A Resolution to Recommend Adoption of Policies Promoting Energy Efficient and Environmentally sensitive Designs in Fauquier County, Virginia

WHEREAS, Fauquier County’s Comprehensive Plan seeks to concentrate growth in nine service districts, thereby preserving local historic rural landscapes, agricultural resources, as well as regional and global ecosystems; and 

WHEREAS, land preservation is a key overarching strategy for implementing the County’s rural and service district plan concept, as well as a number of environmental, cultural, economic, and community goals; and

WHEREAS, environmental design policies for the County’s built environment should complement and enhance land preservation efforts and the service district vision, and should recognize various site conditions accordingly; and

WHEREAS, the County’s Architectural Review Board and Planning Commission passed a resolution promoting the development of energy efficient and environmentally-sensitive design policies for Fauquier County; and 

WHEREAS, Fauquier County citizens and government face important energy transmission issues, and energy efficiency, recycling, and conservation measures are all fiscally prudent goals that can be achieved through cooperative private and public initiatives; and

WHEREAS, Fauquier County citizens depend on local supplies of groundwater and reservoirs for its water supplies and therefore has interests and responsibilities toward the maintenance of healthy and plentiful supplies of groundwater, preventing damage from local floods, and improving water quality in its streams and rivers; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of January 2008, That this Board does hereby promote the incorporation of energy efficient and environmentally-sensitive designs in future development projects and buildings; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Board promotes the incorporation of such policies in Chapter 2 of the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan.

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