Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Department of Community Development

February 18, 2003

Staff Lead:


Carolyn Bowen, Zoning Administrator

Community Development


Amendment to Section 15-300 (Definitions) of the Zoning Ordinance Regarding Inoperable Vehicles


Topic Description:

This proposed text amendment would clarify the Zoning Ordinance’s definition of an inoperable vehicle, and make enforcement of the County’s regulations against the excessive number of such vehicles more effective.  

The current definition states a “…vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer is ‘presumed’ to be an inoperable vehicle if the license plate and/or required inspection sticker is expired.”  The proposed text amendment would change “presumed” to “considered”  to strengthen the language.  The amended definition also would insert language found in the enabling legislation contained in the Code of Virginia.  The revised wording of the proposed definition is underlined and contained in Attachment 1.  

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on January 23, 2003 and forwarded this text amendment with a recommendation for approval.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Hold a public hearing and consider the proposed text amendment as set forth in Attachment 1.           


Financial Impacts Analysis:

No analysis was done for the proposed amendment.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:  

Community Development

County Attorney

Attachment:       Ordinance