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June 16, 2017

5 Friday Fauquier factoids: Price for paving in town

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Findley Paving Inc. mills asphalt from Alexandria Pike to prepare for resurfacing, part of a three-week job in Warrenton.
Estimated amount the Town of Warrenton, using state funds, will pay Prince William County-based Findley Paving Inc. to prepare and resurface all or portions of seven municipal streets and part of a parking lot along First Street, according to Public Works and Utilities Director Edward “Bo” Tucker. 

Work on the three-week project started Monday. The company will lay about 1,800 tons of asphalt.

Warrenton each year spends about the same amount for paving. “Heavily travelled” streets get resurfaced every 10 to 15 years and “minor, neighborhood” streets every 25 to 30 years, Mr. Tucker said.

Estimated cost to staff Tuesday’s Democratic and Republican primaries in Fauquier, according to General Registrar Alex Ables.

About 120 paid poll workers staffed the county’s 21 precincts June 13.

Virginia law requires that each precinct have an election chief, assistant chief and at least one general poll worker. For the day, they earn $200, $150 and $125 respectively, Mr. Ables said.

Polls opened at 6 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m. Workers typically arrive at 5 a.m.

On Tuesday, because of the light turnout — 17.4 percent of Fauquier’s 49,133 voters cast ballots — most poll workers had completed their post-primary duties by about 8:30 p.m. Mr. Ables and the central precinct staff finished by about 10 p.m.

In Fauquier, 5,094 voted in the Republican primary and 3,486 voted in the Democratic primary.

Mr. Ables had 25,400 ballots printed for the Republican primary and 19,700 for the Democratic primary. Explaining that decision, he said: “There hasn’t been, historically, as much turnout for the Democratic primary as there has been for the Republican primary.”

Amount the Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation raised, before expenses, with the 18th annual “Superintendent’s Scramble” golf tournament Monday, June 12.

Eighty people played in the event at Stonewall Golf Club near Gainesville.

“Once all of the receipts are in we will make between $11,000 and $12,000,” Chairwoman Stacie Griffin said. “Money from this event will go toward our 2018 teacher grants. For 30 years the foundation has provided qualified educators with grants to enable them to participate in high-quality professional development programs that enhance their classroom teaching.”  

This year, the foundation has awarded more than $13,000 in grants to classroom teachers and special educators.

Vehicle accidents took place last year in Warrenton, according to the town police department. Of those, 349 got classified as “reportable” and 303 as non-reportable.

A reportable accident involves injury, death and/or damage of $1,500 or more.

Fauquier County farms have listings in the 11th annual “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” guide that the Piedmont Environmental Council publishes.

Those farms sell directly to consumers, offering everything from fruits, vegetables and meat to eggs, flowers and honey.

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