A RESOLUTION TO ADOPT A POLICY ON PARCELS 25 ACRES OR SMALLER IN AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTAL DISTRICTS
WHEREAS, on June 8, 2006, the Board of Supervisors directed the Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee to review the policy on parcels less than 25 acres in size and make recommendations, if any, on the policy; and
WHEREAS, on November 1, 2006, the Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee met, revised, and unanimously recommended approval of the revised policy; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th of February 2007, That the revised policy on parcels 25 acres or smaller in Agricultural and Forestal Districts be, and is hereby, adopted as follows:
1. No parcel less than 5 acres in size shall be added to an agricultural and forestal district.
2. Parcels from 5 acres to 25 acres in size may be included in the agricultural and forestal district provided that:
a) the parcel is under a perpetual conservation or open space easement held for public benefit; or
b) the parcel is under the same or family ownership as other parcels which together comprise a contiguous tract of at least 25 acres. Such groups of parcels shall be evaluated for inclusion in the District under the same criteria established for parcels 25 acres or greater in size.