
Number of road vehicles owned by the Town of Warrenton.
The police department has the most vehicles, including 22 cruisers, two Harley Davidson motorcycles and to vans.
Ranking second among town departments, public works has 19 road vehicles, with a 2020 Freightliner dump truck on order.
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JohnnyD · October 13, 2018 at 10:32 am
Like I said in another post, unincorporate the Town.
$1.9M left over in the budget and instead of giving the taxpayers a break it's being carried over for council member's pet projects. $27.8M to run a small town like Warrenton? Ridiculous! Time for a change.
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