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June 29, 2018

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Funds for local nonprofits

Photo/Fauquier SPCA
The county board of supervisors allocates $300,000 a year for the Fauquier SPCA, which operates an animal shelter at Casanova. Fauquier contracts with the humane organization to meet the state code requirement for an animal shelter in each city and county in Virginia.
$1.28 million

Combined contributions Fauquier County government and the Town of Warrenton will make to outside agencies and community organizations during fiscal 2019, which begins July 1.

County government will give slightly more than $1 million to 38 entities. The Fauquier SPCA near Casanova will receive the most at $300,000.

Town government will donate $246,615 to 16 agencies or organizations. The top recipient, the Circuit Rider will receive $125,665 to operate its local bus service, including $45,815 from Warrenton-based PATH Foundation to support the system’s expansion.

> Lists of county and town contributions at bottom of story

$1.3 million

Amount Fauquier County Public Schools will spend this summer on building maintenance and capital improvements projects.

Seven capital projects, totaling approximately $696,000, include parking lot resurfacing projects at Liberty High School, Grace Miller Elementary, Pearson Elementary and Pierce Elementary; shingle roof replacement at Brumfield Elementary and culinary arts classroom renovations at Kettle Run and Liberty high schools.

One hundred twenty-eight other projects, costing $680,000, include painting, floor repairs, concrete sidewalk and stair repairs and re-mulching playgrounds.


Amount Fauquier’s social services department paid during fiscal 2018 toward funeral costs of 10 indigent county residents.

Tapping its General Relief Fund, the department provides funeral homes up to $1,150 per deceased person.

The deceased or their families must meet income guidelines to qualify for assistance.


The approximate cost to run this year’s Warrenton Town Limits patriotic family event on Friday, June 29.

The fourth annual event, put on by the town parks and recreation department, takes place at the Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility.

All donated by local businesses, the funds pay for portable toilets and stage rentals, shuttle buses, entertainment and the $8,000 fireworks display, among other items.

The 22-minute fireworks show at dusk will include 1,151 “shells.”


Single-family homes in Fauquier County sold for $1 million or more in the first quarter of this year, according to the Greater Piedmont Realtors, a professional association based in Warrenton.

Of those, two homes sold for at least $2.5 million.

Fifty-five homes sold for $300,000 to $399,999 — the most popular price range.

Realtors sold 181 detached homes and 20 “attached” (townhouse or condo) units in Fauquier during the first three months of this year, according to the report.

County Contributions Fiscal 2019 by Fauquier Now on Scribd

Town of Warrenton Contributions in Fiscal 2019 by Fauquier Now on Scribd


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Yankee · June 29, 2018 at 3:28 pm
I bet that it would cost the county 5 times that amount if they had to run their own shelter. The SPCA saves the tax payers a bunch!
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