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July 13, 2018

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Lots of swimming pools

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This Warrenton neighborhood has a higher-than-average number of swimming pools. Countywide, about 8 percent of all dwellings have pools.

The estimated number of swimming pools in Fauquier, according to the county commissioner of revenue’s office.

That includes 1,457 in-ground pools, assessed for tax purposes.
“We also have approximately 724 above-ground pools,” said Deanna Roush, the commissioner’s real estate supervisor. “This latter number is approximate because we do not value above-ground pools.”

But, reassessment contractors note above-ground pools when they visit properties once every four years, Ms. Roush explained. So, there could be more.


Men have served as Warrenton’s mayor since 1852, according to town records.

Incorporated in 1810, Warrenton probably had other mayors, but no official records exist for the town’s first four decades. The late J. Willard Lineweaver held the office for 24 years, the longest tenure on record, from 1974 to ’98. These mayors have served the town over the last 166 years:

• 1852 — James V. Brooke
• 1854 — John Q. Marr
• 1855 — Charles T. Green
• 1855 — Edward M. Spilman
• 1857 — W.H. Gaines
• 1858 — Charles Bragg
• 1869 — B.M. Campbell
• 1870 — R. Taylor Scott
• 1870 — J.B. Withers
• 1871 — J.T. James
• 1872 — John Riscey
• 1875 — Charles T. Green
• 1877 — James V. Brooke
• 1882 — A.D. Payne
• 1885 — Henry C. Yates
• 1886 — Charles M. White
• 1887 — Joseph H. Nelson
• 1888 — John Spilman
• 1891 — Granville Gaines
• 1895 — John R. Spilman
• 1905 — Thomas C. Thornton
• 1910 — D. P. Wood
• 1910 — Lucien Keith
• 1915 — A.O. Weedon
• 1925 — Thomas E. Frank
• 1938 — Wallace N. Tiffany
• 1943 — P.B. Smith
• 1947 — R.H. Marriott
• 1961 — B.M. Haley
• 1974 — J.W. Lineweaver
• 1998 — George B. Fitch
• 2014 — Powell L. Duggan
• 2018 — H.E. Carter Nevill


The estimated, first-year cost to operate a county government real estate reassessment office that would determine the taxable value of all structures and parcels every one or two years.

Fauquier reassesses real estate every four years. The 2018 review process, including appeals of new values, will be completed in August.

Fauquier paid Wampler Eanes Appraisal Group Ltd. of Daleville $804,400 to conduct the general assessment. It evaluated 33,651 parcels.

A county reassessment office would require eight full-time workers, including six assessors. Their salaries and benefits would total $350,266.

Each assessor would get a vehicle, costing a total $162,000.

The county board of supervisors Thursday conducted a work session on whether to increase the frequency of reassessments. After about 30 minutes’ discussion, it decided to stick with the existing system and continue to hire a contractor to do the work every four years.


Fauquier public school fourth- through 12th-graders earned all A’s for their final grade in the recently-completed school year.

Representing 10 percent of the school system’s total enrollment, those students made the “Superintendent’s List of Distinguished Students,” published this week.


The number of meal trays the Fauquier County jail served during fiscal 2018, which ended June 30.

The kitchen, which employees two cooks and relies on inmates for help, also prepared 6,500 bagged lunches.

The jail last year housed an average of 82 inmates per day.

The jail spent $178,007 on meals and related paper products.

Jail employees who work shifts and cannot leave the jail may have one meal per day per shift.
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