Rappahannock County, VA
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Rappahannock 9-8-1982; amended in its entirety 12-2-1996.[1] Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the change in title from former Ch. 5, Alcohol Safety Action Program, to Rappahannock - Rapidan Division of Court Services.
[Amended 11-5-2012]
In accordance with the joint powers granted political subdivisions under § 15.2-1300 of the Code of Virginia, Rappahannock County shall become a participating locality along with the Counties of Madison, Culpeper, Fauquier and Orange in the Rappahannock-Rapidan Division of Court Services, hereinafter called the "Program," which is established for the purpose of providing services as ordered by the courts and for which funding is provided under § 18.2-271.1 (driving under the influence; VASAP), § 18.2-270.1 (ignition interlock), § 18.2-259.1 (drug education), § 46.2-351.1[1] (habitual offender intervention), §§ 46.2-360 and 46.2-391 (Habitual Offender Reinstatement Evaluations) and § 46.2-490 (driver improvement clinics) as follows:
A Policy Board shall be established to operate the Program, that Board to consist of not more than five members, which membership shall at all times include at least one member appointed by the governing body of each participating county.
Vacancies on the Policy Board shall be filled by the governing body. A Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Policy Board shall be elected annually by majority vote of the members.
The Policy Board shall be responsible for operation of the Program within the participating localities and shall hire and supervise an Executive Director who shall be responsible for implementing operational policies for the Programs, hiring and supervising the staff of the Program and controlling all revenues and expenditures of the Program. Such Executive Director and all other employees shall serve at the pleasure of the Policy Board.
An operating budget shall be prepared by the Executive Director and submitted to the Policy Board annually, which budget shall include receipts from offender fees and other sources as deemed appropriate by the Policy Board, but which will include no receipts from the participating bodies.
An annual report describing the activities and financial status of the Program shall be prepared under the supervision of the Policy Board and submitted to each governing body.
This agreement shall remain in effect from year to year unless terminated by unanimous agreement of all participating governing bodies. Any participating county may withdraw from the agreement and from sponsorship of the Program at any time after 90 days' written notice to the Executive Director and to all other participating governing bodies. After such withdrawal, the withdrawing locality shall no longer be entitled to representation on the Policy Board to any other participation in the Program.
The Program is authorized to acquire real property and such articles of tangible personal property as the Policy Board deems necessary or advisable for the operation of the Program, and title to such property shall be vested in the Program so long as two or more political subdivisions continue to participate. In the event that only one political subdivision continues to participate in the Program, the Program shall cease to operate as a joint exercise of power, and any property then owned by the Program shall become the property of the last subdivision remaining as a participant without being subject to any claims by political subdivisions formerly participating.
The Policy Board is authorized to adopt bylaws for governing its operation for control of personnel and operation of the Program and to take such other action not inconsistent with law or with this agreement as its members deem advisable, all by majority vote of its members and without concurrence from the participating governing bodies.
Editor’s Note: Sections 46.2-351 to 46.2-355, Code of Virginia, were repealed by Acts 1999, c. 945; Acts 1999, c. 987.