Adopted and Resolved

With all due respect, there is straight talk and there is “spin” [A note from Chris Parris, Nov. 9]. Your opponent [David Konick] got almost 40 percent of the vote, far more than 30 percent.

And this is what you voted for:

“Be It Further Resolved, that Rappahannock County hereby commits to provide a minimum 20 percent matching contribution for this project and any additional funds necessary to complete the project,

“Be It Further Resolved, that Rappahannock County hereby agrees to enter into a project administration agreement with the Virginia Department of Transportation and provide the necessary oversight to ensure the project is developed in accordance with all state and federal requirements for design, right of way acquisition, and construction of a federally funded transportation project,

“Be It Further Resolved, that Rappahannock County will be responsible for maintenance and operating costs of any improvement/facility constructed with Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside funds unless other arrangements have been made with the Department,

“Be It Further Resolved, that if Rappahannock County subsequently elects to cancel this project Rappahannock County hereby agrees to reimburse the Virginia Department of Transportation for the total amount of costs expended by the Department through the date the Department is notified of such cancellation. Rappahannock County also agrees to repay any funds previously reimbursed that are later deemed ineligible by the Federal Highway Administration.”

ADOPTED AND RESOLVED

This is written in the English language, and it holds the county liable for this misbegotten concept. It should be rescinded ASAP. Please “strive to discern” this concern.

Ben Jones
Washington

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