Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Terrence L. Nyhous, Chairman,
Center District Supervisor

March 11, 2010

Staff Lead:


Kimberley P. Fogle, Assistant Director


Community Development


A Resolution Directing the County Administrator to Schedule a Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Fee Schedule Related to Telecommunication Site Plans


Topic Description:

The County contracts the technical review of proposed telecommunications facilities to a consultant and a recent updating of the consultant fees, resulting from a competitive Request for Proposal process, has created the need to update the Department of Community Development’s fee schedule to offset the price increase for the review of telecommunications facilities that are not subject to the special exception process.   

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impact Analysis:

Since the adoption of the requirements for the review of telecommunications facilities, the County has used the services of specialized consultants.  The County has recently undertaken a Request for Proposal process to solicit the services of a qualified consultant.  As a result of this process and the time elapsing from the original contract, the fees associated with the review of telecommunications facilities that are not subject to the special exception process have increased to $2,400 per application.  An increase in the fees charged by the County is necessary to cover the cost of the consultant review.

Community Development’s fee schedule is based on the County’s goal to charge fees for required land development applications in keeping with inflation, personnel, processing, and inspection requirements due to application and project complexities, and to maintain effective, quality and responsible service.  The proposed change to the fee schedule keeps pace with the new fees charged by the consultant, and clarifies that the base amount charged for both minor and major site plans are similar to the amount charged for other uses, with the needed technical review by a qualified consultant to be charged a fee that directly covers the fee charged to the County by the consultant.


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

Telecommunication Tower Developers
Fauquier County Government


Proposed Fee Schedule

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