5 Friday Fauquier factoids: County meeting room seats
Clockwise from top left: School bus stop arm, Supervisor Mary Leigh McDaniel and the 51-seat Warren Green meeting room.
Audience seats in the main meeting room of the county-owned Warren Green Building in Warrenton.
Fauquier’s board of supervisors, planning commission and board of zoning appeals, along with other groups, conduct their meetings there — originally the Warren Green Hotel dining room.
Frequently the audience overflows into the hallway and into two other rooms, which have audio/video feeds from the main meeting space.
Delinquent taxes owed the Town of Warrenton as of Feb. 6, when the council’s Finance Committee discussed collection options.
The back taxes by category:
$176,508 — business licenses.
$121,327 — vehicle license fees.
$82,616 — personal property.
$29,399 — meals tax .
$39,052 — real estate.
The number of times drivers illegally passed Fauquier school buses with stop arms extended from the start of classes Aug. 14 through Jan. 31.
Some county school buses have cameras that record the violations, resulting in fines. But, other violators get away without tickets.
“Please, when you are out driving and you see a school bus with its stop arm out, that means you need to stop,” school board member Donna Grove (Cedar Run District) said at Monday night’s meeting. “Every time you run one of those, you are endangering a child’s life. I don’t care how late you are or how important your meeting is, you’ve got to stop when you see that stop arm out.
The violation carries a $250 fine.
The daily salary total to operate Fauquier’s landfill at Corral Farm near Warrenton and its convenience sites at Catlett, Markham, Marshall, Morrisville and New Baltimore as well as the Remington recycling site, according to the Environmental Services Department.
Operating the landfill and convenience sites require 111 “manhours” per day.
Women elected to county, local and state panels or offices. They include:
• Mary Leigh McDaniel (Marshall District), Fauquier County Board of Supervisors.
• Donna Grove (Cedar Run), Stephanie Litter-Reber (Lee), Susan Pauling (Center) and Suzanne Sloane (Scott District), Fauquier County School Board.
• Joyce Heflin, Lori Sisson and Heidi Van Voorhis, The Plains Town Council.
• Susan Tiffany, Remington Town Council.
• Gail Barb, Fauquier County Circuit Court Clerk.
• Tanya Remson Wilcox, Fauquier County Treasurer.
• Deirdre Clark, John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation Board.