A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE FUNDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS OF QUALIFYING FOURTH ROUND APPLICANTS TO THE PURCHASE OF DEVELOPMENT RIGHTS PROGRAM
WHEREAS, on February 19, 2002, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors adopted the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program to acquire conservation easements for the purpose of protecting agriculture, providing open space, ameliorating the impact of development on the County, and authorizing payment of $20,000 per development right; and
WHEREAS, on October 13, 2005, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors approved an increase of $10,000 in the payment per development right to total $30,000 per development right in the Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program; and
WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors created the PDR Committee to assist the Board of Supervisors in selecting qualified farm properties for preservation; and
WHEREAS, on November 22, 2005, and December 13, 2005, the PDR Committee visited and ranked the farms in accordance with the adopted PDR application scoring system; and
WHEREAS, the PDR Committee highly recommends that the Board of Supervisors approve funding for the Purchase of Development Rights Easements representing a total of 58 development rights on four farms; and
WHEREAS, the Stillwaters Farm, LLC easement co-holding with Piedmont Environmental Council results in significant savings to the PDR Program; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of January 2006, That the County Administrator be, and is hereby, authorized to negotiate and execute the purchases of the following eligible development rights as determined by the PDR Committee including a co-holding with Piedmont Environmental Council, on 740 acres of John D. Nissley’s Still Waters Farm, LLC.