ORDINANCE

AN ORDINANCE APPROVING AMENDMENT TO SECTION 15-300 OF THE FAUQUIER COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE TO CLARIFY THE Zoning Ordinance’s definition of an inoperable vehicle

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance allows for a definition of an inoperable vehicle; and

WHEREAS, this amendment would clarify the Zoning Ordinance’s definition of an inoperable vehicle; and

WHEREAS, the amendment would also make enforcement of the County’s regulations against the excessive number of such vehicles more effective; and

WHEREAS, the amendment would strengthen the language in the Ordinance and would insert language found in the enabling legislation contained in the Code of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, on January 23, 2003 , the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a public hearing; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to forward a recommendation for approval; and

WHEREAS, on February 18, 2003 , the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing; and

WHEREAS, the adoption of this text amendment would be in keeping with the spirit of the Zoning Ordinance and in the best interest of the citizens of Fauquier County ; now, therefore, be it

ORDAINED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of February 2003, That Section 15-300 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance be amended to 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; and, be it

ORDAINED FURTHER, That Section 15-300 (Definitions) be amended; and, be it

ORDAINED FINALLY, That Section 15-300 of the Zoning Ordinance be amended to strengthen the language with regard to inoperable vehicles.  The section shall be amended to read as follows:

INOPERABLE VEHICLE:  Any motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer which is inoperable but which is economically feasible to restore to operable condition, provided that such vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer shall be presumed considered to be an inoperable vehicle: if the license plate and/or required inspection sticker is expired.

            1.         If the license plate and/or required inspection sticker is expired.

            2.         If neither valid license plates nor a valid inspection decal is displayed.

                                    3.         Any motor vehicle which has been partially or totally disassembled for a period of 60 days or longer by the removal of tires and wheels, the engine or other essential parts required for operation of a vehicle.