RESOLUTION

 A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE SPECIAL EXCEPTION #SPEX08-MA-004: DONDORIC FARM - MARSHALL DISTRICT

 

WHEREAS, Dondoric Farm Limited Partnership, LLC, Owner, and Summerplace Farm Horse Show, LLC, Applicant, wish to obtain a Category 9 Special Exception in order to run horse shows as part of the Virginia Horse Show Association; and

WHEREAS, on October 25, 2007, the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed Special Exception; and

WHEREAS, on November 29, 2007, the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a public hearing on the proposed Special Exception and recommended approval of the application with conditions; and

WHEREAS, on January 10, 2008 the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing and considered written and oral testimony; and

WHEREAS, on January 10, 2008, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors concurred with the Planning Commission and determined that the application satisfies the standards of Zoning Ordinance Articles 5-910; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of January 2008, That SPEX08-MA-004 be, and is hereby, approved, subject to the following conditions:

1.     This Special Exception is granted for and runs with the land indicated in this application and is not transferable to other land.

2.     This Special Exception is granted only for the purpose(s), structure(s) and/or uses indicated on the Special Exception Plat approved with the application, as qualified by these development conditions.

3.     This Special Exception is subject to the provisions of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, as may be determined by the Fauquier County Department of Community Development.

4.     The events scheduled for this property shall not occur on the same dates as those existing major events scheduled for Great Meadow.

5.     Events shall be limited to the following:

A.    A maximum of ten (10) full day shows may be held from April through October on Saturdays or Sundays with a minimum of two weeks between shows.

                      I.     Total attendance including staff, participants, trainers, grooms and spectators shall not exceed 175 persons per event.

                    II.     Shows shall begin no earlier than 8:00 a.m. and shall end at 6:00 p.m., or sunset, whichever is earlier.

                  III.     Access to the site shall be available no earlier than 7:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m.

                 IV.     All show related activity and access to the site shall cease at 6:30 p.m. or at sunset, whichever is earlier. At that time, all participants, trainers, grooms and spectators shall have exited the area, along with all vehicles, including horse trailers.

                   V.     The total number of horse trailers on site shall not exceed (50) trailers per event.

                 VI.     At least two (2) flag persons, certified in traffic control, shall direct traffic. They shall maintain radio contact with one another to facilitate safe traffic movement.

               VII.     Amplified sound shall be limited to those three speakers already in place. All amplified sound shall not commence prior to 8:00 a.m. and shall cease at 6:00 p.m. Amplified sound shall not exceed sixty decibels at the property line.

B.    A maximum of thirteen (13) weekday shows may be held one evening per week through the months of June, July and August.

                      I.     Total attendance including staff, participants, trainers, grooms and spectators shall not exceed 75 persons per event.

                    II.     Shows shall begin no earlier than 4:00 p.m. and shall end at 7:00 p.m. or sunset, whichever is earlier.

                  III.     Access to the site shall be available no earlier than 3:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

                 IV.     All show related activity and access to the site shall cease at 7:00 p.m. or at sunset, whichever is earlier. At that time, all participants, trainers, grooms and spectators shall have exited the area, along with all vehicles, including horse trailers.

                   V.     The total number of horse trailers on site shall not exceed fifteen (15) trailers per event.

                 VI.     At least two (2) flag persons, certified in traffic control, shall direct traffic. They shall maintain radio contact with one another to facilitate safe traffic movement.

               VII.     Amplified sound shall be limited to those three speakers already in place. All amplified sound shall cease at 7:00 p.m. Amplified sound shall not exceed sixty decibels at the property line.

6.     No artificial lighting shall be installed nor shall it be used for any event.

7.     At least two portable toilets shall be supplied for use during events. These shall be located and screened so as to be out of view of adjacent property owners and passing traffic and/or removed from the property following each event. These facilities shall be properly permitted and maintained to Health Department standards.

8.     All food-vending facilities shall meet Health Department standards and permit approvals.

9.      Potable water shall be available on site for both human and animal consumption.  A permit shall be obtained from the Health Department prior to any horse shows.  The Health Department may require well testing prior to the issuance of a permit.

10.   All riding surfaces shall be treated with water, as needed, to maintain a dust-free environment.

11.   Appropriate surfacing materials shall be applied to all travel ways and parking areas to maintain minimal dust conditions and to prevent the tracking of sediment onto public roads.

12.   A safe and functional ingress/egress pattern shall be maintained to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) standards.

13.   All traffic control measures and practices shall be approved by VDOT.

14.   All animal waste shall be handled in a manner that is consistent with Best Management Practices.

15.   The Special Exception holder shall provide adequate security, emergency, traffic control, sanitation, and refreshment services at every Class C event or activity. At least thirty (30) days prior to holding a Class C event, the holder of the Special Exception for the property upon which a Class C event will be held, shall provide to the Zoning Administrator, written proof, including copies of any permits or licenses if required, from the following agencies that traffic control, security, emergency services and on-site sanitary and refreshment facilities are adequate for the size and type of the event or activity to be held: Fauquier County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Department of Transportation, Fauquier County Emergency Services, Fauquier County Health Department.

16.  This Special Exception shall be limited to a period of one (1) year three (3) years from the date of approval. The Special Exception may be extended by the Zoning Administrator, in accordance with the provisions of Section 5-012 of the Zoning Ordinance for an additional period of two (2) years and, upon the expiration of the two-year extension, the Zoning Administrator may grant a second extension for a period of two (2) years.  Thereafter, the Special Exception must be renewed in accordance with Section 5-013 of the Zoning Ordinance.

17.  No events shall be held until all conditions of the Special Exception and Site Plan are met.

18.  All Site Plan requirements, as required by VDOT and the Office of Zoning, shall be met.

19.  All VDOT Flagging requirements shall be met.

20.  Flaggers shall not be stationed on Route 17.

21.  Each Flagger shall be provided a sign paddle of an approved size.

22.  All Flaggers shall be certified.

23.  All Flaggers shall wear safety vests.

24.  Signs shall be placed at the exit to alert traffic to the presence of Flaggers.

25.  Sign spacing shall be in conformance with the Virginia Work Area Protection Manual, and shall be labeled on the Minor Site Plan. Sign spacing where the speed limit exceeds 45 mph shall be 500 to 800 feet.

26.  Traffic control signs shall be posted in both directions on Route 17.

27.  All signs are to be in conformance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and Virginia Work Area Protection Manual.

28.  All conditions in the Deed of Easement with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation (dated December 1990) shall be met, including that all signs on the property are limited to 3 feet x 3 feet in size.

29.  A sign shall be posted at the emergency entrance indicating that it is for emergency access only.

30.  VDOT conditions for permit number 746-9053 shall be maintained, including the shoulder stone along Route 812.

31.  A narrative of the method of traffic control shall be provided to VDOT for evaluation and approval.

32.  A current, Minor Site Plan shall be submitted and approved prior to holding any horse shows that meets the conditions of development herein.  This site plan shall be in general conformance with the submitted Concept Development Plan / Special Exception Plat and Sign Plan (3 pages total, dated 8/13/2002, 4/10/03, 6/20/03) to include all structures, roads, road frontage, landscaping, signage, etc.

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