Proposed Timeline for Farmland Preservation Program - Purchase of Development Rights
October – December – Application period
October – Public Notice is given to all County landowners requesting applications for Farmland Preservation Program Purchase of Development Rights.
December 20, 2002 – Application periods ends 4 p.m.
January – March – Application Review and ranking
January – February
Community Development determines number of development rights on each parcel owned by each applicant.
Graphic Information Systems department develops parcel maps including soil types, hydrology, ground cover, and properties with ½ mile radius.
AG Development Office reviews applications and makes site visits.
March Ag Advisory Committee ranks applications and advises approval to Board of Supervisors on selected farm(s) parcels.
April – June – Purchase Approval
BOS reviews and votes on expenditure for PDRs and authorizes County Administrator to purchase development rights
July – September – Purchase completed
Attorney prepares legal documents for County to purchase development
rights. Purchase of Development Right is consummated by County