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 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

County Attorney prepares legal documents for County to purchase development rights.  Purchase of Development Right is consummated by County Administrator.