Rappahannock County, VA
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Rappahannock 5-3-1968; amended in its entirety 11-5-2012. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: These provisions apply only to the Sperryville area.
The Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority (the Authority) was created by act of the Board of Supervisors on 3 May 1968, at which time the original Articles of Incorporation were adopted, and the Authority has continuously existed since then.
On 4 June 2012, after a duly advertised public hearing, the Board of Supervisors adopted amended Articles of Incorporation as follows:
Articles of Incorporation
Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority
As Amended 4 June 2012
The Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority was created by the Board of Supervisors of Rappahannock County, Virginia, on 3 May 1968 under the authority of the Virginia Water and Sewer Authorities Act, § 15.1-1239 to § 15.1-1270, inclusive, of the Code of Virginia. That Act has since been amended and re-codified as the Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Act, Title 15.2, Subtitle IV, Chapter 51, of the Code of Virginia, § 15.2-5100 et seq.
Pursuant to the current Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Act, and specifically pursuant to § 15.2-5103 and § 15.2-5110 of that Act, the Articles of Incorporation of the Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Rappahannock County, Virginia, on 3 May 1968, as reflected in the Board of Supervisors' Minute Book 6, pages 145-146 and 149, are hereby amended to read as follows:
1. The name of the authority and the address of its principal office shall be:
The Rappahannock County Water and Sewer Authority
P.O. Box 519
Washington, Virginia 22747
2. The only participating locality is the County of Rappahannock, Virginia, and the names, addresses and terms of office of the members of the Board of the Authority are as follows:
Name and Address
Term of Office Ends
David Aldrich, Treasurer
171 Little Long Mountain Road
Huntly, Virginia 22640
7/31/12
Kenneth L. Thompson, Chairman
P.O. Box 328
Washington, Virginia 22747
7/31/13
Alexander Sharp
70 Mountain Green Lane
Washington, Virginia 22747
7/31/13
Keir A. Whitson, Secretary
722 Harris Hollow Road
Washington, Virginia 22747
7/31/14
Richard C. Lessard, Vice-Chairman
P.O. Box 455
Sperryville, Virginia 22740
7/31/14
3. The Board of the Authority shall be five in number, shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors and shall hold office until their successors have been appointed. Upon expiration of the terms of office stated above, all members of the Board of the Authority shall be appointed for terms of four years. Members may succeed themselves. The Board of the Authority shall elect a Chairman, and a Vice-Chairman to act in the absence of the Chairman. They shall also elect a Secretary and a Treasurer, who may be the same person, and who do not need to be members of the Board of the Authority.
4. The purpose and project for which the Authority was, and continues to be, created is to design, acquire, finance, construct, operate, repair, maintain and expand as necessary a "sewage disposal system," as that term is defined by § 15.2-5101 of the Code of Virginia, in the Sperryville Service Area, and for this purpose it shall have all powers set forth in the Virginia Water and Waste Authorities Act and specifically those enumerated in § 15.2-5144 of the Code of Virginia, as they are now stated and as hereafter amended. The Authority shall not undertake any other projects unless authorized to do so by resolution of the Board of Supervisors. The boundaries and extent of the Sperryville Service Area shall be delineated in the regulations of the Authority, and may be amended by the Authority from time to time.
5. In accordance with its original Articles of Incorporation and with the resolution of the Board of Supervisors of Rappahannock County which established the Authority, both of which were adopted on 3 May 1968, the Authority has already designed, acquired, financed, constructed, operated, repaired, maintained and from time to time expanded a sewage disposal system in the Sperryville area of Rappahannock County, and continues to do so. Therefore, for the purposes of § 15.2-5103 A. sub-paragraphs 3. and 4. of the Code of Virginia, at this time there are no proposals for any new capital projects to be undertaken by the Authority. Therefore, the Board of Supervisors of Rappahannock County finds that it is impractical to set forth any capital cost estimates. The Authority at this time has no debt within the meaning of the Constitution of Virginia.
6. The Authority has, in compliance with § 15.2-5114 sub-paragraph 10. And § 15.2-5136 of the Code of Virginia, fixed the fees and rates for its services and facilities as follows:
Quarterly service fee: $85.50 per Equivalent Dwelling Unit (EDU), as defined in its Regulations.
Connection fees: $7,500 for first EDU, whether commercial or residential use; $3,750 for each additional EDU generated by a non-residential structure either at the time of initial connection, or upon subsequent expansion or modification of the commercial use.
7. Pursuant to § 15.2-5114 1. of the Code of Virginia, the term of existence of the Authority shall be 50 years from the date of the adoption of the resolution of the Board of Supervisors approving these articles, to wit, from 4 June 2012.
8. A resolution which included these Articles of Incorporation was adopted by roll-call vote of the Board of Supervisors of Rappahannock County, Virginia, on 4 June 2012 at its regular monthly public meeting, after a public hearing advertised and held in accordance with § 15.2-5102 and § 15.2-5104 of the Code of Virginia. The said resolution did not require a referendum be requested, and authorized Roger A. Welch, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, to sign these articles on behalf of the County of Rappahannock, Virginia.
On 13 June 2012, the State Corporation Commission issued a Certificate of Amendment with respect to the aforesaid amended Articles of Incorporation.
The period of existence of the Authority is extended for 50 years from 4 June 2012.
As originally specified by the Board of Supervisors in 1968, the sole purpose and project of the Authority shall be to provide a sewage disposal system to serve the Sperryville area of Rappahannock County, Virginia.
The names and terms of office of the members of the Board of the Authority who succeed those members stated in the amended Article of Incorporation, above, shall be maintained in the office of the County Administrator and will not be set out in this Code.